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IBM Industrial Computer: $10,000 PC from 1985

Checking out the IBM 7532 Industrial Computer, introduced in May of 1985 at $6149. Prices only went up from there, easily surpassing $10000 for a decent setup with EGA and a hard drive! It's one monster of a rackmount 286, built for use in professional environments like factories, power plants, and alongside mainframes.
And yep, this is the source of the legendary gray Industrial Model M keyboard!
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  1. Rickerd Licks

    Rickerd Licks

    5 minuten geleden


  2. jonathan shahan

    jonathan shahan

    6 uur geleden

    Now that’s real Woodgrain just like my Marantz receiver.



    7 uur geleden

    Ugly is the last thing I'd call that thing!

  4. Jason B

    Jason B

    8 uur geleden

    Omg wow thats loud, it sounds like the engine cooling fan on a car during a hot day with the ac on high lol. My first pc was a used COMPAQ DESKPRO 386/25 and i swear it sounded like a plane. I hated it at first since i was comparing it to a quiet little mac i used at school.

  5. Mike Geary

    Mike Geary

    11 uur geleden

    Spruce Pine has some good thrift stores.

  6. Foreskin Forest

    Foreskin Forest

    16 uur geleden

    That is a BRUTE

  7. ahmetsercan soydan

    ahmetsercan soydan

    22 uur geleden

    It does look like a microwave.

  8. 2wheelphoto


    23 uur geleden

    I think it’s actually louder than an A-10. We had them at Spangdahlem AB, when I was there.

  9. 2wheelphoto


    23 uur geleden

    4:12 vladamir putin?

  10. Peizxcv


    Dag geleden

    I think you should v-mod the fans to 7v or 5v to make the computer more playable

  11. Felton


    Dag geleden

    LGR - I'm wondering if you have done old smartphones? For example, on eBay and such places you can find sealed, boxed examples of old Android phones like the HTC Magic. For a different take on old cell phones that are not smartphones, check out the Nokia N-Gage.

  12. Retro D8bit

    Retro D8bit

    Dag geleden

    Funny how this channel always makes me feel amazed and excited like when i started to discover computers in the early 90s... Thanks Clint for the nostalgia feels.

  13. CR Solarice

    CR Solarice

    Dag geleden

    OMG... WOW!! Holy Cow!! Shhwwoooooooo! (Seismic detectors react across half the globe....) I can remember what it may have sounded like with two full height 5.25 Mfm's shaking to life...

  14. Tslim


    2 dagen geleden

    i wanna know more about that alarm clock with light attached on your desk!

  15. Benjamin Rondeau

    Benjamin Rondeau

    2 dagen geleden

    That gigantic card (9:15) is exactly what it says it is, it's an old IBM Channel Adapter. It is indeed used to connect a PC to a mainframe's "Channel I/O Architecture" which is the original implementation that IBM engineer Chet Heath then reused to create the Micro Channel Architecture of the PS/2 line. It's a bus designed to connect the various components of an IBM mainframe but that could also be used to connect to anything with the right adapter.

  16. Niston Cloud

    Niston Cloud

    2 dagen geleden

    I'm thinking the mystery board is an ESCON Channel Adapter.

  17. Fit from Fat

    Fit from Fat

    2 dagen geleden

    Man.. I used have a job replacing these from offshore oil platforms to more recent IPC610’s

  18. Strevortni


    2 dagen geleden

    The fact you can bolt that one on the floor made me laugh really hard

  19. GuillermoXT


    2 dagen geleden

    Very loud & the completely opposite of my 286 with Noctua fan in my PSU😉 BTW how can I have a "Tandon" logo as a .bat file?

  20. SuperAgentman007


    2 dagen geleden

    14:45 I see the two math coprocessors where not put in

  21. 3hoursago


    2 dagen geleden

    2:48 He steps back and admires the monitor so .... fondly 🥰

  22. themanofculture e

    themanofculture e

    2 dagen geleden

    this pc in nutshell: $10k jet engine

  23. Jack Evans

    Jack Evans

    2 dagen geleden

    Wait, you can go out and buy security bits to open up your rare IBM computer? You don't have to dremel them open? ;)

  24. BOBXFILES2374a


    2 dagen geleden

    Didn't they use this to program Terminators in 2135? The only surviving Industrial computer.....

  25. Eric


    2 dagen geleden

    It's kinda crazy how little computer expenses matter in an industrial environment. When capital equipment can be 50-100k per installation, adding a computer for 10-20k (especially if it's rugged enough for the environment) becomes far less important on the purchase order. Nowadays, companies just want to know that the computer abides by whatever their corporate IT policy dictates

  26. Juan Pachanga

    Juan Pachanga

    2 dagen geleden

    Loud 🔊 as hell. 😂

  27. Phil Builds

    Phil Builds

    2 dagen geleden

    Mr. Regular, Roman and Clint. Can you imagine anything more BROWN? So excited when I saw the post on Instagram!

  28. GuillermoMasipGamerHD2


    3 dagen geleden

    Please a video building Windows Vista with Lenovo

  29. Daniel Zheleznov

    Daniel Zheleznov

    3 dagen geleden

    Hey LGR don't know if you already did a vid on it but we would really like to see a video of Heroes of Might and Magic

  30. Nikolaos Mihalakis

    Nikolaos Mihalakis

    3 dagen geleden

    back in the day where the silicon graphics assholes decide , that we have to sell a kidney to be able to afford a computer. I Remember i got a pc in 1989/1990 where i had an ega card and monitor by samsung , a hyndai pc with an 8086 processor , 5 1/2 disk drive and a samsung monitor .... paying a total of 1400$ ....

  31. Genowave


    3 dagen geleden

    14:00 oh wow I didn't know Ross Scott was gonna be in this video

  32. Relaxed gaming sessions

    Relaxed gaming sessions

    3 dagen geleden

    impressive piece of machinery :)

  33. J C

    J C

    3 dagen geleden

    I appreciate you also giving the measurements in metric units for us normal people

  34. Koji Kabuto

    Koji Kabuto

    3 dagen geleden

    Playing games on this industrial computer is like playing Gameboy with the green color

  35. Pain-Killer


    3 dagen geleden

    The power switch has an audible clunk, newer desktops don't come close.

  36. TwoBlackMarks


    4 dagen geleden

    Atomic Edition :D

  37. Retro Gadget Man

    Retro Gadget Man

    4 dagen geleden

    Ah woodgrain... 🤤

  38. Bio-error 1d10t: User unable to create name.

    Bio-error 1d10t: User unable to create name.

    4 dagen geleden

    Filtered fans? Holy shit, my computer that I built last year doesn't even have those!

  39. can you not

    can you not

    4 dagen geleden

    Wait what

  40. Bluerose Syn

    Bluerose Syn

    4 dagen geleden

    Man, you are really, *really* enjoying your new clock. This is like, the third video I spotted it in.

  41. Simon Klotz

    Simon Klotz

    4 dagen geleden

    Sorry if i have watched the Chernobyl series too much lately, but if i got gear that was used in any nuclear power plant for years, i would loan me a dosimeter and check it.

  42. LieutenantWaldron


    4 dagen geleden

    But was there a decent alternative for more durable? That's probably where they had you.

  43. Thomas Kings

    Thomas Kings

    4 dagen geleden

    loud industrial machine, german CPU. :O

  44. Sam Dabboi

    Sam Dabboi

    4 dagen geleden

    6:39 what my computer sounds like when I play minecraft

  45. IAN 4000

    IAN 4000

    4 dagen geleden

    Love that intro

  46. Robborti


    4 dagen geleden

    6:30 the sounds that thing is putting out!

  47. David


    4 dagen geleden

    2:08 beauti clip eh

  48. enorym


    4 dagen geleden

    Can you direct me to the wooden 5u case that’s awesome!

  49. immaculate woRks

    immaculate woRks

    4 dagen geleden

    If we come up with one of these fully furnished. (Half price

  50. Rachel B

    Rachel B

    4 dagen geleden

    I forgot people used to have keyboard covers. Really, that would be a very sanitary idea for modern office as well.

  51. Michael Ferrador

    Michael Ferrador

    5 dagen geleden

    Mainframe channels (think SCSI) were the high speed disk / tape/ term cluster PU/ printer. There wasn't any LU 6 2 software with it?

  52. FeatherPhoenix


    5 dagen geleden

    Are you gonna do edutainment month this year? 🙃 (just throwing it out there: jumpstart 3rd grade).

  53. Go For A Ride?

    Go For A Ride?

    5 dagen geleden

    Keyboard condom!!!! That just brought back memories of the late 90s working as a cook at Dominos Pizza. All the keyboards at the phones for call ins orders and also the keyboard on the prep line had these things! What a fun time slinging pizzas in my high school days!

  54. Osei Dwomoh

    Osei Dwomoh

    5 dagen geleden

    When your are using your computer at 2 AM: 6:22

  55. Dr. Lex Winter

    Dr. Lex Winter

    5 dagen geleden

    Those keyboard condoms used to come pre heat stressed with cracks and grease inserted under it for an extra fee. Only cheap-o workplaces didn't get the filthy crusty keyboard combo.

  56. Some Potato

    Some Potato

    5 dagen geleden

    Time to set up a super annoying 10BASE5 network!

  57. Gandalf is total bro

    Gandalf is total bro

    5 dagen geleden

    Hey Clint! I just had few beers and I'm binge watching your older videos (ofc commenting under newest one - not that drunk!;-)). Just wanted to say thank you for your content and work. Stay safe and healthy! Greeting from Poland - fellow 86 boomer ;-)

  58. Needfuldoer


    5 dagen geleden

    > Rare IBM machine > Buys the appropriate security hex bits to take it apart instead of using a Dremel > Plays Planet X3 as a demo immediately after But where are the paper clips?

  59. Deon Spates

    Deon Spates

    5 dagen geleden

    They need to bring back the keyboard condom!!!

  60. Comrade Vodka

    Comrade Vodka

    5 dagen geleden

    The unknown card is an IBM channel to channel adapter

    • Preston Cheap BT headphones test guy

      Preston Cheap BT headphones test guy

      4 dagen geleden

      What does it do?! 😐

  61. GGBP14


    5 dagen geleden

    Wood grain swagger

  62. ACBMemphis


    5 dagen geleden

    Looks like it would be right at home on the factory floor in the final scene of Terminator!

  63. Erno Sallinen

    Erno Sallinen

    5 dagen geleden

    What a beautiful machine. I think I like this one more than my previous favourite, the Commodore PET (newer models).

    • Erno Sallinen

      Erno Sallinen

      5 dagen geleden

      OK, maybe shared first place :)

  64. RetroTechToys


    5 dagen geleden

    Sounds like a Tornado-In-A-Box(C) when you turn it on.

  65. MS J

    MS J

    5 dagen geleden

    This should be standard now in all colleges

  66. Patrick Furlong

    Patrick Furlong

    5 dagen geleden

    Goign by that price list, this machine seemed like a licence to print money!

  67. Keira Lunar

    Keira Lunar

    5 dagen geleden

    that old industrial fan all i wonder is just how loud it is dose it rival a PS4 going jet or the heat it produced

  68. louis tournas

    louis tournas

    5 dagen geleden

    What does Salem mean?

  69. Feark


    5 dagen geleden

    Would be wise to check the monitor for isotopic radiation. Probably just 3,6 roentgen, so no worry, but time will tell. Greetings from USSR.

  70. modembuddy


    5 dagen geleden

    That monitor is going to make you grow another arm. That's how nuclear works, right?

  71. TechKerala


    5 dagen geleden

    looks like mac pro

  72. Luis Erasmo Miranda Bojorquez

    Luis Erasmo Miranda Bojorquez

    6 dagen geleden

    13:51 Was that the 8Bit Guy strategy game?

  73. Mythteller


    6 dagen geleden

    A gaming PC for traveling.

  74. Johnboydojo


    6 dagen geleden

    So bulky and industrial looking. I approve! Edit. And it sounds like it's about to take off! Hahaha. Awesome!

  75. Allen Johnson

    Allen Johnson

    6 dagen geleden

    I wonder if this system could run the 1992 game The Oakflat Nuclear Power Plant Simulator from Gamtech Software.

  76. herauthon four

    herauthon four

    6 dagen geleden

    fastforward to slots, boards, cards, thingies.. i might.. ah.. darn.. not have..

  77. Chris Horry

    Chris Horry

    6 dagen geleden

    That thing is ridiculous, we had a much later model (486 I believe) at a call center I worked at, it weighed a ton.

  78. Walter Wold

    Walter Wold

    6 dagen geleden

    Had to laugh when you switched on the power! 😂

  79. Soundwave Superior

    Soundwave Superior

    6 dagen geleden

    "there were tonnes of available upgrades" Apple in 2021: Hahaha what's an upgrade?

  80. torginus


    6 dagen geleden

    Hmm, that's something new - a mechanical keyboard, with the rubber dome on top.

  81. Aanthanur DC

    Aanthanur DC

    6 dagen geleden

    Wow was the loudest thing in the factory lol

  82. MadameSomnambule


    6 dagen geleden

    I imagine a lot of these were all covered in coal dust, chemicals, among other insane industrial things in its heyday.

  83. Incorrigible Candy

    Incorrigible Candy

    6 dagen geleden

    its from black mesa

  84. gambiting


    6 dagen geleden

    Is that a solid aluminium fan???

  85. Tom K

    Tom K

    6 dagen geleden

    Trent FTW!

  86. Andy Hale

    Andy Hale

    6 dagen geleden

    6:19: ASMR heaven!

  87. Artorias of the Abyss

    Artorias of the Abyss

    6 dagen geleden

    With the display turned to green it looks like a Fallout terminal to me.

  88. MGT ›

    MGT ›

    6 dagen geleden

    Hi 1984 people. How's it hangin' ?=) all good all good.

  89. michaelterry1000


    6 dagen geleden

    In 1985 I thought that a computer like that was pure gold and would drool at the sight of it. Fifteen years later I would be looking for the nearest landfill to dump it into.

  90. LimpingMonkey


    6 dagen geleden

    You know your doing alright in life when you commission someone to make you a ply box that's had a bit of wood stain on it for over $400 when you could make it harbour freight for $15

  91. Herr Bert

    Herr Bert

    6 dagen geleden

    I would like to have this built quality with modern silicon please.

  92. torres3800


    6 dagen geleden

    Its Still much quieter than my first gen Xbox 360.

  93. Ai Chaplins

    Ai Chaplins

    6 dagen geleden

    16 GB RAM 7 TB HDD 4.6 GHZ 6 CORE PC 2020vs 1985

  94. D C

    D C

    6 dagen geleden

    pc technology has come a long way. however, it still has long way to go till we can do full-dive into true vr. when will i get my matrix level true harem vr world? :(



    6 dagen geleden

    I like that green monitor, I would leave it line that. And I like your new lamp

  96. Kevin Sanders

    Kevin Sanders

    7 dagen geleden


  97. pyronmasters


    7 dagen geleden

    .... wood grain handheld over at ETA Prime’s.....

  98. Mind Blast

    Mind Blast

    7 dagen geleden

    Love the Red On &Off Switch LOL

  99. Gordon Ring

    Gordon Ring

    7 dagen geleden

    In the early 80s, there's no telling how much the US GOV paid for all those WANG brand computers. SAD.

  100. Backlight


    7 dagen geleden

    is it just me, or is DOS 3.3 the ultimate retro-computing version of DOS? it just seems like the perfect version at the perfect time. Maybe it's just because it's the oldest version that supports HD floppies.