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post up pics of your "computing area"

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Reply 1201 of 1986, by oeuvre

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New house, new setup!

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Primary desktop PC. Specs and more pictures of it here https://imgur.com/a/p0OqPSM

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Dell 25" 1440p IPS monitor, iKBC CD108 PBT Cherry MX Blue keyboard, Steelseries Rival 110 mouse, Altec Lansing ACS495 2.1 speakers (hopefully replacing them with JBL Creature III).

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Dell 20" 2007fp monitor (4;3!), Logitech Internet Navigator keyboard, Corsair Harpoon RGB mouse, Altec Lansing ACS5 speakers. Pair of these nice little screw sets that are really good (and they have pentalobes for iPhones and MacBooks). https://www.amazon.com/dp/B009MKGRQA

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Lenovo ThinkStation S20 W3680 hex core workstation (work in progress), Dell Latitude 7490 laptop, Dell Optiplex GXa (more info https://imgur.com/a/iNWC3E2 )

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Project PCs, a ThinkStation S10 and a Core 2 Quad sleeper for sale.

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My trusty junkyard office chair from a 99 Chevy Tahoe front passenger seat. Made it in 2011? or 2012 and it's very comfortable.

HP Z420 Workstation Intel Xeon E5-1620, 32GB, RADEON HD7850 2GB, SSD + HD, XP/7
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Reply 1202 of 1986, by bjwil1991

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Wait. A car seat as a computer chair? I should make a sofa using a seat from a van (3-seater) and a computer chair with a front or passenger seat from a car as well.

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Systems from the Compaq Portable 1 to FX-8350
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Reply 1203 of 1986, by oeuvre

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It's not difficult! This one even swivels and reclines. I had some cheap low end task chair with pneumatic adjustment and the cushions were getting worn and torn. Unscrew the bottom cushion from the baseplate, discard the old cushion.

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Acquire a car seat, cut a piece of wood, measure twice, affix it to the seat bolts. Make sure you put it towards the rear of the chair a bit for weight balance. Then attach the donor office chair base to the wood and bam. Make sure you do not pick a power-adjustable seat cause that would add a lot of weight and trouble. Unless you wanna go do some wiring and fix up a power source for it...

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Reply 1204 of 1986, by bjwil1991

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oeuvre wrote:
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It's not difficult! This one even swivels and reclines. I had some cheap low end task chair with pneumatic adjustment and the cushions were getting worn and torn. Unscrew the bottom cushion from the baseplate, discard the old cushion.

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Acquire a car seat, cut a piece of wood, measure twice, affix it to the seat bolts. Make sure you put it towards the rear of the chair a bit for weight balance. Then attach the donor office chair base to the wood and bam. Make sure you do not pick a power-adjustable seat cause that would add a lot of weight and trouble. Unless you wanna go do some wiring and fix up a power source for it...

Fancy work, man. Planning on doing that sometime when the time's right.

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Systems from the Compaq Portable 1 to FX-8350
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Reply 1206 of 1986, by Crank9000

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oeuvre wrote:
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Dell 20" 2007fp monitor (4;3!), Logitech Internet Navigator keyboard, Corsair Harpoon RGB mouse, Altec Lansing ACS5 speakers. Pair of these nice little screw sets that are really good (and they have pentalobes for iPhones and MacBooks). https://www.amazon.com/dp/B009MKGRQA

I've been pulling my hair out all day trying to decide what kind of monitor should I get for mostly 1024x768 and 1280x960/1024 gaming, how well does those resolutions scale on that 20" Dell? Crisp, bit of blurring, a lot of blurring? Oh how I wish I could get my hands on a quality 20"-22" 1024x768 monitor, but it's starting to look like I have to settle with a 19" 1280x1024 display and just deal with any blurriness.

Also like a lot of your setup, looks very homey.

Reply 1207 of 1986, by oeuvre

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Thanks! It scales XGA and 1280x1024 pretty okay, but I try to use 1600x1200 when I can. For 98SE, the GXa is set at 1280x1024 and it looks quite okay.

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Reply 1209 of 1986, by m1chelsen

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Over the last weeks i have worked on a new project. In the back of our garage i have build a wall, so that i can have a dedicated retro PC room. The goal has been to build a room small enough that i can heat it up, without to have to pay a fortune, and big enough to store my retro hardware, and to host a constant retro LAN with 3-4 PCs.
Some days ago i finished building the table, and today finished to paint it 😁

The heatsource for the room ATM is my old main PC, which is mining crypto.

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The next thing i will do, is to smooth out the floor and put some carpet onto it. After that maybe some more shelf, and then its time to put some more time into updating my trading blog with all the hardware that i have for sale / tradeing. When that is done, i will invite some friends over to play some retro games 😁

[ Console collecting blog: www.KonsolTing.blogspot.dk ] // [ Retro PC trading blog: www.3DfxQuest.blogspot.dk ]

Reply 1212 of 1986, by retrofanatic

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WHITE N' NERDY 😉

...My favorite weird Al Yankovic song. Lol

Nice systems. Looks like PII and PIII systems. Is the one in the right older? Any 486 or socket 7’s in your repertoire?

Reply 1214 of 1986, by bjwil1991

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Looks like it. They also made U-Scan POS systems.

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Reply 1215 of 1986, by treeman

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treeman wrote:
this is my little corner in the garage https://preview.ibb.co/dwcqez/IMG_20180917_105148.jpg […]
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this is my little corner in the garage
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finally swapped my 5x86 amd from a atx into a proper time period at case that I found on the street along with a working pentium 75.
Adjusted the led display to show 160/30, swapped the turbo button after burning the old one by connecting it to 12v on the motherboard instead of tb switch pins. Installed a atx psu and connected the switch from the atx -> at connector to the front power button.

Think my systems are complete and will stop at what I have
from the bottom
1. amiga 500
2. pentium 166
3. 386 dx40 in middle
4. and finally amd 5x86 @ 160 at the top

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oh yeah made a home-made ide - > cf card front panel adapter from a old floppy disc front on the 586, yeah I know definitely not time period specific and probably a thumbs down for alot of people.... but I like it and its convinient

Reply 1216 of 1986, by Windows9566

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my bedroom setup with a few retro PCs set up along with my main one

DOS PC(Left): Enlight EN-72500SA ATX Case, Intel AN430TX, Pentium 133, 32MB RAM, s3 Trio 64V+, SB 16 CT1740 DSP 4.05, 40gb Maxtor, DOS/Win 3.11 and Win 95 Dual Boot, Antec Basiq 350W
Mac Performa 6200CD(Next to the DOS PC): 75 Mhz PowerPC 603, 64MB RAM, TV Tuner, AV Card, 40gb Maxtor, System 7.5.Wi5
Win 98 PC (Below table): Deepcool Kendomen, ASUS P2B, Pentium III 500 Mhz, 256MB RAM, nVidia Geforce2 MX 400, 3dFx Voodoo 2 SLI, SB 16 CT2830 DSP 4.12, 40gb Maxtor, Windows 98 SE, Corsair CX550
Main Win 10 PC (Below table): Corsair Carbide, ASUS ROG Strix B350F Gaming, AMD Ryzen 5 1600, 16GB RAM, nVidia Geforce GTX 1060, Windows 10, Rosewill 550W Modular PSU

Reply 1217 of 1986, by treeman

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I was about to say you need to fix up your turbo led display until realised its a gotek hehe nice setup, I like the white keyboard too matches up very nice

Reply 1218 of 1986, by oeuvre

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seeing that windows 98 desktop on a monitor right above a performa is pretty funny

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Reply 1219 of 1986, by Windows9566

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treeman wrote:

I was about to say you need to fix up your turbo led display until realised its a gotek hehe nice setup, I like the white keyboard too matches up very nice

i found that white AT keyboard at a thrift store along with the LCD monitor that's on top of the Performa 6200CD