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Re: post up pics of your "computing area"

Postby kanecvr » 2017-10-22 @ 21:44

95DosBox wrote:Vintage Computer Museum curator in the making. You got my vote! $)
Did you print those little cards out yourself? I wish I could read what it said.
Now you need to add some LED lighting at the top and bottom.


Yeah, I did. The cards contain technical specifications on the cards.

JoeCorrado wrote:Wow, that is an impressive display! You have my vote for curator as well! Very impressive indeed!


Noticed your avatar pic - I'm a huge homeworld fan myself.

Reputator wrote:This display is an absolute inspiration.


Thank you. A tiny home museum is what I'm going for. Hopefully when I move to a bigger house I can set aside more room for my "computer lab" where I can have all my machines set up in a row on long desks, and have many more display cases for hardware - retro, old, obsolete as well as newer stuff. Sadly, those plans are years away.

gdjacobs wrote:I totally want to see KaneCVR running Blood or Shadow Warrior. In DOS. On some ridiculous rig with the beating heart of a V5-5500 rescued from the jaws of the smashers.


Getting close to fixing the thing :) - I got the ram chips a while ago, as well as a couple of new VSA-100 chips - now I just need to go get my IR re-balling station from storage and source a re-balling template for VSA-100 chips, some time (winter holidays maybe?) and some materials. Unfortunately my other V5 5500 (a working card) died as well, and so did a friend's card. One moment they were working, later - dead - black screen with red lines :( - so I've got 3 cards to fix. What's puzzling is that the card worked great - re-finished homeworld and hw cataclysm on it. I let the PC sit for about 2 weeks, didn't even turn it on - then decided to play uprising 2 on and, but the video card was dead.

I had a friend help me reorganize the room (couldn't do it myself since I'm still not 100% recovered from the accident I had two months ago) and moved some stuff around. Right now the room's a mess - but I'm slowly cleaning and sorting stuff. I re-organized two of the display cases again:

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The white AT case contains my current DOS machine - a 400MHz K6-2+ running on a VIA VPX socket 7 mainboard (Lucky Star 5V-1A) that has an undocumented jumper setting allowing for a 7.15Mhz FSB. The case is identical to the case my first computer had - witch was a cyrix 586 - unfortunately I'm out of fast working socket 3 boards so I'm sticking with the K6 time machine setup for now. On top is my sister's first computer - an IBM PS/2 Valuepoint 486 DX4, and on top of that is a socket 478 3.2Ghz pentium 4 I'm putting together. So far it's got an FX 5900 ultra and 2GB of ram running on a Abit IC7 i875 board. Might swap the video card for a X800 Pro. The black tower to the left of the monitor is my winXP gaming rig - a Phenom II X6 1060T paired with a MSI R9 280x. It also serves as my bios editing and flashing rig, and for writing floppies and burning disks for my other rigs.

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The two towers to the right of the yellowed LCD are my win98se machine (1.4GHz Tualatin + Geforce 4 Ti 4600 + 2xVoodoo 2 12MB) and my late 80's / very early 90's dos machine, a 12MHz 286 with a 256k paradise ISA vga card and a sound blaster 2.0. They both share the SC55mk2 sitting under the voodoo 5 card. Behind the beige yellowed LCD monitor is / was my voodoo 5 5500 rig - an Athlon XP 3200+ (2333Mhz fsb 166Mhz version) running on top of a shuttle kt333 motherboard. It's been taken apart since my only working voodoo 5 card died.

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Behind the black widescreen LCD is my Athlon XP 3200+ period correct 2004 rig, installed in a rather common case sold here in romania at the time. It's nothing fancy, but it's of decent quality compared to other available offerings of that time. On top of that is my incomplete daily driver.
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Re: post up pics of your "computing area"

Postby oeuvre » 2017-10-30 @ 01:12

This AT tower... https://i.imgur.com/9zz0enU.jpg

Could you provide more pictures of it please? I ordered a machine online and it's coming in the same one. Any more info about it would be appreciated. How is it?
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Re: post up pics of your "computing area"

Postby Radical Vision » 2017-10-30 @ 08:09

The Bat cave and Batcomputers...



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Re: post up pics of your "computing area"

Postby Mike » 2017-11-01 @ 22:12

Call me an oddball, but this is how I do my computing, or PC gaming rather. Reclined in a leather chair with the PC hooked up along with my consoles to the same TV. I had Home Depot cut a board for me to fit the mouse and keyboard on my leather recliner.
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Re: post up pics of your "computing area"

Postby Jade Falcon » 2017-11-06 @ 17:27

For a second there I thought the computer in the back corner with the red lights was a microwave in this pic
https://i.imgur.com/S8aY5cH.jpg

Than I thought, why the heck would there be a microwave on top of a computer. :confused:
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Re: post up pics of your "computing area"

Postby kanecvr » 2017-11-06 @ 20:22

oeuvre wrote:This AT tower... https://i.imgur.com/9zz0enU.jpg

Could you provide more pictures of it please? I ordered a machine online and it's coming in the same one. Any more info about it would be appreciated. How is it?


The white one with the teal power button? My first PC had one exactly like it. I'll post some pics when I get the chance. Pretty solid case, but nothing special.

Jade Falcon wrote:For a second there I thought the computer in the back corner with the red lights was a microwave in this pic
https://i.imgur.com/S8aY5cH.jpg

Than I thought, why the heck would there be a microwave on top of a computer. :confused:


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It's a white / gold Segotep TT Cube. I'm planning on painting the gold bits red to match the red interior.

The dust filters (metal grills) were also gold, but I spray painted them white. Can't find it online in my exact color scheme, but here's something close:
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They also sell a white/blue, white/green and a white/red model - I wanted the white/red, but the only one in stock was the white / gold. I like these things alot - after removing the side panels, they open up like some OEM machines back in the day used to. I also have a black / red version of the same case. Best airflow of any mATX case I've ever used. They're also quite compact and funky looking. The black one is a fingerprint magnet though.
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Re: post up pics of your "computing area"

Postby Fusion » 2017-11-17 @ 18:35

Mike wrote:Call me an oddball, but this is how I do my computing, or PC gaming rather. Reclined in a leather chair with the PC hooked up along with my consoles to the same TV. I had Home Depot cut a board for me to fit the mouse and keyboard on my leather recliner.


Nahh... My best friend uses his PC this way. I used to for quite a while, until I was able to find a place with a spare room to setup my PC with a desk, etc.
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Re: post up pics of your "computing area"

Postby 21603 » 2017-11-22 @ 16:32

Fusion wrote:Nahh... My best friend uses his PC this way. I used to for quite a while, until I was able to find a place with a spare room to setup my PC with a desk, etc.


Needs to be more hardcore like I did.

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Or is that ghetto. Either way I wanted my old school machines working again so I stuck them in the wardrobe.
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Re: post up pics of your "computing area"

Postby furan » 2017-11-29 @ 06:16

21603 wrote:Needs to be more hardcore like I did.


That reminds me of my days with these machines. That is awesome, looks cozy, just right for late night adventure gaming.
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Re: post up pics of your "computing area"

Postby PcBytes » 2017-12-01 @ 09:35

Just did some changes.

- Original XBOX w/250GB WD Blue PATA 7200RPM in place of PS2
- moved main machine to the right
- empty spot in bottom right corner, will be for upcoming 865PE Neo2-LSR machine - originally was the house of a E7600 C2D machine w/ 512MB RAM
- left the other 865PE machine alone

There is still more stuff left to do, like replacing the black case with something smaller (the current one in the picture doesn't fit under the desk!) and moving it in place of the white 865PE machine and possibly some new 2.1 speakers as these 2.0 Myria speakers have a short cable. I might replace the quad core with either a E7600 or a Xeon because I'm seriously getting fed up with the crap performance of the X4, not to mention it's always sitting in 50-60*C. Even the E7600 runs cooler than that.
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Re: post up pics of your "computing area"

Postby TimMer1981 » 2017-12-04 @ 23:54

New family members. :)

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Re: post up pics of your "computing area"

Postby bjwil1991 » 2017-12-05 @ 01:39

TimMer1981 wrote:New family members. :)

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Let me guess... SC-55 with GS standard only and SB-55 floppy unit? Nice!
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Re: post up pics of your "computing area"

Postby TimMer1981 » 2017-12-06 @ 02:12

bjwil1991 wrote:
TimMer1981 wrote:New family members. :)

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Let me guess... SC-55 with GS standard only and SB-55 floppy unit? Nice!

Yep. :)
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Re: post up pics of your "computing area"

Postby greasemonkey90s » 2017-12-18 @ 23:18

Here my area after i finally cleaned it. Not done yet.
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Re: post up pics of your "computing area"

Postby Artex » 2017-12-26 @ 20:51

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Re: post up pics of your "computing area"

Postby chinny22 » 2017-12-27 @ 09:58

Artex wrote:Day
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and Night...
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Very Sexy, but makes it hard to see inside your PC to "tweak" (AKA not leaving well enough alone)
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Re: post up pics of your "computing area"

Postby harddrivespin » 2017-12-31 @ 11:03

Artex wrote:Day
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and Night...
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You know, one of the things I really like about this setup is the leg room. Leg room is really underrated- I've often seen setups with computers under the table leaving no room for legs.
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Re: post up pics of your "computing area"

Postby Artex » 2017-12-31 @ 13:18

^^ exactly!!
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Re: post up pics of your "computing area"

Postby Gered » 2017-12-31 @ 17:18

Leg room is the top concern for me when it comes to any desk! I'm always confused every time I see someone showing a computer desk setup with a shelf or boxes or something that are exactly where your legs would go if you were sitting at that desk. :P
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Re: post up pics of your "computing area"

Postby SpectriaForce » 2017-12-31 @ 18:06

Gered wrote:Leg room is the top concern for me when it comes to any desk! I'm always confused every time I see someone showing a computer desk setup with a shelf or boxes or something that are exactly where your legs would go if you were sitting at that desk. :P


For me a desk needs to be properly height adjustable. All my screens are height adjustable and / or sit on top of monitor stands. Ergonomics first. Even many businesses don’t understand this is important (all too often I see people working hours on just a table, with a low laptop screen... those people will regret that one day). Furthermore I want to have room to actually do things, so a full desk with all kinds of shit on it is a no go.
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