VOGONS


post up pics of your "computing area"

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Reply 1320 of 1579, by wirerogue

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oeuvre wrote:

damn so period correct! have those same speakers as well! legendary

i have the subwoofer too. the whole set is nos.

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Reply 1322 of 1579, by OldCat

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So I finally have a part of a basement room to myself (because we now do have a basement, yay!) and would like to build my retro corner in there. However, I am looking for creative ways of stacking / connecting monitors / PCs / other retro hardware as well as any other cool ideas. For example when watching retrobattlestations reddit I have found some nice kvm switch solutions and the idea to hang period-correct ads of the hardware on the wall (neat!). So perhaps I can learn something from your retro corners as well - please share how you've set up your VOGONS corners?

Reply 1324 of 1579, by oeuvre

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wirerogue wrote:
oeuvre wrote:

damn so period correct! have those same speakers as well! legendary

i have the subwoofer too. the whole set is nos.

What's the model # for the subwoofer?

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Reply 1325 of 1579, by OldCat

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Murugan wrote:
Here ya go: http://i.imgur.com/gR2wyGcm.jpg Nothing fancy so far but my PC room is about to get some neon, Tron poster etc... :) […]
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Here ya go:
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Nothing fancy so far but my PC room is about to get some neon, Tron poster etc... 😀

Very nice. Clean, ordered. I like it. These other photos, however - you really do have a s**tton of old hardware, man! It looks like a small warehouse!

Reply 1326 of 1579, by wirerogue

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oeuvre wrote:
wirerogue wrote:
oeuvre wrote:

damn so period correct! have those same speakers as well! legendary

i have the subwoofer too. the whole set is nos.

What's the model # for the subwoofer?

its the ACS160.

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Reply 1327 of 1579, by Stiletto

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OldCat wrote:

Very nice. Clean, ordered. I like it. These other photos, however - you really do have a s**tton of old hardware, man! It looks like a small warehouse!

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Reply 1329 of 1579, by Murugan

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OldCat wrote:
Murugan wrote:
Here ya go: http://i.imgur.com/gR2wyGcm.jpg Nothing fancy so far but my PC room is about to get some neon, Tron poster etc... :) […]
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Here ya go:
gR2wyGcm.jpg
Nothing fancy so far but my PC room is about to get some neon, Tron poster etc... 😀

Very nice. Clean, ordered. I like it. These other photos, however - you really do have a s**tton of old hardware, man! It looks like a small warehouse!

If I could, I would use 2 desks along 2 adjacent walls and put up one of my IBM XT's and a system for my SC-88. Since that is not possible, I chose my 386 and MT-32. One day maybe I'll replace it with an all-in-one AMD K6 PC....
Hmmmm yes, I have too much hardware I know 🙁 It got even more this weekend!

My retro collection: too much...

Reply 1330 of 1579, by OldCat

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Stiletto wrote:
OldCat wrote:

Very nice. Clean, ordered. I like it. These other photos, however - you really do have a s**tton of old hardware, man! It looks like a small warehouse!

Merged topic.

Thanks. I did use the search function, as I vaguely remembered there was such thread here already. I just couldn't find it ("computing area" - argh, haven't thought about that one!). Sorry for the trouble.

Reply 1331 of 1579, by SirNickity

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OldCat wrote:

Very nice. Clean, ordered. I like it. These other photos, however - you really do have a s**tton of old hardware, man! It looks like a small warehouse!

Hah! With that setup, I would dress the place up like a 90s computer shop that I got to live in. 😀 I would even make a little sign for the PC... "386" as bold negative space in a bunch of thick parallel colored lines .. "$1500". 🤣

Reply 1333 of 1579, by Murugan

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Thanks. I like to organise my stuff so that I don't have to look for too long :p
I am lucky that I have a big attic in this house haha.

My retro collection: too much...

Reply 1334 of 1579, by ShovelKnight

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My main computer is a 2018 Mac mini (6-core i5, 32GB RAM, 512GB internal SSD) barely visible under the left display.

The displays are a 4K 24-inch LG (on the right) and a Lenovo ThinkVision which is about 20 inch in size (1440x900). I plan to get an eGPU for the Mac mini as soon as funds allow.

I'm also going to replace the Lenovo display with a modern 22-inch FullHD monitor (probably Iiyama) and use the Lenovo for my upcoming retro build.

Although Lenovo is the wrong aspect ratio, it supports 75Hz in all resolutions and its built-in scaler is passable.

Reply 1335 of 1579, by Bige4u

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Just a temporary setup... test and tune night. Enjoy

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Reply 1337 of 1579, by Bruninho

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Here's my home desk. Nothing fancy, just a MacBook Pro "13 (2013), a RaspBerry Pi3 and a Rubik's Cube...

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Reply 1338 of 1579, by sledge

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I will be moving in a few months, so this lair of mine will soon become the thing of the past 😀

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Reply 1339 of 1579, by OldCat

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sledge wrote:

I will be moving in a few months, so this lair of mine will soon become the thing of the past 😀

I spy with my little eye a nice Schneider monitor. 😀 A fellow man of culture.