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Re: post up pics of your "computing area"

Postby CrossBow777 » 2018-5-03 @ 20:14

My computing area isn't nearly as impressive as most of you here. I do all my computer gaming retro and modern on my one main computer. I do also own a NIB 800xl as well as a 130xe, TI99-4a, and a Vic-20. But only the 130xe and Vic get pulled out of the closed and hooked up to mess around with from time to time.

I have had this system and case for just over 7 years now. Antec 902 with a now old Intel Z68 chipset main board with a an old Sandy Bridge i5-2500k at the heart of it all. 16gb total ram, 2 - 450gb Sandisk SSDs in Raid O velcroed to the back interior side of the case, an old Intel 320 series 120gb SSD as the boot drive and 2 even older 1TB WD blacks in Raid 0 where all the games are kept. You can see to the right of the case is where I keep my MT-200 and MT-32 modules with the MT-32 on the bottom.
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Here you can see the MT-200 and MT-32 modules much better. The PC sits on a large 8ft x 6ft office credenza I was able to keep from my last job. That credenza was originally built in 1984 and is made of solid oak.
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Re: post up pics of your "computing area"

Postby wiretap » 2018-5-17 @ 09:25

Thanks for the great forum.. this will be my first post. I'm just starting into retro builds to bring back the childhood memories. For now, I just built a dual boot 98/XP gaming PC, but I'm in the process of doing a Socket A build with a Voodoo 5 5500 that will be running 98SE, then I'll re-setup my old Compaq Presario 9232 for some DOS/95 gaming.

Warning, lots of pics..

98/XP Gamer -- Asus K8V SE Deluxe, AMD 3400+ (socket 754), 2GB HyperX, 6800XT, SB Audigy2 ZS, RAID0 80GB WD Raptors (only one shown in the pic since I upgraded it recently)

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My modern gaming system -- EVGA x99 Micro2, Intel i7 5930k, 32GB Corsair Platinum DDR4-2666, 1080 Ti FE (old pic, GTX 980 shown), 512GB Samsung 950 Pro NVMe

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And my main computing area.. lots of stuff in there, too much to list. Main rack has a custom ESXi 40TB media server with dual E5-2667v3's + 64GB ECC for the 3 rackmount HTPC's (HTPC's are run HDMI+USB over ethernet to the TV's in the house), another ESXi server next to it with dual E5-2670v1's + 128GB ECC for testing and building VM's.. then I have a 3D printer, tons of spare parts, a build area, TV on the wall, etc.

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Two other computers I built.. one is an ITX gaming PC with a 7700K + 16GB DDR4-3000 + 250GB Samsung 960 NVMe, Zotac 1080 Mini ||| The other is a Raspberry Pi 3 in a pelican case I made.

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And last but not least, my Voodoo 5 5500 that arrived yesterday. Rev A, 2100 build. It is going into a Shuttle XPC SK41G that I'll be customizing with a new paintjob, a window to see the graphics card, etc..

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Re: post up pics of your "computing area"

Postby squiggly » 2018-5-17 @ 09:37

Love the way the mighty V5 stands alone equal to entire workstations and cupboards full of stuff.
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Re: post up pics of your "computing area"

Postby wiretap » 2018-5-17 @ 09:43

As it should. ^_^
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Re: post up pics of your "computing area"

Postby Tweakstone » 2018-5-18 @ 05:39

A bit flashy for my taste but impressive nonetheless!
I spotted an onkyo receiver as well, good stuff 8)
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Re: post up pics of your "computing area"

Postby henryVK » 2018-5-22 @ 14:55

wiretap wrote:Thanks for the great forum.. this will be my first post. I'm just starting into retro builds to bring back the childhood memories. For now, I just built a dual boot 98/XP gaming PC, but I'm in the process of doing a Socket A build with a Voodoo 5 5500 that will be running 98SE, then I'll re-setup my old Compaq Presario 9232 for some DOS/95 gaming.
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The modern neon thingies are not my cup of tea, but the raspberry pi suitcase looks pretty cool. What in the world do you use that for?

Is that a tiny wireless keyboard, stuffed into the suitcase?
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Re: post up pics of your "computing area"

Postby wiretap » 2018-5-22 @ 23:23

The Pi does have a wireless keyboard in there, tucked vertical. I mostly just use it in my H1 if I go offroading or camping.

But yea, the UV cathodes in the 98/XP machine was made that way on purpose, since it captures my memories of going to LAN parties back in high school and how a lot of builds looked.
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Re: post up pics of your "computing area"

Postby cdoublejj » 2018-5-23 @ 09:05

:lol:

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SGI FW9011, 2304x1440 @ 80hz, Boston Ba745s, Saitek Eclipse I, Logitech G500s, an unmemorable Dell rotated, Alienware M17x R4 w/ GTX980M and one extra reinforced cheap overpriced desk

https://forum.level1techs.com/uploads/default/original/3X/2/0/2010011a313df1732f54e378bd71accd5039f6ee.jpg

Rapidly multiplying give away pile,

https://i.imgur.com/DvjnrA5.jpg


WIP lab,

https://i.imgur.com/Mdae59T.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/Ki4zzEm.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/3p2IMvr.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/APeRuP4.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/88krlop.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/xlqvhHF.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/LdCSQFG.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/mC4B5Ep.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/EwbxU07.jpg

Skookum as FRICK!

https://i.imgur.com/OKtHyz8.jpg

edit: uuuhh well looks like the forum software can't handle hi res photos or maybe blame imgur for no linked thumb nails. oh well i tried
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Re: post up pics of your "computing area"

Postby buckeye » 2018-5-23 @ 18:11

cdoublejj wrote::lol:

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SGI FW9011, 2304x1440 @ 80hz, Boston Ba745s, Saitek Eclipse I, Logitech G500s, an unmemorable Dell rotated, Alienware M17x R4 w/ GTX980M and one extra reinforced cheap overpriced desk

https://forum.level1techs.com/uploads/default/original/3X/2/0/2010011a313df1732f54e378bd71accd5039f6ee.jpg

Rapidly multiplying give away pile,

https://i.imgur.com/DvjnrA5.jpg


WIP lab,

https://i.imgur.com/Mdae59T.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/Ki4zzEm.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/3p2IMvr.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/APeRuP4.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/88krlop.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/xlqvhHF.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/LdCSQFG.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/mC4B5Ep.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/EwbxU07.jpg

Skookum as FRICK!

https://i.imgur.com/OKtHyz8.jpg

edit: uuuhh well looks like the forum software can't handle hi res photos or maybe blame imgur for no linked thumb nails. oh well i tried


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Intel SE440BX P3 450 384MB 40GB Hercules 3D Prophet II Ultra 64MB SB Live! 5.1 350W 98SE
Foxconn Q45M E8400 Core2 Duo 2GB DDR2 800 160GB BFG Geforce 7950GT 512MB 500W XP SP2
Asus P3B-F P3 850 512MB 40GB Abit GF3 64MB Voodoo2 SLI Aureal Vortex 2 400W 98SE
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Re: post up pics of your "computing area"

Postby tayyare » 2018-5-23 @ 18:29

wiretap wrote:Image


Your plase and equipment are all awesome in so many levels, but lights and colors is not one of them, according to my taste of course :blush:
GA-6VTXE PIII 1.4+512MB
Geforce4 Ti 4600 128MB
Diamond Monster 3D 12MB SLI
SB AWE64 PNP+32MB
120GB IDE Samsung/80GB IDE Seagate/146GB SCSI Compaq/73GB SCSI IBM
Adaptec AHA29160
3com 3C905B-TX
Gotek+CF Reader
MSDOS 6.22+Win 3.11/95 OSR2.1/98SE/ME/2000
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Re: post up pics of your "computing area"

Postby cdoublejj » 2018-5-26 @ 06:16

yeah wire tap has nice setup and some pretty cool machines. Props to wiretap. digging the retro acrylic and neon.
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