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Re: No space in your room to store old PC?

in Windows
Hah... I need to get rid of about 70% of my retro / vintage hardware. Finding the time to test everything is the big issue. Deciding what to keep isn't as hard for about 50% of it. I've got 12 4-drawer filing cabinets filled with mostly loose cards in anti-static bags... I think maybe 8 drawers …

Re: what will you do when your last hardware fails?

in Milliways
Never discount willpower as a tool to get hardware working, especially when it's playing mind games, like it won't turn on, and it has given you doubt about the jumper settings, so you double check everything and then when you are 100% certain it is set right (having changed nothing.) it suddenly …

Re: PCI or PCI Express Sound Card for DOS Sound Blaster Sound Effects working on Intel Sandy Bridge Z68 or newer chipset

If you really need LPT access on a modern platform, there are still motherboards being made with LPT headers. Usually its on the low end side of things though. The Dell E-Dock has LPT, serial, and PS/2 ports... along with VGA, DVI and Displayport, e-Sata/USB and 5x more USB. The newest version also …

Re: what will you do when your last hardware fails?

in Milliways
The only thing I am sure will cease to exist in workable form is CRT monitors. Tubes are no longer being produced and they do wear out a lot faster than most other hardware. As for when current retro hardware ceases to work, fpga or even software emulation could be pretty perfect reproductions of …

Re: Is there Anyone "Overpaying" for Hardware and Proud of it? Well, maybe not Proud, but...

I only "overpay" for things I have been looking for for a long time that very rarely, if ever, pop up for sale. I still won't spend crazy money for anything though. I've been able to get most of the things on my want list for pretty cheap or for very reasonable prices. Actually scored a complete …

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