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Re: How often do you buy a brand new computer ?

Too often, according to friends and family :P Not so much CPU/GPU,more like upgrading storage, changing cooling solutions, cases, etc. SFF PCs have been my thing as of late, and iv gone through a couple cases within the span of a few months before settling on the Cooler Master NR200 for my build. …

Re: Any others given up on the hobby?

Not to throw this thread off topic, but as a semi related note to the whole "Retro computing leads to other hobbies" thing: I allways felt like there was a bit of a disconnect between retro computer gamers/collectors and the *average* retro gaming crowed. Idk if it's all the work that goes into …

Re: Frys electronics is Closing.

As a Canadian, I only got to experience Fry's once when I visited my partner, but it was pretty bare n' empty. Very few actual computer parts lying about. More Pre-builts and TVs than anything. Even the shelves of keyboards was empty. We have a local chain here in Canada called Memory Express. …

Re: If we were to accept 15 years ago as retro....

For me I think of retro as not used or supported anymore. You can lump anything that has [...] standalone sound cards. To this day I don't consider a PC complete without a dedicated sound card. My daily driver has an ASUS Xonar DGX and I built it out of brand new parts about 2 years ago. Built in …

Re: Retro confessions. What are yours?

I was born in 98, this stuff is all before my time! I didn't start any kind of PC gaming until probably the late-late Windows XP era? I was a Nintendo kid up to that point, but I use to play a ton of Railroad Tycoon 3 on the family's XP Compaq machine in the kitchen. It wasn't till a friend lead me …

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