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Reply 2200 of 2234, by appiah4

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8bitfink wrote on 2024-03-27, 12:18:

Win98se PII, C64, Arcade, Amiga500

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Oh man, that blue stool. ı didn't know they existed in any other part of the world. Now I desperately need one of those..

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Reply 2201 of 2234, by BitWrangler

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Oh those... think I last saw one in the arcade at Peterborough ice rink (UK) in the 1990s.

Unicorn herding operations are proceeding, but all the totes of hens teeth and barrels of rocking horse poop give them plenty of hiding spots.

Reply 2202 of 2234, by Martli

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8bitfink wrote on 2024-03-27, 12:18:

Win98se PII, C64, Arcade, Amiga500

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You forgot Marshall and Gibson 😃

Fenrir Asus P5A | Pentium MMX 166 | YMF719 | AWE64 | SC-88ST pro
Neptune Asus P3B-F | PIII 600 | Voodoo3 | SB Live! | YMF719
Thor Intel D865GBF | P4 3.0ghz | 4200ti | Audigy 2ZS
Jupiter Intel DH77KC | i5 3470 | GTX 670 | X-Fi

Reply 2204 of 2234, by TheChexWarrior

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I changed my computer area a bit.

Wise Thin-PC new original backround tribute to the Israeli Unreal Engine community. My decied.

Windows 98 SE + Gaming modern rig + Curved screen.

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Reply 2205 of 2234, by gerry

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TheChexWarrior wrote on 2024-04-13, 20:19:

I changed my computer area a bit.

Wise Thin-PC new original backround tribute to the Israeli Unreal Engine community. My decied.

Windows 98 SE + Gaming modern rig + Curved screen.

there is a lot going on, on that desk! cool with 4:3 and wide screens. the wyse set up is interesting too

Reply 2206 of 2234, by Major Jackyl

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The "Tower of Towers" area. Got a Dell D4100 and my LX rig. 486 at the bottom, but it needs a HDD (still play with it with two floppies/ZIP). Got a different desk with my 2004-2008 era system(s) and another for the modern stuff, but I'm conducting surgery right now, so I'll get a picture later.

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The cats are barking the songs of the birds...
Fishes also whisper a melody that dinosaurs, long long ago, taught their enemies.
Long story short; the cat starved to death...

Intel LX440, Pentium II SL2HE (266), GeForce2MX 400, SoundBlaster 16, etc.

Reply 2208 of 2234, by Lylat1an

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bushwack wrote on 2024-04-24, 21:52:
Major Jackyl wrote on 2024-04-24, 21:37:

I call it "The Suffocator" 🤣

What is that little copper fin tower? Factory or add-on?

Looks like a Deepcool NBridge 8.

https://old.deepcool.com/product/dcoolingacce … 12/12_651.shtml

Reply 2209 of 2234, by Major Jackyl

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Lylat1an wrote on 2024-04-25, 00:53:
bushwack wrote on 2024-04-24, 21:52:
Major Jackyl wrote on 2024-04-24, 21:37:

I call it "The Suffocator" 🤣

What is that little copper fin tower? Factory or add-on?

Looks like a Deepcool NBridge 8.

https://old.deepcool.com/product/dcoolingacce … 12/12_651.shtml

Woah. You gave me flashbacks with that one. Thanks, 🤣 I totally remember buying that when it was new-new. I overclocked this board a lot back in the day, so it needed all the help it could get. I ran a PentiumD925(3.0) at 3.75 for a few years before the CPU finally bit it.

The cats are barking the songs of the birds...
Fishes also whisper a melody that dinosaurs, long long ago, taught their enemies.
Long story short; the cat starved to death...

Intel LX440, Pentium II SL2HE (266), GeForce2MX 400, SoundBlaster 16, etc.

Reply 2210 of 2234, by johnvosh

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My Current computing area. I'm not really happy with it, but for now it works. The left two monitors are for my main PC, Logitech Z340 2.1 (have had since the early 2000's). The monitor on the right is a Benq FP93G S 1280x1024 for all the other PC's. We've got Logitech R-20 2.1 speakers, Compaq PS/@ Mouse, My original MS Wheel Mouse Optical Mouse, MS Internet Keyboard Pro.

Computers in order from left to right, top to bottom....

My main PC; Dell XPS 8940 w/ i7 11700/32GB/RTX 3060/Win 11 Pro
Epson ET-3830 Ink Tank printer, replaced my 11 year old HP Colour Laser Printer
Dell XPS 630i w/ Q6600/3GB/8800GT Sli/Vista Ultimate [6 of the case LED's are burnt out 🙁 & hopefully I can find replacements]
Compaq Presario S3200NX w/ Athlon XP 2400+/1GB/Radeon 9700 Pro/XP Home [system was last used in 2011]
Custom Build w/ Athlon XP 2500+/2GB/Radeon X800 XL/XP Pro
Gateway 2000 GP6-400 w/ Pentium II 400/384MB/Rage 128GL 16MB/98SE
Dell Dimension XPS T700R w/ Pentium III 700 slot 1/384MB/Rage 128 Pro 16MB/ME
Dell Dimension XPS B866 w/ Pentium III 1GHz socket 370/384MB RDRAM/GeForce 2 MX400 32MB/98SE
Gateway Select 1000 case w/ Athlon 1.2 GHz/512MB SDRAM/Radeon 9600 Pro 256MB/XP Pro
Custom Build w/ Pentium 4 3GHz HT S478/2GB/All-In-Wonder 9800 Pro 128MB/XP Pro [Original install from Oct 9, 2003 and used until Feb 2, 2010]
Custom Build w/ Pentium 4 1.8GHz S478/512MB SDRAM/GeForce 3 64MB/XP Home [Original install from Nov 22, 2001 and only used until Sept 25, 2004]

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Reply 2211 of 2234, by gerry

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johnvosh wrote on 2024-04-28, 11:59:

My Current computing area. I'm not really happy with it, but for now it works. The left two monitors are for my main PC, Logitech Z340 2.1 (have had since the early 2000's). The monitor on the right is a Benq FP93G S 1280x1024 for all the other PC's. We've got Logitech R-20 2.1 speakers, Compaq PS/@ Mouse, My original MS Wheel Mouse Optical Mouse, MS Internet Keyboard Pro.

looks fairly tidy to me and if it works well enough then it's good

My main PC; Dell XPS 8940 w/ i7 11700/32GB/RTX 3060/Win 11 Pro Epson ET-3830 Ink Tank printer, replaced my 11 year old HP Colour […]
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My main PC; Dell XPS 8940 w/ i7 11700/32GB/RTX 3060/Win 11 Pro
Epson ET-3830 Ink Tank printer, replaced my 11 year old HP Colour Laser Printer
Dell XPS 630i w/ Q6600/3GB/8800GT Sli/Vista Ultimate [6 of the case LED's are burnt out 🙁 & hopefully I can find replacements]
Compaq Presario S3200NX w/ Athlon XP 2400+/1GB/Radeon 9700 Pro/XP Home [system was last used in 2011]
Custom Build w/ Athlon XP 2500+/2GB/Radeon X800 XL/XP Pro
Gateway 2000 GP6-400 w/ Pentium II 400/384MB/Rage 128GL 16MB/98SE
Dell Dimension XPS T700R w/ Pentium III 700 slot 1/384MB/Rage 128 Pro 16MB/ME
Dell Dimension XPS B866 w/ Pentium III 1GHz socket 370/384MB RDRAM/GeForce 2 MX400 32MB/98SE
Gateway Select 1000 case w/ Athlon 1.2 GHz/512MB SDRAM/Radeon 9600 Pro 256MB/XP Pro
Custom Build w/ Pentium 4 3GHz HT S478/2GB/All-In-Wonder 9800 Pro 128MB/XP Pro [Original install from Oct 9, 2003 and used until Feb 2, 2010]
Custom Build w/ Pentium 4 1.8GHz S478/512MB SDRAM/GeForce 3 64MB/XP Home [Original install from Nov 22, 2001 and only used until Sept 25, 2004]

great range of computers there, i'd probably use the P2-400 and maybe one of the Athlon XPs for dos/98 and win xp respectively the most, with lots of games among them. its great to have some P3 and 4 in the mix though, nice variety in video cards too!

Reply 2212 of 2234, by johnvosh

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gerry wrote on 2024-04-28, 19:59:

great range of computers there, i'd probably use the P2-400 and maybe one of the Athlon XPs for dos/98 and win xp respectively the most, with lots of games among them. its great to have some P3 and 4 in the mix though, nice variety in video cards too!

Thanks! I did make a My retro computer system log listing all the individual computers, a few more pics and some benchmarks. Our first Windows based computer has a Pentium 166 and 98 on it, so I don't have much experience with DOS gaming. For me, it was mainly 98/XP. My second PC had a K6-2 500 I think I was, got XP running on that, then went to the Athlon XP, then the Athlon 64 X2....

Reply 2213 of 2234, by H3nrik V!

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Finally cleaned up my home office enough to take a picture 🤣 running a Dell 24" 2560x1440 primary and 2 Lenovo 22" 1680x1050 for the daily driver and work laptop.

At the time, there's an Abit PX5 with 32Megs of SD-RAM and a P55C 200 right of the table on a 19" Dell 1280x1024. I often mount a test bench on top of the tower of Milwaukee Packout tool boxes 😁

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Reply 2214 of 2234, by twoquickcapri

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Finally got around to taking some pictures of the PC room. The modern Windows 10 PC is in another room. Everything works and has a CRT for viewing pleasures. DOS to Windows 7. Also include some Japanese and European PCs.

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Very Top Shelf:
Atari Falcon (PAL)
Commodore 64
Apple IIGS
Next Shelf:
Atari 600XL
Acorn Archimedes A3010
Commodore Amiga 1200 (PAL)
Floor:
Black ATX Tower PC
-CPU: AMD Black Edition Phenom II X6 1100T
-CPU Cooler: be quiet! Shadow Rock TF 2
-Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 Socket AM3+ ATX Motherboard
-RAM: 8 GB DDR3
-Video Card: ASUS GTX 580 DirectCU II 1.5 GB PCI-E
-Hard Drive(s): 480 GB Vertex 2 3.5" SSD / 2x 320 GB WD Black in RAID0
-DVD Drive(s): DVD-RW Drive
-Case: Corsair Graphite 230T ATX Mid-Tower
-Power Supply: Corsair RM850 850w
-Fan(s): 3x 120mm be quiet! Pure Wing 2 / 140mm be quiet! Pure Wing 2
-OS: Windows Vista Ultimate
Neo Geo MVS 2-Slot Arcade
Desk:
Atari STE 4mb (PAL) with SC 1435 Monitor

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Amiga 500 (NTSC) with 1080 Monitor
Mid AT Tower PC with Toshiba TIMM Monitor
-CPU: Intel Pentium 233 MMX
-CPU Cooler: Aftermarket w/60mm Noctua NF-A6x25
-Motherboard: FIC VA-503+
-RAM: 64MB PC100
-Video Card: Diamond Stealth II S220 Rendition Vérité V2100
-Sound Card: ESS 230X-3 3D ESS 1868F
-Game Controller Card: I O DATA IF-SEGA/ISA
-Hard Drive(s): Maxtor D740X-6L 20GB IDE
-Floppy Drive(s): 3.5 inch 1.44MB
-DVD Drive(s): Pioneer DVD-117 DVD Drive 16X IDE
-Power Supply: Athena Power AP-AT30 300W w/Noctua NF-R8 redux-1200 Fan
-OS: Windows 95 OEM 2.5
NEC PC-98DO+ with PC-TV454 Monitor
Sharp X68000 XVI

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Fujitsu FM Towns II HR20 with Fujitsu FMT-DP531 Monitor
White ITX PC
-CPU: Intel I3-560
-CPU Cooler: Intel Cooler with 80mm Noctua NF-A8 PVM Fan
-Motherboard: Acer h57d02g1 Socket 1156 DTX Motherboard
-RAM: 4 GB DDR3 1600mhz
-Video Card: Quadro K4200 4 GB PCI-E
-Sound Card: Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium PCI-E
-Hard Drive(s): 750 GB Samsung 840 EVO SSD SATA
-DVD Drive(s): TEAC DV-W28SS DVD±RW
-Case: SilverStone SG05W-LITE
-Power Supply: Linkworld Electronic 80+ Bronze 450w SFX
-Fan(s): 120mm Noctua NF-F12 PVM
-OS: Windows XP
Desktop PC with Sony E400 Monitor
-CPU: AMD Athlon 1400 - Thunderbird A1400AMS3C
-CPU Cooler: Aftermarket
-Motherboard: FIC AN-11 Socket 462 ATX Motherboard
-RAM: 512 MB DDR 2100
-Video Card: STB Voodoo5 5500 AGP
-Sound Card: Sound Blaster Live! 5.1 SB0100 PCI
-Hard Drive(s): 80 GB
-Floppy Drive(s): 3.5 inch 1.44MB
-DVD Drive(s): Pioneer DVD Drive Slot Loading
-Other Drive(S): 250MB IDE Zip Drive
-Case: ATX Desktop
-Power Supply: 300w
-Fan(s): 80mm Noctua NF-A8
-OS: Windows 98SE
Atari 400 with Zenith ZVM-130 Monitor

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Tandy 1000 TX with Tandy CM-5 Monitor
-CPU: 80286 8 mhz / 287 Math-Co Processor
-RAM: 768 KB
-I/O Controller Card: XT-IDE
-Hard Drive(s): 32 MB CF Card
-Floppy Drive(s): 3.5 inch 1.44MB
-Fan(s): 80mm Noctua NF-A8
-OS: MS-DOS 5.0
Odyssey² with Panasonic CT-1300D Monitor
Packard Bell Legend 386X with ViewSonic PS790 Monitor
-CPU: 80386SX 16 mhz
-RAM: 8 MB
-Video Card: Diamond Speedstar 24 Tseng Labs EX4000AX ISA
-Sound Card: Reveal SC 100 SoundFX Basic ISA
-Hard Drive(s): Conner 420 MB
-Floppy Drive(s): 3.5 inch 1.44MB / 5.25 1.2MB
-OS: MS-DOS 6.22

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AT Mini-Tower PC
-CPU: AMD 80486DX2 80 mhz
-Motherboard: 4DMS HL3G-L4-VI Socket 3 AT VLB 256k Cache
-RAM: 16 MB 72 pin
-Video Card: Diamond Stealth 64 4MB VRAM S3 Vision968 VLB
-Sound Card: Sound Blaster 16 CT2230
-I/O Controller Card: VLB VESA Controller Card / PS/2 Mouse ISA (ISA8)
-Hard Drive(s): 10 GB IBM Deskstar in 8 GB mode
-Floppy Drive(s): 3.5 inch 1.44MB
-CD Drive(s): Acer 685A-043 8x CD Drive
-Power Supply: Top Power TP-230USSC 230w
-Fan(s): 80mm Noctua NF-R8-1800
-OS: MS-DOS 6.22
Black AT Tower
-CPU: AMD K6-III+ 450mhz
-Motherboard: DFI K6BV3+/66 REV B2
-RAM: 128 MB
-Video Card: Diamond Stealth 3D 4000 (S3-ViRGE GX2) AGP / MATROX PowerVR PCX2 M3D PCI / Diamond Monster 3D (Voodoo) PCI
-Sound Card: Sound Blaster AWE 64 Gold CT4390 ISA
-Game Controller Card: I O DATA IF-SEGA/ISA
-Hard Drive(s): 32 GB CF Card
-Floppy Drive(s): 3.5 inch 1.44MB / 5.25 360KB
-DVD Drive(s): DVD Drive
-Power Supply: 250w
-Fan(s): 80mm Noctua NF-A8
-OS: Windows 98SE
ATX Mid-Tower
-CPU: Intel Pentium II Overdrive 333mhz
-Motherboard: Intel VS440FX Socket 8 ATX Motherboard
-RAM: Kingston 64 MB EDO
-Video Card: Creative Labs 3D Blaster Banshee CT6760 PCI
-Sound Card: Creative Labs SoundBlaster Live! Value CT4870 PCI
-Game Controller Card: I O DATA IF-SEGA2/ISA
-Hard Drive(s): Hitachi 80GB IDE 3.5 7200 rpm
-Floppy Drive(s): 3.5 inch 1.44MB / 5.25 1.2MB
-DVD Drive(s): Pioneer Dvd-116 DVD Drive
-Other Drive(S): 250MB IDE Iomega Zip Drive
-Power Supply: 300w Sparkle ATX-300GT
-Fan(s): 92mm NF-B9 / 80mm Noctua NF-A8
-OS: Windows 98
NEC FE2111SB Monitor
White mATX PC
-CPU: Intel i7-3770k
-CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14
-Motherboard: Gigabyte G1.Sniper M3 Socket 1155 ATX Motherboard
-RAM: PNY 16 GB DDR3 1866
-Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti Classified K|NGP|N Edition
-Network Card: Rosewill N900PCE 802.11a/b/g/n PCIe
-Hard Drive(s): 2x Mushkin Reactor 512 GB 2.5" SSD in RAID0
-Case: Phanteks Enthoo Evolv MATX
-Power Supply: Corsair RM750x 750 W 80+ Gold
-Fan(s): 2x 120mm Noctua NF-S12 / 140mm Noctua NF-A14
-OS: Windows 7
Black ATX PC
-CPU: AMD Athlon 64 x2 6400+
-CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo 120mm Tower
-Motherboard: Gigabyte M59SLI-S5 Socket AM2 ATX Motherboard
-RAM: 4 GB DDR 400mhz
-Video Card: 2x PNY XLR8 GeForce 9800 GTX+ 512MB PCI-E in SLi
-Sound Card: Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium PCI-E
-Game Controller Card: N/A
-Hard Drive(s): 2x 160 GB SSD in RAID 0
-Floppy Drive(s): 3.5 inch 1.44MB / 5.25 1.2MB
-CD/DVD Drive(s): Pioneer DVD-RW DVR-111D
-Case: Cooler Master Centurion 5 ATX Mid-Tower
-Power Supply: Corsair TX-650
-Fan(s): 2x 120mm Be Quiet Pure Wings 2 / 92mm Noctua NF-A9x14 PWM / 80mm Noctua NF-R8-1800
-OS: Windows XP
Silver ATX PC
-CPU: Intel Pentium III Tualatin 1.4ghz S
-CPU Cooler: Aftermarket with Noctua NF-R8 Redux
-Motherboard: Intel D815EEA2U Socket 370 ATX Motherboard
-RAM: 512 MB PC133
-Video Cards: Nvidia Geforce 3 64 mb AGP / 2x STB Voodoo2 12 mb SLI
-Sound Card: Diamond Monster Sound II MX300 PCI
-I/O Controller Card: I O DATA IF-SEGA2L/PCI
-Hard Drive(s): 120 GB Maxtor 6L120P0
-Floppy Drive(s): 3.5 inch 1.44MB
-DVD Drive(s): Asus DVD-E616A2 DVD Drive
-Other Drive(S): 250MB IDE Zip Drive
-Case: ATX Lian Li Aluminum PC-A05FN Mid-Tower
-Power Supply: RaidMax RX-380K 380w
-Fan(s): 2x 120mm Noctua NF-P12 Redux 1300
-OS: Windows 98SE

Reply 2216 of 2234, by gerry

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H3nrik V! wrote on 2024-04-29, 06:29:

Finally cleaned up my home office enough to take a picture 🤣 running a Dell 24" 2560x1440 primary and 2 Lenovo 22" 1680x1050 for the daily driver and work laptop.

At the time, there's an Abit PX5 with 32Megs of SD-RAM and a P55C 200 right of the table on a 19" Dell 1280x1024. I often mount a test bench on top of the tower of Milwaukee Packout tool boxes 😁

always nice to see a screwdriver on the ground, nice to know i'm not the only one 😀 cool tree guy behind monitor too!

twoquickcapri wrote on 2024-05-29, 00:24:

Finally got around to taking some pictures of the PC room. The modern Windows 10 PC is in another room. Everything works and has a CRT for viewing pleasures. DOS to Windows 7. Also include some Japanese and European PCs.

its like a little hobby / museum room 😀 nice neo geo arcade upright too!

Reply 2217 of 2234, by chinny22

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I'm jealous of how well everything is setup desk wise.
So many people have things crammed under desks and I'm thinking where do your feet go?
but the main problem for me is desk space so have my 3 flat panel screens attached to KVM's and even thats a struggle, and you have half dozen and plenty of space!

Reply 2218 of 2234, by Shponglefan

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That is an incredible room! Love the way you've taken advantage of the corner spaces with that particular setup.

That's also a smart way of incorporating an arcade cabinet.

I've always wanted a full-sized cab, but space has always been the issue. Never considered re-purposing closet space to house one though. That's kinda brilliant, actually.

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Reply 2219 of 2234, by NovaCoder

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I'm a bit of a neat freak but still have a lot of retro stuff to play with 😀

On the desk:

Dell Sony Trinitron 19"
Retro Amiga keyboard
Mister FPGA computer in a reproduction Amiga case
Studio speakers

Under desk:

Subwoofer
Fractal design Windows XP machine
USB hub with a USB DVD player

On the cabinet:

Reconditioned C64C with an ultimate 2+ FPGA cartridge
Lego Batmobile (remote control)

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