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post up pics of your "computing area"

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Reply 400 of 1992, by Mystery

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No, I just let the light in to take better pictures 😀

The whole room is very bright due to the fresh paint and light furniture/floor colors, so I don't really need to let more sunlight in.
I'm more worried for sunbleached game boxes than yellow computer cases. The C64 keyboard looks awful, but it was stored away from sunlight, in a box for years and still it got this yellow, so my guess is that it's somewhat unavoidable for the plastic.

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Reply 402 of 1992, by Mystery

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Thanks 😀

I don't consider it cramped. The room is -very- small and I'm pretty happy that I got all those systems and a bunch of games in there without making it look cluttered.
But yes, it's a little bit tight in there, not much room for more than one person, I give you that 😉

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Reply 403 of 1992, by Robin4

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I have made few minutes ago some new photos of my `computer area` A few months ago i also posted some photo`s of my work area, but there wasnt no tables, chair and other stuff in it.
I hadnt not much point to make some new photos how it is now.. So here there are new ones.

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Here iam doing my retro computer stuff, building my systems and doing motherboard repairs as far i can repair it (and soldering stuff)

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Theres a lot old hardware here.. I take it all out of the anti-static bags, maybe stupid i know.. But when i moved to this house i had a lot stuff still in boxes, and then its hard to know what i bought in the past months/year.

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My Intel 2500K, MSI Z68A-GD60, 8GB main computer..

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Placed a rack so can put little stuff on it and computers iam still busy on.

~ At least it can do black and white~

Reply 405 of 1992, by GeorgeMan

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This is part of my room, focusing on my retro PC!

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Specs:
Main PC is ITX on a very small case hunging from the desk, which is fitted onto the wall and has only one leg!
i5 2500K / 8GB RAM / 120GB SSD / 1.5TB HDD / HD7870XT / 650W Corsair GOLD psu / Asrock Z77E-ITX and: HP 24" 1920x1200 monitor, Samsung 24" 1920x1200, Creative T-3100 2.1 speakers.

Retro PC (ΑΤ) is:
PIII 750 / 256MB RAM / 80GB HDD / Voodoo3 3000 AGP / new ATX PSU / AT slot1 mobo and Hitachi 19" CRT 1800x1350max (on 1280x1024@85Hz)

Hope you like it! 😊 😊

PS: the "750" LED display on the case is handmade, see here: Creating a new LED MHz indicator for my PC's front panel! [PROJECT]

Retro1: Athlon XP 3200+ @Arctic cooler | ASUS A7V600 | Radeon 9800XXL 128MB | SB Audigy 2 ZS | 160GB IDE HDD | Win98SE & XP
Retro2: under construction with a PIII 933 or a Tualatin Celeron 1200 and a GF2 GTS 32MB

Reply 407 of 1992, by GeorgeMan

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d1stortion wrote:

Nice setup and taste in games! However I do question the fact that you can apparently deal with FFVIII PC 🤣

Thanks! Took a whole long time to install the software.
I can't! It's FFVII 😉 The first FF I played as a kid and my favorite!
The FFVIII actually plays better on the PSX emulator on this PC rather than the PC version 😜

Retro1: Athlon XP 3200+ @Arctic cooler | ASUS A7V600 | Radeon 9800XXL 128MB | SB Audigy 2 ZS | 160GB IDE HDD | Win98SE & XP
Retro2: under construction with a PIII 933 or a Tualatin Celeron 1200 and a GF2 GTS 32MB

Reply 408 of 1992, by d1stortion

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I was talking about the FFVIII shortcut on the desktop 😀 the FFVII PC port is better than many people claim, especially with the XG MIDIs (well and certain patches to prevent it from crashing...), but the VIII one is a mess in every way.

Reply 409 of 1992, by GeorgeMan

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I wanted to have it for...collection reasons!
The installation is not so big (needs 4 CDs to play the whole game), so it wasn't so much of a pain to have it. 😀

About the FFVII, I have not experienced a single crash on systems of that era. Of course on windows 8 it is crash-prone. It has Opengl acceleration and everything runs so smooth. Even on a P166MMX with Voodoo1 it runs butter-smoothly!

The FFVIII states P-200 w/32MB of RAM as minimum requirements, but what you get on such a PC is a big LAUGH! 🤣 Even on the PIII 750 it lags, especially on the overworld...

Retro1: Athlon XP 3200+ @Arctic cooler | ASUS A7V600 | Radeon 9800XXL 128MB | SB Audigy 2 ZS | 160GB IDE HDD | Win98SE & XP
Retro2: under construction with a PIII 933 or a Tualatin Celeron 1200 and a GF2 GTS 32MB

Reply 410 of 1992, by d1stortion

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Ah, I guess it crashes only with NT5+ on the Chocobo race. Mixed that up.

FFVIII PC mainly sucks cuz they did horrible things to the music and replaced the menu font with an uglier version. I just stick to the original on a real console.

Reply 412 of 1992, by bristlehog

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Half-Saint wrote:

Here's my workdesk at the office:

It's a tight crop because there's a ton of sh*t around 😉

What kind of laptop is that?

Hardware comparisons and game system requirements: https://technical.city

Reply 413 of 1992, by sliderider

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Half-Saint wrote:
Here's my workdesk at the office: http://shrani.si/t/p/MB/1CbsK7Fz/workplace.jpg […]
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Here's my workdesk at the office:
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It's a tight crop because there's a ton of sh*t around 😉

Oh, so your computing area really isn't that neat.

Kind of like this oldie

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From the cropped pic you think the girl is hot until you see the whole picture.

Reply 414 of 1992, by Standard Def Steve

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Main computer
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The main computer also serves as an HTPC. The slim HDMI cable running through the hole in the wall...
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...connects to the AV receiver in the living room. The color on the TV is much different than what is shown on this photo; plasmas flicker like CRTs on camera.
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My trusty old socket 939 opteron x2 in the hobby room/workshop:
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The server closet. It's powered by a Pentium M and currently has 8TB of storage. Stores everything from DOS games to 35GB BD movies.
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Entering the Old PC room:
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The ugly-as-sin tower houses my Tualatin machine. P3-S at 1585/151FSB, Radeon 9800 Pro, 1.5GB of SDRAM at 151MHz/CL2, 250GB HDD, XP Pro. It's running the smaller monitor.
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The Dell T550 driving that CRT has a 900MHz P3, Voodoo3-3000 AGP card, 384MB of RAM, and Win98SE. The cardboard PC is my DOS machine.
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Yup, another closet invaded by computers.
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More parts and an old Mac SE:
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A random laptop:
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P6 chip. Triple the speed of the Pentium.
Tualatin: PIII-S @ 1628 MHz | QDI Advance 12T | 2GB DDR-310 | 6800GT | X-Fi | 500GB HDD | 3DMark01: 14,059
Dothan: PM @ 2720 MHz | MSI Speedster FA4 | 2GB DDR2-544 | GTX-280 | X-Fi | 500GB SSD | 3DMark01: 42,148

Reply 416 of 1992, by Half-Saint

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bristlehog wrote:
Half-Saint wrote:

Here's my workdesk at the office:

It's a tight crop because there's a ton of sh*t around 😉

What kind of laptop is that?

It's a HP ProBook 4740s (i5, 6GB RAM, 750GB HDD, Radeon gfx).

And here's what I think by "too much stuff in the office":
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Reply 417 of 1992, by Standard Def Steve

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bushwack wrote:

Nice looking areas, but why is the good chair with the laptop? 🤣

Because it's not as comfortable as it looks. A toilet is a better office chair than that thing. 😲

P6 chip. Triple the speed of the Pentium.
Tualatin: PIII-S @ 1628 MHz | QDI Advance 12T | 2GB DDR-310 | 6800GT | X-Fi | 500GB HDD | 3DMark01: 14,059
Dothan: PM @ 2720 MHz | MSI Speedster FA4 | 2GB DDR2-544 | GTX-280 | X-Fi | 500GB SSD | 3DMark01: 42,148

Reply 418 of 1992, by RacoonRider

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My computing area 3 years ago, when I was still living with my mother:
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My computing area now:
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btw, the same topic on a Russian retrocomputing forum: http://www.phantom.sannata.ru/forum/index.php … um_view&o=&st=0

Reply 419 of 1992, by zstandig

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That's my room. The computer is around 9 years old and I use it everyday.

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