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post up pics of your "computing area"

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Reply 1220 of 2025, by harddrivespin

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My setup as of January 1st 2019:

Not the most impressive thing in the world but I like nonetheless.

On the left is my main machine (A Packard Bell iStart 1360 running Windows 7) and on the right is my Compaq machine for all things Win98. I also prefer CRTs to LCDs, hence why there are no LCDs to be seen in my setup.

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Reply 1221 of 2025, by Salient

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My setup on october 2018, still quite the same except for an additional Pentium 200 MMX + a lot of extra MIDI modules. 😀

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Reply 1222 of 2025, by MMaximus

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Salient wrote:

My setup on october 2018, still quite the same except for an additional Pentium 200 MMX + a lot of extra MIDI modules. 😀

Nice room! Is this an Antec Sonata under the desk?

Nice TR-8 and TB-3 setup as well 😀

Reply 1223 of 2025, by Salient

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MMaximus wrote:

Nice room! Is this an Antec Sonata under the desk?

Nice TR-8 and TB-3 setup as well 😀

Yep, it's an antec sonata piano black. 😀

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Reply 1224 of 2025, by DaveJustDave

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cleaned up a bit, here's mine. Like some of you, i just don't have enough space so every quarter or so i rotate machines. Maybe this spring I'll load up all the commodores!

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I have no clue what I'm doing! If you want to watch me fumble through all my retro projects, you can watch here: https://www.youtube.com/user/MrDavejustdave

Reply 1226 of 2025, by keropi

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damn I am envious of both Salient and DaveJust Dave 🤣 🤣 🤣

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Reply 1227 of 2025, by JonathonWyble

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Guess I'm a little late for the party, but I guess I can show off my setup. Well, here it is...

Main setup (full view)
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Yes, I have a line of light tape going around the edges of my desk. I can actually change its colors using a little remote, but I chose blue lighting for that picture. My desk contains the monitor for my desktop, my 32" LCD TV, and my laptop. I like to keep my setup clean from a bunch of papers and stuff like that.

Main PC (my desktop)
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My TV
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I know, it does seem uncommon to have a TV on your desk 🤣

The second part of my desk
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Yes, I have one of those "L-shaped" desks

The table for my older PC
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Not a very flattering setup, but it seems beneficial for a PC that's not my every-day piece of hardware.

Another desk for another PC I have
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My network (because why not)
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I'm more of a modern technology kind of person more than a retro tech kind of person, but I do have a tiny bit of interest in older computers.

1998 Pentium II build

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Reply 1229 of 2025, by JonathonWyble

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oeuvre wrote:

is that light tape RGB?

I don't know, but it could be. I control the lighting with a remote that has most of the colors you can find in the color spectrum, such as from blue to purple, from green to light turquoise, and from red to yellow.

1998 Pentium II build

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Reply 1233 of 2025, by dkarguth

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To my own shame, here's my setup. This is what it looks like when you actually do work in a office 🤣 (totally not just making excuses for my lack of motivation to clean)

IBM XT, Original 10MB HDD with the original installation of DOS, a Hercules graphics adapter, Ungermann Bass Ethernet card, and 5151 monitor.
Amiga 2000HD, 68030? accelerator card, Video Toaster 4000, PC XT bridge card.
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Newly built 286 machine, 12 MHZ, 1 MB of RAM, IBM CGA adapter, MediaVision Pro Audio Spectrum 16, Intel Etherlink 16, and 1.2 GB HDD.
Commodore 1084, main display, and commodore 1801 used for video toaster editing.
On the right I have the HP 16702a and 16500b logic analysis systems, used for debugging nonfunctional motherboards.
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Windows XP machine, core 2 duo, 3 GB RAM and a crap ton of HDDs. It's my archive machine.
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HP 1741A Analog Storage scope, tek CFG253 func gen, HP 1600a and 1607a logic analyzers, and HP 3760A serial data generator. All used for debugging temperamental old electronics.
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now that I see this in pictures, need to clean it up. Maybe I'll post an after picture once It's spotless. That might take a few years, though. Once I get finished building my new lab this place will be a lot cleaner.

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Reply 1234 of 2025, by buckeye

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Clean it up? Naw, that's a "thinking man's desk"!!!

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Reply 1235 of 2025, by MusicallyInspired

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Updated setup.

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Reply 1236 of 2025, by SpectriaForce

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dkarguth wrote:

Newly built 286 machine, 12 MHZ, 1 MB of RAM, IBM CGA adapter, MediaVision Pro Audio Spectrum 16, Intel Etherlink 16, and 1.2 GB HDD.

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Reply 1238 of 2025, by Anaxagoras

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I love to see other desks 😊

Yesterday I cleaned up my desk too 😀

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I don't know if this question was asked before... Do you move, change or replace, your computers in work area frequently?

That is what happens to me. 😦

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Reply 1239 of 2025, by meljor

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Anaxagoras wrote:
I love to see other desks :blush: […]
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I love to see other desks 😊

Yesterday I cleaned up my desk too 😀

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I don't know if this question was asked before... Do you move, change or replace, your computers in work area frequently?

That is what happens to me. 😦

Well, I'm in the middle of moving from one room to another thanks to my sometimes loud neighbours, so I needed the room to get some better sleep at night.
I can tell you, It's no fun! Again I see that I have wayyyyyy to much stuff and I really need to move some of it (again, it keeps growing on me) and make some choices. It is a lot of work to move it all and making good use of the space I have.

When done I will post some pics.

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