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post up pics of your "computing area"

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Reply 1780 of 1809, by DundyTheCroc

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At work we have a storage/working room, most of computers and other hardware are old and ready for recycling. Of course, I had opened every single PC and grab what can be used 😀

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Reply 1782 of 1809, by mbliss11

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Just moved and got my office all set up:

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Work from home and modern workstation on the right and retro setups on the left

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CRT and keyboard and mouse setup for my retro rigs

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Left Top is 486 100mhz
Top Right SS7 K6-3+ Voodoo3
Middle Horizontal is K6-2+ build need to do some more work on
Bottom is my Socket 5 200mmx Overdrive DOS and WIndows95 Machine

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P3 1.4 Tualitan build with 4200ti and WIndows98

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Modern Rig Razerblade Stealth 2020 3060ti in EGPU Enclosure with 29inch 2560x1080 LG Monitor

So far working out ok I can research and download files on my modern system and then swivel 180 and fiddle with my retrobuilds. I have a VGA switcher on the CRT setup that is also connected to a HDMI to VGA adapter that I hook up my C64 Maxi to and play around with learning 8bit computing. Right now I am working on restoring an old Dell Inspiron 1501 laptop I have had since college that has been through a dozen moves.

Reply 1783 of 1809, by kolderman

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mbliss11 wrote on 2021-04-09, 22:21:
Left Top is 486 100mhz Top Right SS7 K6-3+ Voodoo3 Middle Horizontal is K6-2+ build need to do some more work on Bottom is my S […]
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Left Top is 486 100mhz
Top Right SS7 K6-3+ Voodoo3
Middle Horizontal is K6-2+ build need to do some more work on
Bottom is my Socket 5 200mmx Overdrive DOS and WIndows95 Machine

That's what I call a computer tower!

Reply 1786 of 1809, by vutt

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Well it's more like hobby area.
I guess if one is into retro gear then hobby electronics knowledge can only be beneficial.

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Extra points for those who can spot relevant message 😀

Reply 1787 of 1809, by mbliss11

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MMaximus wrote on 2021-04-10, 06:37:
Warlord wrote on 2021-04-10, 01:21:

I have that exact keyboard tray. I rather like it.

It does look quite nice. Do you know if it's still produced?

Yea! You can snag it at Amazon here is the link:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00A3YX582/ … 0?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I had first opted for an under the tabletop keyboard tray but the model m was too thick and wouldn't fit so I got this instead. My other desk/bench at my old place was much deeper but had to make some compromises with the new office. It is solid and really nice I like it

Reply 1788 of 1809, by liqmat

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vutt wrote on 2021-04-10, 08:42:
Well it's more like hobby area. I guess if one is into retro gear then hobby electronics knowledge can only be beneficial. […]
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Well it's more like hobby area.
I guess if one is into retro gear then hobby electronics knowledge can only be beneficial.

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Extra points for those who can spot relevant message 😀

I hear the muffled cries with 3Dfx tears from that poor card stuck in the plastic bin. I mean really man, have you even fed it lately? It's starving. 😉

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Reply 1790 of 1809, by liqmat

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vutt wrote on 2021-04-10, 13:19:

I should have been more sensitive indeed. Should have blurred it off 😉
Unfortunately that card is completely busted with some main chips legs cleanly broken off. I'm keeping it for spare parts.

Ha! Well, we can't save them all. At least it's an organ donor.

Reply 1791 of 1809, by ildonaldo

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I've split my computing area.

a) my (home)office with my working PCs and a place for the current favourite of my retro machines (at the moment my "Freespace Battle Station", on the right).

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b) my "storage space" in the cellar were my retro machines hibernate and where the Workbench is (for fixing and maintenance).

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For my builds it's "no CF-disks, no Floppy emulators, no modern cases etc.", only the real and authentic stuff whenever possible/sensible/affordable.

Reply 1792 of 1809, by paprika

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Even your storage b) is way more orderly than my clean home office space a).

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Computers and stuff at my YouTube Channel

Reply 1793 of 1809, by chrismeyer6

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ildonaldo wrote on 2021-04-12, 14:41:
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I've split my computing area.

a) my (home)office with my working PCs and a place for the current favourite of my retro machines (at the moment my "Freespace Battle Station", on the right).
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b) my "storage space" in the cellar were my retro machines hibernate and where the Workbench is (for fixing and maintenance).
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You have a very nice computing area it's really clean and very well lit. That desk is really nice I like it.

Reply 1794 of 1809, by ildonaldo

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chrismeyer6 wrote on 2021-04-12, 15:09:

You have a very nice computing area it's really clean and very well lit. That desk is really nice I like it.

Ohh, I am no saint - due to corona, we finially managed to tidy up the cellar (hooray!)
and intentionally I didn't shoot any pic of the workbench 😉

For my builds it's "no CF-disks, no Floppy emulators, no modern cases etc.", only the real and authentic stuff whenever possible/sensible/affordable.

Reply 1795 of 1809, by Stiletto

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liqmat wrote on 2021-04-10, 12:49:
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Hilarious! 😁

"I see a little silhouette-o of a man, Scaramouche, Scaramouche, will you
do the Fandango!" - Queen

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Reply 1796 of 1809, by johnvosh

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Good day! New to the forum and thought I would start off by showing my computing area. I have two monitors and the TV connect to my main W10 machine and then the BenQ is connected to my Win XP PC's.

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Reply 1797 of 1809, by chrismeyer6

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You have a really nice setup! And boy seeing those Athlon XP boxes takes me back to middle school. It's been a long time since I've seen one of those boxes.

Reply 1798 of 1809, by johnvosh

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chrismeyer6 wrote on 2021-04-26, 23:52:

You have a really nice setup! And boy seeing those Athlon XP boxes takes me back to middle school. It's been a long time since I've seen one of those boxes.

Thanks! I do have more old CPU boxes, they are just hidden. I think I do still have an AMD Duron retail package as well. Those are hard to find.