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post up pics of your "computing area"

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Reply 1860 of 2232, by badmojo

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babtras wrote on 2021-07-09, 07:59:

Shared this awhile ago on reddit. It's still defying gravity just fine.

No offense to the craftsman but I wouldn't be able to relax sitting under that lot 😬

Life? Don't talk to me about life.

Reply 1861 of 2232, by babtras

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appiah4 wrote on 2021-07-09, 09:02:

not only is it tiny but it's also overcrowded and messy as fuck. FML

Messy AF is the natural state of my office. My pic is not an accurate reflection of normal circumstances.

I sympathize with the space issue. It is unfortunate that retro computing hobbies consume so much space. Emulators just aren't the same.

Reply 1862 of 2232, by babtras

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badmojo wrote on 2021-07-09, 10:41:

No offense to the craftsman but I wouldn't be able to relax sitting under that lot 😬

I wonder, if many-universes theory is correct, in what percentage of alternate universes I've been crushed under a pile of retro computers. Good way to go I suppose.

Reply 1864 of 2232, by Dimitris1980

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My playroom

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- Macintosh LC475, Powerbook 540c, Macintosh Performa 6116CD, Power Macintosh G3 Minitower (x2), Imac G3, Powermac G4 MDD, Powermac G5, Imac Mid 2007
- Cyrix 120
- Amiga 500, Amiga 1200
- Atari 1040 STF
- Roland MT32, CM64, CM500, SC55, SC88, Yamaha MU50

Reply 1865 of 2232, by DaveJustDave

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Dimitris1980 wrote on 2021-07-29, 18:38:

My playroom

forget the macs, lets see the dolls! 😉

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 1867 of 2232, by Dimitris1980

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lackofpatience wrote on 2021-07-30, 04:09:
Dimitris1980 wrote on 2021-07-29, 18:38:

My playroom

Is that a Mac LC3?

It is the Macintosh LC475 😀

- Macintosh LC475, Powerbook 540c, Macintosh Performa 6116CD, Power Macintosh G3 Minitower (x2), Imac G3, Powermac G4 MDD, Powermac G5, Imac Mid 2007
- Cyrix 120
- Amiga 500, Amiga 1200
- Atari 1040 STF
- Roland MT32, CM64, CM500, SC55, SC88, Yamaha MU50

Reply 1868 of 2232, by Dimitris1980

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DaveJustDave wrote on 2021-07-29, 22:37:
Dimitris1980 wrote on 2021-07-29, 18:38:

My playroom

forget the macs, lets see the dolls! 😉

Haha! there are over 70 pcs!!!

- Macintosh LC475, Powerbook 540c, Macintosh Performa 6116CD, Power Macintosh G3 Minitower (x2), Imac G3, Powermac G4 MDD, Powermac G5, Imac Mid 2007
- Cyrix 120
- Amiga 500, Amiga 1200
- Atari 1040 STF
- Roland MT32, CM64, CM500, SC55, SC88, Yamaha MU50

Reply 1869 of 2232, by gerry

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RetroSilicon wrote on 2021-07-16, 18:34:
A work in progress... https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/783768339650445372/865414899025969192/IMG_20210714_235815.jpg […]
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A work in progress...
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such good beigeness! 😀 looks like a good set up and enjoyed the double keyboard / double mouse - i do that too!

Reply 1870 of 2232, by GuillermoXT

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Dimitris1980 wrote on 2021-07-29, 18:38:

My playroom

WOW that midi mountain 🤩

My Retrosystems:
PIII on GA-6BA running Win98SE
AMD K6 233 on GA-586HX with Win95
Tandon 286-8MHZ Running DOS 6.22 on XTIDE-CF
M326 486DLC + 4c87dlc (Dos+Win3.11)
ECS UM4980 AMD DX2 80 5V (Dos & Win3.11)

Reply 1872 of 2232, by Dimitris1980

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My updated midi tower 😀

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- Macintosh LC475, Powerbook 540c, Macintosh Performa 6116CD, Power Macintosh G3 Minitower (x2), Imac G3, Powermac G4 MDD, Powermac G5, Imac Mid 2007
- Cyrix 120
- Amiga 500, Amiga 1200
- Atari 1040 STF
- Roland MT32, CM64, CM500, SC55, SC88, Yamaha MU50

Reply 1873 of 2232, by EddieHimself

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Hello everyone, new user here.

My computer area. I consolidated my workbench/Mid-2000s area in with my late 1990s area; they were previously in different rooms. The pine desk was a deliberate purchase from a thrift store to get that 1990s vibe (I picked up the iMac-style CD holder and the chair at the same time). Likewise, the other desk is a similar setup to what I had back in 2008 as a teenager and didn't have money for such frivolities as proper furniture. I'm selling the two PCs on top of that pile of 4 on the left. The globe has been more or less continually lit (save having to reset my internet powerline adaptor) for over a month, and is a 1990s model. You can tell, because the Czech Republic had separated from Slovakia, but the Democratic Republic of the Congo was still called Zaïre. So, that means it has to date from some time between 1992 and '97. I've got big boxes for all the Tomb Raider games that had them, the first three being the "Premier Collection" re-releases with bonus levels. These are the same as the US-released "Gold" versions of the games that came in those trapezoid boxes that Eidos of America liked so much, but here in Europe we got boring old box-shaped boxes :3. With the Lian-Li PC being out of action while I try to find a suitable mid-2000s system to put in there, I've got my Woodgrain 486 setup in that area, and I've been playing some Doom on it.

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Reply 1875 of 2232, by GuillermoXT

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GuillermoXT wrote on 2021-07-07, 21:33:
On the top the same case my father had back in the day with P200mmx (Win95) - My setup is a little bit different (K6-2 +, Win98 […]
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Dusko wrote on 2021-07-07, 04:39:
GuillermoXT wrote on 2021-07-01, 18:51:

Yay i have the same case like yours on the bottom right but with only space for two 5.25 drives 🙂👍

Nice!, I got it not long ago, it was only the case, I'm building a P133 with it to run d0s and win 3.11. The one on the desk is a 486 DX2 66MHz, I love that one, it's my favorite. I also have a P233 MMX for win 95 and a P3-1GHz for win 98 that it's coming in the mail sometime next week. 👍

On the top the same case my father had back in the day with P200mmx (Win95) - My setup is a little bit different (K6-2 +, Win98SE)😉
On the bottom the Bigtower Edition (P133, Win3.11)
i got from an older man who was about to throw it away but he let me take it with me 😊🙏
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Much better now🙂

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My Retrosystems:
PIII on GA-6BA running Win98SE
AMD K6 233 on GA-586HX with Win95
Tandon 286-8MHZ Running DOS 6.22 on XTIDE-CF
M326 486DLC + 4c87dlc (Dos+Win3.11)
ECS UM4980 AMD DX2 80 5V (Dos & Win3.11)

Reply 1876 of 2232, by LHN91

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Finally did a decent clean and organize of my Retro-Lan area. Still need to organize the cables under the desks (That's still quite the nightmare of wires) but I cleaned the desk tops, the KBs/Mice/Screens, and put the shelving up on the wall - and I put most of my joysticks up on top, which I think looks good.

Now if only I knew enough people locally to do a proper LAN party..... my wife's family like to play a few games, but only very specific ones and I'd like to branch out to some of my childhood faves...

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Reply 1877 of 2232, by gerry

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LHN91 wrote on 2021-09-05, 21:56:

Finally did a decent clean and organize of my Retro-Lan area. Still need to organize the cables under the desks (That's still quite the nightmare of wires) but I cleaned the desk tops, the KBs/Mice/Screens, and put the shelving up on the wall - and I put most of my joysticks up on top, which I think looks good.

Now if only I knew enough people locally to do a proper LAN party..... my wife's family like to play a few games, but only very specific ones and I'd like to branch out to some of my childhood faves...

IMG_20210905_174131.jpg

this room is great, it's professional looking, and will also serve as a coordination centre for a group of survivors in a post apocalyptic zombie scenario!

Reply 1878 of 2232, by LHN91

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gerry wrote on 2021-09-06, 08:19:
LHN91 wrote on 2021-09-05, 21:56:

Finally did a decent clean and organize of my Retro-Lan area. Still need to organize the cables under the desks (That's still quite the nightmare of wires) but I cleaned the desk tops, the KBs/Mice/Screens, and put the shelving up on the wall - and I put most of my joysticks up on top, which I think looks good.

Now if only I knew enough people locally to do a proper LAN party..... my wife's family like to play a few games, but only very specific ones and I'd like to branch out to some of my childhood faves...

IMG_20210905_174131.jpg

this room is great, it's professional looking, and will also serve as a coordination centre for a group of survivors in a post apocalyptic zombie scenario!

It's also like 10 minutes from the nearest town and on the property of an old fighter pilot training airport, with all the hangars still intact! So actually it probably would be a good zombie post-apocalypse command center!

Edit: I will say that I'm definitely not hoarding terribly desirable hardware to have this set up..... there's 4 P4's, 2 A64-Semprons, 1 AXP, and 1 P3-800, mostly with Radeon 9250's (a couple PCI for machines with no AGP) and GeForce FX 5200's and whatever PCI sound cards I had on hand, if the onboard didn't work. They work great for most things that run well on 98SE/ME up to 1024x768 which is really all that matters for this setup.

Reply 1879 of 2232, by dizzydevil

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LHN91 wrote on 2021-09-05, 21:56:

Finally did a decent clean and organize of my Retro-Lan area.

Hey!
I love your entertainment room.
I have something similar for 5-6 computers, I will take a photo a little later.