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Reply 2020 of 2032, by X86

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gerry wrote on 2022-11-24, 16:50:
X86 wrote on 2022-11-23, 18:57:

My computing area. Just moved into a new house. Can display my collection a little better now. Even had enough room in the closet of this room to set up a small tech station area that i have always wanted.

very nice set up

does having games on display inspire you to play them?

Yes it does for sure ! I've seen a lot of people collect big box games and store them spine out . Makes it hard to see what you really own.I feel having them face out gives me more of a reminder of going to my local electronics store and to buy a game. Seeing the cover art is a bonus. Some of the big boxes are stacked a few games deep so I will just rearrange them if I want to see something different 🤣.

Reply 2021 of 2032, by X86

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Sombrero wrote on 2022-11-23, 20:36:
X86 wrote on 2022-11-23, 18:57:

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Killerdoge ready to rip and tear anyone who would even think stealing the biggest treasure of the shelf: South Park!

Never before seen the big box PC release of it, I bet it's so delightfully awful that now I kinda want one 😀

The south park game is actually pretty good ! Childhood game for me. It's an easy play. Only seems to work well on older hardware. Not a problem as I have 3 different voodoo rigs I can swap out to have some fun lan party action in multi player mode

Reply 2022 of 2032, by X86

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andre_6 wrote on 2022-11-24, 15:48:
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My computing area. Just moved into a new house. Can display my collection a little better now. Even had enough room in the closet of this room to set up a small tech station area that i have always wanted.

Hello, could you please tell me the specific model of the beige CRT on the left of your first picture? I suspect it was the one my father had, I've been trying to find it for a long time. Lovely setup by the way. Thanks in advance!

It is a Samsung sync master 900nf

Reply 2023 of 2032, by andre_6

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X86 wrote on 2022-11-25, 01:08:
andre_6 wrote on 2022-11-24, 15:48:
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My computing area. Just moved into a new house. Can display my collection a little better now. Even had enough room in the closet of this room to set up a small tech station area that i have always wanted.

Hello, could you please tell me the specific model of the beige CRT on the left of your first picture? I suspect it was the one my father had, I've been trying to find it for a long time. Lovely setup by the way. Thanks in advance!

It is a Samsung sync master 900nf

Appreciate it, thanks. Doesn't look like it, shame, will be on the lookout though. Unfortunately it's the only picture that I have

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Reply 2024 of 2032, by chinny22

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Bit of a tidy up yesterday so took advantage and grabbed a few pics of our setup for roughly the last 12 months.

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Wife gets the side of the room , the desk with the Mac is hers, My side is a little more...cluttered.

My desk has a work hand me down HP 840 G4 which is what I use when working from home attached to all 3 screens via a docking station it shares with my "personal" HP 840 G2
3 Elite Display E201 monitors, chosen due to their inputs. All 3 VGA's go to KVM's, DVI's go direct to certain PC's as a 2nd monitor, 2 DP's go direct to the docking station.
Dell Ultrascan 14" CRT also attached to a KVM, if I flip up the screen in front I can see the CRT ok but far from ideal. This takes care of anything below 800x600 which the modern screens struggle with.
All hooked upto the Logitech Z5500 speakers via a 3.5mm cable manually moved between PC's or optic switch box for the few PC's that support it.

The rack as I call it
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Top shelf left to right.
LGA775 based PC -Future project. Socket 7 PC that seems to like blowing PSU's -Future project. 5x86 hooked up to the CRT
2nd shelf from the top
Slot A/ 3dFX Banchee 9x PC. 2nd HP xw8600 -Future project. Duel PPro NT3.51 "server"
3rd shelf
Dell Slot1 1Ghz, GF4 ti4600+ Voodoo 3 2000 PCI, Win9x. Dell S370, Matrox Mystique parts build. Dell T5500 Duel CPU Win7 Game PC.
Bottom Shelf
Mac G4 with OS9 and 10. HP xw8600, Duel CPU, x2 Radeon HD 4890 in crossfire, WinXP. HP XW6200 Duel CPU Win2k Server build.
Between the "rack" and wall top to bottom
LGA775, GF GTX590 Main XP rig. S478 GF6800 Ultra Win98/XP build. Proliant 1600 Duel P3 NT4 server.

Opposite the rack is storage of stuff I'd prefur with me rather then the storage unit as well as 2 rack servers.
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Hidden in the corner is a Dell Poweredge upgraded to Max CPU's and Ram running Win2k and storage for "retro files"
Under the printer is a Poweredge R210 running Win 2003 with more important files, music, photos, etc

This is the first time I've used the shelf setup, in the last house I would have 1 row of PC's sitting onto of another. This is working well and makes cable tracking slightly easier.
Each shelf has a Powerstrip, although these do come off 2 main strips that plug into the wall. Not great but as its rare then more then 3 PC's will be turned on at once I doubt I'll overload anything.
Network is a bit of a mess with the switch sitting onto of the 2 P3 Dells cables can fall down and get tangled and disappear out of reach. Long term would be nice to have something like a patch panel running along the side.

All the different screens and inputs gets confusing thats why I've had t put labels on telling me which KVM the screen is attached to and whats attached to that KVM

Reply 2026 of 2032, by Chnpp00

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Welp - I haven't posted here in what feels like about a million years. So here's one of my little setups. From closest to furthest.

Dell Precision 360 - Pentium 4 3.2 HT, 2Gb DDR, ATi FireGL X1-256. Window XP Pro

Lenovo Thinkpad T61 - Core 2 Duo T7500, 4Gb DDR2, Nvidia NVS 140 Mobile. Windows Vista Business

My Ultimate Early 2007 Build - AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+, 2Gb DDR2, Nvidia Quadro FX4600. Windows Vista Ultimate

My Ultimate Early 2008 Build - AMD Phenom X4 9750, 4Gb DDR2, ATi FireGL V7700. Windows 7 Ultimate

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Reply 2027 of 2032, by robertmo2

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Standard Def Steve wrote on 2022-10-10, 18:48:
My favourite spot for fall DOS gaming is right under this Ohio Buckeye, especially on a holiday morning like today. I always get […]
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My favourite spot for fall DOS gaming is right under this Ohio Buckeye, especially on a holiday morning like today. I always get a kind of neat feeling bringing out a mug of cocoa & playing DOS games out here as the sun rises. This morning, the tree happened to shed half its weight; the golden leaves gently landing on me, my keyboard, and the laptop screen just made playing The Legend of Kyrandia an almost surreal experience!
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If you ever wondered how the big tree animation would look like in 3D:
https://youtu.be/1_zlT1SB-sE?t=94

Reply 2028 of 2032, by Irinikus

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I'm currently installing software on my custom painted Silicon Graphics Onyx2 Infinite Reality 4 system (The best graphics system that SGI produced, the graphics system alone costing somewhere in the region of $200,000 in 2003!!!)

I know it's not a PC (It's a graphical super computer), but just thought that I'd post this picture here to maybe spark a little interest in such things over here:

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Excuse all the wires!!!

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Reply 2029 of 2032, by liqmat

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Irinikus wrote on 2022-12-22, 18:55:
I'm currently installing software on my custom painted Silicon Graphics Onyx2 Infinite Reality 4 system (The best graphics syste […]
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I'm currently installing software on my custom painted Silicon Graphics Onyx2 Infinite Reality 4 system (The best graphics system that SGI produced, the graphics system alone costing somewhere in the region of $200,000 in 2003!!!)

I know it's not a PC (It's a graphical super computer), but just thought that I'd post this picture here to maybe spark a little interest in such things over here:

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Excuse all the wires!!!

oBLY6Du.jpg

So glad to see people preserving SGI systems. My wife worked on SGI systems throughout the 1990s when she was in animation/film school. She had a good laugh one time when they tried to convince students to buy SGI workstations for 8K a pop so they could work from home. Like students can afford that on top of student loans. We're so spoiled nowadays with cheap multi core systems that run rings around those systems.

Reply 2030 of 2032, by appiah4

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That OS Desktop on the SGI looks suspiciously similar to OS/2 Warp 4..

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Reply 2031 of 2032, by Irinikus

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liqmat wrote on 2022-12-22, 19:03:

So glad to see people preserving SGI systems. My wife worked on SGI systems throughout the 1990s when she was in animation/film school. She had a good laugh one time when they tried to convince students to buy SGI workstations for 8K a pop so they could work from home. Like students can afford that on top of student loans. We're so spoiled nowadays with cheap multi core systems that run rings around those systems.

Cool!

There's quite a large community that still runs these system! 😀

The reasonably high cost of a decent SGI system at the present time probably makes it quite difficult of most to get into playing around with them! (Which is a great pity, as they're incredibly interesting!)

Here's the Infinite Reality 3 graphics system that I pulled from this Onyx2 before installing the Infinite Reality 4 system (This is this systems old "graphics card"!!!!)

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Reply 2032 of 2032, by Irinikus

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appiah4 wrote on 2022-12-23, 07:22:

That OS Desktop on the SGI looks suspiciously similar to OS/2 Warp 4..

The operating systems SGI's version of the unix v operating system called IRIX!

It's one of the most solid OS's that I've used!

Its only current weak-point in my opinion is that there isn't an up to date web browser available for it!

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