So i've read you like old computers, and since i've used the help on this forum to put my babies together, i might as well treat your eyes with these pics. I humbly present you my gaming room:
(This is the "retro" side of the room, so to speak. There's still a lot of work to do, but almost the 80%, at least, is done.)
This should be the main view. Some cheap Trust speakers, a cheap 10 button joystick, a regular 3 button Logitech mouse, a regular AT keyboard, a 4 button gamepad (despite of it's looks), and the crown jewels: What i consider one of the best CRT monitors ever made; a 17 inch AOC 7VLr. And one of the most robust mechanical (arguable) keyboards still working to this day; from 1991, an IBM Model M (Spanish ISO) bolt-modded (it's on the tray below the table, i promise. 🤣).
The laptop is a Dell Latitude L400, model PP01S. A Pentium 3 700MHz, 256MB of RAM.
Rescued from the trash on a rainy night (no dramatization, it actually happened), a Pentium 100, 16MB, and a Sound Blaster 16. It has Windows 98 SE in a 2GB Compact Flash but i'm planning on going full Ms-DOS on this system, but i had problems in the past, so i'll need some time. (I had to replace the disk reader because it wasn't working. I want to repair it because it has the super cool Creative logo in the tray plate.)
On the other side of the table, this cool looking beefy punk housing a Pentium 4, 512MB of RAM and an ATI 9600 video card to run some of the most demanding games from the Windows 98 era. As you'll se later i don't need console emulators, but that joystick comes in a hell of a handy with the MAME32. (I was building it with a P3 motherboard but the AGP port was incompatible with the ATI 9600. I searched for a compatible board but they are quite expensive. I might replace the noisy CPU fan and stick with this one. I don't know.)
And finally, and although i feel i'm flexing a little bit here, The Pentium 4 system is connected via S-Video to this massive 30 inch CRT tv (alongside these other systems i will not bother commenting on, since they're not computers, and to minimize the flex.)
I hope you enjoyed the pics as i enjoyed others' works. Feel free to ask or DM anything, you're very welcome. As i said, i'm planning on changing some stuff, but i'm enjoying this room and every system on it, as it is something that i always wanted to build.