First post, by blackmasked
I am sure this subject may upset some of you, but this whole thing has been bothering me for quite a while and I really want to know how you guys feel about it.
My retro adventure started few years ago with a single build that I ended up doing due to nostalgia.
Fast forward few years and the hardware keeps piling up. Multiple computer builds, sound cards, graphics cards, boxed games, you name it. I try to convince myself that at least I use the stuff I buy, and I don't simply pile it up for the sake of piling up. I don't have a basement full of all this junk or a storage unit somewhere, therefore I am not as bad as others. I guess most of us treat it as a hobby, but sometimes it feels like something more sinister, an addiction, maybe a compulsive hoarding disorder.
Sometimes I feel like dumping all the hardware I gathered over the years and maybe keeping a single build. I don't have as much time for my retro related activities as I used to, it takes up a lot of storage, etc. Question is would parting with it all make me feel better or worse?
What is your experience? Do you try to control your urges somehow? Do you set yourself weekly/monthly limits? 😀
DOS build: Gigabyte GA-586T2, P200 MMX, 64MB RAM, Tseng ET6000 4MB, Sound Blaster AWE64 Gold, Roland SC-55mkII, Yamaha MU-80
98SE build: MSI MS-6163 Pro, PIII 650MHz, 256MB RAM, Voodoo3 3000, Sound Blaster Live! 5.1 Platinum, Yamaha SW1000XG