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Your recent acquisitions, or what retro have you bought lately?

Discussion in 'Retro & Arcade' started by power, Feb 20, 2011.

  1. WuZMoT

    WuZMoT Member

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    Amusing realisation: my XB1 only has a 500GB HDD and my PS4 only has a 500GB SSD.

    I'll have to have a proper dig through the box, I think by the time I was using 500GB drives back in the day I had moved 100% to SATA.
     
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  2. FIREWIRE1394

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    for me personally, by the time I got to 80GB I was using SATA 100%, but you get given stuff and have to work on old stuff all the time, so I've accumulated a lot of larger, older drives over the years.
    And when you think about your PS4 or Xbone (I have a 500GB XBONE S and 1TB PS4 Pro myself) 500GB is what 5? games.. or 3 with 20-50GB updates... (Don't even get me started on fucking updates)

    Worst case for an Xbox is a dual layer DVD... 8.5GB x 20 games is 170GB. and I'm sure a lot of games came on single layer discs.
    Even a 320GB HDD for an xbox is MASSIVE...

    If you're after multiplayer, be sure to get a game called mashed.. It's like a modern day Micro Machines on crack, and literally the only thing I miss about having an OG Xbox.. I love that game
     
  3. WuZMoT

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    Will add Mashed to list to check out. I've managed to revive the dead HDD unit by building a new HDD with Hexen boot disc and unlocking it in the other one so pretty stoked with that (just the 80GB for testing and figuring everything out).

    You're right, chip = instant flexibility with recovery. Don't know what I would have done otherwise, goddamn eeprom locking.

    I've had a weekend of rapid self education on this system but I think I've got my head around most of it now. Keen to get XBMC4Gamers going as that dash just looks ridiculously good.
     
  4. Vanne

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    Just bought a new CRT TV for some gaming goodness..

    Lg 29FU6RS

    29 inch, one of the last before the LCD plague started. It has all the functions for gaming to turn off all the shit. Only thing it hasn't got is Scart in. :( Aside from that it has the whole shebang.

    29 inch hopefully big enough not to be squinting at the screen.
     
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  5. Vanne

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    And here she is .. bloody heavy..

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    Pls don't mind the mess, just fed the kids.

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    Even came with the original box.

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    And best of all... It works..
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    Gotta grab my N64.. wait up..

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    Bloody amazing!!!!
     
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  6. WuZMoT

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    Looks great, I have a 'narrow' LG tube like that and its picture is awful :(. Useful for 15khz desktop configuring though (don't care if i overdrive it)
     
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  7. Vanne

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    yeah this one is pretty good, nice and sharp. Looks ugly as hell though, my missus complains everytime she lays eyes on the bloody thing. Gotta find a good spot for it where its out of the main view of the eyes when going up the stairs.

    Got my 2nd HD3850, but its loud as hell!!! so i bought a NIB Ati FireGL X3-256.
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    works a trteat. nice and quiet and up for the task. 256MB on this puppy.
     
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    nice CRT dude, good find.

    how are you finding it?
     
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  9. WuZMoT

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    if you can fit a CRT in a built in wardrobe it's great... IF.
     
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  10. Vanne

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    Love it!! It makes Turok playable again, but I gotta admit.. if you have a good component cable, going into the retrotink, then it's pretty close. I mean the CRT is sharper, but the retrotink/component cable does a
    Pretty damn good job.

    The biggest difference so far for me is on the SNES, it's a world of difference. Brings DK country back to life and playable. But the thing is bloody huge. Would be perfect in a games room (which I don't have) ..

    It also makes me realize what an awesome job the guys have done with the Mister cores. Just amazing.
     
  11. adz

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    My Gotek arrived, looks like I'll be dismantling the A600 this weekend!
     
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  12. mR_CaESaR

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    Copied from the retro activity thread..

    So I caved and used some of the tax return on 3x stools from rancor!

    I couldn't understand what the fuss was about, but after using it for an hour... I can now understand. Yes they weren't cheap, but they're definitely worth it if you're going to be spending some time on a cab!

    Would I buy more? Most likely.

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    And for some sh*ts and giggles, I got some capcom tokens which I've loaded up into the astro city so the cps2 multi is now accepting Capcom tokens! Now I just need some Sega ashtrays to put the tokens in.

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  13. elvis

    elvis Old school old fool

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    Where do I get me some of these sweet candies?
     
  14. mR_CaESaR

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    Got them from the guy I bought the stools from. Unfortunately he doesn't have any more :(

    I want more too! They're bloody awesome :)
     
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  15. zebu

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    Went to the local sunday markets this morning to get eggs and rhubarb.
    A guy who is there regularly and has a big stall of random stuff was selling these for $10 each


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  16. qwertylesh

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    God damn dude what a bargain :shock:
     
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  17. Pierre32

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    It's been a bit of a month.

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    More info on the Compaq (3rd pic) over in the work logs forum. The Pentium will get a thread at some point.
     
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  18. Scootre

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    Doing a cleanup, found four Honeywell "Made in Mexico" clickety AT keyboards. Oh the memories. Loved those keyboards. Mac user these days. Hate the feel of their keyboards.
     
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  19. Pierre32

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    Like this?

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    Even for non-mechs there's a little beer money there. Lovely looking units.
     
  20. Scootre

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    Yep. I can still recall the sensation and sounds of typing on them.
     

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