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Recently my home server died. Crashed hard but thankfully I had backups of everything. We just closed on our refinance and the wife wants the server put back up. SO... I took my older AMD A10-6800K 4.1GHz system (from 2013 mind you) out of the arcade cabinet and made that the server. Since I made that "sacrifice" I was allowed to build a gaming PC to replace it. Here's the specs - and OMG the performance is awesome.

 

Intel® Core™ i5-9600K @ 3.7 GHz
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB
256GB XPC CERTIFIED M.2 GEN 3 NVMe SSD
1TB 7200RPM Seagate Barracuda 3.5" HDD
16GB DDR4 2666MHz (2x8GB) Corsair Vengeance LPX
EVGA 600W Power Supply Unit
Microsoft® Windows® 10 Home (64-Bit)
Sceptre E255B-1658A 25" 165Hz 1ms Gaming LED Monitor

 

I JUST got it running last night so not much installed on it as yet but I did install Fortnite and EverQuest overnight. I am getting amazing framerates on Fortnite. Epic settings - no shadows - 197 FPS - not one stutter did I see.

 

The monitor makes a massive difference as well. I am used to using just an everyday 720p LCD tv for my gaming - cheap, plenty of ports, can watch tv. I've had it for years. Well going from 60Hz to 165Hz in games is mindblowing.

 

I love my new rig ... oh yeah... and my wife. ;) She's been pretty decent to me this year so far. Starting to get suspicious...

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Stuff from eBay and Amazon coming in...

 

A Monster cable for MP3 Players and friends' phones or iPads, when we put stuff into my main living room stereo.  An Audioquest Evergreen cable for the MP3 player in my car.

 

Another NEOGEO Mini Pad (Now I have 1 white and 1 black pad),   And this is cool;   A brand new Hyperkin Specialist Turbografx/PC Engine pad!  (Not the Mini!  The real thing, and it includes an adaptor cable to work with PC Engines too)...

 

 

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Got 3 very famous Saturn games today. Yes, there is a little bit of water on my keyboard. My desk is my only table, so I eat there and a little bit of condensation from hot convenience store food got on my keyboard.

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Since we are in retro computing lately I finally put my hand a Dolch PAC 65. Its in a amazing condition. The ebay seller made an amazing job packing it. I was afraid it wouldn't survive the san diego -> montreal journey. I plan to use it as a bridge between old and new like CuriousMarc:

 

I might install a few DOS games. And maybe some Win9x game if I buy a PowerVR PCX2 some days.

 

 

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Got this a few hours ago. I am not sure if it is factory sealed, but it still has the original tape on it from 1996, so it may still be unopened. I don't think I can bring myself to open it to find out, which is why I bought that cheap 440 yen non-limited edition copy a few days ago after this one shipped.

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Finally got some of my EMS package stuck in Japan. Took ~45 days vs usual 3. So EMS really rely on passenger plane!

 

NeoGeo AES & PC-FX and some games. Both work great! Both were from low feedback seller on YJA and with emulator screenshot. So no bid war!

 

AES got UniBios 3.2 and it a professional install. Will update EPROM later to v4.

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I'm very happy I got these locally at normal retail price of $12.50 each as they are now being flipped on ebay for $125 for the set of 4 and the bastards can't keep them in stock. One dude sold 11 sets of 4 at that price in the last 2 days alone. Sets that also have Slimer and StayPuft are going for upwards of $170! I only found the 4 ghostbusters for myself as the store was out of the other 2. I would grab them at retail but I'm not paying quadruple.

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I bought an Intellivision off a guy locally.  He posted a picture of the Intellivision in a box with some foam.  He said it wasn't the original box.  I got the Intellivision + 2 games CIB for $40 CAD, that like $25 USD or Euro.(see picture one).

 

I go to guys house to get the unit, he said he'll have it boxed up and ready.  I get there and give him the money and he hands me this!!! (See other pictures) 

 

It's a freaking mint Amiga 500 box with packing foam!!  I have an Amiga 500 with no box.  

 

Is it wrong that I'm more excited for the box and packing foam then the Intellivision????

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On 6/3/2020 at 10:39 AM, DarthCloud said:

Finally got some of my EMS package stuck in Japan. Took ~45 days vs usual 3. So EMS really rely on passenger plane!

 

NeoGeo AES & PC-FX and some games. Both work great! Both were from low feedback seller on YJA and with emulator screenshot. So no bid war!

 

AES got UniBios 3.2 and it a professional install. Will update EPROM later to v4.

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Wish I had money for consoles like that... though I think I'll use my pitiful $200 tax return money to buy a PC Engine Duo or something...

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10 hours ago, Shawn said:

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I've still got Louis somewhere...it was one of the "slime" figures, where you'd spray it with cold water and it would reveal slime all over them. Definitely not still sealed, though.

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That PAL copy of Power Strike I was looking at dropped down to $30 so of course I had to buy it... lol

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13 hours ago, Asaki said:

I've still got Louis somewhere...it was one of the "slime" figures, where you'd spray it with cold water and it would reveal slime all over them. Definitely not still sealed, though.

 

These are new reprints! I'm guessing they where to coinside with the new movie which was delayed. Kinda like all the wonder woman stuff that is out for her second movie that was pushed to a later date. Doritos with her on the bag being the example I see every time I go to the store :)  

 

 I had some color changer figures back in the day too. They where neat. I got Luis like that as he was in a ghostbusters uniform and I wanted to have him suited up as part of the team in my playset\display :) 

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I know nobody wants to follow TrekMD after that Epic mic drop!  Hell,  I think my trousers got a little tighter just looking at it.

 

 

But...

 

Here goes nothing.

 

[email protected]@k,   I got a Rare protective face mask and an Uber Rare 99 cent Chalupa coupon (expired in '02) for Taco Bell!

 

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Also,

 

I got Tower Toppler for Atari 7800 (NIB).  It arrived in great shape even with just a padded envelope and some cardboard, because, and this is important, the seller put it in a Box Protector, which did its job very well!

 

And a cheap Chinese MP3 player that is really kind of a neat one (Just in case all my SONYs and Back up SONYs have dead batteries or something while I mow a bigass lawn).  I collect these from time to time.

 

Plus 4 different True Blues filled with PlayStation games for the PS Classic!  The only one I'm missing is the Fight Pack cuz it's just fighters and it's not 1992 anymore  (I haven't been jazzed for fighters for a long time), Well and the Genesis/MD pack cuz I think I've already got all those on Retro Arch (7,000+ Games).

 

And a Converter to make the Wii output HDMI.

 

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I decided to take a gamble and buy from a suspicious listing. I will update on what I got.

 

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Also, this will be the last physical game I buy until this stuff dies down. I haven't been finding good deals and importing stuff is too expensive due to [REDACTED].

 

Edit: The reason why I bought this is because I contacted the seller and she told me that she just mixed up the photos (which seems pretty hard to do), so I thought maybe she sold Super Pitfall with a Galaxian thumbnail. After looking through her entire sold list, I didn't find one Super Pitfall listing, and as a matter of fact, no Famicom cartridge listings either. So I'll keep you guys updated on if this is cursed or not when it gets here.

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6 hours ago, Magmavision2000 said:

I decided to take a gamble and buy from a suspicious listing. I will update on what I got.

 

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Also, this will be the last physical game I buy until this stuff dies down. I haven't been finding good deals and importing stuff is too expensive due to [REDACTED].

Would be funny if when you get it that it's a Galaxian board in a Super Pitfall shell lol

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Just now, DragonGrafx-16 said:

Would be funny if when you get it that it's a Galaxian board in a Super Pitfall shell lol

I actually wouldn't even be mad. I would just be baffled on how that happened.

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10 hours ago, Magmavision2000 said:

I decided to take a gamble and buy from a suspicious listing. I will update on what I got.

 

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Also, this will be the last physical game I buy until this stuff dies down. I haven't been finding good deals and importing stuff is too expensive due to [REDACTED].

Um...

 

Looking forward to this one for sure! I absolutely need to know what game it really is.

 

 

Anyway, I got this today finally. Nice to see the 90's art style again.

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"FOR HYBRID DEVICE" means that it MUST work on the Neo Geo X, which I don't own... right? I really wanted to play and finish both of the original Mega Drive Langrisser games before this arrived, but that never happened.

 

This was delayed by coronavirus + delayed by my cheap self not wanting to pay my shipping company $50 to send it to me, so I waited to get some other stuff to send it all together to save some money. It's definitely related to video games, so here's some of (but not all of) the other stuff that I got in the mail today:

 

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Yay, Earthworm Jim comic (signed) + making of book! Came with a bunch of other Earthworm Jim stuff, but it won't all fit in the same frame without being super tiny, so this is all I'll photograph for now. You'd think that my photography skills would have gotten better by now, but they haven't.

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18 hours ago, Steven Pendleton said:

Anyway, I got this today finally. Nice to see the 90's art style again.

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I LOVE the artwork! :)

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I am still getting organized in our bedroom. I purchased a couple TotalMount remote holders Back in April and I loved them so much I ordered 4 more. They hold the wireless controllers really well. I also threw 2 in the hutch inside the door to hold the checkbook and some spare USB drives that always go missing when they're loose.

 

I decided to invest in a new QOLIXM Power Strip and get rid of all the USB plugs I have taking up spots on the regular power strip. Everything charges with USB cables these days so why not?

 

So now the desk is organized much better. :)

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Didn't realize our names were showing in full on the checks in the holder. OOPS!!
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This is what I bought 2 to 3 weeks ago, just putting up a few pics of it now Its a Simulant SI Wifi Modem for any retro computer, works great on the Atari 8 bit, Atari ST, Atari Portfolio, etc, as long as your retro computer has a serial port it will work. What it does is simulates a Hayes Modem, with AT commands but yo use Telnet on it, kinda fun connecting to BBS's with the Atari Portfolio at 2400 baud, 9600 is way to fast, you get divide by zero messages at that speed. Here are the pics.....

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