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  1. AlphaQup

    Gaming/Office chair for frequent position changes?

    I'll throw this out there; have you ever spent an extended amount of time in a just plain high quality office chair? I honestly ask this because I do have a lower ciadic nerve issue (pretty sure i hurt it golfing a few years ago), and on some furniture I can't do more then 30 minutes without...
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    Attempting To Restore My Old SNES - Inside & Out

    Thank you! And I do want to get an RGB LED in there of some sorts... preferably in a way that doesn't involve soldering (something I've only done once or twice years and years ago). There's gotta be a kit out there I can utilize.
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    Attempting To Restore My Old SNES - Inside & Out

    Thanks man. I absolutely do think I went to aggressive with the temps to start out with :mad: I had plenty of product to try again if I attempted it at to low of a temp too. Now I had to pitch the top half of my chassis and have all this leftover hair product that'll never get used! lol. Or...
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    Attempting To Restore My Old SNES - Inside & Out

    It's really strange what decides to yellow and what doesn't, ands to the extremes some of these get. Yours only slightly less grey, compared to the one in the video I linked/my cousins which is almost a deep mustard yellow/brown color, but the center cart area still is nice and grey...
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    Attempting To Restore My Old SNES - Inside & Out

    I am so thankful... She booted right up after all the work below, I can finally bring this build thread to a close! Prep/Assembly: (Isopropyl + an awesome children's toothbrush with snowboarders on it), just to give everything a super clean wipe down: Now its assembly time.... I'm not...
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    Attempting To Restore My Old SNES - Inside & Out

    I really can't explain it either. Mine was yellowed top and bottom, but my cousin's (he passed a few y ears ago and left me a lot of SNES/NES things) and his consoles are only yellowed on top, they've been in storage for 10-15+ years. My Aunt gave em to me in tote they've been in for that...
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    Attempting To Restore My Old SNES - Inside & Out

    UPDATE: It's finally go time! My transparent case arrived from Taiwan, as did a couple of my reproduction game boxes for my retro shelf (sorry, I'm not paying more for the OEM ~25y/o box then the game). Donkey Kong is in German, but hey, what can ya do: Finally, this beauty: This...
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    Attempting To Restore My Old SNES - Inside & Out

    Ebernanut That would have been a solid idea! My dad's got those for his smoker I could have borrowed for this little project. Hindsight is rough night now. UPDATE: I can't get Tiawon tracking numbers to work, I can't really post an ETA on when this is shit show of a thread will finally deliver...
  9. AlphaQup

    GPU brackets?

    Just do what I did and bust out a few old lego pieces :p No need to spend 20+ bucks on a bracket:
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    Attempting To Restore My Old SNES - Inside & Out

    Yeah, maybe I should have left well-enough alone :p nothing ventured, nothing gained though!
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    Attempting To Restore My Old SNES - Inside & Out

    Exactly what I attempted to do, tried a couple different flavors of retr0bright to varying degrees of success... more on that in a sec... Funny you mentioned heat... it didn't end well in my case :( I think that's just the white LED lights in the kitchen in some of the pics. This house has so...
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    Attempting To Restore My Old SNES - Inside & Out

    Welp... this round is a wash, it's back to the drawing board! This was a huge fail, 0 change :banghead:. I was hoping for at the worst a tiger-patern, but NOPE. Nada my dudes. I've got a feeling temp was the main factor in the failure. Temps were cold on the bottom of the trays. Per the...
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    Are we sort of in a drought or something? (bit of rambling here)

    1) Do play Black Mesa. Bigtime. It's really pretty darn linear (with minor variances of course) until you start hitting Xen, and that's where things get a lot more interesting vs the OG version. Eh, I'll say the variances begin to ramp up after you leave BM, and really hit the accelerator in...
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    Attempting To Restore My Old SNES - Inside & Out

    I do have the FXPAK Pro for my original SNES (equivalent to the multi-cart you mention for SG), and I'm not going to lie, I'm so glad I bought it. Originally I snagged it for ALTTP randomizers and SMW Kaizo hacks, but with the market going silly for these rare carts, I'm more glad then ever I...
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    Attempting To Restore My Old SNES - Inside & Out

    Monday PM Update! We were ready to get started (Ganon didn't help at all... but he sure was nosey throughout the process): After reading more and more online about the different ways to mix this crap... I decided to wing it. I did 1.5 scoops of Oxi, what I felt like was a good amount of...
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    Attempting To Restore My Old SNES - Inside & Out

    Appreciate it man, thanks. OMG, I had totally forgotten about this store! I have a buddy who's a big Sega fan (and who naturally gives me shit that I like the inferior console :p) that has the Mega SG - USA model and it really is something else. Thanks for giving my wallet yet another reason...
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    Attempting To Restore My Old SNES - Inside & Out

    For being as old as it is, I was honestly really surprised how clean it is right out of the gate. I've got a feeling the ispropyl won't do much more then knock the dust off of it lol.
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    Attempting To Restore My Old SNES - Inside & Out

    12/29/20022 EDIT: REAL RROGRESS OF THE REBULD/FAILURE BEGINS HERE: Disclaimer: Like any good build thread, I decided to document it after I'd already started taking it apart :D. What good build thread has any forethought anyway... I had a really yellowed SNES as part of my retro-setup, and...
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    Billy Mitchell Now Suing Karl Jobst

    This I do have a bit of a conundrum with. The burden of proof should lie with the accuser, innocent until proven guilty and all that. But at the same time, I thought I read his latest record was achieved on unverified hardware. I could very well be wrong on that last bit, but if no one can...
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    Billy Mitchell Now Suing Karl Jobst

    I know right? I guess if I have a "guilty-drama" pleasure to get out, might as well be in this thread. I just find it so funny that whenever disputes like this come up, the community steps in and settles things, and really that is what it is. (NOW) multiple defamation lawsuits... man, I...
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    Billy Mitchell Now Suing Karl Jobst

    This dude, and by extension this thread, is like reading a quick article from those garbage tabloids near the checkout at the grocery store... and for some reason I love it lol. That isn't directed at anyone in particular when I say this thread**, but its like a weird guilty pleasure seeing...
  22. AlphaQup

    EVGA will no longer do business with NVIDIA

    This is why I've always gone with them, it's a no brainer. Never had to RMA a video card or a PSU of theirs (and haven't had any of my old ones fail, I'd have heard about it), but my case did come with some fucked up parts when I originally got it (Cracked top and front grills and my retainer...
  23. AlphaQup

    Embracer Group goes on (another) buying spree. Purchases the Tolkien IP, Tripwire Interactive, and others.

    Bummer to hear about Tripwire, our friend group played a TON of Killing Floor 1 & 2 (2's soundtrack as SO GOOD!). Then they decided to go the loot-box route with it and I immediately lost interest. So many fond memories of playing the melee class goth chick with the modified sledgehammer...
  24. AlphaQup

    Red Dead Redemption 2

    I did just jump back in too, your comment spurred me to grind it out. And like I said, Geralt said it best: "I name all my horses Roach". I can't give you any pointers there man.
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    Red Dead Redemption 2

    I just finished this game about 1-2 month ago, about 70 hours in total. I so wanted to completionist it (ended around 70% overall), but accidentally started the final mission and completed it. I loved every second of this game, except for those times when freaking "rockstar" controls happened...
  26. AlphaQup

    Your reaction if Nintendo went third party.

    In regards to the OP, I would be in the camp of really not caring, and also sad at the same time. I can fully admit I view Nintendo with rose-tinted glasses. In my opinion, they aren't what I grew up with (SNES) any longer, and haven't been past the GameCube. I don't care for a lot of...
  27. AlphaQup

    Notebook Review and Forums closing 1/31/2022

    I just had to quote this because 110% agree. Those things were absolute monsters, and the new 77## and 75## lines haven't held a candle to them since. Especially since the removal of the e-port! Dear God the TB and WD gen docks of the last 4+ years just plain suck on top of it, our engineers...
  28. AlphaQup

    Remember when stores had shelves like this

    I still have quite a few of my old boxes stashed away in my closet (hl2 orange box, diablo 2 + LOD, etc) and now that you mention it, I kind of would like to display them alongside my current retro collection. My cousin passed away almost a year ago, and my aunt actually kept all the original...
  29. AlphaQup

    Which monitor manufacture is good?

    I'd second this LG display, it's the same one I run: (older pic, but there she is) Owned it right around 1 year or so and it really does check almost all my boxes. Pro's: IPS Panel (coming from a Dell S2716DGR, it's a world of difference) 165hz ("OC'd" from the factory control panel on the...
  30. AlphaQup

    Blizzard Announces Diablo 2: Resurrected

    I took PTO for that back in the day and man did that bite me in the rear. Sure glad I didn't this time around...
  31. AlphaQup

    Blizzard Announces Diablo 2: Resurrected

    Server problems on a Blizzard product's launch day? https://www.reddit.com/r/Diablo/comments/ptx37v/bugerror_megathread/
  32. AlphaQup

    Steam Turns 18 YO Today - Rolled Out: Sept. 12 2003

    I'll have my 18 year badge here in ~4 months. CS 1.6 is what forced me to download it after quite a long time of 1.4(at least, I was really young) and 1.5.
  33. AlphaQup

    FS: BNIB Verkada CD41 - Network Surveillance Dome Camera

    another bump, another BIG price drop
  34. AlphaQup

    FS: BNIB Verkada CD41 - Network Surveillance Dome Camera

    another bump, another BIG price drop
  35. AlphaQup

    FS: BNIB Verkada CD41 - Network Surveillance Dome Camera

    another bump, another price drop
  36. AlphaQup

    FS: BNIB Verkada CD41 - Network Surveillance Dome Camera

    Bump, open to any offers (including lowballs)!
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