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Nerd dungeon
« on: September 29, 2017, 12:36:07 pm »
So im finally setting up my nerd dungeon/ jam station in my new house and just wanted to share the progress on my console display. I got some chepo book cases from walmart for just under 18 bucks a piece.
https://www.walmart.com/ip/Mainstays-3-Shelf-Bookcase-Multiple-Colors/55533612

These worked out great and i went with 3 to leave a little room to add more. Pro tip if using a heavy crt make sure to center it between 2 of these cases to support the weight as these are still a little cheap but do hold up pretty well.

Still need to unpack all the hoockups and cut holes in the backing to run the cords through. And im waiting for my switch boxes to come in
Also there is a ps4 not pictured, its currently in the living room.
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Re: Console display/ tv stands
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2017, 01:34:11 pm »
Looking good man.  It might be because I live out in the sticks, but we never get in any pre-fab furniture worth having.  The selection at the local S-mart is always pretty Spartan. 

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« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2017, 02:17:17 pm »
Looking good man.  It might be because I live out in the sticks, but we never get in any pre-fab furniture worth having.  The selection at the local S-mart is always pretty Spartan.
I ordered it and had it delivered. Put them together in an hour.

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Re: Console display/ tv stands
« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2017, 05:17:20 pm »
I foresee a lot of dusting you'll be doing in the future. ;)

Looks good man.  :applaud:

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« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2017, 05:23:36 pm »
Good start dude!

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« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2017, 07:06:30 pm »
Thanks. My only complaint so far is it is just at tad taller than i would like where i have to look up slightly while sitting. I prefer my eye level to be straight ahead or slightly down. But i couldnt find anything i like any shorter.

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Re: Console display/ tv stands
« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2017, 10:43:19 am »
Got everything hooked up. Most of the consoles run to the crt via an 8 port av switch box. The original xbox, ps3 and wii u are hooked up to the led tv. Now might be a good time to invest in led lighting. Also the sony trinitron crt looks so much better in person than on camera, but the atari 2600 looks like garbage.
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Re: Console display/ tv stands
« Reply #7 on: October 02, 2017, 10:46:46 am »
So im finally setting up my nerd dungeon/ jam station

Fake rep for not calling it a man cave.  :cheers:
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Re: Console display/ tv stands
« Reply #8 on: October 02, 2017, 10:52:06 am »
So im finally setting up my nerd dungeon/ jam station

Fake rep for not calling it a man cave.  :cheers:

Both those terms are a million times better. Can we make those a thing?
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« Reply #9 on: October 02, 2017, 11:21:01 am »
Yes.

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Re: Console display/ tv stands
« Reply #10 on: October 02, 2017, 11:53:29 am »
"Nerd dungeon".

I am using that from now on.

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« Reply #11 on: October 02, 2017, 04:07:39 pm »
If anyone cares, this is the switch box i used.


Starting from 1: nes, snes, n64, gamecube, sege genes/cd/32x, dreamcast, ps1, ps2

The atari 2600 is hookex up through coaxial, and the magnavox oddysey 3000 is also coaxial but not connected. Original xbox is av 1 on the led tv and ps3 and wii u are of course hdmi.

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« Reply #12 on: October 02, 2017, 04:17:06 pm »
Thanks. My only complaint so far is it is just at tad taller than i would like where i have to look up slightly while sitting. I prefer my eye level to be straight ahead or slightly down. But i couldnt find anything i like any shorter.

Are you Asian or something?  Go to the antique store and buy a phone book to sit on.

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« Reply #13 on: October 02, 2017, 04:31:55 pm »
Im very white. Just short.

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« Reply #14 on: October 03, 2017, 03:56:02 pm »
Thanks. My only complaint so far is it is just at tad taller than i would like where i have to look up slightly while sitting. I prefer my eye level to be straight ahead or slightly down. But i couldnt find anything i like any shorter.

Are you Asian or something?  Go to the antique store and buy a phone book to sit on.

Don't pick on him man.  Word on the street is short people got big problems. 

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« Reply #15 on: October 03, 2017, 04:08:50 pm »
This just came in the mail. Wouldnt fit in the mailbox so they left it on the porch. My wife assembled it while im at work, so i gotta maje sure its put together right when i get home.

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« Reply #16 on: October 03, 2017, 04:09:28 pm »
Thanks. My only complaint so far is it is just at tad taller than i would like where i have to look up slightly while sitting. I prefer my eye level to be straight ahead or slightly down. But i couldnt find anything i like any shorter.

Are you Asian or something?  Go to the antique store and buy a phone book to sit on.

Don't pick on him man.  Word on the street is short people got big problems.


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« Reply #17 on: October 03, 2017, 06:22:54 pm »
This just came in the mail. Wouldnt fit in the mailbox so they left it on the porch. My wife assembled it while im at work, so i gotta maje sure its put together right when i get home.

I would suggest you re-phrase that in case she checks the site.  Your wife is perfectly capable of assembling furniture.  ;)

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« Reply #18 on: October 03, 2017, 06:42:33 pm »
The only thing she needs to worry about assembling is a sammich

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« Reply #19 on: October 05, 2017, 09:17:00 pm »
I foresee a lot of dusting you'll be doing in the future. ;)

Looks good man.  :applaud:

That's what leaf blowers are for.

Also when i read nerd dungeon i immediately though of a bunch of college kids making a fantasy indy film.  :embarassed:

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« Reply #20 on: October 06, 2017, 08:37:27 am »
So ignore the turd mame in the back. Thats going in the fire soon and is being scrapped for parts. The white 3 drawer thingy by the led tv holds all my controllers. I took advice from a metal jesus ans rubber banded all the cords and put them into ziploc bags and labeled them ny system. So no more digging out controllers from a tangled mess from hell. Still working on wall hanging the guitars and replacing the metal shelves in the back with a proper book case. The slot machine is also going away to my mother in law as i mentioned in the free crap thread.

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Re: Nerd dungeon
« Reply #21 on: October 06, 2017, 09:33:54 am »
love that Vpin
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« Reply #22 on: October 06, 2017, 10:58:10 am »
love that Vpin
Thanks man. Got all the solenoids wired (probably incorrectly) still trying to get them to work.

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« Reply #23 on: October 06, 2017, 12:56:01 pm »
my secret for that?

Just get 1 working then worry about the rest.
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« Reply #24 on: October 06, 2017, 01:11:35 pm »
Thanks. Will do.
Currently trying the boil method for my Nes 72 pin connector

Edit: the boil method works great.
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« Reply #25 on: October 07, 2017, 04:47:25 pm »
Got a new bookshelf setup. Also my wife got me an early birthday present.

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« Reply #26 on: October 07, 2017, 05:32:24 pm »
Like it!

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« Reply #27 on: October 09, 2017, 06:00:16 am »
Wow looks great! I haven't seen a pair of those DK bongo drums in forever.
Also loving the Nerd Dungeon name.  :applaud:

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« Reply #28 on: October 09, 2017, 07:43:37 am »
Wheel and pedals needs a cockpit bro.

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« Reply #29 on: October 09, 2017, 07:59:39 am »
Wheel and pedals needs a cockpit bro.
Getting there eventually

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« Reply #30 on: October 17, 2017, 04:36:58 am »
Thanks. My only complaint so far is it is just at tad taller than i would like where i have to look up slightly while sitting. I prefer my eye level to be straight ahead or slightly down. But i couldnt find anything i like any shorter.

Build a platform for under your coach. If you still drawers in it you can get ride of the plastic ones that hold your controllers.   

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« Reply #31 on: October 17, 2017, 10:38:17 am »
Thats a good idea. I can save a lot of space too

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« Reply #32 on: October 17, 2017, 11:45:38 am »
Ok so i took half of locke's idea, and put the drawers from that plastic thing and slid them under the futon amd got rid of the rest of the thing and freed up some room.

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« Reply #33 on: October 20, 2017, 08:53:11 am »
What do you have connected to the HD television Tom?  Just the Nintendo Switch?

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« Reply #34 on: October 20, 2017, 05:14:47 pm »
What do you have connected to the HD television Tom?  Just the Nintendo Switch?
Directv, sometimes ps4, ps3, wii u, and switch, i have swap hdmi cables between the switch and ps3 at the moment. Only 3 hdmi ports. Oh yeah the origonal xbox is also hooked up to the av on that tv.
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« Reply #35 on: October 21, 2017, 02:12:06 am »
Get one of these HDMI splitters.

I have 2 they work really well.

Kinivo 501BN Premium 5 port High speed HDMI switch with IR wireless remote and AC Power adapter - supports 3D, 1080p https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0049SCB2Y/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_6tU6zbAQKF1JB

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« Reply #36 on: October 21, 2017, 02:28:50 am »
Get one of these HDMI splitters.

I have 2 they work really well.

Kinivo 501BN Premium 5 port High speed HDMI switch with IR wireless remote and AC Power adapter - supports 3D, 1080p https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0049SCB2Y/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_6tU6zbAQKF1JB

I have that too. Works great, donít cheap out on stuff like this.
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« Reply #37 on: October 21, 2017, 04:14:51 am »
Get one of these HDMI splitters.

I have 2 they work really well.

Kinivo 501BN Premium 5 port High speed HDMI switch with IR wireless remote and AC Power adapter - supports 3D, 1080p https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0049SCB2Y/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_6tU6zbAQKF1JB

I have that too. Works great, donít cheap out on stuff like this.

Definitely! The cheap ones are utter Garbage!

They do a 3 port and a 5 port version.

I have the 3 port in my living room connected to PS4, Sat box and Android box.


Then I have a 5 port in my nerd dungeon.
It only has the Sat box, Segapi and Pitendo attached to it at the mo but wanted room for expansion!

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« Reply #38 on: October 21, 2017, 06:43:23 am »
That looks good. Seems cheap enough for me. Not sure how much that is in real money though.

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« Reply #39 on: October 21, 2017, 01:57:42 pm »
That looks good. Seems cheap enough for me. Not sure how much that is in real money though.
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