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#3721 wiggyx

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 07:03 AM

MvC2 on the DC is the way to go. Screw the PS2 version :P


Let there be light!

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It's worth mentioning that it only took a $16 light rope kit, a $2 baggy of wire tie downs, and a handful f zip ties to make that happen. True CAG style ;)

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#3722 ZombieToast

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 10:41 AM

Wiggy, please come to my house.

#3723 Vinny

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 03:35 PM

LED lights really had to any type of shelving. I stick some overhead LEDs in one of my cabinets just to help me see and was amazed at how good it looks.

I didn't realize ropes could be had for that cheap though, otherwise, I would have gotten those instead.

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#3724 wiggyx

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 05:50 PM

Zombie, any time :)

I didn't use LEDs ;)

They produce a light that's way too blue for my taste, so these are just incandescent. The light is really nice and warm, which is EXACTLY what I was after :D

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#3725 Squarehard

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 05:59 PM

What about disco lights?

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#3726 Vinny

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 09:29 PM

Zombie, any time :)

I didn't use LEDs ;)

They produce a light that's way too blue for my taste, so these are just incandescent. The light is really nice and warm, which is EXACTLY what I was after :D

http://www.homedepot...t&storeId=10051


Huh, I always thought these rope lights were LEDs. Guess not.

I'd rather stick with LEDs though since they run the coolest. I don't like anything warm near my games (consoles would probably be ok).

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#3727 wiggyx

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 10:13 PM

What about disco lights?


Disco ball ;)

Huh, I always thought these rope lights were LEDs. Guess not.

I'd rather stick with LEDs though since they run the coolest. I don't like anything warm near my games (consoles would probably be ok).


They are really tiny lamps. They don't get hot at all. Warm, yes. Hot, no. I can hold them in my hand just fine.

I like LEDs a LOT, trust me! I did auto headlight mods for a few years before getting back into gaming and I still have a TON of LED rope, auto bulbs, and raws sitting around. I use 'em whenever I can. I just can't stand teh color temperature of most white LEDs. Usually they're in the 5000K+ range and I'd really prefer something 3500-4300.

#3728 stiner

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 12:00 AM

So I decided to finally post my own collection after looking at everyone's. And wiggy, your setup is pretty awesome.

Well here goes! Let me know what you think.

Here is the left wall
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The front
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Right wall
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Close ups:
NES:
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SNES:
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N64:
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Wii and Gamecube:
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GBA and GB:
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DS and 3DS:
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PS1:
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By shelf:
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#3729 Olengie

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 12:18 AM

I love Gurren Lagann too. <3 :D

I love how it says Man Cave. Haha

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#3730 Vinny

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 12:31 AM

Fantastic collection man. I love that shelf that you built in the first pic.

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#3731 stiner

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 12:38 AM

Thanks, eventually I'd like to build all my own shelves but that will have to wait until I get a place of my own. Maybe ones dedicated to each company. I used to have stuff spread out a lot but I've rearranged it so that everything is mostly together.

I got that Man Cave sign from my grandma last Christmas, lol. So much better than a gift card or shirts I have no interest in.
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#3732 needler420

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 12:58 AM

Disco ball ;)



They are really tiny lamps. They don't get hot at all. Warm, yes. Hot, no. I can hold them in my hand just fine.

I like LEDs a LOT, trust me! I did auto headlight mods for a few years before getting back into gaming and I still have a TON of LED rope, auto bulbs, and raws sitting around. I use 'em whenever I can. I just can't stand teh color temperature of most white LEDs. Usually they're in the 5000K+ range and I'd really prefer something 3500-4300.


Sounds like your'e trying to grow pot in your closet lmao. JK you need HPS lights for that.

I keep all my game stuff in a closet that has no light so I have thought about doing this also. I don't want lights too bright though.

Bright light will fade the color of paper as if you left it in the sun. It's not like damage will happen overnight but if you're a collector that plans to have the games for a long time it's something to consider.

I have seen comic book damage from sun and UV light before.

I know most people here aren't that OCD like the VGA collectors but I myself even have a few games that I try to treat as best possible.

Just like comic books and other collecibles the best way to store them is in a dark place where the temperature and humidity are controlled.

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#3733 Kazaganthi

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 01:03 AM

stiner & wiggyx, very nice


#3734 salty tbone

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 01:22 AM

no ofense guy but wat it pont of colecting an not played game.i say out w/old i n w/new. i only keep ps2 clasic not crap. also olt a few of my ps2 game work aneymore they r 2 old and sctached up.


To answer your question: Probably.
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#3735 Squarehard

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 01:25 AM

no ofense guy but wat it pont of colecting an not played game.i say out w/old i n w/new. i only keep ps2 clasic not crap. also olt a few of my ps2 game work aneymore they r 2 old and sctached up.


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#3736 needler420

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 01:31 AM

no ofense guy but wat it pont of colecting an not played game.i say out w/old i n w/new. i only keep ps2 clasic not crap. also olt a few of my ps2 game work aneymore they r 2 old and sctached up.



I can barely understand you lol.

I'm not a big collector . The point I was making is that UV light is bad for collectibles in general regardless of it's value.

If you ever bought used video games, or cds, books comics etc from places like flea markets and swap meets you can see the people who leave it in sun and it gets sun damage.

I've seen two of the same comics books before and one that sat in the sun too long got all it's color drained. It was a black and white cover and originally suppose to have color. Same things happens with games.

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#3737 Squarehard

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 01:34 AM

I can barely understand you lol.


He's a troll. This is like his 8th reincarnation in the past 3 months, so don't pay any attention to him. He will probably be banned soon again for a short period until he resurfaces again to wreak havoc for the 40 minutes his account is made.

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#3738 blindinglights

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 03:27 AM

I don't know if this will help anyone but it might so I'll post it.

I have a whole foot locker full of controllers, AV cables, power cables, etc. and the way it used to be it would always turn into a gigantic rats nest regardless of how neatly I wrapped and tied the cords. So I went to the Dollar Store and bought a few boxes of the medium sized zip lock bags which are perfect sized for a controller and put each cable/controller into it's own bag. Since everything is in a bag each item slides around, nothing gets tangled together and it's quick and easy to find whatever you're looking for since the bags are clear and you can still see it all.

Pretty basic tip, but I had a big tangled ball of controllers and cords for a long time before I figured it out so just figured I'd mention it. I don't have the room that some of you guys do to put everything out on display so I keep about half of my stuff in storage bins or trunks.
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#3739 salty tbone

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 03:45 AM

I use a gallon size ziplock to store the cables, power brick and a controller for each of my older systems. Anything older than a PS2 is stored but can be hooked up in less than five minutes. I also have a dedicated extension cord and coax and AV inputs hidden in my tv cabinet so I don't ever need to get to the back. Like Easy-E, I'm all about easy access.
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#3740 KtMack23

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 03:47 AM

Like Easy-E, I'm all about easy access.


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You just won this thread lmao

Man you people are cheap.

 


#3741 Gregtastic

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 02:38 PM

Reading this thread makes me want to cry....

I was one of those kids who always had to sell his old console/games to get the new one, so there are a ton of SNES/N64/PSX games I wish I had never sold...damn parents.

Now that I'm in my early 20's and working everyday I was at a point where I had a ton of consoles and started working on collecting the good games for them and then realized I need to finish college and sold them all -_-. I officially gave up on having anything but my 360 and whatever $10 and under games I could.

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#3742 wiggyx

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 03:40 PM

A lot of us have been there. Don't fret. Finish up school, get a good job (hopefully), and pick up from there :)

#3743 Gregtastic

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 04:01 PM

A lot of us have been there. Don't fret. Finish up school, get a good job (hopefully), and pick up from there :)


Yea, I know....I actually have a decent job for my age but all the $ goes to school.

I just have those fears that I'm going to miss out on stuff! Like, if I wait I'm being responsible, but some of the things I want are just going to cost me more later.

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#3744 Rexall

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 04:26 PM

That's why it is important to get a good job. First concentrate on your studies and you want to ensure all the sacrifices you have made will pay off in the end.

Granted some games will probably go up in price, but you should be able to manage for about 90% of your collection. The fun part will then be to put together a man cave or an entertainment room to show off your collection.

#3745 Vinny

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 04:31 PM

That's why it is important to get a good job. First concentrate on your studies and you want to ensure all the sacrifices you have made will pay off in the end.

Granted some games will probably go up in price, but you should be able to manage for about 90% of your collection. The fun part will then be to put together a man cave or an entertainment room to show off your collection.


That's easier said than done. The job market is bad in nearly every field... plus a lot of people have racked up sizable loans due to how expensive schools are becoming. And you know the saying: when you're jobless, you have plenty of free time but no money and when you get a job, you have money but no free time.

Still, I can't wait to start working. October can't come soon enough (that's the normal starting period for our field) and hopefully, the job is still there when the time comes. I plan to pay off all my loans/debts, and then buy a complete copy of Earthbound and Panzer Dragoon Saga.:D

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#3746 spamfree2

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 04:52 PM

Yea, I know....I actually have a decent job for my age but all the $ goes to school.

I just have those fears that I'm going to miss out on stuff! Like, if I wait I'm being responsible, but some of the things I want are just going to cost me more later.


Look at other outlets for games ( Craigslist , garage sales , thrift shops ). Games can be had for pretty cheap. You just need to put a little effort. Hang in there and you'll be fine. If your going to school, see if there are clubs that you can trade and borrow from. I used to be a part of an anime club which we could check out videos and that helped a bunch.

#3747 wiggyx

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 06:27 PM

That's easier said than done. The job market is bad in nearly every field... plus a lot of people have racked up sizable loans due to how expensive schools are becoming. And you know the saying: when you're jobless, you have plenty of free time but no money and when you get a job, you have money but no free time.

Still, I can't wait to start working. October can't come soon enough (that's the normal starting period for our field) and hopefully, the job is still there when the time comes. I plan to pay off all my loans/debts, and then buy a complete copy of Earthbound and Panzer Dragoon Saga.:D


Be a nurse. Best job out there right now if you can't do the work. Don't need 20 degrees and you're almost guaranteed a job.

#3748 needler420

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 07:19 PM

That's easier said than done. The job market is bad in nearly every field... plus a lot of people have racked up sizable loans due to how expensive schools are becoming. And you know the saying: when you're jobless, you have plenty of free time but no money and when you get a job, you have money but no free time.

Still, I can't wait to start working. October can't come soon enough (that's the normal starting period for our field) and hopefully, the job is still there when the time comes. I plan to pay off all my loans/debts, and then buy a complete copy of Earthbound and Panzer Dragoon Saga.:D


This is so true. Also why I'm content with my collection.

Right now I have more time then money for games. So I can plow through rpgs. When I'm working and want more of a social life as well I doub't ill ever have the time to commit. I may have a grand at a time to drop on games but they will just sit on a shelf to stare at because ill be working 40 hours a week plus maintaining a social life.

There is no win win unless you're unber rich.

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#3749 wiggyx

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 09:11 PM

And that's not necessarily a "win" either.

#3750 ZombieToast

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 11:44 PM

That's easier said than done. The job market is bad in nearly every field...

No fucking kidding. I feel like I made a huge mistake busting my ass in school for a worthless computer degree that hasn't helped me one iota in getting a job. The only work I've managed to get since graduating 2+ years ago was an under-the-table gaming journalism gig. And having to take care of my kid greatly limits my options.



On a lighter note: our tax return should be just over $5000, so after paying off my wife's credit card and my medical bills, we're going to use the rest of the money for redecorating. I'll be getting a new desk, one of those big Atlantic Oskar shelving units, and a huge bookcase...that should help out a lot with organizing all of my crap and displaying my collection (along with some knick-knacks). We might also get another bookcase for our board game collection; we're going to take them out of our son's closet and build some shelving for him. And we're going to get this nice filing cabinet to put next to our couch. I will of course take before-and-after pictures.