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#6031 elessar123  

Posted 16 December 2014 - 02:12 AM

Really hard to recommend, because it doesn't look like you have a lot of room to work with.

 

The only thing that comes to mind are the expedits on its side. It should be able to replace your two media towers, and be lower. But of course, it'll be wider.

 

http://www.ikea.com/...ducts/50147735/

 

For the amount of space you have, I'd just get a taller rotating tower for your games. But they're expensive. I wouldn't recommend the media bennos from Ikea, which I used to have, because they're like 10" wide, and a pain to pull stuff out of.



#6032 Asmith906   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   2062 Posts   Joined 5.4 Years Ago  

Posted 16 December 2014 - 03:07 AM

How do you guys organize your loose cables? Seems like whenever I have to find a cord to hook something up I have to destroy my room.

#6033 wiggyx   Dorkity-dork-dork CAGiversary!   1419 Posts   Joined 6.5 Years Ago  

Posted 16 December 2014 - 05:44 AM

I really hate to double post, but my new shelf came earlier than expected. :D

Now, I'm no Wiggy, but I'm getting there. Gotta start somewhere, right?

Looks solid to me :D

 

How do you guys organize your loose cables? Seems like whenever I have to find a cord to hook something up I have to destroy my room.

Sorta.  I have a bin with a whole mess of them in there and they've all been neatly wrapped using velcro straps.  Makes it pretty easy to find what I need, even without them being super organized.  When the cords are a little ball the size of your fist, then it makes it pretty easy to pick through them and find what you want just by identifying the connectors at the end ;)



#6034 Squarehard   Nyaa~ CAGiversary!   20800 Posts   Joined 10.5 Years Ago  

Posted 16 December 2014 - 07:14 AM

How do you guys organize your loose cables? Seems like whenever I have to find a cord to hook something up I have to destroy my room.

Organize my loose cables? ^_-



#6035 FlyingAce39   Flyin' High Again CAGiversary!   566 Posts   Joined 5.5 Years Ago  

FlyingAce39

Posted 16 December 2014 - 02:16 PM

I was about to say... that stack of games made me cringe.


Hahaha. I never stack them like that. I was in the process of moving them and, while I had them stacked, snapped a picture.

#6036 Olengie   Your Waifu is Kuso. Except Mine CAGiversary!   10983 Posts   Joined 6.0 Years Ago  

Posted 16 December 2014 - 06:44 PM

How do you guys organize your loose cables? Seems like whenever I have to find a cord to hook something up I have to destroy my room.


I put my cables into zip lock bags and label them appropriately (which console it comes from). Pretty much it.

#6037 elessar123  

Posted 16 December 2014 - 07:09 PM

I'm guessing he meant cable routing with a dozen devices, not for storage.

 

Velcro cable ties help (even for storage): http://www.amazon.co.../dp/B001E1Y5O6/



#6038 FlyingAce39   Flyin' High Again CAGiversary!   566 Posts   Joined 5.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 16 December 2014 - 08:06 PM

Two words: Twist Ties

#6039 elessar123  

Posted 16 December 2014 - 08:23 PM

My cats go after twist ties, but not velcro cables.



#6040 Vinny   Bang, bang... pew... CAGiversary!   22402 Posts   Joined 13.9 Years Ago  

Posted 17 December 2014 - 12:38 AM

You don't wanna use twist ties with wires/electronics, at least not the ones with the metal filament. They could easily puncture wires and/or get caught in wall plug or something. It's very unlikely, but still, no point in taking risks. 



#6041 Invicta 61   Gabagool, Provalone and vinegar peppers CAGiversary!   2088 Posts   Joined 8.1 Years Ago  

Posted 17 December 2014 - 01:35 AM

I use the Velcro cord bundlers found at most electronics stores. 



#6042 FlyingAce39   Flyin' High Again CAGiversary!   566 Posts   Joined 5.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 17 December 2014 - 01:44 AM

You don't wanna use twist ties with wires/electronics, at least not the ones with the metal filament. They could easily puncture wires and/or get caught in wall plug or something. It's very unlikely, but still, no point in taking risks. 

I use the much thicker ones like you'd find already holding wires together when you buy a new electronic device. (AV cables, power cables, etc.) Those tend to have a much thicker rubber coating. And as for the wall plug, I would hope that there would be enough sense there to avoid metal-to-electricity contact. I always keep it at LEAST 6 inches away from the plugs on either end. I usually tie similar cables together. (i.e. the 2 HDMI cables going from my 360 and PS3 to my TV.) That keeps the tangling down. I like the twist ties because they're easy to remove and they're also easily adjustable. Of course, the same could be said for velcro strips, I suppose...
 



#6043 elessar123  

Posted 17 December 2014 - 03:24 AM

One of the pros of those velcro strips is that you can secure them around the wire, so it stays there even if you undo it.



#6044 FlyingAce39   Flyin' High Again CAGiversary!   566 Posts   Joined 5.5 Years Ago  

FlyingAce39

Posted 17 December 2014 - 11:50 AM

One of the pros of those velcro strips is that you can secure them around the wire, so it stays there even if you undo it.

Fair enough. 



#6045 slowdive21   CAG Elder CAGiversary!   12506 Posts   Joined 11.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 17 December 2014 - 05:37 PM

I've used twisties and zipties for years...and I can say velcro strips are much better for things like controllers, power cords, etc. -things that get use or may need to be tested.

 

If we are talking behind the TV, I'm not sure if it really matters.



#6046 dreamer131313  

dreamer131313

Posted 17 December 2014 - 08:17 PM

I'm guessing he meant cable routing with a dozen devices, not for storage.

 

Velcro cable ties help (even for storage): http://www.amazon.co.../dp/B001E1Y5O6/

 

thanks for this. I got so many cables, controllers especially with my retro systems and more that i went ahead and ordered this.

 

Does anyone know if this is the cheapest probably for these for this many? it seems so after comparing all the other stores including hardware stores who seems to want a similar price but for only a 25 ties container. 



#6047 elessar123  

Posted 17 December 2014 - 08:34 PM

It was $6.98 when I bought some earlier this year. It's $1 off that. It's probably the cheapest you'll really see.



#6048 dodgeme   Shadow the Hedgehog CAGiversary!   2736 Posts   Joined 10.8 Years Ago  

Posted 18 December 2014 - 03:46 AM

Figured I'd come and share my mess/collection with you all again. Get ready for a picture onslaught, theres a lot of them as I was a bit bored. On that note some of the pictures are not the greatest, just using my iPhone so thats all I can do.

 

Let's start.

 

Here's my main setup.

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It consists of:

46" Samsung 120hz 3DTV

Harman Kardon AV1710 7.1 Surround Sound w/ Boston Acoustics Speakers from the 90's in a 5.1 setup and 2 Polks I picked up cheap for the rears.

PS4

Xbox One

Sony BDP-S5100 Blu-Ray Player

Gamecube - Not Hooked Up.

 

On to the games themselves.

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That includes pretty much everything I own gaming wise. I've prolly got a few things floating around though. I'm sure you all wanna see some close-ups so here you go.

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I've really been focusing on the SNES recently and have been trying to tackle some big games. Between Megaman X2 from a thrift for $3.99 I got inspired to get some others. Recent additions include King of Dragons, Final Fight 3, Megaman X3 and Castlevania Dracula X. Some big money but so worth it.

 

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I am also a bit of a Blu-Ray buff. Can't help myself but have been buying way too many to be honest. Just this Black Friday I probably added some 30 more. This is all of them outside of a few I have out on loan to my sister.

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And of course some close-ups.

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Finally figure I better show off some of my other gaming spots. I recently this summer had the desire to build a Gaming PC so I went through and did it. Pardon my mess, didn't feel like cleaning.

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Here's some specs.

Intel Core i5 4690k @ 4.2ghz

Gigabyte GA.G1 Z97 Sniper Motherboard

16gb DDR3 Gskill Trident X 2400mhz

Asus AMD Radeon R9 280x

120gb SSD for the OS and a few apps

2TB HD for everything else

 

Finally the cream of the crop and my favorite my retro corner. This was the result of me getting into Neogaf's CRT thread and realizing just what I was missing out on.

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This is a Olympus OEV203 CRT Monitor basically a rebranded Sony PVM. All of the consoles are hooked up either via RGB for everything pictured up to N64 and the Wii and PS2 are connected via component. It puts out an absolutely beautiful picture and I could never go back to using an HDTV for older consoles.

 

Here some obligatory CRT porn with Vampire Savior on my Saturn.

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Sorry about the picture overload but it's been a while since I last posted in here and I wanted to give a full update on my collection. Hope you all enjoy.



#6049 Olengie   Your Waifu is Kuso. Except Mine CAGiversary!   10983 Posts   Joined 6.0 Years Ago  

Posted 18 December 2014 - 06:26 PM

YES. DON'T BE SORRY FOR THE PICTURE OVERLOAD.

 

It should be welcomed here. :D 



#6050 Vinny   Bang, bang... pew... CAGiversary!   22402 Posts   Joined 13.9 Years Ago  

Posted 19 December 2014 - 01:49 AM

Figured I'd come and share my mess/collection with you all again. Get ready for a picture onslaught, theres a lot of them as I was a bit bored. On that note some of the pictures are not the greatest, just using my iPhone so thats all I can do.

 

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Always like seeing collections that are balanced with old/new games, rather than a 1000 modern games. 



#6051 Kranekinjar   Scrappy Doo on Xanax CAGiversary!   486 Posts   Joined 5.7 Years Ago  

Kranekinjar

Posted 19 December 2014 - 02:23 AM

I would love to post some pics of the games' stuff I have, but I don't have shelves :( . I have most of my stuff inside drawers, boxes, cabinets and in the closet too lol.



#6052 SoCalDirtyBird  

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Posted 19 December 2014 - 05:40 AM

Wow Dodgeme, that is a nice looking collection.  Many good titles from what I saw.



#6053 Squarehard   Nyaa~ CAGiversary!   20800 Posts   Joined 10.5 Years Ago  

Posted 20 December 2014 - 01:01 AM

I got more space again!

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#6054 SoCalDirtyBird  

SoCalDirtyBird

Posted 20 December 2014 - 03:05 AM

I got more space again!

 

Nice, is it hard to reach the top shelves?



#6055 Squarehard   Nyaa~ CAGiversary!   20800 Posts   Joined 10.5 Years Ago  

Posted 20 December 2014 - 03:05 AM

Nice, is it hard to reach the top shelves?

I just need a tall chair.

 

That's how I do it with all my other shelves, although not all of them are this tall. ;D



#6056 Pookymeister   I like almonds Super Moderators   15531 Posts   Joined 13.2 Years Ago  

Pookymeister

Posted 21 December 2014 - 05:49 AM

Had to purge my strategy guide collection. Pretty much took out whatever wasn't an RPG and not a collected series (eg. Resident Evil)

 

Needed room for my Black Friday/Cyber week/etc graphic novel spoils....

 

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#6057 Squarehard   Nyaa~ CAGiversary!   20800 Posts   Joined 10.5 Years Ago  

Posted 21 December 2014 - 05:55 AM

Had to purge my strategy guide collection. Pretty much took out whatever wasn't an RPG and not a collected series (eg. Resident Evil)

 

Needed room for my Black Friday/Cyber week/etc graphic novel spoils....

 

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Your postman must have an aching back right now.



#6058 CowntChocula   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   241 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  

CowntChocula

Posted 21 December 2014 - 01:07 PM

Some of my Xbox One Games (those that are just the disks.  I have a whole other stack of the CE's)
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Where I sit and play most of my games
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Some of my older Xbox 360 games
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A custom framed Titanfall poster signed by all the developers
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Another custom Titanfall framed picture from the poster I received at PAX East.  This is also signed by a couple of the dev team members
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Entrance to my game room.  The bookshelf underneath is basically full of SteelBooks.
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Consoles in the room:  Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS3, Alienware.  (PS4 is in my living room)
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Bookshelf stack 1
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Bookshelf stack 2
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PAX scarfs from my most recent trips
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#6059 Vinny   Bang, bang... pew... CAGiversary!   22402 Posts   Joined 13.9 Years Ago  

Posted 21 December 2014 - 01:59 PM

 

Some of my Xbox One Games (those that are just the disks.  I have a whole other stack of the CE's)
 
 
Where I sit and play most of my games
 
 
Some of my older Xbox 360 games
 
 
A custom framed Titanfall poster signed by all the developers
 
 
Another custom Titanfall framed picture from the poster I received at PAX East.  This is also signed by a couple of the dev team members
 
 
Entrance to my game room.  The bookshelf underneath is basically full of SteelBooks.
 
 
Consoles in the room:  Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS3, Alienware.  (PS4 is in my living room)
 
 
Bookshelf stack 1
 
 
Bookshelf stack 2
 
 
PAX scarfs from my most recent trips

 

Very nice. Those are some huge stacks of CEs.:D 

 

I just got into the current gen with my PS4 (but, honestly haven't even played it yet) but it's crazy to see so many CE's out already. I seriously can't see myself continuing to collect anymore due to money constraints and lack of interest. 



#6060 wiggyx   Dorkity-dork-dork CAGiversary!   1419 Posts   Joined 6.5 Years Ago  

Posted 22 December 2014 - 02:39 AM

^^^ this. When everything is "special" or "collectible", nothing is IMO.