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    How do you guys store your PCBS?

    Newb question but how do you guys store your PCBS? I know to store them in a anti static bag but do you buy small plastic bins for each one or what?
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    Sup Day_Man! Anti-static bags are my usual go-to. Additionally, I have grown pretty fond of clear snap cases for my smaller boards (easier to store and stack if need be).

    EDIT:

    Here is the link to a thread depicting the cases I am using for my HNG64 carts:

    http://www.neo-geo.com/forums/showth...or-HNG64-carts
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    The U-line boxes are pretty popular also
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    Quote Originally Posted by ggallegos1 View Post
    The U-line boxes are pretty popular also
    As popular as USPS flat-rate boxes
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    @ BlackaneseNiNjA Looking through that thread you posted those plastic containers look pretty slick. Thanks for that info.
    @ ggallegos1 I could get those for PCBs Im not to crazy about thank you brother.

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    For now I'm using USPS priority & the longer priority express boxes. I want to later down the road get the U-Line boxes but damn they are expensive as hell.
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    Most of my pcbs are stored in large heavy duty plastic totes made for stacking. Put in ESD bag, wrap in bubble wrap, sandwich boards together on end like a filing cabinet

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    I have a dedicated cab for each one of my PCBs






    j/k...Most are in antistatic bags in recycled shipping boxes. Some are in bags stacked on a bookshelf.

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    - Multiple passes with bubble wrap
    - Placed in antistatic bags
    - Labeled and stacked vertically
    - Tucked into storage cubes to minimize visual clutter


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    Quote Originally Posted by themisterfalcon View Post
    - Multiple passes with bubble wrap
    - Placed in antistatic bags
    - Labeled and stacked vertically
    - Tucked into storage cubes to minimize visual clutter

    Neat solution, but I can imagine that everytime you want to play a game it's pain in the ass to put one back and get the other one out.

    I'm in the same situation and was looking for a similar solution, albeit a more "practical" one since I often swap boards in my cab.

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    Quote Originally Posted by themisterfalcon View Post
    - Multiple passes with bubble wrap
    - Placed in antistatic bags
    - Labeled and stacked vertically
    - Tucked into storage cubes to minimize visual clutter

    Very nice Eric! I really dig that setup a lot, that's the only pita I have for PCB's all the damn room they take up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by donluca View Post
    Neat solution, but I can imagine that everytime you want to play a game it's pain in the ass to put one back and get the other one out.
    Well duh sounds like you need some more cabs then!

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    Very nice Eric! I really dig that setup a lot, that's the only pita I have for PCB's all the damn room they take up.
    Thanks. Living in San Francisco space is very precious. Also if games don't fit in this system they tend to have a short life in my collection. Blessing/curse it stops me from collecting older (bigger) PCBs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by themisterfalcon View Post
    Well duh sounds like you need some more cabs then!



    Thanks. Living in San Francisco space is very precious. Also if games don't fit in this system they tend to have a short life in my collection. Blessing/curse it stops me from collecting older (bigger) PCBs.
    Nice, good method for staying practical as much as you can. Older PCB's oh man, they definitely are some monstrosities out there. My biggest is Ninja Gaiden damn triple decker don't know why some of these had to be so big.
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    Yeah...Sega Model 2 stuff (like my Zero Gunner) are huge....same for a 4slot NG, and taito F3....all the old atari and Pac boards run really long too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by themisterfalcon View Post
    - Multiple passes with bubble wrap
    - Placed in antistatic bags
    - Labeled and stacked vertically
    - Tucked into storage cubes to minimize visual clutter

    That's pretty crafty, great space saver.

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    Quote Originally Posted by themisterfalcon View Post
    Well duh sounds like you need some more cabs then!
    Ah! I would definitely get more than one cab if I had the space. I think I'm going to get a small one, maybe an Aero City for vert shmups since rotating the monitor in my Astro City requires at least two people everytime.

    But yeah, having only a single cab I find myself switching boards every 2-3 days (exception applies, now my Street Fighter EX Plus has been for 2 weeks in and still can't get enough. I've played it to death when I was a kid in the arcades).

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    thanks for all the ideas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by themisterfalcon View Post
    - Multiple passes with bubble wrap
    - Placed in antistatic bags
    - Labeled and stacked vertically
    - Tucked into storage cubes to minimize visual clutter

    Stealing this idea for my CPS2 games. I have Uline antistic foam shipping boxes for all my PCBs, but they feel like overkill for CPS2 and the CPS2 games barely fit in the size box I have.

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    PCB in anti static bags
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    Quote Originally Posted by mainman View Post
    PCB in anti static bags
    Damn thats alot of CPS2 goodness.

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    Damn mainman, that's awesome but it's also the point of no return...I'd be so overwhelmed...now I feel better about my conundrum with having lots of shit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by themisterfalcon View Post
    - Multiple passes with bubble wrap
    - Placed in antistatic bags
    - Labeled and stacked vertically
    - Tucked into storage cubes to minimize visual clutter

    Oooh, I really like that storage cube idea! Where did you get those?

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    kallax shelf

    you can get them online and some big box shops carry them

    http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/10305741/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Renmauzo View Post
    Oooh, I really like that storage cube idea! Where did you get those?

    Yep Kallax shelf as hyper mentioned. For the cubes themselves, Daiso Japan actually has what I have found to be the best. Ikea and other home stores sell those inserts in various fabrics and plastics, they are all pretty weak and break down easy. The Daiso ones are made out of the same-ish material as seat belts and woven so they are extra strong. And since it's Daiso they are cheap as well!

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