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  1. Hey guys, Are there any 'soft' tubes? Right now I am using Thermaltake tubes and they are pretty stiff so cannot make any narrow bends. So the tubes take us lots of space and also limits the flexibility of parts placement. Cheers.
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    HAF932 or Sniper

    Thanks Copie. The incredible dust inflow seems the only major concern about the HAF. Just want to know, the side panel, is the whole thing a mesh/grill? or only where the fan is? is it possible to fit an air conditioner filter there? did you place stocking in the intakes of the bottom also? Thanks.
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    HAF932 or Sniper

    Hey guys.. I also have the same problem. Cannot decide between the two. I like the Sniper since dust is a big problem for me. But I need to setup a water loop. But only a 120mm rad and I only run the loop through the cpu. Would you think Sniper will be trouble setting the loop? Should I get the HAF? Is it possible to fix a dust filter myself and get the same filtering as in the Sniper? Dust is a big problem for me? Cheers.
  4. Cheers Zerts. Will keep an eye on t hat.
  5. Thanks Zerts. I think for my use, TN panels are just fine. I don't do any color related stuff (just watching movies and occasional gaming), and I always work right infront of my monitor.. I think getting a IPS/PVA panel would be a waste of money for me.. I read in a post that the manufacturers usually do not specify the type of the panel they are using.. and only way to find out is to look at one from sideways and so on...
  6. Thanks for the input guys. I game only occasionally and my coding only involves a single window. But yes I think I should hang out at a store and see if I am comfortable using a 24". Thanks Zerts. I think the panel type is a good measure. Although I don't know how much it effects my usage. Cheers.
  7. Thanks mate. 32" for a monitor? You don't find it uncomfortable when like browsing or something? or you dont browse fullscreen?
  8. Hey guys, I am planning on getting a new monitor and I was thinking about a 24". I don't have a particular brand in mind and I have been quite happy with the cheap Acer 20" I am using now. Anyway there is a huge price difference between 24" monitors starting from around $200 for LG/Dell/Acer models. Then there are also ones going through to about $1000. Originally, and that was about 6 months ago, I was planning on getting one for $400~$500. Now I am actually going to buy one, I was wondering, why should I dish out about $300 more. So I want to know, are there any 'healthy' monitors? I dont stay in front of computers only when I am not traveling. And I do get recurring headaches. So are there any 'eye-friendly' monitors? Are there any specifications, like contrast. that will give be a measure how good that monitor is on the eyes when spending long hours in front of it? (24" monitor users) On a completely different note: I have not worked on a 24", except for maybe a couple of minutes. So I want to know your experience in using it. Is a larger screen really good for normal use? When I originally planned on buying a 24", I was thinking about using it for gaming, now I find out that with only one year more to graduate, I hardly have any time for games. So this monitors purpose is not for gaming. I am not a avid coder, so I do not need to have multiple windows opened. Basically, watching movies and, most of the time web browsing. So you guys think it will be better with a 24" or it will be a complete waste getting a 24" for browsing? Cheers.
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    Best desktop brand

    Thanks for the info guys. Seems HP is the favorite... yeah I guess I shouldn't get carried away from the iMac's bling.. Mac OS serves me no purpose...
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    Best desktop brand

    Thanks guys. Yeah I liked the Dell too. No I am not allowed to build one myself. Because I need to return this back in about a year and also they have warranty issues and stuff. So yeah that out of the question. I didn't think about HP. Should do a search on that. Cheers.
  11. Hey guys, So the new financial year started and I am entitled to get a desktop for below $2000. I have to buy a branded one and not allowed to build one myself. So what do you guys think is the most reliable brand out there? The options available for me are: 1) iMac 2) Lenovo Think Center 3) Dell XPS My primary concern is the driver compatibility with Linux. I will be installing Ubuntu on this. Anyway I think most of the devices will work except for maybe iMac. But apart from this, my main purpose in this machine will be runing Matlab. So a quad core is preferable although a dual-core wont make a big difference. My problem is with durability. I have a Lenovo T60 laptop which I have been using for almost two years withoug any problem whatsoever. On the other hand my Dell XPS laptop died within a year. So I am a little concerned which way to go. Because Dell desktops are pretty much out there but Lenovo isn''t that much. So just leave your guys thoughts. Cheers.
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    Best option?

    Thanks for the input guys. The Eee looks nice but I think it maybe a little difficult to handle. Do you guys know anything cheaper but like a tablet. Where I can swirl the screen and its touch sensitive? So I can real something easily...
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    Best option?

    Hey guys.., It seems the UMPCs and MIDs are in full motion recently. I have a iPod Touch and it is great for keeping me busy while I commute on the train 2 hours a day. But lately with all the nifty gadgets coming out, the Touch feels a little inadequate. So I want you guys opinion. So I basically would like to have the option of being able to browse with a WiFi, read PDF (occasionally Word) files, watch couple of movie clips. I was thinking about buying an eReader but for $400+ (Sony e-Reader) I think it will be a waste of time. So what would you guys go for? Keeping in mind that I will have to operate this thing while traveling standing up. Few options are: Eee PC: http://eeepc.asus.com/global/products.html?n=0 Sony Vaio P: http://www.sonystyle.com/webapp/wcs/stores...552921644608896 Archos: http://www.archos.com/ If you guys have any alternative please let me know. Cheers.
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    RFID kits

    Hey guys. I was looking at this Violet the other day and it struck me as a nice gadget to have on my desk. But the problem is I the number of tasks I can perform are limited and need to choose from their server. I would like to know if anyone know any RFID kits with possibly an interface that would work with Linux. Basically I want to be able to run my own scripts in response to different RFID's. If anybody got any information please leave them here. Cheers.
  15. I'm not sure if this has been posted here before. New Service Aims To Replace Consoles With Cloud Gaming "Imagine playing bleeding-edge games, yet never again upgrading your hardware. That's the ambitious goal of OnLive's Internet delivered gaming service. Using cloud computing, OnLive's goal is to 'make all modern games playable on any system,' thanks in large part to OnLive's remote servers that do all the heavy lifting. With a fast enough Internet connection, gamers can effectively stream and play games using a PC, Mac, or a 'MicroConsole,' 'a dedicated gaming client provided by OnLive that includes a game controller.' Without ever having to worry about costly hardware upgrades or the cost of a next-gen console, gamers can expect to fork over about $50 yearly just for the service. If this thing takes off, this can spell trouble for gaming consoles down the road, especially if already-established services like Steam and Impulse join the fray." SlashDot If this does take off, and if they can support 1080-res this would be a huge blow for the future of gaming hardware as we know it. Ofcourse people would still buy vid cards for normal purposes, but the need for high end cards (mobos+gpu) would seize.
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