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    Lenovo S10
    It's concealable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gunner69 View Post
    The processor is a QX9650 with 8g of PC8500 DDR2... Vid Card not pictured was a GTX 9800 Black Box Edition that I had laying around will be upgrading that to a couple of ATI cards in Crossfire config once I get funds.

    And yes my cable management skills suck thats still on the list of things that need to be done.
    Man that's a great looking case Gunner and I bet it's real fast!

    I found that it's easier when you can hide and reroute the cables and wires. Then trying to keep the exposed ones parallel helps with the clutter. I built a Acrylic computer and that was a nightmare trying to manage the wires because there was very few places to hide with the clear case.



    This is the first computer I built from a first gen Alienware case with the Hydraulic door that covers the drives. I filled in the badge and sprayed it in Black PPG Deltron base/clear coat. Then I added a full window on the right side behind the mobo and sandwiched in a translite poster from a Williams pinball machine's scoreboard with two cathode's as a back light. Homemade fan buss, fans and LED's had wires everywhere!





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    I used to build my desktops, but currently I'm still using a Dell XPS system bought from a friend that was in a tight spot for money. It was just a couple months old when he sold it to me at a huge discount. That was almost 4 years ago. It's still chugging along with the (smallish now) 20" samsung lcd. I'm running Windows 7 RC so it's very crisp and runs flawlessly. There is still an old pentium 4 system used in the house that I built about 5 or 6 years ago. I have a new HP laptop I bought earlier this year and I have an old HP laptop that I was running Ubuntu on until my mom was wanting to use it. I put XP back on it so it would be something she was familiar with. Now it's a choice of buying a computer or a gun. Gun has won the last 4 times.
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    Normally I use a 3 year old HP desk top. Not particularly powerful, but I needed one to replace my dying Dell, and it was a present from my wife. I started jonsing to be online, since I'm still in Richmond, handling my mother's estate. I tried to use Mom's web TV, but talk about a POS, most of the sites that I needed, such as home banking and my ISP's online email, the browser wasn't compatable. So I went out and bought a new Toshiba laptop for $679. Not high end, but not junk either. I had planned to use it on dial up with AOL, which I kep as a back up. But this thing doesn't want to do it, so I've been going into Barnes and Noble for their WiFi. Well, at least I can get online.

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    Without question, MAC.

    I started on PCs, and by stroke of honest luck, my PC got trashed by a vandal. (Legitimate, knew the culprit, so did LEO but couldn't prove it. He still went to jail for another act that same weekend.) Anyway, insurance financed my Mac transition.

    I work on too many PCs during the week. All that does is reinforce my choice of using a MAC to actually get work done. You do get what you pay for, and the Apple operating system is worth the premium.

    In my house, there is a Mac Pro (tower, 12GB RAM, multiple TB drives, etc.), a 24" iMac, a couple of MacBook Pros, and an old relic G5 tower that we use for a file server. Two of the Intel-processor Macs have Parallels for running Win XP for client work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rivers View Post
    Without question, MAC.

    I started on PCs, and by stroke of honest luck, my PC got trashed by a vandal. (Legitimate, knew the culprit, so did LEO but couldn't prove it. He still went to jail for another act that same weekend.) Anyway, insurance financed my Mac transition.

    I work on too many PCs during the week. All that does is reinforce my choice of using a MAC to actually get work done. You do get what you pay for, and the Apple operating system is worth the premium.

    In my house, there is a Mac Pro (tower, 12GB RAM, multiple TB drives, etc.), a 24" iMac, a couple of MacBook Pros, and an old relic G5 tower that we use for a file server. Two of the Intel-processor Macs have Parallels for running Win XP for client work.
    Have you ever tried any distros of Linux? I am curious, not bashing Mac.

    Quote Originally Posted by bigo5552000 View Post
    Yeah, they are good places to get parts from. NewEgg is usually cheaper on single parts, but I think TigerDirect has better BareBones kits. I think that barebones are a good way to go as you can get a lot of computer for a big savings. Also, you can upgrade components before they send it to you, so you have a lot of control over it.
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