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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!
“Put your pain in a box. Lock it down. No man is stronger than one who can harness his emotions.” -Act of Valor
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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"Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius -- and a lot of courage -- to move in the opposite direction."-Einstein
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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Originally Posted by UnklFungus