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#26 cxwq

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Posted 17 October 2004 - 11:14 AM

No, I haven't gotten my 9800 yet. It's held up in the red tape associated with procurement at my place of business. I'll post here when I get it and build my new computer but I don't expect it will be sooner than 2-3 weeks.

Regarding ATI vs nVidia, their offerings are usually roughly value competitive at any given time. A $200 ATI card is comparable to a $200 nVidia card and so on.

At the moment, most people who have used both report that the ATI cards look better though which is why I went that direction.
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#27 Gamefreak

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Posted 17 October 2004 - 01:40 PM

I'm planning on getting a new Graphics card and at the moment it seems it'll be best to wait and get a 6600gt.
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Posted 17 October 2004 - 03:36 PM

In terms of mice, I have a Logitech MX510 and the thing is great. Its a bit pricy (I think $50 is standard?) but I got mine on sale and it was well worth it. If you can afford one/get your hands on one for cheap you can't go wrong with the MX510. The thing looks rad too. :wacko:
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#29 Gene-ious

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Posted 17 October 2004 - 10:26 PM

for a wireless mouse and keyboard.. the main problem for the mouse is that it runs out of battery every 3-4 weeks depending on usage.. the keyboard is probably 1 1/2 months or more/less. The only problem i have when i play Counter-Strike is that the mouse runs out of battery while im in the game.(which is mostly the only time my mouse runs out of battery)
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#30 DJ Hurley

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Posted 18 October 2004 - 11:58 PM

Okay, so I'll get a mouse when I get the money. Just a simple Microsoft Optical scrolling mouse.
Then I've been thinking about LED (the long ones, not those small things you make yourself) lights. Since I can't put one inside my computer, I'd perhaps put it outside. Maybe under the moniter. Any good, bright ones for that? I've seen a couple that hook up to the USB port that are like $15, but the picture doesnt look bright. But then again, its a small ass picture.
And then I wanted another for my "energy drink bar." To put inside the glass door So it brightens that up. Or maybe just on the outside. Are there any LED light sticks (like the big long ones) that don't hook up to the computer but just hook up to a socket in the wall?
Thats about it for questions.
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Posted 19 October 2004 - 07:27 AM

Go with cathodes for the one under the monitor if you want it bright and even.

For the bar it sounds like a standard ropelight might do the trick.
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