The "New Toys" Thread

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I hope the first thing you did was uninstall U3, I freaking hate that crap.
I actually use the U3. So i can use Firefox at work without it clogging up my profile or relying on a slow homedir on a fileserver that has a tendency of crapping out. And it beats portableapps in a few respects. It's actually all i use that stick for. I have a 160GB LaCie Rugged for storing files.
 

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I got a new mousemat!
yeah!

amazingly, it's much better than I though it would be, even though it's a nice ricey blue led thing.
I got the mousemat to go with my new desk, which my mouse doesn't work on:



and the bookshelf (it's the box in the previous pic):

 

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yeah CM stacker case on the left, antec nine hundred on the right.
front of the stacker has UV reactive blue led fans and 4" UV lights on each side of each fan.
i admit it :D I am a computer ricer
 

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So am I, My mobo has red LEDs on it and I have a red fan installed.

The reason I ask is because one of my friends is thinking about getting a CM stacker. Would you recommend?
 

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This is the little fellow that, despite being 9 years old, still manage to post to the "1 Browser Per Post" page, and wirelessly no less.


What's that big lump wrapped around the back?


Oh, it's a hinge...but it doesn't even open all the way. What gives?


Ohh, that's how.


Now that's sweet.


Portrait tablet mode? Not bad either.
 

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hehe, cool. even for a 9yo.

HardwareBoB, dare i ask... what do you need 4 iPod stands for?
 

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yeah CM stacker case on the left, antec nine hundred on the right.
front of the stacker has UV reactive blue led fans and 4" UV lights on each side of each fan.
i admit it :D I am a computer ricer
I also notice the logitech speakers, how are those?
 

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I also notice the logitech speakers, how are those?
Awesome. I have the previous generation of those and they rock my socks off. I have to leave the subwoofer on one notch above "off" to avoid having everyone in my house complain. :lol:
 

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hehe, cool. even for a 9yo.

HardwareBoB, dare i ask... what do you need 4 iPod stands for?
cheap from the us, resale on australian ebay for a quick buck :)

I also notice the logitech speakers, how are those?
as above, awesome. can't go wrong for ~$400. sure - they aren't the best all round speakers , but for playing games and watching movies, nothing comes near them for the price
 

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Teufel FTW. In every comparison i read they mop the floor with all offerings from Creative and Logitech on value for money. The performance is on par, but they're way cheaper.
 

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Now, if I ordered one with a credit card would they ship it to me?
 

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They only state transport charges for the surrounding european countries, but also say you should contact them via their hotline for other countries. An email might be ok as well, I'd say...

Phone +49 (0) 30 / 300 9 300
Fax +49 (0) 30 / 30 09 30 30
E-Mail: info@teufel.de
 

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Never heard of Teufel... have you guys heard these new PC-specific Bose speakers? Now those rock my socks to the skies and back.

Personally I have a pair of quite old Monsoon PC speakers and for the price I paid some 8 years ago they sound pretty good. The sound is starting to go though, so I'm looking at a new set of speakers. I just don't understand the difference between regular and PC speakers. For the price you pay for a set of average stereo speakers it seems you can buy some of the best computer speakers. So why don't people just hook PC speakers up to their iPods or whatever?
 

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Even the best PC speakers don't really sound that good compared to regular speakers and a decent receiver. For instance, even the best Logitech sets lack a proper high-range driver and the satellites can't produce great midrange, either. The result is unbalanced sound with too much bass, due to the subwoofer overpowering everything.

I picked up a Yamaha HTR-6030 receiver and some Infinity TSS-450 speakers to get started, the speakers are a bit cheap and lack the lower range I want, but they're cheap so I don't feel bad about upgrading them later on. They still sound much better than the Logitech Z-2200s did.
 
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