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Old 04-28-2009, 10:35 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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With all the money you saved, you can buy a good thesaurus to improve your vocabulary by finding a different word than ****.

Wouldn't have to save much...
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Old 04-29-2009, 07:30 AM
 
Location: WV and Eastport, ME
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Don't talk like that around my computer, she can hear you know -_-

Computers are a tool yes, but they're much more to me. I'll probably never get married so this is all I got and I like to spoil her with all the new technology
Maybe this should be moved to the Relationships Forum.
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Old 04-29-2009, 10:16 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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well not all makers are like that i bought an MDG its a canadian company they had a store rite outside of chicago, their pre built but NO BLOATWARE came on the pc nor on the recovery disk. (disadvantage is generic drivers rite out of the box, but searching for them beats uninstalling crapware etc)
suprised as i was, i was happy now my friend has an emachines i said damn it takes almost 2 hours to install and wait for the trial software to load
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Old 04-29-2009, 11:27 AM
 
Location: Beaverland, OR
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There aren't any standardized components. The only hard part to build is the case itself, as I haven't seen any store sell em yet, but for hardware, just select the Laptop portion when searching for hardware.
I'm gonna have to call BS on the ability to "build" your own laptop. There are no standard form factors for laptop mobos, there are no standard form factors for cases. Many of the cables used to interconnect the internal components are non-standard, or situated at different locations. Getting everything to fit together perfectly is key for a laptop; in a desktop, you can have a jumble of cables and it will still work fine.
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Old 04-29-2009, 01:17 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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I never said it would be a small laptop XD. For all you know I could of modded a microatx desktop and attached an lcd to the side of it and have that modded to opened like a laptop would. But it is possible to build your own laptop if you got the time, money, resources to do so. It is a LOT more complicated than building a desktop, but even a desktop you hide the wiring. I spent literally 20 hours on wire management for my pc. Almost no wires are see whatsoever.
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Old 04-29-2009, 01:47 PM
 
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I spent literally 20 hours on wire management for my pc. Almost no wires are see whatsoever.
I spent literally 2 seconds on wire management and I don't see any wires either. It's called a solid metal case that slides closed.
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Old 04-29-2009, 06:07 PM
 
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I'll say it again. This forum is becoming quite the entertainment venue.

So how about a laptop build? Lets see......

Datamancer.net - Technical Art and Steampunk Contraptions

Yeah, that should suffice.
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Old 04-29-2009, 06:13 PM
 
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If you prefer a "desktop"

SteamPunk Frankenstein Computer Photo Gallery - Photo 4 of 86 by Dana Mattocks - MySpace Photos

And just to whet your appetite

The Steampunk Workshop | Technology and Romance - Sustainable Rebellion

Google

There are some very creative people around
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Old 04-30-2009, 06:24 PM
 
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I haven't bought a pre-built computer in years and I'm just trying to get more people on board. I mean ANYONE with half a brain can build a computer, so why don't they -_-

You say that because you know how to do it and have the interest. Most people don't care about any of that stuff. All they care about is they press the power button, it comes on, they get their email, and then they turn it off.

They don't care about drive speeds, or RAM speeds, or power supplies, or motherboards, or this or that and all of the other stuff. They have zero interest. So they buy a pre-built machine because for a few hundred dollars they can get a machine that does everything they need it to do, and all they had to do is type in their credit card number, open the box when it arrives at their doorstep, and plug it in. Done.
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Old 04-30-2009, 08:36 PM
 
Location: Detroit Downriver
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LET'S FACE IT. Not everybody has the same interests, especially when it comes to computers. Some people are in it for the intellectual challenge of the computer itself. Others just want the computer as a tool to effect a means to an end. Still others, have no idea about any of it, but "that Internet sounds interesting. Let's buy a computer" is their motivation.

Besides, even if you poured your whole life into recruiting boycotters, you could never get enough people to even get noticed by any of the companies' management. Your argument is ludicrous on its surface. Your beef is with Windows Vista and add on bloatware, not brand name computer makers.

Vista is bloated spaghetti code. You want to use it? Get a butt load of RAM and have at it.

Don't like deleting free trial bloatware? Fresh format and install from scratch or build your own, as you have done.

Your argument makes little sense to me. I don't see how anyone can possibly enjoy owning a computer with Vista (or for that matter, any version of Windows) on it, and I can't see how anyone can justify, first, choosing it, and second, doing nothing but complain about it when they could be working with a perfectly good Mac running OS X.

FTR, I'm a technician. Tinkering with hardware is kinda fun, but only if there is a goal at the end, like robot control, or automation of a dynamic process. Building a crap computer to run a crap OS so you can load crap software and, in the end, get your data and your time crapped on just seems to me like a bunch of crap.

But hey, LET'S FACE IT. Not everybody has the same interests.
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