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    Post your "Ghetto Mod" pics

    Dunno, haven't tested it yet. Waiting on the cable for the MiniPCI card, lol, it'll be here Friday prolly...
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    Post your "Ghetto Mod" pics

    So... two ghetto things here... one, my fave drill, and two, a mobo I just finished re-heatsinking. Drill first. Back in the 90s, Mom bought a Craftsman 6v rechargeable drill. Looked like this -- [Image found on fleaBay, reupped elsewhere...] 'bout two years ago, a decade after it...
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    Advice for my father...?

    Wow... sounds like I've got a chorus of opinions, all in agreement.
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    Advice for my father...?

    OK -- I'll talk to Dad tomorrow. Thanks everybody! /thread, pretty much...
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    Advice for my father...?

    Sounds good :) I'll talk to Dad about it tomorrow :)
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    Advice for my father...?

    I'm actually thinking of taking a vacation from [H]ere. You know... when I joined, people were actually nice to each other. Now? I recently got infracted and ignore-listed for sending literally five or six PMs over three days. I was being as polite as could be and the other dude was being as...
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    Advice for my father...?

    I don't have $5 to waste on getting trolled, when I can have that for free. His wife (not my mother, he remarried) got him the screen a few months ago. I had nothing to do with that... the box itself was my gift and it took me literally over a year. It's still not as good as I'd hoped for...
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    Advice for my father...?

    Found the entry in eBay's Purchase History. 26 July 2013. It's a Dell model, their P/N WX397. (I'd totally forgotten that.) This is a listing for an identical card --> http://www.ebay.com/itm/201243084012
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    Advice for my father...?

    Does it matter that his screen is 1920x1080? Samsung S27D590.
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    Advice for my father...?

    Huh. Card is from fleaBay... it was all of $15... 'lagging' isn't the word I'd use, more like 'jerky'... This is a (stock) photo of the exact card --> http://i.imgur.com/2s0wq9k.jpg (Found on Google, reupped elsewhere.) I don't come over his house very often (it's complicated, mostly...
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    Advice for my father...?

    Quite.
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    Advice for my father...?

    OK, built my Dad a nice computer for Christmas (far better than his Phenom II x4 Dell). Specs -- i3-3220 skt1155 + ASUS Maximus V Gene 12gb RAM 2tb HDD Quadro FX570 Win7 I threw the Quadro in there for a few reasons -- (1) it was cheap and I needed something I could pay for (2) I've...
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    Quick but crazyish question: painting cables?

    Words for dinner :| It's going to be a couple days, I gave the power brick for this thing to a friend...
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    Quick but crazyish question: painting cables?

    I was hoping that I'd be able to find out ahead of time... oh well. I'll start assembly in a little bit, and shortly thereafter there'll be a thread in Worklogs about it. For the record, the oldass can of spray was Plasti-Kote Epoxy stuff for appliances. Gloss black. Oh well. Yep!
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    Quick but crazyish question: painting cables?

    I have paintbrushes... I also have sharpies but I'm not a fan of that look. Sharpie is uuuuuuugly. Friend of mine did up an old case that way (it was an early HTPC in a beige Presario case, years ago, and he wanted to make it match his stereo system, lol) and my mind winces every time I see the...
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