November 2007

(2007-11-02)

Dell XPS 420 - configured on November 2, 2007

$ 2,360


$440 case with cooling

Fry's Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate
64bit (Full) - System Builder (OEM) version - DVD
Item # 5120226 Microsoft Same Day ~ $190


November 2007

Gateway Monitor, 24" [FPD2485W 24" Widescreen] - $530, before tax, after rebate

6 ms, 16:10 [1,920 x 1,200; compare to HP 22" at 1,680 x 1,050] ~ rotates

http://www.circuitcity.com/ssm/Specifications-of-Gateway-FPD2485W-24-Widescreen-Monitor/sem/rpsm/oid/166293/rpem/ccd/productDetailSpecification.do#tabs

 


Image from "DVI-I Dual Link Male to HD15(VGA) Female Adapter" on MonoPrice.com > link
("If your DVI ouput plug is digital-only [DVI-D], this DVI Adapter will not work...[your outputing device needs to seed an analog signal, which will be routed to the HD15\15-pin VGA cable, which connects to your monitor]")

 

Note that a plug with 3 rows of 8 pins is a Digital only DVI (DVI-D Dual Link) if there is on ONE flat blade hole.


DVI-D to DVI-D Single Link Cable (50 feet, $93). DVI-D (DVI-Digital 3x6 pin) is a digital ONLY connection.

The primary difference between Single Link and Dual Link is that each supports varying resolutions.
DVI-Digital-only (DVI-D) Single Link can support up to 1920 x 1080 at 60 Hz [1080i].
The maximum length of a standard DVI cable if 5 Meters (16.5 ft), however, using higher quality materials and heavier gauge copper will allow the signal to reach up to 50 ft.
DVI cables are used with new video cards for higher resolution over VGA, they are also used with new digital TVís and HD decoders.

DVI-D is a digital ONLY connector
The primary difference between Single Link and Dual link is that each supports varying resolution levels.
DVI-D Single link: up to 1920 x 1080; digital only
DVI-D Dual link:   up to 2048 x 1596; digital only

See also:

'HDMI Female' to 'DVI-D single link Female' adapter ($4)

InFocus P&D to DVI-D Adapter : M1-D(P&D) Male to DVI-Digital Dual Link Female Adapter (Gold Plated) $8.50
(P&D to HDMI also available)

Note: the ATI Radeon 9800 Pro has a DVI-Integrated (DVI-I) port: see the component video Adapter


"1360 x 768 is the most common res for HDTVs. Actually it is 1366 but PCs can usually output 1360. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wide_XGA .
The way to archive the desired resolution is to use a tweaking utility such as PowerStrip http://entechtaiwan.com/util/ps.shtm or some similar app."


November 2007

TomTom ONE XL :          $350

Garmin StreetPilot C330 [Car GPS Navigation System with 3.5" Touchscreen] :$280

Tom Tom One GPS - 3.5" Touch Screen, North American Maps (3rd Edition) : $250

TomTom ONE XL Review (June 2007) (Finding an Alternate Route)

Michelin X-930 GPS Navigation ($150) : sloooooow to get signal and calculate/ recalculate route

Holux - GPSmile 52 Plus : $150 ; frys: $140 after rebate

http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=104&cp_id=10419&cs_id=1041901&p_id=2398&seq=1&format=4#feedback

October 2007

(2007-10-20 ~ Saturday, October 20)

electronics Fry's

HP Laptop - AMD TK-53 ~ [5290197] ~ $550 after rebate
HP Laptop - AMD Turion 64 X@ TL-58 ~ [dv6645us] ~ Vista Home Premium ~ $750 after rebate


2005-01-12

eVGA 6800 Ultra 256
eVGA GeForce 6800Ultra 256MB DDR3 AGP 8X with TV-Out and DVI
... Buy eVGA 6800Ultra!
... Shop nVidia Video Cards!
Regular Price:   $600
Your Price:      $470 (last recorded 2006: $452)



2004-04-28    {April 2004}

xPCgear LAN Gamer Mid-Tower ATX Case
COMBO with Clear Window, Tri-LED Fan,
LAN Party Handle, USB2.0, 400W Power Supply,
and Keyboard, Mouse, Speaker Set (Black)
{http://www.xpcgear.com/langamerbk.html}

$55

X-Dreamer II

LL Warrior $214 (Lian Li)

All Cases

 

i like this case: Antec P160 $170 (performance 1):

{update, 2007 -- 3.5 years later-- price: $133 [-$40])

---
prefered: Antec P160 Aluminum Case w/ Window Mod and Fan Controller (update: discontinued) :
7

see this review

buy direct: http://www.antec-inc.com/us/pro_customization_illumination.html

[update 2005] see also the antec p180

-{April 2004, continued}-

xPCgear LAN Gamer Mid-Tower ATX Case
COMBO with Clear Window, Tri-LED Fan, LAN Party Handle, USB2.0, 400W Power Supply, and Keyboard, Mouse, Speaker Set (Black)

$55

X-Dreamer II

LL Warrior $214 (Lian Li)

All Cases



 

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