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[Oct. 8th, 2004|10:24 am]
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OK, I'm all for PCs looking good, but detailing your hard drive is going too far.

[User Picture]From: thehaloproject
2004-10-08 07:37 am (UTC)
I dunno, I actually like the look of that. I've seen kids crack open their HD's to put LED's in them...

The polish is fine, but exposing the HD to *stuff* that could damage the disks in the name of LED fun is just too far for ME.

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[User Picture]From: arcsine
2004-10-08 07:55 am (UTC)
Back in the day, Cray sold a mainframe that came with this entirely separate device, a self-contained waterfall with all kinds of LEDs and such. It was totally useless, it was only there to make the rest of it look cooler. Same goes with IBM's S/390s with walls of LEDs that do nothing but blink roughly based on processor load.

Don't get me wrong, I like the look of it, too, but I don't see it as worth the work. My next PC is going in this case. Simple, elegant, and most of all well built. Rolled and filed edges, sturdy frame, exact mount point drilling, &c. It has to be functional before I look at it's form.
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[User Picture]From: thehaloproject
2004-10-08 08:09 am (UTC)
Oo now that case is smooth. I've never been a big fan of the cases with windows on them, just because to me it seems way too much effort to get it to look good.

Come to think of it, my line of thinking with cars and computers is the same.

Either I can throw a body kit on my car, get a custom paint job inside and out, dash kits, gauge kits, shifter upgrades, etc


I can get a performance cam with new lifters, injectors, an upgraded exhaust and a ported throttlebody & intake manifold.

*shrug* personal preference?

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[User Picture]From: arcsine
2004-10-08 08:23 am (UTC)
Yeah, everyone's got the right to use their money how they wish. I detail my car, but I'm also being too lazy to wash the sludge that got splashed on it on the freeway last week. I'd rather have a totally rebuilt engine than a body kit any day, but there's some body kits that really make a car look good, which probably impresses more people anyway.
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[User Picture]From: shawboy
2004-10-08 09:03 pm (UTC)
Too much work. Even more work making a webpage about it. Not worth it.
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