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I bought many toys for my computers over the years and I don't include the computers (9) and laptops (3).

I made a list of my favorite ones.

1- ADVC 100 by Canopus
http://dv411.com/canopusadvc100.html#specs

I bought it to digitize my VHS movies to DVD.
The version I have was purchased on the Internet and it has a button to disable the Macrovison (crap used to prevent making copies). I even used to record movies or shows from Hulu by connecting my two computers and recording on the 2nd one.
That was a great device. I still have the original box and accessories.

2- Fusion HDTV 3 QAM gold from Dvico
http://www.dvico.com/products_mul_hd3.html

I used it to capture HD videos from cable over the air.
I had a great time with this toy!

3- ION Turntable
http://www.ionaudio.com/products/details/ttusb

I bought it to digitize my vinyls via USB on my computer.
It comes with a free editing software to help remove scratches, pops, clicks and background noise.

4 - HD PVR by Hauppauge
http://www.hauppauge.com/site/products/data_hdpvr.html

Even better than my ADVC 100! It can record HDTV straight to my computer and the quality is amazing! My favorite toy so far!

5 - WD Live TV Hub
http://wdc.com/en/products/products.aspx?id=570

I can watch TV online, play games, watch my own videos, play my music, look at pictures, etc.

Here's my next gadget I want to buy!
http://www.audioquest.com/usb_digital_analog_converter/dragonfly-dac

Okay that's it! What's your favorite computer toy?

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Death. Death is a toy for me.

SSTG
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Death. Death is a toy for me.

How do you connect it to your computer?
Fire wire, USB ? xD
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How do you connect it to your computer?
fire wire, USB? xD


no. you simply get your toungh wet and stick it in the wiring. you have now connect with 100's of volts of electricity.
death
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I've owned only 2 computers before my correct ones and those were compaq computers before, which I wasn't too fond of as they kept freezing up on me. I currently own an Acer desktop and it worked fine up to recente... It's probably at the end of it's lifespan so I'll be looking for a new one soon! =)

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Man am I the only one here who's materialistic?

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It's probably at the end of it's lifespan so I'll be looking for a new one soon! =)


I just bought a lenovo (Think Pad) portable for $550. It has some cool operating features and never freezes.

Man am I the only one here who's materialistic?
Maybe! You are French after all! Ha ha ha ha... I am sure there are more on this platform that are more materialistic than you! Have a competition on a new thread! The winner gets a cookie!
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Gadgets? I have a Wacom Pen tablet and a Sidewinder ForceFeedback II joystick from Microsoft. I like them both, and the joystick is effing amazing for Il-2 Sturkmovik.

Other than that, no, nothing important.

Fire wire, USB ? xD


I've found routing it to a SATA port makes life very easy to transfer into death.

Just what I've heard, anyways.
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Does it have to be all hardware? Or could it be software too?

Anyways, when I ever get the chance to build my Gaming PC (probably never), I would love to have the Logitech G19 Keyboard!

Or newer models when they come out in the future.

4 - HD PVR by Hauppauge
http://www.hauppauge.com/site/products/data_hdpvr.html

Even better than my ADVC 100! It can record HDTV straight to my computer and the quality is amazing! My favorite toy so far!

5 - WD Live TV Hub
http://wdc.com/en/products/products.aspx?id=570

I can watch TV online, play games, watch my own videos, play my music, look at pictures, etc.

I really want those two things now!

Also the Dragon Fly looks really cool. How much better is it known to make the sound...sound better?
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Does it have to be all hardware? Or could it be software too?

It doesn't matter, as long as it's something related to computers.
Also the Dragon Fly looks really cool. How much better is it known to make the sound...sound better?

I have a very good set of ears so I'm sure I can tell the difference.
I spent most of my money on Hi Fi stuff but now I waste it all on computers. xD
When are they going to release a VCR with usb output or component so I can digitize my VHS movies again?
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Logitech G19 Keyboard!

I'd like for them to make a gamepad that connects to a keyboard so I could play AG games on a gamepad instead. I'm used to them because I play a lot with my emulators. I hate playing racing or action games on a keyboard.
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I want fire to play with

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I am currently working on upgrading my PC current specs:

AMD phenom x4 3.4GHz
HD radeon 6850
8GB Ram
1TB Memory

I had to use a cheap case because of my budget so I think I'm going to get this case

And a new processor fan and another 120mm fan to help airflow as it heats up alot atm because I only have an 80mm and 120mm in my case atm.

Then once I get all that sorted I'm going to get a sharkoon draconian mouse and mouse mat because I'm sick of using a value mouse it's too plain and has no extra buttons which I love to have.

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I am currently working on upgrading my PC current specs:

Doing it yourself is always fun. I built my 2nd PC when I was working in a computer store. I had all the pieces I needed.
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I had to use a cheap case because of my budget so I think I'm going to get this case

Coolermaster makes good cases usually. I would say go for air ventilation first, then amount of internal/external drives, then go for the fancy lighting system if your ventilation system can handle it.

You wouldn't want your PC to overheat when playing a game, now do you?

Your case is pretty nice. I read it holds support for 10 fans, didn't list sizes, but that is going to be nice and cool there.
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And a new processor fan and another 120mm fan to help airflow as it heats up alot atm because I only have an 80mm and 120mm in my case atm.


Whew, like jet engines much? 120mm's are loud, 80mm's even moreso.

You should get a case with a bunch of 200mm's. More airflow and quieter
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