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Hi All,

         Just wanted to share my experiences with the DiNovo Edge keyboard i just bought for my Shuttle HTPC i just built. It's touted as the world's most advanced keyboard, I don't know about that but for a media center build it really cannot be beat. Very high quality finish and aesthtically pleasing LED's that have a fade out effect, good battery life and exceptionally easy to install. My only gripe is that you cannot assign an eject button for the optical drive, just gonna have to get off that ass! it's not the cheapest around (set me back $178), but it's all worth it once you've tune in and drop out.


in short if you're looking at a HTPC build then this is an absolute must in my opinion.




"In like Flint"

I picked up commandos strike force from a bargain bin the other day, figured I'd give it a try until a patch comes out that keeps stalker running for more than 5 minutes on my system. Everytime I try and launch strike force it crashes, no screen, nothing just the old "program needs to close, sorry for the inconcvience".

I've re-installed it a few times, patched it, and nothing seems to work. I think it's something to do with directX, when I first ran dxdiag, it didn't show any directx files. A quick blast of Regcure and they showed up but commandos still isn't working. I've seen a few random posts on the eidos website with the same problem, but no solutions, and figured I'd post it here and there to see if anybody has a better clue than me!?!
I got a friend was in a similar situation a while back when looking at going on a trip to India. Eventually he decided that a Shuttle P2-3900 was the way forward. Personally, I went to college with a laptop for a computing major, and ended up buying a desktop a year later because the performance wasn't up to scratch.
Has anybody played this? I love the old rainbow six titles but the last effort "Lockdown" was freakin awful. Soemone please tell me Red Storm went back to the old format!
  Topic: Spider Man 3
The movie was hyped about showing the dark side of peter parker, but the dancing and womanising made him seem more like Jim Carey in The Mask. I'd still say the movie is worth going to see, it's pretty much the same formula as the previous 2. 

Most are small form though. To be honest, you're probably better putting it towards a new system, most onboard chipsets outperform that card nowadays and a 1.7 celeron has nowhere near the power needed for decent performance in games that have been out for around a year or more
The system supports PCI Express cards, so you can upgrade it to something better. If you're not planning on upgrading the entire system for a while, then go for something like a 8600GTS if you can afford it, seems to be pretty hot right now.
Has anybody seen any reviews comparing a single quad-core CPU against 2 dual core CPUs in servers? I'm trying to figure out how much cash you save by going with the single CPU but also how much horsepower you lose. Given that this server should be in production for around 5 years before it gets a refresh, which is the better option, anybody got any ideas? and know of any reviews? Tom's hardware has 2 Quad vs 2 Dual but that's all I can seem to find.
True, I got a boxed FX-60 for $350 about 2 months ago and now they're running at over $500!!!