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    posted a message on Difference between keyboards/mice?
    Quote from jppk1

    It's not that much of a problem anymore that it used to be on wireless devices when the refresh rates were closer to your screen refresh rate. For example my MX518 only updates 125 times a second, screw 10 of those 125 updates if it was wireless, maybe two in a row even, and you could get kinda annoyed playing an FPS. Now it isn't so much of a problem as most decent devices do 300+, cheaper wireless ones maybe a bit less.


    The Logitech G700 reports 1000 times per second, and so do a few other high quality mice.

    How I play my games doesn't affect the response time of wireless devices. You can hand wave all you want, teck, but you're complaining about an issue that has been resolved.
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    posted a message on Difference between keyboards/mice?
    Quote from teckmaster

    By nobody do you mean the 90% of gamers who avoid wireless peripherals at all costs? With gaming latency is everything, why do you think gamers go for high speed internet connection, enjoy lans (1 ping =o), go for high refresh rate monitors, get wired mice with high polling rates, etc. This is you vs the entire gaming community, any half arsed gamer knows not to go for wireless.

    The OP also didn't say why he wants wireless, he didn't say hes going to be using it on the other side of the room as his computer.


    Yeah, I do mean them too. The preferences of people are irrelevant to the actual performance of their devices. If popularity meant that something was better, then console gaming would be better than PC gaming by far. I suspect that most people avoid wireless peripherals because they want the best, even if the performance is insignificant. Ninety percent of gamers are not professional gamers where the differences in the performance between wired and wireless is going to make a difference. Even then, I doubt the difference is noticeable. The only real advantage of a wired mouse that you don't need a battery. Lag may have been a concern for early wireless devices, but modern wireless devices have a response time far above that of a human.
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    posted a message on Difference between keyboards/mice?
    Quote from Redstone PrO

    you should really get a wired mouse, it is night and day! I recently went to a friend of mine, he has trouble with a song on audiosurf. I looks at his desk and the lack of a cable attatched to the mouse was the first thing that hit my eyes:
    him:"here it is."
    me:"It's dangerous to go alone, here takes this!"*hand him my wired mouse*
    he didn't expect me to bring a mouse, so he was a little confused.
    When he then first used it he said:
    "It's almost like it can read my mind!"
    He beat the song the second time with my mouse.
    These are not actual quotes, but posting a german dialoge here seems kinda stupid to me.
    u c?


    First of all, I have no problems with my wireless set-up no matter how much you think I do. I have used wired mice and keyboards before, I've used them longer than I've used wireless ones. Not only that but I have a PC in the other room with a wired keyboard and mouse, and to be honest, there's not much of a difference.

    Secondly, a wired system is impractical for this PC. I'm not going to run wires across the room to get an extra few hundredths of a second in response time.

    Nobody is going to have a terrible time playing games because they are using a wireless mouse.
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    posted a message on Difference between keyboards/mice?
    Quote from teckmaster

    Way too broad

    Are you a kid whos first video game is minecraft?

    Anyone who is atleast a grade C in gaming can distinguish between a wired and a wireless mouse. You have probably been using a wireless mouse most of the time? If you use it all the time and you are used to it ofcourse you "think" that it is super fast and works great.


    Pfft. I think the first game I played on a PC is X-Com: UFO Defense back in 1994. I've played hundreds of games on the PC since then. The wireless setup works fine for all kinds of games, but then again I'm not a professional gamer like you.
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    posted a message on Difference between keyboards/mice?
    Quote from teckmaster

    Wireless peripherals are a total NO GO when it comes to gaming. They are supposed to be used on the couch and stuff.


    I use a wireless keyboard and mouse for gaming, they work fine.
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    posted a message on Saddest movie you've ever seen?
    Old Yeller. It was too much for my 7 year old brain, I cried.
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    posted a message on XCOM: Enemy Unknown
    When you get the first abduction mission, go for the engineers and try to get another satellite network online as soon as possible. You should always be building at least one satellite and make sure you have the facilities for them. Launching satellites is the best way to control panic because not only do you get the immediate reduction, you will also start finding UFOs in the covered areas.

    As far as your men dieing, sometimes it's unavoidable. All you can do is make sure they are well equipped and you have a good composition.
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    posted a message on So what gaming system is your favorite?
    My favorite gaming platform by far is the PC, and as far as handhelds I've only ever had (and still have) the classic Game Boy.
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    posted a message on Star Wars: Republic Commando - Sequel?
    I have yet to find a squad based shooter that worked as well as Republic Commando. So assuming they get that right, I would definitely play a sequel.
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    posted a message on steel/aluminum insides
    Well, I would recommend taking a look at the service manual, which is where I got all the information from anyway.

    http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/pe4400/en/sm/remove.htm
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    posted a message on steel/aluminum insides
    No problem. Glad you didn't have to bust out the Dremel.
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    posted a message on steel/aluminum insides
    Does this help? it's from Dell's website.

    To access the small computer system interface (SCSI) backplane board or the power supply paralleling board (PSPB), you must open the system board tray to the service position (see Figure 5). To open the system board tray, perform the following steps.
    NOTICE: See "Protecting Against Electrostatic Discharge."
    1. Remove the computer cover.
    2. Remove the interior support panel.
    3. Release the tray latch at the lower-back corner of the tray (see Figure 5).
    Figure 5. System Board Tray Extended



    Oops, copied the wrong thing.
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    posted a message on steel/aluminum insides
    Another thing, have you tried looking at the service manual? You can download it from Dell.

    http://support.dell....00/en/index.htm

    You said you had the 4400, not the 2950, correct?
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    posted a message on steel/aluminum insides
    I don't have any familiarity with the case, so I can't really help without seeing it. I looked for some pictures online, but couldn't get a good look inside.
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    posted a message on steel/aluminum insides
    If a magnet sticks to it, it's steel. If not, aluminum.

    A picture would help.
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