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A 24 inch 120 hz IPS panel... PLEASE :banghead:
 

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I got one.

A good original video game.
 
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As much as I love new tech stuff, I really think that people need to reflect on where we were a few years ago and where we are now and appreciate what you have now.

As for new stuff I would want, make everything we have now use less power and make batteries last longer.
 
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#29
Internal PCIe ATSC TV Tuner card with component video inputs. DVB versions of such exist (Compro and BlackGold make some), but sadly I live in an ATSC broadcasting country. Also adding composite and S-Video inputs would be a nice bonus.

Monitors/TVs/displays with durable screens. No more worrying about scratching the screen. But with the rise of touch-screens, glass screens might make a comeback.

Remember Time Crisis and games like that? I want games like those on a PC.
I suppose I'm saying I want a monitor with scan lines so we can play games with a shooty-gun on a PC. One thing that consoles have had over PC's.

I'm not good at explaining some things :laugh:
I think what you're describing is CRT display technology. The Zapper, SuperScope, Menacer, GunCon 1, GunCon 2, etc. all relied on the way CRT screens displayed to function. LCD display technology is radically different so those light guns will not work with it. The GunCon 3, however, works with different types of display technologies, including plasmas and LCDs.

I'm not sure if CRT monitors are still being made. I think all the hardcore FPS, fighting, and retro-light gun game fans are hoarding their old ones. Anyone know anything about this?
 
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#30
Proper hardware RAM disk.

Years back there were some hardware RAM disks such as Gigabyte i-RAM floating around but nobody makes such things anymore.
Today we have adequately fast interconnects (PCIe 3.0), high density DRAM (now at 4Gbit, 8Gbit should be around in a year), though finding the memory controller might be a problem.

  • take one PCIe 3.0 x16 board
  • slap some eight-or-so DDR3 slots on it
  • add a lithium polymer battery-UPS to make the bits stay flipped when it's disconnected from 5VSB
  • find a bootable controller that can do it all

You get a 64GB(-128GB+) OS/apps RAM SSD that can deliver 10-16GB/s (PCIe 3.0 x16 cap) at nanosecond-scale access latency.
Flash SSDs would be nearly obsolete - until MRAM or such comes around to desktops near you.


What would it be, that imaginary piece o' hardware, your nerdy heart desires?

You hit the nail with that one... the only change I would make is to have an SSD as backup in the same unit. IIRC the i-RAM battery ran out after 10 or so hours so having the option to backup the RAM data into an SSD would be pretty useful. Kinda like Intel's SRT Enhanced mode but for RAMdisks.

Oh, and make it all transparent to the OS, no software involved.
 

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#31
I think RAMdiscs are overshadowed by SSDs these days. RAMdisc is still faster than an SSD, but in my experience there's not much you can do with a RAMdisc that would be a significant benefit over an SSD. When I was using a RAMdisc I mostly used it for storing temp browser cache and temp Windows files. RAMdisc will still always be faster than an SSD, but the difference is much narrower between RAMdisc and SSD than with RAMdisc and hard drives, especially older drives.
 
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#32
dual core 10thz processor with comparable gpu
 
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#33
I would like a PSU with all solid state caps.
And all motherboards which will have user replaceable LAN NICs.
 
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#34
SeaSonic X-SERIES X-1050 have all solid caps. As well as other high end PSUs
 

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Make *all* i/0 connections to be front ones, except power. But in a tidy way of course :)
 
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#37
Make *all* i/0 connections to be front ones, except power. But in a tidy way of course :)
Why don't you just turn your case around and attach all the cables in a tidy way?
 
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#38
I think you could upgrade the memory on some cards from the late 90's/early 2k's, iirc..

Me I'm not sure.. What happened to the OLED monitors we were promised some time ago? To expensive in big monitors? Otherwise I can't really think of anything feasible. A combined legacy PCIe card would be pretty nice actually.
I still have one! It has 4mbs in it atm. I also really want a display that wraps around you kinda like this:

but at a decent price.
 

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#39
Me I'm not sure.. What happened to the OLED monitors we were promised some time ago? To expensive in big monitors? Otherwise I can't really think of anything feasible.
From what I understand, they have never completely solved the short lifetime issues of those kinds of LED. The "organic" in them basically makes them "rot" in a sense, especially if any moisture gets into the cell. Hence, you do see big screen OLED displays, but they are hugely expensive and are only sold into the professional market to rich organizations, where they can afford to change them out more frequently in order to have an impressive display grace their conference centres, etc.
 

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From what I understand, they have never completely solved the short lifetime issues of those kinds of LED. The "organic" in them basically makes them "rot" in a sense, especially if any moisture gets into the cell. Hence, you do see big screen OLED displays, but they are hugely expensive and are only sold into the professional market to rich organizations, where they can afford to change them out more frequently in order to have an impressive display grace their conference centres, etc.
Ahh thanks. Sad, I was really excited about that when they started talking about it. :(

SeaSonic X-SERIES X-1050 have all solid caps. As well as other high end PSUs
No it doesn't. No PSU have ALL solid caps afaik.
 
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A "Rage" detector that shields the monitor/mouse/keyboard with a force field and protects my hardware from when my old neanderthal brain comes to life during video game struggles. Also injects me with a nice soothing tranquilizer dart.
 

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#42
Ahh thanks. Sad, I was really excited about that when they started talking about it. :(
That reminds me that there are other LED technologies that aren't so far away either, which may well replace LCD in the next couple of years. Again, I can't remember clearly any more than that, because it was one of those small news articles one reads which wasn't that widely reported.

Also, I suspect that there's too much money to be made from current LCD technology for the industry to switch, but that's just my own opinion and speculation!

A "Rage" detector that shields the monitor/mouse/keyboard with a force field and protects my hardware from when my old neanderthal brain comes to life during video game struggles. Also injects me with a nice soothing tranquilizer dart.
lol, that reminds me of some recent LAN play with friends on UT2004, where I kept nailing one particular player. He eventually got so frustrated that he raged, smashing his mouse down on the desk and breaking it! Poor sod. :laugh: Someone then bravely lent him another mouse, which he somehow managed not to break.
 
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#43
Tsk, you people...

I want the equivalent to a global, free wi-fi system.
No-bearing frictionless computer fans.
Angle grinders that don't make noise.

I want a device that absorbs all dust from a room and requires no maintenance.
A universal remote that IS, infact, universal.
High quality, lightweight wireless headset with lossless broad-spectre sound quality.

I want a device that would cause a bubble where time stood nearly still, to store food nearly indefinately at ambient temperature.

Or perhaps most of all, a device that would slap me if I didn't go to bed
 
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Quad GPUs in 1 card and Crossfire/SLI compatible
 

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#45
Ah, there's one. Dual core GPUs.

And how's this... add-in PCI-E processor cards.
 
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#46
A motherboard which could host GPU chips and NV Ram. If you wanted to change your GPU, you could just buy a new chip, add more NVRam or buy a second GPU.
Also upgradable north and south-bridges, sound processors and slots for Flash ram for an integrated SSD.
 

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Ah, there's one. Dual core GPUs.
I'd extend that idea: make them gangeable, so that they appear as one super-wide logical GPU. This would make them use the whole RAM as one instead of dividing it in half, plus there would be no SLI/CrossFire issues.

To perform this feat, they would interface directly with each other with little to no glue logic. Think interlocking your fingers and you get the idea.
 
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I'd extend that idea: make them gangeable, so that they appear as one super-wide logical GPU. This would make them use the whole RAM as one instead of dividing it in half, plus there would be no SLI/CrossFire issues.

To perform this feat, they would interface directly with each other with little to no glue logic. Think interlocking your fingers and you get the idea.
What benefit would dual core gpus give? just make a bigger/more powerful single gpu. It's not like many people play two games at the same time.
 

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#49
What benefit would dual core gpus give? just make a bigger/more powerful single gpu. It's not like many people play two games at the same time.
I'm talking about ganging up two single GPU chips into one logical one.

Thinking about it though, making two GPUs in one chip package could also make sense. Making one double-sized GPU is hard and expensive, so putting two separate ones in the same package would be a way around that.
 
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#50
hmm... this was actually a project in my Technology class back in 10th grade. back then I thought of a card that would add more memory to the gpu... but now that's no longer a problem. it seems a lot of cards tend to have more memory than they need except for maybe the highest end cards.

But today... I'd have to say I'd like to have a hardware based compression card so I can run my games on my desktop from any pc / mobile device on the internet... kinda like the onlive service only using my pc rather than theirs