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I was wondering if anyone has/had a customized Desktop PC or Laptop before? I have my custom Laptop with a lot of custom software and fully sculpt/molded lid. It has many custom sounds, icons, background, screensaver and more! I love it! Its STRICTLY for Halloween related use ONLY though. LOL!

Just curious if anyone has anything to share?
 

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We want pictures! Your laptop sounds really cool.


Mine is an Alienware laptop that seems very Halloweeny:



It has colored LED backlighting so you can pick what color you want the keys and sidelights. If you are in a wacky mood you can make them pulse, strobe or change colors :eek: Plus, its Windows software theme (screensaver, window and button design) is all Alien. Currently, the light scheme is a spooky dark blue.

Oh, and it has a nameplate in back that says 'Terra' in an Alien font. heh.
 

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I was wonderoing what that knob was. That is a utility desktop!
It was a great build til a power surge fried the whole thing:( I even had a surge protector and it did nothing. My powersupply and motherboard was melted litterally.

I have a new rig now I just need to mod it. This time I bought a UPS system to regulate the voltages coming from the wall.
 

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Thanks for all the comments! My OS is XP but I have many Windows 7 mods intergrated at this time. The vista style bar on top is a mod called "rocketdock" which is a nice upgrade to xp. I also have a mod called "rainbar" that is disabled in the pics which give the sidebar normally seen in vista. I was also going to ask if that was a cig lighter! Lol! I knew it! :)
 

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It was a great build til a power surge fried the whole thing:( I even had a surge protector and it did nothing. My powersupply and motherboard was melted literally.

I have a new rig now I just need to mod it. This time I bought a UPS system to regulate the voltages coming from the wall.
We had a lightning strike that wasn't even direct (went through the phone lines nearly a block away) but did some good damage. I mean it actually was powerful enough to turn on a switched off light :eek: Learned the hard way that the only way to fully protect yourself is to unplug from the wall. Surge protectors and such are good for glancing blows but nothing will stop a direct hit.

Here's what we learned and now do. Contacted the electric company and had them put on a whole house surge protector, surge protector for the phone and cable lines, got high-quality surge protectors for the good stuff and when it's a really bad storm: power down and unplug. It's the only way to be sure ;) I have kept all the paperwork for the surge protectors we bought because they insure for damages for equipment plugged into them.

Here was the damage list: alarm system (which was nice because it wailed and wailed until we ripped the wiring from the wall), TV, main controller for whole house sound and two subwoofers. A monster box sacrificed itself and saved the projector and receiver in the theater room. Good boy! Monster was great and promptly sent out a new one. Oh, all this happened at 3 am. Sounded like a bomb went off above the bed.
 

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I was wondering if anyone has/had a customized Desktop PC or Laptop before? I have my custom Laptop with a lot of custom software and fully sculpt/molded lid. It has many custom sounds, icons, background, screensaver and more! I love it! Its STRICTLY for Halloween related use ONLY though. LOL!

Just curious if anyone has anything to share?
WHAT, you can do that!!????!!!??? Ohhhhhhhh no. My wallet and my husband are both going to be very upset that I heard about this. (/drooling helplessly with want)
 

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WHAT, you can do that!!????!!!??? Ohhhhhhhh no. My wallet and my husband are both going to be very upset that I heard about this. (/drooling helplessly with want)
Anything is possible Mel! There are so many mods for your computers out there it is rediculas! I will be using this laptop at our group meetings and you will see some of them first hand! I will share everything I have in my haunted arsenal with any fellow HF members requesting! :)
 
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