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« on: August 24, 2005, 02:20:39 PM »

Right - at long last I'm looking at getting back online from home & playing a bit more poker (it's been live games only since I moved into my flat back in Nov). Before the TPT guys start - YES, I'm a comminications Engineer & YES it's just typical that the last thing I'd sort out would be phone line & broadband.  Roll Eyes

So anyone playing a lot online got any recommendations on computers/broadband suppliers/ handy gadgets etc?

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« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2005, 02:25:00 PM »

Best advice i can give you is ... Get a comfy computer chair, it really is money well spent, when you consider how long some comps take, comfort is a prority Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2005, 02:32:14 PM »

Best advice i can give you is ... Get a comfy computer chair, it really is money well spent, when you consider how long some comps take, comfort is a prority Smiley

Was thinking of a wireless keyboard & mouse  - then sitting on the couch with the computer using the 32 inch LCD in the living room  Grin

That would stop me watching telly when I should be concentrating.
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« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2005, 02:36:01 PM »

Get  good, quiet, wireless laptop, then you can bugger off when people are distracting you, and, if you go away, you can take it with you
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« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2005, 02:38:18 PM »

wireless. without question.
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« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2005, 02:42:12 PM »

i 2nd, 3rd and 4th the wireless. an absolute must!
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« Reply #6 on: August 24, 2005, 02:42:33 PM »

Acer Travelmate 4500, whisper quiet, dosnt get hot, its fast and has  3 hours battery life
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« Reply #7 on: August 24, 2005, 02:43:34 PM »

Dont get wide screen, horrible for poker sites
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« Reply #8 on: August 24, 2005, 02:46:30 PM »

NOOOO, the widescreen is best.  - I have a Sony Vaio - with high def double bright x-black wide screen - its luuurrvely!  battery life is about 2.5 hours.

Don't be fooled by the centrino patter of the sales guys - you just need to make sure its wireless ok.
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« Reply #9 on: August 24, 2005, 03:06:55 PM »

Get both.

Nice poweful amd athlon 64 PC and a big comfy chair. (get it customed made with the all the trimmings for about a grand)

You can pick up a nice reconditioned laptop (£300/400) from loads of places on the net, just make sure it is over 2.4ghz if your multi tabling or it can get a bit slow.

Routers and wireless card are cheap as chips and a godsend when you get to the final table and the call of nature simply must be answered.
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« Reply #10 on: August 24, 2005, 04:12:27 PM »

If you intend on playing alot of online games I would recommend something you can rest your hand on that isn't a hard surface while holding the mouse. I recked my hand in my first proper days of playing (where your wrist is directly below your little finger). May just be the way I hold the mouse.
Another recommendation is if you are using a wireless mouse or keyboard for that matter, keep spare batteries. The amount of times I have been on the final table and my mouse die is beyond count.
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Played too many games hehe.

I would also go Wieless and Broadband is a must.

Sorry if i'm breaking a long running law in that newbies don't offer recommendations.

Lastly Good Luck.
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« Reply #11 on: August 24, 2005, 04:14:27 PM »

Sorry if i'm breaking a long running law in that newbies don't offer recommendations.



newbies POV is always welcome at blonde and a newbie has as much right to express his views as a hero member
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« Reply #12 on: August 24, 2005, 04:19:03 PM »

Cool beans! I remember being a newbie on a Climbing Forum.. Quite into my climbing as well as poker. Once I offered an oppinion to another newbie felt like I was jumped on by several overwieght ppl.

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« Reply #13 on: August 24, 2005, 04:22:00 PM »

sounds like a poker forum with all those over wieght people
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« Reply #14 on: August 24, 2005, 04:28:07 PM »

I second / third / fourth the decent chair recommendations! Nothing beats the comfort factor! and as far as a machine goes, I guess it all depends what you will be using it for besides poker.  If its just poker and a bit of 'other' surfing then just get a nice medium spec laptop or desktop.
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