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    1x D-link Dub-h7 USB 2.0 7-port Hub £18.84
    2x Ebuyer USB Active Repeater Cable 2.5MTR £4.99/££9.98
    1x Belkin Pro Series VGA Monitor Replacement Cable 5m £2.40
    2x Belkin Pro Series USB Extension Cable A-A 1.8m £1.40/£2.80
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    I can try the 1.8m extension before or after the USB repeater. I can also try daisy chain the repeaters. I'll use my CRT Iiyama hence a VGA cable.

    Remote power could be a problem. There are keyboards with power off, sleep & wake keys but I don't see any power on functionality. It's of secondary importance so I'll ignore this aspect for now.

    Suprisingly cheap and I was going to buy a USB 2.0 hub anyway.

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    Finally I have a quiet computing environment. Certainly a worthwhile investment IMO. In the end I decided to locate the PC by the front door in the entrance hall since it's basically unoccupied space with easy access.

    Cables are routed under the carpet simply follow the wall round from one room to the next and all I had to do was take the door off to facilitate lifting the carpet. I can only just hear the PC with the door closed.

    Next job is to move the PC from topside and locate it below the floor between the joists. It's dry, well ventilated and cooler.

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    My mobo has a power on by keyboard setting. I cant say iv ever managed to get it to work tho. Despite that its still a nice idea. be useful if u can put the PC in a closet or something. (provided there is enough aitflow)

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    Quote Originally Posted by yamangman
    Most (newer) motherboards have a power on by keyboard feature.
    hehe yep,but not necisserally new ones btw, my ECS ELITE K7S5A has that feature.... so does my ASUS A7N8X-E DELUXE

    Quote Originally Posted by Nemeliza
    My mobo has a power on by keyboard setting. I cant say iv ever managed to get it to work tho. Despite that its still a nice idea. be useful if u can put the PC in a closet or something. (provided there is enough aitflow)
    not insulting you but have u made sure the jumper on the motherboard is set to have the power on by keyboard function enabled,and obviously the bios setting too.
    Last edited by |{££|"; 10-01-2005 at 01:28 AM.

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    Have you thought abouth the ethernet option ?



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    Quote Originally Posted by |{££|"
    not insulting you but have u made sure the jumper on the motherboard is set to have the power on by keyboard function enabled,and obviously the bios setting too.
    None taken - i really didnt put much time into trying...it was more of a 'oooh that option looks nice, let me see if it works.......<<nothing happens>>...oh well thats me.'

    but now u hav mentioned it ill check that jumper thingy me watsit.

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    Pretty sure all the motherboards I've had have had keyboard power support. In my curent Epox 8RDA+ it's under Advanced Chipset Features, I think. TBH I've never used it, I leave my PC on 24/7, with my previous keyboard which had a power button I would occasionally hit it by accident which would be a bit annoying, especially if I'd just captured the flag.

    Rich :¬)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Apex
    Have you thought abouth the ethernet option ?
    Hi

    Sorry to resurrect an old thread, but what is the ethernet option ?

    Ta

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    I used phone cable to extend a usb cable by 10-15m and it works fine for anything that has its own plug like my printer, but wont wont for my scanner which is powered over usb.
    My bluetooth and sd adapters worked on it as well
    I've never tried my logitech wireless k/b and mouse with it, but i'd expect they would work as well.

    the only reason i can't move my pc away is because of the vga cable, as im not sure what to buy...

    any ideas anyone?

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    Here is an analogue D-SUB Belkin Pro monitor extension cable 15m

    http://www.savastore.com/productinfo...0249549&pid=44

    Lindy do gold plated monitor cables up to 50m but they cost a fortune. If you have a digital cable to a TFT then I sugest you google for a digital extension cable instead.

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    Do you really need to turn the PC off all that often? - probably easier to leave it on all the time. Only thing I'd worry about is how hot it will get under your stairs if the space is limited. When aircon fails at work, the 2 servers in boxroom size space send room temp to 35 degrees within an few hours.

    I can tell you we use a DVI to svga adapter at work which pumps a perfectly good sgnal over 7 metres to a roofmount projector. No idea whether this translates to perfect DVI to DVI signal though.

    Sounds like a good plan though overall.

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