eh? hdmi cables aren't expensive. Or at least not over here. sure some stores may try and sell you a gold plated super dooper mega hdmi cable but after a point they are all the same. You shouldn't need to spend more than $20 dollars on one, at a guess.
That's probably why they're so expensive around here. Gold plated are the only kind of cables the stores here carry. -_-
Sometimes I wish someone would invent a pure diamond or diamond studded CPU heat sink. I hear that diamonds conduct heat very VERY well. That'd be one expensive CPU heat sink though…
Heh… what a close call earlier today. Came really close to reinstalling Windows to my SATA drive so I could toss my old IDE hard drive in the trash. I thought it was failing, or that the IDE to SATA connector was frizzing out. Turns out that the power supply plug going into the HD was faulty… the wire had come off one of the clips. One thin rod and a set of longnose pliers later it was fixed. Apparently the cable was only soldered on. At the end of the clip are a pair of tabs that are supposed to wrap around the wire. They weren't in this case.
Now everything's working as it should. And my IDE will be good ‘til the HD prices finally come down and I can add a 500 GB or 1 TB drive to the system (and remove the old IDE drive I’m using as the System drive and reinstall WinXP on the 160 GB SATA drive). :)