It's black & icons off for best movie viewing. I was under the impression an all black desktop saves power becasue there's less light, but to my surprise it's the opposite! all back desktop actually uses a 9W more electricity and if it's all white! I'm planning to change it to something else soon.
my embarrassing mess of a computer area. i just don't feel like cleaning it up. because when i do, in 48 hours it'll look like this again. what's the point? Notice I got 2 keyboards. my bed's to the right, the black keyboard is the media keyboard. It's convenient, I can watch movies from bed just by turning the monitor & speakers. http://i.imgur.com/dUr25.jpg
Main keyboard & mouse.
That keyboard is older than I am, and in better condition.
My media keyboard. Logitech Illuminated. I originally bought it for general use but I learned it's really not that great, actually painful to reports/essays type on. now I had it for movies. a few shortcut keystrokes in VLC Media Player I really don't want to do with the mouse.
And here's my computer that I built Jan-May 2009. Intel i7 920, 12 GB ram, nVidia GTX 560ti, creative xfi fatality gamers sound card, 4 hard drives and a DVD-ram drive, Antec 900 gamer case, stilling on a mil surp ammo can filled with approx 30,000 rounds of .22LR.
the case came with blue LED fans, at first it was cool but the light got really annoying so I snipped the wires to all the lights. than fans work but the lights don't. My rig runs really quiet, if not for the one LED on the sound card its hard to tell if it's on or not at a glance.
It's a really good build- it's quiet, powerful and cool running, reliable so long as Vista doesn't break.