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    I stuck mine about a meter and a half away. Check the manual for your system. Mine said something like 8 feet, so I figure a meter and a half should be good. Cost me $50 for wire extensions, but its better then $150 for a new HDD or Mobo.

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    Mine is like 3 feet away..but then i barely use my full sound system...most of the time just head phones...so to lazy to move it..i guess i have to buy extensions..later..

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    Odd how I keep my Z-640 sub within a foot of my PC and it's never caused any problems at all..and its not shielded

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    As long as you are like a foot or so away you are typically going to be fine. As I said in a prior post above the metal that is on the outside of your computer helps to sheild everything inside from interferences. Modern components have gotten much better than they used to. Just remember though that all your storage inside your system is very delacate. Im referring to your HD and RAM. Both of these storage devices are 100% magnetic and when you start putting things close to them that are magnetic you are going to loose data integrity and possibly that big presentation you have been doing for work. Use good judgement. An easy way to tell if you are loosing integrity is that your system will start to feel unstable like when you overclock the ram too much. :thumb:

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    I agree, but only on certain points. IMHO, with the way modern components are designed, this magnetic sensitivity issue has grown to urban legend status. It is true that cases are designed both to protect the user from ElectroMagnetic Interference as well as the components themselves from outside interference, but the components are also sheilded from one another. Everything that uses electricity emits EMI to a certain degree (and EMI is also a natural occurrence), and depending on a given components' tendency to fail under EMI, it is shielded accordingly. That is the function of the metal caps over certain components on the mobo and in other electrical devices. This can also be done with plastics and other synthetic materials. Current harddrives are sheilded quite well, otherwise you would hear stories of them failing due to HD coolers with fans, which contain magnets. I have also seen RAM coolers with fans, and have yet to hear of data loss or failure due to either of these accessories. Regarding the bass speaker, I'd wager it has more to do with the vibration the speaker produces causing electrical components to dislodge and lose contact than any EMI interference, much like when you transport a PC and cards become dislodged. I have seen this failure many times myself. Perhaps in the days when users were soldering their own motherboard and components weren't modular and individually sheilded and grounded, EMI would have played a much more signifigant role. If you've seen any cases to the contrary, please link me to them, but I can't find any documented.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wiggo
    Actually it forms a shield to protect the user from electromagnetic radiation.
    Give me a break. :roll:

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