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Its my birthday !!

By tryten ·
I gotta find something to buy myself.
Looking to spend about $250 and there are
2 Fry's, a Best Buy, Circuit City, about 8 local PC shops and a Mac store within 10 minutes of my house.
What should I get... I was thinking another BFG 128 GeForce 6600 GT/OC PCIexp for some SLi action. Or maybe some games, or a gadget.
Hmmm maybe a new computer case to toy with.
I dont know ARRGGGG any ideas?

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Save it?

by gralfus In reply to Its my birthday !!

You might hold on to the money until you have something specific that you want to get.

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Naw

by tryten In reply to Save it?

I have money for buying specific things that I want to get. Like a PPU after they are out for a while.

The $250 is just to buy something random that I can toss if I dont like it.

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GIFTS

by mjd420nova In reply to Its my birthday !!

The BFG sounds good, if you don't have one yet.
How a bout a nice top end sound card??
or - - maybe a nice 19 inch LCD display..

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I have

by tryten In reply to GIFTS

I have a BFG already, thats why I wanted a twin for the SLi option. I usually wear headphones so there is no need in a super high quality sound card but that is a good suggestion. I currently have the onboard Realtek 7.1 that came with the AN8-Sli board, it works but an Sound Blaster Audigy would be nice. Fry's had a 19" Sony on sale for about $350 that my father-in-law bought. Games look real good on it. It doesnt seem to have the issue that most LCDs have with high FPS games.

New sound card and monitor, nice suggestions.

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POT

by Oz_Media In reply to Its my birthday !!

Go buy a couple of OZ's, sell them and buy yourself a new PC instead.

Oh, yeah, you are State-side, sorry.


P.S. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, do you FEEL old or are you just looking old?

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RE: It's My Birthday!!

by NEES In reply to Its my birthday !!

Have a good one. Take your $250 to Best Buy and/or the other stores and browse. Knowing that you can get whatever you want is fun. It's a nice surprise. It's like a treasure hunt--what will you get--and you'll always win. Something will call out to you from the shelves. It will jump out and you'll know you want it. Have a great day. Enjoy! : )

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Avoid best buy

by GSG In reply to RE: It's My Birthday!!

I'd avoid best buy like the plague. They have terrible markup (USB 2.0 cable, $39 at BB, $12 online and at the local tech shop).

I'd take the $250, buy some cool gadgets, a nice dinner, 12 pack of cold ones, and relax.

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Happy birthday!

by zimonar In reply to Its my birthday !!

An Apple LAP-TOP is good for you!

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Well...

by jkaras In reply to Its my birthday !!

I would avoid using SLI. It's great on paper but not a real performance boost. You will have a higher power strain and louder fan and higher heat problems as a result. It's more cool than practicle.
some suggestions;
a good mp3 player if you dont already have one.

a plethora of new games since you like to pc game

get out of town, maybe Vegas?

rent a Harley for a day and go cruising

front row seats to a favorite sporting event or concert.

thrill seek like sky diving?

a night out with the fellas to a boobie bar!

rent a sailboat

go skiing at Colorado if its still good that is

invest the money in a top of the line receiver for a kick butt entertainment center.

rent an exotic car for the day and cruise around town like a bigshot.

improve your tool collection

buy a musical instrument you have always been interseted in learning or lessons for it.

bribe the missus for a little something something extra, wink wink.

a couple of expensive bottles of alcohol, like something aged for special occaisions to savor.

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Lets see..

by tryten In reply to Well...

a good mp3 player if you dont already have one.
Got one.

a plethora of new games since you like to pc game
More games may be the way to go...

get out of town, maybe Vegas?
Vegas...been there...done that

rent a Harley for a day and go cruising
Borrow from co-worker *grin evilly*

front row seats to a favorite sporting event or concert.
No UFC or pride f/c fights close to me =(

thrill seek like sky diving?
Did enough of that in the Air Force.

a night out with the fellas to a boobie bar!
Wife will meet me there with an axe....

rent a sailboat
Sea sick....guh

go skiing at Colorado if its still good that is
Cant ski, bad ankles due to accident in Air Force

invest the money in a top of the line receiver for a kick butt entertainment center.
I am already quite def, this could help or hurt

rent an exotic car for the day and cruise around town like a bigshot.
I am a lead foot, not a good Idea to tease the cops in Houston. Damn there vette is fast.

improve your tool collection
If I do this my wife will hand me a honey-do list

buy a musical instrument you have always been interseted in learning or lessons for it.
Just bought a new Fender Acoustic... but excellent Idea

bribe the missus for a little something something extra, wink wink.
refer to the axe comment

a couple of expensive bottles of alcohol, like something aged for special occaisions to savor.
Bought some Crown Reserve 2 days ago for the birthday celebration. I do need more...

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