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Old 12-09-2010, 01:50 PM   #6641
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Paid for half of it with birthday money

This thing beats the **** out of an ipad


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Old 12-10-2010, 04:02 AM   #6642
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So continues my tangential Asian history binge, huh?


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Old 12-11-2010, 02:21 PM   #6643
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The alternator in my car only cost me $25 to replace. Thats a bit of good for me I guess.
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Old 12-11-2010, 10:01 PM   #6644
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^^^Parts AND labor? That's amazing.

Had an '85 honda accord--replacing that one cost $335. Mostly owing to labor.


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Old 12-12-2010, 01:48 PM   #6645
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You may recall a friend of mine moved in with me a year back when his brother freaked out and put a midget sized hole in his door. Well, he decided to say thanks by ruining my life by giving me back WoW. Thanks dick


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Old 12-12-2010, 01:49 PM   #6646
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Old 12-12-2010, 06:47 PM   #6647
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More like 3 years.


I got an email with a code to download Sackboys Prehistoric Moves for free. The kids played it today and it's pretty damn awesome. One person controls the environment with the Move controller, and the other controls Sackboy. The combination works extremely well. If this is a taste of things to come with LBP2, then damn, it's going to be insane.



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Old 12-13-2010, 01:22 AM   #6648
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^^^Parts AND labor? That's amazing.

Had an '85 honda accord--replacing that one cost $335. Mostly owing to labor.
Thats parts; only a fool pays for labor(j/k). Me and my brother-in-law did the job ourselves. I mean its an alternator - tear out and replace. If it was like my engine mounts (which need replaced since when I kick it into gear, the engine lurches about 7 inches foward), I'd take it out to my cousin who lives right next door to the fully equipped auto shop he operates.

Connections make taking care of cars EXTREMELY cheap. lol
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Old 12-13-2010, 02:16 AM   #6649
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Got this recently, scored a few pretty goals too.

I also picked up Cataclysm and am hating myself for it.




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Old 12-13-2010, 05:54 PM   #6650
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Thats parts; only a fool pays for labor(j/k). Me and my brother-in-law did the job ourselves. I mean its an alternator - tear out and replace. If it was like my engine mounts (which need replaced since when I kick it into gear, the engine lurches about 7 inches foward), I'd take it out to my cousin who lives right next door to the fully equipped auto shop he operates.

Connections make taking care of cars EXTREMELY cheap. lol
Yes that is quite fortunate. Yea I was a fool. lawl
For me the alternator guy normally didn't charge that much, it's just the fact that specific make & model happens to put the alternator underneath most everything and between the radiator and engine block in a compact space.

My car DIY story:
Of course later I was happy to only pay about that much fixing the carburetor myself (and with a resourceful uncle's help). Something of a necessity for 2 reasons:
1) No mechanic was even gonna touch that job,
2) the parts alone were going to be $1560 rebuilt and $3600 for a "new" (racing retrofit) carburetor since originals weren't made anymore.

It was probably the. hardest. thing. I've ever done relating to cars. Period.
Funny what you can achieve when you have no other choice.

Everyone's jaw hitting the floor (especially the mechanics), driving around, and feeling the near orgasmic euphoria of success is something I'll not soon forget.

When its engine irreparably blew up about 2 years later I almost cried. Loved that car. A mechanic took it off my hands for free because he was going to "pimp his ride" and make a racer out of it.


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Old 12-13-2010, 09:24 PM   #6651
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My friend's system originally. The Blu-Ray drive crapped out and he didn't want to deal with it so I inherited and purchased a new laser for it. So far it's pretty cool. I can't imagine actually having paid the 600 some USD for it back when it was first released though...

I just have Uncharted right now, but it's pretty awesome :3

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Old 12-13-2010, 11:52 PM   #6652
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^^^Re: Broken laser itself
http://www.repairfaq.org/sam/Blu-ray/site1/

Not that I think you'd much care but if you hadn't thrown it away yet, dissecting one could prove to be fun. Least you could see if it was the laser itself or something else inside it.


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Old 12-15-2010, 03:09 AM   #6653
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Smile So this is a milestone in LF history....Groovy finally got an I-phone!



So I went with the 3GS, because the Apps that I want are not so big that I needed too much memory. 8GB seemed more than I ever had on a phone before. And....the 3GS was only $99.00! The Data plan did not break me either. I got a free upgrade, and actually my monthly bill is now $5 cheaper than before! Woot!

So Santa gave me my phone early, because once I transfered all the information from my old phone to the new, the old phone was rendered useless. That being said, I traded a few games in to pick up an i-tunes app card. (thank god gamestop sells those now...) I am actually glad I can connect to my my wireless network with just the phone, and download the apps directly to the phone without installing I-Tunes on my computer! Syncing phones on the PC has been a pain in the ass. Thankfully, no need to do so at this point int time! It is very shiny and fun to play with! Merry Christmas, and thank you Santa!
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Old 12-18-2010, 07:00 PM   #6654
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Old 12-18-2010, 07:57 PM   #6655
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Old 12-19-2010, 03:15 AM   #6656
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I see leXX is having a VERY electronic motion controlled Holiday this year! Move AND Kinect leXX? Really? At least your kids will be working off all the sugar from the cookies this year!
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Old 12-19-2010, 02:33 PM   #6657
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Well believe it or not Move and Kinect were my husbands idea. He's a sucker for gadgets.


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Old 12-19-2010, 03:17 PM   #6658
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Give us a full review on them!

I have both game systems (and been thinking about also getting a Wii soon, because that's what my girlfriend's kids are already used to...) but I'm unsure if either motion system would benefit me.

I like the looks of the Kinect better, though... especially since Forza 4 will be enabled.


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Old 12-19-2010, 07:06 PM   #6659
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Well Jade already got Move for her birthday, and I have to say I like it. It's very accurate and with the right game it's great fun indeed. One example is Sackboy's Prehistoric Moves which I mentioned above and LBP2 which is coming out soon will be Move enabled, and there is a game called Sorcery coming out for it which looks impressive. I'll let you know about Kinect after Christmas.


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Old 12-20-2010, 03:15 PM   #6660
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F.E.A.R. Perseus Mandate (non-canon expansion pack)
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Old 12-23-2010, 04:32 PM   #6661
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God I hate Steam. In a time where I'm trying to save my money, steam does daily deals that rape my wallet.

Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands Digital Deluxe Edition: $7.50
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time: Free with Forgotten Sands Digital Deluxe Edition
Prince of Persia: Warrior Within - $2.50
Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones - $2.50
The Witcher Enhanced Edition Directors Cut - $5.00

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Old 12-23-2010, 08:04 PM   #6662
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So far I've only bought The Oddworld Collection (£9.99), Alien vs. Predator (£3.75) and The Indie Future Pack (£3.99). I'm showing remarkable restraint, but I'm sure it won't last long. I still haven't played half the games I got in the sale last year. :/


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Old 12-25-2010, 07:24 PM   #6663
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my girlfriend got me a new XBOX 360 with Kinect. It's fun with the game that came with it but I need to buy another game to fully approve.

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Old 12-25-2010, 10:38 PM   #6664
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Old 12-30-2010, 04:13 PM   #6665
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Christmas stuff:
New awesome handmade blanket for my bed from my mom.
Some cash from grand parents.
Amazon and Bestbuy giftcards.
A Belkin Kindle case.
Socks and underware.
School sweater and coffee cup.

I was spoiled already with my HD7 and Kindle 3... they were early "Christmas presents".

Stuff I got with the Amazon giftcards

and


**** I got on Steam:

Super Meat Boy
Cryostatis
Battlefield Bad Company 2
Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising

I plan to install and play them when I build my next computer in January.


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Panasonic 50" Plasma, awwwww yeah.

TiE23: Just buy one of my spare gaming machines, really.


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Old 12-30-2010, 05:21 PM   #6667
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TiE23: Just buy one of my spare gaming machines, really.
Blarg... What do you think of this work-in-progress shopping list? I'll be reusing my GPU, PSU (650watt), Hard drive, and disc drive. And I've got a free copy of Win 7 Ultimate 64bit through school.

I'm eyeing the 6GB/s SATA connection features, by the way.

http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/Pu...umber=15141772

But in any case, I've also been thinking that I really should upgrade my GPU (9800GTX). Got any suggestions in the $140-180 range (Nvidia preferred)?


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Old 12-30-2010, 05:45 PM   #6668
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It looks decent. You could cut the CPU price in half if you went with a six-core Phenom II, but I feel like you're an Intel fanboy so.

Video card:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814125343


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Old 12-30-2010, 10:37 PM   #6669
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Panasonic 50" Plasma, awwwww yeah.
Thats the TV i have


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Old 12-30-2010, 10:38 PM   #6670
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It looks decent. You could cut the CPU price in half if you went with a six-core Phenom II, but I feel like you're an Intel fanboy so.

Video card:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814125343
Actually, I don't have much of an opinion on CPU brands. Both desktop computers in my home are AMD, but I do have a preference on nVidia cards. But yeah, I'll definitely look into the Phenom II.

Edit: Yeah, the Phenom II looks like a better choice, only about a 10% drop in benchmark performance but is $100 cheaper... So, how about this?
Phenom II 1090T (comes with a heatsink)
EVGA GTX460
8GB DDR3 1333 RAM
ASUS Mobo with a USB 3.0 and SATA 6 Gb/s
http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/Pu...umber=10824889


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('10: 4, '11: 9, '12: 7, '13: 6)
Fiction: 12 | Fantasy/Sci-Fi 5; Classics 3; Literature 4
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237,123 'locations'
11,865 pages (approx)
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Last book: Cosmos by Carl Sagan - Dec 2013

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Old 12-31-2010, 12:22 AM   #6671
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Looks pretty good.
Though I should mention, to anyone interested, that I am currently selling this machine for around $650:

Core 2 Quad 2.66GHz (Will run at 3.0GHz if desired)
8GB DDR2 1000 SDRAM
74GB WD Raptor 10,000RPM boot drive
320GB Samsung storage drive
ASUS P5N-D SLI Motherboard
GeForce GTX 295 video card with dual-GPU on one board and 2GB GDDR3 memory
Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 4
eSATA card
DVD+/-RW
750W Rosewill PSU with four +12V rails totaling 72A.
Gigabyte Triton ATX chassis

Know for a fact it'll run most new games at their highest settings at 1920x1080 to 2560x1600 (which is what I used) and a healthy amount of AA and AF.


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Old 12-31-2010, 02:58 AM   #6672
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Actually, I don't have much of an opinion on CPU brands. Both desktop computers in my home are AMD, but I do have a preference on nVidia cards. But yeah, I'll definitely look into the Phenom II.

Edit: Yeah, the Phenom II looks like a better choice, only about a 10% drop in benchmark performance but is $100 cheaper... So, how about this?
Phenom II 1090T (comes with a heatsink)
EVGA GTX460
8GB DDR3 1333 RAM
ASUS Mobo with a USB 3.0 and SATA 6 Gb/s
http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/Pu...umber=10824889
Just a friendly word of warning about that asus board. I've been an ASUS fan for several years and liking nVidia cards and AMD Prices, it's difficult to find AM3 boards with non-AMD chipsets. I got that ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3 figuring it'd be fine since I'd never run SLI.

While I've had no problems with my vid card (gtx470) I have had quite a lot of problems with that board. The drivers supplied on the CD rom for the IDE controller caused Vista/7 to drop my 500 gig IDE HDD randomly and it also caused a approx 15-25% of the files to get corrupted. Updated JMicron drivers fixed the problem, but beings as I didn't have it on the internet the first few days, I was fairly annoyed to lose a bunch of data.

Also, it doesn't recognize my supported ddr3-1600, but does support the correct timings if I manually enter them.

The Realtek onboard sound functions ok, but I find the volume level fluctuates, terribly annoying if you use onboard sound which I started out with.

My final gripe is that it doesn't play well with any PCI or PCIe wireless card I've tried. Most start out working fine, but I've had 3 of them die on me now. Vid card and other cards seem to be just fine after several months.
I've seen a lot of people complaining about vista/7 not playing well with wireless cards so I can't say for certain that the board is the cause of the wireless probs, but it's got enough other annoyances that I'm going to have to give ASUS a break for a while

I'm going to try out a MSI board with a nForce chipset to see if it's any less crappy. Just my experiance in the last few months anyway. Also, win7 64 has fully updated drivers and i've updated the bios during the last few months of tweaking, trying to get it to perform correctly.

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Thanks for the heads-up there. Looking further, there are some cheaper AM3 mobos with the 6Gb Sata and USB 3.0 that I want. The ASUS is around $30-50 more expensive cause of the onboard video, which I won't need.

Would these be a good alternative?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130275
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Actually, I don't have much of an opinion on CPU brands. Both desktop computers in my home are AMD, but I do have a preference on nVidia cards. But yeah, I'll definitely look into the Phenom II.

Edit: Yeah, the Phenom II looks like a better choice, only about a 10% drop in benchmark performance but is $100 cheaper... So, how about this?
Phenom II 1090T (comes with a heatsink)
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ASUS Mobo with a USB 3.0 and SATA 6 Gb/s
http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/Pu...umber=10824889
Switch the 768mb 460 for a 1gb 460, you'll find it much better.


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Switch the 768mb 460 for a 1gb 460, you'll find it much better.
Only if gaming at resolutions above 1080p.






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Only if gaming at resolutions above 1080p.
Not entirely, http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1360/9/

But now I'm confused, because if I go on nvidias site the 768mb and 1gb cards are the same spec, which I distinctly remember not being the case previously


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I'm upgrading from a 9800GTX. Saving $60 while losing 5 fps on a card that already blows what I have today isn't going to make me a sad panda.





My current set-up runs BFBC2 at like, 15-30fps (cause it keeps going back and forth, chugs like a mofo).

This won't be a gaming machine, I just want a machine that's ****ing ****ing ****ing quick and responsive.

Edit: Oh, and yeah, it's in the mail. Should be here by Thursday or so. Here is the final set-up: Link

Going from:
AMD AM2 6400+ Windsor
9800GTX 512mb
2gb of **** RAM
Win 7 32-bit Home Premium

to:
AMD Phenom II 1090T Thuban 6-core
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8gb of good RAM
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A mobo with 6GB/s SATA and USB 3.0
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