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Old 2012-12-11, 20:20   Link #601
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I use the M705 as well. It's a great mouse for right-handed operators and the battery lasts forever.
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Old 2012-12-12, 01:10   Link #602
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Just bought two, 4-day cruise tickets to Ensenada, Mexico on the Carnival Inspiration as a Christmas gift to my parents x)
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Old 2012-12-12, 14:22   Link #603
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I use the M705 as well. It's a great mouse for right-handed operators and the battery lasts forever.
that's good to hear. does the batteries last the 3 years that it stated for you yet? lol. my mouse is going
to arrive today since i have it shipped UPS 2nd day. i'm going to use this mouse
to play some Borderland 2 and the Witcher 2 and browsing around.

as for buying stuff today, i PRE-ORDERED Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory Limited Edition if that counts as anything.
$65.00 total since i have the $5 coupon code from last year. nya ha! ^ ^
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Old 2012-12-12, 14:31   Link #604
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Just bought two, 4-day cruise tickets to Ensenada, Mexico on the Carnival Inspiration as a Christmas gift to my parents x)
You are a decent human being and role model for us all.. Now I'm going to spend a ridiculous amount of money on food, drugs and alcohol..!

Kidding, kidding .. I recently gave a decent chunk of change to charity. Specifically via the United Way to fund respectively:

Giving young children a healthy start ... $XXX
Providing opportunities for youth to succeed ... $XXX
Helping women who have been abused ... $XXX
Investing in employment supports ... $XXX

So now I can continue to be villainous for the rest of the coming new year!

Outlook is tentatively positive
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Old 2012-12-14, 13:57   Link #605
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You are a decent human being and role model for us all.. Now I'm going to spend a ridiculous amount of money on food, drugs and alcohol..!

Kidding, kidding .. I recently gave a decent chunk of change to charity. Specifically via the United Way to fund respectively:

Giving young children a healthy start ... $XXX
Providing opportunities for youth to succeed ... $XXX
Helping women who have been abused ... $XXX
Investing in employment supports ... $XXX

So now I can continue to be villainous for the rest of the coming new year!

Outlook is tentatively positive
Very nice!

I've never really given my parents anything my last 22 years of life, but now that I have 2 jobs, I thought I'd give the something back. I did notice my mom browsing through Carnival cruises the past few weesk and I took that as a hint haha. But yeah, it's definitely time that they get a nice Christmas gift. Their anniversary is the 17th as well so maybe it'll be a combined gift x)
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Old 2012-12-17, 14:56   Link #606
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bought more stuffs on amazon:
USB 3.0 Cable 9.8 Feet - $9.13
Western Digital 2TB portable external hard drive usb 3.0 - WD hard drive - $150
12ft HD15 SXGA monitor cable - $11.10

amazon just shipped them today, so i guess i'll be getting them somewhere around this week.
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Old 2012-12-17, 23:41   Link #607
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Bought a 12-pack of Starbucks mocha for my finals. :(
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Old 2012-12-19, 17:09   Link #608
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Cardiac arrest banzai?
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Old 2012-12-20, 05:34   Link #609
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Well, it finally all came together and was built. :3

Spoiler for Light up, my pretty:
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Old 2012-12-20, 14:22   Link #610
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^ looking pretty good there. i'm going to start buying my new desktop as well soon.
it'll have i7 3930k and gtx 690 at the least. and a 30" dell monitor for maximum resolution
of 2560x1600. *drools*
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Old 2012-12-26, 13:34   Link #611
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bought a heck load of stuffs that were EXPENSIVE:

from amazon:
Dell UltraSharp U3011 30" Monitor - $1099.99
Accell UltraAV Mini DisplayPort to DisplayPort cable - $18.96
C2G DVI-D cable - $9.34
Kashi TLC Cereal Bar, Ripe Strawberry - $17.88



and this is the mother of all craziness thing that i have ever bought in my life.
CyberPower Gamer Infinity 8800 Pro SE - $3422!
comments: with this desktop, i'll probably wont need to buy another one for another 4-5 years...hopefully.
system spec
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EDIT: oh yeah, i also got a military hair cut like when i was in the Army. - $10 (that's with tips). :P
and some Chinese noodle for lunch. it looks like that noodle in Persona 4 when the main character
was eating at that chinese place. - $8
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Old 2012-12-26, 16:16   Link #612
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DAUM! That's a hell of a lot of money forked over for a desktop there. I don't think I've ever gone past 2000 bucks for one and that's because I pay euros (hence taxes and the general expensiveness of the euro zone).

It really puts my purchases in perspective: Evangelion 1.11 Blu-Ray, Evangelion 2.22 Blu-Ray/DVD combo pack and The Girl Who Leapt Through Time Blu-Ray of amazon.co.uk

That and a 500gb hard drive for the PS3.

All in all I spent about 150€ or so.

It's christmas, I'm allowed to spoil myself a bit
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Old 2012-12-26, 16:29   Link #613
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DAUM! That's a hell of a lot of money forked over for a desktop there. I don't think I've ever gone past 2000 bucks for one and that's because I pay euros (hence taxes and the general expensiveness of the euro zone).
yeah i know. i was comptemplating and thinking and thinking and thinking for about
a month before i give in and just bought it today.

just the gtx 690 alone is already $1000 and then you add in all the other stuffs. :P
i use computer everyday from doing graphic designing stuffs to playing videogames,
so i really hope this desktop will last at least 4-5 years for me. to me, it was well invested,
even if it cost me an arm and a leg...lol.

and with that Dell 30" monitor, i'm jumping the gun with the resolution to 2560x1600 as well.
that means when i get my desktop and monitor, i'm going to do wallpapers with
2560x1600 resolution from then on.

now i'm just patiently waiting for them to arrive. *cheers*
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Old 2012-12-26, 21:25   Link #614
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Old 2012-12-27, 17:52   Link #615
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$3422
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Oh god, the build-it-for-you sites price gouge so much. Before I made my first build years ago, I looked at such a site. It was particularly at the graphics card question at which I was like "wait a minute" and saw that the minimum they offered didn't have a price on it by itself but the upgrade to another card was almost what it was worth.

To illustrate in this case, the default selected for that computer model on their site is the 670 gtx superclocked, the minimum you can go is the "NVIDIA GeForce GT 610 1GB" (cheaper by $365), the 610 has some value (about $35-$40), so they're charging you 365 + 40 = $405 for the 670 gtx, and to get the "GTX 690 4GB" is + $793, so they're charging you $1198 for a graphics card of which brand they don't specify. While you can get the evga brand (very respectable) card for almost exactly $1000 on newegg, so it's a $200 'labor' charge just for the card. I like how they toss the word 'free' on that 670 gtx too like they upgraded it from the value of the 660 Ti.

Anyways that's from someone who buy their own pc parts, you'll find the phenomenon anywhere service labor is involved but it just pisses me off when I see it on something I know half a thing about

Just have fun with it and make me bigass wallpapers from now on
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Old 2012-12-27, 18:19   Link #616
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Old 2012-12-27, 18:45   Link #617
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@Alchemist007: thanks for the advise. i did a little research around and compare the prices of all
the stuffs they charge me for with amazon's prices as well before buying the PC.
i know that they did me in about $500+ for their service and labor. it's a price i
have to paid since i dont know much about building computer. i wish my cousin
was living with me; he knows a lot about building computer and could have save
me a few hundred dollars.

lol....i'd paid you the extra $500 service if YOU build me the computer instead of Cyberpower. :P

Cyberpower was the only place i have a little trust with the building. i tried iBuypower
but didnt like it much with their builds. amazon high-end pc have a bunch of rip-off
prices. and i dont like the Dell's computer build either, not to mention they charge
a lot more as well. >_______>;

and yeah, i'm gonna enjoy making wallpapers in the 2560x1600 resolution...it uses
to take me about 3-5 hrs. for the 1920x1080 wallies. it'll be 5-6 hrs. if i'm gonna do
the 2560x1600 (the higher resolution is much more time consuming and i'm going to need a lot more patient...lol).
i might even go back to 1080p since i'm so much more familiar with that resolution...who knows,
only time will tells now. the Desktop should arrive about Jan.15-20. i'll take a vacation
day off when it arrives. cant WAIT.

Bought more stuffs on amazon again:
Carhartt Men's Knit Hat with Visor - $9.99 each
comments: i bought 3 of them. one for me, one for mom, and one for my little bro.
Double-Layered, Super Warm Unisex Gloves - $7.99
comments: bought 2 of them. one for me, and one for my little bro. Southern Cali.
is getting pretty cold lately. i'll need these gloves and hat to go to work in the morning. *shivers/cold*
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Old 2012-12-27, 20:21   Link #618
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I only wish they were more straightforward with the pricing, it's literally included with the parts as far as I can tell (don't know if they show more charges at checkout). So the extra $200 with the 690 vs the extra $40 with the 670 is confounding (well, ripping off is a more accurate). But I guess showing you bold text about things you're getting for "free" is more a priority.

Building it yourself isn't too hard actually, it's like a giant puzzle with instructions. There's youtube vids showing you how to do it too. The only other requirement is time to do it (and the right parts, but internet people can help with that).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPIXAtNGGCw
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Old 2012-12-30, 09:25   Link #619
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@Alchemist007: thanks for the advise. i did a little research around and compare the prices of all
the stuffs they charge me for with amazon's prices as well before buying the PC.
i know that they did me in about $500+ for their service and labor. it's a price i
have to paid since i dont know much about building computer. i wish my cousin
was living with me; he knows a lot about building computer and could have save
me a few hundred dollars.

lol....i'd paid you the extra $500 service if YOU build me the computer instead of Cyberpower. :P

Cyberpower was the only place i have a little trust with the building. i tried iBuypower
but didnt like it much with their builds. amazon high-end pc have a bunch of rip-off
prices. and i dont like the Dell's computer build either, not to mention they charge
a lot more as well. >_______>;
Carefull, you're probably not adding in the cost of the case, power supply and other bits and bobs (like fans and cables) but still that would come out at 150/200 bucks overall which means 300 bucks of service and labor. That's still insane! I hope they at least gave you free shipping and built it so well you feel good just taking the side of and marvelling at the tidyness.

The local shops I use here in Portugal charge in the vicinity of 40 to 60 euros to build a PC with the specs you choose and some of these are pretty darned good at building them.

Given that I took the opportunity to do a "small" big upgrade to my own computer and got this:

* 1x Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3
* 1x AMD FX 6100 (3.3GHz, 6 logical cores)
* 2x Corsair 2x2gb ddr3 ram

Overall 250€, the Saturday afternoon spent changing everything and nearly going into panic when my disks won't power up due to a firmware bug.
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Old 2012-12-30, 13:40   Link #620
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