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What'd you buy yourself today?

By Matthew
Apr 25, 2012
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  1. xcylent

    xcylent TS Booster Posts: 267   +17

  2. xcylent

    xcylent TS Booster Posts: 267   +17

    As some of you may know, it is my birthday today, and as a gift my brother and dad bought these for me, to upgrade from an old wired microsoft combo. the difference is phenomenal. I will never use generic peripherals again.
    FYI, I dislike mechanical keyboards because they're far too loud for my liking (yes even the cherry brown), and this keyboard is very quiet.

    Mouse: Razer Deathadder V2

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    Keyboard: Logitech G110

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  3. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,333   +278

    Happy B-Day xcylent... I just bought that keyboard for my daughter last week and she loves it.
     
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  4. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,333   +278

    Bought myself a second one of these - this time for my gaming machine. Now I've gotta use hardlinks to point to parts of my Steam library that will remain on a spindle drive.
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    I also figure since I have to reinstall everything anyway I might as well dump Windows 8 on here and give it a go. This will be the most painless time to force myself to use it as it would be a quick switch back to 7 and there isn't much software here other than games.
     
  5. xcylent

    xcylent TS Booster Posts: 267   +17

    With some of my leftover Birthday money, I bought this on an impulse buy:

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    Logitech G35- $110

    So far, I'm incredibly happy with it. The ear cups are like caves, and oh so comfortable.
    Soundwh*ring in games now is almost too easy, thanks to the 7.1 surround audio.
    Music and general sounds are excellent too.
    I'd recommend this to anyone, even though it is a bit pricey :)
     
  6. slh28

    slh28 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,925   +170

    The G35 is a great headset as a general purpose one for gaming/music, etc.

    Seems like you've got some great gaming peripherals now, which is a very underrated part of a setup IMO. Many people focus too much on specifications and benchmarks rather than what you can actually hear and feel, which is just as important.
     
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  7. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,333   +278

    FWIW I was able to fix my Steam library using Junction Points as hard linking via mklink did not allow connections to a different drive. Junction Points looked like they were not going to work but when I tried to launch the game even though it's greyed out it says it's looking through files and then the title shows up as installed.
     
  8. Benny26

    Benny26 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,576   +47

    LG 42LM3400 - 42 inch Cinema 3D Full HD 1080p LED TV

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    I'm late to the party when it comes to TVs, this is my first proper HD telly.

    Haven't taken delivery of it yet...but can't wait!
     
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  9. Dawn1113

    Dawn1113 TS Booster Posts: 375   +64

    I got this for my second machine:



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    Been wanting to get an IPS panel. The Asus VS239H-P is relatively inexpensive. There is some bleeding on the lower left corner of the panel.It looked pretty bad when I first plugged it in.I was very pleased to find, however, that once I had taken my calibrator to it, the bleeding became virtually imperceptible -- my brother hadn't noticed it until I pointed it out to him.Even then, he had to come in close to see it.I suppose this can be partly explained by the reduced brightness.Out of the box, the monitor was at 100% brightness, which made the bleeding all too obvious.

    I also got this for my gaming machine -- from the same shop:

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    Right now, I have two machines crammed into my room. Space is not something I take for granted. The desk I use for my gaming machine is just big enough to accommodate a 1920x1080 monitor, a router, a keyboard and mouse.

    I'm not too particular about keyboards. I only play first-person-shooters so all I really need are the basic functions. I bought my Logitech a few years ago. It works perfectly all right still but, given limited space, its size and layout restrict mouse movement and necessitate a posture that imposes quite a strain on my right shoulder. The strain can become unbearable after two or three hours.

    I've been using the Black Widow TE for two days now and the difference is huge. No more back pains and I finally have room to move the mouse around the way I want.
     
  10. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,815   +921

    Well, I ordered a 2TB Seagate HDD, ($69.95) @ Newegg, and a couple of 50 packs of my beloved TDK DVD+Rs.

    Then there was this lapse of judgement about a month ago:
    [​IMG]That is ostensibly my birthday and Christmas present, plus it saves me from hassling the crowds today. Is it too off topic....?:confused:
     
  11. Dawn1113

    Dawn1113 TS Booster Posts: 375   +64

    Is that a lefty Crafter SAT 12? That's a good guitar! A friend of mine has one. Nice feel, solid quality. My friend is a professional musician and he has actually taken his SAT 12 to the studio a few times. I'd say you made a good call, there, captaincranky. Excellent value for your money. :)
     
     
  12. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,333   +278

    Bought this for myself today

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    It's much bigger than I expected it to be.
     
  13. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,333   +278

    Got this today
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    Just started charging it up so haven't really used it yet. (ASUS Transformer Infinity + keyboard)
     
  14. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,815   +921

    Looks good! I specced it out and it seems they've taken a cue from Apple and are using an IPS screen. That makes a portable ever so much nicer, since you're dealing with widely varying angles of view in different circumstances.

    Being a cynic, I'm still not sure of the longevity of any of these snap together keyboard arrangements. The electrical contacts and the snap together keyboard hinge seem like they would be a high wear, high possibility of failure weakness.

    Although I have to say, plastics are much improved since the heydays of styrene, and the use of Testor's Formula S' as an intoxicant...;) I suppose time will tell.



    I let this slide on the first bounce, but not this time:
    And who among us hasn't longed to hear those very words, told to us by a comely young lady....?:D
     
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  15. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,333   +278

    Thank you cap'n... my feelings were almost hurt when no one took advantage of that last line from my mic post.
     
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  16. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,815   +921

    Love that Mic! It almost looks like R2D2! In fact, I can almost picture Princess Leia kneeling in front of it.......


    Before I forget, you're welcome, it was my pleasure.
     
  17. Benny26

    Benny26 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,576   +47

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    OCZ ModXstream 600W & Palit GTX 650 TI

    The 650 is just temporary for now, plus it was at a good deal.
     
  18. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,627   +320

    Last week I bought an 8 port 10/100 switch for $2.50 at a university surplus sale. I had a use for it and was fairly excited about my buy, until I plugged it in. It has 2 20?mm fans in it that are crazy loud and it also produces a high pitched whine. I would only be running 3 computers off of it max, so I figured I could just disconnect the fans and it would be fine, but I didn't even attempt to do that because the whine is too loud to ignore. Oh well, only out $2.50. Have an old Trendnet 652-BRP wireless router now acting as a switch (wifi off) in its place.

    I didn't purchase these for myself, but I did get them as gifts this Christmas: An LG bluray burner and a Logitec wireless backlit keyboard. I didn't really need the burner portion, but I no longer have a bluray player and when I was looking up bluray drives for gift ideas the burner version of what I wanted was only $10 more.
     
  19. Benny26

    Benny26 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,576   +47

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    Just ordered through Amazon at £179.

    Decided to go all out and try and collect myself some descent parts to do a full new build in mid Feb, starting with this as my main board. I've had my eye on this one for a few month now and it looks perfect for what I want.
     
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  20. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,815   +921

    I glad to see you're "living the dream", and are back on being hell bent for world domination again. All you need now is a flash drive full of "stuxnet" and you should be able to take out every centrifuge in Iran....(y) Keep up the good work....:)
     
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  21. TS-56336

    TS-56336 TS Booster Posts: 580   +98

    Okay, I've seen some enthusiast bought their beasts. It's time to see some lightweight pup for a change. :cool:

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  22. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 3,473   +622

    I decided to build myself a HTPC.

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  23. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,333   +278

    I like that very much Stick - I've been mulling over when I should go ahead and build my proper HTPC... but something always stops me. My current one is starting to upset me.
     
  24. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 3,473   +622

    I was contemplating this thing for a few months myself. I finally just bit the bullet and bought it - just in time for the year's new TV shows to come on in a week or so.
     
  25. Benny26

    Benny26 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,576   +47

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    Zalman Z11 Plus and the Crucial M4 128gb.

    For £50 the Zalman is one hell of a case with the quality and extras, should make a nice home for the 3770K I plan on putting in next.

    The Crucial M4: not sure why, but this drive was coming up more and more above average on other drives so I decided to go with it.
     


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