Weekend Open Forum: What's on your holiday agenda?

By Matthew · 31 replies
Nov 4, 2011
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  1. With frosty weather taunting the northern hemisphere, it's increasingly evident that the holidays are upon us. We've run various holiday-themed Weekend Open Forums in the past, asking what you want…

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  2. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 3,485   +45

    I know it's kind of boring but I'm looking for a TV, nice and big, 120hz preferably.
  3. Shawn Knight

    Shawn Knight TechSpot Staff Posts: 9,467   +100

    I have nothing tech-related in my sights, although I wouldn't mind picking up a new pair of sunglasses and some replacement items for my vehicle.
  4. treeski

    treeski TS Evangelist Posts: 990   +233

    #1 thing on my wish list: a job!

    Other than that, on my wish(ful thinking) list...
    - Win 7 tablet that I can install Win 8 on for experiments >:)
    - Some DDR3 1600+ RAM
    - A suit vest
    - A couple Kindle books

    Nothin' else in particular I guess. The things I listed are more things I hope to get myself for super cheap sometime this holiday season, and not at all things I'd expect other people to get me.
  5. Tekkaraiden

    Tekkaraiden TS Evangelist Posts: 997   +93

    An AMD A75 mini itx motherboard by Asus or Gigabyte and a A8-3870 Black Edition APU.
  6. Modena

    Modena TS Booster Posts: 143

    A Crucial M4 128gb SSD, I've wanted to get a SSD ever since they came out.
  7. Modena

    Modena TS Booster Posts: 143

    Oh and also some Logitech Z623 speakers, that would be perfect.
  8. chaboi390

    chaboi390 TS Rookie Posts: 83

    Looking forward to my new PC build... but ill wait for the new IVY and Nvidia cards next year.
  9. Breech

    Breech TS Member Posts: 76

    Well, it was going to be a bulldozer based system but............yeah.
  10. igotdembombs

    igotdembombs TS Rookie Posts: 19

    lol why? Rooting for the underdog?
    I've have enough money to buy a proper computer and I'm going all out on a nice sandy bridge system. If I get everything I want it will have
    i7 2600k
    HD 6950
    90gb - 120gb SSD (I'll use any old hard drive from a laptop or whatever for extra space)
    Corsair 500r case, is there a more beautiful case available?
  11. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 3,797   +117

    Not to sound too soppy but all I want for Christmas is to spend time with my girls. Right now I'm not too sure how much I'll be able to see them, or even where I will be for Christmas. Kinda hard making plans when I don't know for certain what's happening.

    Other than that, I'll likely just be grabbing some bargains in the sales for my gaming build. Hopefully I can grab a nice entry eyefinity GPU ready for my everyday computer and if I can get them, some new LED-backlit 22" HD displays to replace my current items - I'd like to go for three 22" models this time, and replace my current 24/22" LG's.
  12. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 3,146   +911

    Well I'm currently computer less so building one :)
    I'm waiting for intel x79 chipset to come along, which I heard has been pinned for the 14th, so I can build a system to last.

    Other than that? Hoping for some new socks :)
  13. Jibberish18

    Jibberish18 TS Evangelist Posts: 646   +89

    Not sure. I was originally going to get everyone a funny T-Shirt but figuring out sizes is going to be a *****. I also got fired a few weeks back so conserving money will be a priority. I was going to get a WinPhone..Phone for myself but not sure if I should.
  14. Mizzou

    Mizzou TS Enthusiast Posts: 823

    Just spend time with the family and gain a few more pounds. Might knock the dust off the X58 rig and install some upgrades I haven't gotten around to for months. Other than that, wishing I had planned a trip to Denver to spend some time with my daughter. She just started a new job and won't be able to make it home for the holidays :(
  15. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,010   +18

    I'd like a tablet. Or to ship over my computer from home.
  16. Benny26

    Benny26 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,535   +51

    I might get generous and hand out £50 for a new HDD. Windows won't get off my back about space, so i think i'll just give in.

    Other than that, because i'm not a 'holiday' type of person, I may have to completely blank it out in front of some PS3 games...Saint's Row: The Third should kill a week, I'll probably start with that.
  17. Intel Core i7-2700k
    22-24" LED Monitor (Acer)
    32" LED/LCD TV (Samsung; torn because of high cost of local led tv brands/models)
    nVidia GTX580
    wifi N router with 2 usb ports (for usb 3g dongle and printer)
    cheap guitar
    night vision goggles
    Epson L200 Printer
    Nike sandals
  18. fpsgamerJR62

    fpsgamerJR62 TS Rookie Posts: 489

    Aside from spending time with my family, I guess Battlefield 3 and Modern Warfare 3 will be taking up a lot of my time assuming of course that the pair of EVGA GTX 580 SC cards that I ordered finally arrives. Several of my favorite authors are also releasing new titles in the 4th quarter so I'll also be busy reading my new hardcover novels this holiday season.
  19. A ssd drive and a APR chip for my VW GTI
  20. TeamworkGuy2

    TeamworkGuy2 TS Enthusiast Posts: 191

    Some spare time...
    I probably won't get any ;)
  21. Ill be upgrading to a ASUS VE258Q
  22. slh28

    slh28 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,706   +172

    Some cash... so I can buy another GTX 460 for Battlefield 3 and Skyrim
  23. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,276   +461

    AKG Q701 (green)
    Bowflex Xtreme 2 SE

    Then to start saving up for a pair of nVidia's next top single gpu cards - probably 680s.

    As far as family goes we're headed to Colorado for a ski trip.
  24. sit back, relax
    eat, drink
    and watch movies
  25. f111

    f111 TS Rookie Posts: 23


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