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#1 OFFLINE   V.T. Eric Layton

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Posted 02 December 2013 - 09:40 PM

2 December 2013

Dear Santa,

My name is Eric. I've been a good boy all year long. I haven't cussed, chased women, or drank to excess. With this in mind, I thought I'd send you my wishlist for Christmas 2013. Here it is...

1) AMD FX-6200 3.80 GHz Six Core CPU & MSI 970A-G46 MB Bundle- $179.99

2) PATRIOT Signature Line 16GB Desktop Memory Module Kit - DDR3 With Heatshield - $124.99 (before $25 rebate)

3) Kingston V300 120GB Solid State Drive - 2.5" Form Factor, SATA III - $89.99

4) WD Blue 250 GB Desktop Hard Drive - 3.5" - Sata 6 Gb/s, 7200RPM, 16MB Cache - Qty: 2 - $51.99ea

5) Asus GeForce GTX 650 Ti Video Card - 1GB GDDR5 - $144.99

Total: $643.94 + TX, S/H

Oh, and...

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--> Donations are currently being accepted to help Santa defray the cost of acquiring the items on my list without the aid of his magical elves.

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Later...

~Eric

#2 OFFLINE   raymac46

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Posted 03 December 2013 - 09:19 AM

Small token of my esteem on the way to you. Hope it helps with shipping. Merry Christmas Eric.
BTW nice system spec. The FX-6200 series is a particular sweet spot with these Bulldozer processors.
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Posted 03 December 2013 - 10:59 AM

Should anyone here present know of any reason that Eric should not receive these requests, speak now or forever hold your peace.
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Posted 03 December 2013 - 02:26 PM

View Postfrapper, on 03 December 2013 - 10:59 AM, said:

Should anyone here present know of any reason that Eric should not receive these requests, speak now or forever hold your peace.

h'y up lad has a big fail there. Them prices for the ssd and hdd are extortionate. Does he have shares in them companies ? :whistling:

The rest is purty nice though. :shifty:
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Posted 03 December 2013 - 06:15 PM

View Postraymac46, on 03 December 2013 - 09:19 AM, said:

Small token of my esteem on the way to you. Hope it helps with shipping. Merry Christmas Eric.
BTW nice system spec. The FX-6200 series is a particular sweet spot with these Bulldozer processors.

Hey Ray, as I said in my email to you earlier, I was just being facetious when I posted that donation link (originally from my blog article), but every last penny counts with me these days. Thank you so much, my friend. I hope Santa brings you all you want this year, too.

Oh, and yeah... that would be a pretty nice system. It would do me for a couple years, anyway. ;)

#6 OFFLINE   V.T. Eric Layton

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Posted 03 December 2013 - 06:18 PM

@ Erik... $51 for a 250Gig WD Caviar Blue 7200 rpm SATA III drive? I don't think that's bad at all. Can't really say about the SSD. That Kingston was the best $/value deal I saw on tigerdirect at the time.

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Posted 03 December 2013 - 09:01 PM

View PostV.T. Eric Layton, on 03 December 2013 - 06:18 PM, said:

@ Erik... $51 for a 250Gig WD Caviar Blue 7200 rpm SATA III drive? I don't think that's bad at all. Can't really say about the SSD. That Kingston was the best $/value deal I saw on tigerdirect at the time.

I was quite surprised meself. The USA is usually loads cheaper than here. However a 500 GB WD is $63 here an a 1Tb is only $75. As to ssd's I am spoilt at the moment as I could have had a Samsung Evo 256GB for £109 or a Agility 2 560GB for £99 on Daily Specials I receive. Shame I do not have any loot. :whistling:
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Posted 03 December 2013 - 10:46 PM

Actually, I think the issue with the price is the size of the drive. The smaller drives are more expensive ($ per byte of space) than the larger ones are. I saw a 4TB Seagate for $74.99 earlier today on some email ad I received (Newegg, maybe).

£109 is quite a bit of US$, isn't it? According to this site, it's about 180 bucks US.

http://www.tigerdire...6633&CatId=5300

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Posted 04 December 2013 - 05:40 AM

74.99 is a killer deal for a 4TB. I just saw a 3TB for 99.99, and that was a great deal.

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Posted 04 December 2013 - 10:13 AM

I think I could be happy for a long time with 128GB of SSD and 500 GB of HDD. Right now I've got about 80GB on my HDD. And that's with 10 years worth of digital photos. Maybe I'd need more if I were making and storing a lot of HD videos.
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Posted 04 December 2013 - 12:05 PM

View Postraymac46, on 04 December 2013 - 10:13 AM, said:

I think I could be happy for a long time with 128GB of SSD and 500 GB of HDD.

I agree. I wouldn't know what to do with a T-Byte of space; nevermind two or three.

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Posted 04 December 2013 - 04:55 PM

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Posted 04 December 2013 - 06:40 PM

If you stop downloading illegal movies and music, you wouldn't need so much space. Arrrrrrrgh! :pirate:

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Posted 04 December 2013 - 08:37 PM

No pirating going on here.. but the music alone is almost 50GB of it.

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Posted 04 December 2013 - 11:20 PM

Thatsa lotta music, Pasquale. You donta leava no rooma ona da pie for da sausages. Posted Image

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Posted 09 December 2013 - 09:34 PM

Oh, darn...

The mobo/cpu combo and the ssd that I had on my list are no longer available from Tiger Direct. :(

More research will be happening before I make any purchases, anyway. On top of that, it may be a long while before I can actually buy anything, so the market will change by then, I'm sure.

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Posted 11 December 2013 - 09:58 AM

lulz time :D  - my first pc had a 20 megabyte hd - no one could believe how big my disk was!
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Posted 11 December 2013 - 04:24 PM

Mine had 10MB drive ... 8088 computer. Thought it was a LOT of drive space ... for about 6 mos. ;)
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Posted 11 December 2013 - 05:49 PM

View PostTemmu, on 11 December 2013 - 09:58 AM, said:

no one could believe how big my disk was!

That reminds me of this little number by sonnyjim.

https://www.dropbox....phgr/4I93UdhWwc

It is a Creative Commons license track. If you get bored listening the punch line is worth hearing :whistling:
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