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Offline sean4rock

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What to do with 1400
« on: August 14, 2006, 04:00:29 pm »
Ok, I have all this cash from working in the summer, i'll be giving some of it to the WarChest !


And the rest i'll spend on something gaming-related !
Any suggestions ?

NOTE:
I already have this PC, so no need for a new one:

Manufacturer:     
alienware
Processor:    
AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3500+, MMX, 3DNow, ~2.2GHz
Memory:    
1024MB RAM
Hard Drive:    
164 GB
Video Card:    
NVIDIA GeForce 7900 GT
Monitor:    
Dell E771a 14"
Sound Card:    
Realtek AC97 Audio
Speakers/Headphones:    
Logitech High-Qual
Keyboard:    
Logitech Standard + Media Controls
Mouse:    
Logitech MX510 ( sens change, 8 button)
Mouse Surface:    
AlienWare Func Pad
Operating System:    
Windows XP Home Edition (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 2 (2600.xpsp_sp2_gdr.050301-1519)


I was thinking: a new monitor, something like 21" LCD or a new console such as Wii, PS3 and Xbox360 plus a 12month subscription to whatever online service they offer.

Any recomendations ?



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Re: What to do with 1400
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2006, 04:03:58 pm »
What type of games do you like? I'd personally go for a 360 and some games, but if you're more into something like the Wii, then go for that.

I definently wouldn't spend all of it if I were you. I would save/invest a good amount of it as well.

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Re: What to do with 1400
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2006, 04:05:09 pm »
Buy some shares in Tesco. They arent going down any time soon.
Sam is basically right, he's just cranky.

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Re: What to do with 1400
« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2006, 04:05:17 pm »
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think the Wii has free online services. And its cheap, so you might be able to squeeze in a nicer monitor for your computer. And it seems the DS Lite is really popular around these parts. Also rather cheap.

But I'm no expert, that's just what I would get if I had that much money. It all comes down to personal opinion, like Pilot pointed out.

Oh yeah, you can get a car, if you don't already have one ;) Not a very good one though.

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Re: What to do with 1400
« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2006, 04:20:41 pm »
Oh yeah, you can get a car, if you don't already have one ;) Not a very good one though.
I'd love a car, i'd also love a license.

Buy some shares in Tesco. They arent going down any time soon.
Now that is just silly !


Well, regarding the Wii ! If it has free-online-service then that will save me a bundle, I may also get a year's subscription to PCgamer.

Regarding the Xbox360 reply:
I have an Xbox and PS2, I never use them anymore because i've been playing online PC games such as CS:S since it came out with Half-Life 2, I tried the WoW 10-day trial, wasn't too impressed with it, it seemed to repeat itself over and over...GRIND... and recently I started to play BF2 and i'm loving every laggy minute of it !

But, i'd like to settle down with some casual racing games, which I can play online ofcourse !
Project Gothem Racing 3 seemed to be my #1 online choice, but it looks very serious compared to games like Burnout 3 !
The Xbox 360 doesn't seem to have enough games to keep me entertained, but I really want to play Halo 3 on 360, when it comes out.
Then again, I want to play Metal Gear Solid 4 when it comes out on PS4 ! But paying 500-600 just for a console i'll use once, it doesn't seem worth it.

I saw and E3 trailer for a FPS game on the Wii, it looked fantastic, moving the gun and all !
I've always been very anti-nintendo, mainly because most of their previous titles have been "kiddy games", such as Mario Party, as much as I love a good platformer like Mario, I wouldn't pay money for it ! Sorry to anyone who is passionate about Mario, but that is my opinion !

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Re: What to do with 1400
« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2006, 04:21:33 pm »
I recently inherited 1270 euros, but I'm saving most of it.
No way dude, you're trolling me.

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Re: What to do with 1400
« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2006, 04:34:25 pm »
buy 1,400 tacos
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Re: What to do with 1400
« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2006, 04:38:32 pm »
It should be adequate sustenance for the Dr Who Marathon....
Sam is basically right, he's just cranky.

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Re: What to do with 1400
« Reply #8 on: August 14, 2006, 05:44:14 pm »
live in Ireland, no tacos here, Hate Dr. Who.

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Re: What to do with 1400
« Reply #9 on: August 14, 2006, 05:49:15 pm »
live in Ireland, no tacos here, Hate Dr. Who.
BOO! seriously though save it for later, rather than wasting it, If you're planning on going to uni that money would come in very useful then.

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Re: What to do with €1400
« Reply #10 on: August 14, 2006, 06:17:11 pm »
order some slaves off of ebay?

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Re: What to do with 1400
« Reply #11 on: August 14, 2006, 09:16:34 pm »
3 little letters:

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Re: What to do with 1400
« Reply #12 on: August 14, 2006, 09:18:38 pm »
Actually, those letters are quite large.

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Re: What to do with 1400
« Reply #13 on: August 15, 2006, 12:55:15 am »
Send it to me?
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Re: What to do with 1400
« Reply #14 on: August 15, 2006, 04:41:46 am »
You played 1400 rounds of Quake 2, sideways, over the summer?