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Who did you build a computer for this holiday season?

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Anyone building a system for someone else this holiday season?

 

Just finished picking up a case and storage for a computer for my family back home. (Some crazy sales going on right now... 256 gb nvme for $50 and 4tb wd blue for $100. It consists mainly of my old parts and a few I picked up for super cheap on my local craigslist ads. (Memory, unfortunately, had to be purchased new.) Super excited to give it to them as they've really only ever owned pre-owned dell laptops.

 

I plan on setting up a shared network drive to the 4tb of storage and setting up a vpn so that they can access it anywhere with their laptop (both are teachers.) 

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2 hours ago, ELSknutson said:

does cleaning my system adding another 32in monitor count 

Eh, depends on how dirty it was. ;)

2 hours ago, 1kv said:

Myself. Finally upgraded from my crappy prebuilt. 

Congrats :)

 

2 hours ago, handymanshandle said:

Myself. I just wanted an entertainment rig for my lonely TV.

Now your TV has friends!

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2 hours ago, corrado33 said:

Anyone building a system for someone else this holiday season?

 

Just finished picking up a case and storage for a computer for my family back home. (Some crazy sales going on right now... 256 gb nvme for $50 and 4tb wd blue for $100. It consists mainly of my old parts and a few I picked up for super cheap on my local craigslist ads. (Memory, unfortunately, had to be purchased new.) Super excited to give it to them as they've really only ever owned pre-owned dell laptops.

 

I plan on setting up a shared network drive to the 4tb of storage and setting up a vpn so that they can access it anywhere with their laptop (both are teachers.) 

Picked up a 1080ti dirt cheap to put in my brother in law's gaming rig. I'm going to sneak it into his system while he's at work. 

Current Build

AMD Ryzen 2600

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Asus ROG B450f gaming Mobo

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Asus ROG Strix RX 5700xt

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7 minutes ago, Zusafek said:

Picked up a 1080ti dirt cheap to put in my brother in law's gaming rig. I'm going to sneak it into his system while he's at work. 

Sounds like a good plan lol. If you don't mind me asking, how cheap is dirt cheap? I'm thinking of getting a 1080 or similar card from the US since UK 1080s aren't amazing deals 

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4 minutes ago, 1kv said:

Sounds like a good plan lol. If you don't mind me asking, how cheap is dirt cheap? I'm thinking of getting a 1080 or similar card from the US since UK 1080s aren't amazing deals 

I got it for 220 USD and a NES classic. 

Current Build

AMD Ryzen 2600

Stock cooler

Asus ROG B450f gaming Mobo

1tb SKHynix m.2

WD 1TB HDD

Asus ROG Strix RX 5700xt

Thermaltake Toughpower 650w DPS RGB 80+Gold

16 Gigs ddr4 3000 gskill ram

Phantek fans

Phanteks P400TG

 

Laptop

Eluktronics Prometheus XVII

Ryzen 7 5800h

32 gigs ddr4 Corsair ram

Nvidia rtx 3080 max-p

17.3 qhd 165 hrz screen

1tb Samsung m.2

1tb WD black m.2

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1 minute ago, Zusafek said:

I got it for 220 USD and a NES classic. 

Jesus that's the deal of a lifetime. How'd you manage that?

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3 minutes ago, Zusafek said:

I got it for 220 USD and a NES classic. 

220? That's the going price for a nice 970 over here. I doubt I'll be able to find that good of a deal (before import charges and shipping lol) 

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20 minutes ago, corrado33 said:

Jesus that's the deal of a lifetime. How'd you manage that?

Just searched on OfferUp and found his post. Gave him an offer and he took it. 

Current Build

AMD Ryzen 2600

Stock cooler

Asus ROG B450f gaming Mobo

1tb SKHynix m.2

WD 1TB HDD

Asus ROG Strix RX 5700xt

Thermaltake Toughpower 650w DPS RGB 80+Gold

16 Gigs ddr4 3000 gskill ram

Phantek fans

Phanteks P400TG

 

Laptop

Eluktronics Prometheus XVII

Ryzen 7 5800h

32 gigs ddr4 Corsair ram

Nvidia rtx 3080 max-p

17.3 qhd 165 hrz screen

1tb Samsung m.2

1tb WD black m.2

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2 hours ago, handymanshandle said:

Myself. I just wanted an entertainment rig for my lonely TV.

Finally replace that old, clunky, garbage, low quality, dunk, obselete VCR player.

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1 minute ago, handymanshandle said:

hey

those tapes still need love

that and I don't have enough storage to rip about 9/10 of my collection

Read in the news they cost a lot now, so enjoy :)

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Just now, RorzNZ said:

Read in the news they cost a lot now, so enjoy :)

see

those disney tapes aren't worth more than like 5 bucks to someone who wants pristine disney tapes

very few tapes are worth more than that; they're either incredibly rare early tapes, incredibly rare tapes from late 2006 and onward, demo tapes or promotional tapes

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51 minutes ago, handymanshandle said:

see

those disney tapes aren't worth more than like 5 bucks to someone who wants pristine disney tapes

very few tapes are worth more than that; they're either incredibly rare early tapes, incredibly rare tapes from late 2006 and onward, demo tapes or promotional tapes

Yeah, digital media really... really killed the VCR and audio tapes. 

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I'm trying to scrape together parts for a family member.

 

Don't have too much, but I have a GPU lined up for me at the very least. It probably won't be finished this holiday season, but hopefully by this time next year I can get it done.

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1 hour ago, 1kv said:

220? That's the going price for a nice 970 over here. I doubt I'll be able to find that good of a deal (before import charges and shipping lol) 

200 CAD buys you a 980 in canada. 250 buys you a 1060, 350-400 buys you a 1070. 600-800 CAD buys you a 1080  

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1 minute ago, corrado33 said:

200 CAD buys you a 980 in canada. 250 buys you a 1060, 350-400 buys you a 1070. 600-800 CAD buys you a 1080  

200 for a 980? It's like 330 CAD for one over here. 

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26 minutes ago, 1kv said:

200 for a 980? It's like 330 CAD for one over here. 

Yeah I bought one for 200 the other day on kijiji. Admittedly, it was part of a larger deal including a mobo + CPU. He was selling each individually for like 240 or something, or everything together for $400. I could have easily have sold the mobo + cpu for more than 200, but I just run folding on it instead. 

 

When I was in the US I could get 960s (and equivalent cards) for ~$100 US. 

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