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Did you get any gear for Christmas??

Postby clueless1 » 2017-12-25 @ 21:15

Anything hardware or retro related for Christmas presents anyone? I "inherited" a larger monitor because we got our son new monitors for Christmas. LOL. He had two older monitors - a 1680x1050 and 1440x900. I got him a pair of 144Hz 24" 1920x1080 monitors. So I get the 1680x1050. :) Replaces a 17" 1280x1024 LCD display that had seen better days. I don't game much on this system, but the extra real estate comes in real handy for web browsing! Yay for me!

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Re: Did you get any gear for Christmas??

Postby Unknown_K » 2017-12-25 @ 21:25

Not on Christmas but a RX580 4GB on black Fridays sales. I don't play newer games but I needed something better then a 4870x2.
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Re: Did you get any gear for Christmas??

Postby retrogamerguy1997 » 2017-12-26 @ 02:16

Nope.
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Re: Did you get any gear for Christmas??

Postby cj_reha » 2017-12-26 @ 03:01

Put this in the Bought retro hardware thread, but Santa brought me this. It's a SuperCard Pro USB floppy controller, think a cheaper Kryoflux. So far had a lot of troubles archiving Atari 8-bit disks, so I'm waiting on a response from the creator.
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Re: Did you get any gear for Christmas??

Postby vvbee » 2017-12-26 @ 05:29

A sata to pata adapter from china is it for gear.
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Re: Did you get any gear for Christmas??

Postby JidaiGeki » 2017-12-26 @ 10:50

Bought myself the last lot of US->Australia shipping for the year. New year resolution is to stop buying ... so much :D
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Re: Did you get any gear for Christmas??

Postby Anaxagoras » 2017-12-26 @ 16:43

Yes!

- New Wii game, Wheelspin.
- Secondhand case to my next build.
- Lot with NIC and optical drivers, asorted wires, internal 3,5'' FDD.
- A very tiny Wireless Keyboard/mouse pad to use with the next computer hosted in my TV room :D
- And a lot of work to play with all together.
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Re: Did you get any gear for Christmas??

Postby BeginnerGuy » 2017-12-26 @ 16:52

I got nothin :cry:

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Well, I got to visit vogons at least.
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Re: Did you get any gear for Christmas??

Postby clueless1 » 2017-12-26 @ 17:10

BeginnerGuy wrote:I got nothin :cry:

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Well, I got to visit vogons at least.

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Re: Did you get any gear for Christmas??

Postby ultimate386 » 2017-12-26 @ 20:30

From me, to me... after getting non-computer related gifts for the wife and daughter, of course!
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Re: Did you get any gear for Christmas??

Postby keenmaster486 » 2017-12-26 @ 21:23

Voigtlander Vitessa L, for my vintage camera collection.

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Re: Did you get any gear for Christmas??

Postby Standard Def Steve » 2017-12-27 @ 00:21

Gave myself a 1TB Samsung 850 EVO SSD and a 34" Dell ultra wide display.
Nearly pulled the trigger on a 1080Ti, but decided to wait a bit longer. Pascal's been out for well over a year now, so there's gotta be something new right around the corner. My poor GTX 970 is really feeling the burn at 3440x1440.
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Re: Did you get any gear for Christmas??

Postby KCompRoom2000 » 2017-12-27 @ 00:35

No hardware-related presents for Christmas (unless you count a 43" TV for my game room), but I did buy two Tualatin CPUs (a 1 GHz Celeron and a 1.13 GHz Pentium III) recently. I also came across a Wireless Apple Keyboard on a thrift store visit 9 days before Christmas so now my Mac Mini has its own keyboard on the shared monitor setup.
Standard Def Steve wrote:Gave myself a 1TB Samsung 850 EVO SSD and a 34" Dell ultra wide display.

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Re: Did you get any gear for Christmas??

Postby vladstamate » 2017-12-27 @ 01:45

Not gear, but I bought a (very large) new house so I will have a large dedicated room to my "museum". Unpacking will take a while, I will post pictures when I have the computers up.
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Re: Did you get any gear for Christmas??

Postby DracoNihil » 2017-12-27 @ 10:30

I don't get anything for Christmas anymore... And this particular "holiday season" had nothing but turns for the worst for me this year.

Sorry for being a downer, but I just had to get that out of my system.
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Re: Did you get any gear for Christmas??

Postby subhuman@xgtx » 2017-12-28 @ 11:16

Yeah, I also didn't get anything this christmas.. but hey! part of the whole joys and wonders of getting older' thing. On the bright side it seems I could recover my two Quantum3D 8264 cards which I thought were lost for good. :)
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Re: Did you get any gear for Christmas??

Postby clueless1 » 2017-12-28 @ 12:15

subhuman@xgtx wrote:Yeah, I also didn't get anything this christmas.. but hey! part of the whole joys and wonders of getting older' thing. On the bright side it seems I could recover my two Quantum3D 8264 cards which I thought were lost for good. :)

Tell us more about recovering these cards. :cool:
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Re: Did you get any gear for Christmas??

Postby olddos25 » 2017-12-29 @ 16:46

Dunno if a bicycle counts as gear, but i got a new one for christmas.
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Re: Did you get any gear for Christmas??

Postby Kaiser76 » 2017-12-30 @ 19:04

i got a Olivetti Envision luckly working
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Re: Did you get any gear for Christmas??

Postby harddrivespin » 2018-1-04 @ 12:10

I got 10 HDDs, 6 of which were 10gb, 2 6.4gb, and 2 540mb.
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