$125 to spend at CUSA, what to get?

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$125 to spend at CUSA, what to get?

Post by Asrale » Wed Dec 31, 2003 1:45 am

Have $125 worth in giftcards good at CompUSA, wondering what to get. I was thinking an Audigy 2 (not ZS) since my card right now is a Live! MP3+, or a few PC action games, some DVD movies, a GameCube, or GameBoy Advance SP, etc. Suggestions? (If games or movies, name titles.) Even general software too...you know, like AntiVirus 2004 or something like that... (except I don't need AV software) Image

Plz don't suggest computer upgrades other than the sound card, there's nothing in my P3 1GHz to upgrade anymore that would make sense: 384MB SDRAM, 20GB ATA-66 HDD (really don't need more space at this point in time), ATi 9100 (aka 8500 LE), 48x24x48 CD-RW, 16X DVD-ROM.
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Post by Tetrad » Wed Dec 31, 2003 2:43 am

Cold cathodes.

Or if ricing out your computer isn't your thing, get a gamecube. It's the only console I have, and I think it's great.
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Post by Vertigo » Wed Dec 31, 2003 7:04 am

In your case, definitely a cube.
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Post by DCrazy » Wed Dec 31, 2003 7:46 am

Xbox.

Audigy 2 is actually a good idea as well... Image
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Post by WarAdvocat » Wed Dec 31, 2003 11:22 am

doesn't look like you have nearly enough RAM, but that's your thing I spose.

Guess the audigy 2 is the way to go!
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Post by AceCombat » Wed Dec 31, 2003 12:52 pm

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Arial">quote:</font><HR><font face="Arial" size="3">Originally posted by WarAdvocat:
<b> doesn't look like you have nearly enough RAM, but that's your thing I spose.

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id second that, but since you said no upgrades id go for nice game stick or game controller
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Post by Mr. Perfect » Wed Dec 31, 2003 5:17 pm

Or some bitchen speakers. Those don't get outdated. Image
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Post by Tetrad » Wed Dec 31, 2003 5:35 pm

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Arial">quote:</font><HR><font face="Arial" size="3">Originally posted by Mr. Perfect:
Or some bitchen speakers. Those don't get outdated. Image</font><HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Can't really expect to get any decent speakers for 125. Headphones on the other hand...

Unfortuantely I don't think CUSA does Sennheiser.
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Post by Mr. Perfect » Thu Jan 01, 2004 1:51 am

Well a 2.1 set of Klipsch isn't much more. Someone had them for $130 recently, but I suppose that was just a Christmas special...
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Post by BUBBALOU » Thu Jan 01, 2004 7:25 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Arial">quote:</font><HR><font face="Arial" size="3">Originally posted by Tetrad:
Unfortuantely I don't think CUSA does Sennheiser.</font><HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

yeah they do sell Sennheiser headphones (POS that they are)!
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Post by Bonz » Thu Jan 01, 2004 12:00 pm

I love my Sennheiser Image
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Post by MD-2389 » Thu Jan 01, 2004 2:14 pm

Well, you could get yourself a decent TV tuner/capture card and some fans and cables. Image
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Post by Asrale » Fri Jan 02, 2004 3:09 am

Hey a TV tuner, that's an idea. Except my room isn't wired for cable so I'd have to get the TV off the airwaves. Image

Already have some nice 2.1 speakers. Headphones, I'm already eyeing Beyerdynamic's DT-231, been wanting to get a closed, hi-fi set for a long time.

Seriously considering a GameCube, though I'd set it up with my 17" CRT monitor ideally...how would I do that?
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Post by Tetrad » Fri Jan 02, 2004 3:25 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Arial">quote:</font><HR><font face="Arial" size="3">Originally posted by Asrale:
though I'd set it up with my 17" CRT monitor ideally...how would I do that?</font><HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Well you would either have to get a TV-in card of some sort and have the audio/video through your computer, or get some sort of external box (Viewsonic sells one) that inputs composite and outputs vga. GC doesn't have a VGA output like the Dreamcast did.
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