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Hey guys,

My birthday's coming up in 3 days (June 17th) and I'm trying to figure out what to get. I recently got some money from an estranged grandfather ($50) plus going to get money from mom/brother, probably my estranged father and his sister's family (aunt), as well as some cash from friends.

I'm trying to keep it under $150 if at all possible.

My specs should be listed underneath this post and one thing I've been thinking about is SSDs. I just thought about getting a 64GB SSD + 1TB HDD and seeing if that would help my PC a lot.

Also NON-PC gifts work, I'd like to see what's out there.

EDIT

I don't play any graphics-intensive games.

I had that as part of the original post idea, but decided to retract it because people might ask "why get an SSD then?" because I really don't do much outside of surf the web, program, and web design.

Nevertheless, +1 to railfan844.

EDIT2
I really want something like this for the fun factor potential. Going on camping, hiking, etc. with a laser could be fun.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=380328820247+&clk_rvr_id=240387325975

EDIT3
The 2TB HDD from Amazon

[ame="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B002U1N95K"]Amazon.com: Western Digital 1 TB Caviar Green SATA II 64 MB Cache Bulk/OEM Desktop Hard Drive WD10EARS: Electronics[/ame]

looks to be pretty nice. However, if I were to get a 5400RPM HDD, don't I need a super-speedy SSD to combat it? biggrin.gif
Edited by iPoop - 6/14/11 at 10:02am
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814500202
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I'd say - do something that u really enjoy doing, no matter the price. Than if u have anything left consider a small upgrade biggrin.gif
That 460 would go just fine with ur system. wink.gif
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Originally Posted by iPoop;13868610 
Is this the best SSD at 64GB?

http://www.overclock.net/online-deals/1041552-newegg-crucial-c300-64gb-ssd-89-a-2.html

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Anyone else?
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