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    Ducky YOTD keyboard
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    1200W Battery Backup
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post #1 of 30
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Alright so my parents keep wanting to give me a birthday present even though i told them no. I know, I'm crazy. lol.

Anyway, they offered me the Ducky Year of the Dragon keyboard, of my choice obviously, A battery backup for my system/rig,
or anything else that would be around the 150-200 mark. At that point though, I could probably get about 400 as a joint present
from my parents and sister.

Are there any suggestions that you people have? for my rig, my room, anything at all? at $400 I would want something well worth the
money, or at about $200 each something I would need 2 of.

Thanks!
     
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post #2 of 30
SSD (256gb for around $200ish) or Korean 1440p monitor for the whole $400? Or just save it idk lol
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post #3 of 30
SSD and another 6970?
 
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post #4 of 30
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Originally Posted by Azefore View Post

Korean 1440p monitor. Or just save it idk lol

+1 for both of these ideas
post #5 of 30
SSD, easy choice smile.gif
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post #6 of 30
A new HDD, the one you have now has a %60 chance of failing. Hitachi is terrible. Another 6970 and a 128 GB SSD, would be good.
post #7 of 30
1/2 of the $$ on SSD and rest on 2nd graphics cards? that would be such a sweet upgrade to your sig rig smile.gif
post #8 of 30
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Originally Posted by byteninja2 View Post

A new HDD, the one you have now has a %60 chance of failing. Hitachi is terrible. Another 6970 and a 128 GB SSD, would be good.

That is such a generalized and hdd specific statement.... 100% depends on the model.
 
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post #9 of 30

if you dont want the keyboard, i would go with a Crucial M4 or another type of SSD, they are one of the best upgrades you can buy 

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post #10 of 30
Quote:
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if you dont want the keyboard, i would go with a Crucial M4 or another type of SSD, they are one of the best upgrades you can buy 

SSD, 128GB is heaps too. You could probably find a used 6950/6970 on the cheap and get the keyboard too if you look around. You might have to put a bit of money in but it wouldn't be too much smile.gif
 
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