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Have some money to spend. What should I get?

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  1. Soylent Joe

    Soylent Joe New Member

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    I have $70 to spend, but not sure what to spend it on.
    I'd like to get any combination of the following items, as long as I don't have to put much money with it.

    Logitech G5 Mouse- $53 shipped
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826104076

    Logitech MX518 Mouse- $40 shipped
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826104178

    Sapphire HD 4550- $40 shipped
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102819

    Infamous for teh PS3- $54 shipped
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16879261078

    Source package on Steam (CS:S, DoD:S, HL2;DM)- $30

    - I think I need a new mouse, my $12 GE that I got from Target a year ago has been freaking out a lot recently, but it may have just been a USB extension I had on it that was making it do it.
    - The video card would be for a computer that I need to connect up to a TV via HDMI, but the old card it currently has doesn't support HDMI through a DVI to HDMI adapter and doesn't have it native. Also, if I still couldn't get it to work I could put it in a Acer-hybrid-custom PC that I've been tinkering with in order to increase it's sale value. Or if I couldn't do either, it's always nice to have a backup card laying around :)
    - I rented Infamous, and really really liked it, but my PS3 is up for sale so I don't really know if I should be spending any more money on it.
    - Lastly, I've just been wanting to play those games for a while, I'd like to have the CSS stuff for Gmod and I heard DoD is pretty fun.

    Or, I could just put the money in my non-existant car fund :twitch:
     
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  2. CDdude55

    CDdude55 Crazy 4 TPU!!!

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    Depends what you want the most.

    I would get a new mouse, but it depends how much you want it over the games or GPU.
     
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    A new mouse is always a great investment, not only for gaming. There is nothing as annoying as a poorly functioning mouse.
     
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    Agreed. Could you or anyone else tell me if the G5 is worth the $13 price difference from the MX518?
     
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    get a razer deathadder mouse. i have it. sooo sickkk. sooo good. ive had it for like 3 years now, still in perfect brand new condition and i use my comp every day for hours. and my friends use my comp. so it gets alot of use but still perfect condition.
     
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    For a good cheap mouse, get this when it is back in stock (in 3 days) : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826100001
    Then get your steam games you wanted
    And put 20$ in your non-existant car fund :D That makes 70$! Have fun :p

    NO use in spending more in the PS3... Wouldn't risk wasting money on a video card that might not do the job I want to... So what I listed above seems a pretty good thing to do :p
     
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    Soylent Joe New Member

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    Really nice mouse but...
    "Hello, we are sorry that you had difficulties. You are correct; unfortunately we do not have 64 bit drivers for this mouse as you have stated.
    Thank you"

    :/ Running Vista 64-bit
     
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    That is a nice mouse, although I think I like the G7 a little better. It tracks via lazer, has your dpi adjustment buttons right at your fingers, has adjustable weights, has a rope-like cord, and it a little bigger which it noice because I have some pretty massive hands. Thanks for the heads up though :toast:
     
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    It works on 64bit, but you don't get the program that lets you customize your buttons or something... basically something not very useful in games :p
     
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    Alright, good deal, favorited the page.
     
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    That's a G5 not a G7. I would get the MX518, it looks better and is literally the same as the G5 aside from the different tracking engine.
     
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    Can only comment on the mx518, i've been gaming with it for 3 years now and it's definately the best mouse i've ever used....looks great, feels great, works wonderfully :)
     
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    I really liked my G5 untill I wore it out :p The wires broke inside the cord right were it goes into the mouse itself resulting in some very frustrating sniper shots on bf2 which resulted in me buying a G9 and have never looked back, now I own 2 G9's :). But the G5 is a great mouse IMO it is comfortable with on the fly dpi and adjustable weights what more could a gamer want ?
     
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    Use EMCLVNR54 for 5$ off on MX-518
     
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    Thanks man! :toast:
     
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    You don't have a car, and you are considering buying a $50 mouse?

    :shadedshu

    I vote for the car fund, even if I am the odd man out.
     
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    I have no desire for a car. I'd rather put my money into things that I enjoy instead of gas/insurance. ;)
     
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    No desire I can understand, but eventually It might be a necessity. Like say, if you have a job that you have to drive to. You know, the one to make money to buy more computer parts. :laugh:

    Nah, seriously though, I don't know the particulars of your situation, so maybe you really don't need a car. In which case :toast:
     
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    Eh, not having a life does have some benefits. :D
     
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    freaksavior To infinity ... and beyond!

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    well said ;)
     
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    But cars are so much fun! :p Yeah you're 16, you don't need a car really.
     
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    OK, I thought the extension was making my mouse freak out, but it's doing it without, so I'll probably order the MX518 tomorrow.
     
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    If there is a Best Buy close they usually have a decent selection of Mice to check out. I couldn't decide between the MX518 and the G5 so I went up there and they had both of them sitting out. I still couldn't decide between the two as they are both awesome. I found a deal on the G5 and haven't regretted the decision for a second.
     
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    Yeah, I would go but the closest is about a 45 min. drive away. They actually have the MX518SE at the Target here, but I've heard that the regular one is better. The SE has a red top and a higher DPI but it doesn't have the slick feet and I heard it wears out faster.
     
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    Keep in mind that you could have a good mouse for 15$ cheaper than the MX518! I'm a cheap person :p
     

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