Let's buy Edwin a PC before he explodes. It's for the common good.

Thin_J wrote:

Yeah, if I'd be up for donating a bit if that's the route we decide to go with. It's definitely simpler than shipping a bunch of different parts from a bunch of different places.

Yeah, making things complicated for him wouldn't help him at all...

As before, I will definitely chip in funds. That barebones system is a great idea. For another $100-$150, he could get a really good video card and go to 4GB RAM and another maybe $99 or so and he could get a legit Windows 7 license. PM me where to send the funds. Let's do this!

K. i'll send out a mass number of PMs tomorrow.

Barebones sounds awesome. Oily, would you mind letting me know what we cap out at?

AnimeJ wrote:

Barebones sounds awesome. Oily, would you mind letting me know what we cap out at?

Can do. Collection will start tomorrow after I get my paypal ducks in a row (i.e. clear my account out), then you guys can start making donations. I'll keep a few people abreast of where we're at and I'll holler when we hit an appropriate mark.

Have we established if he needs monitor, mouse, keyboard, speakers, headphones, OS, etc. yet?

Clover would probably be best to ask about that. I'd assume OS at the least, maybe monitor?

Can you shoot clover a PM? I don't really know either one of them, so any information you can ferret out of them would be great.

Include me in the donation drive Oily! Pay week this week, so I have some funds available that I don't know I need to spend on other stuff yet. Hit me up before I have to spend it elsewhere

I'm with tuffalobuffalo

tuffalobuffalo wrote:

I'd probably only be good for 20-40 (but could probably be convinced to go higher)

This is so cool!

PM me.

PM me with the info.

oilypenguin wrote:

Can you shoot clover a PM? I don't really know either one of them, so any information you can ferret out of them would be great.

I've met them all of once for breakfast, but PM'd.

pm me too.

pm me too.

pm me.

Pm me too, please.

Ok. I think I'm sent out my paypal info to everyone who has chimed in so far.

Feel free to reply to that for a number of reasons:

1.) you want kept up to date on the account's balance. This is your money in there, after all. I won't post the balance publicly because it's no one's business but ours how much we're donating to Edwin's cause.
2.) Find a good deal on Newegg or Tigerdirect, send it to me. I'm thinking it will take a few days for donations to come in so I don't want to pick something out and shoot for it. I'm going to find the best deal we can find for the amount of money we raise. Also, I'd rather you didn't post it in here because we should keep some of this as a surprise.
3.) If you're willing to donate more in the event that we're really close to something and we need a bit more.

Anyone else looking to contribute or if I failed to send you my paypal info, shoot me a PM and I'll get that to you ASAP.

I was wondering why I haven't seen Edwin around lately. I wish I had the money to help out with a new PC for him. I'm not sure if he's hit a financial or just general rough patch, but god speed. If Edwin would like any games from the pass-it-on, i'd encourage the users with games on the PIO to further help a brother out by nixing the shipping cost for him. If someone could drop him a message about this, i'd appreciate it. Though i'm not sure if we're trying to keep this a secret from him, so you may want to wait.

You guys said something about a monitor... I have an old CRT monitor that I don't need anymore. I know, they suck, but if he's really desperate and doesn't have one.... plus, I live close to them.

Do we still want the video card I have or are we going the donation route? It's an 8600GT

Asz wrote:

I was wondering why I haven't seen Edwin around lately. I wish I had the money to help out with a new PC for him. I'm not sure if he's hit a financial or just general rough patch, but god speed. If Edwin would like any games from the pass-it-on, i'd encourage the users with games on the PIO to further help a brother out by nixing the shipping cost for him. If someone could drop him a message about this, i'd appreciate it. Though i'm not sure if we're trying to keep this a secret from him, so you may want to wait.

Yeah what kinds of games does he have? A brand new gaming PC is just a nice paper weight if you don't have the games to go with it. On that note I have a copy of Half-Life2, and Half-Life2: episode 1 that I can give him.

Does this mean I'm still stuck with my old junk? :-p

Donation is sent. Edwin's in luck, it's bonus month and we reached our target last year. I have something to spare for a change

Also: we need someone to take pictures of his pantlessness' face when he finds out!

So here's the deal:

Because of space restrictions, we're going to try and get him a decent laptop. Ability to game isn't a necessity but the top of the page says "gamers with jobs" so if we can get something pretty functional, I plan on it.

That means we don't need to worry about a monitor, speakers, a video card, an OS or accessories. So... awesome.

But it also means that contributions will be paypal only.

Again, if I didn't send you a PM, send me one and I'll get you that info.

Thanks, AnimeJ, for being our spy from an undisclosed location =)

Yeah, a laptop sounds like a more practical plan.

Edit: I'll keep on eye out on the Gizmodo daily deals and techbargains for some good deals. At the very least, we could get him a nice netbook.

oilypenguin wrote:

So here's the deal:

Because of space restrictions, we're going to try and get him a decent laptop. Ability to game isn't a necessity but the top of the page says "gamers with jobs" so if we can get something pretty functional, I plan on it.

That means we don't need to worry about a monitor, speakers, a video card, an OS or accessories. So... awesome.

But it also means that contributions will be paypal only.

Again, if I didn't send you a PM, send me one and I'll get you that info.

Thanks, AnimeJ, for being our spy from an undisclosed location in SW Asia =)

FTFY, because I am a transcontinental Ninja.

I don't use Paypal so I can't donate to the PC/laptop fund, but I am up to contribute gaming goodness via Steam.

Not browsing much during the week so just seeing this. Is somebody in touch with Clover or should I call?

Does anyone watch woot? They have some pretty decent laptops in the $500 range on occasion. If no one else is, I can, i'm up late nights so I can check right when the deals hit and drop oilypenguin a PM/IM/text or something if anything pops up.

Grumpicus wrote:

Not browsing much during the week so just seeing this. Is somebody in touch with Clover or should I call?

Yep, it's why we're pursuing a lappy.

Late to the party, but PM with the address and I'll donate.

If we're set on a lappy make sure to check out the Dell outlet store. Refurb or scratch and dent for a great price. I'll also donate.