Post a Picture of Your Silly Purchase of the Month.

Can it be used for other things?

Nevin73 wrote:

Can it be used for other things?

Contraception.

Apparently there's a few mod projects that let you use it as a generic XInput device.

This was my silly purchase of the year but still

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I just got them about 20 minutes ago but so far they are exactly what I want - a HD monitor for the Steam Deck, Switch, or PS5. It is rather amazing how great Cyberpunk on the deck looks!

Wow.

Glad they are working out for you.
The narrow field of view isn't distracting?

Part of my birthday present last month was getting the green light to build a new PC. The first standalone components arrived yesterday, and I'm so happy to be delving into the Full RGB Gamer Haven.

My build plan was based mostly on SignalRGB's supported devices, so I only need one program to control all the RGB in the new setup. This is the Cosmic Portal effect available with the Pro subscription.

fangblackbone wrote:

Glad they are working out for you.
The narrow field of view isn't distracting?

I don't feel like it is narrow. I was playing Persona 5 last night through it and it actually felt a lot bigger and closer than playing on the TV.
I like them quite a bit more each time I use them.

Good deal!

This isn't too silly, but I found a good deal and it's a decent upgrade from my GTX 960. The old CPU had no 8-pin pci-e connector, so I figured that after 10 years, I should probably upgrade that too.

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Fiancee has been doing a little more work at her desk and was asking about a second monitor, I'd been eyeing off an upgrade for a while so...Off to the shop we went. I wanted a 144p 144hz 27-inch at around $500. The Odyssey model was exactly what I wanted at that price, but they had none in stock, nor did they have anything else with those specs.

After a bit of talking, the sales rep offered me this floor model 32 inch for $470, making it even cheaper than the 27-inch version! 3 years a warranty so I felt pretty safe about buying semi-"used". I mean, I have my monitor on all day every day and it's lasted 8 years now so

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(excuse the mess, this doubles as my painting table )

I just love it! 144hz is really smooth, moreso than I expected. While my current setup doesn't allow 144 fps in a lot of games, it's just nice for general browsing and my regular games (LoL, various roguelikes). Hell, I've never seen Vampire Survivors move so smoothly lol!

Prices in AUD if that looks extra expensive to anyone btw %60ish USD.

After almost thirty years, I got it.

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That is FUN!

Top_Shelf wrote:

After almost thirty years, I got it.

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I want that. Just checked and it's a little pricey for me =(

My wife and I looked up the Sandman collection (volumes) and yah, a bit steep.

If you just want to read it and not own it, ask your local libraries to carry it.

We want to read it. But it seems like it is the kind of thing one should own...
They still have the digital comic platforms right? Perhaps that is a way to read it in the comfort of your own home?

edit: yah it looks like it is on dcuniverseinfinite.com

Shifter wrote:
Top_Shelf wrote:

After almost thirty years, I got it.

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I want that. Just checked and it's a little pricey for me =(

It is expensive.

When at all possible, I try to support my local boardgame shop which is also the biggest comics shop in the area. They had it full price ($125 less a 10% loyalty discount). Then I try Powell's, just to support another local retailer that seems to do good by their workers. Also full price.

Amazon had this for $75.

That's still expensive for a collection of comic books but I'm justifying it as a long-term purchase that will be on my shelf for pretty much forever. One of my all-time favorite stories and I'll re-read it a bunch and could see myself keeping it (and a handful of other TPBs) on the shelf alongside the other must-haves:

Watchmen
Superman for All Seasons
A nice copy of A Song of Ice and Fire if/when Winds of Winter ever comes out.
The Expanse novels.

Top_Shelf wrote:

alongside the other must-haves:

DC Kingdom Come

I didn't really care for that one too much. I liked Alex Ross but the story just didn't grab me.

I would love an Astro City hardcover though. Maybe with his covers as an appendix.

So back in the day, I didn't pay much attention to strategy guides, so I totally missed that many of my favorite sims had them, and recently I've picked up:

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And the one that I'm particularly excited about, since I'm streaming it next once I'm done with F-19:

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Terrific stuff.