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Postby dolphinius_rex on Tue Dec 25, 2007 4:41 am

So let's hear it people, what kind of swag did you all get this time around?

For me, I got the following:

- a weird but cool red stone figurine that a friend thought looked nifty and decided to buy me. A very original gift and pleasently random
- a self help / get rich quick style book, I get one every year from SOMEONE in my family... you think they're trying to tell me something?
- a book about all the influential people in the world who have been left handed (I'm left handed)
- a REALLY soft/fuzzy throw blanket.... it's very very comfortable!!
- a wonderful Christmas dinner from my mother :)
- $100 from my uncle (he always knows what I want :wink: )
- an R4 for my Nintendo DS :D

And I purchased for myself:
Kingston 2GB MicroSD Flash Card W/ MiniSD & Full Size SD Secure Digital Adapters
AMD Sempron 3000+ Barebone PC Kit W. 1GB RAM Motherboard Case 300W HSF *No Hard Drive* -UNASSEMBLED- which includes:
    1 x Arctic Cooling Alpine 64 AM2 S754 S939 S940 2000RPM 36CFM Heatsink Fan
    1 x Buffalo D2U667C-1G/BR 1GB PC2-5300 DDR2-667 CL5 240PIN DIMM Memory
    1 x ECS GEFORCE6100SM-M2 V1.0A mATX AM2 GF6100 NF405 DDR2 PCI-E16 2PCI SATA2 Video Sound LAN Motherboard
    1 x AMD Sempron 3000+ Processor Socket AM2 Manila 1.6GHZ 1600FSB 256KB L2 Cache 62W 90NM OEM No HSF
    1 x Moneual Moncaso Dvt 201 G600 ATX Case 4X5.25 2X3.5 5X3.5INT 1X120MM No PS
    1 x Moneual Moncaso PS1000-300W 300W ATX 24PIN Power Supply Active PFC 120MM Fan LED
OCZ Gold XTC PC2-6400 2GB 2X1GB DDR2-800 CL5-5-5-12 240PIN DIMM Dual Channel Memory Kit
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 3.5IN 500GB SATA2 8.5MS 7200RPM 32MB Cache NCQ Hard Drive, which includes
    1 x FREE nGear SATA Serial ATA Hard Drive Data Cable 18 Inch 7 Pin

Microsoft Windows XP Professional OEM
nGear White Flash Card Reader USB2.0 SD/SDHC/SM/MMC/MS/XD MicroSD External
Gigabyte Radeon HD2400 XT PCI-E 256MB GDDR2 VGA DVI-I HDCP HDTV Out DIRECTX10 Video Card
JVC GR-D750U MiniDV Camcorder

I'm planning on turning the new PC into a video editing and home theatre system. It'll be hooked up to my 46" LCD HDTV, and I'll be picking up a wireless keyboard and mouse shortly, along with some decent video editing software.
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Postby Ian on Tue Dec 25, 2007 11:07 am

Hmmm.. let me see. In no particular order:

Electric air compressor
Battery charger (for big 12V and 6V batteries)
Autobot belt buckle
Transformers pocket price guide
Star Wars Pop-up Book (no, this isn't a kiddie one)
The Star Wars Vault book
Sam's Exclusive Transformers 3 Pack
Shock collar for our dog (she needs it)

Also gift cards, money, socks, underwear and a bunch of clothes I need to need to exchange or return.

My kids made out like a bandit. I have no idea how we're going to get all their stuff home or where we're going to put it when we get there.
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Postby SithTracy on Tue Dec 25, 2007 2:09 pm

Noteworthy items:

Guitar Hero III for the Nintendo Wii
The Simpson's Movie DVD
FujiFilm FinePix F50fd (nice pocket camera so I won't always need to lug around my FujiFilm FinePix S9100)... have not tried it though, need to charge the battery pack.
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Postby Dartman on Wed Dec 26, 2007 2:06 am

Well lets see a great day hanging out with the family and eating good food and watching, somewhat, a few movies...
I got a cheapie 7 inch 16x9 portable dvd player, the lil ones with LCD screen etc, A coupe of Pez Nascar type thingies, 8 pair of really really nice wool boot work socks, warm electric blanket, nice warm fuzzy Columbia hoodie, a new coat with a detachable liner and hood with lots of pockets, looks nice and is also cozy warm.
All in all a great Christmas and it even snowed for a few hours right after we arrived and was OK by the time we went home, might even get a extra day off if it snows again tomorrow :) I think everyone got good stuff and was happy with their loot and no big Christmas is ruined moments.
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Postby LoneWolf on Wed Dec 26, 2007 11:01 am

First of all, let me say just one thing --

My wife rocks.

Why? Because she actually managed to make up a story I bought (she's normally a lousy liar), and voluntarily get in line at 3:30-4:00AM (she doesn't do mornings) at a Toys `R Us one morning to get me a Nintendo Wii. She did her homework to find out when they'd have stock, and what she'd need to get (a second Wiimote and a second Nunchuk controller) to make for the best experience, and she had me fooled up until the last 30 seconds of opening the gift. I picked up Super Mario Galaxy this morning on my way to work since it's on sale at Target, so I'll have to try that when I get home.

From my family, I got a Logitech Harmony 550 remote. Once again, a completely rocking gift, which will replace the five remotes I have (new Panasonic plasma TV I bought Thanksgiving, DVD, VCR, ReplayTV, and my D-Link media extender). Will be setting that up tonight as well.

I got some shirts, and other things useful to me, but non-geeky as well, but I figured y'all would be more interested in the electronics. :)
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Postby SithTracy on Wed Dec 26, 2007 6:33 pm

The Wii is a blast. We got one last January... I just got done playing EA's Playground with the kids (one of their gifts) and Dodgeball is a blast... Of course, my 8 year old daughter whipped me good in the event.
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Postby TheWizard on Fri Dec 28, 2007 11:26 pm

I was very happy with the gifts I received this Christmas. Even if I didn't receive any gifts, I always have a fun time with my family; playing with my little sisters tires me out, but the good kind of tired.

In addition to clothes, I received:

- Philips Norelco 8150XL Electric Shaver
- Titleist x88 Golf Bag
- $100 Gift Certificate to Golf Galaxy
- A Care Package full of food, which is good since I don't cook as often as I should :P
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Postby Wesociety on Sun Dec 30, 2007 9:56 pm

I received some very good gifts this year.

1) Epson direct to CD printer. I've always wanted one of these.

2) Linksys NAS200 Network Attached Storage device. After reading a few reviews and learning of poor transfer speeds, I quickly exchanged it for a D-Link DNS-323 NAS.

3) A 500 GB Western Digital SATA, 7200RPM, 16MB cache HDD to stick in my NAS. I also ordered up another one from Newegg the day after Christmas so that I can setup RAID-1 on the NAS.

As another gift to myself, I ordered up a HTC Shadow phone via Tmobile. This phone is a beauty. Windows mobile, 2.0 MP camera, micro-SD slot, WiFi enabled and much more. Unfortunately, the first phone I received was defective (would not recognize multiple SIM cards) and I am awaiting a replacement via mail.

I'm sure there is more good stuff that I'm leaving out!
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Postby Wesociety on Mon Dec 31, 2007 2:58 pm

Ooo, I also forgot to mention that I also received a Belkin 4 port USB KVM switch. I'll definitely find some good use for this. :-)
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