What to get with my grant money?

What to get with my grant money?

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Rockbomb
Dog fucker (but in a good way now)

2009 Nov 13 • 2045
So, I should be getting close to $700 back from my grant, and I wanna use about $500 of it to enhance my experience while using my computer (The other 200 or so will be used for gas money to get me to and from school for the semester).
Here's what I was thinking:

Mouse
keyboard]
monitor
external drive (7200rpm)


The drive is essential, as one of my classes is After Effects, and we'll be working with HD video the whole semester. I'm open to other options for the drive (need it to be 7200rpm though), and also suggestion on what else to get instead of the mouse/keyboard/monitor.
 
 
2011 Feb 2 at 13:41 PST
SRAW
Rocket Man

2007 Nov 6 • 2525
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Get a hooker (or a hookah if you are fed up with ridiculously expensive shisha prices)
Free Steam Games
 
 
2011 Feb 2 at 19:16 PST
the_cloud_system
polly pushy pants

2008 Aug 1 • 3074
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SRAW said:
hookah



I drink to forget but I always remember.
 
 
2011 Feb 2 at 21:32 PST
buq25

2008 Jul 5 • 582
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Rockbomb said:

Didn't you want the R.A.T 9 or something?
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2011 Feb 3 at 10:29 PST — Ed. 2011 Feb 3 at 10:30 PST
Rockbomb
Dog fucker (but in a good way now)

2009 Nov 13 • 2045
Yeah, but here's the thing with that... If I'm gonna get a R.A.T, I wanna get the R.A.T 9 cuz its wireless. But then I realized that there is a little signal tower that recieves the signal from the mouse, and I don't wanna be carrying that around. This logitech one has a tiny little bluetooth dongle (or a usb cord that you can also use to make it into a wired mouse when you need extra precision/to charge it).
 
 
2011 Feb 3 at 13:08 PST
NatureJay
SJA: Commander of Ruthless Abuse

Good Conduct Medal
2005 Mar 22 • 1871
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You should do what everyone else does with their grant money and hire an asian grad student to do all your work for you.
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2011 Feb 4 at 00:24 PST
phoenix_r

2009 May 13 • 902
17 ₧
NatureJay said:
You should do what everyone else does with their grant money and hire an asian grad student to do all your work for you.

Truth. Outsource your education. Then when you get a job you're already set up to just pay the guy a small chunk of what you get to be the middle man. Although I know that this has been done before, I can't seem to dig up any of the articles I've seen in the past in the time I'm willing to spend on it. Srsly though, outsource yourself, buy back your own time :)
BOO
 
 
2011 Feb 11 at 08:45 PST
molkman
Owner of George Washington's Prototype Mittens

Marine Warfare Corporal
Find the Hole Participation Medal
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2005 May 2 • 2066
404 ₧
Dont spend it all on computer shizz. Nobody really needs a super high quality mouse or keyboard, that's just ridiculous. The standard ones do just fine. Really.
LET LOVE REIGN
 
 
2011 Feb 11 at 10:59 PST
Rockbomb
Dog fucker (but in a good way now)

2009 Nov 13 • 2045
molkman said:
Dont spend it all on computer shizz. Nobody really needs a super high quality mouse or keyboard, that's just ridiculous. The standard ones do just fine. Really.

Actually the mouse would save me a ton of time, especially in programs like 3ds max where you have to be clicking different tools every 3 seconds.
I think I might scratch the keyboard for now though, as you're right... not too much of a benefit from it (although it would be a lot better for my back, my laptop sits up pretty high on my desk).

As for the harddrive, I think I also changed my mind on that... Not in taht I don't want to get one, but in that I'm going to go for something different. I found a guy that is selling 72GB 10000rpm 2.5in harddrives on ebay for $30, and for another 30 I can get a portable case with USB3.0... seems like a pretty good deal, and since I'll be working with a lot of HD video and stuff, I think it'll be pretty helpful
 
 
2011 Feb 11 at 13:37 PST
molkman
Owner of George Washington's Prototype Mittens

Marine Warfare Corporal
Find the Hole Participation Medal
Find the Hole II Participation Medal
Tasty Br�twurst Medal
2005 May 2 • 2066
404 ₧
Ha, okay. Using 3d programs (and generally most "work"-ish programs) is a pain without a mouse on a laptop.
LET LOVE REIGN
 
 
2011 Feb 11 at 14:51 PST
Rockbomb
Dog fucker (but in a good way now)

2009 Nov 13 • 2045
So my money came in today, and I went and bought a logitech g700 (It's baddass, I love it already). And I also ordered the monitor (asus ml238h), and I also decided to buy a set of speakers (logitech x-540). The speakers I decided would be good for two reasons... 1.) I'm designing a couple games, and I'll be doing all the music myself 2.) I'm a very music-driven person, and I listen to music like 90% of the time I'm awake... so it'll be nice to have some half-decent speakers to listen to.
 
 
2011 Feb 17 at 14:18 PST
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