Best way to spend 300 bucks?

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by Jeromino, Mar 1, 2003.

  1. Jeromino macrumors newbie

    Dec 18, 2002
    Current Lineup:

    AMD Athlon 1ghz / 128 mb Ram / 80 gig HD / 19" old CRT
    - Web surfing, listening to music, printing files, some photoshop

    iMac 15" G4 800mhz / 512 mb Ram / 60 gig HD / Superdrive
    - Video Editing (primary,) MS Powerpoint, secondary net-browser/word processor

    HP Pavilion Laptop 600mhz P3 / 64 mb Ram / 7 gig HD
    - Work. Mainly document design and layout.

    Powerbook G4 867mhz / 256 mb Ram / 40 gig HD / Combo Drive
    - In a (sad) way, kinda on the bench right now. Actually it's going to be the centerpiece of a studio I'll be building this summer when it's coupled with a 23" cinema HD Display, and it won't get removed from that spot until a PowerPC 970 comes along that can blow it away without giving me third-degree burns from the hole it left in my pocket.

    Anyways, the premise is I have roughly 300 bucks to spend (and it's a gift / must-spend scenario) and I was wondering what the coolest gadgets/handheld devices/peripherals could be had in this price range, PC or Mac.

    Your thoughts are appreciated, as I continue to browse cross-platform myself.
  2. MrMacMan macrumors 604


    Jul 4, 2001
    1 Block away from NYC.
    Uh, same the 300 for the new 970 systems.

    There are gonna cost a ton. :(

    If this money is gonna like self-destruct in 20 days then get an iPod.

    Currently I don't see a chance upgrading your PC system I'm pretty sure you would need a new motherboard for the faster Althons (I could be wrong check it out). If you can you could always upgrade the PC for a game station thing.
  3. Kwyjibo macrumors 68040


    Nov 5, 2002
    Hmmmm very interesting situation; These are a a few things I would do;

    Look at a Gaming system if you think you'd like that, I personally have an Xbox (i know :( but the games are cool and way faster than ps2)

    *looks around and whispers* u could put something new/cool in the PC, I mean you have to constantly update them neway.

    U may want to look an iPod, or possibly wait until you see the updated iPods and look at them. With the absence of the current 5 gig and other indicators most speculation points toward new ones at a new price structure and it is a sweet device.

    Gamble it away at a local casino/gaming parlor/gentleman's club ~ some online sites are takign bets on when the US will goto war....

    Just my ideas
  4. Dont Hurt Me macrumors 603

    Dont Hurt Me

    Dec 21, 2002
    Yahooville S.C.
    I like what Mrmacman said, you still could bump up the memory in the imac,get a subwoofer and buy a game for it?
  5. blackfox macrumors 65816


    Feb 18, 2003

    IPOD. You can use it for music(obviously) and it is great to have to use as a portable HD. Indespensible...especially with potentially cheaper/bigger capacity models arriving soon. Or you could save it, sell everything but the PB, and buy a new PM(now or soon)
  6. leprechaunG4 macrumors member

    Feb 20, 2003
    Easy! Send me the money! No aren't I helpful.
  7. medea macrumors 68030


    Aug 4, 2002
    Madison, Wi
    hmmm, you can always buy more software, an iPod, or a decent hooker.....
  8. job macrumors 68040


    Jan 25, 2002
    in transit
    More RAM for the Powerbook.

    If it will be the centerpiece of a studio, more RAM never hurt anyone.
  9. daniel77 macrumors 6502

    Oct 13, 2002
    seattle, wa
    donate it to the.. daniel wants an ibook fund :D
  10. Wano macrumors 6502

    Oct 23, 2002
    You can buy my gamecube with six games, two controllers, and tow memory cards. I'll give it to you for $300 shipped...e-mail me if interested at or aim: Wano540
  11. Kwyjibo macrumors 68040


    Nov 5, 2002
    don't spam the regualr boards and honest intentions with your advertisements its not cool, and this from Mr. Reformed Spammer. You offereing this guy your game cube is just kinda rude. I think the charities are a nice idea.
  12. Wano macrumors 6502

    Oct 23, 2002
    I'm sorry...i didn't mean to offend you...but you know what it's uneccesairy to ruin topics like you are doing by changing the subject. There are too many of you wanna be "moderators" it cool!
  13. steeleclipse macrumors 6502

    Nov 7, 2002
    Re: This is a good way to spend $300:

    So thats the first thing on your list when payday comes around?

    It sounds like Eminem talking about how he can buy diapers for his daughter now... I am sure that is the first thing on his mind :D

    *footnote* please do not take this post seriously. I am only kidding
  14. cr2sh macrumors 68030


    May 28, 2002
  15. iJon macrumors 604


    Feb 7, 2002
    he isnt spamming. look at the topic of this forum. he said what is the best way to spend 300 dollars. he offers his gamecube. you were more of the spammer by doing that. anyways, not hard feelings, just letting you know it isnt a big deal.


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