150 USD to burn

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  1. Linkiboy
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    Linkiboy GBAtemp Testing Area

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    Well after some interesting events today I would up getting 150 USD. What can I buy with 150 USD?

    If I buy a PSP, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16868110017 , what will I need to do to make it play backups?

    I don't have any random crap from dealextreme that I want...

    I'm not gonna put it in my savings account because... I dont have one.

    Any suggestions? Any cool gadgets I potentially dont know about?
     
  2. gizmo_gal

    gizmo_gal QWEEN of the RadioActive Force!!!

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    Get a GP2x! It'll do everything a PSP can with the exception of those disks...and it supports SDHC so you can carry loads and loads of games and media with you.

    Its what I'd do if I had 160 bucks to burn...Or else save it an anticipation of Pandora
     
  3. Doomsday Forte

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    You'd need a memory stick to hold the games and to put on the firmware, and then you need a Pandora battery to put the PSP in service mode to put the firmware on it. Memory stick will set you back some, and a Pandora battery you can either buy from Datel or wherever, or if you know someone with a spare PSP battery you can apparently solder it to function the same.

    That said, $150 will not be enough unless you get a PSP used/already hacked and so on. Getting everything new, it was around $200-250 for a new PSP and memory stick as well as ordering the TOOL battery.
     
  4. Linkiboy
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    PikaPika GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    I'm pretty sure the PSP has better PSX emulation. And with a MicroSD to MS Pro Duo adapter, you can use MicroSDHC. That's what I'm doing, and I notice no lagging compared to an MS like others say.
     
  6. SavageWaffle

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    Get a savings account and start putting in 10% of ur paycheck in it. And with the $150, i suggest putting 10% in savings and the rest, save up for a nice TV maybe?
     
  7. Linkiboy
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    I don't work but geting my own debit card/savings account would be nice :| I just need to find the time to do it. And I already have a nice TV.
     
  8. anime_junkie

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    Send it to me. I need a new graphics card. I mean, if you're just gonna light it on fire...
     
  9. Doomsday Forte

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    If you trust them, go for it. My battery is bright orange though it looks identical otherwise, really. Jesus, free shipping? Half of the total cost for me WAS shipping! Just saw where it also came with a memory stick. Okay, I was wrong, so getting the PSP and everything else would be pretty possible in your pricerange then!

    But, uh yeah, you're good to go in that case. A memory stick will have to be at least 66MB to back up your NAND (which you should do since it is necessary to unbrick your system should something happen) but even then, you wouldn't really be able to put any games on it. I had a 4GB stick that works for me well, but I hear people saying that even 8GB works, so I dunno.
     
  10. WeaponXxX

    WeaponXxX Too F'in Blonde

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    Does that work well? I want to add more storage to my VAIO which has a DUO slot. You have a link to a duo converter that supports MicroSDHC by chance?
     
  11. BoneMonkey

    BoneMonkey The cheese stash is a lie.

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    donate to me im broke
     
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    get a $100 prostitute, or 100 $1 prostitutes...
     
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  14. Urza

    Urza hi

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    I would get this instead http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.12472 and order the MS Duo elsewhere. Its a lottery whether you get a good one from DX.
     
  15. kallekall

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    donation ftw
     
  16. scootmcfly

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    lol.
     
  17. arctic_flame

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    http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.12177
     
  18. jalaneme

    jalaneme Female Gamer

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    if i had $150 to spare i would call a couple of friends and head to the bar pronto!