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Oh lordy, got the e-mail for my 512GB model. I've had funds in my eBay bank account for most of the year but I'm slightly short now as I wasn't expecting to get the e-mail for another month or two. Looks like I'm going to be selling some more stuff this month.

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Enjoy guys! I’m glad I went for the 512gb model in the end, I like to play the more demanding games that take up a lot of space plus the non-reflective screen is actually pretty good for me when playing in the sunnier parts of my home.

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There’s a closed beta for Disney SpeedStorm, the upcoming f2p Mario kart-a-like that runs pretty well on default settings on Deck. I was accepted into the beta instantly from the steam page.

 

It’s actually…not bad?

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10 minutes ago, DeciderVT said:

Now I have 68 new trading cards and 69,000 Steam points to spent on... tarting up my profile? :lol:


Not having used steam before other than to register an account years ago I was over the moon to discover that my deck purchase had yielded me tonnes of points. “That’s gotta be worth a game or two!” I thought. But no. No it wasn’t.

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Having a Deck has made me spend so much more money, even with a disgraceful backlog.  And this sale isn't helping...nor is being able to seach by Deck Verified.  Not that it matters, as everything seems to work ANYWAY.   😡

 

I just started listing them all, but deleted as it makes look like I have a problem.

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1 hour ago, bradigor said:

If go with no less than a San Disk Ultra, but the San Disk Extreme. Extreme Pro are preferred.

I was worried you'd say that, but thanks. :D

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28 minutes ago, Myshkin said:

Do we know if there’s speed diff between an ultra and an extreme? I remember seeing benchmarks that showed maybe 1s diff in a 15s load time. 

 

I don't think much difference. I just got what was offered to me. I have Ultra for most devices and the Extreme 1tb for the Deck 

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15 minutes ago, Mogster said:

I was worried you'd say that, but thanks. :D

 

I say San Disk as when they say A2 V30 (etc) you know it will be. 

 

Just get a reputable brand from a legit source. 

 

I've always stuck with San Disk as they very rarely let me down.

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2 minutes ago, bradigor said:

 

I say San Disk as when they say A2 V30 (etc) you know it will be. 

 

Just get a reputable brand from a legit source. 

 

I've always stuck with San Disk as they very rarely let me down.

Sandisk are good. I was just hoping I could get away with an Ultra, but it does seem like the Extremes are the way to go.

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2 hours ago, Mogster said:

Sandisk are good. I was just hoping I could get away with an Ultra, but it does seem like the Extremes are the way to go.

 

An Ultra is fine to be honest. I was running that before I got my 1tb and I have noticed no difference in real world terms between the two in performance. 

 

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According to this article the difference in speeds between the Ultra and Extreme for game / Deck related purposes is negligible.

 

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The SanDisk Ultra offers a wider range of capacities than the Pro Plus, with lower prices across the board. This is partly owing to its lower U1 speed class, meaning its write speeds aren’t as fast as U3 models, but that’s more of a concern for videographers needing a microSD card for their camera. Where games performance is concerned, read speed is king, and the affordable Ultra can keep pace with pricier cards.

 

It was the second-fastest overall in Aperture Desk Job, and even its ‘worst’ performance – the Shadow of the Tomb Raider load test – was less than half a second slower than the Deck’s top-spec SSD. I’d recommend going for a bigger capacity than the 64GB card I used, mind; the 256GB and 512GB models are both particularly good deals at their current prices.

 

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37 minutes ago, Dirty Harry Potter said:

Hi apologies if there is an easier way to do this… I did try one of those online calculators but couldn’t figure out how to get an actual date…

 

I reserved on Fri, July 16, 2021 how far off getting one so you think I am? 

 

Depends on which model you ordered and at what time. Valve haven't even processed 2 hours of orders for the 512GB model yet.

 

If you log into the steam website, then visit this link: https://store.steampowered.com/reservation/ajaxgetuserstate?rgReservationPackageIDs=[595603,595604,595605]

 

Copy the value for rtReserveTime and paste it into the form here: https://getmydeck.ingenhaag.dev/

 

It should give you a rough idea.

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00 days, 02 hours, 52 minutes and 35 seconds of orders have been processed

 

You have 319 days, 16 hours, 42 minutes and 25 seconds of orders to go until it is your turn

 

You're 0.03 % of the way there!

 

Ooh almost there! What memory card should I buy in advance? 😅

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1 hour ago, revlob said:

 

Depends on which model you ordered and at what time. Valve haven't even processed 2 hours of orders for the 512GB model yet.

 

If you log into the steam website, then visit this link: https://store.steampowered.com/reservation/ajaxgetuserstate?rgReservationPackageIDs=[595603,595604,595605]

 

Copy the value for rtReserveTime and paste it into the form here: https://getmydeck.ingenhaag.dev/

 

It should give you a rough idea.

Thank you! It looks like friggin ages!

 

It looks like you have a UK 512GB reservation

You reserved your deck 00 days, 05 hours, 07 minutes and 28 seconds after pre-orders opened

00 days, 01 hours, 25 minutes and 06 seconds of orders have been processed

You have 00 days, 03 hours, 42 minutes and 22 seconds of orders to go until it is your turn

You're 27.67 % of the way there!

 

 

Is Gabe Newell hand building these things one by one?

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46 minutes ago, Dirty Harry Potter said:

Thank you! It looks like friggin ages!

 

It looks like you have a UK 512GB reservation

You reserved your deck 00 days, 05 hours, 07 minutes and 28 seconds after pre-orders opened

00 days, 01 hours, 25 minutes and 06 seconds of orders have been processed

You have 00 days, 03 hours, 42 minutes and 22 seconds of orders to go until it is your turn

You're 27.67 % of the way there!

 

 

Is Gabe Newell hand building these things one by one?

 

 

It looks like you have a UK 64GB reservation

You reserved your deck 104 days, 19 hours, 09 minutes and 22 seconds after pre-orders opened

04 days, 14 hours, 42 minutes and 56 seconds of orders have been processed

You have 100 days, 04 hours, 26 minutes and 26 seconds of orders to go until it is your turn

You're 4.4 % of the way there!

 

Guess I'll see you in 2024

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It looks like you have a UK 256GB reservation

You reserved your deck 06 days, 21 hours, 08 minutes and 13 seconds after pre-orders opened

00 days, 02 hours, 52 minutes and 35 seconds of orders have been processed

You have 06 days, 18 hours, 15 minutes and 38 seconds of orders to go until it is your turn

You're 1.74 % of the way there!

 

What does this even mean?

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Valve are fulfilling orders on a first-come first-served basis, and there's a separate queue for each model and region.

 

You placed your order ~7 days after they became available. So far, they have processed UK orders for the 256GB model up to those who ordered ~3 hours after preorders began. The percentage indicates how far they've got from order #1 to your position in the queue, assuming a linear progression (which it won't be).

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