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Ixillius

Yeah she will. Its a physical item thats why theres no gift option


A_Pro_84

Tha k you for the quick reply. Placing my order now.


Alternative_Spite_11

Virtually anyone who likes gaming will love the Deck.


Shamgar65

And if they don't! Taksie backsies!


TheGardeNerd1

If they don't just resell it. I see them for astronomical prices on Facebook marketplace.


Samcraft1999

Wow, getting downvoted by all the salty people without decks lol. If everyone wants the right to repair, the right to install what we want, the right to modify the device, then how do you not support the right to resell? It's a freedom everyone has, and if you order a deck for yourself and don't want it, it's a great way to recoup your losses. People who think reselling is scalping are brain dead. Did I scalp my old car when I bought a new one? Did I scalp my old PC to a friend? Did I scalp my old games at my local used game store? No, I resold. Scalping is buying an excess number of units, creating artificial scarcity, then reselling at huge mark-ups. If you bitch about someone selling their steam deck you had better not ever sell or trade in your car, otherwise you become a scalper yourself based on your logic.


Zachattackrandom

haha getting hated for the truth, altough by the time you get it theres a good chance resale price will be back to msrp if not lower


Plenty_Bit1265

I recently got my 64 gb model and the internal drive is already filled with emudeck games


schlemz

Most people use an SD card for emu deck. Save that SSD for your big game that needs max performance.


Plenty_Bit1265

Yea my sd is coming Sunday and I mostly play indies anyway


Smithy_21

And use retroarch!


Inthewirelain

emudeck can launch libretro cores, there's no need to set up RA


SideshowBoB44

The 64gb ssd is about as fast as an sd card anyway 😅


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SideshowBoB44

I regret not getting a 256gb purely because shaders and compatadata folders can eat up your 64gb internal, you made the right choice


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dr3wfr4nk

You bought a 50$ SSD for 130$? Does not compute


SC_W33DKILL3R

Can they be moved to sdcard?


Inthewirelain

yes


mawkdugless

This is exactly what happened to me. Dropped in a $40 Kioxia SSD and never looked back.


Alternative_Spite_11

Yep when I found out the pre compiled shaders had to use internal storage I was really glad I’d gone for the 256


SideshowBoB44

🥲 At least i can install as many roms as i want haha


ICURSEDANGEL

I reserved the 64gb to do that. I’m not sure about the antiglare but I thought of just getting an antiglare screen protector which should give the same effect as the 512gb.


SC_W33DKILL3R

The antiglare screens are showing issues that look like bubbles but just need a hard cleaning with alcohol. A screen protector probably a better choice atm


TheMesmerXO

No it’s not a hard cleaning, is UV curing that they need. The adhesive didn’t cure properly from the models that came out during ramped up production. Sitting the screen in direct sunlight for 15 to 30 minutes, or infer a UV lamp (they’re dirt cheap) before the bubble happens fixes the issue. Once the bubble happens, same thing as long as you don’t wait too long, but you have to press the screen down with a microfiber cloth first and press out any bubbles.


anduril1015

I just reserved my 1tb 2230 from microcenter for my 64gb deck that should be fedexed tomorrow. Going to make the drive to get the m2 in the morning. 109 for 1tb made me happy


bobdylan401

Or better yet a 2tb. 2tb nvme drives of that size are really easy to find at reasonable prices. Like I think it's 80 bucks iirc. I also wish I did that as I'm probably going to do that anyways at some point and throw the 250 gig one in the trash.


Geldan

In the right formfactor though? Remeber, this isn't a standard nvme it needs to be a 2230


bobdylan401

Ooh I saw a picture of it and it looked standard damn


A-Drunk-Cig

I played Elden Ring on high setting around 45 FPS with an SD card in the deck 😳


schlemz

Yeah that’s pretty good and elden ring is pretty well optimized, some games aren’t made like that


hatfield_makes_rain

Seems you can take the back cover off and easily replace the internal SSD! May want to look into this!


No-Tonight-6939

I opened and and added a 512 SSD. It was easy


Early_or_Latte

Many, definitely. Although a lot of people don't like handheld gaming. Personally, I love handheld gaming more than gaming on a PC or TV, so the steam deck fits me perfectly.


UnkxwnKilo

I agree I love this thing but I had to offload the emulators even tho they ran great just feels smoother without them I just got my Odin Lite so I’ll use that for emulators for now on (Don’t get me wrong tho the steam deck can definitely handle it all tho)


Ixillius

Hope she enjoys, props to you for the awesome gift.


fauxsoul

Hello dad, it’s me your long lost child.


HaniiPuppy

Want to go bowling?


fauxsoul

If you buy me a 512gb steam deck sure.


UsernameIsTaken45

Whoa whoa dad what are you doing here?


ncos

Thanks for being an awesome parent.


Starlitfox117

Nice, I pre-ordered on two steam accounts and sold one steam deck at msrp to my friend whowas looking into getting one recently.


willydajackass

Best dad ever goes to this guy!!!


Kelevelin

Yeah it's no problem. I ordered mine in the first wave and gave it to a friend. Now I'm using his Q3 order.


HiddeHandel

This sub has two times a week where the delivery info gets updated


ColsonThePCmechanic

Somebody’s Christmas is going to be fun


Early_or_Latte

Although, I'm not sure you'd be able to buy another one for yourself with your same account if you also want one... I think it's one per account to try to stop scalpers. Could always use her account if you want one later on I guess.


BigCHIM420

You can. I placed a reservation immediately after paying for mine and just received purchase email today, although I'll be cancelling because I asked almost everyone I know and no one wanted it at msrp.


kfarrel6

You can order more than one, I’m on my second one


[deleted]

Make sure she signs into the device first so she gets the digital keyboard and other image stuff on her account.. Unless she wants someone else to get the cool digital items, also you can use multiple accounts on the Steam Deck btw!


Net-Fox

True, but some companies (like Amazon) will tie your devices to your account unless you select a gift option. For example, if you buy a kindle it will already come signed into your Amazon account. Of course you can use it on other accounts, but most people don’t wanna open someone else’s gift to sign out of their account first lol. Not the most outrageous expectation.


MightyTVIO

I bought a kindle for me from my account and it did not do this


Dirtface30

I think hes asking because if you buy an Amazon Echo, you CAN buy it as a gift, and it arrives pre-linked to your account. He might be wondering if its the same here.


Ari-RERA

My deck was a gift from someone else too. Can confirm.


chaygray

What if I log into my steam account to buy it? Would my husband still be able to log in with his steam account?


Speedlimitpodcast

But he wants to gift it to her though. What don't you understand about that.


Sparky323

He can gift it to her by using her shipping address. It's a physical item, the gift option is for sending digital items such as games to another steam account. Not a physical location.


Speedlimitpodcast

But the gift option would have been easier.


Tenshinen

There would fundamentally be no difference, unless you're suggesting they let you gift Deck orders to other accounts and have them input their own address afterwards? Because that'd be a cool idea tbh


Speedlimitpodcast

Yes, like when you order from amazon.


Phunk_sta1

Yes. She just have to log in with her account.


GravierBlackthorne

Yes, she will just need to put in her steam account when she boots it up. Did this for my best friends birthday. Ordered on my account not as gift and he was able to put in his steam account info on it and it worked like a charm.


A_Pro_84

Thank you for the info Ps is you need anymore friends, just let me know lol.


Nasty_Rex

And if you need another daughter, I'm your guy


KeFF98

Bruh


Dogedabose32

Bruh


xxxtentioncablexxx

Bruh


Dogedabose32

Bruh bruh b-b-bruh bruh bruh bruh bruhhhhh


bukination

Bruh


cantstopthebodyrot

Sis


2Turnt4MySwag

I feel like you meant people to take this as you being her daughter even though youre a dude, but this comes across as you having sex to conceive a daughter


High247UK

Lmao!


EvilEkips

A friend of mine has both his and his daughter's account added on the Deck. It's multi-user compatible, you can switch between accounts on the fly.


VerSchnitzel

I need frens


Guddler

Also, when she has it, enable family sharing on your account. Add your account to her deck (you don’t have to use it more than once) as well as hers and then she can request access to your library. Any games in your library that support it will be playable. There might be a caveat that she and you can’t both play your library at the same time on different devices but I’m unsure on that. I won’t know until the one I’ve bought for my wife turns up, hopefully before Xmas.


LouisIsGo

I'm all but certain you are right; unless something has changed recently that I'm not aware of, you can only use family share to play games on one device at a time. In my experience, if someone else is playing one of my shared games and I start playing a game on my device, it gives them a few minutes (I think 5) to clue up their game session before ultimately kicking them off.


Guddler

Thanks for confirming. It's a bit of an annoying quirk, but I'll take it as better than nothing. At least if I'm not about, or maybe I'm doing something else entirely then she can play one of my games. We don't have a huge amount of crossover in what we like to play anyway so it won't take too long before she builds up her own library, but at least it means there's something there for day one.


Fatigue-Error

Damn. You’re a good friend!


ralv83

How are Valve able to detect stolen Decks, when it seems anyone can just log into one? I thought it would be locked to your account?


High247UK

Certain code on the deck which is unique per, I’m guessing soon as you report it as stolen that code gets blocked / blocks connection to internet etc makes it a pricey doorstop


Suekru

Unless your report it as stolen, they don’t. If you report it as stolen then they can go by the serial number. Steam deck lets you sign in and out of profiles like a console. My girlfriends and my profile are both on the deck and you can swap between each pretty easily. It would be pretty dumb to lock it to one account.


ralv83

Understood, thanks for clarifying!


Annatar27

Thats not Valve's job, Its just a computer.


MustacheSmokeScreen

What's a computer?


Vicco_Vajradanti

Hey its me ur daughter


block_ed

"Dad I moved to another state so send it to this address.."


Ann0ying

Knew this comment gonna be here, still chuckled


Ok-Ad1798

You’re a good dad 👊🏽👍🏽


klc3rd

Damn wanna adopt a grown man in his 30s?


NecronDG

From one dad to another, you are awesome! Will be doing this eventually once my little girl grows older :) (of course with probably newer tech haha)


Fatigue-Error

With a SteamDeck 2 Ep 2? Because we all know there will never be an SteamDeck 3.


NecronDG

Well who knows. Tech advancement has always surprised us - I still can’t believe I am holding a pc as a handheld :)


NoeWiy

I'm no expert, but I think this was a reference to the fact that valve never makes a 3rd game in a franchise. TF2, Portal 2, HL2...


NecronDG

You are probably correct I was referring to tech in general Each invention came from a different individual/company And at each stage such inventions inspired other inventions. So be it SD 3 or other new tech, as long as I get my daughter something awesome I will be a happy dad :D


Samcraft1999

Steam deck: Gaben. The version where you strap the whole unit to your head.


Ultra980

Well there is steamOS 3...


Watcherxp

Yep, any steam account can log in, it's a PC


YOUK33

The answer to every question on here: “yes, its a pc”.


Final7111

Yes your daughter can log into her steam account. The steam deck isn’t bound to your account


chrisz2012

They don't link accounts to devices like Amazon does for Kindles when you buy a Kindle you can link your account automatically to a Kindle, so when you get it your profile is already on it. Valve/Steam does not load any user accounts onto Steam Decks at this time, so if you buy it for yourself then gift it to your daughter it will have no user account info on it. She will just login as normal and it will be a fully functional Steam Deck for her.


Kasio-the-Queer

Steam decks aren’t linked to accounts, they’re basically just computers. If you wanted you could even put multiple accounts on it.


StunnerAlpha

I have a friend who ordered it for himself initially. I preordered well after him. His turn came up and he changed his mind and asked if I wanted to buy it off him. I did and he merely gave the package to me. Upon opening it isn’t tied to any account or anything.


IyeetSec

You're an epic parent! Would you be interested in adopting a 30 year old man?


bloopy901

Yeah, I bought mine with my GF's steam account and use my account on it. Worst case is that she got all the steam points lol.


High247UK

Damn it! Didn’t think about this lol are steam points useful?


bloopy901

I mean to buy keyboard skins for the deck or like emojis for steam chat. I haven't used any points yet tho lol. It depends on the person I suppose


High247UK

Ohhh, so it’s not like Nintendo etc where you use points for games? I will be new to steam when my deck comes I’m sorry for the questions haha! Extremely curious and thank you for answering


bloopy901

Lol yeah the points really aren't useful lol no problemo my dude


PetercyEz

You can buy skins for your Steam deck system, keyboard or personalize your Steam account with them. And unlock Steam stickers to sent in your messages. There was a one time option to use them in a similar way Nintendo does, but I have not seen that in years.


GloriousCracker

Yeah you’re good. You can put multiple accounts on it. It’s not tied to the account you reserved on


capzoots

yeah dude, it's a full computer.


baldape45

You are fine and if you buy it, it is not locked to any account. You lo into your account when you first start it up. So you daughter will just use her account.


TheRaidScience

That’s so nice 🥺 I hope she likes it!


TLunchFTW

Yes you just log in with it.


Fun-Boysenberry804

How long of a wait was it for you? Im curious about fulfillment turnaround times.


A_Pro_84

I ordered July 8. US 512 version


PetercyEz

Ordered 4 days earlier than you. 256GB EU - got email 5 days ago.


MtotheJ65

I ordered in early July and got my available email today.


saintrobyn

Yes she will be able to use it. The Steam Deck does not come with your account linked to it so just hand her the box and let her go to town downloading her library on her new toy.


UnitGhidorah

My friends reservation came up before mine and he didn't want it anymore. He bought it and gave it to me. No problems at all. I logged in and got all the regular stuff, everything was fine.


apoptygma

I wondered the same thing, the only thing that's account-bound is the skins for keyboard and steam profile, these are claimed by logging in on a steam deck and can only be claimed once. As long as you don't log in first and claim them then it's fine. The deck doesn't ship logged in or anything.


Caramel-Specialist

She can log in on her account, but since the purchase is made on your account, you will get the 60k or so points to spend in the points shop which is just for profile customization and emotes (and not really a big deal)


skeptik186

Yes, you can sign in with any steam account, also you can have multiple accounts on it.


SuperZapper_Recharge

Yes. I think I can read between the lines on your question, you are asking if the deck that arrives is automaticaly and permenantly attached to the account that pays for it. Not it is not. Having said that. I have seen a lot of evidence that if your Deck gets stolen and you contact Steam they can lock it out the Steam store.


robotface74

yea definitely. she’ll sign her account onto it


Gary0aksGirth

Yeah, on the initial setup it'll ask you to log into whatever account you use, so she should be good to go 👍 You sound like an awesome parent btw


[deleted]

You can literally wipe the whole system and install your own OS on it. So yes.


chabco

Yes when you get it the device. You log in on any account you want like on PC


max1001

Why wouldn't it? They are not going to pre-login for her as NOBODY other than her should know the password.


biscuit_soup

What a legendary mum/dad


mangorhinehart

Yup, just bought one for my wife last week, no issues booting it up and getting her setup


idcaboutanick

Lol I’m just imagining now if this piece of hardware would be account bound holy shit. That will be a great gift.


Weird-Citron7619

#Legend You sign into any account on first setup.


Assyx83

Can I be your daughter?


veritron

Yes, I bought my friends deck and there was no issue.


fman84

Yes. My deck is running both my and my wife's accounts.


GloomyClass1776

What was the timeline for you from deposit until now/purchase? I just made a deposit for my boy….


aeternum123

I reserved one about 2 months ago and just got my email today.


GloomyClass1776

Excellent. Thanks!!!


Keepitplumb

Yes


zer0x64

That makes me wonder: Is a steam account necessary for SteamOS to work? Like, can you at least go in desktop mode without an account? I'm mostly wondering about what would happen if valve goes out of business eventually. Does that mean you'd absolutely need to use another distro to use it?


DounutMcGee

Yes, I believe it's not linked to your account as she will be able to sign in on her own account. It'll tie whatever account you log in on it.


V45H

Yes


ANNOYING_TOUR_GUIDE

It is not linked to any account until you login to it once it arrives. Make sure to log into the correct account first for any of the bonus stuff


Jacksons202020

Yes, but there are digital perks that are added to your account if you buy it on there. There really isn't any way to transfer them to the other account.


CMDR_KingErvin

Hey it’s me, your other daughter.


00roku

Aww that’s so sweet. I wish my parents were more supportive of my gaming. Every time they hear I’ve gotten a new game, they ask me when I’m going to get a “real hobby”


Stil29

Yes


Fafaflunkie

Yes. Indeed she can. Because once you receive it and make your daughter her BFF, all she'll need to do once she gets it is sign into her Steam account during the initial setup. The device itself is not locked to the purchaser's Steam account, only the buying process.


_sideshow_

Bought one for my daughter as well! My plan is to hold hold onto it for Xmas. Can't wait to see her reaction.


Ajpunkout

Common Dad W


jefferios

Don't forget to have a hidden camera rolling on when she opens it. It'll make a lifelong memory.


LiberalTugboat

Yes


cecilkorik

You can also set up Steam family sharing on it, to share your game library with hers, and vice versa, just like a normal shared computer. FYI


kissell791

Yes, they are not tied to an account unless reported stolen :)


sarcastic_fish_69

Yeah she will, great gift btw, I kinda wish the gift option worked too so people could get one to people across the states or so..


Casua1Gam3r

I want to buy one for my daughter as well as she has a lot of games on steam and can use the steam desktop at home for school work. My wife and I have one and it's been a great little system.


TheMagicDrPancakez

Awesome gift! I bet your daughter will really love it!


cookergritty

The greatest gift!


removeyourepidermis

Absolutely.


Nierenstich

Yes


xyrus02

It just means they won't give you a gift wrapping. You'll have to buy that yourself. Got mine the other day and naturally, multiple people at the same time can use it (using "switch account")


Mav707

Easily... she just needs to sign in her Steam account.


Mates987

Its no iphone


Professional_Bar_688

It's not account locked, it's fine, but on another note, do you want to adopt me 🤭?


1_H4t3_R3dd1t

You can just buy it for yourself but change the address in the destination.


Linkqatar

Oh how cool of you man, hope she enjoy playing on steam deck.


therourke

Of course


Aminghp83

gosh your daughter is so lucky


grices

Not only can she use her account. If your in a family group. She can play your games on your account for free. And you the games on her account. Magic.


link42586

How much was tax and total if u don't mind?


A_Pro_84

Total was $697


DumbFish94

Ok i don't want to sound greedy but i wish my parents would give me such an expensive gift.


TheGardeNerd1

You are such a sweet parent ❤️


ahresz

Yeah she will


shitredditsays01

Hey it's me


RabidMofo

Can you use multiple steam accounts on one? I just assumed it would be no problem for me and the wife to share one. Now I'm curious.


imhugury

yeah it doesnt come with the account logged in


tawtaw6

I had to login to my steam account when I got my one. They come not connected to any steam account from new.


WhimsicalDwarf

It just has a regular sign in like you would sign into your steam account on pc so you won’t have any issues with that chief.


Think-Cheesecake4323

Yes no problem


usbeehu

These terms are came from selling software in mind, so gifting means that you can transfer the ownership of the software licence to soneone’s account. Which is not applicable for a hardware of course.


AimRecked

Yes


TheMesmerXO

I wish my dad loved me this much lmao. You know what, to the old folks home my dad goes!


D20Yedok

Yes. She just has to sign in. She could use yours if you even wanted.


CoffeeZombie08

Yes you sign into your account on the console it does not come predone


SkavensWhiteRaven

Can confirm, yes and so will you.


OkAlrightIGetIt

Yes. I had to buy mine as a gift using my kids Steam account, because mine kept crashing for some reason on preorder morning. The only thing that sucked is I didn't get all the Steam Points. My kids did :/


yezihp

Just buy it and ship it on her address. Just like I did with mine with a friend (lost the 64gb reservation cuz cant buy, sold mine so i wont lose it)


Judge_Artyom

It's not linked to your account when you purchase it, you still can sign in on another account. Gift is greyed out because the gift option is for games since it goes through a different system.


Particular_Rice_5547

Damn, you're a parent.


Matt215634

Is it worth getting the 64 gig system ?