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Poll Results: How much money have you spent on your computer hobby?

 
  • 3% (8)
    Less than $500
  • 4% (10)
    $500 - $1000
  • 8% (18)
    $1000 - $1500
  • 12% (27)
    $1500 - $2000
  • 29% (61)
    $2000 - $4000
  • 12% (26)
    $4000 - $7000
  • 28% (59)
    More than $7000
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post #41 of 79
If we are talking personally, ive spent roughly 2.5k on computers in my house. But for work, anything over 200k probably. (i deal with high end servers and work stations)
Beached Whale
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1TB Seagate 7200RPM + 1x64GB OCZ SYNAPSE CACHE ... GH22LS50 Windoze 7 ULTIMATE IIYAMA ProLite E2407HDS x2 
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Corsair K60 Mech Thermaltake EVO_BLUE 650W Cooler Master HAF 932 CM STORM sentinel advanced 
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1TB Seagate 7200RPM + 1x64GB OCZ SYNAPSE CACHE ... GH22LS50 Windoze 7 ULTIMATE IIYAMA ProLite E2407HDS x2 
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Corsair K60 Mech Thermaltake EVO_BLUE 650W Cooler Master HAF 932 CM STORM sentinel advanced 
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post #42 of 79
Quote:
Originally Posted by SmasherBasher View Post
Why only the option for $7000. I've been doing this for almost 15 years. I could have had a Corvette.
I'm in the same boat, but corvettes are overrated
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M17x R4
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i7 3740qm @ 3.9Ghz M17x R4 7970m @ 1Ghz Corsair 1600mhz DDR3 4x4GB 
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480gb seagate 600 SSD 500GB Seagate 2.5 Liton Slot-Load Blu-Ray Windows 10 x64 Tech Preview 
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M17x R4
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i7 3740qm @ 3.9Ghz M17x R4 7970m @ 1Ghz Corsair 1600mhz DDR3 4x4GB 
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480gb seagate 600 SSD 500GB Seagate 2.5 Liton Slot-Load Blu-Ray Windows 10 x64 Tech Preview 
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post #43 of 79
Well, does "computer hobby" imply only on what I've purchased in terms of components only, or all computers I've purchased at all? I haven't built a new rig in quite a few years--maybe since 2007/8, and all I've done is upgrade the video card (maybe $200 total over the course of 4 years).

If you include all the laptops, and other pre-builts I've got, like my HTPC, all peripherals, etc., it's running quite a bit more than that...
    
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60GB OCZ SSD, 2x160GB HDD RAID0, 500GB+500GB+1.5TB Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Samsung SyncMaster 930B Antec SmartPower 450w 
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post #44 of 79
From FX to i7
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I7-7700K 5ghz delid MSI Z170A Gaming M7 1080Ti 32GB Trident Z @ 3600 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung PM961 M.2 850 Evo LG Bluray Drive Phanteks PH-TC14PE 
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Win 10 x 64 P2715Q 4K  EVGA SuperNOVA 750G2 Phanteks Enthoo Pro  
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I7-7700K 5ghz delid MSI Z170A Gaming M7 1080Ti 32GB Trident Z @ 3600 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung PM961 M.2 850 Evo LG Bluray Drive Phanteks PH-TC14PE 
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Win 10 x 64 P2715Q 4K  EVGA SuperNOVA 750G2 Phanteks Enthoo Pro  
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post #45 of 79
wayyy too much! $8k ish on this setup. about $3k on my last one and many many other things....
     
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Xeon x5650 Xeon X5650 EVGA Classified SR2 EVGA GTX 680 FTW 
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EVGA GTX 680 FTW 24 GB DDR3 1600Mhz C9 1 TB WD Black 1 TB WD Black 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
1 TB WD Black 1 TB WD Black Kington Hyper X 3k 120GB OCZ Vertex 3 120GB 
OSPower
Windows 8 Cooler Master Silent Pro Hybrid 1050w 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
3930k Intel ES ASrock X79 Extreme4-m GTX 680 16GB 1600Mhz DDR3 
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240GB Samsung EVO SSD 2TB WD Green DVDrw Cooler Master Nepton 240m 
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Windows 7 Ultmate Cooler Master VS550 Cooler Master Silencio 352 
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Xeon x5650 Xeon X5650 EVGA Classified SR2 EVGA GTX 680 FTW 
GraphicsRAMHard DriveHard Drive
EVGA GTX 680 FTW 24 GB DDR3 1600Mhz C9 1 TB WD Black 1 TB WD Black 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
1 TB WD Black 1 TB WD Black Kington Hyper X 3k 120GB OCZ Vertex 3 120GB 
OSPower
Windows 8 Cooler Master Silent Pro Hybrid 1050w 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
3930k Intel ES ASrock X79 Extreme4-m GTX 680 16GB 1600Mhz DDR3 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
240GB Samsung EVO SSD 2TB WD Green DVDrw Cooler Master Nepton 240m 
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Windows 7 Ultmate Cooler Master VS550 Cooler Master Silencio 352 
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post #46 of 79
About 40 grand in the last 15 years.
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5820K @ 4.2/3.5GHz core/uncore, 1.175/1.15v Gigabyte X99 SOC Champion (F22n) Gigabyte AORUS GTX 1080 Ti (F3P) @ 2025/1485, 1... 4x4GiB Crucial @ 2667, 12-12-12-28-T1, 1.34v 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Plextor M6e 128GB (fw 1.06) M.2 (PCI-E 2.0 2x) 2x Crucial M4 256GB 4x WD Scorpio Black 500GB Noctua NH-D15 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 BenQ BL3200PT Filco Majestouch Tenkeyless (MX Brown) Corsair RM1000x 
CaseMouseAudio
Fractal Design Define R4 Logitech G402 Realtek ALC1150 + M-Audio AV40 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
X5670 @ 4.4/3.2GHz core/uncore, 1.36 vcore, 1.2... Gigabyte X58A-UD5 r2.0 w/FF3mod10 BIOS Sapphire Fury Nitro OC+ @ 1053/500, 1.225vGPU/1... 2x Samsung MV-3V4G3D/US @ 2000, 10-11-11-30-T1,... 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
1x Crucial BLT4G3D1608ET3LX0 @ 2000, 10-11-11-3... OCZ (Toshiba) Trion 150 120GB Hyundai Sapphire 120GB 3x Hitachi Deskstar 7k1000.C 1TB 
CoolingOSPowerCase
Noctua NH-D14 Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1 Antec TP-750 Fractal Design R5 
Audio
ASUS Xonar DS 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-6800K @ 4.3/3.5GHz core/uncore, 1.36/1.2v ASRock X99 OC Formula (P3.10) GTX 780 (temporary) 4x4GiB Crucial DDR4-2400 @ 11-13-12-28-T2, 1.33v 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Intel 600p 256GB NVMe 2x HGST Travelstar 7k1000 1TB Corsair H55 (temporary) Windows Server 2016 Datacenter 
PowerCase
Seasonic SS-860XP2 Corsair Carbide Air 540 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
5820K @ 4.2/3.5GHz core/uncore, 1.175/1.15v Gigabyte X99 SOC Champion (F22n) Gigabyte AORUS GTX 1080 Ti (F3P) @ 2025/1485, 1... 4x4GiB Crucial @ 2667, 12-12-12-28-T1, 1.34v 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Plextor M6e 128GB (fw 1.06) M.2 (PCI-E 2.0 2x) 2x Crucial M4 256GB 4x WD Scorpio Black 500GB Noctua NH-D15 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 BenQ BL3200PT Filco Majestouch Tenkeyless (MX Brown) Corsair RM1000x 
CaseMouseAudio
Fractal Design Define R4 Logitech G402 Realtek ALC1150 + M-Audio AV40 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
X5670 @ 4.4/3.2GHz core/uncore, 1.36 vcore, 1.2... Gigabyte X58A-UD5 r2.0 w/FF3mod10 BIOS Sapphire Fury Nitro OC+ @ 1053/500, 1.225vGPU/1... 2x Samsung MV-3V4G3D/US @ 2000, 10-11-11-30-T1,... 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
1x Crucial BLT4G3D1608ET3LX0 @ 2000, 10-11-11-3... OCZ (Toshiba) Trion 150 120GB Hyundai Sapphire 120GB 3x Hitachi Deskstar 7k1000.C 1TB 
CoolingOSPowerCase
Noctua NH-D14 Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1 Antec TP-750 Fractal Design R5 
Audio
ASUS Xonar DS 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-6800K @ 4.3/3.5GHz core/uncore, 1.36/1.2v ASRock X99 OC Formula (P3.10) GTX 780 (temporary) 4x4GiB Crucial DDR4-2400 @ 11-13-12-28-T2, 1.33v 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Intel 600p 256GB NVMe 2x HGST Travelstar 7k1000 1TB Corsair H55 (temporary) Windows Server 2016 Datacenter 
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Seasonic SS-860XP2 Corsair Carbide Air 540 
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post #47 of 79
The last time I checked I was at over $15,000. Hell, I have spent $3,000 over the last 3 years on water cooling alone.
My System
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Intel i5 2500K gigabyte z68x-ud3h-b3 2 x Sapphire 6950 (unlocked to 6970) 12Gb Gskill Ripjaws 
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Intel X25 SSD, 6TB WD Greens Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Soldam Windy Alcadia FX2000R SOJ 
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My System
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Intel i5 2500K gigabyte z68x-ud3h-b3 2 x Sapphire 6950 (unlocked to 6970) 12Gb Gskill Ripjaws 
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post #48 of 79
way more than 7K i think

my current setup has so far (including monitors, speakers, and replaced parts) cost me 5-6K$

ofc things cost a bit more here in denmark, but the setup is like 2-3 years old now. :<
Wanna replace it next year
The Power House
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Intel i5 2500K Asus P8Z77-V Pro 680 GTX Corsair Vengeance 
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Corsair Performance Pro Bluray Samsung Noctua Windows 7 64 bit home premium 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Hazro 27" IPS Steelseries 6 Corsair Gold Professional 1200W Silverstone Fortress Ft02 
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Logitech G500 fUnc Surface Logitech Z 906 5.1 Logitech G930 
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The Power House
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Intel i5 2500K Asus P8Z77-V Pro 680 GTX Corsair Vengeance 
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Corsair Performance Pro Bluray Samsung Noctua Windows 7 64 bit home premium 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Hazro 27" IPS Steelseries 6 Corsair Gold Professional 1200W Silverstone Fortress Ft02 
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Logitech G500 fUnc Surface Logitech Z 906 5.1 Logitech G930 
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post #49 of 79
Probably over 7k. Stuff is expensive around here
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i7 2600k @ 4.7GHz Asus P8P67 Pro HD5850 Ripjaws X 4GB @ 2133MHz 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Seagate Barracuda 320GB Silver Arrow Ubuntu 10.10 Samsung T220 
PowerCaseMouse
Seasonic 620W NZXT Phantom Logitech G5 
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i7 920 @ 3.8GHz Asrock X58 Extreme MSI GTX670 OC Corsair Vengeance 8GB 
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WD 640GB Corsair H100 Windows 7 Samsung T220 
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i7 2600k @ 4.7GHz Asus P8P67 Pro HD5850 Ripjaws X 4GB @ 2133MHz 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Seagate Barracuda 320GB Silver Arrow Ubuntu 10.10 Samsung T220 
PowerCaseMouse
Seasonic 620W NZXT Phantom Logitech G5 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 920 @ 3.8GHz Asrock X58 Extreme MSI GTX670 OC Corsair Vengeance 8GB 
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WD 640GB Corsair H100 Windows 7 Samsung T220 
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post #50 of 79
About $900 on my current rig and about the same on 3 other AMD rigs comprised of 2 tri-cores and 1 dual core.

Just swapping parts for now and not looking at spending anymore. Expensive hobby this is.

As a student, OS and other productivity software come very cheap.
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2700 4.5/ 1.28 77 1050 16 / 1866 
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