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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 #71 of 79
Around $2k in the two rigs I have, plus the peripherals, that's around $2500 in eight years.

not bad.
   
AGP bencher
(14 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Ryzen R7 1700 Gigabyte GA-AX370-Gaming 5 Sapphire HD 6950 2GiB 2x8GB KFA2 HOF DDR4-3600 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Crucial MX100 256GB Seagate 600 Series 240GB Seagate 7200.14 2TB Samsung F3 1TB 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
EKWB Supreme HF XSPC Rasa GPU EK XT360 EK 4.0 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
W10 Pro LG IPS235 LG E2250V KUL ES-87 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
SF Leadex II 650W Lian Li PC-A05NB Logitech G9 Xonar DX 
AudioAudio
SMSL SA-S3+Technics CB-250 Sennheiser HD555 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
AMD A10-5700 Gigabyte F2A75M-HD2 G.SKILL Ares 2133 CL9 Hitachi 5K750 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Momentus .7 200GB Noctua NH-L9a Server 2012 R2 Standard AUO B156HW01 
PowerCaseOther
PicoPSU-80-WI-25V AIO Aluminium Handmade TP-Link Archer Something Something Wi-Fi AC 
CPUCPUCPUMotherboard
Core2Duo E6400 Core2Quad Q6600 Pentium Dual Core E5200 AsRock 4COREDUAL-SATA2 R2.0 
GraphicsRAMHard DriveOptical Drive
A dumpload of ancient AGP cards Kingston Value DDR2-667 CL4 2T @CL3 1T Seagate 160GB 7200.10 LG IDE DVD-ROM 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Ghettomade CPU waterblock 49cc 2stroke engine copper radiator WinXP SP2 32bit ProView 17" 
PowerCase
Tacens Radix V 550W Ghetto aluminium bench 
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AGP bencher
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Ryzen R7 1700 Gigabyte GA-AX370-Gaming 5 Sapphire HD 6950 2GiB 2x8GB KFA2 HOF DDR4-3600 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Crucial MX100 256GB Seagate 600 Series 240GB Seagate 7200.14 2TB Samsung F3 1TB 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
EKWB Supreme HF XSPC Rasa GPU EK XT360 EK 4.0 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
W10 Pro LG IPS235 LG E2250V KUL ES-87 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
SF Leadex II 650W Lian Li PC-A05NB Logitech G9 Xonar DX 
AudioAudio
SMSL SA-S3+Technics CB-250 Sennheiser HD555 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
AMD A10-5700 Gigabyte F2A75M-HD2 G.SKILL Ares 2133 CL9 Hitachi 5K750 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Momentus .7 200GB Noctua NH-L9a Server 2012 R2 Standard AUO B156HW01 
PowerCaseOther
PicoPSU-80-WI-25V AIO Aluminium Handmade TP-Link Archer Something Something Wi-Fi AC 
CPUCPUCPUMotherboard
Core2Duo E6400 Core2Quad Q6600 Pentium Dual Core E5200 AsRock 4COREDUAL-SATA2 R2.0 
GraphicsRAMHard DriveOptical Drive
A dumpload of ancient AGP cards Kingston Value DDR2-667 CL4 2T @CL3 1T Seagate 160GB 7200.10 LG IDE DVD-ROM 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Ghettomade CPU waterblock 49cc 2stroke engine copper radiator WinXP SP2 32bit ProView 17" 
PowerCase
Tacens Radix V 550W Ghetto aluminium bench 
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post #72 of 79
Personally, probably between $5k-$6k

Although with the new LGA2011 build I am planning, will likely more than double that. its a scary thought haha
Current Rig
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i5 2500k MSI Z77A-GD65 Sapphire RX 480 Nitro+ OC G.Skill Ripjaw X 2133MHz 
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OCZ Vertex 2 Antec Kuhler 620 Windows 10 Silverstone ST1200 
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Corsair 200R 
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Current Rig
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i5 2500k MSI Z77A-GD65 Sapphire RX 480 Nitro+ OC G.Skill Ripjaw X 2133MHz 
Hard DriveCoolingOSPower
OCZ Vertex 2 Antec Kuhler 620 Windows 10 Silverstone ST1200 
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Corsair 200R 
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post #73 of 79
Over the years... ...over $20K. I recoup some of it as I sell off hardware when I upgrade, but I spend a lot. Cases, watercooling gear, upgrade after upgrade... ...too much $$$
The Downgrade
(13 items)
 
  
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455 unlocked to quad ASRock 990FX Extreme4 GT430 Adata 1600 4GB 
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C300 SSD LITESCRIBE DVD RW 7 Home Premium 64 ASUS 24" 
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ABS 850W Dark Beret Powder Coated Rocketfish 
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The Downgrade
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455 unlocked to quad ASRock 990FX Extreme4 GT430 Adata 1600 4GB 
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C300 SSD LITESCRIBE DVD RW 7 Home Premium 64 ASUS 24" 
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ABS 850W Dark Beret Powder Coated Rocketfish 
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post #74 of 79
I started bying Commodore's and Amiga's from age of 8, PC at 12. I'm 31 now and still spending bigtime!!!

Commodore 64, C128, C128D, All the tapes (Dataset), floppy-drive and disks, Power and Finalcartridges...

Amiga 500, A500+, A600, A1200 with 1084 monitor (or something, can't remember and too lazy to watch in basement ) All the diskettes/games..., two devices where I can put a mouse and joystick in 1 port, expansion cards for more RAM, etc...

P2 350MHz (never upgraded, allways totaly new setup ), P3 350MHz, P3 450MHz, P3 866MHz, Laptop P4 1.7GHz, Q9450, Second E5300 for girlfriend , and now finally an I7 and the rest is in my SIG.

Logitech: Z-5500, MOMO, G5, G11, Joystick, Headset
ASUS: Monitor, Cine5, Router, stickers
HP: DeskJet 710C, Scanjet 4400, PhotoSmart Premium C309g

Price? Dunno, a lot I guess 25.000€
   
Main Laptop
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 2600k 3.4GHz @ 5.2GHz ASUS P8P67 Deluxe (B3) SLi ASUS GTX780Ti DC2OC 16GB (4x 4GB) Vengeance 1866MHz @ 2133MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
C: Crucial MX200 250GB D: Caviar Black 2TB E: Spinpoint 750GB F: Raptor 150GB (Ubuntu 12.04 Dual Boot) 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
ASUS BD Thermalright Silver Arrow Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Asus PB278Q 2560x1440p 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G11 Corsair 1kW Antec 1200 Logitech G600 
Mouse PadAudio
A4 paper :D Logitech Z-5500 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q9450 (2.6GHz to 3.8GHz) ASUS 780i Striker II Formula ASUS GTX 470 8Gb (4x2Gb) Dominators 1066MHz DDR2 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
C: Crucial M4 256GB D: 1x Raptor 150Gb & E: + F... ASUS DVD + DVD(RW) Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit ASUS 26" 1080p 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech Corsair 750W Antec 300 Logitech G5 
Mouse PadAudio
A4 paper :D ASUS Cine5 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 something something ASUS N750JV nVidia 750M 2x 4GB DDR3 1600 Kingston 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
C: Crucial MX200 mSATA 250GB + D: WD 1TB 5k4 E:... DVD-RAM DL C: Windows 7 64-bit, E: Linux Elementary OS Luna 17" 1080p 
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ASUS Optical USB 
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i7 2600k 3.4GHz @ 5.2GHz ASUS P8P67 Deluxe (B3) SLi ASUS GTX780Ti DC2OC 16GB (4x 4GB) Vengeance 1866MHz @ 2133MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
C: Crucial MX200 250GB D: Caviar Black 2TB E: Spinpoint 750GB F: Raptor 150GB (Ubuntu 12.04 Dual Boot) 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
ASUS BD Thermalright Silver Arrow Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Asus PB278Q 2560x1440p 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G11 Corsair 1kW Antec 1200 Logitech G600 
Mouse PadAudio
A4 paper :D Logitech Z-5500 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q9450 (2.6GHz to 3.8GHz) ASUS 780i Striker II Formula ASUS GTX 470 8Gb (4x2Gb) Dominators 1066MHz DDR2 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
C: Crucial M4 256GB D: 1x Raptor 150Gb & E: + F... ASUS DVD + DVD(RW) Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit ASUS 26" 1080p 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech Corsair 750W Antec 300 Logitech G5 
Mouse PadAudio
A4 paper :D ASUS Cine5 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 something something ASUS N750JV nVidia 750M 2x 4GB DDR3 1600 Kingston 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
C: Crucial MX200 mSATA 250GB + D: WD 1TB 5k4 E:... DVD-RAM DL C: Windows 7 64-bit, E: Linux Elementary OS Luna 17" 1080p 
Mouse
ASUS Optical USB 
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post #75 of 79
half the stuff in my sig rig is from old dell computers, what i have spent new is about 550 dollars of MY money.
Lightroom monster
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i5 3570k stock (sadly) aswrock extreme 6 HD 5770 4x4g 1600 samsung wonder ram 
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agility 3 samsung s Windows 7  linux mint 14x64 
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cm storm blue  CM elite 355 marantz receiver into castle monitors 
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i5 3570k stock (sadly) aswrock extreme 6 HD 5770 4x4g 1600 samsung wonder ram 
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agility 3 samsung s Windows 7  linux mint 14x64 
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cm storm blue  CM elite 355 marantz receiver into castle monitors 
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post #76 of 79
An estimated $15k in the last 12 months.
post #77 of 79
My God, I dont even wanna think about it..
post #78 of 79
$1000 just from upgrading some parts, probably going to cost me some more when I WC.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5 2500k @ 4.5 Ghz 1.38V Asus Maximus V Gene 780 Lightning G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
1x640GB, 1x2TB, 1x160GB 320 Intel, 1x240GB 530 ... Corsair H80i Windows 8.1 ASUS PA248Q & Dell U2412M 
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Nighthawk x8 Corsair HX650 Bitfenix Prodigy M Razer Deathadder 
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ATH-50 
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Intel i5 2500k @ 4.5 Ghz 1.38V Asus Maximus V Gene 780 Lightning G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
1x640GB, 1x2TB, 1x160GB 320 Intel, 1x240GB 530 ... Corsair H80i Windows 8.1 ASUS PA248Q & Dell U2412M 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Nighthawk x8 Corsair HX650 Bitfenix Prodigy M Razer Deathadder 
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ATH-50 
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post #79 of 79
I have a habit of selling my systems after roughly a year of use for close to what I paid, so I think my total investment is probably about $1000 over 7 years?

Not counting the cost of power, of course.
Thinkpad L420
(13 items)
 
  
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Intel i3-2310M Lenovo i3-2310M 2x4GB Corsair Vengeance 
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Intel 520 Optiarc AD-7710H Mint 14" LG D02EB 
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Thinkpad 65w AC adapter Thinkpad UltraNav 
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Thinkpad L420
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Intel i3-2310M Lenovo i3-2310M 2x4GB Corsair Vengeance 
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Intel 520 Optiarc AD-7710H Mint 14" LG D02EB 
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