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I was reflecting today on how building and upgrading my pc had become an obsession at times!

I was curious if anyone else had tales of it becoming an obsession with them?

I simply HAD to upgrade my GPU from a 9800GT 512MB last December, lol. I got a HD 5770 and hated it because it wasn't enough of a performance boost for me. So I quickly sold it and got a GTX 460. I would get really irritated that my GPU was outdated. And then I got the itch for LGA 1155 core i5, but trying to slow down for a bit.
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Well, it's a hobby that sits on a slippery slope. I built my first rig a few months ago with a max. budget of $1200 in mind; fast forward 3 months... I've spent $1600 on just the rig adding stuff I probably didn't need (i.e. 570 --> 580 after the 570 died and was oos @ newegg) as well as a few hundred bucks in games, a new mouse, and other random pc related stuff. Can't say I regret it. A great substitute for a woman, for the time being (single for 4 months).
post #3 of 77
Hobby for me. I get the bug to upgrade around the beginning of each year when its tax time then if i do upgrade or don't the urge fades away. i love computers and have been building them for well over a decade now. but the urge to upgrade all the time has faded into being practical about what i buy and what gets upgraded.
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it is probably becoming an obsession that goes in and out. after i upgraded my sig rig i suddenly noticed a lot of am3 mobos lying around, and i built them all. not very powerful but all are up and running at optimal levels. now i dont know what to do with them lol.
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Obsession. I get exited over building a rig for a friend, and I'm not getting paid.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by d3310n View Post
Obsession. I get exited over building a rig for a friend, and I'm not getting paid.
This.

However, I dont have the money to always upgrade / build new rigs. I'll probably be on these GPUs until the GTX 7xx or 8xx series.
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At first it's a hobby, but fingers are starting to itch when opportunity arises to upgrade my own or someone elses rig.
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post #9 of 77
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I relate to this big time! I got totally excited at the possibility of building a budget gaming rig for my buddy.........for free, lol.

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This.

However, I dont have the money to always upgrade / build new rigs. I'll probably be on these GPUs until the GTX 7xx or 8xx series.
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post #10 of 77
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Looking at all the sig rigs over time definitely makes me competitive and jealous.
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