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Obsession. I get exited over building a rig for a friend, and I'm not getting paid.
I can completely relate to this. Often times I'm more excited than my friend about building him HIS computer....lol
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post #12 of 77
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Looking at all the sig rigs over time definitely makes me competitive and jealous.
Seeing intel's 2600k released after I got my x6 certainly gets me jealous....
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post #13 of 77
I actually kind of hate the build process. It's cramped an tedious but the end result is great. I built a mini ITX build recently and I was about ready to throw it through the window after spending hours trying to route the cables in that tiny case.

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Hobbies!!!!!
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I think it's a bit of both really! It's a hobby in that I do it for fun, but some might call it an obsession since I'd willingly pay more than I NEED to for hardware just because I want the best, even if it only gains me 1fps.

Some might feel this is a waste, but I might say the same about people who spend thousands on golf clubs/equipment, because I don't enjoy golf!
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I can completely relate to this. Often times I'm more excited than my friend about building him HIS computer....lol
Haha definatly this

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I deff have an problem. I mean my pc room has 5 brand new pcs in it i just finished building another one ready for the bulldozer chips ordered a 4870 x 2 last week from ocn marketplace i just like buy buy buy its going crazy
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A hobby your truly are into, should be a obsession.
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hobby.
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post #20 of 77
For me, it's an obsession. 2 years ago I upgraded from my Pentium 3 gaming rig to a cheap P4 rig. That wasn't enough for me so I bought a new GPU for it.

The performance boost was minor, so I went to an Athlon II x4 630 and a 9800GT. After about 3 months of going through about 20 different graphics cards, 4 different CPU's, and so many other components, I ended up with my sig rig. Right now I'm trying to slow down with the spending as I don't have much money left to spare. lol

Hopefully it'll just be a hobby from now on. I really can't afford another phase like that.
    
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