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post #31 of 77
Obsession, at the beginning of the summer, I had a 460 and a dual-core processor. I got an 1100t and a 6950. I found out about the 2500k and got that and a 570.
post #32 of 77
my first gaming build so it started as a hobby but I think it will turn into an obsession lol.Let hope the wife will understand lol.
    
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post #33 of 77
Its like crack for me -_- On and off really.. Definitely an obsession, once I'm happy with what I have I usually don't touch it for a year or so.. But if I do touch something I always end up changing EVERYTHING I just don't know why..

For example earlier this year, I was just going to switch from a GTX 275 to a 580 and go from my phenom II 945 to my 1090T...

In the end I literally switched EVERYTHING.. And I still have my last pieces coming in today.. But hey.. its a hobby and a fun one at that.. Id rather spend thousands on my computer then on some rock collection or something -_-
Edited by antonr90 - 8/12/11 at 11:58am
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Both.
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I've quit building PCs for friends because anytime something breaks, you're their tech support and it's your fault.
     
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post #36 of 77
LOVE to build. My own rig or even a clients. Doesnt matter. For a couple years I was upgrading my own rig and had my old cases, mobo, etc... And i HAD to use them. Empty cases sitting around house not being used......felt unwise. Built us an HTPC with my old M2N-SLI and Athlon 5400+. And used my first 790X board and Phenom X3 w/ GTS250 and let a buddy of mine use it until we can get him a new rig built and running(flooded after hurricane). Have slowed doown due to rescent job loss. But i still have and itch to build. Have my first full tower(Cooler Master Stacker 830) being fully painted right now. Hopefully fill it up with new parts within next year or so.
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post #37 of 77
Quote:
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I've quit building PCs for friends because anytime something breaks, you're their tech support and it's your fault.
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post #38 of 77
Quote:
Originally Posted by claymanhb View Post
I've quit building PCs for friends because anytime something breaks, you're their tech support and it's your fault.
Yea quite a few people have said this in regards to people here thinking about selling on craigslist. People that have pretty much said, no, it's not worth it. They go and screw something up and count on you to come fix it.
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post #39 of 77
Definitely both, but I'll agree that it comes and goes in phases. Usually I'll upgrade and for the few weeks after that I'll still be looking for accessories and such. However, once I get going on a good game or get distracted with something else IRL, then it kind of goes out of my mind for a few months.

It's definitely an expensive hobby, but I don't think it's a bad one. During the upgrade process I can get a bit obsessive with shopping for specific parts, haha.

One thing though is that I am incredibly deal-prone. If I see a great deal, I'll usually jump on it (or get really close to jumping on it) even if I don't *need* it.
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post #40 of 77
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 times 1000

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