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post #41 of 77
i found myself upgrading my rig far to often, even though i hardly ever played games biggrin.gif

the only thing that finally stopped me spending my money was buying a decent gaming laptop, Then you can focus on the software and optimisation etc... which is free biggrin.gif
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post #42 of 77
Used to be an obsession, now its more of a hobby.
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Originally Posted by claymanhb;14559937 
I've quit building PCs for friends because anytime something breaks, you're their tech support and it's your fault.

Also this, I will gladly be tech support for a friend, as they won't ***** and cry at you if something goes wrong, they'll calmly ask what happened and ill be happy to help them.

But for my family? That's a different story, god forbid a mobo or ssd is doa and all of the sudden I become the evil scammer and apprently can't be trusted with computers tongue.gif

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post #44 of 77
I've found that if I restrain myself from the urge to upgrade, I suddenly have a lot more money around for other things! Sadly, now is not one of those times. It only recently hit me that a good amount of sequels are coming out over the next few months, and I've yet to pre-order anything.
post #45 of 77
Just posted a thread about this in off topic.. I think I have ya'll beat sadly.
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post #46 of 77
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Originally Posted by d3310n;14557673 
Obsession. I get exited over building a rig for a friend, and I'm not getting paid.

I gotta admit, building for a friend......NOT family, but if its a friend then i get really excited, since most of my friends arent jerks and have trust in my knowledge, unlike my family who, since theyre older, they must know more than me :rollseyes:
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post #47 of 77
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Originally Posted by d3310n;14557673 
Obsession. I get exited over building a rig for a friend, and I'm not getting paid.

This describes me. frown.gif
post #48 of 77
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Originally Posted by Smoblikat;14565954 
I gotta admit, building for a friend......NOT family, but if its a friend then i get really excited, since most of my friends arent jerks and have trust in my knowledge, unlike my family who, since theyre older, they must know more than me :rollseyes:

That sums it up, i fisnished a build for them and had to restart to install some divers, and they yelled at me for using the power button and not the software button. Now they think theyre smarter than me because i used the hw bitton to turn off the pc which according to them "can cause permanent damage"

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post #49 of 77
i see it as a hobby ever since a took apart my first pc and cleaned it i guess the Obsession grew from there and wanting my games to run smoother , so abit of both smile.gif
post #50 of 77
It started out as a hobby. Then i got obsessed by overclocking, trying different things just to reduce my temps by 1-2c. Now i've caught the upgrade bug. Recently bought a new case, power supply, a SSD and i still feel like buying more!
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