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post #51 of 77
If I had money to spend it would defenitaly be an obsession.
For now it's just a hobby.
post #52 of 77
not really i just like my PC running fast and i do consider my upgrades very logical

e6600 -> phenom X4 965 -> i5 2500k
Hd4870 -> GTX460 -> GTX570

every upgrade has netted me significant performance gains and i regret nothing... well i do wish i went the i5 750 instead of Phenom route, i would have passed on Sandy Bridge if i did that but yea i think i did good.


the thing is when i feel my hardware is getting outdated by OCN standards i get pretty anxious to get rid of it. You have no idea how happy i was to sell that Phenom X4..
Edited by th3illusiveman - 8/13/11 at 6:10am
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post #53 of 77
Its become an obsession since i started running folding@home in 2007 on my PS3(ended up with 5 Ps3's at one point folding).

Have been building and upgrading my own machines since mid 90's. But the last 3 years have been were my obsession started.

2009 November Q6600 9800GT
2010 January Q6600 9800GT + GTX280
2010 April/May Q6600 9800GX2 x2
2010 August GTX460 x2
2010 December GTX480
2011 July i7 2600 folding/gaming rig
2011 August i7 2600K folding rig started(cpu purchased)

Here is hoping that after the second i7 2600 is running my obsession fades for 18-24months.

The worst part about the above is I have the 2x GTX460 and the GTX480 in there boxes now as the i7's give me more points per day and use less power 24*7 folding.
    
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post #54 of 77
I think I've transitioned to hobby from obsession now that I've finished my rig. Though, I would like to get an IPS monitor... And maybe take advantage of RAM prices to get a 2x4GB set...
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post #55 of 77
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Originally Posted by CrAYoN_EaTeR View Post
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.
This is the same for myself. I get the upgrade itch, but then I look at the bank and think "oh yeah, that's right, I'm poor"
    
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post #56 of 77
it feels good to find a package at the front door.
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post #57 of 77
after the first build you hooked! Definitely seem to spend money everytime i get paid. Third motherboard in a month :-s
post #58 of 77
I have the habit of making a build, using it for 2-6 months, then selling it off and repeat.
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post #59 of 77
It's like an epidemic.
 
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post #60 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.
I'm right there with you. I've built several for friends and have never expected anything monitary in return. Hearing them talk about how happy they are that they had me build them something unique rather than getting a cookie cutter Dell like evryone else, is payment enough.

I also get the opurtunity to build at work now and then....getting paid to do it, even though they are subtle, corporate builds, is completly......awesome.
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