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post #61 of 77
I'd say its a little bit of both for me. I've upgraded several things this year and now I'm having to hold myself back from upgrading again because even though i know I want to upgrade, I'm having to tell myself that its not really necessary and that I wont notice much for the money I'll be spending yet again.
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post #62 of 77
This is yet to be determined for me.
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post #63 of 77
Oddly enough I'd say for me it's more of hobby when I have the money and an obsession when I don't. For example, lately I've been pouring over the web looking for ideas to do this, that, and the other, but as soon as I put together the money to actually do it all I'll be less excited about it. I guess the thought of spending $$$ is very appealing but actually doing it pales by comparison.
post #64 of 77
Obsession.
post #65 of 77
Hobby for me...
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post #66 of 77
obsession lol I'm always looking for updated parts that can make my PC better. I even look for parts for friends who don't even need them haha but all things come with a cost money
post #67 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.
I agree with that. To me it's a hobby, which feeds my gaming addiction.
I haven't upgraded my desktop in 2 years (please forgive me my fellow OCN'ers I know I've broken then 1st commandment, "The Pursuit of performance",and the bug is eating away at me. But I purchased a Gaming laptop this year, I hope that counts as "pursuing performance" (sad smile).

Honestly, I'm going to build one more PC and that budget will be $1,500. But it must last me 4 years (atleast), before I build another PC.

Lastly, I enjoy building PC for other people (or educating my sister in law) more about building. As for myself, it's a cancerous hobby that fuels my gaming virus.
     
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post #68 of 77
It is like an Obsession but also a Hobby.
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post #69 of 77
its an obsession and a hobby. but any good hobby should be an obsession. but it does get expensive. computers are my main hobby but i also have a 125 gallon saltwater reef tank. so both my hobbies are expensive
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post #70 of 77
Hobby

If I had more money, it would turn into an obsession though
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