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For me, it's a hobby, and a minor one at that. After I get settled in with my parts and my case painting is complete, I won't think about my computer again beyond its daily use until I need to fix or upgrade something. I tend to not keep up with the latest hardware until I need it.

The last time I helped build a computer for a friend was 2006 or 2007, and I'll probably help him again when it's time for him to build another one. I've also done several builds for my parents, most recently in 2008 from scratch. I'd say I've done more building for them than I have for myself because I used to make systems for them out of my old spare parts, only to have those parts fail in one way or another. That's a problem when they live thousands of miles away.
Edited by Snakecharmed - 8/14/11 at 6:50pm
    
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It is a hoppy for me. At least that is what I tell myself. I have been holding back on upgrading little things but at the same time I am moving my system over to a new case labs case(T10). Then I should be done for a while.


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I suppose i build mine according for the need, unless a very good deal arises. ie I sold a rare gtx295 for a snitch more then what it costs for a 570.

but as for an obsession or hobby, more of a skill related to my line of work.
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Hahaha, I just got a mental image of a bunch of guys at a Electronics Anonymous meeting "its been 1 month since I last upgraded....I went on tomshardware a few times to read cpu reviews but I got through it without upgrading."

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Yah it is really cool when your hobby benefits your career life. I'm the IT guy at my small office as a part of my job simply due to the knowledge from my pc hobby. I never took any formal computer training.

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I suppose i build mine according for the need, unless a very good deal arises. ie I sold a rare gtx295 for a snitch more then what it costs for a 570.

but as for an obsession or hobby, more of a skill related to my line of work.
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it feels good to find a package at the front door.
This! Its been a while (more than 2 weeks) since I got anything for my rig. Lucky for me, my daughter is starting to get into hers. Time for a gpu and some better peripherals.

I would call it a mild obsession. I tend to go in cycles - when I get into something, I go full tilt, then slow down and move on to something else. I don't ditch the previous obsession, just not in the forefront anymore.
Most recent cycles -> 2006/2007 motocross (went through 3 bikes and was at the track 2-3 times a week), 2008/2009 Triathlons/Cycling (Did 9 sprint tri's, 2 olympic, 2 half irons, and one full Ironman). 2010/current: built first rig (started as a $300 max budget SC2 rig) and then I found this site.
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Well, since I have to salvage my wrong thread reply, here goes:

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I would call it a mild obsession. I tend to go in cycles - when I get into something, I go full tilt, then slow down and move on to something else. I don't ditch the previous obsession, just not in the forefront anymore.
Most recent cycles -> 2006/2007 motocross (went through 3 bikes and was at the track 2-3 times a week), 2008/2009 Triathlons/Cycling (Did 9 sprint tri's, 2 olympic, 2 half irons, and one full Ironman). 2010/current: built first rig (started as a $300 max budget SC2 rig) and then I found this site.
I'm the same way. Once I put my mind to a project, I can get obsessive about it, but I also know that I can get easily distracted as well. Building my new computer was done out of necessity, but I let it get in the way of a major home improvement project and now I'm struggling to get caught back up with that.
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