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Originally Posted by PhRe4k View Post
Ask for a console instead Beggars can't be chosers
blasphemy!

besides, the only purpose of a console is to play games and his parents are against gaming.
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WHen I was in Highschool, I told my parents it was for "school"

Then I got me an 8800GTS 320MB (350$ at the time)
    
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Originally Posted by labbu63 View Post
Funny but stereotypical
its cool, i personally found it kind of funny
    
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Originally Posted by Raul-7 View Post
I speak from my own experience. In other cultures, the parents support their children until they finish college or until they can support themselves. That is the norm and it is practically unheard of to get a job while in HS. Moreover, it is nearly impossible to get employment unless you have a bachelor's degree. Those without degrees are forced to work in retail, fast food, etc. but unlike the West they have no minimum wage laws in place. Add to that the cheaper standard of living. The cons of working while in college end up outweighing the benefits.
what he said, spot on!
    
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thx for all the suggestion guys, i feel it is partly my fault for not fully explaining my situation, anyway, i'll keep working on figuring a way, also my current comp is extremely slow, my hope that is one fine day it'll just die (dw got everything backed up on external HDD) and then i'll work with them to set a decent budget and assemble a decent one.

So far my expectations of the budget should allow me to get a AMD HD 6870, I5 2500k, 4gb 1600mhertz RAM, using my current monitor (720p) etc.
    
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post #46 of 48
i told my dad my computer broke so he got me another.
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post #47 of 48
I made my parents show some interest in computer stuff, then paid half the new comp and saved to buy a gpu.

That was like 10 years ago D: and they have their own laptops now and I have 2 desktops and 1 laptop xD

Challenge complete !
post #48 of 48
Get a job you lazy kid!!

Haha kidding, but seriously get a job...
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