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I can relate to you on that. But my wishes can never be fulfilled. People always tell me to go out and get a job in order to make money, but I have Social Anxiety Disorder, so I am not able to go out much, especially to have a stable job and get paid for it. My passion is in computers, but I am kind of starting to lose my passion because I never have the money to get anything good. Just look at my signature rig. I built that rig last January and it won't even run hardly any new games at all, or do other things. It also constantly crashes, but I just don't have the money to get anything else, even a bulldozer rig. It saddens me very much. frown.gif

Seems like you do know a lot about computers. Go maybe try to find a job as a Tech. Those jobs you don't have to deal much with the sales and outside people. Work from there learn to socialize with the people in your department first, and then slowly when you are ready to migrate to the outside world.

don't be discouraged or be sadden. you only 17 years old. When i was 17 years old I wasn't even doing anything and only thing on my mind were girls and cars (Even though those are still the same thing on my mind now haha tongue.gif). You are wise above your age already seeing the bigger picture and trying to change things in your life. You already got a hobby and trying to reach out to get more out of it.
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from woikin'..and i bought it @ eol for $209..i'm always scoping for eol videocard cheap deals :lachen.gif:
 
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Before I started working full time, always used local classifieds and did general labour jobs all the time along with a paper route. The extra tax-free money from cutting grass, shoveling snow, etc. helps a lot
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Its not that much money. If you think about the release times of GPU's and their performance life time. If you need 1k$ to buy SLI #80's or whatever and your expecting the new cards to be released in X years you just need to save X per X time period.

So if in 2 years you need 1k$ you just need to save ~$42.00 a month. Or less if you want SLI the 2nd tier card.
So if you save $100 a month normally your all set for upgrading every few years. Then you can sell your old hardware to reduce costs further.

Learn to manage money? Also sales!!!!
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As good italian i work for mafia.

Joke xD

I'm a lucky 20 with a good work. and my family can support me in my passion and hobby: my mom is a lawyer my dad is a chief technician
Edited by fatalizer - 11/29/11 at 11:40am
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Seems like you do know a lot about computers. Go maybe try to find a job as a Tech. Those jobs you don't have to deal much with the sales and outside people. Work from there learn to socialize with the people in your department first, and then slowly when you are ready to migrate to the outside world.
don't be discouraged or be sadden. you only 17 years old. When i was 17 years old I wasn't even doing anything and only thing on my mind were girls and cars (Even though those are still the same thing on my mind now haha tongue.gif). You are wise above your age already seeing the bigger picture and trying to change things in your life. You already got a hobby and trying to reach out to get more out of it.

That's so very true. What is so funny to me is seeing the look on my friend's faces when they come over and I constantly talk about computers and how they work, and all these different things about them. I am trying to branch out my hobby in computers, I am even trying my best to get accepted at JSU (Jacksonville State University in Alabama) to dig more and more into this and try to make it my career. I just love the way computers work and what they do, and just how much power they have. I love building them because they are like a very expensive jigsaw puzzle, and it always gives you a challenge to not mess anything up. Its just so awesome that some things like a processor are so small, but are so powerful at the same time. Same goes for graphics cards. I do know a good bit about computers I suppose, I took the practice test for A+ Certification and made a 43% on it. Now keep in mind thats not a passing grade, but for a 17 year old, I feel accomplished to do so well and know that much at this age.
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Well at 17 you're doing better than me man with your rig, when I was your age I was still using a pentium 2 which was outdated even back then!

Ah man... I bought my 1st computer 4 years ago, that is, when I was 16. Dat Opteron 1214 and dat 8800GT... The 600€ I initially spent on it were hard earned, and it was hard to give them to the delivery guy xD

Other than that, my current GPU was €340, and I worked a whole month for it.
   
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As good italian i work for mafia.
Joke xD
I'm a lucky 20 with a good work... my mom is a lawyer and got her law office, my dad is a chief technician in mediaset (2nd bigger TV network in italy) .

Then you must have quite a bit of money, as I can imagine just how much money your parents bring in. Also let me add that I love Italy.
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Remember that we're a small niche of people that spend money on top hardware. This forum represents a tiny portion of the population, it's not always about "how do you get the money", it's more about "how you spend your money". I have a lot of friends that spend their money stupidly, buy overpriced stuff because they just don't know any better.
    
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Im 24, married, just had my first child, and bought my first house. I have to put money aside, but its not too hard. I only feel a little guilty when buying a card that is more than half my mortgage.
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