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Seriously!!! biggrin.gif

I work part time 4 hrs/day 5 days a week, and I get paid only $12 a hour.

I'm in college (junior) and will do my masters after getting my BS. I'm a CS/IS double major (70% of the courses overlap lol) but I want to go into medical, so I'm applying to post-bacc programs...

For those of you who have GTX 690s and ultra high end gear, how do you people do it?

What do you do for a living? How much of your pay check (% wise) do you spend on your computer?

Since I work all year, I save about 10 months of salary and I put it into a fund my dad set up for me. I use two months' salary for personal spending.

Are you sponsored by nVidia by any chance? If so, how does a guy like me get sponsored? I'm great at photography, and I can make good videos and I am good at quantitative analysis, so if they need me to test their cards hell I can do it smile.gif
    
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post #2 of 44
if you're going into medical, don't bother. you will have no time.
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win the lottery
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I already get no time haha. I used to play WoW but I quit that before college (yay) biggrin.gif

Only thing I play is Skyrim before I go to bed, but man I wish I could max that thing out smile.gif
    
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Get a bank loan.

Raise your credit and buy your dream computer at the same time. thumb.gif
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Jigalo Work, White Collar Crime, Organ Trade, being a Guinea Pig for medical research, selling your soul, insurance fraud, you know, the usual.

Looking forward to real answers, all I've done is insane money management to get my gear and its mid-high end but no WCing.
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post #7 of 44
I am not trying to trivialize your post, and I understand the frustration, but isn't this sort of like going on a car forum and asking how someone can afford x car? It's just an (unfortunate) consequence of economic stratification. Look at the average consumer debt level in the united states, or our trade deficit or what percentage of walmart's revenues are the importation of goods, and you start to get an idea of the scale of consumption in the US, and what percentage of an average american's paycheck is spent on non-essential goods.

/rant, and I tried to steer clear of any type of personal opinion in all that, but there it is. As the people let it be known that they will buy, an industrious man comes along and takes their money - it's timeless.

Good luck getting sponsored though - there are plenty of people who do that around here. Start to look into benchmarking, I suppose, or writing deeper reviews on hardware than people do currently. The community respects those things, and any hardware manufacturer who wants to advertise to that demographic will come running.
 
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A lot of those people aren't married and have decent/good jobs.
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post #9 of 44
Some people who get to buy them are in their teens and still live with their parents (between 14-18) and also have a part time job where they can funnel all of their money into computers. Other than that you could get a loan? it shouldn't take too long to pay it off after school/uni
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whoever gets a loan/credit for computer parts is an idiot
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