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Lol yeah I'm not exactly planning on settling down... getting married and having kids... BLEH! Nobody wants to be yelled at "HONEY THE KIDS ARE CRYING AGAIN!!!!!!!!!" when you're trying to kill a freaking dragon on Master!!! tongue.gif

My internet spelling and grammar is pretty pathetic, but I wrote some really good papers (one which is going to be published in a research journal hopefully!!! biggrin.gif) in all the history/english literature course I took.

Do you think I should write a review on my new parts when they arrive?

edit: i don't want to take out loans for buying computer components. my dad helps me pay for my college loan ($8k a year, he pays for most of it) and i save the money i make from working for my future.

also i got a credit card recently and i am trying to build good credit score, and if i miss a payment because i took out a loan for a super l33t computer that might mess me up frown.gif

do any of you here work somewhere where you get to work with high end computer gear? we have some really insane gear on campus, but nothing that's great for gaming lols
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post #12 of 44
Depends on what parts.
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I am a single 24 year old. I live on my own, pay my own bills, and also only get paid 12 dollars an hour. I just work a **** ton. Over 60 hours a week. I think hardwork is lacking in this country...
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You have to factor-in that the age of the average PC gamer is now at around 30 years old...as far as I remember.

Anybody that has a decent job, makes PC gaming HIS ONLY major hobby (no skiing, no snowmobilling, 4-wheeling....) can put his fun money on computer parts...

some people spend their income tax return on parts...it's pretty much what I do...I plan my upgrade for the tax return season...that way, that money is not already budgeted for groceries, fuel, rent...
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whoever gets a loan/credit for computer parts is an idiot

I got a loan for misc car parts for the pure purpose of raising credit. sort of the same thing.
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work?

I remember when the P4s launched along with the 7000 series from nvidia.....

I mowed so many lawns during the summer and washed so many cars. Just to be on the cutting edge lol

now I have a full time job and have bills and a life...dont have much moneys to sink into computers
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Well $12/hr is depressing, but you're young. I acheived $40k salary when I was 23 and that was still not enough to waste money on computers. I own my house, car and depend on myself. I can't send my money to China anymore.

For the people spending lots and lots and upgrading a few times a year, I'd ask how much they are dependent upon their parents.
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i go to casino n pray jesus
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I got a loan for misc car parts for the pure purpose of raising credit. sort of the same thing.

if you have the money to pay it off then its all good - its the ones that cant afford it and go ahead with it anyways
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My dad helped me build my first pc (cost around $500, the i3 2100 build biggrin.gif)

man i hope i can become a good doctor and help out my parents and build myself a kick ass quad SLI 690 equivalent build xDDDD

auction off older parts and donate that $$$ to charity smile.gif

AND HAVE LIKE 3 24/7 FOLDING RIGS smile.gif
    
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