Originally Posted by JTHMfreak
I need to do whatever it is you do for work
Honestly I feel that computers are really inexpensive hobbies for the most part. Cars I would consider an expensive hobby. Just getting a turbo or supercharger is like 8k on the cheap. Once you have your tower, monitor and keyboard + mouse + HD's. You really only need the occasional motherboard and CPU+ GPU every year or more. That's like 3 or 4k for the top of the line stuff in those categories.
3 or 4k every year or two in my opinion is much less expensive than say a car. You don't even need a new CPU every time. Get the best or nearly the best in a generation, overclock and just stick with getting a new GPU.
Plus you can sell your old stuff and make inroads towards the latest stuff. I will honestly probably sell my 690 when the 790 comes out, get $600-ish and spend 400 for the new card. New mobo for 150 - 200 and 300~ for the CPU. = 1k for the next wave of screaming tech every year or more. I dunno but 1k once a year isn't that bad right? Compared to other hobbies anyways.