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How much did you spend on you gaming PC? Yes or No, Do you think its money well spent?

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I spent $1,000

Yes money well spent.

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post #2 of 130
over 3000 easy..with my monitor..i wouldnt say money well spent..but i am very happy with it..and all my friends mad hate on me for it..they are just very jelous.
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post #3 of 130
over time. prob around 4-6k

upgrading since 2006
 
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post #4 of 130
~900$ so far and I still need a gtx670

money well spent, especially when I get the 670.
 
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post #5 of 130
Current PC? Somewhere between 1500-1700. I stopped keeping track when I got into watercooling.

Putting it all together, tweaking it, and setting up my first loop, even if it was a kit, was worth that. I had a lot of fun pushing this rig to it's peak performance.
    
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post #6 of 130
I'm constantly spending on it and other rigs, just like with cars. If it wasn't worth it, I wouldn't keep doing it.
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post #7 of 130
Ordering the last few parts for a trinity build, it'll total around $450. I could've shaved another $50 off if I'd been patient and looked for deals.

From the performance I've seen so far, yes, it's definetly worth it.
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look at what's in my sig..... way DAMN to MUCH. I don't even know the total, don't even want to know lol
    
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post #9 of 130
~1700 for my first build ever. I really enjoy my kickass computer, but now looking back i could have used it more wisely. Always learning i guess rolleyes.gif
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post #10 of 130
No idea. I'm always looking for stuff, I really do not need but want. I end up buying it anyways.
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