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Although some of you think I missed the point here, I believe just the opposite. I wasn't trying to say ( even if I may have ) that your an idiot if you go and spend thousands upon thousands on gear, I'm simply saying you don't have to & that I'm seeing people suggesting ridiculous ideas to novice builders. You don't have to spend a lot of money to be a hobbyist and simply saying " Who's business is it to say what I spend my money on " is simply childish and absurd as I don't give a damn what you spend your money on. I'm just offering some advice ( whether you agree with it or not ) to builders who probably have no idea where to start & are dealing with all the crap advice that is thrown at them by overclock members.

It's supposed to be a solid community amongst pc gamers, much more so than the console gamers, and I think if everyones going out and buying x79 64gb ram, 3930k, ROG gaming boards etc.. it's just a waste. Now, of course you can go out & buy whatever you like that statement stands for itself. I just felt like saying, be happy with what you have & anyone can put together a solid gaming system, quite easily & cheaply.
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Originally Posted by Clowerweb View Post

OP, while I can definitely appreciate the fact that you're trying to inject what you consider to be helpful common sense into the community, I think you might have missed the point somewhere. Most of the people on here are hobbyists. Hobbyists don't do things for practicality or conservatism. Hobbyists do things because it's what they enjoy doing.

Let's consider all the people whose hobby it is to buy old antique cars and make hot rods out of them; do they need to spend $30,000 making a 1938 Model T that can go 350 MPH when they can go buy a perfectly good 2013 mid-sized sedan for $10,000? After all, the sedan has a warranty, is more fuel efficient, cheaper to buy and to operate, doesn't require all those hours of building work, and 90 MPH is probably more than fast enough for 100% of your daily driving needs. You catch my drift?

Exactly. This is an enthusiast website, just as I'm sure enthusiast automobile websites exist in support of the latter.

I'm fairly certain the community is supportive not only of "overkill" builds but also of the novice computer builder looking to build on a budget. $500 and below rig requests are not uncommon, and they are not ill-received.

As a hobbyist I enjoy looking at systems of all kinds, especially if they're well-built. If it's a $500 entry-level system that maximizes bang-for-the-buck, a space-efficient/quiet mini-ITX (wink.gif), or a dual-Xeon eATX custom-looped beast I'll still enjoy seeing it.
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I want a Corsair Obsidian 900D for my build. Simply because i like the design, and the case give me the opportunities to go watercooling if i ever should want to.

* I must admit, it will be kinda heavy when i go to lan's but ... oh well biggrin.gif *
Edited by BirdmanDK - 3/21/13 at 5:15am
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First of all, I don't think that the OP is trolling. He may be misguided biggrin.gif, but not a troll.

Being an enthusiast, as I guess most of us are here, is understanding and loving hardware. It's our hobby, our passion. Some people love fishing, hunting, playing tennis, golf or running. Some people spend fortunes in car tuning.

As with all passions, as you get better at it, you start to know and appreciate the good stuff thumb.gif We may not have the budget to pay for it right away, we may decide to save up for it, but we know what we are buying, what's good or not.

Thankfully we are not always buying just what we need but what we can smile.gif or more importantly what we enjoy. What is wrong with that??

I love when people do unbelievable mods, at several times the cost of a high end case. Or people spending hundred of dollars and many hours (and sore fingers biggrin.gif) sleeving their cables. They do it first and foremost for themselves. Because they love it.

You don't rationalise passion, just enjoy the ride.thumb.gifthumb.gif

EDIT: oops ninjaed by other posters ph34r-smiley.gif
Edited by patinvedis - 3/21/13 at 5:16am
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Originally Posted by patinvedis View Post

First of all, I don't think that the OP is trolling. He may be misguided biggrin.gif, but not a troll.

Being an enthusiast, as I guess most of us are here, is understanding and loving hardware. It's our hobby, our passion. Some people love fishing, hunting, playing tennis, golf or running. Some people spend fortunes in car tuning.

As with all passions, as you get better at it, you start to know and appreciate the good stuff thumb.gif We may not have the budget to pay for it right away, we may decide to save up for it, but we know what we are buying, what's good or not.

Thankfully we are not always buying just what we need but what we can smile.gif or more importantly what we enjoy. What is wrong with that??

I love when people do unbelievable mods, at several times the cost of a high end case. Or people spending hundred of dollars and many hours (and sore fingers biggrin.gif) sleeving their cables. They do it first and foremost for themselves. Because they love it.

You don't rationalise passion, just enjoy the ride.thumb.gifthumb.gif

EDIT: oops ninjaed by other posters ph34r-smiley.gif

That was a good post man, +reppies.

Exactly spot on, as you get better at it you do realise how to create better / more efficient systems & buy expensive stuff it's what comes with the territory. Lucky for me I have other hobbies so I can't let pc building take up all my time & money. thumb.gif
post #26 of 26
If we've learned anything from this thread, it's that not everyone shares the same opinions on computer components! rolleyes.gif


Locked for cleaning.

Repoened!
Please try to keep it civil, guys.thumb.gif
Edited by Xyro TR1 - 3/21/13 at 6:31am
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