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Poll Results: Would you like to see the limit raised to $1400?

 
  • 57% (90)
    No. It's fine where it is!
  • 42% (66)
    Yes. It should be higher!
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post #61 of 779
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Originally Posted by NeighborhoodGeek View Post

You obviously don't get the point of the thread. Feel free to leave. thumb.gif




Some of these aren't quite what I meant by "average".... I'm trying to come up with a good way to put it to make it easier to understand, when I do I'll update the OP.

I dunno. I' say my build is average. No fancyschmancy new i7 or AMD processor, No custom loop, no superdeeduper modded case, no $300+ GPU, no SLI setup. Everything in my build can be bought used relatively cheap by todays market standards. Almost every piece of hardware I have I bought used here on OCN. Heck my monitors are even mismatched. I don't upgrade every time some new architechture comes out. I'd say the average price range for the average computer should be around $300-$500+/-

I think that todays "average" computer is an older 4 or 6 core processor and mobo to support it, minimum 8GB RAM, 1 GPU, Simple unmodded aftermarket case. Things that you can get easily and painlessly.
Edited by Erick Silver - 4/10/13 at 12:50pm
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post #62 of 779
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Not sure if my room qualifies as "average", but it's certainly not overly fancy :U

My desk:



TV area:



And my back wall, with my PC's rear speakers alongside a Luigi's Mansion poster and signed Reel Big Fish album art thing:



All taken in awful lighting with my Evo 3D. I need to buy a camera.

That looks really good. Nice and clean. I wish I could have dual monitors... Too bad they don't sell my monitor anymore. I would be OCD about having a second monitor that's not the exact same type.
post #63 of 779
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Originally Posted by NeighborhoodGeek View Post

You obviously don't get the point of the thread. Feel free to leave. thumb.gif




Some of these aren't quite what I meant by "average".... I'm trying to come up with a good way to put it to make it easier to understand, when I do I'll update the OP.

How about a dollar limit sans storage?
 
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post #64 of 779
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Not sure if my room qualifies as "average", but it's certainly not overly fancy :U

My desk:



All taken in awful lighting with my Evo 3D. I need to buy a camera.

That Super Mario 64 poster is the teets...is it fabric? Im about to get this one.

http://www.etsy.com/listing/101281223/46x32-inch-huge-super-mario-64-poster
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Well, are we talking about the average person? Or the average person on OCN? Big difference. I would say the average person on OCN has a SLI or Xfire setup. I would even say my setup is average. Most of parts are old. The reason I was able to afford 2 gpus is because I went without things such as a sound card, spiffy headset, and no ssd. Heck my mouse is a hand-me-down oem HP mouse from my inlaws. My m-audios have been fixed myself with tons of zip ties on the inside. And I'm single monitor
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post #66 of 779
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I dunno. I' say my build is average. No fancyschmancy new i7 or AMD processor, No custom loop, no superdeeduper modded case, no $300+ GPU, no SLI setup. Everything in my build can be bought used relatively cheap by todays market standards. Almost every piece of hardware I have I bought used here on OCN. Heck my monitors are even mismatched. I don't upgrade every time some new architechture comes out. I'd say the average price range for the average computer should be around $300-$500+/-

I think that todays "average" computer is an older 4 or 6 core processor and mobo to support it, minimum 8GB RAM, 1 GPU, Simple unmodded aftermarket case. Things that you can get easily and painlessly.

I like that general estimate on the average build. However, I think the price range you decided on was a little low. I have exactly what you said the average computer was, but I paid around one grand for it, and went from there. However, I did buy everything new on Newegg, and I don't know if your price range was for new or used parts. That's just my opinion.
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post #67 of 779
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I like that general estimate on the average build. However, I think the price range you decided on was a little low. I have exactly what you said the average computer was, but I paid around one grand for it, and went from there. However, I did buy everything new on Newegg, and I don't know if your price range was for new or used parts. That's just my opinion.

Short of storage I have a grand in my Mac Pro..but if I posted that here there'd be no end of complaints..I think there ought to be a 1K limit but it should include Hard drive and displays..
 
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That Super Mario 64 poster is the teets...is it fabric? Im about to get this one.

http://www.etsy.com/listing/101281223/46x32-inch-huge-super-mario-64-poster

It's actually the same one.

It's pretty cool; you can tell it's pretty low-res when you get up close, but that's to be expected with a cover art from 1996.
    
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Asking someone to leave a thread because they don't agree with you isn't what OCN is about.

Average is subjective and honestly, this thread could be redone a thousand times and it would still fit the requirements of the "Official Computer Room" thread. All that threads like these do is fragment the community and where posts are most concentrated. This is an incredibly unnecessary thread and sounds like a reach attempt at e-peen glory by making your "own" thread-club/whatever that already exist. Don't justify it because you didn't receive a pat on the back in another thread for how average your setup is, such is the way of the internet.

Wrong, there are many computers here that cost what small cars do it give the false impression that if I don't have 5K wrapped up in black box i can't be an enthusiast. The reality of the situation is that most people can't afford to small car money into a computer..since computers like this get over shadowed buy the top dollar rigs in the other thread, this thread has value.
 
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post #70 of 779
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Wrong, there are many computers here that cost what small cars do it give the false impression that if I don't have 5K wrapped up in black box i can't be an enthusiast. The reality of the situation is that most people can't afford to small car money into a computer..since computers like this get over shadowed buy the top dollar rigs in the other thread, this thread has value.

How could I be wrong based upon an opinion or "impression"?

The impression is exactly as it is, rooted in opinion and perception. In recalling the content of the "Official Computer Room" thread, the idea isn't to devalue other setups or to be more equal than one another based on a 5k blackbox. Who said that you have to have a 1k+ computer to be an enthusiast? Just because one doesn't receive the community blessing as do top modders and rigs does not mean that is it "overshadowed".

I have personally pulled great ideas from a poor man's setup as well as the higher end setups, and to no avail have felt lesser of the two.
 
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Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
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