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Considering i spend most of the time playing Dota 2 my whole PC is a waist of money. Probably a $600 CPU can get same performance. Kind of like owning a GTR and using it to commute.
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post #92 of 108
Quote:
Originally Posted by ZealotKi11er View Post

Considering i spend most of the time playing Dota 2 my whole PC is a waist of money. Probably a $600 CPU can get same performance. Kind of like owning a GTR and using it to commute.

hahaha sounds like me driving my mustang on 7psi getting 15 mpg downhill with the wind on my side
post #93 of 108
I haven't spent too much on aesthetics, I bought some white sleeved cables for £60 and spent a bit extra on white RAM but that's about it. Obviously the case is kinda unnecessary, I could of spent £50 less and still got similar performance.
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post #94 of 108
Kinda different spin on things...

I spend £80 on a pair of Gunnars, I love them but no 'performance' increase. Imported from america.
I spend £35 on a 230mm Bitfenix Spectre Pro because I had to import it from Germany because there were none in the UK at the time.
I spend £35 on a 9800 GX2 that I just love looking at.
£30 on a shielded PCI-E Riser for my second rig.
£25 for a GPU backplate for my 7970.
£150 for a pair of PC 360's, previously had a pair of working Tritton 720s. I notice the difference but the Tritton's were half decent.

If I think about it I could find more. However:

Edited by BritishBob - 4/15/13 at 4:49am
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post #95 of 108
£150 on my Ducky and £120 on my case + sleeved cable extensions.
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post #96 of 108
I was going to say maybe the $4000-5000 worth of water cooling gear I've bought over the years, but that wouldn't be true. With water cooling it allows you to increase your system life span if you don't OC (by keeping the CPU/GPU cooler) and will allow you to increase the speed of your CPU/GPU if you do OC. Further, water cooling will "increase performance" by reducing the noise level of your system.

So, with that, I'd say about $1200 worth of cable sleeving supplies (sleeving of lots of different colors, sizes, heat shrink, wire, crimpers, cutters, nippers, threaders, and a whole host of connectors, etc).

Sure it makes my cables look awesome, but it offers ZERO performance improvements.















Edited by 47 Knucklehead - 4/15/13 at 4:58am
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I bought a pair of $100 running shoes and I don't even run faster sad-smiley-002.gif
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Well, I bought a house... sadly no noticable performance increase with my rig, com paired to my rental
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post #99 of 108
Quote:
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Well, I bought a house... sadly no noticable performance increase with my rig, com paired to my rental

I think you might have won this thread.
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post #100 of 108
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Originally Posted by 47 Knucklehead View Post

I was going to say maybe the $4000-5000 worth of water cooling gear I've bought over the years, but that wouldn't be true. With water cooling it allows you to increase your system life span if you don't OC (by keeping the CPU/GPU cooler) and will allow you to increase the speed of your CPU/GPU if you do OC. Further, water cooling will "increase performance" by reducing the noise level of your system.

So, with that, I'd say about $1200 worth of cable sleeving supplies (sleeving of lots of different colors, sizes, heat shrink, wire, crimpers, cutters, nippers, threaders, and a whole host of connectors, etc).

Sure it makes my cables look awesome, but it offers ZERO performance improvements.

This! -> probably around 1500€ for sleeving, tools and components just for the looks!
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