Originally Posted by SuperZan
I don't think that having a budget is a sign of any sort of mental illness. Reading through your last couple of posts in this thread, however, has convinced me that you may be a prime candidate for a few. Display purchases are amongst the most subjective purchases we make as enthusiasts. GPU's and CPU's provide us with statistics indicating their potential performance. We buy monitors based on 'look', 'feel', and 'comfort level'. IMO because of that inherent subjectivity, there is no wrong choice in purchasing a monitor, just as there is no wrong choice in purchasing a keyboard or a mouse. What is good for you may not be good for Harry, Ted, or Sally.
Having a budget, doesn't mean having to limit yourself.
I went without food for days in college, to keep my BBS up & running. And later, with much sacrifice I was also able to afford my per hour internet.
That is budgeting.
Secondly, there is the mental illness that tells One's self, that they have to have it now..! And another mental illness of self imposed limits of price, instead of allowing your needs to direct a purchase. So, if you happen need/want a larger monitor, then it will just take LONGER to get it. It doesn't mean you can't afford it, that is self imposed.
That is the only different between a $500 monitor and a unobtainable $1000 monitor. Is the months you'd have to save to buy it.
Coincidentally, I don't care how my posts come off. Everything I own, I have it because I sacrificed in my life. I was given nothing... and afford things by budgeting for them.