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Poll Results: How much do you spend each year on computer hardware?

 
  • 59% (636)
    $1-$1,000
  • 22% (245)
    $1,001-$2,000
  • 7% (83)
    $2,001-$3,000
  • 3% (41)
    $3,001-$4,000
  • 2% (27)
    $4,001-$5,000
  • 1% (13)
    $5,001-$6,000
  • 0% (5)
    $7,001-$8,000
  • 0% (4)
    $8,001-$9,000
  • 0% (0)
    $9,001-$9,000
  • 0% (2)
    $9,001-$10,000
  • 1% (19)
    >$10,000
1075 Total Votes  
post #121 of 191
I am on pace to spend a little over a grand this year...I just spent a little over $400 this week on a Cosmos S, ZALMAN ZM-MFC3 Fan controller, 5 blue COOLER MASTER R4-L2R-20AC-GP 120mm fans, Scythe slipstream, New side panel with window, and of course cables and so on..That doesn't even include my new guts which might get put off to the spring.
Toxic i7
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Intel i7 930 (3951A687)4.01@1.23v ASUS P6T Deluxe V2 MSI GTX570 Twin Frozr II CORSAIR DOMINATOR 6GB 
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OCZ Agility60gb SSD(Boot)+WD Black 640GB (Storage) Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Dell U2410 and View Sonic VX2025WM 20.1 SeaSonic X750-750 Watt 
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Coolermaster Cosmos S 
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Toxic i7
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OCZ Agility60gb SSD(Boot)+WD Black 640GB (Storage) Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Dell U2410 and View Sonic VX2025WM 20.1 SeaSonic X750-750 Watt 
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Coolermaster Cosmos S 
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post #122 of 191
$1-$1,000 wise
dnt really spend unless some hardware breaks down.
Pein's Power PC
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Core 2 Duo E6300 Gigabyte 965P-S3 7600 GT Corsair DDR2 2GB 
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post #123 of 191
I seem to be averaging about 300-400 bucks per year. Not exactly a massive spender lately......
budget build
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120GB Seagate ST9120823AS LITE-ON SOHW-1673S Windows 7 Build 7100 Microsoft Internet Keyboard 
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budget build
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Athlon X2 5050e @2.6 Asrock N68PV-GS Sapphire HD 4650 512MB DDR2 4GB Kingston DDR2-800 2x2 
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120GB Seagate ST9120823AS LITE-ON SOHW-1673S Windows 7 Build 7100 Microsoft Internet Keyboard 
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post #124 of 191
I dont have alot of cash to spend on my hobbies but I upgrade a part here and there as I can.
post #125 of 191
Less than a grand for sure since I got most of my parts directly from vendors (Intel, AMD, Microsoft, etc). A small advantage for working in retail business.
reaper's Scythe
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Intel Core i7 3770k Intel DZ77GA-70K 2 x EVGA GTX 570 SLI Corsair Vengeance 16GB DDR3 
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Intel X25-M G2 160GB, WD 3TB Samsung SH-S223Q Windows 8 Professional Asus VH236HL-P 23" 
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KMAC 2 Corsair HX1000W Corsair Obsidian 800D CM Spawn 
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Intel X25-M G2 160GB, WD 3TB Samsung SH-S223Q Windows 8 Professional Asus VH236HL-P 23" 
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post #126 of 191
Now more a modder than a hardware nut, I figure I spend more or less $1,000 usd a year. My systems usually last 3 years with a couple of upgrades during that time, usually procs and vid cards. Of course I replace some things that go south like hard drives, fans, mice, keyboards, the occasional mobo and psu for instance.

With age (and a thinning wallet) I have as much fun with high middle of the road stuff as I did with $1,000 usd procs and vid cards. It is just as challenging to overclock them as it is to fit them in a fancy case to frame them. Having gone thru almost a dozen high end cases, they no longer call my attention, rather going into scratch mods which are more unique, personal and using sense, cheaper.
So what have I become? A notch above the regular run of the mill user but with a lot of know-how and tricks up my sleeve, specially in modding and to a lesser extent in hardware. I guess like the majority here, hehe.

Cheers and Saludos
PBR TechBench
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FX 8320e, 95 w. TDP GA-970a-D3P Radeon 9 270X Kingston HyperX Blu 1866Hz DDR3 
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Crucial BX-100/250 gb Samsung HD103J 1tb LG DVD Cooler Master Hyper N620 
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Win8 Pro x64 Samsung A300 19" Acer AL1715 19" Logitech MX 700 
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Cooler Master Silent Pro M 600W. PBR Techbench Logitech MX 700 Choix 
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PBR TechBench
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Crucial BX-100/250 gb Samsung HD103J 1tb LG DVD Cooler Master Hyper N620 
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Win8 Pro x64 Samsung A300 19" Acer AL1715 19" Logitech MX 700 
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post #127 of 191
when I was on intel I could only afford RAM and GPU upgrades and Double Downs [SLI / RAM] $500-$1000

Now on AM3 I buy CPUs RAM GPUs like crazy LOL [Had 2 5770, Sold BOTH, Now I have one, planning to sell for 5830, X6 Soon, Double Up on RAM, plus Bulldozer!] $1500-$2500

maybe intel was more affordable after all, nah this scales like crazy and allows me to upgrade faster
^_^

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Originally Posted by Papang View Post

With age (and a thinning wallet) I have as much fun with high middle of the road stuff as I did with $1,000 usd procs and vid cards. It is just as challenging to overclock them as it is to fit them in a fancy case to frame them. Having gone thru almost a dozen high end cases, they no longer call my attention, rather going into scratch mods which are more unique, personal and using sense, cheaper.
So what have I become? A notch above the regular run of the mill user but with a lot of know-how and tricks up my sleeve, specially in modding and to a lesser extent in hardware. I guess like the majority here, hehe.

Cheers and Saludos
Well said, I agree very much with that, I'm vice versa tho, less of a modder and more of a hardware nut. My sense of efficiency does not allow me to consider an nVidia GPU, and hardly anything from intel is worth the ratio, damn their evil HT LOL
Edited by PsychoKilla666 - 5/23/10 at 4:13pm
    
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24" 1920x1200 Creative Prodi-Keys + Gaming-Claw Cooler Master 750W Cooler Master Centurion 
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Core i7 2600K Asus P8Z68-V Pro Gen3 AMD Radeon 6870 X2 G.Skill DDR3 2000 
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24" 1920x1200 Creative Prodi-Keys + Gaming-Claw Cooler Master 750W Cooler Master Centurion 
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Cooler Master Sentinel Cooler Master Tactics [LOL] Creative X-Fi Xtreme Music 
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post #128 of 191
Less than $1000, nearly all of it with Newegg. I'd spend more, but I don't have it.
Tomoe Gozen
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Athlon II X4 640 ASRock 870 Extreme3 ASUS EAH5850 DirectCU 12GB (2x2, 2x4) G.Skill Ripjaws DDR3 1600 
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Intel 335 240GB SSD WD Caviar Black 640GB SATA2 HP dvd1260 Kingwin XT-1264 
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Windows 7 Ultimate x64 2x Hanns-G HH-241 24" 1080P Microsoft Sidewinder X4 Corsair TX650 
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Cooler Master Storm Scout Logitech M500 5-button wired laser generic cheapie onboard 892 7.1 
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Tomoe Gozen
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Intel 335 240GB SSD WD Caviar Black 640GB SATA2 HP dvd1260 Kingwin XT-1264 
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Windows 7 Ultimate x64 2x Hanns-G HH-241 24" 1080P Microsoft Sidewinder X4 Corsair TX650 
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post #129 of 191
too much....
intel-a-thon
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post #130 of 191
I've probably spent about £2000 (~$3000) this year on tech stuff. Includes some new PC stuff, new amp/speakers/sub/cables and a new television. Also games.
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