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post #21 of 32
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Originally Posted by darksuffering View Post
Be honest, I mean a $2,000 rig just to play a $60 game(s), is it really worth it or is it all about e-peen?

EDIT: added (s) to game
Are you really criticizing someone's $2,000 build, when you yourself are on one?
http://www.overclock.net/system.php?i=34484 <---Was it really worth it, or was it all about e-peen?
Edited by Diabolical999 - 1/24/11 at 3:04am
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post #22 of 32
If you don't build one every year I can see saving over time and buying what you want, especially if it is your main hobby. My next pc will be the best for less since this one has lasted me so well even with its age, It really has helped me see where I want to be, anyways I do a lot on this pc so I feel well founded in the initial cost and the upgrades I had done, If you love it go crazy just don't be a douche about it and its all good imo
    
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The reasons for building my rig:
1. Future games I'm looking forward too.(Diablo III, The Witcher 2)
2. My laptop crashed and gave me a reason for having a more decent gaming pc.
3. It's a bonus due to my job/education to learn about hardware and more.
Edited by Reshkar - 1/24/11 at 3:10am
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I upgrade every few years and never get the most expensive CPU and GPU so I only spend about $300 a year which is very affordable. People can spend their money on whatever they want. Compared to other hobbies like cars it can be quite cheap.

Once you've got a screen, case etc you can upgrade quite easily. I use my system for work, gaming etc etc it's great.
Edited by Ding Chavez - 1/24/11 at 3:21am
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post #25 of 32
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Originally Posted by SmokinWaffle View Post
My monitor alone was £610.

My entire PC cost me £450ish, and the only things I already had were the operating system, monitor, case and one of my two hard drives.


(Although I understand that that'd easily bring it up to a £600-700 for the whole system, that's not what I paid for it)


Honestly, you build what you can afford, and you can get a good PC that'll play most games on max/near max settings at playable frame rates for less than I paid.

The amount a person pays for their PC increases with either:
a) Their disposable income
b) Their insanity dedication level
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post #26 of 32
Tbh mine is a bit of epeen
     
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post #27 of 32
Cos Id rather spend loads on my pc than spending in on drugs and drink everynight... Oh wait (A)
    
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post #28 of 32
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Originally Posted by Sircles View Post
I do rendering and 3d animation but also game so I put my rendering priority first. Mine was about £4500
Yep. There are other things you can do with a computer other than gaming.
post #29 of 32
Most people own more than one game bro....
post #30 of 32
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Originally Posted by Ding Chavez View Post
I upgrade every few years and never get the most expensive CPU and GPU so I only spend about $300 a year which is very affordable. People can spend their money on whatever they want. Compared to other hobbies like cars it can be quite cheap.

Once you've got a screen, case etc you can upgrade quite easily.
Or you could spend $900 and not need to upgrade every year...
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