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You don't neccesarily need to be running at resolution that high. And for PC's I don't include the cost of the monitor


This build wasn't too hard on the wallet, tbh. I upgraded the RAM, CPU, Mobo. Before, I had a Rampage II, a regular quadcore and 4GB of RAM. Upgrading to what I have now didn't cost a whole lot at all. I remember when the 260's I have in here now were considered godly. Now they're considered out of date, and yet I get max FPS on all of my games. Hell, I could probably run just fine on one. Atm I'm just waiting for these HDD's to burn out, like they all do ;D. Lmao
he will upgrade to. upgrading parts not whole pc is best way, but sometimes you just need to trash all of it and buy all new cos you didnt upgraded on time XD
post #12 of 17
Lots of insane rigs are for folding epeen more than Metro2033 at 120FPS minimum in 3D
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It's not all about bragging rights. People choose to spend a lot of money on parts, because they choose them with their heart AND their head. When have you ever seen someone fall in love with a budget board?

People fall in love with expensive components, because:
a) they do a lot more than the average component
b) they are classy, and *usually* better made

for example, I have a P55-USB3. It's not a high performance motherboard, but I'm new to overclocking, and when money allows, I shall buy an 1156 ASUS ROG.

I feel compelled to buy the board, as it has an array of features, and also, it has an aurora around it that makes it "special".

This is why people spend so much on components, because they feel "special".

Are we in agreement?
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Did you miss the name of the website you're on?

OVERClock.net
The pursuit of performance

It's not:

UNDERClock.net
The pursuit of meh


I'd click the "Like" button on this post if there still was one.
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you got your rig for only $900? your cpu alone is worth almost that?
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Photo editing...video rendering...flying a p-51 all wheeee.

And trying to be as future proof as possible while at the same time remembering it's impossible to be future proof.

And it looks pretty. :S
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you got your rig for only $900? your cpu alone is worth almost that?
You must not have read what I posted earlier. When I first put this PC together it ran on an ordinary Core 2 Quad . I upgraded a while back
All I really wanted to know is why people choose to spend so much on something that matters.. so little? I too enjoy having insane detail/effects/resolution on my PC, but there's people out there that really push it. The point I was trying to get accross is that people claim to use their PC's for gaming, whilst your average PC game will never push your PC to it's full potential, which means money wasted. I'm aware that rendering/CAD will require a little more, and if you have the budget, well by all means, buy it. Just thought I'd put my 2 cents in on this subject.
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