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Sorry I'm a bit late to this party, but I agree, my parents never knew our know as gaming and such is frivolous and dumb. My wife however knows everything I spend, and she is okay with it, as long as she gets upgrades too.

And I agree, you should just get a prepaid card or arrange to buy it via check or maybe even a friend's parent would help you out. My brother dealt with this when he ordered his first pc. He had money for it, but no credit card. Mom flat out refused, dad did it for him though, haha.

I just told my Dad how much "The Division" cost me last night, and his jaw just about dropped.

He was just like... "Why?" .... "What" ??
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I just told my Dad how much "The Division" cost me last night, and his jaw just about dropped.

He was just like... "Why?" .... "What" ??
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Haha. How old are you, if you don't mind? I'm 32 and my bro is 27, mom still says we are foolish for spending money on such wasteful things. I guess I missed the point where we aren't supposed to enjoy life by spending money doing things we like.
    
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sorry your wrong, you are supposed to enjoy life by spending things on what they enjoy

wife gave me the green light on tx10, but i am still hesitant brings me closer to my 20s in finance lol
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Haha. How old are you, if you don't mind? I'm 32 and my bro is 27, mom still says we are foolish for spending money on such wasteful things. I guess I missed the point where we aren't supposed to enjoy life by spending money doing things we like.

I will be 27 in 5 Days.

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The wife says she wants to know what I spend, but I stopped telling her long ago because then she gets all pissy about it. It always becomes a competition like somehow $5K in computer/car parts or tools is equivalent to $5K in clothing.

She just uses the computers for Facebook and working with photos but until she actually decides to invest time in learning Adobe programs I will keep her placated with whatever new iPad/iPhone is out. She gets good mileage out of those. She will turn my computer on pretty much only if she feels like listening to Internet radio through the tv sound system. Other than that I think she is scared of my computers.

She thinks the case labs cases are from the 1980's.

I am 36, so is my waist measurement.
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Yeah my other half gets ticked at the thought of how much I've spent on rigs, then complains she never gets to buy anything for herself (even though she blows $50 each time she stops at a Walgreens or any other store for knick-knack crap) still complains even after getting her a Kindle and a iPhone 6 to replce the HTC 8x she toasted by spilling Coke all over it.  I turned 33 this past April :cheers:


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Spending and sharing ... smile.gif

Growing up it was my father buying parts for my brother and me to upgrade the computers. 386 to 486 expansion, 8MB DIMMs, 3DFX VooDoo cards ... I remember when PII dropped he spent >4K on Dell's top model with every option. Looking back, I'm curious what my mother thought of this biggrin.gif

As a freshman in high school after I got my first check for some pen testing my first purchase was a 16MB DIMM so I could do a graphical install of SuSE Linux on my P133. Once things picked up a bit the second purchase was three 128MB DIMMs, which gave me a god-like 384MB RAM in my fancy Win98SE box. I don't recall any objections - I kept my money in cash hidden with my fireworks and never discussed money with my parents. My pops didn't mind driving me to compUSA either smile.gif

Of course then girls became priority until college. Summer before college, getting ready to move from rural dialup (26k) to college campus pipes, was when I got my first ATI card(!). And of course my roommate turned out to be an overclocking enthusiast with one of those oddball AMD chips. We built a rig together once the AMD dual cores became available and oh how we lit the dorms up with Day of Defeat, MG42 on the big sound system always brought the girls from the coed floors up and down stairs knocking (banging on the door screaming murder biggrin.gif )

But yeah, after college when I wasnt making a lot of money I always softened the dollar amount I told I was spending on PC and laptop upgrades. I was always somehow selling the old stuff for the same price as the new parts! And don't look in the closet, because there's a whoooole lot of cardboard biggrin.gif

Now of course things are different in that, total build cost of my rig in progress is pretty irrelevant to my finances thanks to a lot of luck and a bit of hard work. But that doesn't mean I feel comfortable telling Everyone about how much that is smile.gif My new fiance (of less than 24 hours!) is aware of the costs and still encourages me to, if I'm going to spend the money, buy what I really want and what's going to leave me with no regrets. I wouldn't have bought a Case Labs and Aquaero if it wasn't for her encouragement
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I'm mainly talking about the SMA8, but by your picture, it looks close than most SMA8 pictures I've seen. I think I'll go with the Short version, then cut the plastic tray on my fan controller.

Sorry for the wait, busy last few days.




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Sorry I'm a bit late to this party, but I agree, my parents never knew our know as gaming and such is frivolous and dumb. My wife however knows everything I spend, and she is okay with it, as long as she gets upgrades too.

And I agree, you should just get a prepaid card or arrange to buy it via check or maybe even a friend's parent would help you out. My brother dealt with this when he ordered his first pc. He had money for it, but no credit card. Mom flat out refused, dad did it for him though, haha.

Yep my parents refused not because they didn't want me to have it, but because they didn't want their cards bring used on the internet.
To this day my dad buys everything in stores and won't buy anything online.
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Yep my parents refused not because they didn't want me to have it, but because they didn't want their cards bring used on the internet.
To this day my dad buys everything in stores and won't buy anything online.

Can't say that I blame him. I've recently been hit with some fraudulent charges and had to cancel cards, get new ones, etc.

As far as "wasting" money goes -- if only I could go back in time and tell my young self one thing...
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Crucial MX200 250GB Western Digital 2TB Black Western Digital 4TB Red Windows 10 Pro 64 bit 
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