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Sorry, I guess I got some people mad. Didn't mean to do that - I should of thought before posting my reply.

I guess I'm impatient with my own build and wishin' I could afford to do more faster.

I apologize...

Mike


No worries! We are all that way at times waiting to build that killer system, and its always just a little (In my case, my current ultimate dream rig is about what a small house would cost) out of reach. If I never see another bag of Ramen noodles again, it would still be too soon. wink.gif
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That's interesting, my name is Jaeger - I'd like to be able to do stuff like buy 4 new high end GPU's at once but I think would only confuse me anyway! One or two pieces a month and that's it for me.

I just bought another used R9 290x, next month I'll get a full cover water block for it. Patience is a virtue and I'm not too virtuous lately...

My next GPU purchase will technically be four cards, but only two of those will be mine, the other two will be for the hubby. I usually "cheat" with my parts purchases though, since we usually get a couple thousand back at tax time and tend to do our biggest purchases then (like anyone else who gets a sizeable tax return).

And neat on the name, I was given a boring one (Matt) ^_^
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No worries! We are all that way at times waiting to build that killer system, and its always just a little (In my case, my current ultimate dream rig is about what a small house would cost) out of reach. If I never see another bag of Ramen noodles again, it would still be too soon. wink.gif

Tell me about it, my spouse is getting tired of pasta! tongue.gif
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Sorry, I guess I got some people mad. Didn't mean to do that - I should of thought before posting my reply.

I guess I'm impatient with my own build and wishin' I could afford to do more faster.

I apologize...

Mike


No worries! We are all that way at times waiting to build that killer system, and its always just a little (In my case, my current ultimate dream rig is about what a small house would cost) out of reach. If I never see another bag of Ramen noodles again, it would still be too soon. wink.gif


This is right on the money for so many of us. Some people are happy building that 600 dollar gaming rig, and that's fine, but for those of us that want the best, we scratch and save wherever we can. I'm by no means rich, nor do I fall in to the middle class tax bracket having just graduated college, but I've forgone trips, parties, dinners, Starbucks, and all of the other things lots of people spend money on so I can afford to spend money on PCs.

At the end of the day it comes down to what you really want.
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This is right on the money for so many of us. Some people are happy building that 600 dollar gaming rig, and that's fine, but for those of us that want the best, we scratch and save wherever we can. I'm by no means rich, nor do I fall in to the middle class tax bracket having just graduated college, but I've forgone trips, parties, dinners, Starbucks, and all of the other things lots of people spend money on so I can afford to spend money on PCs.

At the end of the day it comes down to what you really want.

So true!
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I build a new rig every 4 to 5 years. When I build, I tend to get the best that is available (within any budgetary constraints). I have been VERY blessed in that I have old clients that will call me up to do work for them. I have one particular client that paid for my last rig and is paying for all my rigs today (gaming rig, travel rig, & NAS). I had started my build at the beginning of the year and was using excess per diem from my day job to pay for the parts ($1k in excess per 2 week trip), but that project couldn't afford me (cost of travel to Tokyo, Japan and my bill rate given my seniority at my firm). I had to "pause" my build, but then picked it up again a few weeks back. Timing was perfect as X99 / i7-5820K and GTX 980's all came out at the same time.

For me, it is about the best gaming experience I can afford. I'm older and further along in my career and do make a little more money than someone fresh out of college. That person's best would be "my" best as well if I were in their shoes.
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For me, it is about the best gaming experience I can afford. I'm older and further along in my career and do make a little more money than someone fresh out of college. That person's best would be "my" best as well if I were in their shoes.

And that's good to point out too. My build is going to be considerably less, monetary wise. I try to budget out about 3K per build. There are some people that invest more than that just in GPUs. Lord knows I could never afford 4 Titans with blocks plus all the other hardware. However, that's not something I find necessary to my builds either. I'm kind of going toward more ITX systems, because that's really all I need. Doesn't mean it won't be a kickass build, but it won't be as glamerous as some people. And trust me, If I could afford it, I would certainly do a build like that, but with budget constraints and my sick need to build in 5+ cases a year, that's not doable, lol.
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I drive a 2000 Geo Metro with nearly 180,000 miles on it, with a bent up fender and hood. But it gets absolutely great gas, is ridiculously easy to work on and maintain, and is cheap insurance too. Its probably one of the farthest things out there in terms of being a chick magnet....

I could have easily gotten a newer, nicer car for myself if I didnt build up my PC biggrin.gif Honestly this probably serves me so much better than any car for the same price right now anyway, not to mention I actually feel good because I built this myself
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That was last night, so I've probably got 50 miles to go... Mine's a 1998 Nissan Pathfinder. Heh.
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My 97 Honda Civic is the first car I've ever owned, and it now has a 196,000 miles on it. High Five to my high mileage brethren! Lol
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I drive a 2000 Geo Metro with nearly 180,000 miles on it, with a bent up fender and hood. But it gets absolutely great gas, is ridiculously easy to work on and maintain, and is cheap insurance too. Its probably one of the farthest things out there in terms of being a chick magnet....

I could have easily gotten a newer, nicer car for myself if I didnt build up my PC biggrin.gif Honestly this probably serves me so much better than any car for the same price right now anyway, not to mention I actually feel good because I built this myself

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That was last night, so I've probably got 50 miles to go... Mine's a 1998 Nissan Pathfinder. Heh.

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My 97 Honda Civic is the first car I've ever owned, and it now has a 196,000 miles on it. High Five to my high mileage brethren! Lol

My wife's idea of vehicle maintenance is to buy a new one...LOL. She pretty much gets a new Honda Pilot (whatever is the flagship of the year) every 3 years. Just got a black/black 2014 Pilot Touring a couple of months back. My 2010 Honda Accord Coupe is the longest we've had a car. It is my airport car and only has 28k miles on it. She's thinking of trading that in at Christmas for something else (she's leaning towards an Infiniti G37, but I certainly wouldn't turn down an Audi A5 (or even better an S5).
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