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Informal poll: What is your budget for a new complete PC build?

post #1 of 37
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Just doing a little poll to see the average amount users spend on new builds. Note: new builds i.e. not component upgrades.

My limit would be roughly $800-$1,000 because I figure anything less wouldn't be worth it, based on the amount of my previous build. I have figured that if I upgrade every 3 years, I would only have to save about $25 a month, and upgrading sooner than 3-4 years would be a waste of money for me. A thousand bucks 3 years from now would give you a lot more for bank for your buck than in a year. The performance increase for the cost wouldn't be worth it unless you sold the rig for almost as much as you spent on it.
Edited by aweir - 3/23/11 at 10:49pm
post #2 of 37
1k~1.5k
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post #3 of 37
for me to get everything i want prolly about 1200
    
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post #4 of 37
1.5k or so is what I paid for my rig and probably what I would pay for a new one, including a case and a monitor. I think that the price you pay for a new rig varies greatly based on when you buy, ie. did the new chipset just come out or in my case ddr3 was quite expensive, $139.99 for 6gb of standard g.skill ram.

edit: that same ram kit now costs $64.99 with free shipping =/
post #5 of 37
A max of $300.

My job doesn't give me enough income to go any further at all, but if I could, I would.

And before anyone asks... I don't have any console at all either.
 
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post #6 of 37
~1500$ for just the computer, but that's with the prices here in Europe. Would probably compare to around 1100$ in the US ..
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post #7 of 37
Ive only had 3 builds, but I always use around 2500-3000 dollars on the computer.
Got my first computer when i was 10... and the second I bought when i was 14, and the last one I bought around 1,5-2 years ago
post #8 of 37
2500-3000. My sig rig is nearing 3k if I add up everything since I built it until now.
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post #9 of 37
Probably 1250 - 1500 NZD.

Which is more than enough to get a respectable i5 level system. Don't game much apart from SC2/TF2 so don't spend much on GPUs any more.
post #10 of 37
When I build a complete new rig either with Sandy Bridge EX or Bulldozer, its going to be around 800~1.5k USD.
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