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How much do you spend each year on computer hardware?

  • $1-$1,000

    Votes: 637 59.1%
  • $1,001-$2,000

    Votes: 246 22.8%
  • $2,001-$3,000

    Votes: 83 7.7%
  • $3,001-$4,000

    Votes: 41 3.8%
  • $4,001-$5,000

    Votes: 27 2.5%
  • $5,001-$6,000

    Votes: 13 1.2%
  • $7,001-$8,000

    Votes: 5 0.5%
  • $8,001-$9,000

    Votes: 4 0.4%
  • $9,001-$9,000

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • $9,001-$10,000

    Votes: 2 0.2%
  • >$10,000

    Votes: 19 1.8%
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I'm the tech dept. for our small home office, so I get to build and fix the computers. Depending on the rate of expansion and things breaking, my answer could be higher or lower from year to year.
 

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this poll should have been designed with a
1-100
101-500
501-1000
1001-1500

then you could have gone bye thousands after that but as you can see the majority of people are in the 1-1000
 

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My first build here was over $9000, but my last was a little over $4000.
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It's depressing regardless on anyone's pay scale.
 

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A few months ago I contacted newegg via chat and asked for a total of what I've spent, and it was stagerring. My account spending went back to Jan 2006, and it was more than buying a new high end car... I was a student from 2006-2010, so it made it that much worse. My average is approx $6,667 a year. Take into account I buy from Amazon as well (Prime account w/free shipping). But I also do a lot of builds for friends and family, so its not all for me.

There is no $6,001 - $7,000
 

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Hell, I'm lucky if I get to spend the money to get a new Cat5e cable much less a new GPU or even a PSU.
 

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I tend to use systems until they're completely depreciated, then upgrade everything over the course of a few months. It helps that I'm not really into games anymore at all.

Unfortunately, I like nice things, and I'm seemingly in an upgrade period this summer just as my bank account is gonna take a hit to pay for my last year of uni's tuition
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gonna be a tight year, but who needs to eat when you have a few new rigs to fold with
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I've probably spent about $4000 on hardware since I first paid for a computer way back in 2001. I can't say how much that spending will go up post graduation (Graduated in May). In the last 12 months, I've spent $1300.
 

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i couldnt give a total other than my spending is governed by my wife
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lets just say that back when I voted on this I spent a lot less... but I also made a lot less....
 

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I spend a ton on these things.
As the loving, devoted father of 5 of the little beasties I must say that they are almost as expensive as raising Junior. If one gets sick, I doctor it, if one needs attention, I'm there for it. And being loving and devoted I bestow all sorts of goodies on 'em. And if one should happen to die (heaven forbid!) I would grieve for it.
 

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Keep those votes coming
What is your angle?
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Way too much.
 

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This is my 1st year buying any hardware, and since I built 2 computers, its been over $2500. Next year it won't be a fraction of that (I hope) Although I may do an open loop on my main rig next year because I love how open loops look, which means buying a case with a bigger, untinted side window and of course all the stuff for open loop.
 

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i think you got your prices wrong should have started with $50 and worked from thiere not everyone spends a $1000 a year let alone $10,000 i tend to limit myself to about $500 but this year the upgraded pc has turned into new build cost about $1400 a $10,000 pc is more than i earn in 2 years it cost me 3.5 mounths in wages just to pay for the new build and i havent changed gpu yet
 
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