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Wow i just got off the evga board, how much are those guys spending on pcs?

#1xavieris1984Posted 9/27/2013 11:23:22 AM
Man i see some guys with 600 dollar mother boards, 128 gigs of ram, holy crap and also having two titans with three 2560 by 1600 ips monitors, wow that is like 6-7000 dollars just for gaming or what?
#2StormKMDPosted 9/27/2013 11:24:47 AM
I doubt that they are spending that much *just* for gaming.
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#3xavieris1984(Topic Creator)Posted 9/27/2013 11:25:24 AM
then storm what are they spending that kind of money for, showing off benchmarking?
#4Digital StormPosted 9/27/2013 11:26:44 AM
Some people pour all their available discretionary income into a hobby. I know I do.
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#5NicodimusPosted 9/27/2013 11:27:06 AM
More money than sense.
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#6xavieris1984(Topic Creator)Posted 9/27/2013 11:39:18 AM
your right more money than sense, well said.
#7ein311Posted 9/27/2013 12:15:39 PM
xavieris1984 posted...
then storm what are they spending that kind of money for, showing off benchmarking?


Benchmarking, folding, actual work, etc?

People that see computers as a hobby will find more justification in spending money on better parts or cosmetic upgrades, etc.
I just dropped $2,200 on a mountain bike because I'm a bike hobbyist. Some people are fine with the stuff you find at Wal-Mart for $100. It all comes down to what you value.

I know a guy that does pocketbike and gas-powered RC car races. He's dropped over $10,000 between the two hobbies and couldn't be happier about it.
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#8TropicMoon10Posted 9/27/2013 12:17:47 PM
TotalBiscuit has 32gb of RAM, two (SLI) Titans and an Intel Hexa-core CPU.

He takes his YT job seriously.
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#9DerPancakePosted 9/27/2013 12:26:41 PM
I have spend over 10,000 dollars on my hair, and no one cries about it. Since 3 years ago I have taken 60 dollar haircuts every month and lets not talk about the products I buy. If you like something, then you will spend lots of money on it.
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#10NicodimusPosted 9/27/2013 12:31:46 PM
ein311 posted...
xavieris1984 posted...
then storm what are they spending that kind of money for, showing off benchmarking?


Benchmarking, folding, actual work, etc?

People that see computers as a hobby will find more justification in spending money on better parts or cosmetic upgrades, etc.
I just dropped $2,200 on a mountain bike because I'm a bike hobbyist. Some people are fine with the stuff you find at Wal-Mart for $100. It all comes down to what you value.

I know a guy that does pocketbike and gas-powered RC car races. He's dropped over $10,000 between the two hobbies and couldn't be happier about it.


Here's the thing though: PC tech moves fast. Much faster than dirt bikes or RC cars. And, it also has severe diminishing returns past a certain point. So, not only is what you're spending tons of money on going to be obsolete very quickly, but you get almost no performance gain from throwing so much money at it. Other hobbies that people dump large amounts of money into don't have these problems to nearly the same extent.
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