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

#11TehPwnzererPosted 9/27/2013 11:36:16 AM
Luckily for me, my biggest hobby is saving money and watching my bank account grow. Every new dollar that goes into my account just boosts my ego, and the more money I have, the more interest I collect. Feels pretty good.
#12Sergei_DukanovPosted 9/27/2013 11:44:29 AM
I still collect legos. But trying to restore a classic car, keeping the lego addiction alive and buy three rifles and two more handguns its a bit hard. And I had a bad habit of buying cars I dont need.
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#13LusoryPrimePosted 9/27/2013 11:49:37 AM
xavieris1984 posted...
then storm what are they spending that kind of money for, showing off benchmarking?


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#14wildog2006Posted 9/27/2013 12:06:50 PM
some people, like me, need beefy computers for graphic design, 3d design, autocad, etc. gaming isn't the only thing a PC can do
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#15CC RicersPosted 9/27/2013 12:21:46 PM
LusoryPrime posted...
xavieris1984 posted...
then storm what are they spending that kind of money for, showing off benchmarking?


Hyper Porn.


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#16stmstrPosted 9/27/2013 12:28:30 PM
Nicodimus posted...
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.


Sell old parts to buy new parts.

People do it in Magic The Gathering, console gaming, cars, home gyms, etc. Especially now with Craigslist and all.

Honestly, there is nothing inherently wrong with this. If they have the money and are living well within their means, then why not go balls deep on something they truly enjoy?
#17ChromaticAngelPosted 9/27/2013 12:32:02 PM
xavieris1984 posted...
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?


to use the car analogy, since PCH loves it's PC - Car analogies.

"$30,000 seems like a lot for something that just takes you from point A to point B."
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#18NicodimusPosted 9/27/2013 12:34:03 PM
stmstr posted...
Nicodimus posted...
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.


Sell old parts to buy new parts.

People do it in Magic The Gathering, console gaming, cars, home gyms, etc. Especially now with Craigslist and all.


Sure, but because the tech moves so fast, the components depreciate equally as fast, so it doesn't help much. You might get $50 for a card you spent $300 on originally after a couple of years.
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#19NicodimusPosted 9/27/2013 12:36:46 PM
stmstr posted...

Honestly, there is nothing inherently wrong with this. If they have the money and are living well within their means, then why not go balls deep on something they truly enjoy?


True enough, but the average person in the US is in debt, big-time. If you're someone who has the money to throw at it, it's harmless enough (although you could probably buy things that would last you a lot longer in other areas for the same amount of money.)
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#20stmstrPosted 9/27/2013 12:37:24 PM
I'm not saying you can do it for free. I'm saying you can offset the costs so it's not nearly as bad as you make it sound.

I'm also saying I don't particularly see how someone buying expensive things is hard to believe/comprehend/accept/whatever.