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How much do you spend on Video Cards?

#31Incendia_IntusPosted 10/11/2013 6:59:55 AM
I usually spend around $200-$300. When I built my current computer the GTX 580 had just came out and I went ahead and splurged though.
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#32arleasPosted 10/11/2013 7:22:29 AM
$200-300 every few years, depending on the games I want to play. When I notice the graphics aren't as good as I would like on a game I want to play, I upgrade...if everything is fine and dandy, I leave it alone. Sometimes that's as much as 4 or 5 years and sometimes it's as short as 2.
#33EternalFlame66Posted 10/11/2013 7:25:50 AM
$100-150 is the sweet spot for value and efficiency imo. I still have my 5750 from 3 years ago.
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#34Tyranius2Posted 10/11/2013 7:34:50 AM
500 reais which is roughly 250 dollars, but with that kind of money I can only buy 150$-tier GPUs here.
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#35NicodimusPosted 10/11/2013 7:35:16 AM
$300-$500 every 3-4 years has been my pattern.
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#36Master_FaustPosted 10/11/2013 8:13:59 AM(edited)
280$ minimum ~ 800$ TOPS, but I usually make purchases only twice each 5 years (because I have more than one build and I have to supply all of them).

P.S. Since I live in Russia, we obviously have an extra price tag, based on our need of importing (shipping and border expenses, and such).
But when I say "280~800$", I mean it with those pricing extras in mind.

P.P.S. At the current moment, "280$" are roughly 9000 RUR in Russian currency, "800$" are 26000 RUR. If you translate that back to USD, "9000 RUR" make 278$, and "26000 RUR" make 805$. Not very expensive, but not very cheap either. Middle-level monthly wage in Russia is holding somewhere in the "38000~44000 RUR" zone (1177~1363$) at the current moment, that is quite affordable for a single person who lives alone, like myself. Even if you take all usual expenses (such as apartment rent, food, and etc.) out of it, it's still quite decent, especially considering that I usually pay something, like, "4000~4800 RUR a month" for my house rent.
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#37happyscrub1Posted 10/11/2013 8:39:17 AM
TimePharaoh posted...
As much as I want I'm not a poor peasant relying on mommys Christmas present.

You just sounded like an adult trolling adolescents.
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#38happyscrub1Posted 10/11/2013 8:40:29 AM

And only when I can't play some game I want to at medium settings
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#39NeoSamuelPosted 10/11/2013 8:29:02 PM
I would say no more then $300 per card is good. Also if you have a motherboard with two video card slots and your new card is compatible with your old card I would use both. In my case I use a GTX 570 and a GTX 470.
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#40cynicwithin2000Posted 10/11/2013 8:57:27 PM
I don't really have a limit when it comes to computer stuff. My first graphics cards was a 580, and I got another one about 6 months later, so like $1100 there. Then, I had a titan that was $1000. Now, I have sli 780 classifieds, so those was like $1400. I go a little crazy when it comes to computer stuff.
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