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Why do people only upgrade their computer?

#1rabbi_babyPosted 10/26/2013 3:28:30 PM
I see these battlestation threads, or threads about networking. There are many people who will spend a third world fortune on their rigs, yet will not spend money on a decent chair, or computer desk. They suffer through a cheap network infrastructure, and limit their investment's potential...seems like a waste to me.

Now, I realize that everyone isn't in it for the fun of hosting multiple VM's on their computer/instituting a faux corporate environment in their home (which is actually kind of cool (albeit a pain in the ass sometimes) also, much harder now that technet is kaput)).

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#2DiehardFFv2Posted 10/26/2013 3:33:06 PM
Dat Airflow
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#3ChetyrePosted 10/26/2013 3:33:59 PM
I run linux and use a pfsense vm to provide me internet and a windows vm with gfx passthrough for gaming. I know how much of a pain this brings me when things break
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#4Kokuei05Posted 10/26/2013 3:35:34 PM
It's because those are luxury items. What you need for gaming is a good computer; if you have a comfortable chair or larger desk it's a luxury. They don't affect your enjoyment of your games.
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#5rabbi_baby(Topic Creator)Posted 10/26/2013 3:35:54 PM
Also, as a complete aside, may I add that the 8.1 upgrade is a pain in the ass and borked one of my laptops.
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#6rabbi_baby(Topic Creator)Posted 10/26/2013 3:40:09 PM
Kokuei05 posted...
It's because those are luxury items. What you need for gaming is a good computer; if you have a comfortable chair or larger desk it's a luxury. They don't affect your enjoyment of your games.


If i'm on a tiny desk, using crappy peripherals, sitting on an uncomfortable and rigid chair, i'm gonna have a bad time. It's like someone living in a particularly bad trailer park, but drives an exige in the summer, and a cayenne s in the winter.

Hell, one of the biggest contributing factors to most people's choice in movie theaters are the accommodations.
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#7rabbi_baby(Topic Creator)Posted 10/26/2013 3:47:00 PM
Also, lol @ implying a gaming grade rig is not an even more sulfurous luxury item.
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#8wizardmonPosted 10/26/2013 3:47:32 PM
I actually am the complete opposite, I'm running just a little 1GB 6950, 2500K with 8GB of ram midrange PC (And I don't plan on upgrading for a couple years) but I spend at least 100~ on the keyboard, 300 on the monitors, 60+ on the mouse, 100+ on the case and I have a nice wooden desk my aunt got from a old bank.

I actually do want to get one of those Paradise Desks or something like that, just don't want to have to order one online... (Shipping ;_;)
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/155163930/paradise-desk-everything-youve-ever-wanted-in-a-de
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#9rabbi_baby(Topic Creator)Posted 10/26/2013 3:48:07 PM
And yes, sulfurous. It smells of sulfur. I, in no way, was making my best attempt to spell superfluous.
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#10rabbi_baby(Topic Creator)Posted 10/26/2013 3:49:06 PM
Wizzy wizzy wizzy. Whatever happened to cajun? I havn't been over to the social board in like 6 years.
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