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How much $$$ do you have in your computer?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Soylent Joe, Jul 16, 2010.

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How much do you have in your main PC?

This poll will close on Nov 30, 2037 at 6:58 PM.
  1. $200 or less

    3 vote(s)
    1.9%
  2. $201 - $400

    5 vote(s)
    3.2%
  3. $401 - $600

    2 vote(s)
    1.3%
  4. $601 - $800

    10 vote(s)
    6.4%
  5. $801 - $1000

    15 vote(s)
    9.6%
  6. $1001 - $1200

    15 vote(s)
    9.6%
  7. $1201 - $1400

    19 vote(s)
    12.1%
  8. $1401 - $1600

    14 vote(s)
    8.9%
  9. $1601 - $1800

    13 vote(s)
    8.3%
  10. $1801 - $2000

    9 vote(s)
    5.7%
  11. $2001 - $2400

    26 vote(s)
    16.6%
  12. $2401 - $2800

    5 vote(s)
    3.2%
  13. $2801-$3200

    6 vote(s)
    3.8%
  14. $3201-$4000

    5 vote(s)
    3.2%
  15. $4000 - $10000

    8 vote(s)
    5.1%
  16. $10000 - $20000

    2 vote(s)
    1.3%
  1. Soylent Joe

    Soylent Joe New Member

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    About how much money do you have invested in you main computer tower? I'm not talking about how much it's worth, but how much you've actually paid to get all of it. I'm expecting to see a lot of you around the $1200 mark. And yes, just the PC, not including monitors, mice, desks, etc.

    Just figured it up and I've got $1170 in mine. I got ripped on the E8400 and case so it really should be lower :shadedshu


    Note: This thread isn't to gloat about what you can afford or to make people feel bad about what they can't. I was genuinely interested in how much you people spend on average.
  2. DOM

    DOM

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    mines alot but i still need to pay newegg back :roll: 980X :p
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    t_ski Former Staff

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    My CPU was $980 alone, and that doesn't even touch the rest of the system :pimp:

    Last time I was thinking about replacement costs, it was around $4500...
    Crunching for Team TPU
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    1000-1200
  5. AlienIsGOD

    AlienIsGOD

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    my system which at the time of purchase (AUG 08) incl. another 4850. I paid $2400 CAN incl. monitor.
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    kid41212003

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    Originally, GIGA X58 X + Core i7 920 + Dual 8800GT's + Antec Quattro + DDR3 6GB (~$1800)

    To Core i7 930 + GTX280/Dual 9800GTX+/GTX480 + Corsair HX1000

    I have been taking huge losses selling off my old gears for new one.

    Ex: Bought my dual 8800GT for $250 each, sold them for $80 each with new cooler on it! (DuOrb), lmao.

    I make huge investment in my pc every 3-4 years and upgrade vga cards along the way, probably around 1-2 time a year. It depends on the deals.

    Like I just bought my EVGA GTX480 for $360 brand new which was a really good deal. If that deal wasn't there I probably wait for another 6 months to upgrade.
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    toooooooooo much

    I should not have spent so much, but I spend alot time on it and love to snipe you guy's LOL
  8. hat

    hat Maximum Overclocker

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    $300.
    optical drives, psu, 500gb hard drive were "handed down"
    case - $40
    250gb drive - $40
    RAM - $60
    vidya card - $70
    board - $70
    processor - Got it from my aunt, kinda. I built her a new pc, took her processor and gave her my old one. I paid $65 for the old processor, so $365 if you include that. Add $20 for the cooler.
    Crunching for Team TPU
  9. CounterZeus

    CounterZeus

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    €1200+ for my main desktop, it's now almost 5 yo (with some small upgrades to vid card, ram and hard disk)
  10. cadaveca

    cadaveca My name is Dave

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    1000w PSU ~$220
    5870 XXX x2 ~$950
    8GB Dominator GT ~$550
    Crosshair3 and 955BE ~$400
    Bluray drive & HDD's ~$500


    I never had thought about how much it cost in total, you know. I actually answered the poll wrong!

    Throw in some watercooling, which I didn't do this time, and I can easily see there are far more $4000 rigs out there than I thought! I guess Alienware and such other boutique builders are right in having models in this price range. Interesting...
  11. theonedub

    theonedub habe fidem

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    I hate buying retail and spending money :mad:

    I ran the numbers and my rig was under $1100 including the monitor ($900 w/o). A lot bought second hand here and the rest on sale retail (PSU from CL) :) If I were more patient I think I could have saved more.
    Crunching for Team TPU
  12. Black Panther

    Black Panther Senior Moderator™ Staff Member

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    I prefer not to think about $$$ at all. :laugh:
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    two words, too much >.>

    -its like an addiction: the more you want to stop it, the more you crave it.
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    +1

    If you start with a 1000$ computer, you WILL buy more parts. Oh this fan has better CFM, this cooler is better, this sound card is good... your rig just piles on the cash. It's an addiction that never stops. :D
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    New parts (CPU, MB, RAM) @ $600
    Reused (Case, PSU, Water cooling, HD's, etc) @ $600

    Crap. Once I included my recycled parts, it got expensive. :eek: My wallet freaked out, slammed shut, and now I can't open it. :ohwell:
    Last edited: Jul 16, 2010
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  16. zithe

    zithe

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    Not too much... maybe 700. I sold my original parts on craigslist and upgraded on that money alone, granted it wasn't a huge upgrade but it helped. Next upgrades are being ordered next week.

    I had an e2180, an 8800gtx, and an oem epower psu.
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    theonedub habe fidem

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    ^ def a plus when you can sell your old parts, just can't wait too long or else they loose their value. My figure lowers a lot if I consider the sale of my old rig too :)
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    Exactly I started out, with a fool proof plan for a cheap performance PC, but I ended up spending over 2500$ since I ended up wanting optimum Performance :p, Do i regret spending all of that money? Kinda, but did I enjoy the experience I got from it? H3ll Y4 :D
    KieX says thanks.
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    mine used to be more like 1300 but now since I've sold some things and downgraded my gpus 1100
  20. Arrakis+9

    Arrakis+9

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    mine is roughly 1400 with the water cooling setup all said and done
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    exodusprime1337

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    i got just over 2400 wrapped up in mine 2 5870s the corsair obsidion 800d and my thermaltake 1200 are the most expensive i think.. if i count monitors i've got 5 24" lcd's not in use at all times however.
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    trouble with this is that not all hardware was purchased at the same time most of my rig was purchased a while ago when it was worth more
    but for what it's worth
    item - price paid - year (so 07 represents 2007 and etc)
    cpu-325$ -07
    mobo-110$ -07
    mem- 50$ -09
    primary hd - 250$ -07
    secondary hd - 150$ - 05
    case - 85$ - 07
    psu - 250$ - 07
    dvd burner - 40$ - 07
    floppy - 10$ - 03
    gpu - 269$ - 10
    wireless - 60$ - 07
    speakers -50$ -07
    joystick - 50$ - 05
    monitor - 200$ -05
    mouse - 50$ - 04
    keyboard -10$ - 05
    OS - 30$ (yay ultimatesteal.com) -10

    totals to $1989

    soo yeah obviously components have come and gone along the way but that's how much I paid for everything in my primary rig over the years.


    pity cause that would get one hell of a rig now, computers are a poor investment lol.

    edit: and yes i'm forcing you to see the breakdown because I had to calculate it damnit.
  23. HookeyStreet

    HookeyStreet Eat, sleep, game!

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    Non, I use a bank account...........but even thats empty most of the time :roll:
  24. newtekie1

    newtekie1 Semi-Retired Folder

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    I picked $10,000-20,000 because I don't trust banks, and keep all my cash stashed inside my computer!:roll:

    But seriously:
    875K: $200
    P55 FTW 200: $160
    GTX470: $190
    1TB OS Drive: $60
    3x 1.5TB Data Drives: $550
    Corsair HX850: $180
    Blu-Ray Combo Drive: $90
    Lancool Case: $100
    TRUE: $60
    Lian-Li Side Panel w/ Window: $25

    Total $1615

    Edit: Ah shit, I totally forgot the RAM!

    RAM: $220

    Total $1835
    Last edited: Jul 17, 2010
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    All in USD (at the time of purchase)

    Recent Upgrade/overhaul:
    120 - Velociraptor
    70 - 1tb hdd
    120 - mobo
    2x120 - 2 kits of 2x2GB DDR3
    200 - thuuban 1055t
    110 - Thermaltake TR2 RX 650w

    Reused from old build:
    200 - Intel SSD
    100 - other HDDs
    200 - 8800GT
    70 - Antec 300

    So a total of $1430 which should have gone somewhere fun is now in my case :banghead:

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