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How much did you spend on PCs so far?

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Lots of money, but also recovered a big deal of it selling my used parts.


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in the last year only about $500, upgrading to my current psu and microphone setup.

In total over the years that I've owned this pc, far, far too much for me to even remember. But my current build, if I calc'd all the parts as new is about $3,100


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7 hours ago, Dissitesuxba11s said:

Looking at the prices above, I don't feel bad anymore on how much I've spent. I have an Excel sheet logging my expenditure so I know exactly how much, but I'll still estimate: a little over $3,000 for computer related parts, and $1,300 on keyboards and keyboard related accessories.

what kind of keyboard accessories, I never even knew they were good stuff worth paying that much 


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18 hours ago, Helly said:

$20k at least

 

also, this topic already exists, use the search and you'll find the old topic.

 

did it for you:

Click for the Old topic

 

Also, whats the point of a topic like this? Do YOU want to brag about the amount? Do you want to see others brag about the amount? As you can see from the old topic, people don't really care what someone else spends....

 

" This thread is quite old. Please consider starting a new thread rather than reviving this one. "

 

TO get back on topic now, for my main PC I've spent around 1200-1400 on it. Including monitor, peripherals and desk


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I had a Xeon X5450 build with a LGA 775 DDR3 motherboard + 8 gigs of ram and a GTX 750 Ti, it was a waste of money :/

Now I have an i5-3470 and I kept the ram and the GPU, but I'm looking to buy an RX 570

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20 hours ago, Helly said:

$20k at least

 

also, this topic already exists, use the search and you'll find the old topic.

 

did it for you:

Click for the Old topic

 

Also, whats the point of a topic like this? Do YOU want to brag about the amount? Do you want to see others brag about the amount? As you can see from the old topic, people don't really care what someone else spends....

 

That's quite the accusation YOU have there.   Especially considering how much YOU claim to have spent. Have YOU considered maybe the OP just wants to know what's average for the hobby, it maybe he simply has a desire to understand the financial component of the hobby.  


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21 hours ago, themctipers said:

laptop: 2.2k, 15$ T7600

desktop: 80$ ram, 250$ for a 760, -125 for selling my 1070 for more than I paid for it, 180$ SSD, 120$ SSD, 300$ HDD

The jump for me when replacing my CD T2600 with the C2D T7600 was insane...as was having a laptop from 2006 with 4GB of usable RAM.


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1 hour ago, Psybadek said:

" This thread is quite old. Please consider starting a new thread rather than reviving this one. "

 

TO get back on topic now, for my main PC I've spent around 1200-1400 on it. Including monitor, peripherals and desk

 

6 minutes ago, mr moose said:

That's quite the accusation YOU have there.   Especially considering how much YOU claim to have spent. Have YOU considered maybe the OP just wants to know what's average for the hobby, it maybe he simply has a desire to understand the financial component of the hobby.  

My point with the old topic was to show that not many people reacted and the topic didn't go anywhere. Meaning people don't really care. If he just wanted to know the average, the old topic still could have given him some idea. The same idea he has now with this topic.

I'll admit i was a bit hasty in my reaction :P. I couldn't even find the topic with the normal search function. Had to search through my own reactions to find it, so the old one is a bit hard to find.

 

I do want to say i was pleased to see this topic be a bit more specific then the old one which was very unclear about what he/she wanted to know.

 

And about the amount i "claimed" to have spend. I've been buying pc's/hardware for over 20 years. It starts to add up. I actually think less then $1k per year is not that much.


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1 minute ago, Helly said:

 

My point with the old topic was to show that not many people reacted and the topic didn't go anywhere. Meaning people don't really care. If he just wanted to know the average, the old topic still could have given him some idea. The same idea he has now with this topic.

I'll admit i was a bit hasty in my reaction :P. I couldn't even find the topic with the normal search function. Had to search through my own reactions to find it, so the old one is a bit hard to find.

 

I do want to say i was pleased to see this topic be a bit more specific then the old one which was very unclear about what he/she wanted to know.

 

And about the amount i "claimed" to have spend. I've been buying pc's/hardware for over 20 years. It starts to add up. I actually think less then $1k per year is not that much.

 

I just think because the OP is interested and people are responding then we don't really need to comment on it.

 

I don't even know what I have spent (been buying parts since 1992).   In fact I couldn't even say what I spent in the last year as I don't always buy just for me, I tend to spend up big around Xmas  and over the year I maintain about 7-8 PC's out of my own pocket for others.


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Over 4 grand since 2013.


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42 minutes ago, Dabombinable said:

The jump for me when replacing my CD T2600 with the C2D T7600 was insane...as was having a laptop from 2006 with 4GB of usable RAM.

I had a T5600 inside of a Lenovo 3000 N100

I regret not buying the T7600 two years earlier, because that was my main laptop for a while before I got my T480 and T5600 barely chugged along running firefox quantum 

i945 is painful, 3GB of maximum addressable ram with a 64bit CPU... 


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138 is a good number.

 

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22 minutes ago, themctipers said:

I had a T5600 inside of a Lenovo 3000 N100

I regret not buying the T7600 two years earlier, because that was my main laptop for a while before I got my T480 and T5600 barely chugged along running firefox quantum 

i945 is painful, 3GB of maximum addressable ram with a 64bit CPU... 

Better than Intel's other shitty mobile chipsets that could still only address 2GB RAM in 2008, when right back in 2006 you could get laptops with Nvidia chipsets+iGPU, which could actually handle 4GB RAM, and at higher clock speeds as well.

Can't even get my 2008 Asus laptop to work with 2.5GB RAM. And that's Socket P.


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23 hours ago, DiamondCubeMiner said:

I record the prices of items I buy in PCPartPicker and for the last 3 years, and I have spent US$995.48 (probably more) on PC parts, spread across 3 different PCs.

How much did you spend on PCs?

USD$1325.99 for my workstation that was murdered at the airport, now spending another USD$1445.99  for another system


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I want to say I've spent somewhere between the £400 to £500 mark on my current build, honestly though, I can't really remember how much I've spent. Just thought I'd make a useless comment really. 

 

My build is from used though and it provides the power that I need so I can't really complain. I'll soon build my PC into a beige AT tower much like LTT's recent sleeper. I should then spend a lot more on it with a full water cooling loop and lots of mods. Watch out for a post about it :) 


"If I don't seem to laugh very often, it will be because I sold my soul for more PC parts." - Me

 

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Xeon X5675 @4.5GHz (1052 cinebench R15) - Asus P6T6 WS Revolution - 6 x 2GB Samsung Dimms - AMD HD 7970 3GB - AeroCool Aero 300 Black - 2 x 120GB SSD, 2 x 250GB HDD in RAID - EVGA 750W GQ Gold+ Rating - 3 monitors (3 x 1280x1024 matching monitors) = Eyefinity - Akasa Venom R20 240 RGB Cooler & 5 x 120mm silent fans - Aires K3 Backlit Keyboard - Asus Cerberus - Windows 10 64-Bit

 

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last 18 Months, from most recent to oldest:

- 730€ for new Laptop
- 189€ for an RX 580 8GB

- 50€ for new PSU for HTPC

- 90€ for a Seagate Firecuda 2TB

- 20€ for Arctic Freezer

- 30€ new mouse and keyboard

- 50€ for +8GB RAM for my server

- 250€ for i7-7700 for my server

- 850€ for new Laptop

 

2,259€ Total

(2,592USD)

 

I think I missed some purchases, but that's enough already :D

Additionally I'm looking forward to upgrade my PC to a Ryzen 7, so there's that


Main PC: i7-6700K @ 4.6GHz / ASRock Fatal1ty Z270 Gaming K6 / GTX 1080 Ti / 16GB DDR4-2666 / Samsung 960 Evo 500GB & Seagate Firecuda 2TB

Laptop: R5 2500U / Radeon Vega 8 / 8GB DDR4-2400 / 500GB SK Hynix BC501 (HP Envy x360 13)

HTPC: i5-4670K / MSI MS-7826 / Radeon RX 580 / 16GB DDR3-1600 / 250GB Crucial MX500 & Seagate Firecuda 2TB (HP Envy Phoenix 810 in Prodesk 400 case)

My little Server: i7-7700 / Asrock H110M-ITX / 12GB DDR4-2400 / Samsung 860 Pro 250GB & Seagate Firecuda 2TB / VMware ESXi 6.7

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I've spent way too much for my PC's.

 

Main PC (only current parts included)

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Xeon X5670 - about 70€

P6X58D-E - about 95€

GTX 960 - 120€

4x2gb Dominator - 35€

2x4gb Kingston - 150€

250gb 750 Evo - 96€

2x 2tb BarraCuda - about 150€

4tb HDD - 100€

Define R5 - about 115€

PSU - 90€

Cooling - about 100€

 

And total would be about 1120€.

 

 

Secondary PC

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HP Z400 (gen2) - 180€

Intel Xeon X5677 - maybe 60€

GTX 660 - 150€

6x2gb - i don't know

240gb SSD - about 90€

1tb HDD - maybe 60€

 

 


Intel Xeon X5670 @ 4.44GHz, Asus P6X58D-E, 24gb Corsair XMS3 DDR3 1600MHz, Asus GeForce GTX 960 Turbo OC, 250gb Samsung SSD, 4tb and 2x 2tb HDD, Fractal Design Define R5

PC 2: Intel Xeon X5677 @ 3.47GHz, HP 0B4Ch (X58), 12gb DDR3 1333MHz, Asus GeForce GTX 660 DC2, 240gb SSD, 1tb HDD

Laptop: Dell Latitude E6430, Intel Core i5-3210M, 6gb DDR3 1600MHz , Intel HD 4000, 250gb Samsung SSD 860 EVO, 1TB WD Blue HDD

Phone: Huawei Honor 9 64GB Watch: Motorola Moto 360 1st Gen.

General X58 Xeon/i7 discussion

Some other PC's:

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PC 3: Intel Xeon W3550 @ 3.07GHz, HP (X58), 8gb DDR3, NVIDIA GeForce GT 640 (GPU: 1050MHz MEM: 1250MHz), 120gb SSD, 2tb, 1tb and 500gb HDD

PC 4: Intel Core2 Quad Q9550 @ 3.8GHz, Asus P5KC, 8gb DDR2, NVIDIA GeForce GT 430, 32gb SSD and 500gb HDD

HTPC: Intel Core2 Quad Q6600 @ 3.0GHz, HP DC7900SFF, 8gb DDR2 800MHz, Asus Radeon HD 6570, 4tb HDD

WinXP PC: Intel Core2 Duo E6300 @ 2.33GHz, Asus P5B, 2gb DDR2 667MHz, NVIDIA GeForce 8500 GT, 32gb SSD and 80gb HDD

RetroPC: Intel Pentium 4 HT @ 3.0GHz, Gigabyte GA-8SGXLFS, 2gb DDR1, ATi Radeon 9800 Pro, 2x 40gb HDD

My first PC: Intel Celeron 333MHz, Diamond Micronics C400, 384mb RAM, Diamond Viper V550 (NVIDIA Riva TNT), 6gb and 8gb HDD

Server: 2x Intel Xeon E5420, Dell PowerEdge 2950, 32gb DDR2, ATI ES1000, 4x 146gb SAS

Dual Opteron PC: 2x AMD Opteron 2218, HP XW9400, 12gb DDR2, ATI Radeon 3650, 500gb HDD

Core2 Duo PC: Intel Core2 Duo E8400, HP DC7800, 4gb DDR2, NVIDIA Quadro FX1700, 1tb and 80gb HDD

Athlon XP PC: AMD Athlon XP 2400+, MSI something, 1,5gb DDR1, ATI Radeon 9200, 40gb HDD

Thinkpad: Intel Core2 Duo T7200, Lenovo Thinkpad T60, 4gb DDR2, ATI Mobility Radeon X1400, 1tb HDD

Pentium 3 PC: Intel Pentium 3 866MHz, Asus CUSL2-C, 512mb RAM, 3DFX VooDoo 3 2000 AGP

 

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prolly less than 100€ in 3 years (charger, mouse, ssd upgrade)


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9 hours ago, IAnthonyFX said:

what kind of keyboard accessories, I never even knew they were good stuff worth paying that much 

Limited edition, high quality keycaps, keyboard switch opener, wrist rest, switch lube, keycap stabilizers. It's mostly the keycaps that cost the most. Currently the most expensive set that I've bought is about $180.

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probably a little over $1000, do peripherals count?


Systems:

Main Gaming:                                                        Windows XP:

Ryzen 5 2600                                                               Intel Pentium 3

Asus RX 580 OC                                                     1GB DDR2

Patriot Viper DDR4 8GB                                         Asus Motherboard

Asus ROG B450-I                                                   Dell 300W

Corsair CX 450                                                       ATI Rage 128 Fury Pro

                                                                               

FreeNAS Server:                                                   Windows 98/95 duel boot:

I5 3400k                                                                  Pentium Pro

Patriot DDR3 8GB                                                  HP Vectra motherboard 

Gigabyte Ultra Durable                                           500MB RAM

Rosewill Glacier 600W                                           Soundblaster 16

                                                                               Matrox Mystique

Random PC:                                                         

AMD Phenom x4 850                                          Key:

Kukete A78                                                          Motherboard

Kingston 4GB DDR3                                            Memory

Dell 500W                                                            Power Supply

                                                                             Graphics Card

Other Gaming:                                                    Sound Card

Ryzen 5 2600                                                       Processor

Asus ROG Strix B350-F Gaming

MSI 1050 OC

Hyper-X 16GB DDR4

EVGA 750 B2

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I really don't know as it's an evolving thing. Last 2 purchases were Samsung 850 Pro 2TB at around 800€ I think and latest AORUS GTX 1080Ti for 800€ as well. I changed my case too now that I remember, but that was just 100€. When I want something I just buy it.

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uh.... a scarily large amount. 


 If you wanna discuss the X58 platform and get tips and advice: General X58 Xeon/i7 discussion. If you want to discuss old Star Wars games like Battlefront II and KOTOR, check out my thread: Anyone still playing old Star Wars games? 

 

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X99 rig:

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CPU: 5820K at 4.5-4.6Ghz, working on getting my OC 100% stable
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15S
Motherboard: EVGA Classified X99
Memory: 32GB (4x8GB) HyperX Predator 3200MHz DDR4
Storage: 120GB HyperX Savage SSD, 2x 2TB Seagate Barracuda 7200rpm HDDs
GPU: Radeon VII
Case: Corsair Air 540, Black
PSU: EVGA 1000W G3

X58 rig: 

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CPU: X5670 at 4.56GHz/1.5v for now, planning to push higher on that voltage

CPU Cooler: Heatkiller IV CPU block and custom loop with 360mm slim rad
Motherboard: EVGA Classified 4-Way SLI X58 motherboard
Memory: 24GB HyperX Savage DDR3 (Red). Running ~1600MHz 10-10-10-28 for now, it'll to 9-9-9-24 but I'm planning to push to 2000MHz, thus the looser timings. 

Storage: ADATA SU800 128GB SSD, HyperX Savage 120GB SSD
GPU: MSI Gaming X 1080 Ti 11G 
Case: Mountain Mods mobo tray, PSU mount off etsy, some rad mounting hardware and a board of plywood and such from Lowes. 
PSU: Corsair RM1000i

Laptop:

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Clevo P750TM1-G
Random Celeron, 8700K died so I gotta get my hands on an i5 8400

16GB 2400MHz DDR4

GTX 1070

250GB 960 Evo, 2TB Seagate Firecuda, 1TB Seagate Barracuda Pro

 

 

 

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