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Buying PC parts you don’t actually need

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Does anyone else do this?  I normally don’t but just bought the EVGA G3 1000W Gold PSU for no good reason... other than it was $90 shipped.

 

I wasn’t planning on doing another build...

 

My current 650W EVGA G3 is more than enough for my 8600k/1070ti setup...

 

Like, what am I doing with my life?

 

Now I feel the need to start shopping for 9900k, mobo, Ram, and 2080...

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I have two i5 6400's and two Motherboards to support them, I should probably sell them soon

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Whaaaaat.... *buys 1000W G3, sets up 1080 SLI for 1080p gaming, is buying a Vega FE ina few days* 

 

I know not of what you speak *also has 2 more rigs capable of maxing everything on 1080p, and parts to build 2 more entry level systems*

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damn so that's how it feels to be rich

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4 minutes ago, Shally said:

I have two i5 6400's and two Motherboards to support them, I should probably sell them soon

So errrr...how much you thinking for one? ?

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I don't do this often but when there's a deal that's too good to pass on sometimes I just buy the thing and then I build a PC around it with used and new parts that I got for cheap and sell the whole PC with a markup. It was especially handy when I wanted to sell all my mining GPUs, they're all over the market for cheap so I just built entire PCs around them which helps maintain their value.

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buying new computer parts is addictive, but i stick to used stuff for my buying sprees as that gives me more stuff/€

I spent $2500 on building my PC and all i do with it is play no games atm & watch anime at 1080p(finally) watch YT and write essays...

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#1. Treat others as you would like to be treated.

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#3. There is nothing "wrong" with being wrong. Learning from a mistake can be more valuable than not making one in the first place.

 

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I do this too. I have the Asus Hyper card for 4x NVME SSDs, with only 1 SSD in it and my board has an NVME slot (to be fair, I would have to get a SATA card in order to use all my SATA drives.... But I also had a different PCIe M.2 card before I got the Asus one). I also use a sound card for no reason. And I have all but an extra PSU and case to be able to build 2 complete Haswell PCs (with an extra GPU I could make 2 gaming PCs). And do RGB lights and "gaming" peripherals count as things you don't need?

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I am guilty of this too. I get bored at work and end up on craiglist or Ebay and find myself bidding on or wheeling and dealing on items. I Have some family members and inlaws who have much nicer pc's now because of it.

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1 hour ago, aezakmi said:

damn so that's how it feels to be rich

Mo’ money, mo’ problems ?

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I play everything in 1280x1024 and have a GTX 970

i put an aio on a locked i5

i have a 1000w psu in a mini itx system

i bought a western digital gold for double the price of a blue

i have over 30 GPUs I don't use, and not even all low end, I've got some higher end and even brand new pascal cards in there

 

I have pcs that I just built for fun and don't actually use 

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I definitely buy SSDs for no reason

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2 hours ago, M.Yurizaki said:

I have a socket 370 board that I didn't want, but since I was the highest bidder on eBay, I ended up getting it anyway.

 

It also has bulging caps, soooo... (I mean I could replace them, but that requires buying more things)

Okay, you're an entirely 'nother level. Known as binge shopping, similar to hoarding.  Buying broke shit... that's next level!

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Just now, jstudrawa said:

Okay, you're an entirely 'nother level. Known as binge shopping, similar to hoarding.  Buying broke shit... that's next level!

It was a plan B board for my build, but I ended up not wanting it anyway after I put my bid down. On top of it having bulging caps made it worse.

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2 hours ago, lewdicrous said:

I built an entire PC that I don't need, so I guess I'm guilty too

<---- am doing this now. I need a "skunkworks/jank/bin dive" pc to build to test out making PC cases... just as a hobby/project. Have an £8 hopefully fixable motherboard (2 half snapped pins, so will see if they reach the CPU or are unused pins, or can be wire soldered back to health)... that I just spent £80 on extra parts to test if it works.

 

Kinda a bad idea... kinda an experiment. XD

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4 hours ago, thedude4bides said:

for no good reason.

no I do not

 

but people have to learn the hard way, we all do

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4 hours ago, Canada EH said:

no I do not

 

but people have to learn the hard way, we all do

Well, now that I’m this far in might as well keep the ball rollin ⚽? ? 

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5 hours ago, thedude4bides said:

Well, now that I’m this far in might as well keep the ball rollin ⚽?? 

Hey easy come, easy go.

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Looks like the move is to jump on some Black Friday sales if I'm going to do a build around my excess PSU.  Have storage and a case so all I really need is CPU/Mobo/Ram... this might actually happen.

 

On the fence between balls to the wall i9 or more budget friendly yet quite capable Ryzen 7 build...

 

What would you do?

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On 10/30/2018 at 4:18 PM, Shally said:

I have two i5 6400's and two Motherboards to support them, I should probably sell them soon

If you're in Europe, gimmie a good price on a 6400? ;) 

 

 

On topic, I have a laptop and Egpu setup currently...but I just bought a really old, rare Thinkpad docking station with a PCI-E slot and PSU built into the back. 

- Does it have a low tdp cap? YES IT DOES!
- Can it only take really small slim cards? YES IT CAN!
- Is it inconveniently large? HELL F*£KING YEAH IT IS!
- Will it raise performance? A 90% REDUCTION!

- Did I need it? READ THE THREAD TITLE BOZO!

...but it has a built in card reader, so I guess, that's cool... xD I mean look at this shit, isn't it the most cumbersome, awkward looking box of obsolete hardware you ever saw? It's glorious in it's own way...

 

 

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16 minutes ago, Ross Siggers said:

If you're in Europe, gimmie a good price on a 6400? ;) 

 

 

On topic, I have a laptop and Egpu setup currently...but I just bought a really rare, freaky Thinkpad docking station with a PCI-E slot built into the back. 

- Does it have a low tdp cap? YES IT DOES.
- Can it only take really small slim cards? YES IT CAN
- Is it inconveniently large? HELL F*£KING YEAH IT IS
- Will it improve on performance NOT A CHANCE

- Did I need it? READ THE THREAD TITLE BOZO

xD 

What would be classed as a good price nowadays? 

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