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Windows 7: How much have you spent on building your whole computer

28 Apr 2010   #21

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

I try to avoid tallying up the cash I've dumped into the rig in my specs. If I started out with the RAM, there's at least $400.00 right there. I got those OCZ platinum modules when they first hit the market. They were a hundred bucks a pop. This is where I like to stop, because I don't really want to go further....LOL

Software is even worse than the hardware. I don't even want to go there.
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28 Apr 2010   #22

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

on a whole on this system .. $800 to mebby $900
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28 Apr 2010   #23

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I believe I payed $650 for my original rig. Since then, I have added $40 in RAM, $160 in hard drives, $20 for a wireless card, $20 for a video card, and about $50 in other expenses (cables, a RAID card, a webcam etc).

I've gotten a lot of my hardware for free. I use old 17" CRT monitors, kindly "donated" to me by friends and picked up by the side of the road. Someone gave me a SATA CD burner, and I have numerous IDE hard drives laying around.
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28 Apr 2010   #24

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MadMaxData View Post
Software is even worse than the hardware. I don't even want to go there.
Yeah, I have become quite happy in the days here of open source and freeware software. I am 100% legit on my computers and the only thing that I use that is paid for licensing is Windows and Acronis True Image. And I've started using Macrium Reflect Free and EaseUsToDo (which are both free alternatives to Acronis) lately, so I probably won't have a need to upgrade or pay more for Acronis in the future.
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28 Apr 2010   #25

Microsoft windows 7 ultimate 32 bit
 
 

amazing how the prices have gone down considering the quality of the technology
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28 Apr 2010   #26

 

I have spent exactly more than my wife thinks is reasonable.
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28 Apr 2010   #27

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

With mine around $1450.00 with about $400.00 of it being just the video card and the SATA BDRW. Now this is for everything listed in my specs except the over priced Bose headphones which I got as a present. Fabe
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28 Apr 2010   #28

Windows 7 (x64)
 
 

I had some of the parts on hand, and moved my monitors from the older rig to the new... Into this one around US $2500, or thereabouts. I try not to dwell on it, to be terribly honest.


Intel Core i7 960 - Currently at 3.8GHz
EVGA E758 X-58
6GB OCZ DDR3 1600
Powercolor AX5870 (ATI 5870 w/improved cooling)
HT Omega Claro+
Microsoft Natural keyboard 4000
Microsoft Sidewinder
Corsair CMPSU-850HX
Lian Li PC-K60WB
Thermalright Venemous-X
Hard Drives: (1) 128GB Kingston SNVP325-S2 SSD for OS/Games (2) 500GB Seagate 7200.11 - Storage
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28 Apr 2010   #29

Microsoft windows 7 ultimate 32 bit
 
 

how do u get so much money to build the computers
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28 Apr 2010   #30

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Techguystu View Post
how do u get so much money to build the computers
Hard, diligent work.

It's also a matter of priorities. A high performance machine is worth more to some people than others.
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