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26 Jan 2014   #1561
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
Personally, I don't believe it is possible to 'keep up with the Jonses'. I don't care how much you spend on a computer, whether it is $1500 or $15,000, I will promise you, there is someone with a better, faster, nicer looking computer than you have. So, the real thing here is about the illness. Most of us have a severe case of a terminal illness which I know of no cure for. It's a compulsion to keep buying parts so you don't go into DT's or having convulsions. It is also highly contagious for those of you who don't have the illness but hang around us that do. Ask Juan. He was not very long ago, perfectly normal until he started hanging out with us. Within a few short months, he was starting a business of building some extremely expensive and fantastic looking computers. I'm sure he would tell you, he couldn't stop if he wanted to. But,in all fairness, we warned him before he started hanging out with us.
That's a vey good assessment my friend


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26 Jan 2014   #1562
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

It's a hobby for some of us that like to build and tinker.
It's a lot cheaper than my old hobby racing cars.
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26 Jan 2014   #1563
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

I have managed to hang out with all you crazies, yet still have the computer I started with here. With the exception of a bunch of Noctua's, it's still the same

A Guy
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26 Jan 2014   #1564
ganjiry

Win7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
It's a hobby for some of us that like to build and tinker.
It's a lot cheaper than my old hobby racing cars.
+1 It's a lot cheaper than my old hobby/habbit which was heroin so I can quite happily chuck money at my pc as at least I have something to show for it now rather than just throwing money away
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26 Jan 2014   #1565
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
Personally, I don't believe it is possible to 'keep up with the Jonses'. I don't care how much you spend on a computer, whether it is $1500 or $15,000, I will promise you, there is someone with a better, faster, nicer looking computer than you have. So, the real thing here is about the illness. Most of us have a severe case of a terminal illness which I know of no cure for. It's a compulsion to keep buying parts so you don't go into DT's or having convulsions. It is also highly contagious for those of you who don't have the illness but hang around us that do. Ask Juan. He was not very long ago, perfectly normal until he started hanging out with us. Within a few short months, he was starting a business of building some extremely expensive and fantastic looking computers. I'm sure he would tell you, he couldn't stop if he wanted to. But,in all fairness, we warned him before he started hanging out with us.
That's a vey good assessment my friend
IT has reached a point now where the COST is exceeding the expectations of what I expect from a machine and I have to say it is fairly addictive but the race for the highest specs, looks, and speed has put building out of my reach for anything even approaching my basic Ivy.
Now like Ganjiry who had a very habit on his own admission we have all been down some addictive path such as the the tobacco and alcohol paths for example that I myself included (which I managed to give away some time ago) - I still feel that unless one has got money to burn it doesn't justify building machines just to be at the top of some imaginary tree for the purposes of what I perceive in some cases just to have bragging rights about what has been accomplished in any particular build.
I think it is ok that some might like to up the ante on a good machine that they already have to get the max performance and then brag about it because in my eyes that is an accomplishment at costs that I would be guessing is within the bounds of most of the members pockets.
I do feel sorry that we answer queries on problems to members whose specs are very antiquated and have no chance of ever reaching what some can afford.
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26 Jan 2014   #1566
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
I have managed to hang out with all you crazies, yet still have the computer I started with here. With the exception of a bunch of Noctua's, it's still the same

A Guy
Same here. Being retired on a fixed income (no, wait, it's going down when Medicare kicks in later this year) has a way of discouraging spending. Besides, I built the computer to use, not just for the fun of building (not that building it wasn't fun and there is nothing wrong with building just for the fun of it).
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26 Jan 2014   #1567
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
I have managed to hang out with all you crazies, yet still have the computer I started with here. With the exception of a bunch of Noctua's, it's still the same

A Guy
Good job Bill. One really doesn't know if you machine is "bad" unless you get hooked on a bunch of benchmarks and scores, which don't mean anything if it does all you want. Archie for instance, who does all the great GFX work, has a small laptop.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
Same here. Being retired on a fixed income (no, wait, it's going down when Medicare kicks in later this year) has a way of discouraging spending. Besides, I built the computer to use, not just for the fun of building (not that building it wasn't fun and there is nothing wrong with building just for the fun of it).
Didn't you start the build after you joined us crazies?
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26 Jan 2014   #1568
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
Same here. Being retired on a fixed income (no, wait, it's going down when Medicare kicks in later this year) has a way of discouraging spending. Besides, I built the computer to use, not just for the fun of building (not that building it wasn't fun and there is nothing wrong with building just for the fun of it).
Didn't you start the build after you joined us crazies?[/QUOTE]

I joined "you crazies" (I prefer to think of it as polluting the gene pool here rather than joining ) because I was planning on building a machine. It was the only way to get what I wanted.
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26 Jan 2014   #1569
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

OK nerd alert ! I've added a new fan to my Prodigy and it's not a Noctua.......still have nothing but love for the N brand but as the largest they build is the 140mm it left my front panel barren so action had to be taken. To the rescue comes BitFenix's 230mm blue led. Then clean some unneeded parts out of the case like the Antec spot fan and the side panel 2.5" drive mount thing as well had to reverse my power and hdd activity light plugs and voila ! Then not shown I added just over 900gb's of wav music to a 2.5" 5400 rpm spinner and added it alongside my 128 gb Samsung 840 Pro and a Seagate 3 tb Barracuda hdd.
Still struggling my way through my overclock as ASUS's bios is giving me fit's but as I become more and more familiar with it things will improve I'm sure.

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26 Jan 2014   #1570
Indianatone

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate and numerous virtual machines
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
OK nerd alert ! I've added a new fan to my Prodigy and it's not a Noctua.......still have nothing but love for the N brand but as the largest they build is the 140mm it left my front panel barren so action had to be taken. To the rescue comes BitFenix's 230mm blue led. Then clean some unneeded parts out of the case like the Antec spot fan and the side panel 2.5" drive mount thing as well had to reverse my power and hdd activity light plugs and voila ! Then not shown I added just over 900gb's of wav music to a 2.5" 5400 rpm spinner and added it alongside my 128 gb Samsung 840 Pro and a Seagate 3 tb Barracuda hdd.
Still struggling my way through my overclock as ASUS's bios is giving me fit's but as I become more and more familiar with it things will improve I'm sure.

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Ah so it is a juke box! What is the media music player of choice? (Mine is Winamp still).
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