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

26 Apr 2010   #11


Too much. I think most of my student loan has gone on upgrading my PC. As well as most of my wages from my part time job.
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26 Apr 2010   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
I was actually thinking of this one (which is 25" now). Check the reviews. But it does not rotate/swivel.
Yeah, that's a standard type TN panel...which is essentially what I have. I've got a slightly cheaper 23" Acer at the present time.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
The HP LP2475w and the U2410 use essentially the same H-IPS panel (HP-8bit, Dell newer revision 12-bit)
Thanks for the information. I've always had good luck with my Dell monitors. I have a couple of them at home and that is what we pretty much use exclusively at work in the office.

I did read about the A01 revision or higher that would be something that I would be looking at. I've got an 18.1 Dell UltraSharp on one of my older computers now and it's been a fantastic monitor. Everything between that one and now has been somewhat of a letdown. So, I'm really looking forward to getting a new "really nice" monitor. Considering you look at the monitor all day long, it should be one of those things we don't skimp out on...but many people do.
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26 Apr 2010   #13

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

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26 Apr 2010   #14

Windows 7 x64 HP, Windows 7 HP, Windows 7 Ult

Back in the day (486, P-II, P-III) the sweet spot for a custom build was about $1500, and that was what I typically spent. Price stayed about the same as capability (HD, RAM, video) went up.

My last four cost < $700 each, not counting monitors - two laptops, two desktops bought over the last five years.
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27 Apr 2010   #15

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

$1300 on my hard drives alone.
$250 for my case
$200 for proc
$130 for mobo
$90 for KB
$60 for G13
$250 for 19" LCD
$150 for 20" LCD
$350 for Alesis M1 Active MK2 Speakers
$100 for 8GB of ram
$50 for my Sennhieser headset
$25 for DVD-RW
$360 for GTX285
$35 for cpu cooler
$80 for my MX1000 mouse (soon to be an MX1100 that Logitech is replacing it with)
$25 for a hub
$20 for card reader
$50 for Antec 650watt PSU ($129 one that was on sale :) )
$75 Promise SATA card

and that is about it for the current configuration.
I don't really want to add it up though.
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27 Apr 2010   #16

Win 7 Pro 32bit

for my HTPC

Compucase 7K Series Desktop Micro ATX £40

ASUS M4A78-VM 780G £40

AMD Athlon X2 245 £40

2 X Crucial 1GB DDR2 800MHz £28

Western Digital WD3200AAKS 320GB £28

Asus HD 4550 512MB DDR3 £25

Windows 7 £78

all prices excl. VAT

plus other bits & pieces

total = £370 inc VAT
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27 Apr 2010   #17

windows 7 professional & ultimate 64bit laptops

1999 dell laptop win98se $3400
2001 dell tower win2000 $1400
2002 gateway tower XPhome $1100
2004 gateway tower XPpro $1000
2007 dell tower vista HP $750
2008 gateway laptop vista HPsp1 $649
2010 gateway laptop win7 $679

+ around $600 in hardware(drives,ram,storage)
+ around $ 1000 in software (office 97buss,2000buss,2003pro,2007pro)

holy crapola, I can't belive it
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27 Apr 2010   #18

Windows 7 Home x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Techguystu View Post
Hi just wondering how much have you spent on building your computer setup...
Good question - as my system is continually updated, it's a little tricky to add it all up.

I'd say I have spent, over a period of time, at least $1200.00 on this system.
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28 Apr 2010   #19

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 Bit

About $380. (My specs are below)
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28 Apr 2010   #20


I spent around $1250 (everything in the specs)
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