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View Poll Results: Who paid for your performance pc?? and your age...
18 and up; Bought it myself 20 46.51%
18 and up; 50% myself, 50% parents (any kind of partial payment or aid) 3 6.98%
18 and up; Parents bought it 0 0%
17 and under; Parents bought it 4 9.30%
17 and under; Bought it myself 7 16.28%
17 and under; 50% myself, 50% parents (any kind of partial payment or aid) 9 20.93%
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Old 11-11-2007, 05:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Building your performance pc!

Just really curious about this...

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Old 11-11-2007, 05:50 PM   #2 (permalink)
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paid $400, bro paid $400, dad paid for rest cuz we both got 4.0

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Old 11-11-2007, 06:07 PM   #3 (permalink)
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My mom bought my PC when I was 17 but I'm going to pay for the next one by myself. 19 now.
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Old 11-12-2007, 06:12 AM   #4 (permalink)
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split it even 50 me 50 parents we both use my rig so we both paid 700.. but moms getting her own rig this week! and meee too!

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Old 11-12-2007, 07:49 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I paid for all my PCs, with the help of a credit card and a savings account.


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Old 11-12-2007, 09:47 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Money left over from living and beering goes to computer.
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Old 11-12-2007, 01:38 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Aye my parents said heck no. Wont even buy me a cheaper part for christmas ;p buggers lol

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mom's paying for it, kinda like incentive to keep me in college lol
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Old 11-12-2007, 02:39 PM   #9 (permalink)
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My mom and grandmother bought my sister and I a $2500 (ripoff) HP Pavilion computer when I was about 12 or 13. I've since upgraded some parts here and there, but now it's back to the stock hardware it came with (in my sig), and then recently I bought, built, then shortly after a month, sold a $600 rig for $700 (quite proud of that actually). I currently have ~$3000 (and counting) saved up for car+expenses and a new rig, hopefully a Phenom-based system, if that ship sinks, then I'll be waiting all the way till' January for the Q9450.
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i've paid for all my builds.

that started in 1998 when i was in grade 9

latest one...about a little over a year old down below in sig

probably a new one at the start of the year

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