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Old 11-01-2007, 11:30 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Is building and upgrading your computers an addiction? Is it a healthy addiction?

I think not. Not when I go to newegg and look at my order history dating back to 7/21/2005.

Total of $7,474.

And that is just newegg. And that is just a little over two years. It doesn't even include stuff like the 22" monitor that I bought at buy.com or the hard drives and video cards i got on ebay.
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ummm.... WOW 7.5K on one site?? in just over 2 years? *actually doesn't sound to bad*
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WTH have you been buying?
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Perhaps those money could've been better spent .
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In the past 6 months I've had 4 different video cards. That adds up quickly.

I told you, it is an addiction.
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Wow and i thought i was bad. I just built this machine 3 months ago and im already tearing it down in favor of an sli setup.
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live life to the max while ur young do watever makes u happy
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Is it a healthy addiction?

I think not. Not when I go to newegg and look at my order history dating back to 7/21/2005.

Total of $7,474.

And that is just newegg. And that is just a little over two years. It doesn't even include stuff like the 22" monitor that I bought at buy.com or the hard drives and video cards i got on ebay.
ouch, i'd rather have a car
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