How much do you spend on hardware? - Page 2 - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Monitors, Printers and Peripherals
Click Here to Login
View Poll Results: Which HouseGuest Would You Like To Return?
KAYSAR - "He shall come back for revenge." 1 33.33%
MICHAEL 2 66.67%
ERIC - "I'll give him another change, good thing CBS didn't have to kick him off". 0 0%
Voters: 3. You may not vote on this poll

Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 05-10-2005, 10:49 AM   #11 (permalink)
Wizard Techie
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 4,010
Default

This should be changed to a year, in which case it would be about £400 ($800) now I have a computer which is worth upgrading (I went too long with my old one, so no parts could be used.) So about $66 a month.

I have to say I'm surprised that the bottm 3 have any votes, thats alot a year.
__________________

__________________

Cisco CCNA, Comptia A+, 1/3 through CCNP
Trifid is offline  
Old 05-10-2005, 10:52 AM   #12 (permalink)
Him
Wizard Techie
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 3,190
Send a message via AIM to Him Send a message via Yahoo to Him
Default

Yea, the average person dosent even make that much a month. And even if they did, I hardly think they would spend it all on computers. Every month. It would become rather pointless. Unless you want EVERY new technology that comes out, so you are never behind. But only people like Bill Gates and Donald Trump have that luxury.
__________________

Him is offline  
Old 05-10-2005, 03:19 PM   #13 (permalink)
Master Techie
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 2,433
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by beedubaya
I can't afford to be spending a lot on hardware, although I do buy stuff occasionally. I spent $2000 on my system now when i built it last june. I am planning on getting a new graphics card this summer, then building again in summer 2006, for Unreal Engine 3.
Uve got a decent system, with a powerful CPU and nice RAM. do u really need to do a complete rebuild for Unreal 3?
__________________





-AMD Athlon 64 3200+ Winchestor
-MSI K8N Neo4-F
-Sapphire Radeon X850 XT
-2x 1024 Corsair XMS Pro

<form action=\"http://www.srsyo.org/tfsearch.php\" method=\"get\">
<input type=\"text\" name=\"search\"><input type=\"submit\" name=\"submit\" value="Search!"></form> Search TF before you post!
dhw200 is offline  
Old 05-10-2005, 03:27 PM   #14 (permalink)
Lord Techie
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 8,013
Send a message via AIM to DJ-CHRIS
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by beedubaya
I can't afford to be spending a lot on hardware, although I do buy stuff occasionally. I spent $2000 on my system now when i built it last june. I am planning on getting a new graphics card this summer, then building again in summer 2006, for Unreal Engine 3.
You sound sane compared to some of the people here
DJ-CHRIS is offline  
Old 05-10-2005, 03:59 PM   #15 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 725
Default

I will be planning on a new $1200-$1500US system every 2 years, and a new $200-$300 (If I really feel like going all out ) monitoer every 3-4. That works out to about $70 a month. As for upgrading in the middle of a system "cycle," I don't really see the point. That said, I will be fixing some of the mistakes I made with this buold in the next few months (X600XT -> 6600GT, 512mb -> 1024mb), but after that the only way I'm spending money on componets is is something breaks.
__________________
AGP won\'t fit in PCI-E... unless you use a really good hammer. ~Trotter
digitaloracle is offline  
Old 05-10-2005, 04:22 PM   #16 (permalink)
Master Techie
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 2,433
Default

The only thing i would upgrade between now and when i do my next build in a few years is my CPU.
__________________





-AMD Athlon 64 3200+ Winchestor
-MSI K8N Neo4-F
-Sapphire Radeon X850 XT
-2x 1024 Corsair XMS Pro

<form action=\"http://www.srsyo.org/tfsearch.php\" method=\"get\">
<input type=\"text\" name=\"search\"><input type=\"submit\" name=\"submit\" value="Search!"></form> Search TF before you post!
dhw200 is offline  
Old 05-10-2005, 04:35 PM   #17 (permalink)
Master Techie
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 2,932
Default

Not many people spend over $500 a month on hardware. We usually spend that much (and more) on a 3 to 6 month span (ie - we do major upgrades every 3 to 6 months, not every month). If someone was spending 2-grand on hardware a month, they'd be building a whole new machine each month. There's not much you can buy that will suck up 2-grand in a single purchase.
__________________

-----------------------------------------------
Don\'t hate the player...Hate the game...
ShoobieRat is offline  
Old 05-10-2005, 04:36 PM   #18 (permalink)
Him
Wizard Techie
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 3,190
Send a message via AIM to Him Send a message via Yahoo to Him
Default

We should get the Maj up in here. He spend roughly $500 on HW in 4 or 5 years.

sorry maj, had to.
Him is offline  
Old 05-10-2005, 04:38 PM   #19 (permalink)
Lord Techie
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 8,013
Send a message via AIM to DJ-CHRIS
Default

Not to laugh at him, but it's more like 8
DJ-CHRIS is offline  
Old 05-10-2005, 04:43 PM   #20 (permalink)
Field Engineer
 
SHAWN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 4,697
Send a message via AIM to SHAWN
Default

I upgrade slowly. Mobo here, RAM there, Video card etc...
__________________

__________________
A+, Network + , HP Certified Tech and MCP

Specs: AMD Phenom II X6 1095T, Asus M477TD, 8GB GSkill Ripjaws DDR3 1600 7-8-7-24 1T, 128GB Crucial M4 SSD, ATi HD4650, W7, 27" HL272 Monitor
SHAWN is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:46 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.