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    QOTW: What's the most you've spent on a single PC component?

    Let's hear it, who out there has splashed out crazy money?
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    Re: QOTW: What's the most you've spent on a single PC component?

    Nothing crazy, about 300quid on my i7 cpu

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    Re: QOTW: What's the most you've spent on a single PC component?

    Think it has to be EVGA GTX 1070 FTW Gaming ACX 3.0

    Don't think I could warrant spending any more on a single component than a gaming gpu, and that take the pish as it is!

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    Re: QOTW: What's the most you've spent on a single PC component?

    £575 on a GPU.

    5 years later it's still good enough and equivalent to an RX480.

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    £148 on a sapphire x800 GTO2.
    Wrecked it 3 weeks later when i slipped with a screwdriver whilst installing an arctic cooler

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    £1200 on a Pascal Titan X
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    Re: QOTW: What's the most you've spent on a single PC component?

    £729 on a EVGA 1080Ti FTW3 which came with a Destiny 2 code.

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    The most extravagant component purchase I've done must've been the Creative Labs Soundblaster AWE32. That set me back in excess on DKr 2300 back in 1994 (worth more back then due to lower inflation). On a student's budget, mind you. At the time I had a Soundblaster 16, but I just knew I had to have the AWE32. Good soundcard, but way overpriced. I have bought other components (*cough*GPUs*cough*) at slightly higher prices but those purchases don't seem so outrageous given the going rate for said components.

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    £680 on a Palit 1080Ti last year. But most of it was funded by selling my previous card (1070).

    Around 2004, I also splashed £400 on a GeForce FX5900 Ultra. According to a UK inflation calculator, that equates to about £600 now.

    But there's still no way I could bring myself to spend the sort of cash that a Titan or i9 would cost.

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    Re: QOTW: What's the most you've spent on a single PC component?

    Quote Originally Posted by azrael- View Post
    The most extravagant component purchase I've done must've been the Creative Labs Soundblaster AWE32. That set me back in excess on DKr 2300 back in 1994 (worth more back then due to lower inflation). On a student's budget, mind you. At the time I had a Soundblaster 16, but I just knew I had to have the AWE32. Good soundcard, but way overpriced. I have bought other components (*cough*GPUs*cough*) at slightly higher prices but those purchases don't seem so outrageous given the going rate for said components.
    Wow! Blast(er) from the past. I bought one of them as well after hearing it knock out a New Order track at a computer show. Pretty sure I also got some kind of daughter board for it as well and also around 4mb of ram simms to stick in it

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    Re: QOTW: What's the most you've spent on a single PC component?

    Needed.
    £230.00 on a GTX 1060 6GB.
    Splurge
    £150 on a Razer Blackwidow Chroma.
    Technically.
    £160 on a pair of Apple Airpods, which I use when I'm not wearing the Razer Kraken 7.1's, although i use them primarily with the 8 plus

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    Quote Originally Posted by blokeinkent View Post
    Wow! Blast(er) from the past. I bought one of them as well after hearing it knock out a New Order track at a computer show. Pretty sure I also got some kind of daughter board for it as well and also around 4mb of ram simms to stick in it
    I had one of those. I only recently binned it as I just couldn't bear to part with such a massively overengineered bit of kit I kept it just to admire it. The sheer size of it was amazing for the time. Now have an X-Fi Elite Pro but I have some problems with it so might have to swap it when some money comes in. I wanted the Azuntech X-Fi but I got an offer for an Elite Pro I couldn't refuse.

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    Re: QOTW: What's the most you've spent on a single PC component?

    £250 on my MSI RX 580 8GB card

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    £900 on my GTX 690, yeah it was a fortune, but it's lasted until now

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    I think it was around £270 for my AMD 7950 back in the day.

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    Re: QOTW: What's the most you've spent on a single PC component?

    The most I've ever spent is on the Intel i7 875K I still use today. It was £297.40 back in June 2010, and has already served me long enough seeing as it is nearly 8 years old now.

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