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    How much do you spend?

    I was recently having an argument in another forum about how much someone was spending on a pc I said if they wanted to spend x amount that was up to them and so on lol.

    So it got me curious what do you spend on a new build?

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    Re: How much do you spend?

    Only been in custom PC building since xmas last year, and alraedy spent too much I built a PC, and then just keep upgrading and swapping things rather than just starting again.

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    Re: How much do you spend?

    if building totally from scratch for myself, then i would aim for &#163;600 - &#163;1000

    otherwise i just upgrade.
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    Re: How much do you spend?

    My last rig, building from scratch, ran me about $1800 USD (more or less; I forget exactly).

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    Re: How much do you spend?

    &#163;300 - &#163;600 Every year now.

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    Re: How much do you spend?

    the Quad core box i'm putting together will be just north of &#163;600. I don't build them regularly though.

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    Re: How much do you spend?

    Less is more for me. I can wait that extra 2 seconds for something to load if it saves me &#163;100...

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    Re: How much do you spend?

    Hard to say really last full build I did was an athlon 1700 when they were new, since then its been buts here and there. I am on the verge of a big upgrade so that will be
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    Will keep the othr bits from my 939 rig.

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    Re: How much do you spend?

    Last build was &#163;500 ish, but that was excluding windows, keyboard , mouse, speackers, screen, surge protection....just the computer in itself.
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    Re: How much do you spend?

    First build I did a couple of years ago having giving desktops a break was about &#163;900 - &#163;1000 but I can see there is no point spending that sort of money anymore. &#163;800 gets you everything you could really need and I'd probably spend &#163;600 now.

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    Re: How much do you spend?

    Just built the my system for just over £700.

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    Re: How much do you spend?

    All ordered as per my recent thread for &#163;675 approx. Very nice spec. though!

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    Re: How much do you spend?

    Quote Originally Posted by cptwhite_uk View Post
    All ordered as per my recent thread for £675 approx. Very nice spec. though!
    Indeed it is

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    Re: How much do you spend?

    My last new PC (excluding monitor) was just over 600 - it's been a while (opteron 165, 2gb, 250HD, A8N32-sli, EVGA 7900GT, P180 case, seasonic 430W).

    Just about to max out the system when I finish downloading red alert http://forums.hexus.net/hexus-gaming...-download.html

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    Re: How much do you spend?

    spent around 900 quid including monitor 1.5yrs ago. its time for an upgrade.

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    Re: How much do you spend?

    My first proper gaming machine cost a bit more than I was expecting but gave me valubale info and most of the stuff I bought will go on and work with other systems when I do decide to upgrade.

    My last build was around April 2006 so got a few more years before I consider doing a new update.

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