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September 2, 2007 6:42:56 PM



How much have ppl spent on there RIGS, to build mine again now would cost me 700 pound
thats CPU,M/B,MEM,G/CARD,PSU,CASE,FANS,4xHDD
Aint Bad for a 3dmark06 Score of 10.5k+

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September 2, 2007 7:25:03 PM

My system costed €700 or €750 2 years ago.. 800 euro is enough to build something for gaming... i just prefer to upgrade every year, its cheaper..
September 2, 2007 8:38:00 PM



Yep i agree with you my m/b is 1 year old, memory is 2years old, case is 18months old same as HDD`s and PSU just the graphic`s card is 2 months old ATI 2900xt lol!!!
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September 2, 2007 8:58:56 PM

$1700 - Just worked it out then. Oh thats in Aussie dollars. My most recent upgrade, 22inch widecreen, is the most expensive at $350 still. Oh and some of this is from upgrades over time. Would hate to think how much I would have spent if I bought it all new.
September 2, 2007 8:59:45 PM

$4500.00 US Dollar
September 2, 2007 9:09:45 PM

About $850 for my first build.

have since added 1 gig ram, NeoHe 550 W PSU, and 8800 GTS 320.

I'm up to about $1250 total and I can run anything. So I'm happy.
September 2, 2007 9:53:47 PM

I have instituted a "Less Bacon, More Hardcore" policy, where I take the money I would have spent on bacon, and save it up for computer stuff.
September 3, 2007 1:18:16 AM

I spent 1400 on a new system in April, and then 10 bucks for an old CRT monitor that I love.
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September 3, 2007 4:46:55 AM

$800 for current rig 20 months ago:
AMD 64 3200+
2gig's Corsair XMS DDR 3200 (should've sold 'em 6 mo. ago for 2x the original price)
ATI x1800xt 256mb
Raidmax case w/cheapy 420watt PSU (13A on 12v rail :(  )
ASUS MVP Mobo
Liteon DVD Burner
Liteon DVD ROM
used 19"WS monitor from previous build :) 
keyboard/mouse from previous build
September 3, 2007 4:47:48 AM

meh, about 3600 USD $$ ( includes monitor and speakers)
September 3, 2007 7:14:08 AM

£1000/$2000

Although if I was in america buying my parts wouldnt of cost me anywhere near $2k..

3dmark06 score of 92**atm but I havent overclocked at all properly yet, all I know is my core2quad can make it to 3ghz with 1.28vcore. I'll be puttting it up to 3.6ghz if I can lol

Should have a final score of somewhere around 12k!
September 3, 2007 10:54:28 AM

my original build was 3 years ago, and I spent £500 on it, (i got a good deal on my gfx card) and since then I have upgraded just about everything, g card, PSU, CPU, RAM...., probably spent £250 more
September 3, 2007 11:18:00 AM

Around €3500 if not more but that builds below been over the last year or so.
September 4, 2007 6:24:23 AM

Around 4000$ and planning upgrade for 1-2k$ before christmass (MB+1-2CPU+4-8GB RAM).

Thats 10 hdds, 20" lcd and dual Opty rig (newly 12port SAS controler and 147GB 15k rpm SASs hdd).
September 4, 2007 3:04:55 PM

I upgrade my system very often so if i combine the total amount and subtract what I resold for.. my current system (newest components are the Opty 170 at 10months and x1950xtx at 13months) cost me about $1600.
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Opty 170 @ 2.8ghz
AC Freezer64 Pro
Abit KN8 nf4 Vanilla
2GB DDR400
2 80gb WD800JB
Samsung DVDRW
X1950XTX-512mb
CM Centurion
19" Westy
Logitech G15 & Razer Diamondback

September 4, 2007 3:18:13 PM

I spent $1,167.47 after shipping on this:

Core 2 Duo 6750
2 GB of Patriot DDR Low Latency
Gigabye P35 w/ heatpipes
eVGA GeForce 8800GTS (640MB)
700 Watt FSP Group PSU
LIAN LI PC-65B (Quiet for having 4 80mm fans)
Samsung 20x dvd burner - SATA
- Currently using Windows XP

I did however keep my 250gig Western Digital SATA, Soundblaster X-Fi from 2005 and my ViewSonic P225f (22inch CRT)

It could have been cheaper sans aluminum case and motherboard version.
September 4, 2007 7:38:14 PM

got the rig free...

Spend $30 on some nice speakers x-530's
$20 on a Microsoft laser mouse
$120 on an agp 7600gs
September 4, 2007 8:48:48 PM

PFZ1 said:
How much have ppl spent on there RIGS, to build mine again now would cost me 700 pound thats CPU,M/B,MEM,G/CARD,PSU,CASE,FANS,4xHDD
Aint Bad for a 3dmark06 Score of 10.5k+


$3,000US 17,000+ 3dmark06

Future upgrades:
45nm Quad Penryn
2 - 9800's
September 4, 2007 9:01:56 PM

Man, those Europeans gotta pay some high prices! Whats up with that?
September 4, 2007 9:44:00 PM

3300 for the last one (3 years ago) looking at almost 6000 for the next one, 10k if I can convince the wife I need 4 SSD in Raid 0 :pt1cable: 
September 4, 2007 11:34:59 PM

GenericName said:
$4500.00 US Dollar


HAHA PWNED

Unless thats a server, you spent too much. Theres no justifiable performance gain between a rig that costs $3000 to one that costs $4500. I guess you could have a 30" monitor, but for gaming I don't actually see that being an advantage (too large unless its about 5' from your face).

For 3 grand US you should be able to overclock a quad core cpu on a decent mobo plus have 2x 8800 GTX's that will basically overkill any game out there. A good overclocking mobo doesn't need high speed ram either, so you'd be wasting money on high end stuff. Some people waste a crap load of money on RAID 0 raptor HDs which is just the most decadent waste of money for gaming I can imagine (yay! 10% speed gains for 2% of my time spent gaming yet 700% the cost per gig). Even if you already have plenty of HD space on a network for backup, its still ridiculous to spend that much on such a small performance gain.

I guess if you aren't a hardware guy, I can see why over expenditure like this might happen, but I guess you should post your machine, and if its set up for some extra crazy stuff like a home recording studio or something where you need specialized hardware (or video hardware for 3d design), then I'll eat my words, but seeing as this is posted in a gaming forum, I'll say again - PWNED!!!
September 4, 2007 11:43:43 PM

yamagiru said:
3300 for the last one (3 years ago) looking at almost 6000 for the next one, 10k if I can convince the wife I need 4 SSD in Raid 0 :pt1cable: 


Haha, I really really hope for the sake of your bank balance that you are joking or that you are a doctor or a lawyer. Coz no sane person spends 6 grand on a computer and 10k is basically begging me to come over to your place and kick you in the balls for being a moron. I don't think the 'look honey, windows starts up a whole 15 seconds faster!' will bring her round either.
September 5, 2007 1:25:01 AM

triggersix said:
Haha, I really really hope for the sake of your bank balance that you are joking or that you are a doctor or a lawyer. Coz no sane person spends 6 grand on a computer and 10k is basically begging me to come over to your place and kick you in the balls for being a moron. I don't think the 'look honey, windows starts up a whole 15 seconds faster!' will bring her round either.



CPU/case/mobo/PSU - 600-2000
SLI/x-fire - 500-1400
4gb Ram - 450-1200
Monitor - 300-500
HDD - 100-750

For a really high end rig 6k is not unreasonable. Add 4 64gb SSD's at 1200 a pop and you would hit 10k easy. If my wife didn't like it I could just bump her off the accounts and out of the house. :kaola: 
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September 5, 2007 2:59:29 AM

yamagiru said:
CPU/case/mobo/PSU - 600-2000
SLI/x-fire - 500-1400
4gb Ram - 450-1200
Monitor - 300-500
HDD - 100-750

For a really high end rig 6k is not unreasonable. Add 4 64gb SSD's at 1200 a pop and you would hit 10k easy. If my wife didn't like it I could just bump her off the accounts and out of the house. :kaola: 

Looks like someone is spending WAAAAAY too much for a rig. Not that it is wrong, but dude don't you need a life?
September 5, 2007 4:22:17 AM

Wow, why would someone want to spend 10000 on a new computer? Not only would it be a pointless waste of money but there are so much other things to spend 10k on.
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September 5, 2007 5:03:52 AM

Hmmm.....

I'm planning my next HTPC build which in all honesty will cost more than my gaming rig. But it won't be until after Penryn is released 'cause I want to transplant my E6600, MSI 975X Platinum V2 and DDR2 667 RAM into my HTPC.

Not sure if I will be buying a dual core or quad core Penryn and I don't know what motherboard yet.

Current list of HTPC parts to buy:

PC Case: SILVERSTONE Crown Series CW02B-MXR...............................................$400
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811163084
Hard Drive: 4 1TB HITACHI Deskstar 7K1000 ($380 each x 4).................................$1520
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822145141
Some Dedicated RAID Controller Card.................................................................$150
CPU: My current C2D E6600................................................................................$0
Motherboard: My current MSI 975X Platinum..........................................................$0
RAM: My current Corsair XMS DDR2 667 RAM..........................................................$0
Heatsink: My current Scythe Ninja........................................................................$0
PSU: Either a Seasonic or Corsair......................................................................$125
Silent Fan: Noctua 120mm................................................................................$20
Video Card: Some silent GPU either ATI or nVidia..................................................$175
DVD Burner: Too early to tell exactly which one.....................................................$40
Operating System: My current copy of Windows XP Pro............................................$0

Total estimate build cost in 2008.....................................................................$2430

Of course that excludes the cost of replacement CPU, Mobo, and RAM for my current rig.


September 8, 2007 12:19:54 AM

triggersix said:
HAHA PWNED

Unless thats a server, you spent too much. Theres no justifiable performance gain between a rig that costs $3000 to one that costs $4500. I guess you could have a 30" monitor, but for gaming I don't actually see that being an advantage (too large unless its about 5' from your face).

For 3 grand US you should be able to overclock a quad core cpu on a decent mobo plus have 2x 8800 GTX's that will basically overkill any game out there. A good overclocking mobo doesn't need high speed ram either, so you'd be wasting money on high end stuff. Some people waste a crap load of money on RAID 0 raptor HDs which is just the most decadent waste of money for gaming I can imagine (yay! 10% speed gains for 2% of my time spent gaming yet 700% the cost per gig). Even if you already have plenty of HD space on a network for backup, its still ridiculous to spend that much on such a small performance gain.

I guess if you aren't a hardware guy, I can see why over expenditure like this might happen, but I guess you should post your machine, and if its set up for some extra crazy stuff like a home recording studio or something where you need specialized hardware (or video hardware for 3d design), then I'll eat my words, but seeing as this is posted in a gaming forum, I'll say again - PWNED!!!


I use it for professional purposes over gaming - Photoshop CS3 suite/ Dreamweaver and 3Ds Max - I'm not complaining everything was priced pretty reasonable:


COOLER MASTER Stacker RC-832
(2) Dell 2407 UltraSharp 24" Wide DVI 6ms 9-in-2 Card Reader
Vista Ultimate 64Bit / Office Standard 2007
Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6700 Kentsfield 2.66GHz
ASUS P5N32-E SLI LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 680i - BIOS 1201 BETA
(2 SLI)- EVGA 768-P2-N835-AR GeForce 8800GTX 768MB SuperClocked
(4) Gigs RAM OCZ model # OCZ2T8002GK
Tagan TG1100-U96 ATX12V Power Supply
Seagate Barracuda 750GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb
ZEROtherm BTF90 92mm Silent UFO CPU Cooler
(4) Scythe S-FLEX SFF21F 120mm Case Fan
Sony NEC Optiarc Combo Drive Black IDE Model CRX320EE/B2S W/O SW
SUPER TALENT INT-AIN1-C All-in-one USB 2.0 Card Reader
ESET NOD32 Anti-Virus

I Own it - it doesn't Own me :) 
September 8, 2007 2:49:47 AM

Uh..... Since I built my sytem late 2005.... about $1000.

Starting price: $427, 40% off all items clearance sales rock. >:3

Gone through a mobo (RAM controller fried), doubled the RAM (1gig to 2), changed out the video card thrice (6200 TC - x1600Pro - x1900XT 512), upgraded PSU (400w to 550w), and just upgraded the processor (64 3500+ to X2 4200+). 120 gig WD HDD (A steal for $35 in November 05).

Edit: Forgot the HDD
September 8, 2007 6:12:53 AM

Just upgrade now, total cost is 745 euro.
Q6600, GA-965P-DS3P Rev 2, OCZ 2GB PC6400 Platinum Rev 2, PNY 8800GTS 320MB.

September 9, 2007 4:48:11 PM

My Original System purchased last summer.
Pentium D 805 @ 3.6ghz with Scythe cooler
Asus P5B vanilla
1 gig of ram
250gigs hard drive
Radeon 850xt
Dvd-RW drive
Antec Piano 2
19" Viewsonic widescreen monitor
Altec Lansing speaker with subs
Cheap keyboard and Intellimouse

I added these over time and sold off old hardware....
E6300 @ 3.5ghz
Another gig of Microns
160gig used drive
Saitek joystick
1900gt to 8600gts (free swap in courtesy of newegg when my card was malfunctioning)

Spent like $200 on upgrading and I'm set for a while but I have an eye for a video card upgrade once Crysis and Unreal 3 comes out and I'll be completely set for a while. My next upgrade after that would be hard drives. Need a single 500gig drive and sell the old ones. Maybe Penryn if games and apps I use actually takes advantage of 4 cores.
September 11, 2007 10:17:29 AM

I bought my sys last May 2007 that cost me US$ 1,267

Intel E6320 179
Gigabyte 965P-S3 145
WDC 160 Gb Sata 54
Corsair XMS2 6400 2 Gb 155
MSI 8800GTS 320 Mb 367
Silverstone Element 500Watt 80
Thermaltake Mambo Case 60
Scythe Mine CPU Cooler 40
Thermaltake Extreme Spirit II NB Cooler 18
Thermaltake Perfectlight 7
Logitech Keyboard & Mouse 20
Altec Lansing CS21 135
Artic Silver 5 7

IBM CRT 17" Flat Monitor from previous build and planning on buying a

LCD Samsung 206BW 20" widescreen around 300-320 and the total will be around 1,567-1,587.
September 11, 2007 7:49:51 PM

About the same amount of money that i spend each year on taxes to cover my share of the interest on the national debt. See? It's all relative.
September 12, 2007 2:50:39 AM

The only complete system I've ever bought for myself was my first one back in 1998. I bought it after high school graduation to take to college. It consisted of
AMD K6 233
128MB of RAM
3.2GB HDD
4MB Matrox video card (only 2D)
12MB Voodoo II 3d accelerator (added a little later)
DVD-ROM
CD Burner
100MB Zip Drive
17" CRT
It cost me about $2000

Since then, I've only continued to upgrade my existing equipment. Most recently, I bought the 8800GTX to replace my aging 9700Pro. But my most expensive upgrade to date was the last one (only a couple weeks ago), my new monitor.
September 12, 2007 3:14:54 AM

You play any games on that monitor yet? My families main system is running on a 32'' Dell LCD. It's only 720p though. I loved to play COD2 on that screen!
September 12, 2007 3:40:32 AM

Sengoku said:
I have instituted a "Less Bacon, More Hardcore" policy, where I take the money I would have spent on bacon, and save it up for computer stuff.


That is INSANITY man, you need to get some BACON, stat !
September 12, 2007 3:46:21 AM

lostandwandering said:
You play any games on that monitor yet? My families main system is running on a 32'' Dell LCD. It's only 720p though. I loved to play COD2 on that screen!

OH YEAH! Gaming rocks, BIOSHOCK is drop dead gorgeous :sol:  Click on the link in my sig for some shots of it. I love it!
September 13, 2007 12:49:11 AM

I spent around $1,450(USD) on my first build. I get the feeling that right now $1000(USD) pcs are the bang for the buck if you consider overclocking.
Oh yeah my 3dmark06- 11968
September 13, 2007 8:23:19 PM

I spent... almost almost €800 all together on mine back in the day - Though most of that was on a €300 6800GT back when it was the business! €50 on a 21 CRT was the best bargain I found but most of the other stuff was retail and upgrades over the last few months and years...

Though and planning and getting together cash for a new Rig at the mo and I think the 22" might be the single most expensive component followed closely by a nice GFX card...
September 13, 2007 8:29:31 PM

warezme said:
Man, those Europeans gotta pay some high prices! Whats up with that?

because they know they can get away with it! :fou: 
September 13, 2007 8:32:48 PM

spuddyt said:
because they know they can get away with it! :fou: 


I love my empty bag trips to the states with work... Other peoples money and a list... :D 
September 14, 2007 1:21:38 AM

My rig is actually a laptop and I spent $2300 on it. It's in the sig.

September 14, 2007 3:00:48 PM

I usually spend about £400 on a new mobo/cpu/case/memory and sell my old hardware to friends every 3 years and buy a decent graphics card every 18 months

I tend to go not for the absolute best graphics card available because the cost/performance ratio gets steeper the closer to the top you get, I usually go one or 2 steps down from top - I bought an 8800GTS-640 when they'd only been out for about a month, and only because my 7900GT was starting to jitter in the newest games out at the time.

Same with Processors, I don't just blindly buy the best proc available, I tend to look for something good enough for what I want, with some headroom and good overclocking potential.

I buy good enough to play the newest games at my monitors natural resolution with 4xAA and 8xAF with everything set to high. I think anything more than that is a waste, and by the next major step forward in graphics in games, there's usually new hardware to go with it.

I also tend to have quite a few friends that are several steps behind me on upgrading, so I can always sell the bits I'm looking to upgrade, which allows me to have a pretty aggressive upgrade cycle.
September 14, 2007 4:59:51 PM

Archytas said:
I love my empty bag trips to the states with work... Other peoples money and a list... :D 

hey, can I make use of you? :lol: 
September 15, 2007 3:41:49 AM

These prices are what I paid at the time... Of course cheaper now, but you have to jump in sometime and not always be a wallflower.


AMD 5200+ ----------- $225.00
EVGA 590SLI mobo ---- $130.00
EVGA 8800GTS -------- $310.00
2GB Ram -------------- $110.00
22" LCD --------------- $325.00
X-530 Speakers-------- $60.00
Case------------------ $100.00
Hard Drives------------ $120.00
DVD Drives------------ $70.00
PSU------------------- $90.00
Ultra 120 Extreme------ $65.00
Case Fans------------- $25.00
Lighting--------------- $25.00
Keyboard/Mouse------ $35.00

Total ---------------- $1690 Give or take....

Damn...... Lotsa dough........

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September 15, 2007 4:13:35 AM

About $1,100 is the amount I'm looking at for a totally new system, including monitor.
September 15, 2007 12:36:57 PM

tb28w3 said:

EVGA 8899GTS -------- $310.00

hmm... the 9 is next to the 0 on most keyboards...
September 15, 2007 10:50:00 PM

spuddyt said:
hmm... the 9 is next to the 0 on most keyboards...



Hah!! Just caught that!

September 17, 2007 6:47:53 AM

Around $1100 US.

Gigabyte P35C-DS3R Mobo
Core 2 Duo E6750
eVGA 8800GTS 320MB
2x1GB Patriot Extreme DDR2
X-Fi Xtremegamer
Western Digital 320GB hard drive
DVD-R/W
Case & PSU
Vista Business Upgrade
September 17, 2007 11:38:01 AM

GenericName said:
I use it for professional purposes over gaming - Photoshop CS3 suite/ Dreamweaver and 3Ds Max - I'm not complaining everything was priced pretty reasonable:


COOLER MASTER Stacker RC-832
(2) Dell 2407 UltraSharp 24" Wide DVI 6ms 9-in-2 Card Reader
Vista Ultimate 64Bit / Office Standard 2007
Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6700 Kentsfield 2.66GHz
ASUS P5N32-E SLI LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 680i - BIOS 1201 BETA
(2 SLI)- EVGA 768-P2-N835-AR GeForce 8800GTX 768MB SuperClocked
(4) Gigs RAM OCZ model # OCZ2T8002GK
Tagan TG1100-U96 ATX12V Power Supply
Seagate Barracuda 750GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb
ZEROtherm BTF90 92mm Silent UFO CPU Cooler
(4) Scythe S-FLEX SFF21F 120mm Case Fan
Sony NEC Optiarc Combo Drive Black IDE Model CRX320EE/B2S W/O SW
SUPER TALENT INT-AIN1-C All-in-one USB 2.0 Card Reader
ESET NOD32 Anti-Virus

I Own it - it doesn't Own me :) 




why the hell do u have sli? it makes no performance increase in 3ds max and gfx card do bugger all in photoshop, flash, etc.

i gotta feeling someone just likes having a big e-penis :p  compensating u think? lol
September 17, 2007 6:56:49 PM

that's not big e-peen that's just dumb. May as well send your money to africa or south america. Why just "give" it to china for nothing in return?
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