yeah... I like messin' around on the other end of the spectrum... cheap as frick
almost becomes a challenge, to see how little I can spend and how much performance I can get ya know.
That was a very big part of another forum I used to frequent (it has since died out, unfortunately). Most people there frowned upon those who entered the benchmark contests with the latest and greatest excessive spending rigs - that even included excessive spending on watercooling. Back then we were all about modding heatercores, aquarium pumps, DIY shrouds and reservoirs, etc., coupled with serious overclocks and demonstrating knowledge/skill/ingenuity rather than budget size.
Not knocking those who have the money to spend on that stuff, of course, because my rig is not exactly a "budget" build either, but I'm just saying there's something to be said for the PC community members who do have the mindset of getting the absolute highest performance at an extremely tight budget. And even those with more money to spend were very smart about it.
*looks at newegg to buy 2 more 7970s* I'll need to upgrade my PSU if I want 2 more... and probably my motherboard... and if I'm upgrading motherboards, I might as well go with a newer socket....
This post was edited on 3/30 at 12:11 pm