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    How do you fund you're computer addiction?

    Well, how on earth do you all pay for your hobby and what's your computer/mod rate.

    I pay for my parts by selling Art, doing graphics jobs and scavenging. I make a computer...once a month out of whatever I can scavenge. Usually old computers are cannibalized into the new ones. I only have one "good" computer. (sig)

    what about you?

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    I don't feed mine I'm trying really HARD to get out of this drug we call computers, Computers is making the world a s place to live in. and we need to get out side once in a while. and I have not upgraded my pc in 2 years and it shows lol. my memory is failing and I can't ruin stuff any more but that's cool though.

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    For a while I was buying stuff from eBay from certain foreign countries where it sold particularly cheaply and selling it in the UK. If you bought the right items (high end CPUs and RAM), the price difference was so great that you can make significant profit, even after shipping.

    I am quite an avid book collector and frequently trawl second hand book sales, I make some money selling online.

    The other thing I sometimes try is to buy items cheaply and then mod them so when I sell them the price is still high. This mainly applies to consoles for me, but I bought a bad condition xbox one a while ago for &#163;10 and now I'm done with it because I refurbed and softmodded it, it should eBay for about &#163;30. Same goes for my PSP, the softmod and some emulator software makes it worth second hand about &#163;100, what I paid for it new.
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    Quote Originally Posted by >HyperlogiK<
    For a while I was buying stuff from eBay from certain foreign countries where it sold particularly cheaply and selling it in the UK. If you bought the right items (high end CPUs and RAM), the price difference was so great that you can make significant profit, even after shipping.

    I am quite an avid book collector and frequently trawl second hand book sales, I make some money selling online.

    The other thing I sometimes try is to buy items cheaply and then mod them so when I sell them the price is still high. This mainly applies to consoles for me, but I bought a bad condition xbox one a while ago for 10 and now I'm done with it because I refurbed and softmodded it, it should eBay for about 30. Same goes for my PSP, the softmod and some emulator software makes it worth second hand about 100, what I paid for it new.
    What do you mean by soft moding your psp would you be able to tell me how you did it? I would love to play pokemon on the psp instead of buyimng a new ds for perl and silver.

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    I don't fund my computer addiction by having more important things to spend money on.

    Before I couldn't imagine using hardware that wasn't still brand new. Now my system is still very good for my needs, yet hasn't changed much in almost 2 years. I only wish I could have done this back when I first got into computers. What a waste of money.

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    I saved a long time to get my rig, I always try to find a way to make money, e.g. friend is quitting WoW and I wanted to sell the priest, I get 10%. (Anyone want a level 60 undead priest? )I have always been money conscious and this is my second major purchase besides my PS3, which is just sitting there folding :[
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    I got a job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seadave77
    I got a job.
    gasp!
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    It was a shock to me at first, but then I got used to actually having money and not paying for gas in quarters. Now I actually...kinda...like it...

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    Well, I used to just save 20-50 bucks a week and then go out and buy new motherboards, cases, fans, cpus, drives, memory and video cards but then I realized just how much it was costing me and quit buying stuff for a year or two and went out and bought a MAC. I don't think I'll be upgrading anything for quite a while now

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    i have an @$$, and i sell it regularly

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    I try not to buy things when they first come out . I let the prices drop and pick out a sweet overclocking system so I get more bang for my buck .
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    Sell crack.


    ^^^^ joke.


    I sell stuff I don't need and I build people loudspeaker enclosures. Trying to get a good job though
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    Sell drugs, lots of them. Seriously though, I just work. Seems the average age of this site is pretty young.

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    its not really an addiction anymore, well not now since ive got \2 kids and a gf haha. last pc i got i spent 5 grand on so... im gonna wait another few months then probably buy a dx10 laptop and use that for a year or two haha, dont reallyl iek the big cases.
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    well paying job ftw.
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    By controlling my spending.
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