Be honest.. how much did you pay for your PC rig?

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#101 Posted by groowagon (2740 posts) -

maybe around 800€.

the thing is that i need a good PC anyway for work and studies, so making it also gaming-capable, i spent 180€ on it (used GTX 670 AMP! Edition). i couldn't have bought a new console for 180€.

#102 Edited by BattleSpectre (5952 posts) -

@Spartan070: No need to apologise, in fact if anyone should apologise it is me. I made a big deal out of it and managed to sound like an asshole at the same time. I'm sorry for that, also I wish I lived in the States. So envious of your prices haha.

#103 Edited by kipsta77 (900 posts) -

Around $2,500

Forgot to mention, I live in Australia. Shits expensive.

#104 Posted by LJS9502_basic (149614 posts) -

Probably around $1000 give or take. Love it though....

#105 Edited by thehig1 (918 posts) -

£616 I paid for mine.

AMD FX 8350

AMD Radeon HD 7850 Factory OC VTX3D Edition

8GB DDR3 Crucial RAM

500GB Sata HD

750W Powercool PSU

phanteks ph-tc12dx (This cooler has let me overclock my CPU to 4.4ghz still at low temps.)

That already outperforms both consoles, even with the weaker GPU (it matches a 7870 at stock) I'm going to sell that GPU for a R9 very soon though.

I have not included a Monitor in the cost because I don't use one, its hooked up to my Plasma TV instead, I prefer the bigger screen and 90% of games I'll use a 360 controller.

#106 Edited by Spartan070 (16307 posts) -

@Spartan070: No need to apologise, in fact if anyone should apologise it is me. I made a big deal out of it and managed to sound like an asshole at the same time. I'm sorry for that, also I wish I lived in the States. So envious of your prices haha.

So envious of your wages lol :P

#107 Edited by LJS9502_basic (149614 posts) -

@BattleSpectre said:

@Spartan070: No need to apologise, in fact if anyone should apologise it is me. I made a big deal out of it and managed to sound like an asshole at the same time. I'm sorry for that, also I wish I lived in the States. So envious of your prices haha.

So envious of your wages lol :P

You know cost of living evens out wages....right?

#108 Edited by BattleSpectre (5952 posts) -

@Spartan070 said:

@BattleSpectre said:

@Spartan070: No need to apologise, in fact if anyone should apologise it is me. I made a big deal out of it and managed to sound like an asshole at the same time. I'm sorry for that, also I wish I lived in the States. So envious of your prices haha.

So envious of your wages lol :P

True, people always say the wages here make up for the prices, but still the average wage here isn't anything special. If you look online it says the average wage in Australia is like $1000 but that's just bullshit and so not true.

#109 Edited by finalstar2007 (24876 posts) -

Bought my laptop like 4 years ago for $300 and still works like a charm of course the battery is dead, the fans were dead but i fixed em ( after cleaning them lol ) and most games on it look like minecraft so thats why i dont game on it but its great for work, chatting, youtube videos, etc

#110 Edited by Spartan070 (16307 posts) -

@LJS9502_basic said:

@Spartan070 said:

@BattleSpectre said:

@Spartan070: No need to apologise, in fact if anyone should apologise it is me. I made a big deal out of it and managed to sound like an asshole at the same time. I'm sorry for that, also I wish I lived in the States. So envious of your prices haha.

So envious of your wages lol :P

You know cost of living evens out wages....right?

I know, which is why I only want AUs' wages, not their cost of living.

I don't want to move there, I just want to trade wages haha

#111 Edited by MonsieurX (28802 posts) -

Paid 1200$, reused my SSD and Xonar Essence sound card

#112 Edited by Peanutbutterz (175 posts) -

About 1200-1500 in all including peripherals. I'm using a 3570k, gigabyte windforce gtx 770 with a 1200p dell monitor.

#113 Edited by AmazonTreeBoa (16505 posts) -

I don't remember the exact price, but it was $1,800+ that much I do know. That doesn't include the Monitor which I already had.

#114 Edited by ShepardCommandr (2159 posts) -

6285 euros

Started in 2008 and eventually upgraded everything in 2012.(technically speaking this is two computers)

This includes everything from sound system to tv,monitor and peripherals,hard drives,everything.

#115 Posted by Bunj84 (494 posts) -

So let me get this straight... PC Supreme Master Race constantly and consistently makes claims that you can get an awesome rig for the same price as a console, yet 60-70% of all posters here are claiming over a grand cost for their rigs (not including peripherals). That's a lot of money regardless of currency (except the Zimbabwean Dollar).

Now, I'm not a doctor, but it seems a PC rig is generally more expensive that a console.

Just for comparison, I paid £150 for my 360 7 years ago. I bought an extra controller for £30. 5 years of LIVE is £200 (didn't have live for the first 2 years). I spent £7.99 on some rechargeable batteries and docking bay that I have never had to replace so I never have to buy AA batteries. so total ~£400

I'm not having trying to annoy anyone I am just trying to clarify the disparity of these claims dependent on the thread, so please don't hate!

Personally I would love to get a decent PC, mostly to play the next Civ and EU4 and maybe some Football Manager, it's just that I can't justify those costs for the handful of PC games that I actually enjoy.

#116 Posted by Heil68 (42747 posts) -

around $1200 with monitor.

#117 Edited by melonfarmerz (1012 posts) -

@Bunj84: PC gamers aren't wrong when they say you can beat consoles for a bit more. However, the mentality is, why stop there? Why would i want to beat consoes if I can completely destroy consoles for 1K?

Think about the value for a sec

Xbox 360

400(?)+420 for 7 yeas of live+1000 for 20 games

Vs

PC

1500(much more powerful)+0 for online+ 300 for 120 games (thats how much I've spent.

#118 Posted by PurpleMan5000 (6637 posts) -

I spent about $800 on my first gaming PC in 2007. $1300 if you include the monitor. I've made a few minor upgrades ranging from $200-$500 since then.

#119 Edited by Led_poison (10139 posts) -

Around 1800 USD including 3 monitors

#120 Posted by Cyberdot (3510 posts) -

@clyde46 said:

I got a free iMac 27in from the government.

There goes taxpayers' money!

#121 Edited by Cyberdot (3510 posts) -

About £850, but I re-used the PSU and disc drive from my previous PC.

For my next build, I'm planning to re-use my case, PSU, RAM, HDDs and disc drive, so it'll be cheaper for me.

#122 Posted by Wasdie (49372 posts) -

For my current rig probably $1500.

  • 2x GTX 570s 1.2 gb SLI
  • 16 gb DDR3
  • i7 3770k @ 4.2 with aftermarket cooler
  • 3x 24" Acer LED monitors
  • blu-ray drive
  • 120 gb SSD
  • 750 gb XT hybrid drive
  • 1tb 7200rpm drive

I built it in 2012 and it's going strong.

#123 Posted by sam890 (1057 posts) -

About $1500 and other $500 on Watercooling.

#124 Posted by foxhound_fox (86993 posts) -

I paid $550 before tax for my Toshiba Satellite AMD-based laptop back in January 2013. It runs almost anything "optimized for AMD" at max settings between 30 and 60 fps, high settings for anything "optimized for nVidia" and is starting to struggle with things like Star Citizen and CryEngine 3.

For a laptop, not even a "gaming laptop" it's excellent. I've got more use out of it as a non-gaming machine than as a gaming machine, which is why I was able to justify spending over $500 on it. Within the next year I should have a new job (that pays significantly more) and will be investing in a proper gaming desktop. My plan for parts (not including the display and input devices) is around $1000.

I'm not planning on buying a PS4 or Xbone at all in the next year or two at least. Their exclusive lineup is really quite boring. And if I have to play it on launch day, I'll be getting Destiny on PS3.

#125 Edited by Cyberdot (3510 posts) -

Just like how a Mercedes costs more than a Civic, and is a superior product.

No.

Honda > Mercedes. You buy Mercedes if you want higher rate of engine failure and expensive repairs.

#126 Posted by Animal-Mother (26235 posts) -

@remiks00 said:

@remiks00 said:

I payed around $1200 total for my entire setup. That's including a new desk, chair, keyboard, mouse, monitor, and speakers. I could have spent much, much less, and still have gotten the same performance honestly. The computer parts themselves were really cheap at microcenter.

These were my parts. I got them really cheap at microcenter. They had great sales specials at the time.

Ahh Microcenter is so great! I have one right by my house.

And for those curious I paid somewhere between 1200-1500 for my rig.

Started out as a 500 dollar machine and took it from there.
Add a new mobo and processor and eventually a new video card.

#127 Posted by GarGx1 (2382 posts) -

Don't know, I change bits and bobs every few months, at the moment this machine is probably around £1500, including G700 mouse, G19 Keyboard, XB360 Controller, Thrustmaster Warthog HOTAS, Monitor and Case.

Still got my graphics card to upgrade but I'm gon'a wait it out until GTX 880 or r390x are released (tbh I can't see my self going red team though) so that'll be another £550 or so, later this year.

Oh nearly forgot about still potentially wanting an Oculus Rift (depending on Facebook influence)

#128 Posted by clyde46 (43695 posts) -

@Junsei said:

@CrownKingArthur said:

@br0kenrabbit: i love that strategy. upgrade a pc, salvage the spares and eventually one can build another machine.

that's what we all do unless sell if the parts are still valuable

that what pros do

Lots of parts come with me when I upgrade. Things like hard drives, cases and PSU's will make good for two to three builds before being replaced and even then they find their way into PC's for friends or family. My original Corsair VX550 is still powering my sisters PC.

#129 Posted by clyde46 (43695 posts) -

@IgGy621985: my z5500's started emitting a low frequency hum, other audio equipment in the house doesn't do it. such a shame because they never stopped impressing people with nine inch nail's 'down in it'.

over a decade of service from yours?

I know of a few Logitech speakers that emit funny noises. I remember a set of low end jobbies used to pick up French radio signals from across the Channel.

#130 Posted by Sushiglutton (5173 posts) -

Hmm it was around $2k I think (including Windows, monitor, kb/M), PC parts in Sweden are kind of expensive it seems.

#131 Edited by lbjkurono23 (12544 posts) -

Lol it seems they all paid $1 for their pc.

#132 Edited by clyde46 (43695 posts) -

@Cyberdot said:

@clyde46 said:

I got a free iMac 27in from the government.

There goes taxpayers' money!

Good thing you haven't seen where the rest of it goes.

#133 Edited by Cyberdot (3510 posts) -

@clyde46 said:

@Cyberdot said:

@clyde46 said:

I got a free iMac 27in from the government.

There goes taxpayers' money!

Good thing you haven't seen where the rest of it goes.

I know a lot of money is wasted under our government, you know, dem damn foreigners and the instant benefits on their first step on this land, and unnecessary foreign aids!

But seriously, do they just give out free stuff like your iMac? Why didn't they use it to fix more potholes on the road?

#134 Edited by clyde46 (43695 posts) -

@Cyberdot said:

@clyde46 said:

@Cyberdot said:

@clyde46 said:

I got a free iMac 27in from the government.

There goes taxpayers' money!

Good thing you haven't seen where the rest of it goes.

I know a lot of money is wasted under our government, you know, dem damn foreigners and the instant benefits on their first step on this land, and unnecessary foreign aids!

But seriously, do they just give out free stuff like your iMac? Why didn't they use it to fix more potholes on the road?

DSA my friend. I just got in before they changed the rules where they only lend you the equipment. Basically, I was tested for Dyslexia and its ilk at uni to which the lady who was testing me was very shocked as to how I manged to make it through school and college without it being detected. Fast forward a bit, the DSA can give you equipment to aid you in your studies so I decided to be cheeky and ask for an iMac 27in as I was doing a media based course. I was not expecting much but I ended up getting one (base model but fuck yea, free iMac) a £150 printer with all the bells and whistles, a Dictaphone and various other things.

#135 Edited by Ballroompirate (21804 posts) -

$991 (inc shipping)

CASE: Apevia X-Dreamer 4 w/ USB 3.0, Temperature Display, Side Panel Window [+9] (Black Color with Green LED)
CD: 24X Double Layer Dual Format DVD+-R/+-RW + CD-R/RW Drive
CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.50 GHz Eight-Core AM3+ CPU 8MB L2 Cache
FAN: AMD Certified CPU Fan & Heatsink
HDD: 2TB (2TBx1) SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 64MB Cache 7200RPM HDD (Single Drive)
MEMORY: 8GB (4GBx2) DDR3/1600MHz Dual Channel Memory
MOTHERBOARD: GIGABYTE 970A-DS3P AMD 970 ATX w/ Ultra Durable 4 Classic, On/Off Charge, GbLAN, 2 PCIe x16, 3 PCIe x1, 2 PCI
OS: Microsoft(R) Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit Edition)
POWER SUPPLY: 600 Watts - Standard 80 Plus Certified Power Supply
VIDEO: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 2GB GDDR5 PCIe 3.0 x16 Video Card 


HEADSET: Corsair Raptor LH1 Evo Light Weight Gaming Headset
KEYBOARD: AZZA Delta Gaming Keyboard w/ Anti-Ghosting
MOUSE: AZZA Alpha 1600 DPI Gaming Mouse
#136 Posted by Gamerno66666 (161 posts) -

$3.50... lol

On a serious note I paid about TK 40,000(Without GPU) which equals about $515.

#137 Edited by heretrix (37253 posts) -

I paid close to 2 grand for my current gaming PC. That cost includes the monitor. I bought everything new, no upgrades.

It's worth every penny.

Monitor-Asus PB278Q

Boot drive- Samsung 840 pro 256gig (2)

Vidcard- Asus GTX 680 DC TOP

Motherboard- Asus ROG Maximus V Formula

Corsair Dominator-32 gigs

Corsair Graphite case silver.

It was a fun build. I overspent a bit, I KNOW. But I had the money. I don't regret it. It was one of those times when you have the ability to get what you want, no compromise.

btw tc, Sho nuff is a badass. (I love the Last Dragon.. it's such a stupid ass, fun movie)

#138 Posted by leandrro (773 posts) -

about 400 dollars with tomb raider 2013, saints row 4, far cry 3

has a HD7870 (20% faster than PS4)

#139 Posted by CWEBB04z (4528 posts) -

I paid $800 for me. I run all my games on max settings...

#140 Posted by IgGy621985 (4572 posts) -

@Cyberdot said:

@clyde46 said:

@Cyberdot said:

@clyde46 said:

I got a free iMac 27in from the government.

There goes taxpayers' money!

Good thing you haven't seen where the rest of it goes.

I know a lot of money is wasted under our government, you know, dem damn foreigners and the instant benefits on their first step on this land, and unnecessary foreign aids!

But seriously, do they just give out free stuff like your iMac? Why didn't they use it to fix more potholes on the road?

Try living in this shithole (aka Croatia) where free iMacs for the reason Clyde got it could be considered a science fiction. Fixing potholes on the road too.

#141 Edited by bforrester420 (1051 posts) -

$110.

I have a "work at home" PC free from work for after-hours support. It's 32-bit Windows 7 (boo) with an i5 3550. I spent $110 on an Asus GTX 650 (runs on Mobo power). I can play just about anything but the most resource intensive FPS, which I don't play anyway.

If I weren't gimped by the OS, which I'm not permitted to upgrade, I'd add another 12 GB of RAM, a new power supply, and a proper GPU.

#142 Edited by Postal_Guy (2643 posts) -

1600 euros for desktop, screen and M&KB

#143 Posted by bobbetybob (19089 posts) -
@Bunj84 said:

So let me get this straight... PC Supreme Master Race constantly and consistently makes claims that you can get an awesome rig for the same price as a console, yet 60-70% of all posters here are claiming over a grand cost for their rigs (not including peripherals). That's a lot of money regardless of currency (except the Zimbabwean Dollar).

Now, I'm not a doctor, but it seems a PC rig is generally more expensive that a console.

Just for comparison, I paid £150 for my 360 7 years ago. I bought an extra controller for £30. 5 years of LIVE is £200 (didn't have live for the first 2 years). I spent £7.99 on some rechargeable batteries and docking bay that I have never had to replace so I never have to buy AA batteries. so total ~£400

I'm not having trying to annoy anyone I am just trying to clarify the disparity of these claims dependent on the thread, so please don't hate!

Personally I would love to get a decent PC, mostly to play the next Civ and EU4 and maybe some Football Manager, it's just that I can't justify those costs for the handful of PC games that I actually enjoy.

There's like 2 or 3 people that make those claims but they're right anyway because you can build a rig capable of performing on par with consoles for that much. Thing is most people want a rig that can outperform consoles, hence the higher prices.

#144 Posted by Mozelleple112 (6611 posts) -

my 2009 gaming rig cost me $1500 back in the day. Haven't upgraded it since, there are only 4-5 games that I can't run on 100% maximum settings with my 1080p projector, those games are Crysis 3, Metro: LL and probably a few more (haven't tried them all). And even then, I can still run high/ultra settings, I just turn down some AA here, some other minor effects there a voila, I get 30 fps (or more).

Miles better graphics than the last generation consoles and capable of playing PC games at PS4 level of graphics (Well Infamous:SS might drop a bit in FPS)

Not really planning to upgrade until 4K because cheap(er), like $5000-ish for projectors, which will probably be around The Witcher 3's release in 2015. two 5870s would probably turn into a slideshow running TW3 @ 4K's 2160p resolution

#145 Edited by Liquid_ (2254 posts) -

@topgunmv said:

@Liquid_ said:

@lostrib said:

Are just talking about the tower, or all accessories included?

Is thats the case then anyone who owns a console needs to also include controller pricing, tv pricing, soundbar, surround sound, ect.

The console comes with a controller.

does it come with a tv?

or additional controllers?

last I checked you only need 1 mouse and keyboard per computer

#146 Posted by Liquid_ (2254 posts) -

@Liquid_:

..and there goes the dumbass statement of the thread.

you are mad because I am right?

#147 Edited by melonfarmerz (1012 posts) -

@Liquid_ said:

@topgunmv said:

@Liquid_ said:

@lostrib said:

Are just talking about the tower, or all accessories included?

Is thats the case then anyone who owns a console needs to also include controller pricing, tv pricing, soundbar, surround sound, ect.

The console comes with a controller.

does it come with a tv?

or additional controllers?

last I checked you only need 1 mouse and keyboard per computer

Ignore posts like those. This one time, I can't remember who but some peasant got mad because I didn't include an HDMI cable in my build but consoles have one... lol

#148 Posted by Liquid_ (2254 posts) -

@Liquid_ said:

@topgunmv said:

@Liquid_ said:

@lostrib said:

Are just talking about the tower, or all accessories included?

Is thats the case then anyone who owns a console needs to also include controller pricing, tv pricing, soundbar, surround sound, ect.

The console comes with a controller.

does it come with a tv?

or additional controllers?

last I checked you only need 1 mouse and keyboard per computer

Ignore posts like those. This one time, I can't remember who but some peasant got mad because I didn't include an HDMI cable in my build but consoles have one... lol

lmao. so dumb

oh don't forget the 50$ sub fees for internet gameplay

#149 Edited by Wiimotefan (4062 posts) -

About $4,000 not including monitors and OS. That was in early 2011 though and I've made some minor upgrades since.

Of course I use my PC for much more than just gaming, if I were just going to build a straight up gaming rig I wouldn't spend more than $1,500.

Edit: Haha, fucking weird that I would post the number 4,000 on my 4,000th post lol.

#150 Posted by MdBrOtha04 (1820 posts) -

I've seen dozens upon dozens of threads stating the superiority of the PC platform.. but I'm actually curious as to how much you paid for that "superiority"

I'm no judge either way (..own two laptops and a desktop) only my second laptop can handle decent gaming. Will be upgrading eventually but not now.

Here

$2220

No reason to quote it like it isn't the truth. The GPU in the middle of my signature have more computing power than the CPU and gpu of both Xbox one and PS4 combined. The CPU smokes the ones AMD makes in the two consoles. I have as much memory as both console combined.