What is the most expensive Console/ piece of hardware that you have bought?

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#1 Edited by Pandadropkicks (384 posts) -

For me, my XoX has been my most expensive console. Worth every penny though in my opinion. What about you, SW?

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#2 Edited by Pedro (34907 posts) -

Playstation 3 console

TV $2300

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#3 Posted by Fedor (5142 posts) -

$700ish, 1080ti.

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#4 Edited by lundy86_4 (53359 posts) -

RTX 2080. Talking strictly in terms of singular hardware, and not HT/TV. If I count my PC all together, it's probably around $3000CAD or so (paid prices as opposed to depreciated value.)

Edit: It seems people are going all-in for devices. I paid $2000 for my Sammy Q8FN and I also got a Sony HT-ST5000 soundbar... Which was technically $2000, but I bought it with points.

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#5 Posted by Archangel3371 (28120 posts) -

It might have been the 3DO. That thing was pretty pricey when it came out if I do recall. I probably paid a fair amount for the Neo-Geo as well.

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#6 Posted by XVision84 (16220 posts) -

2080 Ti for $1400. Not cost efficient but performs like a dream.

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#7 Posted by Ezekiel43 (1601 posts) -

1500 dollars for my Sony XBR-65X900E.

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#8 Edited by xantufrog (11506 posts) -

I think my PS4. I've not been tempted to pay more than that for a console. Even my 60GB PS3 I bought used. I don't think I've paid more than 400 for a GPU either

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#9 Posted by cdragon_88 (1622 posts) -

HDTV--$999

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#10 Posted by foxhound_fox (97958 posts) -

Bought the GT3 PS2 bundle back in 2001 (?). USD to CAD was about 1.50 and the bundle was $549.99 CAD plus 14% sales tax ($626.99).

Other than the DRE problems it started having some time in 2003/2004, it was a fantastic console (I replaced it with a PS2 Slim ($199.99 CAD >_>) shortly after MGS3 came out). The play time I got from GT3 alone justified the purchase.

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#11 Posted by br0kenrabbit (16068 posts) -

Thinking of dropping $4K on a Sony VPL-VW285ES right now, unless someone talks me out of it.

Please.

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#12 Edited by Speeny (1764 posts) -

Spent a bit over $2000 on my PC a few years ago.

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#13 Posted by BassMan (10366 posts) -

RTX 2080 Ti for $1600 CAD+tax. It is a ripoff, but there is no competition at that performance level.

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#14 Posted by BenjaminBanklin (4740 posts) -

My current PC

  • Gigabyte RTX 2070
  • Ryzen 5 2600x/B450 Aorus M Combo
  • Q300L Case
  • DDR4-3000 16GB Ram
  • 120GB SSD
  • 650w PSU
  • HDD swapped from previous build

Fortunately, I got some discounts on this stuff like the mobo/CPU combo and the PSU, so it didn't set me back too much. Still the most expensive hardware I bought for gaming, but it serves other purposes too.

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#15 Posted by JoshRMeyer (10444 posts) -

PS4 $399.

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#16 Edited by Nike_Air (19310 posts) -

$499 PS3 with Motorstorm. PS3 was so fun right from the time of purchase.

  • Motorstorm
  • Resistance Fall of Man
  • Warhawk
  • Uncharted Drake's Fortune
  • Heavenly Sword
  • Ratchet & Clank Tools of Destruction
  • Metal Gear Solid 4
  • etc.
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#17 Posted by hrt_rulz01 (18974 posts) -

Probably the Geforce GTX Titan graphics card I bought for my PC back in the day when I gamed on PCs... glad those days are behind me. Waste of money.

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#18 Posted by Gatygun (1525 posts) -

5 grand for a pc.

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#19 Posted by with_teeth26 (9547 posts) -

$700 for a GTX1080

I think my monitor might have been similar (1440p/144hz acer predator of some sort)

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#20 Posted by 2Chalupas (7083 posts) -

TV: $1500

Console? Actually, probably the $349 I paid for PS4. I paid $299 for PS3 slim. $249 for Wii. $199 for PS2. $99 for Gamecube. Don't remember before that. But from the looks of things I guess I'll probably be paying $399 for PS5 LOL. My first computer was around $1000, and my first laptop $2500 back when just getting a laptop was crazy expensive. Those were not even gaming machines (though I did use that desktop for some counter strike and half-life back in the day). My last few PC's have been more budget $500 laptops.

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#21 Posted by Star67 (4429 posts) -

I was a sucker and bought a PS3 at $599

Spent about $1200 for a gaming PC, that I ended up using for video editing

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#22 Posted by Howmakewood (5925 posts) -

65" C8, my pc prob costs more but I can tax deduct that shit

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#23 Edited by SecretPolice (35327 posts) -

About $2500.00 on a PC in maybe 1994 or thereabouts.

Last desktop I ever bought. Been work desktop PC's and laptops ever since :P

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#24 Edited by GoldenElementXL (3241 posts) -

Not including TV's

$1,199 RTX 2080Ti
$999 Titan Black (I bought 2 at the time, so $2K)
$999 GTX 690
$999 i7 5960X
$799 HTC Vive
$799 RTX 2080

Soon - $749 Ryzen 9 3950X

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#25 Posted by me2002 (2177 posts) -

Console : PS3 or bone X ($499)

Hardware : 46" LCD TV (bit more than $3000USD)

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#26 Edited by KungfuKitten (26635 posts) -

I guess my PC...

But if that doesn't count, it's my Vive.

I've been verrrrry happy with my PC!

And pretty happy with my Vive. The best thing about the Vive is that I have experienced VR now, and I think it is an amazing event. It brought me to tears, because I have deeply loved games for almost 30 years now, and this let me walk inside of one.

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#27 Posted by JustPlainLucas (79339 posts) -

PS3 at close to 800. Couldn't find them anywhere at launch, so broke down and bought one off eBay.

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#28 Edited by DEVILinIRON (4859 posts) -

PS3 fat with backwards compatibility

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$600

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#29 Posted by AdobeArtist (25160 posts) -

My BenQ 3440x1440, 100 Hz monitor, $1000 CDN. After that it was my RTX 2070, $700 as a I recall at sale price.

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#30 Posted by AdobeArtist (25160 posts) -
@JustPlainLucas said:

PS3 at close to 800. Couldn't find them anywhere at launch, so broke down and bought one off eBay.

Thus that expression, "A fool and their money are soon parted with."

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#31 Posted by Star67 (4429 posts) -

@AdobeArtist said:
@JustPlainLucas said:

PS3 at close to 800. Couldn't find them anywhere at launch, so broke down and bought one off eBay.

Thus that expression, "A fool and their money are soon parted with."

If he still has it, it's not too bad I guess. I wish mine didn't YLOD

The original 60GB is the best way to play ps2 games today

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#32 Posted by osan0 (15438 posts) -

Probably my gaming laptop. around 2200 euros i think it was. Core i7 4700MQ, 16GB ram, GTX780M, 17" clevo P170SM chassis. still working just fine. its a shame the GPU cant be upgraded as the CPU can power something like a 980M no bother.

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#33 Posted by JustPlainLucas (79339 posts) -
@Star67 said:
@AdobeArtist said:
@JustPlainLucas said:

PS3 at close to 800. Couldn't find them anywhere at launch, so broke down and bought one off eBay.

Thus that expression, "A fool and their money are soon parted with."

If he still has it, it's not too bad I guess. I wish mine didn't YLOD

The original 60GB is the best way to play ps2 games today

I do, but sadly it doesn't work anymore. I just never got around to getting it fixed. Can't remember what's wrong with it. I don't think it was a YLOD. I think it just blinked red and shut off again.

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#34 Posted by iambatman7986 (2790 posts) -

My complete PC build. Bought all the components at once for around $1300.00

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#35 Edited by AJStyles (904 posts) -

$659.99 CAD PS3 60GB

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#36 Edited by BoxRekt (1695 posts) -

Current PC $800 mostly a waste of money.

runner up

BC PS3 fat 60gig $500 worth every penny.

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#37 Posted by Gamerno6666 (6793 posts) -

Ps4 pro.

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#38 Edited by Star67 (4429 posts) -

@JustPlainLucas: The PS3 60GB is a ticking time bomb. It overheats easily and ruins the insides of the system

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#39 Posted by Kadin_Kai (500 posts) -

I guess it would be the Nintendo 64. I imported it from Japan for £399 and I also bought Mario 64 for £60 and Waverace 64 for £90.

Strangely enough I was 15/16 at the time, it wasn’t Christmas or my birthday but I managed to convince my parents to buy it for me.

Now I think about it, it was like a Twilight Zone moment, I must have had some super persuasion powers as they would usually make me earn my money by housework, gardening, or very high exam scores.

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#40 Posted by DrLostRib (4981 posts) -

If we're counting just one component, then probably my GPU

Or TV if that counts

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#41 Edited by DragonfireXZ95 (25366 posts) -

I paid $1550ish total for my EVGA 2080 Ti FTW3 Ultra and the hybrid cooler kit for it.

It was my first time opening up a video card and installing another cooler on it. The trepidation was off the charts, but it turned out well. Max temp before with air cooler was 71C, and now it's 58C and it's much, much quieter.

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#42 Edited by lundy86_4 (53359 posts) -

@DragonfireXZ95 said:

I paid $1550ish total for my EVGA 2080 Ti FTW3 Ultra and the hybrid cooler kit for it.

It was my first time opening up a video card and installing another cooler on it. The trepidation was off the charts, but it turned out well. Max temp before with air cooler was 71C, and now it's 58C and it's much, much quieter.

Personally, I would have definitely paid a pro to do it... There's no way i'd trust myself to install a cooler on a 2080ti. I would still be shitting my pants lol.

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#43 Edited by DragonfireXZ95 (25366 posts) -
@lundy86_4 said:
@DragonfireXZ95 said:

I paid $1550ish total for my EVGA 2080 Ti FTW3 Ultra and the hybrid cooler kit for it.

It was my first time opening up a video card and installing another cooler on it. The trepidation was off the charts, but it turned out well. Max temp before with air cooler was 71C, and now it's 58C and it's much, much quieter.

Personally, I would have definitely paid a pro to do it... There's no way i'd trust myself to install a cooler on a 2080ti. I would still be shitting my pants lol.

Yeah, I was visibly shaking. I really should have opened a cheaper card first. Lmao But, it's not that bad. I recently re-opened it to apply some new thermal paste, and found it much easier the 2nd time around.

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#44 Posted by npiet1 (2310 posts) -

$1000 for my PC and other than that besides TV's, I've never spent more than $300 for a console until next year.

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#45 Posted by Random_Matt (4244 posts) -

Bought the HD 4870 on release, was that expensive?

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#46 Posted by Raining51 (1124 posts) -

$300 console of some kind or another.

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#47 Posted by Megavideogamer (6498 posts) -

Way back when the Turbo Graphix 16 CD Rom player Add on launched in 1990. A then $699.99 which got you the TG 16 CD attachment, The carrying case for the BASE Turbo Graphix 16 unit with the CD ROM unit. and a Demo disc.

Keep in mind Nintendo NES was current. Sega Genesis was king, their CD Rom wasn't launched until 1993. So NEC was the first video game manufacturer to have a home CD ROM player for videogames. At the time games on CD were a huge deal. Fighting Street (street fighter 1) and Wonder boy 3 Monster lair were the CD ROM launch titles. I got both games so and extra $79.99 each. TG 16 games on CD were $10.00 more than the regular TG 16 Hu Cards $69.99

$840.00 before tax. So I could be one of the first to game on CD ROM. Which was a big deal in 1990. CD gaming didn't really take off until the Sony Playstation North American launch in Sept 1995.

Video games have always been an expensive hobby/past time/experience. Years later I would piss and moan, Cringe and grape, scream blue murder at the $599.99 price tag of the Launch Playstation 3 fabled 60 Gigger.

So PS5 will be another massive launch day expense. The Tradition continues.....

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#48 Posted by Chutebox (44632 posts) -

Video Game hardware OG PS3. Other hardware my tv was about 3k.

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#49 Posted by Litchie (24025 posts) -

Probably my GPU, GTX 1070 at around 350 bucks.

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#50 Posted by uninspiredcup (33649 posts) -

Probably the Switch, it was about the same price (more with games) than a mid end PC.