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Modding True Costs of Making your PC Personal

Discussion in 'Modding' started by Blarte, 10 Nov 2011.

  1. Blarte

    Blarte Moderate Modder

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    I have just started to cobble together another rig, namely a x58 board that was lying around and i7 920, a bunch of spare radiators and case a 295GTX etc etc infact most parts required to make a pc

    All the parts are mostly spare due to upgrades in in the gaming rig .

    I decided I required a few additional items as the rig is water cooled, missing parts included small items such as compression fittings and LED’s & LED Strip light (Bulldog .. LED’s ,…whooooshiny lights lol) cables, plastic, wrap Vinyl and paint some different 120 fans, neoprene gasket, wet & dry paper for the case prep and other items I can’t remember just now.

    The small parts bill has staggered me when totted up, an additional £250
    If you cost up all your PC you are currently using .. how much extra has it cost you to be different?
     
  2. Big Elf

    Big Elf Oh no! Not another f----ing elf!

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    I'm hesitating to total up the cost. I spent well over £150 at MDPC-X just for sleeving, heatshrink, connectors etc. The crimping tool was about £30 alone although well worth every penny.

    Even though I had some great Gentle Typhoons I still replaced them as they didn't fit in with the overall look and that was close to £150.

    I still need to get a decent graphics card and other bit's and pieces so it's going to be a long time before I'm close to finishing.
     
  3. skreenname

    skreenname SFF Forever

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    Some cathodes, a can of black paint, and if you count the fans I've bought in an attempt to be quiet....
    ~$150, max.

    I'm not that bad. :p
     
  4. Blarte

    Blarte Moderate Modder

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    I have decided after this case ...thats it.. (rolls eyes) lol
    No more buying shiny things .. :(
     
  5. Carrie

    Carrie Well-Known Member

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    Or dropping them ;) lol

    Define different ...
     
  6. Blarte

    Blarte Moderate Modder

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    Different - Adjective
    not the same as something or somebody else
    separate or distinct from another or others
    contrary to norms or expectations

    Oi I didnt drop it ..I failed to catch it as it fell...
    lol
     
  7. Carrie

    Carrie Well-Known Member

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    You may be funny in the mornings dear but not in the afternoons :p

    Since most are not "off the shelf" everything about them could be considered different
     
  8. Blarte

    Blarte Moderate Modder

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    The tablets worn off by mid afternoon ;)
     
  9. Carrie

    Carrie Well-Known Member

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    Not on the blue ones again are you? :naughty:
     
  10. Blarte

    Blarte Moderate Modder

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    No, I bought a towel rail, the blue tablets are now redundant ..

    How much was your "additional" items for your case anyhow ...you totted them up?
     
  11. bulldogjeff

    bulldogjeff The modding head is firmly back on.

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    I bet a gazillion ponds you can't do it Dave!!!!

    I would hazard a guess and say that all the W/C gear plus what I spent modding my case comes to around £500. :eeek::eeek::eeek:


    I need to go and curl up behind the sofa now and have a little cry. I'm suddenly feeling quite emotional.....
     
  12. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Would the CNC machine count?:worried:

    You can still do junk builds, Blarte.
     

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