How many systems do you build per annum?

Discussion in 'Benchmarks & Performance' started by Mainframeguy, Nov 23, 2006.

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  1. None - I buy premade.

    7.7%
  2. Less than one - I build only at major upgrade time.

    46.2%
  3. One and then done - I built one and that is it.

    7.7%
  4. More than one, but only just - Build every few months.

    11.5%
  5. Two or more - always build at least one.

    11.5%
  6. Over two - I am addicted to system build (and rich!)

    15.4%
  1. Mainframeguy

    Mainframeguy Debiant by way of Ubuntu Folding Team

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    OK - this is for PERSONAL use builds of course - and you can include those you build for others to use but maybe not the cases where you upgrade just a processor (after all that is hardly a new system!).

    personally I average two a year, one bwing for me and another maybe for someone who wants a freebie from assorted finds and leftovers as I build etc etc.
     
  2. madmatt

    madmatt Bow Down to the King Political User

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    I built two new computers in 2006, but now that I am happy with the second one so I am just going to continue upgrading it.
     
  3. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    I either get requested to build lots, or none, this year I only built one, and bought a pre-built (mac) :)
     
  4. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    personally, never had a desktop and it's surely not cost effective to build a laptop
     
  5. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

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    If you count machines I build for others, usually 5-10 depending on how busy I am per year if not more. I refer most people to Dell these days for basic home use, but I custom build anything that has reasonable needs.
     
  6. Grandmaster

    Grandmaster Electronica Addict Political User Folding Team

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  7. Mainframeguy

    Mainframeguy Debiant by way of Ubuntu Folding Team

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    LOL - how do you use 0.6 of a computer after three years? Is that the CPU and mobo? :p
     
  8. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

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    I built 6 servers on monday, probably don't count though
     
  9. Henyman

    Henyman Secret Goat Fetish Political User

    0, i only have laptops :eek:

    do quite a lot of playing about with other people's desktops mind, upgrades etc.
     
  10. _kC_

    _kC_ Moderator

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  11. ming

    ming OSNN Advanced

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    I take it that you DID READ the first post by MFG. :p
     
  12. rushm001

    rushm001 In the beginning...... Political User

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    Only when I feel the urge. Probably once every 2-3 years.
     
  13. ShepsCrook

    ShepsCrook Red Sox Fan!

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    Usually about 2 per year unless I have family or friends that want a new machine.
     
  14. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

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    Just built 2 this A.M. ;)
     
  15. dreamliner77

    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

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    I seen to be putting together a bunch of underwhelming machines for friends/family on the cheap these days.
     
  16. Shamus MacNoob

    Shamus MacNoob Moderator Political User

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    4 or 5 per year

    not counting anything that is for profit or job
     
  17. wind3D

    wind3D OSNN Addict

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    mainframeGuy...where is my marmite? Hmmmm???
     
  18. Mainframeguy

    Mainframeguy Debiant by way of Ubuntu Folding Team

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    Wow! I'm impressed you remember - now then - I'll need to search over about five computers for your address.... which (I am guessing) may have changed.... Know I have moved abotu three times since then - if you care to PM me again maybe I'll see what is possible for Christmas.....

    The good news is you can now buy it in plastic (squeezable) containers suitable for shipping.... So maybe it was worth the wait?
     
  19. LordOfLA

    LordOfLA Godlike!

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    since I class replacing board cpu ram and video card a new machine, 1.5 a year :)

    Although thanks to nvidia this mainbaord wont be seeing more than 2 months use, so if anyone needs a high end intel mainbaord free in london give me a shout in janurary:)
     
  20. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

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    Built two servers and a workstation this past weekend :D