You Get What You Pay For - a short story about building a PC

2021.12.07 21:44 Savoir_Faire You Get What You Pay For - a short story about building a PC

In the year 2010 or thereabouts, my brother was dating a woman named Bianca. Bianca was really, really good with taxes. She helped my brother do his taxes that year, and my brother got back $5,000.
When I heard how much he got back, my eyes about fell out of my head.
"What are you going to do with all that money?" I asked, imagining all you could do with $5,000. Put a down payment on a used Toyota. Pay off school loans. Nice, responsible things like that.
My brother is a thrillseeker. And he also is one of those people who likes to have the latest, greatest, biggest, fastest thing. So when he said what he said next, I guess I shouldn't have been surprised.
"I'm going to build a computer with it!" he said.
My eyes about fell out of my head. "You're going to spend five thousand dollars to build a computer?" I asked, incredulous. What a waste of money, I thought. I myself had built computers on the cheap for years. I was still riding my high mileage $800 AMD I had built back in college. "That's just complete overkill. You can get everything you need $2,000."
"It's going to have a 3.2 GHz i7 processor."
"Pfft," I scoffed.
He grinned maniacally at me. "I'm going to put 64 Gigabytes of RAM in it."
"DUDE," I said. "You won't even be able to use all that RAM! What is even the point of that?"
He only smiled, unfazed. "I'm going to do it, and it's going to be awesome. Plus I do video editing, I need a fast computer."
I waffled a bit, judged his decision, thinking it wholly irresponsible when he could be paying down his debts or this or that, but he didn't care one whit. And so he went ahead and built it, and I stopped thinking about it altogether.
A few years later he was driving down from Los Angeles to visit me where I lived in Texas. I think it was around 2013. He mentioned off-handed that he had to got a Mac for his work and had to sell his old one.
"I'll buy it from you," I said.
"Great! I'll give you a deal. I'll sell it to you for $1000."
"Sold," I said, thinking myself getting the fantastic end of a bargain. He drove down for Christmas, we celebrated, and I got a nice, old computer as a present.
I booted the thing up. It was blazing fast. I bemusedly played some games at their ultra, ultra-est settings. I can see the appeal, I thought.
So, what goes wrong, I hear you asking? Why was this $5000 a waste of money after all? Well, I am sad to report that, after 10 years of use with only two upgrades (a gtx 970 given generously by my brother - he had switched back to Windows, got a better one, and had to give it away) and an SSD harddrive, this computer... can no longer play games on ultra settings. Yet this thing is still an absolute beast that ran every game and everything I threw at it for 8 years straight (which, in dog and computer years, is like 80 years) without even breaking a sweat. Now that is value.
So the moral of the story is... that was $5,000 incredibly well spent.
Although I still have never seen more than like 30% usage on the RAM.
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I have a new coworker who started a few weeks ago, and I have seen her walking around or waiting for the printer etc. three times now with her hand down her pants.
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