Most money spend on which computer part:
- age 15: graphics card
- age 25: processor and ram
- age 35: 47 different mechanical keyboards
@thomasfuchs I still have the clicky IBM-XT kybd which I think was the same as the original PC one. I don't think it'll connect with anything now. Had one from a Compac that was small but had all the keys logically placed. Does Northgate still exist?
@Silversalty not sure about norhgate. If your IBM Model F is in working condition, those are going for $100+ on eBay btw.
@thomasfuchs “other people”
@thomasfuchs last year I spent more than $130 just on a set of really nice keycaps
@fraggle that’s about the price of a cheap laptop from dell when they have a sale :)
@thomasfuchs maybe, but I don't regret it :)
@fraggle that’s awesome! I’m getting a new keyboard made right now (split ortho), and there’s only black and white caps for the switches I like. I’m seriously considering dyeing some of the white keycaps so I can have a contrasting color.
@thomasfuchs what switches are those? bit surprised since most are Cherry stalk compatible nowadays
@fraggle kailh low profile
@thomasfuchs ahhh i see
@thomasfuchs story of 32yo me.
@thomasfuchs I remember the days when you had up to 3 graphic cards in the system. The bundled add on 3D cards including two slot soundboard.
Happy that this is not needed anymore.
@thomasfuchs only 47?
@thomasfuchs I am attacked
@thomasfuchs I guess it's the line of work I'm in, but my demand for main CPUs/ram/storage have trended steadily upward, and in my 30s and later, I got more into scanners, monitors, portable mass storage, CD/DVDROM burners, archival media.
@thomasfuchs a good mechanical keyboard is key
@thomasfuchs No giant-ass screen? That has been my obsession since I was like, 17.
@thomasfuchs hm ,... Ich bin anscheinend noch näher an den 25 als ich dachte ^^ wobei bei mir grad wieder irgendwie Graka kommt 🤔
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