First post, by andre_6
I'm not asking in the sense of arguing about having more or less hardware, the nuances and the whole spectrum between collecting or hoarding doesn't hold much interest to me.
What I would like to know is, we all like to have our builds / hardware which we try to fix and maintain the best we can. And then what? Do you actually use your older computers daily? Weekly? For games? Benchmarking? Hardware mix and match for testing? Programming? Even something so simple like word processing?
I feel like I'm almost at a point where I'm stabilising in terms of having the builds I wanted and I quickly realised that so far I've actually spent more time building, fixing and configuring them that actually playing with them, although I still did that too. I'm quite at peace with that as it was fun and a good learning experience, but now that I've reached this calmer phase I will very soon start going more and more into enjoying them.
What about you? Do you end up falling to some degree on the "tinkering over using" line of action? Is using them something that you need to "remind yourself of"? Or do you just naturally still use them everyday?