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how much have you spend in fsx

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Never really thought about it since it's something I enjoy, but now that you mention it I broke it down to get an idea.Computer 3 yrs ago: $1800Monitor and X-52: $350Addons at aprox. $25 each: $1875--------------------------------Total spent over 3 years: $5900 Enjoyment: Priceless!!Until now, I had no idea it was this much. I would have guessed I was in for about $4000 including all my addons. If I divide the cost by how many hours in the FSX log book which are around 2500 hours, then it comes down to about $2.36 an hour, which compared to many hobbies is pretty cheap, especially when compared to renting/owning and flying a real a/c.

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Don't want to think about it...Addons, probably at least $2000 in software...Counting the the 2 grand I dropped on my new system, probably a total of about 3000 in the last 5 yearsPlus peripherals, another $500 therePlus misc, 500Yeah probably around 6k since I started with FS2002.Thankfully a lot of software I got while beta testing...

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I don't wanna think about it. I checked my purchased fsx add-ons on my back up drive and it has a size of 473GB!!:( It became an addict, when there is a new scenery or airplane that I like to buy it :(

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That´s a really good question! For the hardware i´ve spend in the past 3 years:~$1300 for my new system~$215$ for the GTX 260and I plan to spend arround 580$ for SB upgrade (Please take care that I´ve converted it from euro, so in real it should be a bit less.)So I´ve spend about $2095 for the hardware.And more than $600 for FS9 and FSX (FSX should be about $200). But my FSX will grow after my update, so this is it for now.

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I don't dare try to add it up. Thousands upon thousands of dollars, and thousands upon thousands of hours enjoying it!Kind regards,

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I don't dare try to add it up. Thousands upon thousands of dollars, and thousands upon thousands of hours enjoying it!Kind regards,
Yeah, Stephen. I would never spend that much money if i wouldn´t have fun what I´m doing. You can buy you the best system in the world, but you can´t buy the fun which FS gives you.

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I actually set up a spreadsheet to track this stuff about a year ago. Sadly I have spent just under $3,500 on software. What is even more disturbing is that this does not include hardware and FS9 software.Cheers, Pete

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... and on Tax day of all days to ask how much we spent.... LOL :( Im around the 4 - 5 hard swallow thousand dollar mark as well. If you love this hobby or any hobby for that matter I say go for it as you only live once !Jim

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... and on Tax day of all days to ask how much we spent.... LOL  :( Im around the 4 - 5 hard swallow thousand dollar mark as well. If you love this hobby or any hobby for that matter I say go for it as you only live once !Jim
until you reincarnate.....

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I don't dare try to add it up. Thousands upon thousands of dollars, and thousands upon thousands of hours enjoying it!Kind regards,
I probably did all that in FS9 alone, and then all over again in FSX! Before that was FS2002 and before that FS98. Next is MS Flight. It's scary! Kind regards,

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I don't dare try to add it up. Thousands upon thousands of dollars, and thousands upon thousands of hours enjoying it!
Same for me.

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I don't dare try to add it up. Thousands upon thousands of dollars, and thousands upon thousands of hours enjoying it!
Amen.I bet I could buy the 500mm f/4 L IS lens I want with it. :(

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Spent way more than I should over the years. But with that statement I will add, enjoying it way more than any of my non flight sim friends (or my better half!) could possibly imagine. The immersion of some of the add on stuff has me feel like I have actually flown a 747-400 in Kai Tak, or landed a Twin Oter at TFFJ for example.We all suffer from the same love of FS do we not? So we all understand......It's a great hobby that non simmers just can't wrap their heads around, but we simmers know how great it is :(

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Amen.I bet I could buy the 500mm f/4 L IS lens I want with it. :(
That´s a deal! You buy it and I get it. :(

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Since FSX release

 

Three PC's+upgrades each more expensive than the last ~$6500

Addons ~$800 and growing faster

2 copies of the game  $100

Acceleration $50

Joysticks ~$100

TrackiR 4 then 5 ~$80

G15 Keyboard/Mouse $60

15 pairs of Headphones(they break) ~$400

Power Consumption ~thousands

 

.....Yeah..... :huh:

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Same question people ask me about my car. My answer is always the same: Too much, but worth every penny.

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FSX Standard Edition  $12 from Amazon

 

Logitech Attack3 Joystick  $16 from Amazon

 

That's It!  Works great! :rolleyes:

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