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Old 11-25-2007, 10:28 AM
optimus prime optimus prime is offline
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Default Is this worth buying or too much of my net worth?

I wasn't sure where to post this, but it seemed like OOT was a good middle ground between EDF and B4l. I don't really think CTH is appropriate either as this relates more to a life choice. I have trouble coming to financially sound decisions on my own at times, so this is where your opinion comes in.

Basically, I have a net worth of ~20k, give or take a k. I play poker full time, and I play MANY tables, 16+. Right now I am playing on a 24" and a 20" monitor. The 20" monitor basically sucks and is noticeably dimmer than the 24, mostly because it's an envision and several years old.

I'm considering springing for a 30". The Dell model is around $1400.

However, the one I have my eye on is the Gateway. It's around $1700 before taxes and has several outputs on it along with speakers. It's basically built in a way so that I could attach my xbox360 and my directv unit to it and have everything built into one.

This is significant because in a week my roommate is moving out and is taking his 42" plasma with him. Therefore I would need to buy a new tv; he's also offering to sell it to me and my other roommate for $500.

So, considering my net worth and online poker play, would it be financially responsible for me to purchase the 30"? Would it be better to buy the Dell and save a few hundo? It seems like it's a no brainer to go with the Gateway if I do get a 30. I'll list a few pros and cons just to make it concise.

pros:

-many tables, clear screens, much less eye strain
-consolidate tv and entertainment center to my computer room
-replaces tv without having to get a new one

cons:

-expensive
-probably means i need a new desk if i want to use all 3 monitors
-doesn't mean I can play more tables, just means it'll be easier on me, which means its not necessarily making me money.
-makes my recent purchase of $100 wireless xbox live adapter useless
-i'm not rich

thanks for your input.
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Old 11-25-2007, 11:13 AM
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Default Re: Is this worth buying or too much of my net worth?

your net worth is of little relevance on its own. what kind of monies are you averaging a month? how much of that 20k do you need to spread 16 tables comfortably?

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that's just the math part. the pros/cons make it a clear "no buy" to me.
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Old 11-25-2007, 11:22 AM
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Default Re: Is this worth buying or too much of my net worth?

prob average about 8-10k/month after rakeback. i took a lot of time off traveling this year which is why I'm not rich.

very little; i'm overrolled for my limits and only play 200nl although i have plans to take some shots at 2/4 when i have 30-40k.
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Old 11-25-2007, 12:51 PM
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Default Re: Is this worth buying or too much of my net worth?

If you really make 8+k a month this is an instabuy. Like chair said, who cares about your current finanical status if you've doubled it in 10 weeks.
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Old 11-25-2007, 01:17 PM
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Default Re: Is this worth buying or too much of my net worth?

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Basically, I have a net worth of ~20k, give or take a k.

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prob average about 8-10k/month after rakeback. i took a lot of time off traveling this year which is why I'm not rich.


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Does not compute.
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Old 11-25-2007, 01:24 PM
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ship the dell ldo
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Old 11-25-2007, 01:24 PM
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Default Re: Is this worth buying or too much of my net worth?

that means that i did not play for most of this year and just lived off of the money i saved up. i almost went broke. when i play enough hands i easily clear 7k/month. i am playing a lot now, which is partially why i want to invest in the 30". i only recently started playing 16+ tables.

i figure i get added value in the fact that i don't have to buy a new tv or anything. everything will be in my room which i like. this monitor will probably end up costing me most of my rb for the month.
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Old 11-25-2007, 01:30 PM
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Default Re: Is this worth buying or too much of my net worth?

OP,

Check out a Samsung 50 inch DLP HDTV. It has a PC input thing, so you could use it as a pc monitor, a NICE hdtv, xbox360, etc.
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Old 11-25-2007, 01:31 PM
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no, this needs to have high resolution, which is the whole reason why i'm getting it. check out the link for the gateway, it looks sick.
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Old 11-25-2007, 01:57 PM
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ohh, wow. That resolution is pretty high. Word.
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