Posts: 506 (as of this one)
Spendings: $84 (AD700) + $250 (Stax Lambda + SRD-7/SB) + $36.50 (HTF600) = $370.50 gross spending
-$25 (selling the AD700 at a major loss, mostly thanks to a major $25 shipping cost) = $345.50 net spending
Ratio: 0.7322134387351779 gross, 0.6828063241106719 net
Actually, I'm surprised I'm already past 500 posts right now. I'm not one to pay attention to post count.
Still, that's quite a low ratio...but it's about to get thrown past 1.0 once I drop up to $500 on some more Stax gear soon. (And then dip below a 1.0 ratio again when I sell off my current Stax gear to offset the cost.)
EDIT: Wait a minute! I forgot to include my sources! (Probably because I would have got them regardless of Head-Fi or not. I want their gaming features.)
That's another $190 for the Auzentech X-Fi Prelude (it was new PC build time four years ago and I didn't predict how fast this stuff would depreciate), $90 for an Auzentech X-Fi Forte, $10 for shipping to trade the Forte for a Creative X-Fi Titanium HD...so another $290. That's $660.50 gross, $635.50 net.
Also, my post count's increased slightly to 509. That makes the ratios:
So I'm actually over $1/post right now, without even having spent that $500 yet, and all chiefly because I didn't want to wait on what seemed like the best gaming sound card out on the market at the time. (Well, it was the first non-Creative-built X-Fi, pitched as having audiophile-grade components, and it still works well to this day. Only got a PCIe sound card for the sole reason of moving the Prelude to an older desktop.)
Edited by NamelessPFG - 11/30/11 at 12:43pm