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ChiTownGamer
Adept II

What are the age ranges in this wonderful community?

At 59 years old I often think that I may be the oldest gamer in this community, and that the membership is heavily comprised of people in their late teens and early 20s!

Anyway, I would like to know how old are my fellow gamers here so please tell me your ages, thank you and happy gaming!

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ThreeDee
Miniboss

53 years young 🤓

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marinesquirel
Adept III

35 and a college student no less. 

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BigAl01
Volunteer Moderator

Last time I checked the calendar, I was 63 years of age.  I've been retired since 55.  

As Albert Einstein said, "I could have done so much more with a Big Al's Computer!".

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Excellent! You got me beat! 🙂

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Being able to retire at age 55 requires planning and two incomes.  Many of our friends didn't save their money like we did, starting soon after our graduation from university.  Starting to put away money before you get used to having it is the key to obtaining your long-term goals. We have friends that are now approaching 70 and hoping they can retire soon.  Compounding interest / investing is the key to making enough early on to allow you to enjoy your golden years.  Or so I'm told.  🙂

As Albert Einstein said, "I could have done so much more with a Big Al's Computer!".

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I appreciate your wisdom and helpful advice. I'm going to remind my young relatives of this information.

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Same age as you and same age when I retired.

I'm busier now than I ever was before retirement.

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GreatnessRD
Miniboss

35 and my knees crackle. But life's good. 😆

Ryzen 7 5800X3D| AMD 6800 XT Midnight Black | MSI B550 Gaming Plus | Be Quiet Pure Rock 2 Black
Corsair Dominator 32GB 4x8 | 970 Evo+/ WD SN550 1 TB/860 Evo 500GB | Be Quiet 802 Silent Base Airflow

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Key-J
Forerunner

In my early 30s over here 🙂

This is so accurate:

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Axxemann
Elite

43 as of a couple weeks ago.

My nephew just turned 13. We're 30 years, 13 days apart.

Earlier this summer I introduced him to gaming the "Correct" way: with a mouse & keyboard on PC. He wasn't sure how to react to a mouse that tracks at 16000 DPI (20k max) and use WASD at the same time. He got really interested in doing a build with Uncle Grizz after I mentioned that yes, you can connect a console controller to a PC. Once I'm in a position to afford an AM5 build, he'll be inheriting a good chunk of the components from my current setup.

Performance over Pretty.

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jamesc359
Miniboss

I'm 40 years young. Some days I feel like I'm 70, some days I feel like I'm 20 again. I don't know about anyone else, but I intend to play games so long as I can hold a controller in my hands.

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gotgrant
Adept II

I am a 42 year old Gamer, Father of a Teenager and a 1 year old.... gotta love it..

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johnnyenglish
Forerunner

I have 20... on each leg. 😁

So its all good! Except my neck.. and my back... and maybe my knees.

But its all good. 🙂

The Englishman

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Vynski
Forerunner

after looking at all of the posts, most of you except bigal01 can call me gramps.

turned 73 in July 2022.  46th anniversary on Sept 17, no regrets.

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Sam_AMD
Community Manager

I'm Level-51! 😁

By the way, Welcome to the Red Team Community! I'm sure you'll enjoy the discussions here, and I'm confident you'll find lots of new digital friends, starting with all the folks that responded to your question! 

Welcome! 

Sam
Your biggest fan!
CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D GPU: AMD Radeon RX 6800XT

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I'm with you! 

Sam
Your biggest fan!
CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D GPU: AMD Radeon RX 6800XT

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Looks like the "introductions" went well @Axxemann 😁

WASD + KB & M are the only way to game in my book. And, it's probably just me, but playing FPS with a controller just doesn't feel natural. And, when not playing, I find myself placing my left-hand fingers on WASD more often than not, do you?

Sam
Your biggest fan!
CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D GPU: AMD Radeon RX 6800XT

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Well, @Sam_AMD  it's kind of like this. I've been doing the WASD for so **bleep** long that I forgot how to type the "proper" way. And when I recently attempted to do it again (a typing course was obligatory for some training courses I took through the Worker's Compensation Board) my speed and accuracy tanked. When I typed the way I know how to type, I was hitting 80+ WPM with over 98% accuracy. Home Row? 20-25 WPM @ 30%.

And don't ask me to type on my smartphone... That's even worse when you have hands large enough to palm a basketball.

Performance over Pretty.

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Vynski here.  

When you reach your 70's there are days when you might think your still 30 and your brain says you can do this then once you start you realize that your body says "NO YOU CAN'T".

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Hey axxemann, how in the world do you have control of that mouse at that dpi setting.  I have an MSI DS 300 mouse with a max of 8200 and after reading your post I just had to try the 8200 dpi for curiosity sake.  I had to go back to 200o dpi so that I could control where the mouse was going.   I admire your talent to be able to control that thing.

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😂 😂😂

Sam
Your biggest fan!
CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D GPU: AMD Radeon RX 6800XT

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red5
Miniboss

49, I'll be 50 next June.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1085972132004991
Discord https://discord.gg/pttrmDpeVN

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freakjap
Adept II

 I just turned 49 in November, been gaming since the 1970s

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Thanks and Happy belated Birthday! to you 

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Yellow-AP1
Adept II

Turned 70 this past August.  Started with an Atari 800 in the early 80's (still have it somewhere...) but finally got all the parts to complete a Lian Li Snow White mini AMD build, running a Ryzen 9 5900X with a Reference RX 6800XT.  Sweet!

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TR2
Adept III

Well I am not much of a gamer unless building gaming PCs count and I do test a few now and then.  I have been doing that for a while. I will be 65 in Jan 2023.

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MikeySCT
Elite

I'm pushing 60 (will be 60 in February, next year) and through the years, I find myself gaming less and less, though I do believe for someone nearing 60, I'm still something of a gamer.  I'm retiring from upgrading my rigs as of my recent upgrades to two full AMD gaming rigs (5900X + X570 + 32GB RAM + RX 7900 XTX, and a 3900X + X570S + 32GB RAM + RX 6900 XT).

I figure I'd grow old together with my rigs, and push them as far as I can, after which, I'd prolly be contented with a regular APU powered HTPC as my eyesight would prolly be shot, and my interest in games has waned to nothingness. Even now, I find it hard to get excited about new games, though I've already bought The Calisto Protocol, and intend to get COD MW II when I get back in February.....anxious to see how well/badly the RX 7900 XTX would do in these AAA games.

 

 

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trickson
Adept II

Older than Jesus, younger than Methuselah. 

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I love your reply, and I pray that age-related illnesses doesn't slow me down regarding gaming. That would be a major downer and a catastrophic loss!

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emperor
Adept III

40-ish... soon to be 41 🙂

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SubtleIQ
Adept III

50

51 This coming February.

Really crazy how many of us are in our 50's or older

Michael Alan Horton

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Absolutely! We're young at heart and love to have fun so maybe that partly explains it. 😊

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Don't say your retiring from upgrading or new builds YET!😀  

Going on 74 and just upgraded my Ryzen 7 2700 to a Ryzen 5 5600 yesterday.

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ChiTownGamer
Adept II

You're 74? That's amazing!

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ThreeDee
Miniboss

53 years young 🤓

|5900x w/Noctua NH-D15 2x140mm Fans|x570 Taichi|4x16GB RGB Oloy 3600 CAS16 w/1:1 FCLK|Gigabyte Gaming OC 6800 16GB|HX1200 1200wtt 80 + PLATINUM|Nighthawk Z-RGB Case|8x120mm RGB Fans|Win 11 Pro|

Great, thank you!

marinesquirel
Adept III

35 and a college student no less. 

BigAl01
Volunteer Moderator

Last time I checked the calendar, I was 63 years of age.  I've been retired since 55.  

As Albert Einstein said, "I could have done so much more with a Big Al's Computer!".

Excellent! You got me beat! 🙂

Being able to retire at age 55 requires planning and two incomes.  Many of our friends didn't save their money like we did, starting soon after our graduation from university.  Starting to put away money before you get used to having it is the key to obtaining your long-term goals. We have friends that are now approaching 70 and hoping they can retire soon.  Compounding interest / investing is the key to making enough early on to allow you to enjoy your golden years.  Or so I'm told.  🙂

As Albert Einstein said, "I could have done so much more with a Big Al's Computer!".

I appreciate your wisdom and helpful advice. I'm going to remind my young relatives of this information.

Same age as you and same age when I retired.

I'm busier now than I ever was before retirement.

GreatnessRD
Miniboss

35 and my knees crackle. But life's good. 😆

Ryzen 7 5800X3D| AMD 6800 XT Midnight Black | MSI B550 Gaming Plus | Be Quiet Pure Rock 2 Black
Corsair Dominator 32GB 4x8 | 970 Evo+/ WD SN550 1 TB/860 Evo 500GB | Be Quiet 802 Silent Base Airflow
Key-J
Forerunner

In my early 30s over here 🙂

This is so accurate:

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**Canadian Gamer & Father - www.twitch.tv/AFKidsGaming** - Live Wed & Fri at 8:00pm PST - Come join!
Axxemann
Elite

43 as of a couple weeks ago.

My nephew just turned 13. We're 30 years, 13 days apart.

Earlier this summer I introduced him to gaming the "Correct" way: with a mouse & keyboard on PC. He wasn't sure how to react to a mouse that tracks at 16000 DPI (20k max) and use WASD at the same time. He got really interested in doing a build with Uncle Grizz after I mentioned that yes, you can connect a console controller to a PC. Once I'm in a position to afford an AM5 build, he'll be inheriting a good chunk of the components from my current setup.

Performance over Pretty.

Looks like the "introductions" went well @Axxemann 😁

WASD + KB & M are the only way to game in my book. And, it's probably just me, but playing FPS with a controller just doesn't feel natural. And, when not playing, I find myself placing my left-hand fingers on WASD more often than not, do you?

Sam
Your biggest fan!
CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D GPU: AMD Radeon RX 6800XT

Well, @Sam_AMD  it's kind of like this. I've been doing the WASD for so **bleep** long that I forgot how to type the "proper" way. And when I recently attempted to do it again (a typing course was obligatory for some training courses I took through the Worker's Compensation Board) my speed and accuracy tanked. When I typed the way I know how to type, I was hitting 80+ WPM with over 98% accuracy. Home Row? 20-25 WPM @ 30%.

And don't ask me to type on my smartphone... That's even worse when you have hands large enough to palm a basketball.

Performance over Pretty.

😂 😂😂

Sam
Your biggest fan!
CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D GPU: AMD Radeon RX 6800XT

I hear you @Axxemann.  In my high school days I could hit 61 WPM no errors on a manual Underwood typewriter.  I could hit 80 on and electric.  How the times have changed after military, etc.  In 2012 I had a slight accident with my table saw and lost 1/2 of my ring finger and 1/2 of my index finger on my right hand, also severe nerve damage to the thumb and pinky.  The oddity of it all, it never touched the middle finger.  Friends always told me that was the important one anyway. lol.  I am still in the process of learning to wave to someone with my left hand to be certain that they don't think I'm giving them the gesture.  Now my typing is just pecking, don't have to hunt for the keys, I've just got the one finger on the right hand.  It really messes up your timing.😂 

BigAl01
Volunteer Moderator

Wow!  61 WPM with no errors on a manual.  I was able to sustain 40 WPM with no errors but I can't remember if that was a manual or an IBM selectric.  That was back in the late 1970's I believe.  In 1983 my right wrist was shattered and that ended my typing career;  I'm much slower now but I can still type.  Keyboarding, as they call it now, is actually an important talent.

 

As Albert Einstein said, "I could have done so much more with a Big Al's Computer!".

Hear, hear.  So I'm not the only one with a messed up hand.  I retired in June of 2010.  I did substitute for the next 9 years, needed something to do.  Shortly after my incident students asked what happened, and my response was; "even intelligent people with a PhD can do stupid things, and I did a stupid thing".🤔

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Hey axxemann, how in the world do you have control of that mouse at that dpi setting.  I have an MSI DS 300 mouse with a max of 8200 and after reading your post I just had to try the 8200 dpi for curiosity sake.  I had to go back to 200o dpi so that I could control where the mouse was going.   I admire your talent to be able to control that thing.

Years of training... wasted!

In all seriousness, @Vynski, it's definitely a learning curve. I also don't have my sensitivity cranked up really high. I think 1 notch above default. 

Performance over Pretty.

I got me a new Corsair Sabre RGB Pro just about 2 weeks ago.  It  has a max DPI of 20K, not that I'll ever use it.  One thing I noticed very quickly is that for some reason 2000 DPI setting on it does not seem as rapid as the DS 300.  Perhaps it is the quality of the mouse.  I am running it now at 5600 and doing quite well with it.  I tried 7500 and decided to go back the one notch.  I would have probably gotten used to it but I'm happy.  I bought this on Black Friday special at a nearby Best Buy for $43.  A $110 mouse at that bargain was wonderful.  The thought has crossed my mind that this Best Buy wanted to move this mouse because if you don't have an understanding of Corsair's ICUE software you can easily become frustrated trying to set it up.  I have a Corsair Strafe keyboard so I have a good understanding of how that software works.  I've had poor vision my entire life and the bright red keys are really nice.😂

jamesc359
Miniboss

I'm 40 years young. Some days I feel like I'm 70, some days I feel like I'm 20 again. I don't know about anyone else, but I intend to play games so long as I can hold a controller in my hands.

I'm with you! 

Sam
Your biggest fan!
CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D GPU: AMD Radeon RX 6800XT

Vynski here.  

When you reach your 70's there are days when you might think your still 30 and your brain says you can do this then once you start you realize that your body says "NO YOU CAN'T".

gotgrant
Adept II