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ChiTownGamer
Adept I

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 🤓

|5900x w/Noctua NH-D15 2x140mm Fans|x570 Taichi|2x16GB RGB HyperX Predator 3200@3800 w/1:1 FCLK|Gigabyte Gaming OC 6800 16GB|HX1200 1200wtt 80 + PLATINUM|Nighthawk Z-RGB Case|8x120mm RGB Fans|

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marinesquirel
Adept II

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
Challenger

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

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Axxemann
Adept II

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
Miniboss

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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ThreeDee
Miniboss

53 years young 🤓

|5900x w/Noctua NH-D15 2x140mm Fans|x570 Taichi|2x16GB RGB HyperX Predator 3200@3800 w/1:1 FCLK|Gigabyte Gaming OC 6800 16GB|HX1200 1200wtt 80 + PLATINUM|Nighthawk Z-RGB Case|8x120mm RGB Fans|

Great, thank you!

marinesquirel
Adept II

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
Challenger

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:

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

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

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.

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

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

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
Vynski
Miniboss

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.

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
red5
Miniboss

49, I'll be 50 next June.

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freakjap
Adept II

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

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