Be honest with her. Tell her you need your hobbies. If the money isn't saved up for anything or will interfere with your every day lives ( rent, food etc) I don't see what the problem would be.
Tried this, no dice. We have mortage and everything under control with no money issues.
If you already have a good case, a HD, an OS, and a DVD-ROM/RW, then you should just replace the PSU/CPU/GPU/MB/RAM. That can be done for $1000 or less pretty easily.
Exactly my plan. I have a still useful full tower Cosmos case, good PSU, large SATA HD,DVD/RW, and Windows 7 64bit.
Do you have the kind of job you can coax your boss into some overtime hours? If you could earn some extra cash in the month before release, it'd be a lot easier to convince the wife into it if she gets to spend some money too.
My plan is
Some type of EVGA Mobo (decent quality)
EVGA 460 GTX
6gb corsair DDR3
CPU cooler, maybe H70.
Comes around in around $1000 Edited, Aug 31st 2010 9:46am by Tarutinkler