if you were forced to spend $900$ on gaming hardware

#31chiefofsb78Posted 8/25/2013 7:36:19 AM
macmahon187 posted...
tokenblackguy23 posted...
PC's are like wives they need to much damn attention. Consoles usually are like side chicks one and done.


Strange analogy. I prefer pc because after a few short years the consoles just lack in everything except maybe exclusives


I rather be lacking in a few short years than be lacking from the beginning and pretty much staying there and console gaming gets better over time not backwards it gets more games not less and never heard of a console needing a hardware update just to play the newer games but nice try tho
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#32khardboredPosted 8/25/2013 8:02:30 AM

Why?

PC technology moves fast. The industry is sorta struggling to stay true to Moore's Law, but it's stayed fast enough that those expensive top-of-the-top-of-the-line hardware of today will become mid-end by next year, IN ADDITION to having to compete with newer products that has the same performance for less cost and power consumption.

Rather than spending thousands of dollars on a rig with probably 3 SLI'd Titans that rips over 800 watts on full-load, I would just spend less than a grand for current mid-high-end stuff and save remaining money for when better tech emerges next year that might use only 200-300W for the same performance. Again, that's from the common gamer's perspective. If you depend on expensive tech to make a living, or you just have too much money kept in your bank account, well... That's up to you.


Wrong. I am still using a custom built, $2000 computer that I built nearly two years ago and it is still running -everything- I throw at it with absolutely no problems. None. Not one. HARDWARE tech moves fast but gaming engines and DirectX, not nearly as fast.
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#33SORS_IMMANISPosted 8/25/2013 8:40:02 AM
PC. I wouldn't own an Xbone is Microsoft paid me. Not until I know for a fact that Kinect is completely optional.
#34jjordan0002Posted 8/25/2013 8:50:01 AM
CyhortI82 posted...
Since I just spent $3000 on a high end gaming PC, I'd laugh at the $900 dollar one as it struggles to play games at medium settings on my way out the door to get my consoles.


Well you obviously do not know how to spend your money wisely. I spent 1000 and play all my games on ultra settings. Included everything except mouse, keyboard, and monitor
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#35SnickleseedPosted 8/25/2013 9:48:58 AM
I picked the consoles only because right now I have a very capable gaming PC that can play everything (i7 3770, 8GB RAM, HD5850) and $900 wouldn't get me anything better at the moment

however if I didn't have the (gaming) PC, I'd use the $900 to build one.
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#36Don__MattrickPosted 8/25/2013 9:51:20 AM
If you want a Personal Computer instead of Xbox One, you really have a personal problem!
#37thegreatsquarePosted 8/25/2013 10:02:50 AM
Robtcee13 posted...
CyhortI82 posted...
Since I just spent $3000 on a high end gaming PC, I'd laugh at the $900 dollar one as it struggles to play games at medium settings on my way out the door to get my consoles.


My 700$ PC maxes most games. 3000$ is extreme future proofing.


First of all, there is no such thing as extreme future proofing.

You buy an overclockable Intel quad, a decent PSU, 8-16GB of RAM and a decent GPU for $1150 +/- $100, then upgrade the GPU somewhere between the 2-3 year. You should only need a whole new system every ~5 years.
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