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A console gamer possibly looking to switch to PC

#81Fade2black001Posted 9/8/2013 5:21:12 PM
Nicodimus posted...
With TVs, there is no doubt that 1080p is the standard.

With monitors, I thought 1080p was the standard like, 5 or 6 years ago and now 1440p is overtaking it.


I don't think so. Also TV's are horrible to game on with PC's. That Input lag alone will kill you. Best to stick with a monitor for best performance.
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#82JKatarnPosted 9/8/2013 6:36:13 PM(edited)
Fade2black001 posted...
Nicodimus posted...
With TVs, there is no doubt that 1080p is the standard.

With monitors, I thought 1080p was the standard like, 5 or 6 years ago and now 1440p is overtaking it.


I don't think so. Also TV's are horrible to game on with PC's. That Input lag alone will kill you. Best to stick with a monitor for best performance.


yeah, 1440p is far far from the standard...it may be popular with enthusiasts, but enthusiasts represent a very small wedge in the pie of gamers/computer users. Go into any electronics/computer store or small shop and it will be difficult to find a monitor that is not 1920x1080/1920x1200 - for better or worse it's pretty much the standard/top-end for your average consumer level display.
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#83NicodimusPosted 9/8/2013 6:41:33 PM
JKatarn posted...
Fade2black001 posted...
Nicodimus posted...
With TVs, there is no doubt that 1080p is the standard.

With monitors, I thought 1080p was the standard like, 5 or 6 years ago and now 1440p is overtaking it.


I don't think so. Also TV's are horrible to game on with PC's. That Input lag alone will kill you. Best to stick with a monitor for best performance.


yeah, 1440p is far far from the standard...it may be popular with enthusiasts, but enthusiasts represent a very small wedge in the pie of gamers/computer users. Go into any electronics/computer store or small shop and it will be difficult to find a monitor that is not 1920x1080/1920x1200 - for better or worse it's pretty much the standard/top-end for your average consumer level display.


Huh. I bought a 1200p monitor in 2005, and used that up until this year and figured I was kinda falling behind the times so got a 1440p. I guess monitor tech, unlike a lot of other PC tech, isn't moving that fast. It's weird to me because I paid less for the 1440p monitor than I did for the old one, so price shouldn't really be holding anyone back. It's not like you have to drop $1000 for one.
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#84MaxCHEATER64Posted 9/8/2013 6:49:52 PM
Nicodimus posted...
t's weird to me because I paid less for the 1440p monitor than I did for the old one, so price shouldn't really be holding anyone back. It's not like you have to drop $1000 for one.


Anything more than $300 for me is completely off the table.
As such, I'm running 1080p60 and can't get any higher.

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#85BogePosted 9/8/2013 8:20:12 PM
Ningishzida posted...
also lol @ being a console gamer for 30 years

my god


Hey! I've been a console gamer for 30 years as well! Of course, I've been a PC gamer too! Best of both worlds, baby!

As for the PC, yes, build your own. It's not hard and you get a much better performing machine for your dollar.
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#86JKatarnPosted 9/8/2013 8:48:39 PM
Nicodimus posted...
JKatarn posted...
Fade2black001 posted...
Nicodimus posted...
With TVs, there is no doubt that 1080p is the standard.

With monitors, I thought 1080p was the standard like, 5 or 6 years ago and now 1440p is overtaking it.


I don't think so. Also TV's are horrible to game on with PC's. That Input lag alone will kill you. Best to stick with a monitor for best performance.


yeah, 1440p is far far from the standard...it may be popular with enthusiasts, but enthusiasts represent a very small wedge in the pie of gamers/computer users. Go into any electronics/computer store or small shop and it will be difficult to find a monitor that is not 1920x1080/1920x1200 - for better or worse it's pretty much the standard/top-end for your average consumer level display.


Huh. I bought a 1200p monitor in 2005, and used that up until this year and figured I was kinda falling behind the times so got a 1440p. I guess monitor tech, unlike a lot of other PC tech, isn't moving that fast. It's weird to me because I paid less for the 1440p monitor than I did for the old one, so price shouldn't really be holding anyone back. It's not like you have to drop $1000 for one.


I think it's a combination of the public by and large not seeing the need, and gamers/power users not wanting to upgrade to a newer GPU/multiple GPUs to play modern games at >1920x1080 resolutions. I would love to see more 2560x1200 etc. monitors prominently displayed in electronics stores, but the public by and large seems satisfied with 1920x1080.
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#87Flaktrooper123Posted 9/8/2013 9:02:59 PM
2560x1440 is currently very high end for single monitor. 1920x1080 is the most popular right now. You would also probably need more space for that 27" monitor.
#88HypnotizerPosted 9/8/2013 9:42:01 PM
I built a computer last year. Much better than consoles. You won't be sorry at all.....
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#89OwlRammerPosted 9/8/2013 9:43:36 PM
At least the Alienware glows colors guys! It looks cool!
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#90n64fan1(Topic Creator)Posted 9/8/2013 10:39:02 PM
egglink posted...
MaxCHEATER64 posted...
n64fan1 posted...
I will want to run the latest games. Can it be done with $1,000 or so?


Assuming you already have a gaming capable (1080p, ~22" or greater) moniter/screen, absolutely. Easily. I did it.

n64fan1 posted...
What do I need to know as far as graphics cards, ram, and the like?


For $1000, here's a nice build:


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161428 - This is a very solid graphics card, from a solid brand name and a solid make. Solid.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131837 - Nice future-proofed mobo. Crossfire capability, four RAM slots, more than you need now but provides nice upgrade options in the future. You will need them.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116504 - One of the best price:performance CPUs you can get right now. Also, very easily OCable.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822236339 - Sufficient 1T HDD. Not much to say here.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231428 - Cheap 2x4 setup. If you aren't buying this within the next week or so keep looking around, because RAM prices seem to be all over the place lately.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182073 - Really more power than you'd need here, but this will give you a lot of leeway for any future upgrades.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204 - Not only are DVD burners very cheap, but there's little noticeable difference between them. This one won an award.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146087 - Cases vary from dirt cheap crap to $1000+ crap, with some good ones thrown in sometimes. This seems to be one of the good ones based on the ten seconds of research I've done.


All of that adds up to about $870. An OS will run you about $100 unless you get Linux/GNU, which are free but I prefer W7. If you don't have a gaming quality screen to use, you may have to run Linux because those usually fall in the $200-$300 range.


Hey, check it out. Some useful advice. Some legitimate useful advice. MaxCHEATER64, you are a cool guy.


BIG thanks to MaxCheater as well as the others who posted builds and such instead of throwing s*** around. Helpful stuff!
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