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Next gen or PC?

#21SnadadosPosted 9/8/2013 4:03:47 PM
auntfafajk posted...
How often do you generally need to upgrade a PC to keep up? Can you use a standard Xbox/PS controller with PCs? I don't do well with mouse and keyboard, generally. Do you have to be really tech-savvy to build a good PC?


How often you upgrade depends entirely on your personal preference.
If you're happy with how the games you are playing look and the fps they are running at then there is no need to upgrade.
Only upgrade when you are unsatisfied with the performance you're getting.

The first upgrade or two you do will most likely only require a better graphics card.
Depending how how powerful your card is and your personal preferences you can expect somewhere between 2-5 years before you may want to upgrade your video card.

If you get a decent CPU and are able to over clock it you can get 6-7 or more years out of it before it starts getting too long in the tooth.

Xbox controllers are very easy to use on PC.
If you buy a wired 360 controller you literally only need to plug it in to the computer and the computer takes care of the rest.
Wireless controllers require a special USB dongle and you have to find the drivers your self, though they should be easy to find on Microsoft's site.
Most major games released on PC even change their icons and prompts to match the 360 controller's buttons.
A PS3 controller is a little more difficult as you need to go out and find the needed drivers and most games do not change their prompts to match the PS3 controller's buttons.
You need to plug in a USB cable to use a PS3 controller for a wired connection and you'll need a bluetooth adapter if you want to use it wirelessly.


The hardest part in building a PC is choosing the parts, the actual assembly, provided the parts are not defective, is pretty easy.
All the parts and cables are designed to only fit where they are supposed to go and are often labeled as well.
The only tool you should need is a Philips screw driver.

Sites like http://www.logicalincrements.com/ can give you an idea of where to start when choosing parts and http://pcpartpicker.com/ is a great site to find the best deals on said parts.
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#22SenkoyPosted 9/8/2013 4:13:42 PM
You should ask yourself what games you want to play. If you prefer console exclusives, get a PS4. If you prefer PC exclusives, then get that. PC elitists that call themselves the master race and console gamers peasants are just graphics whores and play games for the graphics, not the games.

Personally I play on both PC and consoles because I like console exclusives and don't mind older graphics, but also play on PC because of steam sales and humble bundles. So try to get both, but if you can only get one, look at the exclusives.
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#23steveboblarryPosted 9/8/2013 4:14:48 PM
Senkoy posted...
You should ask yourself what games you want to play. If you prefer console exclusives, get a PS4. If you prefer PC exclusives, then get that. PC elitists that call themselves the master race and console gamers peasants are just graphics whores and play games for the graphics, not the games.

Personally I play on both PC and consoles because I like console exclusives and don't mind older graphics, but also play on PC because of steam sales and humble bundles. So try to get both, but if you can only get one, look at the exclusives.


I thought the whole master race thing started out as a joke, but it then got serious
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#24MasterDonGeroPosted 9/8/2013 4:22:26 PM
Senkoy posted...
Personally I play on both PC and consoles because I'm a peasant pretending to be of the master race.


As long as you admit it.
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#25SenkoyPosted 9/8/2013 5:14:20 PM
MasterDonGero posted...
Senkoy posted...
Personally I play on both PC and consoles because I'm a peasant pretending to be of the master race.


As long as you admit it.


Sounds to me like you're the peasant that can't afford both and thinks he's master race. So sad.
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#261337toothbrushPosted 9/8/2013 7:32:13 PM
Senkoy posted...
You should ask yourself what games you want to play. If you prefer console exclusives, get a PS4. If you prefer PC exclusives, then get that. PC elitists that call themselves the master race and console gamers peasants are just graphics whores and play games for the graphics, not the games.

Personally I play on both PC and consoles because I like console exclusives and don't mind older graphics, but also play on PC because of steam sales and humble bundles. So try to get both, but if you can only get one, look at the exclusives.


Yeah, because people who like a consistent 60FPS and customizations are just graphics whores.
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#27NingishzidaPosted 9/8/2013 7:37:26 PM
Senkoy posted...
PC elitists that call themselves the master race and console gamers peasants are just graphics whores and play games for the graphics, not the games.


you speak here of a degenerate form, known as the PC peasant. this crude type is basically a console peasant who purchases a PC merely to max their dumbed down peasant platform games.

master race is all about PC games with mods that enhance visuals AND game-play far beyond anything on console

take for example STALKER Chernobyl and the various Russian-made overhauls like AMK and OGSE.
#28SenkoyPosted 9/8/2013 7:41:45 PM
1337toothbrush posted...
Senkoy posted...
You should ask yourself what games you want to play. If you prefer console exclusives, get a PS4. If you prefer PC exclusives, then get that. PC elitists that call themselves the master race and console gamers peasants are just graphics whores and play games for the graphics, not the games.

Personally I play on both PC and consoles because I like console exclusives and don't mind older graphics, but also play on PC because of steam sales and humble bundles. So try to get both, but if you can only get one, look at the exclusives.


Yeah, because people who like a consistent 60FPS and customizations are just graphics whores.


Plenty of games on consoles have constant framerate. And even that doesn't trump gameplay.

Ningishzida posted...
Senkoy posted...
PC elitists that call themselves the master race and console gamers peasants are just graphics whores and play games for the graphics, not the games.


you speak here of a degenerate form, known as the PC peasant. this crude type is basically a console peasant who purchases a PC merely to max their dumbed down peasant platform games.

master race is all about PC games with mods that enhance visuals AND game-play far beyond anything on console

take for example STALKER Chernobyl and the various Russian-made overhauls like AMK and OGSE.


lol, game-play far beyond anything on console. Sure, if you say so buddy. Continue missing out on good games because of your idiotic and elitist views.
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#29NingishzidaPosted 9/8/2013 7:44:50 PM
Senkoy posted...
lol, game-play far beyond anything on console. Sure, if you say so buddy. Continue missing out on good games because of your idiotic and elitist views.


continue twiddling your thumbs on a toy that plays munted games
#301337toothbrushPosted 9/9/2013 2:11:51 PM
Senkoy posted...
1337toothbrush posted...
Senkoy posted...
You should ask yourself what games you want to play. If you prefer console exclusives, get a PS4. If you prefer PC exclusives, then get that. PC elitists that call themselves the master race and console gamers peasants are just graphics whores and play games for the graphics, not the games.

Personally I play on both PC and consoles because I like console exclusives and don't mind older graphics, but also play on PC because of steam sales and humble bundles. So try to get both, but if you can only get one, look at the exclusives.


Yeah, because people who like a consistent 60FPS and customizations are just graphics whores.


Plenty of games on consoles have constant framerate. And even that doesn't trump gameplay.


Apparently your console vision didn't render the 60FPS part of my post correctly. Also, think about this...

Do you prefer?:

a) A game that runs at 30FPS.

or

b) The exact same game except it runs at 60FPS.
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