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An (somewhat long-term) experiment I would like to do...

#1robat223Posted 9/19/2013 1:53:31 PM(edited)
I would like for people to post builds of $600-$800 PCs (including Operating system) that will outperform the PS4 and Xbox One at launch. I want to actually write down this build. 3 years from now, I want to check back and see if this build will still run games *better* than the PS4 and Xbox One.

I believe that no one could have built a 2006 PC for < $600 (in 2006 dollars) that currently produces graphics at the quality of The Last of Us. But I'm not able to prove this as I don't have price listings for 2006. So this is getting out in front trying to reduce ex post facto arguing.

Cheers.
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#2TheFeshPincePosted 9/19/2013 1:55:40 PM
No.
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#3HELZEROPosted 9/19/2013 1:58:08 PM
It should be "a (somewhat long-term) experiment I would like to do..."

not...

An (somewhat long-term) experiment I would like to do...

This is because the word "somewhat" follows the word "An" and is not a vowel.

kthxbye
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#4robat223(Topic Creator)Posted 9/19/2013 2:41:30 PM(edited)
HELZERO posted...
It should be "a (somewhat long-term) experiment I would like to do..."

not...

An (somewhat long-term) experiment I would like to do...

This is because the word "somewhat" follows the word "An" and is not a vowel.

kthxbye


You should learn how parentheses work. Perhaps the most proper thing would be A(n) (somewhat long-term) experiment I would like to do...

The point of parentheses is that you can read the sentence with or without what inside of them.

EDIT there appears to be some debate. http://english.stackexchange.com/questions/3368/a-an-preceding-a-parenthetical-statement
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#5THEB0SS666Posted 9/19/2013 2:33:54 PM
You can use my build.
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#6JKatarnPosted 9/19/2013 2:44:56 PM
Don't have anything else to do with your free time? You might want to try an interesting hobby (no, posting pointless troll threads on GameFAQs doesn't count).
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#7KillerTrufflePosted 9/19/2013 2:54:43 PM
I agree, TC - it's unlikely a computer built entirely in 2006 would run a game like The Last of Us well. *However*, a computer built in 2006 and with an upgrade or two using a portion of the money saved due to less expensive games between 2006 and 2013, it easily could.

You're creating an unnecessarily artificial argument. PS3 has not evolved from 2006 to now. PC has evolved significantly. Current PC games are designed with current PC hardware in mind, not optimized for 7-year-old hardware. Current PS3 games are designed and optimized for the only hardware they have available, which means certain corners are cut to make it look and run better.

The advantage PC has is that they continually advance in power, and can be continually upgraded, and still for less than the cost of a PS3 plus purchase of games for it - particularly over that 7-year timespan. PC games are so much cheaper than console games you end up saving TONS of money on PC in comparison, so upgrading every now and then is still cheaper in the long run, and lets you continue to play more demanding, advanced games (or settings) than consoles can.
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#8TheFeshPincePosted 9/19/2013 2:55:47 PM
You know what I'd like to?

Put a shoebox on my lap and give you a puppet show.
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#9godplaysSNESPosted 9/19/2013 3:09:20 PM
KillerTruffle posted...
I agree, TC - it's unlikely a computer built entirely in 2006 would run a game like The Last of Us well. *However*, a computer built in 2006 and with an upgrade or two using a portion of the money saved due to less expensive games between 2006 and 2013, it easily could.


2006 was the year the Geforce 8800 GTX was released, that can easily handle any PS3 game. The E6600 should too
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#10KillerTrufflePosted 9/19/2013 3:15:03 PM
godplaysSNES posted...
KillerTruffle posted...
I agree, TC - it's unlikely a computer built entirely in 2006 would run a game like The Last of Us well. *However*, a computer built in 2006 and with an upgrade or two using a portion of the money saved due to less expensive games between 2006 and 2013, it easily could.


2006 was the year the Geforce 8800 GTX was released, that can easily handle any PS3 game. The E6600 should too


True; however, back then, the 8800GTX cost several hundred, which means you could not build a $600 PC with that card included, which negates the point. A high-end computer from back then could easily run any of those games now, but one that cost $600 then would be struggling with modern games 7 years later. That's the direction I answered from.
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