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2 years ago#1
Right now I'm pretty much dead broke student. As I finish milking my current gen ps3 I'm just wondering what I should do for next gen. Consoles are a good alternative when I come across money in the future but I'm really interested in pc gaming. HERES THE PROBLEM: I'm broke and can't afford to put alot into a new computer as I bought a macbook (yes hate on me) for my school work and such. I've heard about the steambox being a gaming pc type of thing but not to sure. What should I do I'm really lost.
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2 years ago#2
Sell the Macbook (resell value is good), buy a good cheap laptop for school and put the rest towards a gaming PC. That's what I'd do anyway.
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2 years ago#3
MannerHatchery posted...
Sell the Macbook (resell value is good), buy a good cheap laptop for school and put the rest towards a gaming PC. That's what I'd do anyway.


Can't really sell macbook it's been doing me wonders soda and its really been holding up to my work. Any other suggestions. I really would like to get into pc gaming this gen.
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2 years ago#4
What kind of games do you want to play?
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2 years ago#5
first world prob-- eh nvrmnd.
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2 years ago#6
Get a job, get money. Alternatively if you can't afford gaming find another hobby.
Before you say I'm being a dick whilst I was at university I worked 30 hours per week.
2 years ago#7
xSoldier24x posted...
MannerHatchery posted...
Sell the Macbook (resell value is good), buy a good cheap laptop for school and put the rest towards a gaming PC. That's what I'd do anyway.


Can't really sell macbook it's been doing me wonders soda and its really been holding up to my work. Any other suggestions. I really would like to get into pc gaming this gen.


Then you don't have what it takes to be a PC gamer. There's the door.
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2 years ago#8
I don't know what sort of advice you want. Computers cost money, there's no tricks for getting around that. At least not legal ones.
2 years ago#9
Get a job? Sell some of your stuff on Ebay? Sell your body on the street? How badly do you want this?
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2 years ago#10
Is it just me, or is this common f***ing sense? When you boil it down, this really doesn't have anything to do with PC gaming.

If you don't have the money to pay for something, sell something you have. If you can't sell anything, then start saving whatever you can. If you can't save, then take out a loan. If you can't take out a loan, steal. If you can't steal, then you can't get it.

You should rethink paying money for school if you don't understand things like this by now. You obviously aren't learning s***.
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