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What PC related false statements do you still see thrown around?

#21jokujokujokuPosted 10/25/2013 9:07:41 PM
-CJF- posted...
AdBlock and NoScript aren't really Anti-Virus software. I feel like I could get by fine without an Anti-Virus using nothing but common sense, but I certainly wouldn't go without AdBlock or NoScript for the same reasons you stated.


But AdBlock and NoScript are common sense.
#22DiviDudePosted 10/25/2013 9:19:46 PM(edited)
Computers are fast enough these days that having an anti-virus running in the background is virtually unnoticeable, that is, the cost of having an antivirus is basically zero. And yet the cost of not having an antivirus is potentially quite high, even if it's actually quite rare for a sensible person to actually get a virus. This extremely simple yet perfectly thorough cost-benefit analysis indicates that it is entirely irrational to not have at least some antivirus protection if your computer is decent.

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#23Tyranius2Posted 10/25/2013 9:29:01 PM
It has nothing to do with common sense, many times viruses are completely beyond your control, like when you simply load a page and the ads infect you with malware. Without using some kind of security software like AdBlock or NoScript there was nothing you could have done. And don't bother saying it only happens on shady websites, you can get malware from big name reputable sites too, Gamefaqs has even had the problem before.


It's common sense to have adblock and noscript
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#24WyzeGyePosted 10/25/2013 10:40:43 PM
Tyranius2 posted...
It has nothing to do with common sense, many times viruses are completely beyond your control, like when you simply load a page and the ads infect you with malware. Without using some kind of security software like AdBlock or NoScript there was nothing you could have done. And don't bother saying it only happens on shady websites, you can get malware from big name reputable sites too, Gamefaqs has even had the problem before.


It's common sense to have adblock and noscript

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#25DawnshadowPosted 10/25/2013 10:52:34 PM
"You can't plug a PC into a TV."

Leaving out the old 80s PCs that were designed to plug into a TV, most modern TVs have a VGA input, and most computers a HDMI output. Between the two, pretty much any PC can be plugged into a television.
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#26tatsuya1221Posted 10/25/2013 11:09:09 PM
Dawnshadow posted...
"You can't plug a PC into a TV."

Leaving out the old 80s PCs that were designed to plug into a TV, most modern TVs have a VGA input, and most computers a HDMI output. Between the two, pretty much any PC can be plugged into a television.


I would argue that due to prices, at this point unless you need a monitor for photoshop work, or you want a resolution higher than 1080p, that a 1080p tv might even be preferable due to the size to cost issue favoring tv's after 27 inches usually.

MasterDonGero posted...
-CJF- posted...
As for PS2 emulation, that's partially truth. There are some games which still struggle on an overclocked 3570k. However, PS2 emulation has come a long way and the majority of games are playable on decent hardware now.


Like what? I'd love to test those games out.

And also, future-proofing is too vague and situational of a term to be valid.


Zone of the enders 2 makes my overclocked i5 2500k at 4.5ghz cry badly in some areas, like the first boss.

Tyranius2 posted...
It has nothing to do with common sense, many times viruses are completely beyond your control, like when you simply load a page and the ads infect you with malware. Without using some kind of security software like AdBlock or NoScript there was nothing you could have done. And don't bother saying it only happens on shady websites, you can get malware from big name reputable sites too, Gamefaqs has even had the problem before.


It's common sense to have adblock and noscript


Indeed, if you want to be extra safe you can add flashblock, and ghostify if your paranoid about trackers.


As for quotes, the only one i can think of atm is "i hate having to only use kb/m to play a game".

Maybe 10 years ago that was an issue, but about 60% of games support controllers, and the steam controller should at least make the last 40% an option.
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#27BlazeFaiaPosted 10/25/2013 11:14:43 PM
LordSeifer posted...
GameFAQs isn't going to be merged in with GameSpot or any other site. We're not going to strip out the soul of the site.


10/10 I lol'd. Hard.
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#28PraetorXynPosted 10/25/2013 11:15:29 PM
You need to spend $2000 to build a gaming PC.
You need to upgrade your PC ever 6 months to play games at the highest settings.
People who can type but somehow struggle with WASD.
PC's have to catch up to GDDR5 RAM.
You have to do a bunch of troubleshooting and configuration to play PC games. It's true that it will make your experience better to configure things, but it's hardly mandatory unless you're playing old games.
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#29OmegaReaper21Posted 10/25/2013 11:42:19 PM
Tyranius2 posted...
your post
I second this. You gave some bad analogies. You CANT future proof your computer. At some point, it will be obselete.
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#30ZachnornPosted 10/25/2013 11:44:05 PM
You need an Alienware PC to play PC games.
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