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signmeuptoo
Bless you Howie
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join:2001-11-22
NanoParticle
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reply to pandora

Re: Do high end custom PC's have a future?

Power isn't the only reason to build your own. Sure, IF you have the budget, IF you have the Yen, IF you have the legitimate need, ok, but: Building your own has other reasons than just mo'powa. Those of us who are technically inclined to some extent, or are wanna bees to that extent, are also control freaks to some extent. And we detest the off the shelf, big corporation controlling us and our devices, extent.

I don't want HP, Dell, Sony, or whoever telling me what and how I use my money and time. I've been treated so shabilly by those companies when I made MINOR requests, that, well, err, screw them!!! Example: I'm helping a friend out and we need to order restore disks, so why are we treated like criminals when we simply call up said companies asking to order restore disks for a product WE own??? I've been yelled at by Indian tech support people even while I never raised my OWN voice at them. Common courtesy, these corps don't have it any longer, so no way am I going to buy a factory build.

If I had the real choice to build my own laptop, tablet, and phone, I'd build them too. Not for power, but, erm, for the other power, power to the people!
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Ghastlyone
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join:2009-01-07
Las Vegas, NV
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reply to me1212

said by me1212:

Like you said the consoles can't compete. and I do not expect the next gen consoles to be able to ether. Not unless they want to charge over $600 this time.

Next gen consoles will be comparable or have better graphics/power for probably a month or two until new hardware is released, when at that point, PC's pass them in a cloud of dust like always.

If Sony and Microsoft are going to charge 600 dollars for the new consoles when they release, they'll be fuckin' out of their minds.

me1212

join:2008-11-20
Pleasant Hill, MO

If MS/Sony don't make a $600 console I don't see how they will be able to make anything that can compete with current pcs. Even for a few months. My 2500k, @ 4.5ghz, and 7950, @1005mhz, will blow away most anything they can put out at an affordable price. Not trying to sound like an elitist just I know the costs of hardware. Its not like they have much to compete with, the wiiu at about the same as the 360 and ps3, MS said they will be focusing more on the kenect gimmicks(even going so far as to ship the 720 with a kenect as the primary controler, so I hear), and sony keeps loosing money on their game systems this gen. Not much to look forward to sadly.



signmeuptoo
Bless you Howie
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NanoParticle
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reply to pandora

Console users care about being able to PLAY a game, no matter what the graphics, most console buyers don't comprehend how big a leap desktop graphics trounces consoles. You'd have to point out every difference because they don't get it. Most of them say "why build a 1000 dollar PC when I can buy a console for a third of that that is just as good"... err durr...
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Ghastlyone
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said by signmeuptoo:

Console users care about being able to PLAY a game, no matter what the graphics

Not entirely true, since a huge majority of PS3 and 360 fanboys bag all over Wii about inferior graphics.

Which is ironic, seeing as how they are playing on inferior systems themselves compared to PC, graphics wise.


Krisnatharok
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Earth Orbit
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There is a pecking order in the universe that even console gamers recognize.