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Subaru
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reply to me1212

Re: The future of Gaming? PC or Console?

How do you use a mouse in bed? plus I hate wireless keyboards and mice.


Thaler
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Los Angeles, CA
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reply to TheThing
said by TheThing:

Would have to agree with you there on the "standardized" product thingy.

that's very important to the consumer.

Kinda why I'm clinging onto hope for the Steam Game box...thing, what is it, Piston? Buy the thing, it's supposed to play games well for X months, and has set expansion capability to play future games. (ie. You buy Piston model 1, plays games well for a year, gets sluggish year 2, you slap on the newly released Piston model 2 on the bottom, keep chugging).

I could care less about the price initially. I just would like a simple, idiot-proof selection system to a rig that is guaranteed to perform (insert quality level here) well for (insert time duration here) months/years of PC games for (insert price amount here). Just frustrating to throw a few grand at a system, then find yourself crippled because the game you want to play was built around a different cpu/gpu/RAM/mouse/cheetos spec set.


Phantasee

join:2009-08-27
Hammond, LA
reply to TheThing
Until Forza and Gran Turismo come to PC, I'll always have both PC and console. The similar sim/racers on PC just don't have that spark.

demir
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join:2010-07-15
usa
reply to TheThing
quote:
We got it all wrong. The future of gaming is in tablets and smartphones.
This. Emphasis on future.

me1212

join:2008-11-20
Pleasant Hill, MO
reply to Subaru
360 controller and steam big picture mode.

Deschain

join:2012-12-13
Blighty
reply to TheThing
said by TheThing:

Would have to agree with you there on the "standardized" product thingy.

that's very important to the consumer.

PC companies could help standardize it a bit, by providing something like on the back of the box with info.

PC1 specs listed:
Medium gameplay graphics

PC2 specs listed:
High gameplay graphics

PC3 spec listed:
Maximum gamplay graphics

or EVEN better.

there should be a standard where the video game states:

Will your system play this game?

goto www.guildwars2.com/checkmysystem.html

where you could give your system specs and it could tell you how playable the game would be on your system

at the same time, that weakness is also one of PCs greatest strenghts, and gives incredible flexibility in gaming that a console could never achieve

There's always:

www.systemrequirementslab.com


I AM
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join:2010-04-11
Ephrata, PA
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The future. There is no future. Just zombies!!!!!!!!


TheThing

join:2012-08-10
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the future is a rapidly changing global cold snap that makes global temperatures like 15 degrees colder... wiping out millions
i think they have researched that what killed the neanderthals was when the earth rapidly cycled cold... warm to very cold in 100 year timespan, couldn't adapt and died off

AI was a little bit hokey movie... but at the end they shift like 5000 years into the future, and NYC was under a glacier!

probably most realistic vision of the future! besides the robots of course!


Thaler
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reply to Deschain
said by Deschain:

There's always:

www.systemrequirementslab.com

I've always found them to be only slightly more accurate than the back-of-the-box spec sheet. And those ones are total garbage.

(ie. That site can tell me that a game will run like butter, but then still runs herky-jerky)
Expand your moderator at work


a101

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Re: The future of Gaming? PC or Console?

High END PC gaming machines will always outperform the consoles unless...

DJboutit

join:2009-12-10
Houston, TX
reply to TheThing
You can not get a really good gaming PC for $600 sorry Motherboard CPU and Video Card alone will cost $400 to $500. It will cost a min of $900 to get a good gaming pc. PC is just overall better than any video game system

Here are 2 pretty good gaming systems these are about the lowest specs you want for a gaming system

»www.cyberpowerpc.com/system/Mega···ial_III/

»www.cyberpowerpc.com/system/Game···us_9000/

I got this computer a little over a yr ago on sale for $400

»us.gateway.com/gw/en/US/content/···BYP2.003

add this power suppy

»www.amazon.com/OEM-700W-ATX-Powe···+lsp+700

add this video card

»www.amazon.com/XFX-Radeon-HD6670···rds=6670

Now I have a low end gaming computer with a 32" flat screen as my monitor


90115534
Someone is sabotaging me.Finding out who
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join:2001-06-03
Kenner, LA
reply to TheThing
PC all the way.


TheThing

join:2012-08-10
kudos:1
reply to DJboutit
how do you like living in texas man?

we live in northeast... can't stand it here with the cold weather... one of the places we are thinking of moving is texas

are Texans friendly to yankees? or are we forever outsiders?

somone told me once... southerners are outwardly friendly, but take VERY long to get to know well and are guarded... and yankees are outwardly assholes, but once you get to know them they are sweet rather quickly

me1212

join:2008-11-20
Pleasant Hill, MO
reply to DJboutit
said by DJboutit:

You can not get a really good gaming PC for $600 sorry Motherboard CPU and Video Card alone will cost $400 to $500.

That is simply not true. you cannot build a high end system for $600 but you can get a good mid range one for $600. Throw in an i3, a 7770, 8GB ram, mid tower case of choice, a $75 or so motherboard, $60 hdd, a good 600w 80+ psu, it can be had for $600 or so.

Those the lowest specs you'd want for gaming? Are you trolling us? I mean its bad enough you'd suggest bulldozer over an i3, but an i5 minimum? Not to mention you post like of where to buy the system instead of link to hardware on newegg so we can build it ourselves.


TheThing

join:2012-08-10
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reply to TheThing
listing parts from amazon.com o.O

maybe we shouldn't move to texas...

lol

just kidding! love you


Ghastlyone
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Las Vegas, NV
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reply to TheThing
Nothing wrong with Amazon at all.

I got my 3570K for $15.00 cheaper there over Newegg.


Krisnatharok
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Earth Orbit
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reply to TheThing
said by TheThing:

listing parts from amazon.com o.O

»pcpartpicker.com/


TheThing

join:2012-08-10
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after my newegg experience, I would be hard pressed to go anywhere else now

their customer service is excellent, and their return system is great

I would rather piece together a build over several weeks when I saw deals at newegg, and then build it once i had everything

i don't trust amazon enough to use them


Krisnatharok
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reply to DJboutit
said by DJboutit:

You can not get a really good gaming PC for $600 sorry

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i3-3210 3.2GHz Dual-Core Processor ($122.28 @ TigerDirect)
Motherboard: ASRock Z75 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($76.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.00 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($67.99 @ Microcenter)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($184.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill Challenger-U3 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($18.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $600.20
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-22 13:45 EST-0500)
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TheThing

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that's over $600 bud


Krisnatharok
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And that's splurging on an OC'd 7850 2GB card.


Ghastlyone
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Las Vegas, NV
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No OS.



Krisnatharok
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said by Ghastlyone:

No OS.


Throw Linux and Steam on there, or drop the GPU to a 7770 and cut the HDD to 500 GB and add Win7.
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Ghastlyone
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said by Krisnatharok:

said by Ghastlyone:

No OS.


Throw Linux and Steam on there, or drop the GPU to a 7770 and cut the HDD to 500 GB and add Win7.

Well there you go.

Basically, for ~700.00 you can have a pretty rockin little system.


TheThing

join:2012-08-10
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reply to TheThing
with Kris direction in the last serveral months, I built my machine

then on my own I built my wife's machine... it was less than $400 with OS and it runs so fast

I'm itching to build another... for the living room... for netflix, hulu, skype, GW2, is there a way to pipe my office machine to the living room TV? or will the living room require a whole other machine?


Krisnatharok
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reply to Ghastlyone
I would call an i3-3210 / 8GB ram / 1TB HDD / Radeon 7850 2GB to definitely be a solid mid-grade gaming system.

It should be able to run anything on high details @ 1080p.
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ekster
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reply to TheThing
I've actually ended up building 2 PCs recently

One for the living room as an HTPC for about $600 that's a bit too powerful (I ended up playing Assassin's Creed and Mass Effect games on my big screen, was freaking awesome on 1080p. ) that's also completely silent and blends in so well that people need me to get up and point with a finger at it before they realize it's actually a PC. Everyone just thinks that it's a DVD player.

Then I was lucky enough to have my PC fail a few months later and built a nice little beast for about $900...

I wish something else would now break or I could find a reason for another PC as I really want to build another one, but no excuse to do it. Those things are too damn fun to do.


Archivis
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Earth
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reply to Ghastlyone
said by Ghastlyone:

No OS.


You pay for your OS?


TheThing

join:2012-08-10
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reply to ekster
i think the budget for the living room pc would be $600... which I would promptly tell the wife cost 300