Kill Your Console - Build an Epic $400 Gaming PC - July 2012
They try to kill the PS2 and yet its around as an immortal among gaming systems regardless of the existence of the new king the PS3 HAHA.
Honestly, I miss DarkSniper *vomits in mouth* this clown tries too hard.
@psycho_ps3truthh Remind us what latest game is out on the PS2? or can you play your PS2 games on a new PS3? Will you be able to play PS3 games on a PS4? Without paying for stuff like HD remakes or maybe Cloud gaming, you have no option but to either forget those old games or keep buying the old consoles. Truth be told, there is only one platform that supports BC like no other and that is the PC. I could today play a 20 year old game if i liked, be it by emulation or whatever. Hell i could play any console game on the PC (except the PS3 or Xbox 360), asides those 2 any console game released in history can be emulated on PC. If anything companies like MS and Sony would like PC dead, they have their plastic boxes to try and achieve this. However the result is the same: gaming platforms in respective years: 95-00 - N64, PS1, PC 00-05 - GC, Xbox, PS2, PC 05-12 - Wii, Xbox 360, PS3, PC See a constant there? everything else dies, PC keeps trucking along ;-)
Umm.. you do need a new PC every now and then though. And you need a PS3 to play Valkyria cronicles for example. There's no substitute for that game. I have all worthwile consoles at home and i can plug them in if i want to play Skies of Arcadia on DC or AVP on Atari Jaguar etc. There is one game I don't know how to play on PC. It's called Oil Imperium. That's like THE BEST game ever in it's genre imo but my Amiga is kinda tired of running games. I tried using some emulator but could not get Oil to work on PC. It can't be too complicated since I'm not that knowledgeble around PCs. Playing Lords of the Realm is cool on PC but playing Oil on it would make PC just THAT much better for me.
windows is in 90% of pcs in the world so I don't think microsoft want pc dead. pc games though, I'm sure they rather have xbox so they can monetize everything. sony develops games for pc though (SOE)
@decrypt i own a top notch gaming rig, but also have a ps3/360/wii/ps vita/3ds. because you know, ....you cant play nintendo/sony/ms exclusive games on my pc...and vice versa. "Remind us what latest game is out on the PS2? or can you play your PS2 games on a new PS3?" was playing Persona3 FES on my ps3 yesterday.
PC will always be need because they are used for more than just gaming. The world is ran by computers. So they need constant updates of security graphic card, memory, ram, all types of drivers. Every time this is done its like getting a new computer. To be honest PCs should be upgrade every 4yrs. So if you want to be honest the consoles last longer. Not only that developers games are selling more consoles, which is why more and more PC games are coming to consoles.
That's ok you can keep payin 59.99 for your over rated 5 hour games. I'll keep paying 5-39.99 for games 8x longer and look better plus if I don't like something about a game I'll mod it out. If your ps3 is king then why does pc gaming bring in 18 billion a year without the inclusion of DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION? Please answer while I continue to play my vast selection of AAA free to play games such as tribes ascend....you know a game so fast pace it's impossible to play on a controller.
What? No. A Radeon HD 6670 is anything but "epic."
Compared to 7 year old console hardware it actually is...
It will last at least 18 months! -.-
this video is mostly just promoting.... -_- On topic: i still can't get my self to play on a keyboard.....it sucks, i get cramps in an hour or less.
most games support game pads. Especially games that are on also on xbox and PS3.
i tryed to find some drivers to use my ps3 controller on the laptop....didnt help (any links you recommend will help) and another question, not all games support pads right?! i got Mass Effect 3 will that game play with a controller?!
That's strange, I'm planning on getting a 670 Gtx 4gb edition, and that alone cost close to $500 and somehow they found a way to make an "epic" pc for $400. I think I'm doing this pc gaming this wrong lol.
Clearly. I'll have spent $1100 on my new Gaming rigs when all is said and done, and these guys would have be believe I can build a $400 PC that will crush my PS3 and Xbox 360? LOLno.
I paid just over 600 dollars for mine and have maxed every PC game I have thrown at it. Intel i5 GTX 560ti 4gb DDR3 1tb HDD
theres something abit nerdy about gaming on a pc,especially with keyboard. "ohhh go stab the bloke" looks down to find stab key and gets stabbed himself. plus if id make a pc meself itll probably work as a toaster instead knowing me... anyone seen the angry german kid on youtube? that would be
If you're looking at keys, you're doing it wrong.
I haven't bought a single console game since I build my gaming PC for BF 3 last year. There's no point when I can buy the same game for less and get more.
please stop with that game already. i played it and it´s quite unique. but the pc has many more exclusive strategy games. it´s really cool that you can run on the battlefield but the game doesn´t react to your strategy. you have to play exactly how the game wants you to play to trigger cutscenes of the story. if you play any different then you fail the mission. and the story is really not that epic at all.
So you just upgraded your PC to be able to play BF3.. how about other games? do you still be able to run The Last of Us for example? NO? that's what I thought.
Can you play The Last of Us? No? Oh yeah it's not even out yet. I now buy all my multiplats from Steam which I pay for half price sometimes, other times like now, I pay 75% off. With savings like this you gotta be an idiot to pay full console prices. Another nice thing about owning a gaming PC and a console is that I have options. Something that console only fanboys do not.
"how about other games?" Oh yeah those 'other' games I remember those , right next to them & those games. "The Last of Us for example" Enjoy your pedo simulator
Yep, you can definitely play Halo, Uncharted, The Last of Us, Forza, Gears, PS All Stars, Skyward Sword, Pandora's Tower, and The Last Story on that PC. Oh, wait... I'm sick of this "PC is so much better and so much cheaper and has all the games and console has nothing." There will be great games on PC that you can't play on any console, and there will be great console games you can't play on PC; treating one set of games or the other as unimportant is just a sign of you NOT being a gamer. I don't have a PC capable of running BF3 on max settings. Hell, this thing probably couldn't run BF3 on ANY settings. I don't PC game, in general. But I don't put down PC games, PC gaming, or PC gamers... except when the latter is acting like a bunch of elitist pricks. And you know what? There's still something consoles do better than PC: used games. I'm not talking about trading in to GameStop. I'm talking about selling it to your buddy. Hell, LOANING it to your buddy. You can talk about how buying it used is only five dollars cheaper in a store, but you can acquire plenty of games for far less from private individuals, including for free. And assuming they're not made by EA or Sony but still have online components, you don't need to buy anything extra to play them in their entirety. Unless it's an online-only game, like MAG or DC Universe, you don't have to worry about whether you can play it 20 years from now, when whatever servers and/or services that maintained the game are gone. On PC, you could well be screwed. PC has its benefits. But don't go getting full of yourself, thinking "there's no point" just because you're too ignorant to understand what the point looks like.
No. Just no. You can't really build a "epic" gaming pc for $400 USD. I spend over $1200 for my work/gaming pc. I also use my PS3 for exclusives and that's about it. I game with two 6970s @ 5760x1080 plus one display extended for my ps3 and extra screen if I need one. I can see that a person on a budget can utilize this build very efficiently. As far as a high end user, no, you have to spend more for you needs with the exception that you got the money to back it up. My philosophy is if you work hard then you can play hard.
These components would cost 1000e easily here which is 1200 dollars.... It's impossible in some countries to PC game unless your incredibly rich.
Another PC evangelist article. N4G is becoming unbearable with all those PC elitists in every news piece.
If you bothered to watch the video you would see there is nothing elitist about it and there is such a thing as being a console elitist , they both have one thing in common and that is ignorance , personally I don't give a rats ass what system people play on , just the ignorant BS that crops up that brings out the eliteness in both groups.
That's true what you just wrote. No, I didn't watch the video as I don't give clicks to sites that troll to get hits (Kill it with fire, really?). I also don't give a fuck who plays on what. Yet I'm tired of those people who spread their evangelia of reborn PC platform. I played PC games before most of them went to school or maybe were born. I switched to consoles not because of necessity but out of choice. I hate being constantly told to change my preferences just because there's a group of people who spent a major sum of money on their hardware and now want to gather more followers. Calling console gamers 'immature' and 'kids' has become a trend. Almost every topic is trolled by people who consider themselves better just because they spent a thousand dollars on hardware. There's nothing elite in that. I once spent an equivalent of $3k on a PC and after years I consider it a very stupid thing I did. Show your gaming skills, show some achievements, how many games you've finished - that counts. I assume those people just buy games on Steam and never play them because they have so much to write here (despite the fact that they repeat themselves).
Excellent reply PixL , I can totally understand your perspective on things. "Kill it with fire, really?" - That's my fault was intended for humour and nothing more , I thought most people would understand that. "Yet I'm tired of those people who spread their evangelia of reborn PC platform" - People are enjoying the system and what it's offering , don't really see a problem with that. " I hate being constantly told to change my preferences just because there's a group of people who spent a major sum of money on their hardware and now want to gather more followers" - I have the same problem when groups of people are trying tell me to play FPS with a controller & a p2p service and that I should go out and buy a console , it totally ruins the experience for me. - On top of that all the console marketing campaigns shoving there hardware down the consumers throat such as the kinect and move & a new cod every year that fails to meet minimal/simple QA standards for a PC, it's outrageous. -Not to mention all the lies they throw at the consumers these days regarding the quality of the hardware. "Calling console gamers 'immature' and 'kids' has become a trend." - Well that's just people defending themselves against ignorant fan boys and I'm not surprised when they say such things as "PC Is Dead" , "Controllers are just as accurate as a mouse" , "PCs cost $5000 and need to be upgraded every 3 months" , "no exclusives on pc" etc etc. "Almost every topic is trolled by people who consider themselves better just because they spent a thousand dollars on hardware." - It's not that they considered themselves better personally , just the hardware they consider to be better , how is that misunderstood ? "Show your gaming skills, show some achievements, how many games you've finished - that counts" - True enough , but not all achievements are a representation of skill , I have played some games that have given me an achievement for not much more than pressing the start button. Also some a just a representation of time spent grinding pointless objectives such as collecting 100 bubbles. - However completing a game on a hardmode or doing something in a skilful way certainly shows skill and I like those. "I assume those people just buy games on Steam and never play them because they have so much to write here" - ALT+TAB =D
So it's OK to have endless amounts of stupid articles by console morons who can't even put a sentence together, let alone a logical argument or honest discussion and have console fanboys flood the comments with their mindless dribble whilst arguing amongst each other. But when you see some PC articles, all of a sudden the site is flooded with fanboyism? While I agree that the title is a little much, the man is showing people a cheap and easy way to get people started with PC gaming. Thus killing the stupid myth that all gaming PC's cost £3000...
First, the title is purely for hits. Second, a number of people above you have indicated that this PC would either not be "epic," or not cost as little as the author says. Third, you spelled "feral" wrong in your name. Guess that just puts you on the same level as those console morons, huh?
First: Duh! Second: For the price you're paying for that PC, it is actually pretty epic. Although it doesn't match the high end PC's, you could play your games at a much higher fidelity than a console. Third: I'm fully aware my name is spelt wrong, when I first made this username years back I spelt it wrong but didn't care. However, the name kind of stuck with me ever since then so I've always spelt it that way knowing it's incorrect. If you're going to be a spelling and grammar Nazi, at least have an understanding of why someone has spelt a word that way. Hell, while you're at it, why not take notice that "ferelinstincts" is one word and not two...
I smell bulls***. You'll need something like $600 to fully experience the joys of PC gaming...and that doesn't include M&K, monitor, or Windows. My graphics card alone costs almost $400. PC gaming is an investment. It's not something you can just slap together on the cheap.
Terrible graphics card and they left out windows 7
Eh. No thanks. Especially when consoles can be gotten for half that price.
I am sure Mass Effect will work with a gamepad as it does on the console versions. 1. Download MotioninJoy make sure to get 32 bit if you have x86 or 64 bit if you have a 64 bit PC. 2. Unzip and Install the program The expanded archive will create an .exe file with the same filename. Run it. 3. Run “DS3_tool” and plug in your PS3 controller When the installation completes, there’ll be a check-box prompting you to run “DS3_tool,” the Motion in Joy client. Leave it checked when you exit the installer. When the program opens, you should see this screen: When you plug in your PS3 controller to the USB port, Windows will recognize it, and begin installing drivers. This is misleading — even though the installation completes, and the controller shows up in the Device Manager, it will not work. 4. Load the driver From the screen pictured above, click on “Load driver.” At this point, Windows security will ask you to verify that you want to allow the driver installation process to continue. Since the new versions of Motion in Joy include signed drivers, this step is easier than it used to be. Assent to the installation and you should see a rapid series of messages in the DS3_tool window, pictured below: http://www.gamefront.com/ho... 32 bit: http://www.gamefront.com/fi... 64 bit: http://www.gamefront.com/fi... Also, check out this program for adding preset controls to games that do and do not support gamepads. http://pinnaclegameprofiler...
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