GamersNexus: "This budget gaming PC build takes the DIY approach to building a custom computer for games like Titanfall, priced far below our usual $500 budget target."
I don't know why they don't include the OS in the price because you need it to play the games.
Probably because you can't think of how much it'll cost. For example, through work, I can get windows 8.1 for 15 euros. PLus there is always the Steam OS route.
LoL ^^^^ Just stop lol
Ubuntu and Steam OS are free, i still think you should save up for windows.
Well if I knew this was going to be another of these 'mine is bigger than yours' comment matches I would have shut my mouth. (Anyone only interested in consoles, and not in pc gaming of pc hardware, why I are you commenting here?)
Go to any university bookstore and you can get windows 8 for $20. Heck, i've got a copy i'll donate! I also own 3 windows 7 versions. PC gamers tend to have OS licenses to spare.
Windows 8.1 is typically available for under a tenner, and is a very solid OS for gaming. When Windows 8 launched MS ran a scheme to let people "upgrade" for £15, with the upgrade being a full license. They allowed even pirated Windows versions to buy in to the full valid license for that price, and so the market has been flooded with dirt cheap legitimate licenses since forever.
Because you can get the OS for Free without stealing it which is why its NOT included in the price. Do you included gas for your car everytime you go buy a game because its needed to play a console game correct. Also this is a PC so while you are playing TLOU REMASTERED for the 20th time this PC will be doing lots of other non gaming stuff. I wonder why CONSOLERS always tend to forget that when a price is shown for a Pc because u sure as heck are not burning bluray on a console
lots of other non-gaming stuff. like updating drivers because the one you're using has a bug that crashes certain games, or makes other games run like crap. or maybe searching for an Nvidia card, because the AMD card you bought doesn't run the game you like optimally due to a partnership between Nvidia and that developer. or scanning for viruses. or making lots of noise and taking up lots of space. Oh yeah, and that free OS you thought you could install to bypass having to pay for Windows... well, you just limited the games you can play on that PC to what is available for that OS, which cuts out compatibility with titles available only on Windows.
Yea I know "console peasants" act like they can watch dvds blurays stream movies music sports tv shows anime or browse the web. Hello they can't even looked live stream games through twitch or ustream. /sarcasm.
What blu rays you burning ? Illegal film downloads? Or data back up? That pc build didn't include a blu ray burner? How much extra for that?
I dont think pc gamers or devs really get us, console gamers. We dont want the trouble of gearin up the killer pc everyone wants, we dont really like searching latest or older drivers to get certain game to work... Tweak our OS to run better some other game... And Last, we dont really have the need of getting the latest graphics card in order to play newer games. And yes, well be playing the last of us for the nth time... Because you just put the disc in and thats it, wanna play destiny instead??? swap disc.... Enjoy... We bitch about other consoles, 1080p, 60fps, and that stuff cause we want the Best experience we can possible get from the hardware we got....
Way to contradict your own attempt at defending the article by talking about a feature the PC build in question wouldn't have been able to do, anyway.
One, that PC will not play every game well and surely not at high settings. Two, if you want to play all PC games you need windows and windows isn't free. Last I looked system builders price was $80.00 and school discount price for download code was around $60.00. Three you need an optical drive unless your going to buy everything digitally. $430.00 will not build a complete nor very powerful PC. Most games will not look as good as the console versions do with these specs.
@fr0sty i don't agree with what he said or his attitude but don't do a counter argument that's full of exaggerations, updating drivers is incredibly easy and I'm yet to run into one that screws things up, it's no different then console updates when you turn the system on.
@fr0sty You are damn embarrassing. You don't even own a computer, or a gaming one, since those excuses you created are complete bs. "Because the AMD card you bought doesn't run the game you like optimally due to a partnership between Nvidia and that developer." There aren't partnerships that worsen the optimization for AMD, or NVIDIA. Partnerships usually add a new feature into the game. Stop spouting bs. "Scanning for viruses." That barely even happens, unless you're a complete tard who loves to download viruses, because if you no what you're doing, you'll never get one. "Or making lots of noise". What the hell are you even talking about? A console makes more noise then a PC. Stop being an idipt. "And taking up lots of space." And console don't take up a lot of space? I'm completely dumbfounded of the stupidity I just read from your comment. This is coming from a long time fan of Playstation, it is quite embarrassing to state an opinion of something you completely don't know about.
Of course PCs can do much more than play games, that's why I have 3 PCs in my house! I just hate playing games on them anymore because of all the issues.
You need a mouse and keyboard to lol.
and a gamepad, as some of the games can't be played as well with kb/m.
You can buy a mouse and keyboard for $20-40 on ebay.
i seen lots of mouse and keyboards for less than 5$ each lol
Cool gaming pc with a rubbish keyboard and mouse awesome
@Orbilator Rubbish? http://www.amazon.com/E-blu... http://www.amazon.ca/dp/B00... Not top tier but good enough to get the job done.
Can get a mouse and keyboard for less than your $50-$60 controller which is overpriced. btw they put so much money and research into that xbox one controller and the bumpers suck really bad.
@TheBurger29 A console comes with a controller,disc tray, os, case, hdmi cord, microphone, gpu, cpu,power supply, HDD, motherboard, ram, cpu cooler, ssd, and maybe a free game if you get a bundle all in one for $400.
Despite being able to find that stuff cheap, isn't it really still part of the price. This is the 2nd article I've seen with a "cheap" gaming PC, and they seem to leave out certain things which are instrumental to being able to actually play games. Things like an OS, mouse, KB, monitor, etc. Sure, there are workarounds for almost everything to keep stuff at a particular price, but for anyone that actually does play games on a PC, would this be a PC worth paying money for? Wouldn't every single person who plays PC games suggest spending a bit more to get a much better system that will last longer?
Yeah, it's funny when you see these submissions since they never include the other stuff you'll need to actually use it.
How much is windows these days? It's been a while since I got my win7 ....
OEM or upgrade version will run you about $90-130. Full retail version will run you $200 for professional version. You can shop around for a version of course, and I would recommend people do so instead of heading down to their local staples. If one is a student, you can get a upgrade version for about $60, and it's only a registry setting to make it so you don't need a previous version to install it.
because if you're a cheap bastard, as the article headline implies, you'll find a way to not spend a quarter of your budget on the OS.
because then they can hide the true price of the system, make it look comparable to consoles. Price also doesn't include keyboard/mouse/optical drive
Ok but os aside you still need most of the other stuff in list, with exception to ssd. point building a gaming pc to play with cheap mouse and keyboard. So now its a 750 dollar pc. The specs are to tight to so you'll be spending money on upgrades sooner rather than later. I'd like to see this build playing titanfall too. This is just another pc bash console article.
Don't go cheap or you will regret it in 3-6 months if not straight away on your first game downgrade. If you really want to game on PC go all in or not at all.
Don't need to go all in, but could go in a bit more than what these articles posit. I personally would be disappointed in this build just for general use...mostly because I would be staring at a "Please insert OS disc" screen on boot, and no way to bypass because I didn't have any way to input anything.:) In some cases, just spending an extra $20-30 on one or two parts would make these computers much much better. Which is why you usually see these types of articles shoot for the $500 mark.
I had to sell my gaming PC, but what alot of people don't seem to understand is the best thing about a PC is that it's something you built yourself, something you customised your way and you can say to someone I built that. Consoles are great too but there a nothing more fun or proud than building your own rig.
God damn double post lol
Once again I thought someone would reasonably include an operating system in the cost of building a computer. If you think those hot new PC games are mostly going to run on Linux or some other free operating system you're living in a dream world. For those who don't agree - after you buy and build your gaming PC: What is it good for? Answer: Nothing without an operating system. An operating system IS NOT an extra AND the only game in town is Windows until Valve figures out what the Steam PC will be about.
I prefer to upgrade my game console every 7 years not 1 , and my ps4 will play all for over 7 years too and it will get better the longer it's out
Why would someone want to go through the troubles of building a pc comparable to a gaming console, when they can either just buy a gaming console, or spend the necessary money on pc parts so that they can have bragging rights of how "powerful" their pc(s) is/are? I think articles like this are a stupid waste of time<-My opinion
Meh, mind as well spend an extra $400-500 and build a better computer that can do more work and play games at the same time. If you want a cheap gaming PC build go for a apu build. Nobody want a PC just to game, a PC is a thing that lets you do 20 things at once, while consoles only do one thing really well.
Why is everyone pretending to not know why the OS is never included in the price? Because you can torrent it for free, that's why.
Some people don't condone piracy. I find any article that doesn't include it in the price is condoning piracy. I would at least expect articles like this to include rather necessary things like input devices or a case(last article had the PC on a piece of wood) If someone is willing to pirate an OS, then I would expect they'd be willing to pirate a game as well. In which case, the gaming industry, and myself, have no use for them, and don't care what they spend on a PC to game. There are ways to get an OS cheap. Sometimes it's just about waiting for the right time. But doing all that requires knowledge of working the system to get the best for the least amount of money, and more often than not, people that know how to do that, already have a decent PC that cost more than $400. This build is supposedly for the layman to get a cheap gaming PC, but the article is targeted at people with enough computer savvy to understand what's being done. It's a rather normal thing for computer people to act like that about anything computers.
everyone needs to forget about the OS (multiple ways you can get one for free) The big issue with all these articles should be "will it play a game in 2 years at 1080p60FPS or even play the game?" I'd willing bet the answer would be no while the X1 and PS4 most likely will hit those magic numbers (not sure why magic but hey it seems to be the big thing) and will almost definitely play the games
The typical console peasants descending on a PC article.... Piss off onto another why "Destiny is good" article to defend your purchase.
Well if we need to add the price of the os you console gamers need to add the price of paying to play online as it is needed to play the other half of your games.
Only if you play games online. OTOH, for each game that you get free with the competing services, you could deduct that price from the cost of the subscription to get a better view on what's what. We could go in circles saying what we should and shouldn't add to get a price more close to reality, but if you're a PC gamer, I doubt you'd be able to recommend this build to anyone you respect. And yes, I believe that any PC build should include the OS. There are ways to get it cheap, maybe even free, which don't involve piracy. It would be great if these types of articles didn't misrepresent what's possible to what I assume would be their target of the layman building a budget gaming PC.
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