Joystick Division writer Mitch Krpata realizes he doesn't know anything about computers anymore.
I used to be all about PC gaming for a while also but just kind of shifted to consoles nearly exclusively. A gaming rig is a curse for me cause I always want the latest and greatest and I loved to tinker with it so it became a big money pit for me lol.
Tinkering with your rig is all optional. There are many that just setup once then play games at max settings. Console games are a money pit too imo. You buy them at a premium price specially when compared to the deals at Steam or D2D, later after spending all those thousands on console games, you have no assurity if the same games will work on the next box. Infact for the average gamer who buys 1-2 games a month the price difference between console and PC games is so high, that you could literally end up buying a mid to high range rig with it by 2 years time or so.
"There are many that just setup once then play games at max settings." Word my 11 year old brother plays on PC, Graduated from consoles last year. All he does is slide settings to max and plays. I mean if a 11 year old can handle it, it cant be that hard right? I bought him a 5870 back when they launched which is about 2009, still runs about every game maxed out no tinkering needed.
what is this guys problem. has he ever joined a forum and spoke to some knowledged pc guys.
"There's a $50 difference between the processor that has a 6 MB L3 Cache and the one that has 4 x 256 256k L4 Cache, but is the difference really worth the cost? This is the kind of thing that keeps me up at night. Especially because I still don't know what any of those numbers mean." 1. www.google.com 2. Search for benchmarks on both processors 3. Decide for yourself, and get some sleep at night!
If not that, spend an extra minute signing up to tomshardware or another forum (most have very experienced users with very valuable info to share), and simply ask away. I just OC'd my i7 920 (first timer) and it felt great, 3.5ghz..MORE TOMORROW! (addictive! :@)
I game on my PC but with a console you find money goes more into games. Any money I get for PC gaming tends to go into upgrading it.
Lol you must be the kind of person who buys a I7 cpu then equips it with a non gaming GPU, later need to upgrade the GPU over and over because you keep repeating the same mistake. This summer sale alone i bought about 6 games of steam for about 100usd, all them were about 2-3 months old and AAA games. Doing that on console would have cost me 300usd minimum. Goes without saying PC gaming can be very economic, cheaper then any console anyways.
This is what console gamers seem to miss. Almost every single PC game that is also on these consoles can cost anywhere from $5-$20 less than the very same console game. That price gets even cheaper when STEAM has those weekend fire sales for some Triple A games. In the end you save so much more money PC gaming. Your initial cost output for your PC is obviously higher than a console, however within 2 years that very $299-$699 console you bought (Either launch or later on) just cost you more because of the extra price cost for the same exact games and over price ad ons and DLC. It adds up...SO FAST.
you have to be the stupidest PC gamer ever than. :)
I used to not game on pc because I had a rather weak one but when I bought my own laptop and got into steam and it's sales it was starting to warm me up to pc games. I mean it may not be the best out there but as long as I can play a good chunk I'd play pc games. Heck I think I play them a bit more at times than I do my console ones.
Just go read benchmarks. Tomshardware.com has their "charts" section and really lets you compare and sort, its amazing. http://www.tomshardware.com...
I am hoping to begin building my first gaming pc this month.
good luck mate!!! build it right the first time and you wont have to upgrade for years!!
i played consoles all my life then 1 day i was like i want to build a gaming PC just because i loved computers an i always had a slow one.i spent about 1100 on it an hated it because i sucked with a keyboard and mouse but now i love it i dont own a Xbox because most of there games come for pc 2 plus if you don't have the money so you can find a cracked one 100% of the time :D ps this was 2years ago an i still play all my games on maxed settings an never upgraded it
it's all about pc if you want the best! sure, you can game on console in sub-hd with all the pop-in and jaggies you could ever not want, and pay more for every inferior game to boot, and get nickle and dimed with day one dlc as soon as you pop in the disc.......not to mention the TERRIBLE multiplayer connection issues that plauge most console games, waiting forever to connect. or.... you can pony up the upfront cash and reap the benifits of insance pc deals that give you back that upfront cash in a year or two, true stunning hd (1080p, 1200p, 1440p, 1600p and more), 16x-64x anti aliasing (so long jaggies) unlimted replay from many games with free mods and maps, dedicated servers, backwars compatibility going back to the 80's, emulation (play ps2, psp, ds, wii, gamecube n64 ect. games in hd with improvements) so yeah.....it's all about the pc baby!!
pc gaming is the way to go if your an adult and still gaming, consoles are great for kids or those in college/university.
Cornball article that makes the writer sound like a complete Douche. about a million different ways to find out the hot new tech and get up to date on PC tech in like 5 minutes. Man I'm starting to look forward to DX12......and Ray Tracing!!!!
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