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So i took a quick look and saw this and this.

I remind myself why i didn't buy a console but instead built a PC.



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I wish Witcher 2 would remain a PC exclusive. Its what will make the PC gaming industry bigger. You see so many people on that thread saying they wish they could run it on their PC but can't.

I know tons of people who've bought PS3's (the $300 slim version) JUST to play Gran Turismo 5. If enough big exclusives come out on PC, people will do the same and grow the balls to get a gaming PC . You can get a decent gaming rig for $500. It may only run games on medium but consollers don't know the meaning of antialiasing or anisotropic filterin so they won't miss anything.

PC gaming needs more exclusives.
Edited by Renton81 - 5/26/11 at 8:43am
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PC gaming needs better exclusives.
Fixed.



(We have plenty of "exclusives", it's just most are crap)
    
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I wish Witcher 2 would remain a PC exclusive. Its what will make the PC gaming industry bigger. You see so many people on that thread saying they wish they could run it on their PC but can't.

I know tons of people who've bought PS3's (the $300 slim version) JUST to play Gran Turismo 5. If enough big exclusives come out on PC, people will do the same and grow the balls to get a gaming PC . You can get a decent gaming rig for $500. It may only run games on medium but consollers don't know the meaning of antialiasing or anisotropic filterin so they won't miss anything.

PC gaming needs more exclusives.
Yeah grow some balls and a money tree right?

Why spend $500 when you can spend $300 to get the same experience?

I would love to see you build a gaming rig for $500. Including monitor, mouse, keyboard, speakers or headphones and a desk.
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Yeah grow some balls and a money tree right?

Why spend $500 when you can spend $300 to get the same experience?

I would love to see you build a gaming rig for $500. Including monitor, mouse, keyboard, speakers or headphones and a desk.
I'm not disagreeing with you per se...but does your $300 include your TV and couch? Computer could equally be used on the TV as the console, and run better at that low resolution. Keyboard and mouse can be had for nothing if that's the goal, desk isn't needed if you were on the TV, speakers are on the TV as well.

Just saying. I didn't read the links, nor do I care, I just saw apples and oranges getting thrown in the same basket.

I'm not for either, I say game on what you want to game on.
     
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I'm not disagreeing with you per se...but does your $300 include your TV and couch? Computer could equally be used on the TV as the console, and run better at that low resolution. Keyboard and mouse can be had for nothing if that's the goal, desk isn't needed if you were on the TV, speakers are on the TV as well.

Just saying. I didn't read the links, nor do I care, I just saw apples and oranges getting thrown in the same basket.

I'm not for either, I say game on what you want to game on.
A tv and couch are generally things people already have. Computer stuff (Monitor, Speakers, Keyboard-mouse ect..) not so much.

For using the TV method sure, but where are you going to put the keyboard and mouse?

My point is if you are going to build a $500 PC that performs like a xbox 360 why not just buy an xbox 360?
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My point is if you are going to build a $500 PC that performs like a xbox 360 why not just buy an xbox 360?
Because the computer is infinitely more flexible AND does what the XBOX does better (outside of portability and ease of use). Most things a computer can do, an XBOX can't even do period.

They have their places, but you can't directly compare their value.

As a gaming solution ALONE - the XBOX is a better value to most. If you use computers, a console is redundant unless you want to play exclusives. That's my opinion anyway.
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Eh, you're going to have the monitor, desk, keyboard and mouse regardless. Let's face it, even if you don't have a gaming computer, you have a computer. The world wouldn't work without them.
     
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I would love to see you build a gaming rig for $500. Including monitor, mouse, keyboard, speakers or headphones and a desk.
you want me to continue that list for you?... and a bedroom, a house, a plot of land to have the house, food - so that i can keep alive to game...

Most people have PC's with keyboard and mouse anyway. You dont need a 10,000 dpi razor mouse to game, and most will have a monitor since PC's are pretty much as common in a household as telephones. Besides it doesn't cost that much anyway.
Majority of the time people will only need the main components. And for $500 its easily doable, you can google $500 PC gaming rig or even search on OCN. Without AA or AF you could pretty much get similar graphics, if not better (1080 res?) than consoles. Plus you'll have all the extra capabilities that you'll get with PC.

You're also forgetting, you can do way more on PC, add that to the fact there millions (literally) of unique games on PC, mostly free (From MMO games, to casual games to enthusiast games).

Think about it, you'd spend $200-300 on a PC for general home use, office/school work. An extra $200-300 to make it for gaming i can see people doing. Since $300 for a PS3 even for today is quite a bit considerring the shatty hardware that you get.
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Because the computer is infinitely more flexible AND does what the XBOX does better (outside of portability and ease of use). Most things a computer can do, an XBOX can't even do period.

They have their places, but you can't directly compare their value.

As a gaming solution ALONE - the XBOX is a better value to most. If you use computers, a console is redundant unless you want to play exclusives. That's my opinion anyway.
My gaming laptop solves that portability equation.

and I whole-heartedly agree. Anything a console can do, a PC can do exponentially better.
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