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I am building a computer because Battlefield 3 looks amazing on PC. So does Skyrim. I have never played online on PC before bc I didn't have the computer and always wondered... if i didn't have a top of the line computer, how could I compete with others that had $2500 rigs???.... Am I accurate with this thinking?? Are there any significant advantages in PC gaming that they have that I don't know about that's just gonna make me get my a$$ kicked??
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wut? u dont need a 2500 dollar rig to play bf3
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The higher prices are just for a better FPS at higher resolutions with extra eye candy on. You could have a Pentium 4 crap rig and still dominate other players online.
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Ummm huh?

Ok, for starters what's your budget?
   
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You could build a PC for half that budget that would play BF3 rather well. Tower, monitor, KB, mouse, OS...everything pretty much.
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thanks for the quick replies.

My question wasn't about my personal build, just about PC gaming in general. On consoles, everyone is limited by the same hardware. Will having the better computer give you a distinct advantage?
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Nah man. You can build a GREAT compute well below $1,000...if you're willing to wait for sales and shop around...
    
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Originally Posted by unfbilly11;13875660 
thanks for the quick replies.

My question wasn't about my personal build, just about PC gaming in general. On consoles, everyone is limited by the same hardware. Will having the better computer give you a distinct advantage?

Not necessarily, thought sometimes that factors in.
In BC2, with DX11 on, some smoke and brushes might be there for a DX11 enabled computer, but might not show up for DX10 computers...stuff like that.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by unfbilly11;13875660 
thanks for the quick replies.

My question wasn't about my personal build, just about PC gaming in general. On consoles, everyone is limited by the same hardware. Will having the better computer give you a distinct advantage?

If anything, high end PC's have a disadvantage because they can render a lot more than a low end PC.

A bush that Mr. HighEnd sees could cover an enemy and get him killed.

That same bush isn't seen by Mr. LowEnd, and he will kill the sneaky, but unsuspecting, enemy.
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post #10 of 26
Yea, the only thing that might help out is a mouse that fits your hand perfectly and possibly speakers/ headphones that let you hear everything clearly. As for the cpu speed, gpu, and things like that they don't really give you an advantage.
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