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post #11 of 26
All you need to kick ass is skill with a mouse and keyboard and a pair of decent headphones.
post #12 of 26
Well ... someone with a lesser GPU can turn down the eye candy and level the playing field. BUT ... if you have a really slow processor, I think it's at least possible that it could put you at a small disadvantage in certain CPU-intensive games if the game isn't coded properly to account for the disparity.
    
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your internet connection also plays a pretty big role
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So does Skyrim.
Hate to break it to you, but Skyrim is a console port.
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post #15 of 26
The only way i can think of you getting an advantage from hardware is if you had high end graphics with 3 monitors. cus then you would have a wider/bigger field of vision.

Having better hardware wont bring your skill level up.

See I'm A generation or two behind-ish and i would pretty much own someone with a high end i7 and a gtx 580, but because of skill. just my two cents
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post #16 of 26
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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??
Those kids most likely have Aleinware PC's (rip off computer). You should check out the BF3 thread. The minimum specs are very low. For a processor
you only need a Core 2 duo.
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higher prices can also relate to better reliability but, only to a point
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the more you spend the less of a return you get on fps. say spend $700 and get 125fps in a game a 2500 machine may only get 10% more
     
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post #19 of 26
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Hate to break it to you, but Skyrim is a console port.
I know I was super bummed to hear this.
post #20 of 26
$500 computer can play BF3 at preety decent settings (BC2 almost maxed out minus the AA).

I don't understand your logic though. How would someone with "higher-end" hardware exactly win? Higher FPS sure, cause if your lagging your going to get killed. Using a 10 year old dusty, broken ball mouse will also put you at a disadvantage.

Higher settings only really help I guess, seeing people far off. Other then that, extra dust,smoke, vegetation make seeing enemies harder. And more lighting=more gun flare.
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