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post #41 of 52
Back to the blue screen issue. Check your overclock, because they can cause blue screens, and google the blue screen error code. Many times if you are overclocked, that is the issue. Underclock it and see if that stops the blue screens. I never get blue screens in game, and I would easily bet that it is related to your overclock.

Other than that, don't give up on pc gaming yet, it takes time to get used to it. Took me nearly 2 years.
post #42 of 52
I love my PC. I go through phases though between consoles and PC but if a game is available on both I get the PC version.
I also abandoned the desk/monitor set up for a 42" 1080p TV and a La-Z-Boy chair with some wireless peripherals. Traditional PC set ups are silly now with all the options available.
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I would pick my traditional desk setup anyday. Nice big executive desk, soon to be filled with 3 monitors. Tower standing to the side on a table, nice high back chair that reclines so well. I could fall asleep there if I wanted to. I would personally rather have multiple monitors with more desktop space than a huge tv as my monitor. I feel so much more immersed in the gameplay at my desk. Plus, I don't have to be in the living room to do it. I can go enjoy my man station with no interuptions.
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Go back to PS3 and 360,

Its all about the games for me, I'll play MGS Peace Walker on my PSP after playing Bad Company 2 in directx 11 glory. Yes it looks way lousier but I'm kind of platform neutral. I plan to get a ps3 to play all those great exclusives. Look for the games you like, the platform isn't the biggest concern.

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So last christmas time, I took the plunge into a decent PC.

I played PS3 and Xbox 360 like MAD sunk 1000's of hours into it, but then started PC gaming, and it doesnt feel the same... I dont feel motivated to play a game. I can only play for an hour or so before I get aggravated or I don't enjoy the title.

i love MW2 so obviously got BLOPS, mainly for MP. But playing MP on pc isnt as fun... I find it aggravating, and I loose my temper. I bought other games, and I noticed another problem. you could buy a game at Game or something, and its guaranteed to work on your console..

But on a PC game, your always pooping your pants that it doesnt BSOD or crash on you. I find it quite nerve racking, what can I do to rekindle my love for gaming?
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I would pick my traditional desk setup anyday. Nice big executive desk, soon to be filled with 3 monitors. Tower standing to the side on a table, nice high back chair that reclines so well. I could fall asleep there if I wanted to. I would personally rather have multiple monitors with more desktop space than a huge tv as my monitor. I feel so much more immersed in the gameplay at my desk. Plus, I don't have to be in the living room to do it. I can go enjoy my man station with no interuptions.
Yeah I get the living room TV to myself anyway, my fiancee has a PC monitor. I hate locking myself away in a room all alone, prefer other people in the room even if we aren't doing anything together, that's also part of the reason I never use a mic.
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Complete opposite for me lol. I am on teamspeak all the time. If I get bothered while I am gaming on my computer it annoys me. The thing I like about the pc is the fact that it is a one person activity. No passing around a controller or waiting your turn, just playing. I love that. I normally go socialize elsewhere at a bar or a bowling alley or something. PC is alone time, but to each his own.
post #47 of 52
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thanks for the input fella's i appreciate what you're all saying, and now I have news!

My windows 95 keyboard broke and I got an Arctosa, love it, and I'm actually enjoying it Enjoying games now
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Yeah I know what its like to be worrying about if your computer is going to hold up long enough to play games without a BSOD or driver errors.
I had all those going on with my old rig, but since I built my current Rig the only BSOD's I have are ones I expect because I haven't finished tweaking my OC or whatever.
It really makes gaming online much more enjoyable when you know that you aren't going to be met with a blue screen when you are all of a sudden beasting on Black ops. (I just started playing battlefield and I can't buy a kill...)
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Yeah I dropped my OC down to 4.01GHZ so probs a bit more stable now yay might loose the OC altogether it runs too hot!
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I like PC gaming and I thought I'd have to overclock or even update the OS, but with my system and Windows XP most games run smoothly, probably due to the lower OS requirements. I use also Ubuntu sometime, since some games support Linux.

To help you a little I use PC gaming like this: have games separate into folders. Most are Steam games.

Fighters (SFIV:AE, GGXX:Reload, Japanese doujin etc)
Strategy (Civ IV, Galactic Civilizations,CnC:RA3, Medieval Total War, Paradox games etc)
RPG (DA:O, NeverWinter Nights 2, Japanese PC RPG games etc)
Platformers (Super Meat Boy, Limbo, VVVVVV, Alice etc)
Action-Adventure (MGS2, Back to the Future, A Vampyre Story, Penumbra, HOTD 1-3 etc)
Sports,Puzzle,Pinball
Arcade-Simulators (Cars, Planes, Tanks, X3 Terran etc)
Shooters (Bioshock, Doom, Duke, Quake, Fear, AvP etc)

and a section titled non-PC games which includes emulators of most major systems and Taito X hacks. Also a lot of DOS games through Dosbox

Also have a flight stick, a fight stick, a race wheel, a dual axis gamepad, and a 6 button pad.

Now with so many games and no need for a CD (except Bioshock 2) I would not switch this machine with any console whether old or new

Though it took me 15 years to know exactly what I want from a PC for games
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