Originally Posted by xFALL3Nx
dont count the cost of an os ever. there are ways around that.
Sorry are you trying to say piracy is ok here?
it may cost more because your currency is worth nothing. you try to unify one currency for several countries. this cannot be. world order cannot be. europe is in turmoil. riots, huge downfall, market collapse. expect things to get more expensive.
Try and stick more to the topic, ja?
But with this in mind no currency rules with an iron fist. So people stating specific things only cost so much is stupidity within itself because this is an international forum with international consumers. What's cheap for one person is more expensive for another.
Originally Posted by _02
Minus the monitor, you'd be hard pressed to come up with a competent system for $300 using mail order parts. Even if you go with a $50 case, $50 PSU, $50 CPU, $50 GPU, $50 RAM and a $50 motherboard, you wouldn't have money for a hard disk, Optical drive, OS or peripherals.
And those prices are likely well below what you would actually need to spend without buying used parts, not to mention tax and shipping. I'm not sure what you'd need to do to make the system par, but even on new budget parts, $300 is pushing it.
I built a PC, brand new, with the object to be really good quality parts for as cheap as possible, minus the OS (I used my own seems it was for my wife) and graphics card it cost me Â£330. That's for a PC that runs twice as good as any PC Curry's or PC World has on sale at a comparable price.
So with a good DX11 graphics card (because the future is also as important as being able to play games if we want to keep up) and OS in mind I'd probably be looking another Â£150-Â£200 minimum. It would probably run games, but no where near on the scale that games like Battlefield 3 push out at a quality that's better than a Xbox 360 or a PS3.
That took alot of time and research for me to do aswell. Then I had to build it, test it, etc.
Do people really think that someone who just wants to pick up a controller and play a game really wants to go through all that just to play a game? If you're going to use a PC for gaming you need to future proof it and make it worth it or you'll be forever upgrading, which is what puts people off gaming on PC. They just can't be dealing with that kind of hassle just to play a game.
Graphics aren't the defining factor or games for everyone. Consoles are at a point where graphics look good enough even if they aren't high by our standards. If graphics were that important then games like Minecraft wouldn't be so popular.
Me? I'll play on whatever, I own a console and a PC. Graphics aren't important, a damned good game that's going to keep my attention is.
Originally Posted by andrews2547
You're right the closest that comes to true 1080p is Gran Turismo 5 at 1440x1080.
He's wrong, and so are you, sorry.
Gran Turismo 5: Prologue
= 1080p mode is 1280x1080 (2xAA) in-game while the garage/pit/showrooms are 1920x1080 with no AA. 720p mode is 1280x720 (4xAA)
Gran Turismo 5
= 1280x720 (4xAA), 1280x1080 (QAA, TAA selectable), 1280x720 (QAA) in 3D mode
Known 1920x1080 resolution games on consoles are:
Blast Factor, Calling All Cars, Elefunk, Fat Princess, Go Puzzle, High Velocity Bowling, Locoroco Cocoreccho, Pixel Junk Monsters/Racers/Eden, Rocketmen, Sudoku, Tekken 5 Dark Resurrection, Wipeout HD, Wolf of the Battlefield: Commando 3, Boogie Bunnies, FIFA Street 3, Virtua Tennis 3, Sacred 2.
Originally Posted by Ecchi-BANZAII!!!
Yes and Nope.
Insert X controller in PC
insert X controller in XBX
You'll find you profit more from using a controller on a console than on a PC. Even playing field plus controller optimisation.
That's coming from someone who uses a controller competently on PC. Most PC games have horrible controller optimisation and I'm not even talking aim assists, just implementing the damned things properly in the first place.Edited by Lifeshield - 10/7/11 at 11:26am