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post #11 of 62
So you would rather spend 300-500$ every few years on consoles but not roughly the same amount or less in the same time period to keep your pc somewhat current? You do realize that there are very few games that require SLI to max out settings. BF3 and maybe skyrim are the only current ones that I can think of and its not like you even need to buy the latest series of graphics cards to run them. You can buy gtx 400 series and hd 5000 series cards cheap and get great performance in those games. And they will last you awhile.
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post #12 of 62
LOL, this isn't the place to be whining about things like that. No one is forcing you to spend your money to have the latest and greatest hardware. A lot of people are nuts about technology and don't mind spending the money to enjoy everything maxed out at super smooth frames. Its people like you that stunt forward progress.

Besides, PC gaming is cheap compared to other hobbies.

Try buying, modifying, and racing cars. I spent more money on my car's exhaust system than the build in my sig.
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Originally Posted by Spykerv View Post
Which article may I ask did you read that brought you to light upon this matter? I'm curious to read it myself.

http://www.evga.com/forums/tm.aspx?h...page=1#1272333
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post #15 of 62
I don't know if anyone remembers how BF2 ran on systems when it first came out. It was a crazy beast game at the time, everyone was complaining because they could barely play it with 1GB of ram in their system...you had to have 2GB of ram and these absolutely beast 6800GT's to run it on reasonable max settings which were like 200+ cards at the time.

I mean really, I wouldn't expect anything less from BF3. Like BF2, its going to take a couple years for people to update their hardware to max out that game, just like it took me when BF2 first come out. I ran BF2 on for the longest on 1gb and a 6200. People just want instant gratification now days with everything, its sad.

Give it a year, two maybe 3, there will be a card out that runs circles around BF3. As with anything, if you want it now, you gotta pay for it...whether it be SLI, Crossfire or some single beast GPU solution, whatever
    
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Originally Posted by 1ceTr0n View Post
I can't believe some of the crap i'm starting to hear lately around the web. Ever since the BF3 beta went life
Why keep reading after that point.

Also, welcome to PC Gaming, were the big boys play.
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post #17 of 62
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Its people like you that stunt forward progress.

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Thats the same BS that feeds the Apple fanboy hordes
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post #18 of 62
I think you are confusing enthusiasts with the general population. The general population plays consoles. The people that even have any video card better than a gtx 460 are a minority. I think you are just looking at the forums/articles from PC gaming/benching/computer enthusiasts which is not an accurate representation at all.

I also don't understand why you wouldn't want a game that can test modern hardware. These are few and far between because normally if its for our small niche market it makes small niche money. That's the reason for different graphical settings as well. If you don't want to max the eyecandy then don't worry about it. It's fully playable on single cards at a decent framerate/graphical setting.

Just my 2c.
post #19 of 62
well even if your running 1 card and getting 40 fps your still 10fps ahead of consoles and getting better visuals. But honestly this statement is not true. I run at 1080P high settings on BF3 with a GTX 580 and I get 60 FPS steady.
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post #20 of 62
Just don't buy any graphics cards. Don't fall for overhyped games that trick people into buying overpriced graphics cards.
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