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It should come as no surprise that consoles are rated higher than computers for gaming. We need to see the whole picture and admit that there is a witch-hunt against the PC. This articles often omit a very important aspect : a console game needs to work within certain parameters, thus, for the lifetime of the console, games and latest games will work. On the other hand, when you use the PC, you allow the programmers to shine by having the possibility to turn eyecandy higher with every iteration of the game. The pc gaming community does not take stagnation lightly, whereas, the console community see their xbox and PS3 as an investment for the future.
 
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I stopped reading for sake of stupidity when they hooked the computer up with a single stick of ram.
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That was the point of the article. Whether people see it or not (I see more raging about the hardware than anything else). PC gaming is not as expensive as people seem to think. It can cost less, but for an experience worth buying a PC to game with, running on decent hardware, it is no more expensive than owning a console.


I don't care how much it costs, to me its about building the pc, then gaming on a machine that you built, the amazing feeling when you power on your pc is indescribable (no homo)
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It should come as no surprise that consoles are rated higher than computers for gaming. We need to see the whole picture and admit that there is a witch-hunt against the PC. This articles often omit a very important aspect : a console game needs to work within certain parameters, thus, for the lifetime of the console, games and latest games will work. On the other hand, when you use the PC, you allow the programmers to shine by having the possibility to turn eyecandy higher with every iteration of the game. The pc gaming community does not take stagnation lightly, whereas, the console community see their xbox and PS3 as an investment for the future.

bit in the end their costs can come up to the same as a nice 2500k, 560ti pc.
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I don't care how much it costs, to me its about building the pc, then gaming on a machine that you built, the amazing feeling when you power on your pc is indescribable (no homo)


It seems that for some, building a pc, is a life changing experience biggrin.gif
 
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I felt sick to the stomach when I read the build in the article, maybe they should have gotten someone who knew what they were talking about before they posted this rubbish.
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I felt sick to the stomach when I read the build in the article, maybe they should have gotten someone who knew what they were talking about before they posted this rubbish.

 

When I read the comments section it just makes me laugh if I'm honest. So much idiocy and butthurt.

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The biggest mistake that almost ALL console gamers make when arguing about prices is that they don't include TV prices for console because you already have that. Uhhm, wake up, PC can use a TV as monitor. If you're going to exclude the price of a TV, then you should exclude the price of a PC monitor too. Just check the comments of that article. Every other comment is about not needing to pay for a TV.
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The biggest mistake that almost ALL console gamers make when arguing about prices is that they don't include TV prices for console because you already have that. Uhhm, wake up, PC can use a TV as monitor. If you're going to exclude the price of a TV, then you should exclude the price of a PC monitor too. Just check the comments of that article. Every other comment is about not needing to pay for a TV.



Yup, which was an exact point I made sure to highlight earlier in my own proposed comparison. No point in adding prices for displays when you can use a monitor or HDTV on both. Thus making any price point for either balanced and negatable from the comparison. Same for speakers aswell.

 

 

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PC is cheaper, because when you build a PC you can do more than play game. And the most important thing is enjoyment. Cause after all if you're enjoying what you're doing the price difference means nothing.
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