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My first console was the original XBOX back when i was studying in USA.
Come to think of it i used to own a Commodore 64. Was it considered to be a PC back than? with a casette player. Or was it considered to be a console?

To this day I kinda regret not getting into console gaming, kinda missed out on the PS releases.
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AND for the OP very nice rig.. BUT with that said A PS3 that has amazing graphics, plays every game smooth and looks great on a BIG LCD TV,,$300,,with a huge (100x larger then PC) selection of games that arn't MMO's

A High End gaming system like ours,, $2500 so theres pros and cons. As for the Quailty thats also personal preference, Games on PC and worlds sharper and 60 FPS which I can always notice, Console games seem sluggish compared to PC. So PC does have a huge advantage and is much better IMO..But PC also gives users and programmers control over the program code making pirating very easy and main stream for the PC. Most companies that want the highest profits do Console with a PC port and lately the console versions are released months before the PC to deter lost profits due to pirating. Even with all that I can say PC gaming is making a huge comeback and now is a good time to get back into the PC gaming scene. And nice job again on the rig looks good thumb.gif
Edited by Bravo2010 - 3/16/12 at 6:40pm
 
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To this day I kinda regret not getting into console gaming, kinda missed out on the PS releases.

For me the 2 upsides of console gaming was

1-) PS3 exclusives, (prefer them over 360 exclusives)

2-) Sports games. Playing football (soccer) with friends is a joy for sure. Not the same thing in PC.
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AND for the OP very nice rig.. BUT with that said A PS3 that has amazing graphics, plays every game smooth and looks great on a BIG LCD TV,,$300,,with a huge selection of games that arn't MMO's
A High End gaming system like ours,, $2500 so theres pros and cons. As for the Quailty thats also personal preference, Games on PC and worlds sharper and 60 FPS which I can always notice, Console games seem sluggish compared to PC. So PC does have a huge advantage and is much better IMO..But PC also gives users and programmers control over the program code making pirating very easy and main stream for the PC. Most companies that want the highest profits do Console with a PC port and lately the console versions are released months before the PC to deter lost profits due to pirating. Even with all that I can say PC gaming is making a huge comeback and now is a good time to get back into the PC gaming scene. And nice job again on the rig looks good thumb.gif

Thank you my friend. I am pretty happy with my rig to be honest. can it improve? Absolutely. And in time i will do even better things as this became a hobby for me. I can now understand people who build rigs and sell them in a few months to build another rig. Its so much fun, and i feel more connected to my PC than ever.

Your thoughts about console vs PC gaming explains it a lot. I didnt like the fact that my PS3 could not handle games in FULL HD and 60 fps. I can even see the difference between 60 fps and 120 fps due to having a 120hz monitor. My eyes are WAY too sensitive.

These being said, i feel like PC gaming is getting a good velocity lately. However the next generation of consoles could stall this velocity.

Also Steam is probably another great reason why I chose PC gaming over Console gaming.
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Very interesting read, I feel like I'm going through the same "transformation".
I've been a console guy for years, I started on the ps2 and then my brothers got a gamecube. After that I got a 360 and just recently bought my second (MW3 edition). I decided I wanted to play more than just COD and the occasional Halo match, and I was interested in BF3 for PC. Lucky me, my dad said he would get my a laptop through work since I was heading to college.
So now I have an HP Elitebook 8560p, with an i7 2620M, 8 GB of RAM, and a Radeon HD 6470M. Like you, I thought I could do anything with an i7. I bought BFBC2, and was slightly disappointed. That was when I joined OCN, I wanted to learn how to upgrade the graphics card in my notebook. Well silly me, the 6470M is integrated into the motherboard, even though it is considered a dedicated GPU and has its own vram. I'm trying to sell it and buy an 8560w without too much of a loss.
So I started toying with MSI Afterburner and have gone from a stock 750/900 to 900/1100. At 720p and medium detail, I run BFBC2 at ~40 FPS, Borderlands is just about the same, and I played the Half-Life series maxed out, except for Episodes 1 and 2, I turned down the resolution and the lighting/shadows. With the exception of BF3, I feel my experience is at least on par with the 360.
I'm at the stage where I realize gaming laptops just can't provide the experience I want, and I have the knowledge/desire to build my own PC. Big thanks to everyone here on OCN for that one thumb.gif Anyway, I'll have about $1k to get started with this summer. I'm considering saving that and having about $2k for a real nice build for the summer of 2013, but I don't know if I want to wait that long.
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Also Steam is probably another great reason why I chose PC gaming over Console gaming.

For sure,, Steam is bringing back alot of PC gamers and also with there sales of week and specials are really encouraging people to buy the software which creates a loyal gamer to the brand of PC or Console IMO. I love steam too and thats what brought me into buying my ALL my PC games and getting into PC over my consoles 360/PS3. I hope in the near future Steam will offer even lower prices due to the fact that theres no shipping or physical product and those savinngs could be passed on when ttitles launch and not when they get older. But baby steps for now.

As for the new consoles I dont think that's going to hurt PC gaming, there's always going to PC and console gamers..wink.gif
Edited by Bravo2010 - 3/17/12 at 4:13am
 
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Very interesting read, I feel like I'm going through the same "transformation".
I've been a console guy for years, I started on the ps2 and then my brothers got a gamecube. After that I got a 360 and just recently bought my second (MW3 edition). I decided I wanted to play more than just COD and the occasional Halo match, and I was interested in BF3 for PC. Lucky me, my dad said he would get my a laptop through work since I was heading to college.
So now I have an HP Elitebook 8560p, with an i7 2620M, 8 GB of RAM, and a Radeon HD 6470M. Like you, I thought I could do anything with an i7. I bought BFBC2, and was slightly disappointed. That was when I joined OCN, I wanted to learn how to upgrade the graphics card in my notebook. Well silly me, the 6470M is integrated into the motherboard, even though it is considered a dedicated GPU and has its own vram. I'm trying to sell it and buy an 8560w without too much of a loss.
So I started toying with MSI Afterburner and have gone from a stock 750/900 to 900/1100. At 720p and medium detail, I run BFBC2 at ~40 FPS, Borderlands is just about the same, and I played the Half-Life series maxed out, except for Episodes 1 and 2, I turned down the resolution and the lighting/shadows. With the exception of BF3, I feel my experience is at least on par with the 360.
I'm at the stage where I realize gaming laptops just can't provide the experience I want, and I have the knowledge/desire to build my own PC. Big thanks to everyone here on OCN for that one thumb.gif Anyway, I'll have about $1k to get started with this summer. I'm considering saving that and having about $2k for a real nice build for the summer of 2013, but I don't know if I want to wait that long.

If a person really have to then they go for a gaming laptop. Its not the same thing as desktop gaming thats for sure. Its not bad or anything and there are some incredible gaming laptops out there, i heard of a one that is 570M SLI, which is very good for laptops. I believe you can come up with a good Desktop PC with 1000 Dollars. You can get a 2500k for 220$, A Haf 922 case for 100$, a 750W PSU for 100$, 1TB harddisk around 100$, 8 GB ram around 50$, a nice factory OCed MSI Twin Frozr III 570 around 300$ , a good SLI compatible motherboard for 200$...All costing around 1100$... A Dvd writer, keyboard and mouse combo would add 100$... The 570 will get cheaper by the summer so the cost will get lower, and perhaps the prices of harddisks might come lower as well. Also expect the 2500k to go on sale anytime when ivy bridge comes out. 1000$ is good enough to build a decent rig. And in summer 2013, you can SLI your setup and be done with it. The only downide is i did not count the price of a monitor as they vary alot. You can find one for 100$ or 500$ which are same in size but of course different in quality. Dont wait for summer 2013 if you have 1000$ to spare this summer thumb.gif
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Also Steam is probably another great reason why I chose PC gaming over Console gaming.
For sure,, Steam is bringing back alot of PC gamers and also with there sales of week and specials are really encouraging people to buy the software which creates a my loyal gamer to the brand of PC or Console IMO. I love steam too and thats what brought me into buying my ALL my PC games and getting into PC over my consoles 360/PS3. I hope in the near future Steam will offer even lower prices due to the fact that theres no shipping or physical product and those savinngs could be passed on when ttitles launch and not when they get older. But baby steps for now.
As for the new consoles I dont think that's going to hurt PC gaming, there's always going to PC and console gamers..wink.gif

I am using steam for 4 years actually. I buy FOOTBALL MANAGER on it every year, and those series were my only games on my PCs. Since its a CPU intensive management game, i could run it in any of my setups easily, but i was always going crazy to see incredible deals in summer especially. PS3 games are way overpriced especially here in Turkey so finding those deals in steam always gave me the idea of switching to PC. I love steam I really do.
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My akasa Viper 140mm fan is not here yet. I wonder if it will get delayed until Monday. I am still waiting. Lets see.
Edited by iARDAs - 3/17/12 at 4:36am
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I was also thinking tonight about other reasons I switched from PC to consoles and back to PC and I rememered back in the Day of PS/2 and Xbox there wasn't any online gaming, to do the 1942's and Halo's you needed a PC (and an expensive one at that). But then the 360 and PS3 came out and showed us the world of online console gaming with amazing graphics on a machine that costs $499 compared to a $1000+ gaming PC. Then came the rampant cheating on competive online PC games that drove me crazy, I would buy a game for $60 and in a couple of weeks after the cheats came out the online experience was ruined. I remember playing 1942, Counter Strike, Team Fortress and the cheating got so bad I turned off my PC bought an Xbox 360 and never had to worry about cheating again.

But times have changed again and the cheating is less rampent PC prices are way down and Im glad to be back in PC gaming,. smile.gif
 
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I was also thinking tonight about other reasons I switched from PC to consoles and back to PC and I rememered back in the Day of PS/2 and Xbox there wasn't any online gaming, to do the 1942's and Halo's you needed a PC (and an expensive one at that). But then the 360 and PS3 came out and showed us the world of online console gaming with amazing graphics on a machine that costs $499 compared to a $1000+ gaming PC. Then came the rampant cheating on competive online PC games that drove me crazy, I would buy a game for $60 and in a couple of weeks after the cheats came out the online experience was ruined. I remember playing 1942, Counter Strike, Team Fortress and the cheating got so bad I turned off my PC bought an Xbox 360 and never had to worry about cheating again.
But times have changed again and the cheating is less rampent PC prices are way down and Im glad to be back in PC gaming,. smile.gif


That is also so very true my friend. I remember gaming online was only possible in PC back in the time though I am sure you could game online in the original xbox too. But can not recall. gaming in console is simple, its pretty much plug and play so its user friendly for most of the people out there. About the cheaters, i honestly dont see them much anymore. They DO exist but maybe in 1 game out of 10 or 15. When there are admins present they actually take care of those suckers but not every server have admins.

 

PC Gaming for the win thumbsupsmiley.png


Edited by iARDAs - 3/17/12 at 4:42am
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