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Poll Results: Would you like to see the limit raised to $1400?

 
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    No. It's fine where it is!
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    Yes. It should be higher!
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post #521 of 779
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Yeah, talking about it here is the same way... I say something like "GPU" or "PSU", and people go cross eyed. "Is dat duh new console for duh Modern Warfare Madden Fifa game?!" People are so obsessed with console gaming here it's ridiculous. I know ONE other person besides myself that runs a rig they built themselves in this entire town of 2500 people.
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Yeah, talking about it here is the same way... I say something like "GPU" or "PSU", and people go cross eyed. "Is dat duh new console for duh Modern Warfare Madden Fifa game?!" People are so obsessed with console gaming here it's ridiculous. I know ONE other person besides myself that runs a rig they built themselves in this entire town of 2500 people.

problem that is the where gaming has gone. People would rather have console and not deal with building a pc. The big companies are going to follow the money, so consoles is where all the emphasis is placed.

That is why I love BF3 so much. It was for PC first and then for consoles second. Honestly that is why it has had such success against the Call of Duty Franchise that only cares about console gamers.

I am happy I live in a bigger city because there are lots of guys who build PC's and are into tech. I work in the tech park in Utah we have Adobe accross the street and Microsoft in my building.
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The thing that gets me is they are constantly making consoles more like a PC. Adding browsers and all that. If you want an HTPC, buy an HTPC and skip the limitations.
post #524 of 779
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Originally Posted by NeighborhoodGeek View Post

The thing that gets me is they are constantly making consoles more like a PC. Adding browsers and all that. If you want an HTPC, buy an HTPC and skip the limitations.

The issue you are failing to recognize is we are the exception to the rule. the majority dont know how to build PC's and dont want to learn. They would rather pay more money for generic system off the shelf that does what they think they want.

I get crap all the time from friends and family for spending big money on building my system.. which is pretty average compared to OCN standards, but it does everything for me work, gaming, htpc, web browsing, and audio/video work. When you take all the stuff I use my PC for I should actually spend more money.. biggrin.gif that is what I pitch at the wife.

I am still not sold on the next gen consoles because I havent touched my xbox or ps3 to game for over a year. I will be picking up Last of Us next week and I still use my PS3 as a media server and blu ray player.
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The issue you are failing to recognize is we are the exception to the rule. the majority dont know how to build PC's and dont want to learn. They would rather pay more money for generic system off the shelf that does what they think they want.

I get crap all the time from friends and family for spending big money on building my system.. which is pretty average compared to OCN standards, but it does everything for me work, gaming, htpc, web browsing, and audio/video work. When you take all the stuff I use my PC for I should actually spend more money.. biggrin.gif that is what I pitch at the wife.

I am still not sold on the next gen consoles because I havent touched my xbox or ps3 to game for over a year. I will be picking up Last of Us next week and I still use my PS3 as a media server and blu ray player.

My PS3 hasn't seen gaming in over 6 months. Netflix is about all it's used for anymore.

People are VERY misinformed about PC's and building them. It's not hard to do at all. Very basic knowledge is all that's needed to assemble one, but the average person seems to think it's rocket science because you can see all those fancy chips and caps. Up until I was 17 I thought the same. Then I watched my tech-illiterate uncle upgrade the ram and modem in my moms PC and realized that if that moron can do it, so can I. Been addicted ever since.

I wish there was a way to educate people on the benefits of PC's over consoles, but they won't listen. I have tried so many times to explain it to a console fanboy, but it always comes back around to "Well my PS3 only cost me $250! You can't build a gaming computer for that!" And it's true, you can't... (This where they go cross eyed.) But... You CAN upgrade a current system to match or beat the new console. AND you can do it piece by piece. Buying parts used, or on sale to save money, all while still using your rig. They just refuse to get it. They always have some slightly valid argument... Just admit it. You are a lazy gamer. That's why you got a console, not because you couldn't build a rig yourself, and not because it's too expensive, surely not because isn't practical... Because you are too lazy to build it, too lazy to maintain it, and too lazy to upgrade it.
post #526 of 779
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My PS3 hasn't seen gaming in over 6 months. Netflix is about all it's used for anymore.

People are VERY misinformed about PC's and building them. It's not hard to do at all. Very basic knowledge is all that's needed to assemble one, but the average person seems to think it's rocket science because you can see all those fancy chips and caps. Up until I was 17 I thought the same. Then I watched my tech-illiterate uncle upgrade the ram and modem in my moms PC and realized that if that moron can do it, so can I. Been addicted ever since.

I wish there was a way to educate people on the benefits of PC's over consoles, but they won't listen. I have tried so many times to explain it to a console fanboy, but it always comes back around to "Well my PS3 only cost me $250! You can't build a gaming computer for that!" And it's true, you can't... (This where they go cross eyed.) But... You CAN upgrade a current system to match or beat the new console. AND you can do it piece by piece. Buying parts used, or on sale to save money, all while still using your rig. They just refuse to get it. They always have some slightly valid argument... Just admit it. You are a lazy gamer. That's why you got a console, not because you couldn't build a rig yourself, and not because it's too expensive, surely not because isn't practical... Because you are too lazy to build it, too lazy to maintain it, and too lazy to upgrade it.

My brother was always that way about consoles, then I showed him a steam sale and he couldn't believe the prices(he used to go to gamestop), so for his birthday/christmas present I built him a 3570k/z77 rig with an ssd and he loves it. Just sold him my pair of 6970's lol.

Overall it cast way to more to build than buying a console but it has more uses and is upgradeable.
Now he is constantly telling me how much better some game on the pc looks compered to the xbox.
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post #527 of 779
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My brother was always that way about consoles, then I showed him a steam sale and he couldn't believe the prices(he used to go to gamestop), so for his birthday/christmas present I built him a 3570k/z77 rig with an ssd and he loves it. Just sold him my pair of 6970's lol.

Overall it cast way to more to build than buying a console but it has more uses and is upgradeable.
Now he is constantly telling me how much better some game on the pc looks compered to the xbox.

I saw Metro Last Light on Xbox after I saw it maxed out on PC.. My eyes literally hurt with how bad it looked on xbox.

Also, My brother in law played far cry 3 and bioshock infinite on his xbox and then came over to see it on my rig. He was beyond impressed. I think his exact words were "That looks amazing"

gaming on a PC is easy to justify since I use my PC at home to generate income. I do about 4-6hrs per weekend consulting and in a few months I will find out about a start up I have been helping that will be paying me 30K per year for part time work. So a few hours every other day.

PC connected to the internet is a powerful tool.
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My friend keeps on rambling about how PS3's quality is PC's high or whatever BS. I looked at PS3 BF3 graphics and i literally needed a eyewash right away
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My friend keeps on rambling about how PS3's quality is PC's high or whatever BS. I looked at PS3 BF3 graphics and i literally needed a eyewash right away

I hear the same thing all the time from my tech illiterate buddies. When I go to their house to play BF3 on their consoles I want to point out every little eye sore. The nasty color fade and textures from the bloated 60 inch tv's turns me off by itself.
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My brother was always that way about consoles, then I showed him a steam sale and he couldn't believe the prices(he used to go to gamestop), so for his birthday/christmas present I built him a 3570k/z77 rig with an ssd and he loves it. Just sold him my pair of 6970's lol.

Overall it cast way to more to build than buying a console but it has more uses and is upgradeable.
Now he is constantly telling me how much better some game on the pc looks compered to the xbox.

It may cost more but it is a hell of a lot more fun to do. After your first build it turns into a hobby and you can't get enough of it so spending money isn't even an issue after that.
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