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The last 2 sentences say it all. I can spend $500 on a new GPU or $450 on a top of the line console which is ready to play games right out of the box. Which do you think most consumers would pick?
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Consoles also cant even touch a pc in terms of what a pc can do and the pc platform offers the best gaming experience, graphics, upgrade ability, and networking. Gaming is like one out of the infinite amount of things a pc can do and yet it still manages to do gaming the best.
Exactly.

It's all about how much you want to spend (and subsequently, how much you'll get).

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Having a PS3 and my sig rig which is more than capable, I really don't notice THAT much of a difference between them IMO. Sure my PC has the better graphics but the PS3 does a good job too. Consoles are so much friendlier to the average Joe and they have better bang for the buck.
I mostly agree with this. A high end gaming PC's price-to-performance ratios are generally not as great (from a gaming perspective). Just remember that computers can usually do a lot more than just games.
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Exactly.

It's all about how much you want to spend (and subsequently, how much you'll get).



I mostly agree with this. A high end gaming PC's price-to-performance ratios are generally not as great (from a gaming perspective). Just remember that computers can usually do a lot more than just games.


yeah, a difference in 5fps in one game for $500 isnt that great wen i cood buy 10 games for a console for that much.


nvidia and ati need to stop trying to make money, make a goddamn good gfx card that actually kicks arse (9800gx2 is a lump of gold (price wise) with no processing power (driver-wise and for the price (again)) and make it as cheaply as possible - $300~400 range.




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64Bit Vista runs flawless. There has yet to be ANYTHING that XP 32 bit played good that Vista 64 hasn't.

Alienware is the ones that needs to get their act straight.
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yeah, a difference in 5fps in one game for $500 isnt that great wen i cood buy 10 games for a console for that much.

nvidia and ati need to stop trying to make money, make a goddamn good gfx card that actually kicks arse (9800gx2 is a lump of gold (price wise) with no processing power (driver-wise and for the price (again)) and make it as cheaply as possible - $300~400 range.

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A 9800GX2 has more rendering power than the XBOX360, PS3 and Wii combined. In fact, my cheap $170 9600GT can out render the PS3. Consoles will ALWAYS be worse in terms of performance but they make up for that with convenience and ease of use. You can't really play SSBB with 4 of your mates on your couch while eating popcorn with a PC can you?
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4gb including graphics memory ETC.
3.2 to 3.5GB including graphics memory, etc. OS needs space to map device and swap data.
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Well there is a lot of driver support now, so don't tell me that crap. DDR3 isn't worth it yet though I have it.
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Alienware is junk!
Nuf said.
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Alienware is junk!
Nuf said.
Alienware:

Ridiculously fast (even overkill)? Sure.
Overpriced? Probably.

Junk? How? What about them would classify them as "junk"? I would think they are the exact opposite, given the specs and capabilities.
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Alienware:

Ridiculously fast (even overkill)? Sure.
Overpriced? Probably.

Junk? How? What about them would classify them as "junk"? I would think they are the exact opposite, given the specs and capabilities.
Very well... It's not junk, it's just way overpriced (sometimes by 100% increase compared to building it yourself). For the amount of cash you have to lay down, your not getting that much performance.
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Alienware has stated the obvious really. Well for us PC users/Gamers. I personally do not like Alienware as all you are paying for is the name. There computers are really overpriced and overrated IMO.

Also 32bit machines support up to 3.25 Gb
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