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so lets see. everyone should have a computer at home. lets say a dell or hp for $600.

then a console for $300.

600+300 = $900.

my rig = $800.

and my rig can do everything much faster than that crapbox or ps3 put together.

how does that make sense?

if everyone thought of that logically and put together the facts why wouldnt the pc market be larger than the console market? sry, but not every1 can spent a little amount of brainpower and time to think that through.

what are your thoughts?
Edited by tyuo9980 - 4/4/11 at 8:14pm
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Actually my $350 backup Compaq works really well for internet surfing and some gaming.
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Your entire argument rests on the assumption that people must go out and buy a new $600 computer. Some people may buy cheaper computers. Some may not buy any at all because their old one works fine for web browsing and word processing. And some may not want to learn the relationships between hardware components, which is a good deal or not, and what to do when something goes wrong (which happens quite a lot with no previous building experience).
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Actually my $350 backup Compaq works really well for internet surfing and some gaming.
small flash games maybe?

lets actually compare apples to apples, oranges to oranges.

we're talking about large retail games here, not flash/java games on the internet.

well, you just added another point to pc gaming. u got tons of entertainment with those free flash games.
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Your entire argument rests on the assumption that people must go out and buy a new $600 computer.
If you check out his system you can look further into the mindset of a 15 year old and see his reasoning isn't that well thought out.
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Your entire argument rests on the assumption that people must go out and buy a new $600 computer.
lets say $400 for just web browsing and movies.

cut the cost with a cheaper amd rig. would it not be worth it?
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small flash games maybe?

lets actually compare apples to apples, oranges to oranges.

we're talking about large retail games here, not flash/java games on the internet.

well, you just added another point to pc gaming. u got tons of entertainment with those free flash games.
I can play Crysis on it...

Edit: as long as I put my $50 4650 in it
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ps3 and xbox are pretty much plug and play with almost 0 fault. its more reliable then say a gaming rig as far as hardware software issues. we dont see it as a issue cause we can work around it easy but the average console gamer knows nothing about pc hardware
    
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ps3 and xbox are pretty much plug and play with almost 0 fault. its more reliable then say a gaming rig as far as hardware software issues. we dont see it as a issue cause we can work around it easy but the average console gamer knows nothing about pc hardware
does the time researching not balance out with the benefits you get with it?
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This thread is not particularly useful or productive, and I think the forum you are on will be pretty biased. Not to mention your argument isn't the least bit bulletproof.

I mean, I prefer PC gaming as well. I'm just sayin'.
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