Advice on Best PC Games for this Newcomer

#1 Posted by viking805fan (581 posts) -

Hi Guys,

I just purchased a brand new high end gaming rig ($2600 tower only build)and I've been a long time console gamer. I would like to know what are some of the best games to play on a PC (any genre is fine). And also what are the best services to use to obtain these games like Steam, Origin or should I just purchase physical copies at stores? (Any others?)

PC Specs below:

CAS:Cooler Master HAF-XM Mid-Tower Gaming Case w/ 2x 200mm fan, Front USB 3.0 & X-Dock HDD HotSwap

CD:24X Double Layer Dual Format DVD+-R/+-RW + CD-R/RW Drive (BLACK COLOR)

CPU:Intel® Core™ i7-4770K 3.50 GHz 8MB Intel Smart Cache LGA1150 (All Venom OC Certified) [+110]

FAN:* Cooler Master Seidon 240M Liquid Cooling CPU Cooler - Extreme Performance CPU Cooler [+61] (Single Standard 120MM Fan)

HDD:250GB Samsung 840 EVO Series SATA-III 6.0Gb/s SSD - 540MB/s Read & 520MB/s Write [+85] (Single Drive)

HDD2:2TB (2TBx1) SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 64MB Cache 7200RPM HDD [+92] (Single Drive)

KEYBOARD:(Keyboard & Mouse Combo) Cooler Master Storm Devastator Gaming Keyboard & Mouse Combo

MEMORY:16GB (8GBx2) DDR3/1866MHz Dual Channel Memory Corsair Vengeance

MOTHERBOARD:ASUS Z97-A ATX w/ Intel GbLAN, 3 PCIe x16, 2 PCIe x1, 2 PCI, 1 x M.2, 1x SATA Express, 4x SATA 6Gb/s (All Venom OC Certified)

NETWORK:Onboard Gigabit LAN Network

OS:Microsoft® Windows 8.1 (64-bit Edition) + Office 365 FREE 30 Days Trial

POWERSUPPLY:850 Watts - Corsair RM850 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Fully Modular Ultra Quiet Power Supply [+109]

SOUND:* ASUS Xonar DGX 5.1 Channels 24-bit 96KHz PCIe Sound Card [+45]

VIDEO:* NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB GDDR5 PCIe 3.0 x16 Video Card [+682] (* EVGA Superclocked W/ ACX Cooling [+13])

WNC:GIGABYTE GC-WB867D-I 802.11AC Wi-Fi up to 867 Mbps + Bluetooth 4.0 Combo w/ Dual Antenna PCI-E Adapter [+29]

Thanks!

#2 Edited by kraken2109 (13007 posts) -

Steam summer sale starts in a few days, brace yourself! There'll be plenty of choice going cheap.

#3 Posted by Klunt_Bumskrint (3646 posts) -

@viking805fan: For your 1st Rig it's mighty nice, it's nice to see a balanced prebuild for a change. Perfect time to join the master race, steam seal next Thursday.

Brace yourself

(Predictable i know but he's a PC virgin.)

Anyway back to your questions, steam is great but wait for said sale and stock up.

Origin is mentally overpriced most of the time. I resort to getting my Origin keys from resellers eg: Greenmangaming/G2A/Getgames/instantgaming etc (these sites are in no way endorsed by CBS, Gamespot or their subsidiaries), also what res you playing at?

Any other questions feel free to ask and bask in the power of the Master Race. ;)

#4 Posted by 04dcarraher (19254 posts) -

Origin does have some games on sale too like BF3/4, Titanfall, Mass effect trilogy etc

#5 Edited by Blutfahne (268 posts) -

PARTY TIME!!!

#6 Posted by PredatorRules (7409 posts) -

Hi Guys,

I just purchased a brand new high end gaming rig ($2600 tower only build)and I've been a long time console gamer. I would like to know what are some of the best games to play on a PC (any genre is fine). And also what are the best services to use to obtain these games like Steam, Origin or should I just purchase physical copies at stores? (Any others?)

PC Specs below:

CAS:Cooler Master HAF-XM Mid-Tower Gaming Case w/ 2x 200mm fan, Front USB 3.0 & X-Dock HDD HotSwap

CD:24X Double Layer Dual Format DVD+-R/+-RW + CD-R/RW Drive (BLACK COLOR)

CPU:Intel® Core™ i7-4770K 3.50 GHz 8MB Intel Smart Cache LGA1150 (All Venom OC Certified) [+110]

FAN:* Cooler Master Seidon 240M Liquid Cooling CPU Cooler - Extreme Performance CPU Cooler [+61] (Single Standard 120MM Fan)

HDD:250GB Samsung 840 EVO Series SATA-III 6.0Gb/s SSD - 540MB/s Read & 520MB/s Write [+85] (Single Drive)

HDD2:2TB (2TBx1) SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 64MB Cache 7200RPM HDD [+92] (Single Drive)

KEYBOARD:(Keyboard & Mouse Combo) Cooler Master Storm Devastator Gaming Keyboard & Mouse Combo

MEMORY:16GB (8GBx2) DDR3/1866MHz Dual Channel Memory Corsair Vengeance

MOTHERBOARD:ASUS Z97-A ATX w/ Intel GbLAN, 3 PCIe x16, 2 PCIe x1, 2 PCI, 1 x M.2, 1x SATA Express, 4x SATA 6Gb/s (All Venom OC Certified)

NETWORK:Onboard Gigabit LAN Network

OS:Microsoft® Windows 8.1 (64-bit Edition) + Office 365 FREE 30 Days Trial

POWERSUPPLY:850 Watts - Corsair RM850 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Fully Modular Ultra Quiet Power Supply [+109]

SOUND:* ASUS Xonar DGX 5.1 Channels 24-bit 96KHz PCIe Sound Card [+45]

VIDEO:* NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB GDDR5 PCIe 3.0 x16 Video Card [+682] (* EVGA Superclocked W/ ACX Cooling [+13])

WNC:GIGABYTE GC-WB867D-I 802.11AC Wi-Fi up to 867 Mbps + Bluetooth 4.0 Combo w/ Dual Antenna PCI-E Adapter [+29]

Thanks!

2600$??? I think you've been ripped off.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/my6qBm same build 500$ less which means you could've gone with 2x 780 instead of one 780ti, eh it's pretty sad.

#7 Posted by viking805fan (581 posts) -

@PredatorRules: The total amount including warranty and shipping for the assembled and ready to go build I customized online. I really don't care for the extra few bucks I could have saved by buying everything separate then waiting for the parts to arrive and then finally putting it together. I like the convenience and was willing to pay extra for it anyways.

#8 Posted by viking805fan (581 posts) -

I also got another question, what do you guys prefer on the format physical or digital copies of games? Or both?

Thanks!

#9 Posted by Old_Gooseberry (3479 posts) -

^ its always funny when people troll and say you got ripped off/you could have built it cheaper yourself. Its your money and you picked a really nice pc and saved a lot of time rather then fumbling around looking to save a few hundred here and there. Obviously if you spend weeks/months finding the right time to buy a pc component on sale you will save money, or if you build it yourself, but like you said, convenience of it all together easily pays for itself. Don't let other people make you feel bad about it just to make themselves feel better.

As for games i'd buy physical copies whenever you can unless its a lot cheaper to get them digitally, if you get them all digitally it will take a lot of internet bandwidth if you have limits. If its an older game though you can probably get them way cheaper digitally on a sale. New games though are usually same price physical or digital for a lot of the time so i always end up just buying a physical copy if i can to save bandwidth.

Steam is sometimes the only place to find certain digital games, but before that if you want DRM-copyprotected free games, try gog.com

#10 Edited by PfizersaurusRex (663 posts) -

Physical or digital doesn't really matter unless you're on 56K or something. Just get whatever you find cheaper. Ebay is another good source, I don't think anyone mentioned it. It's where I got my Titanfall key for cheaps.

As for games, I'd recommend the Crysis series, Far Cry 3, Metro 2033/Last Light, Battlefield 3/4, GTA IV and Skyrim with mods - they will show you the difference between PC and consoles.