Are You Interested or Getting interested in a gaming PC?

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Posted by NFJSupreme (6301 posts) 2 years, 9 months ago

Poll: Are You Interested or Getting interested in a gaming PC? (54 votes)

Yes 76%
No 24%

No this is not a PC vs Console thread. Instead it's a simple question to gauge the outlook of consolites on System Wars. With Watch Dogs PC footage completely trumping the console versions in ever way and it's only 6 months into a new generation this gap will only spread over the coming months and years. PC games are going to get pushed even more this gen because the gap is big enough and enough people have high end rigs to warrant pushing them. Then you have games like star citizen that just aren't going to come to console in their true form not just because of power but logistically.

So are some of you starting to get interested in a gaming rig? Not to replace your console (i'd never even suggest that) but to compliment it as you device for most multiplats. Or is knowing there are greener pastures still not enough to make the jump. Or are things like price still a factor for you?

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#1 Posted by Animal-Mother (27334 posts) -

Best decision I ever made was to get an ultra powerful PC. One of the best gaming investments i've made.

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#2 Edited by MrYaotubo (2874 posts) -

I got interested a three years or so back and I´m so glad I finally did it,best experience I had in gaming my whole life,really hard to look back now.

I still console game here and there but the majority of my gaming is made on the PC,exclusives and multiplats,plus a massive amount of classic games that pretty much make it the system with the most high quality games ever released for it,by far.

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#3 Edited by RimacBugatti (1632 posts) -

I built an awesome gaming PC but no games to take advantage of the power. Hopefully that will change.

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#4 Posted by mems_1224 (55480 posts) -

@Animal-Mother said:

Best decision I ever made was to get an ultra powerful PC. One of the best gaming investments i've made.

This

except mine isn't ultra powerful. my shitty graphics card is killing me :(

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#5 Edited by 04dcarraher (22266 posts) -

Ive been pc gaming since 1994, got really into it in 1999 onward and still play on consoles best of all worlds.

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#6 Edited by Renegade_Fury (18814 posts) -

I've been a PC gamer since back when I was playing Math Rabbit on those huge floppy discs for DOS. I still get consoles, of course, but the PC is my go to platform for the most part.

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#7 Posted by Animal-Mother (27334 posts) -

@mems_1224 said:

@Animal-Mother said:

Best decision I ever made was to get an ultra powerful PC. One of the best gaming investments i've made.

This

except mine isn't ultra powerful. my shitty graphics card is killing me :(

What you got sittin in the slot?

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#8 Edited by wis3boi (32507 posts) -

I've been pc gaming since the mid 90s, but lately I've been putting together a lot of gaming pcs for co-workers and former classmates that dont want XB1s or ps4s

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#9 Posted by ProjectPat187 (2043 posts) -

I got into PC gaming back in 2002, my white home boys got me into PC gaming, Im so glad I did or I would still be a console gamer not knowing any better thinking 1080p in the year 2014 is the best thing since sliced bread.

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#10 Posted by tdkmillsy (2228 posts) -

been a console gamer for a while, but was a PC one at one point. Will get back into it this summer I think.

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#12 Posted by mems_1224 (55480 posts) -

@Animal-Mother said:

@mems_1224 said:

@Animal-Mother said:

Best decision I ever made was to get an ultra powerful PC. One of the best gaming investments i've made.

This

except mine isn't ultra powerful. my shitty graphics card is killing me :(

What you got sittin in the slot?

gtx 570

it was decent when i got my pc 2 years ago but current gen games are gonna destroy it. lol

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#13 Edited by Krelian-co (13274 posts) -

been gaming on pc since i was 5, so yeah

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#14 Posted by Animal-Mother (27334 posts) -

@mems_1224 said:

@Animal-Mother said:

@mems_1224 said:

@Animal-Mother said:

Best decision I ever made was to get an ultra powerful PC. One of the best gaming investments i've made.

This

except mine isn't ultra powerful. my shitty graphics card is killing me :(

What you got sittin in the slot?

gtx 570

it was decent when i got my pc 2 years ago but current gen games are gonna destroy it. lol

Yeah it's a smidge old.
That's the great thing about PC gaming though, Easy upgrades. I think two years ago I threw in a 7970. Though by years end I plan on having the highest of end PCs

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#15 Posted by CWEBB04z (4854 posts) -

Im mainly a console gamer, but I do own a gaming PC. I only play rpg games like Dragon Age and The Witcher on it though. Everything else I play on consoles. I suck at fps games on PC.

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#16 Edited by granddogg (657 posts) -

put me a pc togeather a year ago.....3weeks ago i upgraded the gpu to a gtx760....best move i ever made...

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#17 Posted by finalstar2007 (27850 posts) -

I have a PC but not interested in PC gaming and dont think i'll ever be i mean i tried many times to start gaming on PC but i just couldn't, while games on PC are pretty much always cheaper than the same games available on consoles but thats pretty much it! thats the only advantage the PC has imo.

In terms of the library of games available on PC it goes from un-interesting to just really boring, cant get into RTS's or MMO's i tried League of Legends, DOTA2 and few others but those types of games are un-interesting to me so that is why i just cant see myself ever gaming on PC.

so the answer to your question is a No.

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#18 Posted by granddogg (657 posts) -

@ mems. hey man i got a gtx660 sc for sale.......

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#19 Posted by Animal-Mother (27334 posts) -

@finalstar2007 said:

I have a PC but not interested in PC gaming and dont think i'll ever be i mean i tried many times to start gaming on PC but i just couldn't, while games on PC are pretty much always cheaper than the same games available on consoles but thats pretty much it! thats the only advantage the PC has imo.

In terms of the library of games available on PC it goes from un-interesting to just really boring, cant get into RTS's or MMO's i tried League of Legends, DOTA2 and few others but those types of games are un-interesting to me so that is why i just cant see myself ever gaming on PC.

so the answer to your question is a No.

LOL. There are so many other things than you just explained. Do you ever look at things past a surface level?

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#20 Posted by mems_1224 (55480 posts) -

@Animal-Mother said:

Yeah it's a smidge old.

That's the great thing about PC gaming though, Easy upgrades. I think two years ago I threw in a 7970. Though by years end I plan on having the highest of end PCs

Yea, its barely decent enough for Titanfall. I can run Titanfall on high at around 50-55fps. Ill probably get a new one some time next year. This year I need to get a new console.

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#21 Posted by Animal-Mother (27334 posts) -

@mems_1224 said:

@Animal-Mother said:

Yeah it's a smidge old.

That's the great thing about PC gaming though, Easy upgrades. I think two years ago I threw in a 7970. Though by years end I plan on having the highest of end PCs

Yea, its barely decent enough for Titanfall. I can run Titanfall on high at around 50-55fps. Ill probably get a new one some time next year. This year I need to get a new console.

Yeah titanfall isn't too demanding, I think with V-sync off i'm pushing 80-85 frames depending on the actions. Some games just go through the damn roof though.

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#22 Edited by ProjectPat187 (2043 posts) -
@finalstar2007 said:

games on PC are pretty much always cheaper than the same games available on consoles but thats pretty much it! thats the only advantage the PC has imo.

Wrong, PC version of the same game look way better, and the control on the PC is much better, better online, mods, etc. I'll just stop right there because I can keep going.

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#23 Edited by hrt_rulz01 (11527 posts) -

I used to be (and still am at heart) a PC gamer, and always think about getting another high-end rig... however, I like to have the latest technology when I have a PC and it started to cost me too much from upgrading all the time. Hence why I bought a PS4 instead. But like I said, I always think about buying another rig. I miss it a lot sometimes.

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#24 Posted by Gue1 (12171 posts) -

I have tried multiple times in the last 10 years to game on PC but I just don't like it. The PS4 will be more than just enough for me in the near future.

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#25 Posted by uninspiredcup (20940 posts) -

As young children grow into adults they tend to move from console to pc. It's sophisticated gaming for adult minds.

Nothing on consoles come close and as the mind developments, it needs nourishment.

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#26 Posted by finalstar2007 (27850 posts) -

@Animal-Mother said:

@finalstar2007 said:

I have a PC but not interested in PC gaming and dont think i'll ever be i mean i tried many times to start gaming on PC but i just couldn't, while games on PC are pretty much always cheaper than the same games available on consoles but thats pretty much it! thats the only advantage the PC has imo.

In terms of the library of games available on PC it goes from un-interesting to just really boring, cant get into RTS's or MMO's i tried League of Legends, DOTA2 and few others but those types of games are un-interesting to me so that is why i just cant see myself ever gaming on PC.

so the answer to your question is a No.

LOL. There are so many other things than you just explained. Do you ever look at things past a surface level?

Again i tried to get into it but i couldnt .. even my friends tried and still do very hard to get me into PC gaming but i just cant heck a few even gifted me some game/s via steam but again i cant, its not for me.

i know gaming on a PC is epic, awesome and fun but sadly its not for me and ya know what they to each their own.

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#27 Posted by lostrib (49999 posts) -

@uninspiredcup said:

As young children grow into adults they tend to move from console to pc. It's sophisticated gaming for adult minds.

Nothing on consoles come close and as the mind developments, it needs nourishment.

Your mind obviously hasn't developed very much

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#28 Edited by danten81 (328 posts) -

I made the choice to switch to PC back in 2010 when console DLC was getting out of hand. On the PC side your software will be functional even after upgrading with brand new parts. It's one of the perks of an open platform. Consoles do have great exclusives, and that's the way it should be to entice purchases.

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#29 Posted by Ribstaylor1 (2186 posts) -

Built one this summer, and am loving it.

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#30 Posted by Bigboi500 (35550 posts) -

Nope. I'm perfectly happy with laptop PC gaming. Never in a million years would I buy a desk top PC again. Hate those things...

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#31 Edited by lostrib (49999 posts) -

I have a gaming PC. My biggest issue is resisting the urge to upgrade all the time

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#32 Posted by Animal-Mother (27334 posts) -

@finalstar2007 said:

@Animal-Mother said:

@finalstar2007 said:

I have a PC but not interested in PC gaming and dont think i'll ever be i mean i tried many times to start gaming on PC but i just couldn't, while games on PC are pretty much always cheaper than the same games available on consoles but thats pretty much it! thats the only advantage the PC has imo.

In terms of the library of games available on PC it goes from un-interesting to just really boring, cant get into RTS's or MMO's i tried League of Legends, DOTA2 and few others but those types of games are un-interesting to me so that is why i just cant see myself ever gaming on PC.

so the answer to your question is a No.

LOL. There are so many other things than you just explained. Do you ever look at things past a surface level?

Again i tried to get into it but i couldnt .. even my friends tried and still do very hard to get me into PC gaming but i just cant heck a few even gifted me some game/s via steam but again i cant, its not for me.

i know gaming on a PC is epic, awesome and fun but sadly its not for me and ya know what they to each their own.

That's fine to admit, but don't say mostly wrong stuff like you usually do.

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#33 Posted by Krelian-co (13274 posts) -

@lostrib said:

I have a gaming PC. My biggest issue is resisting the urge to upgrade all the time

same here

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#34 Edited by happyduds77 (1688 posts) -

I already have one. PC is the best gaming platform of all time, but the games I am interested in are unfortunately only found on consoles.

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#35 Edited by Ribstaylor1 (2186 posts) -
@lostrib said:

I have a gaming PC. My biggest issue is resisting the urge to upgrade all the time

Ya, I thought I'd be good when I built mine, but then I got a sound card, then a new headset and a controller. Now I'm thinking of getting a second GPU but I should really hold off til they drop bellow $400.

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#36 Posted by inb4uall (6564 posts) -

Yeah. this gen I'm going to build one instead of picking up a ps4 or a Xbone.

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#37 Posted by ReadingRainbow4 (18733 posts) -

I love my pc, but I find lately I just use it for indies, 3rd party titles and Console Emulation.

Which is fine, I love how versatile it is. But on the exclusive front it's really pretty lacking for me.

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#38 Posted by flashn00b (3415 posts) -

Gonna get one this month, though I'm unsure if an AMD FX-6300 and HIS R9 270x combination will last me.

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#39 Posted by speedfreak48t5p (11988 posts) -

I'm interested in getting interested in a gaming PC.

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#41 Posted by SuddenlyTragic (976 posts) -

@finalstar2007 said:

@Animal-Mother said:

@finalstar2007 said:

I have a PC but not interested in PC gaming and dont think i'll ever be i mean i tried many times to start gaming on PC but i just couldn't, while games on PC are pretty much always cheaper than the same games available on consoles but thats pretty much it! thats the only advantage the PC has imo.

In terms of the library of games available on PC it goes from un-interesting to just really boring, cant get into RTS's or MMO's i tried League of Legends, DOTA2 and few others but those types of games are un-interesting to me so that is why i just cant see myself ever gaming on PC.

so the answer to your question is a No.

LOL. There are so many other things than you just explained. Do you ever look at things past a surface level?

Again i tried to get into it but i couldnt .. even my friends tried and still do very hard to get me into PC gaming but i just cant heck a few even gifted me some game/s via steam but again i cant, its not for me.

i know gaming on a PC is epic, awesome and fun but sadly its not for me and ya know what they to each their own.

You are clearly set in your ways and I'm not going to try to change your mind; do what you do. But with that being said...You describe PC gaming as "epic, awesome, and fun." How is this not appealing to you exactly?

As for the topic at hand, I started PC gaming in about 2003 on a semi-decent PC. But when I saw the difference between PC games like Doom 3, Half Life 2, and Far Cry (which were all games that made me build my first computer) and Xbox/PS2 games, I was hooked for good. I still love console games and always will, but for multiplatform games it's very rare that I'll get the console version.

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#42 Posted by lostrib (49999 posts) -

@scottpsfan14 said:

@lostrib said:

I have a gaming PC. My biggest issue is resisting the urge to upgrade all the time

Jesus. Where do you get the money to keep on upgrading? Or do you have your priorities in life totally wrong?

What? I don't upgrade that often. I just have the desire to

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#43 Posted by Sushiglutton (6652 posts) -

Like console style games more, but there's enough of them on PC so you don't really need a console. It's real nice how cheap games are.

@lostrib said:

@uninspiredcup said:

As young children grow into adults they tend to move from console to pc. It's sophisticated gaming for adult minds.

Nothing on consoles come close and as the mind developments, it needs nourishment.

Your mind obviously hasn't developed very much

What do you mean? It seems to have development just fine.

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#44 Edited by lostrib (49999 posts) -

@Sushiglutton said:

Like console style games more, but there's enough of them on PC so you don't really need a console. It's real nice how cheap games are.

@lostrib said:

@uninspiredcup said:

As young children grow into adults they tend to move from console to pc. It's sophisticated gaming for adult minds.

Nothing on consoles come close and as the mind developments, it needs nourishment.

Your mind obviously hasn't developed very much

What do you mean? It seems to have development just fine.

Wow

So Development

Much Sophisticated

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#45 Posted by uninspiredcup (20940 posts) -

@lostrib said:

@Sushiglutton said:

Like console style games more, but there's enough of them on PC so you don't really need a console. It's real nice how cheap games are.

@lostrib said:

@uninspiredcup said:

As young children grow into adults they tend to move from console to pc. It's sophisticated gaming for adult minds.

Nothing on consoles come close and as the mind developments, it needs nourishment.

Your mind obviously hasn't developed very much

What do you mean? It seems to have development just fine.

Wow

So Development

Much Sophisticated

My friend, add full stops.

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#46 Edited by lglz1337 (4798 posts) -

almost over the edge preparing myself.

amd or nvidia GFX card which one will gives me a better future proof, which one will survive the next 5 years?

didn't keep up with pc gfx cards

price/quality plz

was a nvidia guy back in the 8800gtx days, but with mantle and exclusive gfx card features i can't decide.

the reason i quit pc gaming is frequently upgrading and f around with the options for better performance, drivers and ofcourse those damn hackers, anti cheat programs f with your system like punkbuster etc and motha F crytek was the last drop!

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#47 Posted by OhSnapitz (19086 posts) -

Nah.. I will eventually get a better rig but it won't be for gaming. I just bought the PS4 and I still have a 360 (along with a number of older systems (Wii,DC,SNES, NES, ect..) no need to worry about gaming.

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#48 Edited by ButDuuude (880 posts) -

I like and have always liked the PC, but the frequent upgrades can get too expensive and I don't like playing with keyboard and mouse (yes, I know I can get a controller). I'll never leave my PS4 to play exclusively on the PC, but I'll eventually get back to PC gaming again.

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#49 Posted by Spitfire-Six (1176 posts) -

@ButDuuude said:

I like and have always liked the PC, but the frequent upgrades can get too expensive and I don't like playing with keyboard and mouse (yes, I know I can get a controller). I'll never leave my PS4 to play exclusively on the PC, but I'll eventually get back to PC gaming again.

They both have their place. Im missing my PC right now but I am enjoying console. I feel like PC gaming takes more effort although that could have been the types of games I was playing.

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#50 Edited by ButDuuude (880 posts) -
@spitfire-six said:

@ButDuuude said:

I like and have always liked the PC, but the frequent upgrades can get too expensive and I don't like playing with keyboard and mouse (yes, I know I can get a controller). I'll never leave my PS4 to play exclusively on the PC, but I'll eventually get back to PC gaming again.

They both have their place. Im missing my PC right now but I am enjoying console. I feel like PC gaming takes more effort although that could have been the types of games I was playing.

I used to play flight simulators. My last fight simulator game was Jane's F/A-18 combat simulator and that game came with 204 page manual. They take it seriously man lol.