argetlam00's forum posts

#1 Posted by argetlam00 (6573 posts) -

Alright guys I think I'm going to go with PC. I enjoyed being part of the PC gaming community and my consoles have been mostly collecting dust over the last few years so I think PC would be a better investment. Worse case scenario I get bored of video games I can find another use for this PC.

#2 Edited by argetlam00 (6573 posts) -

Try playing Starcraft 2! We always need new players :)

#3 Edited by argetlam00 (6573 posts) -

I'm trying to decide whether I should upgrade my PC or buy a PS4. Turning out to be quite a hard decision. Currently, my PC can play SC2 and Dota 2 just fine which are the games I play basically 100% of the time. But at the same time, I love strategy games and Planetary Annhilation and Rome 2 does interest me and I would like to try them. At the same time, console games like GTA V are great and don't seem to show up on PC so I'm at loss of what to do. The PC I want to upgrade to is:

Intel i5-4670k

8 GB DDR3 RAM (have this already)

GTX 760

Would this PC be a better choice than a PS4?

#4 Posted by argetlam00 (6573 posts) -

Some games might bottleneck a bit but you will still see a good improvement upgrading your graphics card.

kraken2109

What if I overclock? I heard the 955 overclocks very well and I do have a CPU cooler.

#5 Posted by argetlam00 (6573 posts) -

No reason to upgrade your CPU. I would suggest just saving to build a new rig on that side of things. I will tell you that the p4 will bottleneck the game. Trust me, I've seen it with shogun 2. The latest creative assembly games have been extremely CPU demanding. Switching to a faster video card won't hurt but it won't help. You will be able to turn more eye candy, AA etc up without a hit in frames but your overall FPS will be lagging a good bit compared to those with i5's etc. Not sure if the new creative assembly game will work with alot of threading on several cores. You will be ok with what you have but do expect some FPS drops when there are a significant amount of troops on the field. It was at least what I noticed when playing shogun 2 on my phenom ii x4 and I believe Rome will be the same in that regard. jedikevin2

Would I at least be able to do 20 units vs 20 unit battles on huge army setting?

#6 Posted by argetlam00 (6573 posts) -

I currently have an AMD X4 955 Quad Core CPU and I'm planning to upgrade my GTX 460 1GB to a GTX 760 2GB video card. However, I'm worried that it won't give me much performance boost due to CPU bottleneck. Is that likely to occur and should I be upgrading my CPU as well?

#7 Posted by argetlam00 (6573 posts) -

[QUOTE="argetlam00"]

The Xbone is a trash system only the insane would want to buy:

 - $500 price, which is $100 more for a WEAKER console

 - Kinect forced to be active, always watching and listening

 - Horrible DRM

 - Horrible used games policy

 - Launch conference strongly suggested that M$ focus on TV instead of gaming

 - Microsoft is a horribly arragont company with a stick up it's ass telling it's fans to go **** themselves.

As a former Xbox owner, I would return the console if it was gifted to me for free.

ankor77

 

Didn't playstation basically state a similar stance on used games? First party won't ne affected but they would "leave it up to the developers" if there will be a used games fee.

In other words, it is like the PS3. Online passes weren't exactly a successful thing and EA themselves said they will never go into that territory again.

#8 Posted by argetlam00 (6573 posts) -

[QUOTE="argetlam00"]

The Xbone is a trash system only the insane would want to buy:

 - $500 price, which is $100 more for a WEAKER console

 - Kinect forced to be active, always watching and listening

 - Horrible DRM

 - Horrible used games policy

 - Launch conference strongly suggested that M$ focus on TV instead of gaming

 - Microsoft is a horribly arragont company with a stick up it's ass telling it's fans to go **** themselves.

As a former Xbox owner, I would return the console if it was gifted to me for free.

jeffmonster

Whatever you say kid. 

haha, kid? I bet you are in high school and mommy will be coughing up for Xbone for ya.

#9 Posted by argetlam00 (6573 posts) -

[QUOTE="gagit811"]It's required because the first kinect had Potential in MS eyes but developers never really developed for it. MS knows that shipping it with every X1 and requiring it developers are more likely to use it to its full potential as its not some after thought add on device. So we are suck with kinect and forced to pay a $100 premium for the privilege to have it.krayzieE99
that makes a lot of sense. if ms shipped every xb1 with Kinect, but gave us the option to leave it disconnected I wouldn't mind at all.

Why would you not care? You realize you are forced to pay money for hardware that you do not want to use? Kinect is the reason that Xbone is more expensive and yet weaker than PS4.

#10 Posted by argetlam00 (6573 posts) -

The Xbone is a trash system only the insane would want to buy:

 - $500 price, which is $100 more for a WEAKER console

 - Kinect forced to be active, always watching and listening

 - Horrible DRM

 - Horrible used games policy

 - Launch conference strongly suggested that M$ focus on TV instead of gaming

 - Microsoft is a horribly arragont company with a stick up it's ass telling it's fans to go **** themselves.

As a former Xbox owner, I would return the console if it was gifted to me for free.