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    If you're dumb enough to buy Alienware instead of going custom you deserve to lose your money. There is no need to ever spend more than £800-£1000 on a PC for top performance/graphics.
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    It's just less of a ball ache. I don't have to worry about updating drivers, patching games to work with my setup, screen / control config, installing games and the like any more. Tis cheaper too.

    Saying that, the best games of all time, being Unreal Tournament, Diablo 2 and Dungeon Keeper, are all PC classics.
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    (Original post by logic123)
    pc gaming isnt cheaper, if you want eye candy and frame rates smoothness on console 200-400 pound

    pc you want eye candy and the same smooth frame rates 6000 pound and i mean a seriously kick ass pc for gaming

    so it seems to me 300 pound is less than 6000 pound for an alienware, wouldent you say del1507 or am i being a complete idiot.
    In a word: Yes.

    My system cost nowhere even near £600 let alone £6000 and is capable of playing everything I chuck at it at max, bar Crysis.

    Also games on the PC tend to be cheaper than there console counterparts, that and in a few years when people are paying £300 - £400 for the PS4 or whatever is the flavour of the times I'll be patiently waiting until my graphics card can't even handle low settings and even then be paying £100 max for a new one.
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    depends what sort of gamer you are though, it you want 60fps in all games, eye candy, max settings, including crysis ( now possible) you need a powerful computer and im talking quad cores, dual crossfire direct x 11 cards, the lot, way over 1000 pound, why not just have all that with a ps3 and save yourself some money?
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    (Original post by logic123)
    Which do you prefer/

    Me personally i prefer the console PS3, as you dont need to upgrade for the same HD graphics.
    Yes you do. You have to upgrade by buying a PS3. The only difference is that in a couple of years' time, when your PS3's hardware is out of date, PC gamers can just install a couple of new components and bam, state of the art again.

    That said, both.
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    (Original post by logic123)
    depends what sort of gamer you are though, it you want 60fps in all games, eye candy, max settings, including crysis ( now possible) you need a powerful computer and im talking quad cores, dual crossfire direct x 11 cards, the lot, way over 1000 pound, why not just have all that with a ps3 and save yourself some money?
    Not true. I'm running dual core at 3.0GHz with a single Radeon 5770 and 4GB RAM. Crysis runs at 35-40fps on High settings, everything else I've tried at > 40fps maxed out.
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    (Original post by logic123)
    pc gaming isnt cheaper, if you want eye candy and frame rates smoothness on console 200-400 pound

    pc you want eye candy and the same smooth frame rates 6000 pound and i mean a seriously kick ass pc for gaming

    so it seems to me 300 pound is less than 6000 pound for an alienware, wouldent you say del1507 or am i being a complete idiot.
    Hahahahahahahaha.

    You can max out the vast majority of /brand new/ games with little more than a 2 year old 8800GT, nevermind the much newer and similarly inexpensive 4850 range. This will produce graphical quality way ahead of what the PS3/360 can manage, and will cost < £500.

    I agree with everyone else bemoaning the FUD on this thread. For one: the myth of upgrading; which most sane people only will do every 3-4 years at a cost which is offset by the much cheaper cost of new games for PC when compared to consoles.
    Compared to people who game mainly on consoles, I tend to save ~£10-20 on every single new title. This alone justifies PC gaming.
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    (Original post by estel)
    Hahahahahahahaha.

    You can max out the vast majority of /brand new/ games with little more than a 2 year old 8800GT, nevermind the much newer and similarly inexpensive 4850 range. This will produce graphical quality way ahead of what the PS3/360 can manage, and will cost < £500.

    I agree with everyone else bemoaning the FUD on this thread. For one: the myth of upgrading; which most sane people only will do every 3-4 years at a cost which is offset by the much cheaper cost of new games for PC when compared to consoles.
    Compared to people who game mainly on consoles, I tend to save ~£10-20 on every single new title. This alone justifies PC gaming.
    This alone is enough to present a viable advantage to PC gaming and it doesn't even touch on the versatility of input methods, modifiability or any other factors that vastly extend the possibilities of PC gaming ahead of that of consoles. A PC is a generic, all-purpose machine. That alone makes the platform inherently more powerful than a console.
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    planto, high setting not ULTRA HIGH SETTINGS, and 60fps m8
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    (Original post by logic123)
    planto, high setting not ULTRA HIGH SETTINGS, and 60fps m8
    Oh dear. The difference between 40 and 60fps is invisible, and how much do you think raising the graphical detail a small amount on one game is going to affect my gaming experience?
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    (Original post by BillV3)
    If you're talking spec wise then there are many specialist PC companies that make PC's solely with gaming in mind that would blow an iMac out of the water, that and pre-built which will both give you a better price/performance ratio as they don't come with the Cupertino premium.
    Yeah, but are they all in ones. Trust me, I know I could go out and build myself a top spec PC for about £700 but firstly, I have already gone through the hassle of troubleshooting hardware separately and secondly, most PC case mods are absolute **** and tend to built with 14 year old basement dwellers in mind. The iMac finish and design is untouchable and TBH I am big on my hardware looking presentable.
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    (Original post by logic123)
    pc gaming isnt cheaper, if you want eye candy and frame rates smoothness on console 200-400 pound

    pc you want eye candy and the same smooth frame rates 6000 pound and i mean a seriously kick ass pc for gaming

    so it seems to me 300 pound is less than 6000 pound for an alienware, wouldent you say del1507 or am i being a complete idiot.
    L-O-L, which ******* Alienware costs £6000?? You would be hard pressed to find a goddamn mac pro for half that.
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    (Original post by estel)
    Hahahahahahahaha.

    You can max out the vast majority of /brand new/ games with little more than a 2 year old 8800GT, nevermind the much newer and similarly inexpensive 4850 range. This will produce graphical quality way ahead of what the PS3/360 can manage, and will cost < £500.

    I agree with everyone else bemoaning the FUD on this thread. For one: the myth of upgrading; which most sane people only will do every 3-4 years at a cost which is offset by the much cheaper cost of new games for PC when compared to consoles.
    Compared to people who game mainly on consoles, I tend to save ~£10-20 on every single new title. This alone justifies PC gaming.
    finally someone who talks some sense, upgrading really doesn't cost that much, lets say now. right now i reckon i could build a pc for about £600 and it would last me two- three years playing every game on at least medium to high settings before i would need to upgrade. (graphics would be better than both ps3 and 360). an upgrade would maybe cost £150-200. and i wouldn't need to upgrade, only if i wanted to play the latest games on the highest settings, plus i could probably buy second hand and knock more money off.

    also anyone who buys an alienware pc is a fool. simple as that.(either that or they have more money than sense)

    also last time i played online on my pc (cod 2 ftmwf) i didnt get called a noob (rarely called that any wway ), or a ****** and i didn't hear anyone calling anybody that. played mw2 on ps3, and heard people saying that, which made me laugh because they were all noobs anyway. but halo on the 360 wow, just wow. constant stream of insults.

    also cod 2 on the pc, not one single camper. and community mods that are as good if not better in some cases than the maps made by developers, and guess what, there free.

    and everybody knows that kb/m pwns every other control scheme.

    also two words for you guys ON LIVE. prevents the need to upgrade ever again. the return of pc gaming.
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    For me Pc is for work while the xbox is for games, to play games on pc would kill the balance and I would get no work done. Plus my pc is actually a laptop lol
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    (Original post by estel)
    Hahahahahahahaha.

    You can max out the vast majority of /brand new/ games with little more than a 2 year old 8800GT, nevermind the much newer and similarly inexpensive 4850 range. This will produce graphical quality way ahead of what the PS3/360 can manage, and will cost < £500.

    I agree with everyone else bemoaning the FUD on this thread. For one: the myth of upgrading; which most sane people only will do every 3-4 years at a cost which is offset by the much cheaper cost of new games for PC when compared to consoles.
    Compared to people who game mainly on consoles, I tend to save ~£10-20 on every single new title. This alone justifies PC gaming.
    I can vouch for that, great little card.
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    PC gaming is good when you have an upgraded computer, because most games run on minimum, but you need the best graphics cards for good gaming. Where as the console is all in one. No upgrading, it's already to put any game in and play.

    So I would go with Console.
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    (Original post by Presidential)
    For me Pc is for work while the xbox is for games, to play games on pc would kill the balance and I would get no work done. Plus my pc is actually a laptop lol
    well obviously if its a laptop, that like saying o my N64 cant play mw2..............
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    Um I would say Console Gaming simply because I am incredibly lazy in that regard, and can't be bothered upgrading my PC. I don't know how the costs balance out. Here's my summary of how they compare:

    For Console Gaming/Against PC Gaming:
    • MULTIPLAYER! By far the biggest pro for console gaming is that you can actually play offline multiplayer on a console, which is brilliant for if friends come round.
    • No need to keep upgrading PC, which consumes time, effort and money
    • Assurance that the game will work with your device i.e. none of this minimum requirements crap
    • On the whole, controllers tend to feel more intuitive for such game genres as shooter and racing


    For PC Gaming/Against Console Gaming
    • Avoids cost of buying new console when next-gen is released
    • Console gamers would still need to buy a PC of some kind, whereas PC gamers can buy just one good device which does everything
    • PC Games are slightly cheaper
    • PC has a much wider range of games available for it than consoles
    • On the whole, keyboard and mouse feels more intuitive for such game genres as strategy
 
 
 
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