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Mornin '13
Filed under: PC GAMING

I've been neglecting my PC a lot. It's specifications are so outdated, it's probably going to join the crowd of long-forgotten dinosaurs, which are incapable of running games like Super Meat Boy. 

My next platform may, in fact, be a kick-ass PC. Or probably not. Probably a PS4. 

Or an Xbox One. No, forget that. 

It's settled a Nintendo Wii U.

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Doomsday. Nov 30 2013, 05:28 am EST

Go for a kick ass PC!! Hells Yeeaaahhh!! :D

Oh and working from home SUCKS!! It takes longer and there is always something coming up.. Do this, do that etc....
Vader [STAFF] Nov 30 2013, 05:31 am EST
Doomsday. Nov 30 2013, 05:32 am EST
Do not do the maybe, for it go you should!
Vader [STAFF] Nov 30 2013, 05:35 am EST
Maybe I should just buy a PS Vita and be done with it.
Reikhardt Nov 30 2013, 05:37 am EST

I just keep upgrading my PC on the cheap. I got a Geforce 650 ti boost 2gb for less than £100 a few months back, like having a brand new machine.
Morkrul Nov 30 2013, 06:32 am EST
it has it's beauty, upgrading your pc
MINDOFD Nov 30 2013, 08:37 am EST
I like my pc. But, PlayStation is great on my 65" tv and I think its cheaper than a new good graphics card.
Krunchy1736 Nov 30 2013, 12:46 pm EST is your friend, can get new guts for your machine as a package deal for a major discount. basically a new comp that will run next gen games for 400-500 bucks. But you gotta install them, not too difficult.
RenegadeCZ Nov 30 2013, 01:16 pm EST

Just curious, but what would now be a good budget GPU? I have a GTX 560 Ti. Works just fine, it's been a long time since last it received a proper workout. I should instal that Metro game, see how it holds up.

I don't think I'll be upgrading CPU or RAM anytime soon. The framerate differences these guys provide are so insignificant.
  Reikhardt: I'd hold out on that GPU for another year or so, wait…
Whisky: 560TI is still fairly decent unless you have money bu…
FesterSilently: @Reikhardt: until then, when the *next* generation is…
FesterSilently: @RenegadeCZ: as far as a good "budget" video card is …
RenegadeCZ: Thanks for that guys. As I said, I was just curious. …
FesterSilently: @RenegadeCZ: Well, really, if the GTA5 engine is the …
RenegadeCZ: I know all that. But GTA 5 is the only game in the ne…
Terminator Nov 30 2013, 04:54 pm EST
Oh come on Vader. We all know you will buy a PS4 :)
Cedtsmk Nov 30 2013, 05:02 pm EST
One of the main advantages of console gaming is that I can put in the game and play. Just put in my new video card and had to do some magic.
  FesterSilently: You're MAGIC? SHOW ME!…
RenegadeCZ: That guy looks ridiculous and hilarious at the same t…
Doomsday. Dec 01 2013, 01:10 am EST
RIP Paul Walker! :(
  Terminator: RIP indeed. Paul and his friend should have known bet…
FesterSilently Dec 01 2013, 01:43 am EST

For what it's worth, I'd heartily recommend blowing the $400-$500 you'd spend on a new console & assorted peripherals and upgrade your poor, old beastie, instead.

My reasoning is simply, the new consoles a GREAT, both of 'em, but the connectivity, stability and games-base are not really there yet, and won't be for, say, at least six months or so.

People have already bitched about hardware/connectivity issues on both sides of the fence, and, there aren't really a ton of games out for either platform yet. Give it half a year, everything ought to be improved/stable, and there should be TONS more games available for each.

For around $500, you can pick up a halfway decent motherboard, CPU, RAM and GPU; better even, if you can carry over any of your current parts to the new build.

(Out of curiosity, what parts is your current beastie sporting at the moment? CPU, memory, GPU?)
Vader [STAFF] Dec 02 2013, 03:40 am EST
I think that upgrading my 'beastie' boy is the most sensible solution. Realistically speaking. It's just the best solution.


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