Ihmishylje's forum posts

#2 Posted by Ihmishylje (410 posts) -

@believer258: @manlyburger: I have a distinct memory of asking around for a build on the internet (maybe even here?) but everything that was suggested, ended up being outside my price range. Again, I probably didn't make the best deal possible, but I don't really know how to remedy that.

If I build a PC, I'll pretty much have to pay someone to build it for me, which in itself will run me somehere between twenty and fifty euros. I haven't got the interest to get invested in the hardware side of things, and if I buy everything from one store (no matter how cheap) it's gonna be a little costlier than buying each individual component separately. I've got traumas from a decade back when I managed to literally burn (there was smoke and everything) a motherboard by installing additional RAM.

#3 Edited by Ihmishylje (410 posts) -

So far it looks like I'm going for a PS4 and maybe later in the console cycle, if I have more money, I'll invest in a proper PC rig. Thanks to everybody for posting their opinions and advice!

#4 Posted by Ihmishylje (410 posts) -

@pyrodactyl: Yup, these are some of the concerns I have.

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#6 Posted by Ihmishylje (410 posts) -

@sniper26 said:

@ihmishylje said:

@nodima: I don't think a gaming PC is a waste of money, that's why I'm asking the question here. I'm increasingly siding with the PS4 though. I don't think I'd ever spend €1500 or €2000 on a PC, I'd rather spend that money on something else entirely. I don't really understand it, though. Are PC gamers generally affluent people, or is it just that they have no other hobbies or interests in life beyond gaming? I mean, sure, if I was made of money I might spend that much on a PC. I dunno.

You don't need to spend $1500 to $2000. You can spend $600 and get something similar to a PS4, at least component wise. For example, I spent $1500 on a custom built PC about 3 years ago. The reason I went and spent that much money was because I wanted to be able to play everything at Max settings for multiple years, I can still max everything today. It looks easily better than my Xbox One and my PS4. It will probably look better for a long time as well. Building a PC is all about what YOU want to spend and what YOU want to put into it. Everyone has to realize that building a $600 PC will run just about everything, but not at max settings.

The thing is, I feel like there's something misleading in this logic. Sure, a $600 PC might RUN everything, but it'll look like shit or run like shit. With similar graphics, it'll probably play better on a console. Just because the PC components are equal to or better than those of a console, doesn't mean it'll run as well. There's a lot of optimization that goes into console games that just isn't there (or possible) with PC games, so you get a lot of "lost" power. And then, if you want the games to play significantly better, you have to spend a lot more money, like you did. Again, I'd be happy with 720p and a solid 30fps in most games, if it meant they looked at least slightly better than on the PS4. But that would probably run me close to a grand, if not more. And would probably also require more power, and thus my utility bill would be even bigger than it already is.

#7 Posted by Ihmishylje (410 posts) -

@nodima: I don't think a gaming PC is a waste of money, that's why I'm asking the question here. I'm increasingly siding with the PS4 though. I don't think I'd ever spend €1500 or €2000 on a PC, I'd rather spend that money on something else entirely. I don't really understand it, though. Are PC gamers generally affluent people, or is it just that they have no other hobbies or interests in life beyond gaming? I mean, sure, if I was made of money I might spend that much on a PC. I dunno.

#8 Edited by Ihmishylje (410 posts) -

@tyrrael: Yeah. And I don't care about 60fps. I mean yeah, it looks nice, but also kind of weird. I don't really play a lot of games that require tons of speed and precision on the part of the gamer. I don't have a hard on for 1080p either. I'd be perfectly happy with 720p/30fps, if that meant it looked nice and ran without a hitch (or any tweaks and shit). I also find PCs to be a big hassle even outside games, even though I don't exactly feel useless around them.

#9 Edited by Ihmishylje (410 posts) -

@oursin_360: @kidavenger: @believer258:

It was a bit under €800 and not €900 as I originally stated. That included Windows, but no peripherals, or monitor. i3-2120 and AMD HD 6770, 8 gigs of DR3 dual channel ram, dh67gd motherboard. No, they're not impressive specs, but I was nevertheless disappointed in their performance. I could've probably shaved off a bit from the cost, but didn't have the interest to shop around. And yes, it would have been cheaper in the U.S.

#10 Posted by Ihmishylje (410 posts) -

@jesus_phish: Actually, I checked the receipt and it was €800, not €900, so that might explain a little bit. No, I didn't buy a monitor. I did have to buy windows and all that jazz. Also, I could've probably shaved off a bit from that if I had shopped around more. But Finland is generally very expensive when it comes to tech (and everything else).