(PCGT V) PC gaming is dead, press F to pay respects

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PostRe: (PCGT V) PC gaming is dead, press F to pay respects
by jiggles » Fri Apr 07, 2017 4:57 pm

I'd still recommend looking at either:

- putting a desktop in your sitting room, hooked up to the TV
- putting a desktop in your study, but playing the games on your TV with a Steam Link or Android TV

It's not just the power/price ratio that pushes me towards desktop, but the ergonomics, acoustics and future upgrade potential. I haven't bought a new PC in over a decade, and probably won't ever again, but my setup eats modern games for breakfast.

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by Samuel_1 » Fri Apr 07, 2017 5:00 pm

As much as I hate to admit it, you're probably all right :( Is it possible to fit a decent spec into a relatively small package these days? A lot of towers are rather large...

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by Christmas CrackErrkal » Fri Apr 07, 2017 5:01 pm

I have a Steam Link and it is great, just as long as you have it and your PC connected via Ethernet.

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by jiggles » Fri Apr 07, 2017 5:04 pm

With a closed loop water block on the CPU and a blower cooler on your GPU, you can get away with minimal airflow, and have a bleeding-edge machine in a case about the size of 2 PS4s.

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by Samuel_1 » Fri Apr 07, 2017 5:12 pm

I don't think I need bleeding edge..... What sort of coin am I looking at for something decent? I actually have a fairly good graphics card already, it's just the rest of my desk top is well past it.

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by Advent7 » Fri Apr 07, 2017 5:45 pm

Just get a macbook, they're great for gaming.

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by jiggles » Fri Apr 07, 2017 6:03 pm

Samuel_1 wrote:I don't think I need bleeding edge..... What sort of coin am I looking at for something decent? I actually have a fairly good graphics card already, it's just the rest of my desk top is well past it.


Without a GPU, I'd guess you're probably looking at

£250-350 = decent
£350-450 = good
£450-550 = great
£550-700 = excellent
£700-900 = extreme

I'm not one for budget or HTPC builds, though, so someone else can probably answer that better.

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by Pedz » Fri Apr 07, 2017 6:22 pm

Well, I bought INSIDE yesterday, as I thought 'Why not for £8?' Well, today the new humble monthly is out and you get to see what one of next months game are. Can you guess where this is going? It isn't hard to work out? Yep, that's it, strawberry floating INSIDE is next months game. strawberry float my life.

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by Samuel_1 » Fri Apr 07, 2017 7:09 pm

jiggles wrote:
Samuel_1 wrote:I don't think I need bleeding edge..... What sort of coin am I looking at for something decent? I actually have a fairly good graphics card already, it's just the rest of my desk top is well past it.


Without a GPU, I'd guess you're probably looking at

£250-350 = decent
£350-450 = good
£450-550 = great
£550-700 = excellent
£700-900 = extreme

I'm not one for budget or HTPC builds, though, so someone else can probably answer that better.

Thanks.... If you were starting from scratch tomorrow, what would you buy?

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by Death's Head » Fri Apr 07, 2017 7:43 pm

What GPU do you have?

Yes?
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by Samuel_1 » Fri Apr 07, 2017 7:45 pm

I will check, you'll probably say it's crap and I need a new one :(

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by Qikzen » Fri Apr 07, 2017 8:07 pm

Ad7 wrote:Just get a macbook, they're great for gaming.


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by Pedz » Fri Apr 07, 2017 9:04 pm

Pedz wrote:Well, I bought INSIDE yesterday, as I thought 'Why not for £8?' Well, today the new humble monthly is out and you get to see what one of next months game are. Can you guess where this is going? It isn't hard to work out? Yep, that's it, strawberry floating INSIDE is next months game. strawberry float my life.


Just realised I can refund it via steam.

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by jawafour » Fri Apr 07, 2017 9:09 pm

Pedz wrote:
Pedz wrote:Well, I bought INSIDE yesterday, as I thought 'Why not for £8?'...


Just realised I can refund it via steam.

Pedz gaining dat cash back :datass: :toot: .

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by Samuel_1 » Thu Apr 13, 2017 11:17 am

Don't think I realised how long ago I actually bought my graphics card, so if I want to build a PC, looks like I'm going to have to fork out for one of them too, bollocks.

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by SugarDave » Fri Apr 14, 2017 3:26 am

Endless Space Collection is £1 on Steam at the moment.

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by Qikzen » Sat Apr 15, 2017 12:14 am

Can we get a CS Source server going again guys?

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by Jordan UK » Sat Apr 15, 2017 12:58 am

Samuel_1 wrote:Don't think I realised how long ago I actually bought my graphics card, so if I want to build a PC, looks like I'm going to have to fork out for one of them too, bollocks.


What is the GPU, btw?

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by Kezzer » Sat Apr 15, 2017 1:07 am

Qikz wrote:Can we get a CS Source server going again guys?


I had it running but no one was there to play. :cry:

Wait till I am back in country and I will sort it out for you.

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