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Vincent
10-16-2008, 04:08 PM
I've been thinking about it for a while now, And should I go PC or Console? My mom said to me that I could either get a new computer for chirstmas (400-500$) or a console. At first I picked the PS3 but all i'd really be able to play are rated T games. (dads a hard ass on that sorta thing). It would be easyer to get games for the comp because I could just say "woops, I didn't notice it was rated M".

So, PC or Console?

LakE
10-16-2008, 04:13 PM
You can not pirate games with a PC, so it wouldn't matter with ratings. If they say no, you just do nto pirate it, pirating games is bad, don't do it.

I'm a console gamer, I spend atleast 3/4s of my day on any game I have in whatever console I've decided to play. I killed my social life for gaming.
But, I would suggest getting a PC for gaming. It's alot simpler in terms of having to set up online and if you have a good PC you wont get troubles/problems like you do with consoles.

Ash
10-16-2008, 04:59 PM
Get a PC. It's worth more in the long run.

notmaggot
10-16-2008, 05:08 PM
it depends. if you can actually afford a kickass computer ($500-$1000), get one. otherwise, get a console. really, the only good thing about pcs is that you can pirate games.

MadHatter
10-16-2008, 05:14 PM
I prefer console game, but that is solely due to the fact that I don't have the money to buy the computer that would make PC gaming worth while.

Chunky
10-16-2008, 05:16 PM
Get a PC if your not allready used to console. I'm crap at pc games because im used to consoles so thats why I use xbox. But the PC is better at everything and the games are cheaper. And you get Tf2 updates.

Wtf
10-16-2008, 05:27 PM
Pc is much better for so many things.
You can updte graphics and pretty much everything for a PC and you don't need to buy the latest "hit" from any of the other consoles. You have plenty items on your choice.


And let me say that for a lot of times, i stroke PC gaming better than any console.

I saw Far Cry 2 comparisings for xbox, ps3 and Pc.
The Pc one is great and smooth and greeaaaat

Vincent
10-16-2008, 06:02 PM
I'm hella thinking about getting a PC, and I have 200$ from my birthday to spend on nothing but upgrades,accessories, or games. I want to get a system, but i'm starting to get more into comp games. Mom said she'd get me a good comp that's like 500$... hmm, more voters. It'll help my decision.

Ash
10-16-2008, 06:25 PM
Just to get it straight, consoles and PCs each have their own gaming perks.

With PC games, you have to worry about a lot of things, like adjusting settings, having good enough hardware, etc.

With consoles, you never have to worry about a game running worse on yours than anyone else's console. The game will run the same way on ever 360, every PS3, or every Wii.

With PCs, however, some game genres are easier and more fun to play, and you tend to get more power than the current consoles.

With Consoles, you are stuck with the same level of power for 4-6 years.

Dragon⁰⁷⁷
10-16-2008, 08:38 PM
Just to get it straight, consoles and PCs each have their own gaming perks.

With PC games, you have to worry about a lot of things, like adjusting settings, having good enough hardware, etc.

With consoles, you never have to worry about a game running worse on yours than anyone else's console. The game will run the same way on ever 360, every PS3, or every Wii.

With PCs, however, some game genres are easier and more fun to play, and you tend to get more power than the current consoles.

With Consoles, you are stuck with the same level of power for 4-6 years.
THANKS FOR CLEARING THAT UP FOR ME. d

StrunG
10-16-2008, 09:06 PM
Buy a console if you actually have friends to play with.

PC gaming got boring for me a few years back when I realized that the only games that I found were actually worth playing were Steam games. If you're choosing between which would be better for gaming, I'd definitely go with a console. I think it would be a waste to buy some fancy computer that costs twice as much as a 360, just for the sole purpose of playing games. But hey, whatever floats your boat.

LN3uq
10-16-2008, 09:15 PM
At first I picked the PS3 but all i'd really be able to play are rated T games. (dads a hard ass on that sorta thing). It would be easyer to get games for the comp because I could just say "woops, I didn't notice it was rated M".
Wait, how is that any different?
You couldn't just do that for console games?

And I say console, mostly because my computer is never good enough to run games in the quality that I would like to, but my console will. You clearly don't have enough cash to build a good gaming pc, so there's no point.

Vincent
10-17-2008, 12:21 AM
Mom's giving me 400$'s for christmas, I got 200 I'm going to throw on top of it. 600$ to build a comp right there =P.

MotherBoard:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813121090R
RAM:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227246
CPU(Processor):
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115037
Video Card:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131057
Hard Drive:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148261
DVD Drive:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135176
Sound Card:
Going to use the one on the MotherBoard
Operating System:
Uncle got's windows XP proffesional on a disk
Speaker:
I'll use the one's that come with my moniter.

Then i'll just look around for a decent case to put it all in. I'm going to pick PC, My uncle an my mom will help me put it together and my uncle might let me borrow a decent moniter (he has like 7 o.o...). And i'll upgrade it over the years and stuff, and for games, I'm going to ask my grandparents and my other relatives for a game. =3, I feel lucky xD.

Jeremy
10-17-2008, 11:02 AM
Pc gaming is dead. Console.

Dragon⁰⁷⁷
10-17-2008, 10:41 PM
Mom's giving me 400$'s for christmas, I got 200 I'm going to throw on top of it. 600$ to build a comp right there =P.

MotherBoard:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813121090R
RAM:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227246
CPU(Processor):
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115037
Video Card:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131057
Hard Drive:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148261
DVD Drive:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135176
Sound Card:
Going to use the one on the MotherBoard
Operating System:
Uncle got's windows XP proffesional on a disk
Speaker:
I'll use the one's that come with my moniter.

Then i'll just look around for a decent case to put it all in. I'm going to pick PC, My uncle an my mom will help me put it together and my uncle might let me borrow a decent moniter (he has like 7 o.o...). And i'll upgrade it over the years and stuff, and for games, I'm going to ask my grandparents and my other relatives for a game. =3, I feel lucky xD.
Or you could buy a 360, like 4 games, and then ask for another game from your grandparents.

You shouldn't feel lucky, you should feel like an idiot.

Krob
10-17-2008, 11:53 PM
Mom's giving me 400$'s for christmas, I got 200 I'm going to throw on top of it. 600$ to build a comp right there =P.

MotherBoard:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813121090R
RAM:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227246
CPU(Processor):
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115037
Video Card:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131057
Hard Drive:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148261
DVD Drive:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135176
Sound Card:
Going to use the one on the MotherBoard
Operating System:
Uncle got's windows XP proffesional on a disk
Speaker:
I'll use the one's that come with my moniter.

Then i'll just look around for a decent case to put it all in. I'm going to pick PC, My uncle an my mom will help me put it together and my uncle might let me borrow a decent moniter (he has like 7 o.o...). And i'll upgrade it over the years and stuff, and for games, I'm going to ask my grandparents and my other relatives for a game. =3, I feel lucky xD.

Lol .

Vincent
10-18-2008, 01:53 PM
Ok ok, so the computer isn't all that amazing. I'm still looking at parts anyway I might get better stuff. The computer when i'm done might not be amazingly fken epic or anything, but hey. I'm only 13, I've always wanted to build a comp... I'm still going to pick the PC, I got a whole bunch of games i'm going to get.

notmaggot
10-18-2008, 02:39 PM
that computer would be decent except for the video card. i have a 2400 pro which is similar. the one you posted is better, but it still wont last you very long. id just save up maybe another $100 and get a better one.

Vincent
10-18-2008, 08:33 PM
For my b-day I'm getting a good monitor and probably a better part for my computer, it's only 4 months after Christmas so I'll be fine.

Nukem
10-18-2008, 08:43 PM
I only have a laptop that cant play video games very good, so I wouldnt know :p but it seems the crowd is leaning more toward consoles and it justs looks like a overall better deal.

Vincent
10-18-2008, 11:29 PM
Cool, cept you said that it "can't" play games very good xD.

Automaton
10-19-2008, 01:43 PM
I voted PC, but with only $500 there's no point. The graphics can be better on PC, and so is the FPS. I find it's easier to control, and there is a bigger online community. Plus, it isn't just for games, you can use it for other stuff, and you can download free games. So yeah, PC ftw. Also, in a couple of years, people will be paying 500 for a new console, and you won't have to pay anything, though you might have to update the GPU recently.

Related: WOO! Getting my gaming PC next week! :D

ScatMan
11-03-2008, 10:48 PM
You can not pirate games with a PC, so it wouldn't matter with ratings. If they say no, you just do nto pirate it, pirating games is bad, don't do it.

I'm a console gamer, I spend atleast 3/4s of my day on any game I have in whatever console I've decided to play. I killed my social life for gaming.
But, I would suggest getting a PC for gaming. It's alot simpler in terms of having to set up online and if you have a good PC you wont get troubles/problems like you do with consoles.
What the hell? Who says you can't pirate games? I mean, as far as I've heard, NOBODY gives a ****ing shit about game pirating.

2-D
11-03-2008, 10:54 PM
game producers do..


also, you can pirate console games dummies (other then the ps3 which hasn't been modded yet since sony focused on making it unmoddable, probably becuase the ps2 was so easy to mod, but it will be modded soon.)

and hell, for the wii, you dont even need to modchip it, just use the Twilight Hack.

360 needs a modchip though, though since they made it so easily to RRoD, it isnt a good idea unless your warranty is over.

Vincent
11-04-2008, 05:00 PM
wow this thread is old, if it wasn't recently bumbed i wouldn't of made the other one...

zawmbee
11-05-2008, 12:34 PM
Console, cause i don't have to share it :heh: :heh: :heh: :Happy: :Smile:

Garuda
11-05-2008, 07:51 PM
Why the hell would you have to share your PC? If you have the money and can afford for later upgrades, get a PC. Im not sure about how 600 dollars will get you a good PC. My PC was about 3000 dollars and it runs well, but not the absolute best cause PC upgrades are coming faster and faster. Also, if you have the will, you should probably pirate games if your low on cash or your parents have issues with getting you a game you want.

Gavel
11-05-2008, 09:27 PM
Why the hell would you have to share your PC? If you have the money and can afford for later upgrades, get a PC. Im not sure about how 600 dollars will get you a good PC. My PC was about 3000 dollars and it runs well, but not the absolute best cause PC upgrades are coming faster and faster. Also, if you have the will, you should probably pirate games if your low on cash or your parents have issues with getting you a game you want.
Many families can only afford one computer which means everyone has to share.

zawmbee
11-06-2008, 11:40 AM
Why the hell would you have to share your PC? If you have the money and can afford for later upgrades, get a PC. Im not sure about how 600 dollars will get you a good PC. My PC was about 3000 dollars and it runs well, but not the absolute best cause PC upgrades are coming faster and faster. Also, if you have the will, you should probably pirate games if your low on cash or your parents have issues with getting you a game you want.
Are you ****ing retarded? Or don't you get logic?

ScatMan
01-27-2009, 11:15 PM
Why the hell would you have to share your PC? If you have the money and can afford for later upgrades, get a PC. Im not sure about how 600 dollars will get you a good PC. My PC was about 3000 dollars and it runs well, but not the absolute best cause PC upgrades are coming faster and faster. Also, if you have the will, you should probably pirate games if your low on cash or your parents have issues with getting you a game you want. You spent 3000 on a comouter and it sucks? What, do you get your pcs at radio shack?

Dragon⁰⁷⁷
01-27-2009, 11:25 PM
Why the hell would you have to share your PC? If you have the money and can afford for later upgrades, get a PC. Im not sure about how 600 dollars will get you a good PC. My PC was about 3000 dollars and it runs well, but not the absolute best cause PC upgrades are coming faster and faster. Also, if you have the will, you should probably pirate games if your low on cash or your parents have issues with getting you a game you want.
Yea, I would much rather have a car for 3000 dollars than a PC thank you very much.

Slayer
01-27-2009, 11:28 PM
Both. affdafdfdfd