nightcleaver Posted October 17, 2004 Share Posted October 17, 2004 With how things are looking with how fast PC games are moving, well... I've always had pretty bad luck with computers, even after doing lots of intense research and using custom configurations. My old computer had me spending another 60 bucks every two months on it, in addition to whatever games I wanted to play, just to keep it running. That's something consoles don't have to deal with - reliability. My current pre-made system, a Dell, is extremely reliable, but I'll have to buy a new computer every couple of years if I stick with it, or shell out an extra thousand bucks to what I would have to if I bought the parts and stuck it together. I currently have a video card, PCI 5200 graphics card, that's good for slideshows, but not for playing games. NWN looks pretty, but everything else drags and has a grainy picture. Unless I buy a new computer before the Xbox 2 hybrid allegedly comes out, I'm going that route. The video card manufacturers have pushed it too far, I think. And computer makers such as Dell shouldn't be selling PC's that don't function with external graphics cards, no less alleging that those same bargain PC's are versatile enough to be gaming machines. I used to think it was scary how consoles/PC's were moving to become one thing, but with how the graphics card market is pushing things, it's looking pretty palatable. As much as I hate monopolies, if the monopoly treats it's customer's right I have no problem with it. People will still buy other computers, and gamers will have it that much easier. It's just games, after all - at a rate of about 1000 bucks a year, I don't really see how it's worth it. MonarchComputer.com looks like a good choice, especially with the easy motherboard-loading tray and small form factor PC's at a significantly better price. And then they allege that their customer ratings are far higher compared to Dell and Gateway, but does anyone have a personal experience with them? So the discussion begins. Change my mind, or agree with me, or even give me some advice. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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