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PC Gaming Thread

Discussion in 'Other Games' started by Lami, 26 November 2013.

  1. Lami

    Lami Niche Football Staff

    28 May 2007
    Sydney
    Man Utd, Vecchia Signora
    Not sure why we didn't have one before, but better late than never.

    Thank you bsmaff for pointing this out.

    A dedicated gaming thread to all our PC gaming bros.

    Enjoy! :)
     
  2. Thespeedster84

    Thespeedster84 Champions League

    4 October 2010
    Jakarta City
    Thx.. this thread's future is promising, I am getting Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons next week. Screw those Killzone and Forza :JAY:
     
  3. Lami

    Lami Niche Football Staff

    28 May 2007
    Sydney
    Man Utd, Vecchia Signora
    That is not how you start a post in a PC thread ;)
     
  4. bsmaff

    bsmaff Champions League

    11 August 2003
    Welwyn Garden
    Exeter City
    I know you should start it by saying something like.

    "The only true way to experience next gen"

    Play 'ALL GAMES' at minimum 60FPS at 1080.

    OR

    EXPERIENCE NEXT NEXT GEN BY PLAYING GAMES AT 2560X1440 @ 60FPS.
     
  5. Bitter Rivals

    Bitter Rivals International

    24 January 2005
    Yep, much needed thread
     
  6. Lami

    Lami Niche Football Staff

    28 May 2007
    Sydney
    Man Utd, Vecchia Signora
    Last edited: 26 November 2013
  7. Placebo

    Placebo Ԁlɐɔǝqo

    3 May 2003
    Esmoriz, Portugal
    Sheffield Wednesday
    Can't believe how long I've owned Witcher 2 without playing it, bought the boxed version and converted it for free to the Steam Enhanced Edition version. Finally started playing it last week after completing Arkham Origins and most of Arkham City, beautiful looking game, easily the best looking RPG of its kind, running at 1080p with everything maxed out, couple of basic mods but out of the box the gameplay is great so not really needed any :)
     
  8. bsmaff

    bsmaff Champions League

    11 August 2003
    Welwyn Garden
    Exeter City
    Probably doesn't have a class but would be more PC than Console.
     
  9. Aboutreika18

    Aboutreika18 Too Black, Too Strong

    5 September 2006
    Considering you can install Windows on it if you wanted to, it's basically a PC, isn't it?

    Will be interesting to see how it handles heat problems.
     
  10. bsmaff

    bsmaff Champions League

    11 August 2003
    Welwyn Garden
    Exeter City
    Pretty sure valve won't be as stupid as console makers and allow their systems to be sent out with poorly designed cooling.
    As you only got to laugh at the inside of a PS4 and think how the hell does that even stay remotely cool.
     
  11. Jamezinho

    Jamezinho Golden Boot Winner

    10 June 2003
    Ipswich, England
    Ipswich Town F.C.
    It's a PC in console's clothing so as not to scare off people who think all PC gamers are 25 stone bedroom-dwellers who live at home with their mothers. Plus it runs Steam which is a PC content delivery system.

    The Steam box is an interesting project but I have concerns over how Valve can keep costs down and heat under control while delivering performance comparable to a mid/high-end rig. Also question marks exist over the upgrade-ability.

    Still, anything that can bring more gamers to the PC scene should be welcomed.
     
  12. marthchyld

    marthchyld Red Bull

    3 March 2011
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  13. Jamezinho

    Jamezinho Golden Boot Winner

    10 June 2003
    Ipswich, England
    Ipswich Town F.C.
    Not sure what to make of that pad. It has the potential to be revolutionary but could turn out to be a gimmick that nobody takes to.

    Don't think I could say goodbye to thumbsticks.
     
  14. Lami

    Lami Niche Football Staff

    28 May 2007
    Sydney
    Man Utd, Vecchia Signora
    Gamespot
     
  15. bsmaff

    bsmaff Champions League

    11 August 2003
    Welwyn Garden
    Exeter City
    Just seems very stupid price, if people are that desperate for a PC steam machine you can build an ITX PC, with a decent size ITX case like the Fractal Design Node which is pretty small but is 37cm long so it fits in all modern day GFX cards.

    You could easily build one for £500 with enough power to easily surpass the so called next gen consoles.
     
  16. Jamezinho

    Jamezinho Golden Boot Winner

    10 June 2003
    Ipswich, England
    Ipswich Town F.C.
    What would that translate to in GBP? A direct exchange is around £900, but we all know it doesn't work that way and we normally get stung here in the UK.

    £900 for a high spec ITX build isn't that bad really. If it costs £1469 then not so much. In that case it could be built a lot cheaper. But it is three times the cost of a next-gen console in the United States so perhaps it isn't great value after all.

    Definitely one for the 'more money than sense' crowd.
     
  17. bsmaff

    bsmaff Champions League

    11 August 2003
    Welwyn Garden
    Exeter City
    I think £900 is abit steep but then I am not sure if people would build an ITX machine.

    I am currently building an ITX machine to go next to the TV as my HP ProLiant MicroServer isn't powerful enough to do what I want it to do in the future, and is currently starting to struggle running two DayZ servers.

    But anyway the build I am doing is a Fractal Design Node 304 case, 2500k i5, 8GB Ram, 320GB HD with motherboard came in at £280. Also the case I choose can slot in any GPU and the ITX build will run Server 2012 R2(but I get this as member of TechNet) otherwise would just run Windows 7.
    But lets say you just run a normal GPU, say a 7850 you can pick one up for around £80-£100 on eBay, so all in all that is a pretty decent system for £400 and can easily set it up to boot direct to The Big Picture + the case looks much better than the PS4 and Xbox One.

    You can of course get cheaper cases saving you more money, but you can't deny that IPX cases look pretty sweet.

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    Last edited: 13 December 2013
  18. bsmaff

    bsmaff Champions League

    11 August 2003
    Welwyn Garden
    Exeter City
    How many people are going to try SteamOS when it arrives?
     
  19. Jamezinho

    Jamezinho Golden Boot Winner

    10 June 2003
    Ipswich, England
    Ipswich Town F.C.
    I'm interested in it but would rather take onboard other people's experiences and let it mature a bit.
     
  20. bsmaff

    bsmaff Champions League

    11 August 2003
    Welwyn Garden
    Exeter City
    I have a couple of older HD's lying around so will install it as soon as it is available on one of them, also want to test what all this Game Streaming is all about.

    It wont take over Windows but if it allows you to perfectly stream games from a lower spec PC from my main desktop and plays pretty well, the OS could be an absolute winner, but will have to wait and see how it all runs.
     
  21. Lami

    Lami Niche Football Staff

    28 May 2007
    Sydney
    Man Utd, Vecchia Signora
  22. Rob92

    Rob92 Guest

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    That's a GTA IV screenshot :SHOCK:.
     
  23. esk

    esk Premiership

    2 January 2012
    Hannover
    Bayern/Germany
    rreally
     
  24. Scutch

    Scutch Futsal Master

    31 October 2006
    Cumbria, UK
    Tottenham Hotspur
    One of the reasons I wanted a PC in the first place was the GTA IV mods. That looks incredible.
     
  25. Rob92

    Rob92 Guest

    It's stunning, it looks so real at times.

    Skyrim as well looks spectacular with mods;

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    Full album: http://imgur.com/a/CT8ZX
     
  26. Scutch

    Scutch Futsal Master

    31 October 2006
    Cumbria, UK
    Tottenham Hotspur
    I bought Skyrim from Steam sale on Friday. Legendary Edition; £8 or so.

    Are the mods easy to install?
     
  27. Jamezinho

    Jamezinho Golden Boot Winner

    10 June 2003
    Ipswich, England
    Ipswich Town F.C.
    A few pics I took of Assetto Corsa. Fantastic looking driving sim with great physics:

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    Yes, it does have cars other than BMWs!
     
  28. Lami

    Lami Niche Football Staff

    28 May 2007
    Sydney
    Man Utd, Vecchia Signora
    Gamespot
     
  29. Jamezinho

    Jamezinho Golden Boot Winner

    10 June 2003
    Ipswich, England
    Ipswich Town F.C.
    Not sure about those. While the US price isn't too bad, I wouldn't fancy an i3 processor in a gaming rig, nor the AMD A6.

    Also the GPUs aren't all that great. The R9 270 is pretty much a re-badge of the 7870, which is a near two year old card. It's more powerful than what's in the PS4, but not all that far ahead. The 760 is a decent card but I'd want to pair it with an i5 CPU.

    What's clear to me is most of these Steamboxes are aimed at people who aren't bothered about playing on the highest graphical settings. To get the best out of PC games you really need to invest in a more expensive setup. At the $500 price point I think I'd rather stick with the consoles.
     

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