Google A-computers in Edmonton and look for yourself.
Nice place, cheaper parts then I can get here, lower taxes, damn you Albertans, shakes fist. Well at least I am not freezing my balls off
Ya the X800 was a good card, I had no complaints about it, I got it dirt cheap for like $170. But it doesnt cut it anymore, Bioshock wasnt a DX10 problem it was a DX9 shader 3 problem, the X800 wasnt quite up to DX9 specs. There are a couple of other games out now that do the DX9 shader3 and my card will not run them. I tried out world in conflict and with everything turned to lowest settings I get bad lag at times. Crysis, runs, but with no shaders at all Far Cry looks better then Crysis on my rig. Point being my PC is done if I want new games. I didnt say I spend 2K a year, I do that about every four years, you said you spent 1k on this PC but youll probably put another 1k into it in minor upgrades over the next four years. Its just rediculus to suggest, like others have, that PC gaming isnt any more or much more expensive then console gaming, its way more expensive no matter which way you cut it.
We were here before consoles, and we will be here after consoles.
Unless you were in at MiT or one of the other high tech places consoles were here long before PC's, consoles have always out sold PC and always will, we have been and always will be the fringe of video game entertainment.
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