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Rancid

* 28-Aug-2018(#1)
PC be any good for gaming if I added a decent enough graphics card?

i7-7700 @ 3.60 GHz
16 GB RAM
2 TB HDD

Just wondering if it is worth my spending the money on a card or not. Any advice would be welcome.
Mir_wan
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28-Aug-2018(#2)
Yes, you also may want to check the power supply and see if it would fit the required wattage for the graphics card
tonymack21
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28-Aug-2018(#3)
that's better than what I have and I haven't had problems running anything ive tried. mine's an i5 3.0ghz with only 8gb ram. the 1060 6gb card helps a lot im sure.

Rancid

28-Aug-2018(#4)
Yeah I would need a new PS, any recommendations regarding a graphics card?
proudtobelatino
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28-Aug-2018(#5)
Rancid wrote:
> PC be any good for gaming if I added a decent enough graphics card?
>
> i7-7700 @ 3.60 GHz
> 16 GB RAM
> 2 TB HDD
>
> Just wondering if it is worth my spending the money on a card or not. Any advice
> would be welcome.

yeah i have

i7 6700
16 GB
512 GB SSD
2 TB HDD
GTX 1080

with that i can play most games on ultra at 1440p or 3k resolution at 60 FPS some i can play 4k once i turn off crap i don't like, like motion blur and depth of field. You should check the speed of the HDD if it's under 7200 RPM i would upgrade that. Also you should get an SSD it's great for windows and for games that have a lot of loading times or open world games.
proudtobelatino
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28-Aug-2018(#6)
Rancid wrote:
> Yeah I would need a new PS, any recommendations regarding a graphics card?

i would wait for the new Nvidia cards to come out or if you cant afford or want to spend that much go with a 1060 the 6 GB version that is a pretty sweet card.
Demonis

28-Aug-2018(#7)
Rancid wrote:
> Yeah I would need a new PS, any recommendations regarding a graphics card?

Going to depend on a few things. If you're just going to be gaming in 1080p @60hz then you'll probably be just fine with a 1060-1080 for a few years. As mentioned, the new generation of cards is coming in the next couple months, so if you want a deal, wait and buy a 10 series card then.
Mir_wan
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28-Aug-2018(#8)
Rancid wrote:
> Yeah I would need a new PS, any recommendations regarding a graphics card?

What resolution do you want want to game at?
Rancid

29-Aug-2018(#9)
Im not certain that it really makes sense for me to set up a gaming PC. I already have a Xbox One X, so is there really a point? As far as I know most games find their way to console now a days, so is a gaming PC worth it? Any help?
Johnny
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29-Aug-2018(#10)
Rancid wrote:
> Im not certain that it really makes sense for me to set up a gaming PC. I already
> have a Xbox One X, so is there really a point? As far as I know most games find their
> way to console now a days, so is a gaming PC worth it? Any help?

I have a gaming PC and while I love it, I really know I could go without it. Every game I really enjoy playing is on my xbox, ps4, and switch. My PC has turned into a machine for my VR headset for the past year or so.

That's not to say I dont play games on my PC because of deals though. I play Sniper ELite 4 and Tales of Bersaria because of the $15 humble bundle. I play civ 5 because of humble bundle. The deals can be really nice for a lot of these games, but I still prefer to just play games on my xbox because of couch comfort/controller gameplay.
Lunar
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29-Aug-2018(#11)
As someone who just crossed the threshold from a predominantly console player to a full fledged PC gamer, I say go for it.

Consoles are basically a slower and dumbed down PC.

What you have is a good start, grab a decent card and a good mobo, you should be ready to run most games.

When you are done building, post your build here:

https://gametz.com/PC/pc-gaming-digital-hub--58836...

tonymack21
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* 29-Aug-2018(#12)
i had a (for at the time) sick gaming pc back in ~99-00, and loved it, but have primarily always been a console gamer, dabbling at times heavily in the master race arena. i haven't done much pc'ing in the last years, but having a pretty nice pc again has been great, there a lot of great deals like humble out there, and lots more "console" games are on pc now than ever, and though occasionally you get a debacle like batman arkham knight or nier automata at launch, they seem to be fewer and farther between, and in nearly every case unless you're on a potato its probably going to run better. i don't think i'll be going without one anymore, whether i upgrade what i have over time or just buy a new mid tier one every few years.

they do get "outdated" quickly depending on what you want, but the way the stuff is now you can have a "last" gen card and still be in good shape, the new 2080 cards will be coming and the 1080 prices will surely drop, and its going to be awhile before a 1080 is not a good card. i'll ride my 1060 for a long time i imagine, its handled everything ive thrown at it, though there are things i haven't tried to do.

Demonis

29-Aug-2018(#13)
PC gaming is sort of like an addiction. There's something about playing at max settings with north of 60fps that makes it feel better.

I play Rocket League at 115 FPS, it just seems to feel better than 30, 60, or even 100. Not sure why that is.
Lunar
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29-Aug-2018(#14)
Because everything is smoove.

proudtobelatino
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29-Aug-2018(#15)
Rancid wrote:
> Im not certain that it really makes sense for me to set up a gaming PC. I already
> have a Xbox One X, so is there really a point? As far as I know most games find their
> way to console now a days, so is a gaming PC worth it? Any help?

Totally worth it. There is still tons of great PC exclusive games also with a PC you have a better upgrade path and Backwards compatibility, plus once you own a game on the PC you own it forever and can play it whenever you want, not till they decide to bring it to the next console. You also save a ton of money on games because of so many great sales and you have more freedom to play how you want you get a lot more options in game settings also you can mod games i love modding my favorite games.

also if you like emulators you can play just about any console game ever made before the ps3 era it's pretty awesome getting to play my favorite games and not have to make room and connect a bunch of systems plus playing them with better graphics and in 4K but don't use a high resolution on 8-16 bit games lol Anyway all of this and throw in the fact that you will have the best version of games makes PC Gaming pretty sweet and you are pretty lucky the price on cards are pretty great right now you can get a 1060 6GB for around $250 and that's going to drop lower after the new cards come out.
tonymack21
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* 29-Aug-2018(#16)
PS3 emulation has come a long way, quite a few games are playable and given a few more months to a year the RPCS3 team will probably really have that thing flying. a decent pc really is close to an all in one these days. 360 (but some of that is on pc anyway) and X1, switch and PS4 (some on pc also) is about all you cant do now, and vita, but it may be some time before we see that as there isn't much market probably.

proudtobelatino
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29-Aug-2018(#17)
btw rancid in case you didn't know you can play xbox exclusives on PC so you could sell your xbox and use the money to upgrade your PC or get a PS4 so then you can play PC,xbox and Sony exclusives.
Rancid

29-Aug-2018(#18)
Thanks for all the input folks, I really appreciate it!
Demonis

30-Aug-2018(#19)
proudtobelatino wrote:
> btw rancid in case you didn't know you can play xbox exclusives on PC so you could
> sell your xbox and use the money to upgrade your PC or get a PS4 so then you can
> play PC,xbox and Sony exclusives.

Is this true for all Xbox exclusives or only select games? I really want to get back into Halo. Haven't played it since Halo 1 & 2.
Lunar
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30-Aug-2018(#20)
You can play Xbox exclusices on PC?

I'm pretty sure Halo MCC is not available on PC

Mir_wan
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30-Aug-2018(#21)
Lunar wrote:
> You can play Xbox exclusices on PC?
>
> I'm pretty sure Halo MCC is not available on PC
>
>

Word is that it is coming soon

But all current and upcoming exclusives pretty much are all on the windows 10 store and some are eventually coming to steam.
tonymack21
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* 30-Aug-2018(#22)
ya and those titles are play anywhere, so if you have it on xbox you have it for windows.. MS is really looking toward the future now, if they come with a good piece of hardware next gen, and get more of the devs back in their camp they will make up all the ground they've lost from the 360 era to playstation. sony should really be doubling down on this lead they have and offering up as good or better services, they seem happy to sit on the hill while MS seems more committed to the long game.

Demonis

30-Aug-2018(#23)
Mir_wan wrote:
> Lunar wrote:
>> You can play Xbox exclusices on PC?
>>
>> I'm pretty sure Halo MCC is not available on PC
>>
>>
>
> Word is that it is coming soon
>
> But all current and upcoming exclusives pretty much are all on the windows 10 store
> and some are eventually coming to steam.

MS has neglected easy money in the potential of XB games on PC for some time. Glad to see they're waking up.
Foxhack
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* 30-Aug-2018(#24)
tonymack21 wrote:
> ya and those titles are play anywhere, so if you have it on xbox you have it for
> windows.. MS is really looking toward the future now, if they come with a good piece
> of hardware next gen, and get more of the devs back in their camp they will make
> up all the ground they've lost from the 360 era to playstation. sony should really
> be doubling down on this lead they have and offering up as good or better services,
> they seem happy to sit on the hill while MS seems more committed to the long game.

If you have any of these games in digital format on your Xbox account, you can play them on Windows 10. This does not apply to physical discs.

https://www.xbox.com/en-US/games/xbox-play-anywher...

There are a bunch of games that you'd think would be in this service, but aren't... like the Hamster Corporation's Neo-Geo game ports. (They're sold separately on the Windows 10 store.)
Lunar
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30-Aug-2018(#25)
Most titles are pretty meh.

APerfidiousDane
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* 30-Aug-2018(#26)
Also to add, if you're the kind of person who enjoys sitting on the couch to game occasionally and can get wired networking to the tv as well as your PC I say definitely go for a gaming PC. With something like a steam link you'll be able to game on your TV pretty effortlessly...so long as you can wire both devices. Don't bother on wireless.

Not to mention prices on PC are insanely better. isthereanydeal.com and yesthereisadeal.com are two sites I frequent for random prices or deals.
Youdiee
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30-Aug-2018(#27)
CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 32 GB (4x8GB) DDR3 1600 MHz
MB: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. B85-HD3
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Ti
HDD: 3,000 GB Hitachi HDS723030BLE640
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912
PSU: EVGA 750-Watt
tonymack21
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30-Aug-2018(#28)
APerfidiousDane wrote:
> Also to add, if you're the kind of person who enjoys sitting on the couch to game
> occasionally and can get wired networking to the tv as well as your PC I say definitely
> go for a gaming PC. With something like a steam link you'll be able to game on your
> TV pretty effortlessly...so long as you can wire both devices. Don't bother on wireless.
>


ya the nvidia shield can do this too if you have a GTX family graphics card that supports gamestream, its pretty nice.


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31-Aug-2018(#29)
Good baseline specs, throw a good PSU and videocard in there and you're off to the races. Might invest in SSD though, it'll change your Windows life.
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* 31-Aug-2018(#30)
For the record:

Intel i5 8600K
16GB DDR4
XPG 256GB M.2, 850 Evo 512GB SSD
GeForce 1070Ti
27'' 1440p 144hz

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