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Are you a console or PC gamer?

Discussion in 'Video Games Discussion' started by music alchemist, Aug 8, 2016.
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  1. Music Alchemist
    That's completely different than sitting on a couch with friends and sharing a screen. Sharing the screen lets you share powerful emotions that you wouldn't necessarily get when using separate screens. You get to watch the other players play. Plus there are games where everything is on one screen anyway.
  2. illram
    So, something very close to the Dan A4, the Ghost S1, just released on Kickstarter today. I went in for one. (I am not affiliated with them at all, just like the case.) If you missed the A4, or just like sexy looking mini-ITX cases, this is a good substitute (might even be better.)

  3. Mad Lust Envy Contributor
    Yeah I saw it today on JayzTwoCents channel.

    I have a Fractal Meshify C case for my PC (still not completed). I figured I'm ok with a mid tower for home. I want small form factor more for a transportable rig which I don't really have a strong need for right now, but would like.

    Something with a handle though, like the Lian Li TU200, but more current.
  4. illram
    The Ghost S1 folks mentioned in the KS comments they will be making a number of different "tophats" and "bottomhats" accessories if the campaign is successful, and they specifically mentioned a handle. (Usual caveat of "things Kickstarters say" applies obviously..)
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  5. Whazzzup
    I’m addicted to battle supremacy other wise known as tank on my iMac . I like the head to head action, folks just rage and rage. I have a ps4 and strangely don’t use it much, find the control tricky.
    Addicted so much I think I have repetitive stress injury from my mouse on my right tricep
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  6. Music Alchemist
    Hmm. The PS3 controller was the most intuitive for me, and PS4 is mostly the same. But I've been a console gamer for decades.

    I haven't gotten used to using a keyboard as a controller, and you can't do many things with a typical keyboard. (Like precise three-dimensional control over movement of both characters and cameras with the dual joysticks of a PS3 controller.)
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  7. Whazzzup
    Like anything if i stuck it out long enough id get the subtleties of the x and y axis control, i tend to overcompensate. So wsda for up down left and right are easy for me. except my right tricep thats f^%d
  8. Music Alchemist
    I suppose that makes things simpler, but it can't work for games with more precise joystick features like Final Fantasy XIII-2...which was later released on PC as well. I guess some PC gamers are using some sort of controller that gives them more precision. I think this was discussed earlier in this thread, but I didn't bother remembering.
  9. Rhamnetin
    Very interesting case. In the meantime though, I'm going to go with one of the absolute smallest ITX cases I can find that can fit a full sized GPU, for my secondary PC (which won't be used primarily for gaming but whatever). The Sentry is probably the smallest:


    But that's too hard to acquire. So I'll have to go with a Fractal Node 202 or something from Silverstone.
  10. illram
    Yeah the Sentry is a great case. Liters wise I think it's about the size of the Dan A4, but when you get down to the 7L-ish area it's really about the console footprint vs. shoebox footprint preference really. If I had not already bought the Dan case (2 of them! what is wrong with me) I'd have probably also gone for the Sentry. Other than headphones, good looking mini-ITX cases are my other guilty pleasure...
  11. Mad Lust Envy Contributor
    I'd have bought the Corsair 380t if they kept making it. Now it's a chore trying to hunt one down for a reasonable price.
  12. Rhamnetin
    Have you fellow PC gamers ever added up the total cost of your PC build, including all peripherals and A/V components? You might be surprised if you don't buy everything at once. My WIP build (all parts ordered, waiting on a few) is rather scary... $6,874.40. Not all bought at once but still.
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  13. illram
    Like, everything connected to the PC? I have one PC in my living room hooked up to an OLED TV, SoundBlaster X7 and HD800S, so that one would add up to a pretty penny. There will be a Realiser A16 in there next year also...
  14. Music Alchemist
    Total cost including stuff I no longer own? If I use the original MSRPs, it would be multiple five figures worth of audio equipment...but I haven't done anything fancy on the PC side yet.

    As you may recall, I only have an Alienware M11x R2 laptop. Although it has good specs (quad core i7 processor, 8 GB RAM, etc.), it's literally falling apart at the hinges. Not a good value either...originally paid $1,400 for it. I'm sure I could get a pretty nice custom desktop for that much that would be vastly better.

    Oh, and I'd say I'm not a qualified PC gamer yet since I don't do PC gaming all that often...


    Can't wait until I eventually try that! It's obviously impossible to fully replicate the experience of listening to loudspeakers with headphones, but I'm sure it will make it a lot closer.
  15. Rhamnetin
    Yes, literally everything connected (and also the OS), but only the stuff used for gaming. Let's hear your price, especially with the Realiser factored in haha.

    @Music Alchemist - Yeah, gaming laptops cost way more apples to apples than a desktop. More than double even.
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