I’ve been doing some PC shopping and needless to say, even for someone who works with computers professionally, there is an endlessly confusing combination of brands, configurations, processors, motherboards and videocards out there.
One thing I want to know, what is the deal with these “gaming” rigs that cost upwards of thousands of dollars with elaborate cooling systems as if they were powered by a nuclear reactor? Do they really design videogames now such that if you only have a “mere” $1500 Duo-Core you have to put all the graphics settings on Low?
Why are they so much more expensive that even the PlayStation PS3? Are the graphics that much better? I mean I was tempted to just keep my 6 year old PC for another six years and just buy an X-Box (which I might buy anyway).
And who can even afford to buy these things? Anyone with $5,000 to blow on a PC plus $55 per game (and I assume they have a lot of games if gaming is worth $5 G) must either have wealthy parents or a high paying job in which case how do they have time to take advantage of the cutting edge performance?