Originally Posted by FailBoat
Ah ok. One of my work friends made an interesting argument. He was arguing that the driving force behind game development is not bigger, better and brighter but rather what can be ported from PCs to Consoles as well. And since consoles stick around for about 4 or 5 years until the next model comes out, many game development companies are less likely to develop and release games that can't run on multiple platforms.
There are obviously games that do not fall under this idea, but meh... Sounds reasonable to me. The last time I was buying computer components, I remember things overall costing a lot more. In terms of price to performance. Overclocking seemed to be more difficult or dangerous to do back then too
Oh another question. What are good brands for 4850s?
I won't be able to purchase this until the beginning of March. That means a lot of those mail in rebate offers will be gone and new ones will be popping up. Going to have to see what new deals come up here in March.
Your friend makes a very valid point about MOST pc games being ported over from the console. It is very sad, but very true.
In pc gaming your video card will be far more important than the cpu, as long as you still have a decent cpu. The ONLY exception may be the RTS games.
I have upgraded my gpu twice without having to upgrade my cpu.....each gpu upgrade was very nice.......this theory holds true for gaming and not benchmarking.
Enjoy your new pc.