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Old 06-25-2010, 06:32 AM
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I've been thinking of buying a PS3 in the coming months, basically because of the same reason.
I would have to upgrade my graphics card and if you really want a decent one, you're spending the same amount as a PS3.
Offcouse you're forced to buy the games, which cost more then PC games.
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Old 06-25-2010, 09:43 AM
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I've been thinking of buying a PS3 in the coming months, basically because of the same reason.
I would have to upgrade my graphics card and if you really want a decent one, you're spending the same amount as a PS3.
Offcouse you're forced to buy the games, which cost more then PC games.
Well, that's not 100% true.

For those that are interested and willing to put in the leg work (surfing the web) there are many methods of getting recent to new video cards on the affordable side.

You have bank reward programs for those that have bank accounts that offer you discounts and/or free gifts like video cards...if you wish.

You have rebate programs that give you up to 75% off on computer parts.

Then you have computer shows that sell you the same videos cards going for $400+ dollars down to $75 to $120.

As you noted - with services like Gog.com, Steam and bargain bins in stores like 'Staples', 'Target' and 'BJ' you can get recent games for as low as $5.00 to $9.99.

Anyone who goes into consoles must understand that THEY will be spending more money for their games, peripherals and services, period. Unless they getting everything using the 5 finger discount.
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Old 06-25-2010, 09:53 AM
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Sorry for the double post but I am not sure if I posted up my current main PC gaming rig. I bought this awhile back in late 09.

CPU: AMD Phenom II X3 720
MB: MSI DKA790GX
RAM: Kingston HyperX 4GB
Videocard: HIS Radeon 4870 512MB
Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar 500 Black x 4
PSU: Rosewill RP550V2-S-SL
Case: Antec Skeleton PC Case
OS: Windows XP Professional SP 3 (Gamer Edits) and Ubuntu 9.10 (Gamer Edits)

NO DVD Drive, NO CD-ROM - I do everything via USB or download.

Total cost after rebates and coupons: $188.93

Now personally, I am not updating my rig until 2013....That's just the way I am.

If I wanted to I could get a more modern video card like Two Radeon HD 5830 for $180 with 5 free games in the bundle...I just won't because I'm a cheap ass motherfucker

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Old 06-27-2010, 11:13 AM
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Total cost after rebates and coupons: $188.93
lol.
My CPU costed more than that. xD
I've spent like $1500 on my computer and all I can say is... WORTH IT!
There's ofcourse a difference between the currencies we use, but still.
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Old 06-27-2010, 12:14 PM
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lol.
My CPU costed more than that. xD
I've spent like $1500 on my computer and all I can say is... WORTH IT!
There's ofcourse a difference between the currencies we use, but still.
That's cool. I don't knock anyone that spends what they want on their rig. When I hear/see ppl saying that they MUST or YOU CAN'T...that's when I post up my stuff.

I am real penny pincher. Many ppl (friends and family) thought that the money money I would make the that less penny pinching I would do...it's been quite the opposite.

That rig I posted also came with 5 free games: Jericho, F.E.A.R 2: Project Origin, Empire Total War, Men of War:Red Tide and Sims 3.

I played the first 2 and sold the rest. I donated the first two after I end them.

The beauty of PC is that you can do just about anything with just a little forethought and elbow grease!
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Old 06-27-2010, 05:45 PM
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Have fun on the Xbox 360. The new slim model are suppose to run cooler, so hopefully it will last a while for you.
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Old 06-27-2010, 06:35 PM
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Have fun on the Xbox 360. The new slim model are suppose to run cooler, so hopefully it will last a while for you.
Actually they have already been reports of over heating and the new RROD without the red from beta testers and mag reviews.

But good luck will be needed.
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Old 06-28-2010, 10:09 PM
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Total cost after rebates and coupons: $188.93
Could you explain the rebate thing in more detail? Like how you go about doing it.
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Old 06-29-2010, 03:43 AM
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wait, LOTR online is free? since when?
It's going free to a slight basis, the ONLINE is going free until you hit level 50 of like 75, then you have to pay to progress
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Old 06-29-2010, 09:22 AM
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It's going free to a slight basis, the ONLINE is going free until you hit level 50 of like 75, then you have to pay to progress
Darn, I was hoping the game would be free without a catch.
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