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This is a discussion on The Gaming PC Discussion Thread within the Video Games forums, part of the Book, Music, & Movie Reviews category; Decided I'd make a thread for discussing all things related to gaming PC's/hardware Examples of appropriate posts would be (but ...

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    The Gaming PC Discussion Thread

    Decided I'd make a thread for discussing all things related to gaming PC's/hardware

    Examples of appropriate posts would be (but are not limited to):

    -Posting your specs
    -Trying to figure out what system you should get, or if you should upgrade a part
    -Trying to find help solving problems
    -Pretty much whatever as long as it's vaguely related to Gaming PC's and hardware (You could probably even stretch it to ask questions about consoles too)



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    If I ever get a classroom job I'll start saving up for a gaming PC. For now tho, a three year old laptop will suffice.

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    Just upgraded my gaming laptop to have an RTX 2070. It has slightly better overall performance over my old GTX 1080, but the real advantage is with title's that support DLSS. I get an average of 15 fps more with it enabled on 4K resolution. Definitely more exciting to me than ray-tracing, even though that looks great.

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    https://www.lifewire.com/how-fast-do...d-to-be-832310

    Just a short reminder, that so many people fall for "power" trap, yet many don't really utilize it. Also, there are many games, that can be ran on low spec hardware at respectable resolution and high framerate.

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    I've come to realize that they're too over-priced for what they're giving you.

    With the kind of money you have to put out these days to play the latest games (and not just old games at ultra settings), you're forking the same amount of money as both an XBo 1 and a PS4 pro. You might as well buy two consoles unless you like to play old games at 60 fps and then spend another 600 or so in order to play previous gen games 4-5 years later at ultra settings :shrug:

    PC gaming goes in reverse. As consoles age, the games get better and better. As PC's age, games get worse and worse.

    But, hey .. if you have like a grand or two to spend on PCs, go for it. I spent 900 bucks on my gaming rig 5 years ago and it's still ok enough to play current gen games at low settings, but by next year it's done. I'm not sure if I would want to drop that kind of money on a PC again.

    The state of PC gaming is pretty sad right now (and doesn't look like it's gonna get better) with the AAA games being mostly crap and PS4 having a growing library of exclusives. At most PC is good for RTS, 4X strategy and Indie games (with maybe 5 decent AAA titles at most every year) and I haven't yet come across a single indy that you need a suped up PC for. But I do miss not having PS4 exclusives.

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    I have a question. Do you feel any difference between full hd and 4k? Maybe if you have eagle's vision. But most people don't have it so I think it's more of a marketing gimmick rather than a must have.
    Last edited by edten72; 09-29-2019 at 05:26 AM. Reason: punctuation error

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    Quote Originally Posted by edten72 View Post
    I have a question. Do you feel any difference between full hd and 4k? Maybe if you have eagle's vision. But most people don't have it so I think it's more of a marketing gimmick rather than a must have.
    4K still has some pretty bad scaling issues in some software. It's a horrible experience all around for PC user. 1080p is just okay for most, but definitely not the best resolution. 1440p is a sweet spot, you gains some resolution without having scaling issues and your game performance is reduced not so much (around 30%). It's just questionable if more resolution can add any value to game and at this point the answer is "slightly". It's better to get a higher refresh rate monitor, because it adds more to the game.
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    Quote Originally Posted by edten72 View Post
    I have a question. Do you feel any difference between full hd and 4k? Maybe if you have eagle's vision. But most people don't have it so I think it's more of a marketing gimmick rather than a must have.
    I would say for most users, as @The red spirit said 1440p is the sweet spot. It's noticeably sharper than 1080p yet is still pretty easy to achieve. As for your question, yes, 4k is noticeably better than 1080p. It's not as dramatic of a difference as that between SD and HD, but it's still pretty overt. One thing to keep in mind with 4K gaming is you have to be fairly close to your monitor/tv in order to see the full 4K resolution. That being said, in my opinion, the biggest advantage of 4K screens/media is the inclusion of features such as WCG, HDR and Object-oriented-surround-sound.

    So is 4K a marketing gimmick? Definitely not, especially with there finally being a large library of supported media (Streaming Services, Blu-Ray, some sports) but for gaming, it's still pretty demanding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jawz View Post
    I've come to realize that they're too over-priced for what they're giving you.

    With the kind of money you have to put out these days to play the latest games (and not just old games at ultra settings), you're forking the same amount of money as both an XBo 1 and a PS4 pro. You might as well buy two consoles unless you like to play old games at 60 fps and then spend another 600 or so in order to play previous gen games 4-5 years later at ultra settings :shrug:

    PC gaming goes in reverse. As consoles age, the games get better and better. As PC's age, games get worse and worse.

    But, hey .. if you have like a grand or two to spend on PCs, go for it. I spent 900 bucks on my gaming rig 5 years ago and it's still ok enough to play current gen games at low settings, but by next year it's done. I'm not sure if I would want to drop that kind of money on a PC again.

    The state of PC gaming is pretty sad right now (and doesn't look like it's gonna get better) with the AAA games being mostly crap and PS4 having a growing library of exclusives. At most PC is good for RTS, 4X strategy and Indie games (with maybe 5 decent AAA titles at most every year) and I haven't yet come across a single indy that you need a suped up PC for. But I do miss not having PS4 exclusives.
    I really like the PS4 Pro's checkerboarding technology, it's fantastic. Far better than most instances of variable resolution or DLSS on PC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The red spirit View Post
    4K still has some pretty bad scaling issues in some software. It's a horrible experience all around for PC user. 1080p is just okay for most, but definitely not the best resolution. 1440p is a sweet spot, you gains some resolution without having scaling issues and your game performance is reduced not so much (around 30%). It's just questionable if more resolution can add any value to game and at this point the answer is "slightly". It's better to get a higher refresh rate monitor, because it adds more to the game.
    I agree with this. I've bought a 21:9 ultrawide for gaming and I've had nothing but problems with most games. The support is just not there and I've heard a lot of people say the same stuff about 4k in particular. At most you can do a decent 2k (1440) but not really much beyond that without significant issues.

    Quote Originally Posted by Lucan1010 View Post
    So is 4K a marketing gimmick? Definitely not, especially with there finally being a large library of supported media (Streaming Services, Blu-Ray, some sports) but for gaming, it's still pretty demanding.
    4k is terrible for gaming though from everything I've seen and heard.

    Even with streaming services you're not getting the true 4k most of the times as a lot of movies are still not even being made/shot in 4k and are upscaled in post which just makes things look weird and janky tbh.


     
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