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which is better?

Discussion in 'Gaming & Simulations' started by Laughing Man, May 11, 2007.

  1. Laughing Man

    Laughing Man садистский делирий

    [PC or Game System]

    discuss ;D
     
  2. SurfSarge

    SurfSarge misfit

    PC made into a gaming PC like mine!
     
  3. Green Tea

    Green Tea Tequila Mockinbird

    what do you think is better surf, buying all the parts (case, fans, HDD, etc.) and building your own, or buying an already-made system (like alienware )?
     
  4. SurfSarge

    SurfSarge misfit

    Building for sure much cheaper and it's not that hard
    except my buddies comp thats at my house is kinda
    baffling us at the moment..
     
  5. travelman

    travelman Well-Known Member

    depends on a lot of things, like how much u play and how much u work, what legacy software u have (old games),
    and of course, on what platform the game u like to play exists.

    i play EQ2, used to play eq1, on PC. built my own machines. rather simple and straightforward.
    Some pros of building your own:

    1. Drivers!!! when u have to repair or whipe a machine cause "someone" downloaded virusinfected porn on it, u have all the disks and drivers u need. if u buy a ready-to-run machine, u dont.

    2. Its easier to know what to do when something is goin slowly or not working at all.

    3. Price (with a twist). If u build your own, u will get more performance per buck than buying ready-to-run. But, u will still end up paying more than for a r-t-r, cause u want top performance out of your machine.
     
  6. SurfSarge

    SurfSarge misfit

    I play alot of graphic intense games..the only disk you really need
    is the OS disk other then that you can get every driver available
    to man on the interwebz!
     
  7. travelman

    travelman Well-Known Member

    [/quote]

    I play alot of graphic intense games..the only disk you really need
    is the OS disk other then that you can get every driver available
    to man on the interwebz!
    [/quote]
    yeah, of course, but it takes time.... and when u got that long wonderfull weekend of raiding coming, u dont wanna spend precious time wading through manufacturers websites. specially if your hardware is getting a bit old, these days old is around 6 months :eek:
     
  8. SurfSarge

    SurfSarge misfit

    I play alot of graphic intense games..the only disk you really need
    is the OS disk other then that you can get every driver available
    to man on the interwebz!
    [/quote]
    yeah, of course, but it takes time.... and when u got that long wonderfull weekend of raiding coming, u dont wanna spend precious time wading through manufacturers websites. specially if your hardware is getting a bit old, these days old is around 6 months :eek:
    [/quote]

    Yeah 6 months sounds about right...almost time for a new computer I was fooling around
    with Vista and I kinda like it..
     
  9. scx1984

    scx1984 Lurker

    Uhhh. I HATE Vista. Nothing but fucking up with my WLAN. The POS won't communicate with my 360, and they're both Microsoft. But then, outta the blue, it talks to it. Then all is good for a bit. A few hours or a few days. Then the firewall goes all to hell on it and BAM! gone again. Weird thing is the Wifi on the PC is my access point for my WLAN. The 360 connects to Live, no problem. The Wii and PS3 also....so does the PSP. They all do, and the PS3 does all the videos/music/pics from my PC no problem. The 360 is the where the problem lies, I think it has something to do with the Media Center Extender, but not sure. I tried all the configurations the 360 has for Media Center playback, no dice. Then I tried every combo with the WLAN network settings (allowing firewall access, etc) no dice either. I then proceeded to run over 100 feet of ethernet cable to the Xbox from the PC. No dice. It's all intermittent. Then I hook it up to my other PC with XP SP 2 Media Center, and it works no problem. Wifi or cabled, either way. Stupid Vista.
     
  10. SurfSarge

    SurfSarge misfit

    Yeah it still has bugs for sure I'm wondering how the gaming world is coping with Vista..
     
  11. Th3Skipper

    Th3Skipper Well-Known Member

    Have you tried updating your firmware on your router? I had similar problems and that was the fix
     
  12. scx1984

    scx1984 Lurker

    There isn't a router, per se. I have the DSL box, and it goes from there into three seperate computers. My new one (which runs Vista) has a wireless card in it, which broadcasts a wireless signal. The PS3, PSP and Wii all have built in WiFi ability, so no "updating" to do. The scheduled system updates do that. The Xbox360 on the other hand has a wireless network adapter that is specifically designed for the Xbox by MS. Its the one causing all the shit....and it still does it when hard cabled into the PC. That rules out any problems with the wireless system. It also has zero issues connecting to Xbox Live, just doing the Media Center Extender option. So, for some reason, it allows internet access through the PC, but not file sharing privileges on the PC. And I cant find a way to set it so it does. I followed the instructions to the letter and even called the support line. They said that Vistas firewall is very secure (and yadda yaddda yadda) and basically told me they built too good of a product. Then how come a Sony or Nintendo or Linksys (my PS2 and Xbox 1 run through a Linksys) product talks to an MS one but not a MS one to a MS one? Fucktards. I dont care too much, I get the extender working on XP MC no problem and thats the PC all the movies and tunes are on anyhow.
     
  13. Laughing Man

    Laughing Man садистский делирий

    trying to hold off on vista as long as possible :-X
     
  14. scx1984

    scx1984 Lurker

    I had to get a new PC for a few reasons, and since Vista came preloaded I stuck with it. But I still have my old PC (which was brand new in November) that has XP on it. It's the one I am using right now....and will continue to use for some time. ;)
     
  15. Osiris7790

    Osiris7790 Well-Known Member

    would you build me a PC?