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Pros to PC Gaming?

May 9, 2011
394 (0.16/day)
Processor i7 4770k @ 4.6Ghz
Motherboard Asrock z97 Extreme6
Cooling Watercooled
Memory 16GB @ 2400Mhz
Video Card(s) MSI GTX 1070 Armor OC
Case Cooltek W2
Cheaper games, mouse and keyboard for fps's , better graphics, wider digital distribution and multiplayer servers with active admins that kick/ban hackers and glitches and just a generally more mature gaming environment
Jan 29, 2012
4,562 (2.09/day)
System Name natr0n-PC
Processor Phenom II X6 1100T @ 3.7 GHz - NB 3.0 GHz | Xeon E3-1290
Motherboard MSI 970 Gaming | Asus Sabertooth Z77
Cooling TRUE 120 |Deep Cool Assassin
Memory Gskill Ripjaws X - 16GB DDR3 (4x4GB)
Video Card(s) MSI 7970 Twin Frozr III BE OC - 1100/1500
Storage Crucial MX300 525GB + Multiple Mechs
Display(s) SyncMaster 2343BWX 23" 2048x1152 / Dell 1909W 19" 1440x900
Case Sunbeam Transformer Silver - frame is built like a tank
Audio Device(s) X-Fi Extreme Music | X-Fi Titanium - Bookshelf system
Power Supply Corsair TX650 v1
Software Windows XP/7/8.1/10
Benchmark Scores Xeon E3-1290 cpuz world record
It's easier to fix and change parts on a PC. Also, the convenience of everything in 1 spot
Aug 14, 2008
25 (0.01/day)
System Name Lil Truck
Processor 4670k
Motherboard MSI Z87M G43
Memory 16GB Patriot DDR3
Video Card(s) MSI GTX 660 Twin Frozr
Storage Seagate 1GB x2_512 GB SSD
Display(s) Acer 24" 1080p
Case CM Elite 430
Audio Device(s) Creative Soundblaster_Z
Power Supply Tt 750W
Software W10
Prime example here. A man I work with (he's 53 BTW) plays flight sims and military style shooters on the PS3. Well, he asked for a new family PC. I built him a B75/i5-3450/ combo. His son was a PC gamer so he had a spare 560 non TI to use for his Dad. So he loaded up his sons copy of BF3 an played it on a 23" LCD.

His PS3 is used for Blue rays exclusively now lol. I have since upgraded his GPU to a GTX470 :cool:
Oct 12, 2008
1,588 (0.47/day)
I'm on my PC usually, so I can hit play and start playing. No console updates, no game updates (granted there are, but they run in the background), no switching my monitor to HDMI, etc. It's so much easier. I prefer PS3 controller in a lot of games (specifically platformers and TPS games), but lots of FPS games I like KB/M. My PS3 is nice, and I used to play it a lot more, but it collects dust now pretty much. I just boot up a quick game of L4D2 and shut it off when I want, no BS and it is easy to do.

I like console gaming. It is just easier to game on my PC IMO. Have time? Get the best of both worlds. There are many console games that are superior to what come on PC IMO.
Sep 6, 2011
52 (0.02/day)
The nightmare called reality (Jakarta, Indonesia)
System Name ZEROSHIFT V : Mediocrazy
Processor INTEL i5 4460
Motherboard MSI H97 Gaming 3
Cooling Cooler Master Hyper 212 (Dual Fan)
Memory 16 GByte CORSAIR VENGEANCE PRO 1866 (2x8GB)
Video Card(s) HIS IceQ X2 R9 390 8GB
Storage Samsung 850 EVO 250GB + WDC green 750GB
Display(s) LG 25um65-p Ultrawide monitor
Audio Device(s) Sound Blaster LIVE
Power Supply CORSAIR TX850
Mouse Logitech G400s
Keyboard Logitech G100
Software Windows 7 professional.
Benchmark Scores Waiting for Vulkan and DX 12 to show my choice was correct
How many times in a day can you play?
consoles have limited play time (heat, chores, Job, etc) While a Desktop stays relevant (browsing, work, entertainment, and plenty more)

Is it worth the cash?
Imagine asking your wife / spouse to join a game in console. Then picture asking your wife/spouse to use the computer. Then when an argument appears which words will appear?
a. Why do you spend so much time playing that crap?
b. Why don't you upgrade the computer so it isn't crap?

Conclusion : If you spent your cash wisely in a desktop / laptop the world is at your fingertips. Spent it on a console, you'll just get crap from your spouse.
Dec 15, 2011
1,900 (0.85/day)
Brisbane QLD, Australia
System Name Белая коробка | Alienware 13R3 | Asus T300 Chi | Synology DS416 w/ 4X6TB WD Red | Huawei P10
Processor Intel i7-7700k @ 4.8GHz | Intel i7-7700HQ
Motherboard Asus ROG Strix Z270G | Dell/Alienware thing
Cooling Noctua NH-D15S w/ A15 & F12 | Double fan
Memory G.Skill 2X8gb Trident Z RGB DDR4 3000mhz | DDR4 2X8GB 2400mhz
Video Card(s) EVGA GTX 1080 Ti SC2 | Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
Storage Samsung 960 EVO 500GB, Crucial MX200 500GB, 1X WD 4TB Black | 256gb M.2 SSD, 512GB Intel 600p M.2
Display(s) LG 27UD68 & BenQ FP241W (ANCIENT!) | 13" 1080p IPS & Sony X7000E 49" 4K HDR TV
Case InWin 301 (white) | Alienware 13R3
Audio Device(s) Creative Sound Blaster Z | onboard sound -Onkyo 808 Receiver
Power Supply InWin Classic Series 900W | Dell 180W brick
Mouse Logitech G403 Wireless | Logitech G602
Keyboard Logitech G810 | Red Square OLD SCHOOL TKL - Gateron Blue
Software Windows 10 Home | Windows 10 Home
Benchmark Scores Citroen DS3 THP155 DSport6-spd manual|
If I'm feeling fat and lazy, I'll just fire up a console and play some GTA or something like that (exception of Forza/Gran Turismo). Whereas nearly all the games I play on PC require more thinking and concentration. PC rewards with better graphics and some extra goodies in games sometimes when compared to consoles. However it can be more expensive in the long run and they can have their hassles. Whereas consoles usually just work from the get-go until they die of old age or overuse.
Sep 4, 2009
967 (0.32/day)
System Name El Superbeasto V1.2
Processor Intel i5-2500k @ 5.0 ghz
Motherboard MSI Z77A-GD55
Cooling XSPC Raystorm CPU + 2 RX360 radiator + xspc Razor R9-290 w/ backplate
Memory 16gb G.skill Sniper 1866 ddr3 (9-9-9-24)
Video Card(s) XFX R9 290 w/ XSPC Razor full cover block and backplate
Storage Hyper-X 120gb-OS, WD Caviar black 2TB-Steam, Plextor M5S 256gb - MMOs+RTS games
Display(s) Samsung 23" 120hz 3d LCD w/ 3d glasses, using 'lightboost' trick
Case NZXT H630 white watercooling case
Audio Device(s) Soundblaster ZX + Sennheiser HD 598
Power Supply XFX Pro 850 XXX semi-modular
Software Windows 10 Pro (Had some mystery error on Win7 and decided to go W10)
Pros to the PC platform: you can do more than just play games. You can surf the webs, do actual work, you can record and stream on the fly, install and use mods, you can do multi-monitor gaming or extreme high res and you can use gamepads & mouse+keyboard.
Also, it is just plain fun to build PCs and tinker with them.


Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!
Sep 6, 2009
19,527 (6.39/day)
Chatsworth, GA
System Name The StarCrunch Defender! | X58 Cruncher!
Processor I7 6700K @ STOCK | Intel I7-920
Motherboard Gigabyte Z170X-UD5 | Alienware MS-7543 X58
Cooling Corsair A70 Push/Pull | Corsair H50
Memory Crucial Ballistix DDR4 2400 MHz | Pereema 3x2GB DDR3
Video Card(s) Gigabyte Gaming G1 GTX 1070 | Gigabyte 7970 3GB
Storage 2x Samsung Pro 256GB M.2 SSD's in Raid 0 | 4TB Western Digital SATA drive
Display(s) ViewSonic VG2227wm 1080P | OLD viewsonics
Case NZXT Tempest 410 Elite | NZXT Source 210
Audio Device(s) Onboard
Power Supply Corsair 750TX | Enermax Liberty 500W
Mouse MX518 | MX502
Keyboard TESORO Mechanical | ANZO Mechanical
Software Windows 10 Pro on both
Similar sentiments for me, i still think PC = master race, but baldur's gate dark alliance 1 & 2e
I love those two games! I wished they would play right on emulator without locking up. I almost want to throw up a WTB ad for a modded PS2.


TPU addict
Jun 23, 2007
15,367 (3.98/day)
Processor 2500k \ 3770k
Motherboard ASRock Z68 \ Z77
Memory Samsung low profile 1600
Video Card(s) XFX 6770 \ XFX R9 390X
Storage Intel 80Gb (SATA2) WD 250Gb \ Team SSD+Samsung Evo 250Gb+500Gb+ 2xCorsair Force+WD250GbHDD
Display(s) Samsung 1080P \ Toshiba HDTV 1080P
Case HTPC400 \ Thermaltake Armor case ( original ), With Zalman fan controller ( wattage usage ).
Audio Device(s) Yamaha RX-V475 \ Marantz SR5008 Tannoy Mercury MKII Paradigm 5SE + Tannoy Mercury F4
Power Supply PC&Power 750w \ Seasonic 750w MKII
Mouse MS intelimouse \ Logitech G700s + Steelseries Sensei wireless
Keyboard Logitech K120 \ ROCCAT MK Pro ( modded amber leds )
Benchmark Scores Meh benchmarks.
Mouse Keyboard and Track IR and for being able to run what i want and not what MS wants me run on it.
Feb 18, 2010
1,720 (0.60/day)
System Name Eldritch
Processor AMD Ryzen 5 1500X
Motherboard MSI B350 PC Mate
Cooling Satan's butthole after going to Taco Bell
Memory 16 GB G.Skill FlareX
Video Card(s) nVidia (Gigabyte) GT 740 2GB
Storage 80 GB IBM, 2 TB WD Green, 512 GB Samsung 960 Pro
Display(s) Dell 2007WFP
Software Debian Buster
More games, more mods, faster load times (usually), more capable (and replaceable) hardware, a wide selection of input devices, more customizable, higher pixel density, etc., etc.


New Member
Sep 16, 2008
548 (0.16/day)
System Name Crysis 3
Processor i3570+CM 212
Motherboard ASUS P8Z77 V
Cooling Antec 1100+3 fans
Memory 2x8gig 1600 Corsair
Video Card(s) Saphire 7950 Vapour X
Storage Samsung 250g 840
Display(s) 26in LCD 1920x1200 8 bit+37in 1080p HDTV
Case Antec 1100
Audio Device(s) Xonar DG+Z5500D
Power Supply Antec 650 Hi current
Software W7 64

2...Heavy customization
3...Racing sims and Tactical shooters only exist on PC
4...Proper HTPC support.
5...Total cost of ownership probably only $15/week including most games{Steam/ebay}
Oct 19, 2008
3,046 (0.90/day)
System Name Has and is well
Processor i7 4770K
Motherboard ASUS B85
Cooling Corsair H100
Memory TEAM 1866mhz 8GBx2 16GB
Video Card(s) MSI 980ti Gold Edition
Storage Intel 520 120GB + Seagate 2TB 7200RPM
Display(s) DELL U2713HM 2560x1440 Monitor
Case Corsair 350D
Power Supply EVGA 850W Gold
Software Win 10
Much better visuals, performance and the flexibility to do all kinds of tasks while gaming etc.
Feb 24, 2009
2,248 (0.69/day)
Riverside, California
System Name Red Monster
Processor Intel Core i7 7800X @ 4.7GHz
Motherboard MSI X299 Gaming M7 ACK
Cooling Corsair Hydro Series H115i 280mm
Memory Corsair Vengeance LED 32GB DDR4 3466
Video Card(s) evga GTX 1080 Ti FTW3 iCX
Storage Intel 535 Series 2.5" 480GB SATA /WD Blue 1TB SSD /Radeon R7 240GB SSD /1TB, & 4TB HHD
Display(s) Samsung UN55KS8500 55" 4K & Oculus Rift CV1
Case Corsair Carbide Series Air 540
Audio Device(s) Creative Sound Blaster ZX > Pagoda DAC > multiple amps
Power Supply Corsair HX1000i
Mouse Logitech G600
Keyboard Corsair K70 Cherri MX
Software Windows 10
I like PC gaming just as much as I like console gaming. I wouldn't want to ever be stuck with just one way of playing my games.


Resident Wat-man
Jan 28, 2012
10,509 (4.82/day)
Concord, NH
System Name Kratos
Processor Intel Core i7 3930k @ 4.2Ghz
Motherboard ASUS P9X79 Deluxe
Cooling Zalman CPNS9900MAX 130mm
Memory G.Skill DDR3-2133, 16gb (4x4gb) @ 9-11-10-28-108-1T 1.65v
Video Card(s) MSI AMD Radeon R9 390 GAMING 8GB @ PCI-E 3.0
Storage 2x120Gb SATA3 Corsair Force GT Raid-0, 4x1Tb RAID-5, 1x500GB
Display(s) 1x LG 27UD69P (4k), 2x Dell S2340M (1080p)
Case Antec 1200
Audio Device(s) Onboard Realtek® ALC898 8-Channel High Definition Audio
Power Supply Seasonic 1000-watt 80 PLUS Platinum
Mouse Logitech G602
Keyboard Rosewill RK-9100
Software Ubuntu 17.10
Benchmark Scores Benchmarks aren't everything.
I like PC gaming just as much as I like console gaming. I wouldn't want to ever be stuck with just one way of playing my games.
+1: That's why I have an Xbox 360. Cheers to that. :toast:
I like being able to use the same controller on both the PC and the Xbox too.
Feb 8, 2012
2,692 (1.24/day)
Zagreb, Croatia
System Name Windows 7 64-bit Core i5 3570K
Processor Intel Core i5 3570K @ 4.2 GHz, 1.26 V
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z77MX-D3H
Cooling Scythe Katana 4
Memory 4 x 4 GB G-Skill Sniper DDR3 @ 1600 MHz
Video Card(s) Gainward NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 Phantom
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1 TB, Seagate Baracuda 1 TB
Display(s) Dell P2414H
Case CoolerMaster Silencio 550
Audio Device(s) VIA HD Audio
Power Supply Corsair TX v2 650W
Mouse Steelseries Sensei
Keyboard CM Storm Quickfire Pro, Cherry MX Reds
Software MS Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit SP1
So many pros!

The pros:
  • high dpi mouse sensors
  • playing on cherry mx keys
  • switching to xbox 360 controller
  • switching hdmi on, jumping on couch, playing on big screen tv
  • pausing, google something on desktop, continue
  • tweak game, mod game, use editor
The cons:
  • Sometimes I can't decide if I'm more comfortable playing with KB/Mouse reclined at my desk, or with xbox 360 controller on couch. :toast:
Oct 17, 2012
7,144 (3.73/day)
Processor i7 4790
Motherboard Asrock Z97 Extreme 4
Cooling Corsair H-110i GTX
Memory 16 Gb kingston Hyper X
Video Card(s) Nvidia Reference GTX 970 x2
Storage C:\Samsung 850EVO 500Gb & Samsung 850 evo 250Gb
Display(s) Dell Ultra Sharp Widescreen 24" 1200P
Case Phanteks Enthoo Pro M Acrylic
Audio Device(s) Realtech Edition X1789,Ver2.78
Power Supply EVGA 220-G2-0650-Y1
Mouse Logitech G502 spectrum
Keyboard AZIO MRGB Kaith Blue
Software Win 10 Professional 64 bit
Benchmark Scores Congrats USA!! on the Travel Ban.....


I play games
Apr 1, 2010
1,864 (0.65/day)
System Name X6 | Lyndon-ROG
Processor Intel Core i7-8700k | Intel Core i7 6700HQ
Motherboard Gigabyte Z370 Aorus Gaming 5 | Asus ROG-GL552VX
Cooling Deepcool Captain 240EX
Memory 16GB Corsair Vengeance LED | 8 GB
Video Card(s) NVIDIA GTX 1080 8 GB GDDR5X | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M 4GB
Storage SSDs: 500GB, HDDs: 2TB, 2TB, 3TB | SSD: 250GB, HDD: 1TB
Display(s) BenQ XL2411 1080p@144Hz, 32" HDTV, 19" Monitor | 15.6"1080p
Case Cougar Panzer Max
Audio Device(s) Corsair Gaming H1500 7.1 | ROCCAT Kave 5.1 | Edifier M3200
Power Supply EVGA 750GQ
Mouse Razer Deathadder Chroma | Logitech G302 | Mad Catz Cyborg R.A.T. 5
Keyboard Corsair Vengeance K70 Cherry MX Red
Software Windows 10
pros to PC gaming (for me)
- I can't stand playing at 30 FPS, It's too laggy, should be at least 60 FPS average for me, PC games can run more than 30 FPS depending on the hardware.
- Better visuals.
- Fast Loading, especially if you got a good storage.
- Mouse(more accuracy) and Keyboard(more buttons). plus you can still use a gamepad.
- Wider range of games
- I like playing Multiplayer on PC(stupid pay to play XBL and crap PSN)
- Mods and customization
- Heavy multi-tasking, I like how I can set some of my games to borderless windowed and just alt tab super fast and do something else(like surfing the net) while in-game.

- a lot more expensive
- given less priority by company nowadays
- games tend to be unoptimized
- hackers
- not user-friendly

Overall I like PC gaming better, the only thing my Xbox 360 now plays is NBA 2k13. I mean the disc has been inside there for months! and that's just because the PC version is too buggy and have no patches since release.

I play a few console games from time to time, previously before I got a gaming PC I was a big console player, Now i am mostly a PC gamer

although I plan on getting kinect as soon as we get to a more spacious house.
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Jan 20, 2010
868 (0.30/day)
Toronto, ON. Canada
System Name Gamers PC
Processor AMD Phenom II X4 965 BE @ 3.80 GHz
Motherboard MSI 790FX-GD70 AM3
Cooling Corsair H50 Cooler
Memory Corsair XMS3 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3-1333
Video Card(s) XFX Radeon HD 5770 1GB GDDR5
Storage 2 x WD Caviar Green 1TB SATA300 w/64MB Buffer (RAID 0)
Display(s) Samsung 2494SW 1080p 24" WS LCD HD
Case CM HAF 932 Full Tower Case
Audio Device(s) Creative SB X-FI TITANIUM -PCIE x 1
Power Supply Corsair TX Series CMPSU-650TX (650W)
Software Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
My last console was the Sega Dreamcast. After that I went full out PC and built a gaming PC based on the good old Athlon XP days with ATI graphics. I just find keyboard and mouse gives you faster hand-eye coordination and responseness. Also find sitting closer about 2 to 3 feet away versus console gaming at around 8 to 10 feet away gives me a feel of faster reactions when gaming.
Aug 20, 2010
592 (0.22/day)
Processor Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W @4.3GHz
Motherboard ASUS P8P67 PRO (REV 3.1) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Cooling Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO - CPU Cooler with 120 mm PWM Fan
Memory (16Gb) G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
Video Card(s) MSI GTX 970 GAMING 4G GeForce GTX 970 4GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0
Storage (2X) Kingston 120GB SSD in RAID 0 & WD Caviar 640GB & Samsung Spinpoint 1TB
Display(s) VIZIO M321i-A2 32-Inch 1080p 120Hz Smart LED HDTV
Case NZXT Source 210 ELITE Midtower Case with 3.0 USB - Black
Audio Device(s) Creative 7.1 PCI Express Sound Blaster X-FI Titanium
Power Supply Corsair CMPSU-750TX 750W
Software Windows 8 Pro 64Bit
Thank you guys so much for giving me all different ways PC games are superior. This is for a persuasive speech so I will definitely 'quote' or refer back to you guys when I am giving the speech. Now a quick question. Do you guys happen to know of any great internet based databases? I am using my college's database any it's a bit hard to find critics on here pointing out PC and console games. And I can only have two web sources so I just need two sources from an internet database on the subject. I remember using on database last semester and you could type in whatever and anything would populate. Unfortunately I was dumb enough not to add it to my bookmarks. Thank you for reading guys!