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    Thinking of making the switch to PC...and I'm lost haha

    Been playing Overwatch and R6: Seige on xbox one for about the last year and I am finally getting to the point that using a controller is hurting my game play so I think its time to join the PC master race. The big problem is I have been an xbox guy for a very long time and have no idea what I am looking at when it comes to anything more in depth than frames per second haha. Any advice for someone completely out of the loop?

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    In PC gaming, fps is usually king.

    Do you have a PC? Do you know the specs?
    Quote Originally Posted by Elvis T View Post
    Hauling Marines around the world is the equivalent to driving around town with a kennel full of trained honey badgers that are all hyped up on meth and then dropping them off at a nursery. Also as long as you feed them and give them somewhere to sleep, they'll be your friend....and again, don't poke them.

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    There are a few youtubers who do a good job PaulsHardware does various priced builds, Jayztwocents is another, Bitwit and Linustechtips, but he is a little out there lol. It really depends on what budget you have and if you want to build it yourself or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slateman View Post
    In PC gaming, fps is usually king.

    Do you have a PC? Do you know the specs?
    I dont have a pc yet, trying to figure out what I need before I start buying stuff

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    Well how much do you want to spend? What do you want to play on PC? Can you build your own or do you want/need a pre-built?
    Quote Originally Posted by Elvis T View Post
    Hauling Marines around the world is the equivalent to driving around town with a kennel full of trained honey badgers that are all hyped up on meth and then dropping them off at a nursery. Also as long as you feed them and give them somewhere to sleep, they'll be your friend....and again, don't poke them.

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    FPS in PC is the best compared to other consoles. I also find the online-multiplayer in PC the easiest. The overall setup of your PC is also a factor to consider.
    Enjoying off-road driving lately. Thanks to Robert for my set of fuel wheels and Mickey Thompson tires.

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    CyberPowerPC.

    They'll build you one cheaper than you can build it, yourself. Plenty of perfectly serviceable, cookie cutter set ups.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuttgart951 View Post
    CyberPowerPC.

    They'll build you one cheaper than you can build it, yourself. Plenty of perfectly serviceable, cookie cutter set ups.
    Really? I built out their $2539 build (currently $500 off to $2039!) for $1700:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel - Core i7-8086K 4GHz 6-Core Processor ($399.00 @ Amazon)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master - Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($27.89 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: MSI - Z370 GAMING PLUS ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($89.99 @ Newegg Business)
    Memory: Team - Vulcan 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($137.89 @ OutletPC)
    Storage: ADATA - Ultimate SU650 480GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($79.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Hitachi - 3TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Newegg Marketplace)
    Video Card: MSI - GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB ARMOR Video Card ($609.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Cooler Master - MasterBox 5t ATX Mid Tower Case ($94.07 @ Newegg Marketplace)
    Power Supply: Corsair - Enthusiast 850W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply ($143.99 @ Amazon)
    Operating System: Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($94.89 @ OutletPC)
    Keyboard: Monoprice - K11 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($19.89 @ OutletPC)
    Mouse: Redragon - M602 Wired Optical Mouse ($14.99 @ Amazon)
    Total: $1772.57
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-08-30 12:25 EDT-0400

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    Quote Originally Posted by Laminar View Post
    Really? I built out their $2539 build (currently $500 off to $2039!) for $1700:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel - Core i7-8086K 4GHz 6-Core Processor ($399.00 @ Amazon)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master - Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($27.89 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: MSI - Z370 GAMING PLUS ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($89.99 @ Newegg Business)
    Memory: Team - Vulcan 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($137.89 @ OutletPC)
    Storage: ADATA - Ultimate SU650 480GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($79.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Hitachi - 3TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Newegg Marketplace)
    Video Card: MSI - GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB ARMOR Video Card ($609.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Cooler Master - MasterBox 5t ATX Mid Tower Case ($94.07 @ Newegg Marketplace)
    Power Supply: Corsair - Enthusiast 850W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply ($143.99 @ Amazon)
    Operating System: Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($94.89 @ OutletPC)
    Keyboard: Monoprice - K11 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($19.89 @ OutletPC)
    Mouse: Redragon - M602 Wired Optical Mouse ($14.99 @ Amazon)
    Total: $1772.57
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-08-30 12:25 EDT-0400
    Do you think someone who doesn't have a PC would know how to put together a PC and install an operating system?
    Quote Originally Posted by Elvis T View Post
    Hauling Marines around the world is the equivalent to driving around town with a kennel full of trained honey badgers that are all hyped up on meth and then dropping them off at a nursery. Also as long as you feed them and give them somewhere to sleep, they'll be your friend....and again, don't poke them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slateman View Post
    Do you think someone who doesn't have a PC would know how to put together a PC and install an operating system?
    "They'll build you one cheaper than you can build it, yourself."

    He didn't say "more quickly" or "more easily." Every PC builder builds their first PC sometime.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Laminar View Post
    "They'll build you one cheaper than you can build it, yourself."
    Exception granted for the one you cherry picked, apparently. I'd say don't buy that one, but they appear to have removed it as an option, anyway.

    Couldn't build my last four cheaper, so, six of one. Happy trails, buddy.

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    Randomly (cherry?) picked another one, the GAMER INFINITY XLC, regularly $2599, now only $2099!

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel - Core i7-8086K 4GHz 6-Core Processor ($399.99 @ Amazon)
    CPU Cooler: EVGA - CLC 120 CL11 58.9 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($39.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte - Z370 AORUS GAMING WIFI (rev. 1.0) ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($109.89 @ OutletPC)
    Memory: G.Skill - Aegis 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($127.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital - Green 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($54.00 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Western Digital - RE4-GP 2TB 3.5" 5900RPM Internal Hard Drive ($53.99 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: Gigabyte - GeForce RTX 2080 8GB WINDFORCE OC Video Card ($789.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: Lian-Li - PC-O11DW ATX Full Tower Case ($119.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Power Supply: Apevia - 1000W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($63.66 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($94.89 @ OutletPC)
    Mouse: Zalman - ZM-GM1 Wired Laser Mouse ($12.32 @ Amazon)
    Total: $1866.70
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-09-24 12:14 EDT-0400
    Matched brands where I could, in some cases they're using self-branded stuff. $1866 vs. $2099.
    Last edited by Laminar; 09-24-2018 at 01:16 PM.

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    You're missing parts and ignoring shipping costs.

    Come pick a fight with me in another forum; I'm in here with the reliability of an E36.
    Last edited by Stuttgart951; 10-28-2018 at 11:02 PM.

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    Copy-paste from their site. I can match it up point-by-point with my build:
    Operating System: Windows 10 Home (64-bit Edition)
    Gaming Chassis: LIAN LI PC-O11 Dynamic ATX Mid-Tower Dual chamber Gaming Case w/ USB 3.1 Type-C, Tempered glass on the front & side (White Color)
    CPU: Intel® Core™ Processor i9-9900K 3.60GHZ 16MB Intel Smart Cache LGA1151
    CPU / Processor Cooling Fan: Corsair Hydro Series H60 120mm Liquid CPU Cooling System w/ Copper Cold Plate (Single Standard 120MM Fan)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z390 Phantom Gaming 4 -CB ATX w/ 802.11ac Wi-Fi, ARGB, USB 3.1, 2 PCIe x16, 3 PCIe x1, 6 SATA3, 2 M.2 SATA/PCIe
    RAM / System Memory: 16GB (8GBx2) DDR4/3000MHz Dual Channel Memory (ADATA XPG Z1)
    Video Card: GeForce® RTX 2080 8GB GDDR6 (Turing) [VR Ready] (Single Card)
    Power Supply: 800 Watts - Standard 80 Plus Certified Power Supply - SLI/CrossFireX Ready
    Primary Hard Drive: 500GB WD Blue SSD + 3TB SATA III Hard Drive Combo (Combo Drive)
    Keyboard: CyberpowerPC Multimedia USB Gaming Keyboard
    Mouse: CyberpowerPC Standard 4000 DPI with Weight System Optical Gaming Mouse
    Operating System: Windows 10 Home (64-bit Edition)
    You're right, it looks like I forgot their house-brand "gaming" keyboard, so throw in an extra $15. Also, for PCPartPicker:

    Prices include shipping,
    For CyberpowerPC, shipping is $75, so you're right, it's even a worse deal. I'm not sure why you think a business can operate at a loss?

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    Putting together a PC is ridiculously easy and even more so now that youtube exist. You can find a step by step guide for everything. Probably the most nerve racking part for someone new is inserting the CPU into the CPU slot (which again is easy, but I can see someone being scared the first time, since it is a 5-600 dollar component). Other than that, everything else is like legos. Even installing windows is easy and if needed there are guides on youtube for that.

    As far as the gaming goes, I have not owned a console since N64. Do all my gaming on PC: Dota, PUBG, Counter-Strike, so many great games. I can't speak for the skill level on consoles (I believe most FPS on console have some type of auto aim/assist) but, I believe the skill level and learning curve is typically higher on PC's.

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