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who sold there games pc for a 360?

Discussion in 'Console Games & Hardware' started by keef, 15 May 2006.

  1. keef

    Gangster

    Joined: 15 Feb 2006

    Posts: 444

    hi all, im just trying to find out who here sold there games pc for a xbox 360 and wether you regret it or not??

    im thinkin of doin that and im not sure if i should! just gettin a bit sick of tryin to keep up! lol! its gettin too expensive in the pc world, 360 should be good for a few years!
     
  2. McDaniel

    Capodecina

    Joined: 15 Aug 2003

    Posts: 19,872

    Location: Southend-on-Sea

    i love my 360, no way id sell my PC for one though

    /me rubs PC
     
  3. Poolybit

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 14 May 2006

    Posts: 1,143

    Never..NEVER sell your PC for a console, PC's are useful for EVERYTHING and as good as the gameplay is on 360, PCs are where its at..Get the cash some other way....You can get by with only one kidney right?
     
  4. vaultingSlinky

    Mobster

    Joined: 2 Apr 2004

    Posts: 2,708

    Location: Aberdeen

    i sold my gaming pc for an xbox. however i still have my ibook :)
     
  5. keef

    Gangster

    Joined: 15 Feb 2006

    Posts: 444

    hhmm, i wouldnt have to sell it all, i would just have to scale down, lol!
    eg, sell the xfx7800gt extreme, get sum shoddy gs or somethink and wait for dx10. sell the 3gig opty and put me 144 back in. lose the xfi and put audigy2 back in. maybe replace the pc4800 with me backup corsair valueram.

    the other thing is to sell all me 939 stuff, dig out me old socket a gear, have a bit of fun with me xpm and play on a 360 while i wait/decide for am2 or conroe. im not sure what to do! grrr, i hate decisions!
     
  6. NokkonWud

    Caporegime

    Joined: 1 Oct 2004

    Posts: 26,314

    Location: Redcar

    As a 3D Modeler and games designer I can't, however, I don't play games on my PC.

    I really could do with the money though!
     
  7. keef

    Gangster

    Joined: 15 Feb 2006

    Posts: 444

    ahh, one luxury of having a seperate games pc i spose! i have always got other systems for surfing the web and all the usual, i have a dfi xp3200 setup i "gave" to my wife to soften her up for when i bought my 7800! could have some fun with that or one of me xpm's
     
  8. peter_hutson

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 30 Oct 2003

    Posts: 1,387

    Location: Aberdeen

    In the process of doing just that. I bought an ibook about 6 months ago, lets me do a bit of work at home, surf the net and all in front of the TV. So my PC became nothing more than a gaming machine.

    I just got peed off with the amout it was costing to keep the thing upto date. I also don't get a lot of time to play games, so when I do, I want it to work. I don't want to download drivers, make sure the setup is right or look for that elusive patch. Hence I bought an XBOX360 and ditched the PC for gaming. Overall I'm very happy and believe it was the right decision.

    The only thing I miss are games like "Civilisation" and "Rome TOTAL War", you just can't do these kinds of games on a console. But then again, I don't have the time anymore to play them anyway.

    Providing you can pair your console with a lappy then I think it's the way to go.
     
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  9. keef

    Gangster

    Joined: 15 Feb 2006

    Posts: 444

    i dunno, im torn, i love my pc, but im just sic kof the cost of tryin to stay current! with dx10 round the corner and the new intel and amd lineup looming the price of my components is gunna take a sharp kicking, again.

    might just sell up while they are still worth something..
     
  10. Kainz

    Capodecina

    Joined: 15 Dec 2002

    Posts: 21,797

    Location: In a cowfield, London, UK

    My pc is also a general purpose work machine so I can't sell it as I depend on it for internet use, work use and watching films & tv since it's a PVR. Nothing can ever replace that. I've got no games left on this pc now aside from Age of Empires II - my all time fav rts.

    I am considering rebuilding this pc into an SFF one (barton 2500+/6800GT/1.5gb ram).
     
  11. Jabbs

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 6 Feb 2004

    Posts: 7,720

    Location: Rugeley

    I did that and best thing i have done for me, enjoy gaming loads more on the the 360 than the pc, just use me old P4, 3.4 gig for normal pc stuff now.
     
  12. Wyrdo

    Capodecina

    Joined: 19 Feb 2004

    Posts: 15,055

    Location: Darlington, UK

    I had two PC's, I've combined them into one smaller machine and sold most of the expensive kit like my SLI GTX's and the dual core CPU. I still have a pretty decent PC it's just worth a lot less than it used to be :p

    I haven't touched a PC for games since I got the 360 in December and don't really see that changing any time soon.
     
  13. G.O.A.T

    Gangster

    Joined: 9 Mar 2005

    Posts: 368

    Location: Birmingham

    No way would I downgrade to a 360! I need the functionality of a PC anyway and it plays all the same games as an Xbox only better. The one next gen (!) system I am interested in is a Nintendo wii as it seems to complement a decent PC perectly. Mario, Monkeyball and a low price is more than enough to sway me.
     
  14. richolmes72

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 1 Jul 2005

    Posts: 1,345

    Location: London

    downgrade to audigy 2 from the xfi. downgrade the ram and downgrade the proccessor. Keep the graphics card...

    There you go, you've just got yourself a small wad of cash, and you can game on your pc pretty much as good as before and play 360.
     
  15. Wyrdo

    Capodecina

    Joined: 19 Feb 2004

    Posts: 15,055

    Location: Darlington, UK

    Well, I still have all the functionality and can play any game I want to on the PC, which is none right now as there is absolutely nothing on the PC I want to play.

    Plays all the same games as the Xbox only better?! :eek: Is that how you see the 360?
     
  16. da_mic_1530

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 31 Oct 2005

    Posts: 8,562

    Location: Leeds

    sold pc, shoved reminants into a shuttle for a media centre, 360 rules the roost here
     
  17. mightynimrod

    Mobster

    Joined: 31 Jan 2003

    Posts: 4,259

    Location: Notts J27 M1

    I sold most of my games p.c off and just use my laptop with hdd caddy for all of my downloading/surfing/work related stuff.

    Games are purely on the 360 now.:D

    No doubt that when i finish my p.c room i'll build myself something capable.
     
  18. McManicMan

    Soldato

    Joined: 21 Oct 2002

    Posts: 6,208

    if the xbox360 had a internet browser like the PS3 looks like having then yeah i would of got rid of my PC in a flash. The browser in the ps3 looks interesting, (if a little slow at the moment, but i think its a good move by Sony
     
  19. dannyjo22

    Caporegime

    Joined: 9 May 2005

    Posts: 30,785

    Location: Cambridge

    I didnt sell or downgrade my PC, I just decided that I wouldn't upgrade it anymore. I think my last upgrade ended up costing me £200 per game played.
     
  20. G.O.A.T

    Gangster

    Joined: 9 Mar 2005

    Posts: 368

    Location: Birmingham

    Well I'm a graphics whore so as a PC replacement the 360 just doesn't cut it. I need exclusive content and innovative features (perhaps motion sensing controllers) to get me to buy a machine that exclusively plays games, something both the PS3 and the Wii look to have now.