i am not pursecuting, im saying you are being wasteful. my laptop, which is still useful to me, is a P1 MMX 266mhz with 160mb running Windows 2K Pro. and Half-Life 2 runs on my desktop. when you upgrade to "newer, bigger, btter, faster, stronger" then perfectly working hardware gets canned and tossed out into the garbage. the majority of computer useres arent gamers, and anything Pentium or above will keep up with high-speed DSL connections and such, and run MS Office applications. my dedicated internet machine, seperate from my P3 and used just for web browsing, is an old NEC Ready with a 100mhz P1 and 64mb EDO running Windows 98SE and it KEEPS UP with my 768kb p/s DSL connection with as much ease as my P3 1.0ghz with 512mb PC133. just an example of what i am talking about. it is incredibly wasteful to think you need the best while hardware that works just fine gets tossed in the garbage along with bannanna peels, empty wrappers, and god knows what else, to get buried in a landfill somwhere and rust and rot away. it is the same kind of thing people seem to find pleasure in doing with cars. america and the rest of the world (though we americans are worst) has gotten very very wasteful and it has got to stop. so, you cant do without the biggest, most bad-a$$ computer there is so that you can have a couple more frames per second in Half Life 2. but do think everyone thinks that way? wouldnt some poor old lady be glad to have somthing she could send e-mail to her grandkids on? or the kid down the street, to do his homework? or a single person living alone in some crappy apartment, to browse the web?? those things dont require all this bleeding-edge hardware. and people who think they need to have it toss out computers that could still be quite useful into the trash. do what you want at "reasonable speeds"??? what did you and everyone else do five years ago? ten years ago? all that has come of this bleeding-edge hardware is that people have become more greedy and have raised their standards for "resonable speed". there isnt anything unreasonable about older computers' speeds, peoples standards have just been driven higher by greedy gamers and all this fancy and pointless hardware. for crying out loud, i read about a new MSI motherbaord that will support 16gb of RAM coming out next year sometime!! i mean when is this gonna end it has to stop somwhere there have to be limitations to what we can do. what will we have five years from now??? processors running at 10+ GHz with like eight cores, and above 8gb of RAM as the norm and standard??? 4gb graphics cards with some new fancy interface allowing the link of like up to twelve video cards??? i mean, doesnt it get to a point when we dont NEED anything better???? the human eyes can only detect so many frames per second...
does anyone see my point?? or am i the only one who deosnt beleive old computers are garbage?!?!?
Yeah Hl2 is a nicely coded game, you can "actually play it" on a pentium 3 cpu you dont need that fast of a pc at all but then again thats on all low settings....
Yeah, I get what your saying alittle not much because you are the kind of person that thinks a pc will last 5-10 yrs... If you have a 3.0ghz or equivalent from amd you are fine right now in my book im not wasteful.. You and me are totally different. I like to play the newest games atleast at high settings. When the games start needing to be played at medium settings I am then going to buy a new pc and get a very fast video card.. My pc has been a good one and I have gotten good use out of it. When the Intel conroe cpu's come out I will be buying one of them in a brand new system... I will be keeping my current system also lol... Its not like I am going to throw it out..
See, you like to play older games and or some kinda new games at low settings thats totally different than me and the "Hardcore" or mediocre gamers.
Games will keep on getting more demanding and faster with more intensive 3d engines... You have to stay up with technology, if you get more than a year and a half behind the new stuff your system starts to slow down or bog down in the 3d intensive games at high settings.. "This is talking about the Hardcore gamers"
Thats why we have to buy new stuff.. I've had mine a year and a half.. At or before the 2 year mark I will get a whole new system..