Adults Do Not Play Video Games

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    That's the way I started (and still am to some degree), I didn't go high end gaming hardware because I wanted to keep it relatively cheap which is one of the primary reasons I went AMD instead of Intel for my processor which obviously means getting an AMD compatible mobo. A 4.7 GHz, 8-core (AM3+ socket) will run you $200, the mobo will set you back anywhere from $100 (low end) to $500 (high end) and I'd recommend your power supply be at least a 650 Watt. As for cooling you don't need liquid cooled but you will need a better cooling setup than the stock model but those are cheap, the graphics card will set you back $70 and up. You want a good open screen tower for air flow or get one that's not as open then add a shitload of case fans (noise).
     
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    More great info, thank you.

    Nearest real computer store is 50 miles from me so I'm cramming before I go next week. The other issues are the ports. I will need ports for stick, HOTAS(?) and foot pedals. I will get the pricing and certainly drive the salesman nuts but I'm in no hurry. They push an intel 6800 6 core, we'll see. Would like something like that with 32 ram and SSD. I don't want any software crap. Just windows 10, run Norton and download Chrome and drivers. I was wondering about liquid cooled, don't think I need it but not ruling it out. Just want a super clean machine but don't want to get rigged up and find out I'm at a disadvantage when I start playing online. Any other things you can think of would be greatly appreciated.
     
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    Most claim serious gamers (people who live for gaming and compete for money) need an Intel chip (i5 and i7 cores) but Intel chips are expensive so I've stuck with the AMD chips, not as fast as Intel but not far behind. Most everything these days connects via USB so the more USB ports you can get the better.
    I bought all my stuff online following online gaming build recommendations and I went with a mid sized tower as opposed to a mini box but that was my preference.

    You can use this as a basic guide, add a better CPU or SSD drive instead of the the recommended HHDs, buy a more powerful power supply, etc depending on your budget.

    Best Cheap Gaming PCs: The Ultimate Budget Gaming PC Guide for 2016
     
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    Thanks, you've been a big help. I'll let you know next week how it goes at the computer store.
     
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    Utterly absurb rantings...

    I'm 49

    I don't have a car, I have a bike

    I love comic books and cartoons

    I'm a gamer...as well as my 19 yr old son

    I still have and from time to time, still play,
    Nintendo 64, game cube, PS (one)and PS 2,
    PS 3, Xbox one, are hooked up to the TV

    Our game collection easily, 200,
    this does not include my PC games

    I play with Lego's, hide & seek, cops & robbers,
    when I'm with my nephew

    build sandcastles when I'm at the beach,
    or make angels in the snow,....

    I have a closet full of board games

    We have a nice RC 4x4 and a camera drone

    I have a snowboard and a sled

    This weekend I'm going roller skating

    I have my own pool stick, darts and bowling ball

    I have a ping pong & air hockey table

    I blow bubbles for my doggie

    I love playing frisbee

    Shit, I still fly kites up at the park

    There is absolutely nothing wrong with me,
    When I die, my son will have many happy memories,
    of the fun times we shared, having fun !

    I hope you don't have children...
    Go crawl back under your rock!
     
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    I used to play some video games, not much anymore though. I sometimes play computer games, but usually just when I have nothing else to do. I used to be addicted to that James Bond game, Golden Eye. :lol: Also, I liked Army Men. Oh yeah.
     
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    Aquaman: Battle for Atlantis


    I like seeing concept games such as Aquaman (DC Comics) adapted video games.

    You explore alternative environments and do fun hands-on things with beloved superheroes.

    Aquaman stands out if you're into the whole aquarium/SeaWorld thing, and you can also punch the villain Black Manta.

    I'll never get tired of Aquaman interpretations on video game consoles.


    Aquaman: Battle for Atlantis (Wikipedia)


    aquaman.jpg


     
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    The older I get, the less I play, but I would disagree. I'm 36 now, and I only play a few hours per week on average. Sometimes I go weeks or even months without playing, but I usually come back eventually. To me, it's no different than an adult wanting to watch a Pixar movie or go watch miniature golf. Also, most games these days aren't kid-friendly since the gamers who grew up in the 80's are all old like myself.
     
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    48, never stopped playing. Love skiing & strip bars too! Now what?
     

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