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Don’t take advice on how to build a new PC from in-game chat.

Posted on 7/17/2013 by with 3 comments

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Recently I have been seeing a lot of people asking for advice on how to build and what to get to put together a new gaming system in general in-game chat. Now why would you want to do that?

For the most part when I’m in a game I turn off in-game chat, except for the guild chat that is always on. When I do have general chat on it is filled with nothing but trolls and people inciting hate, nothing hardly ever comes from in game chat.  

 

Things heard in game chat.

Here are just a few of things I heard in game chat about building a computer system the other night.

That graphics card isn’t going to be good enough!

That CPU is way too slow!

You need three monitors to get the most out of game.

A good gaming system will cost you more than $1500.

Almost always these statements above are all bogus. Beware of someone saying these things in-game especially in chat. If you’re already playing a game and you’re just upgrading one part it should be fine.

Computer Advice

Because someone is playing a game does that make them an expert at build computer system? I wouldn’t take that bet! A colleague of mine one told me that “Advice is only worth what you paid for the advice.” and that is so true when it comes to getting computer advice.

I highly recommend going to a website that specializes in computer building to get advice or asking someone you know and who will steer you in the right direction. There are plenty of reputable website that you can find by just doing an online search.

For me I think of this way, a computer is almost an extension of myself, I have written before that I feel naked without my computer.  So when I buy computer parts, I buy what I can afford and rarely skimp on hardware. So I recommend you set a budget and buy part so that they fit in that budgeted number.

Above all don’t take advice from in-game chat about your next computer system.

 

So I ask you today, where do you get your computer advice?

3 responses to Don’t take advice on how to build a new PC from in-game chat.

  1. On July 17th, 2013 at 12:51 pm , Elie said...

    I am in the process of building myself a new high end workstation and the only advice I take is mine.
    I do a lot of benchmark reading and check numerous reviews on any piece of hardware I plan to buy. This way I can see all the pros and cons and then evaluate the product to see if it fits my needs.

  2. On July 17th, 2013 at 3:49 pm , Chris said...

    That’s the best advice you can take in my opinion. My day job requires a highend system, but I get to moonlite it as a gaming system for here.

    Chris

  3. On July 18th, 2013 at 6:22 pm , MasterX25 said...

    I’m mixed. I built my first computer with lot of online research on specs. It’s not the best, but should be able to play games on high for the next 2 years and will last for 5 years.

    When my non-tech savvy friends are building a computer, I’m the one that give them advice, I don’t trust them to understand what people say online. The first question is “how much are you willing to spend?” and second, “what games do you play?”, I help them find the parts after taking into account of their answer.

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