Originally Posted by geekintraining
Ok I have never had a gaming PC, I have a few questions that the more savy can answer I only have had game systems but am growing tired of them plus my friend and others always say pc graphics are way better.
"Waaay Better" is subjective. PC Graphics are almost always higher resolution, but with many PC games being console ports, the things like "Way Better" graphics can be misleading. PC's offer the following advantages over consoles:
1) The ability to run the games at higher (sometimes much higher) resolutions than on a console.
2) The ability to run the games at a higher (sometimes much higher) framerate than on a console.
3) The ability to play the games with a mouse/keyboard or a steering wheel designed for a PC rather than whatever your current console allows.
4) The ability to apply trainers and other such questionable items to give yourself an advantage in the game. I threw my 360 copy of PROTOTYPE out the window, but thanks to the cheats I was able to actually complete the game on the PC. And even with infinite health THAT was a pain in the ass.
5) The ability to do multiplayer without having to subscribe to a service or own a bluetooth headset.
WHAT YOU LOSE:
The ability to have chat/texting/game making easily integrated into each and every game...this applies more to LIVE than the PS3 . Its not the wild west on the PC that it used to be...but....
My questions are: Can older games say 2005 and newer if they are 4x3 be changed somewhere to be 16:9? I did read somewhere about need for speed most wanted was just wondering yes or no.
Most, if not all, PC games can be made to go widescreen via .ini file tweaks or 3rd party applications and hacks.
Can you force games to work with a controller? I know mouse and keyboard are better just my preference yes or no? Like BF3 maybe?
Yes...how well they perform with a controller however is questionable. Most games released since the Xbox 360 was out will usually come with some kind of game-pad support, although honestly if you are at a desk with a PC you'll use the keyboard and mouse for shooters, and use a pad for 3rd person and driving games (or a wheel).
Is there any gaming PC's that arent as loud as a helicopter?
My PC runs at 4.8Ghz and has a GTX 580 video card that runs at 933Mhz....when its fans spool up it doesn't sound like a helicopter, more like a "whooshing of air" behind me. The idea is to move the PC a few feet away from you if you can, invest in some low-noise fans, and if possible you can go further to "hush" a loud PC.......
and last one can games be downloaded to hard drive so they don't have to spin the whole time you play? lol. Thanks for anyone who will help with my curiousity.
Even better......you can just buy the games online and download them directly, no discs.
If you do buy discs (increasingly uncommon for PC games by the way, most folks gaming on the PC are doing direct-downloads these days) you can use a 3rd party crack to not have to keep the disc in the drive, if the game even requires that you do that. That of course isn't really legal....but its a route you can choose to take. Don't be surprised if that boots you out of online services however.
Ultimately your best bet is to just buy the game online and download it. YOu'll need some reasonable broadband to do this of course....with games approaching 15+ gigabytes in size for downloads.
Hope this helps.