Hardware To the non-PC gamers, do you care about specs?

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So, I don't really play much PC games at all, I have a switch and a 3ds and that's enough for me, but I was wondering, do any of you care about your PC specs?

I use linux (ubuntu kylin) for my main distro on a 4ish year old business-class optiplex with two disc drives (ya know, so I can burn discs). I still have the stock 512mb GPU installed and it's worked fine for me.

I mainly use WPS office and netease music, and VSCode whenever I develop.

So, what about you guys? If you do care why? CAD? or AV?
 

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I'm a console style gamer at heart. While my "Steam Machine" is my main gaming machine, I only care about specs to the point that I can play all games in 720p at medium to ultra settings and at a frame rate that doesn't look like a slide show. I can appreciate the visuals of 1080p, 2K and 4K but it's not needed for my needs. I find myself very satisfied with a 720p game with Max settings.
 

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So, I don't really play much PC games at all, I have a switch and a 3ds and that's enough for me, but I was wondering, do any of you care about your PC specs?

I use linux (ubuntu kylin) for my main distro on a 4ish year old business-class optiplex with two disc drives (ya know, so I can burn discs). I still have the stock 512mb GPU installed and it's worked fine for me.

I mainly use WPS office and netease music, and VSCode whenever I develop.

So, what about you guys? If you do care why? CAD? or AV?

I care a tiny bit, I usually just play light games on mine, but I've been getting into heavier games, such as PUBG and The Witcher 3, so I might upgrade soon.

I do use it to render video for my CET Video Arts class from time-to-time aswell.
 

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well I care about the specs a lot because they affect the overall speed and reactivity of the OS as you work or browse or do things
I couldnt use an old ass computer for work, it would just limit my productivity... if I have to wait every time I open up a program, a web page, or something, I'm going to be wasting a lot of time.

that being said, the GPU isn't that important unless you game, or mine e-currencies
 

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I only care if it comes down to whether my pc can handle a game or not. Other than that, I am fine. Don't mind if I can't play at Ultra.
 

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Define pc gaming? I have a laptop with game on it, I mean steam games not emulators (even though I have it too) But I prefer console games.

I means specs are important on pc but not console. People buy console to play games, the games they have are exclusive to each system and then some are available for all of them, as long as they all do the same thing on every console, it wouldn't matter much. The problem comes with the higher spec consoles, we expect games being made to take advantage of them, PS4 pro supposed to have 4K games and HDR and better load times, faster framerates than below 30FPS and such. Most games on there don't even have ps4 pro enhanced, that they had to go back and update the old games to do that. Every new game still works on the old ps4. Is not like New 3ds where they have exclusive games like Xenoblade chronicles 3D, Fire emblem warriors or even the snes classics. If they keep not making exclusive games, it doesn't give people much reason to upgrade, people will most likely still buy the cheaper product cause is cheaper and does just about the same stuff.

Basically when I buy a game console, I want games, yes is nice when games take full advantage of the hardware that they so openly exposed and talked about all the time, but then how disappointed are people when they see a game like mega man 9 & 10 on ps3 xbox and wii? Or Shovel knight? The game is sprite based 2D game, is fun, that is what make people play the game, it has to be fun and entertaining, even the simplest of artistic styles in games are good looking otherwise people wouldn't still make it.

Then when people try make a 3D game with polygons and stuff and it looks so bad is like they went back a decade to 4 past generations, that is a big blow to the system's library of games. I never cared about specs for consoles, is a game console meant to do one thing only, even though it does other stuff. But a pc isn't designed the same way, is one system meant to play like games from the past 20 years and with better programming requires better hardware capable of getting more out of it. As long as my game runs in HD, and 60FPS and looks good, Is fine to me. I still have a 720P TV that is over 10 years old. I know higher definition looks better, just that looks aren't everything, but it helps the appeal, performance also is important.
 

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In the past, not really. As long as I had an i5 or higher in a laptop I'd be happy. Always been a console gamer and probably will be for the foreseeable future. In the next year or so specs would matter since I plan on eventually building a PC when I get around to it and get the money saved up. As far as gaming, probably would get a 1060gtx 6gb for gpu. As long as I can get 720p or 1080p with decent settings I'll be happy. I'm not into 4k or VR atm. Probably at this point I'm going to wait for ryzen 2 for a CPU and see what Intel has up its sleeve.
 
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PC enthusiast here. Specs only really matter if you do hard core gaming or are a content creator/editor. almost all games (most AAA titles will lag) will run on a minimum of 1GB VRam and 4GB system ram with a good dual or quad core cpu.
 

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