View Poll Results: Are you an Enthusiast Gamer?

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  • Yes - Most things I enjoy doing on the computer are Game related

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  • No - I play generally games less than 10 hours a week.

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  • Inbetween - But I enjoy using a PC for lots of other things non-game related.

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    Are you an Enthusiast Gamer?

    I really like this hardware forum for technical information, but it seems to be swamped with so much stuff about graphics and game performance.

    How many people on here are enthusiast gamers and how many are just a general PC enthusiast?

    Please try to choose Yes or No,
    and only choose Inbetween if you really don't fit in either.


    Note to Moderators: Please don't move this thread to general, because It's here to find the results of people in THIS, the Hardware forum, not the general forum.
    Last edited by Andaho; 14-08-2007 at 02:20 PM.

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    Re: Are you an Enthusiast Gamer?

    Work hard, play hard!

    However, although I use it for all-sorts, games is what stresses my PCs the most.

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    Re: Are you an Enthusiast Gamer?

    Mainly bought my current rig as something to do this year which im on my placement. Mostly by fun i mean play games but i enjoyed building it and I use it for programming, the odd bit of design work, video encoding and the usual surfing etc..

    I was in dire need or a new pc as i hadn't had one for around 6 years apart from my now 3 year old laptop.

    When I do play games though I want them to run perfectly and although I only play a few hours a week its enjoyable when I do.

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    Re: Are you an Enthusiast Gamer?

    Must admit that while I do use my PC for other things these days I spend most of my time gameing.

    MMO's are stealing my life!

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    Re: Are you an Enthusiast Gamer?

    I only really got into computer games, because of insomnia. If there's a choice of games or going out then games always lose, but if you're sleeping less than 15 hours a week like me, games are far better than late night telly.

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    Re: Are you an Enthusiast Gamer?

    I used to play games every day all day but now, I really don't. Don't know why but these days I have a really small attention span for games - and its annoying that I can't run them as nicely as I used to because my PC is now getting soooooooo old.

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    Re: Are you an Enthusiast Gamer?

    I tend to play in chunks - that's to say, every few weeks or so I'll have a run on a particular game for several days running - then I'll just get bored of it and won't play any games and so on and so forth. That said, when I spec a new PC I do try to get it as powerful as possible with a view to playing games.

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    Re: Are you an Enthusiast Gamer?

    I must say, I'm suprised with the No's winning this poll so far! because of the sheer volume of graphics card game related posts!

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    Re: Are you an Enthusiast Gamer?

    Hexus users are the worst sort - we buy all the technology but don't always use it all the time

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    Re: Are you an Enthusiast Gamer?

    After quitting world or crackcraft the amount of time spent gaming has reduced dramatically. Infact I think I'm still in gaming rehab and it will be a while before I start to pick up again.
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    Re: Are you an Enthusiast Gamer?

    Lol, I am still doing World of Warcrack. I can give it up anytime, honest

    Sad bit is I upgraded my graphics card, then started playing WoW which really doesn't need it and haven't touched the modern games sat on the shelf.

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    Re: Are you an Enthusiast Gamer?

    Quote Originally Posted by Andaho View Post
    I must say, I'm suprised with the No's winning this poll so far! because of the sheer volume of graphics card game related posts!
    thats called denial

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    Re: Are you an Enthusiast Gamer?

    I prolly push 25-30 hours a week on BF2

    You can imagine how chuffed my Mrs is with that.....

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    Re: Are you an Enthusiast Gamer?

    I don't play that much lately. Like some others, I recently gave up the wow addiction, and before that I was regularly playing cs and cod in a clan. Nowadays I tend to watch tv-series, play a bit of poker, and every now and then a great game comes which takes up some time.

    I play the odd bit of css/bf2/qw and still consider myself a gamer though, and build a pc to match.

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    Re: Are you an Enthusiast Gamer?

    I haven't played a game for months. I'll probably get into a game again sometime, when work stops jetting me off to the US every other week.

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    Re: Are you an Enthusiast Gamer?

    I used to play games when i was at uni but now too busy to play.
    Those were the good old days.
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