It's hard to be a PC gamer, it really is! You always find yourself wishing for the latest graphic card to play your games with all the bells and whistles. Unfortunately, even with the Zeag MK2 here who isn't what I'd really call a lame PC, I learned something important:
PC game developers DON'T want us to run their games at max settings with a sub-2000$ computer. It's a conspiracy! I'm telling ya!
Cost: 2000$ including monitor. It can't play Crysis decently above 1280x1024 on medium.
The excruciating cost of a gaming PC made me switch back to console gaming, which I had snubbed since the 360 came out.
At least the games USUALLY work well (I'm looking at you Ubisoft!!)
With never-ending increases in piracy and consoles now offering a much easier online experience than PCs, I can see why developers are focusing more on consoles nowadays. They don't have to make sure their games adapt and scale well over millions of possible configurations.
But hey, if you give me that Turning Point machine, I might just go give Crysis another spin!