I'm beginning to think that the last time you were on a computer pre-assembly site was back in '96.
(Hey look: Joysticks and other gaming peripherals! And free copies of Sleeping Dogs! Borderlands 2! Hitman: Absolution!)
I would pay for this. The best part would be pre-configured settings for all games. I always forget what, say, SSAO means and whether or not I should turn it on or off for this particular game etc etc.
Someone's trying to justify just having spent 1500 euros on a mac.
Nonononono NO NO, just NO.
The whole point of an open platform is that it doesn't come with any of this stupid bloatware.
The game settings one is especially stupid.
For old games compatibility there is already good old gaming.
Sega made sure to kill off any chance for fully legal emulation, else we'd have had an independant service for that too instead of only indy enthusiast stuff.
MS needs to stay the fuck away from all software that I put onto my pc except for the bare minimum to get windows to work and remain open.
If you meant OEM manufacturers like dell, why are you even suggest anyone ever buy an OEM pc-.-
Mashakos of all people sounding like some console peasant or Apple's babbys first pc fanboys pretending that it's hard to game on a pc.
No one is going to provide emulation, to much of a grey line. Providing obscure drivers for something is really niche and not worth the money. Someone else can provide that solution.
Apple provides of lot of the basics and some cool programs people can get into easy but do not provide niche programs that only hundreds of people will touch. Does everyone need/want Garageband?
SteamOS, Bundled with HL2, L4D, some random indie game!
There are many, many companies like this. What more could you ask for?
EDIT: I should also mention that the Asus P9X79 is crap for overclocking. Any non ROG Asus motherboard is a pain to overclock properly.
Anything software on a pc that you pay extra for that is available independantly is bloatware. It doesn't belong on an open platform.
edit: I can't believe people here are actually even discussing OEM pcs.. jesus christ. Pay the extra 30 bucks at your local pc shop to have your parts put together and install an OS if you are such a technophobe.
$1423 with Win8 x64 and zero additional software. Had to settle for the crap 3770k and the proper ROG maximus V mobo, as well as a 660ti.
Not exactly a bargain....