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It’s that time again. I’m gonna try and keep this simple and easy to read. I’m going to build online an affordable, decent gaming PC. This means that I’ll be choosing appropriate parts and explain on the way. I’m not going to go into whether or not PC gaming is cheaper than console gaming. The truth is there’s not much difference at the end of it all. Anyway, lets crack on. I’m going to be basing this all from a single website so that at the end I can use a basket to show the total easily and clearly. If you are buying a PC though, shop around and buy the cheapest.

I’ll try to cut the confusion out so this is simple. Feel free to ask for advice if you are buying and want to change bits around though.

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Over the past few years it has been hard to ignore one game that resides in my Steam collection. It is the first game I ever really got into or played on the PC in a big way, and as such contains large amounts of nostalgia as was my staple diet of PC gaming for several years. Frankly, I don’t think I could have picked much better. That game was CounterStrike: Source or CS:S.

It was released in 2004, and has been with us ever since. Before that existed CS 1.6, a game still played today and released in 2000 as a commercial mod for the Half Life engine.

Then why, for a game that has been around for 11 years now, does it out rank CoD as the most played PC FPS game? I admit that I am only using Steam figures here to go by, but I think that is a good judge of what the PC gaming community would reflect as a whole. Why hasn’t it died yet? CS:S has indeed been out for 7 years now, and still receives updates and the odd mention in gaming news sites such as PCGamer. One would have thought it had died by now, or at least, been surpassed by newer titles.

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