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GhostFish t1_jdvkqfv wrote

>A simple search for "best pc for gaming" leads to a page dominated by sponsored links rather than helpful advice on which computer to buy.

If this is how you open then I'm not going to bother to read the rest.

The ads might not seem helpful, but the query is braindead. If you seriously type this into Google then you don't know what you're asking for. You're actually better off going with one of those mass-market gaming PCs that are being advertised.

If you actually want to know the right answer to this question, you don't ask Google to recommend a PC. You look at the games you want to play and the hardware they recommend. Then you can decide which prebuilt system is right for you or if you want to build your own.

The sponsored links, like it or not, are probably the most frustration free direction to take for someone making that braindead query.


K----_ST t1_jdwgy52 wrote

He's not asking google to recommend the pc. He's asking google to pull objective articles that could lead him in the direction of making an informed decision.


grassytoes t1_jdvrtx5 wrote

When I tried that exact search just now as a test, it wasn't even that bad. The top hits were articles by PCGamer, Tom's Hardware and other tech sites, with titles like "Best Gaming PCs in 2023". Sounds reasonable.

When I turned off ad-block, the top 3 were sponsored. Which is hardly "dominating" the page. So the article is overblowing the whole thing anyway.