There was a time that I felt PC gaming was too expensive and too complicated. All I wanted was to plug in my small console box and play. Truth be told I still feel that way with plug and play. However, my mindset on PC gaming has made a complete 180. With the impending release of Nvidia’s RTX 30 series cards, I am ready to make the leap. It’s time to build that magical rig and join the ranks of the PCMR. Nvidia’s 30 series cards mark a big shift and jump in gaming fidelity. You have to feel bad for someone who just bought a 2080Ti just to have to be outperformed or just on par with the much cheaper RTX 3070 at a significant price reduction. The RTX 3070 is priced perfectly for me at $500. It has the price and performance I can get behind. Truth be told paying an additional $200 and getting the 3080 may be the better value, but the bargain hunter in me will not allow me. At least at the moment. Being primarily a console gamer has in a small way warped my mind on how the jump to PC gaming is. The furthest I have gone is what I am using the write this article on, my gaming laptop. Granted 1060 in this laptop as done me just fine for the few moments I have played games on it. However, I am ready to grow up. As much as the Xbox Series X and Ps5 is a jump in the console space, they will immediately have “outdated” GPUs upon launch due to the 30 series cards. The Xbox Series X is said to be on par with the 2080 which is not a bad thing however 2080 is now considered old news now. Keep in mind, this will not keep me from buying a console. Consoles are extremely important to the console space. Even with a PC, you can enjoy what a console brings to the table.