Would you buy a graphics card for one game? I'm referring to the article in Custom PC March '14. Ben wrote an article pertaining to Physx and how he would not buy a GPU for it for one game. So my question is this; would you? have you in the past? ever ordered a GPU just because you wanted to play just one game on it? I'll confess here; I have. When I heard BF3 was coming out I bought a 6970 Lightning. It was a good thing I did because my GTX 470 fell woefully short of the VRAM requirements for it to be ran at full pelt with everything turned on. Basically BF3 at max settings had a VRAM usage of 1.5gb on Nvidia cards. Any lower than that and the card would 'texture stream' (this is Nvidia's fancy name for using your paging file for vram. As you can probably imagine it's less than ideal). When I heard about BF4 and Mantle I got a 7990. Note though, this is not a regular occurance for me (to own such a high end GPU). My lady came into some money and with my 40th birthday approaching fast (and much to her disgruntlement) she bought it for me. She wasn't that happy about it at first, but did realise in a sensible debate that nothing I buy apart from PC parts and software ever gets touched or used. Back in the late 90s I rushed out to PC world to buy a Voodoo card (Righteous Orchid) so that I could play Quake 2. Actually the more I think about it the more I realise that one game on the PC stands out and makes me want the technology to run it. And I think I've even worked out why. Hear me out on this... Basically a hard hitting PC title is like nothing else. It has the graphics to edge it into the next generation and when one comes along it's like nothing else. Kinda like a true look into the next generation. If the title in question is also good underneath (or even semi good like Crysis etc) then it's even better. I've always craved that sort of thing. You know? sitting there and going "wow, that's amazing !". And for the past decade or more for me that has only happened on the PC. It did before that, and probably even more so (Quake, Quake 2 and so on) but it still rings true to this very day. If you're a technology junkie like me, or even a graphics whore (fair play, I raise my right hand firmly on that one) then the PC is where you can get your fix.. So thoughts? have you or would you buy a GPU or even upgrade your entire rig in anticipation/receipt of a single game?