How should questions related to gaming hardware be handled?


I think we can perfectly complement Super User on this point.

  • PC hardware questions should belong on Super User. (unless explicitly about Gaming Accesoires in combination with Games)
  • Console Hardware questions should be allowed.
  • Mixing of console hardware and PC, on a case to case base (allowed: Combining Xbox360 controller with PC to play games.)


Super User is for computer enthusiasts and power users. If you have a question about …

  • computer hardware
  • computer software

and it is not about …

  • videogames or consoles
  • [...]

… then Super user in the right place to ask your question!


Gaming - Stack Exchange is for passionate videogamers from all platforms, including consoles and computers. If your question generally covers …

  • PC video gaming
  • Xbox, PS3, Wii gaming
  • Nintendo DS, PSP, iPhone gaming

… then Gaming - Stack Exchange is the right place to ask your question!

  • A better separation that what I had thought of. – Alastair Pitts Jul 9 '10 at 3:06
  • We will probably also have a electronic gadgets site for really hardware centered questions. Given that a question about Netflix on your Xbox360 isn't really gaming related – Ivo Flipse Jul 9 '10 at 7:10

Personally I think we should say no.

My suspicion is that that would be a very PC oriented discussion and would be VERY subjective. I think to maintain a clean and clear flow, just direct all hardware questions elsewhere.

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    Would be fine, except.. what is elsewhere? – user56 Jul 9 '10 at 21:35
  • @Arda Xi: not here :P Maybe SU? – Alastair Pitts Jul 10 '10 at 2:35
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    But don't they have a strict no-games policy on SU? – user56 Jul 10 '10 at 10:15
  • I think if you were asking in relation to "A good video card in this price range" or something along those lines the SU would probably be the place. – Alastair Pitts Jul 11 '10 at 23:37

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