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your rig is overkill if you just want to play games. Thats not the pc markets fault.
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Well, if your gonne get same graphic "qualities" as the xbox360/ps3 you have to pay a lot more. Now I cant talk for all countries, but goodluck getting a PC with same graphics as a xbox360 without paying twice as much.
Therefore I think its wrong to say keep the PC. In the end, consoles are still for the "poor" people.
Should never disrespect someone because of their wealth. I can see what you mean, but eh, price doesn't always mean better. Just think, if we all went by the belief of spending more is better then we would all be on Macs.
Which would be for gaming.

ON TOPIC AGAIN:
You're probably going to want a PC anyway and that will need to be upgraded every now and again, although less frequently. On top of that you will also be paying for a new console which will set you quite a bit of $. The game pricing difference will add up quickly to burn a hole in your pocket.

So really, just stay on the PC platform unless there is a reason that makes you want the console over it, like a more comfortable (but less accurate) controller or you just have many more friends on it. It's your choice and you need to make up your own mind.


Besides, you already know PC has the better hardware/control system/games/mods/community ;D
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post #13 of 25
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Well, if your gonne get same graphic "qualities" as the xbox360/ps3 you have to pay a lot more. Now I cant talk for all countries, but goodluck getting a PC with same graphics as a xbox360 without paying twice as much.
Therefore I think its wrong to say keep the PC. In the end, consoles are still for the "poor" people.
Actually, I built my friend a PC for less than a 250GB Xbox 360 Slim which is more powerful and far more practical for him. Since he can both game and do his Uni work on the same system.

Being on OCN, you might think that that isn't possible. But the thing is that most people here recommend high quality motherboards and CPU's because we are hardware enthusiasts, its what we love and we love going overboard.

If you just want to game, you don't need a $150+ motherboard, just get a $50 Biostar, ASRock or Foxconn. The only reason people here recommend more expensive boards is beacuse this is an overclocking forum. And as well all know, the more expensive boards generally have more features such as better power regulation and VRM's and allow for higher OC's. But if you just want to game, any motherboard that supports your CPU will do just fine.

Then on that front, everyone here will recommend you get a higher end CPU such as an i5/i7 or Phenom II X4. But, if you just want to game, a dual core for most games is more than capable (NOTE: Most games).

So there is no reason why a gaming PC has to be more than a console. Its simply because we over indulge on things that aren't really necessairy if your sole aim is to game. Especially if you start looking second hand for parts, you can get a monster rig for the same price as a 360. Sure, it might be the last generations PC tech. but it will poop all over a 360
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post #14 of 25
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So there is no reason why a gaming PC has to be more than a console. Its simply because we over indulge on things that aren't really necessary if your sole aim is to game. Especially if you start looking second hand for parts, you can get a monster rig for the same price as a 360. Sure, it might be the last generations PC tech. but it will poop all over a 360
Indeed, well said.
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Actually, I built my friend a PC for less than a 250GB Xbox 360 Slim which is more powerful and far more practical for him. Since he can both game and do his Uni work on the same system.

Being on OCN, you might think that that isn't possible. But the thing is that most people here recommend high quality motherboards and CPU's because we are hardware enthusiasts, its what we love and we love going overboard.

If you just want to game, you don't need a $150+ motherboard, just get a $50 Biostar, ASRock or Foxconn. The only reason people here recommend more expensive boards is beacuse this is an overclocking forum. And as well all know, the more expensive boards generally have more features such as better power regulation and VRM's and allow for higher OC's. But if you just want to game, any motherboard that supports your CPU will do just fine.

Then on that front, everyone here will recommend you get a higher end CPU such as an i5/i7 or Phenom II X4. But, if you just want to game, a dual core for most games is more than capable (NOTE: Most games).

So there is no reason why a gaming PC has to be more than a console. Its simply because we over indulge on things that aren't really necessairy if your sole aim is to game. Especially if you start looking second hand for parts, you can get a monster rig for the same price as a 360. Sure, it might be the last generations PC tech. but it will poop all over a 360
Yup.

For perspective the XBOX360 uses a 3-core CPU, and a very old Radeon X1900 GPU. I have one of those on my shelf and have had it there unused for 3 years. Good GPU in its day-back 5 years ago. Long since outdone.
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post #16 of 25
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Actually, I built my friend a PC for less than a 250GB Xbox 360 Slim which is more powerful and far more practical for him. Since he can both game and do his Uni work on the same system.

Being on OCN, you might think that that isn't possible. But the thing is that most people here recommend high quality motherboards and CPU's because we are hardware enthusiasts, its what we love and we love going overboard.

If you just want to game, you don't need a $150+ motherboard, just get a $50 Biostar, ASRock or Foxconn. The only reason people here recommend more expensive boards is beacuse this is an overclocking forum. And as well all know, the more expensive boards generally have more features such as better power regulation and VRM's and allow for higher OC's. But if you just want to game, any motherboard that supports your CPU will do just fine.

Then on that front, everyone here will recommend you get a higher end CPU such as an i5/i7 or Phenom II X4. But, if you just want to game, a dual core for most games is more than capable (NOTE: Most games).

So there is no reason why a gaming PC has to be more than a console. Its simply because we over indulge on things that aren't really necessairy if your sole aim is to game. Especially if you start looking second hand for parts, you can get a monster rig for the same price as a 360. Sure, it might be the last generations PC tech. but it will poop all over a 360
+1. This is a point that's often forgotten. That is the one downside of this forum, it does make people think they have to spend bare dollar to be able to game. I can play current games on my sig lappy and it's really nothing great/expensive.
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Okay... Let me get this straight...... You're asking if it's worth getting a PC over a console in an overclocking forum?
    
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Okay... Let me get this straight...... You're asking if it's worth getting a PC over a console in an overclocking forum?
Haha, no need to be like that man. Other helpful people here have it covered...
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Haha, no need to be like that man. Other helpful people here have it covered...
My point exactly.

Anyway, you can do 1 billion more things in a PC.

Waaaaaaaaaaaay more worth than a console
    
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I would have to say their are benefits to both sides. Some people don't care to have a computer or don't care for computer games. This is why xbox and ps3 have been able to stay alive.

Plus their are tons of people out there that don't know how or think about building a computer. I did not realize that you could build a computer a for cheaper then buying a computer. The only reason I found out about it is because of a buddy and I have been doing graphic design since 2000.

So some people don't think about building something and they look and see that a good gaming computer that is prebuilt is very expensive and they just see the price tag and don't way the pros and cons of both console and pc gaming.

You see the xbox or ps3 and once you get everything you need like a second controller, and a few other things you have already hit the 6 to 7 hundred mark. This includes a few games. Now you look at the price of a computer and your like, crap its 2000 grand for a computer that includes everything i need. This includes mouse, keyboard, monitor, and speakers. Well yeah, you have spent more money but it also does other things then just game. Now I can upgrade my computer again in 2 to 3 years for 200 bucks and get a better gpu. Now if you own an xbox you know you now have monthly subscription and every one that has owned a xbox has had to buy a second one because of the ring of death, for the most part.

Now I could go on all day about pros and cons. The choice is really yours, I was a console guy up until about 2 years ago then I got back into playing computer games. They're many people that play both and enjoy the pros of both systems.
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