Originally Posted by KKfarmedkk
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