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I would say another bonus to getting a ps3 over the computer would be the games. There are alot more titles for a game system than come out for pc. But then again most of the big games come out on pc as well. Pc is also alot more versitile than a system. I personally have xbox360, ps2, 2 computers and a lap top. I use xbox 360 to play alot of my favorite games, and i also use the pc for alot of fun games. Ps2 i play a bunch of games that are not on pc or xbox360. Its all about your own opinion. Get both
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Wii Shut Up. "Wii" Fanboys should be quiet.
Considering that this is supposed to be a PS3 vs. PC thread, and you are strongly arguing the X360's case and therefore straying off-topic, I find this comment more than a little "pot calling the kettle black".

Guys - One and only warning. Stop the fan boy crap immediately. Not addressed to everyone posting here, there are some good posts. You know who you are.
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I'd say PC beats out every console in at least terms of power and value. For about $900 you could build a PC that beats out the Xbox360 and the PS3. Even though it's 300-500 more than those consoles, you now have a computer to use to do computery things that a PS3 or Xbox (or Wii) can't do.
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post #44 of 88
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The CPU of the PS3 is one of its best features. The cell processor is amazing. 7 cells, running at 3.2 Ghz The cells can communicate with each other, so it's better than 7 processors, it's more like a 7 core athlon x2 or core 2 duo. It will be hard to program for though, which might limit the games made for it.
Actually the cell in programming terms is the worst part as I am hearing that is is extremely difficult to code a game for while a 360 using a xeon processor is MUCH easier. Also it has been stated a 360 would compare to a x1900xt in graphics power and there is no support for DX10, they can make it look like DX10 but not actual support.

And to the one who said a pair of SLi 8800's would beat a PS3. I would go as far as to say one 7800GTX or one x1800xt would easily beat it out an 8800 would probably equal 1 1/2 to 2 PS3's. Also I had a chance to sample a PS3 at BB and I found it rather disappointing due to the graphics actually. All the players in NBA looked like manicans(sp) and had no detail to them. Needless to say I was very disappointed in this and though it would look more real. I also noticed the actual graphics just looked bright not better...

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I'd say PC beats out every console in at least terms of power and value. For about $900 you could build a PC that beats out the Xbox360 and the PS3. Even though it's 300-500 more than those consoles, you now have a computer to use to do computery things that a PS3 or Xbox (or Wii) can't do.
Well, I would disagree with that. In terms of power, a $600 ps3 would be no worse than, and probably better that a $900 computer. This is what the ps3 is capable of:
http://www.gamemag.ru/pics/13944-lair_3472177_0.jpg
there's no way my x1800xt can produce that good image quality in full 1080p.

I would agree with the computery stuff part though. yes, the ps3 can do some computery stuff like browse the internet, but it doesn't do it nearly as well as a real computer. yes, you can hook a keyboard up to it, but who wants to browse the internet on a tv in their living room?

But people who use ps3 instead of a computer for are still going to have a computer.
Think about it: You could get a cheap computer and a ps3, and you could do both computery stuff and gaming. you would spend less than you would on a comparable gaming computer (think about those crappy $300 dells). The ps3 would last you 5 years until the next wave of consoles come out, and, since you aren't using your computer for gaming, you won't have to upgrade as often.

If you buy a good gaming computer, it would probably cost you more than the ps3 and a cheap computer (you could spend less, but it would be less powerful than the ps3) and you would have to upgrade every 1-2 years to keep up with the technology.

The downside to the ps3 is that, near the end of its cycle, while I wouldn't consider it outdated (because no better consoles will have come out) it will be a lot less powerful than the average gaming PC.

once again, I am not trying to condone one or the other, I am just conveying the facts as I see them.
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PC>Wii>XBOX360>PS3

I know I know PS3 is at dead bottom but after my past few months with Sony isn't a chance in the world PS3 could make it to the top. To start I got their nasty rootkit without knowing it and when my CD burner stopped funtioning I formatted and started over (that's an 8hr process counting game installs) then still not knowing it was there poped in the same CD and did the whole thing over reinstall and all. That didn't help much but then my nicest Sony Radio/CD player broke down after 1yr of service (warrenty had just run out go figure ) to top it all off Sony annouces their newest system and how much is it? $600! ummm reason enough?

The PS3 will be outdated in a year that's gauranteed a new console every year. PC's will never go down. Heck I can run some of the latest games extremely well on m rig even though it's quite old it does admirably well for its age. I'll be sticking with PC (the Wii does look very tempting though)
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Actually the cell in programming terms is the worst part as I am hearing that is is extremely difficult to code a game for while a 360 using a xeon processor is MUCH easier. Also it has been stated a 360 would compare to a x1900xt in graphics power and there is no support for DX10, they can make it look like DX10 but not actual support.

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Yes, the ps3 CPU will be hard to code for, but that doesn't mean that it's not powerful. It's harder to code a multithreaded app than a single threaded one, but does that mean that a single core processors is better than a dual core processor?

What it does mean is that there may be less games for the ps3, as developers don't want to code the games. It could also work the other way though. Since the CPU of the PS3 so powerful, and the developers want to make the best game they can, it may cause them to choose the ps3 over the other systems.

About the graphics, as with any other console, it will take a while for the developers to be able to fully take advantage of the hardware. The graphics will improve as the developers learn to take advantage of the ps3, although it may not be fast enough to keep up with the advancement in PC hardware.
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PC>Wii>XBOX360>PS3

I know I know PS3 is at dead bottom but after my past few months with Sony isn't a chance in the world PS3 could make it to the top. To start I got their nasty rootkit without knowing it and when my CD burner stopped funtioning I formatted and started over (that's an 8hr process counting game installs) then still not knowing it was there poped in the same CD and did the whole thing over reinstall and all. That didn't help much but then my nicest Sony Radio/CD player broke down after 1yr of service (warrenty had just run out go figure ) to top it all off Sony annouces their newest system and how much is it? $600! ummm reason enough?

The PS3 will be outdated in a year that's gauranteed a new console every year. PC's will never go down. Heck I can run some of the latest games extremely well on m rig even though it's quite old it does admirably well for its age. I'll be sticking with PC (the Wii does look very tempting though)
The ps3 will be outdated in a year? If you build a gaming computer and bought a ps3 right now and give it 5 years, the ps3 will be able to play any ps3 game that is out (assuming it didn't break xD) and the computer will be struggling to play any new game.

I do agree though, if you have enough money to upgrade your computer often enough to keep it a high end gaming computer, than give it a couple years, and it will be better than a ps3, and you will constantly be keeping up with the technology. Of course, if you have that much money to spent, it invalidates your argument that $600 is too much to spend on a gaming system.
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PC Is better then PS3 Thats all there is to say!!! Only reason im even looking at the PS3 is one game and one game alone Final Fantasy as it will be on PS3 which i really wish it would come back to PC's aswell.
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I could probably take a pc that's say 3 years old and run some of the latest games on it. Will it be able to run them at their best? Of course not. But it will play them. At least most of them.

Same thing with a PS3. 3-5 years from now some games will be out for PC that won't find their way to PS till they make a PS4 due to graphic issues.

If your upgrading your pc every 6 months to a year it's because you want to stay up with technology. And if that's what you really want to do maybe the ps3 isn't what your looking for. A year from now the PC games are probably going to be looking a lot better than the ps. I'm someone who enjoys keeping up with technology so I'm in no hurry to get the ps3.
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