You have to realize, a 3930k, a 1,000 PSU, and the term's SLI and CFX do not ring any bells in the general public. They don't know what that is. A high end PC for the general consumer is just whatever computer at Best Buy looks like it's expensive, Dell XPS and HP Elites. Those typically come with a decent processor but then are tied with a Nvidia 650 or a AMD 7770. In this sense, with the amount of support the consoles get, it's debatable that they could outperform your average "high" end pc.
But of course, 85% of the computers on OCN are quite beyond the capabilities of the consoles (spec wise) Some of you guys with tri-fire 7970's and Titans are probably already as strong as the next NEXT gen (PS5/Xbox 2)...it's just that every ounce of juice of your monster machines won't be squeezed out quite like a consoles.
I'd have to agree.
I saw i7 laptops without dedicated GPUs or SSDs, and still marketed as great for gaming. Because screw balancing performance.
EDIT: Also, your average joe will consider the 650/660 and the 7770/7850 high end. They don't know squat about the Titan or the hexacore i7s.