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Core i5 3450 £130
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GTX 650 TI Boost - £120
HDD - £40 500GB
8GB DDR3 £35

Well £410, but I'm sure it can compete smile.gif
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It's not free or if it was, it's not anymore. I had to shell out $10 for the add-on just for it to give me playback error and require me to minimize and maximize the screen in order to fix it.

Oh? Maybe they just were giving Media Center away to early adopters or something. All I know is that I gave MS my email address and then they sent me a key. I then entered that key into Windows 8 and I now have Media center for free...and Windows 8 it self came from my MSDN membership through my employer. To be honest I haven't used it. In fact I formated my PC just last weekend and I want back to Windows 7, but I will probably go back to 8 once 8.1 is out.
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There is a huge advantage for the PS4 and Xbox one, but there's no way it's two generations a head.... rolleyes.gif
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this is sad
 
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Thanks for a good laugh EA lachen.gif
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Just have to wait and see. Probably won't exceed any expectations this community has though.
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Truly the most advanced looking console ever created for 1986.


MMMM BABY look at that power!
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Originally Posted by beanbagofdoom View Post

Core i5 3450 £130
H61 Board - £30
Optical - £15
Case + PSU - £40
GTX 650 TI Boost - £120
HDD - £40 500GB
8GB DDR3 £35

Well £410, but I'm sure it can compete smile.gif

You forgot the OS, the drivers, DirectX API, and other software which add overhead...

PCs have to be jack-of-all-trades, and that comes at a price of having to deal with more overhead. The PC games also have to be jack-of-all-trades to be compatible with thousands of different system configs, which adds additional overhead.

Such overheads aren't needed if you're just coding for two standardized PCs that allow lower-level access.
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You forgot the OS, the drivers, DirectX API, and other software which add overhead...

PCs have to be jack-of-all-trades, and that comes at a price of having to deal with more overhead. The PC games also have to be jack-of-all-trades to be compatible with thousands of different system configs, which adds additional overhead.

Such overheads aren't needed if you're just coding for two standardized PCs that allow lower-level access.

I'm willing to concede that point for the PS4, but MS announced that The Xbox One will be running two OS's simultaneously. I'm betting that will negate most the 'optimized performance'. Also the performance overhead of Win8 isnt as bad as most people believe. Just compare the performance of Win8 vs a similar configured Linux system.
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Core i5 3450 £130
H61 Board - £30
Optical - £15
Case + PSU - £40
GTX 650 TI Boost - £120
HDD - £40 500GB
8GB DDR3 £35

Well £410, but I'm sure it can compete smile.gif

Missing Blu-Ray drive.
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