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pc for graphics, etc, consoles for kick back and playing,
post #12 of 19
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Originally Posted by cdoublejj View Post

WRONG that jaguar is FFAAARRRRR more powerful than an atom, current gen consoles' CPUs are more powerful than an atom. Pentium 4s are more powerful than an atom.also it is running off the GDDR5 which gives it a nice boost.

Yes his PC is faster in every aspect.

OP why not just wait for sale and save some money on the side and have both? Your bound to save money on computer game s during sales why not save some of that money?

EDIT: Sylon is right, i built my 775 mahcine several years ago and have no attentions up upgrading it platform wise, i just put in the GTX480 which can still play current games on high.
Jaguar is replacing Bobcat which competes with Atom.
Plus we're still waiting for Intel's next generation of Atom which will release around the time of Jaguar. Either way it's a low wattage design.
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Even consoles get updates. My friend's 360 Elite crawls when signing out of a profile and signing in a different one while a game is launched. However, the next gen Elite doesn't have that problem (at least not a 4 minute wait time). So even consoles get updates.

At least with PC, you can throw another GPU to give you a little boost, and that will probably last well into the NEXT generation of consoles. Need a new CPU? You can wait several generations of CPU's (look at first gen i7's or the Phenom's still kicking ass) before upgrading. And as long as you aren't playing the most demanding game on 3 144Hz monitors, you don't need that big of a build. My 8350/GTX 660 (now getting a 680 since price drops and some found money) gets me 60FPS in all the games I play. I may not play Crysis 3 or BF3, but when hell breaks out on SR:TT, I drop to 55FPS - maybe. I can't stand having to deal with a new console every 6-8 years, and the regular price increase of $50. You don't need a lot of $ for a good build. You may be able to find a 3570k on eBay for a decent price. You can snag a good AM3 socket + Phenom II 965 for a good price ($107 for me). You can get a GTX 670 or a 7870 for a decent price. If you find you need more power before this generation is through, add a second in Xfire/SLI.

Also, most people don't realize they have a basic computer, plus a console. That means they probably spent $400 on a computer they don't really use, plus $400 on a console. With that, you can build a pretty good computer. Either way is your choice, just remember, you do not need an extreme i7 and 3 Titans to play games

EDIT: Mods. That's all I have to say... Mods. (Skyrim is awesome for mods)
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post #14 of 19
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Jaguar is replacing Bobcat which competes with Atom.
Plus we're still waiting for Intel's next generation of Atom which will release around the time of Jaguar. Either way it's a low wattage design.

well even then what EVER makes to compete with atom usually crushes Atom in to dust. i remember when the E350 came out they were comparing to low end desktop CPUs.
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I have, always been a big console gamer though. The exclusives are generally of much higher quality with single player games (in story) IMO. I plan on downgrading to an itx build with a solid GPU for fps's and multiplats, as well as the rare PC exclusive. I just seem to actually play through console games where as most PC games I get bored and buy another. Out of the 260 or so games I have on steam I probably only beat a quarter of them or so. Don't let people discourage you, get what you want.

 

I'm kind of the same way to be honest.

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post #16 of 19
Honestly, I still prefer consoles for most gaming...I wouldn't jump ship on any platform though, they just supplement one another
 
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The big kicker for me on pc was that no matter what hardware I get next I will always have all my games. The same couldnt be said for consoles, backwards compatibility was always hit and miss and if you wanted to keep your games you had to have yet another box taking up space. Now hopefully this will become a thing of the past, with consoles finially moving to x86 hardware hopefully every console in the generations to come will be based off the same.
 
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i love both. consoles are great for social gaming. if you have friends over it is much more social to sit on a couch with each other performing babalities on each other. but i could never leave the awesome level of individual gaming i get from a PC. i'm not ditching my PC, but I am getting a PS4 and I can't wait for the new Zeldas and Super Smash Bros to come out on WiiU. I am super pumped to see Mega Man in SSB.
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imho there are WAY too many good games for pc, to where one would need an insane amount of free time to try and squeeze some console gaming in.....I still have a hard time trying to play games because of how many I have between my PC, X360, PS3, and yes even my i4S redface.gif....I even started playing Super Metroid, Link to the Past, Ocarina, and Soul Blazer.....if I were to add a ps4/xbone to the mix, my head would ESPLODE!
    
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