Originally Posted by Fickle Pickle
Missing a case, motherboard, blu-ray drive, fans, and an OS. How come nobody ever factors OS into costs in these type of lame comparisons.
I'm going to take a stab in the dark here and say this was all factored in to the cost of it, considering he built it, probably minus the Blu Ray drive though, and maybe using spare parts which would probably distort the cost a little.
Originally Posted by theturbofd
That's great that you built a very old system for $260. Now get a better GPU, CPU, a 500gb HD, blu ray drive, new OS, fans, and a new small box case. Then you can figure out a way to cram all that into the small box and price tag it at $400 and make a profit off each machine. I mean you can do it right? because you obviously think you're smart so it shouldn't be that hard for you right?
The CPU he mentioned is still better than the 'Jaguar' CPUs you will find in a PS4 or an Xbox One. Granted the GPU isn't as good, but he's potentially got an extra $200 to play around with there for the difference between the two. 500GB HDDs aren't expensive, he'd probably be able to replace the 80GB SSD with one and have money spare from that, if it came to it.
Originally Posted by Boomer1990
Don't forget about 8gb of DDR5 ram, I also don't think anyone mentioned a PSU
DDR5 RAM isn't available on the market yet, DDR4 isn't. Neither does the PS4 have DDR5 RAM, it has GDDR5 RAM, which is completely different. Of which the graphics side of the PS4 only has access to 4.5GB/5.5GB. GDDR5 is faster DDR3 RAM, however it's designed for video cards, it isn't better than DDR3 for general computing, which is why people don't use it as a replacement in there desktop. Also, graphics cards you install in a computer do come with GDDR5 (not the cheaper ones), so this guy technically has 8GB system RAM plus whatever else is in the graphics card, if you want to play that game.
I doubt he built a full system for that price though, as I mentioned, it was probably spare parts, or extremely cheap second hand parts if literally everything was included.
I don't get how this thread has turned in to a PC/Console bashing thread (I'm not directing this at you guys that I quoted by the way).
Both the consoles coming out are good value for money (at the minute) in respect to a comparable PC, and the game does look good. The screenshots from OPs post seemed a bit off but as someone pointed out, these were taken from compressed video anyway. lacrossewacker's screenshots look good though, but I suspect the first three to be cut scenes and maybe even the last three.
I obviously can't say the graphics look bad, they look pretty awesome, but as others have pointed out, graphics like this have been available for years on a PC, so it isn't anything new to a lot of people on these forums.
Also, to whoever mentioned that the textures looked good, take a look to the bottom left of this picture for an example.
Overall though, it is a good looking game, with decent graphics and a huge leap forward for consoles.