Originally Posted by Chakravant
We all know what parts I reused. The parts list is in my sig, after all. This is also superior hardware than what is in the PS4, so of course it costs more. I could have easily saved more than 200 dollars if what I was aiming for was console quality. It is also a year older, and parts depreciation makes the costs pretty comparable. The 7870 OC plummeted in price after I bought it.
There's no way in hell your "superior" hardware from 2012 yet alone 2008 would run GTA IV maxed out and maintain 60fps. Yet console hardware from 2005 is capable of running it at "playable framerates". The 8800gtx and the ultra yet alone the current hardware struggles with gta iv (bad port, whatever, irrelevant, it is what it is). Hardware from 2005 is capable of running it, and your hardware is not capable. This applies to many other titles as well, really you could pick any title, match it up directly to the year of release for the console (2005), you will not be coming close in performance. Consoles are much more efficient at what they do, simply because they are designed to do one thing, so there's no way in hell similar hardware would achieve the same results