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post #1 of 20
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So i've been doing loads of research all over the internet on the best parts to buy for an affordable PC...the current build i plan on building is listed in my sig below (comes out to about $1800-$1900, w/ monitor purchase)

I realized something this morning, with that money, i could buy a ps3, an xbox 360, a wii, a decent hdtv, and a whole bundle of games.

Could somebody PLEASE tell me that it's that much worth it to build a mid-range PC over just going for cheaper consoles??
    
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id rather have the computer, it is more practical and you can do alot more then just game. so get the rig then save for a console. THe ps3 is sweet by the way . Although maybe save a little more and get a nice hdtv with the rig
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post #3 of 20
But don't forget you'll have to buy games separately for the consoles and they don't come cheap usually.

Also with a PC you can do so much more than just play games/watch a movie.
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post #4 of 20
A PC can do a lot more than those consoles, and I would not call your build mid-range. That would be a pretty nice setup.
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post #5 of 20
It completely depends on what you are going to do with it ^^

If you are going to be surfing and working as well as playing PC games, then you have to get a PC.

If you are going to be watching HD movies, and playing games occasionally, and don't like updating/upgrading, get a console.

Either is fine, but personally I would wait for an update of PS3 hardware before I get one. THats just for size and cost, and GT5 hasn't come out yet, which would be the main reason for me getting a PS3
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i have a crummy gateway laptop im using now, can't even play CS:S

i think thats the main reason im building a rig, so i can get back into the online computer gaming world (used to be a BIG CS:Original player back in the day), so there's a whole field of online gaming i wanna dive into (BF2, BF2142, CS:S)
    
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Originally Posted by Edstrung View Post
Either is fine, but personally I would wait for an update of PS3 hardware before I get one. THats just for size and cost, and GT5 hasn't come out yet, which would be the main reason for me getting a PS3
I sort of HAVE to buy an x360 before Halo 3/GTA4 comes out...i must play those console-exclusive titles
    
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Well, as stated before, that build you have listed isn't exactly 'mid-range'. You could build a rig that plays everything you listed for around 1000-1200. Hell, one I'm running right nowwas $1000, but that was before the CPU price cuts, and the RAM price drops, and all of that.
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post #9 of 20
well for 1800 -1900 dollars how about

build a computer, and get a big size lcd or plasma tv. then you can also double that tv as your monitor

if you dont mind you can wait until after july 22nd you will be able to get the cpus for much cheaper.

and how about just getting a decent system instead of something of that range.

let me see if i can brb with a decent system and tv.
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Well, as stated before, that build you have listed isn't exactly 'mid-range'. You could build a rig that plays everything you listed for around 1000-1200. Hell, one I'm running right nowwas $1000, but that was before the CPU price cuts, and the RAM price drops, and all of that.
well...future-proofing is also a paranoia of mine

even though there is no such thing
    
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