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So, I know this may be a stupid decision, but I just want to see what people think of the idea.

The stock PS3 OS is great. The PS3 is great, and has lots of the best PC games available for it. (Orange Box, UT3, GRID, COD4, etc) Plus, it has Keyboard and mouse support, and a web browser (albeit not an outstanding one), plus the ability to interface with printers. If I were to install Linux, I would get OpenOffice.org as well, plus VLC, renders a PC all but useless, right?

I could still do homework with it, and since it can interface with printers and keyboards / mice, it could technically serve as a basic functionality PC. Combine that with the fact that it has some great games for it, and all of the PC games that I regularly play, and it seems silly for me to own my PC any more...

Please convince me otherwise, without just saying "PC OWNS ALL!" or something equally immature. I am having a serious dilemma here...


And just to clarify, I already have the PS3.
Edited by pow3rtr1p - 6/21/08 at 12:08pm
    
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why do you want to sell it? well it doesnt sound as absurd as the thread title made it seem, but you have to understand that a console may equal the PC's gaming abilities, but apart from that its very weak at doing the other things a PC does. i say sell that uber rig of yours and get a $350 build for the normal stuff.
    
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For my reason for selling, check out my sig... >.<
    
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I would advise selling your sig rig, then getting some 2ghz or so pentium setup with linux.
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I would advise selling your sig rig, then getting some 2ghz or so pentium setup with linux.
His sig says he wants to make some music as well, though. Is there software for linux that is good for recording? I'm guessing you are recording/editing right pow3rtr1p (you had best be!)?

If you had to pay off debt though, and you could by selling your rig...it might not be a bad idea. Debt from going to school is piling up on me now and I hate it...but that accrues no intrest until 6 months after I graduate...so it's not to big of a deal...especially for an education.

Also, do you have some form of a laptop or anything? That could sway the decision as well.
    
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No, I don't have a laptop. And I haven't been recording anything yet, as I need to write something I'm 100% happy with, first. I'm mainly just trying to find musicians and playing as much as I can.
    
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post #7 of 47
I would sell your rig locally and put a bunch of gaming cliches in the description and sell it for a lot. Then look around for an old P4. If you know of any businesses dumping computers check that out. A P4 would be fine for audio recording.
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i believe that your sig rig is worth much more than a ps3, if im reading your options of "why" right. but seriously, a pc can do alot more, yes a ps3 is good for entertainemtna nd games, and can do some work, but there is so much more on a pc.
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No, I don't have a laptop. And I haven't been recording anything yet, as I need to write something I'm 100% happy with, first. I'm mainly just trying to find musicians and playing as much as I can.
Ahh. Well...if you don't really game anymore and you're confident that you'd be able to get a cheap rig in order to record...go for it. Hell, someone you find to jam with could have a good PC as well.

Do you have all the other stuff to record besides the PC that needs to be at the center of it all?
    
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Definetly sell your rig and buy a cheapo rig, and dare I say it, maybe even like a dell or mpc.
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