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Okay, now compare the PS3 and 360 to a $400 PC and see who the winner is.

This is kind of a silly comparison if you ask me.
cheap dualcore/HD4830/19" LCD vs X360/20" 480p vs PS3/no tv(maybe a 12"?)

Don't think that will surprise anyone if we use this budget of yours. Could probably get something better for the PC... possibly the 360's TV also... but it would still be 480p.
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My god I hate stupid poor console fanboys
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post #33 of 164
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cheap dualcore/HD4830/19" LCD vs X360/20" 480p vs PS3/no tv(maybe a 12"?)

Don't think that will surprise anyone if we use this budget of yours. Could probably get something better for the PC... possibly the 360's TV also... but it would still be 480p.
You really shouldn't include the TV/monitor in the budget. Even though alot of people upgrade their TV for gaming purposes, it isn't required. Bare, upfront costs are what jump out at consumers, the cost of the console alone. With all different flavors of 360s ranging from $200-$400 and the PS3 running you $400 you could very well build a rig for right at $500 that would be better than either console and would have alot more to offer. A computer can be hooked up to a TV just as easily as any console so you're not required to buy a monitor either. I just got on the egg and configured a E5200/P45/4GB DDR2-800/9600GSO 768MB/500GB HD rig for just under $500 without shipping so it's pretty easy to piece a rig together for cheap. If you aren't bothered by the PC gaming aspect of things (Install, drivers, ect.) it's actually more future proof and like I mentioned before will offer more than the console. But if you want to take the easy way out you can always go running to consoles, personally I don't mind putting forth a little effort. I hook my computer up to my 42" LCD TV quite often and use my wireless mouse/keyboard and it's a pretty fluid experience if compared to my console.
I'm not sure which games do this, but GTA IV in particular runs at 720p on the 360 and at 640p on the PS3, the PC version of any game has the benefit of running at whatever resolution you choose. Although I wouldn't recommend buying a cheap rig to play games and expect full 1080p with settings maxed.
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post #34 of 164
Theres one reason for me to have a 360. Forza Motorsport.
Theres one reason for me to have a PS3. Gran Turismo.

The other reasons are why i have a PC.
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actually i don't think the gta 4 comparisons are even true... they are taken at different times of day... i mean come on...

Anyways the point is they all have pros and cons simple as that leave it alone
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actually i don't think the gta 4 comparisons are even true... they are taken at different times of day... i mean come on...

Anyways the point is they all have pros and cons simple as that leave it alone
There is a big difference between the PC and console versions of GTA IV. 360 version runs at 720p with 2xAA, the PS3 version runs at 640p with no AA and some extra post processing effects (over the 360 version). The PC version is said to be the PS3 version ported to PC. In the PC version you can enable post processing effects, but it only makes the game look worse. The PC version looks tons better than the console version, but could use a little AA and a little work on it's performance as it was very poorly optimized. Although you may not be able to tell the difference because of the tiny pictures they've given us, it's quite obvious if you were to play both.

EDIT: In fact after reading the GTA IV section I found they only used medium texture quality, which is supposed to be only equivalent to the console. This means they didn't effectively show all the advantages of the PC version over the console version. The biggest advantage I'd have to say would be the draw distance IMO, 10 is equivalent to the console version ( PC versions sliders max out at 100). The PC version also got special shadows (shadow density slider).
Edited by C.Jackson - 12/21/08 at 4:03am
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The PC vs Console discussion is never ending.

Its all down to personal preference.
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The PC vs Console discussion is never ending.

Its all down to personal preference.
Its not personal preference when talking about if the PC looks better.........
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Yeah, it's just basic fact.
 
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Theres one reason for me to have a 360. Forza Motorsport.
Theres one reason for me to have a PS3. Gran Turismo.

The other reasons are why i have a PC.
Word.
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