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Right and how many of you are actually use a $500 gaming PC.

none.

To make it fair you have to account for the mouse keyboard, mouse pad, speakers, monitor etc.

My whole package cost $2500CAD
I built a brand new PC for my dad for $350, including monitor. All I needed to do was add a $100 GPU and it'll game. O.o Add a lil more for keyboard and mouse if you want.
     
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Cheaper or not, PC will always be worth it.
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Also the graphics on the Pc is 100x better. They only reason i have a xbox is for streaming netflix and playing with close friends and family.
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I respect both, and this image doesn't reflect my opinion but I just had to throw it up.

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I love all video games, whether it be for PC,PS3,360,N64 or hell I would play Atari if you put it front of me. I don't know why people have to go around saying that one is better than the other. If a game is a good game, I don't care what system it is for. I play both my PS3 and PC and love gaming on both. There are ups and downs to gaming on every platform so I play them all!

Oh and IMO^

Before I get told why I am wrong.
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And no, you don't have to count the monitor and speakers just for PC, because an xbox would be worthless without those as well. Or smaybe you should count a HD TV, controller and wireless accessory with your xbox price?
You do have to account for the fact the Xbox comes with the Controller, is ether ready as any PC and now today wireless is free with it and Xbox works on any TV or monitor, SD or HDTV. The only PC's that come with KB, Mouse, Speakers, etc I know of are prebuilt-retail or a used POS from CL. Just sayin.

I prefer to own both but I realize that's not what the thread is about
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I play both. I prefer shooters, strategy, and graphics-intensive games on PC and RPGs and plat-formers on consoles.
post #178 of 190
Console is cheaper straight up, but PC gaming is cheaper long term.

PC - $500 for a comp that can run all current games max settings with good fps except crysis probably, games mainly $50-60 with A LOT of good free to play games, no subscriptions needed, unless you don't use any type of avg or don't know how to factory restore it won't break down

Console - $300-400, $50 a year [if xbox 360], have to buy games $60 each, will probably have to pay $600 for next gen console, guaranteed RROD/w/e ps3's thing is so need to fix for $150 or buy new for $300-400
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I can build a gaming rig for 350.
It can double as a roku, so less 60
It doubles as a NAS box, so less 120.
It doubles as a normal computer, so less 120.
So that comes out to 50, the cost of a 9800 GT from TD.
 
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PC Advantages;

Multitasking
Running absolutely anything you want, software and hardware
Modding
Overclocking
Customizing
Support for controllers
Support for an extremely wide range of peripherals and components
The ability to build it yourself
Multitasking
PC exclusives (massive market from Valve)

PC Disadvantages;

Pricetag

Console Advantages;

Socially centred
Console unit is cheaper than a gaming PC unit
Popularity (friends, etc.)
Casual, local co-op friendly
Console exclusives

Console disadvantages;

Price of games
Tendency to fail/break often
No hardware customization

I like to be able to choose what I can and can't do, so I'll always stick with my PC.
Edited by GoTMaXPoWeR - 1/26/11 at 4:44pm
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