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post #181 of 190
well, my reason for having gaming pc is that...

#1 Just another 150-250 investment to "nongaming setup" to make it a gaming setup. Half decent mobo, half decent PSU, and midrange graphics card. bam. gaming pc.
#2 It's not like I'm buying another PC (aside from a crapo PC) to play games... my gaming pc is my everyday PC. So, I see gaming pc as just 200 dollar investment (cheaper than consoles, if you see in my perspective).
#3 Consoles are so expensive (at launch and game prices, accessories etc)... I don't really want to buy something that's been out for more than 2-3 years... always living in fear of a new generation that will make the old one... trash. PCs do get more new generations and new cpu/gpu quicker... but it is in shorter intervals and there is an ability to upgrade the parts to keep up and it's a choice.
Edited by nitd_kim - 1/26/11 at 5:57pm
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post #182 of 190
Quote:
Originally Posted by PanicProne View Post
Cheaper or not, gaming on a console will never appeal to me.

I chose the PC, I'll stick with it. It's the superior platform, end of discussion.

Can you have the joy of customizing your own console? Upgrade your console? Fine tune your console? Do multiple things at once with your console? I think not.

PC = Real Gamers.
WIN!
post #183 of 190
Console gaming is cheaper just for someone playing video games and hardly anything else -- A PC might cost a bit more by $200 or so more, but you also get a lot more out of it

You can build a low budget gaming PC today and still be far superior than the PS3/Xbox360 in shear performance, and in what you can actually do with your PC
     
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post #184 of 190
This whole argument for consoles being better makes me think of "mac" vs pc.
post #185 of 190
I used to LOVE console gaming, then I built my sig rig and I sold my 360 and keep my PS3 for blueray. I HATE it now, graphics, controls, just bleh. But to each their own.
post #186 of 190
I regularly play on my PC, 360, and PS3... I enjoy having all 3 and really wouldn't have it any other way. There are TOO many great games that unfortunately come out only on console that I wouldn't want to miss out on... There are also some games that I would only want on PC, and love it for that...

Graphics and everything are nice and I thoroughly enjoy a game that looks jaw-dropping, but it doesn't make everything. Besides, the console games still LOOK DAMN GOOD, yeah my PC could do it better, but when graphics are as good as they have become these days, I'm not going to nit-pick which one could do it better when really, as long as I can experience and enjoy the game is all that truly matters.
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post #187 of 190
For me I mostly play console for online games and PC for single player and/or for modding. And I do agree how Consoles are initially cheaper but PC games aren't cheaper by much, usually $10 from what I have seen.
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consoles need multi-monitor support in the next gen since these can't even render 1080p without struggling (under 60fps) in most cases.
 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by shuojinz View Post
For me I mostly play console for online games and PC for single player and/or for modding. And I do agree how Consoles are initially cheaper but PC games aren't cheaper by much, usually $10 from what I have seen.
For the 9001st time, console is only cheaper if you already have a TV ect, but if you're going to consider objects that you already have. Most people already have a PC, so upgrading it to being gaming capable would be MUCH cheaper than purchasing a console.
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It depends on the person. If your looking at it from the stand point of purchasing said items and leaving them "stock", then PC gaming is more expensive. I have two gaming PCs and two consoles, a Wii and an XBOX 360 with Kinnect.

My scenario:

2 Gaming PCs:, $3,170.00 (price includes Logitec and Plantronics headsets, Razer mice, Saitek keyboards, and a Logitec G13 gamepad)

Wii and XBOX: $760.00 (price includes extra factory controllers)

My consoles, I don't even bother with as far as modding or customizing. I use my XBOX and Wii mostly for netflix and party games.

But I'm a tech junkie, if a cpu heatsink comes out with better performance I'll buy it, or a better performing mouse, I'm on it. So with out a doubt, a gaming PC costs me more.

Now I suppose you can have some console junkies who mod or upgrade enclosures and buy every little accessory that comes out and possibly spent just as much as I have on a single gaming PC. It's all relative. But stock for stock, PC gaming is more expensive and console gaming is cheaper.
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