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i think pc wins every time against ANY console, games at 30 fps on a console is nothing like 60 fps on pc, an you also have a COMPUTER you can surf the web,play games,email,create websites, email, etc. you can do almost anything. plus you take a ps3 that 300 dollars, but you still need a computer an a decent 1 at best buy is about 500 or a little more.. so you already have 800 or more spent an thats not including games an extras you want. an with pc you get a mouse an keyboard an they are so much better. an i use to be a console gamer. i have a ps3,360, an wii an i never play them. PC just wins every time. but console are easier to transport. an you dont have to keep upgrading stuff every year to keep up with the Jones's. so they both have their ups an downs.
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Originally Posted by 98uk View Post
I don't think a sound system is imperative. Also, it would cost no more to buy one for a console than a PC. As for a quality TV, well, it's also a TV, it's not just for the PS3. As others have said, a PC is a gaming device as well as a work device. Well a TV is also a TV!

Consoles, in the long run are cheaper, but obviously you see it ageing.
No way can you definitively say that consoles are cheaper in the long run.

If it's a xbox, Live itself pretty much cancels out the extra cost for a PC.

I also don't think people realize just how much more money console gamers spend on games. $60 games add up ridiculously fast. A PC gamer can easily wait a short period of time and the price of almost any game will be cut in half, possibly more. It takes forever for a console game to start to come down in price.

Say you spend $400 more for a PC than a console (assume all other costs are equal). Saving an average of $40 per game makes you equal after a measly 10 games purchased.

Consoles just aren't cheaper for most people.
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Yes, you could of had that CPU+ another motherboard for $300.

If you want me to seriously do it, I shall because it's not that hard man..

I already explained where to get it from, if you are looking to save money and are on a tight budget.

For example:

CPU/MOBO/RAM combo anywhere from $150-300 ( for example 4gb of DDR2, Q9550 + Gigabyte ep45-ud3p on craigslist for $250 an amazing deal several months ago)

A good PSU for $70-100 ( recently this one would be great but it's sold out http://www.overclock.net/online-deal...50w-100-a.html )

Also a GPU for $100 ( 4890 1GB or similar/newer graphics cards )

And finally the case for $50 ( Antec 300/cheaper/similiar cases locally or shipped online )

It all depends on how good of a deal you find as I said before.

Oh yeah it depends on the resolution too, most people I know have 1280 by 1024 and 1680 by 1050.

So usually you can get an amazing rig for cheap if you know where to look for.
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post #154 of 225
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Originally Posted by mudman091878 View Post
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I haven't paid $60 for a game in quite a while. Aside from the most popular titles (e.g. Call of Duty), prices drop pretty fast. It's also not uncommon to find deals on console games, with Amazon having $10-20 credit towards a future purchase with pre-orders of many popular games.

You can also rent console games for a few bucks, or even sell them once you've beaten them. The vast majority of PC deals are via digital distribution, which pretty much rules out both of these options.

A budget-conscious gamer will do well regardless of platform.
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Harddrive, cd/dvd, NICE keyboard and mouse....
you forgot the OS.

but something like this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-038-_-Product

can be very nice.
post #156 of 225
the second post said that you dont have to pay for all the TV, Surround sound, and all that crap with PC, but i disagree. i have 5.2 surround sound. i have a nice monitor. its probably more expansive than a console TBH.

i build this computer just because i was craving some hands-on building fun.

but i like PC more than consoles because i do a LOT of other **** with my computer. i have a lot of school work and graphics design work and flash-based design that i do. as well as manage my music and movies.

if your life is all play and no work when it comes to computers, get a console i guess...

on another note, i HATE using a controller. its all about mouse and keyboard.
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I can clearly see the difference in a still picture but I honestly doubt Ill notice it while playing the game though.
Actually, that is precisely where you would notice the difference, as the console versions will often have a lower framerate compared to the same game on a good PC.

But, the point about being able to use the PC for other things can work both ways. If a household has fewer PCs than the number of people living there, what if somebody wants to browse the internet and someone else wants to play a game? Some people buy a console BECAUSE it is a dedicated machine and won't tie up the computer.

Then there are people with old PCs that can't just throw in a video card, as the CPU would bottleneck the system, or they don't have a good enough PSU. Also, it seems that casual users are moving away from desktops as their primary systems and switching to laptops, which tend to be less powerful and have more limited upgrade options.

Add the exclusive games, including genres which are very under-represented on the PC (like fighting, music, and recently sports games), and I can understand why many would prefer to play on consoles.

That's assuming they have given PC gaming a shot, that is. I bet there are some that play on a console (or a PC, whichever) because they grew up with it and that's what they know. It's not so much that they've rejected the alternative; they just haven't bothered to try it.
post #158 of 225
why is splitscreen always on consoles and not PC? Portal 2 is a good example of this, the co-op mode is perfect for that, and you can get two xbox controllers and plug it in a PC, and nevermind that the PC is more powerful than the console to begin with.
     
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If you mod some PC games, they can do splitscreen

L4D2 has great splitscreen support on the PC.
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great, but they should be from the get-go in the first place...
     
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