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Hello, how are you?

Looking at discussing this.
For a person that enjoys single player story driven games, rpgs, single player campaigns and is a couch gamer, that will only game at the couch with a controller at the TV, so no high refresh rate monitor and no keyboard and mouse.
Also, this person is an adult with a house to take care of and kids, so doesn't have all the time in the world and is not made of money.
For such a person, what is the best option:
- Spend 300 euros on a PS4 Pro, enjoy the Sony exclusives and the multiplatform games like Assassins Creed Origins, Far Cry 5, Shadow of War, Rise of Tomb Raider and such at 30 fps.
- Spend 3 to 4 times that on an ITX build with an i5 8400, 16gb of ram, an SSD, SFX PSU, GTX 1060 6gb, forget the Sony exclusive games and enjoy the multiplatform games at 60 FPS ultra Settings.

Based on this scenario, what would be your choice and why?

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Hey there. While your premise is right, I think this is an unfair comparison. You don't need anything near the i5 8400. I played the last Tomb Raider on high settings my 65" TV (just at 1080p - 4k was too much lol) with an Ivy bridge i3 and a (7 year old?) Radeon 6950 GPU. Its probably not 60 fps, but who cares about that for story-driven gaming as long as it plays smoothly.

The raw performance isn't what matters here, its the platform. Do you want the closed and curated Sony environment or a more open windows/Steam environment? Sony buy in prices are low because they make the money back in title pricing. On the other hand, Steam has thousands of titles on sale for less than $10. Most major titles cut prices in half on Steam in the first year, and drop to pennies on the dollar after 3 years. Sony will be simpler, and have fewer really good titles. Steam is a mix of both amazing and terrible games -- takes a little research to find the right thing. https://store.steampowered.com/controller/

I would encourage you to shoot for the $500 mark and make a Steam Machine with a simple Ryzen APU. Also, building a PC with you would be a super educational project for a kiddo.

Here is a build example (yours would be less flashy) https://pcpartpicker.com/b/GRw6Mp
Full list of people's completed builds: https://pcpartpicker.com/builds/by_part/FGPKHx#sort=a3&page=1

Articles that may or my not agree with me:
https://www.pcworld.com/article/3255012/computers/who-should-buy-a-ryzen-apu-and-who-shouldnt.html
https://www.thumbsticks.com/are-amd-ryzen-apus-video-game-console-killers/
 
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