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Build a Gaming Rig or Get a PS3 ?

Discussion in 'System Builder's Advice' started by motasim, Aug 26, 2010.

  1. KingPing

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    I would definitely go with your suggestion if I were single, but as I said there is no way in the world that I'll be able to go with both options and maintain a marital life ;) ; it had to be either a PC or a PS3.
     
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    When I first started planning this rig I had my mind set on an i5 750 setup, but since I will most probably go with an ATI Southern Islands (6870) or the upcoming nVidia GTX490/495 GPU, I would like my setup to be future-proof and I am worried that the 8x bandwidth will be a bottleneck, so I am avoiding it from the start.

    The AX750 is $180.
     
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    You should get a PS3 and a laptop
     
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    Both LGA1156 and LGA1366 are going to be discontinued soon, if you want "future proof" you should wait for LGA 2011 or Bulldozer. Now's not that great of a time to be building a "future proof" system.
     
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    PC games can be modded
    PCs can run multiple things at once
    PCs are much more customizable
    PCs are multipurpose
    The power of a good PC is greater than that of a PS3
    PCs can play more and better games
     
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    Guys; I already have a laptop and I already got a 42" LCD HDTV to serve as a monitor for gaming.
     
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    Half way there! Get a PS3. :)
     
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    PC's are just better.
     
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    CDdude55 Crazy 4 TPU!!!

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    Everyone's circumstance is different, and if he's only going to play it twice every week and on the holidays, theres no need to spend more then he needs. There's no definitive answer to whats ''better''.
     
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    By "future-proof" I meant the GPU, I want to get the best GPU possible so as to be able to play the latest games for the upcoming two years at 1080p without any need to upgrade, after that I'll most probably give away my gaming rig to my younger brother and quit gaming.

    As such, as I expect the upcoming GPUs to utilize more of the PCI-e 16x bandwidth, I wanted to make sure that my new rig won't be built crippled from the start, hence decided to go with LGA1366 and i7 930.
     
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    No erocker, I am not going to get a PS3! just to tease you :D
     
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    They are, it seems that I just had to hear it from a doctor to believe it.

    Forget about PS3, I'm building my gaming rig :rockout:
     
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    Yeah everyone's different. For example I haven't played any games in the last month but I still have a rather powerful system. The few times I do I want it to be worth my time and a good experience. I have no need for a quad core i7 either yet I have one because I wanted it.

    Remember to take pictures and shit.
     
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    Will do Doc :)
     
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    Makes us all broke, fell into the i7 trap xD
     
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    DrPepper The Doctor is in the house

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    So worth it though (I tell myself before I sleep)
     
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    lol, agreed.
     
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    Looks like Motasim already had made up his mind before even asking the main question. I think Erocker saw that and pointed it out like a real pro. All builders do it for the love and challenge - you just reap the rewards when you max out the games. I've never liked consoles and never will. Wish you luck in your endeavor!
     
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    I know you have said you need a beefy video card because you want to play at 1080p, but have you considered that almost every PS3 game is rendered at 720p and upscaled to 1080p? Meaning to get the same experience on the PC side, you only need a video card capable of 720p, which is pretty much a HD5770.
     
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    If it's an issue of her not seeing two items, maybe you could mod the ps3 into the pc. How's she gonna know ;)
     
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    Yeah, just get a really big case, remove the PS3s case, move the power button around, get some cables (I don't know what the PS3 uses) and move the drive to the side.....

    That'd be a sweet mod :p
     
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    If you know you want to over spend on a PC then why ask? Clearly everyone who has suggested to get a PS3 you have disregarded. If it was me i would get a console because you also have a laptop for transferring media to your devices and for internet.

    I wouldn't use a tv for a monitor but again everyone here doesn't matter so why even ask in the first place?

    God sake there is still console bashing in TPU?
     
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    get the PS3 theres no reason to spend 2200 dollars on a pc unless your fitseries and want a huge E-cock to compensate for your misfortunes in real life
     
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    CDdude55 Crazy 4 TPU!!!

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    I get tired of it to. But what can you do?, this site was created for the PC gamer and hardware enthusiast, it's no surprise of the uber bias towards PC on such a site. Is it unfortunate?, yes.. but no site is perfect no matter what the mods or users tell you.
     

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