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Build a Gaming Rig or Get a PS3 ?

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You are right, but in this case the advantage for the PC over the PS3 in graphics will be much reduced. Also, PS3 is capable of handling games at true 1080p, but only a few titles support that.
Yes, it would be reduced, but so would the cost, and the there would still be an advantage.

Yes, the PS3 is capable of true 1080p, with graphically weak games...:laugh:

Anything graphically intense, and the game has to be rendered at 720p to keep playable framerates.
 
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http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?ProductCode=10012039
Myself, brandonwh64, and erocker all have this case and we love it!

Too bad they are out of stock though.
Definitely a very nice case! and to think that I was considering to go with the the Lan-Gear Da Box 100 for $160 :wtf:

Yes, it would be reduced, but so would the cost, and the there would still be an advantage.

Yes, the PS3 is capable of true 1080p, with graphically weak games...:laugh:

Anything graphically intense, and the game has to be rendered at 720p to keep playable framerates.
Thanks newtekie1, I really didn't know that!
 
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160$ is way too much for a HTPC case IMO
 
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I agree I paid $30 for mine and it's quite nice It's the same one Erocker got..
That nice Bgears case...
 

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I couldn't stand going back to console now because there is no tweaking, it is what it is. You can't change it, you can't improve it, you can't mess it up then scratch your head wondering what the hell it is you've done wrong then congratulate yourself for somehow figuring it out and fixing it.

Oh and ANTI-ALIASING.
 

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You can't play any decent RTS games on the console.
You can't play any decent TBS games on the console.
You can't play any decent H&S or RPGs on the console (even Dragon Age is made with the PC in mind).
You can't play online shooters on dedicated servers on the console.
There's no Starcraft 2 on the console (this game alone is a good reason to buy a PC).
You can't aim for shit with a controller.
You can't play on full HD resolutions with 8xAA on the console.

Plenty of reasons above to buy a new rig. Cut down on those peripherals. You don't need gaming keyboards or mice unless you wanna waste money. I play TF 2 with a 8$ mouse better than my friend with a G500.

Go for a GTX 470 instead for PhysX and save some money to buy Mafia 2 lol.

ATM any GPU above 300$ is future proof for 2 years at 1920x1080. The bare minimum framerate is 30 FPS and only Metro 2033 and Crysis manage to reach that "performance", mostly because of bad programming.
 
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Don't bother with a PS3 if you can afford a good PC. I recently played a couple of games on PS3 ( God Of War 3, Gran Turismo 5 Prologue etc.) Graphics are good but are shit compared to a good PC.