View Full Version : Computer loses to PS3 in my price battle.
04-22-2008, 09:29 AM
I just priced new computer parts today...and it looks like I may be buying a PS3.
Even going with just a Mobo (140), Processor (300), and Ram (150), I'd be way over $500 just to stick with the newest stuff, that's not including a better GPU(8800 GT) to run games better than a PS3.
I love many of the PC only titles out there, like the up-coming Starcraft 2, Fallout 3, Supreme Commander, and Crysis looks great, but with the online support of many console games now, and the shear size of the PS3 games, I might make the switch.
Now, do I wait till GT5 or get it now?
04-22-2008, 10:02 AM
Fallout 3 is coming to all the platforms, and Crysis is running on a PS3. They are developing the engine for use right now....
But yeah, I could never play PC games. It's too expensive. I like having a console, and being able to play it for years. Sure, the graphics might not always be as cutting edge, but it doesn't bother me.
04-22-2008, 10:59 AM
After looking around some more, I'm still very undecided.
The PS3 has Blue-Ray, and my rents just bought a 46" LCD. PS2 and XBOX look crappy on it. They also haven't bought a Blue-Ray player yet, so I'm still watching DVD's in grainy horror.
My current computer couldn't run any of the next generation of games, racing, fps, rts, or anything, it just doesn't have the power. However, for Photoshop and just general uses, my computer does perfectly fine. Which is why I'm hesitant to spend all this money on it this summer, when I can wait till next summer to upgrade and I wouldn't have missed anything.
360 is cheaper than PS3, but loses out on the Blue-Ray player, which is the future, and it also requires $50 per year for XBL, which isn't bad, but its still a cost that will need to be paid every year. Then again, either way I'll have to buy a wireless ethernet router or something to work with PS3 or 360.
Then there is always the option of just buying a XBOX for $25, and playing Forza with my buddies, riding more bicycle, and waiting till Fallout 3 comes out to buy a new computer.
04-22-2008, 11:56 AM
What processor are you looking at that is $300? Go with the new wolfdale 8400 3.0ghz c2d. I believe that processor is $200 oem. Also tomshardware just built a budget gaming pc that ripped through some stuff.
04-22-2008, 05:58 PM
nasa spend over 3 mill just to play crysis at full speed
04-22-2008, 05:59 PM
and so far even some of the most powerful computers tested were slowed down by Supreme Commmander at full tilt.
Get the PS3, they are the SHIAT. They are truely great . . XBox 360 has more games, however PS3 has some GREAT games coming out.
04-22-2008, 06:02 PM
thx god supreme commmander is comes to 360
04-22-2008, 06:16 PM
My computer plays Crysis on High settings and gets 35fps with 2x antialiasing. I spent 850 on this rig and only have an 8800gt
04-22-2008, 06:23 PM
If you want the best of NOW with some future-proofing... buy a console. It's a uniform platform, no upgrading needed, and it will play everything back to day one.
I used to be a hardcore PC gamer. Haven't touched my PC in months to be honest. Know that Fallout 3 is a multiplatform game (PC, PS3, 360) and Supreme Commander is being totally redesigned to be played on the 360. Crysis has great visuals, but honestly, the game sucks on its own merits.
04-22-2008, 06:37 PM
For Supreme Commander on the 360, could you bust out a keyboard and mouse? or won't the 360 support that?
04-22-2008, 07:44 PM
its getting a complete revamp, everything will be ran off the controller.
04-22-2008, 08:40 PM
Fuzzy is right, the control scheme is being entirely re-designed to use the gamepad. 360 does not support kb/m. Initial impressions are saying that it plays very well with the gamepad, which is half the reason it's being delayed this long.
04-22-2008, 09:45 PM
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