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xbox360 vs C2D e7400/ATI HD4650

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August 20, 2013 7:34:09 PM

Hi,
Just wondering if it would be worth exchanging my old 3.5 year-old PC w/ an XBOX360, as I'm not sure of the equivalent specs of the xbox to a PC.

My C2D PC specs:
Intel C2D e7400
RAM: 4GB
GPU: ATI HD4650
LG IPS234V (1920x1080)
various HDDs (no SSD)
PSU: HX520W


One advantage I currently see with getting the xbox is portability (i.e. I can move it to separate locations/TVs), and I have 5.1 setup already on those much larger screens (while I only have 2.1 speakers in my PC).

Also, another question, though this would be somewhat relative. What viewing distance is recommended (are you guys at) using a 23" monitor (LG IPS234V). I ask because when we tried playing 3-3.5 feet away (using another PC, at 1080p Ultra settings Tomb Raider), I sometimes wanted to be closer to see some details, but being closer isn't ideal for our setup. :) 

Thanks.
August 20, 2013 8:08:41 PM

daswilhelm said:
i wouldnt.


For what reasons? Are the C2D e7400 & HD4650 better than the XBOX360? Or if it's because a PC can do more, I already have a new i5 Haswell main build, so this PC is redundant for other PC apps, if that's the reason.
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August 21, 2013 11:30:54 AM

they are different platforms, why waste your time comparing the two. id keep the pc. besides, xbox 360's dont last to long, so if its a used unit, dont expect to have it forever.
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August 22, 2013 2:05:33 AM

I don't think it's a waste of time, as I simply want to understand which hardware would perform better. I also never mentioned getting a used one, and never considered them not lasting long as my cousins units are several years old and still working.
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August 22, 2013 2:24:20 AM

If you have a newer PC and don't mind getting rid of an older one that's just gathering dust go for it. But its always nice to have an older PC just in case your main system has a problem. At least if you need to replace a part you will have a functioning temporary PC. However I don't see how the power of the older system vs Xbox matters if you have an up to date system.
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August 23, 2013 1:33:47 AM

FastGunna said:
If you have a newer PC and don't mind getting rid of an older one that's just gathering dust go for it. But its always nice to have an older PC just in case your main system has a problem. At least if you need to replace a part you will have a functioning temporary PC. However I don't see how the power of the older system vs Xbox matters if you have an up to date system.


Yes, a backup would be a good reason. Thanks.

However right now, my main/new PC suffices for our needs, like when I only had the older PC and never (knock on wood) needed a spare PC. W/c is why I was contemplating on either keeping it or getting an xbox just for games. We use the main/newer PC for other tasks and wanted a separate unit for gaming, but wanted to see how the old PC and xbox matched up for gaming. If the HD4650 GPU and hardware would be at par or better than that on the xbox, then I would consider keeping the old PC. Right now I don't know how they match up.
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