So which one should I go for? I wanted to try out PC gaming with all those exclusive games and the so called "better gaming experience" that you just can't find on consoles but if I do go for the PC my budget is only $600 which the Xbox one is only $499
I would go for pc, as you can get better graphics and speeds on games, the online community is a lot more mature, and a gaming computer has lots of functionality and can be used as really fast normal computer.
Go for the Xbox One (or the PS4 if it's a matter of which will be the considerably more graphically powerful console). $600 is a tad too much on the weak side. I think for $600 you might be able to build something about equivalent to an Xbox One, and for $700 or $750 something equivalent to a PS4 in terms of raw processing power, but I'm too unsure of that to really say.
If you need another PC anyway, then go for the gaming PC as it'll fulfill multiple tasks at once.
really depends on the user. have you ever had playstation or xbox before? how was it?
im asking because, like me, i have a pc, ps3 and xbox360 (well my wife has an xbox360). how often do i use the pc? all the time. the ps3, (which is in the same table as my pc monitor btw), well let's just say that i have had it for maybe 2-3years and the number of hours i used it has not reached 100 i think. i use it sometimes to watch bluray (esp 3d) since i have a 3d monitor. that's it.
i play bf3 most of the time, and after each round, i alt-tab to the desktop while waiting. there's just so much you can do with a pc than a console.
but, if you spend hours and hours in a console, by all means get one. Or if you already have a pc, get a console too
I don't play online very often close to never because of the immature players, I own a 360 but I've wanted to try PC gaming because I mostly play fps games and I have heard it's a lot funner and all round better, I have a keyboard,mouse,OS from my other work PC also I don't really play new titles until like months down the road I usually can be found playing Skyrim and battle field 3 and the like for months, and I'm not a collage student anymore so I don't know how discounts or stuff still work when I'm out of collage so yea.
At your budget, a console is the better option if your looking at it from a straight gaming perspective. Because unsurprisingly, the dedicated $500 gaming machine can beat a $500 machine that's not dedicated toward gaming.
PC's are devices that can game, not built just for it.
If your playing with a budget of about $1000, you can build a PC that can obliterate a console quite easily.