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$500 Low-Mid Range Gaming PC- Need Help

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October 12, 2013 8:47:28 AM

Here I have a theoretical PC build. I was wondering which one would be better- this PC, or a PS4?
I have a monitor, mouse, and keyboard already.

CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 750K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus F2A55-M LK PLUS Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($40.50 @ Newegg)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB Video Card ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Gamma Classic (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($15.00 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($95.88 @ Amazon)
Other: Move existing cable modem ($25.00)
Other: Western Digital 500 GB 7200 rpm HDD ($52.99)
Total: $494.32

A PS4, if you don't know, is $400. I've heard that the graphics on a PS4 are better than a 7770, but the PS4 has a different overall layout. I need to know soon. Thanks!

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October 12, 2013 8:57:59 AM

The PS4 is faster.
Its GPU in the PS4 is just a lot faster.
You can't really build a PC as fast as the PS4 for the same price.
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October 12, 2013 9:11:48 AM

Just add $150 and you can have a PC to match the PS4 and Xbox One:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3350P 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($175.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H61M-S1 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($41.97 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair XMS3 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.96 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($184.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Raidmax ATX-248NWU (Black/Blue) ATX Mid Tower Case ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $552.86
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-12 12:10 EDT-0400)

This baby will always have a backbone against the PS4 for the years to come. Just like the 8 year old 7800GT that can always play the games that the PS3 plays.

P.S. Theoretically, this baby will beat the PS4 and Xbox One on Mantle supported games. So it's most likely that you are future proof with this one.
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October 12, 2013 9:31:51 AM

james77 said:
Just add $150 and you can have a PC to match the PS4 and Xbox One:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3350P 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($175.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H61M-S1 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($41.97 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair XMS3 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.96 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($184.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Raidmax ATX-248NWU (Black/Blue) ATX Mid Tower Case ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $552.86
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-12 12:10 EDT-0400)

This baby will always have a backbone against the PS4 for the years to come. Just like the 8 year old 7800GT that can always play the games that the PS3 plays.

P.S. Theoretically, this baby will beat the PS4 and Xbox One on Mantle supported games. So it's most likely that you are future proof with this one.


My budget was only $500 and I need the os to be included within that budget.
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December 22, 2013 12:29:58 PM

Kamen_BG said:
The PS4 is faster.
Its GPU in the PS4 is just a lot faster.
You can't really build a PC as fast as the PS4 for the same price.

The PS4 doesn't even have a GPU, it has an APU.
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December 22, 2013 12:44:12 PM

£106.25 AMD A10 6800k
£28.13 Cheap-A** non branded ram (2x4 GB)
£36.97 ASUS M2N-E ATX AiLifestyle Series motherboard
£124.98 Crucial 256 GB ATA 600 2.5 M4
£65.52 Windows XP PRO
£0.00 Antec PremiumGold Cardboard box
£54.99 PS4 Controller
£31.58 Seagate Laptop HDD

TOTAL
£448.42 CheapS4
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