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October 19, 2013 9:52:57 AM

Should I get sell my pc and get xbox one or keep it?
My rig:
Radeon 7870
Amd fx 6300

I know that the next gen consoles are no comparison to high end pc's, But my specs are virtually identical to the new consoles! (I dont have the money to upgrade my pc just yet)

In my experience, pc is quite a lot cheaper than consoles, you dont have to pay for online and the games are cheaper. But at the same time, i have already had multiple BSOD's and hardware problems and i have only been a pc gamer for a couple of months! I never had any of that with my xbox 360, you buy a game on disc and it just works!

What do you think? Should i sell my pc and buy a next gen console or stick with my pc?(I know this is mainly a pc forum so try not to be bias!)

Thanks for your opinions!

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October 19, 2013 10:07:02 AM

TheGuyFromWigan said:
Should I get sell my pc and get xbox one or keep it?
My rig:
Radeon 7870
Amd fx 6300

I know that the next gen consoles are no comparison to high end pc's, But my specs are virtually identical to the new consoles! (I dont have the money to upgrade my pc just yet)

In my experience, pc is quite a lot cheaper than consoles, you dont have to pay for online and the games are cheaper. But at the same time, i have already had multiple BSOD's and hardware problems and i have only been a pc gamer for a couple of months! I never had any of that with my xbox 360, you buy a game on disc and it just works!

What do you think? Should i sell my pc and buy a next gen console or stick with my pc?(I know this is mainly a pc forum so try not to be bias!)

Thanks for your opinions!


Well, your rig is currently a slight more powerful than a PS4, but it kind of decimates an Xbox One which has weaker hardware. I'm not getting either a PS4 or an Xbox One until at least 2015, and that's just for the exclusives. Hell, I'm getting my first PS3 on black friday just for the exclusives there.

I don't want my bias to completely eliminate any objectivity though. It's no big secret that consoles are far more convenient than PCs, but I like the multiplatforming capability of a PC a lot more, and I think that because it'll save you a lot of money on games overall, the PC is better.

However, I can't say I've been having multiple BSOD's and hardware problems as well. With a select few games, my FX-6300 has been underwhelming but for the most part my games run nice and smoothly. What kind of issues are you having? I've only experienced 1 BSOD that wasn't related to overclocking, and it was the first time I booted up my PC after building it. Perhaps we can help you resolve some of these hardware issues you've been having. Have you been overclocking at all? What's your entire build?
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October 19, 2013 10:25:01 AM

Deus Gladiorum said:
TheGuyFromWigan said:
Should I get sell my pc and get xbox one or keep it?
My rig:
Radeon 7870
Amd fx 6300

I know that the next gen consoles are no comparison to high end pc's, But my specs are virtually identical to the new consoles! (I dont have the money to upgrade my pc just yet)

In my experience, pc is quite a lot cheaper than consoles, you dont have to pay for online and the games are cheaper. But at the same time, i have already had multiple BSOD's and hardware problems and i have only been a pc gamer for a couple of months! I never had any of that with my xbox 360, you buy a game on disc and it just works!

What do you think? Should i sell my pc and buy a next gen console or stick with my pc?(I know this is mainly a pc forum so try not to be bias!)

Thanks for your opinions!


Well, your rig is currently a slight more powerful than a PS4, but it kind of decimates an Xbox One which has weaker hardware. I'm not getting either a PS4 or an Xbox One until at least 2015, and that's just for the exclusives. Hell, I'm getting my first PS3 on black friday just for the exclusives there.

I don't want my bias to completely eliminate any objectivity though. It's no big secret that consoles are far more convenient than PCs, but I like the multiplatforming capability of a PC a lot more, and I think that because it'll save you a lot of money on games overall, the PC is better.

However, I can't say I've been having multiple BSOD's and hardware problems as well. With a select few games, my FX-6300 has been underwhelming but for the most part my games run nice and smoothly. What kind of issues are you having? I've only experienced 1 BSOD that wasn't related to overclocking, and it was the first time I booted up my PC after building it. Perhaps we can help you resolve some of these hardware issues you've been having. Have you been overclocking at all? What's your entire build?


Thanks for your help!
My full build is:
MoBo: Asus M5A78L-M LX3
CPU: AMD Fx 6300
Gfx card: XFX Radeon 7870
Psu: 500w Coolermaster
Ram: 4Gb corsair vengeance
Case: Sharkoon VS3-V (green)

I havent been overclocking at all! I was getting BSOD's 2 or 3 times a day when i first built my opc, but they have stopped now. Dont have a clue what i did to it but it has stopped now!

My dilemma is pretty much that pc is quite a lot cheaper but console is just easier. I dont know wether it is worth the extra money just for the simplicity!
(My build cost me £420, an xbox one costs £450. Plus the games are cheaper and online is free)

But i suppose you are right, pc is capable of so many things where as a console is mainly for gaming. So pc is cheaper and better...

If BSOD's are rare, then maybe it is just the fact that this is my first build and i am not very experienced yet that i was getting these problems!

The only problem i find with pc is that it needs to be continuously upgraded whereas console will always play the newest games. What is your opinion on that? How future proof is my build and when do you think it will need to be upgraded?
Also do you know how to change the config files to optimise my hardware like they do on console?

I know i might sound a little bias towards console but i am stuck on which one i should go for, and i have only ever had console!
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October 19, 2013 11:07:32 AM

TheGuyFromWigan said:
Deus Gladiorum said:
TheGuyFromWigan said:
Should I get sell my pc and get xbox one or keep it?
My rig:
Radeon 7870
Amd fx 6300

I know that the next gen consoles are no comparison to high end pc's, But my specs are virtually identical to the new consoles! (I dont have the money to upgrade my pc just yet)

In my experience, pc is quite a lot cheaper than consoles, you dont have to pay for online and the games are cheaper. But at the same time, i have already had multiple BSOD's and hardware problems and i have only been a pc gamer for a couple of months! I never had any of that with my xbox 360, you buy a game on disc and it just works!

What do you think? Should i sell my pc and buy a next gen console or stick with my pc?(I know this is mainly a pc forum so try not to be bias!)

Thanks for your opinions!


Well, your rig is currently a slight more powerful than a PS4, but it kind of decimates an Xbox One which has weaker hardware. I'm not getting either a PS4 or an Xbox One until at least 2015, and that's just for the exclusives. Hell, I'm getting my first PS3 on black friday just for the exclusives there.

I don't want my bias to completely eliminate any objectivity though. It's no big secret that consoles are far more convenient than PCs, but I like the multiplatforming capability of a PC a lot more, and I think that because it'll save you a lot of money on games overall, the PC is better.

However, I can't say I've been having multiple BSOD's and hardware problems as well. With a select few games, my FX-6300 has been underwhelming but for the most part my games run nice and smoothly. What kind of issues are you having? I've only experienced 1 BSOD that wasn't related to overclocking, and it was the first time I booted up my PC after building it. Perhaps we can help you resolve some of these hardware issues you've been having. Have you been overclocking at all? What's your entire build?


Thanks for your help!
My full build is:
MoBo: Asus M5A78L-M LX3
CPU: AMD Fx 6300
Gfx card: XFX Radeon 7870
Psu: 500w Coolermaster
Ram: 4Gb corsair vengeance
Case: Sharkoon VS3-V (green)

I havent been overclocking at all! I was getting BSOD's 2 or 3 times a day when i first built my opc, but they have stopped now. Dont have a clue what i did to it but it has stopped now!

My dilemma is pretty much that pc is quite a lot cheaper but console is just easier. I dont know wether it is worth the extra money just for the simplicity!
(My build cost me £420, an xbox one costs £450. Plus the games are cheaper and online is free)

But i suppose you are right, pc is capable of so many things where as a console is mainly for gaming. So pc is cheaper and better...

If BSOD's are rare, then maybe it is just the fact that this is my first build and i am not very experienced yet that i was getting these problems!

The only problem i find with pc is that it needs to be continuously upgraded whereas console will always play the newest games. What is your opinion on that? How future proof is my build and when do you think it will need to be upgraded?
Also do you know how to change the config files to optimise my hardware like they do on console?

I know i might sound a little bias towards console but i am stuck on which one i should go for, and i have only ever had console!


Well, your board is kind of cheap, and cheap boards can come with all sorts of problems. The other issue could be your Power Supply. What's the exact model of it? Cooler Master makes some great PSUs, and at the same time they make some crap ones.

Also, PC's don't need to be upgraded to play the newest games at all. I've known people to rock a GeForce 9800 GT from the day it was released (2008) up until now without ever upgrading anything more than a failed HDD, and they've been perfectly satisfied with it. The only reason consoles can play the newest games is not simply due to optimization.

Consoles don't optimize as much as people think. Sure, there is optimization on some level, but PCs are optimized too. Graphical drivers are released all the time, and that's one way in which PCs are optimized. But the major reason why consoles can play the latest games is because they make a lot of sacrifices. Let's take Battlefield 3 for example. Battlefield 3 runs like shit on a console, but the reason it runs at all isn't just due to extremely complex code. It's because they reduce resolution to slightly below 1280x720, they decrease the settings to even lower than the minimum settings available on a PC, they cap the maximum number of players at 24, and they actually remove entities and pieces of terrain from the game. And after all that, a console still gets a nose bleed just trying to hit 30 fps, so to compensate for that they add a hell of a lot of motion blur. So really, you don't have to upgrade your hardware more than around once every 3 years or even longer, because the maximum demands of the game may be increasing, but the minimum demands of the game aren't (at least not by too much).

Optimization is a bit of a farce. The only time optimization is especially prevalent in a game is if that game is an exclusive title for 1 system. Otherwise, true optimization doesn't exist much more than just getting a game to run. It's expensive to come up with complex coding, and even more so to come up with complex coding paths for more than 1 system. Sometimes, developers will design a game to run on one system, and then they'll create a bad port to a second and third system. Or sometimes they'll design a game for 2 systems, and then crapily port it to a 3rd. For example, GTA IV runs fine on the Xbox 360 or PS3, but it has a lot of issues on PC. Similarly, Skyrim runs well on Xbox 360 and PC, but like crap on the PS3.

To optimize yourself, well, unless you're willing to learn C++ and probably some other coding languages, as well as to take the time to reverse engineer a game's code, then I can't help you. The most you can do is do what I stated above: use .ini files to reduce the settings below the usual minimum.
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February 10, 2014 9:26:38 PM

TheGuyFromWigan said:
Should I get sell my pc and get xbox one or keep it?
My rig:
Radeon 7870
Amd fx 6300

I know that the next gen consoles are no comparison to high end pc's, But my specs are virtually identical to the new consoles! (I dont have the money to upgrade my pc just yet)

In my experience, pc is quite a lot cheaper than consoles, you dont have to pay for online and the games are cheaper. But at the same time, i have already had multiple BSOD's and hardware problems and i have only been a pc gamer for a couple of months! I never had any of that with my xbox 360, you buy a game on disc and it just works!

What do you think? Should i sell my pc and buy a next gen console or stick with my pc?(I know this is mainly a pc forum so try not to be bias!)

Thanks for your opinions!


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February 10, 2014 9:28:05 PM

I'll give you my xbox one perfect condition with 3 games cod ghosts bf4 and ac4 with 2 controllers for your PC email me at jadon.harper1@gmail.com, and please let me know if you've already sold it.
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