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January 18, 2014 11:04:04 AM

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/Abeating/saved/3oi0 I've been mulling over the xbox one and building a custom pc using these parts and wondering what sort of performance i can really get out of something like this

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January 18, 2014 11:58:54 AM

Definitely get the computer, it will be a lot better than getting an Xbox One in terms of gaming experience. Should be able to reach high settings on most games, possibly not ultra on some of the more demanding games but definitely high which is no where near the graphics capability of the Xbox One.
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January 18, 2014 12:40:41 PM

If you are equally happy gaming on a PC or an Xbox One, than you should go with the Xbox One. That PC would be unable to perform at lets say game console quality graphics right off the bat and would need upgrades very soon. On the other hand, the Xbox One won't face this problem and, like other consoles before it, developers will get better at milking the system for all its worth over time.
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January 18, 2014 12:45:47 PM

Specops125 said:
If you are equally happy gaming on a PC or an Xbox One, than you should go with the Xbox One. That PC would be unable to perform at lets say game console quality graphics right off the bat and would need upgrades very soon. On the other hand, the Xbox One won't face this problem and, like other consoles before it, developers will get better at milking the system for all its worth over time.


What message are you trying to get across? Playing on low settings on PC has better graphics than playing on console.
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January 18, 2014 12:48:19 PM

Well it really depends if you like the freedom and huge amount of possibilities that comes with a pc. If you're just a casual gamer you should go for xbox one. It will last 6-8 years without worrying about hardware of graphics settings.

I would also like to point out that a $500 pc vs a $500 xbone is not really fair comparison. A PC can do more and it will cost less in the long term.
For example: Xbox live costs 50 per year. 6x50 = 300 euros. Why not add at least 200 euro's to your pc build to compensate for that?

For $800 you can get an i5 and an GTX 760 which will outperform the consoles and last for years.
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January 18, 2014 12:55:39 PM

Computer__GUY said:
Specops125 said:
If you are equally happy gaming on a PC or an Xbox One, than you should go with the Xbox One. That PC would be unable to perform at lets say game console quality graphics right off the bat and would need upgrades very soon. On the other hand, the Xbox One won't face this problem and, like other consoles before it, developers will get better at milking the system for all its worth over time.


What message are you trying to get across? Playing on low settings on PC has better graphics than playing on console.


No it doesn't, since when? The fact that a solidly built system today will have trouble maxing out a game's graphics in a couple of years is easily the single worst part of PC gaming. Halo on my original Xbox looks better then any modern PC game on low settings. Between the bare bones textures and having to turn off things like fog or vegetation in low settings, how do they even compare.
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January 18, 2014 12:57:54 PM

Someone clearly doesn't know the basics of PC gaming...
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January 18, 2014 1:01:28 PM

Computer__GUY said:
Someone clearly doesn't know the basics of PC gaming...


Lucky for OP, not everyone here is reflexively a PC fanboy.
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January 18, 2014 1:17:22 PM

Specops125 said:
Computer__GUY said:
Someone clearly doesn't know the basics of PC gaming...


Lucky for OP, not everyone here is reflexively a PC fanboy.


It's not that bad though. Ofcourse pc hardware ages faster than consoles, since console hardware can be optimized really good and developers will only get better at it as time goes on. But old systems are not worthless after a couple of years. Ofcourse you can't max out games anymore, but you can still play the latest games! For example 4870 is 6 years old and it will run battlefield 4 at 720p low settings

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c3k06Sme8Z0

Bad graphics, but not that much worse compared to ps3/360 graphics.
The point is i think that nobody wants to go from maxing out games to turning down all the settings to get the fps above 30. But if you accept that, a decent gaming pc will definitely last 4-6 years.

Also, this console generation is pretty weak compared to the last generation. A ps3 in 2006 was relatively way more powerful than a ps4 in 2013.
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