Ok, I have a bit of a dilemma here. I own a RROD Xbox 360 and a working PS3. I am quite satisfied with the game library on both systems. However, one of my most favorite games of all time is Oblivion, and I can't play it now because my Xbox 360 is broken. My first instinct was to send it into Microsoft for $100 because I already messed it up enough by doing the towel trick. Then, I thought, why not build a Gaming PC because of all of the graphics mods. I have educated myself over the past few months and it is an expensive hobby. I can build a good one for around $800. Now, here is my dilemma. Is it worth it? I would only really play are ES V Skrim, Oblivion with mods, Morrowind with mods, the first Deus Ex, some FPS like Crysis, Quake 4, and The Orange Box because of mouse and keyboard controls, The Witcher 1/2 and some various other games. Most of the games I would be playing are on console (minus the Witcher 1/2). I don't want to spend $800 on something only for a couple of games, as I am going off to college in a year and a half and I wasn't planning on bringing it with me because I already have a MacBook for word documents/internet. So, right now I have about $200 saved up. I am getting a job over the summer that would pay me $1200 in about a month, so my question is, should I save up for a gaming PC? I could get my Xbox fixed now and play Oblivion and Skyrim (when it comes out), but they would be lacking graphic mod support. I don't really have any preference over the controls (yes, mouse and keyboard is more precise), and I like the game library on all the systems. If I did go PC, I would build it around August, giving me like a year with it. Is it worth it? Or should I just get my Xbox fixed because graphic mods don't really make a difference in Oblivion?
if u are planing to build a pc to play oblivion only, forget it, just fix ur xbox360 and play it there, BUT if u are planing to dive into pc gaming and play a lot of modern pc games , well yes its worth, and in this case believe me when i say that whenever u dive into pc gaming world u will completely forget those consoles whether ps3 or xbox, pc gaming is far more fun and let me say mature good luck
If you are happy with your game selection on the Xbox why not get it fixed for $100 then save some $$ and buy a kickass PC system down the road? Or buy a newer Xbox in a few years? BTW I'm a PC guy but it looks like fixing the Xbox right now would be the best option, JMHO