Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

XBOX 360 or this custom rig?

Last response: in Video Games
Share
July 21, 2012 1:00:11 PM

I was hoping someone could help me with my decision. I have a very old computer, and the last game it ran was Skyrim, so now I am thinking on getting new hardware. But now I'm in conflict which is should I get an XBOX 360 or a custom rig that I already configured. The rig specs is this:

Mobo: MSI P67-C43 (B3)
CPU: Intel i5 2500k
RAM: Kingston HyperX Blu 4GB (2x2GB)
GPU: EVGA NVIDIA GTX 460 1GB GDDR5 256bit
PSU: Coller Master GX Lite 600W


What is really drawing me to the XBOX 360 is the exclusives, and the XBLA, but at the same time, the PC has the keyboard and mouse, on which I am really used to, and it has Indie games, modding community, and so much more. So I was hoping someone could help me with this decision.

More about : xbox 360 custom rig

July 21, 2012 1:30:13 PM

I'd say go with the PC, though maybe a newer and better GPU. I'm guessing most of the replies to this topic will be similar.
July 21, 2012 1:39:42 PM

jakjawagon said:
I'd say go with the PC, though maybe a newer and better GPU. I'm guessing most of the replies to this topic will be similar.


I think that the GTX 460 is a good GPU, at least for playing on medium, I don't plan on having it around for a long time.
Related resources
July 21, 2012 2:15:10 PM

i can play Skyrim @ Ultra (with some tweeks) @ 1080p with my GTX 460 ...
Anyway ... imo... i cant buy a xbox 360 now when the new consoles knock on the door -^ but that's just me :p 
July 21, 2012 5:15:24 PM

Get the rig. You'll be glad you did.
July 21, 2012 5:28:44 PM

Ok, but what about if I bought a decent PC and the XBOX 360??? I mean, the rig will be weaker, but I will have both. Here are the specs of the second rig:

Mobo: MSI 990FXA-GD65
CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 BE 3.4GHz
RAM: KINGSTON 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 HyperX Blu
GPU: EVGA nVidia GeForce GT520 1GB
PSU: CHIEFTEC CTG-600-80P 600W A80 series


I would use the PC rig to play some FPS games that are really hard to play on the XBOX controller, and I would use the XBOX for everything else. Is this combo alright, or do I go for the rig that I first configured???
July 21, 2012 5:32:34 PM

Honestly, I went for a few years without a gaming rig and just recently got one up and running again. I haven't touched my PS3 since then. There's just so much more you can do with the PC. I'd take your money and put it all into that. Plus, you have a few days left on the STEAM Summer Sale, meaning you can get some incredible games for cheap. What's not to love? :) 
!