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What cheap PC build would be able to play games on xbox 360 graphics?

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February 24, 2013 3:08:24 PM

I would like to know if theres currently a cheap PC build out there that will outperform the xbox 360 and will always be able to run games on console quality graphics. For instance if an xbox 360 game is running low res HD textures and such, I want that! A build with guaranteed console quality graphics, no having to upgrade, and will last until the current console cycle for xbox 360 dies and the xbox 720 rises.

Sounds crazy I know, usually you go buy an xbox 360 if you want something like that, but Im more of a PC gamer, not looking for insane hd textures, ultra settings and all that, just console quality graphics.
February 24, 2013 3:21:23 PM

i3-3220 nvidia 650, will be better than xbox, (have to remember that the console ports are often so poorly optimised that you need more than xbox power levels.

perhaps an amd A10 APU? using integrated graphics might be enough
February 24, 2013 3:39:43 PM

Perhaps someone here could put together a full cheap PC build with links to the various parts, if they have time to that is.

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February 24, 2013 4:07:29 PM

how about giving us a budget? so we can determine whether it can be done.
February 24, 2013 4:09:35 PM

400-600 dollars seems about good for me.
February 24, 2013 5:23:27 PM

simon12 said:
This with a 965BE and AM3 board http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/budget-gaming-do-it...
It is way bette rthan Xbox 360 you could drop to a cheaper graphics card, even a 6670 will outdo the 360.


So this will be able to *for the most part* do console like graphics and last till both the ps3 and xbox 360s life cycle end?


February 24, 2013 8:09:29 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6200 3.8GHz 6-Core Processor ($134.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock 960GM/U3S3 FX Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($60.97 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 250GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.89 @ Compuvest)
Storage: Crucial M4 64GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($75.00 @ Adorama)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Zalman Z5 ATX Mid Tower Case ($25.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($18.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $615.78
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-24 17:09 EST-0500)

it will play most at full gfx options and nearly everything on medium
February 24, 2013 8:45:02 PM

Cranman said:
So this will be able to *for the most part* do console like graphics and last till both the ps3 and xbox 360s life cycle end?

Yes easily.
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