I would like to assemble a PC so that I can connect it to our TV and play games that are available for both XBOX 360 and PC to play on it with the same graphics or performance but I don't know the specs or parts to buy.
BTW, I don't want it to surpass the graphics of the XBOX 360, just equal or just a little higher.
All I want is for the PC to perform without lag and have the same graphics as the XBOX 360, not a super powerful gaming machine.
I would like to be able to play Assassin's Creed series, Batman Arkham City, Portal series, etc. They don't have to be set at the highest settings, just equal to XBOX 360 settings.
What specs/parts should I buy?
Specs to hook it to SDTV
Specs to hook it to HDTV
Specs to hook it to both
Thanks in advance.
P.S. Why is it that console games don't lag at all? (or very very very seldom) but experience a lot of lag in a PC game? Is this because the specs for the game weren't met? If I meet the game requirements, would the game still lag?
a cheap amd dualcore, and an 96gt will match/beat a 360.. you could put 1 together for 2-3 hundred in fact you could buy 1 for less than that from a refurb shop... often for as little as 150. for that you will get a bare bones cpu/memory/psu/case/storage/burner... to which you just add a basic dedicated gfx card for about 50 pounds. any gfx card apart from low end video cards (video cards are not gaming cards) will run most games at 720p or higher
you can probably do the same with similar u.s prices..
the problem your gonna have is sourcing new parts as your likely to have to over pay for basics like ddr2 ram.
if you can spend 400 then a quad core would be feasible. and at 80 pounds/dollars wont break the bank... add in 40-60 for a motherboard, 30 for ram 50 for a psu 70 for a hdd, 30 for a burner and what ever you have left on gfx which will be about 100. this setup would punish a 360 and would be a reasonable entry level gaming pc.