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March 25, 2012 5:46:36 PM

Hello, i was wondering if i should get a low end pc or a ps3 for gaming.

If i get the pc it would be like this:

CPU: Intel Pentium G840 Dual Core 2.8GHz
GPU: PALIT GTX550Ti 1gb gddr5
RAM: Patriot DDR3 4GB 1333MHz
MOBO: ASUS P8H61-M LE
Case and PSU are Blueberry BC-M42 with 560W PSU.
I already have an 4 years old hdd 250 gb, cd/dvd and a 19" monitor @ 1440x900. Im also concerned that my hdd wont last much longer.
So the question is would a PC with this specs be better than a ps3 for games.If i get the pc i would play at above mentioned resolution.Also i have a hdtv in case i get the ps3.

Thanks.

Also this is my first post :bounce: 

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March 25, 2012 6:13:18 PM

well, 1440x900 is a higher resolution than most ps3 games. a 550ti coudl probably do most games on medium settings which is about equal to what ps3 runs games at. where it might get tricky is in games like bf3. the pc bf3 is quite a bit more demanding right out of the box. my friend runs it ok on a core2duo and a 4850 though.

personally, if it were me. id get the pc if i didnt have one already. simply because pcs do everything! its my media machine. download all my tv shows and movies.
March 25, 2012 6:32:50 PM

If you already have a working laptop or computer then i would go with the ps3. Otherwise I would get the computer. And since when did a ps3 cost $350? You can get one for $200-250, if you look hard enough you might find a re-certified or used one for even less!!
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March 25, 2012 6:39:49 PM

axew said:
Hello, i was wondering if i should get a low end pc or a ps3 for gaming.

If i get the pc it would be like this:

CPU: Intel Pentium G840 Dual Core 2.8GHz
GPU: PALIT GTX550Ti 1gb gddr5
RAM: Patriot DDR3 4GB 1333MHz
MOBO: ASUS P8H61-M LE
Case and PSU are Blueberry BC-M42 with 560W PSU.
I already have an 4 years old hdd 250 gb, cd/dvd and a 19" monitor @ 1440x900. Im also concerned that my hdd wont last much longer.
So the question is would a PC with this specs be better than a ps3 for games.If i get the pc i would play at above mentioned resolution.Also i have a hdtv in case i get the ps3.

Thanks.

Also this is my first post :bounce: 


Go with the pc the gtx 550 ti will give you good fps at that resolution in most games and as neon said a pc is multi-use. I just saw on amazon that gtx 550ti is 130 dlls just as the gtx 460 which is alot better.

One thing that does frighten me is your case psu option. I've never heard of "Case and PSU are Blueberry BC-M42 with 560W PSU" Seems really cheap to me. What is the price on this combo?

I went online and got you the appropriate case and psu. I'm assuming you live in the us.

http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-430-Watt-Certified-Compat...

http://www.amazon.com/Technologies-Source-210-Computer-...

Please don't skimp on a psu especially when you have a gpu because a cheap psu can kill your whole system if it pops.

Have a nice day



March 25, 2012 6:44:55 PM

badjad05 said:
If you already have a working laptop or computer then i would go with the ps3. Otherwise I would get the computer. And since when did a ps3 cost $350? You can get one for $200-250, if you look hard enough you might find a re-certified or used one for even less!!


You do realize that ps3 games are alot more expensive than pc games and that they also take alot more time to decrease in price? Ps3 graphics also blow. Last time I tried to play ps3 with my friends I almost raged at how pixelated the screen looked.

http://www.amazon.com/Bioshock-Playstation-3/dp/B001B1W... $16

http://www.amazon.com/BioShock-pc/dp/B000MK694E/ref=sr_...
$8
March 25, 2012 6:58:52 PM

Thanks for responses.
Well Plasmid the price of that psu and case combo is 50$.

Also im torn betwen a pc and a ps3 just for those awesome exclusives i REALY like.
And also i live in a small country in Europe called Serbia, perhaps you heard of it.
March 25, 2012 7:00:46 PM

although many would disagree, at least the pc gives you the option to pirate games. should money be in short supply.
March 25, 2012 7:04:04 PM

Plasmid said:
You do realize that ps3 games are alot more expensive than pc games and that they also take alot more time to decrease in price? Ps3 graphics also blow. Last time I tried to play ps3 with my friends I almost raged at how pixelated the screen looked.

http://www.amazon.com/Bioshock-Playstation-3/dp/B001B1W... $16

http://www.amazon.com/BioShock-pc/dp/B000MK694E/ref=sr_...
$8


Then there are also all the other features a ps3 has that a pc has. Like better multiplayer, and maybe the OP has friends he might want to play PS3 with. I understand where you are coming from, but both have there advantages and disadvantages. I'm not a console fan-boy or anything, I mean I own a PS3, Xbox, and custom built PC. But sometimes I find it more enjoyable to hope onto my xbox and play games with some friends. It's all personal preference :) 
March 25, 2012 7:05:16 PM

neon neophyte said:
although many would disagree, at least the pc gives you the option to pirate games. should money be in short supply.


+1^ It saves me a *** ton of money, and also another advantage of getting a PC.
March 25, 2012 7:15:45 PM

axew said:
Thanks for responses.
Well Plasmid the price of that psu and case combo is 50$.

Also im torn betwen a pc and a ps3 just for those awesome exclusives i REALY like.
And also i live in a small country in Europe called Serbia, perhaps you heard of it.



Could you give me a website of local reseller in your area so I can look around? Choose parts etc compare prices?
March 25, 2012 7:22:45 PM

Plasmid said:
You do realize that ps3 games are alot more expensive than pc games and that they also take alot more time to decrease in price? Ps3 graphics also blow. Last time I tried to play ps3 with my friends I almost raged at how pixelated the screen looked.

http://www.amazon.com/Bioshock-Playstation-3/dp/B001B1W... $16

http://www.amazon.com/BioShock-pc/dp/B000MK694E/ref=sr_...
$8

While I like this example. It is important to know that Bioshock(Great game BTW) did NOT run on a 500 dollar pc back in 2007, but it did run on a 400 dollar PS3 in 2008 when it was released.

Console games as always more because of the lower buy in price for the system itself. With the PS3 getting on to almost 6 years old, yeah it gets harder to recommend it, but it is important to know it is just that old.

Last thing to note would be that pixelation(due to the lack of pixel blending) in console games was done when PS1 went out of production(Nintendo DS still has this issue, but that is another story).

You will still see aliasing happen on edges, but i doubt a 350 dollar PC will fair much better in that department and still keep good frame rates.

I would still vote for a PC because of its wide uses. In fact the last console I owned was SNES.

But saying hey the 6 year old console looks pixelated(not sure how) vs the newer pc is kind of a bad argument. Blow up your games to a 30+ inch screen(maybe even one with some kind of overactive sharpness enhancement) you may see aliased edges without AA on as well.

For some images of AA off vs on
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/anti-aliasing-nvidi...

Not trying to be a bitch, just saying...
March 25, 2012 7:23:33 PM

craigslist or kijiji or something. locally we have ps3s selling for 150

edit: in 2008 ps3s were still sold at a loss because they gouge you on the software

also, its not 2008 anymore, please stay relavent
March 25, 2012 7:33:13 PM

ps3 is pretty good but its kind of the end of this gen and new consoles will be appearing in the next 2-3 year's. if you are knowledgable about PC's then get it but if not than get the PS3. PC's might have the better graphics but if you don't get the right parts for certain games than you have games with the best graphics but they run like crap.

also most ports of games are now ported directly from the console versions so the enhancements for the PC versions are not really that great
March 25, 2012 7:56:35 PM

that cpu he listed is a sandybridge, its a pretty decent cpu
March 25, 2012 8:01:47 PM

badjad05 said:
If you already have a working laptop or computer then i would go with the ps3. Otherwise I would get the computer. And since when did a ps3 cost $350? You can get one for $200-250, if you look hard enough you might find a re-certified or used one for even less!!

Peripherals, overpriced games may add up however.
March 25, 2012 8:02:44 PM

Plasmid here is the shop i buy in http://www.winwin.rs/

man... pc has those sweet emulators and also top notch rts games and mmo games but ps3 have uncharted, god of war, resistance, litle big planet,....damn im so undecided :( 
i have a phenom quad core 9500 2.2GHz in my current pc so is upgrading to a Intel Pentium G840 Dual Core 2.8GHz sandybridge worthy?
March 25, 2012 8:12:33 PM

edit: oh you have a computer.

well... damn. i dont know now.
March 27, 2012 3:12:42 PM

Thank you all guys for your replies iv decided to go with the pc.
March 27, 2012 3:42:49 PM

wise choice
April 29, 2014 7:44:54 AM

good choice
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