PC as good as next gen consoles

So I met a concieted individual on the internet yesterday saying that the new PS4 will be able to destroy any PC under $1500. This made me think, just how cheap of a PC can I build that would destroy the PS4. THis is what I came up with:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks
CPU: Intel Core i3-2120 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($124.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($87.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Value Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($46.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 320GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.88 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($209.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill Blackbone ATX Mid Tower Case ($47.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Rosewill Capstone 450W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($64.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer ($26.37 @ Compuvest)
Total: $651.74 (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.) (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-21 09:34 EST-0500)

Any changes/suggestions for this build?
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  1. well graphics wise ps4 and this build is equal but consoles will be using 8 core cpu and this is a dual core so there will be some bottleneck. It would be a sweet budget oriented build with the cheapest quad core or amd 8 core
  2. Something else to note is that the 8GB GDDR5 will be shared between the CPU and GPU
  3. Console hardware is pretty much equivalent to laptop hardware. It is watered down to meet proprietary form factors, power requirements, and a price point.

    PC desktop hardware makers don't have that price requirement - if there's a market for a $1K GPU, despite that very few people will actually purchase one, it will be produced.

    Don't bother arguing with console fanboys, it's pretty much a no-win situation. :lol:
  4. Kotaku has specs of the PS4's dev kit. Whether Kotaku's information is accurate or not, that's all the information we are presented at the moment.

    System Memory: 8GB
    Video Memory: 2.2 GB
    CPU: 4x Dual-Core AMD64 "Bulldozer" (so, 8x cores)
    GPU: AMD R10xx
    Ports: 4x USB 3.0, 2x Ethernet
    Drive: Blu-Ray
    HDD: 160GB
    Audio Output: HDMI & Optical, 2.0, 5.1 & 7.1 channels

    and here's what Sony presented (source: The Verge)
    Here's the full spec sheet:

    Single-chip custom processor, with eight x86-64 AMD Jaguar CPU cores and 1.84 TFLOPS next-gen AMD Radeon based graphics engine
    8GB GDDR5 memory
    Built-in hard drive
    6x Blu-Ray and 8x DVD drive
    USB 3.0 and auxiliary ports
    Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth 2.1
    HDMI, analog AV-out, and optical S/PDIF audio output


    Everything is all speculation. It could be a Bulldozer. It could be a custom APU. We may compare CPUs from PCs to the PS4, since the PS4 is using an x86 based (in this case start comparing to a 3960). I agree with g-unit1111, don't bother arguing. Accept the PS4 as a possible bargain for what it may sell or accept it as a different medium. Even more so, accept competition. Competition is good.


    Source:
    http://kotaku.com/5977849/the-playstation-4-has-a-new-controller-fancy-user-accounts-and-impressive-specs-so-far (Remember Kotaku is a gaming blog, not a gaming news website).
    http://www.theverge.com/2013/2/20/4011496/playstation-4-tech-specs-revealed-amd-jaguar-cpu-faster-blu-ray-720p
  5. You can't really compare them, consoles have games specifically made for their hardware and only (currently) play at 720P and medium quality settings.

    PC games have to be more versatile in terms of hardware and are often bad/inefficient ports of console games. Not only that but most people play at 1080P with higher quality settings.
  6. alvine said:
    well graphics wise ps4 and this build is equal but consoles will be using 8 core cpu and this is a dual core so there will be some bottleneck. It would be a sweet budget oriented build with the cheapest quad core or amd 8 core


    The i3 has hyper threading, its 2 phys 2 virtual as a heads up.
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