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Should I build my own pc or go with an xbox one ?

I want to play games like BF3, BF4, COD like titles at ultra resolutions...

Should I go with a console with a big screen of 27 inch or build my own pc ?

Budget upto 2500$
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  1. Best answer
    Build your own. Check this out:
    CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Microcenter)
    CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH Z77 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($239.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($118.54 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($214.99 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($88.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 690 4GB Video Card ($999.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Case: Cooler Master HAF X ATX Full Tower Case ($179.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair Professional Gold 850W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($149.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHDS118-04 DVD/CD Drive ($23.35 @ Compuvest)
    Total: $2315.79
  2. Building a computer isn't difficult, the harder part is choosing parts for a PC. Here are some things you can do:

    XBOX ONE:

    + A little bit cheaper than a gaming PC.
    + Games are optimized for the console and therefore you can get more performance out of it.
    + Easier to to move.

    - You are a lot more limited to what you can do with your system comparerd to PC.
    - You can't pick parts for it.
    - You will get a lot less eye candy. (Graphics)

    PC:

    + Extremely powerfull compared to a console.
    + You can build whatever you want depending on your budget.
    + Beautiful visuals and particle effects at higher resolutions with better FPS sometimes.
    + You are free to do what you want, you don't have a limited operatingsystem. So you can use it for working with photoshop and so on.

    - Could cost a little bit more if you want a lot of performance.
    - A lot heavier.

    In my opinion, if you already have a budget of atleast 1000$ you can build a pretty powerful PC depending on where you live. Mine costed me about 900$ to build and i can play most games at medium settings and above with 60fps.
  3. Rohit G Nair said:
    Build your own. Check this out:
    CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Microcenter)
    CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH Z77 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($239.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($118.54 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($214.99 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($88.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 690 4GB Video Card ($999.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Case: Cooler Master HAF X ATX Full Tower Case ($179.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair Professional Gold 850W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($149.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHDS118-04 DVD/CD Drive ($23.35 @ Compuvest)
    Total: $2315.79


    ¨That's overkill xD.
  4. Romeru said:
    Rohit G Nair said:
    Build your own. Check this out:
    CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Microcenter)
    CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH Z77 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($239.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($118.54 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($214.99 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($88.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 690 4GB Video Card ($999.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Case: Cooler Master HAF X ATX Full Tower Case ($179.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair Professional Gold 850W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($149.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHDS118-04 DVD/CD Drive ($23.35 @ Compuvest)
    Total: $2315.79


    ¨That's overkill xD.

    I know but if he can afford it then why not ?
  5. PCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC!!!! xbox if you have 10 year old ;)
  6. If you are willing to spend at least $850-1000 (you said your budget is max $2500), it would probably be better to build your own pc.

    A pc and a console are meant for different things. The Xbox One is a "cheap" alternative and has everything needed built in to game at 720/1080p, but not at max settings. It is made purely for entertainment. A PC can be made for entertainment, plus productivity. With a budget of $2500, you can easily build a pc that maxes out everything on a 27" screen (I'm assuming its 1920x1080). It really depends on what you are looking for in a gaming system. If you really want to play at ultra resolutions and are sensitive to performance drops and/or smaller visual details, go with a good, home-built pc.
  7. Yep, like i said, you could pay as little as 800$ and still get some nice performance. So. PC in my opinion :D
  8. With that much money why not just buy an xbox one and the game you want and then use the rest of the money to build a pc which should leave close to 1700 or 1800 after you buy everything you want for the xbox one and you still get a really good pc for 1700
  9. thanks guys!
  10. If you have a budget like that! Build your own PC :)
    Check this out!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=odBZVl9DsqU&feature=youtu.be
    Parts are in the description and in the video you see some examples of the performance and how you need to build the PC.
    It's +- $2000
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