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

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January 2, 2014 3:02:37 AM

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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January 2, 2014 3:09:09 AM

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
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January 2, 2014 3:11:06 AM

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.
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January 2, 2014 3:12:54 AM

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.
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January 2, 2014 3:14:03 AM

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 ?
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January 2, 2014 3:16:33 AM

PCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC!!!! xbox if you have 10 year old ;) 
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January 2, 2014 3:18:03 AM

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.
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January 2, 2014 3:26:20 AM

Yep, like i said, you could pay as little as 800$ and still get some nice performance. So. PC in my opinion :D 
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January 2, 2014 4:17:50 AM

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
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