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Is it worth spending thousands dollar to build or buy a gaming computer?


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#1 megakotaro

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Posted 06 April 2017 - 09:26 PM

I know there are a lot of gaming console in nowadays and there are a lot of masterpieces on these console.
 
Is it still worth to build or buy a gaming computer which uses the latest hardware, such as intel i7 + nVIDIA GTX 1080, to play these games?
 
Is there anybody who has at least one gaming console and still build or buy a high performance computer?


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#2 Just_One_Question

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Posted 06 April 2017 - 09:52 PM

My view:

If you torrent, build a gaming PC. If you have money and want an easy and fun life, when it comes to playing games, get a console. :)

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Posted 07 April 2017 - 08:03 AM

Most of those console masterpieces make their way to the PC eventually, usually with better performance and more options.  Only the console exclusives don't, such as Persona and Mario.  I own a PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Wii U and I still consider a PC as my main platform.  The reason I do is there are games that play better on PC, such as CRPG's, or I want the precision of a mouse, most shooting based games.  The current generation of games are, more often than not, multiplatform games that release on PC.  My PS4 and Xbox One are only for exclusives and I have very few games for them.

 

You don't need to spend thousands of dollars on a gaming PC to get good performance.  Besides, when the PS4 and Xbox One were released, they were using mid range hardware even then.  Nowadays, the hardware is low-end compared to even a mid range gaming PC.


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Posted 07 April 2017 - 12:18 PM

It really depends on the games you play, you're not going to be playing World of Warcraft on a console.

 

A controller is no match for a keyboard and mouse.  Graphics on a PC are normally better than the console version.

 

Live DJBPace07 I have a PS4, but my computer is my main gaming machine.  My PS probably doesn't have as much time played in six months as I play in a week on my PC.  I also have a Retro Pi, Steambox and Intellivision remake console.



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Posted 07 April 2017 - 10:15 PM

Thanks all of your reply. 

 

I do have a PS4. If PS4 satisfied all my need, I will not persist in spending  thousands of dollars to build a gaming computer.  Maybe the cost would be lower.  :thumbsup:


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Posted 10 April 2017 - 12:55 PM

I think a lot of it depends on when you got into gaming and what your friends have.  Since I started gaming on a Commodore 64 back in the 80s I've always been a PC gamer who has also owned consoles.



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Posted 10 April 2017 - 02:49 PM

You dont need high cost hardware to make a good gaming PC.

 

Here is some parts to make a good gaming PC for under $1000:

 

Motherboard: https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16813157736

Processor: https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819117731

GPU: https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814487275

PSU: https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151118&ignorebbr=1

Memory: https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151118&ignorebbr=1

A case: https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811139040

Storage: https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822236339

And if you want a SSD to have fast boot speeds: https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820250078

 

Total cost: $869.83

 

well under $1000

Is it more than a console? Yes

Will it be more worth it for the long term? Yes


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Posted 11 April 2017 - 10:18 AM

Now when Ryzen arrived, there is no reason to buy any Intel i5. Also when talking about long term, all Nvidia offerings can be forgotten because DirectX 12 hardware support is worse than AMD offered 5 years ago.

 

So with little changes price would be even more under $1000.



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Posted 11 April 2017 - 10:38 AM

The only con is Ryzen motherboard availability, they are very hard to find right now.

I almost didnt get my build in on time 0.o


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Posted 12 April 2017 - 08:55 PM

You dont need high cost hardware to make a good gaming PC.

 

Here is some parts to make a good gaming PC for under $1000:

 

Motherboard: https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16813157736

Processor: https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819117731

GPU: https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814487275

PSU: https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151118&ignorebbr=1

Memory: https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151118&ignorebbr=1

A case: https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811139040

Storage: https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822236339

And if you want a SSD to have fast boot speeds: https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820250078

 

Total cost: $869.83

 

well under $1000

Is it more than a console? Yes

Will it be more worth it for the long term? Yes

 

This is useful. Thank you! :bananas:

I used to think that I need to spend a lot of money to buy Alienware then I can play GTA5. 



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Posted 12 April 2017 - 09:06 PM

Some alienware PC's are actually not too bad in price but you lose out on experiencing the build yourself and reliability in knowing what parts you chose.

This alienware here is not a bad buy when concerning hardware:

http://www.dell.com/en-us/shop/productdetails/alienware-aurora-r6-desktop?appliedRefinements=201,301,401

 

However I would be concerned about parts, the quality and upgradibility.

At least you could upgrade your own components with your own build.

If you really must go pre built I would do cyberpowerPC, but they tend to be even worse on pricing taking premiums for parts you can get on your own.

Now note the only thing i did not price in was the OS, a copy of windows 10 will be needed for gaming but you can get even a pro licence for real cheap if you look in the right area.

I have seen Walmart have a pro licence for $99.

Or if its not a priority go linux for a few months to build up your funds.

In any case I say building a PC is a great option and is not as hard as it sounds, there are a few bits that are a pain (like connecting cables and screwing in the motherboard) but with patience its a very rewarding experience.


Edited by MadmanRB, 12 April 2017 - 09:09 PM.

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 09:38 PM

my personal opinion is that is not worthing spend too much on a pc even if it is a high end

 

after three years your high end pc will worth less than the half price of what you have paid...

 

Agree. When I recalled my old gaming computer which is in recycling processing plant now, It was like I throwing a lot of money into toilet. :wacko:



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Posted 22 April 2017 - 10:36 AM

Just opinion...I don't game so I may speak blindly/incorrectly about what seems obvious to me.

 

There is a great deal of difference between a system used primarily for gaming...and a system used for normal routine computer tasks.  That difference lies in the manner in which each is designed to evolve in the consumer market.

 

Gaming is an ever-evolutionary business enterprise.  New games are continuously being created with technological qualities that I consider "cutting edge" and which have no end in sight that I can see.  Faster/more seems to be the mantra for gaming and a simple review of consumer market growth will reflect this.

 

OTOH...a computer which is not targeting gaming as a primary use...has a much slower evolution...a non-gaming system bought 5-10 years ago is stil adequately capable of performing routine computing tasks...while such may not be able to render satisfactory performance with games that have evolved over the same period.

 

That's why I laugh when I see members espousing comments about "future-proofing" their gaming systems.  Seems to me that they are attempting to find shelter in the midst of a tornado on an open field...I can't conceive of future-proofing a gaming system against the vortex of the gaming market...unless one resigns oneself to playing the same games over a protracted period of time and not becoming fascinated with newer games and technologies which seem to me to be the crux of the computer-gaming market.

 

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