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Old 08-23-2009, 04:14 PM   #1
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Default Is building a PC still worth it?

I have 3000$ and I don't know if I should upgrade my PC or buy a PS3.
I don't have an HDTV or an LCD monitor,but if I decide to go with the PS3 I will buy an HDTV,and if i decide to go with PC I'll buy an LCD.
I had both PS1 and PS2,and PC for gaming over the years.However,PC was my main gaming platform(among other things).
But from what I see on the internet(and from what I noticed) less games are released for PC,and I am starting to wonder if PC gaming is worth it or I should go for consoles.Right now I don't have the money for both(I intend to spend them all on the platform of choise)of them,so I must choose one.
What do you think?Should I choose PC or PS3?
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...you sure about that?! You can get a decent gaming rig from scratch for a third of your budget or less!!!
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You could Easily get both a PS3, A gaming computer and a TV for $3k

Oh yessir!
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You could Easily get both a PS3, A gaming computer and a TV for $3k

Oh yessir!
But not a PC that runs Crysis at highest
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But not a PC that runs Crysis at highest
OH yeah you could. A decent core 2 duo (or quad since Crysis can use all 4 cores), anything above an 8800 (they can be lower than $100) and four gigs of RAM.
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Old 08-23-2009, 06:07 PM   #6
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Oh hell yeah, you could could get a plasma TV, PS3, 23 inch LCD monitor, Gaming mouse & and keyboard, surround sound speaker system, awesome headset, and a gaming computer that can play Crysis on highest for under $3000 and have some money left over.

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Case: Lian Li Lancool Mid Tower
Power Supply: SIGMA MONSTER 750 Watt
Motherboard: GIGABYTE P45 Morherboard
CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200
Memory: 2X2 GB DDR2 800 OCZ Blade Series
Hard Drive: Wester Digital Caviar Black 500GB
Video Card (2): EVGA GTS 250 512MB
Blu-RAY Burner: LG SATA 6X Blu-RAY Burner
Monitor: LG 23" Black LCD Widescreen Monitor
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Headset: KOSS Gaming headset
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Operating System: Windows Vista Home Premium 64-Bit w/ Windows 7 Upgrade
PS3: SONY PS3 160GB
Plasma TV: SAMSUNG 42" Plasma HDTV
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Old 08-23-2009, 06:12 PM   #7
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Oh hell yeah, you could could get a plasma TV, PS3, 23 inch LCD monitor, Gaming mouse & and keyboard, surround sound speaker system, awesome headset, and a gaming computer that can play Crysis on highest for under $3000 and have some money left over.

Here.
Case: Lian Li Lancool Mid Tower
Power Supply: SIGMA MONSTER 750 Watt
Motherboard: GIGABYTE P45 Morherboard
CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200
Memory: 2X2 GB DDR2 800 OCZ Blade Series
Hard Drive: Wester Digital Caviar Black 500GB
Video Card (2): EVGA GTS 250 512MB
Blu-RAY Burner: LG SATA 6X Blu-RAY Burner
Monitor: LG 23" Black LCD Widescreen Monitor
Speaker System: Logitech G51 Surround Sound Speakers System
Headset: KOSS Gaming headset
Keyboard: Logitech G11 Gaming Keyboard
Mouse: Logitech MX518 Gaming Mouse
Operating System: Windows Vista Home Premium 64-Bit w/ Windows 7 Upgrade
PS3: SONY PS3 160GB
Plasma TV: SAMSUNG 42" Plasma HDTV
Cool.I'll check it out
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Oh hell yeah, you could could get a plasma TV, PS3, 23 inch LCD monitor, Gaming mouse & and keyboard, surround sound speaker system, awesome headset, and a gaming computer that can play Crysis on highest for under $3000 and have some money left over.

Here.
Case: Lian Li Lancool Mid Tower
Power Supply: SIGMA MONSTER 750 Watt
Motherboard: GIGABYTE P45 Morherboard
CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200
Memory: 2X2 GB DDR2 800 OCZ Blade Series
Hard Drive: Wester Digital Caviar Black 500GB
Video Card (2): EVGA GTS 250 512MB
Blu-RAY Burner: LG SATA 6X Blu-RAY Burner
Monitor: LG 23" Black LCD Widescreen Monitor
Speaker System: Logitech G51 Surround Sound Speakers System
Headset: KOSS Gaming headset
Keyboard: Logitech G11 Gaming Keyboard
Mouse: Logitech MX518 Gaming Mouse
Operating System: Windows Vista Home Premium 64-Bit w/ Windows 7 Upgrade
PS3: SONY PS3 160GB
Plasma TV: SAMSUNG 42" Plasma HDTV
Mint man, mint.

Personally, I'd go with a single, better GPU, rather than two 250's..possibly a 4870 or 260 OC'd

And I know nothing about PS3's as I am all about PC games over consoles, but I think I saw a link for cheaper PS3's..I want to say $200?? I don't know, the thread was here earlier and I'm not looking for it.. haha

I love that HDTV!!!
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Old 08-23-2009, 06:34 PM   #9
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IMHO, plasma is no good for gaming with the still image problem.... go with an LCD. Not a big problem, just swap out the plasma for an LCD.


***EXAMPLE: if you start up Metal Gear Solid 4 on PS3. During disc installation onto your harddrive, there are screens saying theyre not responsible for damage to your TV if you have a plasma and not an LCD screen***


****ALSO, when i played Assassins Creed for a while I noticed still images burned into my dads tv, while only temprary for a day or so,... still bad . Do yourself a favor and go LCD for gaming****


get a 80gb slim PS3, for 100 dollars cheaper, theyll come out later, and you can still swap out hard drives later on if you wish.
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Old 08-23-2009, 06:51 PM   #10
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Silly question, but can I just confirm that the sum we're talking about is 3 THOUSAND dollars, and not 3 HUNDRED (which while not what was specified, would make a lot more sense in the context of the original post!)
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