The Mother Board

Motherboards.org forums. Free tech support, motherboard ID, and more.
It is currently Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:25 am

All times are UTC - 8 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 16 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next

PC or Console?
Gaming PC 87%  87%  [ 20 ]
X-box 360 13%  13%  [ 3 ]
Total votes : 23
Author Message
 Post subject: PC vs. Console
PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2007 1:44 pm 
Offline
Pilgrim
Pilgrim

Joined: Fri Sep 28, 2007 4:19 am
Posts: 10
Location: Frederick, MD
What should i save up for?

I can save about $200 a month, and my current rig cannot handle any decent games.

I can spend about $900 on the PC i wanna build(with monitor)

or about 350.00 for a xbox 360, and some addt'l cash for games (I'd buy a HDTV later >_>)


or a PS3, which i dunno if i want


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2007 9:25 pm 
Offline
Black Belt
Black Belt

Joined: Thu Jul 24, 2003 7:46 pm
Posts: 853
Location: Wisconsin, USA
Well here are my 2 cents.

If you buy a console it can essentially do a couple things:

Play games (At least the ones made for that platform)
Play movies HD movies

A computer can be upgraded to keep pace with the latest and greatest games.
Graphics are typically better on PC than on a console.
It can play movies, music, surf the net, upload files and software updates, work on projects for school and work.

While a few games are made for each specific console, most make their way to the PC.

My point is that the Console is only for gaming. The PC is much more flexible.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2007 8:57 am 
Offline
Green Belt
Green Belt

Joined: Sat Sep 27, 2003 2:53 pm
Posts: 138
I would say go for a pc if yours is too old to handle anything. Like the previos poster pointed out, pc's can do much much more than just gaming which makes them not only fun but a versatile tool. Also, after you add the cost for an hd tv the cost of the 360 is most likely much much more than a pc.

I would say that the advantage of a console is just the games. For example you can't play some console games on a pc.... ie halo 3, zelda, etc.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2007 10:11 am 
Offline
Enlightened Master
Enlightened Master

Joined: Fri Jun 14, 2002 1:03 am
Posts: 17135
Location: England
If you want to play games, get a console....

Keep your PC for other stuff.....

Playability with multiplayers and fun.... Nintendo Wii...

Playability with great graphical games... Xbox360...

Expensive ugly box in corner.... Playstation 3......

_________________
I have been programming on computers since the ZX81.
I am an apprentice trained Electronics Engineer with qualifications to back it up.
I have been repairing computers since 1996.
Yet to some people I still know nothing...


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2007 12:25 pm 
Offline
Black Belt 2nd Degree
Black Belt 2nd Degree

Joined: Mon Aug 19, 2002 5:18 pm
Posts: 2098
Location: West Midlands UK
Sorry if I offend anyone but PC for Games everytime...now more than ever...great range of wide screens and monitors to suit your choice and circumstances....still think the mouse keyboard combo is the best way and most fluid way to play games....

What I like about the PC is the shear range of functions it can perform alsongside gaming.....you can back up save games....run games from a different drive have a dual boot...run games from a dedicated OS...the choices are wide and varied

You can tweek games to...do not always have to run things on max and these days older games can be played on the PC too....eg I can Play the original Quake on XP...can Play tomb raider 2 and 3....I can also play games like Fear....

It is a personal choice for me but PC everytime for games

_________________
"Take counsel in wine, but resolve afterwards in water."
Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2007 6:12 pm 
Offline
Black Belt 1st Degree
Black Belt 1st Degree

Joined: Thu Feb 17, 2005 3:59 pm
Posts: 1960
Location: Orange County, California
PC for games, no doubt. Better graphics, better control, better everything. The down side is you can't play the console games, but the games for both PC and Console are usually better on PC anyways.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2007 7:36 pm 
Offline
Black Belt 5th Degree
Black Belt 5th Degree

Joined: Sun Jun 23, 2002 6:48 pm
Posts: 6772
Location: Fast, Cheap, and Reliable- You can only choose 2
I'd say go for a 360 if you want to get gaming goodness on the cheap without having to worry about meeting system requirements for the newer PC games.

I'd recommend building a PC over a 360 only if your budget allows for a powerful gaming system. Gaming PCs become obsolete VERY quickly compared to consoles which typically last a good 6 years.

$900 for the whole package isn't going to cut it for future games if you want to turn up the graphics and have a great gaming experience in newer games. If you've missed out on good PC games in the past couple of years, I'd go for a PC.

The keyboard and mouse combo is unbeatable for FPS and strategy games, but if you are into adventure, platformer, and party games (games you'll want to play when you have friends over), I highly suggest going with a console.

I agree with Mr T's suggestions. The 360 will be your best bet. The PS3 is improving it's game library slowly, but it's still not as good as the 360. The Wii's fun, but it's extremely basic with no HD resolution support, has a small game library, and poor graphics (an important factor to many).

_________________
Main rig: 1/2" ID Water Cooled Lian-Li V2000B, Abit IP35 Pro, Intel C2D E6750@ -3.4ghz 1.3375v, Mushkin 2gb DDR2-800 996576, one terabyte storage, evga 7900GS KO w/ Zalman VF700-AlCu cooler, Swiftech Apogee GT water block, Ultra X2 550w PSU
Laptop: Asus Z70VA, Pentium M 725 1.6@ -2.13ghz (pinmod), ATI X700 Pro, 1680x1050 native res., bluetooth, the works...


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2007 5:10 am 
Offline
Pilgrim
Pilgrim

Joined: Fri Sep 28, 2007 4:19 am
Posts: 10
Location: Frederick, MD
I've decided, since my financial situation isn't the best (school is expensive!), I'll get an x-box. I don't have a high-def tv right now, will i still enjoy the experience?


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2007 11:12 am 
Offline
Black Belt
Black Belt

Joined: Thu Jul 24, 2003 7:46 pm
Posts: 853
Location: Wisconsin, USA
So you don't have an HDTV? Do you still enjoy watching TV? Of course you do... and you will still enjoy the 360 without the HDTV. having high resolution is nice but is not necessary if you can't afford it.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2007 11:25 am 
Offline
Black Belt 2nd Degree
Black Belt 2nd Degree

Joined: Mon Aug 09, 2004 7:33 pm
Posts: 2741
Location: Milwaukee - Wisconsin
do you have a decent monitor? a friend of mine uses a 20" for his display - looks awesome. throw in some headphones, and it's practically a PC-gaming experience. you'll just need to get the VGA adapter from microsoft (they're sold at circuit city and best buy i know) so that you get crystal clear image. using a component or the s-video will still give you color wash and blurry image.

-Roach

_________________
Lian Li Lancool First Knight Series PC-K59W
Intel Core i7-960 Bloomfield 3.2GHz
EVGA X58 FTW3 132-GT-E768-TR
EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 FTW GAMING ACX 3.0
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 12GB (3 x 4GB)
Crucial M4 128gb SATAIII SSD x2
Crucial M4 256gb SATAIII SSD
OCZ Saber 1000 960GB Enterprise SSD
Corsair Professional Series HX850 PSU
Dell UltraSharp U2713HM 27" w/drop ceiling mount
Logitech G930 7.1 Headset
DBPOWER RGB LED Keyboard
Logitech G402 Hyperion Fury


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 16 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next

All times are UTC - 8 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group