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checkmate007 02-04-2016 01:21 AM

$1300 PC or PS4?
 
Hi, guys!

I'm looking to buy a gaming setup (PC or PS4).
I am wondering if a $1,300 gaming PC with the following setup will be more value for money than PS4.
I'll be playing games like GTA 5, Just Cause 3, Need for Speed and Uncharted 4 (if I get PS)

CPU: Intel Core i5 6500
Motherboard: MSI H170A PC Mate
GPU: GeForce GTX 960
RAM: Crucial 2x4GB DDR4-2133 CL15
SSD: Crucial MX200 250GB
HDD: Toshiba 2TB
Case: Corsair Carbide 100R Silent Edition
PSU: EVGA 500B

Three things I am looking to seek your opinion on are:
  1. How well this PC will perform on current gen games
  2. How long this setup will last until it will get outdated
  3. Is getting PC worth it with the additional $800 considering 1 & 2?

PS4 is cheaper ($500) and likely to last longer, but the frame rates...

I would love to hear what you think on this!

BooYeah 02-04-2016 12:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by checkmate007 (Post 100579974)
Hi, guys!

I'm looking to buy a gaming setup (PC or PS4).
I am wondering if a $1,300 gaming PC with the following setup will be more value for money than PS4.
I'll be playing games like GTA 5, Just Cause 3, Need for Speed and Uncharted 4 (if I get PS)

CPU: Intel Core i5 6500
Motherboard: MSI H170A PC Mate
GPU: GeForce GTX 960
RAM: Crucial 2x4GB DDR4-2133 CL15
SSD: Crucial MX200 250GB
HDD: Toshiba 2TB
Case: Corsair Carbide 100R Silent Edition
PSU: EVGA 500B

Three things I am looking to seek your opinion on are:
  1. How well this PC will perform on current gen games
  2. How long this setup will last until it will get outdated
  3. Is getting PC worth it with the additional $800 considering 1 & 2?

PS4 is cheaper ($500) and likely to last longer, but the frame rates...

I would love to hear what you think on this!

1) The Specs is ok to play the current gen games, but not as smooth as u want it to be.
2)Probably going to last u for like at least 2 years.
3)Always more worth it to get a PC, as there are more functions & you just need to upgrade your PC instead of getting a new machine like for e.g the playstation series.

IceRealm 02-04-2016 12:09 PM

Buy a PC now, buy a PS4 when FFXV comes out in Sep. :s12:

jgyy1990 02-04-2016 12:45 PM

PC have multiple purpose for work and games. Gtx 960 itself is enough to beat ps4 in terms of graphics performance. But of course ps4 games are better optimised than PC version. Based on nvidia GPU roadmap, most likely outdated by 2018 if you are into high end gaming.

shohei 02-04-2016 12:51 PM

Pc master race

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watzup_ken 02-04-2016 01:25 PM

It depends what games you want to play. For me, consoles are mainly for the exclusive titles, i.e. not available on the PC. When you mentioned last longer, I don't actually agree. In fact, I feel that you are suffering longer since the dated hardware may make the game less enjoyable, i.e. dropped frames, poorer visuals. Also, games purchased for a console usually don't work on a new generation console. So the money is pretty much wasted, especially those purchase on the Playstation Store.

Overall, the PC may seem more expensive, but if you look under the hood, the PC is significantly more versatile and powerful than the PS4. If you purchase a PC game say on Steam, you may also buy it at a significantly lower price than in the Playstation store.

I vote goes to PC for sure.

checkmate007 02-04-2016 01:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jgyy1990 (Post 100584747)
PC have multiple purpose for work and games. Gtx 960 itself is enough to beat ps4 in terms of graphics performance. But of course ps4 games are better optimised than PC version. Based on nvidia GPU roadmap, most likely outdated by 2018 if you are into high end gaming.

Thank you all for your input. What if I replace the 960 with 970? Would that give any difference in its ability to play the next generation games at let's say... 40-50 fps for years to come?

watzup_ken 02-04-2016 01:29 PM

By the way, you can consider getting the graphic card from places like Qoo10 or Lazada. For example, Qoo10 may periodically have 100 bucks coupon which you can offset from your purchase. This way, you can get a better graphic card, or spend less on your build. From my opinion, after some research awhile back, I feel the GTX 960 4GB variants are actually not very good in value if you compare its performance vs price.

watzup_ken 02-04-2016 01:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by checkmate007 (Post 100585370)
Thank you all for your input. What if I replace the 960 with 970? Would that give any difference in its ability to play the next generation games at let's say... 40-50 fps for years to come?

Depends on the resolution and settings, but a GTX 970 should manage most games based on current releases. If you are fine with some graphic compromise, it should last a couple of years.

JasonX 03-04-2016 04:02 PM

The only advantage ps4 have over a decent pc is the exclusives. Imo, get ps4 if u really want games like bloodborne, unchartered...etc.

Multiplat games tend to include pc nowadays. Ffxv will be on pc too, just later.
Otherwise pc is better. It has much more solid f2p titles such as LoL, dota2, various mmorpgs. Also tend to have more discounts for games.

iridiot 04-04-2016 08:59 AM

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CPT.SG 04-04-2016 10:56 PM

$1300 should be able to get better GPU.

I would recommend you get PS4 if you want budget gaming though.

T-TechShop 04-04-2016 11:17 PM

PC can do more than gaming

currypock 05-04-2016 11:39 PM

definitely ps4

ibuystuffs 06-04-2016 04:25 PM

Hi there, $1300 Xbox 360


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