AM2+ A64 X2 5000, 4GB DDR2 800, 1GB 5570. So, for me, I need to be upgrading my PC anyhow. All the extraneous is fine, though; my only IDE device is the DVD drive (£15 to replace, so not even an issue), the PSU's a 500w one so it'll do til I get a better one later, and so on. For £400, I can get a new motherboard, decent AMD CPU and 8GB of DDR3 1600, with a chunk of change left to upgrade the GPU to a 7790. Or, if I stick with the 5570 for now, I can go Intel and get something like this.
What are your specs at the moment? The issue I have is that if I upgrade, I'll have to get a whole new MB, RAM etc which is a total nut buster as it makes the price a lot more than either of the next-gen consoles.
MS' changes to points kinda finish off, for me, my chances of trying to scrape the cash together to get an XB1. It's PC upgrades for me:
Back compatibility with all my current games
Cheaper games on launch
Sales, sales, sales
ALL the indies
Works with my 360 pads
Plus, £400 gets me a decent upgrade and a couple of games (thanks to GPU promotions like Never Settle for AMD and Gear Up for Nvidia), which neither console would. I just don't gel with Sony's exclusives, and MS seem keen to piss me off (up until that change, they'd not really annoyed me too much), so I guess I'll wait a bit for them to justify it.
For me, the biggest question I have now is what AMD do next (ie is the new APU/CPU series socket AM4 or FM3, and what new features does it add), not whether either console would do me better.
Edited by sanctusmortis at 22:44:53 10-07-2013