Upgrade PC or buy Xbox One?

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  • Rup79 27 Aug 2013 12:15:49 15 posts
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    Hi,

    Just wondered what others opinions are on the above? I currently have an Xbox 360 and a PC.

    My PC is a G860 CPU with a HD7770 so will need some upgrading before the next gen games come out (BF4, Titanfall etc). My mobo will support up to an i7 and I have 16GB memory so only real upgrade would be CPU and GPU.

    So here is my issue. Do I pay 400+ for an Xbox One and play next gen games on that, or upgrade my PC to play them?

    Plus's of upgrading PC would be:-

    Cheaper games
    (Should be) more powerful

    Plus's of getting Xbox One would be:-

    Xbox One exclusives such as Forza 5

    What do you think?

    I mostly play shooters, Fifa and the odd adventure game and RPG.

    Cheers
  • Ashleyfiddes 27 Aug 2013 12:16:55 980 posts
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    xbox one will be cheaper in the long run,
  • Ashleyfiddes 27 Aug 2013 12:25:24 980 posts
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    Goodfella wrote:
    Eh? PC will be cheaper in the long run.

    Free online, cheaper versions of multi-platform games.
    i mean it will be cheaper in the long run as the PC will have to be upgraded multiple times to get the best out of it
  • DFawkes 27 Aug 2013 12:26:19 23,046 posts
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    I'd go with whatever games you want. If there's nothing you fancy on Xbox One, don't buy one. If there's enough stuff you do fancy that you think you'd get your moneys worth out of it, then do buy one.

    It's also worth considering what your friends are more likely to play on. If they're all getting a One, it might sway you.

    Oh for goodness sake, I've caught my scrotum in my zip again - Margaret Thatcher, 1986

  • Rup79 27 Aug 2013 12:26:59 15 posts
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    Thanks everyone.

    I will look at the other threads on PC upgrades.

    If I do go down the PC route I would stick to around the same budget as Xbox One will cost.
  • TheDarkKnight 27 Aug 2013 12:31:52 695 posts
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    If you want an easy life = Xbox One/PS4

    If you want great looking games, cheaper games but prepared to deal with technical issues occasionally = PC

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  • Fake_Blood 27 Aug 2013 12:39:49 4,221 posts
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    Jusy saying, but if you ad 5 years of xbl to the package, thats the price of a new gpu right there.
  • Rup79 27 Aug 2013 12:44:23 15 posts
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    I have the bones of a PC that is upgradable so it would just be GPU and CPU upgrade, plus I would still get maybe 50-60 on ebay for my old HD7770. This means a budget of around 480 I would have. For that I would get an i7 and a HD 7870 from what I have just looked into. That surely has way more power than next gen consoles yeah?
  • Deleted user 27 August 2013 12:51:08
    I'll probably be upgrading my PC because i find that the little gaming i still do is playing cheapo stuff on PC.

    By the time you buy your 400 console, pay for online, buy a game for at least 45 then the price difference starts to lessen. Plus there's mods for PC games and whatnot which can greatly extend the life of a particular title that you enjoy.
  • bitch_tits_zero_nine 27 Aug 2013 12:56:23 6,652 posts
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    Fifa 14 on the PC won't be using EAs next gen engine.

    Get an xbox one.
  • THFourteen 27 Aug 2013 12:57:30 33,614 posts
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    I'd spend 1k on your PC adding in stuff like LEDs and watercooling as well as a case with a window for maximum effect
  • Rup79 27 Aug 2013 12:59:48 15 posts
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    @THFourteen, was that sarcasm? If not, I don't have nor would I spend 1k on anything games related, no need.
  • Deleted user 27 August 2013 13:01:56
    THFourteen wrote:
    I'd spend 1k on your PC adding in stuff like LEDs and watercooling as well as a case with a window for maximum effect
    You do have to love people who spend as much on neons and alloys for their PC as they do the actual components.

    I have the same case for the last 7 or 8 years. It was one of the cheapest i could get and it's scratched and dented to fuck but it still does the job.
  • bitch_tits_zero_nine 27 Aug 2013 13:07:26 6,652 posts
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    There's also a big sub culture of people that like to bolt stuff onto their xbox 360s to make them more awesome.

    Pretty funny.
  • Dizzy 27 Aug 2013 13:09:21 2,706 posts
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    I am doing both ;)

    I have a gaming PC, but I just can't imagine playing it from my couch. The X1 will be also used a lot by other people... nobody touches my PC!!!! ;)
  • Rup79 27 Aug 2013 13:12:20 15 posts
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    Nobody sees my PC really (apart from girlfriend and son) so not really bothered if it looks like a Vegas hotel or a dog turd. The upgrade would be all about the POWER!
  • THFourteen 27 Aug 2013 13:22:44 33,614 posts
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    Yeah I picked up a green cathode ray tube and some glowy wires from scan for not muh at all

    Ive take both out now. It was a phase i was going through :-)
  • PenguinJim 27 Aug 2013 14:03:04 5,875 posts
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    Rup79 wrote:
    This means a budget of around 480 I would have. For that I would get an i7 and a HD 7870 from what I have just looked into. That surely has way more power than next gen consoles yeah?
    An i7 is overkill, isn't it? Consider the i5-3570K.

    Also consider a NVIDIA card, if you're into gaming, or might want to use Linux, or like good drivers, or don't like stuttering. There have been some amazing 670 prices in the last week, ~160 delivered with that new Splinter Cell game. But if you want all the features of the new consoles, the 7x0 series includes game recording without the performance hit.

    A 3570K and a 670 could come to about 350, leaving you with plenty of leftover cash for LEDs. Or a new power supply! Nothing says sexy PC gaming like a sexy PSU! Mine is German!
  • PenguinJim 27 Aug 2013 14:16:06 5,875 posts
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    I'm pretending it'll be ~172ish in a deal in the next week or so to get that 350 figure. It's 180 delivered here with Splinter Cell: Blacklist, although currently overdue. And, of course, cashback will drag that down all the way to about 178! :p

    Edit: I've got a Twin Frozr 560, and it's a really brilliant heatsink/heatpipe cooler. One of the fans failed after 25 months and I didn't even notice for a while. I just ripped it out with scissors and tweezers yesterday and strapped on a 6 120mm fan with some string, which has worked remarkably well.

    Edited by PenguinJim at 14:18:10 27-08-2013
  • rudedudejude 27 Aug 2013 14:29:00 2,186 posts
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    Do you prefer to game on your sofa or at a desk?

    Kinda the biggest point of difference for me tbh. Including control style.

    Shooters, fifa, and the odd adventure games sounds like sofa gaming to me.
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