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    Default Console v PC - Long term cost efficiency

    What's your views on the expenditure between console and PC gaming?

    As I understand it, you will lay out more up front for a decent PC rig, but long term will reap the benefits with cheaper games, more choice, better performance, more modding options, downloadable content etc

    I'm a little torn between getting a PS4 or getting a PC built up, as I'm only a very casual gamer, but saying that, I'd make use of the gaming PC for day to day use also.

    What sort of figures are we looking at now and ongoing for over the next 3-4 years or so?

    Secondly, I have a decent LG 42" TV. Would this be an issue using this as the monitor if I were to connect it via HDMI? Is it actually preferable?

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    Depends, if you have loads of friends who are on PS4 I would recommend getting it instead of a PC. However if that's not the case then go for a PC, don't use your 42" TV as a monitor, you can find good monitors for quite cheap I would recommend 21.5-24". You may pay extra on building the PC but with steam sales you're going to save a huge amount of money in the long run, as a lot of popular games drop in price by 50-75%.
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    In the long term pc is more cost efficient I'd say. If you spent the money that it costs for an XB1/PS4 on pc parts and build it yourself, you get much more performance out of it. Looking at the XB1 and PS4 specs, both machines are equivalent to low end PCs in todays market so if you're looking for that 60fps 1080p gameplay I'd go PC tbh. For 500 I'd bet you can run most, if not all games, on high settings. Like the guy above said, the steam sales will save you a lot of money. Brand new games on PS4 range from about 40-60 and i've seen AAA games as low as 15 in the steam sales.

    As to modding well it all depends on what games you like, games like Skyrim + the fallout series have tons of mods and DLC sized expansions that are all free. From personal experience, I've put a couple hundred hours into Skyrim and Fallout and mods contribute to about 75% of that playtime I'd say. I bought Skyrim for the 360 when it came out and got bored about 10 hours in cause I'd finished the story and stuff, then I got it on pc a year later and I'm still playing it now because mods just make the game that much better.

    You could use your HDTV as a monitor, but it's all down to the space you have available as you don't want to be sat right in front of it so that's up to you to work out, if the TV isnt at least 1080p I wouldn't even bother as the picture wont be that great, especially on that size TV as the image on the screen is blown up to fill the whole screen.

    The thing is with PC, you can continuously upgrade your hardware as the years go on whereas the 'next gen' consoles were released with obsolete hardware, which is fine if all your friends play a particular console, but if you want more for your money then I'd say PC is the one for you.

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    The best long term cost efficiency is a gaming console tbh, you can pick up a PS4 for under 300 now. My PS4 lasted a good 5 years with almost daily use. On the other hand i've been through 3 PC's in the same period. But, the gaming experience on the PC is much much better. I do use my brother's laptop built by PC Specialist with the spec:

    i7-4810MQ - 2.8 ghz boost to 3.8ghz
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    Cost about 1800 and handles most games at high/medium high and sometimes very high settings.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zagga View Post
    The best long term cost efficiency is a gaming console tbh, you can pick up a PS4 for under 300 now. My PS4 lasted a good 5 years with almost daily use. On the other hand i've been through 3 PC's in the same period. But, the gaming experience on the PC is much much better. I do use my brother's laptop built by PC Specialist with the spec:

    i7-4810MQ - 2.8 ghz boost to 3.8ghz
    8gb RAM
    120gb SSD
    500gb 7200rpm HD

    Cost about 1800 and handles most games at high/medium high and sometimes very high settings.
    How have you been through 3 PC's in 5 years? I built mine 3 years ago and It is still going strong.

    Build the pc yourself instead of buying one with the specs you want @Official_S.K
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    Like said already, build the PC yourself.

    My PC has 16GB ram, 4ghz speed and an i7 processor and 1GB Nvidia graphics card, can run pretty much any game and will last me for years.

    If you are very casual and have friends on ps4 then just get that though. I don't play any games on my pc except for football manager occasionally tbh lol, more for day to day use.

    You can use a PS4 pad as a controller on (most) pc games though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hickory Dickory View Post
    How have you been through 3 PC's in 5 years? I built mine 3 years ago and It is still going strong.
    They wasn't custom built or top of the range or anything. Just from daily gaming and extensive modding on a load of games, had a desktop seize up after two years, and two laptops too. Maybe it was just bad luck then.
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    Can confirm PS4 and Xbox1 will be replaced within the next 2-3 years.


    Sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo far behind already. Locked 30FPS and scaled up HD? ffs

    PC gaming is slowly moving to 4k these consoles wont even know where to start with that shit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Husso View Post
    Can confirm PS4 and Xbox1 will be replaced within the next 2-3 years.


    Sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo far behind already. Locked 30FPS and scaled up HD? ffs

    PC gaming is slowly moving to 4k these consoles wont even know where to start with that shit.
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    Cant wait to play CS:GO and LoL in 4k might even throw in some H1Z1 on ultra settings so I can knock one out
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gai Sensei View Post
    Like said already, build the PC yourself.

    My PC has 16GB ram, 4ghz speed and an i7 processor and 1GB Nvidia graphics card, can run pretty much any game and will last me for years.

    If you are very casual and have friends on ps4 then just get that though. I don't play any games on my pc except for football manager occasionally tbh lol, more for day to day use.

    You can use a PS4 pad as a controller on (most) pc games though.

    Steam sales >>>>>>>>>>>>
    You didnt build your own PC bro be real ffs
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack 1017 View Post
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    Cant wait to play CS:GO and LoL in 4k might even throw in some H1Z1 on ultra settings so I can knock one out
    Counterstrike>>>>>>>>>>>>>will b laff if we get some GF 5v5s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hickory Dickory View Post
    Counterstrike>>>>>>>>>>>>>will b laff if we get some GF 5v5s.

    Me with the AK>>>>>>>>>everyone
    I dont play on PC bro

    1.6>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>life though tbf
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack 1017 View Post
    I dont play on PC bro

    1.6>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>life though tbf
    you should tbh, will destroy anyone cs 1.6, css or cs:go tbf.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack 1017 View Post
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    Cant wait to play CS:GO and LoL in 4k might even throw in some H1Z1 on ultra settings so I can knock one out
    Come on you know its true.

    Also CS:GO >>>>>>>>>>>>>CoD

    de_Dust_2 all day tbh. Only map one needs.

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    you should tbh, will destroy anyone cs 1.6, css or cs:go tbf.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Husso View Post
    Come on you know its true.

    Also CS:GO >>>>>>>>>>>>>CoD

    de_Dust_2 all day tbh. Only map one needs.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Hickory Dickory View Post
    Was LE on one of my accounts, usually hover DMG though. Don't really go on steam anymore though, if I do ill mainly play mods like surf, bhop or climb lul.
    Thanks to friends who are SEM or Nova 1 im only Like Nova 3 lol but can easily play in a game of Guardians and top frag.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Husso View Post
    Thanks to friends who are SEM or Nova 1 im only Like Nova 3 lol but can easily play in a game of Guardians and top frag.
    getting deranked by playing with shit friends<<<<<<<<<<
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack 1017 View Post
    You didnt build your own PC bro be real ffs
    my pc has impressive stats alie?

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    if u dont know shit about hardware like me stick to consoles tbh

    if ur odt or willing to invest time learning i think any serious gamer will tell u PCs are miles ahead
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    Quote Originally Posted by Husso View Post
    Come on you know its true.

    Also CS:GO >>>>>>>>>>>>>CoD
    Destiny>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>CS:GO>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>COD

    tbh

    Quote Originally Posted by Gai Sensei View Post
    my pc has impressive stats alie?
    Stats? lol? You mean spec? Not really. Considering this thread is a bout PC gaming and you said you got a 1gb nvidia card lol next time someone asks you for your pc specs just tell them your running dual gtx 980s ona bmt, thats impressive.
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