Upgrade my gaming PC or get a PS3? 54 replies

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ZeroPressence

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#1 8 years ago

I'm having a hard time choosing! :P Maybe you guys can help me out. I may start to ramble on, so forgive me! :)

If I upgrade my computer, I'll be spending around $400. If I get a PS3 (Do they still sell the old PS3?) I'll be around $280. Price of the PC hardware or PS3 is not going to affect my decision.

I am a casual gamer on both the PC and Playstation 2. On the PC I play a number of games such as Star Trek Online, Call of Duty, Gears of War, Far Cry, Crysis, etc. If I get a new PC, I'll definitely start to buy the more newer games.

I've had my playstation for around 5 or 6 years. I haven't played much, however I have started to play Battle Field 2: Modern Combat, and Heroes of the Pacific. If I got a PS3, I would have to buy a new TV, as the one I have now is not exactly the best, and I'm pretty sure its dieing out.

What are your thoughts on both the PS3 or PC? Which sounds more appealing for someone like me? Any comments and questions are welcome.




Sgt. D. Pilla

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#2 8 years ago

Sounds like you spend more time on the PC gaming, so I'd say PC. That said, it just depends what you enjoy more, PC games or PS3 games.

I've always been a PC gamer cause I don't like spending a couple of hundred on hardware that gets old in a few years without the ability to upgrade it. Plus consoles always have worse graphics, and I can't stand bad graphics.




kow_ciller

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#3 8 years ago

PC pl0x.




*The.Doctor

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#4 8 years ago

What are your PC specs right now?




Snow_Flake

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#5 8 years ago

I would always go with the PC and it sounds like you use it more often than the playstation anyway. I will need to spend money on upgrades/new pc soon as well, been 6 years and my graphics card has finally lost to new graphics.




*Daedalus

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#6 8 years ago

(What everyone but Doc here apparently forgot is that) we can't advise you on an upgrade path until we know how much your $400 would actually get you in terms of hardware, so we'll need your specs before anything more can be said. If you don't know how to get your specs, or what they are: Speccy.




Chocu1a

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#7 8 years ago

Also, you can always hook your ps3 up to your monitor if it supports hdmi or dvi. I personally have all 3 (pc, ps3 & 360) & find I spend a good amount of time on the ps3 lately due to the huge library of great exclusive games available only on the ps3.




Mastershroom VIP Member

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#8 8 years ago

I would personally go for a PC upgrade, but that's just me. Nobody here can really tell you what you want to do.




MrFancypants Forum Admin

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#9 8 years ago
ZeroPressence;5401400 What are your thoughts on both the PS3 or PC? Which sounds more appealing for someone like me? Any comments and questions are welcome.

I'd say it depends on what you want to do with it. Look at the games that will be released for PS3, X-Box and PC in the next 12 months and choose accordingly.

Other things to consider: If you play FPS, strategy or online games often the PC might be better (better controls and the hardware you'll get will probably be better than that of a current console).

If you like watching Blu Rays the PS3 might be better for you. And if you often have friends over for gaming a console is probably better than a PC.

Maybe posting your specs and ideas about what to buy for your PC would help.




*The.Doctor

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#10 8 years ago
(What everyone but Doc here apparently forgot is that) we can't advise you on an upgrade path until we know how much your $400 would actually get you in terms of hardware, so we'll need your specs before anything more can be said. If you don't know how to get your specs, or what they are: Speccy.

Exactly. $400 could get you a nice high end graphics card if the rest of your PC is fairly up to spec, but if you would have to replace your whole system (CPU, Ram, Mobo, ect...) to bring it up to speed $400 is not going to go very far and a PS3 would actually be a better buy.