What Should I get?

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May 14, 2010

What Should I get? by pizzaman2893 at 5:18 PM (1,439 Views / 0 Likes) 15 replies

  1. pizzaman2893
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    Well this summer I'm getting a job, so I was wondering if I should save and get a ps3 or just update my computer's graphics card. My computer has a Ati radeon 2600 pro ( old I know) and it wouldn't cost as much to upgrade it but, I really do like alot of games on the ps3. So I'm not sure can you help me out?
     
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    Go for a new computer and download a PS3 emulator! Along with them .iso files and the likes...
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    What?
    Well... I'd go for a new GPU. You can arrr stuff on PC, unlike the PS3.
     
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    PS3

    Save the comp. for another day. It won't cost much anyways.
     
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    You'd be surprised.

    Go for the computer, PS3 HAS NO GAEMS, just saying. And what with Sony blocking the Other OS feature, that really sucks.
     
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    something i have often wondered and been aggrivated with... how in the world can they throw a tiny little 133 mhz processor in a game console, but to run the same game on pc a 2000 mhz processor is needed with at least 1 gb of memory!!!!!!???

    dont be surprised if a quad core 3.6 gig prcessor and about 4 gb memory is what you need to run ps3 games on pc ( just sayin) [​IMG]

    definately worth investigating exactly what hardware you need to handle the applications you want. the computer is designed around a purpose, not the other way around. so you might have to get a whole new pc system.
     
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    @alphanemisis assuming you are not talking about emulation for one the PS3s CPU (ignoring for the moment any architectural advantages) clocks some 3GHz but mainly because your console does not have an underlying OS (or if it does it is very basic/can be sidelined very well) and probably runs the games at a lower resolution than the PC does (1024 x 768 aka XGA was made a standard in 1990) and arguably is able to be better optimised (consoles are for the most part standardised hardware).

    My vote- as it is about 5 years since this console generation iteration kicked off then any game a console can play a PC with a decent graphics card should quite easily be able to match (even with bad ports taken into account) or better a console (to say nothing of improved controller options as well).
     
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    I'd say go for the PS3, but that's just my opinion because I've never been much of a PC gamer. However, if you're already a big PC gamer, I'd upgrade your PC
     
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    well i got PS3 and im totally hooked on it [​IMG]
    i use it to go online more then my pc lol xD
     
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    PC. Buy or Arrr the BioShock series and you're good to go.

    Oh and don't forget to pick up osu! while you're at it.
     
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    fast 6191:

    in price comparison, i payed 300 bucks for my ps3.... to upgrade my computer in order to keep up, i would need new processor/motherboard, memory graphics card etc......the decent graphics card would probably be around 80 dollars, and the board/processor at least a good 200....

    the ps3 is definately a worthwile investment as we expect to have it around for about a good 10 years.... in less than 2 years all that pc equipment will again be outdated!
     
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    Most of my pc hardware is 3 years old or so and I can still play the latest games on high settings. Just because it's a bit outdated doesn't mean it's useless.

    I can't really see the ps3 lasting 10 years, regardless of what Sony says. Coming from the same company who stated they'd still be supporting OtherOS on the normal ps3 when it was announced the slim wouldn't have it.
     
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    I'd Say get the ps3 its fun and will have a lot of nice games coming out on it. While the PC will always be upgrading and getting cheaper and cheaper...well hopefully. Although I find myself always getting back to the PC eventually...
     
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    Get the PS3. There are soooooo many hidden costs in upgrading a PC's graphic card. You're probably going to need a better power supply which will cost a minimum of $80 if you want a decent one that won't die in a couple of months. You're going to need cooling for the massive graphics card. When your framerates crash in places with a lot of simultaneous activity, you're going to need a new CPU.
    Or just screw it all and get an XBOX360... it's basically an ARRRRRRable PS3.
     
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    The PS2 says hello.
     
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    PS3 Emulator? >_>

    The PS2 Emulator is barely even functioning.
     
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    Thought I might as well offer my opinion on some statements made since last post

    @Njrg sure it takes a beast of a machine to run but barely functioning it is not- quite a few games run (probably better than a stock install of something like epsxe) and run if not as well as other emulators then certainly still playable. If you find some of the "betas" then you can see big gains every few weeks/months.

    @ojsinnerz. big difference between latest blockbusters and just existing/largely out of the big three markets (Japan, Europe/Australia and north America). I am sure we could play counter example with a couple of the 16 bit and older generation consoles too.

    @coattails I would certainly not deny hidden costs but outright dismissing it because of the potential is not something I can get behind unless of course you have a vendor machine in which case it is time to think long and hard although that being said some of the barebones setups are doing quite well for themselves these days.

    @alphanemisis we have already seen the PC surpass the console versions of games and as Edhel mentions in passing we have left the early 2000s new gaming rig every year regime (thanks in part to the failure of DX10 but I can not see DX11 shifting that).
     

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