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Is it possible to build a computer from scratch that will outperform PS4 @ $400?

#21Majoras_pantsPosted 3/2/2014 7:49:56 AM
Infinity8378 posted...
7970>>>>>>>7850


Yup. But 7970 is not = to 7970m. Not even close.
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#22AsucaHayashiPosted 3/2/2014 7:54:29 AM
From what I understand, part of the value from PC gaming is that it has much more value in the long run and you save a lot of money from constant discounts of games

doesn't have to be in the "long" run.

if you've been on the ps4 boards you've seen people be excited for stuff like planetside 2 and warframe... well, currently PC has hundreds of f2p games and you can easily be lost in them for thousands of hours without ever forking out a dime.

though realistically you will probably end up buying many games on top of it.
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#23godplaysSNESPosted 3/2/2014 7:55:51 AM
For 400 USD, it's kinda hard matching the PS4. But if we shall keep the comparison fair, you'll need to pay up 50 USD each year for playing online on the PS4.

And optimization will play its part going forward, more and more engines will start getting tailor-made for the PS4's and Xbone's GCN-based GPUs. Pretty much every game right now is just a DX11 port.
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#24SlaynPosted 3/2/2014 8:02:32 AM
Read sig.
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#25DarkZV2BetaPosted 3/2/2014 8:20:42 AM(edited)
I've done it before, actually, back before PS4 was out. Unfortunately, prices right now aren't as good as they were then, and to make matters worse, pcpartpicker seems to be broked unless I register an account. All it lists is amazon prices as is. :/

I probably should have screencapped the build. Didn't cheap out on parts, either.
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#26ConkerPosted 3/2/2014 8:40:34 AM
Yeah, parts going up makes it hard. Back before the mining craze you could get a 7870 for $130 and 7850's for $110 on sale or after MIR, and it included the AMD bundle when they still had more games available.

There were also some great holiday deals on processors with mobo combos. Microcenter had the best ones, but Newegg and Amazon also had some great prices.

RAM has stayed pretty close the same, but I'm sure there were some good deals to save a little bit.

It would be smart if Newegg would do a DIY full build deal at around $500 to compete with the new consoles and include Win 8. It'd be entirely possible since they usually discount those DIY sales by $75-100.
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#27Infinity8378Posted 3/2/2014 8:42:36 AM
My sig beats PS4
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#28Infinity8378Posted 3/2/2014 9:03:14 AM(edited)
Links
Xeon e5462
2 for $60
http://starmicroinc.net/-p-1489.html?gclid=CIKku9am5rwCFfM7OgodWFoAlw
$190
http://pladoshop.com/p/3770573/PNY%20NVIDIA%20GeForce%20GTX%20760%202GB%20GDDR5%202DVIHDMIDisplayPort%20PCI-Express%20Video%20Card%20(VCGGTX7602XPB)-%252d%252d-0O00QXK0AOH98.html
Case 19$
http://www.amazon.com/Rampage-Size-Desktop-Tower-Computer/dp/B009JABJ8Y/ref=sr_1_3?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1392348657&sr=1-3&keywords=mid+tower+case
Sata 2 Harddrive 28.99$
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/western-digital-internal-hard-drive-wd2500aajs
PSU(19$)
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/logisys-power-supply-ps550abk
or
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/kingwin-power-supply-abt750mm
Motherboard $50
http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B000GGTYIC/ref=sr_1_4_olp?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1392348214&sr=1-4&keywords=socket+771+motherboard&condition=used
6*1gb ddr2 $30
http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B0053GE5PC/ref=sr_1_3_olp?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1390955021&sr=1-3&keywords=ddr2&condition=new
$398.99(with Linux)
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YjqPAbC-ECs&feature=youtu.be
#29Fade2black001Posted 3/2/2014 8:57:10 AM
Infinity8378 posted...
Links
Xeon e5462
2 for $60
http://starmicroinc.net/-p-1489.html?gclid=CIKku9am5rwCFfM7OgodWFoAlw
$190
http://pladoshop.com/p/3770573/PNY%20NVIDIA%20GeForce%20GTX%20760%202GB%20GDDR5%202DVIHDMIDisplayPort%20PCI-Express%20Video%20Card%20(VCGGTX7602XPB)-%252d%252d-0O00QXK0AOH98.html
Case 19$
http://www.amazon.com/Rampage-Size-Desktop-Tower-Computer/dp/B009JABJ8Y/ref=sr_1_3?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1392348657&sr=1-3&keywords=mid+tower+case
Sata 2 Harddrive 28.99$
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/western-digital-internal-hard-drive-wd2500aajs
PSU(19$)
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/logisys-power-supply-ps550abk
Motherboard $50
http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B000GGTYIC/ref=sr_1_4_olp?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1392348214&sr=1-4&keywords=socket+771+motherboard&condition=used
6*1gb ddr2 $30
http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B0053GE5PC/ref=sr_1_3_olp?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1390955021&sr=1-3&keywords=ddr2&condition=new
$398.99(with Linux)


DO NOT listen to this guy. His PC is a load of crap with insanely crappy parts. He is still spouting this BS. Honestly he should be banned but the mods don't care.
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#30Infinity8378Posted 3/2/2014 9:05:38 AM
That's why they have such high FLOPS and IOPS.
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There's only one PS4 killer
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YjqPAbC-ECs&feature=youtu.be