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

#51Infinity8378Posted 3/2/2014 10:17:13 AM
CPU Tests (Score: 632) x2 multiplier cause you have 2
- Floating Point Operations/Second: 204,264,776
- Integer Operations/Second: 650531560
- MD5 Hashes Generated/Second: 916780

408GFLOPS cpu
1.3TerraIOS
2million md5 hashes/sec with current ram setup

http://novabench.com/view/291509

CPU flops PS4 102.4 GFLOPS
http://www.vgleaks.com/playstation-4-xbox-one-comparison-chart/
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#52DarkZV2BetaPosted 3/2/2014 10:21:28 AM
Infinity8378 posted...
CPU Tests (Score: 632) x2 multiplier cause you have 2
- Floating Point Operations/Second: 204,264,776
- Integer Operations/Second: 650531560
- MD5 Hashes Generated/Second: 916780

408GFLOPS cpu
1.3TerraIOS
2million md5 hashes/sec with current ram setup

http://novabench.com/view/291509

CPU flops PS4 102.4 GFLOPS
http://www.vgleaks.com/playstation-4-xbox-one-comparison-chart/


None of which matters when your house is on fire. :)
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#53Fade2black001Posted 3/2/2014 10:25:32 AM
Ever heard of the term bottleneck? Also server based CPUs are not meant for playing games. I would love to see your system play BF4 on high at 1600x900, The system you speak so highly about.
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#54ShubPosted 3/2/2014 10:29:35 AM
Fade2black001 posted...
Also server based CPUs are not meant for playing games.


To be fair, they work perfectly fine for gaming.
But it's still a horrible, horrible build.
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#55Infinity8378Posted 3/2/2014 10:50:38 AM
What's horrible? The ram provides 8 GB and fills the cpu fsb and gpu PCI/pci-x cables.
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#56WolfandsteinPosted 3/2/2014 10:58:30 AM
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/32Re0
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/32Re0/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/32Re0/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD Athlon II X3 450 3.2GHz Triple-Core Processor ($64.99 @ SuperBiiz)

Motherboard: MSI 760GM-P23 (FX) Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($39.99 @ Amazon)

Memory: Kingston 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($63.99 @ Best Buy)

Storage: Seagate SV35.5 500GB 3.5" 5900RPM Internal Hard Drive ($44.00 @ Amazon)

Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Video Card ($149.99 @ Amazon)

Case: Sentey CS1-1398 PLUS ATX Mid Tower Case ($14.99 @ Newegg)

Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($19.99 @ Newegg)

Total: $397.94

(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-02 13:51 EST-0500)


It is not fair to compare PS4 with custom built PC because Sony obviously doesn't buy it in market price and can subsidise, but since no manufacturer is building such PC now, we have to do it on our own.

More powerful than PS4? - Not practically tested, but 750ti is powerful than an APU.
#57Fade2black001Posted 3/2/2014 11:12:53 AM
Wolfandstein posted...
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/32Re0
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/32Re0/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/32Re0/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD Athlon II X3 450 3.2GHz Triple-Core Processor ($64.99 @ SuperBiiz)

Motherboard: MSI 760GM-P23 (FX) Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($39.99 @ Amazon)

Memory: Kingston 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($63.99 @ Best Buy)

Storage: Seagate SV35.5 500GB 3.5" 5900RPM Internal Hard Drive ($44.00 @ Amazon)

Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Video Card ($149.99 @ Amazon)

Case: Sentey CS1-1398 PLUS ATX Mid Tower Case ($14.99 @ Newegg)

Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($19.99 @ Newegg)

Total: $397.94

(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-02 13:51 EST-0500)


It is not fair to compare PS4 with custom built PC because Sony obviously doesn't buy it in market price and can subsidise, but since no manufacturer is building such PC now, we have to do it on our own.

More powerful than PS4? - Not practically tested, but 750ti is powerful than an APU.


That's an infinitely better build . Good going man
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#58R_BrockPosted 3/2/2014 12:31:07 PM
The PS4 is basically a PC already. It's just not a very good PC. It's not something someone who builds PCs for performance would go out and build.

One problem is going to be the PS4 is mass produced and built at wholesale prices. I mean when they order CPU's they're ordering them by the thousand or who know ten thousand. They're not paying the retail price you pay at newegg. Wash and repeat for every part.

The short answer is yes. The question that is begged, is why would anyone who builds PC's want to?
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#59bravo1Posted 3/2/2014 1:22:11 PM
Infinity8378 posted...
The reviewers must be hyped more the thrills of the afterlife than my PC.

Amirite?

How could they possibly be using the power supplies with no issues at all?


How about you build us a proof of concept model, run some benches and stress tests, and report back with videos and the results? Any entrepreneur who faces resistance to his pitch does it.

Though you really oughta have a fire extinguisher on the ready.
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#60Erik212Posted 3/2/2014 1:30:32 PM
Console manufacturing has economies of scale, building your own PC doesn't, unless you're an OEM.
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