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PS3 vs PC tech help...

#1CosmicMiddleManPosted 8/3/2014 9:37:14 PM
So, i watched a video on a cheap $300 gaming PC. Supposedly it could run Bioshock Infinite on medium settings, at 720p, and averaging 41.8 fps.

I currently only have a PS3, and i would like to get a PC as well. As of now, i am an absolute noob when it comes to PC knowledge, so i have a question...

How does a PS3 run in terms of settings (i.e. Low, medium, high) and what does it mean compared to resolution and fps?
#2AsellusPosted 8/3/2014 9:47:40 PM
At that price point you're really better off looking for say a refurbished system of at least semi-recent vintage and adding in say a GTX 750 to it so it can game decently.

Something like this maybe,
www.ebay.com/itm/Dell-Inspiron-580-Desktop-PC-Core-i3-3-20GHz-6GB-RAM-1TB-HDD-Win7-Home-Premium-/301264801724?pt=Desktop_PCs&hash=item4624c80fbc

And this card,
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121855&cm_re=gtx_750-_-14-121-855-_-Product

How does a PS3 run in terms of settings (i.e. Low, medium, high) and what does it mean compared to resolution and fps?

Usually low-medium, 30 fps at 720p or lower. Depends on the game of course though, some scale up on pc more than others do.
#3DarkZV2BetaPosted 8/3/2014 9:50:31 PM
A lot of later PS3 games run sub-720p, and below lowest settings, 20~30fps.
Even integrated gpus outperform Ps3 these days.
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#4Blobs_Posted 8/3/2014 9:51:59 PM(edited)
Personally I wouldn't build a $300 gaming PC, I'd wait until you could get a bit more dough (say... $700) so you can have a bit more quality. But hey, that's just me. You could get a lot more value at the 600-700 dollar price point. 800 is the real sweet spot, but that's a fair bit to ask.

Upon some googling, I found out that Bioshock Infinite runs at around 720p on the PS3, at 30 fps (with some dips into the 20's and 10's)
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#5AsellusPosted 8/3/2014 9:57:08 PM
As for how the 750 ti there would do,
http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/graphics/2014/02/18/nvidia-geforce-gtx-750-ti-review/6

Those are with its release drivers so it might have improved a bit but 40-50 fps at 1080p's probably what you could expect with it.
#6ShadowHulkPosted 8/3/2014 11:04:42 PM
Hey, it's Cosmic. Switched to my main account. This is a video from the same guy, but with a $500 PC build. I know some of you want me to wait, but i can't. I don't care about ultra high graphics really. Keep in mind, I've been gaming with a PS3 alone, and i completely love it. My main interest for a PC is just to have more function. I really want to mod. So, what do you guys think? Remember, I'm very uneducated on PC's.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7MOAN005Fvw&feature=youtube_gdata_player
#7DarkZV2BetaPosted 8/4/2014 12:44:18 AM
ShadowHulk posted...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7MOAN005Fvw&feature=youtube_gdata_player


That case is way too pricey for a build of that budget, 750 or 750Ti are a better option in terms of GPU, and for CPU, Pentium G and a good h81 mobo will do better.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.1730174
Use this for your CPU, it should hit a considerably higher frequency on stock cooling without much trouble, and performs very well across a wider range of software. Great budget kit.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811352032
Good case to go with it.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121855&cm_re=750Ti-_-14-121-855-_-Product
Good deal on a solid videocard. This can outperform PS4 with a mild overclock.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820313344&cm_re=2x4gb-_-20-313-344-_-Product
Cheap(ish) 8GB kit. Solid timings/speed/voltage.
http://www.amazon.com/HUA721050KLA330-Hitachi-Ultrastar-A7K1000-Drive/dp/B0013E3PEU/ref=sr_1_1?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1407141752&sr=1-1&keywords=hitachi+1tb
Affordable 1TB HDD, good brand.

I think that about covers everything?
Should be a good budget build.
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#8SetzeraPosted 8/4/2014 2:14:18 AM
A cheaper PC that can run games on the highest settings is possible, but the one I put together (not in sig), was between $450-$500 Canadian after taxes.

We bought some cheap Acer at Walmart for $299+tax. It had either an E6600 or Q6600 CPU in it. Can't remember off the top of my head, neither are really for gaming, but they're good enough for most games that are not CPU intensive.

I picked up a free case by gutting an old tower that wasn't in use, took everything out of the original case because it was too small, and put it in the bigger one.

Then popped in a 450W power supply ($50), and a Radeon 7770HD card. ($100 on sale, regular like $130).

Was actually surprised to see it run games on Ultra 1080p, though the person using it has the resolution set to 1366x768 because that's the highest their monitor can take it.

Something like that will graphically dominate the PS3. However, if you just want to out perform the PS3 graphically, you only need a PC that can do Medium to High settings. Not knocking the PS3, but the technology is pushing 10 years old now.


For a budget, I'd recommend something like that, find an older PC with a good CPU in it, slap in some extra power and a decent graphics card, then enjoy.
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#9ShadowHulkPosted 8/4/2014 12:37:33 PM
I don't have the money right now, but if everything goes right, i should have it in a couple months. I just started researching what the parts mean and how to choose between them. I definitely have a ways to go before i know what I'm doing, but I've learned a lot already.

Thanks to everyone who posted. I'll make sure to write your recommendations down. :)
#10JKatarnPosted 8/4/2014 12:43:29 PM
CosmicMiddleMan posted...
So, i watched a video on a cheap $300 gaming PC. Supposedly it could run Bioshock Infinite on medium settings, at 720p, and averaging 41.8 fps.

I currently only have a PS3, and i would like to get a PC as well. As of now, i am an absolute noob when it comes to PC knowledge, so i have a question...

How does a PS3 run in terms of settings (i.e. Low, medium, high) and what does it mean compared to resolution and fps?


The PS3/360 are the equivalent of running a game at mostly low settings with maybe a setting or two at medium thrown in at low resolution and typically a locked 30FPS for the more demanding titles vs. high/max settings on a decent modern gaming PC and 60/30 (depending on how demanding/modern the game is) locked FPS. at 1080P + some level of AA.
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