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What should I get?

PS4 85 60.28%
 
XBOne 8 5.67%
 
Alienware Desktop 2 1.42%
 
Alienware Laptop 2 1.42%
 
Other Boutique Desktop or Laptop 1 0.71%
 
Custom Built PC 32 22.70%
 
Ouya 11 7.80%
 
Total:141

Obvious choice: PC

PC is much cheaper in the long run than PS4/XBO.
PC has far more games and exclusives than PS4/XBO.
PC has far better games than PS4/XBO (subjective though).
PC has the better services (Steam) than PS$/XBO.
PC's online services are free, unlike PS+ and XBL.
PC's games will look and play better than Console games.

Go custom PC, or choose a different brand than Alienware for a better performance/price ratio.



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NobleTeam360 said:
Screw getting a PC don't listen to those people why would you want to miss out on games like The Order, Infamous, and Uncharted 4?

Because of the hundreds of PC exclusives that will come out each year...



shio said:

Obvious choice: PC

PC is much cheaper in the long run than PS4/XBO.
PC has far more games and exclusives than PS4/XBO.
PC has far better games than PS4/XBO (subjective though).
PC has the better services (Steam) than PS$/XBO.
PC's online services are free, unlike PS+ and XBL.
PC's games will look and play better than Console games.

Go custom PC, or choose a different brand than Alienware for a better performance/price ratio.

I've recently gotten into Steam, and I like it.  What would you say are the key future exclusives on PC that would compare to titles like The Order or Halo 5?



Locknuts said:
TheLastStarFighter said:
Locknuts said:
What are the specs of your PC? I would say get a decent 22nm videocard at the end of this year over anything else if the rest of your rig supports it. I'm waiting for true Nvidia Maxwell cards to come out myself.

If a full upgrade is required I would suggest a PS4 instead. It has much better price/performance than a full PC upgrade but won't perform quite as well. You also get ND games, which are worth the price of admission alone.


I'm actually not sure what the specs are, tbh.  It has never struggled to run anything, but I also haven't pushed it and it's about 4 years old.  I had a local shop custom build it for me, and at the time it was about 80% of the way to a monster machine.  The graphics card is the most annoying part - it's an ATI and has a weird quirk where it "under-heats"... if it's not running 3D graphics and the room is cold (which is an issue here in Canada) it will trip out.  I've always kind of regretted the machine because I didn't go all-out like I wanted to because of low funds and a cranky girlfriend.  Neither are an issue now so I kind of think it would be fun to go all out on a PC.

A PS4 also is intriguing, however.  I do enjoy a classic console and I have a feeling a lot of friends will have one, making it easy to play some COD online with them.  I'm hopeful that some PS3 titles that I missed will be available through download or cloud.  The early performance results on the system so far sure are solid.

When are the Maxwell cards expected to release?

The first lot of Maxwell cards have already released, but they're not on the 20nm process and so won't be as fast or efficient (22nm I wrote earlier was an error). I expect the cards made using the latest process should be out towards the end of this year.

Although, if you're into online multiplayer with friends I would just get whatever they're getting. COD Ghosts sucks to me though. You may like it, but I would wait for a better instalment on your platform of choice. Also, if you're not into building a PS4 might be the better choice.

I play Ghosts on Wii U, and I'm not a big fan.  It's a major step down from Blops2, which I was addicted to.  I find COD's are worth buying regardless though, since I like multiplayer competition.  I wish PC versions offered local multiplayer.



DavidKell said:
If you are going PC either custom built or try cyberpower or ibuypower (i always use cyberpower)
For console decide what games you want then go buy the console with the games you want.
PSN Plus is well worth its price (i had it for the first year it was out and some since and it gave me lots over the money spent.


Cyberpower seems like a most outstanding option!  Thanks!



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TheLastStarFighter said:
DavidKell said:
If you are going PC either custom built or try cyberpower or ibuypower (i always use cyberpower)
For console decide what games you want then go buy the console with the games you want.
PSN Plus is well worth its price (i had it for the first year it was out and some since and it gave me lots over the money spent.


Cyberpower seems like a most outstanding option!  Thanks!


Np i have personally bought 3 pc from and will continue to use them.

I have also ordered atleast 3 other PC from them for family members.



alienware is crap. buy a Samsung or Asus gaming laptop



I´d choose the PS4 but wait untill Sony resolves their build quality issues (plastic case and analogue sticks)...and there are not many interesting games on there at the moment.


In the meantime, are you interested in handhelds ? The 3DS and Vita both have bucketloads of fantastic games on them.



I would say ps4 or custom PC. Prebuilt custom PC's are super overpriced, especially alienware. The ps4 is a great gaming system at a modest price with great exclusives. The pc is a better gaming device with a much higher price tag and fewer big exclusives.



TheLastStarFighter said:
Locknuts said:
TheLastStarFighter said:
Locknuts said:
What are the specs of your PC? I would say get a decent 22nm videocard at the end of this year over anything else if the rest of your rig supports it. I'm waiting for true Nvidia Maxwell cards to come out myself.

If a full upgrade is required I would suggest a PS4 instead. It has much better price/performance than a full PC upgrade but won't perform quite as well. You also get ND games, which are worth the price of admission alone.


I'm actually not sure what the specs are, tbh.  It has never struggled to run anything, but I also haven't pushed it and it's about 4 years old.  I had a local shop custom build it for me, and at the time it was about 80% of the way to a monster machine.  The graphics card is the most annoying part - it's an ATI and has a weird quirk where it "under-heats"... if it's not running 3D graphics and the room is cold (which is an issue here in Canada) it will trip out.  I've always kind of regretted the machine because I didn't go all-out like I wanted to because of low funds and a cranky girlfriend.  Neither are an issue now so I kind of think it would be fun to go all out on a PC.

A PS4 also is intriguing, however.  I do enjoy a classic console and I have a feeling a lot of friends will have one, making it easy to play some COD online with them.  I'm hopeful that some PS3 titles that I missed will be available through download or cloud.  The early performance results on the system so far sure are solid.

When are the Maxwell cards expected to release?

The first lot of Maxwell cards have already released, but they're not on the 20nm process and so won't be as fast or efficient (22nm I wrote earlier was an error). I expect the cards made using the latest process should be out towards the end of this year.

Although, if you're into online multiplayer with friends I would just get whatever they're getting. COD Ghosts sucks to me though. You may like it, but I would wait for a better instalment on your platform of choice. Also, if you're not into building a PS4 might be the better choice.

I play Ghosts on Wii U, and I'm not a big fan.  It's a major step down from Blops2, which I was addicted to.  I find COD's are worth buying regardless though, since I like multiplayer competition.  I wish PC versions offered local multiplayer.

BLOPS2 FTW!