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    Quote Originally Posted by tmcd35 View Post
    Lol, which is all I was saying.

    I'd be tempted with a PS4+£350 laptop. Either that or save/beg/steal/borrow £3-400 more for the PC and do the job properly (again - depending on games wanting to be played)

    Aw, bless. At least he tried. Even with the epic disclaimer at the start it couldn't save him from the fail. Celeron, really? God, if it wouldn't totally derail this thread I'd happily pick his $400 dollar machine to shreds...

    Definitely an interesting read I thought. I'd do the same, PS4 and a laptop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by L3OUGH View Post
    Not sure I'd trust that 275W PSU to run all that for more than three months before catching fire and/or exploding a cloud of ozone and misery :S

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    errr, you save on the purchase on the PS4 but by the time you've bought 4 £60 games that'll disappear.

    I just bought Bioshock3, deadislandriptide,400 days and maxpayne3 for lessthan £20 this weekend!

    steammmmmm
    Last edited by chazzy2501; 3rd December 2013 at 03:41 PM.

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    I'd debated the PS4 option but i want ot be able to play newer games as well as revisit the classics so i'll be getting steam, also i want to use it for general computer usage, for an IT bloke i know this is a weird concept but i don't actually own a computer. There's a bit more left in the budget but that may well be spent on a laptop next year.

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    Regarding the classics: GOG.com

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    Well, if you don't already have a PC then don't forget to factor in Windows, optical drive, keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers and gamepad. A good £200 on top of the price there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by L3OUGH View Post
    Can you build a gaming PC better than the PS4 for $400? « ExtremeTech
    You can build a better gaming PC than the PS4 & Xbox One for $499.

    First look at a Steam Machine: iBuyPower's PC has solid specs, Xbox-like price tag « PC World

    Quote Originally Posted by tmcd35 View Post
    optical drive
    That's so last decade!

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    Fine if you don't want any games to play

    Seriously I'm very interested in Steam, might even be my next console, but Valve have a lot to prove (AAA) first. Not a contender for a good 2-3 years yet IMHO.

    That's so last decade!
    Until you want to install that OEM Windows disc you bought for your new self build - very this decade

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    Quote Originally Posted by tmcd35 View Post
    Not a contender for a good 2-3 years yet IMHO.
    You're probably right. I doubt I'll be an early adopter either.

    Quote Originally Posted by tmcd35 View Post
    Until you want to install that OEM Windows disc you bought for your new self build
    My Windows license was downloaded digitally and then installed using a USB flash drive. Very futuristic!

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    FM2 wise, I've used Gigabyte boards with solid caps, very impressed. On FM2+ there's a decent looking A88X Gigabyte model here that I plan to use, but I haven't tested that particular model yet.

    As for PS4 vs PC - hmmm. It's a powerful console no doubt, and a lovely piece of kit. I'd like one at some point, but a PC is such a different beast. Remember that the APU on board the PS4 is a heavily customised design - low clocked CPU, very fast RAM, decent graphics cores. You can totally eat it spec wise with a mid range PC though - just look at how a 7850 squares up against the newest range of cards from Nvidia and AMD to see that. Plus, the price of games on PC makes a massive difference (I just bought Dishonored, Bioshock Infinite and CS:GO for £12.79) and some genres don't work so well on consoles. The gaming PC has its place alongside a console IMO.

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    So now i've just confused myself by looking at threads on overclockers uk. =S

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur View Post
    My Windows license was downloaded digitally and then installed using a USB flash drive. Very futuristic!
    I've got to ask (and am going to regret this, but), If I don't already own a PC, how am I meant to download Windows onto a USB flash drive?

    Chicken and egg...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pyroman View Post
    So now i've just confused myself by looking at threads on overclockers uk. =S
    What you go and do that for? aren't we doing a good enough job of confusing you here?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tmcd35 View Post
    If I don't already own a PC, how am I meant to download Windows onto a USB flash drive?
    I find it difficult to believe that someone who is building their own PC would not have easy access to another computer at work or a friends/relatives house. PCs are everywhere.

    If you own an Android smartphone or tablet, you could even boot your Windows ISO from that using an app called DriveDroid (although this would require some forward-planning).

    Quote Originally Posted by Pyroman View Post
    So now i've just confused myself by looking at threads on overclockers uk.
    One thing I think we can all agree on is that Overclockers is quite expensive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tmcd35 View Post
    What you go and do that for? aren't we doing a good enough job of confusing you here?
    Haha! =D I can't make up my mind betweenthe AMD and Intel options, i think it's a case of "oh but if i just spend a bit more" and also i know as far as gaming rigs go £700 isn't a masiive ammount of money but in real life it's a fair whack of money and i want something that'll do me for a good few years.

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