Definitely an interesting read I thought. I'd do the same, PS4 and a laptop. :)
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!
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.
Regarding the classics: GOG.com ;)
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.
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.
Until you want to install that OEM Windows disc you bought for your new self build - very this decade ;)Quote:
That's so last decade! ;)
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.
So now i've just confused myself by looking at threads on overclockers uk. =S
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).