Can you really build a PC for less the £800 that beat a PS4

#1 Posted by tdkmillsy (1261 posts) -

Probably wrong thread but it is comparing PS4 and PC.

Can you really buy a PC that is less than £800 that can

Beat the PS4 in terms of graphical, run 1080P and higher games at faster resolution with ultra high on. I need it to really be better to justify the outlay.

Be as small as a PS4 or similar

Be as quiet as a PS4

I know its been discussed before but if you can what should I get?

#2 Edited by stationplay_4 (443 posts) -

i would sure hope so. that's like 3 times as much as one costs. lol

#3 Posted by MBirdy88 (7438 posts) -

i would sure hope so. that's like 3 times as much as one costs. lol

..... £350 for the console.

£700 ... nowhere near 3x.

your criteria is stupid anyway, small as a PS4? why is that relevant? or quiet? or wattage? a more powerful device that can do alot more than game is never going to be as small or power effecient.....

what is this nonsense.

My 3 year old 6950 i5 rig runs Battlefield 4 better tahn the PS4 does.... if I built a new one now for £800 It would CRUSH the ps4. hell, if I just changed my GPU it would slam it.

#4 Edited by OhSnapitz (18032 posts) -

..lets not venture down this road. You'll get 1000+ responses from Herms who will show you rig you can build $15 and four bottle caps, and it can tap into NASA. Except most have paid north of $1000 (I'm being overly generous) for their own rigs.

#5 Posted by stationplay_4 (443 posts) -

@MBirdy88: i converted it to dollars. lol and everyone outside the us is getting boned.

#6 Edited by MonsieurX (29243 posts) -

Easily.

#7 Posted by R4gn4r0k (16255 posts) -

Consoles: cheaper hardware, more expensive games

PC: Expensive hardware, cheaper games

So no, you can't build a PC for the price of a PS4 that is as small and as quiet. But if you take into account all the games you buy in a generation, PC gaming is actually not that expensive.

#8 Posted by NFJSupreme (5131 posts) -

With that budget yes pretty easily. Anyone who says otherwise has no idea what they are talking about.

#9 Posted by Harisemo (4133 posts) -

You can easily build a technically much more powerful PC for that price but don't think it'll be as small as PS4.

#10 Edited by Krelian-co (10249 posts) -

@stationplay_4 said:

i would sure hope so. that's like 3 times as much as one costs. lol

maybe it's time to stop posting and go back to elementary school to learn how to multiply and divide.

#11 Edited by Krelian-co (10249 posts) -

@OhSnapitz said:

..lets not venture down this road. You'll get 1000+ responses from Herms who will show you rig you can build $15 and four bottle caps, and it can tap into NASA. Except most have paid north of $1000 (I'm being overly generous) for their own rigs.

stupidty attacks again, i paid actually 2000 for mine, that doesn't mean you can't build one for cheaper than that, i actually made a really decent one for a friend with around 1000 that blows ps4 out of the water.

To TC if i have some free time and you still need it i will send you a pm with some options.

#12 Edited by blue_hazy_basic (27328 posts) -

@stationplay_4 said:

@MBirdy88: i converted it to dollars. lol and everyone outside the us is getting boned.

Partially, but remember that the UK price includes sales tax (at a very high rate :P ) whilst the US one does not.

#13 Posted by stationplay_4 (443 posts) -

@stationplay_4 said:

i would sure hope so. that's like 3 times as much as one costs. lol

maybe it's time to stop posting and go back to elementary school to learn how to multiply and divide.

i already said i converted it to us dollars.

#14 Posted by stationplay_4 (443 posts) -

@stationplay_4 said:

@MBirdy88: i converted it to dollars. lol and everyone outside the us is getting boned.

Partially, but remember that the UK price includes sales tax (at a very rate :P ) whilst the US one does not.

ohh okay i see.

#15 Edited by murray69murray (126 posts) -

Are you even serious? The PS4 is equivalent to a mere HD 7850 which costs about $150.

#16 Posted by locopatho (20131 posts) -

There's no point in those crappy budget PC builds hermits talk about. They won't be running AAA games in 5 or 6 years like a console will. Plus it's not fun in tweaking every setting down to Low/Very Low so demanding games will actually run. That shit is depressing.

If you want a cheap system, get a console.

If you want the best graphics and performance, spend a lot on a beast of a PC. That's what I did for this gen, the new wave of consoles are underwhelming so PC it is. But a 1200 euro+ PC, not a hunk of junk for a couple hundred that will barely run COD on it's lowest settings.....

#17 Posted by Wasdie (49561 posts) -

For under 800 pounds sure. For 799 pounds you can build yourself a pretty decent rig that can play games at high settings without a problem. 800 pounds is $1,300 US dollars. You can build a very powerful PC for that.

I'm not sure what PC parts go for in the UK, but I highly doubt there is some 100% markup which would make that 800 pounds go nowhere.

#18 Posted by Heil68 (43273 posts) -

Probably, but a PS4 is the system to own this gen.

#19 Posted by Blabadon (25696 posts) -

Easily

#20 Posted by gameofthering (10097 posts) -

I don't know if this link is any good.

£500 PC

#21 Posted by Kinthalis (5291 posts) -

@Heil68 said:

Probably, but a PS4 is the system to own this gen.

HAHA!

#22 Posted by thehig1 (1191 posts) -

My PC is at least eqaul to a Ps4 and it cost me a total of £616.

AMD FX 8350

AMD HD 7850 Factory Overclocked to 1000ghz, so comparable to 7870 at stock

8 Gb DDR3 Ram

500GB Sata Hard Drive

750 W PSU

Phanteks PH-TC14PE CPU cooler.

So games like Thief, Tomb Raider and Battlefield 4 all look and play better on my PC than consoles.

I have saved money in the long run with games, as most PC owners do especially around Christmas when Steam were doing daily sales.

#23 Posted by R3FURBISHED (10225 posts) -

Can you really buy a PC that is less than £800 that can Beat the PS4 in terms of graphical, run 1080P and higher games at faster resolution with ultra high on.

That's a $1300 PC. A $1300 PC can do anything.

#24 Posted by m3dude1 (1049 posts) -

outperform it in the current crop of horrible last gen looking multiplatform games like bf4? yes you can.

#25 Edited by MonsieurX (29243 posts) -

@m3dude1 said:

outperform it in the current crop of horrible last gen looking multiplatform games like bf4? yes you can.

Outperform it,period.

#26 Edited by juarbles (801 posts) -

No way possible. Even at $3000 a PC can't play PS4 award winning exclusives.

#27 Posted by lostrib (33450 posts) -

@juarbles said:

No way possible. Even at $3000 a PC can't play PS4 award winning exclusives.

you are such a waste of space

#28 Posted by MonsieurX (29243 posts) -

@juarbles said:

No way possible. Even at $3000 a PC can't play PS4 award winning exclusives.

Wow,PS4 games already scores awards?

PS4 doesn't even have a AAAE game yet,LOL

#29 Edited by juarbles (801 posts) -

@juarbles said:

No way possible. Even at $3000 a PC can't play PS4 award winning exclusives.

Wow,PS4 games already scores awards?

PS4 doesn't even have a AAAE game yet,LOL

Lemmings' butthurt is staggering. The PS4 already won this gen wether you like it or not lems.

#30 Edited by m3dude1 (1049 posts) -

@MonsieurX said:

@m3dude1 said:

outperform it in the current crop of horrible last gen looking multiplatform games like bf4? yes you can.

Outperform it,period.

nope. let me know how those x1850s and 7800 gts are playing bf3, crysis 3, cod black ops 2, bf4, and other late gen multi platform games. then let me know how anything you can push out of one of those cards compares to a game like god of war 3, uncharted 2/3, killzone 3 etc. an 8800 gtx, which was in roughly the same position relative to the consoles as a 780 is today barely gives a better experience in said titles than the ps360.

#31 Posted by MonsieurX (29243 posts) -
@juarbles said:

@MonsieurX said:

@juarbles said:

No way possible. Even at $3000 a PC can't play PS4 award winning exclusives.

Wow,PS4 games already scores awards?

PS4 doesn't even have a AAAE game yet,LOL

Lemmings' butthurt is staggering. The PS4 already won this gen wether you like it or not lems.

Hard to win with 2 AAE and 1AE

Considering PC had like 6 AAE and 3AE during February and March only

#32 Posted by m3dude1 (1049 posts) -

id love to hear of these so called AA titles. i can only imagine the type of crap your going to list

#33 Posted by MonsieurX (29243 posts) -

@m3dude1 said:

@MonsieurX said:

@m3dude1 said:

outperform it in the current crop of horrible last gen looking multiplatform games like bf4? yes you can.

Outperform it,period.

nope. let me know how those x1850s and 7800 gts are playing bf3, crysis 3, cod black ops 2, bf4, and other late gen multi platform games. then let me know how anything you can push out of one of those cards compares to a game like god of war 3, uncharted 2/3, killzone 3 etc. an 8800 gtx, which was in roughly the same position relative to the consoles as a 780 is today barely gives a better experience in said titles than the ps360.

So,you're stuck with the same hardware forever?

News to me.

#34 Posted by lostrib (33450 posts) -

@m3dude1 said:

@MonsieurX said:

@m3dude1 said:

outperform it in the current crop of horrible last gen looking multiplatform games like bf4? yes you can.

Outperform it,period.

nope. let me know how those x1850s and 7800 gts are playing bf3, crysis 3, cod black ops 2, bf4, and other late gen multi platform games. then let me know how anything you can push out of one of those cards compares to a game like god of war 3, uncharted 2/3, killzone 3 etc. an 8800 gtx, which was in roughly the same position relative to the consoles as a 780 is today barely gives a better experience in said titles than the ps360.

do you even have a PC?

#35 Posted by m3dude1 (1049 posts) -

@m3dude1 said:

@MonsieurX said:

@m3dude1 said:

outperform it in the current crop of horrible last gen looking multiplatform games like bf4? yes you can.

Outperform it,period.

nope. let me know how those x1850s and 7800 gts are playing bf3, crysis 3, cod black ops 2, bf4, and other late gen multi platform games. then let me know how anything you can push out of one of those cards compares to a game like god of war 3, uncharted 2/3, killzone 3 etc. an 8800 gtx, which was in roughly the same position relative to the consoles as a 780 is today barely gives a better experience in said titles than the ps360.

So,you're stuck with the same hardware forever?

News to me.

do you even know what this thread is about?

#36 Posted by MonsieurX (29243 posts) -

@m3dude1 said:

@MonsieurX said:

@m3dude1 said:

@MonsieurX said:

@m3dude1 said:

outperform it in the current crop of horrible last gen looking multiplatform games like bf4? yes you can.

Outperform it,period.

nope. let me know how those x1850s and 7800 gts are playing bf3, crysis 3, cod black ops 2, bf4, and other late gen multi platform games. then let me know how anything you can push out of one of those cards compares to a game like god of war 3, uncharted 2/3, killzone 3 etc. an 8800 gtx, which was in roughly the same position relative to the consoles as a 780 is today barely gives a better experience in said titles than the ps360.

So,you're stuck with the same hardware forever?

News to me.

do you even know what this thread is about?

Building a PC for £800 that outperforms a PS4.

Never said a word you have to keep it as you build it

#37 Edited by m3dude1 (1049 posts) -

then clearly it doesnt outperform it "period" now does it? it outperforms it in rush job launch frame shitty pc ports which themselves are already shitty ports of ps360 games. once all games are coded around the ps4s specific hardware everything will change and sub 780/290 level gpus will be eating dirt. i look forward to see how bf5, call of duty 2016 etc run on those sub 780/290 gpus compared to ps4.

#38 Edited by MonsieurX (29243 posts) -

@m3dude1 said:

then clearly it doesnt outperform it "period" now does it? it outperforms it in rush job launch frame shitty pc ports which themselves are already shitty ports of ps360 games. once all games are coded around the ps4s specific hardware everything will change and sub 780/290 level gpus will be eating dirt. i look forward to see how bf5, call of duty 2016 etc run on those sub 780/290 gpus compared to ps4.

Why would they run badly exactly?

PS4 is now almost working like a PC

#39 Posted by 777Hedonist7666 (30 posts) -

@MonsieurX: A really cheap one that already has the devs cutting corners.

#40 Posted by naz99 (1160 posts) -

For less than £800???

Lol of course you can...

#41 Edited by m3dude1 (1049 posts) -

@m3dude1 said:

then clearly it doesnt outperform it "period" now does it? it outperforms it in rush job launch frame shitty pc ports which themselves are already shitty ports of ps360 games. once all games are coded around the ps4s specific hardware everything will change and sub 780/290 level gpus will be eating dirt. i look forward to see how bf5, call of duty 2016 etc run on those sub 780/290 gpus compared to ps4.

Why would they run badly exactly?

PS4 is now almost working like a PC

because pc software is horribly written garbage with little thought of optimization.

#42 Posted by MonsieurX (29243 posts) -

@m3dude1 said:

@MonsieurX said:

@m3dude1 said:

then clearly it doesnt outperform it "period" now does it? it outperforms it in rush job launch frame shitty pc ports which themselves are already shitty ports of ps360 games. once all games are coded around the ps4s specific hardware everything will change and sub 780/290 level gpus will be eating dirt. i look forward to see how bf5, call of duty 2016 etc run on those sub 780/290 gpus compared to ps4.

Why would they run badly exactly?

PS4 is now almost working like a PC

because pc software is horribly written garbage with little thought of optimization.

So,you've developed several games last gen and know about this?

#43 Posted by Bishop1310 (958 posts) -

The question should be. "can you play PC's massive library of games on the PS4".. no.. no you can not. I built a mid sized tower rig last year for 576 dollars (I had a version of windows already) .. took 2 months waiting for things to go on sale but it was well worth the wait. It destroys the PS4 and X1 currently. I often have it hooked up to my TV and I can lay back and play marathon games of Civ 5 in comfort.

I always have and always will buy consoles. I have an X1 and PS4 but nothing beats the selection of games on the PC, or the freedom to upgrade whenver.

#44 Posted by Grey_Eyed_Elf (3679 posts) -

Easily.

For £600 you can build a PC with the following:

  • FX 6300
  • 8GB RAM
  • 1TB HDD
  • R9 270X

PS4: 1600x900 BF4

PC above : 1920x1080 BF4

Done.

#45 Posted by Jankarcop (8893 posts) -

@m3dude1 said:

outperform it in every multiplat? yes you can.

Agreed.

#46 Edited by AM-Gamer (3530 posts) -

@MBirdy88 said:

@stationplay_4 said:

i would sure hope so. that's like 3 times as much as one costs. lol

..... £350 for the console.

£700 ... nowhere near 3x.

your criteria is stupid anyway, small as a PS4? why is that relevant? or quiet? or wattage? a more powerful device that can do alot more than game is never going to be as small or power effecient.....

what is this nonsense.

My 3 year old 6950 i5 rig runs Battlefield 4 better tahn the PS4 does.... if I built a new one now for £800 It would CRUSH the ps4. hell, if I just changed my GPU it would slam it.

That same rig also wont run COD:Ghost, Tomb Raider, or most other multiplats as good as a PS4. That gap will only widen as time goes on.

#47 Posted by tdkmillsy (1261 posts) -

I want to put it under TV it can go a bit bigger than PS4. Limited room. Doesn't look too good anyone know a case I can start with. Was looking new low power nvidia cards. What you think?

#48 Posted by AM-Gamer (3530 posts) -

Easily.

For £600 you can build a PC with the following:

  • FX 6300
  • 8GB RAM
  • 1TB HDD
  • R9 270X

PS4: 1600x900 BF4

PC above : 1920x1080 BF4

Done.

LOL so is BF4 the only game hermits play now? A game that was built ground up for pc and then ported to 4 different consoles? Do you honestly think BF4 is what you can expect from consoles?

#49 Edited by Mozelleple112 (6618 posts) -

@OhSnapitz said:

..lets not venture down this road. You'll get 1000+ responses from Herms who will show you rig you can build $15 and four bottle caps, and it can tap into NASA. Except most have paid north of $1000 (I'm being overly generous) for their own rigs.

The worst part of hermits is when they talk back 7-8 years ago when the PS3/360 were new.

"Yeah I totally built this PC in 2006 with dual 8800 GTs, 4gb ram, a mobo, blu-ray drive, quad core-CPU rig for like $600!"

when in fact the graphics cards alone cost more than that.

Not to mention how ridiculously expensive a quad core CPU was back in '06. or BD-drive for that matter.

#50 Edited by NFJSupreme (5131 posts) -

@tdkmillsy: there are small form factor boards and cases. Even gpus.