I personally have been really interested in building a beginner PC for gaming lately. Something in the 700 dollar range. So I created my build in PC part picker and researched benchmarks for the parts. Finally after being pretty much sense besides the money XD, I had a moment of doubt. I play video games not as much as most players. I mostly play on weekends due to sports and school(16 years old). I just could not decide wether or not it was worth it to sink all that money into another gaming machine. I had another hobby/sport(airsoft don't hate XD) to also sink my money into too. I like both equally but I heard from my friends, who are a bit biased to gaming, and they told me to build the PC without hesitation. Anyways, I'm just wondering if a PC is worth it for a "casual" who already has an Xbox one. PS the only reason I want a PC is for the better and more games. Edit: Also my starting build will be about 700 bucks including the OS.
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Edited by SpartyAnimal: 3/7/2018 6:16:30 PMAnyone who tells you that PC gaming is cheaper is full of shit. You're going to buy a TV anyway so you're talking about a 500 dollar Xbox One X or at minimum a 500 dollar PC that is bare-bones compared to some of the monsters other people have. Now, that being said it depends on what type of gamer you are; multiplayer or single player. If you don't plan to compete with others in multiplayer (I'm talking Player vs Player or PvP) and there's this must-have game you want that's only on PC then perhaps you buy one. But if you plan to compete with the guys who have 2500 dollar PCs and a thousand dollar monitor then good luck. Their monitor refresh rate, their processing power, their graphics card will all be better than yours and it does make a difference (their ping will probably be better too). With a console everyone has the same stuff. Most games run 30 or 60 frames per second and everyone has basically the same console (this generation an Xbox One X will be a bit better than the OG Xbox One, same with PS4 and PS4 Pro) and the playing field is even. If my budget was 700 dollars and I planned to play something besides The Sims there's no way I'd spend that money on a PC, especially at 16.
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