Originally Posted by vpn75
That's what I was afraid of too. I think I probably will hold off until I see what the next-gen consoles are capable of and decide then. The current consoles aren't all bad. Recent games like Max Payne 3 and Tomb Raider still look quite impressive.
Yeah, I mean it depends on what you're trying to get out of it. If you're looking for something that's going to make you forget the next gen consoles are even out there, I think a lot of people who think their current PCs will smoke them based on paper specs are going to be in for a shock. Even though the next gen consoles resemble PCs more than ever, they're going to be capable of a few tricks that current gen PCs aren't. Devs will begin to code specific to the capabilities of the consoles, and PCs will again be an afterthought. It's more likely that PC hardware changes to conform to the needs of the next gen games, than vice versa.
PCs will still be capable of brute force that will put them back on top in short order, but I think that the mainstream PC hardware of 2 years from now is going to be much more efficient at playing those new games than even the most powerful current hardware.
So if you're relatively satisfied with current consoles, Id say resist the temptation to build a PC specifically for games. If you have other reasons to build one, you'll prob get your money's worth if you want to throw in a better GPU for the time being, or upgrade what you have (PSUs ain't THAT expensive). If you can run far cry 3 well enough now, I dont think you need to worry about running bioshock well. But get ready to upgrade sooner than you'd like if you want to continue PC gaming once the next gen really kicks off.