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Hey guys, i am debating from building a home theatre pc or just buying a gaming console like xbox or ps2?


I have a Sanyo z3, shooting onto a Da-Lite 96" screen.


I just want it for gaming - so what would be your choice? I am new to HTPC's
 

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all depends on what games you play, if they are available for the PC or the Xbox or PS2 look at what you play more of and go from there.


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It's all about the games.


If you are into real time strategy, or massively multiplayer onling game, or if you are First Person Shooter purist and insist on keyboard / mouse control for those games, then PC is probably the way to go.


If you like sports games, driving games, platformers, fighting games, misc. Then you might want to get a console.


There is also cost to consider. Consoles you buy once every 4-5 years and that's it other than the games. In that time you can spend thousands of dollars upgrading your PC.


Also, do you want to play games sitting at a desk, or sitting on the couch? Do you want to be looking at a TV or a higher resolution monitor? You can probably get a PC working on that big screen, but that's not the way most people play so you might have compatability issues.
 

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I too had the same debate and decided to build a HTPC/Game system instead of buying a console....


Lets just say buying the console would have been alot cheaper.... but the quality i get from my PC cant be touched by a console at this point (maybe the new xbox 360 and ps3 blow it away but who knows).


The consoles will cost around 400 bucks where a HTPC/Game system could cost a lot more.


I spent around 2K on my system and I still have to get TV tuner cards.


Good luck
 

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Also, do you want to play games sitting at a desk, or sitting on the couch? Do you want to be looking at a TV or a higher resolution monitor? You can probably get a PC working on that big screen, but that's not the way most people play
Ha! Speak for yourself, you do know this is the Home Theater PC section don't you. :rolleyes: :p ;) :)


Half Life 2 with a wireless mouse and keyboard on a projected 80" screen (yeah, yeah mines smaller than most :rolleyes: ) is totally sick! :D



peace
 
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