But that's the kind of price I'm talking about. A decent... 1TB harddrive, 4GB of ram, 3GHZ dual-core processor basic tower can go for 330. The only thing that is really suck is the in-built video card, but you can get a low-end-but-still-better-than-consoles card for another 70. So around 450 after taxes and labor to install the video card. That includes a lower upkeep, better graphics, better memory, less bullshit you have to put up with from developers and (in my opinion) better choices for communities. Then you can upgrade it later, shelling out the occasional 70-100 to upgrade something every six months. Maybe pick up a controller for the PC. Sure, you can spend thousands making it the powerhouse "supercomputer" people seem to equate with PC gaming... but people don't have to be obsessive money spenders to have decent rigs.cjspyres said:Eh, even though I do prefer the PC side of the gaming spectrum, I also realize it's expensive as fuck to invest in. The upkeep cost might be cheaper, but not everyone can afford to put the initial 800-1000 dollars in their start up rig. It's why some people just wait for the price drop on consoles, and then shell out the 300-400 dollars for a console.
Edit: AND you don't have to buy a brand new one when upgrades come out. I hold this up because the Xbox 360 was UPGRADED about half-way into it's life cycle. I don't have the slim, because I could barely afford the 300 it was when I first bought the second gen version. Shelling out another 300 for small upgrades just seemed silly.