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Buy PS4 or upgrade PC (and what GFX card and PSU to upgrade PC with)

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14 June 2013 17:42:58

I've been wondering if i should buy a PS4, or just upgrade my PC, because if I would buy a PS4, wouldn't have to upgrade it for the next 5 years. I think i am going with the upgrade-PC-thing, and I want to upgrade my Graphics Card(i prefer the NVIDIA card(just because)), and my PSU, for the Graphics card i want to spend around €200-€250 (not pounds), I'm thinking about a GTX 660. And for the PSU I want to spend a max. of €100. I have the corsair enthusiast TX750 or TX750v2 OR TX650 in mind, please tell me what to choose.
On my new PC i would like to play Battlefield 3 and 4, and new games that will come out, I think I only have to upgrade my PSU and Graphics Card, please tell me if i'm wrong. And also, when will I have to upgrade my PC again to play the new games?
Thanks in Advance:) 

PS: I'm Dutch, so sorry for mistakes

Current specs:

CPU: QuadCore Intel Core i5-3450, 3300 MHz (33 x 100)

video card: NVIDIA GeForce GT 545 (3072 MB)

Mobo: MSI MS-7728 (2 PCI-E x1, 1 PCI-E x16, 2 DDR3 DIMM, Audio, Video, Gigabit LAN)

Storage: 1 TB HDD

RAM: 8 gb (2x4 gb)

PSU: a 300 watt thingy
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14 June 2013 17:46:54

get the 660, and a Corsair CX 430/500W or XFX 450W. Plenty fr your system.


that said, I would suggest that the PS will offer a different play experience than PC -- sitting on your couch with friends, as compared to by yourself with PC
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14 June 2013 17:50:07

Well it depends on what you really want to use these systems for. A PS4 will only be limited to games while your PC can do other things in addition to gaming.

You should be fine with your processor but I can't seem to find your motherboard. Seems like a low end board to me based on the available RAM slots.

If you want to upgrade and compete with the PS4, I'd suggest a new motherboard and GPU. Get a gaming based motherboard from Asus, ASRock or MSI. As for graphics cards, get at least a 7950, 7970 from AMD or 670, 770, Titan from Nvidia.
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14 June 2013 18:28:39

ScrewySqrl said:
get the 660, and a Corsair CX 430/500W or XFX 450W. Plenty fr your system.


that said, I would suggest that the PS will offer a different play experience than PC -- sitting on your couch with friends, as compared to by yourself with PC


And can i play games like battlefield 3 or 4 on that system???
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14 June 2013 18:29:45

yes. a 660 will play almost any game at 1920x1080 at playable frame rates on high/ultra settings
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14 June 2013 18:32:04

ScrewySqrl said:
yes. a 660 will play almost any game at 1920x1080 at playable frame rates on high/ultra settings


Get the Ti version though if you're going the 660 route.
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14 June 2013 18:35:46

GTX 660ti or GTX 670 if you want Nvidia, with a XFX 550w Core edition to power it, that isn't a terrible PC there and will last 3 years imo.
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14 June 2013 19:17:28

hybird9012 said:
ScrewySqrl said:
yes. a 660 will play almost any game at 1920x1080 at playable frame rates on high/ultra settings


Get the Ti version though if you're going the 660 route.


And will the Corsair builder CX600w V2 also be good enough for this build? And is it a good quality PSU??? And the XfX core edition 550W is also good I think, because I think I will be buying the XFX
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14 June 2013 19:27:07

DutchDude said:
hybird9012 said:
ScrewySqrl said:
yes. a 660 will play almost any game at 1920x1080 at playable frame rates on high/ultra settings


Get the Ti version though if you're going the 660 route.


And will the Corsair builder CX600w V2 also be good enough for this build? And is it a good quality PSU???


Yeah that should be fine :) 
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