The gaming PC you can build for less than R13,000

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The gaming PC you can build for the price of a PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X

Consoles offer gamers a cost-effective way to experience the latest and greatest titles. However, gamers can also build a relatively powerful gaming PC for around the same price as Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5.

MyBroadband used the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 pricing to assess what gaming PC we could build using that money.
 
But why?
You build something that is more expensive, it is way less powerful than the console, you would need at least a RTX 3060ti, and then you still cant play games as you need peripherals and a monitor. Yes people do not have to buy a tv for console as they probably have one.
 
I built this gaming pc with all the bells and whistles.

It should last for the next 10 years easily.

 
What people miss is that consoles aren't really that powerful using mostly custom versions of previous gen tech. It's the titles that are optimised for them.
 
I built this gaming pc with all the bells and whistles.

It should last for the next 10 years easily.

You didn't build it?!
 
I built this gaming pc with all the bells and whistles.

It should last for the next 10 years easily.


I wish I could spend +20k on a new PC. For the past 10 years all my PCs are part scrapers. All what I have bought new are monitors and other peripherals.

That 3070 is likely to last up to 8 years, and its longevity will lower over the years. Frame generation and sapling tech will keep it in the race, but not in the lead. Resource demand is simply on the up curve, in particular RAM.

New CPUs should last, unless you are an extreme productivity user.

As much as I like AMD. Fanboys are buying Nvidia. Now AMD is, again, developing new architecture which will mean that their older gen RDNA GPUs will end in support, possibly quicker than GCN. Polaris and Vega are already dead. WDDM 3.2 will likely slit their throats.
 
Isn't Charlie Harper stinking rich anyway so not sure why he's complaining?
Wasn't complaining, just validating the article.
Without Windows a gaming pc is borderline useless for gaming.. it's not like the Linux gaming scene is strong enough yet to use that as a legit gaming "alternative" to Xbox and Playstation.
In which case, it would only make sense for them to have included the price of a legit copy of Windows.
 
On a side note regarding the prices for official Win10/11 and Office keys.

HTF can we get keys for around R100 and yet you still get the packages that cost R2-3k?
How does that work?

I have bought a ton of keys from the okes on carb for R80-100 and never had a problem. WTF would you then pay R2-3k?

Am I missing something?
 
On a side note regarding the prices for official Win10/11 and Office keys.

HTF can we get keys for around R100 and yet you still get the packages that cost R2-3k?
How does that work?

I have bought a ton of keys from the okes on carb for R80-100 and never had a problem. WTF would you then pay R2-3k?

Am I missing something?

Very interesting topic indeed.
From the bit of reading I have done, although it's a "legit" key, they all differ widely when it comes to the actual terms of use of the license, meaning the R100 keys are often more rather a grey product (ie meant for a different market), rather than an illegal product.

In the grand scheme of things, probably doesn't make much of a difference as a private home user - since I guess it would be really hard to enforce, but on black and white it's potentially breach of the licenses T&C's. and the distributors could probably get sued.
 
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