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Warrior Poet
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PS5 vs. PC
I am struggling to understand the differences but I do understand that I have a choice to make.

Either I'm getting a next generation console when they come out (along with a 120 hertz TV/monitor) or I am going to make the transition to a mid-range gaming PC.

Can anyone help me with this choice and understanding the pros/cons of each? I have no PC experience but am not afraid of taking that jump. I am not overly concerned with cost, but if I can take the cheaper option (console) I think I would prefer it.

I mostly play call of duty. I think if Black Ops Cold War is made for next gen consoles to have 120 FPS then either would be a pretty good option for me.


Hu_Flung_Pu
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re: PS5 vs. PC
PC all the way. Better library of games and infinitely more possibilities to upgrade and customize your experience.


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Devious
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re: PS5 vs. PC
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I am struggling to understand the differences
are you blind?


Billy Mays
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re: PS5 vs. PC
Not sure if anyone else's view on this has changed, but in this new COVID world, I'm already sitting at a desk in my home office all day, and when the work day ends, sitting on a couch relaxed and playing console games feels more appealing to me.


DrSteveBrule
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re: PS5 vs. PC
PC is just straight up better, from a loading, storage, speed, graphical standpoint. Consoles have never and will never be better from any of these standpoints.

Consoles will be better from certain other standpoints that really have nothing to do with performance.

Communities in certain games will be larger on console, but some will be larger on PC so it just depends on what is important to you

PC generally has more hackers in games that don't have any kind of cheat protection or banning systems. I'm looking at you Dark Souls 3.

Generally PC has to deal with shitty console ports of certain games at times. In my opinion this has gotten way better over the years now that there are so many different avenues for developers and publishers to get negative reviews.

PC gaming on a TV in your living room has never been better though, especially with some controller friendly features such as steam big picture. The argument of "I just want to play in my living room" is lazy and just not true.
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Hu_Flung_Pu
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"I just want to play in my living room" is lazy and just not true.



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I'm looking at you Dark Souls 3.


I freely admit I cheated the ever living shite out of DS3, as I cared more about the environment and story than the combat. I never hopped in to any other games though, PvP really isn't my thing.

It was always hilarious when some person popped in to try and gank me though.


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Not Cooper
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Can anyone help me with this choice and understanding the pros/cons of each? I have no PC experience but am not afraid of taking that jump. I am not overly concerned with cost, but if I can take the cheaper option (console) I think I would prefer it.


Console will easily be the cheaper option. At this moment an equivalent to the PS5 is probably about $1500. That will definitely change in the coming weeks/months however. And a few years from now a $500 PC will probably dust the PS5.

The biggest pro of PC is customization. On the PS5 you'll just get what you get in terms of frame rates and resolution - for the next 7 years. They advertise 4k at 120Hz but there's almost no chance they're getting that on a game like black ops (If they actually do then buy the damn thing lol). With PC you could drop your resolution to say 1440 or even 1080 to get the frame rates depending on whats important to you. And as more powerful GPU's and CPU's come out over the years you won't even have to make those sacrifices.


ThuperThumpin
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PC gaming on a TV in your living room has never been better though, especially with some controller friendly features such as steam big picture. The argument of "I just want to play in my living room" is lazy and just not true.


There was a thread a few weeks ago where people were still complaining about burn in playing PC on TV. Thoughts?


bluebarracuda
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There was a thread a few weeks ago where people were still complaining about burn in playing PC on TV. Thoughts?



That has nothing to do with the PC


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I mostly play call of duty


Get the PS5


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SCgamecock2988
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re: PS5 vs. PC
What's equivalent to a PS5 right now? I built my PC in January 2019 and I'm already sad about the 3080.. but that's just the way it goes. My specs for reference:

EVGA GeForce RTX 2070 XC Black Edition 8GB GDDR6
i5-9600K 3.7 Ghz (4.6 Turbo)
G.SKILL Aegis 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 3000Mhz
Crucial MX500 500GB SSD
2x Seagate Barracuda 2TB HDD 7200
Corsair CX650M 650W 80 Plus Bronze
ASUS ROG Swift PG278QR 27" 1440p 165Hz G-SYNC


Actually kept the current PSU from my old PC for this build which had a GTX 1050Ti and an AMD FX-4300 .
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ThuperThumpin
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hat has nothing to do with the PC
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I run my PC on my tv for a while, but the screen burn in is real. You can get a very good monitor for a coup hundred bucks that has a much better refresh rate than the tv. I'd do that for playing on your PC if you went that route.


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Nope, LG B7 OLED. Played on it for over two years pretty regularly with my xbox with no screen burn issues. Ran the pixel refresher every couple of weeks and everything. Started playing my PC on it and very quickly got screen burn without changing anything else. The screen burn was from the game, just from playing. It wasn't from just leaving it on a home screen or anything while the tv was on.

I'm by no means ruling out user error in the scenario. Was just my experience with using a tv as a monitor for my PC to caution since the TV he got is definitely not cheap.

I've moved my PC to a 165hz monitor I got and couldn't be happier with it.


I didnt think playing on a PC would be any different than console if you were careful with not leaving static images but GoCrazyAuburn had me wondering if this was really an issue and particularly for OLEDs
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SCgamecock2988
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re: PS5 vs. PC
I might've paid a bit too much for my monitor back in December 2019 but I love it and haven't had issues. It's the ASUS ROG Swift 27" 1440p 165Hz G-SYNC.. but I think it's a TN panel. Don't care I've loved it.. but I spent ~$510.


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Carson123987
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re: PS5 vs. PC
all OLEDs have burn-in risk. it's the only weakness. small price to pay for the sublime picture quality


Not Cooper
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What's equivalent to a PS5 right now?

You're actually pretty close with your build from what I've read. One link I found showing some recommendations. Pretty much your build lol LINK

The 3080 will easily beat the PS5 GPU, but then again the 3080 alone costs more than the whole PS5 system The PS5 is a damn good system for the price.


ThuperThumpin
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all OLEDs have burn-in risk. it's the only weakness. small price to pay for the sublime picture quality


But is there something about PC gaming vs console gaming on a OLED that would make it more risky? I know that sounds weird, just wondering what would account for what Auburn was experiencing. He isnt the only person that has mentioned this issue.


Carson123987
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re: PS5 vs. PC
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I know that sounds weird, just wondering what would account for what Auburn was experiencing. He isnt the only person that has mentioned this issue.


static elements on a desktop. taskbar, icons, etc. No different than leaving your xbox dashboard up on an OLED

it's very rare on anything. you almost have to try and burn stuff in with high brightness and intentionally leaving stuff up


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Hu_Flung_Pu
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The 3080 will easily beat the PS5 GPU, but then again the 3080 alone costs more than the whole PS5 system The PS5 is a damn good system for the price


I SERIOUSLY doubt AMD undercuts their products that much with the consoles. There's a reason you don't see fps counters in console games.


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dirtytigers
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re: PS5 vs. PC
The differnce is people who play games on PC are mostly likely huge nerds who play games too much and dont have a social life. While anyone can own a console, much more casual gaming.

Let the downvotes commence
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