In this topic, i’m gonna explain, why would i chose to purchase a Console for gaming purposes over a Traditional PC . Although, i know how a pc work, i know how to assemble a PC, or choose the right hardware and software, when i have a choice between assemble a $500 PC, or purchase a console, i always go with the console, specially now that PS5 (newest Sony’s Console) is in line And There are several reasons for that:
First reason: i place my time, n effort, research to choose a proper hardware and i have to do each of em separately, and specially in the dumhole country that i’m living, i will always be unsuccessful to find the appropriate hardware with the right price, or prices and availability for each hardware will fluctuate every single day, at the end, i would realize that, i 've spent more than that $500 which i intended to, to purchase the parts, or, i had to purchase different model or brand near, or the same model as i wanted, now it’s not a common problem in a country such as US, Europe, cause they always have eBay and Amazon and other online retailers with competitive prices IF they were unable to find what they’re looking for at a local retailer. So the first reason is not a problem for everyone, just the unlucky ones, who lives in a third world country or somewhere computers and video games are not a common thing.
Second reason is, with $500 budget, or even a $600 budget, i can never assemble a PC which would compete to a custom made gaming console, if u want me to explain more, for example, with that price i may only can afford a GPU which can compete with the custom AMD APU made for the PS5 which have a floating steady 2.3Ghz frequency on GPU and nearly 4 Ghz CPU, and it all are just in one single die or by other mean, a single chipset which contains the heart of any Console In PC side, you can never ever find an APU which can complete with that, aside that, you have to purchase the RAM which as the time of this writing the newest n latest are DDR 4 which can never compete with the shared GDDR6 on the new upcoming console, even with overclocking, which is a different story and have its own hassle, so in combination, u have to purchase a separate high end CPU, a high end GPU, and the RAM modules, Lol and a motherboard of course which on its own, have its own story, which i won’t getting into right now.
Third reason is time, it of course depends of the actual process, u have to purchase your hardware, your software, which also counts if you’ve bought your stuff online cause you have to play the waiting game for at least afew days for them to arrive at your doorstep. And after all that hassle, now u have to sit, test n assemble, and debugging every single one of them and cram them into a boxed metal case. Install the required Softwares n Drivers, and after that it’s just the beginning, and IF you actually done all of them properly, you gonna have a chance hoping to play your favorite games at a decent framerate, which is unlikely if you’re planning to play latest game on a $500 budget machine, unless if you’ve already spent more, which you should.
Fourth reason is the softwares, after you went through all that hell of a process, you need to purchase and install the game softwares, now if you’re a multiplayer gamer, most of those software developers put you through accepting and installing unknown patchs and drivers, which may or may not know what exactly are they doing in your Operating System, for example, you have to install a Kernel Driver for Doom Eternal, which is called Anti Cheat patch by the developers, and it may or may not cause you any problems or any encountering with your other softwares and drivers now or in the near future, that alone, can be the most reason to keep my gaming habit out of my PC. Why would i have to hassle with all those nonesense when i can just buy a game and run it right out of the box without worrying about any of these hellhole ?
And the Fifth reason is the comfort of a high quality Gaming Controller, on a traditional PC i gotta invest extra on a gaming mouse and keyboard which them alone can cost me few hundredths of dollars because i’m sure, there is no chance that you gonna have a proper accuracy and response for gaming purposes with a budget mouse n keyboard, i have to toss my wallet into a brand such as, i don’t know, what the devil of brands are around these days ? In past we had Logitech, Razer, and some others. But with a newly purchased PS5 or an XBOX One the good quality Controller will be right out of the box in my hands, and ready to jump in, plus, most of these new consoles have USB ports which you are able to use a traditional mouse n keyboard for your shooters or other genre games if you’d prefer.
So you see instead of waisting my time on all these, i can just go out to a retailer, or Online no matter which one, and just pay $500 bucks ( it would cost me an extra around $100) duo tax and shipping. But even with that extra that i pay, it still worths both my time and money. Now you have to know, this conditions i explained, only applies that if i want a PC for just gaming purposes, but if i or anyone else wants to do other tasks, that’s a separate matter.
I hope you would use my material into ur consideration and good luck to you all