So, How much is gonna cost to build a PC with similar specs as Next Gen consoles?

Ostinatto

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I currently have a PC with a GTX 1070, i7 7700k and 16gb ram, and i can only do 1080p/ultra settings

i plan to build a PC for the next gen of videogames, so how much am i gonna spend if i want a PC with similar specs as next gen consoles?
 

Tommcatt

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I don't think we will know until they are out and we can see real world performance.
 

Sky87

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It'll be impossible to buy a PC comparable in cost to the Series X if it launches later this year at 499. The GPU alone would cost you that much.
 

Griff

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I mean, you already can for the price of a decent build? Nothing the new consoles are slated to do are out of the ballpark of a decent gaming PC right now. The next line of GPUs from Nvidia and AMD will only solidify that.
 

Kuro

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3060 will probably smoke consoles but for the price of a console so I'm gonna go with $1200 at launch but you get stronger CPU and the versatility of a PC for that price.
 

orava

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You definitely want to wait for the hardware amd and nvidia release this year.
 

Deriok

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This is really ballpark performance and price and does not include some stuff like tower and other accessories but...

700$ => RTX 2080 Super
300$ => Ryzen 7 3700X
250$ => PCIE 4.0 nvme SSD 1tb

200$ => compatible motherboard
80$ => 16GB ddr4 ram
120 => PSU

Total: 1,650$

edit: bumped up the PSU and motherboard costs.
 
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Mentok

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This is a good thread, as I'm planning on dropping consoles next gen (well except for my Switch) and going back to PC gaming. Thanks for asking OP!
 

digitalrelic

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Honestly it's a ton more expensive. Maybe $1200-$1500 or so to build something comparable to an XSX? Next-gen consoles will be a MUCH greater value.
 

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To match the Xbox Series X, you need the latest generation Nvidia Titan Xp, as well as at least 64GB of RAM.

To match the PS5, you can just buy a Chromebook and a pair of good earbuds.
 

JudgmentJay

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Rough estimate... probably around ~$800-1000 to match on-paper specs once zen3 CPUs and 3xxx GPUs are out. Less if you're gaming at <4k.
 

Dinjoralo

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This is really ballpark performance and price and does not include some stuff like tower and other accessories but...

700$ => RTX 2080 Super
300$ => Ryzen 7 3700X
250$ => PCIE 4.0 nvme SSD 1tb

100$ => compatible motherboard
80$ => 16GB ddr4 ram
70$ => PSU
Total: 1,500$
This is pretty accurate... For now. Prices will eventually go down, they always do.
 

Charsace

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This is really ballpark performance and price and does not include some stuff like tower and other accessories but...

700$ => RTX 2080 Super
300$ => Ryzen 7 3700X
250$ => PCIE 4.0 nvme SSD 1tb

100$ => compatible motherboard
80$ => 16GB ddr4 ram
70$ => PSU
Total: 1,500$
If you buy a 2080 and pair it with a bronze PSU you are being reckless.
 

Pheace

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Honestly it's a ton more expensive. Maybe $1200-$1500 or so to build something comparable to an XSX? Next-gen consoles will be a MUCH greater value.
Probably depends how you look at it. Usually plenty of ways to get free/much cheaper games on PC, not to mention you not only get access to the XSX library but the rest of the PC library as well.
 

defaltoption

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Spec to spec about $1500 right now but the problem is because there’s been no competition gpu prices are inflated, plus consoles have the benefit of extreme optimization due to being a closed ecosystem of one small set of hardware. So a 2080 or 2080ti will look real good now compared to consoles but not so good in 4 years while the console essentially “gets better”
 

FlintSpace

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I am guessing in just 2 year after the PS5/XBX release the mid tier 1080p60f graphic card kings will be running 4K easy at that same price or 50$ higher from current price band

I am talking GP/TU/XX 106 cards giving 4K easy like 1660Ti
 

Jaded Alyx

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I currently have a PC with a GTX 1070, i7 7700k and 16gb ram, and i can only do 1080p/ultra settings

i plan to build a PC for the next gen of videogames, so how much am i gonna spend if i want a PC with similar specs as next gen consoles?
Are you talking about next gen gaming at 1080p? Because that's a totally different story.
 

Quample

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Right now? Probably triple the price of the consoles. In a year? Probably less than double. In 2 years? Probably the same or less than the console price. Mid way through the gen? Toaster.
 

PlayBee

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Close to $1500 right now but hopefully about $1000 by the time they actually launch, or maybe around a year from now.
 

Reckheim

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This is really ballpark performance and price and does not include some stuff like tower and other accessories but...

700$ => RTX 2080 Super
300$ => Ryzen 7 3700X
250$ => PCIE 4.0 nvme SSD 1tb

100$ => compatible motherboard
80$ => 16GB ddr4 ram
70$ => PSU
Total: 1,500$
Hence I dont think the series X will be $499.
 

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This is really ballpark performance and price and does not include some stuff like tower and other accessories but...

700$ => RTX 2080 Super
300$ => Ryzen 7 3700X
250$ => PCIE 4.0 nvme SSD 1tb

100$ => compatible motherboard
80$ => 16GB ddr4 ram
70$ => PSU
Total: 1,500$
Need to double the cost of that motherboard - only X570 supports PCIe gen 4.
 

digitalrelic

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Probably depends how you look at it. Usually plenty of ways to get free/much cheaper games on PC, not to mention you not only get access to the XSX library but the rest of the PC library as well.
I mean, if you really want to talk about cheaper games, then you have to talk about Game Pass, which is probably the greatest value in videogames right now. Console gaming is cheaper for the foreseeable future any way you slice it.
 

SuperHans

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Hoping the new consoles drive down the cost of PC components because they have been crazy for the last few years.
 

scottbeowulf

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Probably about $1500 when the new consoles launch. Down to $1000 within the first year easy. Then again who knows with this pandemic shit now.
 

orava

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Ryzen 7 3700X has the same core count but it's way faster than the series x cpu.
 

Jaded Alyx

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I mean, if you really want to talk about cheaper games, then you have to talk about Game Pass, which is probably the greatest value in videogames right now. Console gaming is cheaper for the foreseeable future any way you slice it.
Game pass is on PC. As is Origin Access Premier, as is Twitch Prime, as is Humble Monthly, as is Uplay+, as is EGS and it's free games every other week, as is the ability to buy brand new games for like 20+% off from various competing digital retailers.
 

Zexyen

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It'll be impossible to buy a PC comparable in cost to the Series X if it launches later this year at 499. The GPU alone would cost you that much.
Essentially this for a RDNA2 GPU.

I could imagine something comparable to a XSX in specs alone to be something around $1300-1500
 

WhtR88t

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I'm curious if we'll see Sony's PC ports of their games require an SSD with the same capabilities as the PS5's?

Or if any normal NVMe SSD will do the trick?
 

Dest

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We really gotta wait and see. With RTX 3XXX series cards and Ryzen 4th Gen likely to be out by the time these consoles hit shelves which will likely bring the number much closer between the two for a year or two.

If we're going based off of right now specs and basing off of nothing but paper alone we're looking at around $1,000 - $1,300 if your system is budgeted well. But as with each gen of new PC hardware, the value of the previous gen stuff drops SIGNIFICANTLY.
 

digitalrelic

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Game pass is on PC. As is Origin Access Premier, as is Twitch Prime, as is Humble Monthly, as is Uplay+, as is EGS and it's free games every other week, as is the ability to buy brand new games for like 20+% off from various competing digital retailers.
Game Pass on PC isn't anywhere near as robust as Game Pass on Xbox. Sorry, but arguing that gaming on PC right now is somehow less expensive than gaming on console is a losing argument.
 

Rpgmonkey

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This is a question that's easier to answer if you outline resolution+framerate targets and when you want to buy the parts you need to hit those targets.

You're going to get different answers depending on that and that's part of why it's not really something worth looking into so soon.
 

dsk1210

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it's not a great time to build a PC right now, better waiting till the newer CPU's and GPU's come out this year, unless you really need to.
 

zombiejames

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The cheapest eight-core Zen 2 CPU I can find using PCPartPicker right now is $400 CDN. So I'm going to say it'll be pretty damn expensive.
 

ShinUltramanJ

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Game Pass on PC isn't anywhere near as robust as Game Pass on Xbox. Sorry, but arguing that gaming on PC right now is somehow less expensive than gaming on console is a losing argument.
Consoles don’t have super cheap game bundles and free games constantly rolling in. Game Pass is great, but at the end of the day you have nothing. Money spent but no game library of your own.
Take the latest Humble Capcom bundle. Nothing on consoles will ever compete with that level of value. And not only are the games yours, but you can trade/sell duplicates.