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ZapperBoy10647
19-01-2009, 05:34 PM
Im not sure if i spelt delema right(firefox reckons its incorrect but theres no correction for it)

Basicaly I just got a new job at McDonald's Rotorua and im planing to upgrade my gaming capabilities. I have three options to chose from but there all so good.
although at the moment(to my disgust) i am swayed towards the xbox 360 console tv etc as it has performed well in gamespot reviews.

ok now im about to list the pricing for the components im about to get(and as im saving for this no doubt prices will change; Hopefully for the good.)

Xbox 360 Package.

Xbox 360: Xbox 360 Elite Holiday Bundle | NZ$ 567 incl GST
Source:http://www.dse.co.nz/dse.shop/4973fdec01584898273fc0a87f3b06f0/Product/View/YG1193

TV: SONY Bravia 32" S Series HD-Ready LCD | NZ$ 849 incl GST
Source: http://www.dse.co.nz/dse.shop/4973fdec01584898273fc0a87f3b06f0/Product/View/G5957

Xbox 360: Xbox 360 Elite Holiday Bundle | NZ$ 567 incl GST
Source:http://www.dse.co.nz/dse.shop/4973fdec01584898273fc0a87f3b06f0/Product/View/YG1193



Xbox 360 package variation.

Monitor : SAMSUNG 2053BW High-gloss Black 20" 5ms (2ms GTG) Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 DC 8000:1(1000:1) | Price:$336.38 incl GST
Source: http://www.playtech.co.nz/product.php?action=showdetail&id=5563

With: Adapter HDMI Socket-DVI Plug | NZ$ 24 .99 incl GST
Source: http://www.dse.co.nz/dse.shop/4973fdec01584898273fc0a87f3b06f0/Product/View/P1204

With: PHILIPS Mini Hi-Fi System FWM185 | NZ$ 199 incl GST
Source: http://www.dse.co.nz/dse.shop/4973fdec01584898273fc0a87f3b06f0/Product/View/AE3069

With: Pinnacle PCTV NanoStick DVB-T 73e USB Freeview HD NZ Ready | No quoted price. last saw priced for $99.00 Incl. GST
Source :http://www.playtech.co.nz/product.php?action=showdetail&id=5778



PS3 Package.

PS3 : PS3 80gb + Little Big Planet | NZ$ 766 incl GST
Source: http://www.dse.co.nz/dse.shop/4973fdec01584898273fc0a87f3b06f0/Product/View/YG2935P9


TV: SONY Bravia 32" S Series HD-Ready LCD | NZ$ 849 incl GST
Source: http://www.dse.co.nz/dse.shop/4973fdec01584898273fc0a87f3b06f0/Product/View/G5957


PS3 Package varation.

Monitor : SAMSUNG 2053BW High-gloss Black 20" 5ms (2ms GTG) Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 DC 8000:1(1000:1) | Price:$336.38 incl GST
Source: http://www.playtech.co.nz/product.php?action=showdetail&id=5563

With: Adapter HDMI Socket-DVI Plug | NZ$ 24 .99 incl GST
Source: http://www.dse.co.nz/dse.shop/4973fdec01584898273fc0a87f3b06f0/Product/View/P1204

With: PHILIPS Mini Hi-Fi System FWM185 | NZ$ 199 incl GST
Source: http://www.dse.co.nz/dse.shop/4973fdec01584898273fc0a87f3b06f0/Product/View/AE3069

With: Pinnacle PCTV NanoStick DVB-T 73e USB Freeview HD NZ Ready | No quoted price. last saw priced for $99.00 Incl. GST
Source :http://www.playtech.co.nz/product.php?action=showdetail&id=5778

PS3 : PS3 80gb + Little Big Planet | NZ$ 766 incl GST
Source: http://www.dse.co.nz/dse.shop/4973fdec01584898273fc0a87f3b06f0/Product/View/YG2935P9

OR......

Upgrading my pc to 4gb ram 22" montior(as shown above) and getting a 750watt psu; a ati 4850 and changeing my HDD to 640gb(320gbx2) Array

ZapperBoy10647
19-01-2009, 05:36 PM
Basicaly as the public i want you to give me informative advice about the pro's and cons of these setups and the one you most reccomend please....

For the ps3/xbox 360 i will (if it wins)purchase gta4 and mgs4 and cod4(MW)

For the PC i will purchase GTA4 and COD4(WAW)

dyewitness
19-01-2009, 06:13 PM
Not exactly the feedback you're after but... I recently was deciding between a PS3 and XBox 360.

Ended up going for the PS3 for the following:
- integrates very nicely with my Sony Bravia 40" TV
- not just a games machine but media center also (keeps wife happy, and helps to justify the cost), blue-ray player etc
- has built-in wifi card out-of-the-box, don't know about you, but my TV/entertainment center is about a far away from my modem/router as possible, and hard wiring is not an option at this stage
- was put off from XBox 360 by numerous reports of RRoD

ZapperBoy10647
19-01-2009, 06:22 PM
Not exactly the feedback you're after but... I recently was deciding between a PS3 and XBox 360.

Ended up going for the PS3 for the following:
- integrates very nicely with my Sony Bravia 40" TV
- not just a games machine but media center also (keeps wife happy, and helps to justify the cost), blue-ray player etc
- has built-in wifi card out-of-the-box, don't know about you, but my TV/entertainment center is about a far away from my modem/router as possible, and hard wiring is not an option at this stage
- was put off from XBox 360 by numerous reports of RRoD

RRoD??? whats that

ive always been a ps3 fan myself but it was heartbreaking when the xbox360 graphics were better than the ps3's...... definitely not noticeable though..... i reckon i could be easily swayed back at this point (HELP ME!!!)

Speedy Gonzales
19-01-2009, 06:25 PM
RROD = Red ring of death

Taken from here (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RROD#Three_flashing_red_lights)

When a Microsoft Xbox 360 console experiences a "general hardware" failure or "core digital" failure, three flashing red lights appear (known as the "Red Ring of Death") around the power button, in lieu of the four green lights indicating normal operation. Warning signs may include freeze-ups, in which the screen has strange, spontaneous graphical problems in the middle of gameplay, such as checkerboard or pinstripe patterns on the screen, the sound is frozen and changed to a strange, static-like sound, and the console only responds to pressing the power button to turn it off. These events may happen once or several times until the general hardware failure occurs, when the user attempts to turn the console on, and the three red lights are seen and the console will not function.

Some have confused General Hardware Failure with a similar looking error warning where four red lights appear, in which case the console does not detect an AV cable is plugged in.[5] The four lights can sometimes also be seen when power surges or very brief power outages occur while the console is running, in which the console needs to be unplugged and plugged back in again to reset the error.

Blam
19-01-2009, 06:28 PM
Xbox can be a media center too-XMBC:D

And to add wifi, just hack a router with dd-wrt or just share the internet connection with a computer nearby.

Just my thoughts

Blam

ZapperBoy10647
19-01-2009, 07:08 PM
Youre making me very nervous about buying a xbox now...... is this covered by warranty? is there any way to get saved data back? and is it common or just an over inflated problem by ps3 fans?

because if it is i reckon the ps3's better anyway.... its just that in the reviews they do close ups and show how crap it is...

i mean ive played ps3 before and reckon its the best f***ing thing out. but now its a matter of spending 700$ on a console i want to be cautious...

unless of course someone can come up with why i should upgrade my computer(its fine, it runs wow:bc.... just at minimum graphics)

dyewitness
19-01-2009, 07:24 PM
Yep, that made me think twice about the Xbox 360 too.
Even though perhaps it's the better machine.

Imagined how pissed you would be if it did RROD:
- you've got to call Microsoft, get it registered for repair
- box it up, send it off
- then n weeks or months later you get it back, hopefully with no recurring problems

plod
19-01-2009, 07:48 PM
I think it will all depend on what games you want to play. As that was never a problem with me I went PS3. Kids use it for games, I mostly use it for streaming movies and music wirelessly to TV and stereo. Just waiting for playtv (http://uk.playstation.com/ps3/hardware/accessories/detail/item102429/PlayTV/) to be released here, and that will take care of my freeview and dvr requirements.