should I get PS4 Pro or PS4 Slim?

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  1. bssunilreddy

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    It all depends on your requirements. If it was my money and I wanted a gaming machine than I'll drop the ryzen and go for PS4 Slim. Why? because I did the math.

    Cost of PS4 slim hardware approx 26000 with couple of bundled games. Cost of 15-20 older must have PS4 games is around 24,000. Total comes around Rs 50,000. You can play for a while then start trading for new games. This system will be future proof gaming wise for at least 2-3 years. The games are optimized for the hardware and you don't have to worry about frame rates , resolution etc. Exclusive games like upcoming GOD of War, Last of Us 2 , Spider Man and hopefully GTA 6 will arrive sometime in the future.

    However, cost of a decent Ryzen system will set you back by around 60-80k including a mid range graphics card for around 20k. Keep In mind that PC components are over priced right now and this PC will only be future proof for couple of years gaming wise (on high resolutions / ultra quality). Plus exclusives will be unavailable.You also have to factor in the cost of the games and software.Even if you go the wrong way to get the latest games it will will cost you some money which you have to factor in. But, this system can do lots of things that the PS4 cannot.

    So, It depends on your requirements. If you want to game only then get the PS4. If you want to game and run graphics intensive applications like CAD, video editing then get the Ryzen. If you want to game and run simple office applications and browse the Internet then it may be better to get the PS4 and keep the older PC for these tasks.
     
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    @threeonethree Bro, you got me thinking again between pc and ps4
    I'm not gonna use the system for anything except gaming. Have an Asus notebook for other office tasks.

    So as you say, ps4 seems too be better.
    But now I'm trying to get an intel setup second hand. If I get that, I'll just have to get a graphics card alone. If I don't get that, then either ps4 or pc need to be bought.
    Will know the status of that intel system by this month end. Will have to decide after that.

    If I'm gonna go for ps4 as you say, it's better to get a ps4 pro I think as the price difference was a few thousands.
     
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    Just make a list of games that you want to play. Some of the best games in the last gen are

    Horizon: Zero Dawn
    The Last Guardian
    Resident Evil 7: Biohazard
    Uncharted 4
    Last of Us
    Fallout 4
    Blood Borne
    Witcher 3
    GTA 5
    Dishonored 2

    Do you wish to play any / all of these games? What about upcoming games like Last of Us 2?

    Now, which system can enable you to play these games at a cheaper price? For the PS4 you can buy these games for around 15k-20K. You'll have to spend at least 5k to get these on the PC too. But what would be the hardware cost of such a PC that can run these games at 1080p/High and also the upcoming ones? At least 60K. Not to mention some of these are PS4 exclusives.

    If you get a second-hand PC for cheap then go for it. You can play some games but still can't play the exclusives.
     
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    I was in a similar situation. A gaming PC or a PS4. I chose PS4 Pro and shifted all my gaming to it and using my old laptop for my computing. Will upgrade the laptop later. Keep in mind the kind of games you will play. For FPS , i would prefer a PC over console. Try to go for PS4 Pro for the extra graphics power over the slim. Worth it even if you don't have a 4k display. Also you buy games used for ps4 and resell when you are done with them. works out cheaper.
     
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    Yes, if I don't get a pc in second hand, I'm thinking of going for PS4 pro now based on the suggestions by @threeonethree and @Stormbringer .
    Thanks both for your thoughts. Will see if I get that pc by this month end and update here.
     
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    Hi,

    This is the specification of the HTPC I'm going to get.
    It was bought in 2016 Feb or March.

    Samsung S23B370 Monitor 23" FHD
    Inside HTPC:
    Intel Core - i7 6700
    Gigabyte Z170N-WIFI-CF Rev 1.0
    HyperX DDR4 RAM 8 GB 2133 MHZ

    How much is it worth to pay for this ?

    CPU.JPG MotherBoard.JPG Memory-1.JPG
     
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    Could someone help me with an estimate for this above config ?
     
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    @ezio16 you'll get prompt responses to your queries if you open a new thread here: PC Components / Configurations
    For the mentioned configuration: I wouldn't pay anything more than 20-25k.
     
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    Okay thanks.
    Actually bought that now.
    Also with Kingston 240 GB SSD.

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    how much did you pay? you'll have to add a graphics card on that I suppose..
     
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    30 K and I'll have to get a new case+PSU before adding a GPU as the current PSU is Antec 150 W.

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    Not bad, its a decent purchase. Congrats!!
     
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    Thanks :)
    Will have to start a new thread as I need suggestions for a new Case and PSU.

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