I play FS 17 on a PS4. I play about 20 hours a week. I am considering either building or having a PC built specifically for FS 17. I'm not one to do things in half measures so the PC will be on the higher end of the spectrum. My question to the forum is, will it be worth my time and money? Is there that much difference to justify the expense?
Post by JohnDeere318 on Apr 8, 2017 9:45:37 GMT -6
I for one think a PC is a good investment. You can upgrade in the future and may save you tons of money in the end, instead of buying a console every time a new generation of console comes out.
The PC I built was around $600 for it, and I can play on Very High. I play on High because my #1 farm is so huge, it takes so much graphics power to run it. The CPU+Motherboard+RAM was around $230, the GPU was $200 and the other stuff was around $100-$150. Now, I did buy an expensive keyboard for $100 and a mouse for $50, both on Black Friday. Got a $40 headset (on sale for half at the time). So that adds about another $200 to my build. In the end, I have spent nearly $800 on my build, but just $600 in just the computer itself, you don't have to buy a very expensive keyboard or mouse, but I just like my luxury and fancy things.
Just my take on the issue, that's just what I have learned. The PS4 I think is nice too, I love that it is a controller, you can view from a large screen TV without messing with the resolution of the computer, and sit wherever you want. With a desktop PC, you are pretty limited to space, you have to sit right in front of it and have to use mouse and keyboard and get your back/shoulder alignment screwed up - just kidding! With seating arrangements, you can hook it up to a large TV and have wireless keyboard/mouse, but it is very awkward sitting in the chair with those parts.
I hope this helped you with your question, if not, please let me know.
Post by blademaster on Apr 8, 2017 14:28:12 GMT -6
Thanks for the input JohnDeere318. All things to take into consideration. I know there are more mods on PC but is resolution and other parts of game play better or any different at all? I do like the controller but if other factors make for a better experience I would switch.
Post by JohnDeere318 on Apr 9, 2017 8:55:15 GMT -6
I would say they are about the same resolutions 1920x1080, but if you use an HDMI output from the PC to the TV it is no good, at least for me anyway. I have tried a 24" Samsung and a 32" Sharp TV and both of those on 1920x1080 was blurry and they went over the edges on all four corners. I would highly not recommend using an HDMI output to the TV. I bought a $130 monitor for my PC with DVI-D and it is so much better.
Post by blademaster on Apr 12, 2017 0:02:36 GMT -6
I've decided to stay with my PS4. I play this game because it's relaxing. I sit ( too close, don't tell my mom) in front of my 40" tv used only for my farming in my nice comfortable chair with my feet up. Playing on a PC would be too much like being at work.
I hear ya blademaster...we have two TV's..my wife watches netflix upstairs on a 33" and I sit downstairs in front of our 60" LED... the only thing hooked up to it is the PS4. I have a comfortable old leather sofa, a stone and barnwood fireplace and usually at least one dog to keep me company... heaven