Originally Posted by BennyV04988
Mine is a firstwave and it works fine. I split it with my roommate/cousin for $250 used. $125 xbox 360 vs $1200 gaming pc... You do the math.
2 Flaws with this 360 vs gaming comp thing everyone keeps throwing at me:
1) Only makes any sort of sense if you're games are on the 360. I'm not much of a gamer but last time I checked WC3, CS:S and WOW weren't on the 360. Therefore 360 is not an option.
2) If you think about it of that $1200 (my rig below was sub $1000 but we'll go with your $1200) $600 makes up the basic computer you would need for everyday stuff anyways (word, internet, etc...). Therefore you're really only paying an additional $600 for the gaming element of the system...unless you can live without a comp altogether. Not that much of a difference from your 360 then when we look at it that way.
New question: saving some $$$ for my brother i'm using an old case for the rig, pulled it out of my garage and realized there are no fans on it at all. there is place for one 80mm at the back of the case I'll install but because of button positioning and case design there is nowhere to put a fan at the front to bring air in. I was thinking i'd cut a hole out of the side and put a 120mm in there around GPU level. Worth the $20.00 of parts? Otherwise there will be no fan drawing fresh air into the case. Just curious what people think.