PS5 equivalent PC cost. Playstation 5 or PC what is cheaper?

It is not so long before the release of new consoles, and many gamers are puzzled – to buy a brand new PlayStation 5 console or build a gaming PC with the characteristics of this console.

The Playstation 5 Digital is priced at 399$ and 499$ for PS5 with the disk drive. But how much will a PC like this console cost and which will not become obsolete in 3 years?

If you build a PC in terms of specs lower than PS5, then we can safely assume that such a PC will become obsolete much earlier than the PlayStation 5. And so it was already, people built a budget PC in 2013 costing just as much as a console. And its been 4 years, since they cannot play the newest games with good settings in games. Their computers, even on minimal settings, do not run all the best games of recent years.

But those who built a PC according to the exact specs of the Playstation 4 and did not regret to overpay for it 2+ times more, those with a big interference, but can run many modern games, although all these top-end PCs from the time of the release of Playstation 4 are already smoking from RDR2 and they barely cope with this game even on minimal settings.

In general, if you want your PC to last you almost as long as the Playstation 5, then you need to focus on the specs of the PS5. The specs of future consoles are the minimum system requirements for PC games in the near future!

Playstation 5 basic specs:

CPU: AMD Zen 2 8-Cores @ 3500 GHz
GPU: 10.28 teraflops, 36 CU @ 2.23 GHz with Ray-Tracing support
RAM: 16GB GDDR6 256 bit bus
Memory: SSD 825 GB with a speed of 5.5 GB / s

Gaming PC like PS5

The SSD in PS5 is unique and very fast and this complicates the build, although you can find similar in speed on the PC, but the final PC price increases greatly because of this.


In the line of PC processors, similar to the PS5 CPU on Zen 2 architecture and with 8 cores is the Ryzen 7 3700X. And it has a turbo boost up to 4.4 GHz, on consoles this boost feature is absent, so such a processor will be slightly better than a console one.

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The B550 motherboard was chosen because only the B550 and x570 chipsets support PCI Express 4.0. If you take the old motherboards with A320 / B350 / B450 chipsets, then you can immediately forget about the top and fastest SSDs.

Without PCI Express 4.0, you can never install a PS5-grade SSD or better (when it comes out). And even without PCI Express 4.0, the new GPUs will not work at full speed, and the AMD 5000 series graphics cards already come with PCI Express 4.0 support. So, the AsRock B550 Pro 4 motherboard.

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Playstation 5 will support ray tracing and 4K gaming. The minimum GPU that can now provide the same and is equivalent to PS5 GPU is GeForce RTX 2070 Super.

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16 GB (2×8) DDR4 3200 MHz A-Data XPG Spectrix D41 RGB is the best selling 3200 MHz memory.

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1 TB Gigabyte Aorus NVMe Gen 4

  • Sequential Read Speed: up to 5000 MB/s
  • Sequential Write speed: up to 4400 MB/s

This speed is supported only with PCI Express 4.0, which is why the motherboard must be based on the B550 / X570 chipset.

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Thermaltake Smart 700W 80+ White Certified PSU is a good choice. Its price is quite budget and at the same time, it is one of the best-selling PSU in its price segment.

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PC Case

Everyone has different tastes, so you can choose absolutely any computer case you like.

The total cost of PS5 equivalent PC: starting from 1425$

As you can see, a 399$ Playstation 5 is much cheaper than a PC with the same specs and which will cost more than 1000$.

A good gaming PC with a lifespan of 5 years has always cost at least $1000, and since the mining boom began, GPU manufacturers began to sell their GPUs for much more and it became more expensive to build a computer.

So buying a Playstation 5 is very budgetary and this console will delight its entire lifespan and you don’t have to look at the system requirements of games.

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