The PS4 costs US $360 with a controller while this estimated to cost US $1,500. Project Quantum costs 4.2 times more than the PlayStation 4 but it is 9.3 times more powerful than a PS4 (apparently), so as a cost to performance ratio, it is a lot better than the consoles, has access to cheaper games and can do a lot more, except use disc based media it seems. I make a good wage, so that price isn't too scary as long as it does everything else a PC can do.
I personally don't see the need for upgrading many types of components anymore. I know it seems crazy to write this as a Geek, but until this new Fiji architecture had arrived for AMD and Maxwell for NVIDIA they seemed to be rehashing the same technology for a long time, also Intel hasn't made any big leaps in the CPU department since Sandy Bridge. DirectX 11 was released in 2009, since we are halfway through 2015 and we shall only be getting DirectX 12 now, that is a 6 year wait until new features are needed by graphics cards.
If you can modify the SSD, add more system RAM and it is built well, this system could easily stay relevant until DirectX 13 is released playing games at 4K resolutions. I'll wait for reviews, but I could see this as a replacement to my giant PC. Plus this is supposed to power VR technology easily, so if I slap an Oculus Rift onto this, I'm sure I'll be having a great time, if looking very odd.
Edited by fabman_uk, 19 June 2015 - 11:45 AM.