A Value Comparison : Gaming PC vs Playstation 4 vs XBOX One

We hear a lot of console gamers complain about how much a gaming PC costs, but lets break it down a little and see what the real cost actually is. Now the following is only meant as an example, you can always manipulate data to skew the results any way you like, but we tried to approach this as fairly as possible.

The price of PC includes assembly, setup, a mouse and keyboard and everything you need to just plug in and play, just as you would with a console. No need to assemble it yourself, no need to bargain hunt, buy second hand, source parts from multiple different stores, pirate any software, everything you need is included.

All pricing information is referenced below, we tried to take it all from the most official sources possible, (XBox Live Market Place / Sony Store / EB Games / Steam) and of course the PC its self is sourced from Evatech.com.au.
Gaming PC VS Playstation 4 VS Xbox One

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Build Log (Jade AMD Home PC in Cooler Master Silencio 550)

CPU: AMD FX-6300 Black 6-Core 3.50GHz
Motherboard: ASUS AM3+ M5A97-R2.0 970
RAM: Mushkin Silverline 8GB 1600MHz 1.5v C9
Case: Cooler Master Silencio RC-550
Power Supply: Corsair 550W VS550
Primary Storage Device: Mushkin Chronos Deluxe 120GB 7mm MLC SSD
Graphics Card: Gigabyte GT610 1GB Silent
Optical Drive: Samsung Internal DVD-RW Drive
Network Card: TP-Link WDN3800 N600 Wireless Dual Band PCI-E
Operating System: Windows 8.1 64bit
Total: $924
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Build Log (Customised Intel Ultimate Gaming in Thermaltake Chaser A31)

CPU: Intel Haswell i5-4670K 3.4GHz
Motherboard: MSI Intel 1150 Z87-G43
RAM: Corsair 8GB 2x4GB DDR3 2133MHz CL11
Case: Thermaltake Chaser A31 Mid Tower Black
Power Supply: Aerocool VP750 750W
Primary Storage Device: Western Digital 1TB Blue
Second Storage Device: Samsung 120G 840BW EVO
Graphics Card: Gigabyte GTX770 2GB OC
Optical Drive: Samsung Internal DVD-RW Drive
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
Packaging: Internal Packing Foam for Secure Shipping
Total: $1,689
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Build Log (Ryu – Mini Custom Gaming PC in BitFenix Prodigy)

CPU: Intel Haswell i7 4771 4-Core 3.5GHz
Motherboard: ASRock Intel 1150 Z87E-ITX
RAM: Corsair 16GB 2x8GB 2133MHz V-Pro Black C11
Case: BitFenix PRODIGY Black Mini-ITX
Power Supply: Corsair 650W VS650
Primary Storage Device: Seagate 3TB Barracuda
Second Storage Device: Mushkin Chronos 120GB 7mm MLC SSD
Graphics Card: MSI GTX760 4GB OC Twin Frozr IV
Optical Drive: Pioneer Blu-Ray Writer
CPU Cooler: Corsair Hydro H60 Second Edition
Total: $1,919
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Build Log (Sirin Intel / Nvidia Gaming PC in BitFenix Comrade)

CPU: Intel Haswell i5-4570 3.2GHz
Motherboard: Asus Intel 1150 H81M-PLUS
RAM: 8GB DDR3 1600MHz Desktop Memory
Case: BitFenix Comrade White ATX Mid Tower
Power Supply: Corsair 550W VS550
Primary Storage Device: Western Digital 1TB Blue
Graphics Card: ASUS GTX 760 2GB OC DCII
Optical Drive: Samsung Internal DVD-RW Drive
Network Card: TP-LINK 300Mbps Wireless PCIe Adapter
Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
120mm Fan: [2x] Cooler Master 120mm Sickleflow Blue
Total: $1,209
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Build Log (Ragnarok Intel X-79E Gaming PC in BitFenix Ghost)

CPU: Intel Haswell i7 4820K 3.7GHz
Motherboard: Asus Intel 2011 P9X79-LE
RAM: Corsair 16GB 2x8GB 1866MHz CL10
Case: BitFenix Ghost Silence Tower
Power Supply: Corsair 850W RM-850 80+ Gold Modular
Primary Storage Device: Western Digital 500GB Blue
Second Storage Device: Samsung 120G 840BW EVO
Graphics Card: Gigabyte GTX 780 TI OC 3GB
Optical Drive: Pioneer Blu-Ray Writer
Sound Card: Asus Xonar DSX PCIE
Network Card: TP-LINK 300Mbps Wireless PCIe Adapter
CPU Cooler: Corsair Hydro H100i Liquid Cooler
Operating System: Windows Pro 8.1 64bit
120mm Fan: [2x] Aerocool Shark Fan 120mm Black
Packaging: Internal Packing Foam for Secure Shipping
Total: $2,914
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Build Log (Kishi AMD / ATI Gaming PC in Aerocool Strike X One)

CPU: AMD A8-6600K Quad Core 3.9GHz
Motherboard: Asus FM2+ A88XM-A mATX
RAM: Mushkin Blackline 32GB 2133MHz 1.5v C11
Case: Aerocool Strike X One Case
Power Supply: Corsair 550W VS550
Primary Storage Device: Western Digital 1TB Blue
Graphics Card: Gigabyte R9 280X 3GB OC
Optical Drive: Samsung Internal DVD-RW Drive
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper T4
120mm Fan: [1x] Cooler Master 120mm Sickleflow Red
Total: $1,376
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Build Log (Sirin Intel / Nvidia Gaming PC in Cooler Master K350)

CPU: Intel Haswell i5-4670 3.4GHz
Motherboard: Asus Intel 1150 H81M-PLUS
RAM: Mushkin Blackline 8GB 1600MHz 1.5v C9
Case: Cooler Master K350 Mid Tower
Power Supply: Corsair 550W VS550
Primary Storage Device: Seagate 3TB Barracuda
Graphics Card: Gigabyte GTX760 2GB OC
Optical Drive: Samsung Internal DVD-RW Drive
Operating System: Windows 8.1 64bit
Packaging: Internal Packing Foam for Secure Shipping
Total: $1,275
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Build Log (Customised Intel Ultimate Gaming in BitFenix Ronin)

CPU: Intel Haswell i5-4670K 3.4GHz
Motherboard: ASRock Intel 1150 Z87M-EXTREME4
RAM: Corsair 8GB 2x4GB 2133MHz V-Pro Red C9
Case: BitFenix Ronin Gaming Case
Power Supply: Corsair 750W CX-750V3 80+ Bronze
Primary Storage Device: Western Digital 2TB Black
Graphics Card: Gigabyte GTX770 2GB OC
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 612P
140mm Fan: [1x] Aerocool Shark Fan 140mm Black
Total: $1,636
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Build Log (Rosa Home PC in Coolermaster N200)

CPU: Intel Haswell i3-4130 3.4GHz
Motherboard: Asus Intel 1150 H81M-PLUS
RAM: Mushkin Silverline 4GB 1600MHz 1.5v C9
Case: Cooler Master N200 Mid Tower
Power Supply: Riloe 500W ATX Power Supply
Primary Storage Device: Mushkin Chronos 120GB 7mm MLC SSD
Second Storage Device: Western Digital 1TB Green
Optical Drive: Samsung Internal DVD-RW Drive
Operating System: Windows 8.1 64bit
Total: $725
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