This build will kill any console, with its size, flexablility, and most importantly its price.
CPU, Motherboard, Ram- Intel Core 2 Duo E8400, Intel Dq35jo, 4x1gb ram, and Intel Stock cooler, I got this as a combo from eBay for $35.
HDD- Hitachi Deskstar 250gb 3.5 7200rpm, only paid $10 for it from a friend, and it works pretty damn well for that price, quiet, no SMART errors, and performs acceptably for a hard drive.
Optical Drive- Not the one I listed since it is so old, its and IDE DVD/CD-RW combo drive from and old 2006 Dell Dimension that I had lying around
OS- Extra Windows 7 Pro key that I had.
Case- I have seen some card board computers on this website and on Google Images, snd i had extra boxes lying around, that was how I got the idea for this build.
PSU- This PSU is very sketchy, I had to use a 20pin to 24pin adapter to hook it up to the Dq35jo motherboard, the PSU is over 10 years old, and got pulled from my old 2005 Dell Dimension 2400. This should definitley be replaced so I don't kill the other components.
So obviously this build is not a console killer since it doesn't have a GPU, but if I throw in a new PSU(like a 500w evga for around $40), a new cheap GPU (like a 750ti or a rx 460), and a $14 q6600 with the BSEL mod (so it runs at 3.0 ghz) this would give consoles a run for there money, at least in less CPU intensive games. This system will kick some a**, and look good while doing it once i do those upgrades.