That's why there are hardcore and mainstream segments of the PC market. And if your name is something like Techie714, you're probably not in the latter.
I don't consider myself hardcaore, and I still best most of the stats, with Vista 32, 4 GB system RAM, GeForce GTS 250 1 GB, Primary res 1680x1050 and a X-Fi Titanium PCI-e sound. I do need to get a quad core though ever since I bought GTA IV on sale last weekend.
Consoles are schwag.