Example of a sub 1000 dollar gaming PC

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#1 Posted by harrisi17 (4010 posts) -

I have heard for years about everyone building a powerful PC for 800 dollars, could anyone show me an example of the best I could get with this? I could reuse my case and probably PSU (its a 650 Watt PC Power & Cooling). I would need CPU/GPU/MOBO/RAM/HDD (large preferrably) and hopefully a medium size SSD for OS. Is it realistic to get all this for 800 dollars? I would want at least a great i5 if not an i7 and the best GPU I could get with that budget.

#2 Posted by gp19 (4247 posts) -
No, it's not realistic to get all that with $800.
#3 Posted by Mozelleple112 (6695 posts) -
No, it's not realistic to get all that with $800.gp19
but teh sub $400 pcs run everything
#4 Posted by Spaceruler15 (43 posts) -

Do you want to overclock the pc at all? Do you already have access to Windows or do that need to factored into the price? Do you have a preference of graphic cards such as AMD or Nvidia? Which resolution is the monitor you are using? A decent gaming computer can be built for about $800 but the SSD may not fit into the budget.

#5 Posted by harrisi17 (4010 posts) -

Do you want to overclock the pc at all? Do you already have access to Windows or do that need to factored into the price? Do you have a preference of graphic cards such as AMD or Nvidia? Which resolution is the monitor you are using? A decent gaming computer can be built for about $800 but the SSD may not fit into the budget.

Spaceruler15

No need to overclock, monitor is currently 1608 x 1050, but might think about hooking up to 32" TV, usually go with ATI/AMD, SSD isn't a requirement, but I would like it for sure. Also, I don't need a windows disc.

#6 Posted by gp19 (4247 posts) -

Do you want to overclock the pc at all? Do you already have access to Windows or do that need to factored into the price? Do you have a preference of graphic cards such as AMD or Nvidia? Which resolution is the monitor you are using? A decent gaming computer can be built for about $800 but the SSD may not fit into the budget.

Spaceruler15
Yes, I do agree a decent gaming PC can be built for $800. But a i5/i7 medium SSD, large HDD, best GPU PC cannot be built for $800.
#7 Posted by godzillavskong (7899 posts) -
[QUOTE="Spaceruler15"]

Do you want to overclock the pc at all? Do you already have access to Windows or do that need to factored into the price? Do you have a preference of graphic cards such as AMD or Nvidia? Which resolution is the monitor you are using? A decent gaming computer can be built for about $800 but the SSD may not fit into the budget.

gp19
Yes, I do agree a decent gaming PC can be built for $800. But a i5/i7 medium SSD, large HDD, best GPU PC cannot be built for $800.

True. I built mine for around $900, but I went with AMD, and i already had a dvdrw/cdrw drive, windows OS, and case.
#8 Posted by RevanBITW (572 posts) -

Go for an i5, an i7 would bring barely noticeable increase in performance for a 100$ more. You could also wait for the price drops for the 700 series in November to get the most out of that budget.