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Build the Ultimate Gaming Computer for Under $800

This time, we're looking to get a little more juice out of the system. For a little more of a premium, you can basically build a future proof computer that can be easily upgraded over time. The budget has increased to $800, and as you would expect will be put to all the best bang for the buck components out there.

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Pandamobile3051d ago

I built a computer for my friend with just about the same specs as this one here (only difference is it has a 4870 instead of a 5770).

Runs every game we can throw at it on the highest detail level.

BFBC2 runs at 50-70 FPS at 1680 x 1050 maxed out (no HBAO/VSync), Crysis on a mix of very high and high between 30 and 50 FPS, etc.

Great machine, great price.

FantasyStar3050d ago

I dunno. While the 5770 is a great buy for what it is. The 128-bit bus will come back to bite it later with more memory-intensive games.

Sano643050d ago

they need to take the word "Ultimate" out of there because they are way off base

nnotdead3051d ago

could save some money on power supply, and HDD. other than that it looks good.

vickers5003050d ago

*Obligatory comment proclaiming pc as the superior platform and ego filled explanation of why people who play on pc are better people than those who play on consoles*

evrfighter3050d ago (Edited 3050d ago )

its not obligatory if it's true =). It's more along the lines of pointing out the obvious

darksied3050d ago

It's been a while since I built a gaming PC; I've mainly used laptops for a while. If I was to build this machine, and later decided I wanted to do a crossfire config, does it have to be the EXACT model number of graphics card, or anyone's Radeon 5770 card (i.e. some other manufacturer other than XFX)?

crck3050d ago

It has to be the same line. So you can crossfire any 5800 series with another 5800 series and any 5700 series with another. It is recommended that you crossfire the same model though. Otherwise performance is usually equal to crossfiring the weaker link. For example crossfiring a 5870 and a 5850 has just about the same performance and crossfiring two 5850's. Board brand doesn't matter.

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