Build It: $800 Gaming PC

Many people think that if you want to play games on your PC, you'll need to have an expensive, high-end computer. Extreme Tech shows that building a PC that will let you play all of today's games doesn't have to cost a ton of money.

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OutLaw4339d ago

This is good for people who are on a budget and don't mind doing things with their hands. I may one day do something like this for myself considering how much Dell charges me for a PC.

Captain Tuttle4338d ago

"If you're a gamer on a budget, this system should hold you for a while. In order to keep the price down, we had to make a few sacrifices. The motherboard doesn't have the best overclocking options, and while this graphics card is pretty good at limited resolutions, it's not going to be enough to get the most out of some of the more demanding games coming up this year—to say nothing of DirectX 10."

It probably couldn't run a maxed out Crysis right now but I think that it was designed to be very upgradeable. This rig is a good framework that can play anything today and allows you to increase it's potential easily in the future for not too much money.

zonetrooper54338d ago

Sounds like a good PC but i would save up and spend at least a £1000 on a new computer which should hold for around 2 years and then i would upgrade the ram and graphics card.