Looking to build a $600 - $800 Gaming Pc
Hi, I am looking to build a gaming computer with a budget from $600 to $800. I am trying to find a setup that will give me the most bang for my buck and would like some help in my endeavors. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance.
Hey! Here is a nice build. The CPU makes it easier to upgrade, and will play most games on medium to high settings!
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
CPU: Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($182.79 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: MSI Z97 PC MATE ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Team Vulcan 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($71.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($51.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 280 3GB DirectCU II Video Card ($198.50 @ Newegg)
Case: Enermax ECA3253-BW ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-14 DVD/CD Writer ($13.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-08-08 22:03 EDT-0400
I would definitely recommend an r9 series graphics card, perhaps an r9 270 like this one http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202090 which will run you about 160, or an r9 270 like this http://www.amazon.com/HIS-iPower-DLDVI-I-Graphics-H270QM2G2M/dp/B00GN5JE6M/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1407554381&sr=8-6&keywords=r9+270 which you can squeeze a little more performance out of, and a processor is up to you whether you want intel or AMD. If you plan to do gaming only I would recommend an AMD processor as they are typically easily overclockable (although they tend to get quite hot, so you might want to invest in an aftermarket CPU cooler) You can get a fx 8320 for about 150 and it wouldn't bottleneck your 270. Hope this helps