Gaming PC Specs -- $700-$900
This thread is for others to post there gaming PC that they built for around $700-$900. It is mostly for others that are new to building PC to get a look at what they need and should get.
I'm in the process of ordering and putting together a pc with these parts:
Seagate 7200.11 500GB
MSI 8800GT OC
G.Skill 2x2gb ddr2 800
Samsung 20x burner w/ lightscribe
Arctic Cooling freezer 7pro
Cooler Master Centurion 5
This seems to be a pretty standard setup for this price range around this forum, give or take a few components.
Just built PC for my brother to play CoD4 with me and various other games (oblivion, hellgate, overloard, the witcher, C&C3, Unreal 3, Quake Enemy Territory... the list goes on)
Anyways here's what it consists of:
OCZ 610w PSU
GA P35 DS3L
E2180 OC @ 3.0
Evga 8600GT 256mb
2x1gb ddr2 800 (G.Skill)
250gb wd hdd (sata)
sata dvd read/write (no lite scribe)
He had keyboard, case (my old one), mouse, and monitor... total for that with shipping from new egg was like $500.
With the extra $200 or so I could have gotten better video card 8800 or so, also could have included monitor in the price for that cost level. Didn't need to buy XP as I had an extra copy from an old computer, but could have afforded that... or nice keyboard/mouse... lots of options available for the extra money... but for $500 that PC rocks hard and plays most games with no problems whatsoever (we don't mind turning down settings) and his resolution is only 1280x1024 anyway, so the 8600 is fine.