Hi, I am planning to build a gaming PC for around $500-$800. Although I am still debating whether or not if I should upgrade my Dell Studio XPS 8000 instead. The specs of that computer are: Intel i7 processor, 8GB ram, GTS 240, 350W PSU. My current computer has very little room to upgrade, I have researched and I would need to upgrade the PSU and the graphics card but then I run into a problem with the air flow. There is very little room inside the PC and it will overheat when I am playing video games. The GTS 240 will be idle at 90C with a GPU load of 1%-10%. I am wondering if it would be better to build a new gaming PC or upgrade the Dell Studio XPS 8000.
I am sorry I didnt get back to you somehow your post got lost on my tracking. I will be back in a few hours and I will get you a build by tonight if someone else doesnt beat me to it .. Once again sorry
Alright it took some working but here you go. This is an Intel i5 2500 Sandybridge Build. Let me start by saying it is $43 over budget. However you can easily drop to a sandybridge i5 2400 and save $20 more. Anyway it is slightly over your budget like I said but its a solid future proof build that you wont regret spending the extra $50 on.
Also the case has great airflow and there should be no heating issues period with this build (i saw you mentioned that earlier)