/ Sign-up
Your question

$800 Gaming Build Suggestions

  • Homebuilt
  • Gaming
  • Computer
  • Systems
  • Product
Last response: in Systems
November 20, 2011 12:01:40 AM

I've never built a computer before, but there's a first time for everything. I just don't know where to start. With an $800 dollar budget, what's the best gaming computer I can get. Also, how would I add wifi/bluetooth capability?
Any advice/guides on how to actually assemble the parts would be appreciated.

Reliability and speed are my priorities. I don't care much about noise, size or audio.

I already have a monitor, keyboard/mouse, and windows.

More about : 800 gaming build suggestions

November 20, 2011 12:21:00 AM

Well, if you read some reviews you gonna see that the sweet spot for a gaming machine is a i5-2500k paired with a nvidia GTX 560Ti or the equivalent AMD VGA (sadly don't know by heart which one are).
About the wifi/bluetooth it's all about if you gonna use it or not.
November 20, 2011 12:22:27 AM

- Can you use an old HD?
- Do you prefer Nvidia / AMD?
- Are you looking going for SLI / Crossfire in the future?
Related resources
November 20, 2011 12:33:10 AM

I don't have an old HD, and I've noticed the skyrocketing prices. I'm actually considering stretching my budget and getting a 120gb ssd.

I have no preference for Nvidia or AMD. I just want whichever is better.

I don't even know what SLI/Crossfire is.

Can anyone suggest specific parts with prices?
November 20, 2011 12:43:06 AM

Ok. Sli/Crossfire is using two graphics card at same time to increase the performance, usually a cheap way to increase performance at the cost of heat, noise, and some minor problems.

For trouble saving, the best to do is getting a strong card when possible, and not two weaker cheaper cards and get it together.

Best solution

November 20, 2011 12:46:35 AM

Saw that build in another topic, posted by ScrewySqrl

i5-2500K + Corsair 600W PSU: $274.98

Hyper 212+ EVO: $34.99

AS Rock Z68 Extreme 3 Gen 3: $124.99

Crucial 8 GB DDR3-1600: $39.99

HD 6870 w/ Dirt 3: $169.99

Hitachi 500GB HDD w/ Free DVd Burner: $99.99

Rosewill Blackbone case: $39.99


shipping: $14.56

Grand total: $799.48
November 27, 2011 1:04:57 AM

Best answer selected by eejdoowad.