Building a cheap gaming rig $600-$800

Approximate Purchase Date: 3 weeks from now

Budget Range: $600-$800 it's a graduation present so anything higher requires lots of convincing

System Usage from Most to Least Important: moderate gaming, watching videos, all around computer

Are you buying a monitor: Yes, something cheap

Parts to Upgrade: Everything (CPU, MOBO, GPU, PSU, Case, fans/heatsinks, Disc-Drive, HDD, speakers, RAM)

Do you need to buy OS: Yes (windows 7)

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg is my favorite so far but if i can get linked to other stuff I don't care.

Location: New Gloucester, Maine, United States

Parts Preferences: Intel CPU, everything else is whatever

Overclocking: Yes if possible

SLI or Crossfire: Would consider if it's way better/within the budget

Your Monitor Resolution: 1280x1024

Additional Comments: If possible I'd like this to be able to last 2 years without needing to be upgraded, and I'll be taking it to my dorm so something that isn't gonna need tons of tech repair and such.

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: I'd like to get a desktop rather than a laptop for once
7 answers Last reply Best Answer
More about building cheap gaming
  1. Best answer
    link to system build.
    $754.90 with $15.76 shipping and $ 30 MIR's

    The GTX 560se should be able to drive the 1600x900 monitor on most games using high settings as long as you don't get carried away with AF/AA settings.

    I didn't include Keyborad, Mouse or Speakers, you can pic them out with what left of the budget

    depending on when you order the system, there is a combo to look out for:

    MB CPU (saves $13)

    you could save a litte more going with a non hyperthreading CPU like a G850. Most software doesn't use hyper threading anyway.
  2. Thank you very much that looks better than anything I've come up with thus far. Just to double check, it's all compatible and comes with everything I need to put it together & get it running? (besides mentioned keyboard, mouse, & speakers)
  3. kamekpwns said:
    Final update, I added everything to my cart and am ready to order ASAP, but I would like a confirmation that all of the following will run as a system.

    no issues.

    Why the Motherboard change? Nothing wrong with it, other that more $
  4. The reason for the MOBO change is that the one first recommended has recently had terrible reviews, and my replacement not only doesn't seem to have bad reviews yet and is newer, but has a 3 year limited warranty rather than a 1 year
  5. Best answer selected by kamekpwns.
Ask a new question

Read More

New Build Gaming Systems Product