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$800 Gaming Build

xxthecorexxxxthecorexx Member Posts: 1,078

i thought a few of ya'll might be interested in this article.




interesting budget gaming build scoring a tad under 10k in 3dmark06. (personally, i'd go for the 3870 graphics card since the motherboard is crossfire compatible)



  • HousamHousam Member Posts: 1,460

    ya 3870 would be better imo. and considering ati had a price cut recently aswell...

  • Varlok91Varlok91 Member Posts: 396

    Eh, you could probably get a better one for $800.

    For one thing, switch to the P35-DS3L gigabyte motherboard for like 95 dollars and use the money saved to buy an 8800GT.

    I'd be tempted to change more components too in order to get a decent power supply. Perhaps even go AMD since games are more GPU limited nowadays rather than CPU limited.

    Desktop - AMD 8450 Tri Core, 3 gigs of DDR2 800 RAM, ATI HD 3200 Graphics, Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit
    Laptop (Dell Latitude E6400) - Intel P8400, 2 GIGs of RAM, Intel X4500, Windows XP Professional

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