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Can I get a decent gaming rig for ~800?

#1LostPridePosted 7/21/2014 11:02:52 AM
Hey guys.

I'm looking for a decent gaming computer for around 800. My current is 5 years old and not even worth an upgrade at this point.

I already have a monitor, keyboard and mouse.

I'm really behind on current parts and best brands because it's been so long, I'm considering I know it's blasphemy buying a prebuilt.

I'd like to be able to play most newer games on max if possible, and be able to run "next gen" releases on at least high.

Anyone know good companies to go through? Where should I look?
#2ClouddxPosted 7/21/2014 11:05:25 AM(edited)
www.logicalincrements.com

My CPU is 5 years old, and in those 5 years I've only updated my graphics card... What kinda computer do you have that nothing is salvageable?
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#3AsucaHayashiPosted 7/21/2014 11:04:46 AM(edited)
I'd like to be able to play most newer games on max if possible,

not gonna happen with an $800 prebuilt.
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#4ClashtonnPosted 7/21/2014 11:07:01 AM
Mine was under 800 over a year ago and plays most games maxed out at 1080p/60fps.

You're crazy if you think that's not enough. most games don't push PCs very much.
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#5Canas_RenvallPosted 7/21/2014 11:07:34 AM
I built my first ever desktop gaming rig for $800 way back in October and it runs almost everything smooth as butter on high settings so nine months later I'm sure you can get something even better. :)

As for prebuilts, I can't honestly say. I love Asus products though so I always recommend them first.
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#6AsucaHayashiPosted 7/21/2014 11:19:06 AM
Clashtonn posted...
Mine was under 800 over a year ago and plays most games maxed out at 1080p/60fps.

You're crazy if you think that's not enough. most games don't push PCs very much.


post a $800 prebuilt able to max most new games out there then.

unless you're being facetious and including the random low req indie/early access game out there as part of that number in which case a $300 would meet that criteria.
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PC hardware doesn't need to match console hardware in price when PC gamers save literal thousands from the software they buy.
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#7LostPride(Topic Creator)Posted 7/21/2014 11:30:55 AM
AsucaHayashi posted...
Clashtonn posted...
Mine was under 800 over a year ago and plays most games maxed out at 1080p/60fps.

You're crazy if you think that's not enough. most games don't push PCs very much.


post a $800 prebuilt able to max most new games out there then.

unless you're being facetious and including the random low req indie/early access game out there as part of that number in which case a $300 would meet that criteria.


I don't want to spark an argument. I'd just like a little help. The new computer is going to be a gift for me, so I'd rather not say "thanks for the gift, here's a shopping cart with 800 dollars in parts I want" which is why I'm really considering a prebuilt.
#8DizzyKronicPosted 7/21/2014 11:41:54 AM
http://m.bestbuy.com/m/e/product/detail.jsp?skuId=5858042&pid=1219165147753

I picked this up today from Best Buy, right around $800. Good CPU and 12GB of Ram, but the video card will need to be upgraded. I can play DOTA at max, but Planetside 2 at medium to give you an example.
#9AsucaHayashiPosted 7/21/2014 11:55:26 AM(edited)
there's no argument... he's just plain wrong(unless he was indeed counting indie games etc. as part of the equation).

a $800 self-built alone without any accessories including OS that maxes the absolute majority of new demanding games out there is pushing it... with a prebuilt it's downright impossible.

as for suggestions:
http://www.ecollegepc.com/intel-core-i5-4670-cpu-gaming.html

change:
cpu to 4440
motherboard to gigabyte b85m
power supply to corsair 430w

comes out to $813 but if you want to save further then remove DVD drive. remember this is without operating system.
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#10LostPride(Topic Creator)Posted 7/21/2014 12:39:11 PM
AsucaHayashi posted...
there's no argument... he's just plain wrong(unless he was indeed counting indie games etc. as part of the equation).

a $800 self-built alone without any accessories including OS that maxes the absolute majority of new demanding games out there is pushing it... with a prebuilt it's downright impossible.

as for suggestions:
http://www.ecollegepc.com/intel-core-i5-4670-cpu-gaming.html

change:
cpu to 4440
motherboard to gigabyte b85m
power supply to corsair 430w

comes out to $813 but if you want to save further then remove DVD drive. remember this is without operating system.


How would that system handle newer games?