$800 budget PC gaming build

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Dirtytape, Aug 8, 2018.

  1. Dirtytape

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    1) What will you be doing with this PC?
    Gaming.

    2) What's your budget? Are tax and shipping included?
    $800 usd

    3) Which country do you live in? If the U.S, please tell us the state and city if possible.
    Mesa, AZ USA

    4) What exact parts do you need for that budget? CPU, RAM, case, gpu, mobo, psu, cpu cooler, HD, optical drive.
    5) If reusing any parts, what parts will you be reusing? Please be especially specific about the power supply. List make and model.
    6) Will you be overclocking?
    No. Running stock.

    7) What is the max resolution of your monitor? What size is it?
    Probably 21 inch, 1080 or 1440 resolution.

    8) When do you plan on building/buying the PC?
    I plan on buying parts a couple weeks at a time. This will probably take a few months to get everything.

    9) What features do you need in a motherboard? RAID? Crossfire or SLI support? eSATA? Onboard video (as a backup or main GPU)? etc.
    Multi monitor support.

    10) Do you already have a legit and reusable/transferable OS key/license? If yes, what OS? Is it 32bit or 64bit?

    I will need to purchase windows 10.


    Thanks for reading. I haven't done research or built a gaming PC in a couple years so I'm out of the loop on where to start or what to look at. I want to stick with Intel and Nvidia for cpu and gpu.

    I will be building this for my girlfriend. This will be her first gaming PC.
     
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    Am I missing something?
     
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    I guess I don't know what question to ask. Whats the best build I can do for around $800 usd?
    Looks like someone already answered that one. Thank you for the replies though :)
     
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    Note that the link provided only has a 128GB SSD as your storage drive, and nothing else -- that's not going to hold a lot of stuff. It also doesn't include a copy of Windows 10.

    Also, the OP didn't answer questions 4 & 5 -- without those, we're going to have to assume you want everything new, and will not be reusing any parts.

    I'd also argue that at the tight price-point of $800, you're probably better off going AMD for your CPU, as the Ryzen series offers very good price-performance value.

    8GB of RAM is not really adequate, nowadays (I'd recommend 16GB as a minimum), especially if you have a number of Chrome tabs open (for example).

    I have a lot more I can say about a nice build, but that'll have to wait until tomorrow (it's getting late).