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how much should it cost for good gaming pc?

By squattingbear13
Sep 27, 2005
  1. I was just wondering what you guys think is a good price range for a nice gaming rig. I probably plan on using newegg to get the parts. But I just need an idea on how much money is really needed for a good gaming comp.
     
  2. harrisdurrani

    harrisdurrani TS Enthusiast Posts: 257

    To make a Very Powerfull reliable computer it'll cost you about 2000 or more..
    but if you want a good Mid range PC which will also run all your games with great frame rates its gna cost you abotu 1600 to 1700

    but if ur talking hardcore like 7800 GTX sli amd 4200+ and stuff that'll cost u about 2800 or more
     
  3. Merc14

    Merc14 TS Rookie Posts: 464

    If you are talking US prices then you can build a pretty nice rig for $1500. It won't be top of the line but it will be pretty powerful. That gets a 3700+ CPU for $300 (San Diego core=crank that baby up), a 7800GT for $384, 1GB of Corsair RAM at $124, a 500 watt PSU at $90, a A8N SLI Deluxe mobo at $164, Thermaltake Tsunami aluminum case at $122 and a 160GB SATA HDD at $80, a DVD/CD RW $38 puts you right at $1300. That leaves $200 or so for a monitor. You'll also need an OS which will cost around $85 and keyboards and mice and such but you may have those items already.

    I'd recommend 2GB of RAM at $300 and a SLI ready PSU at around $166 for the Seasonic-12 but you don't have to have these right away.
     
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