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Updated March 20, 2014 

 

$800 Computer Parts List

This is similar to the $500 computer.  The AMD motherboard can take 2 video cards in the same system to double graphics performance.  This is called SLI by Nvidia or Crossfire by ATI.  See the video card component lesson for more on these options.  We also used the case options from the $1200 gaming computer parts list.

 The Processor (CPU)

make a computerIntel Socket 1150

 alt

Description

Where to Buy

Price

Notes

Intel Core i3-4130 3.4GHz

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$124.99

We have chosen a solid performing CPU. This CPU will keep your system speedy for years to come without braking the bank.  It's a dual core which means you can have multiple things going on at once and it will split the load between the 2 CPU cores.  It's like having 2 CPU's in 1 and it's a must going forward. Check out the CPU component lesson for more on CPU features and specifications to look for.


build computersAMD Socket AM3+

Description

Where to Buy

Price

Notes

AMD FX-6350 3.9GHz Socket AM3+

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$139.99

For the AMD based system we have also chosen a solid performer.  It's speed in GHz is a little faster and it has 2 additional CPU cores.  Check out the CPU component lesson for an explanation of this performance difference. 

 

The Motherboard

Choose your motherboard depending on if you want an Intel or AMD CPU.


Intel Socket 1150

Description

Where to Buy

Price

Notes

Asus Z87 Plus ATX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0

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$160.99

This motherboard has a great reputation for being very stable.  It has 2, PCI Express 3.0 16x slots so it can handle the two of the latest video cards.  Supports a max of 32GB of RAM.  Has on-board networking and sound.  It's the perfect platform for our $800 gaming computer.


AMD Socket AM3+

Description

Where to Buy

Price

Notes

ASUS SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0 AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX

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$184.99

This AMD based motherboard has two PCI Express 3.0 16x slots so I can take two ATI video cards to double gaming performance.  It has USB 3.0 ports and SATA 6GB/s controllers.  The rest of the specs are comparable to the Intel board above.

 
RAM (Memory)

The RAM Memory speed needs to match what the motherboard can handle.  DDR3 1600 in this case.

Description

Where to Buy

Price

Notes

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB DDR3 1600

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$47.99

This is excellent RAM for the price.

 
Video card:

Description

Where to Buy

Price

Notes

Gigabyte Radeon R7 260X 2GB

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$149.99

This is ATI's best bang for the buck video card.  Both motherboards above can take 2 of these in CrossfireX mode to double your 3D gaming performance.
Asus GeForce GTX 650 Ti 1GB Newegg.com

$149.99

In kind, this is Nvidia's best bang for buck video card.  You'll notice it has half the memory of the ATI card above.  Go ATI.  Also this video is capable of SLI but there are very few motherboards in this price range that offer SLI.  The motherboard that do offer SLI support in this price range are very old. If you love Nvidia and need SLI support you will have to move up to the $1200 Gaming Computer.

See the video card component lesson for what a video card is with definitions of features.


buiding computersHard Drive

Description

Where to Buy

Price

Notes

Seagate Barracuda 7200RPM 1TB 3.5" SATA 6.0Gb/s

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$64.99

This hard drive fits our minimum specs.  It's 1TB capacity is more than most people will need. It's fast, quiet and runs cool. See the hard drive component video lesson for features and specification to look for in a hard drive.

 


build computer videoDVD Burner (Writer)

Description

Where to Buy

Price

Notes

Asus 24X DVD Burner

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$19.99

DVD burners are extremely cheap these days.  There really isn't any reason to pay more for a DVD writer.  We recommend this model for all of our customers computers.

 

altCase and Power Supply

Description

Where to Buy

Price

Notes

RAIDMAX SMILODON ATX-612WBP

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$84.99

This case has a lot of bells and whistles for the money.  It comes with a good 500W power supply. Great cooling with a 120mm front fan and 3, 80mm fans to exhaust the hot air.  The motherboard tray and card slots, all fold out the side, making it easier to install the components.  It has a side Window to show off you parts with blue light from one of the 80mm fans. This power supply does not provide enough power to use the 2 of the 7870 video cards in CrossfireX mode.  If you're wanting to use 2 video cards you'll need to put in a different power supply.  See the Mid-range Gaming Computer parts list.

Antec Sonata III 500

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$119.99

This case is the opposite of the RAIDMAX above in the looks department.  It's made to disappear, not just by it's looks. It's designed to be ultra quiet.  It comes with 1, 120mm rear fan and there is a spot in the front for another.  The power supply is a great quality 500W Antec EarthWatts.  It's rated at least 80% efficient which means it will lower your electricity bill compared to more power supplies.  The power supply can NOT handle 2 of the 7870's in SLI mode.  You'll need at least a 700W power supply.

See the case and power supply video lesson for features and specifications to look for in a custom computer case. 

 
altCooling Fans

Description

Where to Buy

Price

Notes

Antec 761345-75120-9 120mm 3-Speed Case Cooling Fan

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$11.99

The cases we recommend above already have fans but there are spots to add more. This Antec 120mm cooler is very quiet, which will help keep down the noise level of your computer.  It has 3 speed settings and even the fastest is still very quiet at 30dB. 

MASSCOOL FD08025S1M4 80mm Case Fan

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$7.99

Again, the cases above have spots to add extra fans.  It's a good idea to add fans when possible because a gaming computer will get hot. 

 

Sound and Network - included on the motherboard

The motherboard include sound and network adapters so you don't need to buy a separate add on card.

For a PCI computer sound card comparison see the computer sound card component video lesson

For more on
the Network card component see the Modem and Network card component video lesson.


build your own computerMonitor

Description

Where to Buy

Price

Notes

Acer S220HQLAbd 22" 5ms Widescreen LED Backlight LCD Monitor

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$109.99

This is a very good quality monitor.   If you have the extra money, I'd recommend going with the 23" monitor below.

ASUS VS239H-P Black 23" 5ms (GTG) HDMI Widescreen LED Monitor

Newegg.com

$169.99

This monitor is a little on the pricey side because of its an IPS panel.  If you need excellent quality color it is worth the extra cost.  This is the same monitor we recommend for the $800, $1200 and $1800 Computers. 

 



build pc videoSpeakers

Description

Where to Buy

Price

Notes

Logitech Z313 25 Watts 2.1 

Newegg.com

$44.99

These get very good reviews.  I have the older model and they sound excellent for the price.

  

build a pcMouse and Keyboard 

Description

Where to Buy

Price

Notes

Logitech MK120 Black Wired Desktop Mouse and Keyboard

Newegg.com

$19.99

 

 

Why we recommend Newegg.com

You will notice that all of the links to the components in the list are pointing to Newegg.com.  We do receive a commission for any purchases made that come from these links.  Our commission is 1%.  This is not very much.  We could direct our customers to other sites where we would receive much higher commissions.  We chose Newegg because we absolutely believe they are the best place to buy online.  They consistently have the lowest prices, best selection, helpful end user reviews and real customer service.  If you have a problem with a part you can call them up and talk to a real person about whether to exchange it or get a refund.

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