Budget gaming PC roundup

Posted on Saturday, Aug 23 2008 @ 17:17 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Firingsquad has published a roundup of three sub-$1000 gaming PCs, check it out over here.
If we look at the new PCs bought or built today, we see a bell shaped curve peaking around the $800-$1000 price range. Of course there are the $300 office and internet machines, as well as the excessively expensive $3000 enthusiast computers. The sub-$1000 sweet spot though is where the majority of buyers lean toward. For that amount you can build something quite powerful, and while it won’t have the bells and whistles, it will still have the necessary components to run demanding programs, such as video/audio/graphical design and gaming applications. For under $1000, one can easily get a quad core processor, several gigabytes of RAM, a large hard drive (500GB+), and a video card capable of handling today’s latest games.

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Thomas De Maesschalck

Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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