In the true spirit of the old Screen Savers segments when you would build either the Ultimate Gaming Machine or that memorable time when Patrick Norton managed to cobble together a pretty damned swanky gaming system for only 500 bucks, ExtremeTech has a how-to on how to build your own gaming PC for $800 bucks. And who says having a powerful gaming system has to cost a ton of money?
The article takes you from start to finish, from choosing a case to pricing out hard drives and picking the right video card, and finally puts the whole thing together, slaps Windows on it, and does some performance testing. It’s a pretty good read if you’re in the market for a budget gaming PC that still runs well enough to play your favorite games! Check it out: