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The $800 Killer Gaming PC

The $800 Killer Gaming PC

It’s astonishing what a difference 15 months makes.

That’s how long it’s been since we last built a gaming rig for $800. Since then, the price war between AMD’s ATI division and Nvidia has become a pyre upon which Nvidia’s profits have been sacrificed. AMD’s CPU group and Intel have duked it out, too, with the low and midrange of the processor lines undergoing a price war.

Meanwhile, the price of storage and memory has also plummeted. About the only thing that hasn’t dropped much is the cost of the case and power supply. That all means that this year’s edition of the $800 gaming PC comes pretty close to being a no-compromises system, particularly if you’re running on a 20- or 22-inch, 1680×1050 displ


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