Best Budget Gaming PC possible for ~800$

Chainer

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Hi guys,

I would like input on what you think would be the best budget gaming PC I could get within ~800$ range.
Would really appreciate any input, thanks!
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Approximate Purchase Date: within 2 weeks

Budget Range: ~800 USD

System Usage from Most to Least Important: 1) Gaming 2) Some video editing 3) General computer stuff

Are you buying a monitor: No

Parts to Upgrade: buying everything new

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Amazon, or any site that offers great deals.

Location: Concord, CA, USA

Parts Preferences: No preference, but I guess I want the best bang for my buck.

Overclocking: No (Unless someone can direct me to step by step instructions on how to, lol)

SLI or Crossfire: Not right now, but maybe in the future.

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080 mostly

Additional Comments: I play a wide variety of games like Skyrim, Crysis 3, Tera, SC2, BF games, CoD games, Dishonored, etc. Also, if possible, I would like a somewhat 'future-proof' system for about 2-3 years in case I decide to forgo upgrades.

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: I'm building a new PC because I want to give my old one to a friend that needs it. Also, I want to be able to play upcoming games smoothly at high to ultra settings.

I have not bought any parts yet.
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Sylvanriv

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This should give incredible performance for your budget:


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4570 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($197.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock H87 Pro4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($92.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($239.99 @ Microcenter)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($54.99 @ Microcenter)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Microcenter)
Total: $772.94
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-12 04:26 EST-0500)
 

Chainer

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Hi, I'm wondering; will the GTX 760 be "future-proof" for upcoming games (able to play at high to ultra) within the next 2-3 years?
 

Sylvanriv

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I wouldn't say future-proof, but for your budget it's definitely your best option. Unless you can get a really good deal on an R9 280X or a GTX 770, there is no better GPU at your budget.
 

Chainer

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I see... Is it possible to change the configuration of the build to focus more on the GPU? Like perhaps change the CPU to save some money and use it to buy a better GPU?
 

Chainer

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Thank you for your input. It was greatly appreciated. My friend got his hand on a laptop, so it doesn't seem like he'll need my computer anymore.
 

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