As computer equipment evolves one thing that devolves is price. You can now build a decent gaming PC with $800. Extreme Tech shows how in this interesting build it article. While I would have gone with a Sempron 3100+ over the A64 2800+ its only because I’m a crazy overclocker.
“Build It: Running the latest and greatest games without compromise is one of the most strenuous and expensive tasks for a PC. We try to defy expectations by building a decent gaming PC for only $800. “