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What is the most powerful Gaming PC I can build for $1000?

Hey guys, I'm building a Gaming PC and want to find out what you think would be the best components for this computer. I plan on running games such as GTA V, Assassin's Creed Unity, Battlefield 4, Titanfall, Etc...

What is the most powerful Gaming PC I can build for $1000 (Including monitor)?
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  1. Not a very powerful one. A GOOD monitor alone will run you about $200-250
  2. CPU Intel Core i5-4690K

    FAN CM Hyper 212 EVO

    MOBO MSI Z97 PC MATE

    GPU MSI GeForce GTX 970

    RAM Kingston HyperX Fury 8GB

    HDD Western Digital Blue 1 TB

    CASE Corsair Carbide SPEC-01

    PSU XFX Core Edition PRO 550W

    ODD Samsung 24x SATA

    Probably this.
    Taken from http://elitegamingcomputers.com/gaming-computers/#4
  3. Oh did not see you wanted a monitor too...

    Had no idea :/

    Probably you can sub one these specs with something cheaper to get money to get a monitor..
  4. Best answer
    This one for under $1100:
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($187.89 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: MSI H97 Guard-Pro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($99.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($79.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($82.98 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 970 4GB STRIX Video Card ($355.91 @ Newegg)
    Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Mwave)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($50.99 @ Amazon)
    Monitor: Asus VS239H-P 23.0" Monitor ($149.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1087.73
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-11-05 10:39 EST-0500

    This one for under $1000:
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($187.89 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: MSI H97 Guard-Pro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($99.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($79.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($82.98 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 770 2GB DirectCU II Video Card ($254.99 @ NCIX US)
    Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Mwave)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($50.99 @ Amazon)
    Monitor: Asus VS239H-P 23.0" Monitor ($149.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $986.81
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-11-05 10:40 EST-0500

    If you can cough up another $100 to get a 970 over a 770, the performance to price ratio is better.

    Assuming that since you're asking for builds on Tom's Hardware and only giving games you want to be able to run, you probably won't overclock, so I chose the i5-4460.

    The H97 is the only non-overclocking motherboard I have seen that also supports SLI so you wouldn't have to upgrade the motherboard if you grab another GPU, however you will need to get a better power supply for a SLI config.

    I love my Phantom 410, so I think you would too.

    The ASUS VS239H-P an IPS monitor thats good for gaming. If you don't know what IPS is, this is a good article to read: http://www.tnpanel.com/tn-vs-ips-va/
  5. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4440 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: ASRock H97M Anniversary Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($69.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: Team Zeus Yellow 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($67.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Hitachi Ultrastar 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($45.99 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 970 4GB ACX 2.0 Video Card ($335.66 @ Newegg)
    Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: OCZ ZT 550W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($54.99 @ Amazon)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit (OEM) (64-bit) ($90.26 @ OutletPC)
    Monitor: AOC i2369V 60Hz 23.0" Monitor ($139.99 @ Amazon)
    Total: $1034.83
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-11-05 10:55 EST-0500
  6. PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/47Crt6
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/47Crt6/by_merchant/

    CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($126.00 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock 990FX Killer ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($114.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($84.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Hitachi Ultrastar 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($45.99 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon R9 290 4GB Black Edition Double Dissipation Video Card ($294.99 @ NCIX US)
    Case: Thermaltake Commander G41 ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 620W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($79.98 @ OutletPC)
    Monitor: Asus VN289H 1920x1080 60Hz 28.0" Monitor ($249.99 @ Newegg)

    Total: $1027.33

    This setup will run anything and leaves a LOT more money for a decent sized monitor and video card.
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