Options for a 1,000$ budget gaming rig Tags: New Build Gaming Systems Last response: November 13, 2012 9:07 PM in Systems Share itechnique November 13, 2012 8:30:43 PM hey guys! I know you're probably asked this question many times, but i looked around on google, and i couldn't find updated articles on a good gaming PC for $1,000. Could you guys maybe give me a few pointers on where to buy what, and how much to spend on something? This is my first time building a PC. A cousin of mine offered to help me build it, but I should get the parts necessary first. As i mentioned before, my budget is $1,000. $1,100 only if that's the difference between an upgraded GPU/cpu. My budget should include taxes. I have a hardware store called Microcenter near my home in Irvine, and I hear their processors are cheaper than what might be found elsewhere. So where should I buy the other components and for how much? I want a good GPU and a good quad core CPU if possible. Could you guys please help me out? More about : options 000 budget gaming rig butremor a b 4 Gaming November 13, 2012 8:49:43 PM Hey Here's the article about build you need (os not included) for 1000$ http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/build-a-pc-overclock-benc... Click tha link to see full specs and benchmarks. You can go a bit cheaper and drop ssd. itechnique November 13, 2012 8:58:24 PM butremor said:Hey Here's the article about build you need (os not included) for 1000$ http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/build-a-pc-overclock-benc... Click tha link to see full specs and benchmarks. You can go a bit cheaper and drop ssd. sweet. Thanks. I think i can get an i5 3570k for 170$ from microcenter . Also, would you recommend a Z77 over the P69 recommended in the article? If someone could give me a 101 lesson on Motherboards and different brands of gtx660 TI video cards, that'd be highly appreciated. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer butremor a b 4 Gaming November 13, 2012 9:07:00 PM if you will overcock then go for z77 (good are: asus, asrock, gigabyte) as for gtx, in my understanding asus and gigabyte are most trusted brands Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources $ 1000 Budget / Gaming / Workstation Rig Help Forum First gaming rig with a ~$ 1000 budget Forum Need help on new gaming rig , budget $ 1000 -$1300 Forum First PC build - gaming rig , no oc - $ 1,000 ~ budget Forum New Gaming rig $ 1000 budget (video editing also) Forum $ 1000 -$1200 Budget Gaming Rig / suggestions Forum Rig Upgrade: 1000 budget Forum Building a Gaming Computer - Budget $ 1000 Forum Gaming Rig [ 1000 $ Budget ] Dilema Q&A Forum Budget gaming PC $ 1000 Forum New gaming rig , 1000 pound budget . Would love a review on my choices Forum Need advice on first gaming rig $ 1000 -$1350 Forum Best gaming rig $3500 budget Forum Budget $ 1000 Gaming Build, incl. OS. Forum 1000 $ gaming rig , To order in about a week or so. Forum Gaming Rig Budget SGD$ 1000 Forum Help Building $700 Gaming PC Forum Yet another $1,500 Gaming build to read & review Forum Would like some advice, tips on a gaming pc build :) Forum Ordering today. (Gaming Build.) Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !