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. m 0 l 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. m 0 l 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 m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedAdvice on Budget Gaming Rig 2 Options Forum SolvedNew Gaming Rig. £1000 Budget. Input please. Forum Solvedbuilding gaming rig budget over $1000 should i go with AMD or Intel / Geforce for this? Forum Solvedneed help building gaming rig $1000 budget Forum SolvedBuilding first Gaming Rig 1000$ budget Forum Solved$1000 dollar budget for entire gaming rig Forum SolvedBudget gaming rig (sub $1000) Forum SolvedGaming Rig $1000 Budget Forum First gaming rig, budget around £1000 Forum New Build need Advice budget options $950 gaming rig Forum SolvedAdvice on first Gaming/Multimedia/Developer Rig ($1000-$1500 usd budget) Forum $1000 Budget Gaming Rig Forum Solved$1000 Budget First Time Gaming Rig Forum SolvedNeed help building game rig budget - 1,000$ Forum Gaming rig advice 1000$ USD Budget Forum SolvedBuilding Gaming Rig, $1000 budget total Forum Solved$600-$1000 Budget-Gaming Rig For a Newbie Forum Gaming Rig assistance, 1000 dollar budget +/- Forum $800-$1000 gaming rig budget. HELP Forum Gaming/Video Editing Rig Budget £1000 Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !