Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question
Closed

Building a Gaming pc for around $1000

Last response: in Systems
Share
February 2, 2013 6:41:21 AM

I want to build my first gaming system for around 1000, I can extend the budget by a few hundred if necessary. I want to focus mainly on the GPU and the CPU with a medium range motherboard, 8gb of RAM and everything else medium-low range (so it does the job and is reliable). I am planning on recording gameplay and uploading it to Youtube. Will I need cooling for my system?
Thanks for the help,
Akari

More about : building gaming 1000

February 2, 2013 6:51:26 AM

I'm thinking Intel CPU and AMD Radeon for GPU
Score
0
February 2, 2013 6:55:06 AM

Yeah that was my plan too. I just don't really know where to go when it gets to different models and brands etc etc
Score
0
Related resources
February 2, 2013 6:58:22 AM

Well the Z77 Extreme4 is a great board for the money, Rendering you might want a I7. What Games are you planning to play?
Score
0
February 2, 2013 7:00:41 AM

Tell you what, send me a private message and I will have you a parts list for around 1000$ by tomorrow. Its 4am and I'm tired
Score
0
a b 4 Gaming
February 2, 2013 7:02:36 AM

If you plan on recording gameplay, the AMD build for CPU would do better for this price range IMO
The extra cores of the AMD help a lot with that

Went for a 600W PSU which will do fine unless you plan to run crossfire later but you can cross the bridge later

Went with a 7950 since its got a good price/perf ratio
Gigabyte mb for good stability though you can get lower end ones if you want
Included the 212+ for some OC on the CPU if necessary


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($132.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($46.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Sandisk 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($93.98 @ Mac Mall)
Storage: Toshiba 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ Microcenter)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($297.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Zalman Z11 Plus HF1 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Microcenter)
Total: $996.85
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-02 04:00 EST-0500)

And here is an Intel build version
Went with a Xeon in order to get the cheap hyperthreading and can OC to 4.1ghz
Cut out the CPU cooler until you know how well it can run on stock (also outside of budget :p )

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1230 V2 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($233.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: MSI Z77A-GD55 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($124.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($46.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Sandisk 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($93.98 @ Mac Mall)
Storage: Toshiba 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ Microcenter)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($297.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Microcenter)
Total: $992.87
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-02 04:05 EST-0500)
Score
0

Best solution

a b 4 Gaming
February 2, 2013 7:05:50 AM

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($129.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($52.00 @ Compuvest)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card ($429.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill Blackbone ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec EarthWatts 650W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($93.74 @ Mwave)
Total: $1015.66
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-02 04:01 EST-0500)

EDIT: Grab an ssd with this is you can afford it, you will see a massive performance boost $100 for a 120gb SSD. Also $20 for the optical drive I'm sorry forgot to include that O.o)

This rig is way more powerful than any amd build above, and has your preferred manufactures for CPU & GPU.
Share
February 2, 2013 7:06:12 AM

stickmansam said:
If you plan on recording gameplay, the AMD build for CPU would do better for this price range IMO
The extra cores of the AMD help a lot with that

Went for a 600W PSU which will do fine unless you plan to run crossfire later but you can cross the bridge later

Went with a 7950 since its got a good price/perf ratio
Gigabyte mb for good stability though you can get lower end ones if you want
Included the 212+ for some OC on the CPU if necessary


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($132.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($46.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Sandisk 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($93.98 @ Mac Mall)
Storage: Toshiba 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ Microcenter)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($297.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Zalman Z11 Plus HF1 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Microcenter)
Total: $996.85
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-02 04:00 EST-0500)

I am looking to spend more on a graphics card than 300. Keep in mind I am able to go up to around 1200
Score
0
February 2, 2013 7:10:14 AM

burritobob said:
CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($129.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($52.00 @ Compuvest)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card ($429.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill Blackbone ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec EarthWatts 650W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($93.74 @ Mwave)
Total: $1015.66
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-02 04:01 EST-0500)

EDIT: Grab an ssd with this is you can afford it, you will see a massive performance boost $100 for a 120gb SSD. Also $20 for the optical drive I'm sorry forgot to include that O.o)

This rig is way more powerful than any amd build above, and has your preferred manufactures for CPU & GPU.

This is good, I think with another 150 dollars i should be able to get 1TB storage and an ssd
Score
0
a b 4 Gaming
February 2, 2013 7:15:58 AM

05akari23 said:
This is good, I think with another 150 dollars i should be able to get 1TB storage and an ssd


For sure, the performance boost is worth it. Though when I had a 500gb hard drive i never used more than about 300gbs of space and I played A LOT of games. Unless you plan on having media stored here 1tb is overkill.
Score
0
February 2, 2013 7:17:27 AM

burritobob said:
For sure, the performance boost is worth it. Though when I had a 500gb hard drive i never used more than about 300gbs of space and I played A LOT of games. Unless you plan on having media stored here 1tb is overkill.
Yeah I am planning on doing some recording for Youtube with it. And it is always nice to have lots of spare space.
Score
0
February 2, 2013 7:22:51 AM

Best answer selected by 05akari23.
Score
0
a b 4 Gaming
February 2, 2013 7:25:01 AM

burritobob said:


This rig is way more powerful than any amd build above, and has your preferred manufactures for CPU & GPU.


The AMD build will be better if he is planning on recording since the extra threads will help quite a bit
Also the Xeon would be a better choice since its hyper threading will help quite a bit in this situation since it is not purely gaming

AMD with 7950 CF
2-7950 will perform better than a single 7970 unless CF is totally broken

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($132.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($46.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Toshiba 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ Microcenter)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) ($279.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) ($279.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Zalman Z11 Plus HF1 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 850W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($108.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Microcenter)
Total: $1223.86
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-02 04:21 EST-0500)

And the Intel version

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1230 V2 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($233.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: MSI Z77A-GD55 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($124.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($46.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Toshiba 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ Microcenter)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) ($279.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) ($279.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Zalman Z11 Plus HF1 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Microcenter)
Total: $1205.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-02 04:24 EST-0500)
Score
0
February 2, 2013 2:55:17 PM

I think he chose the best parts list. If he would have went with your AMD build those7950s would be super bottlenecked. And besides the AMD 8 cores aren't 8 real coree
Score
0
!