The Best Gaming PC Build for $1000

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Did you ask yourself what’s the perfect price to build a gaming pc? Right now, you can build a Gaming PC from 500 dollars up to 3000 or more, but does it really worth it?

We have made tests, and we find out that 1000 dollars are the perfect price you should spend to build a good Gaming PC. At this price, you will be able to have an excellent gaming experience at 1080p in perfect conditions, such as high settings, high FPS, and smoother gameplay.

So, what parts does this build have to get this result at this price? You will find all the details in this article below.

The following parts that are listed below are the best parts in terms of price/performance.


Intel was always ahead of AMD in terms of gaming performance. Yet, with the latest 3rd Gen Ryzen, AMD has successfully reduced the gap that it had in gaming against its competitor Intel, bringing us very high-quality CPUs at an affordable price. That’s why we have decided to go with AMD CPU in this build.

1-AMD Ryzen 5 3600

The Ryzen 5 3600 is the sweet spot among the 3rd Gen AMD line-up in price/performance. This CPU comes with 6 cores / 12 threads that can push up to 4.2GHz and consume only 65W. It also comes with a good stock cooler that works very well out of the box, which will help you saving money for something else like the GPU.

The stock cooler is more than enough for the R5 3600 unless you are looking to overclock it, then you will need a better aftermarket cooler.

All AMD Ryzen CPUs are overclockable, but for this build and the CPU cooler, it will be better if you avoid overclocking your CPU until you get a better cooler.

This CPU performs very well with all current games and can also be used for rendering and video editing. Also, it performs better than the entire 2nd Gen AMD Ryzen line-up.

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Graphics Card

2-AMD Radeon RX 5700XT

The RX 5700XT is one of the latest AMD GPUs and among the best GPUs in the market. It’s slightly behind the RTX 2070 Super while it cost the same price as the RTX 2060 Super.

If you are looking to play at 1080p or 1440p at a high framerate, then the RX 5700 XT is the smartest choice in terms of value.

However, if you want or do have a 4K monitor, we suggest you pick the RTX 2080 Super.

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3-WD Blue 1TB (HDD)

Modern games require more space, especially the latest ones that were released, such as Call of Duty Modern Warfare, Red Dead Redemption 2, Hitman … each game of these need more than 100Go which can lead to a lack of space if you have many games installed at the same time.

While the HDD is slower than the SSD, for half of the price than the SSD, you will get a huge amount of space for your heavy files and games.

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4-Kingston 240GB A400 (SSD)

Nowadays, an SSD is a must for every PC because of its speed compared to a normal HDD. And for this build, we have decided to go with Kingston 240GB.

This SSD will give you enough space for your system and one or two games from your gaming library.

Although SSDs don’t affect the gaming performance, it allows you to reduce the long boot time as well as your programs and game loading time which can lead to a better gaming experience.

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5-MSI B450 Tomhawak MAX

Since all the Ryzen lineup uses the same socket type, which is AM4, the previous AMD chipset works very well with the 3rd Gen Ryzen. And one of the best motherboards out there is the MSI Tomahawk B450 Max.

This motherboard performs very well with all 3rd Gen Ryzen and has many great features that can be found on premium models such as x470 and x570.

It’s an ATX motherboard with an extended heatsink that helps keep the VRM at good temps. It has 4 RAM slots that support up to 4133MHz. It also has x2 PCIe Slots that support AMD CrossFire, one M.2 slot, USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A slot, two USB 2.0 Type-A Slots, one USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C slot, two USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A slots, and RGB at the top edge of the motherboard.

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Power Supply

6-Thermaltake Toughpower RGB 650W 

Usually, people focus more on the parts mentioned above without giving much attention to the power supply.

The power supply is too a vital component that can damage your entire system in case it’s a bad quality one from an unknown brand.

And for this system, we have decided to go with Thermaltake Toughpower since it’s a very reliable brand that produces high-quality PSU, which will guarantee the power needed for all your components. Also, 650W is more than enough for your entire system.

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7-Corsair Vengeance LPX (2x8GB)

The Corsair Vengeance LPX is one of the best RAM for AMD Ryzen CPUs. It supports overclocking, and it has an excellent heat spreader that helps in reducing the temps.

This kit runs at 3200MHz CL16, and it comes at an affordable price.

It also comes in two sticks of 8GB which will allow you to use the dual-channel. Also, AMD Ryzen CPUs benefits from faster RAMs.

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8-NZXT H510

NZXT has always produced high-quality cases, and today we have brought you the H510 Model. This case comes with 3 different models, which are black, white, and black & red. It also comes with x2 120mm fans installed at the top of the case and the back. It also has x2 240mm fans slots in front of the case.

This case supports the 3 mobo form factors: ATX, Micro ATX, and mini ITX, and has enough space for additional parts or/and big-size GPUs.

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This is a great midrange build that will give you the chance to have a great gaming experience as well as a smoother system. You will be able to play all the latest AAA titles at very high FPS at 1080P or around (±) 100 FPS at 1440P.

In case you don’t find a specific product mentioned above, you can leave a comment about the one that is missing, and we will try to provide you with another similar one that will deliver the desired result.

If you choose to build your gaming system with the parts mentioned in this article, please leave a comment telling us if you are satisfied with your result.

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