The Best $1000 Gaming PC Build for 2021

Last Updated: September 30, 2021
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Build the Best Gaming PC for $1000 this 2021

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Build Overview

Get revving with the best possible $1000 gaming PC build for 2021. This gaming PC build is a fantastic gaming pc build for those who want to max out PC games at 1080p and 1440p resolutions -- this PC build is just enough for the savvy PC gamer who doesn't want to worry about scaling back on PC game settings.

The hardware below for the $1000 gaming PC build is chosen based on two main things, performance, and quality for the best possible price. All of the hardware is conveniently linked to Amazon.

Best of luck when planning your next gaming PC build for under $1000. Should you have any questions feel free to get in touch or if you are in the market for another budget you can also check out the other pc build budgets

The Best $1000 Gaming PC Build 2021

Capability: Game with Extreme settings at 1920X1080 (HD) resolutions up to Higher Settings at 2560x1440 (2K)

Powered by the AMD Ryzen 5 5600X and theRX 6700 XT Graphics Card

1 CPU - Best $1000 PC Build 2021

1. CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 5600X 6-core, 12-Thread Unlocked Desktop Processor with Wraith Stealth Cooler

The Ryzen 5 5600X is a superb processor for any gaming pc build. If you planning an Intel gaming pc build and would prefer the Intel alternative, you could consider the Intel 11400F -- however, at the moment, this cpu is a tad more expensive than it should be.

Amazon Price: $272.99

2 Cooler -  Best $1000 PC Build 2021

2. Cooler: Wraith Stealth Cooler (Included)

This is the stock cooler that comes with the Ryzen 5600X. If you are wanting to do some overclocking and feel you need a better cooler, you can always add one in (see the hardware alternatives table on the Best $1000 Gaming PC Build page).

Price: *Included with Ryzen 5600X

3 Motherboard - Best $1000 PC Build 2021

3. Motherboard: MSI MAG B550M Bazooka Gaming Motherboard

This is a great budget B550 motherboard, in a small form factor.

  • Supports dual channel DDR4 memory up to 128 GB (4400 MHz)
  • Lightning Fast Game experience: PCIe 4.0, Lightning Gen 4 M.2 with M.2 Shield Frozr, AMD Turbo USB 3.2 GEN 2
  • Core Boost technology combines optimized power circuit layouts and digital power regulation which allows for precise and steady current delivery to the CPU
  • AUDIO BOOST rewards your ears with studio grade sound quality for immersive gaming experiences
  • Premium Thermal Solution: Extended heatsink with additional choke thermal pad rated for 7W/mk and PCB with 2oz thickened copper
  • Flash BIOS Button lets users flash the BIOS even without a CPU or memory. Operating System Support for Windows 10 64-bit

Amazon Price: $119.99

4 Graphics - Best $1000 PC Build 2021

4. Graphics Card: XFX Speedster QICK319 AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT

The 6700XT replaced the previous card in this build, which was the 3060 Ti. The 6700XT performs a bit better, is in stock and is better priced at the moment. However, if you can find a 3060Ti in stock for less, that would still be a great option as well.

Price: $849.99 (actual) - $479.99 (RX 6700 XT MSRP)

Alternative Graphics Cards:

5 RAM -  Best $1000 PC Build 2021

5. RAM: Crucial Ballistix 3600 MHz DDR4 DRAM Desktop Gaming Memory Kit 16GB (8GBx2) CL16

Included is a total of 16GB in the best $1000 gaming pc build, which will be plenty of memory for this rig, plus it's rated at 3600 MHz, which is a great spot for Ryzen CPUs.

Amazon Price: $84.99

6 SSD - Best $1000 PC Build 2021

6. SSD: Crucial P2 500GB 3D NAND NVMe PCIe M.2 SSD

  • Capacity: 500GB but up to 2TB with sequential reads/writes up to 2400MB/s/1900MB/s
  • NVMe PCIe interface, marking the next step in storage innovation
  • Includes SSD management software for performance optimization, data security, and firmware updates
  • 5-year limited warranty

Amazon Price: $49.99

7 PSU - Best $1000 PC Build 2021

7. Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA 650 Ga, 80 Plus Gold 650W, Fully Modular

The sweet spot for this build is 650W of juice, and the EVGA 650 Ga 80 Plus Gold does the trick.

  • 80 plus Gold certified, with 90% efficiency or higher under typical loads
  • Fully modular to reduce clutter and improve airflow
  • 100% Japanese capacitors, LLC resonant circuit design +DC-DC converter design to improve 3.3V./ 5V. Stability
  • Double ball Bearing fan and EVGA eco mode for exceptional reliability and quiet operation
  • 10 year limited Warranty and unparalleled EVGA Customer Support

Amazon Price: $79.99

8 PC Case - Best $1000 PC Build 2021

8. PC Case: Phanteks Eclipse P400A ATX Mid-tower

  • Optimal cooling performance with the ultra-fine performance mesh front panel and features a tempered Glass Side panel in a compact Mid-tower
  • Spacious open interior: supports up to E-ATX motherboard, 280/360mm radiator in front, vertical GPU mounting support (with PH-VGPUKT_02)
  • Two pre-installed high-performance low noise fans with an integrated fan controller with 3-speed fan modes: low, medium, high
  • Extensive storage options: 6x HDDs (2x HDD trays included) and 8x SDD (2x dedicated bracket included) mounting locations
  • Easy accessibility to I/O featuring 2x USB 3. 0, mic, headphone, power button, reset, and the 3-speed fan controller

Amazon Price: $74.99

Estimated Cost (October 2021): $1163 (with GPU at MSRP) -  $1532 (With current GPU Cost)
*Prices on this PC build are a bit inflated at the moment, if you want to lower the cost then I would suggest bumping the GPU down to an RX 6600 XT instead.

$1000 Gaming PC Build Details

The $1000 Gaming PC build is a very powerful mid-range pc build worthy of gaming at resolutions anywhere from 1080p to 2K with maxed-out settings. Included is an Intel Core i5-11400F and an RTX 3060 Ti graphics card.

The included gaming CPU this month is the Ryzen 5 5600X, which is a fantastic CPU and an upgrade when compared to previous months in the $1000 build in terms of Ryzen CPUs; However, last month for the first time I included the newer Intel 11400 or 11400F, which one can argue is similar in terms of the Ryzem 5600X in terms of gaming performance. However, the Intel 11400 has proven to be too expensive and doesn't even come with a decent cooler to recommend.

The RX 6700 XT is a very capable graphics card and is great for high-refresh / FPS gaming at 1920 x 1080 and solid performance at 2560 x 1440 (1440p). This GPU is a great choice for 1440p gamers, and a great choice for this $1000 PC Build. However, do look at some of the alternative graphics cards included above in the hardware table under the graphics card section if you can't find one that's affordable or think you need more GPU power.

The motherboard chosen for this build is the MSI MAG B550M Bazoola Gaming Motherboard  --this is a great budget B550  motherboard in a small form factor (to learn more, visit MSI.com):

  • Supports AMD Ryzen™ 5000 & 3000 Series desktop processors (not compatible with AMD Ryzen™ 5 3400G & Ryzen™ 3 3200G) and AMD Ryzen™ 4000 G-Series desktop processors
  • Supports DDR4 Memory, up to 4400+(OC) MHz
  • Lightning Fast Game experience: PCIe 4.0, Lightning Gen 4 x4 M.2 with M.2 Shield Frozr
  • Premium Thermal Solution: Extended Heatsink Design with additional choke thermal pad rated for 7W/mk and PCB with 2oz thickened copper are built for high performance system and non-stop gaming experience.
  • Gigabit LAN with LAN Manager: Upgraded network solution for professional and multimedia use. Delivers a secure, stable and fast network connection
  • Enhanced Power Design: 4+2+1 Duet Rail Power System, Digital PWM, Core Boost, DDR4 Boost.
  • Audio Boost: Reward your ears with studio-grade sound quality for the most immersive gaming experience.
  • Flash BIOS Button with Optimized ClearCMOS Function: Simply use a USB key to flash 

The RAM kit included is a 16GB 3600 Mhz Crucial Ballistix kit which is enough memory for most gaming pc builds, and you always have the option to upgrade more in the future if need be with the extra couple of slots on the included gaming motherboard.

The included storage is a Crucial P2 500GB, which is an upgrade over the previously included SATA SSDs in this build, bringing in faster read-write speeds in a smaller form factor.

The power supply unit (PSU) included is the EVGA SuperNOVA 650 Ga. This is the sweet spot for this build and since it's fully modular, it should keep your case clean of unused wires - plus it's decently efficient.

For the gaming pc case, we have a Phanteks Eclipse P400A, which for the cost is an extremely quality case. It has fantastic cooling, a great mesh front panel with an overall very friendly design. To learn more and to see the full specifications, please visit Phanteks.com.

Upgrades for the $1000 Build

Cooling Upgrade - Best $1000 Gaming PC Build 2021
Liquid CPU Cooler Upgrade

be quiet! Pure Loop 120 Liquid CPU Cooler

If you want a more customized cooling experience and want to kick your cpu up a few more notches while keeping it cool, then consider the be quiet! Pure Loop 120mm for this build. Check out our be quiet! Pure Loop Review here.

Cost: $84.90

GPU Upgrade - Best $1000 Gaming PC Build 2021

Graphics Card Upgrade: RTX 3070

MSI Gaming GeForce RTX 3070

You can further pump up those graphics settings by bumping up to an RTX 3070 - it is a tad more expensive, but will provide better frame rates at 1440p and 4K resolutions. *Assuming it is in supply!

Cost Current: $1299.00- MSRP: $499 

SSD Upgrade - Best $1000 Gaming PC Build 2021
Storage Upgrade

Crucial P2 1TB 3D NAND NVMe PCIe M.2 SSD Up to 2400MB/s - CT1000P2SSD8

Upgrade to a slightly higher performing and more storage capacity Crucial P2 1TB NVMe.

Cost: $86.99

CPU Upgrade - Best $1000 Gaming PC Build
CPU Upgrade

AMD Ryzen 7 5800X

  • AMD's fastest 8 core processor for mainstream desktop, with 16 procesing threads. OS Support-Windows 10 64-Bit Edition
  • Can deliver elite 100+ FPS performance in the world's most popular games
  • Cooler not included, high-performance cooler recommended
  • 4.7 GHz Max Boost, unlocked for overclocking, 36 MB of cache, DDR-3200 support
  • For the advanced Socket AM4 platform, can support PCIe 4.0 on X570 and B550 motherboards

Cost: $393.99

Above are some suggested upgrade ideas for the best 2021 $1000 gaming PC build. This PC hardware is recommended if you have a larger budget or want some upgrade suggestions later on when you need an upgrade.

The first included is a be quiet! Pure Loop 120 Liquid CPU Cooler. This cooler performs and is a great upgrade should you consider some overclocking on your CPU. You can check out my full review on the 360mm version here.

Want more immediate gaming power -- then the graphics card upgrade is definitely the first upgrade I would take. The upgraded card seen here is the RTX 3070 - now while it is recommended, there are no guarantees it's in stock. So keep checking back on the nvidia.com website if you're interested and sign up for notification to know when it is. This is a part of NVIDIAs latest GPU lineup, however, it's a bit hard to get a hold of at the moment.

If you are looking to bump up your storage space right off the bat, then simply upgrade to the 1TB version of the Crucial P2 NVMe SSD, which doubles your available storage capacity.

Perhaps you need more computing power, then your next best bet is to bump the CPU up to a superb Ryzen 7 5800X, a beast of a cpu.

Best of luck building your best possible $1000 gaming pc build this 2021. If you have any questions be sure to leave a comment or simply join our Facebook Group to help grow a great gaming pc build community: Gaming PC Builders Facebook Group.

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  1. hey, corey, the rx 6600 is coming, i may sell my GPU and buy a rx 6600, if I can buy it, rx 6700xt is too good for me, I don’t need that good

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      Hey haolin, if you can get the rx 6600 for cheaper and save some money, I’d say that’s ok. The 6600 will be very capable and I’m a huge fan of being practical!

  2. hey corey, i get my pc, it looks very nice, and the windows 11 is release, I upgrade my laptop, and it looks very nice, but why you don’t put windows 11 to the build peripherals?

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      haolin, that’s awesome! What did you end up getting? I will probably include it in the next update 🙂 I do want to wait until the next update however, as Windows 11 has shown to have an up to 30% slower speed when using AMD chips at the moment, which Microsoft plans to patch shortly.

  3. Hey Corey. I’ve been wondering,apart from the rtx 3060 ti,what are some other good GPUs you could suggest me.I’m personally sticking with the intel core i5 11400f build you had posted some time ago

    1. if you wan to play game, just use 5600x, and if you want to play the game, gtx 1660 ti or rtx 3060 is good, and what game do you play, then we will know what gpu should you buy.

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      Hey Dennis — apologies for a bit of a delay here. I’d say also the above 5600XT would work and is more widely available. And I think you’re fine to stick with the 11400F, the reason I’ve switched it up as it had gone up in price significantly the last couple of months, but still stands as a strong contender to the 5600X. And as haolin did mention, the RX 3060 could work or for less performance the GTX 1660 Ti could work as well.

    1. hi, corey, I have a good idea, I think you should change the cpu cooler, because ryzen cpu have have a XFR, that mean your cpu will auto overlocking, I think you know that, so the cpu cooler will change the speed of the cpu, I think your should add a cpu cooler that like $35, like the
      Cooler Master Hyper 212 Black Edition that you use before, that will help many people. I am happy that I can have a good idea

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        That’s a good idea haolin and I quite like the Hyper 212 Black Edition as well. I think as we are trying to minimize costs at the moment, that an individual could get away with the stock cooler for the moment, but can always upgrade if need be fairly easy, so great suggestion!

        Also, yeah the updates this month are mainly in cost, no new releases to include and mainly trying to focus in on individuals actually being able to get a GPU at a reasonable cost.

        1. it only lie 40$, iat least, I don’t care about $40, because the GPU’s up price is more than $40, I think there are no different to add more $40, because GPU already add a lot of money already.

        2. and I am going to buy a computer very soon!!! and I am not going to buy a good gpu, first, I have to use some bad gpu that is enough I can use the computer, and use the more money to add to motherboard and cpu cooler, when the gpu is MSRP, i will buy a gtx 1660 ti. thanks for your help! corey. and I will not leave, I will always stay in the comment with you corey. of course, I will give you some my idea. thank you, corey, you tech me the computer, and you make me understand computer and study computer!!! I am going to MIT, and I will get a iphone 13!!! that is a good news. thanks for you help!!

            1. nice haolin.At least you are getting your new pc.Sucks that you can’t paly games but it is a good thing you are getting it.I’m close to getting one as well

  4. hey corey, would you make a website not for gaming pc, or like some creator PC. or do you find some good website for creator PC, because I talk to my mom, if i buy a pc, i will not play game anymore. so I am finding the pc that GPU is like GTX 16__, like the pc that have better cpu, than GPU is enough (I don’t play game, I just want a good GPU, but it is not soooo good). RGB is fine!!!

    1. because I have to edit my video for youtube, and I think I should have a pretty pc. (but I don’t want that much RGB, because when I edit video, I don’t want the RGB is on my monitor, that will not help me in the work, maybe some white light), and I am sorry have so many problem, thanks! you are a nice PC builder!

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        Hi Haolin, that’s totally understandable. Then my suggestion would be depending on what you have to spend, the CPU in the build above is still very good for a creator PC, and instead of the suggested graphics cards, you could switch to a GTX 1660 Super, which would be much ore affordable as well. Further, you could also consider the build here: https://newbcomputerbuild.com/the-best-800-gaming-pc-build-2021/ and use the GTX 1650 Super or GTX 1650 as graphics cards instead.

        I hope this helps.

        1. and I hope I have better cpu cooler, and better motherboard to help me overlocking, and I hope I can use intel cpu to edit my video, can you help me to find some, and I hope whole pc is under 1200$ (because intel cpu is much more stable than ryzen), I use them both, I think use amd cpu, the edit app always broke (at least, that is what I got)

  5. Hey corey.What is the difference between the Evga GA 650w and other power supplies.Cause when I search for it,I find others like GT,GQ and that as well

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      Hi Dennis, very good question.

      EVGA has a ton of power supplies and it can be confusing. The model numbers simply mean different features, configurations and ratings on the power supplies. So for example, the included GA model above is fully modular, where-as the GQ model is semi-modular. Which isn’t a bad thing, but not all the cords can be disconnected (and is usually the cords you need anyhow). The Warranty on the GA model is 10 years, where-as both the GT and GQ models are only 7. In this case, each of the power supplies has the same gold rated efficiency at 90% or greater (this is usually another differentiator). So in the end, the differences are fairly minor, I believe the GA also comes with a slightly different type of fan, but all in all if you got any of them at the same wattage, you’d be good in the build above for example.

  6. Excellent share Corey!! Your well-elaborated each of the aspects in your in-depth guide on gaming PC build for under $1000. Your efforts are appreciable. Keep it up!!

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  7. hi, corey, I want to make the cpu equal than gpu(like same price), because I am a youtuber, I need to edit my video, so what do you think what should I buy for cpu and gpu, and I want to buy a better motherboard (if I can Overclocking)

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        Hi Haolin,

        I would suggest something like a Ryzen 5 5600x CPU and the gpu could be something like the 6700 XT listed above. And then you could try to stock cooler, or look at the alternative table about where there is an included liquid cooler. I’m also working on the revision for September at the moment, which actually do include some of the mentioned.

  8. Hey Corey,I was wondering.What monitor would be good to buy.Could you give me some recommendations and their overall prices?

  9. I saw everybody is talks rx6600 xt, so is that better than rtx 3060 ti? and do you use that in the September best 1000 gaming pc built?

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      It sure is, and as mentioned above that actual cost being $979, with MSRP being $400, and the cost being estimated also as being “Estimated Cost (August 2021): $1070 (with GPU at MSRP) – $1639 (With current GPU Cost).

      The reality is that most GPUs are still inflated, but supply levels do seem to be coming back at least and costs should slowly be coming back down (or at least you’d think lol).

      1. Hey corey.As you say,the gpu prices are in fact waaayyyyy higher than they should.However,I managed to find a website called StockX where many prizes where around 500-700$ compared to the 1000$ that you say.Do you know how reliable is this site for buying GPUs?Also,I believe that if it is reliable,it would help many new budget builders.

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          Hi Dennis, this is the first I’ve heard of StockX, Taking a quick look, it does seem they have a lot of card, but it also seems it’s sort of an auction of sorts, which seems quite interesting. Do you know if all of the cards are actually new? If so, I definitely see some 3060 ti’s just over $800, which is a better deal than Amazon at the moment.

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      1. that is good, because I am using my laptop to play minecraft, GPU is mx250, so when i use shaders, it will like 30 fps, but it can run 60fps without shaders

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  10. hi, corey, I want to ask, if I can gets anything for the ordinary price, what is the best (like i can gets any gpu for ordinary price or cpu for ordinary price)

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      If you Google any of the hardware above, it’s best to search something like “Ryzen 5600x MSRP” and the MSRP should give you roughly what that hardware should be priced at. But sometimes it’s higher based on supply and demand etc.

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      Hi haolin, the basic answer is that nvidia makes a base model of the RTX 3060 ti (called the reference model) and companies like MSI take the reference versions and make their own — and sometimes they overclock them to make them slightly faster or add on custom cooling to keep them cooler. As well, they will also look different (as some also have rgb lighting too etc.) So all in all, I would mostly be concerned with the cost and being able to find one at the moment, but some non reference models may perform a bit better or have features or looks that a user may prefer.

      1. and I am so sorry ask you so many question, because I am saving money to buy a computer, that will be take a long time, so I will ask you a lot of question in next 1 year (maybe not that long, but my money control my time, I am just a student, so i need a long time)

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          haolin – no problem and it’s great to see your enthusiasm! The Gigabyte B560M does not have wifi built in,typically the motherboard with built in wifi are included in more premium and expensive board (one example in this case could be the MAG B560 TOMAHAWK WIFI).

  11. Hey Corey, I just got this but decided to upgrade my PSU (got it on a sale so decided to grab it, upgraded to 750w) Only issue is that it doesn’t fit. Looking at the dimensions of the 650 and the 750 the size difference seems barely feasible. Can I really fit the 650w into the P300A? I feel kinda lost here.

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      Hi Zacharriah,

      You are correct, the 650W and 750W EVGA Supernovas are the exact same size. However, in order to fit them into the Phanteks P300A, you will have to remove the included hard drive cages at the front of the case on the bottom. You should be able to do this by unscrewing the cage from the bottom of the case. The build does include an NVMe SSD, which will be installed on the motherboard, but there are also two other SSD mounts on the back middle of the case in case you wanted to ever add more storage. The only downside would be if you were planning on installing some larger HDD’s.

      I hope this helps.

  12. hi, corey, i think the computer case only have one fans, that is not enough, i don’t want my case inside is too hot,cpu and gpu temperature will be high, so i want to ask, do you find the case have 4 or 5 fans, or do you find some good fans for case?

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      Hi haolin,

      You’re right, the Phantek P300A does only come with 1 fan setup as an exhaust. Technically it’s ok, but a couple or few more wouldn’t hurt. Something like three more 120mm fans, two on the front and one on the top back would do ok. Any good fans would work, you could get 3 more black Phantek fans to match the one it already comes with. Likewise, you could consider a Phanteks P360A case instead, which comes with a couple RGB fans for about $20 more.

      I hope this helps!

      1. and i have one question more, the cpu i5-11400f, you that is 189.99$, but i see amazon is 200$ and more, that wired.

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          Hi haolin – all great questions. First, the CPU — the cost of the 11400F will fluctuate a bit right now as it is a newer CPU and it is totally dependant on stock. The cost above is what it would have been at the start of July. Second, the PH-F120SK 120MM FAN is perfect! And no you will not need a network card for ethernet, but you will need a PCI-e wifi card or wifi USB if you want WiFi instead, such as TP-Link N300 PCIe would be an affordable option.

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              1. and i see the ASUS ROG-STRIX-RTX3090-24G-GAMING is about 300$, how is that, i that good or not, you should know, rtx 3090 only 300$ is too cheap, i see that in nvidia website

  13. Can I get a brief summary of all the parts I need really quickly and if I were to raise the price if I wanted RGB what could I get instead?
    From, Liam.

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      Hey Liam, all of the parts listed above would be what you would need to get started. But if you wanted RGB there are many options. The easiest would be to pick another case that has RGB or RGB fans included — an affordable option being something like the Cooler Master MasterBox MB311L, but there are many others depending on what you want to spend. You can also get aRGB Ram, like a kit of Crucial Ballistix RGB 360016GB kit of memory, a little more expensive but the equivalent performing kit to the one above, but with RGB. The motherboard in the build above also supports aRGB, so you could also buy some decent aRGB fans with the case above and it would bring a lot of color to the pc build as well.

      I hope this helps!

  14. one question only. For how long is this PC going to last before needing new parts or overall change?
    I’m taking about use for gaming everyday for 4-6 hours

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      Hi Dennis,

      Great question, and technically one that doesn’t have ab exact answer. I mean, if you’re talking strictly from a “how long will the hardware physically last playing 4-6 hours a day”, then I’d say a very safe bet is at minimum 5-10 years. And the components that would generally be the ones to go would be the power supply, or even a graphics card after years of use. If you’re instead talking being able to keep up with the latest games and such, I’d probably say 5ish years as well, and even more given how modern CPUs and GPUs have exponentially increased in performance since 10-15 years ago as examples.

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      Hey Spence, I always say the case ultimately comes down to the user, as everyone has their tastes, so nothing wrong with your find. I haven’t used or know much about the case — however at a glance it looks decent for the cost. It comes with addressable RGB, so it would give you that full lighting customization off the bat. You would have make to make sure the GPU you get is below 300mm (if you got the exact one in the article above, it’s 232mm in length so would work). And I’m actually surprised at the number of fans it comes with, you will not get that with a more premium case as they do typically try to sell you their high end fans separately. So overall, it would probably work just fine. If you want an alt case, I would suggest something like a Phanteks Eclipse P400A with RGB, or Corsair iCUE 220T RGB which can be found for less than $10 more.

      1. Thanks for the recommendation! I decided to go with the Phanteks case, and I think it looks better than the one I was originally looking at.

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      Hey Ethan, if you built the build as is, you could probably expect fairly decent gameplay at what this build describes as “Game with Extreme settings at 1920X1080 (HD) resolutions up to Higher Settings at 2560×1440 (2K)”. So it depends. If minecraft for example, at 1080p it can theoretically do 220fps on max, which is wayyy more than you’d need (base don the video for ex: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHCrt0dXXWY )

      I hope this helps and best of luck building your pc!

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          1. Thanks for the help! Building a pc for the first time is stressful and I don’t want a prebuilt it cost too much for half the reward.

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  15. Hi Corey, Could you please make the same list but with all components from amazon.de because co uk has too expensive delivery to my country i live in cyprus and if not then could you recommend a shop that has a good delivery to cyprus.

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      Hey Ivan, they should have most of the same hardware. I’d just add them individually to your cart by name at amazon.de and if you can’t find something specific let me know and I’ll see if I can find an alternative.

  16. Hi Corey, I am not experienced with liquid cooling and would prefer to just have the normal air cooling with fans. Could you recommend a case that comes with fans that would fit this build please? Thanks for the awesome build!

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        Hey Noah, great questions. First, the case included NZXT H510, doesn’t inherently have liquid cooling and the CPU comes air cooled, so no worries. But if you want a better air cooled case, the Corsair iCUE220T comes with 3 pre loaded fans that do a good job. Let me know if you need cheaper suggestions. Likewise, you could always purchase more 120mm fans to be included for extra cooling.

        Secondly, with regards to the 3060 Ti and when it will be in stock, I have no idea. Most GPU’s are lower on supply than usual,. my only advice is to keep checking.

        1. Ah okay thank you, just watched a bunch of videos and finally understand how cases work. I heard that getting your hands on a 3060 ti for the actual value price is extremely difficult, and am not sure if it is worth the struggle and wait. Should I continue to try and hunt it down, or should I go with a different graphics card, and if I should go with a different one, do you have any recommendations for graphics cards that are around the same price that I can expect a similar performance from?

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            Yeah, that’s the difficulty right now, some of the newer cards are just so low in stock. I did include a couple alternatives above, one being an RX 5700 XT or a bit cheaper an RX 5600 XT.

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      Hi Jonathan,

      I would search for any PCIe type wifi card that can take advantage of your current wifi capabilities. So you could get away not a problem with something like a TP-Link N300, which is like $18 and provides 300Mbps speeds. But if you have a faster connection you could go with something that could take advantage of that as well for a bit more. Something like a TP-Link WiFi 6 AX3000 – which provides both Bluetooth 5.0 and 2402 Mbps in 5 GHz or 574 Mbps on 2. 4 GHz – buit is $45.

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          Hi Jonathan, yeah getting a GPU right now is a tad tough. But the 5700 XT is quite a good card still (the one you have linked). It’s not as fast as that 3060 Ti, but it would perform wonderfully in most games out there at 1440p without an issue.

  17. Several of the Amazon reviews for the ASUS TUF Gaming 3 AMD Radeon RX 5700XT graphics card mention that it overheats and crashes frequently. Is there some other aspect of the above build (for October 2020) that mitigates these problems?

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      Hi Paul, this is a generality issue with the 5700 XT that some have had concerns with. It does without a doubt provide some heat as other 5700 XT’s do, but if it were to give you problems like those few reviews it would be a return back to manufacture. It might depend on how much its overclocked as well, but overall the cooling on this one is decent. An alternative option could be the XFX RX 5700 Xt Thicc III Ultra, which offers dynamic cooling.

      1. Thanks for the response Corey–unrelated follow-up question: can I plug in a regular solid state drive and/or a hard disk drive into the ASRock B550 PRO4 motherboard? I’m building a replacement for my now deceased 5 year old PC I built using this site, and am hoping to salvage my drives if possible.

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          Hi Paul, you sure can. It supports up to 6 SATA connections, which will support SSD’s and HD’s. I usually do the same thing, and fill all my storage space with random spares drives. This is over top the included NVMe SSD in the build above, since that uses the one M.2 connection and not any of the 6 SATA. I hope this helps!

  18. A question: does the case and the motherboard suport optical drives? I still use disks/CDs a lot. If not can you recomend equivalent parts for the similar price?

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      Peter – now that’s a question I haven’t had in a while, but a very valid one.

      The motherboard does yes, as it has SATA ports similar to that are used for SSD’s and other hard drives. Plus, the power supply would have the right connector. The case however, does not as there is no bay for one. So, as an alternative you could look at something like the Corsair SPEC-01 case, or Thermaltake Versa H22 for a similar cost. Or a Thermaltake Versa J22 if you want to stick with the side glass panel as an option.

      Alternatively, there are USB optical drive options out there too.

      I hope this helps!

      1. Thank you for your help and for the reply, I’m still rather green at this whole thing. I also wanted to ask but forgot to: does the motherboard have a WiFi adapter or do I need to look into that as well?

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          Hi Peter, you would need an adapter as the motherboard included above doesn’t – so you could get a PCIe wifi adapter (plugs right into the motherboard) or a USB Wifi adapter (both about $10-$20) or spend a bit more on a motherboard. One option could be the ASUS Prime B550M-A WiFi motherboard (it is a smaller Micro ATX board, but around the same cost).

  19. Hi, I just did the asof 9/1/2020 1k build and I can not get a signal to the monitor From either from the graphics card or motherboard. Everything appears to power up fine. This is my first build

    Thanks

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      Hi there,

      Sorry to hear. Did you ever get it to post? First things first, check the monitor and double check it’s input is selected or HDMI or however you have it plugged in (best start easy).
      Then make sure that your graphics card is being powered and that you have the proper power cables plugged into it. Also make sure it’s seated properly.
      Then double check you have your RAM in the right slots (as per the motherboard manual) and make sure they click in all the way.
      See if any of those work.

      1. Thanks, I was finally able to resolve but I am now seeing a new issue with the PC shutting down when playing Valorant. I am thinking it maybe the power supply?

  20. Hi to everyone on this site. Just got into PC building as my old Sony VAIO is very slow and its 8 years old. I have a a GoPro 5 (I know its old) and I would love to edit on my new PC and view the footage, also like to do some photo editing as well (just family stuff), Maybe play a few games on there as time goes on, especially a couple of AAA games. Any advice for the build components. Karl from New Zealand

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      Hey Karl! Welcome. And wow, the old Sony VAIO is kicking the bucket hey? 8 years is a decent lifespan for those. I would say the build here would be plenty for any casual video/photo editing and gaming on any modern game out. However, if you think you’d be leaning more towards the video and photo editing side of things and gaming once in a while, you could consider saving some bucks and going with the $700 build here: https://newbcomputerbuild.com/the-best-700-gaming-pc-build-2020/

      I would also consider how much video editing, as if you think you’ll be rendering a ton of content, and even though that GoPro5 is older, it does support 4K resolutions. So if you are editing using 4K, this might be a better choice. Or if you want even more of a kick in terms of processing speeds, you could swap the CPU here for a Ryzen 5 3700X, which is phenomenal for exactly that purpose.

      I hope this helps!

      1. Hi thanks for replying back. I will check the prices out from your build. I will let you know how I get on. Thanks bro keep safe. New Zealand

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      Hi Jefferson,

      There are many tutorials out there on how they all connect, plus there are instructions that comes with each individual piece of hardware. One video that could help that I did earlier this year for example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QgULOfcyBpk&t=2s

      And a good monitor for this build would be a 1440p resolution one at 144hz could do you well. Something like a LG 27GL83A-B would be good or on the high end Acer Predator XB271HU. You could also go with a high refresh rate 1080p monitor, which may be a touch more affordable.

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          Hi Walle, the easiest and free way (without activating windows) is to make a bootable usb – google something like “How to Install Windows 10 From a Bootable USB Drive” or you can purchase on pre-loaded on a usb from somewhere like Amazon.

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      HI Jason, not a problem. You might have to look at slightly alternative hardware right now as some stocks are fairly low. You don’t need to get the specific brands of the graphics card per-say, such as I would look for other RX 5700 XT cards – such as I can see right now the Sapphire 11293-01-20G Radeon Pulse RX 5700 Xt can be purchased and could be a decent choice.

      And you can get a similarly priced motherboard like the MSI ProSeries (B450-A Pro Max) – although you may have to flash the BIOS to make it compatible with the included CPU (Very easy to do with a button right on the board, video here explaining https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iTkXunUAriE)

      And for the Power Supply, I would look for a decent 600 to 650 Watt power supply – I did see some ok Thermaltake ones in stock on Amazon for example, but do a search and see what’s available as they seem to be fairly low on supply but there are some out there.

      Feel free to loop back if you are making any final decisions. Hope this helps and best of luck building!

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