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The Best $1000 Gaming PC Build in 2021 | Updated Guide

This is latest updated guide for building a $1000 Gaming PC Build in 2021. With the help of this guide, your next gaming rig will be able to run all AAA games on Ultra settings.

This $1000 Gaming PC Build is one of the most popular price brackets due to the gaming performance you get for an achievable and realistic budget. If you are on a tighter budget, then check out my Cheaper $500 Gaming PC build guide.

With the help of this guide, your next gaming rig will be able to run all AAA games on Ultra settings with a resolution of 1080p and high settings on 1440p. Apart from that, this build will also be able to run a lot of the competitive games smoothly with a high framerate of 240 FPS +. You may have to slightly lower some settings to run the games smoothly (Competitive Settings) but this $1000 Gaming PC Build will be a beast.

The PC parts are all picked from Amazon. Do note that Amazon prices, (especially electronics) fluctuate significantly and quite literally by the hour, so depending on when you read this guide, the price of the components might exceed the $1000 mark depending on whether a certain component has increased on price due to stock levels or demand. This Guide is June 2021 updated.

The Best $1000 Gaming PC Build - Build Overview: What To Expect?

When you start hitting 4-digits, you’re really entering the realms of high-end PC gaming. That means more power, but it also means you need to really think and be creative when coming up with the build, as the number of options at this level is staggering.

With that, let’s take a closer look at what makes this build, what we can expect in terms of performance, and what compromises were made along the way to stick to that strict price budget.

Unlike my Budget Gaming PC Guides, we are not going for a CPU with built in graphics such as the AMD Ryzen 3 3200G. This is because we want a dedicated graphics card to give us a much better gaming experience in both Frames Per Second (FPS) and Resolution.

The build features a powerful GTX 1650 Super, which breezes through games in 240 FPS – 1080p (competitive settings) and 60FPS – 1440p resolutions, with some proven performance for gaming at 4K too. With the card’s current price, it offers some serious value and can introduce you to VR gaming. 

Full Part List

CPU

AMD Ryzen 5 3600

The Ryzen 5 3600 is an excellent candidate for mid-range gaming. Like the other Ryzen 3000 chips, the six-core 12-thread Ryzen 5 3600 comes with clock speeds of 3.6 GHz base and 4.2 GHz Precision Boost 2 frequencies, a difference of 200 MHz in both measurements.

In the entire Ryzen 3000 series, you won’t find a CPU with a better ratio between cost and performance. Trust us, we checked. 

GPU

MSI Gaming GeForce GTX 1650 Super

If you’re in the market for a new mid-range GeForce graphics card and don’t have or want to spend the money on a higher-end GeForce RTX 20 series graphics card — then the GeForce GTX 1650 SUPER should be on your radar.

The GTX 1650 Super brings GDDR6 to the table. The new memory sits on the same 128-bit bus, using four 32-bit memory controllers. This update significantly improves memory bandwidth from 128 GBps to 192 GBps.

Motherboard

ASUS TUF Gaming X570-PRO

The Asus TUF Gaming X570-Pro Wi-Fi is an inexpensive yet capable motherboard. With power delivery capable of handling an overclocked Ryzen 9 5950X, integrated 2.5 GbE and Wi-Fi 6 capabilities, plusand eight SATA ports, the $220 board is a good option to get into the X570 platform.

Asus’ TUF Gaming X570-Pro WiFi is one of the cheaper X570 options available, giving it an early edge as it vies for a spot on our best motherboards list. At $219.99, the board includes a capable VRM that handled our power-hungry AMD Ryzen 9 5950X at stock speeds and while overclocked. 

Memory

Crucial Ballistix 16GB (8GBx2) 3600 MHz DDR4

Thanks to great price on mainstream RAM, we can now squeeze a whole lot of performance and capacity into your system by going with a 16GB DDR4-3200 kit. It will help you make the most of your snazzy new system, which fully supports this ultra-high RAM speed!

Storage

Crucial P1 500GB 3D NAND NVMe PCIe Internal SSD

There’s lots of competition in the SSD market, and right now, you simply can’t do better than this awesome deal from Crucial on its SCrucial P1 500GB 3D NAND NVMe PCIe Internal SSD, which uses the speedy PCIe 3.0 interface and TLC NAND to vastly outperform not just hard drives, but SATA-based SSDs as well! To install this drive, affix it in the motherboard’s M.2 slot using a jeweler’s-type screwdriver.

Power Supply

EVGA 650 B5, 80 Plus Bronze 650W, Fully Modular

EVGA’s 650 B5 is one of the best 80 PLUS Bronze-rated PSUs that money can buy in its category.

EVGA’s 650 B5 power supply is based on an older Super Flower platform that offers good overall performance. Its only real weakness surfaces during our efficiency benchmarks: the 650 B3 offers mere 80 PLUS Bronze and ETA-A- certifications. Naturally, that means it gets hotter than higher-efficiency models and consequently isn’t one of the quietest 650W PSUs we’ve tested. 

Case

AeroCool Cylon

Every part / component mentioned above needs to fit inside this case. Unfortunately, purchasing an awesome-looking case can be costly sometimes, but the AeroCool Cylon RGB Mid tower looks extremely great and has a very cheap price

Components Breakdown

So, what exactly can you expect from a $1000 Gaming PC Build?

Our team has years of experience behind them building PCs for a range of needs and budgets. All this knowledge combined with hours of research, user feedback, and onsite benchmarking is what goes into choosing the best components for our builds.

We look for value for money, how the components perform together, and focus on gamer’s needs to make sure our builds are the best your budget can buy.

The build features a powerful GTX 1650 Super, which breezes through games in 1080 and 1440p resolutions, with some proven performance for gaming at 4K too. With the card’s current price, it offers some serious value and can easily handle VR gaming.

Now that we’ve presented an overview of the build and what you can expect from it, let’s dive deeper into each component, starting with the brain of the build.

CPU – AMD Ryzen 5 3600

Best All-Round Value CPU

AMD Ryzen 5 3600

Cores Threads: 4/8 | Boost CPU Frequency: 4.2GHz | Cache: 6MB | TDP: 65w | PCIe Version: 3.0 | Unlocked for Overclocking: Yes | In Box Cooler: Wraith Stealth | Socket: AM4

The successor to our favorite best value CPU, the Ryzen 5 3600 is AMD’s new $200 6-core, 12-thread processor. The chip clocks between 3.6 GHz and 4.2 GHz, features a 32MB L3 cache and a 65 watt TDP. Included in the package is the Wraith Stealth cooler and a MSRP that matches the price the R5 2600 launched at.

Direct competition for the R5 3600 should come from Intel’s Core i5-9600 which is listed at $213, but we don’t have that part on hand and it doesn’t appear to be on sale either, so the more expensive 9600K will have to do. It costs $255 and doesn’t include a box cooler, so it’s not the exact match we were going for, but it will be interesting to see how they stack in terms of raw power.

AMD and its retail partners are often keen to cut prices and add value to the red team’s CPUs and GPUs during the end of year retail free-for-all. With the Ryzen 5 3600 already offering such fantastic value-for-money as a modern six-core processor for under $200, it’s likely to be a good time to snap up a steal.

There’s the little matter of AMD Zen 3 processors to think about going into the end of 2020, too. While these are sure to improve on the Zen 2 architecture in the Ryzen 5 3600, it’s also sure to see prices come crashing even further down for those Zen 2 chips still awaiting a good home in a gaming PC. 

GPU – MSI Gaming GeForce GTX 1650 Super

Kick ass NVIDIA Turing-based budget graphics card

MSI Gaming GeForce GTX 1650 Super
Brand: MSI | Graphics Coprocessor: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 | Boost Clock: 1755MHz | Memory Interface: 128-bit | Video Memory: 4GB GDDR6 | Output: DisplayPort x 3 (V1.4)/ HDMI 2.0B x 1

MSI released their GeForce GTX 1650 SUPER GAMING X, a product with a more than capable cooler as well being factory tweaked. NVIDIA’s new SUPER edition card comes with 12 Gbps GDDR6 graphics memory, however, it has only got 4 GiByte of it. Our review was delayed slightly as we wanted to review this card with an official driver, which NVIDIA would not hand out prior to availability.

Much like the 1660 Super, the GeForce GTX 1650 SUPER is also built on the TU116 GPU and according to NVIDIA offers up to 2x the performance of the GeForce GTX 1050. That TU116, however, has been further cut down from 1,408 shaders processors towards 1,280 shader processors but still has a handsome shader processor count coming from that ‘regular’ GTX 1650. MSI released their GTX 1650 SUPER GAMING X, a product with more a capable cooler as well being factory tweaked.

The SUPER edition card comes with GDDR6 memory at that factory defined 12 Gbps. Aside from the factory tweaked products the base clock is the same as well at 1530 MHz with a boost clock of 1725 MHz. So the SUPER versions differ in-memory configuration only, compared to the non-super model. The graphics memory will run 14 Gbps GDDR6

GTX, not RTX. The 1650/1660 Super Series is based on the mainstream GPU called TU116. To make it an affordable solution The NVIDIA did not implement DX-R and DLSS features, which means there are no RT and Tensor cores on this GPU. It’s a fall back towards the original shader design model. And that’s where we land today with this review. A fully enabled TU116-400 GPU has 1536 shader cores (aka CUDA cores / Stream processors). The 1650 series is making use of the Turing architecture and will not have Raytracing and Tensor cores, this is why NVIDIA dropped the RTX suffix back to GTX. New in this range is the 1650 SUPER, with a distinct difference compared to the regular 1650, the memory subsystem at GDDR6 at 12 Gbps, coming from GDDR5 at 8 Gbps. 

Motherboard – ASUS TUF Gaming X570-PRO

It provides noticeable improvements over the B350 chipset

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Manufacturer:  ASUS | Chipset Type: AMD AM4 | CPU Socket: AM4 | Memory Slots Available: 4 | RAM Memory: 4x DIMM, supports dual channel DDR4-5100 (OC) MHz | Supported Motherboard : ATX | Next-Gen Connectivity: Dual PCIe 4.0 M.2 and USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A /Type-C

ASUS’s ROG Strix B560-A Gaming WIFI is another model focused on gamers building a new system on a budget but opts for a slightly different aesthetical design. For the A model, ASUS has gone with a sleek silver and black patterned PCB, with silver heatsinks with subtle pink highlighting and an RGB-enabled ROG logo on the rear panel cover.

The ROG Strix B560-F and B560-A Gaming WIFI are similar visually,apart from the storage configuration, the color scheme, and an additional PCIe 3.0 x1 slot on the A. The ASUS ROG Strix B560-A Gaming WIFI includes one full-length PCIe 4.0 x16, one full-length PCIe 3.0 x4, and three PCIe 3.0 x1 slots. In regards to storage, there are two M.2 slots with the top slot operating at PCIe 4.0 x4, and the second slot at PCIe 3.0 x4 with support for SATA drives. A total of six SATA ports sit on the right-hand side of the board and include support for RAID 0, 1, 5, and 10 arrays. At the time of writing, ASUS hasn’t published its memory QVL list for B560, but we do know the four memory slots will support up to 128 GB of DDR4-3200.

At present, we don’t have a view of what’s on the rear panel, but we do know the ROG Strix B560-A Gaming WIFI includes a Realtek-based2.5 GbE Ethernet controller, an Intel AX200 Wi-Fi 6 CNVi, and it is using a Supreme FX S1220A HD audio codec. ASUS is also advertising two video outputs including one HDMI 2.0 and one DisplayPort 1.4. 

Memory – Crucial Ballistix 16GB (8GBx2) 3600 MHz DDR4

Offers excellent performance at a relatively affordable price

Crucial Ballistix 16GB (8GBx2) 3600 MHz DDR4

Capacity: 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 Kit | Base Frequency: 3200 MHz |  Voltage: 1.35V | Compatibility: Tested across the latest Intel and AMD platforms for reliable and fast performance

Crucial’s new Ballistix Elite DDR4 is geared as a high-performance memory product, which would be a nice upgrade for any PC. Crucial offers the Ballistix Elite at two different speeds, with a total of 6 different module configurations. Looking at the 16GB (8 GBx2) packages, we find 3600 CL16-18-18 at the bottom of the lineup, and 4000 C18-19-19 at the top end. Compared to other companies, such as G.Skill, the lineup could be considered lacking in options. However, from our perspective, this lineup of memory is intended for high-end computers where extreme performance is needed. If it’s RGB or lower end modules you are after, Crucial offers a plethora of options to choose from on that front as well.

Crucial created the Ballistix Elite to work flawlessly with both AMD Ryzen 3000 series and Intel Platforms, The memory uses XMP 2.0 profiles for easy setup and configuration. For those curious power users out there, Crucial created their “M.O.D. Utility”, which is software for real-time temperature monitoring.

Today, we will be evaluating the 3600 MHz CL16-18-18 memory kit. In the table below, we examine the particular details of our test memory.​ 

Three times the sequential performance of your average SATA based SSD

Crucial P1 500GB 3D NAND NVMe PCIe Internal SSD

Brand: Crucial | Sequential Read Speed: Up to 2000MB/s | Sequential Write Speed: Up to 1700MB/s | Digital Storage Capacity: 500 GB | Compatible Devices: This drive is compatible with desktops and laptops that accept M.2 Type 2280SS NVMe PCIe drives

Crucial’s P1 is the company’s very first NVMe SSD, but it is almost identical to the Intel SSD 660p we recently reviewed that came out around the same time. Just like the 660p, the P1 features Micron’s latest 64-layer 3D QLC flash and a Silicon Motion NVMe SSD controller.

The P1 breaks the SATA 6Gb/s barrier with its NVMe interface and delivers sequential throughput of up to 2/1.7 GB/s read/write, but we found that its real-world application performance is similar to the company’s SATA MX500 SSD. Coupled with higher-than-anticipated launch pricing, the P1 was a tough sell in the ultra-competitive SSD market when it was brand-new.

Its street price has slid down rather dramatically in the last several months, but so has that of its silicon sibling, the Intel 660p, as well as other competing drives. So despite lower prices the P1 is still tough to recommend, unless you see it on a sweet sale that brings the price down even further. 

Power Supply – EVGA 650 B5, 80 Plus Bronze 650W, Fully Modular

Efficient power source at an affordable price point

EVGA 650 B5, 80 Plus Bronze 650W, Fully Modular

Brand: EVGA | Wattage: 650 watts | Power Supply Design: Full Modular | 80 plus Bronze certified, with 85% efficiency or higher under typical loads 

EVGA’s 650 B3 power supply is based on an older Super Flower platform that offers good overall performance. Its only real weakness surfaces during our efficiency benchmarks: the 650 B3 offers mere 80 PLUS Bronze and ETA-A- certifications. Naturally, that means it gets hotter than higher-efficiency models and consequently isn’t one of the quietest 650W PSUs we’ve tested. So why does it bear a similar price tag as 80 PLUS Gold-rated competitors like Corsair’s TX650M? Good question. Instead of selling for $75, the 650 B3 should really be in the $60 to $65 range. Still, thanks to high overall performance, it achieves a fair value score after completing our suite of benchmarks.

The 650 B3 employs a single +12V rail and sports a 40°C temperature rating for continuous full-power delivery. Despite an 80 PLUS Bronze certification, it features a semi-passive fan mode you can toggle on or off. Of course, the problem with less efficient PSUs is that they generate more waste heat, so the fan can’t idle for very long. And once it starts spinning, the fan has to cope with elevated temperatures. As a result, we don’t think it’s a good idea to implement semi-passive operation in a power supply that’s not efficient enough to benefit from the feature. 

PC Case - AeroCool Cylon

AeroCool Cylon
Dimensions: 198 x 459 x 413mm | PCI Slots: 7 | Top I/O: USB 3.0 x 1/USB 2.0 x 2/Power/Reset/Headphone/Mic | Motherboard Support: ATX/mATX/Mini-ITX | Fan mount locations: 7 Max | Drive Bays: 2 x 3.5″ HDD and 3 x 2.5″ SSD | Radiator Support: Front: 120mm Radiator (Optional) | Fan Support: Front: 120mm x 3 Top: 120mm x 1 Rear: 120mm x 1 Supports VGA Fan: 120mm x 2 (Optional)

The Cylon is at its core, a very value-oriented option while trying to address some of the features many gamers look for.

The Aerocool Cylon while being a very budget oriented chassis it still has some of the features many are looking for. The inclusion of a PSU cover, Addressable RGB on the front panel and a see-through side panel to name a few.

The chassis as you see from the specs list we ‘borrowed’ from Aerocools website shows the Cylon comes in as a reported mid-tower. Measuring in at 198mm Wide by 459mm height and 413mm deep. The 459mm height puts us just above what has traditionally accepted a mid-tower sizing for height.

Also listed, is the motherboard support which is mITX, mATX and up to full ATX. Drive fitments are reported as five total with three 2.5″ dedicated mounts and two 3.5″ trays which can also mount 2.5″ drives as well. The power supply is full ATX models fitting up to 180mm as listed, which means our standard 160mm unit should fit without issues. 

How to Build a PC?

If you’ve never built a computer before, then you probably want to take some time to learn the basics before getting ahead of yourself. The best way to learn is by following those steps from a reputable tech channel on Youtube.

What Games will it Run?

We’ve already discussed how the integrated graphics on the Ryzen APUS are good enough to run most games on a 1080P monitor on lower settings. But, as a clear view of the power of this build:

For competitive eSports games that aren’t super demanding, then this build will have you covered. If you want to play AAA titles, this build will be able to run them at medium settings 60 FPS, but you shouldn’t expect to get a stable framerate at 1080P—although, reducing your monitor’s resolution should help there as well.

This build will provide 60 – 120FPS in all competitive online titles, you can also do some simple video creation, photo editing, multitasking, and more with this build. Keep in mind, though, that if you’re trying to be an aspiring game streamer, you might have to save up to get the Mid Range or High End builds that we have created. 

How to Upgrade this Build?

Upgradability is also another important factor to account for when you’re building your gaming PC. In reality, gamers don’t really stick to one hardware, they would always aim for better upgrades. Plus, your components will not last forever too. Don’t get too excited when upgrading too, you have to minimize the number of components that need upgrading, so you can prioritize which hardware needs the upgrade the most.

Below are our most recommended upgrade options that will boost your in-game performance exponentially. The products below are fully compatible with the above build and can be swapped out with no ramifications. 

AMD Ryzen 7 3700X

The first and probably most influential (in terms of performance) upgrade for this build is the CPU. If you’re looking to seriously bolster the computational power this thing has then we recommend the Ryzen 7 3700X as it offers hugely improved performance 8-Core, 16-Thread Unlocked Desktop with Wraith Prism LED Cooler. Now, even though this is a wise move and not too painful on the wallet, this upgrade does come with a few conditions.

ASRock Challenger D Radeon RX 5600 XT OC 6GB (14Gbps) 192-bit GDDR6

This build uses an APU, meaning it uses an integrated GPU. However, you can upgrade the GPU while still utilizing the APU as your CPU.

The 5600 XT is a great card and would be a worthy upgrade for the $1000 gaming pc build, being able to play games at reaching over 240FPS. You will benefit from improved graphics and FPS across all games with this extremely well-priced card. 

READ MORE: Best Graphics Cards 2021

Seagate Barracuda 2TB 7200RPM

This Seagate Barracuda drive is amazing for backup storage and always comes at a great price. The 500GB SSD NVME that currently sits in this build is ideal for your O/S and some primary games. However, sooner or later, it will struggle to accommodate your growing library. For that reason, this additional 2TB HDD from Seagate is the perfect backup storage solution for those who need it.

Pheripherals & Accesories to Add

When it comes to gaming builds you’ll need more than just the essential pieces of hardware to game on a PC, so we also have to cover the matter of peripherals. The peripherals of a computer system greatly affect the feel of it, and that is why we are suggesting the best-valued peripherals for your system, although these products will raise the price of your computer system.

Mouse - Logitech G502 Hero

The Logitech G502 HERO is a great wired gaming mouse that feels well-made and has a premium look. It has a ton of programmable buttons, low click latency, and a wide customizable CPI range. Though it’s rather heavy, it comes with five removable weights to allow you to customize the weight to suit your preference. 

The Logitech G502 HERO is a very good mouse for FPS games. It has low click latency, and a wide customizable CPI range and adjustable polling rate. It also has 12 programmable buttons, feels very well-made, and is quite comfortable if you can get a good grip on it. 

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Monitor - ASUS ROG Swift PG27UQ

The Asus ROG Swift PG27UQ is one of the best gaming monitors because it’s heralding a new age of panels. It combines the high refresh rates of Nvidia’s G-Sync tech with 4K resolution and HDR (high dynamic range) support for exceptional image quality. You will also need a very powerful machine to run it. If you don’t have an Nivida 1080 Ti or higher, you really will struggle to hit 4K at 144 frames per second. And, of course, if you have an AMD card, you won’t be able to make use of the G-Sync features.

Read More: Best Gaming Monitors 2021Guide

Keyboard - Bloody B975

A gaming keyboard is mostly a mechanical one, and that is why we are suggesting a great mechanical keyboard for budget gaming. Bloody B975 is one of the latest keyboards that provide with optical switches, top-notch RGB lighting and Doubleshot keycaps. It is surely a bit on the expensive side, but it is worth every penny. The design of the keyboard is good for the most part. However, the included wrist-rest is quite ugly. The keyboard comes with either brown linear switches or orange clicky switches.

For gaming, we would advise going with linear switches, and these are one of the best linear switches that we have used in our lifetime. The switches feel super smooth, have a fast response time and are great at bouncing back. The acoustics profile of the switches is also excellent, and it provides a unique sound. You can use lots of lighting styles through the software and even create your animations if you want. Moreover, each switch is stabilized with stabilizer wires, which is why there is very less wobble in the switches. 

Prebuilt Gaming PC Options for $1000 Budget

TTrying to level up your game but feel overwhelmed with possible choices or don’t know anything about gaming PCs? We got your back. In 2021, the market landscape started to change, thanks to the cryptocurrency boom causing graphic card prices to skyrocket to unprecedented levels.

Now, in 2021, it’s nearly impossible to actually find a quality graphics card that won’t break the bank, and that’s why we recommend buying a pre-built gaming desktop instead of building your own right now.

Buying a prebuilt gaming PC is much more comfortable and convenient than building your own. With that idea, be aware that most companies that produce gaming PCs try to maximize their profits by using cheaper parts. For example, if the motherboard is not mentioned in the description, it is often the most inexpensive. It is also a much better idea to buy from brands like iBUYPOWER and CYBERPOWER, instead of big manufacturing giants such as ACER and HP.

Anyhow, all brands can charge much more than the PC is worth, so here is our top picks of the Best Prebuilt Gaming PC Options for $1000 Budget:

1. IBUYPOWER Gaming PC Computer Desktop Element Mini 9300

4.5/5

9.5/10

If you are looking for a budget-friendly gaming PC with a small footprint, then the IBUYPOWER Element mini 9300 is a perfect fit. Coming in at a little over 25 pounds, the IBUYPOWER Element mini 9300 stands out from the word go thanks to its RGB-lit design.

It’s built into a black steel frame tower, and features a three-panel tempered glass design flanked by three RGB-lit fans which add a rather fascinating aesthetic bit to the design. What’s more, the RGB lighting has sixteen color options which can be controlled by a remote. Generally, this unit is designed to be the most compact gaming desktop you’ll come across in the market, but with superb performance. 

KEY FEATURES

  • AMD Radeon RX 550
  • AMD Ryzen 3 3100
  • 240GB SSD
  • Windows 10 Home

SPECIFICATIONS

  • RAM: 16GB
  • CPU Speed: 3.6GHz
  • Hardware Interface: USB, DisplayPort, HDMI, USB 3.0, USB 2.0
  • Brand: Skytech Gaming
Pros
Cons
9.5/10
4.5/5

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IBUYPOWER Gaming PC Computer Desktop Element Mini 9300

2. SkyTech Blaze II Gaming Computer

4.3/5

9/10

Skytech has quite the reputation of manufacturing gaming desktops under a budget. The Blaze II features a series of ports at the front of the desktop and the rear. Therefore, there are enough ports to charge and connect peripheral devices.

There is a port, USB 3.0 at the front, and two USB 2.0 alongside a headphone and microphone jack. The rear has 4 x USB 3.1 ports, two USB 2.0 ports, as well as a D-Sub port. It is inclusive of other ports such as DVI, HDMI, and display port.

The desktop runs on the AMD Ryzen 5, 2600 processor, which works alongside the Nvidia GTX 1660 graphics card. Thus, the computer doubles up well for both gaming and regular office use.

It has a base speed of 3.4 GHz, which can be boosted to 3.9 GHz. Hence the AMD Ryzen 2600 does well in usages such as heavy productivity tasks, moderate photo-editing, and web browsing.

The unit features an 8G RAM, which is impressive when dealing with gaming as well as heavy productivity workloads. It also has a 500GB SSD for storage, which is more than enough. On the SSD, you can save your internet files, games, and multimedia.

However, the reasonably large SSD’s significant advantage is the fast boot time and the less time it takes to launch your game or load the next level. 

KEY FEATURES

  •  Ryzen 5, 2600 processor
  •  Nvidia GTX 1660 with 6GB graphics card
  • 8GB RAM and a 500GB SSD
  • Windows 10 Home Operating system
  • 21.2 pounds

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Screen Size: Desktop
  • Operating System: Windows 10
  • Hard Drive/Memory: 500G SSD
  • Brand: Skytech Gaming
Pros
Cons
9/10
4.3/5

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SkyTech Blaze II Gaming Computer

3. HP Pavilion Gaming Desktop Computer

4/5

8/10

While most gaming PCs rely on Intel CPU and AMD silicon, the HP Pavilion Gaming PC uses AMD Ryzen 5 2400G, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060. Its configuration offers outstanding value. HP Pavilion can smoothly play recent AAA titles at 1080P resolution, maintaining visual quality settings. This is among the best features you can enjoy from a mid-price gaming computer.

The HP Pavilion is a four-processor PC and measures 29.1 x 7 x 20.6 inches. It is ideal for placing in compact places and hits the scales at 11.5 pounds, making it easy to carry to another room if need be.

Its case is majorly made of metal. Its interior components are hidden behind the visible CPU cooler and rear fan. The panel is secured with slotted screws, which are quite challenging to remove. The interior is a DDR4-2666 SDRAM that supports 32 GB RAM in different 16 GB configurations.

HP Pavilion obtains its power from AMD Ryzen 5 2400G, which is a quad-core processor. The processor is powerful enough to handle any mainstream tasks promptly. It comes with a black HP wired keyboard with volume control capabilities and a wired optical mouse. It also features a 1 TB 7200RPM SATA hard drive and 128 GB SSD. 

KEY FEATURES
  •  Ryzen 5 2400G Processor Speed 3.6 GHz
  •  16GB RAM
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060
  • HP 3-in-1 Media Card Reader
  • DisplayPort; HDMI; USB 3.0
SPECIFICATIONS
  • Screen Size: Desktop
  • Operating System: Windows 10
  • Hard Drive/Memory: 1TB hard drive, 128GB SSD
  • Brand: HP
Pros
Cons
8/10
4/5

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HP Pavilion Gaming Desktop Computer

4. IBUYPOWER Pro Gaming PC Computer Desktop Revolt 29330

4.3/5

8.5/10

The IBUYPOWER Pro Gaming Revolt 29330 can be best described as a showstopping gaming monster. For some people, it looks like a fancy, hi-tech toaster, and for others, it is more of an alien piece. Whichever of the two groups you belong to, we can all agree on one thing, this gaming PC is a fancy piece of tech.

It has a pair of unique, sharply angled white side panels and a transparent plastic top lid which, through fancy LED lights on either side of the interior, gives you a glorious view of your GPU in action. Note, you have up to 16 LED light color options. So, whether you want it to glow in one uniform color all day or looking to create a unique, hypnotizing RGB light show, you have more options than you can exhaust.

It weighs about 18 pounds and measures just 18x17x9inches, making it quite a compact model. Although you can see your GPU and even access it via the easy-to-open, transparent plastic lid, you cannot swap it out, so you don’t have to worry about someone randomly exchanging or stealing your GPU. There’s also much to go around in terms of connectivity. This is because the IBUYPOWER Pro Gaming Revolt 29330 features four USB 3.0 ports, 2 USB 2.0 ports, and wireless compatibility.

The performance is also quite impressive. It offers the best frame rates at 1080P and can take on heavy gaming titles such as Rise of the Tomb Raider at ease thanks to performance specs such as the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 super graphics card, 8GB RAM, and a core i5 intel processor. 

KEY FEATURES

  •  NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Super Graphics Card
  •  Intel DDR4 SDRAM Processor
  • 240GB SSD
  • 2 USB 2.0 Ports, 4 USB 3.0 Ports

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Screen Size: Desktop
  • Operating System: Windows 10
  • Hard Drive/Memory: 1TB hard drive
  • Brand: IBUYPOWER
Pros
Cons
8.5/10
4.3/5

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Conclusion

That’s pretty much everything you need to know about the custom build and the hardware it comes with. We can’t promise that the price of the build won’t fluctuate, but we’ll make sure to keep the article updated even though these trying times so that it presents the best possible value at all times.

If you’ve followed our guide from start to finish, you’ve just assembled what we consider to be the best gaming computer under $1000, Congrats! You now have a PC with the ability to play any game out there in high settings. The rig supports both 4k and VR gaming and up to 240FPS + in competitive settings this rig has all the future-proofing you’ll need. 

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