Nowadays you can find many gaming laptops which have the same configuration of your gaming desktop(the gamers who already build or have a gaming PC) and has a slight advantage over it. But still, the gaming desktop stands tall in the crowd due to a more customizable option and future upgradable ability which lacks in most laptops and components or upgradable option for the laptops also costs more than the PC.
Many gamers are always fond of building a new gaming PC or upgrade new pc components from time to time, which shows their gaming enthusiasm or passion. But many gamers have doubt or confusion over the pc components because of several reasons which are
- Whether the new PC components can be installed(or supports) in your Gaming PC
- Risking to buy new pc components over the performance issues or doubt
- Worrying about the price of the new pc components.
Follow up the PC components that we are going to guide you to build a gaming PC which costs less than $1000 for all gamers( rookies and professional).
How to select the right PC components
When it comes to new PC building or upgrading new PC components, many have confusion over the selection of right pc components. For example, the AMD Ryzen 2nd generation processor supports only AM4 motherboards or some pc case supports only micro ATX motherboards.
The PC components for your $1000 gaming PC which we have suggested are given below with their specification and advantages
|1||Processor: Intel Core i7-8700K||$350|
|2||Motherboard: MSI MPG Z390||$180|
|3||RAM: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB(2x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz||$90|
|4||Graphics Card: Gigabyte Geforce GTX 1660 6GB GDDR5||$200|
|5||Hard Disk: Samsung EVO 500GB 2.5 Inch SATA III Internal SSD||$75|
|6||PSU: Corsair CX Series 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified Modular Power Supply||$60|
|7||PC Case: Corsair Carbide SPEC-04 Mid-Tower Gaming Case||$50|
|8||Cooling Fan: Corsair Air Series AF120 Red LED Quiet Edition High Airflow Fan Twin Pack||$20|
Intel Core i7-8700K
The Intel Core i7-8700K is the 8th Generation(Coffee Lake) Intel Core processor which is built on 14nm technology. This CPU is unlocked so you can overclock to turn up the speed for more frame per second while gaming, video editing and a more. The overclocking is increasing power by finely tuned your PC to run your CPU at higher speed/frequencies.
It has the maximum processor frequency of 4.7 GHz with 6 cores/12 threads and has 12 MB smart cache. This processor supports the chipset 300 series motherboard and has UHD graphics 630 with graphics dynamic frequency up to 1200MHz. It has more fps(frame rate per second) so you can play any game without a problem.
The Intel i7 supports Intel Optane Memory which helps the PC for adaptive performance and improved responsiveness(launch the application faster without any lag. It also has Intel Optane SSD which helps you to store faster in the storage disk.
MSI MPG Z390 Gaming Edge AC LGA1151 Gaming Motherboard
The MSI Z390 Gaming Edge series motherboard is specially built for the high-performance gaming experience. It is based on the Intel 300 series that supports 9th Intel core processors( i9-9900K, i7-9700K, i5-9600K) and 8th Generation Intel Core/Pentium Gold/Celeron processors for LGA 1151 Socket.
It has extended heat sink design which helps to dissipate excessive heat. It has built-in Intel Wi-Fi 1.73G (Intel Wifi/Bluetooth) which uses smart MU-MIMO technology and helps to delivery AC speeds up to 1.73Gbps. It also supports dual channel DDR4 memory up to 4400MHz (it has DIMM slots 4).
This motherboard has audio boost 4 with Nahimic 3, which is a high-quality audio processor and delivers immersive sound experience, Twin Turbo 2.0 which deliver the speed up to 32Gb/s for NVMe SSDs(it is advance SSD which is more faster and reliable than typical SSDs).
You can customize and set your own color scheme with MSI Mystic Light utility. You can select 16.7 million colors and 29 LED effects from the palette to match your PC style.
Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB(2x8GB) DDR4 3000MHz
The Corsair Vengeance LPZ 16GB has 2 x 8GB RAM module which has DDR4 form factor. The corsair vengeance LPX series is mainly designed for high-performance overclocking which helps in your gaming performance.
Every Corsair Vengeance LPX module is built from an 8-layer PCS and ICs. It has pure aluminum heat spreader which provides faster heat dissipation and improves overclocking potential. Its unique design optimally pulls heat away from the PC components.
This DDR4 RAM has a maximum of 3000MHz memory clock speed. You can also manually push your DRAM frequency with the help of XMP2.0(support for trouble-free automatic overclocking).
Gigabyte Geforce GTX 1660 OC 6G 6GB GDDR5 Graphics Card
The Gigabyte Geforce GTX 1660 series has similar performance to that of GTX 1070 so that you can any games with this graphics card. It has a dual cooling fan which keeps the graphics card to stay less warm when you’re playing high-intensity games.
The Gigabyte GeForce GTX graphics card has NVIDIA Ansel which let you take professional grade photographs of your games(It also let you capture 360-degree, HDR and stereo photographs and share your brilliant gaming experience with super high-resolution).
It has OBS(open broadcaster software which helps the users to Livestream your video to youtube. The GTX 1660 Ti has dedicated hardware encoder which can deliver 15% improved efficiency over the prior generation graphics card. It has 6GB GDDR5 memory with 192 bits of memory bus width and 8000MHz of memory clock speed.
Samsung EVO 500GB 2.5 Inch SATA III Internal SSD
The Samsung EVO 860 series is specially designed for enhancing the performance of PC or laptops. It has V-NAND technology which makes this SSD fast and reliable. The speed of this SSD is consistent, even under heavy workloads and multi-tasking(or Faster file transfer).
The Samsung EVO 860 performs at sequential reading speed up to 550MB/s and sequential write speed up to 520MB/s. It has Intelligent TurboWrite technology which can be upgraded from 12GB to 78GB of TurboWrite buffer size.
This SSD has 8x higher TBW(Terabytes Written) than the 850 EVO(which is the previous version of Samsung EVO 860 series). You can also add Standard HDD which can be used for extra storage option.
Corsair CX Series 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified Modular Power Supply
The Corsair CX series modular power supply is designed for high-performance, reliability, and modular cabling capabilities. It has low noise fan which reduces the heat of PSU without ease. The CX series modular is built and tested for trouble-free installation and smooth operation.
It has modular cabling system which let you use only the cables you need and let you save space or reduce clutter for a cleaner looking PC. It also improves the airflow inside your PC and helps to reduce heat and add extra PC accessories.
It has auto-switching circuitry which provides universal AC input from 100V to 240V and it supports ATX12V 2.4/2.3/2.2/2.01 and EPS 12V 2.92 standards. The matte black finish and black-sleeved cables/black connectors give a high-tech look.
Corsair Carbide SPEC-04 Mid-Tower Gaming Case
The Corsair Carbide SPEC-04 Series has angular and hard-edged exterior, which looks remarkably bold in style. It also has a side panel window from where you can see components of your PC. The tinted window shows off the roomy interior, which can fit up to five 120mm cooling fans and can accommodate capacious storage configuration.
It has cable routing cutouts and tie-downs, so you can hide your cables behind the motherboard tray to keep your built looking stunning and it also has airflow path for improved cooling.
The expansive storage space in this mid-tower gaming case is easy to use(it has mounts for up to 3 HDDs and 2 SSDs). It can also accommodate liquid coolers( Compatible with corsair liquid coolers h55, 560, h70 and h80i). This mid-tower has a wide range of colors option to satisfy your need.
Corsair Air Series AF120 LED Quiet Edition High Airflow Fan Twin Pack
The Corsair air series AF120 series has 120mm cooling fan which combines efficient, low noise airflow with glowing LED lighting. The fan blades are custom-molded for optimal and steady airflow. The fan blades are ultra-thin( For less noise and good turbulence).
The fan blades in the cooling fan are translucent, with a frosted texture(so you can see the dramatic lighting effect from the 4 LED around the cooling fan). This air series AF cooling fans have best in the class clearance of 3cm and it is ideal for mounting at the top or rear of your PC case(for Motherboard, graphics accelerators, and CPU)
The size of the fan is 1200mm x 25mm and it draws the power at +12V, 40A, 1500RPM. It has the noise in decibels of 25.2 dBA, which is less to hear and it has the airflow of 52.19 CFM, which is enough for dissipation of heat from the PC. The static pressure of this cooling fans 0.75 mm/H2O.
The above components are best in class for under $1000 gaming PC configuration. There is also an alternate option (In which you can go for AMD CPUs). For building AMD power PC, follow the suggested PC components
- CPU: AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1920X (costs $320)
- Motherboard: Gigabyte X399 AORUS AMD Ryzen Threadripper DDR4 VR Ready ATX motherboard(costs $260)
- RAM: Patriot Viper Steel DDR4 16GB(2x8GB) 3733MHz Kit(Costs $90)
- Graphics Card: Gigabyte Radeon RX 580 8GB AORUS XTR 8G(Costs $170)
- PSU: EVGA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX PSU(Costs $80)
- PC Case: MasterBox Q300P mATX Case with 2 RGB fans, RGB controllers & splitters($50)
- SSD: Kingston 240GB A400 SSD 2.4 inch SATA(costs $25)
We have not mentioned the other PC accessories(like Monitor, mouse, keyboard, and speaker), because it depends upon the user opinion or preference. But we are happy to suggest some good PC accessories for your gaming PC
- Monitor: ViewSonic 24 inch 1080p 1ms 144Hz Gaming Monitor(costs $225)
- Keyboard: Razer Cynosa Chroma Gaming Keyboard(costs $50)
- Mouse: Razer Lancehead TE Ambidextrous Gaming Mouse(costs $51)
- Mouse Pad: Razer Sphex V2 Ultra-Thin optimized gaming surface Gaming Mousepad(costs $15)
- Headset: Sennheiser GSP 300 Gaming Headset(costs $90)
- Speaker: Logitech G560 LIGHTSYNC PC Gaming Speakers with game driven RGB lighting(costs $199)
The PC accessories can costs you more $500, which add more beauty for your gaming PC. You can also add additional HDD for more storage options and also add more cooling fans, which based on your own preferences.