The Best $1000 Gaming PC That Will Own 2019

Best Gaming PC Build under 1000

With this build our main goal was to provide the best gaming PC for under $1,000! It’s at this price range that you start needing to make fewer and fewer compromises and can instead focus on raw performance and excellence. You’re officially out of the mid range category and have entered into the realm of premium builds where maxing out AAA titles at 1080p and 1440p becomes a doddle. At this price you start to delve into the possibility of 4k and VR gaming which is pretty much the future of eSports.

The great thing about this build is how versatile it can be if performance levels become under par in the distant future. Everything in this build is interchangeable meaning you can easily swap out a CPU or GPU, add extra RAM and storage to keep up to speed with the latest technological advancements.

Overall, we believe this is one of the best all round builds we have put together so far.

please note that prices of the hardware do fluctuate daily, our team works tirelessly to try and ensure the price is as close to $1,000 as possible.

Build Overview

At Wepc we strive to provide you with the best hardware recommendations available thanks to hours of research and benchmark testing hundreds of products. That's why our Best Gaming PC series offers some of the highest performing builds available. So as you would expect our Best gaming PC under $1000 does not disappoint when it comes down to power and performance.

When considering the hardware for a premium build we take the following into consideration:

No Compromises. At lower price ranges, you often find yourself making various compromises to get the best for your money. Not so much here. Value can be maintained without compromising on the higher priority parts of the build (think GPU, CPU and RAM) or its capabilities, allowing us to enjoy the full range of games available the way they were intended to be. 

Streaming and VR-Ready. If you’re paying a thousand dollars for a PC build you should be able to enjoy gaming to its maximum potential. Streaming, content production, and VR gaming fall under that umbrella, so we’ve ensured that this build can do all of the above with relative ease. 

This being said, you will still need to invest in a VR headset to play VR titles, however the hardware we have selected in this $1000 build is more than capable of handling pretty much anything you want to throw at it.  

Future Proof. One of our main goals when building, what we consider as a premium PC, is making sure the rig isn't going to become obsolete in a few years time. How we do this is by researching the latest gaming tech and following brand announcements to make sure what were recommending has the capacity to accommodate such advancements.

How We Choose the PC Components

We are computer enthusiasts, we are gamers, we understand what you are looking for and we try our best to provide you with the most up to date PC builds with value and performance in mind. Please bare in mind we have spent countless hours researching these PC builds and we work tirelessly to check stock and prices of each component in our builds.

We use our own expertise and knowledge along with the knowledge of others across the web, by utilizing resources such as Reddit, PC forums, industry websites and various Youtube channels to keep us up to date with the latest and greatest in PC hardware.

When you visit WePC, you should be comfortable in knowing that you have our support.

The Best $1000 Gaming PC Update:

AMD Ryzen 5 3600

AMD Ryzen 5 3600

The Ryzen 5 3600 in this build will provide stellar gaming performance and shouldn’t bottleneck any potential GPU upgrades.

GIGABYTE GeForce RTX 2060 Gaming OC Pro 6G Graphics Card

GIGABYTE GeForce RTX 2060 Gaming OC Pro 6G Graphics Card

The RTX 2060 was the best GPU we could slap into this build, and will provide great 1440p and VR performance. Even 4K should be possible! Not to mention the RTX feature.

Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB 3600Mhz

Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB 3600Mhz

Every rig needs solid, reliable RAM and Corsair's Vengeance certainly ticks all the right boxes.

Samsung SSD 860 QVO 1TB

Samsung SSD 860 QVO 1TB

An SSD with great performance and fantastic reliability.

Corsair CX Series 650 Watt 80 Plus Bronze Semi-Modular PSU

Corsair CX Series 650 Watt 80 Plus Bronze Semi-Modular PSU

A strong semi-modular power supply from Corsair.

MSI B450 Gaming Plus

MSI B450 Gaming Plus

A great motherboard which makes updating the BIOS easier than ever

Phanteks Eclipse P300 Steel Mid Tower Tempered Glass PC Case

Phanteks Eclipse P300 Steel Mid Tower Tempered Glass PC Case

The Phanteks Eclipse P300 is an excellent mid range case with plenty of room for expansion and great out-of-the-box cooling.

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Build Details

We’ve talked about what this build can do and what the requirements are.

Now, let’s talk about what makes up the insides of this $1,000 gaming computer.

  • AMD Ryzen 5 3600

    AMD Ryzen 5 3600

The Ryzen 5 3600 is part of AMD’s impressive Ryzen 3rd gen processing units which are now considered as the most powerful available. The 3600 comes with a base clock of 3.6Ghz right out of the box. That being said, with AMD’s turbo boost you can achieve up to 4.2Ghz respectively thanks to unlocked overclocking. The 3600 is one of the most anticipated CPUs to come out of Ryzen’s 3rd gen lineup because it showcases such good bang for the buck. For this reason, we’ve selected it as the number one pick for this particular build.

MORE: Best CPUs for Gaming

We’ve run various benchmarking tests on the Ryzen 3rd gen lineup and found the Ryzen 3600 is the best performing CPU for the price. You can check out our Youtube channel and benchmarking videos here.

  • GIGABYTE GeForce RTX 2060 Gaming OC Pro 6G Graphics Card

    GIGABYTE GeForce RTX 2060 Gaming OC Pro 6G Graphics Card

Without question, this is the heart of our $1000 gaming PC build. The RTX 20 series is highly renowned as the most powerful family of GPU’s available at present and the 2060 was released to have maximum punching power at affordable prices. The 2060 comes equipped with Nvidia’s new Turing architecture which makes use of DLSS and real-time ray tracing, effectively future proofing this card for years to come. Pair these new technologies with AI enhanced graphics and the worlds fastest GDDR6 memory and you have the makings of a very impressive GPU.  If you’ve been taking note of our other builds you may of noticed the improvements we’ve made over the $800 build. The GPU alone has a massive 55% performance boost and that’s not taking into consideration the other components. 50% more gaming performance for only 25% more cash isn’t a bad deal at all, is it?

  • Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB 3600Mhz

    Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB 3600Mhz

We’ve gone for 16GB of DDR4 Corsair Vengeance RAM for the $1000 build, an incredibly effective, affordable RAM brand. We could have pushed for more but decided to put the money towards a better GPU which will increase performance much higher than the extra RAM ever could. The great thing about RAM is it’s relatively inexpensive, meaning if you want to purchase a further 8GB in the future, it isn’t going to kill you in the pocket. Furthermore, the motherboard we’ve equipped this build with can easily accommodate it when you do.

The Ryzen chip also thrives when paired with 3600+Mhz RAM, it’s a great way to maximize your CPUs performance at a relatively affordable price.

  • Samsung SSD 860 QVO 1TB

    Samsung SSD 860 QVO 1TB

As most will know by now SSD is the way to go if you want to dramatically decrease boot and loading times of your rig. A decent SSD will reduce the amount of time it takes to load games and programs much more than a CPU or RAM upgrade ever could, so choosing the right one is crucial. As many will know, Samsung’s 860 QVO SSD is renowned for being extremely reliable, meaning you won’t be worrying about a failed drive after a few months with this one. Furthermore, 1TB is more than enough to house windows and a few primary games that require the SSD’s fantastic loading speed. The old phrase of quality over quantity has definitely been put into practice here.

  • Corsair CX Series 650 Watt 80 Plus Bronze Semi-Modular PSU

    Corsair CX Series 650 Watt 80 Plus Bronze Semi-Modular PSU

Finally, modularity! In case you aren’t familiar with modular PSUs, they allow you to only use the cords you need instead of coming preloaded with every possible cord preattached. Thanks to rising prices, we weren’t able to fit modular PSUs into our cheaper builds without going over budget. Now that we have just a little bit more flex room, we are able to add a Semi-Modular PSU from Corsair, which will make your building process much cleaner and easier than it would be with a Non-Modular PSU. The same basic rules of PSU shopping still apply here, of course: buy high quality from a trusted brand (EVGA, Corsair), or risk system loss or a house fire (aka house loss). MORE: Best Gaming Power Supplies

  • MSI B450 Gaming Plus

    MSI B450 Gaming Plus

Firstly, let’s get that poxy BIOS update issue out of the way. We have a great page on how to update your BIOS when buying a new Ryzen chip and pairing it with an older 400 series motherboard. You will need to update the BIOS before using the new chip.

BIOS aside though, the MSI Gaming plus B450 motherboard is a fantastic addition to this already impressive build. It has everything you would expect from a gaming motherboard and all the overclocking power essential to get the most from your new Ryzen chip. It has plenty of room for expansion and M.2 slots if you ever want to go m.2 SSD in the future.

  • Phanteks Eclipse P300 Steel Mid Tower Tempered Glass PC Case

    Phanteks Eclipse P300 Steel Mid Tower Tempered Glass PC Case

The Phanteks Eclipse P300 is our top pick for a case in this price range thanks to its stellar build quality, quiet fans, excellent airflow, and sleek aesthetics. It’s been designed with aesthetics in mind and has been equipped with a large tempered glass side panel to showcase everything this build has to offer.  The case is made from high-quality materials and will you serve you well long into the future. The case, unfortunately, only comes with a single 120mm fan for out-the-box cooling. I would definitely recommend buying additional fans but this is more than enough to get the ball rolling off the bat. 

MORE: Best PC Cases

Why is this the Best $1000 Gaming PC?

Simply put, you can not find a better performing gaming rig for under $1000. You can however continue to push the boundaries of your budget but will start to see diminishing returns in regards to value for money. The only way you will truly see a noticeable difference in real world situations is to upgrade to the highest performing GPU (2080) and pair it with the latest i7 processor (9900k) which as we all know do not come free of charge. 

Usually when you build a gaming PC there comes a point where your budget starts to exhaust and compromises begin creeping into the equation. In our $1000 build this came in the shape of our board and SSD, which are both be considered entry-level, however by compromising here it has paved the way for us to equip this build with a top level GPU. The performance improvements we achieve by doing this overshadow any dip in quality we lose elsewhere.

Ultimately, the 2060 which we've paired with the i5 9th gen CPU make for a ruthless performance set up that can be tweaked with relatively inexpensive consequences. 

What games can this PC run?

In this section, we’re going to tell you how this game should be able to run your favorite games.

  • Fortnite - At 4K and High settings, you should be able to achieve around 30-40 FPS. If you want a stable 60FPS, you’ll definitely need to turn down your settings or your resolution.
  • PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds - PUBG is probably the most performance-demanding game on this list, so we recommend just playing this one at 1440p and high settings, which should net you a stable 60 FPS. 4K60 might be possible, but only with very low settings.
  • Monster Hunter: World - MHW should provide a great experience at 1440p, but 4K simply isn’t feasible with this build unless you’re making sacrifices to framerate or performance.
  • League of Legends - This is a lightweight eSports title, so running at 4K60 shouldn’t be a problem at all.
  • Dota 2 - While Dota 2 isn’t made to run on a calculator like League of Legends (that’s sarcasm) it is still shouldn’t be demanding for a build like this and should easily run at 4K60.
  • Overwatch - While an eSports title, this is definitely more demanding than the MOBAs. Expect 40-50 FPS at 4K/Ultra settings, and consider turning down to 1440p for the best experience.
  • Rainbow Six: Siege - With its real-time map destruction and high-end graphics engine, you aren’t going to be able to keep a stable 4K60 at high settings with this game. 1440p should be fine, though.
  • Warframe - Warframe is actually surprisingly light on system resources, so you should be able to achieve at least 100 FPS in 4K and high settings with this PC build.
  • Grand Theft Auto V - 4K60 isn’t happening here unless you turn a lot of things down, but 1440p and high settings should be very easy to achieve.
  • Team Fortress 2 - This is more CPU-dependent than GPU-dependent, and the i5 in this build is overkill for TF2. 4K60 should be achievable, but due to TF2’s engine you may encounter some pretty bad performance hiccups- if you do, you’ll want to turn some settings down.

Similar Prebuilt Gaming PC Under $1000

Let’s face the music: not everyone is fond of building their own PCs. This is why we decided to include a list of pre-built gaming computers in the same price range.

Note: you can check out our thorough list of the best custom PC builders right here, we've discussed the top 12.

Below are several of the entries from our best prebuilt gaming desktops under $1000 product guide. You can check them out for yourself, or you can read the above article to get a better understanding of what each brings to the table:

Upgrade Path for this Build

This best gaming PC build for 2019 doesn’t come without upgradeability, of course! Here are just a few recommended upgrades that we have in mind for this build.

Note: These will raise the price of the build!


This unlocked version of AMD’s Ryzen 3rd Gen CPU is the natural next step up from the 3600x and on average has between 30-40% performance gains in the multi-thread benchmarks. Like the other ‘X’ CPU’s in AMD’s hierarchy, the 3800x has the ability to be overclocked past 4.5GHz but has been equipped with 2 more cores and 4 more threads which enable this CPU to be much more efficient.  The great thing about the $1000 build is that if you want to upgrade just the CPU, the board which we have recommended already houses the ability to accommodate both the 3600x and the 3800x!


We’ve decided to upgrade to the more powerful, better equipped, X570 for the natural upgrade path here. The Gaming Edge from MSI has a fantastic aesthetic design and plenty of RGB to get your rig looking it’s best. It not only has fantastic RGB, but it also has excellent overclocking potential which when paired with either the 3600X or 3800X creates a deadly partnership. With native wireless connectivity and next-gen USB 3.1 support this board is also future proof.

This motherboard supports overclocking and features an EPS12V CPU 8-pin connector (where you power your CPU) and an extra 4-pin. The extra 4-pin is only required for overclocking but can be ignored in any other case.


SSD is always worth boosting if you have the extra wiggle room within your budget due to how efficient it is at speeding up your system. Installing more games and software onto your SSD will undoubtedly result in a much quicker build, so we’ve opted for a 500GB SSD upgrade. This isn’t just an upgrade on capacity however, we’ve also gone from the 860 EVO to 970 EVO which Samsung have said boosts performance by up to 6x. All this sounds very attractive and unfortunately comes at a price, which is why we recommend this in our upgrade path only.


With our $1000 build having Intel’s infamous overclocking CPU range installed, it’s always worth bolstering your cooling system as temperatures are likely to increase when testing the CPU’s ability. We’ve selected Corsair’s Hydro series H80 liquid cooler which provides uncompromising cooling throughout the entire build. If you’re ever in doubt when it comes to cooling your system, go liquid. MORE: Best CPU Coolers

VR Headset

Since you’re already buying a beast PC in the form of the 1k rig, maybe you’d like to take your gaming experience to the next level with VR gaming?

HTC Vive

HTC Vive

Since you’re already buying a beast PC in the form of the 1k rig, maybe you’d like to take your gaming experience to the next level with VR gaming?

Oculus Rift

Oculus Rift

Either of these headsets is a great option, but we, at WePC (and most outlets in general), prefer the HTC Vive over the Oculus Rift due to superior developer support. Do note, however, this will set you back at least $500. You can read our guide to the best virtual reality headsets right here.

OS Options and Recommended Peripherals

Now, ideally, you’ll already have a pre-existing OS and peripherals to transfer over from your old machine to your new one. But, in case you don’t, we’ve included this section on peripherals for this 1k rig.

Note: These will raise the price of the build!

Operating System

An operating system is basically required for a PC to do much of anything, gaming included. Every computer has an operating system– even your phones do! (The OS in iOS stands for Operating System.)

Windows 10

Windows 10

For the best gaming compatibility, you’ll want to use Windows 10. We’ve recommended the OEM version here since that can save you a lot of money over a retail edition. Unfortunately, it can’t be transferred to other machines or activated on multiple devices. Alternatively, if you’re still an avid user of CD’s you can purchase Windows 10 in it’s original CD form here. You’re going to want to either transfer/activate a pre-existing retail Windows license on your computer, or install a new OS.

Operating System

You can also install a Linux distribution for free, in the form of Ubuntu Linux or Linux Mint. However, these will have lower gaming compatibility and will be much more difficult to set up and use for the common user.

Mouse and Keyboard

These are our high-end picks for this price range.

Logitech G Pro Wireless

Logitech G Pro Wireless

The Logitech G Pro Wireless is an absolute beast of a gaming mouse, it doesn’t just outshine its wireless competitors but also beats many wired alternatives. The G Pro is widely considered as one of the best mice available and is an easy choice for our top gaming mouse pick. Equipped with the infamous HERO optical sensor and a lightweight design, it truly is a force to be reckoned with.  MORE: Best gaming mice 2019

ZOWIE EC2-B Divina

ZOWIE EC2-B Divina

The ZOWIE EC2-b Divina is a massive favourite amongst both professional eSports players and fans alike, and for good reason. It’s ergonomic design feels fantastic, helping create the feeling of complete control which is ultimately what ever gamer craves. Pair this with the truly brilliant optical sensor it’s armed with an you have a fierce gaming tool at your disposal. For similar mice in this price range why not check out our article on the best gaming mice of 2019.

Corsair K70 Low Profile Keyboard

Corsair K70 Low Profile Keyboard

The Corsair K70 RGB Low Profile is, beyond a doubt, one of the best gaming keyboards currently available on the market. Boasting Corsair’s insanely in-depth RGB customization solution and awesome high-end build quality, you can’t go wrong with this keyboard for your gaming setup. You can also check our sister site’s in-depth reviews of gaming keyboards right here.

SteelSeries QcK Gaming Surface

SteelSeries QcK Gaming Surface

Steelseries are renowned for providing top quality gaming components and the Qck gaming surface is no different. It’s up there with the best gaming pad’s available in today’s market and for good reason. It’s been specifically designed with gamers in mind, has a fantastic tightly woven cloth finish and enough room to accommodate keyboard, mouse and monitor. MORE: Best mousepads of 2019

Razer bungee V2

Razer bungee V2

If you’re new to gaming you might be looking at the screen now thinking, what on earth is that? Well the short answer is a gaming bungee. The Razer Gaming Bungee V2 is basically a device which lifts your cable off the gaming surface to create a wireless feeling. For those that use a bungee you probably understand the importance they have within competitive gaming, however if you haven’t, try this bungee and you will not be disappointed. MORE: Best Gaming Bungee’s


When playing games, pushing framerates above 60 FPS can cause screen-tearing on standard 60 Hz monitors and feel just a little like overkill. With this build, you’re going to be pushing frames well above 60 in many scenarios, so we recommend you get a 144hz monitor.

Acer Predator XB271HU bmiprz 27"

Acer Predator XB271HU bmiprz 27"

The Acer Predator 27inch gaming monitor is our top display recommendation for the $1000 build and for good reason. Despite it’s cost, we still consider the predator to be fantastic value for money. A 4ms response time, 144hz refresh rate and WQHD support are just some of the featured technologies which have been developed within this monitor. We consider it perfect for gaming thanks to the immersive feeling you get when using it. A great monitor with top specs and great performance. MORE: Best gaming monitors of 2019

ASUS VG278Q 27"

ASUS VG278Q 27"

If you’re looking for something a little more affordable then we highly recommend the Asus VG278Q 27” as an alternative to the predator.  However, if you don’t want to go with one of the above picks, you should also consider browsing our massive 20-monitor roundup to find the exact monitor for your needs.

Sound Options

Sound is one of the five key senses, and unless you’re deaf you’re gonna want to invest in good sound equipment. We’ve included our recommendations in the sections below.

Mackie CR Series 3" Creative Reference Multimedia Monitors

Mackie CR Series 3" Creative Reference Multimedia Monitors

If you’re looking for fantastic desktop speakers which pack a punch then look no further. Mackie’s CR series 3 monitor’s blast any typical speakers out of the water with their impressive sound and build quality. MORE: Best Computer Speakers

Sennheiser Gaming One Headset

Sennheiser Gaming One Headset

For high-end gaming headset action, we recommend the  Sennheiser Gaming One Headset. With its noise-cancelling microphone, your comms will be clearer than ever, and the addition of Sennheiser’s brilliant sound output you’re awareness will be higher than ever. 

Audio-Technica ATH-M30x

Audio-Technica ATH-M30x

Our top choice for headphones are the Audio-Technica M30x as they have excellent build quality, superb comfort and great sound output. They don’t look too bad either!

Blue Yeti USB Microphone

Blue Yeti USB Microphone

It’s hard to think of a situation in modern gaming where a microphone is not essential. The Blue Yeti USB Mic has fantastic recording clarity making it perfect for streaming, podcasting, gaming and more. Pair this with the versatility of a USB connection and you’ll be up and running in seconds. If you’re looking for a budget option we recommend the Antlion Audio Modmic. MORE: Best Gaming Microphone

Getting Online

You can get online through a wireless or a wired connection, and we’ll go over two great options for that here.

Wired (Ethernet Cable)

Wired (Ethernet Cable)

Want to get online? Don’t feel like blaming lag? If that’s the case, invest in a wired connection. This 25-foot ethernet cable should do the trick perfectly, saving you from wireless interference and providing you the best possible network performance. Unless your ISP is just bad, Internet lag spikes should be a thing of the past with this beaut!

ASUS PCE-AC56 PCI Wireless Express Adapter

ASUS PCE-AC56 PCI Wireless Express Adapter

If you insist on using Wi-Fi, you should, at least, go with the Asus AC56 PCI Adapter. It supports all the latest Wi-Fi standards, has good reviews, and comes at a great price.

Building Tips

This 1k rig might be nice, but the act of physically placing the components together is just as important as carefully choosing the right components.

For first time builders, it is important to be aware of the common mistakes that newbies make. It’s also not unusual to have some questions about PC building common, so don’t feel silly for needing the extra help.

Invest In Anti-static Equipment

Remember how much fun it was as a kid when you realized that you could use static electricity to shock people, but then you forgot about it for the rest of your life? Well, you’ll need to remember it again, because static discharge can fry the sensitive circuitry of the valuable components you just purchased.

There are several easy ways to avoid this. First, you can buy an anti-static mat to place your motherboard and other components on. Second, and perhaps more importantly, is grounding yourself while building, which you can do with an anti-static wristband.

At first, it can be somewhat nerve wracking to use since if you get it wrong, it will cost you hundreds of dollars. That’s why we created a nifty guide to tell you exactly how to use an anti-static wristband.

Watch Building Guides

Building PCs can be scary for a first-timer. Fortunately, it’s actually pretty simple and there are more resources than ever! With Tek Syndicate’s above build guide, plus your component manuals, you shouldn’t have a problem putting together your PC.

Secure your wristband and clear your workspace (and your schedule while you’re at it) and you’ll be on your way. Your first build may take multiple hours, but you’ll feel great once you’re done.

Newbie builders also are afraid they might be missing something in the process. This is where our how to build a PC guide from this link should come in handy. We have detailed every step of the process from deciding on a budget, to setting up your computer, and installing all the drivers you’ll need.

Install OS Via USB

To save money-- and some headaches-- install your OS via USB. To do this with Windows, download and run the Windows 10 Media Creation Tool. All you’ll need is a 4GB USB stick and a license key.

If you’re thinking of using one of the Linux distributions, try out UNetbootin or Rufus.

Closing Thoughts

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, Kudos! You now have the ability to play any game out there at mid-high settings in a range of resolutions. The rig supports both 4k and VR gaming and has all the future proofing you'll need to last years into the future.

Enjoy your gaming, and make sure you comment down below if you have any suggestions, or want a second opinion about which build you should pick.


  1. Hau Nguyen says:

    Hey thanks for replying! Is it possible to get a different tower case than the rosewill? and if yes can you tell me what kind?

    1. Daniel Richard says:

      Is amazon the only website to order this build on I live in Canada and the shipping plus handling makes it almost 2000 ?

      1. Cameron says:

        No you can order the parts from newegg

  2. Mr. Stack says:

    Hey i love the build but is everything you need included? Is there a system speaker? audio jacks. If there is stuff missing can you list them? I want to make sure everything is fine for the build because i’m probably gonna consider it.

    1. Charlie Noon says:

      Everything needed for this build is included in the part list.

  3. John says:

    Hey it says it is updated as of FEb 2018 but links are bad and three items including the motherboard are not even available on Amazon it says when I tried to purchase. Could you guys give this page a nice refresher?

    1. Ben Johnson says:

      Hi John. We have an in-house team working on the builds every week, ensuring things are kept up to date whilst we build and test various systems in our office.

  4. Kody says:

    What one trying to learn is I want to stream on my pc and play games on my PS4 cuz the dlc come 30 days early can I hook up my PS4 threw this pc and stream

    1. Juzel Albert Padilla says:

      Hi Kody! How are you? Yes, it’s possible to connect your PS4 to this $1000 build and stream using your PS4. Just make sure you download and install the PS4 Remote Play app. 🙂

  5. Katrina says:

    Hey folks- Currently this guide is not linking to the Gigabyte MB you have listed and instead is pointing to a MSI MB that is incompatible with the CPU you use. Please update before anyone else is trying to return parts. 🙁

    1. Juzel Albert Padilla says:

      All the links are now updated. We are sorry for the inconvenience it has caused.

  6. Kat says:

    The guide links to a mother board that is incompatible with the CPU you spec. It’s not even the MB you call out. Please fix this. I used this guide to build out my new machine and now have an incompatible MB/ CPU. 🙁

    1. Ben Johnson says:

      Apologies this was a mistake on our side, our build has been updated and just to let you know we have a team who are working on ensuring our builds are up to date every week. We are also currently filming a variety of build videos and helpful guides for our readers.

  7. Austin says:

    I want to use this build but I was wondering, if I get the i7 instead of the i5, will all the other parts be compatible?

    1. Juzel Albert Padilla says:

      Hi, Austin! How’s it going? Yes, the i7-8700K will be compatible. But you’ll definitely want a more powerful cooler for that, especially if you wish to overclock it (which, I’m sure you will) 🙂

  8. Nick says:

    On new popular games such as fortnite and pubg will this build get 100+FPS?

    1. Juzel Albert Padilla says:

      Hey there, Nick! How’s it going? Fortnite at 1080p on Epic settings will give you 80-105FPS while PUBG at 1080p on Ultra settings will stay around 60-80FPS. Adjusting the graphics by setting AA, Texture and View Distance to high and leaving the rest to very low/low will give you a decent graphics output with an easy 100++ FPS.

  9. Altiano Ruly Gerung says:

    How about upgrading the GPU sto 1070 time?

    1. Ben Johnson says:

      It’s all up to date and will be continued to be updated every week.

  10. Ryan says:

    Is this in Usd or Aud and are all the parts able to ship to Australia

    1. Charlie Noon says:

      USD, you would have to check with AMAZON.

  11. Rhonda Jean says:

    Could you update the pre-built comparable options to the new options, please?

    1. Ben Johnson says:

      Yes, all done 🙂

  12. Adamsson says:

    Is this the best choise to do, I mean is it better to build this pc than buying any other gaming pc?

    1. Ben Johnson says:

      We work hard to ensure our build recommendations are accurate and monitor price changes and new releases in the PC tech industry. Our recommendations are fantastic for the price and ultimately are the best available but of course people can swap and change brands or downgrade their GPU for a better CPU or vice versa, it is all about a balance though and ensuring our builds are the best for gamers.

  13. Adamsson says:

    Is this the best choise to do, I mean is it better to build this pc than buying any other prebuilt gaming pc?

    1. Charlie Noon says:

      if you want to get the most out of your money, you are definitely better building your own.

  14. Andy says:

    Looking at building a new PC…it’s been 10 years now since i have bothered upgrading my current pre-built pc.
    I game mostly on MMO’s w/ a bit of FPS and the occasional AAA studio single player game. As i do not plan on doing any streaming is this $1000 build going to run that much faster than the $800 build you have listed?

    1. Charlie Noon says:

      Hi Andy,
      What games do you play specifically and what FPS are you trying to achieve?

  15. Blake says:

    If I upgrade to 16 go ram, 2 monitors and 2tb hard drive should I have to upgrade the power supply?

    1. Karl says:

      No you dont. The 550W power supply is enough.
      GPU will use less then 200W
      CPU will use less then 150W
      and lets trow another 150W in the system for fans etc

      Makes max 450W-500W under full load.

    2. Ben Johnson says:

      No you will not need to, the monitors take power from the mains and the RAM and HD will not take a significant amount of power from the PSU.

  16. Shane Parnham says:

    if I wanted to upgrade the ram to 16 GB instead what ram would you recomend

    1. Ben Johnson says:

      Our go to RAM is Corsair Vengeance LPX however, it really depends on the budget.

  17. Drew says:

    If I wanted to get a free sync monitor, could I use the AMD Vega 64 instead of the 1070? It’s on sale on right now for $399, same as the 1070. The 64 is the equivalent to the 1080 though isn’t it? Is there a reason why they are the same price?

    1. Shaun Conroy says:

      Hi Drew, thanks for the comments. Vega64 is probably closer to the 1080, its a really good card. Sorry no one got back to you, did you go with the vega in the end?

  18. Samson says:

    Can this pc run rocket league at 144 fps 1080p maxed?

    1. Shaun Conroy says:

      Hi Samson, thanks for popping in. Yes this will handle Rocket League with ease when maxed out.

  19. Steve says:

    This is my first build. It appears that the cooler requires two cpu fan header connectors, one for the pump and one for the fans, But the Gigabyte motherboard specs only show one cpu fan header. Am I missing something?

    1. Shaun Conroy says:

      Hi Steve, thanks for the comment. How did your first build go? Sorry, no one got back to you in regards to your cooler issue, did you manage to fix it?

  20. An Inquiring Mind says:

    If I get all of this build but get the suggested cpu and motherboard upgrades rather than the normal ones, will I be able to overclock without cooling issues?

    Thanks in advance

    1. Shaun Conroy says:

      Hi Human, thanks for the comment. While some stock coolers are very effective it is always advisable to upgrade to an aftermarket cooler.

  21. Zach Hein says:

    Beautiful build! I’m looking forward to this being my first PC build, but I have some questions. How do you get a Windows License? Do you know of any cheap flash drives that can store the massive 5gb download for windows? Finally, will this build work inside of a NZXT H440 case? Thank you!

    1. Shaun Conroy says:

      Hey Zach, thanks for commenting. The build would work find in an H440. You can purchase a USB copy of Windows on Amazon –

  22. Michael Lopez says:

    Hey so yeah this is my first build a well and similar to the question with the cooler fan I only see two sections it can replace either the fan left of the motherboard or the two fans on the front end of the Roswell where does it go?

    1. Shaun Conroy says:

      Hey Michael, thanks for the comment. We have given this build a massive facelift, check out the new components and get back to us with any questions.

  23. Joseph Marshall V says:

    Okay, this is going to be the most unproductive comment ever. But I’m new to computers. but I simply just don’t understand some of your choices. For example it seems that a ryzen 5 2600x seems like a better CPU. or maybe the core i5-8500 processor. could you explain your choice. And from what ive seen in the small amount of research ive done, it isn’t suggested to do water cooling systems in low budget systems. yes it seems cool but you trade aesthetic for functionality and risk buying an inferior product.

    1. Charlie Noon says:

      Hi Joseph,
      Since your comment, all the builds have been updated to incorporate the latest hardware offerings. Have a look and let us know what you think.

  24. Nicolas says:

    The cables i have to buy elsewhere?

    1. Charlie Noon says:

      All cables come with the components.

  25. Han says:

    It’s 2019.

    1. Charlie Noon says:

      Tis indeed han, tis indeed

  26. Stuart Bleck says:

    Hello, i’m just curious if any of the parts come with thermal paste or will I need to purchase it separately

    1. Charlie Noon says:

      The CPU and cooler come with stock thermal paste already applied, if you want to purchase your own TP, I would recommend grizzly grease thermal paste.

  27. Gladmon says:

    can the monitor affect the pc performance, not just for this build in general?

    1. Gladmon says:

      Like say if i have a 1080p monitor right, and go on the game at 4k graphics will it just be a waste of time and should I go back to 1080p or 1440p? All iam trying to say should just go with 1080p graphics if iam going to use a 1080p monitor?

      1. Charlie Noon says:

        If you try to use 4k with a 1080p monitor will downscale the image meaning it won’t be true 4k. A monitor can also affect your gaming experience if your monitors refresh rate isn’t as high as your FPS, this is called screan tearing and is quite noticeable.

  28. Gladmon says:

    If i have a 1080p monitor should I stick 1080p graphics or do or the resolution is based on the monitor it self? How fps can I get on fortnite on 1080p. at epic settings? And is 240 hz useful if you are under 144 fps? Cause iam trying to choose from 240 and 144 hz.

    1. Charlie Noon says:

      Check reply above Gladmon

  29. Robin says:

    I got the Phanteks case and upgraded the motherboard to the z370. Now comes the fun part..the masterliquid lite cooler does not fit on the ceiling, cause the motherboard ram is in the way. It is physically not possible. I checked but I have the same components mentioned here. What went wrong??

    1. Charlie Noon says:

      Hi Robin,
      Which motherboard and CPU did you end up purchasing?
      Can you return the cooler for something a little smaller?

  30. Earl says:

    would you say that a Pre-Built PC is still the best way to go to get your money’s worth on an Amazing Gaming PC on a budget or are there sites you could recommend to buy a prebuilt one for a budget say below 1,500?

    1. Charlie Noon says:

      Making your own Pc is the cheapest way to get a gaming PC, for sure.
      We have an entire section on the website which goes through some of our most recommended pre-built gaming PCs. It’s under Pre-builts in the menu.

  31. Danny says:

    Uhm are these parts cheaper in store cause these parts seem to add up to over 1000$ on the price check

    1. Charlie Noon says:

      Hi Danny,
      The build has been updated since your comment, however, the prices are subject to time of year and deals which are running at that time.

  32. Joshua says:

    This is priced at $1055 on Amazon? I just did some research and found a slightly better build in my opinion for $1040 w/o tax.

    RTX 2060
    16gb 3000mhz
    FireCuda 1TB SSHD
    H370 AORUS Gaming 3
    Cooler Master LC120E
    Cooler Master TD500 Mid Tower

    I’m not sure if that’s completely out of the park in terms of price, but its hella overkill for 1080p and very good in 1440p.

    1. Charlie Noon says:

      Hi Joshua,
      The builds have all been updated to incorporate the latest hardware offerings.
      Let us know what you think!

  33. Michael M. says:

    Why isn’t Ryzen 5 2600 recommended when it’s cheaper than Core i5-8400 and perform similarly?

    1. Shaun Conroy says:

      Hey Mike, thanks for your comment. We did change this a while back but then the wonderful new chips came out! check out our new build.

  34. Michael M says:

    Why does this build have a Core i5-8400 instead of a Ryzen 5 2600?

    Ryzen 5 2600 offers similar performance at a cheaper price.

    1. Charlie Noon says:

      Hi Michael,
      Since your comment, all the builds have been updated to incorporate the latest hardware options.

  35. Jeremy333 says:

    I’m getting like lil over 500 $ when I click buy this builds its that correct or am i missing stuff

    1. Charlie Noon says:

      Hi Jeremy333,
      Usually, this means one, or more, of the components, are out of stock.

  36. JacobP says:

    Hello, I just bought this build but I am now on the hunt for a good monitor. I wanted to ask why you guys recommend a 1080p monitor instead of a 1440p one even though this build can support most applications at 1440?

    1. Charlie Noon says:

      Hi JacobP,
      1080p, in esports is considered the optimal gaming resolution. However, we have since added a 1440p monitor for people wanting something a little better.
      Did you manage to have a look at ourr best monitors page?

  37. Daniel says:

    Hey, really want to order this build, looks awesome, am just confused about one thing, why when I click order this build does it not include everything only 6 of the items required for this build??? Please answer asap

    1. Ben Johnson says:

      Apologies Daniel, it appears some of our recommendations were out of stock. We’ve now updated the builds, please try again.

  38. Jaden Shiu says:

    Is it possible to remove the hard drive and just have the ssd card.Or any other suggestions on making the price a bit cheaper?

    1. Charlie Noon says:

      How much are you looking to shave off the price?

      and yes, you can just run the SSD but you are handcuffing yourself slightly

  39. Daniel Richard says:

    I’m gonna be ordering this build just want some confirmation that all these parts are compatible with one another, please and thank you?

    1. Ben Johnson says:

      Hi Daniel.

      Yes, all of these components are compatible with one another. Good luck!

  40. Pavel says:

    I dont know it feels to me that they are working with amazon and they change the parts to their liking with the same text saying its the best part for this build. i was going to order but i am very sceptical right now about the whole thing.

    1. Ben Johnson says:

      Hi Pavel. We check the builds each day for both price and stock changes, to ensure our recommendations are available to purchase instantly.

      The changes in product recommendations are based on a list of backup options, usually from the same brand or from an equally reliable brand that we have hands on experience with. For example, the RAM is often changed from Patriot Viper 4 to Viper Elite, very similar RAM with slightly different speeds and prices.

      Ultimately, our aim is to provide you, our reader with a great gaming PC at or around the budget you are looking at, and we can safely say that is assured.

      1. Pavel says:

        Thanks for the answer man, I didnt mean anything bad it was just my personal feeling. Regardless of my opinion its still a very decent guide that gives me idea what can i build in what budget. Keep up

  41. Rob Wilkinson says:


    I am about to build the PC,I would like to use my old hard drives, Western Digital 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB from my old PC. My old gaming PC had Windows 7, would I need to update to Windows 10 before I build the new PC?

    1. Charlie Noon says:

      You wouldn’t necessarily have to, but we would certainly advise to :]

  42. Nick says:


    I am getting ready to build this pc, so I put all of these parts together on a Pcpartpicker list to check compatibility, and I received the warning message below. Is this something that I should be worried about? I know that you test these builds for compatibility, so this confused me. Will I need to purchase a different CPU for this build?

    “Warning! Some Intel B360 chipset motherboards may need a BIOS update prior to using Coffee Lake Refresh CPUs. Upgrading the BIOS may require a different CPU that is supported by older BIOS revisions.”

    Thanks for any help!

    1. Charlie Noon says:

      Hi Nick,
      Did you go ahead with the build? A BIOS update is a fairly simple process that could be done remotely, without a CPU, if you have the right motherboard.

  43. Steve says:

    New to building computers so this may be a dumb question. How does this build’s performance stack up to the Xbox one x? Apparently Xbox one x is build for 4K, but this build is advisable to only do 1480p?

    Thanks in advance,

    1. Shaun Conroy says:

      Hi Steve, thanks for the comment. This build destroys any console thanks to a very efficient and powerful CPU, which is paired with an RTX 2060 (great FPS). This system will manage between 30-60fps in 4k on almost every AAA game.

      1. Noah says:

        Hey, I was wondering if I can add in a Corsair h100i liquid cooler with this build?

        1. Shaun Conroy says:

          Hi Noah, yes! This cooler will fit at the front of this particular case.

  44. Josh says:

    Hey, I’m looking into this build because my old PC is starting to feel a bit run down. I’d like to start fresh, but I’m wondering if I could still use my Thermaltake TR2 series 600W power supply in this build to save a bit of money. Thanks.

    1. Charlie Noon says:

      You could use that yes. Is it modular?

  45. Juan Morey says:

    Hey, first I wanted to thank WePC for the articles, and Ben Johnson for the thorough work.

    I built my first PC based off this list! I opted to go with AMD for the CPU though, for better future proofing vs Intel. That was what ny research led me to believe.

    I share the list of parts with you:

    Part List
    CPU Ryzen 2600X
    COOLER Noctua NH-D15 SE-AM4
    GPU GIGABYTE GeForce RTX 2060 Gaming OC Pro 6G Graphics Card
    RAM Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB 3000MHz
    SSD Samsung 860 EVO 250GB 2.5 Inch SATA III
    HDD Seagate BarraCuda Internal Hard Drive 2TB
    PSU Corsair CX Series 650 Watt 80 Plus Bronze Semi-Modular PSU
    ASUS ROG Strix B450-F Gaming
    CASE Fractal Focus G ATX

    Total price: $1100

    I also got some extra fans, headset and mouse with pad.

    PUBG: >90FPS 1080 ultra, usually 140FPS. Mentioned since it’s the most demanding I play.

    I plan to upgrade CPU in the future, to the new Ryzen… but so far, happy!

    Thanks again!

    1. Shaun Conroy says:

      Hi Juan, nice build. No rush to upgrade but we feature the new Ryzen 3600X in this one and it’s awesome!

      1. Juan says:

        I see that! That is my intended upgrade down the line. That or even Ryzen 7 line.

        This is still a budget, after all. I went overkill on cooling due to my country´s climate. We have 35C room temp…


        1. Shaun Conroy says:

          Very toasty Juan, very toasty indeed.

  46. Patrick says:

    Would using 3200Mhz Ram be worth using over 3000Mhz?

    1. Shaun Conroy says:

      Hey Pat, thanks for the comment. As this features an AMD 3600X I have amended this to feature 3200MHz RAM, at barely any extra cost.

  47. Mike says:

    I built this yesterday with these exact components and I gotta say that it’s been nothing but a headache. As of this writing, I’m 6h deep into figuring out why the GPU and Windows hate each other so much. Black screen on boot every.single.time!!!!

    1. Charlie Noon says:

      Hi Mike,
      How are you getting on with this? Is there anything we can do to help?

    2. Cody says:

      I’m having the same problem

    3. Shaun Conroy says:

      Hi Mike, sorry to hear about your issue (Cody too). I know you probably tried this first but it is worth saying: Clear BIOS, make sure RAM is pushed in properly, and ensure your power cables are all properly connected. Let me know if this helps in anyway

  48. Matthew says:

    Instead of using a Seagate BarraCuda Internal Hard Drive 2TB what SSD would be compatible with this build?

    1. Shaun Conroy says:

      Hi Matthew, thanks for the comment. We have updated this build to feature a 1TB SSD and if you still feel you need an HDD to support it there is a recommendation ion the upgrade path.

  49. Jacob Ahlf says:

    I did the build from June 26th, at least I believe that was the date. When I try to install Windows 10 my mouse disappears on the initial set up screen and I can’t continue. Any advice?

    1. Charlie Noon says:

      Can you use your keyboard to complete the Windows installation ?

  50. Colter says:

    On pcpartpicker, it says that some Intel B360 motherboards need a BIOS update to use coffee lake refresh CPUs, requiring an older CPU. Will this be a problem with this build? If so what would be a good alternative to this board?

    1. Shaun Conroy says:

      Hi Colter, thanks for the comment. We have updated this build a few times recently with some much better components. Have a read through the new product recommendations and let me know if you have any more questions.

  51. Patrick L. says:

    You forgot to change the ram upgrade path btw

    1. Shaun Conroy says:

      Hi Pat, thanks for spotting! We try and feature RAM with speeds of 3200MHz in our builds (especially ones with AMD chips) this has been amended.

  52. mohsin shahid says:

    Rx 5700 is much better than rtx 2060

    1. Shaun Conroy says:

      It is indeed Mohsin, it is indeed. The only reason the RTX 2060 features in our build is to keep costs as close to $1000 as possible.

      1. Jason says:

        can i use the Rx5700 on this same MOBO?

        1. Shaun Conroy says:

          Hi Jason, yes that will be fine.

  53. Joel says:

    Will everything work and be compatible if I use everything, except switch the 2060 for a GeForce RTX 2070 Super?

    1. Charlie Noon says:

      Hi Joel,
      Yeah everything will be fine my good friend.

  54. Emile Deloof says:

    The i7-9700K that you listed in the upgrade path is not compatible with the motherboard please update this before somebody buys the i7 with the x470!

    1. Charlie Noon says:

      Hi Emile,
      Thanks for pointing that out. The CPU and motherboard in the upgrade path were compatible, but I can appreciate how that could have been confusing for some.
      We have altered the upgrade path since your comment and feel the new components are most suited to this build.

  55. Jaon says:

    Three questions:
    1) Is this MOBO compatible with Ryzen 9 CPU if i want to upgrade later?
    2) Why does it have such low reviews on amazon. People complain about the board not working after 1-2 weeks.
    3) Can you recommend another MOBO other than this one?

    1. Shaun Conroy says:

      Hi Jaon, thanks for the comment. Yes, this motherboard is compatible but it would require a BIOS update. We haven’t had any issues with this board to date but if you are concerned then check out our upgrade path for a more premium route. If you want to keep costs down then the Pro Carbon X470 is a good replacement.

  56. eddie says:

    Can I run two monitors with his build?

    1. Shaun Conroy says:

      Hi Eddie, thanks for the comment. Yes, you can run a dual monitor setup on this build!

  57. justin says:

    Hello im clompletey new to gaming pc, im letting it build by a trusted company in my country

    I can pick the components of the pc I choose, Except they don’t have the case brand in stock, what would be a good alternative case from a different brand?

    1. Shaun Conroy says:

      Hi Justin, great question. Corsair offers a wide selection of cases for a variety of budgets.

  58. Justin says:

    also i have heard that the rx 5700 and (xt) are a better option than the rtx 2060, if i would change that would i need a other motherboard?

    1. Shaun Conroy says:

      Hi Justin. The benchmark results show at least a 30% performance boost, you’re right! this will be noted and amended soon.

      1. Justin says:

        Hello so is there a rx 5700 xt build coming soon? and also what case would work other than the phantex?

  59. Patrick says:

    Could I put a 2080 windforce in this build and if so would there be any major drawbacks?

    1. Charlie Noon says:

      You could certainly put a 2080 Windforce in this PC. You might experience some slight bottlenecking from the CPU but overall you will definitely see performance gains.

  60. Matthew says:

    Does that board support 3rd gen as well?

  61. Mick A says:

    Having a problem getting the motherboard to play well with literally everything else. I see a lot of complaints about the x470 elsewhere, so I’m wondering why you guys recommend it.

    1. Charlie Noon says:

      Hi Mick, When you say having problems, what problems are you referencing?
      We have a couple of X470 rigs in the office that make use of the new Ryzen 3rd chips (we have the entire series and are compiling some interesting benchmarking videos) and haven’t had any issues of yet. I will do some research today to see if other X470’s are experiencing issues we have yet to encounter.

  62. Alex says:

    The RAM is not compatible with the motherboard in which the DRAM troubleshooting light appears. I suggest getting a different RAM than the one suggested.

    1. Charlie Noon says:

      Hi Alex,
      That’s interesting, we have never had any issues pairing Corsair RAM with X470’s. Have you any other RAM lying around to test on your MB? Have you tried just using one stick?
      Usually, it’s a faulty hardware issue.

      1. Uhm says:

        I bought new ram and tested it, but still didn’t work. I suggest getting a different motherboard.

        1. Charlie Noon says:

          Let me have a look into this and check back once I understand more. What was the second RAM kit you bought?

  63. Alex says:

    Wouldn’t Intel 660p – 1TB SSD be faster than Samsung QVO? It’s same price.
    Thank you.

  64. Charlie Noon says:

    Which SSD are you referring to Alex? The NVME or the SATA?

    1. Alex says:

      Hi Charlie,

      In this case I was comparing the Samsung in the build to this:

      Intel 660p – 1TB SSD M.2 2280 (NVMe PCIe-x4 3.0), QLC, 1800R/1800W

  65. Sebastien says:

    I like this build and I believe I am going to go for it, I currently have no pc and am building from scratch.

    You mention the BIOS update for the Gigabyte mobo, yet this motherboard does not contain BIOS flashback settings, and I currently have no other cpu to update it with. So how am I supposed to get this PC Running?

    I notice you recommended the X570 MSI gaming edge wifi mobo as an upgrade, but it is almost double the price.

    Could you recommend a different X470 mobo which contains BIOS flashback settings so I can actually update the BIOS, or maybe a different X570 model a little less expensive than the one you recommended, yet still compatible with the build. I notice you recommended the MSI X470 Pro Carbon… but still no flashback settings.

    Also, if I decide to buy an X570 mother board, do I have to also upgrade the SSD or PSU or could I use the same recommended items for the original 1000$ build. Could I still overclock without adding aftermarket cooling systems or fans?

    Thanks for the help!

    In one of the other

    1. Charlie Noon says:

      Greetings Sebastien!
      I’m glad to hear pal, it’s a great build for gaming!
      AMD is currently offering a loaner project where they will send you a compatible CPU so you can do the BIOS update. Did you have a read through the BIOS page we have?
      Yea X5570’s are quite pricey currently, I’m in the process of trying to fish out one that will be suitable for this build.
      I have just changed the X470 to a B450. The new motherboard has USB flashback so maybe have a look at that.
      If you do decide to go for the more expensive X570 then you wouldn’t have to upgrade any of the other components no. If you want to overclock the chip then I would recommend getting a slightly better aftermarket cooler yes. That will all depend on what budget you have to play with though!

      1. Sebastien says:

        Thanks for the Reply Charlie !
        I have gone through with the build, the end product looks stellar. However, I have slightly diverged from the original build. These are the parts for the final build.

        CPU : Ryzen 5 3600X
        Motherboard: Gigabyte X570 Gaming X (only 229$)
        GPU: ROG Strix GeForce RTX – 2060 Triple Fan
        RAM: Corsair Vengeance LPX PRO 16GB
        PSU : Gigabyte G750H Gold Plus (750W)
        SSD: Samsung QVO 860 1TB
        Case: Phanteks Eclipse P350X (Steel white and black)

        The Setup and building of the computer was a complete breeze. The New X570 motherboards come with an attached I/O Shield which makes installation seamless. And for spending a few more dollars on the motherboard, it came ready for Ryzen’s 3rd Gen Processor and i did not have to pay or hassle with the BIOS update.

        I am quite excited to give this build a shot…. as for price however. Even though I only changed a few pieces, the final price for the build actually ended up being 1992$, with all parts purchased from Computers Canada, in Gatineau, QC.

        This includes the fact that all parts are price matched to Amazon, and I even managed to get the Motherboard and CPU through a bundle discount = 518$ CAD together.

        This said, I ended up paying much more than the price mentioned in Canadian dollars, but except or being a little more expensive than portrayed, I still consider this a high end build with a crazy amount of potential, and would definitely recommend to all users, especially based on how easy it was to assemble.

        Extremely grateful that you guys shared this build with us , cheers !

        1. Charlie Noon says:

          Hi Sebastien,
          It sounds like a great build buddy. Why don’t you do some benchmarking and send the results our way? We’d love to see what your new build can achieve!
          And yeah, it’s crazy what a few upgrades can do to your build price!

  66. Isak Rousk says:

    Is the build updated? (aug 2019)

    1. Shaun Conroy says:

      Hi Isak, thanks for the comment. This build has recently been updated to feature an in-stock case and better components.

  67. Isak Rousk says:

    Is there any other cases you can choose from? I want something more stealthy. Any particular brands / models / sizes?
    Great guide

    1. Shaun Conroy says:

      Hi Isak, by stealthy do you mean silent? or do you mean a case that has subtle design features? – the fractal R5 is both quiet when on and subtly designed.

      1. Isak Rousk says:

        Thanks for the reply! That case looks great! Might go for it.
        However i do want to look around a bit more. Is there anything in particular the components require from the case? Or does any mid tower work?
        Best regards

        1. Shaun Conroy says:

          No problem Isak. Fractal does have some excellent cases in their range. With these components, you can pretty much go with any mid-tower case of your choosing but nothing smaller due to the ATX sized motherboard.

  68. Barry says:

    Where do I plug the eclipse p350x case M/B D-RGB 3-pin on the X470 Aorus ultra gaming motherboard?

    Thank you for your help.

    1. Shaun Conroy says:

      Hi Barry, thanks for the comment. If you are having trouble with the case RGB, I believe there is a button to control the lighting. With the use of the button, I don’t think you need the cable.

  69. Matthew says:

    The PSU you guys offer isn’t compatible with the upgrade path MSI MPG X570 GAMING EDGE WIFI ATX AM4 Motherboard. I was forced to change the cheap psu you guys offered for something little more higher in cost.

    1. Shaun Conroy says:

      Hi Matthew, sorry to hear about your trouble. We have this motherboard in the office and haven’t had the same issue./ Is your issue to do with the CPU pin header?

  70. Xavier says:

    How well can this run star wars battlefront 2 and battlefield 5

    1. Shaun Conroy says:

      Hi Xavier, thanks for the comment. The RTX 2060 is a decent GPU and will easily run these games, with it achieving 70fps on high settings in BF5.

  71. Aimen says:

    What other cases can you use with this build?

    1. Shaun Conroy says:

      Hi Aimen, have you got any cases in mind that you would prefer?

  72. Aimen says:

    Hi Shuan, the case I had in mind was the corsair carbide spec 06

    1. Shaun Conroy says:

      Hi Aimen, that should be fine for this build.

  73. Oar says:

    Here is a build modified from this, was wondering if all the cables/screws/parts/etc would still match up & if the dimensions would fit into the new case or if there is a way to check all of this since this is my first time building a pc.

    PSU: Corsair CX Series 650 Watt 80 Plus Bronze Certified Modular Power Supply (CP-9020103-NA) —- this is the one listed above, though there seemed to be some problems with it not working after some time. Is there a similarly priced PSU with semi/full modular with better long-term quality?

    SSD: In the pc builder there is the Samsung 860 EVO 1TB, but from some research the Crucial mx500 could preform better, but stops working more frequently. The mx500 is also priced less, even though there is a sale on the EVO currently to bring it to $120 vs $100 mx500. Which would be the better buy with all things considered?

    PC Case: DIYPC VII-BK-ARGB Black USB3.0 Steel (only name listed though hard to find)

    Total (including case+shipping & psu):

    Items on sale:
    Case – $70 to $50 on newegg
    SSD – $200 to $130 on amazon, $120 new on ebay
    PSU – $90 to $80 on amazon
    Ram – $80 to $70 on amazon — PSU Wattage calculator —
    Would this be around the wattage needed without overclocking? The calculator does not include any other cooling other than the 120mm fan that comes with the case.

    Will I need a better cooling system for the amd 5700 xt gpu or other parts that may overheat more? ~ in average US east coast temperature

    Should I attempt to overclock this build?

    Will there be any conflicting software?

    How can you tell if the case will fit everything?

  74. Shaun Conroy says:

    Hi Oar, thanks for commenting. The PSU is a bargain due to being semi-modular and you will struggle to find a better deal. Corsair are very reliable and it is a solid PSU for a build like this. If you are planning on overclocking I would increase your wattage to support your future changes. up it to 750W –

    In terms of SSD, I would stick with the m.2 but if I had to choose between your suggestions then I would side with the Samsung

    The 5700XT is a blower card and although runs hotter than an aftermarket card it shouldn’t cause the rest of your system any issues.

    All the screws will come with the case. Power cables will come with your PSU.

    What CPU are you planning to overclock?

    Ensure the motherboard and PSU are compatible with an ATX case.

    1. Oar says:

      CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600X
      GPU: AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
      MBD: MSI B450 Tomahawk
      RAM: Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB
      *supports all MBD types

      Does the cpu come with a heatsink or cooler, will I need to get anything else other than the parts i listed in this post or the other one

      1. Charlie Noon says:

        The CPU comes with its own stock cooler. You can upgrade this if you want better cooling but the stock one works fine.
        If you want to connect wirelessly to the internet you will have to buy a wifi card.
        Apart from that you’re good to go!

  75. John says:

    Actually, maybe the ryzen 7 3700x instead? But either way, both of the cpus are strong.

    1. Shaun Conroy says:

      Hi John, we only feature this CPU appease the budget. You are right though both CPUs are strong.

  76. edouard says:

    I maybe want to buy those parts, is there a way to see how to build this one

    1. Shaun Conroy says:

      Hi ed, if you go to - -this may help you with your build. Is this $1k PC the one you fancy building?

  77. Cameron says:

    Hello, this will be the first PC I’ve built since my dad hot-rodded me one around 2002 (Candy Apple Red Auto paint and all). I am not a hardcore gamer, and I don’t intend to stream or use VR, mainly run games such as the new Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020, Stellaris/Total War, and various FPS titles. Would you say that this build is overpowered for my casual use, even if I would want to play anything at relatively high settings? If so, which build and or modifications would you suggest? Also, I currently own an HP Pavilion 23bw monitor, would you say that this is adequate or will I need to upgrade to receive the benefits of a more powerful computer?
    Thank you.

    1. Shaun Conroy says:

      Hi Cameron, thanks for the comment. A few years ago a $1K PC may have been overkill for your needs, but these days this is more of a mid-range build.

      While it may seem like it’s overkill for your casual gaming it will actually save you money in the long run by being a future proof set up for yourself.

      I would say the monitor upgrade is something that can wait as there will always be good deals for different budgets. In terms of monitors, what sort of money would you be looking at spending on one?

      1. Cameron says:

        Looking through the suggested upgrades and Round-Up list, I would say that the currently $500 Acer Predator would in fact be as far as I’d be willing to go if my current HP would hold over until Black Friday. Less money would be ideal of course, but if I am to spend $1K on the build then I would want to take advantage of 1440p resolution. I am debating whether or not putting off the build entirely until Black Friday would be worth all that much or not.

        Also, which areas of compromise in this build would you prioritize getting something better with just a little extra cash, if any?

        1. Shaun Conroy says:

          Hi Cameron, nice choice. I would personally hold off till November if I could and we are going to be listing black Friday deals on the website to make finding them a bit easier on the day.

          The components I would upgrade first are the CPU and GPU. This depends on what you would like to get out of your PC. If you would like your games to look even better then going for a 2070/ 2080 will certainly do that. If you want your machine to run a lot faster and perform tasks more efficiently then upgrading the CPU would be the way to go (the RAM is already really fast and will easily handle powerful Ryzen upgrades).

          1. Cameron says:

            Hello, just one more question I think. If I upgrade the CPU to the Ryzen 7 3800X as suggested, what would be the best RTX 2070 GPU to pair with it. The 2080 from the $1500 build is far too much for my purposes. Or would you suggest a different GPU? I would say that $500 is my budget area.

          2. Cameron says:

            Or would a Ryzen 7 3700X be more appropriate?

  78. Newbie builder says:

    Excuse my ignorance, but… Any other compatible mobos with your upgraded path featuring The ryzen 7? Your upgrade sujestions for the mobo seem to have terrible reviews. Would the gigabyte x570 aurorus elite or the Asus tuf x570 be compatible and would there be any issues substituting to those mobos with the upgraded cpu path?

    1. Shaun Conroy says:

      Hi mate, thanks for the comment. From what I have seen the gaming edge board is no slouch and performs well for its price. Those boards you mentioned are great too but I would lean more towards the TUF.

      An alternative to the TUF would be the X570 Pro carbon –

      Or the Asus ROG Crosshair VIII Hero –

  79. Noah says:

    Hey me again, I was wondering if you changed the ryzen 5 3600x to the ryzen 5 3600? Can I still go with either one with this build ?

    1. Shaun Conroy says:

      Hi Noah, yes either CPU is fine so go with whatever you prefer.

      1. Noah says:

        What are some good air coolers you would suggest to go with this build, I don’t really know if I wanna go with liquid cooling due to something leaking possibly.

  80. Thomas says:

    Hi 🙂

    Apart from all the parts listed is there anything else I need to build this PC? I’ve just ordered all 7 parts from your most recently updated component list but is there any special screwdrivers or anything I need? In the video linked in the article the guy mentions thermal paste, is that something I need to buy also? And also a grounding mat and a grounding wrist strap? These are necessary too?

    Also is there is a video tutorial on how to do this build instead of the generic one linked? It would be really helpful for a noob like me.

    Thank you 🙂

    1. Shaun Conroy says:

      Hi Thomas, great to hear! You will need a screwdriver (nothing special). Thermal paste will be pre-applied on the cooler that comes with the CPU but it has a low viscosity (its runny), so, by all means, get some spare thermal paste, clean off what is on your cooler and re-apply. –

      If you feel safer with an anti-static wrist strap then go ahead but it isn’t always necessary. If you occasionally touch the metal back of your case. you will discharge any static building up in you. – We don’t have any build videos out yet (coming soon), but the page should help you through the process.

  81. Mark says:

    Will this build comfortably run any game at 1440p at high settings without wearing out the CPU? If not, what upgrade would allow this?

    1. Shaun Conroy says:

      Hi Mark, thanks for the comment. This build will run most AAA games at 1440p on high settings. Most games are GPU intensive.

  82. Isak Rousk says:

    Hi again.
    So i noticed the motherboard only supports 3 fans (not counting the cpu fan).
    Is this enough to cool the case down when overclocking etc or should you maybe go for a case with a fan adapter so that you can use more than 2 fans?
    best regards

    1. Isak Rousk says:

      I meant it only supports 2 fans.

  83. Noah says:

    Can you list some good coolers to go with this build? Not liquid though.

    1. Charlie Noon says:

      Hi Noah, I would recommend Dark Rock/Noctua as a good option. Don’t get the PRO (Large version) because you will struggle for space in the case

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