add arrow-down arrow-left arrow-right arrow-up authorcheckmark clipboard combo comment delete discord dots drag-handle dropdown-arrow errorfacebook history inbox instagram issuelink lock markup-bbcode markup-html markup-pcpp markup-cyclingbuilder markup-plain-text markup-reddit menu pin radio-button save search settings share star-empty star-full star-half switch successtag twitch twitter user warningwattage weight youtube

<$1000 Gaming PC (includes OS, monitor, keyboard)

ktt3ja
  • 70 months ago

I'm planning to build a gaming PC where after purchasing everything, I would be spending within a budget of $1000 (I already have a mouse, though I don't have a speaker). Here are the parts I have picked out. Please give me your opinion.

Additionally, here is a couple questions that I have:

  • Should I get a better motherboard to be a bit "future proof"?
  • Should I get a custom CPU cooler instead of using the stock one?
  • How is the case? Should I get a better one?

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i3-4130 3.4GHz Dual-Core Processor $112.09 @ NCIX US
Thermal Compound Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver 3.5g Thermal Paste $6.73 @ OutletPC
Motherboard ASRock H97M PRO4 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $81.98 @ Newegg
Memory Kingston 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $69.99 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $51.98 @ OutletPC
Video Card XFX Radeon R9 270X 2GB Double Dissipation Video Card $159.99 @ Newegg
Case Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case $49.99 @ Micro Center
Power Supply Corsair CX 500W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $39.99 @ Newegg
Optical Drive Samsung SH-224DB/RSBS DVD/CD Writer $14.99 @ Amazon
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit (OEM) (64-bit) $92.98 @ OutletPC
Monitor Asus VS239H-P 23.0" Monitor $155.43 @ Amazon
Keyboard Cooler Master Storm QuickFire Rapid Wired Gaming Keyboard $86.00 @ Mechanical Keyboards
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $922.14
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-08-14 05:28 EDT-0400

Comments

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

I think that everything is fine the way it is. An aftermarket cooler such as the Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO would be nice to have but unless you plan on doing some intense gaming or overclocking it won't be necessary. I personally dont like the Corsair 300R but it's within your budget and the motherboard would work well with your build.

Sort

add arrow-down arrow-left arrow-right arrow-up authorcheckmark clipboard combo comment delete discord dots drag-handle dropdown-arrow errorfacebook history inbox instagram issuelink lock markup-bbcode markup-html markup-pcpp markup-cyclingbuilder markup-plain-text markup-reddit menu pin radio-button save search settings share star-empty star-full star-half switch successtag twitch twitter user warningwattage weight youtube