Building a $1000 gaming PC is ideal when you want premium performance and a foundation for the future of PC gaming. At this budget range, you can opt for a higher-end motherboard to increase the build’s “quality of life” as you continue to use it for years to come.
If you want to know how to build a gaming pc for around the $1000 price point then you should follow the part list below. This guide will show you how to go about building it as well as share what you can expect out of a build like this.
$1000 PC Build Part List:
Last Updated: January 21st, 2024
You can use Other Mid-Tower Cases as well.
Feel free to reach out in the comments below for help with other case choices and compatibility. 👍
Motherboard – MSI B760 Gaming Plus WiFi LGA 1700 Motherboard
Storage – Silicon Power 1TB NVMe M.2 SSD
Estimated Final Price: $990-$1100
A gaming rig that’ll run you around $1000 ensures that you have some of the best gaming performance available for the lowest price possible. It’s easily one of the best builds when it comes to power per dollar spent.
Although you could save more money by opting for a DDR4 board and RAM, I wouldn’t suggest it. The cost is just a bit higher for the newest RAM available for a build like this.
You’ll have a good foundation for upgrading this way!
The RX 7700 XT card combined with an Intel Core i5-12400F gives you enough performance power to match up with a 144hz 1080p monitor as well as having potential for high-quality VR gaming and some awesome 1440p performance.
At the highest graphics settings possible at 1440p: You can expect this rig to run games such as God of War at 85 FPS average, Red Dead Redemption 2 at 95 FPS average, Fortnite at 250+ FPS average, Elden Ring at 80 FPS average, and Apex Legends at 300 FPS average.
This build is configured to set you up for the far future upgrades within the Intel platform. You also get a newer motherboard, a future-proof power supply, and amazing performance across the board.
When it comes to having a PC build that can handle 100+ FPS on the highest settings right away, this is the build to go for. This is for those of you that want to start out on the highest quality that’s available without going much over the $1000 mark.
How To Build This $1000 Gaming PC
I’d highly recommend following something like the video guide below when it comes to putting this PC together. It’s a great guide and it is easy to follow!
There may be some parts that are different from this build in the video embedded below and that’s okay! If there is another part that you don’t understand then you should look through the manual of that part and/or look up other video tutorials as well.
If you find yourself having trouble understanding a certain part then you should always search for the specific part and how to install it on YouTube, there are plenty of videos out there showcasing how each part can be installed.
For example, if you aren’t sure how to install your solid state drive then simply search “How to install a solid state drive into PC” on YouTube and you’ll find plenty of material to follow.
Also, you don’t have to use the above case for your build!
You can use almost any other mid-tower case if the above case isn’t your style. Feel free to browse the mid-tower cases on Amazon and if you find one that you think you’d like to use, link it to me in the comments below and I’ll be able to let you know if it’d work or not.
After putting your rig together, you’ll need to install your operating system, drivers and other software. You’ll also need to get connected online.
There are a couple of posts here on the site that you should read up on if you need to know how to install your operating system as well as getting connected online.
Click the buttons below to learn how to install Windows 11 and get an internet connection with your build!
Have Any Questions?
Feel free to reach out to me in the comments area below if you have any questions about the build, I’m all ears!
From average FPS rates for specific games, hardware compatibility, or whether or not a different case would work with this build… I’m here to help! 🙂