In the market for a new rig under $1000

timoseewho

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Hey, I'm looking to spend around $1000 on a new desktop (not including all the peripherals). I don't do too much processing-intensive stuff and do intend on overclocking at some point for funsies. I do do a little bit of light gaming, just the Blizzard stuff;p. Can someone point me to the current go-to CPU and such? Just need a very basic barebone setup and I can go from there:). It's been around 5 years since my last build and this time I intend on getting an SSD haha.

Thanks
 
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Ken g6

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Check the midrange build in the low-end thread. ;)
 

calyco

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I was in the same position, light gaming and haven't upgraded for like 5 years. Wanted an SSD and OC for fun, kept my Corsair 650W PSU and hard drives for storage. This is what I went with that came in almost exactly $1K:

Intel i7 6700K CPU OC @ 4.5 GHZ
Corsair Vengeance 16GB DDR4 3000MHZ RAM
Asus Pro Gaming Z170 MOBO
Crucial MX200 500 GB SSD
EVGA GTX 970 GPU

Getting 100+ FPS in Mad Max and GTA V and Windows 10 boots up in like 5 seconds :)
 

DreadBelch

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I was in the same position, light gaming and haven't upgraded for like 5 years. Wanted an SSD and OC for fun, kept my Corsair 650W PSU and hard drives for storage. This is what I went with that came in almost exactly $1K:

Intel i7 6700K CPU OC @ 4.5 GHZ
Corsair Vengeance 16GB DDR4 3000MHZ RAM
Asus Pro Gaming Z170 MOBO
Crucial MX200 500 GB SSD
EVGA GTX 970 GPU

Getting 100+ FPS in Mad Max and GTA V and Windows 10 boots up in like 5 seconds :)
Nice. What cooler did you end up using?
 

calyco

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Nice. What cooler did you end up using?

Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo, pretty decent. If I had to redo it, since bought most high end components (to me at least) I would prob go with something better like the Corsair water cooling stuff.
 

timoseewho

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I was in the same position, light gaming and haven't upgraded for like 5 years. Wanted an SSD and OC for fun, kept my Corsair 650W PSU and hard drives for storage. This is what I went with that came in almost exactly $1K:

Intel i7 6700K CPU OC @ 4.5 GHZ
Corsair Vengeance 16GB DDR4 3000MHZ RAM
Asus Pro Gaming Z170 MOBO
Crucial MX200 500 GB SSD
EVGA GTX 970 GPU

Getting 100+ FPS in Mad Max and GTA V and Windows 10 boots up in like 5 seconds :)

thanks^^
 

dud

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Hey, I'm looking to spend around $1000 on a new desktop (not including all the peripherals). I don't do too much processing-intensive stuff and do intend on overclocking at some point for funsies. I do do a little bit of light gaming, just the Blizzard stuff;p. Can someone point me to the current go-to CPU and such? Just need a very basic barebone setup and I can go from there:). It's been around 5 years since my last build and this time I intend on getting an SSD haha.

Thanks




Me too. Trying to decide whether to assemble myself or just buy from a full PC from Dell. In the later case I would get the OS with the system ... an obvious plus.
 

cyclohexane

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Me too. Trying to decide whether to assemble myself or just buy from a full PC from Dell. In the later case I would get the OS with the system ... an obvious plus.

Always build. The pcs you buy from dell will come with horrible components (motherboard, psu, etc) and limit both performance and future upgrade options.