The ULTIMATE $1000 Gaming PC Build 2017! This gaming PC for 2017 will smash the latest AAA titles at 1080p, 1440p and 4K! On Ultra settings in the latest AAA titles, including Destiny 2, Project: Cars 2, Farcy 5, Need for Speed Payback, COD WWII and Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus!
CPU: Ryzen 5 1600 3.2GHz CPU
With 6 cores Ryzen 5 1600 CPU will also work great for streaming and light video editing tasks, making this a great CPU for budding content creators, this Ryzen CPU really excels on the productivity front!
Motherboard: MSI B350 MORTAR
This motherboard sits on the middle-of-the-road B350 chipset, supporting overclocking, at a cheaper, more affordable price than the X370 chipset motherboards. The MSI B350M MORTAR comes in at a compact Micro ATX form factor, striking a good balance between price and on-board connectivity. The motherboard has a clean black aesthetic, with subtle red accents that make it look superb! IT also has 4 RAM dimms, to provide good upgrade paths for upto 32GB of RAM (based on the PCs current configuration!).
RAM: Crucial Ballistix LT 16GB
I chose 16GB of DDR4 RAM. Clocked at a fast 2666Mhz speed will perfectly compliment the Ryzen 5 CPU, giving enough speed and capacity when gaming, while also having enough memory for heavy Google Chrome users!
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 7200RPM
I selected a 2TB hard drive from Seagate. The Barracuda 2TB drive has a standard 7200RPM speed. This will give you plenty of space for your large Steam library and games on Uplay or Origin.
GPU: ASUS GeForce GTX 1070 DUAL 8GB
For the graphics card I selected the Nvidia GTX 1070 8GB, DUAL cooler! With an 8GB frame buffer and good cooler design the GPU will work fantastically at 1400P and 4K, even in the latest AAA titles.
Case: Cooler Master Masterbox Lite 3.1 Micro ATX
For the case I chose a new release from Cooler Master, the Cooler Master MasterBox Lite 3.1. With a wide spanning side panel window, that looks like tempered glass, to front panel USB 3 and support for Micro ATX motherboards in a compact form factor it is a perfect fit!
PSU: EVGA BQ 750W
Finally for the power supply in this build I opted for EVGA’s BQ 750W power supply, this gives good headroom for future upgrades while also being semi modular!