Today I’ll be covering an insane $1000 Gaming PC Build for 2018! 1080p & 1440p gaming in titles such as GTA V, Fortnite, Battlefield 1, Need for Speed Payback & Destiny 2 is more than possible, with 100FPS+ frame rates in games such as CS:GO, World of Warcraft and League of Legends. This is the BEST Gaming PC Under $1000 for 2018 and will certainly not disappoint!
CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4GHz
For the CPU in this build I selected the BRAND NEW AMD Ryzen 5 2600. This 6-core CPU comes on AMD’s improved Ryzen+ architecture, on a smaller 12nm manufacturing process than seen previously on the 1600 & 1600X chips. This 6-core, 12-thread CPU is not only good in the multi-threaded department, with video editing and streaming certainly possible, but in most modern, and older gaming titles, with fast single threaded performance. The IPC improvements over the last generation Ryzen CPUs give this chip a base clock speed of 3.4Ghz, boosting up to 3.9GHz!
Motherboard: MSI B350 MORTAR
For the motherboard I selected the MSI B350M MORTAR. This motherboard sits on the more budget end of the spectrum, but supports overlocking of both the CPU and RAM, supports M.2 SSDs, dual channel memory and USB 3.1! It does this with a great color scheme that looks fantastic in this build!
RAM: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB
For the RAM I selected 2 x 8GB dimms of Corsair’s Vengeance LPX memory. 16GB of DDR4 is a prime amount of memory in 2018, and will prevent bottlenecking. The fast speeds also bode well for the Ryzen+ CPUs which perform better under faster clocked memory.
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB
For the storage I selected a simple Seagate Barracuda 2TB hard drive. Whilst an SSD on top of this would work well, and give fast boot up times it would vastly increase the costs, and given volatility in GPU and memory prices as of late, there just isn’t the room in today’s budget.
GPU: MSI GTX 1060 6GB
For the graphics card I selected the MSI Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060, a 6GB graphics card that works very well at both 1080p at Hiigh settings with some 1440p gaming plausable in some titles on lower settings.
Case: Cooler Master Q300P
For the case I selected the NEW Cooler Master Q300P. This unique case looks fantastic, with acrylic panels virtually the whole way around, a good IO, great form factor and sleek design. The case also provides good air-flow, with 2 RGB fans included!
PSU: Cooler Master Masterwatt 650
Finally, for the power supply I selected the Cooler Master Masterwatt 650. This 80+ Bronze power supply is an incredibly priced PSU, with all black, individually sleeved, semi-mopdular cables and a semi-fanless design.