You can build a computer for under $1000 for gaming or any other performance tasks. The parts we have gathered below are for a high-performance PC. The price does not include an Operating System (we recommend Windows 7 Professional). It also does not include a monitor, keyboard or mouse.
We did not include a monitor, because most people already have a good monitor. A mouse and keyboard are personal decisions.
This kit is for someone looking to build a decent computer that will last a few years without any performance issues.
High-Performance Computer For Less Than $1000
Thermaltake 600 W Power Supply – $75.00
Western Digital 500 GB Caviar Blue SATA 7200 RPM 32 MB Cache Hard Drive – $49.00
Antec Three Hundred Gaming Case – $57.00
Lite-On LightScribe 24X SATA DVD+/-RW Dual Layer Drive – $25.00
Intel Core i7 Processor i7-960 3.20GHz 8MB LGA1366 CPU BX80601960 – $289.00
ASUS Socket 1366/Intel X58/Quad SLI & Quad CrossFireX/SATA3.0&USB3.0/A&GbE/ATX Motherboard s SABERTOOTH X58 – $205.00
MSI GeForce GTX560 1 GB DDR5 2DVI/Mini HDMI PCI-Express Video Card N560GTX TI TWIN FROZR II OC – $250.00
4 GBs DDR3 PC3-8500 Memory – $45.00
Total Price: $986.00
These computer parts were selected from Amazon. Amazon Prime members get free shipping. When you build a computer, the shipping costs for the various parts can add up. Shop around for the prices and try and pickup an OEM version of Windows 7 Professional since you will be building a computer yourself.
There is a thread in our forums for those who want to submit their suggestions to build a computer for less than $1000 and one for those who want to build a computer for less than $500.