Challenge: Build 1000 dollar gaming PC

Hi guys,

I'm trying to come up with a 1000 dollar budget gaming PC build for a friend of mine, but I have a really hard time deciding on the best components in terms of cost/performance ratio.

I've recently posted a build I was thinking off, but I didn't feel that the thread came up with the best solution.

So now I wanna challenge you to put together your best ~1000 dollar gaming PC build, where you take into account the 'best-bang-for-the-bucks'. Afterwards, I'll post my initial partlist that I've done.
I hope you'll take up this 'competition' - and the best build will be the one I buy and build for my friend.

Thanks guys!
/Henrik.
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  1. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor ($195.89 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: MSI - B350 TOMAHAWK ATX AM4 Motherboard ($70.98 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($149.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: SK hynix - SL308 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($77.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Storage: Hitachi - Ultrastar 750GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($29.99 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: Zotac - GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Mini Video Card ($399.89 @ B&H)
    Case: DIYPC - Ranger-R4-R ATX Mid Tower Case ($25.98 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic - EVO Edition 620W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $990.70
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-10-04 01:52 EDT-0400
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  2. vapour said:
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor ($195.89 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: MSI - B350 TOMAHAWK ATX AM4 Motherboard ($70.98 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($149.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: SK hynix - SL308 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($77.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Storage: Hitachi - Ultrastar 750GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($29.99 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: Zotac - GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Mini Video Card ($399.89 @ B&H)
    Case: DIYPC - Ranger-R4-R ATX Mid Tower Case ($25.98 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic - EVO Edition 620W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $990.70
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-10-04 01:52 EDT-0400


    Hi vapour,
    Nice suggestion, I like that you've managed to squeeze in the GTX 1070!
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  3. MERGED QUESTION
    Question from Henrik_91 : "1000 dollar gaming PC incl. OS - Comments welcome"

    Henrik_91 said:
    Hi guys,

    Gonna build a gaming PC for a friend of mine - max budget 1000 USD (incl. OS).
    He's going to play mid-range games like CS:GO, Rust, PUBG - maybe Overwatch.

    What do you think of my suggestion (see link). I know I went with the GTx 1060 6GB.

    Comments and improvements are appreciated!
    https://pcpartpicker.com/list/YjC6Gf

    (Updated with GTX1060 6GB and 8GB ram)



    lperreault21 said:
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor ($194.88 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: MSI - B350 GAMING PLUS ATX AM4 Motherboard ($75.98 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Crucial - Ballistix Sport LT 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($154.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: SanDisk - Z400s 128GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($64.60 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: Asus - GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB Dual Video Card ($279.99 @ B&H)
    Case: NZXT - S340 Elite (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($87.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Power Supply: EVGA - B3 650W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($51.98 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($89.89 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $1000.30
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-10-06 07:54 EDT-0400

    temperd glass case, white scheme. Better SSD. I would get a western didtal HDD later when the ssd is full,


    Henrik_91 said:
    lperreault21 said:
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor ($194.88 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: MSI - B350 GAMING PLUS ATX AM4 Motherboard ($75.98 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Crucial - Ballistix Sport LT 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($154.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: SanDisk - Z400s 128GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($64.60 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: Asus - GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB Dual Video Card ($279.99 @ B&H)
    Case: NZXT - S340 Elite (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($87.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Power Supply: EVGA - B3 650W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($51.98 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($89.89 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $1000.30
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-10-06 07:54 EDT-0400

    temperd glass case, white scheme. Better SSD. I would get a western didtal HDD later when the ssd is full,


    hi lperreault21,
    I changed the 16GB ram to 8GB (We live in Denmark where we also have to take into account VAT - which increases the prices a bit more than showed at pcpartpicker).
    What do you think about 8GB?


    lperreault21 said:
    Henrik_91 said:
    lperreault21 said:
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor ($194.88 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: MSI - B350 GAMING PLUS ATX AM4 Motherboard ($75.98 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Crucial - Ballistix Sport LT 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($154.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: SanDisk - Z400s 128GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($64.60 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: Asus - GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB Dual Video Card ($279.99 @ B&H)
    Case: NZXT - S340 Elite (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($87.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Power Supply: EVGA - B3 650W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($51.98 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($89.89 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $1000.30
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-10-06 07:54 EDT-0400

    temperd glass case, white scheme. Better SSD. I would get a western didtal HDD later when the ssd is full,


    hi lperreault21,
    I changed the 16GB ram to 8GB (We live in Denmark where we also have to take into account VAT - which increases the prices a bit more than showed at pcpartpicker).
    What do you think about 8GB?


    8gb is fine. all of my computers have 8gb and they run fine.



    Henrik_91 said:
    lperreault21 said:
    Henrik_91 said:
    lperreault21 said:
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor ($194.88 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: MSI - B350 GAMING PLUS ATX AM4 Motherboard ($75.98 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Crucial - Ballistix Sport LT 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($154.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: SanDisk - Z400s 128GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($64.60 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: Asus - GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB Dual Video Card ($279.99 @ B&H)
    Case: NZXT - S340 Elite (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($87.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Power Supply: EVGA - B3 650W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($51.98 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($89.89 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $1000.30
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-10-06 07:54 EDT-0400

    temperd glass case, white scheme. Better SSD. I would get a western didtal HDD later when the ssd is full,


    hi lperreault21,
    I changed the 16GB ram to 8GB (We live in Denmark where we also have to take into account VAT - which increases the prices a bit more than showed at pcpartpicker).
    What do you think about 8GB?


    8gb is fine. all of my computers have 8gb and they run fine.



    Great!
    Is 1060 GTX enough for most games - especially the games I mentioned in the original post?


    Henrik_91 said:
    lperreault21 said:
    Henrik_91 said:
    lperreault21 said:
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor ($194.88 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: MSI - B350 GAMING PLUS ATX AM4 Motherboard ($75.98 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Crucial - Ballistix Sport LT 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($154.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: SanDisk - Z400s 128GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($64.60 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: Asus - GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB Dual Video Card ($279.99 @ B&H)
    Case: NZXT - S340 Elite (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($87.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Power Supply: EVGA - B3 650W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($51.98 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($89.89 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $1000.30
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-10-06 07:54 EDT-0400

    temperd glass case, white scheme. Better SSD. I would get a western didtal HDD later when the ssd is full,


    hi lperreault21,
    I changed the 16GB ram to 8GB (We live in Denmark where we also have to take into account VAT - which increases the prices a bit more than showed at pcpartpicker).
    What do you think about 8GB?


    8gb is fine. all of my computers have 8gb and they run fine.



    Great!
    Is 1060 GTX enough for most games - especially the games I mentioned in the original post?


    yes, the gtx 1060 6gb is a perfect 1080p 60/144 fps card. and can even pull off 1440p in some games.
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