Gaming desktop, looking to keep it under $1,000

By Brye1996
Aug 26, 2012
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  1. Hi everybody, I am kind of new to buying a good gaming desktop, and have no ideas what to look for. Any and all help is greatly appreciated, and I am looking to spend under $1000 if possible. As of now, I have 2 in mind, but, as said before, don't know what I am looking for. The computers are
    1. CybertronPC Kombat-X Gaming PC (Red) $939.99
    • Processor: AMD FX 6100 3.30GHz Six-Core; Motherboard: AMD 970 Chipset; Memory: 16GB DDR3 Ballistix SDRAM (expandable to 32GB); Hard Drive: 1TB (7200 RPM); Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
    • Graphics: 2 x AMD Radeon HD6670 1GB Video Cards in CrossFireX Configuration; Optical Drive: 24X DVD±RW Dual-Layer Drive with LightScribe; Audio: High Definition 2/4/5.1/7.1 Channel; Integrated 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN
    • Expansions: Bays Total (Free) - 3 ( 1 ) External 5.25"; 1 ( 1 ) External 3.5"; 5 ( 4 ) Internal 3.5"/2.5"; Slots Total (Free) - 2 ( 2 ) PCI; 3 ( 3 ) PCI Express x1; 2 ( 0 ) PCI Express x16; 4 ( 0 ) DIMM 240-Pin
    • Connectivity: 1 x PS/2 Keyboard/Mouse Combo; 2 x USB 3.0; 10 x USB 2.0 [2 front, 8 rear]; 1 x RJ-45 Network Ethernet 10Base-T/100Base-TX/1000Base-T; Audio; 2 x HDMI; 2 x DVI; 2 x D-Sub VGA
    • Chassis: In-Win BUC 101 Mid-Tower Gaming Case with 600 Watt Power Supply; Accessories: Keyboard and Optical Mouse with Scroll; Service & Support Details: 1 Year Parts & Labor Warranty; Free Lifetime Tech Support

    2. CybertronPC GM2242F Assassin Gaming PC (Red) $899.99
    ·Processor: AMD FX 4170 4.20GHz Quad Core; Motherboard: AMD 970 Chipset; Memory: 8GB DDR3 Ballistix SDRAM (expandable to 32GB); Hard Drive: 1TB (7200 RPM); Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
    ·Graphics: 2 x AMD Radeon HD6570 1GB Cards in CrossFireX Configuration; Optical Drive: 24X DVD±RW Dual-Layer Drive with LightScribe; Audio: High Definition 2/4/5.1/7.1 Channel; Integrated 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN
    ·Expansions: Bays Total (Free) - 3 ( 1 ) External 5.25"; 6 ( 5 ) Internal 3.5"; 2 (2) Internal 2.5"; Slots Total (Free) - 2 ( 2 ) PCI; 3 ( 3 ) PCI Express x1; 2 ( 0 ) PCI Express x16; 4 ( 2 ) DIMM 240-Pin
    ·Connectivity: 1 x PS/2 Keyboard/Mouse Combo; 2 x USB 3.0; 9 x USB 2.0 [1 front, 8 rear]; 1 x RJ-45 Network Ethernet 10Base-T/100Base-TX/1000Base-T; Audio; 2 x D-Sub VGA; 2 x HDMI; 2 x DVI
    ·Chassis: In-Win MANA 136 Mid-Tower Gaming Case with 600 Watt Power Supply; Accessories: Keyboard and Optical Mouse with Scroll; Service & Support Details: 1 Year Parts & Labor Warranty; Free Lifetime Tech Support
  2. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,288   +7

    Are you willing to build one yourself? I suggest that you go that route as you'll be buying better components.
  3. Blkfx1

    Blkfx1 TechSpot Addict Posts: 866   +167

    I second Ritwik7' s recommendation. If you build your own PC you will get far better components. Plus you will learn valuable skills for the future. For instance, upgrading or troubleshooting problem components. Your budget of 1,000 should get you something pretty decent. I am sure someone here would be more then happy to provide you with a setup to fit your budget.
  4. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,277   +22

    Check the sticky in this forum for some links to PC building guides; give them a once-over and see if it's something you'd like to do.

    It'd be more cost-effective, certainly.

    Otherwise, I'd recommend the following build from CyberPowerPC:

    [​IMG]
  5. Brye1996

    Brye1996 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    So I have decided to take all of your advice and build a computer. Since it will be mainly for gaming, I figured I would start with the​
    graphics card. I have chosen the Gigabyte GeForce GTX 660 Ti. Do you guys have any suggestions for a motherboard and a processor?
  6. Brye1996

    Brye1996 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Oh, and I am also looking at these 2 optical drives Lite-On iHAS124-04 + LG WH14NS40, will they play CDs, DVDs, and BLU-RAY?
  7. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,288   +7

    Hi Brye1996. The GTX 660Ti is a good choice. I'm listing out a build for you:

    CPU - Intel Core i5 3570K
    Motherboard - Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H
    GPU - GIGABYTE GV-N66TWF2-2GD GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB
    PSU - Corsair 600 CX
    RAM - GSkill Ripjaws 2x 4GB 1600MHz
    HDD - Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB
    Case - Cooler Master CM 690II

    This build will be under $1000 from newegg.
    cliffordcooley likes this.
  8. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,082   +1,184

    I'll stand behind the parts Ritwik7 has listed. That would give you a very nicely built PC.
  9. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,277   +22

    Ritwik7's build is good; here's a quick list from Newegg. I've added my own recommendations to the mix as well:
    [​IMG]
  10. Brye1996

    Brye1996 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Thank you everybody, you were all a great help. I think I will look into Ritwik7's build for now, if I have any more questions I will ask.


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