1000 USD Gaming Machine


Nov 29, 2012

I am looking forward for a gaming pc costing some where say around 1000$. You can find the details below

Approximate Purchase Date: Christmas or Early Jan.

Budget Range: $1000USD

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Dedicated Gaming

Country: Taiwan

Parts Preferences: None, but value for money

Overclocking: Gpu-Yes, Cpu-Not sure

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Parts Needed: Cabinet, Mobo, Hdd, Ram, Graphics Card, cpu, CPU cooler, PSU, Monitor

Parts not needed: OS, Keyboard, Mouse, Soundcards/speaker

The thing is that i am not sure exactly how to process along since I last made a gaming pc back in early 20120 with an ati 5670. At that stage it was the best i could afford, However, the fact is that I am not in my home country, Hence I do not want to spend a fortune as i might need to go back say after 2 years. Thus, my budget INCLUDING MONITOR is 1000 USD.

If you could suggest a cpu+gpu combo which is price efficient it would be great, I am not biased or inclined towards particular brand as such however, I do wish that this system would be good at least for 2 years. I also need a 23-24 inch monitor and I expect to play at high settings except AA and shadows which will be set to minimal details being resource intensive.

Finally, I would need a light weight cabinet which does not too much space, so if you could tell me a space efficient cabinet, still being able to fit my cooler and gpu it would be better


Nov 14, 2012
CPU: Intel Core i5-3570 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($209.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($119.98 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($48.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($93.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 64GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($73.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($244.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.49 @ SuperBiiz)
Monitor: Asus VH236H 23.0" Monitor ($144.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $986.41
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)