Best Builds 2017 - $1,000 Budget Category

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Jsimenhoff

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The submission period is now over. Please cast your vote here.

We recently updated our rules for Best PC Builds. m-ITX builds no longer require WiFi. Please see below for our full list of rules.

The Best PC Builds. Our title is practically self-explanatory. Unlike the System Builder Marathon, these configurations are not chosen by Tom's Hardware's editors. They are submitted and selected by our forum members based on defined pricing tiers. Every so often, we ask the community for its help picking parts based on performance and features for the price.

It's a new year and while certain parts of the industry could be labeled as stagnant, *cough* CPU architectures *cough*, there has been drastic progress in form factors and distribution. With the introduction of "mini" sized graphics cards such as the Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070 Mini ITX and the ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1060 Mini, as well as the near standard requisite of space for full sized graphics cards, the mini-ITX form factor is now a viable form factor for any budget. The coming advent of true on-demand streaming from the likes of Nvidia further solidifies the mainstreaming of m-ITX. And so, for the first time ever, mini-ITX and SFX builds may compete in every single budget category. Are you up to the challenge?

The voting period will run until Wednesday, February 22nd, so be sure to vote for your best build by that date. Click on this link to vote for your favorite build in each category.

This thread is for the $1,000 budget category. Please only submit builds within the $1,000 budget category to this thread. All other builds will be disqualified.

Here are the ground rules:

  • Only one build per budget category, per user. Multiple builds from a single user or duplicate accounts will be disqualified.
    ■Do not go over budget.
    ■Use only Amazon OR Newegg to source parts.
    ■Use list prices only: coupons, rebates, bundles or any other limited-time offers will not be accepted.
    ■Do not include shipping or tax in your final budget.
    ■Do not include the Operating System, Monitor or VR Headset, Keyboard, Mouse or Gamepad.
    ■Do not put your forum handle in the name of your build, and avoid odd capitalizations & symbols.
    Provide links to the Amazon or Newegg product pages of each component — we encourage users to use PCPartPicker's System Build for speedy construction. Do not post a link to your build, but rather please be sure to export as BBCode for a quick copy/paste to the forums.
Quick update from the Tom's Hardware Editor in Chief, Fritz Nelson:



Here are links to all eight build categories:

$500 Budget Build
$750 Budget Build
$1000 Budget Build
$1250 Budget Build
$1500 Budget Build
$2000 Budget Build
$2500 Budget Build
Unlimited Budget Build

Good luck and may the best build win!
 

RCFProd

Glorious
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B L A C K O U T mini

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($207.45 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI H110I PRO AC Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard ($87.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: Patriot Viper 4 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: ADATA Premier SP550 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital RE4 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($42.00 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 8GB SC GAMING ACX 3.0 Black Edition Video Card ($389.67 @ Amazon)
Case: Silverstone RVZ01B Mini ITX Desktop Case ($90.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair SF 450W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular SFX Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1028.05
Total shipping: -$31.10
Base Total: $996.95
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-01-26 19:35 EST-0500
 

logainofhades

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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-7500 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($204.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock H270M-ITX/ac Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard ($110.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: Team Dark 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Sandisk X400 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($81.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Toshiba 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($47.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Mini ITX OC Video Card ($379.22 @ Amazon)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 110 Mini ITX Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CXM 550W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Base Total: $996.92

Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-01-26 19:15 EST-0500
 

Supahos

Champion
Ambassador
Teeny tiny 1070

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-7500 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($198.88 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B150N Phoenix-WIFI Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard ($102.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: Team Dark 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial MX300 525GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($134.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Windforce OC Video Card ($375.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Raidmax Element Mini ITX Desktop Case ($28.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 520W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($44.90 @ Jet)
Total: $971.71
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-01-26 19:30 EST-0500
 

Dark Lord of Tech

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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-7600K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($248.06 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Deepcool GAMMAXX 400 74.3 CFM CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z270P-D3 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($108.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws 4 series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Hitachi Ultrastar 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($39.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 8GB SC GAMING ACX 3.0 Black Edition Video Card ($389.67 @ Amazon)
Case: Zalman Z3 ATX Mid Tower Case ($40.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA G3 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1022.66
Minus Shipping: - $23.74
Base Total: $998.92
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-02-15 18:19 EST-0500
 

joz

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"Grand Snap Dragon"

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-7500 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($201.89 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: CRYORIG M9i 48.4 CFM CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B250M-DS3H Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Team Dark 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Sandisk SSD PLUS 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Mini ITX OC Video Card ($377.06 @ Amazon)
Case: Fractal Design Arc Midi R2 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CXM 450W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($54.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $998.88
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-01-29 20:00 EST-0500


*Cryorig m9i included in the build due to the tendancy of the stock intel cooler to be very noisy - and as value-adding for future upgrade paths for higher TDP CPU.*
 

Jarmund

Commendable
Jun 4, 2016
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Ravenstorm

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-7500 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($210.26 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z270M-ITX/ac Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard ($127.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: Team Dark 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: ADATA Premier SP550 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($80.10 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital BLACK SERIES 750GB 2.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($67.25 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 Fury 4GB NITRO Video Card ($259.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Silverstone RVZ02B HTPC Case ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair SF 600W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular SFX Power Supply ($122.98 @ Newegg)
Base Total: $1028.54
Minus Shipping: -$31.71
Total: $996.83
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-01-27 02:46 EST-0500

Edit: Updated the image thingy, no changes to the build whatsoever.
 
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-7600 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock H270M Pro4 Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($93.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: Team Dark 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: ADATA Premier SP550 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($71.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Windforce OC Video Card ($380.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Cougar Spike MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($34.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 520W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($50.89 @ Newegg)
Total: $997.79
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-01-27 12:52 EST-0500
 

gerr

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White $1000 build...

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-7500 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($204.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: CRYORIG C7 40.5 CFM CPU Cooler ($27.45 @ Newegg Marketplace)
Motherboard: MSI H270M MORTAR ARCTIC Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($111.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($112.30 @ Amazon)
Storage: Crucial MX300 525GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB Dual Video Card ($284.98 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT S340 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($70.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA 600B 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($51.98 @ Newegg)

Base Total: $994.69
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-01-27 13:32 EST-0500
 
Balancing Act
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-7600K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($243.07 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: CRYORIG M9i 48.4 CFM CPU Cooler ($27.69 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z270-HD3 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($116.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws 4 Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Windforce OC Video Card ($380.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Deepcool TESSERACT WH ATX Mid Tower Case ($37.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 520W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($50.89 @ Newegg)
Total: $997.58
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-01-27 13:58 EST-0500
 

shrapnel_indie

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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-7600K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($239.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Deepcool GAMMAXX 400 74.3 CFM CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z270N-WIFI Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard ($152.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: Team Delta 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Mushkin TRIACTOR 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI Radeon RX 480 8GB ARMOR 8G OC Video Card ($224.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Define Nano S Mini ITX Desktop Case ($78.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 520W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($61.98 @ Newegg)
Base Total: $999.91
Prices DO NOT include shipping, taxes, and discounts
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-02-13 14:36 EST-0500
 

FD2Raptor

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Searing Heat:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-7600K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($243.07 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 LED 66.3 CFM Rifle Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI Z270M MORTAR Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($133.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($92.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital RE4 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($42.00 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Windforce OC Video Card ($380.98 @ Newegg)
Case: DIYPC DIY-F2-O ATX Mini Tower Case ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CXM 550W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Base Total: $996.95
Shipping: $21.04
Total: $1017.99
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-01-28 03:07 EST-0500

 
Trigger Ready 1000

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-7600K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($248.06 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Deepcool GAMMAXX 400 74.3 CFM CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B250M-DS3H Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($73.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: Team Elite Plus 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($95.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate FireCuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Hybrid Internal Hard Drive ($78.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070 8GB G1 Gaming Video Card ($394.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Deepcool KENDOMEN Red ATX Mid Tower Case ($55.48 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 520W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($50.89 @ Newegg)
Base Total: $999.33
Total: $1023.37
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-02-11 02:00 EST-0500

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For a triple fan GPU and a cpu cooler, a decent case just wouldnt do. so i choose the best case possible and left out the usual ssd,hdd combo(trying to make up for it with a sshd XD) and the z170 mobo. if u can stretch ur budget get the zotac premium 240gb ssd along with ur hdd and go for the z170 mobo for overclocking ;)
 
Work or Play ? Convertible > 2D /3D CAD / Graphic Design / GPU Rendering > Gaming

PCPartPicker part list / Component / Price / Merchant

CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1241 v3 Haswell 3.5 / 3.9GHz, hyperthreading 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1150 80W Server Processor BX80646E31241V3 >($277.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO - CPU Cooler with 120 mm PWM Fan ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus Z97-E/USB 3.1,3 Year Warranty,LGA1150 socket 4th & 5th Generation Intel ($124.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: 2X Crucial Ballistix 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory> $79.50 ($39.75 ea.@ Newegg)
Storage 1: Samsung 850 EVO 250GB 2.5-Inch SATA III Internal SSD (MZ-75E250B/AM)($98.00 @ Newegg)
Storage 2: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Quadro K620 2GB PNY Graphics Cards VCQK620-PB > ($159.90 @ Amazon)
_Video Card ALT 1: GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 1050 Ti DirectX 12 GV-N105TOC-4GD 4GB 128-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 ATX Video Cards ($149.99 @ Newegg)
_Video Card ALT 2: GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 1060 Windforce OC 3GB GV-N1060WF2OC-3GD Video Card > ($199.99 @ Amazon)
_Video Card ALT 3: NVIDIA Quadro K1200 4GB GDDR5 4Mini DisplayPorts Low Profile PCI-Express Video Card ($294.99 @ Amazon)
_Video Card ALT 4: EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 SC GAMING ACX 3.0 Black Edition, 08G-P4-5173-KR, 8GB GDDR5, LED, DX12 OSD Support (PXOC) > ($389.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT S340 Mid Tower Computer Case, White (CA-S340W-W1) ($66.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 520W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply > ($64.99 @ Newegg) (System rated as using 308W)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-118CB/BEBE DVD/CD Drive ($17.99 @ Amazon)
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TOTAL= $965.47 With GTX 1050 Ti 4GB (=Base Workstation /Gaming System)

TOTAL= $967.36 With Quadro K620 2GB (= Base Workstation System)
TOTAL= $1,015.34 With GTX 1060 3GB (= Uprated Workstation /Gaming System)
TOTAL= $1,109.45 With Quadro K1200 4GB (= Uprated Workstation System)
TOTAL= $1,204.45 With GTX 1070 (=Gaming / GPU rendering System)

Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-01-28 09:01 EST-0500

NOTES:

1. The concept is to create a versatile and strong performing system suitable for both workstation applications and gaming at reasonable cost. By selecting GPU options, the use can be focused more specifically. Having a 4-core, hyperthreading Xeon E3 at 3.5/3.9GHz and a GTX 1060 3GB (Passmark 3D average of 8431), the system should have very good performance for reliable 2D and 3D CAD design / drafting plus graphic design. The GTX 1060 GPU provides a reasonably high level of gaming performance as well as strong performance in GPU rendering, and video editing / processing.

2. The Intel Xeon E3-1241 v3 4C @ 3.5 /3.9GHz (hyperthreading) CPU has a Passmark average CPU rating of 10034, for comparison, the i5-7600K is rated at 9280. Importantly, the single-thread rating of the Xeon E3-1241 v3 is 2254- higher than any Xeon E5 (E5-1620 v4= 2120) and compare to i5-7600K at 2404. 3D modeling performance should be very good. CPU rendering power, given the 4-cores / 8 threads would be at a modest but reasonable speed.

3. For workstation uses, the system is provided with 16GB of DDR3-1600 RAM- the native speed for the Xeon E3-1241 v3. The memory is dual channel supporting up to 32GB. The initial specification uses 2X 8GB so that an additional 16GB may be added.

4. If the system has a gaming priority, a GTX 1070 8GB (Passmark 3D average of 10963) may be substituted, such as GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 1070 GV-N1070G1 8GB ($399.99) which will increase the price by about $200-250 to about $1,200.

5. The disk system is important in both uses and the suggested system includes a fast Samsung 850 Evo 250GB SSD for the operating system, programs/games and a 1TB Western Digital Blue for storage.
 

why_wolf

Honorable
Fish Tank

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-7600K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($243.07 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D9L 46.4 CFM CPU Cooler ($52.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus Z170I PRO GAMING Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard ($168.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws 4 Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Mushkin TRIACTOR 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda ES 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($44.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI Radeon RX 480 8GB ARMOR 8G OC Video Card ($229.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Thermaltake Core V1 Mini ITX Tower Case ($56.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 520W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1021.96
Minus Ship: $<24.04>
Final: $997.92
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-01-28 12:09 EST-0500
 
1440p and VR for $1K

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-7600K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($243.07 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: CRYORIG H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($34.99 @ Newegg Marketplace)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z270P-D3 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($110.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory ($50.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Windforce OC Video Card ($380.98 @ Newegg)
Case: VIVO CASE-V01 ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ Newegg Marketplace)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 520W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($50.89 @ Newegg)
Total (from site and includes shipping): $1006.88
Shipping: -$21.04
The Actual Total: $985.84
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-01-28 13:54 EST-0500

Note: The edit is just because I messed up my grammar. I have not changed the build.
 

SvrakaEK

Commendable
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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-7600K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($249.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Deepcool CAPTAIN 240 EX 153.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z270MX-Gaming 5 Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($160.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2800 Memory ($50.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($52.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI Radeon RX 480 4GB GAMING X Video Card ($219.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Deepcool KENDOMEN Red ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.49 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA BQ 650W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $989.39
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-01-28 17:07 EST-0500
 

Niklas_13

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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-7500 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($201.89 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B250M-DS3H Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($73.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($65.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($98.00 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 8GB SC GAMING ACX 3.0 Black Edition Video Card ($379.99 @ Amazon)
Case: NZXT S340 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($66.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 520W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($44.90 @ Amazon)
Total: $981.73
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-01-28 22:21 EST-0500
 

GraySilencer

Reputable
Jun 25, 2016
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Fury For The Win

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-7600K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($239.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: *CRYORIG H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($34.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: *ASRock Z270 Pro4 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($123.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: *ADATA 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: *Crucial MX300 525GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($149.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: *Sapphire Radeon R9 Fury 4GB NITRO Video Card ($266.98 @ Newegg)
Case: *DIYPC D480-BK ATX Mid Tower Case ($54.96 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: *EVGA 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($79.42 @ Amazon)
Base Total: $992.33
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-02-13 17:45 EST-0500

Overclockable with a R9 Fury (next best thing to a GTX 1070 without the price tag)
A case was picked with 5 x 120mm fans for great airflow.
 
Micro Monster
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i7-7700 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor ($314.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B250M-DS3H Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($73.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: GeIL EVO POTENZA 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory ($82.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: ADATA Premier SP550 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($48.98 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital RE4 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($42.00 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Windforce OC Video Card ($369.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Rosewill Galaxy-02 ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 520W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($50.89 @ Newegg)
Base Total: $999.84
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-02-06 19:15 EST-0500
 

Beddah

Commendable
Jan 5, 2017
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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i7-6700 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($313.82 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus H110M-E/M.2 Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($46.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: GeIL EVO POTENZA 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory ($82.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: ADATA Premier SP550 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($49.00 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Windforce OC Video Card ($369.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Deepcool KENDOMEN Red ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.49 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 520W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($50.89 @ Newegg)
Total: $1013.15
No shipping: $996.78
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-02-02 13:41 EST-0500
 

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My $500 Build - With a GTX1080!
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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i3-7100 3.9GHz Dual-Core Processor ($128.53 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI Z270-A PRO ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($124.70 @ Amazon)
Memory: Patriot Viper 4 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($53.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Hitachi Ultrastar 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($50.00 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 8GB Superclocked Gaming ACX 3.0 Video Card ($604.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill Galaxy-02 ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA 400W ATX Power Supply ($33.98 @ Newegg)
Total Without Shipping: $998.94
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-02-02 21:32 EST-0500
 
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