Tom's Hardware Black Friday Builds - $1000 Streaming and Gaming Build

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Welcome to the 2020 Tom's Hardware Black Friday Builds event!


It's time once again for everyone's favorite PC Building competition. We're asking you to submit your best performing builds across three (3) different budget categories. In this competition we're taking it back to the old school. That's right our rules and format are same as they ever was. In short, you submit the best performing builds at the lowest possible price in a number of categories. We pick the top five builds, you vote on them. The winners and their builds are featured on the Tom's Hardware homepage so our readers will have a quick guide to building the best machine for their budgets. The competition will run until 5:59 PM Eastern on November 30, 2020.

$1000 Streaming and Gaming Build
Please submit builds with the best gaming performance for $1000 or less. You're looking to find a build that gets the best possible performance per dollar.

We're gonna break this competition down into 4 parts:
  1. Submit your builds​
  2. After the submissions, the Tom's Hardware staff will pick their top 5 in each category. We will judge primarily on quality of components, price, and theoretical system performance.​
  3. Users vote on their favorite build of the top 5.​
  4. We feature the winning builds in each category on the Tom's Hardware homepage.​
How do I submit a build?

  1. Head to the PCPartPicker System Builder.
  2. Build your system!
  3. When you're all set, smash that BB code button
  4. Copy the BB code
  5. Head to this thread, respond hit the BB code toggle in the tool bar
  6. Paste the BB code and post your thread!

Ground Rules - Read this or you will be disqualified :)

  • 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.
  • DO NOT USE Amazon 3rd Party Sellers 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.
  • All builds must have a name.
  • Do not put your forum handle in the name of your build, and avoid odd capitalizations & symbols.
  • 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
Here are links to all three build categories:

$500 Min Spec Console Killer
$1000 Streaming and Gaming Build
$1500 VR Ready Gaming Build

Good luck and may the best build win!
 
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Lutfij

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Build name:
Stream-It-Up

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600XT 3.8 GHz 6-Core Processor ($248.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte B550M DS3H Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($94.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 CL18 Memory ($61.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Team MP33 256 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Team MS30 512 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: ASRock Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB Phantom Gaming D OC Video Card ($388.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill FBM-X1 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($28.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Fractal Design Ion+ 560 W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($93.95 @ Amazon)
Base Total: $998.88 ($1002.87 - $3.99)
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-11-20 18:13 EST-0500
 
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g-unit1111

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"Who Needs A PS5?"

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600X 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-L9a-AM4 33.84 CFM CPU Cooler ($39.90 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte B450 I AORUS PRO WIFI Mini ITX AM4 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory ($70.98 @ Amazon)
Storage: Intel 665p 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($82.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon RX 5600 XT 6 GB PULSE BE Video Card ($299.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Fractal Design Node 202 HTPC Case ($87.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair SF 600 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular SFX Power Supply ($123.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $995.81
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-11-24 13:24 EST-0500
 

bagos_bass

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To Stream Or Not To Stream

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600X 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($170.98 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: CRYORIG M9a 48.4 CFM CPU Cooler ($31.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock B450 Pro4 ATX AM4 Motherboard ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Silicon Power XPOWER Turbine 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 CL18 Memory ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 970 Evo Plus 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($79.98 @ Amazon)
Video Card: ASRock Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB Phantom Gaming D OC Video Card ($399.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Meshify C ATX Mid Tower Case ($67.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA GA 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($104.99 @ Newegg)

Total: $990.89

Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-11-27 07:50 EST-0500
 

Looking2Build

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Solo System One*

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i5-10400 2.9 GHz 6-Core Processor ($177.89 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Black Edition 42 CFM CPU Cooler ($33.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI MAG B460M MORTAR WIFI Micro ATX LGA1200 Motherboard ($280.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory ($94.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Blue SN550 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($104.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GT 1030 2 GB Phoenix Fan OC Video Card ($84.99 @ B&H)
Case: Cooler Master MasterBox NR400 (w/ODD) MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($64.98 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Cooler Master MWE Bronze 650 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24F1MT DVD/CD Writer
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro OEM 64-bit ($139.88 @ Other World Computing)
Software: Microsoft Office Home and Student 2016 Software
Monitor: LG 24GL600F-B 23.6" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor
Sub-Total: $1082.69 less $139.88 (Win 10) = $942.81

Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2021-01-15 06:12 EST-0500
* build will also include 5 pre-existing 120mm ARGB fans.
 

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