Question What is a build you personally recommend for gaming? (800-1000)


Feb 20, 2016
I have a similar budget, although without a GPU factored in since Im waiting for Elder Scrolls 6 recommended specs AND prices to drop.

Here's what I've been looking at:
Asus ROG Strix B450-f (for the excellent onboard sound mainly, everything else seems pretty good and comparable to others)
AMD Ryzen 5 2600x (seems a great fit price/performance)
Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (great price right now at $95)
ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro 1TV M.2 2280 SSD (reviews on this are outstanding)
APEVIA X-Dreamer 4 ATX Mid Tower gaming case (comes with 5 fans installed, temp display, seems roomy, looks nice with the green)
Acer Nitro VG271 27" 1080 IPS with Freesync 144hz (can't find a 1440p model with the same specs/price)
AmazonBasics Displayport to displayport cable 6 feet (I believe this is the right cable, not sure if one comes with the monitor)
Optical Audio Cable IVanky (I have a Z-5500 that will operate really well with the new mobo and this cable, I"m using colored wires on my current and it's very low volume :( used to have optical but I thought my current onboard sound couldn't use it after the SB X-TI Titanium card I used to have failed and I procrastinated about getting a replacement and stupidly put up with substandard sound for year)

Here's the help me thread I started:


Oct 28, 2014
Build one, it's fun and it's also cheaper ...

PCPartPicker part list:
Price breakdown by merchant:

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 7 1800X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor ($209.60 @ OutletPC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master - Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.89 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock - B450M Steel Legend Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: GeIL - SUPER LUCE RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Kingston - A400 240 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($29.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($42.89 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: MSI - GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB VENTUS XS OC Video Card ($279.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master - MasterBox MB510L ATX Mid Tower Case ($40.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic - S12II 520 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($52.27 @ Amazon)
Total: $855.59
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-04-21 14:25 EDT-0400