[SOLVED] What is the best build I can make for around $1000?



It's a pretty good build just the way it is. I replaced the 970 Evo with the Crucial 500GB drive. The 970 Evo is a very good drive but I don't see any compelling reason to keep a M.2 drive when the budget is already a little too high. The Sata drive will handle streaming and gaming without issue. The Evo would be a little overkill unless you can afford it.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 2600X 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Walmart)
Motherboard: Asus - TUF X470-PLUS GAMING ATX AM4 Motherboard ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($105.99 @ Newegg Business)
Storage: Crucial - MX500 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($67.85 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Toshiba - P300 3 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($82.89 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1070 8 GB G1 Gaming Video Card ($329.89 @ OutletPC)
Case: Corsair - Carbide SPEC-04 TG ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.00 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA - SuperNOVA G2 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($59.89 @ OutletPC)
Total: $965.49
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-02-08 18:00 EST-0500

Another change that could lower the price a bit is by moving to G.Skill Ripjaw V's. They're a reputable brand so I'm not destroying its value with some cheap offbrand but it's still fast enough for the Ryzen 2600X. The 1st generation of Ryzen chips loved faster than fast RAM but that issue isn't an issue anymore.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 2600X 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Walmart)
Motherboard: Asus - TUF X470-PLUS GAMING ATX AM4 Motherboard ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($105.99 @ Newegg Business)
Storage: Crucial - MX500 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($67.85 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Toshiba - P300 3 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($82.89 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1070 8 GB G1 Gaming Video Card ($329.89 @ OutletPC)
Case: Corsair - Carbide SPEC-04 TG ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.00 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA - SuperNOVA G2 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($59.89 @ OutletPC)
Total: $965.49
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-02-08 18:00 EST-0500
 

g-unit1111

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I'd suggest swapping the 1070 for a 2060 and then downgrading the CPU from the 2600X to the 2600 - you won't lose anything there but you will gain a lot with the newer generation of GPU:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor ($164.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus - ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING ATX AM4 Motherboard ($129.00 @ B&H)
Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung - 970 Evo 250 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($77.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($44.89 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: MSI - GeForce RTX 2060 6 GB VENTUS OC Video Card ($359.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Phanteks - Eclipse P350X (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic - FOCUS Plus Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($79.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $1036.83
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-02-08 18:01 EST-0500
 

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