The Best Gaming, Streaming & Video Production PC Build for Under $1000 (Aug 2016)

(including SSD, OS, Monitor, Sound Card, Blu-ray, Headset, Speakers)

This is one of our reader-requested builds from our computer hardware help service. Check it out if you want us to thoroughly research and write-up a personalized build for your own specific budget and feature-needs (and if you don't want the build published on the site for whatever reason just mention that).

Date Compiled: 25th of August 2016

Requested By: Chris from United States

Build Requirements:

The challenge was to compile the best PC build for under $1000 with gaming, streaming, video recording and multitasking ability in mind. The reader already had a keyboard, mouse, and mousepad - but they requested Windows, a monitor, a Blu-ray drive, a Solid State Drive, a dedicated Sound Card, a gaming headset, and also some speakers to be included in the 1K budget. One last little caveat was that we had to use AMD/ATI for the GPU, and a case with a clear side panel would be a nice bonus.

Ok, here's what we conjured up:

Best Gaming, Streaming & Video Production PC Build for Under $1000

*Note* - All prices listed below were correct at the time of writing, but keep in mind that prices can change at any time.

We've gone for the AMD FX-8320 FX-Series 8-Core processor because as well as being great bang for your buck, it's got 8 cores which helps with multitasking performance. As for the other big decision - your graphics, we're giving some love to AMD/ATI as asked for in the build requirements by including the new MSI Radeon RX 460 4GB. This video card is good enough to handle the latest games quite well.

The Corsair Spec-01 mid-tower case listed here is great for the price and will house everything nicely, and it has built-in support for your SSD. It also has a cool see-through side panel as requested which will look awesome once built with the cool red-themed setup (hope you like red!).

The case comes with one fan already, but personally for this particular build I would add another fan in the form of the Corsair Air Series AF120 LED Quiet Edition which is a good model and color-matches with the red LED case.

We hope you like the build, and enjoy.