Here it could be said that there are two types of users: those who prefer a gaming laptop and those who opt for a Gaming PC. More and more people are indeed joining the first group, something logical if we take into account that these computers have increasingly affordable prices and that they have that plus that comes from being easy-to-carry computers everywhere.
Now, it can be said that opting for a desktop gaming PC also brings with it an important advantage: they are computers that can be updated very easily. This means that we can build a team based on a budget, and if in the future we notice that a part has become obsolete we have the possibility of changing it by investing little money and little time.
As precisely the budget to assemble a computer in pieces is the most limiting factor of all, in this article we are going to choose a configuration whose budget limit is 1,000 euros, just as we did with a budget of 650 euros and 800 euros.
The budget is, obviously, the starting point when designing a gaming PC (and any type of computer). Now, it is not enough to simply choose pieces, we have to carefully consider which ones may fit us and which ones may not. There must be a synergy between all the pieces we buy, since otherwise, we may have a bottleneck or even that they are not compatible with each other. Below we can see some things that should be looked at very carefully before moving on to the specific configuration.
Assembling a gaming PC requires following an order
If, for example, we want to set up a room or a gaming setup, it is obvious that we will have to divide the budget between everything we buy. However, will we distribute this equally among everything we buy? The answer is obviously no, and there will be some pieces that have a higher price or where it is worth spending more money, such as the gaming chair.
The same thing happens when designing a gaming PC in parts, and not all parts have the same importance or cost the same. In that sense, it is logical that the majority of the 1,000 euros goes between the motherboard, the processor and especially the graphics card. Be careful, that does not mean that the rest of the parts are bad or underperform.
Newer doesn’t always mean better
A decision that may seem logical to us when looking at parts is to focus only on components that have been on the market for a short time. This is something that in terms of performance can be a good idea, but if we want to adjust to a specific price it is impossible not to take into account other pieces that, despite having been on the market for one or even several years, can continue to offer very high performance. and at a much lower price.
This is something we can see daily in the graphics card market. The assemblies launched this year offer better performance and even exclusive technologies such as DLSS 3.0, but their prices are much higher than those of last year’s cards and these are still a great option today if we want to save money.
Choice of parts: What do we plan to do with the equipment?
In addition to the budget, it is interesting that from the first minute, we take into account what use we are going to give to the gaming PC or what we expect from it when playing. This can also save us a lot of money, because obviously, we are not going to need the same parts if we want to play at 4K as at 1440p, for example.
Today it is possible to buy an NVMe SSD with good capacity, but are we going to need to buy one that has 2 or 4 TB? We can ask ourselves these types of questions with almost any piece of equipment, and depending on the answer we will have to choose one piece or another. Of course, always keep in mind that perhaps investing more in one part may mean that we have to cut back on another.
You cannot lose sight of the future when designing the configuration
As we said almost at the beginning of the article, one of the greatest advantages of configuring and assembling a gaming PC in parts is that it is not a closed device like a console could be, but that we can easily update it whenever we want. This may mean that we do not have to change the entire computer for many years, although to do so we will have to choose parts at first that can give us play in the future.
If, for example, we choose a good box to mount all the equipment, that is large, with good airflow and plenty of space, we will not have to think about a new one. The same happens with the power supply, since if we choose one with low power or poor energy efficiency, it is quite likely that we will have to end up changing it if we make a major update to the equipment.
Design: the most subjective factor of all
When building a computer in pieces there is always a factor that depends a lot on the user. Design is something that does not affect the performance of the equipment, but has nevertheless become a more or less important priority for many gamers. Nowadays some pieces and constructions are ideal to show off, and that is something that is liked.
However, it should be noted that the pieces with more “exclusive” designs or with RGB lighting are more expensive than those with more discreet aspects. In this sense, it is a bit of a task to balance innovation and performance, with each user having to determine what they give more priority to.
What to buy for a gaming PC for less than 1,000 euros
With 1,000 euros as a fixed budget, it is possible to build a fairly powerful and balanced gaming PC, with which we can play for several years without any type of update or performance problem. This configuration is designed to move the most current to 1440p, although of course, we will also have the option to lower the settings a bit in some games to play at 4K ( as long as we have a monitor for it ).
It should be noted that the prices of all the components that we can see just below are indicative since these tend to fluctuate a lot and the calculation is made at the time of writing this article. The configuration we have made is the following:
- Gigabyte B550 Aorus Elite V2 motherboard
- AMD Ryzen 5 5600X 3.7 GHz processor
- MSI AMD Radeon RX 6750 XT MECH 2X 12GB GDDR6 V1 graphics card
- Kingston FURY Beast DDR4 3200 MHz 32 GB RAM
- SSD WD_BLACK SN770 1 TB
- NOX Hummer X Gold Edition 850W 80 Plus Gold Full Modular power supply
- NOX Hummer Quantum Tempered Glass Box
The total price of the PC (indicative): 989.85 euros/ Nearly 1000$
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