$1000 Mainstream PC, Help Needed

Anyways, this is a mainstream PC build, I need discrete graphics, a Full HD monitor, a cheap keyboard, and a cheap mouse along with a DVD writer. I need this to make her understand how overpriced pre-builts are.


 Motherboard is probably overkill though haha.

Imo though a general use computer needs no more than an A10.

That PSU is overkill for that price point. What will you be using the PC for?


It's SOOO nice though. And it's just for him to show that pre-built PC's are overpriced. It's a mainstream use PC, which means a little of anything.

This is what I configured, I have loving relationship with NZXT, so I'm a bit biased towards them. http://pcpartpicker.com/p/KNI6

Spenlard's build is much better.

On another note, how good is this build? It's a lot better than my family's $1000 dollar "Studio" PC. http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Kyco

Our PC only has a Radeon HD 4200, AMD Athlon II X4 630 Processor, 6 GBs of DDR3 1333 Memory, and a Terabyte HDD. We also have a 1600X900 Monitor, the shitty ass standard Dell keyboard, but I got the Razer Imperator 2012 as an upgraded mouse. $1000 on sale in '09.

EDIT: Here's the best I could come to my computer. http://pcpartpicker.com/p/KSzy

LOL even that build will beat your family's $1000 PC. I suggest removing windows for greater shock value.

This is what I'd buy for $1000


This is what I would buy for $2300; http://pcpartpicker.com/p/part

Our computer can barely handle maxed out Minecraft at 15 FPS... We barely get like 45 FPS on Minesweeper.


Never mind, the picture speaks for itself. 

The value of your $1000 "Studio PC" is about $300 http://pcpartpicker.com/p/KSIH

Some parts may depreciate in value, but this build is using higher build quality ones then you will find in a prebuilt.

Agreed, but you forgot the OS and Monitor...

It costs like an extra 200 dollars just because it has the "THX" branded on the computer; it sounds like shit anyways.

Minesweeper has a framecap on it - clearly shown here~


No it doesn't, it's one of the most demanding games in the world. (Troll mode activate).

Hump bump.


amd x4 965

biostar ta970

asus gtx 660 ti

g.skill ripjaws x 8gb 2133 mhz ram

seagate 1tb hard drive

antec 300 mid tower

1080p 5ms 10,000,00/1 moniter

windows 7 home premium

total= 830$ on new egg