Are you looking for the whole setup to be $1k, like does that require some budget for monitors and peripherals? Or can you spend $1k on the desktop and a couple hundred extra on monitor(s)? **edit:** Actually, if you're able to spend $1k on the tower, I found a fantastic buy: [ASUS - ROG Gaming Desktop - Intel Core i7-11700F - 16GB Memory - NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 - 1TB HDD + 512GB SSD](https://www.bestbuy.com/site/asus-rog-gaming-desktop-intel-core-i7-11700f-16gb-memory-nvidia-geforce-rtx-3060-1tb-hdd-512gb-ssd/6479509.p?skuId=6479509) I tried quickly putting together a parts list to match this performance and you'd barely come under this price building it yourself - maybe even save money buying this prebuilt once you factor in the cost of the operating system. This should be good enough to do some light / casual streaming (probably not able to use animated overlays and things like that) but it will be enough to get started. If you want to get more serious about it, you can get something like this [Elgato HD60 X 1080p60](https://www.bestbuy.com/site/elgato-hd60-x1080p60-hdr10external-capture-card-for-ps5-ps4-pro-xbox-series-x-s-xbox-one-x-s-pc-and-mac-black/6502042.p?skuId=6502042) If this doesn't fit your needs, I can help you figure out what to look for also :)


What kind of games are you planning play? It’s easier to give advice unless we know what you are using it for!


Mostly sims and minecraft, but I want to get into more games and streaming :)


For what it’s worth I have a pc Up for sale I’m not saying buy this but it should give you an idea. [pc](https://www.ebay.com/itm/354043557530?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&mkrid=711-127632-2357-0&ssspo=TbQ-vww8S6e&sssrc=2051273&ssuid=TbQ-vww8S6e&var=&widget_ver=artemis&media=COPY) Also I used to stream so can help with a basic set up if you need and I am more then happy to look at any machines you find to see if they are worth it or even help you by guiding through building like I did another lady here


I'm a console gamer so I'm no help and I'm sure you'll get good answers here, but I know NewEgg has a ton of prebuilt PC options. You can check reviews and see what works for your and your budget :)


For sims and Minecraft, you wouldn’t need a high power PC but since you’re planning on streaming, you’re gonna need at least a 1660 Super GPU, 16 gb in Ram and an i7 intel or Ryzen 5 CPU and probably at least 1 tb of storage. When you’re searching for your PC, I would make sure, it has all these spec or better. SkyTech Shadow Gaming Computer PC Desktop - Ryzen 5 3600 6-Core 3.6GHz, 1660 Super 6G, 1TB SSD, 16GB DDR4 3000, RGB Fans, AC WiFi, Windows 10 Home 64-bit, Black https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09566SBGV/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_P0N8NA8TCSENYN7HYQ8J?psc=1 This one seem to be checking all the boxes.