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It seems you can already build a 4K Gaming PC for just $1000

by on December 29, 2014
 

Stephan Jukic – December 29, 2014

4K PCs are not normally something that you’d associate with a cheap purchase or custom build. While their prices have really fallen enough so that since recently it has been possible to build one for well under $4000, the idea of putting together a decent 4K gaming rig for just a $1000 seemed pretty far-fetched.

This has now apparently changed and according to a recent YouTube video from two professional PC gaming lovers named Linus Sebastian and Luke Lafreniere, a 4K gaming desktop unit can indeed be built for just $1000. While it won’t perform quite like more professional rigs you could get your hands on, it does do the basic job of driving games such as World of Warcraft, League of Legends, Tem Fortress 2 and a few others at a native monitor 4K resolution even under “high” detail settings.

Of course, the PC they describe in their video is not on par with really high caliber rigs and its ability to render the 4K graphics fully at 60Hz (60 frames per second) is going to start failing on you when it comes to more action intensive games like Call of Duty; Advanced Warfare, Crysis 3 or Assasins Creed Unity. For games like these, this rig will have to make do (and even then with a bit of difficulty) with 4K resolution at the lowest detail settings.

One thing we can be sure of though is that trends like this will only grow more expansive over the next year. As graphics card manufacturers like AMD and Nvidia come out with increasingly powerful and more affordable GPUs while other kinds of computer hardware become more affordable and powerful, $1000 4K PCs that are capable of playing even some of the most resolution intensive games on the market today will become more plausible.

Furthermore, the price of 4K screens continues to drop and we should be seeing monitors with 3840 x 2160 pixels of resolution emerging for less than $350 sometime in 2015.

For those of you who are interested in how you can get your own $1000 4K gaming rig up and running, check out the video that the two gamers produced.

Story by 4k.com

 

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