Best Gaming PC Under $2000

 

Looking to build the ultimate gaming PC, but you are not sure what kind of hardware to get because you have a budget of 2000$? You are at the right place. In this article I will show you what kind of hardware you need to build a monster gaming PC, all that while respecting the 2000$ budget. I’ll warn you. This is not the build you need if you’re on a tight budget.

The components you will find in this article are incredibly strong, so strong you can play games in 4k. Yes, you read that right, not only can this build run most AAA on ultra settings, it can run games in 4k, which is just sick.

As you may already though the hardware in this PC will blow your mind. From a Gigabyte GTX 1080 Ti, MSI Pro Series Z270 SLI, 16GB of ram, a huge amount of space and a full tower case with a windowed panel to show off your new baby.

As I always mention in my other build articles, make sure the pieces you buy are all compatible with each other. It would not be fun to fully build the PC to realize it does not work because of one piece.

Like in all my other build article, I will add an “extra accessories” because when it comes to PC gaming, you will need other things besides the tower to play your favorite games. These accessories do not enter our 2000$ budget, so if you decide to purchase them, you will need to go over budget.

Here is a quick overview of the product you will find in this article, for more information about each product scroll down to the section below.

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Best Gaming PC Under $2000

 

Tower

 

Corsair Graphite Series 760T Full Tower Windowed Case

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The first Full Tower case I have included in my build articles. The Corsair Graphite Series is a gorgeous computer case, with a huge windowed side panel to expose your amazing internal hardware. as you may expect with a full tower case, it has a lot of room in. You won’t have to worry about adding extra components or even cable management.

This model Includes three AF140L fans, (front fans with LEDs) with room for up to seven fans. Another great feature, fan speed toggle switch allows you to set your fans to “silent” or “performance” modes. Make sure you have the space for this tower, is it colossal, I prefer warning people before purchasing it.

 

Motherboard

 

MSI Pro Series Intel Z270 DDR4 HDMI USB 3 SLI ATX

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The MSI Pro series Intel Z270 is the perfect motherboard for our build because it supports all the other hardware we picked on our list plus it has plenty of free room for future upgrades. It supports 7th/6th Gen Intel Core/Pentium/Celeron processors for LGA 1151 socket, it also supports DDR4-3800+(OC) Memory, making it great for gaming.

It comes with 4x USB 3.0 ports, 2x USB 2.0 ports, and 1x USB Type-C, it also has 6x SATA 6GB/s ports and support for SLI. Overall this Motherboard is a very nice piece for the price.

 

CPU

 

Intel 7th Gen Intel Core Desktop Processor i7-7700K

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One of the best mainstream CPU for a gaming PC you can find in 2017. Intel 7th Gen Intel Core Desktop Processor Socket LGA 1151, offers the best performance for the price compared to its competitors, believe me, you can’t find better. This CPU is a Kaby Lake model, Quad-Core, 8 threads and a maximum frequency of 4.50 GHz, making it great for gaming.

Unfortunately, this model does not come with a fan, that is the reason I have included a liquid CPU cooler at the end of the list.

 

Graphics Card

 

Gigabyte Geforce GTX 1080 Ti Founders Edition Video Card

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When it comes to graphic cards, I like to go big, that is why I picked this monster. The Gigabyte Geforce GTX 1080 Ti is an absolute beast when it comes to gaming. Another best performance for the price, yes at first look this might cost A LOT, but for what it offers it is worth it.

This card is fast and runs games at 4k wide open 60fps, you can even overclock it, and it supports water cooling, what could you possibly ask more?

Unfortunately, this card can get loud under heavy load, which is not too much of a problem but worth mentioning. You might need extra cooling. It can get hot when the card is pushed under heavy load. This card is so powerful it will blow your mind.

 

Power Supply

 

EVGA SuperNOVA 1000 G3, 80 Plus Gold 1000W

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I opted for a 1000W power supply, the reason why is because you might need it if you decide to run a dual GTX 1080 Ti setup, I know it’s overkill, but you never know. You can get a 650W PSU, but I decided to pick a stronger one since we have the budget for it. This model has many features such has Fully Modular, Eco Mode with New HDB Fan and a 10 Year Warranty, which is fantastic.

Heavy-duty protections, including OVP (Over Voltage Protection), UVP (Under Voltage Protection), OCP (Over Current Protection), OPP (Over Power Protection), and SCP (Short Circuit Protection). Making it a fantastic PSU for this build.

 

Memory

 

Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 DRAM

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16Gb of ram is more than enough for this build, hell it is more than enough for pretty much any build. Even if you want to play on 4k, 16 GB will be more than enough. Since we have a full tower case, I decide to pick (2x8GB) of DDR4 RAM. Even with two sticks in your PC, you will have plenty of space for future upgrades.

As I mention in all of my other build articles, I went for DDR4 simply because it is the almost the same price as DDR3. Besides the fact that DDR4 “future proof” your gaming PC. I mean for the same price you can future-proof your gaming PC, why would you not do it?

 

Internal Hard Drive

 

WD Black 2TB Performance Desktop Hard Disk Drive

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Since our budget can handle it, I went for a bigger hard drive than I usually go for. I picked the WD Black 2TB hard drive. Yes, 2TB can seem a lot but its never a bad thing to have extra space, you never know when you will use it.

Like I mentioned earlier we have the budget for it. In this build, you will have a combination of 2.25TB, which is more than enough to install your favorite video games and much more.

 

Internal Solid State Drive

 

Samsung 850 EVO 250GB 2.5-Inch SATA III Internal SSD

You can’t have a high-end gaming computer without an SSD. It’s just impossible. On top of that, I’m a big fan of SSD’s, so when the budget allows it, I automatically include one. This one is rather small regarding storage space, 250GB is more than enough for gaming.

What I recommend when you have an SSD, is to install windows and other primary programs on the SSD and maybe your main video game. Everything else should go on your HDD, video games, pictures, etc. This will ultimately make your PC perform better than having everything on a single drive.

 

CPU Cooling Fan

 

Corsair Hydro Series H100i v2 Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler

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I decided to go with an exotic pick for this one, a liquid CPU cooler. With a strong gaming PC like this one, a lot of people like to have liquid cooling in their machine. Liquid cooling has become very popular over the years, the problem it once had is slowly fading away, leading to the future of cooling

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For those who do not like liquid cooling or don’t want it, I will include a standard CPU fan the CRYORIG H7 Tower Cooler. This fan offers magnificent performance for the price. I even picked this one for one of my previous build articles.

 

Extra PC accessories

Having a gaming PC is only one part of PC video gaming. To be able to play video games you will need accessories such as a monitor, a gaming keyboard, a gaming mouse, a headset,  a mousepad and last but not least a comfortable gaming chair.

In the next section, I will present you my top picks for all different accessories. Some of them might be pricey at first look, but my goal is for gamers to fully experience PC video games and you can’t do that without the best gears. Keep in mind these are not in our 2000$ budget, so if you decide to get these, you will go over budget.

 

 

Monitor

 

VIOTEK NB32C 32″ LED CURVED COMPUTER MONITOR

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I decide to go out of the box for this one with a curved screen. Curved screens aren’t very popular amongst gamers, but I still decide to include one. Having a curved screen brings a futuristic look to your gaming setup, making it look even cooler. Plus the curve makes you feel even more immersed in your video games.

This model offers a 1080p FullHD resolution, 60Hz refresh rate with VGA, DVI, and HDMI inputs. 20,000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio for deeper blacks and brighter whites. With many different game modes and video modes, you can quickly set up to your preferred tastes.

 

Keyboard

Logitech RGB G910 Orion Spark Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

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I’m a hardcore gamer, and when it comes to the keyboard, I love to have a high-quality one. That is why I picked the Logitech RGB G910. This keyboard is a beast. One of the world’s fastest RGB mechanical gaming keyboard. Over 16 million colors customizable RGB illumination.

9 programmable G-keys, perfect for the kind of gamers who love to create macros or revamp important actions. You can also find Dedicated media controls on the keyboard. Let’s not forget the amazing Romer-G Mechanical Switches who offers long lasting durability and incredible accuracy.

 

Mouse

 

Razer Naga Chroma MMO Gaming Mouse

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When you have a high-end computer like the one in this article, you need the high-end gaming mouse to go with it. That is the reason I picked the Razer Naga, the world’s most precise gaming mouse sensor with 16,000 DPI. With an incredible 16.8 million color to match up your gaming setup.

My favorite option on this mouse is the ridiculous 19 fully programmable buttons. I’m a big MMO fan, and I love having quick access to my abilities, but 19 button is a lot. 12 of those 19 buttons are mechanical thumb grid buttons, which resembles the feel of your mechanical keyboard. On top of all those cool features this mouse is ergonomic, an excellent choice for the price.

 

Headset

Sennheiser GAME ONE PC Gaming Headset

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Another high-end accessory to accompany your ultimate gaming machine. The Sennheiser headset is expensive, but they offer an amazing sound quality. I can even say one of the best regarding headsets. Noise-canceling microphone ensures crystal clear conversations.

Extremely comfortable and lightweight making them perfect for extended gaming sessions. Easy to access volume controls. Making them one of the best pairs of headphones for gamers.

 

Mousepad

Razer Firefly Chroma Custom Lighting Cloth

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Once again I decided to go big or go home. This mousepad is not your average one, it as light coming out from it. Yes, you read that correctly, even I was amazed when I picked this up. I’ll be honest you don’t need this mousepad to thoroughly enjoy your video games, but it adds style to your setup that’s for sure.

This model is made out of cloth surface for balanced gameplay. Textured weave, optimized for highly responsive tracking, non-slip rubber base. Last but not least, my favorite, over 16.8 million customizable color options.

 

Gaming Chair

 

Akracing AK-5015 Nitro Ergonomic Series Racing Style

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The last product on our list. The Akracing gaming chair is an elegant looking racing style gaming chair. On top of having great looks, this chair is extremely solid and safe thanks to its metal frame structure. Many adjustable features such as the height, the tilt, the back and the armrests.

The part I find crucial when purchasing a gaming chair is the comfortability. Especially for us gamers who spend long hours sitting on the chair. This one offers an ergonomic model with a high backrest, the shape of the seat will make you feel pleasure and relaxation at any time.The chair has to be an extension of your spine.

 

 

 

Conclusion

This concludes our guide on the best gaming PC under $2000. This build is an absolute beast. Most gamers don’t even have a PC that strong and they can play their favorite video game, but if you got the budget to build this beast, why not? If you’re on a tighter budget, I’d recommend you check my other lower tier PC builds. This one might not be for you.

This build will play most games on ultra settings and can even support 4k, which is incredible. You will be future proof for several years to come, meaning you won’t have to upgrade new hardware every six months.

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