The Best $1,750 Gaming PC Build

If you're after the perfect blend of power, efficiency, and usability in a PC, look no further than our $1,750 Advanced Gaming PC. This system combines some of our favorite components to deliver what we believe is the ideal all-around PC. Yes, this system can run all the latest games, and yes, you can even dabble in serious overclocking if you wish. But what's really great about this system is that it offers a fantastic balance of speed, silence, and style.

For August 2020, the $1,750 Advanced Gaming PC Build is features the AMD Ryzen 7 3700X, an eight-core, 16-thread CPU that has no competition at its pricepoint. It's backing up the potent Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super 8GB GPU, which can power through any game, even at 4K resolutions. Also on board is 16GB of DDR4-3200 RAM, along with a high-performance 1TB PCIe-based solid-state drive, perfect for all your gaming or productivity needs. Topping it all off is a 700W ultra-efficient power supply, a high-powered 120mm tower cooler, and an awesome tempered glass case from be quiet!.

Learn more about this build and ask questions in our latest YouTube video overview:

If you need to accessorize your new build, you'll find our top picks for a keyboard, mouse, and monitor to pair with this system. For even more ideas, check out our Monitor Buyer's Guide and Peripherals Buyer's Guide! To learn how this month's pick compares to previous builds in the $1,750 Build Archive page. 

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The $1,750 Advanced Gaming PC - August 2020

  • CPU:

    AMD Ryzen 7 3700X

    AMD remains unrivaled at the under-$300 pricepoint, despite Intel's latest attempts to take on its resurgent competitor. The 3700X offers eight core, 16 threads, and a boost speed of up to 4.4GHz. It will power you through anything! 

    The Guru's Tip:

    This CPU comes with a good cooler, but we recommend an even better one later in this guide.

  • Motherboard:

    ASRock B550 Steel Legend @Newegg

    This feature-packed board gives you everything you need for a PC build at a great price. Dual M.2 PCIe slots for high-speed SSDs (one being Gen 4), eight USB ports (including a Type-C port), and an onboard LED debug display. And one more feature that's great for this build: a USB Type-C header that allows the use of the Type-C port featured on this build's cutting-edge case! If you need WiFi, we suggest you pick up TP-Link's T5E PCIe adapter.

    The Guru's Tip:

    All motherboards have been sold out for months, so grab this even if it requires a backorder!

  • Video Card:

    EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 Super KO Gaming @EVGA

    Get extreme performance with the RTX 2080 Super 8GB, which can punch through any title even at ultra-high resolutions. It's a souped-up version of the original 2080, offering up the best performance ever available for under $1000! And little known fact: EVGA has a 90-day step-up program, so if a new GPU comes out within 90 days of your purchase, you can cash in the full value of your card towards an upgrade. 

    The Guru's Tip:

    You can score a 5% discount on this card by using Associate Code J45HKU1STKHTH3H at checkout on the EVGA site!

  • Memory:

    Patriot 2x8GB Viper Steel DDR4-3200

    To get the most out of your 10th-Gen Intel CPU, you need seriously high-speed RAM. This 3200MHz kit delivers, and comes in at a great price.

    The Guru's Tip:

    Remember to engage the AMP profile in the UEFI to hit the full speed of this RAM; it will default to 2133MHz.

  • Solid-State Drive:

    XPG SX8200 Pro 1TB NVMe

    Get fantastic speed out of your storage using the SX8200 Pro 1TB from XPG, which uses a combination of TLC NAND and the PCIe 3.0 interface to provide performance up to six times that of SATA drives. In fact, it's the best drive you can buy under $150!

    The Guru's Tip:

    This M.2 drive slots right into the motherboard with no need for cables! Just note that you'll need a jeweler's-type screwdriver to affix it.

  • Case:

    be quiet! Pure Base 500DX Black @Newegg

    The Pure Base 500DX offers new levels of performance around the $100 pricepoint. It has three high-quality 140mm fans (front, top, and rear), integrated RGB lighting in the front panel and interior of the case, plus a tempered glass side panel to show it all off! Note that you'll have to hurry to catch this in stock, as it sells out constantly.

    The Guru's Tip:

    This model is available in both white and black from the same product page. You can see the white version in our YouTube video.

  • Power Supply:

    Silverstone ET700-MG

    Due to the impacts of coronavirus, nearly every high-quality power supply on the market has sold out and cannot be ordered at all. As of our latest update, this high-end 700W Gold-rated, modular unit can now be ordered, so grab it while you can! It provides plenty of power for this system, along with fantastic efficiency.

    The Guru's Tip:

    SilverStone has done a great job keeping up stock of its excellent PSUs, while all of its competitors have come up empty-handed!

  • CPU Cooler:

    Scythe Fuma 2

    The Fuma 2 is the best all-around cooler on the market, bar none. With performance that challenges many coolers at the $100 pricepoint, along with quiet operation and ultra-simple installation, it's simply the perfect package.

    The Guru's Tip:

    While the system can run on the downdraft cooler that comes with the Ryzen 7, it will be faster and quieter with this upgraded tower cooler.

  • Operating System:

    Microsoft Windows 10 Flash Drive

    With Windows 10, Microsoft delivered a follow-up to the immensely-popular Windows 7 that enthusiasts could get behind. And Microsoft makes it better all the time, with major feature updates being released every spring and fall.

    The Guru's Tip:

    The USB version of W10 recently sold out, but it's in stock as of our latest update. You can always get it via download - all you need is an 8GB or bigger flash drive to load the image onto.

Optional Components

  • The Ultimate Gaming Keyboard:

    Razer BlackWidow Elite Linear

    Offering up ultra-fast linear mechanical switches plus awesome Chroma RGB lighting, the BlackWidow Elite shows why Razer is the top-selling gaming peripherals brand.

    The Guru's Tip:

    Other nice touches include the media scroll wheel and magnetic wrist rest.

  • The Pro Gaming Mouse:

    Razer Basilisk X HyperSpeed Wireless

    Offering up awesome functionality, a sleek design, and an ultra-fast 16,000 DPI sensor, the Basilisk X from Razer simply has no competition at its pricepoint. 

    The Guru's Tip:

    Razer's Hyperspeed wireless technology makes the Basilisk more responsive than most wired mice!

  • The Gamer's Dream Monitor:

    LG 27GL83A-B

    LG has taken the gaming market by storm, upending the race between Acer and Asus by offering superior monitors at lower prices. Using a high-quality IPS 144Hz 1ms panel bolstered by G-Sync, this is the ultimate high-end gaming monitor, despite undercutting those competitors by $100!

    The Guru's Tip:

    This model is significantly better than models with similar specs but which use TN panels.