The Best $1250 Quiet Gaming PC Build – March 2023
Game Hard, Run Silent!
Want a high-powered Quiet Gaming PC Build that delivers an excellent gaming experience while running in near silence? Then the $1,250 Quiet Gaming PC Build is the system for you! Every component has been chosen to maximize performance in both games and applications, while minimizing noise.
This Month’s Build, an All-AMD Machine!
For March 2023, the Quiet Gaming PC Build continues to be built upon AMD’s value-packed Zen 3 platform. In this system, we’re going for the Ryzen 7 5700X 8-core, 16-thread CPU, which offers unbeatable performance for the price. It’s supporting the equally-amazing AMD Radeon RX 6750 XT 12GB video card. This combo can handle resolutions up to 2560 x 1440 with ease, and the GPU is also very quiet thanks to its excellent efficiency and cooler.
As for the other components, the Quiet Gaming PC Build is loaded up with 16GB of DDR4-3600 RAM, a 1TB NVMe solid-state drive, a silent CPU cooler, and an efficient power supply. Bringing it all together is the stylish NZXT H510 tempered glass case.
We also list a few of our favorite accessories to complete the Quiet Gaming PC build, including a responsive keyboard, a great low-cost mouse, and an excellent 165Hz gaming monitor, but feel free to check out our dedicated Monitor Buyer’s Guide and Peripherals Buyer’s Guide for more options.
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The Pre-Built Option
The High-End Gaming PC –
Skytech Azure 12600KF/RTX 3060 Ti$1170HOT DEAL! Grab this Skytech gaming PC at an insane price before it’s gone! Equipped with a blazing-fast Intel Core i5-12600K 10-core, 16-thread processor and a GeForce RTX 3060 Ti 8GB, it’s ready to game, and priced hundreds of dollars below any other similar system you can find on the market today. Also on the component list is 16GB of DDR4-3200 RAM, a 1TB solid-state drive, a 650W Gold-rated power supply, built-in 802.11ac wireless networking, and a stylish case from InWin!
This will be nearly as fast as the build we spec out below, and comes ready to go out of the box!
The DIY Build
AMD Ryzen 7 5700X$189 The Guru’s Tip
This CPU does not come with a cooler, so pick up the quiet model we recommend later in this guide.
Gigabyte B550 Aorus Elite AX V2$170 The Guru’s Tip
This board will allow you to upgrade to any 5000-series Zen 3 processor down the line.
Video Card –
MSI Radeon RX 6750XT 12GB Mech 2X$430 The Guru’s Tip
This GPU offers shocking value, vastly outperforming both other AMD GPUs and all Nvidia GPUs in its price range!
G.Skill 2x8GB Ripjaws V DDR4-3600 16-19-19$57 The Guru’s Tip
The motherboard we recommend supports high-speed RAM like this kit.
Solid-State Drive –
Silicon Power 1TB NVMe$50 The Guru’s Tip
This drive will fit into one of the two M.2 slots on the motherboard, leaving another slot free for future upgrades!
NZXT H510 Red/Black$87 The Guru’s Tip
The solid steel front panel will keep this system running very quiet. We happen to like the red and black version for its extra style, but feel free to get the standard all-black version.
Power Supply –
Thermaltake Toughpower GF1 650W$85 The Guru’s Tip
This quality power supply is selling for far less than its competitors!
CPU Cooler –
DeepCool AK400$35 The Guru’s Tip
This is by far the best pick in its price range!
Operating System –
Windows 11 Home (Download)$140 The Guru’s Tip
Win11 is what you want on your new PC!
The 24-inch 165Hz Gaming Monitor –
Asus VG248QG$189 The Guru’s Tip
Connect this monitor via DisplayPort to take advantage of its high refresh rate.
The Budget Gaming Keyboard –
Corsair K55 RGB Pro$50 The Guru’s Tip
To set the keyboard's backlighting, you'll want to download Corsair's iCUE software.
The Pro Gaming Mouse –
Razer Basilisk X HyperSpeed Wireless$37 The Guru’s Tip
Avoid all the knock-off brands that often top the sales charts - they won't come close to offering the same performance and quality.
The Mainstream Gaming Headset –
Corsair HS65 Surround$7077 The Guru’s Tip
The HS60 Pro Surround offers up a virtual 7.1 Surround mode via an included USB adapter.
Total Cost: $1243
The Pre-Built Option
The DIY Build
- CPU – AMD Ryzen 7 5700X ($189)
- Motherboard – Gigabyte B550 Aorus Elite AX V2 ($170)
- Video Card – MSI Radeon RX 6750XT 12GB Mech 2X ($430)
- Memory – G.Skill 2x8GB Ripjaws V DDR4-3600 16-19-19 ($57)
- Solid-State Drive – Silicon Power 1TB NVMe ($50)
- Case – NZXT H510 Red/Black ($87)
- Power Supply – Thermaltake Toughpower GF1 650W ($85)
- CPU Cooler – DeepCool AK400 ($35)
- Operating System – Windows 11 Home (Download) ($140)