The Best $1500 High-End Gaming PC Build – June 2023
Your Ticket to High-End Gaming!
Do you want to build the best high-end gaming PC possible for $1,500? Then you’ve come to the right place! The build we profile here offers the best balance of CPU and GPU power you’ll find in any build on the ‘Net, along with high-end yet cost-effective parts in every other category. The goal: maximum frames per dollar without skimping on the stuff everyone else does, like a quality power supply and a big solid-state drive. The last thing you want is a hot rod engine in an old beater chassis, so we make sure your gaming PC build checks off all the boxes!
This Month’s Build, Powered by AMD!
For June 2023, the $1,500 High-End Gaming PC Build features the Ryzen 5 7600, a 6-core, 12-thread gaming powerhouse, and the lowest-priced next-gen CPU on the market. It’s driving a beast of a GPU, AMD’s amazing Radeon RX 6800 XT 16GB, which will rip through games at resolutions up to 1440p, and offers tremendous value thanks to a recent price cut.
But this build is about more than just a mighty CPU and GPU. It is also equipped with 32GB of DDR5-6000 RAM and a 1TB PCIe drive. For the case, we go with a sleek tempered glass case from Corsair, which is the best-selling case on the market. The CPU is cooled by an excellent cooler from Scythe, and finally, the build is anchored by a Gold-rated 650W power supply.
If you want to accessorize your new build, check out our top keyboard, mouse, and monitor recommendations at the end of this build guide. We update this build monthly, as prices and components in this market change quite frequently, and a few dollars here or there could buy you a lot of performance. Throughout our guides, we provide links to Amazon for our US readers, which will auto-convert for readers in Canada, the UK, and parts of the EU, with substitutions made based on regional availability. Your use of these links helps support this site, allowing us to continue to update this guide regularly.
The Pre-Built Option
The High-End Gaming PC –
Skytech Chronos 5600X/RTX 3070$1400This system punches way above its price class thanks to the GeForce RTX 3070 8GB GPU is comes equipped with. Also on board is the potent AMD Ryzen 5 5600X 6-core, 12-thread CPU, 16GB of DDR4-3200 RAM, and a 1TB solid-state drive. It’s all wrapped up in the stylish high airflow chassis.
If you just want to jump into gaming right away, there's no better way to do it than with this pre-built gaming PC!
The DIY Build
AMD Ryzen 5 7600$220 The Guru’s Tip
This CPU comes with a cooler, but we recommend a much quieter, more powerful model later in this guide.
MSI Pro B650-P WiFi$204 The Guru’s Tip
Like all AM5 boards, this one requires DDR5 memory.
Video Card –
XFX Radeon RX 6800 XT MERC319 16GB$530 The Guru’s Tip
This GPU offers tremendous value thanks to a recent price cut!
G.Skill 2x16GB Flare X5 DDR5-6000 CL30 EXPO$120 The Guru’s Tip
Remember to engage this RAM's EXPO profile to gain the most benefit from its speed.
Solid-State Drive –
WD Blue SN570 1TB NVMe$46 The Guru’s Tip
While the 1TB NVMe market is very competitive, this drive clearly stands above the rest in terms of performance per dollar!
Corsair 4000D Airflow$105 The Guru’s Tip
This is the best selling case in the US, passing up the long-running record holder, NZXT!
Power Supply –
SilverStone Strider ST65F-GS$110 The Guru’s Tip
This unit is far higher quality than the no-name brands that sell for the same price!
CPU Cooler –
Scythe Kotetsu Mark 3$30 The Guru’s Tip
This cooler includes the AM5 bracket you'll need to mount it on the advanced AMD CPU we recommend.
Operating System –
Windows 11 Home (USB)$136 The Guru’s Tip
Win11 is definitely what you want to support the latest games on your new PC build!
The 27" 1440p 144Hz Gaming Monitor –
Sceptre E275B-QPN168$200 The Guru’s Tip
This monitor will let you get the most out of your new high-end gaming PC!
The Budget Gaming Keyboard –
Corsair K55 RGB Pro$49 The Guru’s Tip
The lighting on this model can be controlled via the iCUE software.
The Pro Gaming Mouse –
Razer Basilisk V3 X HyperSpeed Wireless$69 The Guru’s Tip
It's hard to overstate just how much freedom a wireless mouse gives you!
The Budget Wireless PC Headset –
SteelSeries Arctis 1 Wireless$65 The Guru’s Tip
After a recent price cut, this headset is an unbeatable deal, coming in under the price of competing wired headsets!
Total Cost: $1501
The Pre-Built Option
The DIY Build
- CPU – AMD Ryzen 5 7600 ($220)
- Motherboard – MSI Pro B650-P WiFi ($204)
- Video Card – XFX Radeon RX 6800 XT MERC319 16GB ($530)
- Memory – G.Skill 2x16GB Flare X5 DDR5-6000 CL30 EXPO ($120)
- Solid-State Drive – WD Blue SN570 1TB NVMe ($46)
- Case – Corsair 4000D Airflow ($105)
- Power Supply – SilverStone Strider ST65F-GS ($110)
- CPU Cooler – Scythe Kotetsu Mark 3 ($30)
- Operating System – Windows 11 Home (USB) ($136)