The Best $1750 Advanced Gaming PC Build – April 2023

By Ari Altman | Published April 15, 2023 | Updated April 15, 2023

SilverStone Fara 512ZHigh-End Performance with a Touch of Class!

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 with ease, but what’s really great about this system is that it offers a fantastic balance of speed, silence, and style.

This Month’s Build, Powered by Intel and Nvidia!

For April 2023, the $1,750 Advanced Gaming PC Build gets a complete overhaul, moving to Intel’s shockingly-fast Core i5-13600KF 14-core, 20-thread CPU. It’s by far the best gaming processor in its price range, clobbering everything AMD offers. It’s backing up an absolute gem of a GPU, the new Nvidia GeForce RTX 4070 12GB, which reestablished Nvidia as the king of the high-end!

This system also features 32GB of high-speed DDR5-6000 RAM, along with a high-performance 1TB PCIe Gen 4 solid-state drive, perfect for all your gaming or productivity needs. Topping it all off is an efficient 650W power supply, a highly-effective 120mm tower cooler, and an awesome high-airflow tempered glass case from SilverStone!

Parting Thoughts

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! Throughout our guides, we provide direct links to Amazon, which will auto-convert for readers in the UK, Canada, and many countries in the EU. Your use of these links helps support continued development of these guides!

The Pre-Built Option

  • The High-End Gaming PC

    Skytech Shiva 5600X/RTX 3080

    HOT DEAL!!! This system is equipped to max out any game, thanks to the incredible GeForce RTX 3080 10GB GPU is comes equipped with. Also on board is the potent AMD Ryzen 5 5600X 6-core, 12-thread CPU, a 240mm liquid cooler, 16GB of DDR4-3200 RAM, a 1TB solid-state drive, and a 750W Gold-rated power supply. It’s all wrapped up in the stylish In Win 101 chassis.

    The Guru’s Tip

    This is a great deal if you decide you don't want to build your own. It will be a bit behind the DIY build spec'd out below, but hey, you'll be gaming a lot faster!

The DIY Option

  • CPU

    Intel Core i5-13600KF

    The 13600KF is simply revolutionary in terms of performance across the board. With a total of 14 cores (6 performance cores and 8 efficiency cores), and a total of 20 threads (yes, it’s getting hard to keep up!), it can handle just about anything. And for gaming in particular, it offers simply incredible performance per dollar, beating everything AMD has, while nearly matching its big brothers in the Core i7/i9 lines.

    The Guru’s Tip

    This CPU does not come with a cooler, so make sure to get the aftermarket model we recommend later in this guide!

  • Motherboard


    MSI packs tons of value into its “P” series motherboard, and this Socket 1700 model is a perfect match for Intel’s latest CPUs. It features four M.2 slots (all being Gen 4 x4), a PCIe Gen 5 video card slot, eight USB ports (including a Type-C port), and integrated WiFi 6E.

    The Guru’s Tip

    We recommend DDR5 boards exclusively at this point, so of course we match this with DDR5 RAM later in this guide.

  • Video Card

    MSI GeForce RTX 4070 Ventus 3X 12G OC

    The RTX 4070 offers amazing performance and amazing efficiency, making it the perfect GPU for any high-end gaming rig! This model comes with a premium dual-slot, triple-fan cooler that provides exceptional cooling capability and extremely low noise levels, despite the very reasonable price. And it comes pre-overclocked from the factory, yet has plenty of room for manual overclocking.

    The Guru’s Tip

    For the first time in a very long time, you actually get tremendous value from an Nvidia card thanks to the 4070!

  • Memory

    G.Skill 2x16GB Ripjaws S5 DDR5-6000 CL30

    For the ultimate in speed, you must go with DDR5 RAM, but not just any DDR5 RAM, because you need high-frequency DDR5 to blow past DDR4 RAM performance. And that’s what you get with G.Skill’s Ripjaws S5 kit, running at DDR5-6000 with timings of 30-40-40-96 at 1.35V. This is the real deal when it comes to DDR5 performance!

    The Guru’s Tip

    Remember to engage the XMP profile in the UEFI to take advantage of the full speed of this RAM kit.

  • Solid-State Drive

    Samsung 980 Pro 1TB

    For storage, head straight for the 980 Pro 1TB drive from Samsung. It uses the PCIe 4.0 interface provided on this system’s motherboard to massively accelerate I/O operations.

    The Guru’s Tip

    While you don't need a Gen 4 drive for gaming, the prices have dropped so much that you might as well splurge!

  • Case

    SilverStone FARA 512Z

    The FARA 512Z offers awesome style and great performance at a very impressive price. It has three high-quality 120mm ARGB fans plus a built-in ARGB light strip to provide plenty of style, and a tempered glass side panel to show off your components. And up top it features dual USB Type-A ports plus a Type-C port.

    The Guru’s Tip

    The RGB lighting on the case's fans can be controlled via the motherboard using the 3-pin ARGB header.

  • Power Supply

    Thermaltake Toughpower GF1 650W

    Thermaltake offers a ton of value in its GF1 line, and this model is no exception. You get 650W of Gold-rated power, fully-modular cables, and a fan that doesn’t even spin at low loads for total silence. The best part: a full 10-year warranty.

    The Guru’s Tip

    This model undercuts all the competition in price!

  • CPU Cooler


    This cooler is the perfect pick for a mainstream PC Build. It offers robust cooling potential and nearly-silent operation thanks to an excellent fan blade design. And despite its hefty heatsink, it clears the RAM slots perfectly due to an offset setup.

    The Guru’s Tip

    This cooler includes the socket 1700 mounting kit you'll need to use it with the modern Intel CPU.

  • Operating System

    Windows 11 Home (USB)

    Windows 11 take everything people loved about Windows 10, and then takes it to 11! It adds significant under-the-hood changes to make it faster and more secure, and of course, the interface is sleek too! This version ships on a convenient USB stick, allowing it to be easily installed by just plugging it in.

    The Guru’s Tip

    Windows 11 is what you want on your gaming PC to get maximum performance!

Optional Products

  • The 27" 1440p 144Hz Gaming Monitor

    Sceptre E275B-QPN168

    Sceptre is all about deliver inconspicuously-named monitors with out-of-this-world value! This one packs in a big 27″ 2560 x 1440 IPS panel, a 144Hz refresh rate and FreeSync Premium for ultra-smooth framerates, a Displayport, an HDMI 2.0 port, and dual HDMI 1.4 ports, plus built-in speakers. To get it set up just right, it has a height-adjustable stand, unheard of in this price range. It even includes a Displayport cable in the box, which is what you want to use to get the most out of this monitor!

    The Guru’s Tip

    This model will pair perfectly with the video card we recommend!

  • The Budget Gaming Keyboard

    Corsair K55 RGB Pro

    Pick up a great keyboard at a great price with the K55. It offers IP42-rated dust and spill resistance, zoned RGB backlighting, dedicated macro and media keys, plus quiet keys with a tactile bump to provide great feedback with low noise levels!

    The Guru’s Tip

    Use Corsair's iCUE software to control the lighting on this keyboard.

  • The Pro Gaming Mouse

    Razer Basilisk V3 X HyperSpeed Wireless

    Offering cutting-edge performance, there’s nothing like the Basilisk V3 for anywhere near the price. Ultra-sensitive 18K sensor, mechanical switches, Razer’s awesome HyperSpeed wireless system with up to 285 hours of battery life, and perfect ergonomics. It’s a great mouse!

    The Guru’s Tip

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

  • The Budget Wireless PC Headset

    ‎SteelSeries Arctis 1 Wireless

    SteelSeries has made a name for itself in the gaming headset world with its no-nonsense focus on performance. The Arctis 1 follows in this tradition with high-end drivers, lossless 2.4 GHz wireless for ultra-low latency wireless connectivity on both PC and PS4/PS5, a detachable bidirectional microphone, and 20 hours of battery life.

    The Guru’s Tip

    There are few peripherals that benefit more in terms of usability from going wireless than a headset!

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