The Best $1750 Advanced Gaming PC Build – January 2023

By Ari Altman | Published December 24, 2022 | Updated December 24, 2022

Lian Li 205 Mesh RGBHigh-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, an All-AMD Rig!

For January 2023, the $1,750 Advanced Gaming PC Build has been completely reimagined! It now harnesses the amazing power of AMD’s AM5-based Ryzen 5 7600X, a 6-core, 12-thread gaming powerhouse. Thanks to a steep price cut and the new availability of mainstream AM5 motherboards, it suddenly leaps to the top of the pack! It’s backing up a beast of a GPU, the AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT 16GB, which obliterates the competition from Nvidia!

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 Lian Li!

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 Ultra-High-End Gaming PC

    CyberpowerPC Gamer Supreme 12700KF/3070

    $1800
    CyberpowerPC offers a lot of value in its Gamer Supreme Gaming PC. It starts with a liquid-cooled Intel Core i7-12700KF 12-core, 20-thread CPU, which is supporting the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 8GB video card. Also included is 32GB of RAM, a 500GB SSD, and a 2TB hard drive.
    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

    AMD Ryzen 5 7600X

    $249
    AMD has done it again with Zen 4, simply smashing through the performance barrier in all respects. The 6-core, 12-thread Ryzen 5 7600X is up to 15% faster in games and 25% faster in content creation than its predecessor, while offering the latest connectivity standards thanks to the AM5 platform.
    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

    Gigabyte B650 AORUS Elite AX

    $230
    This B650 board from Gigabyte allows you to tap into the potential of AMD’s cutting-edge AM5 platform at a great price. You get a potent 14+2+1 Phase power solution with 70A Power Stage, a PCIe Gen 4 video card slot, three M.2 slots (one being Gen 5, the others Gen 4), plus built-in WiFi 6E.
    The Guru’s Tip

    Like all AM5 boards, this one requires next-gen DDR5 memory.

  • Video Card

    PowerColor Radeon RX 6800 XT 16GB Red Devil

    $650
    It’s time to get gaming again! This Radeon RX 6800 XT 16GB has impressive gaming power, beating the GeForce RTX 3080 10GB, while also packing in an extra 6GB of VRAM, making it far more future-proof. PowerColor gives its Red Devil model a powerful 3-fan cooler to keep heat under wraps.
    The Guru’s Tip

    We know a lot of high-end gamers feel they absolutely must have a GeForce card, but honestly, this thing decimates everything Nvidia offers anywhere near its price, making this build a sleeper sensation!

  • Memory

    G.Skill 2x16GB Flare X5 DDR5-6000 CL36 EXPO

    $140
    To get the most out of AMD’s latest CPUs, you want fast RAM, and DDR5-6000 is the sweetspot not only in terms of price, but in terms of the AM5 platform. It allows for the optimum settings and highest overall performance. This Flare X5 kit from G.Skill is specially designed for AM5, thanks to the enhanced 36-36-36-96 EXPO timings that can be loaded easily by the motherboard.
    The Guru’s Tip

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

  • Solid-State Drive

    WD_BLACK SN770 1TB NVMe

    $90
    WD knocked it out of the park with its ultra-high-performance, bargain-priced SN770 PCIe Gen 4 drive. Optimized for excellent real-world performance thanks to WD’s years of SSD development, it easily keeps up with much more expensive drives. This 1TB model can provide sequential read speeds of 5150MB/s and write speeds of 4900MB/s.
    The Guru’s Tip

    While you don't really need a PCIe Gen 4 drive for gaming, the incredible price on this model makes it hard to pass up!

  • Case

    Lian Li 205 Mesh C RGB

    $110
    Lian Li established itself as the leading PC case manufacturers in the early 2000s, and after a quiet spell, it has come out to dominate the market yet again. The 205 is an example of how Lian Li proves enhanced performance does not need to cost more, it just needs to be designed right! With dual 140mm ARGB fans in front and a 120mm ARGB fan in the rear, plus a mesh front panel, this case offers a great light show, but more importantly, it offers superior airflow to anything else in its price range.
    The Guru’s Tip

    This case has a USB Type-C port up top, which will interface with a dedicated header on the motherboard we recommend.

  • Power Supply

    Corsair RM650

    $95
    Corsair offers a ton of value in its RM 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

    ID-COOLING SE-226-XT

    $50
    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 AM4/AM5 mounting kit you'll need to use it with the modern AMD CPU.

  • Operating System

    Windows 11 Home USB

    $139
    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!
    The Guru’s Tip

    Windows 11 took a while to arrive at retail, but now that it's here, it's what you want on your new PC running Intel's latest hybrid CPU architecture!

Optional Products

  • The 27" 2560x1440 Gaming Monitor

    LG UltraGear 27GL83A

    $250
    LG has come to dominate the gaming monitor market thanks to its deep trove of display know-how. The 27GL83A is a perfect example of that, featuring a 27″ IPS panel, 2560×1440 resolution, and a 144Hz frame rate, along with G-Sync and FreeSync compatibility, all at a great price. We also really appreciate that this monitor has a height-adjustable stand – a virtual requirement to get set up right!
    The Guru’s Tip

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

  • The Budget Gaming Keyboard

    Corsair K55 RGB Pro

    $50
    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 X HyperSpeed Wireless

    $35
    Offering cutting-edge performance, there’s nothing like the Basilisk X for anywhere near the price. Ultra-sensitive sensor, Razer’s awesome HyperSpeed wireless system, 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

    $100
    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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