The Best $1750 Advanced Gaming PC Build – June 2022

By Ari Altman | Published May 27, 2022 | Updated May 27, 2022

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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 AMD!

For June 2022, the $1,750 Advanced Gaming PC Build goes all in on AMD, pairing the proven Ryzen 5 5600X 6-core, 12-thread CPU with the ultra-fast Radeon RX 6800 XT 16GB GPU, which equals the GeForce RTX 3080 10GB but with more VRAM. This combo offers unmatched performance per dollar, especially given that both are at their lowest prices since release!

This system also features 16GB of low-latency DDR4-3600 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 650W ultra-efficient power supply, a highly-effective 120mm tower cooler, and an awesome high-airflow tempered glass case from be quiet!

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 or Newegg, and our Amazon links 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 3070

    $1600
    PRICE CUT!!! This 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 In Win 101 chassis.
    The Guru’s Tip

    This is an amazing deal if you decide you don't want to build your own, but the DIY PC we spec out below is a cut above in terms of speed and extras.

The DIY Option

  • CPU

    AMD Ryzen 5 5600X

    $199
    AMD’s Zen 3 architecture made a huge splash in the PC industry. Beating Intel on a clock-for-clock basis for the first time in decades, and with far lower power consumption, the Ryzen 5 5600X is the perfect CPU for this build. And it brings along with it an advanced yet cost-effective platform, which will provide upgrade potential down the line should you wish to drop in an even more powerful CPU.
    The Guru’s Tip

    This CPU comes with a cooler, but make sure to go with the aftermarket model we recommend later in this guide for better performance!

  • Motherboard

    Gigabyte B550 AORUS Elite AX V2

    $170
    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 (the top slot being Gen 4), seven USB ports, and built-in WiFi 6 and Bluetooth 5. It also has an ample power delivery system, with 12+2 phases.
    The Guru’s Tip

    This board includes the Type-C header required to make use of the Type-C port on the case we recommend.

  • Video Card

    XFX Radeon RX 6800 XT SWFT319 16GB

    $800
    It’s time to get gaming again! This Radeon RX 6800 XT 16GB has impressive gaming power, matching the RTX 3080, while actually being in stock and ready to game today! Sure, the price is above the original MSRP, but it’s pretty clear at this point that prices have been reset permanently, so rather than wait for a price drop that will never come, grab a great GPU today and get into your games!
    The Guru’s Tip

    This GPU is as fast as a GeForce RTX 3080 10GB, but with more VRAM, making it an exceptional deal!

  • Memory

    Patriot 2x8GB Viper Steel DDR4-3600 14-16-16

    $88
    To get the most out of DDR4 memory, you want high frequencies, and Patriot’s Viper Steel 2x8GB DDR4-3600 CL14 kit delivers! DDR4-3600 is the sweet spot in terms of compatibility with the majority of DDR4-based systems, and to get the most out of 3600 RAM, you want tight timings, which this delivers in spades: 14-16-16 at 1.45V, to be exact. We asked Patriot to create this kit back in 2020 when we tested their ultra-fast (but hard to use) 4400 kit. We knew Patriot could win a lot more users if it simply reprogrammed its kit for ultra-low latency rather than ultra-high frequency, and now it’s here!
    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

    WD Blue SN570 1TB NVMe

    $90
    WD knocked it out of the park with its high-performance yet bargain-priced SN570. 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 3500MB/s and write speeds of 3500MB/s. Note that you’ll need a jeweler’s-type screwdriver to affix it.
    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!

  • Case

    be quiet! Pure Base 500DX White

    $108
    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 black or white from the same product page. We happen to love it in white!

  • Power Supply

    Phanteks AMP 650W Gold

    $80
    The AMP 650W from Phanteks offers exceptional performance at a great price. It features 650W of Gold-rated power, fully-modular cables, a low-noise fan design with zero-fan mode, and an ultra-compact form factor at just 140mm deep.
    The Guru’s Tip

    This model undercuts all the competition in price!

  • CPU Cooler

    Scythe Mugen 5 Rev. C

    $57
    Offering amazing cooling along with very low noise levels thanks to its big heatsink and powerful but quiet Kaze Flex II 1500RPM fan, the Mugen 5 Rev. C is the perfect pick for any high-performance PC.
    The Guru’s Tip

    This awesome cooler is far more powerful than AMD's stock cooler, allowing higher boost speeds at lower noise levels.

  • 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!

Optional Products

  • The 27" 2560x1440 Gaming Monitor

    HP X27q

    $254
    HP has taken over the value high-end gaming monitor market with the X27q. Didn’t think you could get value in a high-end monitor? Think again! The X27q offers all the specs you could want: a 27″ 2560×1440 IPS panel capable of a 165Hz refresh rate, enhanced with FreeSync Premium frame-syncing technology. Previously, you couldn’t get anything but an inferior TN panel for this price. The X27q even has a height-adjustable stand, which we consider critical for a high-end monitor, making this a flat-out winner!
    The Guru’s Tip

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

  • The Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

    Corsair K60 RGB Pro Low Profile

    $101
    For the very fastest gameplay, there’s nothing better than the K60 Low Profile. Thanks to Cherry’s unbeaten low-profile MX Speed switches, you get amazing response and feel, plus low noise.
    The Guru’s Tip

    Low-profile switches make mechanical keyboards respond a whole lot faster!

  • The Pro Gaming Mouse

    Razer Basilisk X HyperSpeed Wireless

    $37
    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

    $97
    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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