The Best $1750 Advanced Gaming PC Build – April 2023
High-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!
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$1700HOT 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.
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
Intel Core i5-13600KF$293 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!
MSI PRO Z790-P WIFI$220 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$600 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!
G.Skill 2x16GB Ripjaws S5 DDR5-6000 CL30$120 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$80 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!
SilverStone FARA 512Z$111 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$113 The Guru’s Tip
This model undercuts all the competition in price!
CPU Cooler –
ID-COOLING SE-226-XT$45 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)$136 The Guru’s Tip
Windows 11 is what you want on your gaming PC to get maximum performance!
The 27" 1440p 144Hz Gaming Monitor –
Sceptre E275B-QPN168$200 The Guru’s Tip
This model will pair perfectly with the video card we recommend!
The Budget Gaming Keyboard –
Corsair K55 RGB Pro$49 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$69 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$65 The Guru’s Tip
There are few peripherals that benefit more in terms of usability from going wireless than a headset!
Total Cost: $1718
The Pre-Built Option
The DIY Option
- CPU – Intel Core i5-13600KF ($293)
- Motherboard – MSI PRO Z790-P WIFI ($220)
- Video Card – MSI GeForce RTX 4070 Ventus 3X 12G OC ($600)
- Memory – G.Skill 2x16GB Ripjaws S5 DDR5-6000 CL30 ($120)
- Solid-State Drive – Samsung 980 Pro 1TB ($80)
- Case – SilverStone FARA 512Z ($111)
- Power Supply – Thermaltake Toughpower GF1 650W ($113)
- CPU Cooler – ID-COOLING SE-226-XT ($45)
- Operating System – Windows 11 Home (USB) ($136)