The Best $2000 Premium Mini-ITX Gaming PC Build – February 2023
Small Footprint, Big Performance!
This system is designed for gamers who want a compact system but aren’t willing to sacrifice performance to get it. The $2,000 Premium Mini-ITX Gaming PC Build has all the power of a full-blown desktop gaming PC, packed into a compact, stylish case that’s dwarfed by standard towers. Amazingly, there’s no price premium to pay to get such a unique PC, making this PC a pretty good value too.
This Month’s Build, Powered by AMD and Nvidia!
For February 2023, the $2,000 Premium Mini-ITX Gaming PC Build features AMD’s blazing-fast Ryzen 5 7600X 6-core, 12-thread CPU, a gaming specialist like no other CPU on the market. It’s the perfect processor for an ITX gaming system, thanks to its impressive power and efficiency. It’ll have no trouble maxing out our GPU of choice, Nvidia’s new GeForce RTX 4070 Ti 12GB, which matches Nvidia’s older 3090 Ti at a much lower price, and with far lower power consumption!
Just as important as all the computational firepower used in this system is the case, which truly defines this build. The NR200 from Cooler Master brings high-end capabilities down to a compact size and a very reasonable price. With competitors only available from boutique manufacturers at over twice the price, the NR200 stands alone. Inside, you’ll be installing 32GB of fast DDR5-6000 RAM, a 1TB PCIe Gen 4 solid-state drive, and a 120mm tower cooler from Scythe. Keeping the system running is a compact 650W Gold-rated SFX power supply, which will have more than enough power for all the gear in this build.
To see recommended accessories for this build, just scroll down to the bottom of this page, or check out our dedicated Monitor Buyer’s Guide and Peripherals Buyer’s Guide. Throughout this guide, you’ll see direct links to Amazon or Newegg for US readers, and our Amazon links will auto-convert for readers in the UK, Canada, and parts of the EU, with automatic reginal substitutions made where necessary. To support continued development of these guides, please use these links when you’re ready to buy your ITX machine!
The DIY PC Build
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X$244 The Guru’s Tip
This CPU does not come with a cooler, so make sure to pick up the liquid cooler we list later in this guide!
MSI MPG B650I Edge WiFi$240 The Guru’s Tip
This board requires DDR5 memory, so make sure to follow our RAM recommendation in this guide.
Video Card –
Zotac GeForce RTX 4070 Ti 12GB Trinity$800 The Guru’s Tip
At 307mm long, this is an easy fit in the case we recommend.
G.Skill 2x16GB Trident Z5 Neo DDR5-6000 CL30 EXPO$180 The Guru’s Tip
This DDR5 kit is the perfect match for the motherboard we recommend.
Solid-State Drive –
WD_BLACK SN770 1TB NVMe$90 The Guru’s Tip
While you don't really need Gen 4 speed for gaming, the amazing price on this drive makes it irresistible!
Cooler Master NR200$103 The Guru’s Tip
This case can fit GPUs up to 330mm long, and we've confirmed that the GPU we recommend will fit!
Power Supply –
SilverStone SST-SX650-G$125 The Guru’s Tip
This PSU has plenty of headroom for the high-powered components in this system, which will pull about 500W at load.
CPU Cooler –
Scythe Fuma 2 Rev. B$66 The Guru’s Tip
This is the perfect match for the case we recommend, maxing out the height limit while providing exceptional coooling!
Operating System –
Windows 11 Home USB$139 The Guru’s Tip
Microsoft took its sweet time releasing Win11 to retail after announcing the upgrade version in 2021, but it's here now and it's what you want on a modern PC.
The Mechanical Gaming Keyboard –
Corsair K70 RGB MK.2 Rapidfire$148 The Guru’s Tip
Once you go mechanical, you won't go back!
Corsair Dark Core RGB Pro SE$70 The Guru’s Tip
Sync the mouse's lighting using the Corsair iCUE software!
The 34-inch Gaming Monitor –
AOC CU34G2X$340 The Guru’s Tip
You'll have no trouble taking advantage of the full resolution of this monitor with the $2,000 ITX Gaming PC Build!
The Deluxe PC Headset –
Corsair Virtuoso Wireless Headset$174 The Guru’s Tip
We've used these since they were released in late 2019, and they have never let us down.
Total Cost: $1992
The DIY PC Build
- CPU – AMD Ryzen 5 7600X ($244)
- Motherboard – MSI MPG B650I Edge WiFi ($240)
- Video Card – Zotac GeForce RTX 4070 Ti 12GB Trinity ($800)
- Memory – G.Skill 2x16GB Trident Z5 Neo DDR5-6000 CL30 EXPO ($180)
- Solid-State Drive – WD_BLACK SN770 1TB NVMe ($90)
- Case – Cooler Master NR200 ($103)
- Power Supply – SilverStone SST-SX650-G ($125)
- CPU Cooler – Scythe Fuma 2 Rev. B ($66)
- Operating System – Windows 11 Home USB ($139)