Last updated on April 7th, 2020This $2000 gaming PC build goes where the lower-priced builds haven’t gone before. It’s VR ready and 4k ready with the performance power to run your favorite AAA without question. You’ll be getting premium, reliable components with the looks to match, so slotting this into your setup will give your friends and family envious thoughts. Unfortunately, due to various factors, the prices of the hardware listed fluctuate daily. We aim to update all of our builds as much as we can to ensure they are as close to the specified build price as possible.
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Case: Fractal Design Vector Rs Blackout DarkFractal is known for producing some of the highest quality PC cases around and this Vector Rs variant is no exception. The design of this case is next to none with its bolt-free tempered glass side panels, subtle RGB light strip, and sharp angles. The counter-angled intake vents built into the case are designed for excellent airflow while also making for reduced overall noise. As well as a great design, this case has brilliant internal features with space for 6 HDDs and 2 SSDs, convertible top panel, and re-configurable layout.
Motherboard: MSI MPG X570 Gaming Edge WiFi MotherboardThe X570 Gaming Edge WiFi Motherboard is perfect for this high-end gaming PC build. It has all the necessary functionality supporting AMD’s Ryzen 3rd generation processors alongside some nice added extras. The core boost and audio boost 4 technology enhance both your CPU and audio capabilities, maximizing power and overall performance. This variant from MSI also comes with a built-in motherboard cooling fan to regulate heat, ensuring your components never reach sub-optimum temperature levels.
CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 3900XThe Ryzen 9 3900X we’ve selected for this build is a huge jump over the Ryzen 5 3600 we used in the $1500 gaming PC build. There’s a reason why AMD claims this CPU is the world’s most advanced processor for gaming as it offers up an insane 12 cores and 24 threads, which give you enough processing capabilities to maximize settings in almost any game you like. This one also comes with a base clock of 3.8GHz and overclocking capabilities of up to 4.6GHz, an improvement over the less powerful Ryzen 7 3800x which maxes out at 4.5GHz.
Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Black Edition CPU Air CoolerIf you’ve seen our lower-priced gaming PC builds, a third-party CPU cooler is a new addition to what components are required. Because we’re getting into the best of the best, the games you’re going to be playing are more and more demanding thus generating more heat from your components. This Cooler Master CPU cooler is a big upgrade over the stock Wraith Spire that is bundled in with the 3900x showcasing an increased copper-based surface area, coupled with 4 dissipating heat pipes for maximum cooling potential when required. Additionally, the smart fan sensor picks up when anything gets near the fan blades, shutting off the main function to avoid any jams and broken parts.
GPU: GIGABYTE GeForce RTX 2080 Super Windforce OC 8G Graphics CardBy this price point, the graphics cards we’re detailing are absolute powerhouses, giving you top performance is all of the latest AAA games. The RTX 2080 Super Windforce from Gigabyte is no different, giving you the latest Nvidia Turing architecture & real-time ray tracing making your games look the best they can, alongside top frame rates. This version of the 2080 series is of the Windforce family, meaning you will receive 3 Windforce fans for keeping your card from overheating.
PSU: EVGA 750 BQ, 80+ Bronze 750WA high wattage power supply is needed to make this culmination of high consuming components actually run. 750 watts should be more than enough to cover this, so this 80+ bronze rated power supply from EVGA offers quality and reliability, while also meeting the requirements. Additionally, the fan system EVGA has implemented runs almost silent therefore limiting the noise from your build overall.
RAM: Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 16GB 3600MHzThis RGB Pro variant of the Vengeance range from Corsair utilizes top performing memory speeds to match the Ryzen 9 3900x processor in this build, while also showcasing luminant lighting. We’ve still gone for 16GB worth here rather than opting for 32GB as we believe it would be a little overkill. You may, however, want to increase that memory capacity if you want to upgrade this build for serious multitasking or have a much higher budget.
SSD: Seagate Barracuda 510 1TB SSD Internal SSDAn internal SSD can be the difference in making your games load fast or slow so investing in a top-notch, reliable storage solution is definitely worth it. The reason we’ve chosen the Seagate Barracuda 510 for this $2000 gaming PC is due to the insanely fast read/write speeds in conjunction with the reliability Seagate offers up. The aforementioned read/write speeds come in at up to 3400/3000MB/s making it a perfect fit for loading those intensive open-world games like The Witcher 3.
What games can this PC run?With any gaming PC you’ll want to know what games it can run and what FPS you’re likely to be expecting. The list below shows off some of the more graphically intensive games as well as some popular ones for you to get an idea of how this $2000 rig is performing.
- Fortnite – Due to the well-optimized nature of Fortnite, 4k at max settings shouldn’t be a problem at all.
- PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds – PUBG still needs optimization work so 4K is doable but if you want a smooth 60FPS, you’ll have to dial it back to 1440p.
- Monster Hunter: World – If you’re looking for max settings in 4k you’ll be getting playable frame rates of between 30 and 40. However, turning it down to 1440p will net you a huge boost.
- League of Legends – League of Legends is built to be played on pretty much any PC so there’ll be no trouble reaching 60FPS in 4k.
- Dota 2 – Same as above.
- Overwatch – Overwatch is more intensive than the two other esports optimized titles but you should still be able to achieve 60FPS in 4k.
- Rainbow Six: Siege – You’re looking at over 70FPS in 4k for Siege so no concerns here.
- Warframe – With Warframe, you’re going to hit over 100FPS in 4k making for a silky smooth experience.
- Grand Theft Auto V – Even though GTA V is an older game at this point, it’s still graphically intensive but you’ll still be looking at around 70FPS in 4k on ultra settings.