Our Best Gaming PC under $2000 in 2023
This $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.
The 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.
This 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.
If 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.
By 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.rt
An 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.
Fractal 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.
A 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.
As you can see from both the components we’ve listed, along with the gaming performance we have benchmarked, this $2000 gaming PC is hard to rival. You’d have to spend possibly another $1000 to really improve the specs and therefore, this high performing, VR ready machine is certainly future proof for the time being. If you did end up building this rig, enjoy your new PC! Be sure to check out our other articles if you have any issues or want to explore different options!