$1500 is the average budget of every PC gamer for a good PC, which means that the PC should be able to run almost all AAA titles smoothly along with other applications running in the background such as OBS, all at 1080p 144Hz or even 1440p 144Hz. So here we have brought you the Best Gaming PC build under $1500.
A few years ago building a gaming PC like that would have been impossible given that the base RTX card by Nvidia i.e RTX 2060 GPU would almost cost you $500 which lead the customer to buy cheaper CPU’s or other PC components and thus bottlenecking the PC and not getting enough performance out of it.
This is now solved (almost) because of the release of the RTX 30 series by Nvidia last year, The RTX 30 series GPU’s were launched at a very low price starting from almost $350 for the founders edition while giving even more performance than the RTX 20 series GPUs. This however lead to a huge demand of the RTX 30 series GPUs and Nvidia was not able to supply enough GPUs to meet these demands due to the global pandemic, Cryptocurrency Miners and greedy retailers which led to a massive price hike for these GPUs but recent changes have led to slow but steady price drops for these GPUs and more its more than likely you might see these GPUs at a great price really soon and so you should know what components you might want to use to build your dream gaming PC which supports 1440p at 144Hz for all AAA titles like Valorant, Fortnite, CSGO, Minecraft, etc.
Best Gaming PC build under $1500:
1. CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 5600X ($290)
The AMD Ryzen 5 5600X was a no brainer for this PC build as it is a Gaming beast even though it has 6 cores, it out performs 8 core CPUs like AMD Ryzen 7 and gives almost the same performance as the Ryzen 9 5900X in most of the AAA game titles and is very very cheap. It is a 6 core 12 thread CPU and has a base clock of 3.7GHz and a boost clock of 4.6GHz
2. MOTHERBOARD: GIGABYTE B550 AORUS PRO AC ($200)
The Gigabyte B550 Aorus Pro AC is a great motherboard for our PC at this price point as it offers:
1.Dual Ultra-Fast NVMe PCIe 4.0/3.0 x4 M.2 with Thermal Guards
3.Blazing Fast 2.5GbE LAN with Bandwidth Management
4.USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C & HDMI Support
5.RGB FUSION 2.0
6.Smart Fan 5
7. And a lot more stuff which will make this list really long so check it out fully on Amazon
Overall it is a great motherboard!!
3. GPU: NVIDIA RTX 3060 (~$400)
As of right now while I am writing this buying this GPU is a dumb move as the price’s are still high for it but as I said before the prices are gradually coming down for this GPU and soon will be at the reasonable price of almost $400, as soon as that happens the post will be updated with appropriate links so stay tuned. And obviously its a great GPU no doubt about that.
For the RAM we are going with 16 GB Corsair Vengeance 3200Mhz RGB RAM, these RAM sticks look amazing
because of the in-built RGB and are quite fast too and are specially optimized for AMD CPUs, they come in
two variants black and white.
5. STORAGE: SAMSUNG 980 1TB M.2 NVME SDD ($120)
This SAMSUNG 980 1TB M.2 NVME SDD is just amazing as it gives you 3500 MB/s Read and 3000 MB/s Write
speeds which is really really fast along with the 1TB storage which is the cherry on top. Basically a really good
storage option for your PC!!
6. POWER SUPPLY UNIT (PSU): EVGA SuperNOVA 650 Ga, 80 Plus Gold 650W ($55)
For the PSU we are going with EVGA SuperNOVA 650 Ga, 80 Plus Gold 650W it is a really great PSU at a really really
cheap price point of just $55 and EVGA also offers you a 10 year warranty so if anything goes wrong you don’t
have to worry much about it. Overall a great PSU.
7. PC CABINET: Thermaltake Level 20 MT Motherboard Sync ARGB ATX Mid Tower Gaming Computer Case ($100)
To be honest, you can go for any PC cabinet that you want given that it is an ATX Mid Tower Cabinet, I would recommend this one as it has 4 cooling fans with ARGB (fully controllable) and gives you a lot of room for future upgrades on your PC.
For a price point of just $1300 this is the Best Gaming PC build under $1500 and is a Gaming Beast it can play almost all the AAA games like Fortnite, Valorant, CSGO, etc at 1440p 144Hz easily because of the Nvidia RTX 3060 GPU and the AMD Ryzen 5 5600X. Here are some GPU benchmarks by Nvidia
Keep in mind the above results are with RTX ON, so you are for sure gonna get those frames to win those games.
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