For about $ 2000 our best gaming PC is capable of handling 4K gaming pc build and virtual reality. Both AMD and Intel-built Paths will produce a high-end gaming PC that’s ready to break through your favorite games and more. The $ 2000 build is our best gaming PC recommendation to date and is packed with a powerful CPU and GPU combination. For the price, this custom PC has excellent gaming capabilities and will stand the test of time.
With the $ 2,000 price tag, there is no compromise. You get a top of the line gaming PC with premium gaming experience, delivering performance, and streaming capabilities. Here’s how it breaks:
Budget – At the $ 2000 mark, you are on the high end of the gaming PC spectrum and can ensure that your new build is loaded with premium features. With a strong processor, you get the flagship RTX 2080 Ti GPU from Nvidia with unmatched gaming performance. In this price bracket, you’ll need a strong motherboard to handle any expansion and overclocking needs, so we’ve included robust and reliable motherboard options for both builds.
Performance – As mentioned, our build comes with a powerful RTX2080 Ti graphics card. When it comes to gaming performance, this GPU will handle any game you throw in ultra settings! This build supports NVIDIA’s ray-tracing technology and will easily deliver for 4K and VR gaming.
The Intel i9-9900K’s eight cores run at 3.6GHz and can be expanded to an impressive 5.0GHz.
Our build features a 1TB SSD, which should be more than enough to store your operating system and favorite games, while also giving you a lightning-fast boot time. These builds feature 1600MHz in 16GB of RAM, again enhancing your overall gaming experience.
AMD Vs. Intel – Overall, we recommend our Intel build as the best option for those looking to build a strong gaming PC at this price point. With both AMD and Intel, we see excellent CPU performance for both gaming and your general multitasking. Of course, the AMD processor destroys the Intel CPU in the workstation department, but the i9-9900K wins narrowly for gaming due to its single-core performance.
How We Choose the PC Components
Our team has years of experience behind making PCs for a range of needs and budgets. All this knowledge combined with the hour-long research, user feedback, and onsite benchmarking that goes into choosing the best components for our build.
We look for value for money, how components perform together and focus on the needs of the gamer to ensure that our bills can buy your budget.
We manufacture all these PCs at home, so we believe when we say that we want to make them as good as possible. We actually use all of these in ITJD offices day in and day out.
How We Test
We build each of our chosen PCs from scratch, to ensure that we recommend all parts work together, fit the selected case, and provide the best performance for the price range .
Once manufactured, PCs are used for everyday work in the office as well as light-to-heavy-duty. When we test, we also run benchmarking tests to see how well the temperature of our components is.
We know how much some of our readers enjoy overclocking their PCs, so we’ve made sure to check that out as well. So, you can feel safe knowing that these machines can be pushed beyond their basic capabilities. But, please make sure that you know how to overclock before trying to over-task your build.
This high-end 4k gaming PC is a powerhouse. We have tried to ensure this machine gives you the best results while gaming and all for around $2000!
Intel Core i9 9900KF
With superb single-core performance and multithreading, the Intel i9-9900KF is one of the best CPUs money can buy, especially when it comes to gaming performance. With eight cores and sixteen threads, this CPU is ready to handle anything you throw at it and continues to lead the way for Intel. The i9-9900KF comes with a clock speed of 3.6GHz and has the potential of being boosted up to an impressive 5.0GHz.
The K, as many will know, is a symbol that represents the CPU’s unlocked overclocking ability. If you are considering overclocking this Intel CPU, be sure to include the cooler upgrade as this will run a lot hotter.
Be Quiet! Dark Rock 4 CPU Cooler
The Dark Rock 4 Cooler from Be Quiet! is a large air cooler with a 120mm fan. This cooler is more than enough to handle the heat of both the AMD and Intel CPU options and even competes with some AIO coolers. This CPU cooler features a large radiator that will help keep your temperatures low and your system quiet. The radiator will be better for heat dissipation, enabling more room for overclocking and preventing your CPU from throttling.
In addition to high performance and optimized airflow, you also get the benefit of peace and quiet, with noise levels only hitting 21.4 dBa. If silent PC operation is your thing, then check out our silent gaming PC right here.
What high-end build would be complete without a powerful graphics card? For the absolute maximum graphical processing power available, look no further than the RTX 2080 SUPER. To put it simply, this card is one of the highest performing GPUs in the benchmarks right now and will handle any game you throw at it.
The 2080 SUPER has 8GB of GDDR6 VRAM and a boost clock speed of 1830 MHz. This triple fan beast is one of the best 2080 cards you can buy and will not let you down for many years to come.
Playing AAA games is almost unworthy of this card’s power, but there is simply nothing better for all your gaming needs.
Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 DRAM 3600MHz
This 16GB memory kit from Corsair offers more than enough RAM for both the AMD and Intel related builds. With this kit, you can be sure there is no compromise when multitasking, streaming, and of course, gaming. In addition to the large capacity of this RAM, we have also ensured we include fast-acting clock speeds of 3000MHz. With this speed, you are guaranteed never to be bottlenecked by your RAM, even when running RAM-hungry applications.
Quality, speed, and more than enough in terms of size, what more can you ask for?
ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro 1TB
We’ve decided to go for ADATA’s XPG SX8200 M.2 SSD for this build as it offers lightning-quick load times and comes to shelves at an extremely affordable price point.
With sequential read/write speeds of up to 3500/3000MB/s, the ADATA M.2 drive is one of the fastest on the market, giving the likes of Samsung’s 970 Evo a run for its money. With a hefty 1TB of storage capacity, the SX8200 is the perfect pairing for this already impressive build.
EVGA G5 Supernova 750w
Every high-end build needs a solid and reliable power supply to keep things ticking over. While some may think more watts are better, 750W is powerful enough to supply this gaming rig with all the juice it needs. While you may not need the most efficient PSU out there, when a deal such as this comes along, you need to take it. In addition to the gold level of efficiency for this power supply and its full modularity, you also get EVGA’s trademark build quality.
MSI MEG Z390 ACE LGA1151
With excellent overclocking capabilities and room for expansion, the MSI MEG Z390 ACE is the perfect motherboard to accompany the Core i9-9900K. The board comes with WiFi, USB 3.1 Gen2 slots, M.2 support, and NVMe SSD support. With this product from Asus, you are getting a reliable and sturdy board that oozes quality.
This motherboard not only supports the fast RAM included in the build (4600(OC) MHz), but it gives you extra headroom for any future upgrades. Finally, from this sturdy board, you get the Aura Sync RGB lighting and GPU temperature sensing technology.
Fractal Design Define S2 – Mid Tower Computer Case
To keep all your components safe and looking stylish, we have selected the Fractal Design S2 PC case. This mid-tower case comes with two preinstalled with Dynamic X2 GP-12 120 mm fans. These fans deliver optimum airflow out of the box, and with that low level of noise, Fractal Design is known for.
With this compact case, you are getting a similar level of performance as you would from a larger capacity tower, only with a much smaller form factor. Combining this case with the CPU cooler, your gaming PC will be running at low temperatures even with the most demanding of games. The Meshify C comes with a stylish design and a tempered glass panel to keep your overall build looking sharp.