Gaming PC Build For $1500 – Intel and RTX Inside

With this build you will be able to play games at 60+FPS on 1440p/4K resolution, stream and edit videos and do some serious overclocking with Cooler Master water cooling kit.

Intel Core i5 10600K

Intel’s new i5 10600K is one of the best CPUs for gamers, it provides good performance on enthusiasts level with good overclocking potential. With its 6 cores and 12 threads it will be more than enough for gaming and streaming at the same time, and there is a lot of place for future GPU upgrades. Intel’s new TurboBoost 3.0 Max technology will automatically overclock this i5 to 4.8 Ghz. Intel’s Comet Lake comes with soldered die to IHS which will improve cooling performance and thermal throttling.

 

igabyte GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB WINDFORCE OC 3X

Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB WINDFORCE OC 3X is based on RTX 2080 Gaming OC with reference 2070 PCB design and Windforce 3X OC cooler. This Gaming OC model has 45Mhz overclocked core and memory on stock speed. Card comes with 8+2 phase power delivery, 6 pin and 8 pin power connector and in combination with 3 82mm fans and 6×6 copper heatpipes on Windforce cooler, this card will overclock as good as it will be cold. One interesting thing is that middle fan spins in opposite direction to remove turbulence between other 2 fans. And for RGB lowers, there is a RGB Fusion 2.0 with 16.7M customizable color options.

MSI MAG Z490 TOMAHAWK
MSI MAG Z490 TOMAHAWK

MSI Z490-A PRO is low budget Z490 motherboard. It comes with 2 m.2 SSD slots and 128GB DDR4 support. With nicely cooled 12 phase delivery it will be solid overclocker, but for something serious overclock we recommend MSI MAG Z490 TOMAHAWK which is $30 more.

MSI MAG Z490 TOMAHAWK is gaming motherboard for LGA 1200 socket, but with it’s all features, it is more than enough to build high-end gaming PC. It comes with massive aluminum heatsink which is here to cool 12+2 phase power delivery. This board comes with 2 M.2 slots with their M.2 Shield Froze covers, and requires 8+4 pin CPU power connector, what sounds very good for overclocking. It doesn’t have too much RGB on it, but has connector onboard so you can easily add your own lightening.

Cooler Master MasterLiquid ML240L RGB

MasterLiquid ML240L RGB is AiO (all in one) water cooling solution from Cooler Master. It comes with 240mm radiator and 2 120mm SickleFlow 120 led fans which have bigger blade  size to improve light dispersion and increase static pressure. Fans and pump comes with 4 pin RGB led connector so you can control their lights with your motherboard.  When it comes to cooling, ML240L RGB is more than enough to cool i5 10600K on 5.0GHz with low noise level.

 

G.Skill Aegis 32GB

This build comes with 32GB of G.Skill Aegis memory on 3000MHz which can easily be overclocked to 3333MHz. This memory uses cutting-edge hardware technology to ensure smooth gaming for the newest games, and with XMP 2.0 profiles, it will give you just more performance.

 

Samsung 970 Evo Plus

Samsung 970 Evo Plus is one of the best consumer SSDs you can buy today. For this build we have chosen 500GB model, which has 3200MB/s/900MB/s read/write speeds. Unlike the other SSDs which uses 64-layer memory technology, 970 EVO Plus is the first SSD based on new 96-layer memory technology. It has 5 years warrant. And for storing your games we added 2 TB Seagate Barracuda mechanical hard drive.

 

EVGA B5 650 W 80+

EVGA B5 650 W 80+ is low budget fully modular power supply which comes with 5 years warranty. It is built with high quality Japanese capacitors and fluid-dynamic bearing 135mm fan with ECO mode which turns fan off under low-medium loads. With its 650w it gives 54.1A on 12V rail which makes rom for future upgrade and overclocks.

Phanteks Eclipse P350X

 

 

 

With it’s small dimensions, 200x450x455mm, Phanteks Eclipse P350X is compact PC case with a lot of support: full length PSU, E-ATX motherboards, up to 400mm GPUs and 240 or 280mm water cooling radiator in the front, 240mm in the top and 120mm in the rear. This case comes with tempered glass side windows and preinstalled RGB lights.

 

 

PC Build

Name
Components
Image
Price
CPUs
  • Socket: LGA1200
  • Integrated Graphics: Intel UHD Graphics 630
  • Maximum RAM: 128 GB
  • Included CPU Cooler: No
  • L1 Cache: 6 x 32 kB Instruction, 6 x 32 kB Data
  • L2 Cache: 6 x 256 kB
  • L3 Cache: 1 x 12 MB
Price: $357
Video Cards
  • Chipset: GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER
  • Memory: 8 GB
  • Memory Type: GDDR6
  • Core Clock: 1605 MHz
  • Boost Clock: 1785 MHz
  • Effective Mem. Clock: 14000 MHz
  • Bus Interface: PCIe x16
  • SLI / CrossFire: 2-way SLI Capable
  • Length: 280.35 mm
  • TDP: 215 W
  • MBO Slots Width: 2
  • DP Ports: 3
  • HDMI Ports: 1
Price: $499
Motherboards
mbo icon MSI Z490-A PRO ATX LGA1200
  • Size: ATX
  • Chipset: Intel Z490
  • RAID: Yes
Price: $159
Second Option
mbo icon MSI MAG Z490 TOMAHAWK ATX LGA1200
  • Size: ATX
  • Chipset: Intel Z490
  • RAID: Yes
+ 30$
Price: $189
Memory
ram icon G.Skill Aegis 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3000 CL16
  • Voltage: 1.35 V
Price: $104
Storage
storage icon Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM HDD
  • Factory: Seagate
  • Serial: ST2000DMZ08/DM008, ST2000DMZ08
  • Size: 2 TB
  • Drive Width: 3.5"
  • Bus: SATA 6 Gb/s
Price: $54
storage icon Samsung 970 Evo Plus 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME SSD
  • Factory: Samsung
  • Serial: MZ-V7S500B/AM, MZ-V7S500BW
  • Size: 500 GB
  • Drive Width: M.2-2280
  • Bus: M.2 (M)
Price: $89
Power Supplies
psu icon EVGA B5 650 W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully Modular ATX
  • Wattage: 650 W
  • Modular: Full
  • Size: ATX
Price: $89
Cases
case icon Phanteks Eclipse P350X ATX Mid Tower Case
  • Max GPU Length: 400 mm / 15.748"
Price: $73
CPU Coolers
cooler icon Cooler Master MasterLiquid ML240L RGB 66.7 CFM Liquid
  • Speed (RPM): 650 - 2000 RPM
  • Noise Level: 6 - 30 dB
Price: $79
Total:
1,503$

Check Out How Good Will This Build Run Games

Results can vary in comparison to reality. Frames per second can vary because of differences in hardware and software enviroments.

Shown number of Frames Per Second is the maximal possible you can get with this build.

Game
Frames Per Second
Ultra-High Settings Limited by GPU
56.8 FPS
Ultra-High Settings Limited by GPU
47 FPS
Ultra-High Settings Limited by GPU
103.7 FPS
Ultra-High Settings Limited by CPU
98.5 FPS
Ultra-High Settings Limited by CPU
200+ FPS
Ultra-High Settings Limited by CPU
66 FPS
Ultra-High Settings Limited by CPU
149.5 FPS
High Settings Limited by GPU
65.4 FPS
Ultra-High Settings Limited by GPU
78.7 FPS
Ultra-High Settings Limited by CPU
106.3 FPS

If you are wondering how much Frames per Second you can expect playing specific game visit our Can You Run It Calculator and find out!

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