The Best May 2019 Gaming PC Builds of the Month - $1000 $700 $1500

The Best Gaming PC Builds for $1500, $1000 & $700 – May 2019

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The Best May 2019 Gaming PC Builds of the Month - $1000 $700 $1500

If you are looking to build the best damn gaming pc build this May 2019, then you have come to the right place. These pc builds are posted every single month and are in the budgets in and between $700, $1000, $1500. Play any game out there at the best possible settings and get the most performance per dollar spent on your gaming pc.

The gaming pc builds for May 2019 have been upgraded significantly.

Some of the highlights include: The $1500 gaming pc build now includes the ever so powerful Intel i7 9700K CPU paired with a powerful RTX 2070 graphics card, making this a very powerful gaming pc.

The $1000 build has had just as significant upgrades with the inclusion of the Intel i5 9600K, a powerful unlocked CPU ready to be overclocked to take full advantage of its potential. The 9600K is also paired with a powerful newer GPU, the GTX 1660 ti, which will play games smoothly at high refresh rate 1080p gameplay and really well into 1400p resolution gameplay.

And finally, the $700 build — which is for gamers wanting to max games out at standard HD 1080p resolutions is just as powerful as ever featuring the AMG Ryzen 5 2600 processor and RTX 580 graphics card.

Looking for other budgets? Check out the hardware alternatives tables included in every single build in this article for upgrade ideas for now or in the future. Or simply leave a comment with any questions or alternatives you may have in mind. Best of luck building!


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The 2019 High-End Gaming PC Build

The Best $1500 Gaming PC Build | May 2019

Performance: Game with Extreme settings and High FPS at resolutions of 1920×1080 (1080P) & 2560×1440 (1440p) + good gameplay at 4K

*This PC Build is powered by the Intel i7 9700K CPU and RTX 2070 GPU

CPU

Intel Core i7-9700K Desktop Processor 8 Cores up to 4.9 GHz Turbo Unlocked LGA1151 300 Series 95W

The Intel Core i7-9700K is hands down the best gaming pc out right now with its eight cores and excellent single thread performance.

Cooler

Noctua NH-U14S - Premium CPU Cooler with NF-A15 140mm Fan (Brown)

The Intel i7 9700K needs a quality cooler to take full advantage of it's overclocking power.

Motherboard

MSI Z390-A PRO LGA1151 (Intel 8th and 9th Gen) M.2 USB 3.1 Gen 2 DDR4 HDMI DP CFX Dual Gigabit LAN ATX Z390 Gaming Motherboard

The Gigabyte X470 AORUS Gaming motherboard is just that, a motherboard built for gaming and it includes all you need at a good cost.

Graphics Card

EVGA GeForce RTX 2070 Black Gaming,8GB GDDR6, Dual HDB Fans Graphics Card 08G-P4-1071-KR

The RTX 2070 is a fantastic graphics card that provides great pc gaming performance at resolutions from 1080-, 1400p and well into 4K should you want to.

RAM

Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 DRAM 2400MHz C16 Desktop Memory Kit - Black (CMK16GX4M2A2400C16)

16GB of RAM is the perfect spot for any high-end gaming pc and the Corsair Vengeance LPX kit is a great choice (two sticks fo 8GB).

SSD

Crucial MX500 1TB 3D NAND SATA 2.5 Inch Internal SSD - CT1000MX500SSD1(Z)

The Crucial MX500 1Tb SSD  is a great storage solution for the $1500 gaming pc build. Need more space? You could consider the 2TB version as well!

WIN A FREE 2TB MX500 SSD: Enter the contest to win one this May 2019!

Power Supply

CORSAIR RMX Series, RM750x, 750 Watt, 80+ Gold Certified, Fully Modular Power Supply

A great, quality power supply that give you all the juice you need to power this pc build with a high efficiency 80 PLUS Gold Certified stamp of approval. Included is a zero RPM fan mode giving you a quiet cooling experience.

PC Case

Cooler Master MasterCase H500 ATX Mid-Tower, tempered glass panel, two 200mm RGB fans with Controller and Case Handle for Transport

The Cooler Master H500 is a sharp looking pc case that comes with two 200mm RGB Fans and controller, has a clear view inside, covers for clean building, magnetic filers and a case handle. Overall an awesome case for the $1500 gaming pc build!

ESTIMATED PRICE: $1516 (May 2019)

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The 2019 Mid-Range Gaming PC Build

The Best $1000 Gaming PC Build | May 2019

Capability: Game with Extreme settings at 1920X1080 (HD) resolutions up to Higher Settings at 2560×1440 (2K)

Powered by the Intel i5 9600K and the GTX 1660 Ti Graphics Card

CPU

Intel Core i5-9600K Desktop Processor

Intel Core i5-9600K Desktop Processor 6 Cores up to 4.6 GHz Turbo Unlocked LGA1151 300 Series 95W

Cooler

Noctua NH-U9S, Premium CPU Cooler with NF-A9 92mm Fan (Brown)

The Intel i5 9600K needs a cooler and the Noctua NH-U9S can keep up should you want to overclock.

Graphics Card

MSI Gaming GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 192-bit HDMI/DP 6GB GDRR6 HDCP Support DirectX 12 Dual Fan VR Ready OC Graphics Card (GTX 1660 TI Gaming X 6G)

The GeForce GTX 1660 Ti is the card to beat for high-refresh / FPS gaming at 1920 x 1080 and solid performance at 2560 x 1440 (1440p). If you want to step this up further, you could consider an RTX 2060, otherwise this card rocks!

RAM

HyperX Kingston Technology FURY 2666MHz DDR4 Non-ECC CL15 DIMM 8GB DDR4 2666 MT/s (PC4-21300) HX426C15FBK2/8

8Gb of RAM is a perfect amount for this gaming pc build, with plenty of room for more should you need later on.

SSD

Crucial MX500 500GB 3D NAND SATA 2.5 Inch Internal SSD - CT500MX500SSD1(Z)

The Crucial MX500 500GB is a great storage solution for the $1000 gaming pc build.

WIN A FREE 2TB MX500 SSD: Enter the contest to win one this May 2019!

PC Case

CORSAIR Carbide 270R Mid-Tower Case, Solid Panel

A clean, minimalistic pc case, the CARBIDE 270R is very builder friendly with a simplistic design and versatile cooling.

Estimated Cost (May 2019): $1025

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The 2019 ENTRY Gaming PC Build

The Best $700 Gaming PC Build | May 2019

Capability: Game at Smoothly with High settings and FPS at 1920X1080 resolutions in most games.

Powered by the Ryzen 5 2600 CPU and a RTX 580 8GB Graphics Card

CPU

AMD Ryzen 5 2600 Processor with Wraith Stealth Cooler - YD2600BBAFBOX

The Ryzen 5 2600 CPU is a superb value coming in with 6 CPU cores and 12 threads at 3.4Ghz. This is a solid gaming cpu that is priced really well.

*Included

Cooler

Wraith Stealth Cooler (Included)

The Wraith Stealth Cooler is included with the Ryzen 5 2600

Motherboard

ASUS TUF B450-Plus Gaming Motherboard (ATX) AMD Ryzen 2 AM4 DDR4 HDMI DVI M.2

The ASUS TUF B450-Plus Gaming motherboard has the following specifications:

  • GPU Temperature Sensing & Fan Xpert 4 Core: Ensures every fan achieves the best balance of cooling performance and acoustics
  • TUF Protection: SafeSlot, ESD Guards, DDR4 overvoltage protection, Digi+ VRM, and stainless-steel back I/O for long-term reliability
  • Military-grade TUF Components: TUF LANGuard, TUF Chokes, TUF Capacitors, and TUF MOSFETs for maximum durability
  • Exclusive DTS® Custom audio: Delivers positional cues to stereo headphones, helping you to pinpoint enemies and action
  • Aura Sync RGB: Synchronize LED lighting with a vast portfolio of compatible PC gear

Graphics Card

XFX Radeon RX 580 GTS XXX Edition 1386MHz OC+, 8GB GDDR5, VR Ready, Dual BIOS, 3xDP HDMI DVI, AMD Graphics Card (RX-580P8DFD6)

The RX 580 is a ferocious graphics card that is plenty for those wanting a budget gaming pc build that can max most pc games out there at 1080p resolutions without a problem!

RAM

Corsair LPX 8GB DDR4 DRAM 2133MHz C13 for DDR4 Systems 8 DDR4 2133 (PC4 17000) DDR4 2133

8Gb of RAM is the sweet spot for any gaming pc out there and should be all you need -- however there is always room to upgrade!

SSD

Crucial MX500 500GB 3D NAND SATA 2.5 Inch Internal SSD - CT500MX500SSD1(Z)

Now included is a full 500GB Solid State Drive from Crucial with Sequential reads/writes up to 560/510 MB/s.

WIN A FREE 2TB MX500 SSD: Enter the contest to win one this May 2019!

Power Supply Unit

Corsair CX Series 500 Watt 80 Plus Bronze Certified Non-Modular Power Supply (CP-9020047-US)

The Corsair CX series 500W power supply unit is a no-frills power supply unit with all the power you need to run this build.

PC Case

CORSAIR Carbide 275R Mid-Tower Gaming Case, Window Side Panel- Black

  • Full window side panel shows of your system in style
  • Clean and minimalist styling with soft accent lighting
  • Builder-friendly with simple and intuitive internal layout. Radiator Compatibility- 120mm, 140mm, 240mm, 280mm, 360mm. Compatible Corsair Liquid Coolers-H55, H60, H75, H80i, H90, H100i, H105, H110i, H115i, H150i. Compatibility- Mini-ITX, MicroATX and ATX
  • Versatile cooling options with space for multiple radiator configurations
  • Rugged-construction steel drive trays provide expansive storage space

Estimated Price (May 2019): $698

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Gaming PC Peripheral Ideas

Below are some quick notes on how you can go about choosing the right gaming pc peripherals for your gaming pc build. Do note that included are limited options, but are definitely valid recommendations and examples of what you should be looking for.

Gaming Keyboards

You can use pretty much choose any keyboard you want, as these can sometimes be entirely preference based, however there are some things to consider for optimal gaming. Such as whether a keyboard is mechanical, or has the right look and feel you want (looking for some solid RGB lighting?).

Below are a couple of examples of some great gaming keyboards:

  Keyboard Link Price Image
Keyboard Example One Logitech G513 RGB Backlit Mechanical Gaming Keyboard with Romer-G Linear Keyswitches (Carbon) $129.99
Keyboard Example Two HyperX Alloy Elite RGB – Mechanical Gaming Keyboard $139.99

Gaming PC Mice

Gaming mice are probably the easiest of the peripherals to purchase as it can really just boil down to preference and feel. You can look out for other quality indicators like Dots per inch (DPI), the higher being the more precise and most sensitive and other features like the ability to sign functions to buttons or change your DPI on the fly.

See below for a couple of gaming mice examples, the first is the Proteus, which I have loved for years and the second is a solid budget example.

  Mouse Link Price Image
Mouse Example One Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum RGB $49.95
Mouse Example Two Logitech G300s Optical Ambidextrous Gaming Mouse $19.99

Gaming PC Monitor

The main thing to keep in mind is that when choosing the right monitor to take note of the resolution and the refresh rate, as these are important performance indicators. The higher the resolution and the higher the refresh rate will require higher-end gaming hardware.

For example: In the gaming pc builds of the month you could get something like a 1920×1080 resolution monitor at 60Hz for the $700 pc build. For the $1000 build you could get a 1920×1080 resolution monitor at 120hz, or a 2460×1440 resolution monitor at 60h. And for the $1500 gaming pc build, you could get a 2560×1440 resolution monitor at 120hz or a 4K resolution monitor at 60hz for the $1500 pc build.

One last thing to keep in mind is that monitors with G-Sync are best suited for builds using an NVIDIA graphics card and monitors with Freesync are best suited for monitors using AMD graphics cards.

Below you’ll find several examples of monitors of various resolutions and refresh rates:

  Monitor Link Price Image
Monitor (2560X1440 at 155Hz) Dell S2719DGF 2560 x 1440 Resolution with 16:9 Aspect Ratio, 1ms Response time $399.99
Monitor (2560X1440 at 60Hz – Widescreen) LG 25UM58-P 25-Inch 21:9 UltraWide IPS Monitor with Screen Split $169.99

Monitor (4K at 60Hz)

Acer Predator XB281HK bmiprz 28-inch UHD (3840×2160) NVIDIA G-SYNC $527.82
Monitor (1920×1080 at 75Hz) $99.99
Monitor (1920×1080 at 144Hz) ViewSonic XG2401 24 Inch 1080p 1ms 144 Hz Gaming Monitor with FreeSync $199.99

Operating System | What will you run Your Gaming PC Build With?

You will need an operating system (OS) for your gaming pc build. If you don’t already have one laying around, then you’re going to have to purchase a standard OS such as Windows 10 or check out some other free alternatives that you could consider. Keep in mind that it is recommended to purchase Windows online or as a USB stick and install it that way as optical drives are not included in any of these builds and nor would you generally need one for any modern gaming pc.

Included below is a USB copy of Windows 10, which is probably what most people need. I have also included two other operating systems that are both currently free – so could be worth the time trying out. Ubuntu is a Linux based operating system and is open source. The last OS is SteamOS, which is also a Linux OS being developed by Valve Corporation.

  OS Link Price Image
Windows 10 Microsoft Windows 10 Home USB Flash Drive $109.99  Windows 10 for best gaming pc build 2018
Ubuntu (Linux OS) Ubuntu – Desktop Free (open source) Ubuntu Logo
SteamOS SteamOS – “Build your own Steam Machine” Free Steam Operating System OS

Network Card/USB | Add Wireless Internet to Your PC Build

Not all gaming pc motherboards have wifi, in fact not many do unless you are willing to purchase a more expensive board. So if you want wireless internet (wifi), then you will need to either purchase a wireless PCIe card or USB dongle. Whichever you choose is up to you, but essentially a wireless PCIe card plugs directly into your motherboard and usually has antennas that come out of the back of your PC case, and a USB dongle simply plugs directly into your PC case via a USB port.

Here are a couple examples:

  Link Price Image
PCIe Card TP-Link TL-WN881ND N300 PCI-E Wireless WiFi network Adapter card $24.42  TP-Link TL-WN881ND N300 for best gaming pc build 2018
USB Adapter Linksys AE1200 Wireless-N USB Adapter $15.99 Linksys AE1200 Wireless-N USB for best gaming pc build 2018

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