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Welcome to the July 2019 Gaming PC Builds of the Month — a monthly update brought to you by Newb Computer Build where every single month, we update our builds so that they are to most up to date, and the highest performing, while keeping you within budget.

There have been a few changes to the builds for July, so keep scrolling. If you are new here, then you are most likely researching your first or next gaming pc build, so have your budget in mind and choose which is best suited for your gaming goals and how much you realistically have to spend. Have a question? No problem, leave a comment!

Looking for other budgets? Check out the hardware alternatives tables included in every single build in this article for upgrade ideas — which can be if you have more than the allocated budget to spend or for upgrade ideas in the future.

Best of luck building the best possible gaming pc build this July 2019!

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The Best $1500 Gaming PC Build | July 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

1. CPU: Intel Core i7-9700K

The Intel Core i7-9700K is hands down the best gaming pc out right now with its eight cores and excellent single thread performance. This CPU is easily overclockable and is the perfect choice for high-end gaming.

  • 8 Cores / 8 Threads
  • 3.60 GHz up to 4.90 GHz / 12 MB Cache
  • Compatible only with Motherboards based on Intel 300 Series Chipsets
  • Intel Optane Memory Supported
  • Intel UHD Graphics 630

Amazon Price: $374.99

2. Cooler: Cooler Master MasterAir MA410M

The Intel i7 9700K needs a quality cooler to take full advantage of it's overclocking power, while looking superb -- *shoutout to all of you #rGB enthusiasts out there!

Amazon Price: $66.97

3. Motherboard: MSI Z390-A PRO LGA1151

The MSI Z390 pairs very well with the $1500 pc build with an extended heatsink for better thermals, DDR4 boost, core boost and Turbo M.2. This board will support overclocking the i7 9700K without a problem! (Looking to overclock? Here's a nifty overclock guide from MSI).

Amazon Price: $142.24

4. 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.

Amazon Price: $479.99

5. RAM: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 DRAM

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).

Amazon Price: $64.99


The WD Blue is currently priced quite well and also comes in a 2TB version.

Amazon Price: $109.99

7. Power Supply: CORSAIR RMX Series, RM750x, 750 Watt, 80+

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.

Amazon Price: $119.99

8. PC Case: Phanteks Enthoo Pro Full Tower Chassis

Beautifully crafted and engineered to maximize cooling potential with its amazing expansion flexibility, the Enthoo Pro is the budget friendly full-tower from Phanteks. This is the perfect case for the $1500 gamin pc build.

Amazon Price: $99.99

ESTIMATED PRICE: $1426 (July 2019)

Overview | Best Gaming PC Build for $1500

The $1500 gaming pc build for July includes an Intel i7 9700K CPU paired with a powerful RTX 2070 graphics card, making this a very powerful gaming pc. Seriously, this build is probably way more than a typical gamer needs and should be considered the best of the best unless you are wanting to get into seriously high-end 4K gaming.

To read the full overview visit the Best $1500 Gaming PC Build Page

Also, check out the hardware alternatives for each build in this article by visiting the full overview page. The $1500 can be further upgraded with other hardware like a higher performing graphics card, a more feature rich motherboard or a more unique pc case.

The Best $1000 Gaming PC Build | July 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

1. 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

Amazon Price: $259.99

2. Cooler: Cooler Master MasterAir MA410M

The 9600K needs a cooler and the MasterAir MA410M is more than up to the task.

Amazon Price: $66.97

3. Motherboard: MSI Z390-A PRO LGA1151 

A good Z390 motherboard that has all you need for the $1000 pc build. (Looking to overclock? Here's a nifty overclock guide from MSI).

Amazon Price: $142.24

4. Graphics Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti XC Black Gaming, 6GB GDDR6

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). The EVGA 1660 Ti XC offers Real Boost Clock: 1770 Mhz, has great cooling and will rock the socks of any game you throw at it.

Amazon Price: $269.99

5. RAM: 8Gb HyperX Kingston Technology FURY 2666MHz DDR4 

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

Amazon Price: $47.99

6. SSD: WD Blue 3D NAND 500GB PC SSD

The Western Digital is a good SSD and this particular one comes with 500GB of space. Want more space? Bump it up to a 1TB!

Amazon Price: $59.99

7. Power Supply: Seasonic FOCUS Plus 650 Gold SSR-650FX 650W 80+ Gold

650 Watts is enough juice for this gaming pc build.

Amazon Price: $89.99

8. PC Case: Apevia X-HARMONY-BL Mid Tower with Full-Size

This is a newer case from Apevia, that has a fresh cool look. Not to mention this case is extremely easy to build in, making it the perfect case for an all around case in terms of function and looks. There is a full size side window with a smoky tint for that extra cool overlay look at your hardware from the outside.

Amazon Price: $63.99

Estimated Cost (July 2019): $1012

Overview | $1000 Best Gaming PC Build 2019

The $1000 build for July 2019 includes 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.

To read the full overview visit the Best $1000 Gaming PC Build Page

If you visit the full overview for the best $1000 build you’ll also find hardware alternatives and upgrades. This can be upgraded hardware including a better graphics card, more memory, or even more storage space should you need it.

The Best $700 Gaming PC Build | July 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

1. 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.

Amazon Price: $149.99

2. Cooler: Wraith Stealth Cooler (Included)

The Wraith Stealth Cooler is included with the Ryzen 5 2600

3. Motherboard: ASUS TUF B450-Plus Gaming Motherboard 

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

Amazon Price: $111.99

4. Graphics Card: XFX Radeon RX 580 GTS XXX Edition 1386MHz OC+, 8GB

The RX 580 is a fantastic graphics card that is plenty for those wanting a budget gaming pc build that can max most pc games out there at 1080p resolutions lickity split.

Amazon Price: $179.99

5. RAM: 8GB HyperX Kingston Technology FURY 2666MHz DDR4 

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!

Amazon Price: $47.99

6. SSD: WD Blue 3D NAND 500GB PC SSD

Western Digital has a good bang for your buck SSD storage solution -- 500GB should be plenty to start with, but for not much more you can bump up to a 1TB SSD

Amazon Price: $59.99

7. Power Supply Unit: EVGA 500 W1, 80+ WHITE 500W

The EVGA power supply supplies enough juice for this $700 pc build and has an "unbeatable" value -- especially at it's current cost.

Amazon Price: $39.99

8. PC Case: Corsair Carbide Series 175R RGB Tempered Glass Mid-Tower

  • 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

Amazon Price: $59.99

Estimated Price (July 2019): $650

Overview | Best Gaming PC Build for $700

The final build — the $700 budget gaming pc build is for those who just want to build a solid pc capable of maxing out games at standard HD 1080P resolutions. Included is an AMD Ryzen 5 2600 processor and RTX 580 graphics card. This build should quench the thirst of most typical gamers as it does max games out easily at 1080p standard HD monitor resolutions, so keep that in mind if this is what you’re in the market for because this is all you’ll need!

To read the full overview visit the Best $700 Gaming PC Build Page

The best $700 gaming pc build can be further upgraded, Visit the full overview page for a full overview of this build including suggestions for hardware upgrades including a higher performing CPU, high performing graphics card for those more intense games or even a better pc case.

Gaming PC Peripheral Ideas (Monitors, Mice & Keyboards)

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 for your gaming pc as a keyboard can sometimes be entirely preference based. are some things to consider for optimal gaming. Such as whether a keyboard is mechanical, or has the right look and feel you want.

Below are a couple of examples of some great gaming keyboards to go with any of the gaming pc builds above:

  Keyboard Link Price Image
Keyboard Example One Logitech G513 RGB Backlit Mechanical Gaming Keyboard with Romer-G Linear Keyswitches (Carbon) $128.99
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 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 $45.49
Mouse Example Two Logitech G300s Optical Ambidextrous Gaming Mouse $19.92

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 $389.99
Monitor (2560X1440 at 60Hz – Widescreen) LG 25UM58-P 25-Inch 21:9 UltraWide IPS Monitor with Screen Split $159.00

Monitor (4K at 60Hz)

Acer Predator XB281HK bmiprz 28-inch UHD (3840×2160) NVIDIA G-SYNC $574.00
Monitor (1920×1080 at 75Hz) $99.99
Monitor (1920×1080 at 144Hz) ViewSonic XG2401 24 Inch 1080p 1ms 144 Hz Gaming Monitor with FreeSync $199.74

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  
Ubuntu (Linux OS) Ubuntu – Desktop Free (open source)
SteamOS SteamOS – “Build your own Steam Machine” Free

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 $14.00  
USB Adapter Linksys AE1200 Wireless-N USB Adapter $19.90

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