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July 2020 Gaming PC Builds of the Month ($1500, $1000, $700 & $500)

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June has sprung and so have the most recent gaming PC builds of the month.

Before going into this month, I was almost certain I was going to be recommending completely different builds based on Intel’s most recent CPU releases of their 10th generation CPU launch of “Comet Lake“. This would include the newer Intel 10900K (~$530), 10700K (~$409) and 10600K (~$285) that could have potentially made it into these specific pc builds you see below.

However, based on recent benchmarks – it seems while the Intel Comet Lake CPUs are great contenders, especially in single-threaded applications and games, however for the cost, the performance boost is negligible when compared to the Ryzen CPUs below. Specifically for the higher-end builds in this article where these CPUs would make the most sense.

The newer Intel CPUs DO technically perform better, but on average in gaming, it’s by 10-20 more FPS, and you would be paying roughly $100+ more if you could consider the Ryzen 3700X could be swapped for an Intel 10700K in the $1500 build below, and a Ryzen 3600X for the Ryzen 10600K in the $1000 build below. And on top of that, you could need a newer Intel Z470 motherboard and a separate cooler as they don’t include one in the box. If you want to see an in-depth analysis of this, Hardware Unboxed did a very detailed benchmark of these in the following youtube video (Hardware Unboxed: Intel Core i5 10600K vs. Ryzen 5 3600 & R7 3700X).

However, if you do think you would be interested in a Comet Lake build and want to squeeze every single FPS out of every single game you have, it might be a little tough over the next month in terms of supply and availability of any of the Intel 10900K, 10700K or 10600K.

In the July 2020 gaming PC builds of the month, you will find builds anywhere in-between $500, $700, $1000, and $1500. This should accommodate most PC gamers out there that play in a multitude of gaming settings, maxing games anywhere from 1080p, 1440p and play really well into 4K.

Which July 2020 PC Build is right for you?

If you are not sure which pc build is right for you based solely on your budget, then here is a quick breakdown on which build may be a right fit for you:

Best of luck building the best possible gaming pc build this June 2020. If you have any questions be sure to leave a comment or simply join our new Facebook Group: Gaming PC Builders Facebook Group.


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The Best $1500 Gaming PC Build | July 2020

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 AMD Ryzen 7 3700X CPU and RTX 2070 SUPER

1. CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X

  • The world's most advanced processor in the desktop PC gaming segment
  • Can deliver ultra-fast 100+ FPS performance in the world's most popular games
    8 Cores and 16 processing threads, bundled with the AMD
  • Wraith Prism cooler with color-controlled LED support
    4.4 GHz Max Boost, unlocked for overclocking, 36 MB of game Cache, ddr-3200 support
    For the advanced socket AM4 platform, can support PCIe 4.0 on x570 motherboards

Amazon Price: $273.74

2. Cooler: Stock AMD Wraith Prism Cooler

The Ryzen 3700X is an amazing CPU in so many ways, in that it doesn't necessarily need to be overclocked and comes with a great Wraith Prism Cooler, this saves you with a little more cash for other upgrades! Plus it's a good looking cooler for a stock cooler.

3. Motherboard:Asus AM4 TUF Gaming X570-Plus (Wi-Fi)Motherboard with PCIe 4.0, Dual M.2, 12+2 with Dr. MOS Power Stage, HDMI, DP, SATA 6Gb/s, USB 3.2 Gen 2 and Aura Sync RGB Lighting

*Note: Some types of motherboards have been low in stock, if the recommended board here is not in stock, try searching for alternative "X570 Motherboard" at a similar cost, these will be compatible with the Ryzen 7 3700X.

    • AMD AM4 socket: Ready for 2nd and 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen processors to maximize connectivity and speed with up to two M. 2 Drives, USB 3. 2 Gen2 and AMD StoreMI
    • Enhanced power solution: military-grade TUF components, ProCool socket and Digi+ VRM for maximum durability
    • Comprehensive Cooling: Active PCH heatsink, VRM heatsink, M. 2 heatsink, hybrid fan headers and Fan Xpert
    • Next-gen connectivity: Dual PCIe 4. 0 m. 2 and USB 3. 2 Gen 2 Type-A/Type-C.Operating system:Windows 10 64-bit
    • Gaming Networking: Exclusive Realtek L8200A Gigabit Ethernet, Intel 2x2 802. 11ac Wi-Fi with MU-MIMO support, Bluetooth 5. 0, TUF LANGuard and technology

    *If this motherboard is not available and alternative could be:
    Asus Prime X570-P Ryzen 3 AM4 with PCIe Gen4, Dual M.2 HDMI, SATA 6GB/s USB 3.2 Gen 2 ATX Motherboard

    Amazon Price: $189.99

    4. Graphics Card: MSI Gaming GeForce RTX 2070 Super 8GB GDRR6ASUS GeForce RTX 2070 Super Overclocked 8G

    The RTX 2070 SUPER is a fantastic graphics card that provides great pc gaming performance at resolutions from 1080-, 1400p and well into 4K should you want to. The 2070 SUPER is better than the 2070, with a GeForce RTX 2080 sized cooler.

    Amazon Price: $519.99

    5. RAM: Crucial Ballistix 3200 MHz DDR4 DRAM Desktop Gaming Memory Kit 16GB

    16GB of RAM is the perfect spot for any high-end gaming pc - included is a 16GB kit of Crucial Ballistix 3200Mhz Gaming Kit

    Amazon Price: $73.99

    6. SSD: WD_Black SN750 1TB NVMe Internal Gaming SSD

    • An exclusive WD BLACK SSD dashboard with gaming mode improves game performance.
    • Available in capacities ranging from 250GB to 2TB
    • Ideal for enthusiasts building custom desktops or gaming rigs
    • NVMe drive not compatible with SATA interface

    Amazon Price: $134.99

    7.Power Supply: Thermaltake Toughpower GF1 750W 80+ Gold SLI/Crossfire Ready Ultra Quiet Power Supply

    • [80+ gold and Intel C6/C7 States ready] - deliver up to 90% efficiency, Gf1 Series optimized to work with all generations of Intel's processors to achieve maximum energy saving
    • [Ultra quiet 140mm hydraulic Bearing fan] - self-lubricated hydraulic Bearing PWM fan superior cooling performance and near silent operation
    • [Smart zero fan] - auto-regulated fan speed based on power consumption for a quiet and efficient operation. Fan works only when PSU work load goes over 30%. a switch At the back of the PSU can be turned off to have the fan spun constantly
    • [16AWG wires] - Upgraded CPU/PCI E main cables (16AWG wires) for high end enthusiasts' Pcs
    • [Japanese capacitors] - 100% High quality 105°C (221°F) Japanese capacitors offer the highest stability, durability, and reliability
    • [Zero cable platform] - daughterboards are directly soldered to the Motherboard for better heat dissipation and impressive output power quality
    • [<30 mV low ripple noise] - low ripple ensures excellent performance and keeps performance-critical components, such as high-end graphic card, operating reliably longer

    Amazon Price: $116.26

    *If available, I recommend the following instead:

    EVGA SuperNOVA 750 P2, 80+ PLATINUM 750W , Fully Modular

    A great, quality power supply that give you all the juice you need to power this pc build - plus this is a platinum efficiency power supply, making is super efficient and it is fully modular (so no messy cables).

    8. PC Case: LIAN LI LANCOOL 2 Black Tempered Glass ATX Case -Black Color -LANCOOL II -X\

    Described as being a case that looks and feels way above it's value.

    • Front (multi-way fan/radiator bracket): 1 x 360/280/240mm
    • Clean interior design. Cable management 2. 0 (cable door covers). smart space utilization for ultimate flexibility
    • Upgradable - USB 3. 1 Type C, HDD hot swap
    • 4 Way open for easy access to the components
    • Material: 0. 8mm SGCC (Exterior, MB tray, and most of the interior) 4. 0mm tempered glass (both sides)
    • 3 X 120mm fan included
    • Mini-ITX, MicroATX, and ATX

    Amazon Price: $100.99

    ESTIMATED PRICE: $1410 (July 2020)

    Overview | Best Gaming PC Build for $1500

    The $1500 gaming pc build for July 2020 includes a powerful AMD Ryzen 3700X CPU. This is paired with a powerful RTX 2070 SUPER graphics card, making this a very powerful gaming pc capable of extreme performance in games at the higher of resolutions.

    Seriously, this build is probably way more than a typical gamer’s needs and should be considered the best of the best unless you are wanting to get into seriously high-end 4K gaming. If that is the case, you could simply consider upping the graphics card to something like an RTX 2080 SUPER or RTX 2080 Ti. This build also includes a very good gaming pc case, with great cooling included and more.

    $1500 Gaming PC Build Upgrades

    To read the full overview and for a list of hardware alternatives, please 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, more RAM, a better performing storage solution or higher-performing CPU cooler.


    The Best $1000 Gaming PC Build | July 2020

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

    Powered by an AMD Ryzen 5 3600X and the RX 5700 XT 8GB Graphics Card

    1. CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600X 6-Core, 12-Thread Unlocked Desktop Processor with Wraith Spire Cooler

    The AMD Ryzen 5 3600X is a phenomenal gaming processor for the cost. Straight out of the box, it can beat some more expensive cpus in gaming.

    Amazon Price: $249.99

    2. Cooler (Included): Wraith Spire Cooler

    The AMD 3600X comes with a stock cooler that is more than enough.

    Price: Included

    3. Motherboard: ASRock B550 Phantom Gaming 4

    This is a newer B550 Motherboard supporting Ryzen 3000 CPUs splendidly right out of the box, which also support newer features like PCI 4.0:

    • Supports 3rd Gen AMD AM4 Ryzen / Future AMD Ryzen Processors
    • 8 Power Phase Design, Digi Power
    • Supports DDR4 4733+ (OC)
    • 1 PCIe 4.0 x16, 1 PCIe 3.0 x16, 2 PCIe 3.0 x1, 1 M.2 Key E for WiFi
    • Graphics Output Options: HDMI

    Amazon Price: $114.99

    4. Graphics Card: XFX RX 5700 XT Triple Dissipation 8GB GDDR6

    The RX 5700 Xt Graphics card is a SOLID choice for any gamer out there right now, offering great 1400p gameplay, will max all games at 1080p and plays well even in to 4K.  If you can't find any of these available, you could downgrade slightly and go with a non "XT" - AMD Radeon RX 5700 GPU.

    Amazon Price: $379.99

    5. RAM: Crucial Ballistix 3200 MHz DDR4 DRAM Desktop Gaming Memory Kit 16GB (8GBx2)

    Included is a total of 16GB in the best $1000 gaming pc build, which will be plenty of memory for this rig.

    Amazon Price: $73.99

    6. SSD: WD_Black SN750 500GB NVMe Internal Gaming SSD

    The Western Digital Black 500GB NVMe is a great NVMe choice in storage in that offers up to 3430 mb/s transfer speeds.

    Amazon Price: $79.74

    7. Power Supply: Thermaltake Toughpower GF1 650W 80+ Gold

    The sweet spot for this build is 650W of juice, and the the Thermaltake Toughpower GF1 delivers enough power, is Gold rated for efficiency and priced well at the moment.

    Alternatively and if available, you could consider this as well: EVGA 650 GQ, 80+ GOLD 650W, Semi Modular, EVGA ECO Mode, 5 Year Warranty, Power Supply 210-GQ-0650-V1,Black

    650 Watts is enough juice for this gaming pc build and this one comes in at a Gold Rated power efficiency and is partially modular (which in this case doesn't matter at the non-modular cords need to be used).

    Amazon Price: $109.99

    8. PC Case: Phanteks PH-EC416PTG_WT Eclipse P400

    • Full Metal Body, Steel Exterior and Tempered Glass Side Panel. Clean interior –PSU Cover & HDDs. 10 color RGB downlight + RGB power light with on/off switch. 300mm RGB LED strip included
    • Fully Equipped with Magnetic Dust Filters. Innovative Modular HDD System (requires PH-HDDKT_02). 2x Drop-N-Lock SSD brackets included. Long GPU (supports up to 15.2in)
    • Full Size PSU support. Removable HDD cage for installation of long PSU's (>270mm)/water-pump.
    • Hidden Front I/O (2x USB 3.0, Headphone, Mic, LED Control, Reset). Clean cable management using Phanteks' preinstalled Hoop-N-Loop cable ties.

    Amazon Price: $79.99

    Estimated Cost (July 2020): $1088

    *Note: This is over budget, but on par with where performance should be for a $1000 PC Build.

    Overview | $1000 Best Gaming PC Build 2019

    The $1000 build for July 2020 includes a Ryzen 5 3600X CPU, which straight out of the box performs amazingly and even comes with a stock cooler that will be more than enough to cool this pc build down efficiently. The real performance driver behind this build is the included RX 5700 XT 8GB, graphics card which is a phenomenal card for 2K resolution gaming. It may use a bit more power than some other graphics cards on the market but performs so well for the cost.

    This $1000 pc build will play games smoothly at high refresh rate 1080p gameplay and really well into 1400p (2K) resolution gameplay.

    $1000 Gaming PC Build Upgrades

    To read the full overview and for a list of hardware alternatives, please 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 2020

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

    Powered by the Ryzen 5 3600 CPU and a GTX 1660 SUPER Graphics Card

    1. CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 6-Core, 12-Thread Unlocked Desktop Processor with Wraith Stealth Cooler

    The Ryzen 5 3600 CPU is a superb value coming in with 6 CPU cores and 12 processing threads at 4.1Ghz Max Boost. This is a solid gaming cpu that is priced really well.

    Amazon Price: $200.00

    *Stock should rise as for this CPU as the month goes on, which should make this even more affordable!

    2. Cooler: Wraith Stealth Cooler (Included)

    The Wraith Stealth Cooler is included with the Ryzen 5 3600

    3. Motherboard: ASRock B550M-HDV

    The motherboard for this build is a newer B550 motherboard featuring newer features for budget AMD board, including straight out of the box Ryzen 3000 series support and more.

    • Supports 3rd Gen AMD AM4 Ryzen / Future AMD Ryzen Processors
    • 6 Power Phase Design
    • Supports DDR4 4733+ (OC)
    • 1 PCIe 4.0 x16, 1 PCIe 3.0 x1
    • Graphics Output Options: HDMI, DVI-D, D-Sub

    Amazon Price: $79.99

    4. Graphics Card: MSI Gaming GeForce GTX 1660 Super

    OR  If it is available or if you can afford it, the RX 5600 XT is a worthy upgrade

    The GTX 1660 Super 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 without a hiccup at well over 60FPS.

    Amazon Price: $249.84

    5. RAM: Crucial Ballistix 2400 MHz DDR4 DRAM Desktop Gaming Memory Kit 8GB (4GBx2)

    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: $34.99

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

    The storage featured this month is a Western Digital Blue 500GB Solid State Drive - you can easily swap this for a faster m.2 NVMe drive for not much more.

    Amazon Price: $64.99

    7. Power Supply Unit: Thermaltake Smart 500W 80+ White Certified PSU, Continuous Power

    The budget Thermaltake SMART Power supplies are perfect for this budget and provide just enough power at a fantastic cost.

    Amazon Price: $44.99

    8. PC Case: Cooler Master MCB-Q500L-KANN-S00 MasterBox Matx Tower

    • Minimized dimensions for standard ATX : the Master Box Q500L supports standard ATX motherboards and plus, with a body depth and Height of only 386 x 381 millimeter
    • Fully perforated chassis : the top, front, rear, and bottom panels are fully perforated to offer airflow for various fan configurations
    • Movable I/O panel : orientation for the chassis is versatile, with the option to move the I/O panel to 6 different locations
    • Vertical and Horizontal position : the case can be oriented vertically or horizontally while retaining easy access to the I/O; Rubberized screws also function as feet to supplement different orientations
    • Vertical PSU placement : the PSU is positioned on the front of the chassis to fully utilize internal space; The bracket can be relocated to offer position options depending on preference and form factor

    Amazon Price: $47.63

    Estimated Price (July 2020): $733

    *A tad over budget, but performance is where it should be for the $700 pc build - and it includes newer hardware than the previous month.

    Overview | Best Gaming PC Build for $700

    The July 2020 $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 and can easily push well fast 60FPS at 1080P in most PC games on the market right now. The CPU included is the AMD Ryzen 5 3600 processor and paired with a newer B550 motherboard. For the graphics card, we have a GTX 1660 SUPER, which should push games to high settings under a 1080p resolution. This build is probably most of what any very typical “I just want to game” gamers out there as it does max games out easily at 1080p standard HD monitor resolutions.

    $700 Gaming PC Build Upgrades

    To read the full overview and for a list of hardware alternatives, please 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, a high performing graphics card for those more intense games or even a better pc case.

    The Best $500 Gaming PC Build | July 2020

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

    Powered by the Ryzen 5 2600 CPU and an RX 570 Graphics Card

    1. CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 Processor with Wraith Stealth Cooler - YD2600BBAFBOX

    The Ryzen 5 2600 processor is a fantastic value for a $500 gaming pc - coming with 6 cores and 12 threads unlocked, and a frequency of 3.9GHz Max boost an an included Wraith Stealth Cooler.

    Amazon Price: $154.99

    2. Cooler: AMD Wraith Stealth Cooler (Included)

    This cooler is included with the AMD Ryzen 5 2600 and is more than enough to cool this $500 gaming pc build.

    3. Motherboard: GIGABYTE B450M DS3H

    This motherboard is a quality budget Micro ATX sized board, that features everything you'd need in a $500 PC, including:

    • Supports AMD 1st & 2nd Generation Ryzen/ Ryzen with Radeon Vega graphics processors
    • Dual channel non ECC Unbuffered DDR4, 4 DIMMs
    • HDMI, DVI D ports for multiple display
    • PCIe Gen3 M.2 NVMe
    • High quality audio capacitors and audio noise guard
    • RGB fusion supports RGB LED strips in 7 colors
    • Realtek gigabit LAN

    Amazon Price: $72.99

    4. Graphics Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1650 Super OC 4G Graphics Card

    The GTX 1650 Super is an upgrade compared to the included RX 570 in previous months that held this spot in the $500 Gaming PC Build.

    The 1650 Super is significantly faster, newer tech and even uses less power - the perfect GPU for this $500 pc build!

    Amazon Price: $159.99

    5. RAM: Crucial Ballistix 2400 MHz DDR4 DRAM Desktop Gaming Memory Kit

    8GB for any gaming pc out there and should be all you need -- however there is always room to upgrade!

    Amazon Price: $34.99

    6. SSD: WD Blue 3D NAND 250GB Internal PC SSD

    The $500 pc build starts at 250GB and it plenty for those with the $500 budget pc build and there is always room for growth.

    Amazon Price: $45.99

    7. Power Supply Unit: Thermaltake Smart 500W 80+ White Certified PSU

    500W is plenty for this pc build and the Thermaltake Smart 500W does the trick perfectly.

    Amazon Price: $44.99

    8. PC Case: Cooler Master MCB-Q500L-KANN-S00 MasterBox Matx Tower

    The Cooler Master Q500L is a great little budget Micro ATX sized gaming PC case.

    Amazon Price: $47.63

    Estimated Price (July 2020): $577

    *Bit over budget, but worth squeezing in the dedicated Graphics Card for the performance.

    Overview | Best Gaming PC Build for $500

    Sick of console gaming? The best possible $500 gaming PC build for July 2020 will get you up and playing at standard HD 1080P resolutions with game setting scaled back for optimal FPS gameplay. So if you are looking for the best bang for your buck $500 pc build, the following hardware is updated every month here at Newb Computer Build.

    This gaming PC build is a back to the basics type build that focusses solely on getting as much performance as we can out of each dollar spent. That means no bells and whistles, only pure performance and focusing on the necessities of our build.

    This could be considered the gateway PC for those breaking free of the gaming console and jumping into PC gaming – or for those who want an affordable gaming pc that can play any game out there with scaled settings.

    $500 Gaming PC Build Upgrades

    To read the full overview and for a list of hardware alternatives, please visit the Best $500 Gaming PC Build Page

    The best $500 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, or a high performing graphics card.

    Gaming PC Peripheral Ideas (Monitors, Mice & Keyboards)

    If you are new to pc building, you may not know that over and above the pc hardware included in the pc builds above, you will need some PC peripherals (keyboard, mouse, and monitor) to actually take control of your pc and use it. And furthermore, you will need an operating system (ie. Windows 10).

    If you are looking for some suggestions for monitors, mice, or keyboards, or even network adapters, then please visit the Gaming PC Build Peripherals page for some options, or simply ask below.

    Operating Systems for Your Gaming PC

    Do keep in mind that you will also need an operating system, however, it’s not too difficult to find keys for windows 10 online, you will need to install it using something like a USB key or external drive.

      OS Link Price Image
    Windows 10 Microsoft Windows 10 Home USB Flash Drive $105.00 (You can also download Windows 10 and install on a USB yourself – simply google how to!)  
    Ubuntu (Linux OS) Ubuntu – Desktop Free (open source)
    SteamOS SteamOS – “Build your own Steam Machine” Free

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