April 2019 Gaming PC Builds of the Month

The April 2019 Gaming PC Builds of the Month

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April 2019 Gaming PC Builds of the Month

Welcome to the best Gaming PC Builds of the Month for April 2019. The builds updated every month 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.

Looking for fresh gaming pc build this month? Here are the updated gaming pc builds of the month for April in the respective budgets of $700, $1000 and $1500 or anywhere in between. These builds are built for maximum performance per dollar spent and are for new pc builders or those looking to upgrade their current rig.

Each of the pc builds this month come in at well under their target budgets, which means that they have never been this affordable meaning you can get more performance for every dollar spent.

Enjoy this months builds and if you have any questions or comments feel free to leave those below!


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The 2019 High-End Gaming PC Build

The Best $1500 Gaming PC Build | April 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 AMD Ryzen 7 2700K CPU and RTX 2070 GPU — Prefer to use an Intel i7 9700K? Then check out the hardware alternatives below.

CPU

AMD Ryzen 7 2700X Processor with Wraith Prism LED Cooler - YD270XBGAFBOX

The AMD Ryzen 7 2700X CPU comes with eight cores and 16 threads and comes with a decent Wraith Prism (with RGB lights) CPU cooler (a great stock cooler, however, you can always consider a liquid cpu cooler upgrade).

*included with cpu

Cooler

Wraith Prism Stealth Cooler

*Included with the AMD Ryzen 7 2700X CPU

Motherboard

GIGABYTE X470 AORUS ULTRA GAMING (AMD Ryzen AM4/ X470/ USB 3.1 Gen 2 Front Type C/ ATX/ DDR4/ 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 3000MHz C15 Desktop Memory Kit - Black (CMK16GX4M2B3000C15)

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

WD Blue 3D NAND 1TB PC SSD - SATA III 6 Gb/s, 2.5"/7mm - WDS100T2B0A

The WD Blue is a great solid state drive that gives you 1TB of storage and 560mb/s sequential read speeds and sequential write speeds up to 530mb/s. 1TB is a great place to start for a high-end gaming pc and you can always add more later, or simply bump it up to the 2TB version should you need to right away.

Power Supply

CORSAIR RMX White Series (2018), RM750x, 750 Watt, 80+ Gold Certified, Fully Modular Power Supply - White

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

Corsair CC-9011101-WWCORSAIR Crystal 460X RGB Compact Mid-Tower Case, 3 RGB Fans, Tempered Glass - Black

For those #RGB enthusiasts, the Corsair Crystal 460X is a great case that has a two-panel tempered glass display that displays every hardware component in the $1500 pc build perfectly.

ESTIMATED PRICE: $1390 (April 2019)

Overview | Best Gaming PC Build for $1500

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The 2019 Mid-Range Gaming PC Build

The Best $1000 Gaming PC Build | April 2019

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

Powered by the Intel i5 8500 and the RTX 2060 Graphics Card

CPU

Intel Core i5-8400 Desktop Processor 6 Cores up to 4.0 GHz LGA 1151 300 Series 65W

The i5 8400 is a great gaming pc CPU with 6cores/threads and a frequency of 2.8GhZ (up to4GHz Max Turbo).

*Included

Cooler

Included with the CPU

The stock cooler should be all you need, however you can always upgrade if you want.

Motherboard

MSI PRO Series Intel 8th Gen LGA 1151 M.2 D-Sub DVI DP USB 3.0 Gigabit LAN CFX ATX Motherboard (Z370-A PRO)

A good Z370 motherboard that has all you need for the $1000 pc build - Some notable specifications: Turbo M.2: Delivering Speeds Up to 32Gb/s. DDR4 Boost- Advanced technology provided by MSI OC lab to ensure maximum compatibility for overclocking performance.

Graphics Card

ZOTAC Gaming GeForce RTX 2060 Twin Fan 6GB GDDR6 192-bit Gaming Graphics Card, Super Compact, IceStorm 2.0, ZT-T20600F-10M

The RTX 2060 is a fantastic graphics card and a great choice for those wanting to gaming fludly at high refresh rate 1080p resolution gameplay and well into 1440p resolution.

RAM

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

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

SSD

WD Blue 3D NAND 500GB PC SSD - SATA III 6 Gb/s, 2.5"/7mm - WDS500G2B0A

The Western Digital blue is a great solid state drive, and this particular model has a capacity of 500GB. You can easily bump this up if you have the funds or add another later.

Power Supply

EVGA Supernova 650 P2, 80+ Platinum 650W, Fully Modular, EVGA ECO Mode, 10 Year Warranty, Includes Free Power On Self Tester, Power Supply 220-P2-0650-X1

650 Watts is enough juice for this gaming pc build and the EVGA Supernova P2 is the perfect choice as it is fully modular and platinum rated (meaning it's very efficient).

PC Case

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

A clean, minimalistic pc case with a full window side panel.

Estimated Cost (April 2019): $950

Overview | $1000 Best Gaming PC Build 2019

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The 2019 ENTRY Gaming PC Build

The Best $700 Gaming PC Build | April 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

Warith 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

MSI VGA Graphic Cards RX 580 Armor 8G OC

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

Kingston A400 SSD 240GB SATA 3 2.5” Solid State Drive SA400S37/240G - Increase Performance

The Kingston A400 is a modest SSD and has a total of 240Gb of space -- enough for your OS and a handful of your most played gaming pc games. Need more space? Bump up the storage capacity or buy another later on.

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

Fractal Focus G No Power Supply ATX Mid Tower w/Window (Black)

A very affordble pc case that comes with 2 fans, very easy to build in and even has a large windowed side panel.

Estimated Price (April 2019): $690

Overview | Best Gaming PC Build for $700T

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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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