The Best $1500 Gaming PC Build for 2019

The Best $1500 Gaming PC Builds for 2019

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Last Updated: November 3rd, 2019

Build Overview

Looking for a spiffy $1500 gaming pc build? Then you are in the right place. Here you will find the very best up to date $1500 budget gaming pc builds updated monthly here at Newb Computer Build. If you are in the market for a pc build around $1500, then you should be able to expect gameplay that exceeds expectations at resolutions of high FPS 2K resolutions into 4K. That is being able to play pc games at well over 60FPS at 1080p, and 1440p resolutions – so do check the type of monitor you’ll be using.

The hardware below is chosen based on two main things, performance and quality for the best possible price. All of the hardware is conveniently linked to Amazon.

Best of luck when planning your next gaming pc build and should you have any questions feel free to get in touch. If you are in the market for another budget you can also check out the other gaming pc build budgets.

The Best $1500 Gaming PC Build 2019

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

*This Gaming PC Build is powered by the AMD Ryzen 3700X CPU and an RTX 2070 SUPER Graphics Card

1 CPU - Best $1500 PC Build 2019

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: $366.36

2 Cooler - Best $1500 PC Build 2019

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 - Best $1500 PC Build 2019

3. Motherboard: ASUS Prime X570-P Ryzen 3 AM4 with PCIe Gen4, Dual M.2 HDMI, SATA 6GB/s USB 3.2 Gen 2 ATX Motherboard

  • AMD AM4 Socket: Ready for 3rd and 2nd Gen AMD Ryzen™ processors
  • Enhanced power solution: 8+4 DrMOS power stages, ProCool connectors, alloy chokes and durable capacitors for stable power delivery
  • Industry-leading cooling options: Comprehensive controls for fans and AIO pump, via Fan Xpert 4 or the acclaimed UEFI
  • ASUS OptiMem: Careful routing of traces and vias to preserve signal integrity for improved memory overclocking
  • Next-gen connectivity: Supreme flexibility with PCIe 4.0, dual M.2, USB 3.2 Gen 2 ports
    Aura Sync RGB header:
  • Synchronize RGB header with a vast portfolio of compatible PC gear, including next-gen addressable RGB strips

Learn more at asus.com.

Amazon Price: $159.52

4 Graphics Card - Best $1500 PC Build 2019

4. Graphics Card: MSI Gaming GeForce RTX 2070 Super 8GB GDRR6 256-bit HDMI/DP NVLink Torx Fan Turing Architecture Overclocked Graphics Card

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: $509.99

5 RAM - Best $1500 PC Build 2019

5. RAM: Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 3000 MHz DDR4 DRAM Desktop Gaming Memory Kit 16GB (8GBx2)

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: $74.95

6 SSD - Best $1500 PC Build 2019

6. SSD: XPG SX8200 Pro 512GB 3D NAND NVMe Gen3x4 PCIe M.2 2280 Solid State Drive R/W 3500/3000MB/s SSD

Ok, we're finally including some good M.2 SSD's -- and the XPG SX8200 Pro 512GB is a good value for extreme read/write speeds for cost. Mind you this is a 512GB drive, so you may sacrifice some on storage when compared to a SATA SSD, but you can't compromise on the speed!

Amazon Price: $94.85

7 Power Supply - Best $1500 PC Build 2019

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: $114.89

8 PC Case - Best $1500 PC Build 2019

8. PC Case: Thermaltake S500 Tempered Glass ATX Mid-Tower Computer Case with 140mm Front Fan

This is a perfectly crafted newer PC case -- the Theramltake S500is a TG Mid-tower case comes with one tempered glass panel on the left, one pre-installed 140mm front fan and one 120mm rear fan, supporting motherboards up to ATX. See the full breadth and specifications over at thermaltake.com

Amazon Price: $119.99

ESTIMATED PRICE: $1441 (November 2019)

$1500 Build Details

The above pc build is the best possible build you can get for $1500 for gaming, which will get you amazing performance in higher resolution pc gaming.

This pc build offers the solid power of the Ryzen 3700X Gaming CPU, which has an 8-core, 16-thread setup with a boost clock of 4.4GhZ and included with this CPU is a stock Wraith Cooler, which can be all you need to keep this powerful build going strong.

Paired with the 3700X CPU, we have an RTX 2070 SUPER. The RTX 2070 utilizes GDDR6 memory, which is the new generation of memory and blasts the socks of any game you’ll throw at it.

The motherboard included is an Asus Prime X570-P, a newer motherboard type for a newer CPU — this board is a great value especially considering it’s a new X570 and includes the following features (Learn more at asus.com):

  • AMD AM4 Socket: Ready for 3rd and 2nd Gen AMD Ryzen™ processors
  • Enhanced power solution: 8+4 DrMOS power stages, ProCool connectors, alloy chokes and durable capacitors for stable power delivery
  • Industry-leading cooling options: Comprehensive controls for fans and AIO pump, via Fan Xpert 4 or the acclaimed UEFI
  • ASUS OptiMem: Careful routing of traces and vias to preserve signal integrity for improved memory overclocking
  • Next-gen connectivity: Supreme flexibility with PCIe 4.0, dual M.2, USB 3.2 Gen 2 ports
    Aura Sync RGB header:
  • Synchronize RGB header with a vast portfolio of compatible PC gear, including next-gen addressable RGB strips

For storage, included is a super-fast ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro 512GB PCIe M.2 SSD, bringing you sequential read/write speed up to 3500/3000 MB/s, which is amazing.

To power, this superb pc build, the Included power supply this month is the Corsair RMX750x 750 Watt 80+ GOLD power supply. This is a highly efficient gold rated PSU that is fully modular, making this a clutter-free PSU.

The PC case included is a brand new Thermaltake S500, which includes S500 a tempered glass panel on the left, one pre-installed 140mm front fan and one 120mm rear fan, supporting motherboards up to ATX – learn more at thermtaltake.com.

Check out the S500 PC case being presented in style:

https://youtu.be/UJ5k9Zdc-Tk

Upgrades for the Best $1500 PC Build

GPU Alternative - Best $1500 Gaming PC Build 2019
RTX 2080 Graphics Card Upgrade

EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Black Edition Gaming, 11GB GDDR6, Dual HDB Fans & RGB LED Graphics Card 11G-P4-2281-KR

Think you're going to be serious about 4K resolution gaming, then consider the RTX 2080 Ti. Get even more gaming performance simply by upgrading your graphics card.

Cost: $1,100

RAM Alternative - Best $1500 Gaming PC Build 2019
Memory Upgrade: Get More RAM at Faster Speeds

Crucial Ballistix Elite 3600 MHz DDR4 DRAM Desktop Gaming Memory Kit 16GB (8GBx2) CL16 BLE2K8G4D36BEEAK

Think you may want more than 16GB of RAM in your $1500 gaming pc build? Then pump it up to a higher bandwidth 32GB kit of RAM.

*Plus this is the very type RAM that recently won the world record memory overclock that hit 6060 MT/s thanks to Stavros Savvopoulos at Micron Insight 2019.

Cost: $148.90

Cooler Alternative - Best $1500 Gaming PC Build 2019
Liquid CPU Cooler Upgrade

CORSAIR HYDRO Series H100i PRO RGB AIO Liquid CPU Cooler

Get a more customized a better cooling experience switching to a liquid cpu cooler!

Cost: $131.99

Storage Alternative - Best $1500 Gaming PC Build 2019
M.2 SSD Storage Upgrade - Faster & More Capacity

Samsung 970 PRO MZ-V7P1T0E 1 TB Solid State Drive - PCI Express (PCI Express 3.0 x4) - Internal - M.2 2280-3.42 GB/s Maximum Read Transfer Rate - 2.64 GB/s Maximum Write Transfer Rate - 256-bit

Upgrade your storage to a PCIe M.2 internal SSD to take advantage of increase read and write speeds. This Samsung 970 PRO is the best  and highest performing M.2 drive -- up your storage capacity and storage performance.

Cost: $334

The hardware upgrades you see above are recommendations for the best 2019 $1500 gaming PC build. The above hardware is for those who have a little more to spend or are wanting ideas of what to upgrade to in the future.

If you are going to be serious about 4K resolution gaming, then you should seriously consider an RTX 2080ti graphics card. This can give you a significant boost in gaming performance, but it will cost you.

You could also consider really beefing up the memory included and add in a higher bandwidth memory with a 16GB kit of Crucial Ballistix Elite memory. Plus this is the very type RAM that recently won the world record memory overclock that hit 6060 MT/s thanks to Stavros Savvopoulos at Micron Insight 2019.

The above pc build does include a great PCIe Solid State Drive (SSD), which is perfectly suited for most gamers and pc builders, but if someone were searching for the best and fastest,  you could consider a premium PCIe Solid State Drive, such as the Samsung 970 Pro 1TB — one of the best PCIe solutions out there. This will increase your storage read/write speeds a tad further and give you more storage capacity.

If you want more than the included air CPU cooler included in the main build, the above is the Corsair Hydro Series H100i liquid CPU cooler. This cooler would be a substitute for the stock AMD Wraith Prism CPU cooler, should you feel you need it.

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  1. Would the Thermaltake H200 RGB be a good substitute for a case in this build and would it need another cooler since it only has one fan pre-installed? Thanks for making these as well! 🙂

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      Hi Ryan,

      Great choice! The H200 would work without a problem and would fit everything just fine. It probably wouldn’t hurt at some point to put in a couple 120mm fans at the top and one or two in the front as well, but you could gauge after building as it does at least have the one exhaust. The 120mm fans can probably be purchased for well under $10 each (especially when purchase in packs) unless you get some matching RGB sort of ones.

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