The Best $1500 Gaming PC Build for April 2019

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Updated: April 2019

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 in to 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 following pc build budgets:

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 | $1500 Best Gaming PC Build 2019

April 2019 Update: 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 7 2700K CPU and is paired with the very new and very powerful RTX 2070 graphics card. This build performs really well at 2K and into 4K resolutions and if you want to get even more performance out of this pc build, then we have also included upgrades to an Intel i7 9700K cpu, or even an RTX 2080. Check out the hardware upgrades for this build below.

For the gaming processor this March, we have the AMD Ryzen 7 2700X CPU, which 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).

The graphics card used is an RTX 2070 (EVGA GTX 2070 Black gaming GPU). The RTX 2070 utilizes GDDR6 memory, which is the new generation of memory and it does have a faster memory speed than either a GTX 1080 or 1080 Ti in some cases.

The motherboard included is an X470 chipset motherboard, the GIGABYTE X470 AORUS ULTRA GAMING mobo. Alternatively, if you have more moola to throw at a motherboard, you could consider the Gigabyte X470 Aorus Gaming 7 Wi-Fi instead, which is more pricey but has more features including built-in wifi and better audio. This motherboard basically has more than most gamers with probably utilize including (see the full list of features at gigabyte.com):

  • Chipset AMD X470
  • Form factor ATX
  • CPU support AMD Socket AM4
  • Memory support Dual-channel, four slots, max 64GB
  • Sound Eight-channel Realtek ALC 1220
  • Networking 1x Intel Gigabit Ethernet
  • Ports 1x M.2 PCIe 3.0 x4 32Gbps/SATA 6Gbps up to 22110, 1 x M.2 PCIe 2.0 x4 16Gbps up to 2280, 6 x SATA 6Gbps, 1 x USB 3.1 Type-A, 1 x USB 3.1 Type-C, 1 x USB 3.1 Type-C header, 8 x USB 3.0 (4 via headers), 8 x USB 2.0 (4 via headers), 1 x LAN, audio out, line in, mic, Optical S/PDIF out
  • Dimensions (mm)305 x 244

Included in the best $1500 pc build is 16GB total in memory, a kit of two 8GB Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000MHz RAM — which is plenty for this build and you always have the capacity to add more if need be in the future.

The Solid State Storage (SSD) included in the best $1500 gaming pc build is a 1TB Western Digital Blue 3D Nand SSD, which is a high performing, high capacity SSD. The Western Digital has sequential read speeds up to 560MB/s and sequential write speeds up to 530MB/s.

To power this superb pc build, the Included power supply this month is the Corsair RMX750x 750 Watt (White Series) power supply. This is a high efficient gold rated PSU that is fully modular, making this a clutter-free PSU.

The PC case is the Corsair Crystal 460X RGB case, which is a fantastic choice for those RGB enthusiasts. This is a high-end case that provides an amazing esthetic with two-panel tempered glass, direct airflow with three SP120 RGB LED fans and when all brought together gives you a very stylistic case. To learn more about the Crystal 460X case, please visit the specifications page at corsair.com.

Upgrade Suggestions | Best $1500 PC Build Upgrade Suggestions 2019

Get a Higher Performing Intel i7 Build (CPU + Cooler + Motherboard)

Simply substitute the $1500 pc build with the above hardware for a higher performing Intel build. *Note: That you will need to purchase each the Intel i7 cpu, the compatible Z390 motherboard and an additional cpu cooler like the Hyper 212 EVO.

RTX 1080 Graphics Card Upgrade

Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2080 Windforce 8G Graphics Card, 3X Windforce Fans, 8GB 256-Bit GDDR6, GV-N2080WF3-8GC Video Card

Get even more gaming performance simply by upgrading your graphics card.

Liquid CPU Cooler Upgrade

Corsair Hydro Series Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler H100i

Get a more customized a better cooling experience swithcing the cpu cooler.

Storage Upgrade

Samsung 970 PRO Series - 1TB PCIe NVMe - M.2 Internal SSD Black/Red (MZ-V7P1T0BW)

Upgrade your storage to a PCIe M.2 internal SSD to take advantage of increase read and write speeds.

The hardware upgrades you see above are recommendations for the best April 2019 gaming PC builds $1500 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.

Looking for a higher-performing Intel pc build?

If you are looking for an Intel pc build rather than the included AMD Ryzen, then you may consider a cpu that will take you a bit further in pc games such as the Intel i7 9700K cpu. If you do want to go down this route, then you will also have to add in a CPU cooler and a compatible motherboard (such as those included in the table above).

If you are going to be serious about 4K resolution gaming, then you should seriously consider an RTX 2080 or 2080ti graphics card, such as the above Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2080. This may also be helpful with higher refresh rate monitors as well.

The above pc build does include a great Solid State Drive (SSD), which is perfectly suited for most gamers and pc builders, but if someone were searching for the fastest and one of the most efficient methods of storage, you could consider a premium PCIe Solid State Drive, such as the Samsung 970 Pro 1TB — one of the best PCIe solutions out there.

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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