Last Updated: July 1st, 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 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 PC Build is powered by the Intel i7 9700K CPU and an 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
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
6. SSD: WD Blue 3D NAND 1TB PC SSD
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)
$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 Intel i7 9700K CPU, which has 8 cores and up to 4.9GHz Turbo unlocked cpu potential. Also included is high performing Cooler Master MasterAir MA410M RGB air cooler, which should allow you to overclock just fine. If you are looking for a better more customizable cooling experience, then do check out the hardware alternatives for a liquid cooler recommendation.
Paired with the very power 9700K CPU, we have an RTX 2070 (EVGA RTX 2070). 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 MSI Z390-A PRO, a motherboard built for gaming and pairs very well with the Intel 9700K CPU. The MSI Z390 has the following features (Learn more at msi.com):
- Supports 9th / 8th Gen Intel® Core™ / Pentium® Celeron® processors for LGA 1151 socket
- Supports DDR4 Memory, up to 4400(OC) MHz
- Turbo M.2: Running at PCI-E Gen3 x4 maximizes performance for NVMe based SSDs.
- Set Core Power Free: Core Boost, 8+4 pin CPU power connector, Core Boost, DDR4 Boost
- Audio Boost: Reward your ears with studio grade sound quality.
- Extended Heatsink Design: MSI extended PWM and enhanced circuit design ensures even high-end processors to run in full speed.
- Intel® LAN：Premium network solution from Intel® for professional and multimedia use. Delivers a secure, stable and fast network connection.
- Multi-GPU: With Steel armor PCI-E slots. Supports 2-Way AMD Crossfire™
- Intel Turbo USB 3.1 Gen2: Powered by Intel USB 3.1 Gen2 controller, Turbo USB ensures an uninterrupted connection with more stability and fastest USB speeds
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 SSD, which is a high performing, high capacity SSD. If 1TB isn’t enough storage right off the bat, then you could consider the 2Tb version instead!
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 the Phanteks Enthoo Pro, Full Tower chassis. The case has been around for a little while and for good reason. This case is skillfully crafted to maximize cooling, and even more so considering its expansive amount of space. You can add as much as you like to this pc case, which has awesome cable management and more! For full details, visit phanteks.com.
Upgrades for the Best $1500 PC Build
RTX 2080 Graphics Card Upgrade
Get even more gaming performance simply by upgrading your graphics card.
Get More RAM
Think you may want more than 16GB of RAM in your $1500 gaming pc build? Then pump it up to 32GB!
Liquid CPU Cooler Upgrade
Get a more customized a better cooling experience switching to a liquid cpu cooler!
The hardware upgrades you see above are recommendations for the best May 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.
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.
You could also consider really beefing up the memory included and add in a full 32GB of Corsair Vengeance LPX memory (2 sticks of 16GB!).
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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