The $2,000 Gaming PC Build, Ultimate Gaming Experience

best 2000 dollar gaming pc build

Do you want the best.. the super.. the ultimate gaming experience? Then, you’re going to require some pretty epic hardware that only a top-tier high-end budget build like this $2,000 dollar gaming PC build can provide.

Seriously with a $2,000 dollar budget, you can get some ridiculously epic computer parts that will truly put you in awe. The power, performance, and speed of this beast is really something. It’ll handle anything you throw at it and then some more.

The best part about this build is that you’re pretty much future set meaning you’ll be future proofed for years to come. So it really ends up being a good investment for gamers.

For A Ultimate $2,000 Gaming PC, You Need To Build It Yourself

If you want the best of the best and you want to make every dollar you spend worth it, then you’ll need to build the PC yourself. You seriously won’t get anything like this build from a pre-built computer. Unless you’re willing to spend way more than you should for this exact kind of setup.

There always will be additional fees and pricing with pre-built computers and the components won’t be as good too. So to avoid paying for overpriced PC’s, you’re going to want to build it from scratch.

Now, don’t let the idea of building a computer from scratch scare or worry you because it’s really isn’t scary or complicated. It’s actually quite fun and easy to do.

How To Put This Ultimate Build Together

The phrase “building a computer” just sounds like some complicated stuff like “building a bridge”, “building a robot”, and etc. But in all honesty, it’s not as complicated as it sounds.

Building a computer is actually more like “putting computer parts together” and together as in plugging cables and screwing bolts where they belong.

If you have built a computer desk, chair, shelf, or anything like that, then you can definitely build a computer. It’s truly that simple and it really doesn’t take a computer genius, nerd, or geek to build a computer.

And you don’t require any previous expertise or a degree to build a computer. All you need is some guidance and videos to help you through the process step by step.

To make your life easier, I’ve made a PC building guide that will help you out with your first PC building.

Find Out How To Build

What This Ultimate Build Offers

When you build yourself a PC with a budget like $2,000, you’re pretty much going to be able to max out your build with great quality components. Plus, performance and speed will always be on your side while your having a gaming session, or doing other computing activities.

This ultimate build truly has best components because it features the brand new Intel Core i7-7700K 7th gen processor that is water-cooled by Corsairs Hydro H60 closed loop cooler. Two Gigabyte GTX 1080 Windforce OC graphics card in SLI for massive visual rendering. 16GB of DDR4 RAMs for fast low volt performance for multi-tasking. And all of these components are nicely fitted on the ASUS PRIME Z270-A motherboard specifically designed for gamers.

Literally, this build is loaded. I mean you will be set for close to a decade. Games will blow down to you.

With that in mind, lets get to the build itself.

The Parts For The Ultimate PC Build

Updated for Jun 2017
The Build Overview
Case: Rosewill Throne Steel Ram Memory: Ballistix Sport LT 16GB
CPU Processor: Intel Core i7-7700K Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA 850 G3
CPU Cooling: Corsair Hydro H60 SSD Storage: Samsung 850 EVO 250GB
Motherboard: ASUS PRIME Z270-A HDD Storage: WD Blue 1TB
Graphic Card: Gigabyte GTX 1080 X2 SLI CD/DVD Drive: ASUS Optical Drive
Total: $2,000~2,050
Note: Component prices fluctuate daily. Check the current pricing here
part case
Rosewill Throne Steel
Rosewill Throne Steel
My Recommendation:
(Great Case For Price)
part cpu
Intel Core i7-7700K
Intel Core i7-7700K
My Recommendation:
(Superior Performance)
part cpu cooler
Corsair Hydro H60
Corsair Hydro H60
My Recommendation:
(Great Cooler)
part mb
My Recommendation:
(Super Performance)
part gpu
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 Windforce OC
Gigabyte GTX 1080 Windforce OC X2 (For SLI)
My Recommendation:
(Superior Performance)
part ram
Ballistix Sport LT 16GB
Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 16GB
My Recommendation:
(Good Performance & Price)
part psu
EVGA SuperNOVA 850 G3
EVGA SuperNOVA 850 G3
My Recommendation:
(Great Performance)
part ssd
Samsung 850 EVO 250GB
Samsung 850 EVO 250GB
My Recommendation:
(Performance & Speed)
part hdd
WD Blue 1TB
My Recommendation:
(Great Storage)
part odd
asus optical drive
ASUS Optical Drive
My Recommendation:
(Just An Optical Drive)
part monitor
BenQ XL2730Z
BenQ XL2730Z 144Hz 1ms
My Recommendation:
(Best For FPS, RTS, MOBA games)
part mice
Logitech G502
Logitech G502 Proteus Core
My Recommendation:
(Super Performance)
partname keyboard
Corsair Gaming K70
Corsair K70 Mechanical(Brown)
My Recommendation:
(Super Performance)
part mpad
SteelSeries QcK
SteelSeries QcK Gaming Mpad
My Recommendation:
(Great Quality)
part os
window os
Windows 10
Operating System:
You’re going to need an OS to operate the computer.
part network
Wired or Wireless
Internet Connection:
I would highly recommend using Ethernet cables

Brief Detail of Parts


Running all the best hardware inside a case is going to require some serious airflow to keep everything nice and cool, especially, the two GTX 1080 in SLI. That is why I’ve chose the Rosewill Throne case because it delivers in airflow with fan mounts for up to 8 fans.

And the quality of this case is great, it’s sturdy and visually appeasing. The case is made out of SECC steel so it’ll be quite heavy so bare that in mind when you try to pick it up.

Processor (CPU):

Since this budget allows it, why not get the best CPU in the market like the new 7th gen Intel Core i7-7700K processor. This processor is really something, it’s power and speed will be nothing like you have used before. The Quad-Cores with Hyper-Threading makes the processing and rendering so much faster and you can even overclock it to go extreme.

A build like this truly deserves a powerful CPU like the Intel Core i7-7700K.

CPU Cooling (COOLER):

The Corsair Hydro H60 will keep your CPU cool while it’s under load. And you can overclock your CPU with this bad boy as well. You can also go with a better cooler if you like but there really isn’t a need unless you’re going to be overclocking your CPU heavily.

Motherboard (MOBO):

This ASUS PRIME Z270-A motherboard is a powerful board. You get good features from ASUS with this motherboard. Might be little overboard but with this price range why not? 😉

Graphics Card (GPU):

Two Gigabyte GTX 1080 Windforce OC graphic cards in SLI is going to give you amazing performance in game. The design of the Gigabyte graphics card with it’s three fans will keep the card relatively cool and the build quality is excellent.

Another alternative would be to get GTX 1080 Ti and buy another later down the road for SLI for more future proofing. But that option is truly for those who want the latest of the latest.

Memory (RAM):

For RAM, this build has Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 16GB DDR4 (2 x 8GB) which is way more than plenty for gaming and multi-tasking. You really don’t need to go 32GB unless the programs that you use requires a lot and I mean ALOT of RAM.

Power Supply (PSU):

850W power for this build should be plenty for the 2-way SLI and other components. The EVGA SuperNOVA 850 G3 is a high quality power supply and is really reliable so you won’t have to worry about it breaking down or anything.

The EVGA SuperNOVA is fully modular so you can use cables that you only need by plugging it in. This will make your life so much easier with cable management.

Storage (SSD + HDD):

With this build you should have plenty of storage for games, pictures, files, and programs. There is a 250GB SSD for speed and performance and 1TB of HDD for all you file hoarders out there. 😉

This should be plenty of storage and you should get more as you go. You don’t have to order a lot right away.

Optical Drive (ODD):

The ASUS optical drive is probably the most favored optical drive within the PC community. I personally use one myself and I favor it more than any other one.

But really, optical drives are just optical drives.

Operating System & Peripherals

You’re free to choose your operating system. Choose one that you’re most familiar with and personally like. If you can’t decide on one, I would recommend Windows 8.1 or Window 7. And of course, you’ll want to get the 64bit version. But if you want the latest Window 10, you can go for that as well.

(Note: I personally don’t recommend any pirated or bootlegged Windows.)

Now for Peripherals, you can choose whatever fits your price point. If you’re able to get the ones that I recommend, then you won’t regret buying it because they’re the best. I know this because I personally use them.

Internet Connection (Wired or Wireless):

Desktops should always use Ethernet cable for connection, especially, if you’re going to be gaming. You just get so much better internet performance with an Ethernet connection than you do with a WiFi connection.

If you don’t want to spend more money, then Ethernet is the way to go. They’re cheaper (if you don’t have one already), and gives the best performance.

However, if you still decide to go wireless, then I suggest getting a better router for better wireless connectivity.

My Overall Thoughts

So if you’re the type of person that likes to have the best of the best, then this build will suit you completely. The power and performance on this build is truly amazing.

And with this build you’ll be part of the elite PC gaming enthusiasts.

Let me know what you guys think of this build below.

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