If you’re starting out with a $1,800 budget for a new gaming PC, then you my friend are in for the best gaming experience of your life.
Building a $1,800 dollar gaming PC build will literally give you the best performance and speed while in game and not in game. You get great quality components that will truly last you for years to come.
No need to worry about upgrading for quite a while. And even in couple of years from now, this beast will still blow everything else out the water. That’s how top-notch this build truly is.
Building The Best Gaming PC For $1,800 Yourself
Before we get deeper into this build, I personally would like to tell you that getting a high end budget build like this one is truly awesome and you won’t regret it. Also I respect that you want the best of the best to dominate every game because that’s how I was when I built my dream PC back in 2013. Let us do a virtual high-five. *high-five* 😉
Oh I almost forgot, please don’t spend $1,800 on a pre-built computer unless it’s truly better than the build I’ve setup for you. I say this because I don’t want you to lose out on so much good performance and quality by spending your money on an overpriced pre-built computers with less performance.
Alright, now that I said what I wanted to say, lets continue with the build.
With a high budget like this, you can get all the best quality components for your build. It’s a legendary build. Literally, this build is like Zeus’ lightning bolt and you’re Zeus himself. You’ll dominate every game and punish anyone that gets in your way.
The best part about getting a build like this is that you get bragging rights because you have one of the best gaming PC in the market. And you only get this kind of build by building it yourself. A pre-built computer with the same performance and power will cost way more.
How To Build The Legendary $1,800 Dollar PC
By now, you’re probably wondering how you can build all this all by yourself, and you’re kind of worried about the idea of building it.
Well, my fellow gamer, you can be at ease because building a computer from scratch is not complicated at all. Everyone thinks building a computer is complicated because technology, itself, is viewed as being complicated. But it really isn’t.
Building a computer should be viewed as “putting parts together for a computer” that’s about it. You’re not literally building a computer by developing a circuit board or soldering anything. All you’re doing is putting compatible parts/components together.
It’s just like building with LEGO. You just put certain parts/components where they belong and that’s it. If you’ve put together a desk, shelf,or chair together from a local store, then you can build a computer.
You don’t need to be an expert or professional. You just need to follow some guidelines and steps. That’s all.
In order to help you out with your build, you can visit my PC building guide for beginners that will help you out. You can also view it to see just how easy it really is.
What Does This Legendary Build Offer
For this price point, you end up with a high-end gaming PC that will devour any game that you throw at it. No need to lower any settings, you’ll get high settings with great FPS no problem.
Playing games at 1080p is really a waste for a build like this. You’ll want to play on a 1440p monitor and experience great visuals than the 1080p.
With this build you get all great components like the new powerful 7th gen Intel Core i7-7700K processor which is cooled by Corsairs Hydro H60 (cpu watercooling loop). Visuals are powered by the ULTIMATE GIGABYTE GTX 1080 Ti GAMING OC graphics card. Also you have 16GB of DDR4 RAM for fast multi-tasking potential. And all of these components will sit nicely in the ASUS PRIME Z270-A motherboard.
Truly, the visual for this build will be top-notch also. The build will be black, red, and grey color themed for extreme gaming look. You won’t regret it one bit.
And like I said in the beginning, this build is prepared for the future. You won’t have to upgrade for a long time. It’ll be a good investment into the best gaming experience.
With that, lets get into the build.
The Superior Parts For This Legendary PC Build
The Build Overview
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Brief Detail Break Down
The Corsair Graphite Series 780T case is a great looking case and has many useful features. With this case, you get features that you only see in high-end expensive cases and this is really one of those high-end cases. You can see some of the key features for this case below.
The brain for this build is the new 7th gen Intel Core i7-7700K processor. This processor is really an awesome performing processor which fits perfectly well with this high budget build. You get the power of Quad-Cores with Hyper-Threading and this beast stock operating speed is 4.2GHz which can be overclocked to even faster speed.
If you’re new to all the information, just know that you’ll get one of the best CPU processors in the market right now.
CPU Cooling (Heatsink/Fan):
In order to keep the expensive and powerful CPU at low temperatures, you’ll need a cooling solution like the Corsairs Hydro H60 which is a pre-built closed water-cooling loop for your CPU. This will most definitely keep your CPU at reasonable temperatures while you game, or when you overclock.
For handling the powerful CPU and GPU in this build, the ASUS PRIME Z270-A motherboard is a great choice. I’m a fan of ASUS and I love their motherboards, they have great features and easy-to-use BIOS.
This motherboard will be able to babysit the CPU and GPU without any problems. It’s purely designed for gamers.
Graphics Card (GPU):
To handle the visuals for games, this GIGABYTE GTX 1080 Ti GAMING OC is seriously the top-notch and the latest new king. This graphics card is literally the best and will out perform any other single card. And if you have SLI in mind, then you’re seriously building yourself a rocket plain and simple. Even one GTX 1080 Ti will be beast mode, having two would makes it unbelievable.
With a card like this, you’ll want a 1440p monitor because it’s truly a waste on a 1080p (because it’ll MAX everything with ease at 1080p). So give it a great 1440p monitor for it to handle.
With the new Skylake processor, you get the ability to get DDR4 RAMS which is really nice to have. To match the build color scheme, I listed a stick that can match the motherboard color. You get total of 16GB (2 x 8GB) so you’ll have the ability to multi-task with ease.
Power Supply (PSU):
All of the components are powered by the EVGA SuperNOVA 750W G2. This power supply fully supports SLI or Crossfire but if you plan to add another GIGABYTE GTX 1080 Ti GAMING OC graphics card in the future, you might want to get more wattage because that card is power hungry.
The EVGA SuperNOVA is fully modular so you’re cable management and building process will be a lot easier. And because it’s modular you only have to use cables that you need.
Storage (SSD + HDD):
You get plenty of storage with this build with a 250GB SSD for fast boot time and 1TB HDD for main storage. This should be plenty for your everyday use and gaming. The SSD is truly the best and the speed is unbelievable. Once you taste the speed of SSD, a regular HDD will feel slow. 😛
Optical Drive (ODD):
The ASUS optical drive is a great optical drive. It’s not an blu-ray player but it’ll handle everything you need that has to do with playing CD’s or burning CD’s.
Honestly, you don’t even need an optical drive nowadays but it’s good to have one just in case.
Operating System & Peripherals
For operating systems, my advice and recommendation is Windows 7 64bit or Windows 8.1 64bit. But you can decide on whatever operating system that you’re most comfortable with. You can decide to go with Windows 10 too if you like. I’m personally waiting it out as long as I can before I upgrade from 8.1 to Windows 10.
(Note: I don’t recommend any pirated or bootlegged version of Windows operating system. It’s not worth the risk of a virus or hack.)
Peripherals are yours to choose. You can decide to go with the ones I have recommended on the peripheral table or not. But the ones I recommend are all amazing products and you won’t regret it if you buy it. I know this because I’m personally using some of them myself.
Internet Connection (Wired or Wireless):
For desktop builds like this, you’ll always want to go with wired Ethernet connection. Even if it means buying a 50ft Ethernet cable that runs across your house to the router (which I did before when I was about to have a gaming session).
You’ll always get way better performance with Ethernet than wireless. And plus, Ethernet cable route is the cheapest route anyways.
But if 50ft Ethernet cable is not a solution for you, then you can go with a PCI-E adapter or USB adapter. Maybe you can look into a better router as well for the most optimal connection with Wifi.
My Overall Thoughts
If you want to be unstoppable and feel the power of Zeus’ lightning bolt, then this legendary PC build is for you. I know that sounds pretty lame but I seriously can’t put it any other way. 😛
You’ll not regret getting this build. It’s one powerful beast.