For all of you – gaming enthusiast out there, we have prepared a true MONSTER. This is a 1700$ gaming build, which would perform perfectly for literally anything that you do. Streaming, Video-Editing, Media-Rendering – no problem, here you have it! Also, if you consider to dive into the VR-world, this build would provide you impeccable VR performance.
It’s needless to say that our 1700$ gaming PC-configuration would allow your to play literally any game that you could think of, with ultra (maxed-out) settings and flawless FPS. You could play all of the current, and any new-upcoming game with flawless performance. For this extremely-powerful PC, a great gaming monitor is a must-have. The most optimal choice for this 1700$ gaming PC would be a 1440p 144hz gaming monitor, so you could feel-the-thrill of playing your games with ultra settings at 1440p resolution with 144hz. You could see our monitor suggestion down in the “Peripherals” table.
We chose the i7-6700k and the GTX 1080 for this 1700$ gaming build, so as we’ve mentioned earlier, with this build you could stream your gameplay without losing performance, and if you are into video-editing, that wouldn’t be a issue too. It could serve as a great Workstation PC, due to very high processing power.
The components that we’ve chose for this build are the most reliable ones for the price-tag, therefore this rig would serve you with impeccable performance for many years to come, without any upgrades necessary. This PC will perform perfectly for VR gaming and 4k gaming, so if you already have your HTC Vive, you would have a perfect gaming PC to provide you with a very pleasant Virtual-Reality experience.
THE BEST 1700$ GAMING PC FOR VR AND 4k
|Component||Selection||Check price at Amazon US||Check price at Amazon UK|
|CPU||Intel Core i7 6700K 4.00 GHz||Price Amazon US||Price Amazon UK|
|CPU Cooler||NZXT Kraken X61 280mm Liquid Cooling System||Price Amazon US||Price Amazon UK|
|Motherboard||ASUS Z170-A DDR4||Price Amazon US||Price Amazon UK|
|RAM||Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 2400Mhz||Price Amazon US||Price Amazon UK|
|GPU||ASUS ROG STRIX GeForce GTX 1080 8GB||Price Amazon US||Price Amazon UK|
|1 Storage - HDD||Seagate 2TB 7200RPM||Price Amazon US||Price Amazon UK|
|2 Storage - SSD||Samsung 850 EVO 250GB||Price Amazon US||Price Amazon UK|
|Power Supply||Corsair RMx 650W,||Price Amazon US||Price Amazon UK|
|Case||NZXT PHANTOM ATX Full Tower - White||Price Amazon US||Price Amazon UK|
If you don’t already have the Windows, or if you would like to have some LED lights, DVD Drive and such, we’ve included our Optional Additions list. We included two types of Windows here on purpose – if you don’t own/wouldn’t get a DVD Drive, then you should get the Windows USB drive version, so you could install your OS through USB port. If you already own or would buy the DVD Drive, then get the PC-Disc version.
|Windows (USB)||Windows (PC Disc)||Optical DVD Drive||Additional Case Fans||LED Strip|
|Microsoft Windows 10 Home USB Flash Drive||Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit PC Disc||Asus 24x DVD-RW||Corsair AF 120 LED||eTopxizu Computer RGB LED Light|
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Since you are buying a gaming PC, you obviously need peripherals in order to use it. Surprise – surprise! If you are a first-time builder, you most probably don’t have the peripherals and you need to get them. We’ve included here the best gaming monitor for our build’s potential, which would be pretty awesome to have if it’s affordable to you. If not, down there you could find affordable alternative, which would be also great in combination with our build. You could also choose your gaming peripherals depending of your pocket’s deepness.
- Cheaping-out on the Monitor is never wise. The monitor is a reflection of your PC, through the monitor you could feel the true power of your gaming rig. If you buy a powerful build and then get a cheap monitor with 60Hz and low resolution, you are basically handicapping your build’s potential, and your gaming experience wouldn’t be the best one. So, If you have the budget, consider getting an adequate gaming monitor for whichever build you are getting, because the monitor is your window to the gaming-world.
|The best Gaming Peripherals for this Build||Selection||Check Price at Amazon US||Check Price at Amazon UK|
|Monitor||ASUS ROG SWIFT PG278Q 27" 2560x1440 144Hz 1ms with G-SYNC||Check on Amazon US|
|Keyboard||Corsair Gaming K70 LUX RGB||Check on Amazon US|
|Mouse||Corsair Gaming M65 Pro RGB||Check on Amazon US|
|Headset||Sennheiser GAME ZERO||Check on Amazon US|
|Affordable Gaming Peripherals for this Build|
|Monitor||ASUS VG248QE - 24" 1080p 144Hz 1ms||Check on Amazon US|
|Keyboard & Mouse||Cooler Master Devastator II - LED Keyboard&Mouse Bundle||Check on Amazon US|
|Headset||Logitech G230 Stereo Gaming Headset||Check on Amazon US|