High-End & Beyond

High-end builds are all about getting the best of the best, or close to. This category is meant mostly for gamers who like to enjoy the finer things in life, like 1440p and 4K resolutions. They don’t mind spending a bit more to get a bit more. These builds will deliver that high-quality experience you’re want from your gaming PC, all perfectly tailored to the price points most fit for what you need.

From the modest 1440p-capable $1200 build, to the 4K+ beast at $2500, there is definitely a build in this list that’s going to blow your mind. The scaling between these builds is pretty massive in terms of both performance and price, so be sure to check them all out!

These builds come with the basic components you’re going to need to get up and running, including:
  • Case
  • Motherboard
  • Processor
  • Graphics Card
  • RAM
  • Storage
  • Power Supply
  • CPU Cooling

With that said, you will still need an operating system, a mouse, keyboard, a monitor, and some kind of audio. Generally speaking, if you have none of the above, you will be looking at another $400 or thereabouts, just something to keep in mind.

If this is your first build, you should check out my FAQ and Walkthrough first.

If you have any questions about any of the builds, just ask me in the associated comment section!

$1200 High-End Build

  • AMD Ryzen 5 1600
  • 8GB GTX 1070
  • 16GB 3000MHz DDR4 RAM
  • 1TB 7200RPM HDD + 250GB SSD

$1500 High-End Build

  • Intel i5 8600K
  • 8GB GTX 1080
  • 16GB 3000MHz DDR4 RAM
  • 1TB 7200RPM HDD + 250GB SSD

$2000 4K-Ready Build

  • Intel i7 8700K
  • 11GB GTX 1080 Ti
  • 16GB 3200MHz DDR4 RAM
  • 1TB 7200RPM HDD + 250GB SSD

$2500 OVERKILL Build

  • Intel i7 8700K
  • 2x 8GB GTX 1080
  • 16GB 3000MHz DDR4 RAM
  • 2TB 7200RPM HDD + 500GB SSD