Have you ever wondered what a $4000 PC Build would look like? Well, you don’t have to imagine it anymore because in this article we’ve put together some of the best and most expensive components we could possibly find, and, if we do say so ourselves, what we got looks pretty darn magnificent.

What’s great about this build is that you can be absolutely sure that the items on the list are the best of the best. To be honest, with $4000 there are very few things you can’t buy when it comes to PC hardware.

We are well aware that not many people have $4000 to throw to the wind, but even if you’re not looking to buy an entire state of the art PC, but simply upgrade one of your existing components, or just enjoy some gorgeous RGB eye candy, this article’s got you covered!

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The Best $4000 Gaming PC Build For 2020

Updated: August 4, 2020

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Intel i9 9900KCPU

Intel Core i9 9900K

The Intel Core i9 9900K is the most powerful gaming CPU on the market and one of the rare processors that can support the RTX 2080 Ti
NZXT Kraken Z73 360mmCPU Cooler

NZXT Kraken Z73 360mm

In both performance and style, the NZXT Kraken Z73 is a real beast.

ASUS ROG Strix Gaming OC RTX 2080Ti

Holding back was not an option for this build, which is precisely why we chose the ASUS ROG Strix RTX 2080 Ti to spearhead this system. Stylish RGB, off-the-charts performance, and supreme cooling, this card has it all!
G.Skill 32GB Trident Z Royal SilverRAM

G-Skill Trident Z Royal Silver – 32GB

RAM or a jewelry store exhibit? 32GB of the G.Skill Trident Z Royal looks so gorgeous it could easily pass as the latter.
ASUS ROG Hero XI MAXIMUS Wi FiMotherboard


Keeping all these amazing components together is the Asus ROG Maximus XI Hero Wi-Fi. A powerful name for a powerful motherboard.
Samsung 970 Pro 1 TBSSD

Samsung 970 Pro 1TB

For a build such as this one we couldn’t have gone with anything less than 1TB of the Samsung 970 Pro.
EVGA Supernova 1000W G5 80+ GoldPSU

EVGA Supernova 1000W G5 80+ Gold

Better safe than sorry. A 1000W of the EVGA Supernova G5 80+ Gold can withstand anything you can throw at it.
Lian Li O11 Dynamic XLCase

Lian Li O11 Dynamic XL

The perfect chassis does indeed exist! The Lian Li O11 Dynamic XL is a magnificent blend of performance and style you’ll be sure to love.
Corsair iCUE QL120Fans

Corsair QL120

Finally, tying it all together we have the Corsair iCUE QL RGB fans for some additional cooling and RGB flare.

PC Overview

Like we’ve just said, if you have $4000 to spend on a PC, you can be pretty sure that your machine will be able to do practically anything, which is why this section is going to be short and sweet.

4K Gaming

We almost wish there was something to complain about with this PC, but alas… This $4000 beast feels so much at home in 4K that it would be a real shame to set the settings any lower, even if it means sacrificing a few FPS.

With the most powerful CPU and GPU on the market, this PC can run virtually any game you can think of in 4K at a comfortable 50FPS or more. Provided you have a suitable monitor, of course.

Streaming and VR

Naturally, with the CPU-GPU power couple we’ve chosen for this build, both streaming and VR will work like charm.

Of course, streaming is rather demanding, even for a build such as this one, so if you plan on streaming some of the more demanding games we would still suggest getting two PCs or a capture card to take a bit of the load off, but aside from that, there is nothing that beats this build.


We might have spoken too soon when we said there was nothing to complain about. This, however, is the unfortunate consequence of having all the latest components in the build.

Namely, we have made sure to leave two RAM slots open in case you wish for an upgrade, and you can always get a better GPU once it comes out (provided you have money to spare, that is). Storage is not a problem either seeing as both the case and the motherboard have enough room to house them.

What is unfortunate, however, is that if you at some point wish for a different CPU, you will have to upgrade not only it but the entire motherboard as well, seeing as the current one will work with neither the AMD CPUs nor the latter gen of Intel CPUs. But that’s sadly also the case with any other motherboard.

However, even with this information in mind, you shouldn’t feel the slightest bit discouraged. This PC is, after all, top of the line, and it will be years before something so significantly better shows up that you will be pressed to switch out these components.

The PC Build

But enough rambling, let’s move on to the actual build!

CPU: Intel Core i9 9900K

Intel i9 9900K

The Intel Core i9 9900K is currently the best CPU for gaming on the market. For a while, we entertained the idea of swapping it for the KS (the out-of-the-box overclocked version), but we didn’t for two reasons:

  1. The advantage the i9 9900KS has over the overclocked i9 9900K is not so big as to justify the price jump.
  2. Due to the current shortage of PC parts, the KS version is currently unavailable.

The i9 9900K is a real monster CPU. With 8 cores, 16 threads, and a base clock speed of 3.6 GHz that can boost up to 5.0 GHz it is currently Intel’s flagship processor.

It works perfectly with the GPU we have in store for you, and even though it runs pretty hot, there’s no need to worry, the cooler we’ve chosen for this build will keep it nice and cool even when overclocked.

What we have to mention here, however, is that the i9 9900K won’t be Intel’s flagship for much longer. If you’re not in a hurry to spend your stimulus checks we suggest you wait a month or two for Intel’s 10th gen to hit the shelves since what’s coming is going to be… wait for it… legendary! And cheaper to boot.

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Cooler: NZXT Kraken Z73

NZXT Kraken Z73 360mm

This time we’re going with something a little different when it comes to cooling.

Normally we would recommend you use an air cooler. They are cheaper and despite what their price suggests, they do a great job at keeping the CPU running smoothly, especially the top-tier ones such as the Assassing III or Noctua NH-D15.

This said, if you prefer air coolers, or you just want to save some money, we suggest you go with one of these two. However, when money is no issue there is no reason not to go with a water cooler.

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And not just any water cooler! The Kraken Z73 is NZXT’s latest water cooling solution. It will not only keep your CPU running at a more than optimal temperature, but it also has an amazing new feature native to the Kraken Z series – an LCD display on the CPU block.

The cooler boasts a 360mm radiator with three 120mm static pressure fans and a near-silent 7th gen Asetek pump.

Some of you may be disappointed that the Z series doesn’t come with RGB fans, but personally, we think it’s not a bad compromise considering that instead, you get an entirely customizable LCD screen that can display anything from the current CPU temperature to an image or even a gif. 

There are plenty of other ways to include RBG in your build, but this kind of feature is unique to the Kraken Z series of water coolers, and it’s a one-of-a-kind way to personalize your PC.

NZXT Kraken Z73 Cooler

Some of you might think that a 360mm radiator is overkill for only one component, but hey, a little overcooling never hurt anyone. After all, the i9 9900K does run pretty hot, especially if you intend to overclock it. And besides, a larger radiator will give you better passive cooling which will in turn take the load off the fans and allow them to run more quietly.

We know that usually, the first thing that comes to mind when you think of water cooling are the colorful tubes and complicated installation process. But this kind of water cooling is called an open-loop and it requires you to buy all the parts separately, and assemble them yourself.

While it looks stunning, we don’t recommend you do this unless you are certain you know what you’re doing since this kind of a loop is much more prone to leakage due to human error, and you certainly don’t want that in a $4000 build.

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GPU: Asus ROG Strix Gaming OC RTX 2080 Ti


Even the crows already know that there is no better GPU than the RTX 2080 Ti. Whether we’re talking about 4K gaming, VR, or streaming it is the cream of the crop, and it has a price to match its performance.

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Needless to say, when they decide to splurge on a GPU as expensive as this one, people often go searching for the best 2080 Ti card. However, the truth is, they are all more or less the same with only minor differences that, for the most part, come down to personal preference or brand loyalty.

Nevertheless, the reason we chose the ROG Strix for this build was primarily its improved cooling technology. The larger cooler, stronger fans, and improved contact between the heat spreader surface and the GPU chip allow for much better cooling that gives you a lot of headroom for overclocking.

In addition to this, the fans are equipped with 0db technology which has them spinning only after the core exceeds 55 degrees Celsius offering you a near-silent gaming experience under light loads.

The Asus ROG Strix Gaming OC also supports real-time ray tracing and can support up to four monitors.

Asus ROG Strix Gaming OC RTX 2080 T

When it comes to the actual performance, the 2080 Ti reigns supreme.

It is able to give the ultimate 4K gaming experience in virtually any game you can think of. Granted games like Assassin’s Creed Odyssey and Shadow of the Tomb Raider can still drop to as low as 50FPS, but that’s in 4K on maxed-out settings, so you can be sure that that’s as low as it can get (and that’s with anti-aliasing).

Most other games stay in line with expectations, hovering around 70-80 FPS in 4K on ultra settings, and well over 100 FPS in 1440p.

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There are plenty of benchmarks out there that show just how amazing this CPU-GPU combo really is in case you want to check out the performance in specific games, but trust us, it’s amazing. And it’s no wonder as these two are the power couple that currently reigns over the PC hardware market.

RAM: G.Skill Trident Z Royal 32GB

G.Skill 32GB Trident Z Royal Silver

$4000 is a lot of money, even for the ultimate gaming PC, which means that there is room in the budget to go a little overboard. Thanks to this we were able to fit 32 GB of the G.Skill Trident Z Royal into this build!

When it comes to RAM sticks, we usually talk about the amount of storage (32GB), the speed (4000MHz), and whether they have RGB or not (of course they do). This time, however, all of that seems to be eclipsed by the incredibly stylish design of these bad boys.

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The Royal line of the Trident Z sticks comes in two colors, silver, and gold. Here we opted for the silver version, but of course, it all comes down to personal preference in the end. The sticks have a mirror finish, and the LED strip is covered with a diamond-like surface that captures the light in magnificent ways. 

G.Skill Trident Z Royal Silver

If we’re being honest, this looks more like something that belongs in a display case than in a gaming system, but we thought of that too!

In order to properly display all the glorious components in this build we’ve chosen the most stylish chassis we could possibly find– the Lian Li O11 Dynamic XL. Not only is it one of the best cases out there with tons of tweaking options, but it also looks like a million dollars, but more on that later.

While 32GB should be enough even for the most avid gamers, we should still mention one slight drawback when it comes to these (or any other RAM sticks).

Namely, you should keep in mind that your RAM runs only as fast as the slowest stick on your motherboard. This means that if you’re planning on upgrading to, say, 64GB, you should make sure that you get 4000MHz sticks so as not to slow down the ones you already have in your system, otherwise splurging on the Royal would end up being in vain.

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Motherboard: ASUS ROG Maximus XI Hero Wi-Fi


There are generally two kinds of people when it comes to picking motherboards – those who know exactly what they are looking for, and those who simply buy the one that looks prettiest and fits their budget.

Word of advice for the latter category: motherboards are important! They keep all your expensive components together and allow them to function as one cohesive unit. Unfortunately, there is a lot that goes into picking a motherboard, and for many, it might seem like a daunting task to learn it all.

But that’s why we are here!

We won’t be going into the nitty-gritty of al the factors you should be paying attention to, but we will go over the characteristics of this specific board and why we think it’s a great addition to this build.

The first thing that struck us about this motherboard was its sleek exterior. Even when turned off, the stylish matte black design is enough to lure a few sighs. Granted, it doesn’t look too different from other ASUS motherboards, but that’s likely because ASUS is adhering to the age-old wisdom of “don’t fix that which ain’t broke”.

The RGB is also cleverly incorporated into the design, and stylishly so, without any unnecessary flare, which, you will have to admit, looks pretty amazing.

ASUS ROG Maximus XI Hero

When it comes to functionality, the motherboard is equipped with more than enough regular connectivity options, and a few interesting ones as well. It has a retry button that allows you to reset your system without losing your BIOS setting which is pretty neat, especially for overclockers, a CMOS switch, and ASUS armor technology which acts as a support for beefier graphics cards which you will definitely need.

If you want to find out more about the specifics of this motherboard, we suggest you visit ASUS’s website.

The board also supports single or dual custom water cooling loop configurations in case you want to do an open-loop system.

And finally, the XI Hero Wi-Fi has beefy heat sinks all over the motherboard, including one covering the audio, and for a good reason.

ASUS prides itself in using some of the best audio codecs (in this case the ROG SupremeFX HD audio codec S1220 which will assure some of the best auditory gaming experience you’ve ever encountered), but it does run a bit hot, so the improved heat sinks are a welcome feature.

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SSD: Samsung 970 Pro

Samsung 970 Pro 1 TB

Long past are the days when we had to deal with chunky, slow hard drives. Even the cheapest of PCs nowadays sport at least a 2.5 SSD, so it’s only natural that for a mad build such as this one we would choose the best possible storage, the one SSD to rule them all – the Samsung 970 Pro.

Samsung has been ruling the consumer SSD market for years, and the Samsung 970 Pro is currently the best storage they have to offer, and that’s got to say something.

With the baffling 3.5GB/s read and 2.7GB/s write speeds and over 500,000 IOPS in random reads and writes this is the storage you want to have if you are a hardcore gamer or a media professional.

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Power Supply: EVGA Supernova 1000 G5 80+ Gold

EVGA Supernova 1000W G5 80+ Gold

In order to keep all of the abovementioned components running smoothly, you will need a sturdy power supply, and for that, we went with 1000W of EVGA Supernova 1000 G5. You might think that a thousand Watts is a bit overkill, but it’s always better to be safe than sorry.

The PSU is arguably the most important component of any PC. Without it, the system doesn’t work, and if it crashes it has the potential to burn all your other components. This is why, when picking a PSU it’s imperative that you pick a quality product from a reliable manufacturer.  

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This particular power supply is fully modular, which is always a great help when it comes to eliminating unnecessary cables, but also when it comes to portability.

In addition to this, the Supernova is 80+ Gold certified, which means it’s more economic as it wastes less power than the non-plus models. In fact, EVGA promises 91% efficiency or higher under regular loads.

This PSU also boasts one fluid dynamic bearing fan for a near-silent experience. Unfortunately for RGB fans, this PSU doesn’t have an RGB fan (pun intended).

However, this isn’t really an issue because, for one, RGB in a power supply is rather superfluous as the fan is often installed face-down, and two, in the case we’ve chosen the PSU is entirely hidden in the back of the case, which we personally think is an amazing choice more manufacturers should aim to adopt.

Case: Lian Li O11 Dynamic XL

Lian Li O11 Dynamic XL

Speaking of the case, this is one that we’ve wanted to include in one of our builds for quite a while, but there had just never been enough room in the budget for a premium case such as this one.

The Lian Li O11 Dynamic XL is magnificent, and a great example of how a case can be made to look both sleek and stylish and still offer incredible performance. It does come with a hefty price tag though.

The Lian Li O11 Dynamic XL is an iteration of the original O11 Dynamic. It is a combination of Chinese technological innovation and German design and precision.

This particular case is targeted toward water cooling, nevertheless, it works just as well with air. The only thing you should keep in mind is that it doesn’t come with any fans, but it offers space for up to ten 120mm fans.

Lian Li O11 Dynamic XL ROG Certified Case

If you opt for the Kraken Z73 cooler that we recommended for this build, the case has three mounting positions for a 360mm radiator (top, bottom, and side).

However, we recommend mounting it on the top or side as on the bottom it can fit fans meant to blow fresh air directly at the GPU from under the case which is positioned a little more than an inch off the ground. When it comes to a 2080 Ti cooling is never excessive.

As expected, the connectivity isn’t lacking either. In the front of the case, there are 4x USB 3.0, 1x Type-C port, and of course mic and audio jacks. Additionally, the RGB control buttons are also located on the front of the case.

When it comes to design, the tempered glass front and side panels offer a gorgeous view of the interior that looks fantastic with water coolers, especially if you’re going for a custom loop.

The case is also rather spacious and very well thought out, so you won’t have to worry about cable management or not being able to fit all your components. And of course, a single, thin RGB strip separates the aluminum from the glass part of the case as a final touch that completes this beauty.

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Fans: Corsair iCUE QL RGB

Corsair iCUE QL120

As mentioned in the previous section, the Lian Li O11 Dynamic XL doesn’t come with any fans as it’s primarily targeted toward water cooling. However, even if you’re water cooling, you still need fans. For this reason, we’ve chosen the Corsair iCUE QL RGB fans.

The QL series is the newest version of Corsair’s premium RGB fans and they look absolutely stunning.

For this particular build, we picked 4x 120mm fans for top/side and back, and 2x 140 for the bottom. As for the specs, the 120mm fans max out at 1500 RPM, and the 140mm at 1250 RPM, and surprisingly, they stay quiet even at maximum speeds (26 dBA).

The most prominent thing about these fans is most definitely the RGB. They feature 34 fully customizable LEDs each! And the iCUE software lets you customize them individually if you so desire.

If you’re worried about Aura Sync not working with iCUE, don’t be. Since February 2020 this problem has been solved. One other thing that might bother some of you is the number of cables you’ll have to deal with when setting up these fans. To be honest, it is a bit of a nightmare, but trust us, in the end, it is completely worth it!

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We really hope you liked our picks for the main build, but every PC needs its peripherals, and that’s what we’re going to be dealing with in this section.

Granted, most of you probably already have some or even all of these components left over from previous builds, and that’s completely fine.

However, what we want to do here is show you which peripherals would correspond to this build, and maximally enhance your gaming experience.

And trust us, while some of these come down to personal preference, others can make or break your immersion.

So keep on reading if you want to find out more!

Operating System: Windows 10 Pro

Windows 10 Pro

We know there are many Linux fans out there, and we completely understand that. However, when it comes to gaming we can’t in good faith recommend anything other than Windows. At least not yet.

We do admit that strides have been made in the improvement of user gaming experience with other operating systems, but Windows still stands above every other OS. This is in no small part owing to its support of Direct X 12 and its ability to get the most out of the CPU and GPU, allowing for a supreme gaming experience.

Not to mention that it also has the largest number of games available to it than any other OS.

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When it comes to the version we, of course, recommend the Windows 10 Pro, mainly because the Pro offers improved data security, as well as some other neat additional features like remotely controlling your PC.

This isn’t to say that Windows doesn’t have its downsides, and we all know what they are, but the fact remains that it’s still the top gaming OS, so if you want to have the best gaming experience possible, Windows is the way to go.

Monitor: Acer Predator X27P

Acer Predator X27P

After much deliberation, we decided to go for one of the Asus Predator models. While there are plenty of good 4K monitors out there, none of them tick just as many boxes as the Acer Predator X27P.

Like we’ve just said, this is a 4K monitor. It simply wouldn’t make sense to include anything less in a build such as this one. It has a 27” IPS panel, so the colors and viewing angles as good as they can get unless you have money to burn on an OLED display.

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It has a 144Hz refresh rate and a 4ms response time. It also supports both freesync and G-sync and has a much better implementation of HDR than the previous Predator iterations.

Unfortunately, outstanding quality comes at an equally outstanding price, so if you are looking for something less expensive you can take a look at some other options from the Predator line.

On the other hand, if you really have money to burn, the OLED Dell UP3017Q is probably the best monitor you can get, period. Be careful though, OLED is prone to burn-in, so you’ll want to keep a screensaver on, or turn it off completely when you’re not using it.

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As always, in the end, it all comes down to personal preference, but keep in mind that a monitor is not like a phone you’re likely to replace in a year or two, it’s something that is meant to last and serve you well. And of course, as with anything, good quality comes at a price.

Granted, sometimes that price is outrageous, but quite frankly, gaming on just any monitor would be an insult to the most powerful CPU/GPU combo in this build. There is, after all, such a thing as a monitor that bottlenecks your GPU.

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Mouse: Razer Viper Ultimate

Razer Viper Ultimate

Mice are one of those things a person needs to feel and choose for themselves. Or at least that’s how it usually is.

The Razer Viper Ultimate is a wireless version of the Razer Viper, and it’s almost unanimously lauded as the best gaming mouse currently on the market, and for a good reason.

Not many wireless mice can compare to the wired ones when it comes to performance and precision, and calling this one the best, well… we understand if some of you may be skeptical. 

Allow us to convince you.

At 74 grams, the Razer Viper Ultimate is one of the lightest if not the lightest wireless mouse we’ve ever seen. It has a simplistic, but symmetrical design with two programmable buttons on each side, perfect for both left, and right-handed gamers.

A big change from the wired version is the Razer Focus+ Optical Sensor that can go up to 20,000 DPI! Now, don’t get us wrong, this is pretty insane, but the most important thing about this sensor is that it’s up to 25% faster and has a much more reliable connection than other wireless mice.

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What’s probably one of the most exciting things about this mouse is its battery life – 70 hours of uninterrupted usage. Granted, that doesn’t include the RGB, but still, that’s mighty impressive!

Speaking of RGB, the mouse, of course, has the standard RGB Razer logo. The colors, brightness, effects, and much more can all be customized through Razer Synapse. One interesting thing about the RGB is that it shows different colors depending on how full your battery is. When on the charging station you will know exactly when it’s fully charged.

Razer Viper Ultimate Dock

If you thought this was impressive, your mind will be blown once you find out what else this mouse has to offer.

Unfortunately, we can’t possibly go through them all here, so if you want to know more, you can check out Razer’s website or one of the thousand reviews on youtube. They will all say the same thing – objectively, this is the best quality mouse you’ll find on the market at the moment.

Do keep in mind, however, that if you prefer heavier or larger mice, this obviously won’t be your cup of tea. But we encourage you to try it out anyway, you might find yourself falling in love with it.

Keyboard: SteelSeries Apex Pro

SteelSeries Apex Pro

For a premium gaming experience, you will need a premium gaming keyboard, and the SteelSeries Apex Pro is it.

This mechanical keyboard will give you that extra edge over other players thanks to the feature which allows you to adjust the actuation on the keys.

This will enable you to adjust the keyboard to your own typing speed without having to buy one that has the specific types of keys you prefer.

When it comes to gaming you’ll be able to deepen the actuation point on keys you tend to accidentally click for example and therefore eliminate any unhappy accidents. Quite a nifty feature.

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In the top right corner, the Apex Pro also sports a small OLED screen that allows you to control most of the functions on a keyboard from the keyboard itself, including recording macros.

The keyboard itself is made from aircraft-grade aluminum alloy for extra durability and sturdiness. Needless to say, it comes with a magnetic wrist rest and amazing RGB. It has per-key RGB illumination that elevates the entire look of not only the keyboard but the entire setup. It’s also incredibly helpful when gaming in the dark.

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The Apex Pro is one of the best keyboards you can find on the market regarding both quality and looks, however, it does come with a hefty price tag.

So, for those of you who want something a bit less expensive, but still good enough to give you that premium feel, we suggest you go for the Razer Huntsman Elite.

It’s no Apex Pro, but it does have some interesting features that are worth checking out. However, we won’t be going into that here since we’ve already reviewed it on our website, so if you want to find out more, feel free to check out that article.

Other Peripherals

Controller: Xbox One Elite

Xbox One Elite Controller Cheap

We’re sure many of you already have some controller or other at home, and if you do and it works fine, we encourage you to use it. This build is expensive enough as it is. However, if you are an enthusiast, and you want to enjoy gaming to the fullest, the controller we will always suggest is the Xbox One, or in this case the Xbox One Elite.

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Everything about it from the classic design, thumbstick, and D-pad placement, to the reassuring weight, and comfortable grip make it the number one controller for gaming enthusiasts. And that’s only the Xbox One.

The Xbox One Elite offers a whole range of additional perks including a neat little box to protect your controller when you’re not using it, or when you’re traveling.

Nothing significant was changed with the overall design for the Elite version of this controller, but what was changed has made quite a difference. First of all, the originally colorful buttons one the right are now black. While some may dislike this small change, we think it looks more stylish this way.

Second, Xbox has included some really great-looking thumbstick and D-pad replacements. You get two different D-pads and three different pairs of thumbsticks that you can change and combine in any way you like.

And finally, for those who find the original buttons lacking, you also get four paddles you can attach to the back of the controller and use as four additional keys!

The Xbox One Elite may not be the cheapest controller out there, and some of you might even prefer the Dual Shock or the classic Xbox One, and that’s completely fine. But this is without a doubt the best enthusiast-grade controller to have.

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VR: Valve Index

Valve Index VR

Do you remember the time when we all dreamed of getting lost in a virtual reality world, not just following our favorite video game heroes, but actually being them? Well now that the technology has advanced enough that we can actually have that it would be a real shame not to use it to its full potential.

We present to you the Valve Index. Made by the company that gave us Steam, it’s a reliable piece of hardware that offers life-like experience in the virtual world. It’s also cool that you can play your games via Steam.

It’s a bit of a heavy contraption compared to many other headsets, but still comfortable enough to allow you to play for hours on end without feeling it in the neck. It has a 1440 x 1600 per-eye resolution and a 120Hz refresh rate paired with amazing audio for a better-than-reality virtual experience. 

One cool thing is that, if you’ve used a Vive in the past, the Valve index will work with the base stations you already have. If not, however, you will have to get them along with the headset, but we would recommend you that anyway since the new beacons increase the “playing field” which will also increase your immersion.

Headset: HyperX Cloud Revolver S

gaming computer under 1500

No true gamer can function without a proper headset which is why we’ve made sure to pick the best we could possibly find.

That isn’t to say there aren’t others that would work perfectly fine, but the HyperX Cloud Revolver S combines all important features from aesthetics and comfort, to sound and mic quality in one magnificent package that we simply can’t help but recommend to enthusiasts.

We won’t be going too in-depth with the description of this headset since we already have a review of it on our website that you can check out in the link below, but here are a few snippets just to give you a general idea of what you can expect.

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First of all, the Revolver S contains memory foam padding that makes prolonged use incredibly comfortable. The sound is truly top-notch with a 12Hz to 28kHz frequency range, and new and improved drivers that offer studio-grade audio for the ultimate gaming experience.

But it’s not only the sound that’s amazing on this device. The Cloud Revolver S has a detachable mic with a noise-canceling feature making your voice crisp and crystal clear, without any interference. No more misunderstandings with your teammates! 

Wrist Rest: HyperX Wrist Rest

HyperX Wrist Rest

The keyboard we suggested above does come with a wrist rest, but we thought we’d suggest another one in case you don’t find that one satisfactory.

The HyperX Wrist Rest is probably the comfiest cushion we’ve ever laid our hands on.

It’s made of gel-infused memory foam that’s both incredibly comfortable and keeps your wrists cool during heated gaming sessions. It has an anti-slip grip, so it’s pretty stable, and of course, it fits all full-sized keyboards. It would have been better if it was magnetic, but aside from that, it’s a clean 10/10. 

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And that concludes our ultimate $4000 PC Build. In our articles, we strive not only to put together the best systems we possibly can but also provide snippets of additional information you might find interesting. Having said this, we sincerely hope you’ve found something you like, and if not we at least hope that you’ve learned something new.

In case you want to take a look at some of our other PC builds, check out our “Builds” section at the top of the page. There’s everything from budget builds like for example the $600 PC Build to extremely high-end build such as this one or the $3000 Build. Whatever you’re looking for, chances are you’ll find it there.

As always, we hope you’ll share your thoughts and experiences in the comments, and visit us again soon!

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