Wishing for a high-end build that will let you play any game you want even in 4K, looking at pictures of other people’s setups online, and actually building one yourself are very different things.

Spending that much money can be terrifying, especially for someone who is not particularly well-versed in computer hardware. However, this is why we exist. We’re here to tell you what are some of the best components you can currently find to complete a $5000 PC, why they are the best, and where you can find them.

So without any further delay, let’s see what this $5000 PC can give you.

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The Best $5000 Gaming PC Build For 2020

Updated: July 10, 2020

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Intel i9 9900KCPU

Intel Core i9 9900K

A premium build such as this one deserves a premium CPU such as the Intel Core i9 9900K.
NZXT Kraken Z73 360mmCPU Cooler

NZXT Kraken Z73 360mm

The NZXT Kraken Z73 is not only an amazing cooler, but it also boasts an enthusiast-grade design you’ll be sure to love.
ASUS ROG STRIX GeForce RTX 2080TIGPU

ASUS ROG Strix Gaming OC RTX 2080Ti

If you’re looking for the best of the best, you needn’t look further than the Asus ROG Strix RTX 2080 Ti. From its looks and performance to improved cooling solutions, this card has it all.
G.Skill 32GB Trident Z Royal SilverRAM

G-Skill Trident Z Royal Silver – 64GB

With 64GB of the G.Skill Trident Z Royal your PC will be able to take anything you throw at it and look amazing while doing it.
MSI MEG Z390 GODLIKEMotherboard

MSI MEG Z390 GODLIKE

A true enthusiast-grade motherboard should have amazing VRMs to support all that heavy overclocking, and the VRMs the MSI MEG Z390 GODLIKE has are better than amazing.
Samsung 970 Pro 1 TBSSD

Samsung 970 Pro 1TB

Say goodbye to HDDs and even regular SSDs. A build such as this one deserves only the very best, and two Samsung 970 Pro NVMe SSDs are definitely it.
Corsair HX 1000W PlatinumPSU

Corsair HX 1000W 80+ Platinum

To keep all of these high-end components running, you need a real heavy-duty and reliable power supply, which is exactly why we think the Corsair HX 1000W 80+ Platinum is the right choice for this build.
Lian Li O11 Dynamic XL Black EditionCase

Lian Li O11 Dynamic XL

The Lian Li O11 Dynamic XL is a stylish and spacious chassis that can accommodate even the largest of GPUs, and has a good enough airflow to keep the whole system cool without much effort.
Corsair iCUE QL120Fans

Corsair QL120

Yes, the case has good airflow, but that’s no use without a good set of fans. The Corsair iCUE QL RGB fans are not just good, they are the best.

PC Overview

Since this is a $5000 PC build, you should get into it knowing that, when it comes to gaming this is more than enough money to get you top-of-the-line components. Everything you see on the list below is the best this money can buy.

4K Gaming

With a $5000 build gaming in 4K is a given. Anything less would practically be blasphemous. This PC will be able to launch any modern game you can think of, and run it in 4K without any problems whatsoever. With this in mind, in the peripherals section, we’ve chosen one of the best monitors currently on the market that will be able to do justice to the suggested GPU/CPU combo.

Streaming and VR

Similarly, live streaming and phenomenal VR are no longer a fantasy with this build. As long as you’re not aiming for something surreal such as 4K streaming, you’ll be able to stream your games without any problems.

When it comes to VR, the situation is even better. The RTX 2080 Ti will let you play any virtual reality game, and enjoy it to the fullest. In combination with the VR headset we’ve chosen for this build, you’ll have the time of your life in any virtual world you choose.

Upgradeability

The upgradeability of this build is the only thing that you might find lacking, but the reason for his is that this $5000 build already has some of the best components that are currently available. There really isn’t much you can do to make it better.

However, if you do wish to upgrade at some point in the future, there shouldn’t be any problems. The case is large enough to accommodate even an EATX motherboard, and even the largest GPUs out there. It’s also spacious enough to allow for a complicated custom water cooling loop, so all your options are open on that front.

What is unfortunate, however (but that’s the case with basically any motherboard at this point), is that if you wish to get a different CPU you will have to get a different motherboard. It seems unfair, but it is what it is.

The PC Build

We’ve dragged this on long enough. Let’s jump into the actual build!

CPU: Intel Core i9 9900K

Intel i9 9900K

When it comes to gaming performance there was simply no other CPU we could have chosen. The Intel Core i9 9900K currently rules the CPU market (at least until the i9 10900 finally hits the shelves).

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The 8 cores, 16 threads 3.6 GHz base clock speed, and 5.0 GHz boost clock speed this CPU offers might seem underwhelming compared to the number of cores some AMD processors offer, but the i9 9900K outperforms them all.

If you want to save some money you can always go with AMD, but if you want the best of the best the Intel Core i9 9900K is the way to go.

You might be thinking “but what about the Threadripper 3990X?” Well, it does show slightly better performance, but not by as much as you think. What’s more, in some games, it gets outperformed by the i9 9900K.

Why?

Because it was never meant for gaming but primarily heavy workloads, so if you only want your PC for playing video games,  the Threadripper 3990X is not worth the price.

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Cooler: NZXT Kraken Z73

NZXT Kraken Z73 360mm

The i9 9900K runs incredibly hot, which is not surprising, but it requires some thought when it comes to picking the right cooler. Here you have two options – water and air. But which one is better?

Well, both have their pros and cons. For instance, air coolers are cheaper, easier to install, consume less power, and don’t pose any risk to your system. If a fan breaks, you get a new one, it’s as simple as that. So if you want an air cooler, the Noctua NH-D15 and the Assassin III are the best you can possibly find.

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Water coolers, on the other hand, can be a potential cause of leaks, but they leave plenty of RAM clearance, don’t block the view and access to any of your other parts unlike the air coolers, they look cleaner, and most importantly, they cool better.

Now, we may have scared you a bit when we mentioned leaks, but there really isn’t much to worry about since this has a much higher chance of happening in custom loops where you assemble all the parts separately yourself.

NZXT Kraken Z73 Cooler

Closed-loop water coolers do this extremely rarely, and the cooler we’ve chosen for this build, the NZXT Kraken Z73 even less so. In fact, NZXT covers any damage done by leaks, so even if by some stroke of misfortune it does happen, you’ll be fully compensated.

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Finally, a little bit about why we’ve chosen the Kraken Z73.

First of all, it currently offers the best closed-loop water cooling performance on the market, and for a build such as this one, no less would do. Second, it has a 360 mm radiator, which, granted, might be a bit of an overkill, but trust us, too much cooling is always better than not enough of it. What’s more, thanks to better passive cooling, the fans will work much quieter.

And finally, last but not least, the phenomenal new piece of bling, the LCD display.

No, this cooler does not have RGB, but it does boast an LCD screen on top of the CPU block. The display is completely customizable, and it can show anything from the current CPU and ambient temperatures to fun images or even gifs for an entirely new level of personalization.

GPU: Asus ROG Strix Gaming OC RTX 2080 Ti

ASUS ROG STRIX GeForce RTX 2080TI

The GPU pick was a no-brainer. If you want the best GPU on the market, the 2080 Ti is the way to go.

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For this build, we’ve chosen the Asus ROG Strix Gaming OC. As you probably already know, this GPU has 11 GB of VRAM and a 1560 MHz boost clock. It can support up to four monitors, and of course, a VR headset.

However, the most important thing about this GPU is its improved cooling.

Asus claims that the cooling has been improved by 20% thanks to the MaxContact technology, three fantastic Axial-tech fans, and a larger cooler. The improved design of the fans allows them to move more air without raising noise levels. 

They’ve also implemented the 0db technology which stops the fans from spinning while the temperature is under 55C. This allows you to enjoy casual gaming in complete silence.

When it comes to gaming performance, the ROG Strix meets all expectations. Live streaming is easier than ever, VR is fantastic and it can run any VR game that’s currently out. And finally, 4K gaming will blow your mind (provided you have the right monitor to pull it off).

Asus ROG Strix Gaming OC RTX 2080 T

You’ll be able to run basically any modern game in 4K without any problems whatsoever. In fact, you’ll be able to hit that sweet spot of 60 FPS in most popular games in 4K. What’s more, if you want to get a few more FPS out of your games you can always turn off anti-aliasing, as it’s basically unnecessary in 4K, especially if you have a great monitor.

There are plenty of gaming benchmarks online that you can look up, but here are a few specifics just to give you an idea of what you can expect.

Metro Exodus for example hovers comfortably around 60 FPS while occasionally rising up to 90 in 4K, and so do Hitman 2 and Gears 5. In GTA V and Battlefield V, you’ll get between 70 and 100 FPS, while Shadow of the Tomb Raider and Assassin’s Creed Odyssey can drop a few FPS below 60 from time to time, but even with that, the gaming experience is top-quality. 

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If you want the best you can possibly get as soon as possible, the ROG Strix RTX 2080 Ti is the way to go for now. But keep in mind that the RTX 3080 is on its way, so if you’re willing to wait a bit, and spend a lot, we recommend you wait a while longer for the monster GPU that is to come.

RAM: G.Skill Trident Z Royal Silver 64GB (4x16GB)

G.Skill 32GB Trident Z Royal Silver

There are so many RAM options and brands out there that it can sometimes be difficult to pick the right one. However, choosing RAM is not as complicated as choosing some other components. If you’re only interested in gaming, the only two things you should be interested in are capacity and speed.

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The amount of RAM that should be enough for most people is 16GB. You want to be able to run your games and all the background processes you need or want without it interfering with your gameplay, and for that 16GB is enough.

If you also use your PC for work besides gaming, and you don’t want to worry about anything 32GB is perfect.

G.Skill Trident Z Royal Silver

For this build, we’ve chosen four 16GB sticks of the G.Skill Trident Z Royal Silver that run at 4000 MHz. After what we said above you may think this is unnecessary, and it probably is (provided you don’t need your PC for heavy workloads besides gaming).

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However, just like with cooling, more RAM than necessary is always infinitely better than not enough. Not to mention that it looks much better in the chassis than having just two sticks.

Speaking of aesthetics, one of the major reasons we’ve chosen these particular sticks is their gorgeous sleek design. The Trident Z Royal are probably the most beautiful RAM sticks ever made with a clean, mirror-finish, and diamond-like tops where the RGB shines through. They are also among the fastest sticks out there with the speed of 4000 MHz.

They may be pricey, but they are worth every penny.  

Motherboard: MSI MEG Z390 GODLIKE

MSI MEG Z390 GODLIKE

Motherboards are probably the most difficult component to pick just because of the sheer amount of information you need to keep track of. But let’s quickly go over some of the most important things you should think of when choosing the right motherboard.

First of all, you need to make sure your motherboard corresponds to the CPU you’re getting. This one might be obvious, but it’s worth a mention. Second is, of course, the form factor. The motherboard must be able to fit in your case.

Third is the number and type of PCIe slots it has (this is where you plug in your GPU, Wi-Fi cards, sound cards, RAID controller, etc.). Next is the type of RAM it supports, and finally, there’s VRMs, connectivity, and additional features.  

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This particular motherboard, the MSI MEG Z390 GODLIKE is a truly premium motherboard. It’s an EATX that fits nicely in the case we’ve chosen for this build. It has four memory slots that support up to 128GB of RAM (dual-channel, of course).

MSI MEG Z390 GODLIKE Connectors

As regards the PCIe slots, the GODLIKE has four reinforced PCIe x16, each of which can be manually “turned off” with a simple switch on the board, and it has three M.2 slots with thermal shields. The motherboard also has an integrated IO plate with a CMOS and BIOS flashback buttons.

There is no Thunderbolt 3 connector, but instead, there are two USB Type C connectors. The motherboard also supports a dual BIOS configuration.

As for additional features, the board also has Wi-Fi, a small customizable OLED screen, and, of course, RGB.

One really interesting thing about this motherboard is that it has a dial at the bottom of the board that will let you overclock it without having to meddle with the settings manually, which is great for rookie overclockers.

Speaking of overclocking, the MEG GODLIKE has amazing VRMs that will allow you to overclock to your heart’s content without worrying about overheating. 

The only drawback of this motherboard is the fact that it supports only one pump, so if you want to do a dual custom water cooling loop, this might not be the board for you. In every other respect, however, the MEG GODLIKE is a true enthusiast-level motherboard.

If you want to find out more details about the connectivity options, you can check out MSI’s website.

SSD: Samsung 970 Pro 1TB (2x)

Samsung 970 Pro 1 TB

When it comes to storage, with a $5000 budget, the Samsung 970 Pro was the obvious choice.

It is the fastest NVMe SSD on the market at the moment. We’re talking 3.5GB/s read and 2.7GB/s write speeds with over 500,000 IOPS in random reads, which is insane. And with 2TB of it, you won’t ever have to worry about storage again. 

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Nowadays when SSDs have gotten pretty inexpensive people tend to get one NVMe, or a regular 2.5 SSD for their OS, games, and programs they often use, and an additional HDD for storing videos, images, or any other data they want to keep, but that they don’t use on a daily basis.

This is a great way to save money and still enjoy the benefits of an SSD card, and you can certainly do that if you like. However, seeing as this build is aimed toward enthusiasts with a $5000 budget, we chose to go with two lightning-fast NVMes instead of an SSD/HDD combo.

In for a penny, in for a pound! Because why not?

Power Supply: Corsair HX 1000W 80+ Platinum

Corsair HX 1000W Platinum

As the component that powers all your other components, it’s incredibly important to choose a reliable PSU from a reliable manufacturer. After all, if it crashes and burns, your other components might crash and burn with it.

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For this reason, we went for the most reliable PSU brand possible – Corsair.

We chose this particular PSU for three reasons, the first one being the Wattage. 1000W might be a bit more than necessary, but don’t forget you’re running an i9 9900K and a 2080 Ti in the same system. It always better to have more than less, trust us, especially if you plan on overclocking.

The second reason is the fact that this power supply is fully modular which means that you don’t have to deal with any unnecessary cable clutter. It’s great for traveling and tinkering with your setup, and it also reduces the chances of damaging the cables.

Corsair HX1000 Ports

And third, the HX 1000 is 80+ Platinum certified! This is an amazing addition to an already amazing power supply. This means that it’s much cooler and saves much more energy than most other power supplies. It also runs pretty quietly.

Finally, it’s always good to know that the manufacturer has faith in the product, so much so that the HX 1000 has a 10-year warranty! If anything happens to the CPU, Corsair has got you covered.

Case: Lian Li O11 Dynamic XL

Lian Li O11 Dynamic XL Black Edition

This case is a dream come true.

The Lian Li O11 Dynamic XL is an amazing aquarium-style case that’s just built for water cooling. However, this doesn’t mean it doesn’t work well with air cooling. In fact, it works fantastic! This is actually one of the main reasons why we chose precisely this case for this build.

The case is lifted off the ground by a bit over an inch, and it has fan openings on the bottom, top, and side that can each fit a 360mm radiator. Thanks to this elevation, you can even mount fans on the bottom of the case and they’ll be able to blow air directly onto your GPU with fantastic results.

For this purpose, we included amazing Corsair RGB fans, but more on that in the following section.

Fans on the bottom? But where does the PSU go? – Good question!

There is ample room behind the back panel where you can store your hard drives, PSU, and cables to hide them from plain view. In turn, the beautiful glass front can showcase the neat and clean interior full of that amazing RGB goodness.

Lian Li O11DXL X O11

Speaking of RGB, there’s also a subtle RGB strip in the front of the case that divides the glass from the aluminum casing. In the front of the case, there are also two USB Type-A ports at the bottom and another two at the top of the front panel, along with one Type C port, audio ports, and an RGB control button.

The inside of the case is quite spacious with plenty of room for all of the components in this build and then some. It can fit an EATX motherboard without a problem, and even the beefiest GPUs out there.

As for the radiator support, there’s 74mm clearance on the top, 85mm on the bottom (a bit less if your GPU is mounted vertically), and 75mm of clearance on the side (if there is more than one radiator, otherwise it’s unlimited).

We think we’ve proven our point regarding this case, but just in case, if you want to know more, we suggest checking out Lian Li’s website.

And in case you want to take a look at a few more options, take a look at the link below.

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Fans: Corsair iCUE QL RGB

Corsair iCUE QL120

For a stupidly expensive build such as this one, we wanted to choose fans that not only performed excellently but also looked amazing in the abovementioned chassis. You might think it was a tough choice, but honestly, without any budget limitations, this was the obvious choice.

The Corsair QL fans are quite expensive, but their performance and aesthetics more than make up for it.

For this particular build we chose 2x 140mm and 4x 120mm fans, but, of course, you can switch it up to your preference. Each of the 140mm fans max out at 1250 RPM and 50.2 CFM, and the 120mm ones at 1500 RPM and 41.8 CFM of airflow, and despite that, they still manage to stay near-silent at 26dBA. 

Finally, we can’t forget their most impressive feature – the RGB. Each of the fans has 34 RGB LEDs that can be controlled individually and customized to your preference.

The only thing that might bother you about these is the number of cables you need for each of the fans. It might take a little patience to cleanly conceal them all, but trust us, the end result is worth it.

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Peripherals

And finally, we’ve come to the peripherals. Here we’ve chosen some of the best specimens from each category, and we hope you’ll like them. You all probably have some leftovers from previous builds, and that is completely fine. When it comes to most of these components, personal preference is what matters the most.

However, when it comes to things like monitors, for example, you can actually make the wrong choice if you don’t know what to look for. So keep on reading!

Operating System: Windows 10 Pro

Windows 10 Pro

If you’re a gamer, and you want the best OS, one that’s meant for gaming and can give you the best gaming experience, then look no further than the good old Windows.

While many of you might be fans of Linux and its numerous iterations, we get it, we love it too, but there’s no escaping it – Windows is currently the best operating system for gaming, period.

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Since we’ve got that settled, you should consider which version of Windows you want to get. Our suggestion is Windows 10 Pro. It’s the newest, which means that you won’t have any random problems with your games just because they don’t get along with some of the more outdated versions.

Another very important reason is the fact that Windows supports Direct X 12 which can bring out the best in your CPU and GPU and give you the ultimate gaming experience.

We hope some time in the future Linux will get better support for gaming, but for now, Windows is the best option.

Monitor: Asus ROG Swift PG27UQ

Asus ROG Swift PG27UQ

A monitor is the most important peripheral for your build. It’s basically on the level of a CPU and GPU in the world of peripherals. Why? Because, just like a sub-par CPU, it can bottleneck your graphics card. This is why it’s always important to choose a monitor that complement the GPU you’re using.

And what better monitor to complement the Asus ROG Strix 2080 Ti than the Asus ROG Strix PG27UQ!

The Asus ROG Strix PG27UQ is a 27” 4K UHD monitor with Nvidia G-Sync HDR for vivid colors and a lifelike image. It’s an IPS display with quantum dot technology. It has a 144Hz refresh rate and a 4ms response time.

If you tend to spend most of your day looking at your monitor you’ll be happy to know that Asus has included their Eye Care technology that reduces the strain on your eyes thanks to the blue light filter.

The monitor is quite customizable with the ability to tilt, swivel, pivot, and adjust the height.

Objectively this is the perfect 4K gaming monitor. We would have preferred if it was perhaps a bit larger, but this is just personal preference. The PG27UQ checks all the right boxes and it’s the perfect monitor to complete a $5000 build.

But just in case, if you want to check out more options, take a look at the link below.

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Mouse: Razer Viper Ultimate

Razer Viper Ultimate

We present to you the Razer Viper Ultimate – the best gaming mouse on the market (at least in our opinion).

Of course, everyone is different, and each of us likes a different type of mouse, but objectively looking, this one is top of the line.

The Razer Viper Ultimate is a wireless version of the Razer Viper. Why did we choose a wireless mouse as the best gaming mouse? Well because this one doesn’t feel like a wireless mouse at all. Instead, it has the best of both worlds – the performance value of a wired mouse along with all the benefits of a wireless one.

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When it comes to the technical details, this mouse is impressive. It has a Razer Focus+ Optical Sensor that can hit a whopping 20,000 DPI! Not that anyone would need that, but it is a neat feature. More importantly, however, the sensor allows it to have a much more reliable connection than other wireless mice, so much so that it can feel like a wired one, just without the pesky cable mess.

Razer Viper Ultimate Dock

What’s even more impressive about it is that it has a battery that can last up to 70 hours! And only 10 minutes on the charging station can bring the batter up to 80%, which means you’ll basically never run out.

This is probably the lightest wireless mouse you can currently find (only 74g). It has a very simple design, which is a plus in our eyes, and it is completely symmetrical, so whether you’re right, or left-handed, you’ll be able to use it without any problems.

It comes with its own charging station, of course, that syncs its colors with the mouse to show you exactly how far it’s charged. When it comes to RGB, it also corresponds to its simple design. The only RGB lighting it has is the Razer logo whose colors and effects can all be customized in Razer Synapse.

On the other hand, if you prefer something a bit bulkier, or you simply have larger hands, we suggest you go for the Razer Basilisk Ultimate. In some aspects, it might be even better than the Viper Ultimate, but its size is not for everyone, and it’s made specifically for right-handed users.

Keyboard: SteelSeries Apex Pro

SteelSeries Apex Pro

There are a plethora of mechanical gaming keyboards out there, and we understand that sometimes it might be difficult to choose the right one, especially without trying them out first. But that’s why we’re here!

You can never go wrong with the best, and that’s the SteelSeries Apex Pro.

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What makes this keyboard the best? We’re glad you asked!

First of all, you have the ability to adjust the actuation on each key individually. This means you’ll be able to adjust the sensitivity of the keys in any way you like. You can even use it to make the keys you tend to accidentally press less sensitive and eliminate any unfortunate mishaps during gaming.

A premium keyboard comes with a premium-quality build. It’s made of aircraft-grade aluminum, and it comes with its own magnetic wrist rest.

Just like the actuation, you can also customize RGB illumination for each key individually. The keys are well-lit so that gaming in the dark won’t ever be a problem again. You can also tinker with most of the keyboard functions using the small OLED screen in the top right corner of the keyboard.

The only downside of this keyboard is its hefty price, but premium quality does come with a premium price tag.

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Other Peripherals

Controller: Xbox One Elite

Xbox One Elite Controller Cheap

If you’re an enthusiast and love gaming with controllers, you will absolutely love this one!

The Xbox One Elite is a premium version of the original Xbox One controller that we all know and love, but with a few nifty changes.

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First of all, all the buttons on the controller are now black which gives it a more sophisticated look. Nothing’s changed with the shape and size, but the Elite comes with two D-pad replacements and three pairs of thumbsticks you can change and combine to your liking. Each pair is different too, so you can customize it to fit your style.

An additional feature that we love is the ability to add two pairs of paddles on the back of the controller that can function as four additional buttons. This is something that can really mean a lot in some of the more complicated games.

This controller can also give you an edge in games with the help of the Hair Trigger Locks for faster response time. All of the settings on the controller can be customized in the Xbox app.

Last but not least, you’ll get a case to safely transport your controller without any worries about damaging it.

If you’re an enthusiast, you’ll be sure to appreciate the Xbox One Elite.

VR: Valve Index

Valve Index VR

If you’re into VR, and you’re looking for the VR headset that can give you the best virtual reality experience, you needn’t look further than the Valve Index.

For a long while, Facebook and Valve were tied when it came to who produced the best VR headset. The Oculus and the Vive were more or less equal and choosing one or the other came down mostly to personal preference.

That is until the Valve Index was released.

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The biggest upgrade that came with the Index is the resolution. Each of the lenses is an LCD 1600×1440 display, which is an amazing improvement compared to the Vive. The lenses are also adjustable, so you can change the spacing between them and their distance from your eyes.

This does slightly affect the field of view, but it doesn’t have a huge impact on the overall gameplay.

What you’ll be glad to know is that if you used to have motion sickness with the Vive, chances are that won’t happen with the Index thanks to the improved resolution. However, be careful to adjust the headset well. It’s a bit on the heavier side, so it might end up lying uncomfortably on your nose otherwise.

And finally, the Index has two awesome new features. The first one is the small adjustable speakers that hover next to your ears, which boast an amazing sound quality (there is an earplug jack on the headset, but unless you mind the sound leaking a bit from the built-in speakers, there won’t be any need for those).

The second thing is the new controllers with straps around your hands, and improved sensors that (in Index-supported games) track the movements of individual fingers with stunning results.

One useful detail about the Index is that, in case you already have the Vive, you can just slide the new base stations on your old Vive mounting points and you’ll be pretty much ready to go. Now there’s no excuse not to get one!

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Headset: HyperX Cloud Revolver S

gaming computer under 1500

No gaming setup is complete without a good gaming headset, and the Cloud Revolver S is not just good, some might say it’s the best.

With memory foam padding that allows you to game comfortably for hours and top-of-the-line, studio-grade audio with a 12Hz to 28kHz frequency range, you won’t ever want to stop using it.

Just like all the other components in this build, this is a headset for true enthusiasts. It looks fantastic, it sounds fantastic, it’s incredibly comfortable, and it comes with an enthusiast-grade price tag.

Speaking of fantastic, the microphone on this headset is out of this world. Its noise-canceling feature allows for a crystal clear sound, so much so, that your teammates will feel like you’re in the same room. Not to mention that the mic is detachable, so in case you don’t need it if something happens to it, or you by some chance find a better mic you can easily make the switch.

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Wrist Rest: HyperX Wrist Rest

HyperX Wrist Rest

Even though the keyboard we talked about above comes with its own wrist rest, there’s always a chance that one won’t suit your tastes, so just in case we’d like to give you an alternative.

The HyperX Wrist Rest is as simple as its name but quite effective. It’s filled with gel-infused memory foam that’s not only incredibly comfortable, but it also keeps your hands cool. It is a full-sized wrist rest made for full-sized keyboards, and it has an anti-slip bottom which is a good addition considering it’s not magnetic.

Nevertheless, we urge you to try it out. You will absolutely not regret it!

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Mouse Pad: SteelSeries QcK+ Large

SteelSeries QcK

There are all sorts of different mouse pads out there – small, medium, large, extended, soft, hard, cushioned, with RGB… the list goes on. But is there really a difference?

Well, yes, and no.

This really comes down to what you want, but we’re going to assume that you are a hardcore gamer or even an enthusiast who wants to get the best out of their mouse. So, for this, we recommend the SteelSeries QcK+ mousepads.

The QcK+ pads come in the sizes small, medium, and large, and they are perfect for precision gaming as they don’t let the mouse slide uncontrollably all over the pad. It’s often used by professional gamers exactly because of its surface that lets you precisely control your mouse movements.

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It might not be huge or flashy, but the fact that it’s so well-loved by the gaming community speaks for itself.

However, if you would still prefer something larger that goes under your keyboard as well, the Corsair MM300 is always a sensible choice.

Chair: Noblechairs EPIC

noblechairs ICON Gaming Chair

It’s obvious that picking the right chair for your gaming setup is extremely important. It not only completes the setup, but it’s also the place where you’ll be spending hours of quality gaming time, and it’s imperative that you choose something comfortable and ergonomic.

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Having said this, when it comes to combining style, comfort, and ergonomic design, Noblechairs is the clear winner.

We won’t go too in-depth with the description since we already have a rather detailed review of this particular chair right here. Check it out if you want to find out in detail what this chair has to offer, but for starters let’s just go through the basics.

When it comes to aesthetics, this chair is a winner. The recognizable gaming design is combined with leather and metal components that give it a classy look without skimping on comfort. Speaking of comfort, the chair has a lumbar and head, neck, and shoulder support for comfortable long gaming sessions.

What’s also amazing about this chair is its adjustability. Everything from height, recline, armrests, support pillows, and much more can be customized to fit your needs, so much so that you’ll feel like the chair was made just for you.

Finally, we have to mention that the price is quite steep, but for something you’ll be using on a daily basis, and that could potentially create problems with your spine and back if you choose the wrong model, we like to think of this as an investment in you and your health.

Conclusion

Finally, we’ve come to the end of this amazing $5000 build. We hope you liked our choices, and if there’s something you would do differently please let us know in the comments.

Our aim with these builds is to combine components that will offer the best possible value for your money at the time of writing, so if you have any questions or suggestions for improvement, we’re always happy to listen to our readers.

In the meantime you can take a look at some of our other PC builds like the $4000, $3000 and $2000 builds if you want some of the best components, but you’re still looking to save some money on the non-essential components.

Until next time, may your games be fun and your losses few!

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