Best Gaming PC Under 5000 USD – The Ultimate PC Build Guide

Wishing for a high-end build that will let you play any game you want at 60FPPS even in 4K, looking at pictures of other people’s setups online, and actually building one yourself are very different things.

Spending the amount of money needed for that kind of a build can be terrifying, especially for someone who is not particularly well-versed in computer hardware. But, 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: September 28, 2020

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Intel Core i9 10900KCPU

Intel Core i9-10900K

Not many CPUs have the capacity to support an RTX 3090, which is why this build needed the best possible processor money can buy, and right now that's the Intel Core i9-10900K
NZXT Kraken Z73 360mmCPU Cooler

NZXT Kraken Z73

The NZXT Kraken Z73 is not only an amazing cooler, but it also boasts an enthusiast-grade design you'll be sure to love.
PNY GeForce RTX 3090 24GBGPU

Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090

Nothing says 'ultimate gaming' quite like the RTX 3090; from its size, to power and speed, this card is brutal in every way
G.Skill Trident Z RGB 64GBRAM

G.Skill Trident Z RGB 64GB (4x16GB)

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 Z490 GODLIKEMotherboard


The MSI MEG Z490 GODLIKE is an enthusiast-grade mothereboard that truly lives up to its name
Samsung 970 EVO Plus 2TBSSD

Samsung 970 EVO Plus 2TB

With 2TB of the Samsung 970 EVO Plus you won't have the time or the need to think about upgrades any time soon
EVGA Supernova P2 1200W 80+ PlatinumPSU

EVGA Supernova P2 1200W 80+ Platinum

The Supernova P2 power supply from EVGA with 1200W and an 80+ Platinum certificate is more than powerful enough to support any kind of overclocking and numerous future upgrades
Cooler Master MasterCase H500MCase

Cooler Master MasterCase H500M

A build such as this one demands plenty of room and outstanding airflow which is exactly what the Cooler Master MasterCase H500M offers

PC Overview

Just to clarify, you don’t need $5000 to build a PC that can do everything we mentioned above, but you do need it if you want the best components you can possibly get.

That said, this is a build for true gaming enthusiasts where we didn’t pay attention to price, but solely on quality and enthusiast-grade features.

4K Gaming

With a $5000 build gaming in 4K is a given, but it’s not the limit.

With the latest Nvidia GPU lineup gaming is capable of reaching new heights, and that’s exactly what this build does.

Any game you can think of and any game that you will be able to think of in at least the next two years will run at 60FPS in 4K on this PC, and some of them will even run in 8K with astonishing results.

In the peripherals section, we’ve chosen one of the best monitors currently available on the market that will be able to do justice to the suggested GPU/CPU combo. That said, there aren’t many panels in the world that support 8K resolution, and those that do are hellishly expensive, so for now, most of you will have to ‘settle’ for 4K gaming, but we’re hoping this will change in the future.

Streaming and VR

Similarly, live streaming and VR are bordering on surreal with this build. It appears that the capabilities of the new Titan-level card exceed anything we could have imagined.

In combination with the VR headset we’ve chosen, you’ll have the time of your life in any virtual world you choose.


The upgradeability of this build is the only thing that you might find lacking, but the reason for this is that this build already contains all the latest top-tier components. There really isn’t much you can do to make it better until we see some new releases.

However, even if you do wish to upgrade in the future, there shouldn’t be any major problems. The case is large enough to accommodate even an EATX motherboard, and any of the largest GPUs out there.

You’ll even be able to get an 11th-gen Intel CPU without changing the motherboard. Anything beyond this will require a mobo replacement, but that’s standard procedure with Intel at this point.

The PC Build

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

When it comes to gaming performance there was simply no other CPU we could have chosen. The Intel Core i9-10900K currently rules the CPU market, and unless you want to wait for 11th-gen to hit the shelves, this is the CPU you should get.

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The 10 cores, 20 threads 3.7 GHz base frequency, and 5.3 GHz max turbo frequency this CPU offers may seem underwhelming compared to the number of cores some AMD processors offer, but the i9-10900K outperforms them all.

The i9-10900K’s performance can further be boosted through overclocking, as well as Intel’s latest addition to their high-end processors – thermal velocity boost. This will allow you to gain periodical performance boosts under heavy loads as long as your CPU temperatures remain under 70° Celsius.

If you want to save some money you can always go with AMD, but if the best of the best is what you’re after, then the Intel Core i9-10900K 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 i9-10900K.


Because it was never meant for gaming but primarily heavy workloads, so if gaming performance is all you need out of this PC, the Threadripper 3990X is not worth the price.

In case you can’t find this CPU in stock, the i9-10850K is the next best option. The only difference between the two is a 100MHz lower resolution for the i9-10850K that doesn’t affect gaming performance whatsoever. Moreover, the CPU is more readily available as the i9-10900K has had problems with stock ever since the launch.

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The Intel Core 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.

The GPU pick was a no-brainer. If you want the best GPU on the market, the RTX 3090 is the way to go.

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As you probably already know, this GPU has 24 GB of GDDR6X VRAM, a staggering 10.496 Cuda Cores, and a 1.7 GHz boost clock that will undoubtedly be able to go well over 2.0 when overclocked since similar results have already been achieved on the RTX 3080.

When it comes to gaming performance, the RTX 3090 exceeds all expectations. Live streaming is easier than ever, VR is phenomenal, and 4K gaming will blow your mind (provided you have the right monitor to pull it off).

8K gaming, on the other hand, will have to wait a bit unless you have $4000+ to spend on a monitor. Plus, the glory of 8K is much better appreciated on a screen that far exceeds monitor size, which coincidentally also far exceeds most people’s budgets.

Nevertheless, this is an enthusiast build, so look for recommendations in the section on peripherals.

Now, we’ve already mentioned smooth 60+FPS gaming in 4K on ultra settings, but when it comes to 8K, no matter how powerful the card is, it won’t be able to pull off the same on 100% max settings. That said, even if you have to slightly adjust the graphics sliders this likely isn’t something you’ll be able to notice, especially in such a high resolution.

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This is the best GPU you can currently get, and possibly the best GPU that might be released for a while unless a real Titan card is in the making, so grab it while it’s hot and enjoy it to the fullest. That’s the only advice we can give.

There are so many RAM options and brands out there that it can be difficult to pick the right one. However, choosing RAM is not as complicated as choosing some of the 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 light work besides gaming, and you don’t want to worry about a lack of RAM slowing you down, then 32GB is perfect.

For this build, we’ve chosen four 16GB sticks of the G.Skill Trident Z RGB sticks that run at 3600 MHz. After what we said above you may think this is unnecessary, and it probably is (provided you don’t need your PC for any heavy-duty 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 classic and sleek design. They might not be as sharp as the Trident Z Neo sticks or as display-case-worthy as the Trident Z Royal ones, but they are tried and true, reliable and stylish, and never a wrong choice regardless of the type of system you’re building.

With 64GB of the G.Skill Trident Z RGB sticks, this PC will become both a brutal battlestation and an incredibly powerful workstation if you ever need it.

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 other additional features.

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This particular motherboard, the MSI MEG Z490 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) that allows for speeds up to 5000MHz.

The motherboard has 2 Thunderbolt 3 ports that each support up to 40GB/s speeds, a 10G Super LAN, Wi-Fi 6, 3x Type-C ports,  6 SATA ports, 3x M.2 slots, but the board also comes with an M.2 expander that offers 2 extra slots with adequate cooling to boot, and so much more. We don’t want this section to turn into dry listing of all the features this mobo has, so for more info we suggest you take a look at the link above.

MSI MEG Z490 GODLIKE Motherboard

Now, above all else, we chose this motherboard because it was literally made for overclocking and it has every little feature you can think of to help you do it. It has phenomenal VRMs and excellent cooling. It can easily overclock an i9-10900K, and since it was made to support 11th-gen it will certainly be able to do the same even for more powerful processors.

As for the features you might find interesting if you’re an overclocker, it has a BIOS switch, power and reset buttons, a flash BIOS button and clear CMOS button on the rear I/O , and a special button that can function as Safe Boot, Debug LED, and a few other things all in one.

And there’s also the customizable OLED screen that can either show useful information like the CPU temperature or act as a fun way to personalize your rig. Overall, this is a powerful high-end motherboard created for gaming and overclocking enthusiasts who will be able to make the most out of its myriad functions.

When it comes to storage, the Samsung 970 Evo Plus was the obvious choice.

It is one of the fastest NVMe SSDs on the market at the moment. We’re talking 3.5GB/s read and 3.3GB/s write speeds which is pretty amazing. And with 2TB of it, you won’t ever have to worry about storage again.

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Nowadays since 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 day to day 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 one lightning-fast NVMe with plenty of storage instead.

If you ever need more in the future, there’s room for two more on the motherboard itself, and an additional two on the expansion slot, so you’re pretty much covered for life when it comes to storage.

As the component that powers all your other components, it’s incredibly important to choose a powerful enough 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 – EVGA.

We chose this particular PSU for three reasons, the first one being the Wattage. 1200W might be a bit more than necessary, but don’t forget you’re running an i9-10900K and an RTX 3090 in the same system, and not to mention all the RGB, an insanely powerful motherboard, NVMe SSD, etc. It’s 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. And this time it might even come with some helpful adapters for the new GPUs.

And third, the Supernova P2 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 comes with a double ball bearing 140mm fan, and runs pretty quietly.

Finally, it’s always good to know that the manufacturer has faith in the product, so much so that the Supernova P2 has a 10-year warranty! If anything happens to the CPU, EVGA has got you covered.

This case is a dream come true.

The Cooler Master MasterCase H500M is a robust case with plenty of space for both cable management in the rear compartment, and even the beefiest components in the main compartment. It’s an ATX Mid Tower, but it supports EATX motherboards, and has enough room for up to 16.2” (412mm) GPU.

The chassis itself is made of steel, and it has a tempered glass side panel to show off all the glorious components inside. For some additional flare, it also comes with two front panels (steel mesh and glass) that you can change depending on your preferences, but keep in mind that you’ll be sacrificing some airflow if you opt for the glass one, even though it looks amazing.

Cooler Master MasterCase H500M Above

Speaking of airflow, the H500M comes with two 200mm ARGB fans in the front and one 140mm ARGB exhaust fan in the back of the case. On the top there’s also room for two more 140mm or 200mm fans.

If, on the other hand, you prefer water cooling, you’ll be glad to know this case supports up to 360mm fans in the front and top of the case and up to 140mm radiator in the rear.

As if all of this wasn’t enough, the H500M is also well-equipped with USB ports. Next to the power button there’s a USB Type-C and 4x USB 3.0 ports.

Like we said, this is an excellent case that provides great airflow and works well with both air and water, but if you’re really into water cooling, and plan on doing a custom loop, you can also take a look at the Lian Li O11 Dynamic XL, but keep in mind this one doesn’t come with any fans, so you’ll have to provide those yourself.

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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!

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.

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.


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 complements the GPU you’re using.

And what better monitor to complement the RTX 3090 than the Asus ROG Strix PG27UQ!

The Asus ROG Strix PG27UQ is a 27” IPs 4K UHD monitor with quantum dot technology AND Nvidia G-Sync HDR for vivid colors and a lifelike image. 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 wee promised to give some more recommendations, especially since the RTX 3090 can run 8K, so there they are.

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First we have the Dell Ultra Sharp UP3218K. This is a 31.5” IPS 8K monitor with a 60Hz refresh rate and a 6ms response time, and it comes in at a whopping $4000. But like we said, 8K, amazing as it is, seems a little underwhelming on a small monitor, and there aren’t that many monitors or TVs that can support 8K resolution, let alone have a high enough refresh rate to be used for gaming, so we suggest that you wait a little until we get some variety on the market.

The other is the Samsung CRG90 curved super ultra wide monitor. This is not an 8K monitor. It’s a 49” QLED gaming monitor with a 120Hz refresh rate, HDR and Free Sync 2. And for console fans out there, it’s also compatible with both Xbox and PS4.

And finally, we have to mention the newest addition to the market, the ASUS ROG Swift PG259QN, an IPS monitor with a 1ms response time and a 360Hz refresh rate. This is the first in the new lineup of 360Hz monitors powered by Nvidia 3000 G-Sync and created specifically for esports and competitive gaming, so if this is something you’re interested in, definitely check it out.

And that’s it. Sure, there are plenty of other good monitors out there, but we aren’t going to list them all here. Feel free to choose whatever suits you best, but be sure not to bottleneck your GPU with low resolution and refresh rate, and if you want to check out more options, take a look at the link below.

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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.

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

While gaming on a mouse and keyboard is the standard for PC users, it’s pretty common to see games that feel and work significantly better when played with a controller.

This usually happens with games that were initially developed for a console and later ported for PC, and it’s exactly why you should make sure to always have a good controller at hand. That said, there’s currently nothing better than the Xbox Series 2 Controller.

This is an upgrade of the previous Xbox Elite, and it comes with some pretty nifty features you’ll definitely want to check out.

First of all, it has an improved grip, and texture, as well as a completely monochrome design that to us personally looks much classier than the original Xbox One controller. Just like the Elite it comes with several replacements for the D-pad and thumbsticks, but this time Microsoft added a long-awaited feature – thumbstick tension adjustment.

This is a wish gamers have been voicing for quite a while, and Microsoft has finally decided to listen.

In addition to this, the hair-triggers also have three different depth levels, and there are three completely customizable profiles you can save and use at a flip of a switch. This is especially useful if you’re used to sharing your controller with siblings or roommates, or if you have different preferences for different games.

Another major change Microsoft made was adding a designated shift button. This allows you to designate the shift function to any button on the controller effectively giving all the other buttons an additional function; pretty nifty.

Additionally, the controller now has a USB Type-C port for the charger, and a portable charging station that can be used both within and without the case.

Overall, there have been some major improvements compared to the Xbox Elite, and if you’re an avid gamer this is something you’ll definitely want to check out.

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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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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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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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.

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.


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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Samuel Stewart
Samuel Stewart

Samuel is GamingScan's editor-in-chief. He describes himself as a hardcore gamer & programmer and he enjoys getting more people into gaming and answering people's questions. He closely follows the latest trends in the gaming industry in order to keep you all up-to-date with the latest news.