Our $2000 Gaming PC configuration is a custom build that bundles the current non-plus Ultra Gaming hardware. You build a top CPU from the Intel Kaby Lake generation and a brand new Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti graphics card. With this powerful hardware can be a 4K gaming PC put together, which also packs VR gaming with ease and long-term future-proof.
4K Gaming PC Build (2000 dollars Gaming PC)
For our 4K Gaming PC Build, we have a stately budget of $ 2,000 available and use high-end hardware (7700K / GTX1080Ti / Z270-A / DDR4 / SSD).
The goal: Uncompromising performance also for 4K gaming and VR gaming.
Hardware List 4K Gaming PC / $2000 Gaming PC
CPU : Intel Core i7-7700K
With the Intel Core i7 7700K we select the current top CPU from the desktop line of the Intel Kaby Lake processor generation. For the gaming processor we need a motherboard with LGA 1151 socket. We rely on the Z270-A chipset, which offers a high degree of future security. We opt for the “K” version of the Intel Core i7 7700K , which is factory-released for overclocking. To provide the necessary cooling for overclocking, we will later equip our 4K Gaming PC Build with a powerful fan (not a “boxed fan”). As the graphics card is the bottleneck for 99% gaming, we currently recommend building the 4K Gaming PC build based on the Kaby Lake CPU. The other budget is well laid out in the graphics card (GTX 1080 Ti).
CPU fan : Thermalright macho
So far, we made the decision to equip the 2000 dollars Gaming PC with a liquid cooling for the CPU to ensure optimal cooling even with overclocking. The choice fell on the Corsair Hydro Series H105 with a 240 mm radiator. Now we decide for a powerful tower cooler and here the choice falls on the Thermalright Macho .
Graphics card : Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti
The gaming graphics card is the heart, because we want to put together a high-performance 4K gaming PC. There is currently no way around the new graphics cards of the generation Nvidia Pascal over. In the last version of our 2000 dollars gaming PC we still installed the MSI GeForce GTX 1080 GAMING X 8GB . Meanwhile, the GTX 1080 Ti has appeared and we are upgrading: The MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gaming X 11 GB promises once again a significant leap in performance in 4K gaming. can reduce the total price of the custom build if you place a GTX 1080 or “only” GTX 1070 instead of a nVidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti. For uncompromising 4K gaming, however, we recommend the GTX 1080 Ti. An alternative would be the GTX 1080 in question. With the GTX 1070 applies: Ultimately, the fast GDDR5X VRAM compared to the GDDR5 in the GTX 1070 its advantages. SLI currently makes no sense for us in this build. The GTX 1080 Ti allows uncompromising 4K gaming with just one graphics card.
RAM : HyperX Fury DDR4 16GB
For gaming memory , we used 16GB of DDR4 memory. We use the 2 x 8 GB kit HyperX Fury DDR4 16GB (2x8GB) . The RAM modules clock with fast 2,400 MHz.
Motherboard : Asus Z270-A gaming motherboard
For the gaming motherboard , we rely on the current Z270-A chipset. A good choice for our 4K gaming PC build is the Asus Prime Z270-A gaming motherboard . One criterion for the selection of this motherboard is the very good BIOS, which is very clear and well suited for overclockers. For future-proofing, a fast M.2 interface is on board, so that a fast PCIe SSD can be retrofitted on request .
SSD : Crucial MX300 SSD 750 GB
We build the 4K Gaming PC exclusively with an SSD hard drive. Here we choose the Crucial MX300 SSD 750 GB . PCIe SSD currently makes no sense in the 2000 Euro Gaming PC Build. If you need a lot of mass storage, it may make sense to add a HDD to the custom build, which offers better storage prices per GB and is therefore well suited for the removal of large amounts of data.
Case : Corsair Obsidian Series 750D Airflow Edition
The choice of the gaming case is ultimately a matter of taste. We take care to have plenty of space for the components and to ensure good cooling for the 4K Gaming PC. The choice falls on a full tower and here the Corsair Obsidian Series 750D Airflow Edition . The PC case comes with plenty of room, a side window, three pre-installed 140 mm fans and space for a total of eight case fans.
Power Supply : Corsair RM750X ATX / EPS 80 Plus Gold
Our power supply calculator has a power requirement of just under 500 watts for the components we use to assemble the 4K Gaming PC. We decide to schedule a buffer for overclocking and later extensions and access the Corsair RM750X ATX / EPS 80 Plus Gold to a 750 Watt power supply. A powerful gaming PC capable of overclocking will eventually pay off a watt-up buffer on the power supply.
No optical drive
We do not use an optical drive with the 2000 dollars gaming PC. It’s a bit of a taste issue. In practice, optical drives are hardly used by the operating system today after installation. And Windows can be easily installed via a USB boot medium. If you do not want to do without an optical drive, you can plan about 20, – € for a DVD drive.
Recommended peripherals for the 4K gaming PC
Only put together a 4K gaming PC and then put on cheap peripherals makes little sense. We recommend a 28 “4K / UHD monitor from the Acer Predator series with fast TN panel and Nvidia G-Sync. The bottom line is the best choice for our custom build. You can weigh whether you prefer a TN panel or an IPS panel (see List 4K Monitor ). Until a 4K Monitor with> 60 Hz appears, it still takes. The first UHD models with 144 Hz refresh rate have been announced. Furthermore, we each select a mechanical keyboard and a gaming mouse from Razer as a peripheral recommendation for the 4K gaming PC.