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Best Gaming PC Under 950 USD

After a less than 600 USD configuration, effective but quickly limited, up to speed by moving towards a PC Gamer under the bar of 950 USD. With such a budget, we start to get to the heart of the matter with components offering a good price/performance ratio.

With the configuration listed below, you will be able to enjoy most of the current games in perfect conditions, and this in both 1080p and 1440p.

Faced with a gaming PC positioned at the entry-level, we gain in fluidity and image quality, and it is also possible to try out VR without difficulty.

With a budget of 950 USD, it is now possible to build a Gaming PC that holds up perfectly. By coupling here an excellent Intel Core i5-10400F to a GTX 1660 Super graphics card, we obtain a machine capable of running all current games at over 100 FPS in 1080p and the majority of titles at over 60 FPS in 1440p.

LIST OF COMPONENTS

TYPEPRODUCTSORDER
ProcessorIntel Core i5-10400F
MotherboardASUS TUF B460 Gaming Plus
Graphics cardGTX 1660 Super
MemoryCorsair Vengeance LPX (2×8 Go @ 3000 Mhz)
SSDXLR8 M2 NVMe SSD – 500 GB
CoolingIncluded with the CPU
Power supplyCorsair CV550
CaseSharkoon RGB Flow

Processor- Intel Core i5-10400F

For this PC Gaming configuration at less than 950 USD, the Intel Core i5-10400F is an excellent candidate. Its 6 Cores and 12 Threads design is more than sufficient to play in good conditions at 1080p and 1440p.

The CPU has a native frequency of 2.9 GHz and a Turbo mode at 4.3 GHz for excellent performance when gaming and slightly heavier tasks such as video editing or photo editing.

Currently offered under the bar of 170 $, it displays an unbeatable quality/price ratio in this price range. If you favor AMD processors, you will have to look at the side of the excellent Ryzen 5 3600, but its current price of around 220 $ the least makes it interesting.

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Motherboard- ASUS TUF B450-Plus Gaming

To accompany our Core i5-10400F, we start here on an ASUS TUF B460 Gaming Plus motherboard. Our processor is not overclockable, no need to go for a Z490 card and explode our budget.

Available around 140 €, this affordable model fits perfectly with the rest of our configuration. In ATX format, it has all the necessary connections to support the rest of our configuration.

In particular, there are 2 NVMe compatible M.2 ports, one of which has a heat sink, 6 SATA ports. Please note, this version does not include a WiFi or Bluetooth chip.

Graphics card- GTX 1660 Super

On the graphics card side, we are clearly limited by the current state of stocks, and we again recommend focusing on the second-hand market.

For around 200 to 300 $, our choice is here on the GTX 1660 Super, which allows you to play in perfect conditions at 1080p see 1440p. 

 

 

 

Memory- Corsair Vengeance LPX (3000 Mhz)

Typically, most recent games and apps recommend 8-16 GB of RAM.

This Corsair Vengeance LPX @ 3000 Mhz 2 x 8 GB kit should largely cover the needs of 99% of gamers, offering excellent performance and reliability widely recognized by users. Less than 100$, hard to find better.

The selected bars are limited to a frequency of 3000 Mhz, but we will in all cases be restricted to 2666 Mhz with this B460 motherboard. For lovers of customization, this kit also has customizable RGB lighting.

SSD- XLR8 M2 NVMe SSD – 500 GB

 

With a budget of 950 $, it is impossible to miss an SSD and, more particularly, a model in M.2 format compatible with NVMe.

With its 500 GB capacity, this PNY XLR CS3030  will allow you to give your gaming PC a real boost, significantly speeding up its startup and the loading of your applications and files.

The disk space should allow you to install your OS (count around 20 GB for Windows 10), the applications you use the most, as well as your favorite games.

You can add an extra SATA SSD or traditional HDD if 500 GB is not enough for you.

Power Supply-Corsair CV550

A 550W power supply is sufficient for the configuration of the day and allows us to stay under the bar of 800 €.

We start here on a certified 80 PLUS Bronze model, with a Corsair CV550. This is a fairly basic model, without modular connectors, but which will do perfectly with a price of around 60 €.

Obviously, if you can get out a few dozen euros extra, we can only advise you to move towards a slightly more powerful power supply with better performance, with a 650W 80 PLUS Gold model, for example.

Case- Sharkoon RGB Flow

For this case, you have a wide choice of models between 60 to 90$. Choose according to your aesthetic preferences while remaining attentive to the characteristics offered by your case.

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Take a look at the possibilities offered in terms of cooling (number of locations for your fans, dust filters, etc.), storage, or even cable management. Depending on your needs, check the different connectors offered on the front (USB / HDMI / 3.5 mm), especially if you want to move towards VR.

For this configuration at less than 950 USD, the Sharkoon RGB Flow caught our eye. Well built and above all very successful visually, the assembly is carried out intuitively, and the transparent side panel allows you to enjoy your RGB lighting. You can discover more models in our comparison of PC cases.

Modify your configuration

If you already have an equivalent configuration or organize your future purchases better, find below some ideas to upgrade this PC Gamer configuration to 950$ easily.

These different options will allow you to improve your FPS on some of the most demanding titles and enjoy your games in better conditions in 2560 x 1440p, 3440 x 1440p, or even in 4K.

An even more powerful GPU

While our GTX 1660 Super holds up perfectly for 1080p gaming, it can sometimes show some limitations when switching to a higher resolution. This is particularly the case with the most demanding games, such as Assassin’s Creed, Horizon Zero Dawn, and other recent AAAs.

To change this configuration and continue to enjoy a perfect framerate even in QHD, we can imagine moving towards a more powerful graphics card, such as the RX 5700 XT. There are excellent models around 550$.

More efficient cooling

The 10400F comes with a cooler, but its performance is clearly nothing exceptional. In terms of cooling and noise pollution, Intel’s small cooler quickly shows its limits, especially if you then want to switch to a more powerful CPU.

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There are excellent coolers for less than 50$, especially from BeQuiet, CoolerMaster, or the even Arctic. Your CPU will thank you, and you will also be able to upgrade your machine more easily.

You can also invest in an AIO water cooling kit. There are some very effective for less than 120$, with the Arctic Liquid Freezer II. If you’re looking for something a little more flashy, head to the Corsair Hydro 115i Platinum RGB or the NZXT Kraken Z63.

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Best Gaming PC Under 3000 USD

The infernal machine!  The new configuration with AMD Ryzen 9 3950X and Nvidia RTX 3080 (10GB GDDR6X) – Our reference for gaming PCs! Maximum gaming performance paired with a 16-core processor with a perfect price-performance ratio!

As always,  perfectly matched this configuration to get the best gaming and video editing performance for your money out of the budget. The gaming PC is perfectly suited for every demanding game in 4K resolution on the highest settings, esports games with over 240Hz, and the most demanding tasks such as rendering, video editing, and streaming! In terms of performance, this PC is the absolute benchmark. You will be able to enjoy this PC for years to come!

The Gamer PC has been perfectly matched to each other, all parts fit 100% together, and no other parts than those linked here are required.

LIST OF COMPONENTS

TYPEPRODUCTSORDER
ProcessorAMD Ryzen 9 3950X
MotherboardMSI MAG X570 Tomahawk WIFI
Graphics cardNvidia GeForce RTX 3080 (10GB)
Memory32GB Corsair Vengeance RGB PRO 3600Mhz
SSD1TB Corsair MP600 (PCIe 4.0 SSD)
HDD1TB Toshiba P300
CoolingCorsair Hydro H100i RGB Platinum
Power supply650W be quiet! Straight Power 11
CaseFractal Design Meshify C

Processor- AMD Ryzen 9 3950X

The heart of the PC is the currently strongest gaming CPU from AMD, namely the extremely powerful  AMD Ryzen 9 3950X  – an absolute monster with no less than 16 cores and 32 threads and still a 4.7Ghz turbo clock!

The Ryzen 9 3950X is, without a doubt, one of the most powerful processors that you can currently buy because it not only offers outstanding multi-core performance but also in terms of the single-core and, thus, primarily gaming performance, the processor is at the top With.

In application and rendering tasks, this CPU is faster than the well-known Threadripper processors. In terms of multi-core performance, it is significantly above the level of an i9-9980XE 18-core processor from Intel. Even in terms of single-core performance, we are only 3 points behind an i9 9900K – more than impressive!

As far as the performance values ​​are concerned, it is probably the most blatant CPU in the gaming sector at the moment and, therefore, of course, the recommendation for this high-end computer.

Motherboard- MSI MAG X570 Tomahawk WIFI

 

This system relies on an MSI MAG X570 Tomahawk WIFI  mainboard, the current generation for the mainboard.

It offers excellent features with the current high-end X570 chipset, a decent sound chip, a great power supply, RGB (Mystic Light), support for high-speed RAM, a great BIOS with clear and simple overclocking functions, and much more.

The chic board leaves nothing to be desired and offers us an excellent platform for operating the system and, of course, great functions and capabilities for overclocking!

Graphic card- Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 (10GB)

The heart of the system is the current high-end recommendation from Nvidia: The new RTX 3080  high-end GPU with fat 10GB GDDR6X graphics memory and an excellent custom design.

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The card is a good deal faster than even an RTX 2080 or RTX 2080 Ti (the top model of the previous generation) and thus offers sufficient performance to play even the most demanding games absolutely smoothly on the highest settings and in 4K resolution.

The lead over an “old” RTX 2080 is almost 70%! Not only 4K gaming, but also competitive gaming in esports games with frame rates beyond 240FPS are child’s play with this card. Because the fact is: this graphics card is next to the RTX 3090 (which takes the place of the Titan in the current line-up and is therefore not really aimed at gaming)  the fastest graphics card ever built and only extreme models in the server area that are faster are alone cost many times that of this PC.

In addition, the custom design used here keeps the card super cool even under load – with a pleasantly low volume.

Memory- 32GB Corsair Vengeance RGB PRO 3600Mhz

In addition, a total of 32GB Corsair Vengeance RGB PRO with 3600Mhz  are used. This superfast RAM gives us another small advantage in terms of frame times and, above all, Min-FPS in games.

The two modules also work in fast dual-channel mode, and since 32GB is more than enough, you will probably never have to worry about it in the next few years – if there are two more free RAM banks available.

Of course, there is the extensive RGB lighting known from Corsair, which, in conjunction with the built-in AIO, creates a real light spectacle in the PC. 

SSD- 1TB Corsair MP600 (PCIe 4.0 SSD)

With such a high-end system, we naturally rely on SSD storage for the hard drive. A 1000GB MP600 NVMe SSD (PCIe 4.0) from Corsair is used here, which should definitely offer enough space for the operating system, all your programs, and of course, the complete Steam library.

An SSD is faster than a normal hard disk (HDD), and you can feel that in everyday life. The increase in performance is so immense that we can hardly put it into words. Keyword: Over 4950MB / s read rates.

In addition, the SSD is supported by a 1TB HDD from Toshiba (P300), which acts as a data grave.

 

Cooling- Corsair Hydro H100i RGB Platinum

 

So that the extremely powerful processor always stays nice and cool, a Corsair Hydro Series H100i RGB Platinum AIO water cooling with a 240mm radiator is used here. As far as the temperatures are concerned, the system remains in the green area even with overclocking, and one thing above all: quiet!

 

Power Supply- 650W be quiet! Straight Power 11

This power supply unit (based on Dark Power Pro technology) is also persuasive from the technical side: 80+ Gold certification, be quiet! Silent fans, DC / DC, multi-rail, and all conceivable protective circuits. In addition, the power supply unit is fully modular – cables that are not required can be removed, which makes cable management even easier. The Straight Power 11 is currently one of the best power supplies available!

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Case- Fractal Design Meshify C

All components are installed in the brand new Fractal Design Meshify C with a tempered glass side panel. The case is one of the best Airflow models on the market. In addition to its high-quality and elegant appearance, it impresses with the usual very high processing quality from Fractal.

It has several hushed fans pre-installed, offers enough space for all components, and has a clever and well-thought-out system for cable management. In addition, this housing relies on two separate chambers for the main components and the power supply unit, cables, and hard drives. All the features make this case our current top favorite for cases this year at the current low price of just 95$.

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Gaming Monitor- Acer Predator XB3

Gaming in 4K and that at 144Hz? A while ago, that was unthinkable! With the new graphics cards from Nvidia and the technical progress in  ​​display technology, we can now recommend such a monitor for the first time – the Acer Predator XB3. A masterpiece with 4K 10Bit HDR IPS panel, 144Hz, and G-Sync!

 

 

 

Gaming mouse- Corsair K70 RGB MK.2 Low Profile Rapidfire

For this PC we recommend our current favorite keyboard and the model that is currently used in the editorial office: The Corsair K70 RGB MK.2 Low Profile Rapidfire with the great Cherry MX speed switches. The keyboard really offers every feature that you can expect from a high-end keyboard and will meet your highest demands.

Gaming mouse- Endgame Gear XM1

The fastest gaming mouse currently available: The Endgame Gear XM1! It is not without reason that former Counter-Strike professional players developed this mouse. The analog readout technology of the switches gives you a measurable advantage in online shooters and otherwise offers real high-end features such as the latest PixArt sensor and preselected Omron switches.

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Case- Beyerdynamic MMX300

Our current reference when it comes to gaming headsets – the Beyerdynamic MMX300. It offers by far the best sound quality of all tested gaming headsets, both in terms of speakers and microphones. If you have the necessary change, you will get the best of the best with this device!

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Best Gaming PC Under 2500 USD

Positioned a notch above our configuration at less than € 1,500, we now have our gaming PC for a budget of 2500 USD. Here, no concessions, and no game should be able to resist you.

The current configuration is based on an  Intel Core i7-10700K processor and a  GeForce RTX 3070 graphics card. It also comes with one of the fastest NVMe M2 SSDs on the market for storing both your operating system and your favorite games.

LIST OF COMPONENTS

TYPEPRODUCTSORDER
ProcessorIntel Core i7-10700K
MotherboardGigabyte Z490 Aorus Elite AC
Graphics cardRTX 3070
MemoryCorsair Vengeance RGB Pro (4×8 Go @ 3600 Mhz)
SSD1TB NVMe SSD – Sabrent Rocket
CoolingArctic Liquid Freezer 240
Power supplyCorsair RM750X
CaseCorsair 4000X RGB

This type of PC is obviously intended for players wanting the best in the industry, whether for games over 144 FPS or to enjoy the latest AAA titles in 4K at 60 FPS.

As you can easily imagine, a $ 2500 gaming setup is approaching the best in the industry. With such a machine, you will be able to enjoy all your games, whether in 1080p, 1440p, or even 4K.

Players limited to Full HD resolution will be able to play in maximum detail while maintaining excellent framerate. What really take advantage of a 240 Hz screen and get the best possible fluidity on certain FPS. CS: GO and Overwatch fans should appreciate it.

In 1440p, the contribution of the RTX 3070 will also allow you to play in excellent conditions all the current titles, and this without making concessions on the graphics or the FPS. Want to rediscover PUBG in 1440p @ 144FPS? This configuration is made for you!

Finally, this gaming PC for less than 2500 USD will also delight gamers wishing to try their hand at 4K. Thanks to the power of the 3070, you can rediscover most of your favorite games while maintaining an average framerate above 60 FPS. What to take full eyes without sacrificing at the level of the fluidity of the image.

Processor- Intel Core i7-10700K

Available under the $ 400 mark on Amazon, the recent Intel Core i7-10700K is one of the most powerful processors if you’re looking to build a $ 2500 gaming PC.

With its 8 Cores and 16 Threads design, it is able to climb up to 5.1 GHz via its Turbo mode and even outperform the previous Core i9-9900K. At present, only the i9-1900K is above, but its price is still excessive.

If you want to build such a powerful machine for gaming as well as heavy tasks like video editing, maybe prefer the AMD Ryzen 9 3900X, in 12 Cores / 24 Threads. More versatile, it can be found around 500 USD.

 

Motherboard- Gigabyte Z490 Aorus Elite AC

 

To accompany our 10700K, we start on the excellent Gigabyte Z490 Aorus Elite AC. It is available for around 245$, it is one of the best models on the Z490 chipset, and its price remains relatively affordable.

The motherboard has the advantage of offering excellent VRM, allowing you to overclock the 10700K without a hitch. Ditto if you opt for a 10900K, even more powerful.

For the rest, the model is particularly complete with 3 M.2 PCIe 3.0 ports, 6 SATA ports, 4 USB 2.0, 4 USB 3.2 Gen 1, or even 2 USB 3.2 Gen 2. We also benefit from the integrated WiFi and Bluetooth.

If you decide to go for the 3900X rather than the 10700K, we recommend the MSI B550 Tomahawk.

 

Graphic card- MSI GeForce RTX 3070

Despite the large budget of our configuration, it is impossible to move towards the best current graphics cards, like the RTX 3080 or the RX 6800 XT. With the current shortage, these two models are difficult to find below the 1200$ mark.

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With models regularly displayed around € 600-800, the RTX 3070 fits our budget and allows us to enjoy performance quite close to that of an RTX 2080 Ti. You can play in excellent conditions in 1440p Ultra and enjoy your favorite games in 4K without difficulty.

Memory- Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro

RAM side, we decided to move towards a kit of 4 x 8 GB of DD4 at 3600 Mhz to gain versatility. With this Corsair Vengeance Pro RGB kit, there is no risk of being limited when gaming. We also benefit from a good memory resource for heavier tasks such as video editing, photo editing, or even 3D creation.

If your PC is only intended for gaming use, you can save a hundred dollars by staying on a 2 x 8 GB kit. Enough to free up a little more budgets for your other components.

SSD- 1TB NVMe SSD – Sabrent Rocket

The choice of storage will again be based on your own needs. For this example, we consider that a single 1 TB SSD will be more than sufficient to install its OS, its main applications, and its favorite games.

We start with an NVMe compatible M.2 model, with the excellent Sabrent Rocket. It is more affordable than most of its competitors with a price of around 180$; it is nevertheless part of the leading pack in terms of performance.

Capable of reaching 3450 MB / s in reading and 3000 MB / s in writing, it isn’t easy to find faster unless moving towards PCIe 4.0 models, which are in any case not compatible with our current CPU.

Cooling- Arctic Liquid Freezer II 240

 

The Core i7-10700K can tend to be very hot, and we recommend opting for efficient AIO water cooling if we want to be able to take full advantage of it.

We opted here for an Arctis Liquid Freeze 240, a 240 mm model offering excellent performance and controlled noise pollution. Sober and efficient, it is sufficient to cool our CPU of the day and especially benefits from an excellent quality/price ratio below the 100$ marks.

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If you are looking for something a little more “sexy,” you can opt for an AIO water cooling from Corsair or NZXT.

Power Supply- Corsair RM750X

This PC Gamer configuration at 2500 $ requires a power supply worthy of the name, and we opt here for a Corsair RM750X.

In addition to its 750W power, it stands out for its tranquil use and excellent performance with its 80 PLUS Gold certification. It is available for around 180$, it is fully modular and allows you to use only the cables you need for this configuration. What to facilitate cable management.

You can find some interesting alternatives in our selection of the best power supplies for PC Gamer.

 

Case- Corsair 4000X RGB

The choice of the case will be made as usual according to your own preferences, but make sure you can install at least a 280 mm water-cooling. For the rest, you can consult our selection of the best current PC cases.

To avoid exploding our budget, we opted for a great classic, the Corsair 4000X RGB, one of the best models under 110$. You can also go for a Phanteks P360X, a BeQuiet! Pure Base 500 or a Fractal Design Meshify C to stay in the same price range.

 

Modify Your Configuration

As with our previous configuration, the possibilities for upgrading this Gamer PC to less than 2500$ are currently limited.

With such a budget, you already have a machine capable of running the vast majority of games at full throttle. If, however, you still want to grab a few more FPS, here are some avenues for improvement.

An even more powerful GPU

If the current configuration is already equipped with one of the most powerful graphics cards in the sector, a model will still be positioned above: the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080.

On the AMD side, the RX 6800 XT is also an excellent candidate to take it to the next level.

However, we do not recommend the RTX 3090 and RX 6900 XT models, which are far too expensive and not necessarily much more efficient for gaming.

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Best Gaming PC Under 1400 USD

With an Intel Core i5-10600K processor and an RTX 3060 graphics card, this 1400 USD PC Gamer configuration is capable of doing wonders. You will be able to enjoy the latest current games in excellent conditions, whether for Full HD gaming with a high framerate or 1440p at over 60 FPS.

This selection is regularly updated according to new component releases and price changes, in order to offer you the best possible quality/price ratio for your budget.

This 1400 USD configuration is perfectly comfortable to enjoy its games in Full HD with a high refresh rate, or in 1440p at more than 60 FPS without the slightest problem.

LIST OF COMPONENTS

TYPEPRODUCTSORDER
ProcessorIntel Core i5-10600K
MotherboardMSI Z490-A Pro
Graphics cardRTX 3060 or RTX 2060 (Used)
MemoryPNY XLR8 Epic-X RGB – 2 x 8 Go 3200 Mhz
SSDCrucial P2 M.2 NVMe – 1TB
CoolingArctic Liquid Freezer 240
Power supplyCorsair TX650M
CaseNZXT H510

Concretely, what can we expect from such a configuration? With an Intel Core i5-10400F processor and an Nvidia RTX 2060 or AMD RX 5600 XT, you should be able to enjoy a more than adequate experience on most of the current games.

By limiting yourself to a Full HD / 1080p resolution, today’s configuration will allow you to exceed 100 FPS in Ultra and thus enjoy perfect fluidity on your favorite games. On less greedy titles, you will also be able to take full advantage of your screen at 144 Hz, an interesting point on competitive titles such as CS: GO or Fortnite.

Today’s setup will also allow you to try your hand at higher resolutions, especially 1440p. You will obviously have to lower your expectations in terms of details or FPS, but if you have a QHD screen, this 1200$ config should perfectly meet your expectations.

Processor- Intel Core i5-10600K

For this configuration at less than 1400 USD, the Intel Core i5-10600K is the ideal candidate.

Versatile, efficient, and above all very affordable at around 270$, it is equally at home in gaming as it is in heavier tasks, such as video editing or photo editing.

With 6 cores and 12 threads, it can hold the road on the most demanding games, and its Boost frequency at 4.8 GHz allows it to take full advantage of current GPUs. Around 240$, it’s hard to find better for a gaming-oriented machine.

 

Motherboard- MSI Z490-A Pro

 

To accompany our 10600K, we opted here for a Z490 motherboard to be able to overclock our processor and take advantage of higher frequencies in terms of RAM.

Available at around 204$, the MSI Z490-A Pro is rather positioned at the entry-level. Still, it is largely sufficient for this configuration, and its VRMs can handle an OC of 10600K at 5 GHz without flinching.

Connection side, we find with DDR4 support up to 4500 Mhz, 2 M.2 ports including one with a heatsink or 6 SATA connectors. At the rear, no less than 6 USB ports, including 2 USB 3.2 Gen 1, 2 USB 3.2 Gen 2 including one Type-C and 2 USB 2.0.

 

Graphic card- RTX 3060 or RTX 2060 (Used)

As with most of our other setups, the current availability of graphics cards poses big challenges for gamers looking to upgrade to a new machine.

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For this 1400 USD configuration, our choice would logically be the recent RTX 3060, offered at a manufacturer price of 400$. Unfortunately, it is already impossible to find or at prices exceeding 600$.

If you can’t find one for less than 420$, we recommend that you head to the second-hand market and opt for an RTX 2060 or an RX 5600 XT. You can find between 350 and 420$, and the difference in performance is not that huge.

Memory- Corsair Vengeance LPX

RAM side, we always stay on a kit of 2 x 8 GB of DDR4. This is still sufficient for the vast majority of gamers, with few games requiring more than 12 GB of RAM.

Faced with the previous configurations, we still switch to a little more visually attractive kit, with a PNY XLR8 Epic-X RGB kit at 3200 MHz.

Here, adjust according to your preferences but still stay on a minimum 3200 MHz kit to enjoy a nice little boost on the FPS side in the game.

SSD- Crucial P2 M.2 NVMe – 1TB

With a budget of 1200 €, our configuration comes with a single SSD with a Crucial P2.

NVMe compatible, this 1TB model is currently available at the unbeatable price of 115$. We do not benefit from the fastest speeds on the market at this price, but the results are more than correct, with 2400 MB / s in reading and up to 1900 MB / s in writing.

With 1 TB of storage, you can easily install your operating system, favorite programs, and many AAA games. Obviously, adjust a bit according to your own needs and your budgets. For example, you can opt for a 250 GB SATA SSD and pair it with a 500 GB HDD to save a few dozen dollars.

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Cooling- Arctic Liquid Freezer II 240

 

With a budget of 1400 USD, we have enough margin to install an AIO water cooling and efficiently cool our 10600K.

We opt here for one of the best quality/price ratios in the sector, the Arctic Liquid Freezer II in 240 mm. You will not find better at less than 110$ if you want to enjoy controlled temperatures while limiting noise pollution.

The Arctic model might not be the prettiest in the industry, but it features an original design with a fan that also reduces the temperature of the VRMs by a few degrees. Interesting for overclocking enthusiasts.

If you are looking for a more flashy model, head to our selection of the best AIO water cooling.

Power Supply- Corsair TX650M

For food, we gain comfort by opting here for a semi-modular model with a Corsair TX650M.

If the cables dedicated to the CPU and the motherboard remain attached, the others are removable and allow you to use only what is necessary. Enough to clean up the cable management level, especially since our configuration does not include an SSD in SATA.

With 650W, we have enough power to properly power all our components and even a little headroom to upgrade our PC. On the yield side, the feed is 80 PLUS Gold certified.

 

Case- NZXT H510

For the case, choose according to your own preferences and your budget. Be careful, though, as we explain to you in our buying guide, do not rely solely on the design and keep an eye on the dimensions, the compatibility with your components, and especially the cooling performance.

For around 102$, you can, for example, go on an NZXT H510 or a Phanteks P350X.

For a little over 120$, you can also check out the Corsair iCUE 220T RGB, the Phanteks P400A, or the Thermaltake S550TG.

 

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