The Ultimate $2000 Gaming PC Build 2023

Many of us want the latest and greatest PC gaming hardware, but when you can drop $2000 on just the graphics card these days, it’s fair to say that the top-end of PC gaming can be a bit prohibitive for most consumers. So what if we wanted to set a budget of $2000 for the entire system? Sure, that’s still a lot of money, but when you’re factoring in a custom gaming PC with everything from the CPU to the case included in the cost, it’s not too bad.

AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D

When it comes to getting the most bang for your buck, you can’t go wrong with the Ryzen 7 7900X3D, a solid all-around gaming and productivity processor that we know performs great.

Gigabyte B650 AORUS Elite AX

A great looking motherboard, with lots of armour and heatsinks, great connectivity, and a 14+2+1 VRM configuration which should help us unleash our X3D processor.

XPG Levante X 360

With a 360mm radiator, cooling will not be an issue, and that X3D processor will be able to run at its top boost clocks for those long gaming sessions, with the added bonus of lower noise levels and some fun RGB lighting too.


AMD has a bit of a sweet spot for memory speeds, so starting with a 6000 MT/s kit, we can use the AMD Expo profile to get great performance right out of the box, and 32GB is more than enough for gaming and productivity.

Seagate Barracuda Compute 2TB

Not every file you have requires lightning-fast storage, so a larger 2TB drive for all your music and work files is perfect for saving some money.

ADATA XPG Gammix S70 Blade 1TB NVME

However, we’ll pair that with a super-fast 1TB Gammix M.2 Gen 4×4 SSD, so all your games and software can benefit from swift loading times.

Gigabyte RX 7800 XT Gaming OC

Getting the best value for money from a graphics card isn’t easy, but with the 7800 XT perfectly capable of running games at 1440 with high refresh rates and even a bit of 4K gaming, it’s proof you don’t need to go for the flagship cards to have some fun.

XPG Battlecruiser II

The Battlecruiser was great, but this new version is more modular, has support for larger motherboards, coolers and graphics cards, better cable management and much more. It’s not only ideal for our build today but has room for upgrades in the future too.

XPG Core Reactor II 850W

This is a surprisingly powerful system, but it’s also pretty efficient, which means an 8850W 80 Plus Gold PSU is more than enough powerful for our choice of hardware, and we know this to be a great quality PSU from our in-house testing.

ADATA XPG Hurricane 120mm

This is a minor adjustment, as we want to take the case fans out and put these custom ones in their place so that they match the fans on our AIO cooler. This is purely for aesthetics, but we still come in under our budget and it’ll help tie the build together.

The Ultimate $2000 Gaming PC Build 2023

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Peter Donnell

As a child still in my 30's (but not for long), I spend my day combining my love of music and movies with a life-long passion for gaming, from arcade classics and retro consoles to the latest high-end PC and console games. So it's no wonder I write about tech and test the latest hardware while I enjoy my hobbies!

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