Looking to build the best gaming PC possible for $2,000? This is it! Incredibly stylish, ultra-quiet, and most importantly, brutally fast, this build offers the very best balance of CPU power, GPU power, and cooling performance out of any of the gaming PCs we profile. We call it "premium" for a reason! And take note: this build doesn't skimp on the wheels and chassis just to cram in a "big engine". We're all about long-term thinking here at TBG, and this is a seriously long-term build!
For September 2020, the $2,000 Premium Gaming PC Build gets an absolutely massive upgrade, moving to Intel's new Core i9-10850K, a ten-core, 20-thread powerhouse. It offers better gaming performance than any other processor, including its more expensive cousin, the 10900K! It's backing up the GeForce RTX 3080 10GB, launched on Sept. 17th, which provides a massive boost over every other GPU ever released, including the former king-of-the-hill RTX 2080 Ti, which sold for twice as much! Despite the powerful CPU and GPU, there's no skimping on anything else in the $2,000 Premium Gaming PC Build. You get 16GB of ultra-fast DDR4-3600 RAM, a 1TB PCIe solid-state drive, and a super-efficient 750W power supply. Topping it all off is an great-looking high-performance case from Lian Li and an ultra-quiet cooler from Scythe.
We also list plenty of ways to accessorize the $2,000 Premium Gaming PC Build - just scroll down to the end of this guide to see our top picks among gaming keyboards, mice, and monitors. If you want to see even more options, check out our Monitor Buyer's Guide and Peripherals Buyer's Guide!
We update this build every month - to see how this PC compares to past months' components and prices, flip to the $2,000 Build Archive page. In our build guide below, we provide direct links to Amazon and Newegg, and for our readers outside the US, we provide links to Amazon UK, Amazon Canada, and Amazon Germany for each product, with regional substitutions made where necessary. Our Amazon US links will also auto-convert for our readers located in Spain, France, and Italy. Your use of these links is the only thing that keeps this site on the 'net!