A $1500 gaming PC build is for when you have the extra room in your budget to start out with monstrous, high-end performance out of your build. This is ready for overclocking and pushing the boundaries of gaming performance.
At this budget range, you’ll be able to use the latest and greatest CPU power from AMD and combine it with video power that’s capable of 1440p and 4K gaming.
If you want to know how to build a gaming pc for around a $1500 price point then you should follow the part list below. This guide will show you how to go about building it as well as share what you can expect out of a build like this.
$1500 PC Build Part List:
Last Updated: May 23rd, 2023
Case – Apevia Genesis Pro Mid-Tower Case
CPU – AMD Ryzen 5 7600X 6-Core 5.3GHz Processor
CPU Cooler – Cooler Master Hyper 212 Halo Air Cooler
Motherboard – GIGABYTE B650 AORUS Elite AX AM5 Motherboard
RAM – TEAMGROUP T-Force Vulcan DDR5 32GB (2x16GB) 5200MHz
Storage – Silicon Power 2TB NVMe M.2 PCIe Gen3x4 SSD
GPU – XFX Speedster MERC319 RX 6900 XT 16GB
PSU – EVGA SuperNOVA 80 Plus Gold 750W
Estimated Final Price: $1390-$1550
A $1500 PC build is for those of you that are interested in overclocking the newest generation AMD processor to reach the full potential of gaming performance. If you don’t plan on overclocking then you’ll want to look into saving some money on the CPU side.
The RX 6900 XT with a Ryzen 5 7600X CPU will give you extremely high-performance power.
At the highest graphics settings possible at 1440p: You can expect this build to run games like Hogwarts Legacy at 90 FPS avg, Cyberpunk 2077 at 80 FPS avg, Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0 at 145 FPS avg, Fortnite at 200 FPS avg, and Red Dead Redemption 2 at 150 FPS avg.
Of course, FPS rates are going to differ highly from certain settings such as ray tracing and other resolutions. Some slight adjustments and you’ll be soaring into very high FPS rates if you wanted them.
When it comes to overclocking and ensuring that you have CPU power that will stand the test of time for years to come then this $1500 build is going to be the build to move forward with.
How To Build This $1500 Gaming PC
I’d highly recommend following something like the video guide below when it comes to putting this PC together. It’s a great guide and it is easy to follow!
There may be some parts that are different from this build in the video embedded below and that’s okay! If there is another part that you don’t understand then you should look through the manual of that part and/or look up other video tutorials as well.
If you find yourself having trouble understanding a certain part then you should always search for the specific part and how to install it on YouTube, there are plenty of videos out there showcasing how each part can be installed.
For example, if you aren’t sure how to install your solid state drive then simply search “How to install a solid state drive into PC” on YouTube and you’ll find plenty of material to follow.
Also, you don’t have to use the above case for your build!
You can use almost any other mid tower case if the above case isn’t your style. Feel free to browse the mid tower cases on Amazon and if you find one that you think you’d like to use, link it to me in the comments below and I’ll be able to let you know if it’d work or not.
After putting your rig together, you’ll need to install your operating system, drivers and other software. You’ll also need to get connected online.
There are a couple of posts here on the site that you should read up on if you need to know how to install your operating system as well as getting connected online.
Click the buttons below to learn how to install Windows 10 and get an internet connection with your build!
Have Any Questions?
Feel free to reach out to me in the comments area below if you have any questions about the build, I’m all ears!
From hardware compatibility, and performance averages for a specific game, to whether or not a different case would work with this build… I’m here to help! 🙂
2 thoughts on “How To Build A Gaming PC For $1500”
The video card you recommended is as expensive as the whole build is supposed to be. Are video cards typically that expensive? I don’t mind spending $1500 for a PC but I’m not looking to spend too much more.
Dylan, unfortunately video cards have been extremely out of stock for many months now. We are predicting an influx of the newer hardware to come azround late April / early May but nothing is for certain. That’s why some of the hardware is MUCH more expensive than what they should be right now.
If/when hardware gets down at least close the the MSRP prices then I’ll definitely be updating these build guides… But for now, there is no point as the hardware will not stay at a consistent price.
If you want to have a rig with some of the newer hardware then I’d suggest looking into pre-built machines right now. For example the Skytech Shadow 3.0 is an amazing rig to buy right now. Let me know what you end up doing!