How To Build A Gaming PC For $1500

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:

Gaming Performance

A $1500 PC build is for those of you who are interested in starting out with the best gaming CPU on the market right now, having the latest from AMD, and having the ability to do some slight overclocking if you want to.

The RX 7800 XT with the Ryzen 7 7800X3D CPU will give you extremely high-performance power for high-res gaming.

At the highest graphics settings possible at 1440p: You can expect this build to run games like Starfield at 65 FPS average, Red Dead Redemption 2 at 70 FPS average, Cyberpunk 2077 at 75 FPS average (40 FPS average with ray-tracing enabled), Hogwarts Legacy at 100 FPS average, and Microsoft Flight Simulator at 80 FPS average.

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 interest 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! 🙂

4 thoughts on “How To Build A Gaming PC For $1500”

  1. Does the motherboard need to be updated with a usb drive before initial startup? I was reading online some people were having issues during the startup and needing to update the bios on the motherboard. This is my first build so I want to make sure I’m doing everything correctly the first time.

    • Some of those reviews are referring to the B450 and B550 boards rather than the B650 which is a fully updated board for this CPU. No worries with being able to use it right out of the gate, no BIOS update necessary.

  2. 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!


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