Gaming PC ~2200 Budget


I have around $2200 to spend and I wanted to know what's a good build that can meet that budget range.  Hopefully I can get towards the higher end of gaming, but I'm unsure of the products or price point that can give me that sort of freedom.  Hoping someone could come up with a decent build at this budget.


  • TheITDad
    So for that price you can basically top out gaming performance.  Now I went Ryzen so that I could squeeze in a 2080TI but if you want to go intel then you can drop down to a 2080 super and you should be able to make it an intel build.  Also the price of the build I have is right at 2200 and that is pre-tax, so if you need it to be 2200 post tax the simple fix is just drop down to a 2080 super which admittedly not gonna lose you a ton of performance but will save you a few hundred which will also allow you to probably get a bigger boot nvme drive.  Enjoy your build.

    CPU: (1) AMD Ryzen 9 3900X Matisse 3.8GHz 12-Core AM4 Boxed Processor with Wraith Prism Cooler ($399.99 EACH)
    Motherboard: (1) Gigabyte Aorus Elite WiFi X570 AMD AM4 ATX Motherboard ($209.99 EACH)
    RAM: (1) G.Skill Ripjaws V 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3600 PC4-28800 CL16 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit F4-3600C16D-16GVKC - Black ($79.99 EACH)
    Case: (1) Lian Li Lancool II Tempered Glass eATX Full Tower Computer Case - Black ($89.99 EACH)
    Power Supply: (1) Corsair RM650 650 Watt 80 Plus Gold ATX Fully Modular Power Supply ($139.99 EACH)
    Video Card: (1) EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti XC Ultra Dual-Fan 11GB GDDR6 PCIe 3.0 Graphics Card (Refurbished) ($1,149.99 EACH)
    M.2 SSD: (1) WD Black SN750 500GB SSD 3D V-NAND PCIe NVMe Gen 3 x 4 M.2 2280 Internal Solid State Drive ($79.99 EACH)
    Hard Drive: (1) Seagate BarraCuda 2TB 7200RPM SATA III 6Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 EACH)
    Total: $2,204.92 
  • If you’re trying to do high end gaming or streaming, then you can also replace the 3900x with a 3700x or 3800x and use the spare money for more ram or a better cpu fan. A better cpu fan is recommended if you want to use a 3900x, especially if you want to do even some slight overclocking.
  • TheITDad
    ItsNotJiaching is correct, you can drop down to a 3700/3800x cpu and save cash there.  While I would suggest the 3700x because the cost difference isn't worth the small performance boost you gain.  Then that extra cash could be used towards a win10 key or an AIO cooler, but if you do go with the 3700x and you don't plan on doing any OC'ing then the included cooler should be just fine.
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