Best gaming PC builds 2021

Curious to see the best gaming PC builds of 2021? All video cards that are lower in performance than the GeForce GTX 1060 and Radeon RX 580 can hardly be called gaming. To be honest, assembling a computer is not difficult. It’s harder to find the right compatible parts for a given budget.h

This article contains the best gaming PC builds for 2021. We recommend assembling the optimal assembly of a gaming PC, but if the budget is much lower then look at the budget one. We tried to choose such components, in particular, a processor and a video card, which will also allow you to play comfortably.

Optimal Gaming PC Build 2021

The choice of components for optimal assembly is necessary taking into account the ratio of price and quality. See: Best Processors for Gaming 2021: PRICE – QUALITY and  Best Graphics Cards for Gaming 2021: PRICE – QUALITY.

CPU

AMD Ryzen 5 3600XIntel Core i5-9600KF
The second popular processor in the desktop gaming segment delivers a stable 100 frames
6 cores & 12 threads & Base / Turbo frequency 3.8 / 4.4 GHz & Unlocked multiplierSupports DDR4-3200 Memory & Supports PCI Express 4.0 Graphics Cards and Storage on X570 Boards
Mid-priced processor for an optimal gaming computer with the power for today’s games6 cores and 6 threads & Base / Turbo frequency 3.7 / 4.6 GHz & Unlocked multiplier ready to overclockCut-out graphics & DDR4-2666 support & Less than Intel Core i5-9600K

Motherboard

GIGABYTE X570 GAMING XASUS ROG STRIX Z390-F GAMING
Supports Processors: AMD Ryzen 3rd and 2nd Generation, Ryzen with Vega GraphicsHigh quality audio capacitors and noise protection for maximum sound qualityQ-Flash Plus function to update BIOS without the need for CPU, RAM and video cardSupports 9th / 8th Gen Intel Core / Pentium Gold / Celeron processors for LGA 1151v2 socketGigabit Ethernet Network Controller & Efficient Cooling: M.2 Slot Drive HeatsinkHigh quality hardware components including a shielded panel and reinforced graphics slots

Video card

GIGABYTE Radeon RX 5700 XT 8GBColorful GeForce RTX 2060 Super 8 GB
Enough performance for comfortable gaming in FullHD (1920 x 1080) and QHD (2560 by 1440) resolutions8GB GDDR6 memory with 14Gbps bandwidth & supports PCI-Express 4.0 interfaceMetal protection plate and WINDFORCE 3X cooling system with alternative rotation patternRecommended for use with FullHD and QHD monitors & can play on monitors with 144Hz refresh rate8GB 256-bit GDDR6 & One physical button auto overclockingOwn proprietary cooling & Fans with intelligent stop technology

RAM

Corsair Vengence Pro RGB 16GB
Lifetime warranty for total peace of mind and years of worry-free use & Usually guaranteed for up to 10 years of use16GB 3600MHz DDR4 Dual Channel Required (2x8GB) & Customizable Dynamic RGB LightingEach module is manufactured using carefully tested integrated circuits for increased overclocking potential

Cooling

Enermax ETS-T50 AX
Fan speed: 500-1000 rpm & Noise level: up to 22 dB (A) & Compatible with all popular sockets including AM4 and LGA  1151-V2Five 6mm heatpipes & Direct tube to CPU contact & Cooling power dissipation: 230WConfidently replaces a standard cooler, which does not cope with CPU cooling in the best way at maximum load

Power Supply

Seasonic Focus 650 Gold
Official warranty for power supplies of the Focus series up to ten years of uninterrupted operationModular cabling system and FDB fan with hybrid controllerGold certified 90% efficient at maximum load

Storage device

Crucial P1 NVMe 500GB
Speeds reach 2000 MB / s read and 1000 MB / s write via PCI Express 3.0 x16 interfaceThe quality of the drives really stands out & 36 months of manufacturer’s warranty serviceA must-have component not only for a gaming computer, but also for a regular work machine

Housing

Gamemax StarLight B
Pre-installed fans: front: 3 x 120 mm and rear: 1 x 120 mmSupported: 240mm or 2 x 120mm water cooling installationAcrylic clear front and side panels and dust filters

Budget Gaming PC Build 2021

CPU
AMD Ryzen 5 3500XIntel Core i5-9400F
The processor differs from the brother Ryzen 5 3600 only in the disabled additional threads. It has 6 physical cores and 6 logical threads. As for the difference between 3500X and 3500, it is not very obvious and does not lie in clock frequencies, but in the size of the L3 cache memory.The relatively low base frequency of 2.9 GHz is declared, in reality this processor is able to work faster thanks to the Turbo Boost 2.0 technology. Under full load, the Core i5-9400F is able to maintain a frequency of 3.9 GHz, overclocking under a single core load up to 4.1 GHz. It is worth noting the cut out graphics core.
Motherboard
MSI B450 GAMING PLUS MAXGigabyte B360M D3H
MSI MAX series motherboards support 7nm Ryzen 3000 chips right out of the box. Supports 64 GB memory at up to 4133 MHz in OS mode. In principle, you can save a little more by choosing a cheaper motherboard, but we are no longer sure about them.Despite its unpopularity, the motherboard provides all the features you need for a gaming PC. Intel® GbE LAN is installed and cFosSpeed ​​is available. There is, of course, intelligent fan control and M.2.
Video card
Sapphire Radeon RX 580 8GD5 Special EditionMSI GeForce GTX 1060 Camo Squad 6G
You can also pay attention to the usual versions of the RX580 video card. In turn, the Special Edition offers not only a stylish backlit design, but also slightly overclocked memory frequencies. Now its price has dropped to the level of conventional versions, but the user gets more performance.Graphics cards based on the Pascal graphics core demonstrate the highest performance and energy efficiency, as well as ultra-fast FinFET transistors and support for DirectX 12. This contributes to smooth gameplay and high speed in games.
RAM
Corsair Vengence Pro RGB 16GB
The Vengence Pro RGB Memory Kit is available in all variations. It will be optimal to install 16 GB (two 8 GB sticks) with a frequency of 3000 MHz. It all depends on your budget. In turn, it should be noted that if possible, it would be better to transfer the budget from RAM, for example, to a graphics card.
Storage device
Kingston A2000 250 GB
It’s hard to use a computer these days without fast SSD drives. The minimum should be 250 GB of disk space. Of course, if possible, take from 500 GB. Then you can definitely do without slow hard drives. The Kingston A2000 can read data up to 2000 MB / s and up to 1100 MB / S write.

The rest of the components can be left with the optimal assembly. The case is more than suitable for us, both in price and quality. The Seasonic Focus power supply has proven itself well. You can get by with a 600 W power supply, but there are already in significant savings. Well, the actual cooling of the Enermax ETS-T50 AX processor is ideal for our processors.

Best Build Gaming Computer 2021

Actually, the best build of a gaming computer already removes budget constraints. But still we will try not to supply components for 100-200 thousand rubles. It is worth choosing components according to the criterion of price and quality. Definitely, this assembly will already allow you to comfortably play 4K.

CPUAMD Ryzen 7 3800XIntel Core i7-9700KF
MotherboardASUS ROG Crosshair VIII HERO (WI-FI)ASUS ROG MAXIMUS XI FORMULA
Video card GeForce RTX 2080 TiGeForce RTX 2080 Ti
RAMKingston HyperX Predator 32 GBKingston HyperX Predator 32 GB
Coolingbe quiet! Dark rock 4be quiet! Dark rock 4
Storage device1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus
Power SupplyCorsair RM850xCorsair RM850x
HousingCougar Panzer-G BlackCougar Panzer-G Black

Basically it’s all about the processor and video card. For example, you can take Intel Core i9-9900K and GeForce RTX 2070 Super or Intel Core i7-9700KF and GeForce RTX 2080 Ti. The question is, which configuration will show more frames in your favorite game? Sometimes you just need to reallocate the budget in order to get more FPS in the end.

Conclusion

I must say right away that you should not buy the most powerful Intel Core i9-9900K processor and suffer with the GeForce RTX 2060 Super video card. This is really stupidity. Check out the AMD Ryzen 7 3800X processor and buy yourself a GeForce RTX 2080 Ti. This will truly be the best gaming PC build of 2021.

For example, why would you need a 1TB SSD drive while struggling with a GTX 1060 graphics card? The point is that there are many such examples. It is worth understanding why you are assembling a computer. We also recommend watching a video or just comparing your chosen processors and video cards.

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