My Kit – an example of a mid-range gaming PC for less than £1500

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I’ve been asked what kit I use for the gaming PC my son and I share. This is a great example of a very capable system for under £1500. I’ve chosen these components based on value vs performance. They aren’t necessarily the best or latest components on the market but they play our favourite games at 1440p with a high frame rate, typically well over 120fps even in the most demanding games.

I’ve chosen a compact Micro ATX case and motherboard with RGB lighting. As you can see I’m quite a fan of Corsair products which I have found to perform well and look great at the same time.

The Zotac RTX2070 Super is a card designed for smaller cases, that is a generation behind the latest Nvidia RTX 30XX range of cards such as the 3060, 3070, 3080 and 3090 cards and will most likely be the next component I upgrade although it is still running the latest games more than adequetely.

I choose the Corsair H100i RGB AIO cooler due to the cool RGB lights which matched the RGB lights at the front and to also save some space. I could have perhaps saved some money here by using a conventional air corner and not sacrificed any performance.

The Dell monitor is FANTASTIC. I use this for work and gaming. It’s brilliant for gaming due to the 165hz high refresh rate and has a 1440p resolution. It was around £300 so not cheap, but one of the best upgrades I have done in some time.

I chose the Logitech gaming range of keyboard and mouse, again it’s possible to save some money here but they are frequently reduced on amazon. I’ve had the HyperX Cloud II headset for some time but it offers great sound quality and the microphone is very clear as well.

Ryzen 5 3600 CPU –
ASUS TUF Gaming B550M-PLUS WiFi –
Corsair H100i RGB Platinum AIO cooler –
Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 3600mhz memory –
Corsair Crystal Series 280X RGB Case –
Corsair RM850 850w 80 Plus Gold Power Supply –
ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro 512GB M.2 Gaming SSD –

Dell 27″ S2721DGF 165hz Gaming Monitor –

Logitech G413 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard –
Logitech G402 Gaming Mouse –
HyperX Cloud II Gaming Headset –

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