Now that the year is about to end, it’s time for us to talk about the best gaming rig this year regarding efficiency, functionality, and price. We’re talking about the top-performing PC without cutting any corners.
People have been debating what kind of rig succeeds in all functions throughout the years without any hiccups. Well, we are confident that we’ve found the right build for you. But first, let’s talk about a close runner-up: Corsair One i140.
Corsair One i140
What can we say about the Corsair One i140 that hasn’t been said yet? It’s one of the most durable gaming rigs out there that can do everything in 1080p and higher resolutions without a single hiccup. It runs smoothly, and it doesn’t sound like a jet starting its engine. It’s quiet, and it stays cool. For an already built gaming PC, this is one you should look out for if you don’t want to create your PC.
Now that’s out of the way, let’s talk about the best gaming rig that money can buy right now. We’ll start with its CPU.
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
Ryzen is one of the best brands when it comes to CPUs. Don’t trust us? Well, trust Tom’s Hardware list of the best CPUs this year. No other brand is mentioned aside for Ryzen.
Ryzen CPUs fulfill all roles without a single hiccup, and it’s also cheap to boot. This includes the Ryzen 9 5950X, the best CPU that you can buy right now in the market.
The Ryzen 9 5950X sports 16 CPU Cores. That’s huge! It can run anything out there in the market, and you might not even need VRAM to run the best games out there with this baby, given that you’re good with a lower resolution of gaming. It might be expensive, but trust us, you won’t need any other CPU out there than this.
AMD RX 6900XT
We know that the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 is out, and we know that it’s the best video card in the market. But at a price point of $1,499? That’s just way too expensive for anyone. If you’re already running an AMD Ryzen 9 5950X in your rig, you won’t need such an expensive piece of hardware for high-resolution gaming.
Instead, by settling for the AMD RX 6900XT, you can complement your build with style. This particular video card can be expensive, but it has almost the same performance as the $1,499 RTX 3090. It’s cheaper by a couple of hundred bucks and works well with a Ryzen 9 CPU. It also utilizes less power. So if you want to save up on electricity, choose this video card instead.
Your rig is going to run as smooth as butter with these two powerhouses in your arsenal. Now, let’s talk about a motherboard that can bring it all together.
ASUS ROG Strix X570-E
Asus has been making the best motherboards out there, but nothing comes close to the ASUS ROG Strix X570-E motherboard. We are confident that this will bring your build together without reaching the $2,000 mark. If you’re looking for alternatives, choose the MSI MPG X570. It’s half the price of the ROG Strix but can perform similarly with a few hiccups.
For this build, you’re going to need at least 16GB of RAM. You can choose to up it to 32GB, but that’s only if you’re planning to use it for animation and video editing. You also need a liquid CPU cooler if you want this build to last. But these are the only essentials you’ll need aside for the power supply and chassis.
Where to Build it?
If this build sounds good for you, you can choose to build it together yourself. However, it’s essential to know that most of these parts tend to be pretty rare because of the microchip shortage that’s happening this year. Looking into retail shops and asking for the parts can be challenging, but at least you can compare prices.
Another option is found in the online world. You can look for some of the most reliable PC-building websites out there and check if they have some of the specs we’ve mentioned above. If not, they usually have a cheaper variation on the stock. As long as you don’t replace more than two parts, it should still run the same, with a bit of hiccup on certain programs.
Lastly, you can choose to have one store or supplier build the rig for you. This might take a long time, but at least you’re sure you can get the parts cheaply.
This is the gaming rig of the year if you want to be gaming with the highest settings possible at maximum resolution. This is the only rig you’ll ever need in the coming years, and it costs only about $2,000! It’s a worthwhile grab and a good Christmas gift purchase for yourself.
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