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With a PC Gamer configuration at 2000€ , it is now possible to mount a machine capable of running games in the best possible conditions, whether in 1080p, 1440p or 4K.

Here with an Intel Core 5-10600KF processor and a  GeForce RTX 3080 , we are getting closer to what is currently best in the sector and if you want to fully enjoy your games without making the slightest sacrifice, hard to find better. The configuration is obviously not limited to gaming  and with such power under the hood, we can use this configuration for heavier tasks such as video editing, photo editing or even 3D creation. The set also adapts well to  streaming if you want to broadcast your games live.

Best Gaming PC Build Under 2000

This configuration is regularly updated based on new releases and component prices.

Component details

Intel
Core i5-12600KF processor

For this PC Gamer configuration at 2000€, we have a little more latitude on the CPU side and we therefore switch to an Intel Core i5-12600KF . For a machine mainly dedicated to gaming, there is no better value for money around 270€.

A 12th generation Intel processor, it offers a hybrid architecture combining two families of cores to offer excellent versatility, both for gaming and the heaviest application tasks. In more detail, it is composed of 6 P-Cores (for Performance-Cores) and 4 E-Cores (for Efficient-Cores), for a total of 12 Threads.

The P-Cores have a base frequency of 3.6 Ghz and can go up to 4.9 Ghz. The E-Cores are limited to 2.8 Ghz Base and 3.6 Ghz in Turbo mode.

MSI PRO Z690
-A WiFi DDR4 Motherboard

To accompany our 12600KF, we start with a Z690 motherboard in order to be able to take full advantage of the CPU and its overclocking capabilities.

Available at around €240, the MSI PRO Z690-A WiFi in DDR4 version is positioned as one of the best candidates for our configuration of the day. Relatively affordable compared to the competition, it has nothing to be ashamed of with a particularly complete technical sheet.

In ATX format, it has 4 DDR4 slots up to 5200 Mhz, 3 M.2 connectors including 2 in PCIe 4.0, 6 SATA ports or 3 PCIe 16x including 2 in 5.0. Clearly enough to satisfy the needs of our current configuration but also its future evolutions.

There are also 8 USB ports on the back, including 1 in USB-C as well as a WiFi 6E chip and Bluetooth 5.2 directly integrated. On the performance side, the 14+1+1 phase VRM accompanied by large heatsinks makes it possible to stand up to the most powerful Intel CPUs but also to large OCs.

Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro RAM (2×16 GB 3600 Mhz)

For this PC Gamer configuration at 2000€, we also go to the next level on the RAM side by switching to a 2 x 16 GB kit, for a total of 32 GB of DDR4 . If we could possibly opt for DDR5 to accompany our 12600K, the performance differences between DDR4 and DDR5 are far from justifying the price difference between the two generations.

Available around €165, the Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro kit selected here will do the trick for our configuration of the day and will offer us a more comfortable margin than a 2 x 8 GB kit. not a huge difference in terms of pure performance when gaming, having 32 GB can be interesting when you start to multiply the open applications (Game + Discord + Spotify + OBS + Chrome + Photoshop…) or for more office tasks heavy.

GeForce RTX 3080 Graphics Card

For this PC Gamer configuration at 2000€, we have an envelope of around 900-1000€ for our graphics card. With such a budget, we can now find certain GeForce RTX 3080 references , especially on the RueDuCommerce side.

We remain above its MSRP price, but in this range it is unfortunately difficult to find better at the present time. If you can stretch your budget a bit, feel free to check out our alternative solution just below.

The RTX 3080 displays excellent performance for gaming at 1440p and also manages without any problems on 4K. It also takes advantage of the latest Nvidia technologies, including ray-tracing, DLSS 2.0 and the NVENC encoder, which is particularly useful for streaming.

Samsung SSD
980 – 1TB SSD

For storage, we start as often on a fairly classic basis with a 1 TB Samsung 980 SSD . At less than €100, this is for us the best value for money today, whether to install your OS their favorite programs or games.

Obviously, everyone will adapt here according to their real needs, but the Samsung model has the advantage of offering higher speeds than those of SATA models without increasing the bill. The M.2 format also makes it possible to limit the cables inside its case.

Arctic Liquid Freeze II 240A-RGB Cooling

No change either on the cooling side compared to our configurations at 1500€ and 1700€. Here we stay with the excellent Arctic Liquid Freezer II 240 ARGB watercooling , offering a perfect compromise between performance and silence.

Under the 100€ mark, it’s hard to find more efficient than this 240 mm model and this ARGB version brings a welcome little touch of personalization.

If the kit is not necessarily to your liking, you can also opt for a more classic cooler with, for example, a Noctua NH-U12S or its cousin the huge Noctua NH-D15S . Both are perfectly capable of standing up to today’s 10700K.

Power supply
Corsair RM750

This PC Gamer configuration at 2000€ is rather greedy and it will be necessary here to opt for a 750W power supply in order to meet its needs.

We made the choice to move towards a Corsair RM750 , a model known for its reliability and good performance. Certified 80 PLUS Gold, it has very good energy efficiency but also silent use thanks to its 135 mm fan. At low load, it is also able to stop thanks to the Zero RPM option.

Another advantage of this model, its complete modularity allowing us to limit the number of cables inside our box. Mounting is simplified and airflow improved.

Phanteks
Eclipse P360A case

For the case, we suggest you go with the Lian-Li LANCOOL II Mesh. The model is one of the most efficient in terms of cooling and its particularly careful design facilitates the assembly of the various components of our configuration.

Among its main strengths, we note the presence of a perforated front panel to provide excellent airflow thanks to its three 120 mm fans directly installed. The case also comes with two tempered glass windows mounted on hinges and has an internal design that adapts to the vast majority of configurations.

Obviously, the choice of a case is also made according to your own tastes and preferences. If you’re not a fan of this model, you can check out our selection of the best current PC cases .

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Bradford Stokes

After a bachelor's degree in computer science and an express experience as a web developer, Bradford joined the FrontWire team to share his knowledge of accessories, peripherals, and high-tech gadgets through detailed shopping guides.

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