AD­VANCED BUILD

Go above and be­yond with a PC pow­er­ful enough to end worlds

PC GAMER (US) - - HARDWARE -

T O TA L $3,565

Strix X470-F Gam­ing Asus $215 Get the most from the new AMD Ryzen 2700X with this match­ing X470 moth­er­board that’s packed with fea­tures.

Ryzen 7 2700X AMD $330 Easy to over­clock, and with huge performance out of the box, AMD’s new flag­ship CPU is the one to go for.

Ge­Force GTX 1080Ti Turbo Asus $950 The GTX 1080Ti isn’t cheap, so any chance to knock money off the price is one we’ll take. This Asus ver­sion does just that.

Kraken X62 NZXT $156 The Kraken is the cul­mi­na­tion of three of our fa­vorite things: An in­fin­ity mir­ror, a 280mm ra­di­a­tor, and slick braided cool­ing.

Vengeance LED RGB 32GB - 3200 Cor­sair $430 Ryzen is the one pro­ces­sor that does ben­e­fit hugely from higher fre­quency mem­ory. This kit is per­fect for any would-be video ex­pert.

HX750i 80 Plus Plat­inum Cor­sair $170 Mod­u­lar, cus­tom ca­ble kits, and a plat­inum ef­fi­ciency rat­ing. What’s not to love about this Cor­sair PSU? Noth­ing, that’s what.

960 Evo 500GB M.2 PCIe SSD Sam­sung $225 The 960 Evo is still our SSD of choice, and it’s time we moved to 500GB. That way you can fit all your games on your boot drive, too.

WD Blue 4TB West­ern Dig­i­tal $99 With a large boot SSD, there’s lit­tle need for a large, cheap SSD. In­stead we’ve opted for a huge 4TB hard drive for all your bulk data.

Enthoo Evolv ATX TG Phanteks $180 The 5mm thick alu­minum pan­els res­onate with svelte pro­fes­sion­al­ism, and the in­te­rior makes build­ing in­side this a dream.

XB271HU Acer $600 Our pre­vi­ous choice, the AOC AG271QG, has shot up in price. This Acer is now the best value 165Hz IPS gam­ing dis­play.

K70 LUX RGB Cor­sair $130 Even when money is no ob­ject it’s hard to ar­gue against Cor­sair’s lat­est K70. A no-fuss, solid piece of alu­minum crafts­man­ship.

Ri­val 700 SteelSeries $80 Swap­pable sen­sors, back plates, 3D printed rear guards, and an OLED dis­play. The most com­fort­able, adap­tive mouse we’ve used.

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