Build The Best Gaming PC for $1250 2017

Build The Best Enthusiast PC Gaming for $1.250 2017

Best $1,250 Gaming PC Build 2017
-- Enthusiast Gaming Machine, Easy 1440p and 4K Gaming Ready --


The $1250 budget lets you really have a enthusiast gaming system, leaving 1080p and playing perfectly at 1440p resolution with more than 70fps at maxed out settings. It would be very good if you combine it with a monitor with a 144Hz refresh rate, so you are really always ready to compete and confront all games without any constraints.

Build a Gaming PC on this budget ensures you get everything you need in gaming, including either as 4K PC Gaming. Even playing in the ultra setting of most AAA games is just one of the benefits for you, as it is a long term machine that also easily passes Oculus Rift requirements which means VR gaming ready.

This Build brings high-quality components, combining i5-7600K processor with GeForce GTX 1080 graphics card, configured 16GB DDR4 memory, and has two storage types, 120GB SSD for system and 1TB SATA HDD to store your favorite game collection. So, now let's look at all the components for Build The Best Enthusiast Gaming PC for $1250 2017.
Motherboard for Under 1250 Gaming PC Build 2017 MSI Arsenal Gaming Z270M MORTAR DDR4 HDMI USB 3 CrossFire micro-ATX Motherboard

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Processor for Best 1250 Dollars PC Build 2017 Intel Core i5-7600K 3.80 GHz LGA 1151 Desktop Processors

Current Price : $239.99Check Latest Price
Graphics Card for Best Gaming PC Build Under $1250 2017 MSI GeForce GTX 1080 ARMOR 8G OC GDDR5X SLI DirectX 12 VR Ready Graphics Card

Current Price : $509.99Check Latest Price
DDR4 Memory for Gaming PC Build Under 1250 2017 Ballistix Sport LT 16GB 2x8GB DDR4 2400 MT/s (PC4-19200) DIMM 288-Pin

Current Price : $119.88Check Latest Price
SSD for Gaming PC Build 1250 2017 SanDisk SDSSDA-120G-G26 SSD PLUS 120GB Solid State Drive

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Storage for Gaming PC Build Under 1250 2017 WD Blue 1TB SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 RPM 64MB Cache 3.5 Inch Desktop Hard Drive

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Power Supply for $1250 Gaming PC Build 2017 EVGA 650 BQ 80+ BRONZE 650W Semi Modular Power Supply

Current Price : $64.99Check Latest Price
Gaming Case for $1250 Gaming PC Build 2017 Zalman Z9 Neo Performance Gaming Mid Tower Case

Current Price : $69.99Check Latest Price

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PC Build Details

This Build is designed to be completely overclockable, so we selected motherboards with the Intel Z270 chipset to support that possibility. This is the MSI Z270M MORTAR Arsenal Gaming Motherboard which is feature-rich and an affordable one. A board that has covered most of the gaming needs, current and future. Some key features include enough fan headers with full control, MSI Audio Boost, VR Ready, Intel Optane Ready, Low Latency Gaming Lan, Supports DDR4-3800 + (OC) Memory, Multi GPU Support and many more.

To stay balanced between performance, budget, and possible overclock in the future, the i5-7600K is a great processor that comes with a base clock of 3.80 GHz. With turbo up to 4.2 GHz. If you are an overclocking enthusiast, you know you can definitely push beyond that value. Indeed that i7-7700K is still better than this, but this is not affordable for balance performance and this budget.

So for gaming, Budget for faster GPU takes precedence, while the i5-7600K is completely ready to handle most GPUs. Here you also need an aftermarket CPU cooler and we've found one good "Cooler Master Hyper 212", while if you plan on overclocking, you need a liquid cooler, add a bit to buy Corsair H60 or go further With Corsair Hydro Series H110i.

For the Best Gaming PC Build, processor performance will be combined with the GeForce GTX 1080, the new Nvidia flagship graphics card. It is the fastest single GPU that comes with new features of 16 nm pascal architecture and delivers 3D gaming performance faster about 30% of GTX 980 Ti. In fact this provides additional performance with a power consumption of 70 Watt lower than 980 Ti.

Here we get the best and cheapest one from MSI, GTX 1080 ARMOR 8G OC. Have ARMOR 2X thermal design is equipped with two of the award winning MSI TORX fans and fully support multi-GPU setups using NVIDIA SLI. It's also complete with MSI Afterburner Overclocking Tool and Advance Zero Frozr Technology which will eliminates fan noise by stopping the fans in low-load situations.

To compensate for great performance and facilitate you in multitasking activities, this Build is configured by 16GB DDR4 2400MHz memory. Capacity is good for the next few years or even you do not want to improve it. Meanwhile, the motherboard in this list is ready to accommodate your madness, there are still 2 empty slots for possible upgrades up to 64GB.

This Build will have a fast system when your operating system installs in 120GB SATA SSD, but of course this does not affect FPS games. As for the storage needs, has also provided 1TB SATA 7200RPM HDD. This is a great capacity for some people, but if this is not yours, maybe later on you come up with another budget to get the capacity that suits your needs.

All components will spend power consumption of approximately 350 Watt and we choose 650W PSU from EVGA. This is the EVGA BQ series with 80 PLUS Bronze certified, with 85% efficiency or higher under typical loads. A semi modular power supply that takes some of the best features from EVGA's award winning power supply lineup, like a 140mm fan with near silent operation and modular cables.
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Reliable gaming performance should at least be packed in a great case, and we got the best one, Zalman Z9 Neo Performance Gaming Mid Tower Case. It offers so much space for your obsession with a total of five 120mm pre-installed fans with case. This is also complete with side smokey acryl tuning which provided for users to view the interior of gaming system, and upper panel is separable for users that want stronger cooling. The rest, you are still free to choose gaming cases, this is only our recommendation for design, capacity and price. See Huge Collection of Gaming Cases

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Thus, the information for Build The Best Gaming PC for $1250 2017. We guarantee this build is compatible and always ready to be used to handle most demanding modern games or other computing tasks. Of course this is also the future of PC Gaming that provides enough space for upgrades including expansion, memory etc. We also recommend the addition of NVMe SSD for fastest performance because the motherboard in the list also supports Turbo M.2. Thanks, please give an opinion in the comments field.


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