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BEST Gaming PC Under $5000 [Hands-On Tested]

In this guide, we will walk you through the Best Gaming PC Under $5000 based on performance, looks, and value for money. After that, we will also tell you about the Best Pre-Built Gaming PC Under $5000 along with its benchmarks.

For $5000, you can build the highest-end gaming PC that leaves no stone unturned to provide the best gaming experience possible. Not only that, but the best $5000 gaming PC will also handle professional-grade 4K video editing and rendering without breaking a sweat. It is truly the ultimate gaming rig that knocks every single AAA title out of the park, and it continues to do so for many years to come.

Take a look at the components you need for the Best Gaming PC Under $5000:

Last update on 2024-03-02

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Best Gaming PC Under $5000

Here are all the parts you need to build the ultimate gaming pc under $5000:

  1. Processor: Core i9-13900K
  2. CPU Cooler: Corsair iCUE H150i ELITE CAPELLIX LCD White
  3. Motherboard: ASUS Prime Z790-A WiFi
  4. RAM: Corsair Dominator 2x32GB 64GB 5600MHz CL40
  5. SSD 1: Corsair 2TB MP600 PRO XT
  6. SSD 2: Samsung 990 PRO 2TB
  7. Graphics Card: Gigabyte GeForce RTX 4090 AERO OC 24G
  8. Casing: Corsair 5000D Airflow White
  9. Power Supply: Corsair RM1200x Shift
  10. Custom Cables: Corsair Premium White Sleeved PSU Cables Pro Kit
  11. 12VHPWR Cable: Corsair Premium 600W 12VHPWR Cable 

Intel Core i9-13900K

Best Processor For Gaming PC Under $5000

Intel Core i9-13900k
Intel Core i9-13900K

Socket: LGA1700 | Cores: 24 (8P + 16E) | Threads: 32 | Base Clock: 3.00GHz (P-Cores) | Max Turbo Frequency: 5.80GHz | L2 Cache: 32MB | TDP: 125W Base Power, 253W Turbo Power

There is only one processor worthy of pumping the ultimate $5000 gaming PC, and that’s the Core i9-13900K. Intel truly went all in with the processor to provide the best performance possible. It comes with an astounding number of 24 cores, which are a hybrid mix of 8 Performance and 16 Efficient cores. As a result, the i9-13900K blasts through every single- and multi-core benchmark.

Furthermore, the 32 threads give it a significant edge in multitasking, making the processor ideal for video editing as well. While these numbers are indeed impressive, the best thing about the Core i9-13900K is its clock speeds. Just the 8 Performance cores have a base and maximum turbo frequency of 3.00GHz and 5.80GHz, respectively, which is simply insane. Such high clock speeds mean that the i9-13900K knocks every CPU-intensive task that has ever existed. 

Even if, somehow, you think you need a little bit of extra performance, then you can always overclock the i9-13900K because the CPU comes with an unlocked multiplier (As indicated by the “K” prefix). Although, overclocking it would mean pairing it with an over-the-top cooling solution, preferably a custom setup.

That’s because the Core i9-13900K is notorious for running hot. The processor no doubt provides the best performance you could ever expect, but it is very difficult to prevent it from thermal throttling. It has a rated base TDP of 125W and a maximum turbo power of 253W. However, it is not impossible to keep it at optimal temperatures. In fact, with the right AIO, you can expect the i9-13900K to perform adequately in the thermal department. We have attached the thermals of the i9-13900K later in this article, and that will give you a good idea of how well our recommended parts perform.

All things considered, keeping in mind the sheer performance of the i9-13900K, there is not a single processor that even comes close to it. As such, the i9-13900K is truly the Best Processor For Gaming PC Under $5000.

Intel Core i9-13900K
Intel Core i9-13900K (Image By Tech4Gamers)

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Best CPU Cooler For Gaming PC Under $5000


Radiator: 360mm | Fans: 3x CORSAIR ML120 RGB | Fan Speed: 2400 RPM | Noise Level: 10 – 37 dBA | Tubing Length: 400mm | Radiator Dimensions: 397mm x 120mm x 27mm

As we mentioned earlier, you can keep the infamously hot i9-13900K at relatively good temperatures using the right cooler. As such, there is no better option for the job than the Corsair iCUE H150i ELITE CAPELLIX LCD White. From sheer performance to gorgeous looks, it has got it all, and it is undoubtedly the Best CPU Cooler For Gaming PC Under $5000. 

First up, the AIO comes with 3x CORSAIR ML120 RGB fans. These fans can spin at up to 2400 RPM with an impressively good static pressure of 4.2 mm-H2O. As a result, the fans do a phenomenal job of dissipating the heat from the radiator, ensuring that the mighty i9-13900K stays as far from thermal throttling as possible.

To keep up with such high-end fans, the pump used on the H150i ELITE CAPELLIX is nothing short of a technological marvel. It can pump the cooler at a rate of up to 0.82L/min, which simply sounds too good to be true. On top of that, it does all of that while keeping the noise output below 20 dBA. On that topic, the fans are not that noisy either, as they have a rated noise level of 10 to 37 dBA

In addition to excellent performance, the Corsair iCUE H150i ELITE CAPELLIX LCD White also comes with the included iCUE Commander CORE, allowing you to connect up to 6 fans and control their speed and RGB lighting. Speaking of RGB, the fans are filled to the brim with gorgeous lighting, giving your PC the true gaming aesthetic. Furthermore, the pump has an LCD that can be customized to display a variety of information, including images, gifs, and different statistics.

Apart from RGB lighting and LCD display, the white design of the AIO makes it the ideal choice for white PC builds. In fact, it is one of the best white CPU coolers to ever exist. As such, if you’re planning to build a white gaming PC, then you have even more reasons to go for it.

In short, the Corsair iCUE H150i ELITE CAPELLIX LCD White has everything you would expect from the Best CPU Cooler For Gaming PC Under $5000. It can not only keep your i9-13900K at optimal temperatures, but it also adds beautiful aesthetics to your build.

ASUS Prime Z790-A WiFi

Best Motherboard For Gaming PC Under $5000

ASUS Prime Z790-A WiFi
ASUS Prime Z790-A WiFi

Chipset: Z790 | VRM: 20+1 | USB Ports: 12x Rear, 9x Front | Video Outputs: 1x HDMI 2.1, 2x Thunderbolt 4 | Storage: 5x M.2 Slots, 6x SATA 6Gb/s

With a $5000 gaming PC budget, you’re going to use every high-end component that ever exists, including the CPU, GPU, and RAM. So, to keep up with the latest and greatest components, you also need to go all-in with the motherboard, and there is no better motherboard for a $5000 Gaming PC than the ASUS Prime Z790-A WiFi.

First up, the motherboard packs a solid 16+1 power stages VRM design, with each phase rated to handle up to 60A, which is simply insane. Power is fed using ProCool connectors (8+8-pin), and such a sophisticated VRM structure is exactly what you need to comfortably handle the i9-13900K and push it to its limits.

You can also use AEMP II to overclock your DDR5 RAM, which resides in the 4x DIMM slots capable of supporting up to 192GB RAM running @ 7200+ MHz. These are some pretty rock-solid numbers, and for the best $5000 gaming PC, it would be unfair to settle for anything less. The theme follows as we check out the storage support because the Prime Z790-A WiFi also offers a total of 4x M.2 slots, with 1x from the i9-13900K processor and 3x from the Z790 chipset. There are also 4x SATA 6Gb/s ports for your hard drives.

As for the expansion slots, there is 1x PCIe 5.0 x16 slots from the i9-13900K and 2x PCIe 4.0 slots from the chipset. There are 2x PCIe 3.0 x1 slots from the chipset as well. Again, giving you more than enough options to never need an upgrade for years to come. That’s not all; the Prime Z790-A WiFi also knocks it out of the park in terms of USB configuration. In total, the board comes with 8x rear USB ports and 7x front USB ports. At the back, you get 1x USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 port (Type-C) along with 3x USB 3.2 Gen 2 ports (2x Type-A, 1x Type-C) and 4x USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports (4x Type-A). The raw performance of just these ports alone is simply too good.

Now let’s go over the most important feature of the Prime Z790-A WiFi, its impressive cooling potential. In order to sustain peak performance with components of the 13900K and RTX 4090 likes, it needs to be equipped with a cutting-edge thermal solution that can quickly and effectively get rid of all the heat. Well, the Prime Z790-A WiFi nails it in this department. The board features a massive VRM heatsink for the MOSFETs and chocks, but it is actually connected to the aluminum I/O heatsink via heatpipes to increase heat dissipation. 

On top of that, the M.2 slots are covered with large aluminum heatsinks, so there is a larger surface area for heat to transfer quickly. The motherboard itself is built on a 6-layer PCB, which provides a ton of heat resistance and ensures that the performance never dips, even when the workload is more intense than ever.

With that said, for the ultimate $5000 Gaming PC that provides a seamless 4K/VR experience, the ASUS Prime Z790-A WiFi is the best motherboard choice.

ASUS Prime Z790-A WiFi
ASUS Prime Z790-A WiFi

Corsair Dominator 2x32GB 64GB 5600MHz CL40

Best RAM For Gaming PC Under $5000

Corsair Dominator 2x32GB 64GB 5600MHz CL40
Corsair Dominator 2x32GB 64GB 5600MHz CL40

Memory: DDR5 | Capacity: 64GB (2x32GB) | Frequency: 5600MHz | CAS Latency: CL40 | Input Voltage: 1.25V

Keeping in mind that we are going after both outstanding performance and gorgeous looks, it was integral to pick a RAM that fits this description, and for that, there is no better option than the Corsair Dominator 2x32GB 64GB 5600MHz CL40.

With 64GB of capacity, the Corsair Dominator has enough memory headroom to handle all of your memory-intensive tasks. Whether it is video editing, 3D modeling, 4K gaming, or just opening 100 Chrome tabs, the Dominator will keep up with the workload without breaking a sweat.

As for performance, the DDR5 kit boasts a 5600MHz frequency with a CL40 timing latency. While the duo is perfect for optimal performance, you can also tune it for even more juice. At 5600MHz and CL40, the kit has an input voltage of 1.25V. As such, you can crank it up a bit and easily get 6000MHz without any issues.

As we mentioned, our recommended RAM should offer both good performance and looks. So, moving towards the looks, the Corsair Dominator is topped off with 12 CAPELLIX RGB LEDs. Synchronized using iCUE, these LEDs display some of the most beautiful and unique RGB effects. On top of that, the all-white aluminum heatspreader makes it the best white RAM while also maintaining a premium and high-end feel.

Therefore, the mix of excellent performance with beautiful looks not only makes the Corsair Dominator 2x32GB 64GB 5600MHz CL40 the Best RAM For Gaming PC Under $5000.

Corsair 2TB MP600 PRO XT and Samsung 990 PRO 2TB

Best SSD For Gaming PC Under $5000

Corsair 2TB MP600 PRO XT and Samsung 990 PRO 2TB
Corsair 2TB MP600 PRO XT and Samsung 990 PRO 2TB

Corsair: Capacity: 2TB | Interface: M.2 NVMe 1.4 | Sequential Read Performance: 7,100MB/s | Sequential Write Performance: 6,800MB/s | Warranty: 5 Years or 1400TBW

Samsung: Capacity: 2TB | Interface: M.2 NVMe 2.0 | Sequential Read Performance: 7,450MB/s | Sequential Write Performance: 6,900MB/s | Warranty: 5 Years or 1200TBW

For storage, we are recommending the Corsair 2TB MP600 PRO XT and Samsung 990 PRO 2TB. For the best $5000 gaming PC, it would be unfair to pair it with just a single SSD. After all, our motherboard has 4x M.2 slots. Regardless, to offer the best configuration, we have opted for 2x 2TB SSDs, which gives you a total of 4TB of storage.

Let’s go over both of them, starting with the Corsair 2TB MP600 PRO XT. When it comes to super-fast data transfers, the MP600 PRO XT leaves no stone unturned. Thanks to its PCIe Gen 4.0 x4 interface, the memory can reach up to 7,100MB/s and 6,800MB/s of sequential read and write speeds, respectively. As a result, you can expect some rock-solid snappy performance from it and say goodbye to those boring game load times.

Corsair 2TB MP600 PRO XT
Corsair 2TB MP600 PRO XT

To ensure that the SSD runs at its peak performance even during huge data transfers, Corsair has used a high-quality, well-built aluminum heatspreader that does an impressively good job at getting rid of all the generated heat to keep the SSD as far from thermal throttling as possible.

Moving on to the Samsung 990 PRO 2TB, it is just as fast as the Corsair MP600. The SSD also uses the PCIe Gen 4.0 x4 interface and has a sequential read and write speed of 7,450MB/s and 6,900MB/s, respectively. However, it does not come with a built-in heatspreader. This shouldn’t be a huge concern because our Prime Z790-A WiFi goes above and beyond to keep the M.2 drives cool.

Samsung 990 PRO 2TB
Samsung 990 PRO 2TB

For the ideal configuration, it is recommended to use the Samsung 990 PRO 2TB as the OS drive and the Corsair 2TB MP600 PRO XT for the games and files.

Gigabyte GeForce RTX 4090 AERO OC 24G

Best Graphics Card For Gaming PC Under $5000

Gigabyte GeForce RTX 4090 AERO OC 24G
Gigabyte GeForce RTX 4090 AERO OC 24G

CUDA Cores: 16384 | VRAM: 24GB GDDR6X | Clock: 2535 MHz | Memory Speed: 21Gbps | Dimensions: 342 x 150 x 75 mm | Power Connector: 1x 16-pin | RGB: Yes

Now let’s go over one of the most important components of our $5000 gaming PC build, the graphics card, and when it comes to building the best 4K/VR gaming PC, there is only one GPU that deserves the title, and that’s the NVIDIA RTX 4090. Since we are also aiming for beautiful white looks along with extreme performance, we went with the Gigabyte GeForce RTX 4090 AERO OC 24G.

The Gigabyte RTX 4090 Aero OC goes above and beyond to offer the best performance possible. Starting with the boost clock speed, which is now 2535 MHz, thanks to the factory OC. The 16,384 CUDA cores running at a peak frequency of 2535 MHz are simply amazing, and combined with the whopping 24GB of GDDR6X RAM, the card brings outstanding performance to the table, making it the best graphics card for gaming PC under $5000.

Built on the new Ada Lovelace architecture, the RTX 4090 also features the latest and greatest DLSS 3, along with cutting-edge Ray Tracing technology. As such, the card provides jaw-dropping framerates at 4K resolutions while maintaining one of the best visually immersive experiences.

To keep up with such high performance, Gigabyte has used a sophisticated thermal solution that does an excellent job of keeping this beast at optimal temperatures. There are three massive 110mm fans that blow air to the massive heatsink with great static pressure. Furthermore, underneath the heatsink, there are 10 composite heatpipes and a large vapor chamber to facilitate quick heat transfer from the GPU to the heatsink.

Apart from raw performance and efficient cooling, the Gigabyte GeForce RTX 4090 AERO OC 24G is also one of the most beautiful white graphics cards to ever exist. It features a white-on-white shroud that makes it the perfect choice for a white gaming PC. On top of that, there is subtle RGB lighting at the top that can be customized using the RGB Fusion.

Corsair RM1200x Shift

Best PSU For Gaming PC Under $5000

Corsair RM1200x Shift
Corsair RM1200x Shift

Capacity: 1200W | Efficiency: 80+ GOLD | Modular: Full | ATX 3.0: Yes

To power up such a top-tier gaming PC, you need to go for a high-end power supply. After all, cutting down on the PSU is one of the biggest mistakes you could ever mistake because a PSU is so crucial that it can make or break your entire rig. As such, we went with the Corsair RM1200x Shift, the Corsair RM series is known for providing utmost reliability and durability while maintaining excellent performance at a good price, and the RM1200x Shift is no different.

Since we are using an RTX 4090, we needed to go for an ATX 3.0 PSU that comes with a dedicated PCIe Gen 5 cable that supports up to 600W of unparalleled power, and the RM1200X Shift has got it all. Furthermore, it has a total output capacity of 1200W, which is more than enough for our Best Gaming PC Under $5000.

The power supply is equipped with industry-leading 105Ā°C Japanese capacitors to provide the best reliability even under full load. Speaking of which, the PSU is 80+ GOLD Certified, so you shouldn’t worry about excess heat generation from inefficient operations. In fact, there are no heating issues at all because of the 140mm low-friction FDB fan. To strike the perfect balance between optimal cooling and quiet experience, the fan comes with a Zero RPM Mode, meaning that it will come to a halt when the system load is below 50%.

Since the cables used are Corsair Type 5 Gen 1 micro-fit fully modular, cable management is relatively very simple. You only need to use the cables that are actually needed, which significantly reduces the excess cable clutter. Furthermore, thanks to the innovative side PSU panel, the connections are at the side of the PSU, which makes it very easy to connect and manage the cables.

All things considered, from neat looks to plenty of power, the Corsair RM1200x Shift has got everything we need to provide reliable and smooth juice to our build, and that’s why we have picked it as the Best PSU For Gaming PC Under $5000.

Corsair RM1200X Shift
Corsair RM1200X Shift

Corsair 5000D Airflow White

Best Case For Gaming PC Under $5000

Corsair 5000D Airflow White
Corsair 5000D Airflow White

Case Dimensions: 520 x 245 x 520mm | Maximum GPU Length: 400mm | Maximum PSU Length: 250mm | Maximum CPU Cooler Height: 170mm | Form Factor: Mid Tower | Radiator Compatibility: 120mm, 140mm, 240mm, 280mm, 360mm | Drive Bays: 2x 3.5″, 4x 2.5″ | Front IO: 1x USB 3.1 Type-C, 2x USB 3.0, 1x Audio in/out

Last but not least, we have the chassis, and to perfectly bring all our components together, we went with the Corsair 5000D Airflow White. From plenty of cooling potential to a ton of interior space, the 5000D Airflow has got it all, and since we are recommending the white variant, it also goes along with our white theme pretty well.

Let’s begin with how well the 5000D Airflow can cool our $5000 gaming PC. First of all, the case features fully mesh front and top panels. This way, the build gets access to unrestricted airflow. Of course, there are dust filters in place all over the chassis, so you don’t have to worry about getting your beautiful white PC getting all dirty.

As for the fans, you can equip the Corsair 5000D Airflow with 10x 120mm fans (3x front, 3x side, 3x top, and 1x rear), or you can also equip the front and top panels with 2x 140mm fans each. Similarly, the top, front, and side panels can be equipped with 2x 360mm radiators simultaneously, and the rear panel can handle a 120mm radiator. If you plan to go down the 140mm fans route, then you can have 2x 280mm radiators at the top and front, giving you more than enough cooling capacity to keep the mighty i9-13900K and RTX 4090 cool.

Going over the storage, you get access to 4x 2.5″ SSDs and 3x 3.5″ HDDs, which is a lot of headroom for further storage expansion. Another impressive feature of the 5000D Airflow is its dedicated cable routes for easy cable management and 25mm of space behind the rear panel so you can comfortably hide your cables. There are also built-in velcro straps that further ease up cable management.

With that said, the Corsair 5000D Airflow White is undoubtedly the Best Case For Gaming PC Under $5000. It even comes with included vertical PCIe slots so you can mount your Gigabyte RTX 4090 Aero OC vertically and show off its white shroud on your white chassis.

Extras For White Build

If you plan to go all-in and build the Best White Gaming PC Under $5000, then there are a few extra components that you should get to complete the aesthetic.

CORSAIR Premium Individually Sleeved PSU Cables Pro Kit
CORSAIR Premium Individually Sleeved PSU Cables Pro Kit

Corsair Premium White Sleeved PSU Cables Pro Kit

While the Corsair RM1200x Shift delivers phenomenal performance with utmost reliability, it uses black sleeved cables, which don’t look that good on a white PC build. As such, you should go for this Premium White Sleeved PSU Cables Pro Kit from Corsair that is just as reliable as the original RM1200X Shift cables but look more beautiful.

These triple-layer mesh paracord sleeved cables are not only easier to manage, but their white aesthetics are perfect for the $5000 Gaming PC we are building. On top of that, for the best look, you also get pre-installed 24-pin and 8-pin cable combs. These cable combs also make it much easier to swap out the old cables without running into cable management issues.

Corsair Premium 600W 12VHPWR Cable

Since we have used an RTX 4090 in our $5000 gaming PC build, we also need a white 12VHPWR cable to fit the theme. Otherwise, if we use the one that came with our RM1200x, it will look a bit odd. As such, the Corsair Premium 600W 12VHPWR Cable is perfect for the job. It maintains the 600W reliable output to power up the Gigabyte RTX 4090 Aero OC, and it features white triple-layer mesh paracord sleeved cables for the aesthetic.

Best Pre-Built $5000 Gaming PC

The Best Gaming PC Under $5000 we have built is undoubtedly a piece of art. However, it is a very expensive gaming PC, and building it requires high expertise to ensure the components are safe and no damage has occurred to such a high-end rig. Furthermore, building your own custom PC also requires quite some time, especially if you are out of practice.

With that said, if you want a similar spec top-tier gaming PC under $5000, but don’t want to spend any time or go through the hassle of building one yourself, then you should consider getting a pre-built $5000 gaming PC. We recently got our hands on the Origin Neuron 5000D Airflow, and it blew us away with its sheer performance.

Origin Neuron Pre-Built PC

The Origin Neuron can be customized with pretty much the same specifications as the ones we have listed above. It also features an i9-13900K + RTX 4090 duo based inside the Corsair 5000D Airflow chassis. The Origin Neuron 5000D Airflow 2023 comes in a wooden crate and features one of the most elaborate and secured packaging we have ever witnessed. Consequently, the build was top-notch with no issues whatsoever. Even the cable management was very impressive. As for the performance, we got exactly what we expected, the highest framerates possible at 4K resolution.

Benchmarks Of The Best Gaming PC Under $5000

We took this prebuilt best $5000 gaming PC, aka Origin Neuron 5000D Airflow 2023, for a spin around a variety of games and other applications to test its real-life performance. It also showed us how well our Corsair iCUE H150i ELITE CAPELLIX LCD White and Corsair 5000D Airflow are performing at keeping the i9-13900K and RTX 4090 cool. Take a look at our results below:

Final Verdict

In conclusion, the Best Gaming PC Under $5000 stands out as an extraordinary piece of technology. It brings together top-notch hardware components to deliver unmatched gaming and computing performance. The combination of the Core i9-13900K, Gigabyte GeForce RTX 4090 AERO OC, and Corsair Dominator DDR5 64GB 5600MHz CL40 creates a system that handles even the most demanding AAA games and professional tasks like 4K video editing with ease.

The carefully selected parts, like the ASUS Prime Z790-A WiFi motherboard and Corsair iCUE H150i ELITE CAPELLIX LCD White cooler, ensure efficient power delivery, cooling, and potential for overclocking. The Corsair RM1200x Shift power supply provides ample power for all components while also being energy-efficient.

However, if you don’t have the expertise or the time to build your custom $5000 gaming PC, then the Origin Neuron 5000D Airflow pre-built gaming PC serves as an excellent option. It boasts the same high-quality specifications and delivers impressive real-world benchmarks. Whether you decide to build the system yourself or go for the pre-built version, the Best Gaming PC Under $5000 establishes a new gaming and productivity standard. Boasting such impressive specifications, you can expect the same phenomenal performance for years to come.


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