Under 1500$ you could try for Acer nitro 5. It has a Nvidia GTX 1050, a 128gb SSD, 8gb ram , 1 TB HDD, and 2.5 GHz i5 7th Gen processor. Price is 1500$ but totally worth it if you want to play GTA V and various other games. I saw this one on Power Up Here Your Gaming Laptop.
But if your tight on budget, then go for the same one without the SSD, though it's would be better with an SSD.