With the holidays quickly approaching — can you guys believe it’s December already? — we’ve got some of the best gaming PCs on our minds to add to our wish lists. And, while building your own gaming PC can be awesome, there are already plenty out there that have all the bells and whistles for gamers of all levels to bring into their household.
When it comes to the best gaming PCs, it really comes down to personal preference in terms of components — like processors and graphic cards — as these types of PCs are like cars; different strokes for different folks. But, when it comes to things like design, upgradeability, cable management and warranty, these are the best gaming PCs we could find.
While most of these other gaming PCs are going to set you back a pretty penny, the Corsair One isn’t quite as pricey as some of the others thanks to Best Buy knocking off the cost a little bit. Coming in at about $1,899 at the retailer, this gaming PC is both compact and quiet, and has an impressive cooling system that features a 240mm radiator for each of the GPU and CPU. The performance is outstanding as well, so consider the Corsair One as one of the best gaming PCs available.
CyberpowerPC Gamer Xtreme
With a more than affordable cost of just $799, the CyberpowerPC Gamer Xtreme might be low in price, but that doesn’t take away from its capabilities when it comes to performance. Thanks to an Intel Core i5-8400, AMD’s RX 580 4GB and 8GB of DDR4 ram, this gaming PC holds its own once it comes out of the box, but is simple to add a few upgrades as well — for those who have the budget to spend a little bit more. For the cost, the CyberpowerPC Gamer Xtreme’s performance is an exceptional option.
Acer Predator Orion 9000
If you’re looking for the Ferrari of gaming PCs, you’ve found it in the form of the Acer Predator Orion 9000, which carries a high cost of about $3,000 on Amazon. While that’s by far the most expensive gaming PC of the options on our list, the performance is well worth it. While a gamer could certainly spend upwards of $8,000 for a fully maxed out version of this PC, a more reasonable option is the $3,000 option listed on Amazon, which includes Intel i7-8700K 6-Core (Up to 4.7 GHz), GTX 1080 Ti 11GB, 16GB of RAM and 256GB SSD. With a superb cooling system, the Acer Predator Orion 9000 is as top-of-the-line as it comes in gaming PCs.
Available on Amazon for a midrange price of about $1,200, the Zotac MEK1 is a great, compact gaming PC that doesn’t sacrifice performance due to its size. With capabilities similar to high end desktops, the Zotac MEK1 will let you play games in 4K and has a stunning graphics card, but the downside is that it can run a little hotter than other gaming PCs on the market, and upgrading the system can be difficult.