Editors' Choice

We review hundreds of products in a wide range of categories each year. Here's the best of the best in desktops.

Falcon Northwest Tiki 2018 review

The original Falcon Northwest Tiki was one of our all-time favorite gaming PCs. We loved its compact form factor, powerful internals, and unique exterior design. That means the 2018 model has some big shoes to fill. See Full Review »

Our Score 9

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Falcon Northwest Tiki 2018 Review

  • Powerful internals
  • Compact build
  • Exceptional build quality
  • Sleek design
  • Excellent warranty
  • Paint job has temporary odor and scratches easily
  • Misaligned USB ports on top
Our Score 9

Dell Inspiron Desktop 5680 (2018) Review

  • Great gaming performance
  • Handsome design
  • Speedy 8th-gen processors
  • Excellent overall value
  • Mediocre storage options
  • No USB-C in some configurations
Our Score 8

Intel Hades Canyon NUC8i7HVK Review

  • Strong processor benchmarks
  • Excellent game performance
  • Incredible connectivity
  • Stays cool and quiet under load
  • Not the best value
  • Hard drive, RAM, and OS sold separately
Our Score 8

Dell Inspiron 5675 Review

  • Low price
  • Ryzen brings solid multi-core performance
  • Attractive exterior
  • Easily handles games at 1080p
  • Awkward internal design
  • Not very futureproof
Our Score 7

Dell XPS 8930 Tower Review

  • Interesting internal design
  • Solid port options
  • Great gaming performance
  • Good base for expansion
  • Has an entry-level Intel CPU
  • Entry-level configurations don’t have SSD
Our Score 7

Intel 'Hades Canyon' NUC Review

  • Packs AMD Radeon RX Vega M graphics
  • Can drive up to six displays
  • Some parts can be replaced
  • Nerdy light-up skull
  • More expensive than any NUC so far
  • Driver support remains an open question

Origin Millennium Review

  • Excellent gaming performance
  • Quick and capable processor
  • Side panels can be switched with ease
  • High-quality custom-built enclosure
  • Excellent internal cable management
  • Front port panel feel a little cheap
  • “Tool-less” does requires an occasional tool
Our Score 9

Asus G11DF-DBR5-GTX1060 Review

  • Strong gaming performance
  • Compact
  • Good performance value
  • Unimpressive case design
  • Cheap peripherals
Our Score 6