If you don’t know how to build a PC from scratch, going with a pre-built PC can save you a lot of hassle in the long run. Luckily, pre-builts have become a big part of the gaming market, with some of the best brands, from Dell to HP, offering their own line of products. Luckily for you, we’ve done most of the hard work and rounded up some of the best gaming PC deals on the market for various budgets. Whether you want an entry-level PC for playing free-to-play games or a high-end gaming beast to take advantage of the best 4K gaming monitors, it’s on this list. Also, be sure to check out our roundup of the best gaming laptop deals for a few interesting alternatives.
If you want gaming on a budget, then you can’t go wrong with a desktop that takes the top spot in our list of the best cheap gaming PCs on the market. The HP Omen 25L runs with a GTX 1660 Super, and while you may lose out on ray tracing, it’s a more powerful card than the RTX 3050. Given that Ray Tracing tends to be power-hungry and that budget GPUs don’t run them that well, it’s not a loss, especially for better performance which will ensure 144Hz at 1080p with good graphical settings. On top of that, you get an AMD Ryzen 5 5600G, which is a mid-tier CPU and will give you lots of room for productivity and gaming tasks. As for RAM, it’s the bare minimum at 8GBs, but luckily upgrading it with another 8GB should be easy and relatively cheap while also giving you a bit of a performance boost. Finally, you have a 512GB SSD, which is larger than we usually see and good enough to get you started, making this one of the better best gaming PC deals if you want something really budget-oriented.
That said, if you want the ray tracing, even if you aren’t going to use it often, the Gamer Xtreme runs has an RTX 3050. It’s not as good a card as the GTX 1660 Super, but it’s only about a 5%-10% difference, which amounts to a few frames here and there, so it’s not a bad choice. For the extra $50, you also get double the RAM at 16GB DDR4, which is the minimum we’d look for on a modern gaming rig, so that’s great. As for the CPU, it’s an Intel Core 5-12600KF, a similar mid-range CPU to the Ryzen 5 5600G, so you’re still getting a lot of versatility in productivity and gaming. Finally, there’s the 500GB SSD which should be more than enough, although if you feel you need a bit more, there are a few external hard drive deals you can grab.
With the CyberPowerPC Gamer Supreme, we enter the mid-tier gaming PCs, as it runs an RTX 3070 under the hood. That means you’ll likely be able to run games at 2k with a 144Hz refresh rate with reasonable settings, and there are quite a few excellent gaming monitor deals that fit those needs. The AMD Ryzen 7 5700 is one of the best Ryzen CPUs on the market and gives you a lot of options when it comes to things like editing work and even streaming to Twitch or Youtube if you want to start doing that. As for the RAM, we’re still looking at 16GB of DDR4, but you get a much bigger 1TB SSD to work with, which should see it last at least a year or two before you run into storage limits. Overall, this is likely the best value deal if you want something budget-priced, but that can still pack a punch.
While not one of the best gaming PC deals in terms of pure specs, it more than makes up for it by looking really cool. Rocking an RTX 3060Ti, it is slightly less powered than the Gamer Supreme, but it’s still a good card and will likely be able to hit 2k at 144Hz with a few compromises here and there. You’ll also likely be able to play most free-to-play games at high framerates without an issue, especially since they tend to be optimized really well. The AMD Ryzen 7 5800 is a powerful CPU, a bit more than the Gamer Supreme, and gives you a similar amount of versatility, so we like it. RAM comes in at 16GB DDR4 3,200 MHz, slightly faster than other entries here, and you do get a bigger total storage of a 1TB SSD and 256GB SSD. So overall, while it’s not as great performance per dollar, if you account for how great and unique it looks, then it more than makes up for it.
Moving up a couple of notches, we have the Aurora R13, which runs an RTX 3070 Ti, one of the more powerful cards on the market that provide a good return on investment. With the RTX 3070Ti, your 2k at 144Hz is likelier, even with higher graphical settings, and almost assures even higher refresh rates for 1080p. The Intel Core i7-12700F is also pretty powerful and, as a mid-to-high-end CPU, won’t be running into problems when playing processor-heavy games like simulation or strategy. As for RAM, you get the really impressive 16GB of DDR5 memory, some of the fastest on the market, and nice to see on a pre-built PC.
This version of the Aurora R13 is essentially the same as the previous one, but the extra $200 buys you an RTX 3080 Ti instead of an RTX 3070 Ti, and we’re happy to say it’s an excellent deal. With the RTX 3080 Ti, you can start running 4k resolutions and possibly up to 144Hz refresh rate, although you will make a few compromises with graphics, which, at this resolution, isn’t too bad. Otherwise, you get the same Intel Core i7-12700KF and 16GB of RAM. The only downside is that Dell downgraded the storage to a 256Gb SSD, but you can always grab one of these best SSDs for gaming and upgrade it that way, which is a relatively minor fix. Overall, given that the RTX 3080 Ti is one of the best GPUs on the market besides the RTX 3090 and RTX 40-series, the latter of which we aren’t seeing on pre-builts yet, makes this one of the best gaming PC deals on the list.
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