It’s time to join the PC Master Race. Alright, we’re only kidding. But if you’re looking to get your mitts on a gaming PC, there’s never been a better time to do so. No matter what you like to play, the best gaming PCs can give you a prime, graphically intense experience that’s hard to be beat by any console on the market. Here are some of our personal favorites that you can buy right now.
CyberPowerPC Zeus Evo
Let us just say right now that most of these entries, the Zeus Evo included, will cost you at least a grand. But you definitely get what you pay for. And the Zeus Evo is definitely one of the best all around options out there. This powerful beast is an all around balanced performer, featuring perks like an Intel Core i7-4930K processor and 4-32GB of RAM. It can handle almost anything you throw at it. Plus, it’s easily customizable, making this a solid choice for the gamer who is willing to make a few upgrades down the line.
Alienware Area 51
Out of all the PCs on this list, the Alienware Area 51 has to be the most aesthetically pleasing. Featuring unisex curves with a pentagon shape and a futuristic chassis, the Area 51 definitely looks great. But does it play well? The answer is an empathetic yes. It has an Intel Core i7-5820K and a 2TB hard drive, definitely making it a great PC for the serious gamer. If you’re willing to plunk down extra cash you can even opt for dual Nvidia GeForce cards, although the base model is pretty powerful on its own. The RAM, depending on the model you opt for, ranges between 16 and 8GB, making it a pretty solid little beast.
Lenovo Erazer X510
For the price, this just might be one of the most all around solid choices on this list. With a 3.5-GHz Intel Core i7-4770K processor and 16GB of RAM, you definitely get what you pay for and a little bit more. It’s a little older than some of its competitors on this list but Lenovo definitely knows how to put out a crowd pleaser. Capable of 1080p gaming, you can always customize it for your needs, which certainly makes it a computer to consider for the budget minded gamer looking for a reliable gaming PC.
With its compact, sturdy case, this monster of a PC is practically the Zangief of gaming PCs. But not to worry. It’s definitely one of the most affordable and balanced PCs out there for a reasonable price. It’s easily customizable but the base model comes with a X99 octa-core Intel CPU and 16GB of RAM, plus many more perks. It can keep up with the competition, featuring fantastic performance and crystal clear HD graphics.
If you’re looking for a gaming PC under a grand, Alienware actually has you covered. The X51 model, for less than $800, is a surprisingly powerful gaming PC that’s more than capable of keeping up with its more expensive brothers in the field. With optional liquid cooling and the ability to easily customize it, it holds up well to the demands of the modern gamer. It features an Intel Core i5 processor and 8GB of RAM. Any game you throw at it, the X51 can handle. It may not be quite as flashy as its own big brother, the Area 51, but it’s one of the best gaming PCs out there for both beginners and experts.