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Guide: Our Picks For Best Gaming Desktops 2018

PC Gaming doesn’t have to be expensive.

Whether you’re a console gamer trying to get into PC gaming or just looking for a beast of a gaming PC, you’ll definitely want a gaming desktop that not only lasts you a long time but performs beyond your expectations.

Over the last several months, we’ve conducted tests on the most popular gaming PCs available on the market, going through suite of benchmarks and playing several demanding games such as Destiny 2. No matter the type of PC you’re looking for, we have several options that will sure to satisfy those that are looking for great power and even those that are looking for a budget gaming PC that performs very well.

No matter what you’re looking for, here are our favorite gaming PCs that are for all type of gamers.

BEST OVERALL:

ALIENWARE AURORA

  • Our Score: 4.5/5
  • Quality: Superior
  • VR Ready: Select models
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-8400
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Graphics Card: AMD Radeon RX 560
  • Storage Option: 1TB, 7,200-rpm HDD
  • Accessories: Mouse and Keyboard
  • Customizable Options: Yes
  • Price: $719.99

BEST VALUE:

CYBERPOWERPC GAMER EXTREME VR

  • Our Score: 4.5/5
  • Quality: Superior
  • VR Ready: Yes
  • Processor: Intel Core i7-7400
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Graphics Card: AMD Radeon RX 580
  • Storage Option: 1TB HDD
  • Accessories: CyberPower Mouse and Keyboard
  • Customizable Options: Yes
  • Price: $779.99

BEST FOR UPGRADING:

DELL XPS TOWER SE

  • Our Score: 4.5/5
  • Quality: Superior
  • VR Ready: Yes
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-8400
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Graphics Card: Nvidia GTX 1050 Ti GPU
  • Storage Option: 250GB SSD, 1TB HDD
  • Accessories: Dell Mouse and Keyboard
  • Customizable Options: Yes
  • Price: $549.99

BEST DESIGN:

IBUYPOWER SNOWBLIND

  • Our Score: 4/5
  • Quality: Very much worth it
  • VR Ready: Yes
  • Processor: Intel Core i7-7800X
  • RAM: 16GB
  • Graphics Card: Nvidia GTX 1080 Ti
  • Storage Option: 500GB SSD
  • Accessories: Interactive LCD Panel
  • Customizable Options: Yes
  • Price: $2,399

BEST RYZEN GAMING PC:

ASUS G11DF

  • Our Score: 4/5
  • Quality: Very much worth it
  • VR Ready: Yes
  • Processor: AMD Ryzen 5 1400
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Graphics Card: Nvidia GTX 1060
  • Storage Option: 256GB SSD; 1TB HDD
  • Accessories: Mouse and Keyboard
  • Customizable Options: Yes
  • Price: $1,199.91

BEST COMPACT GAMING PC:

ORIGIN CHRONOS

  • Our Score: 4/5
  • Quality: Very much worth it
  • VR Ready: Select models
  • Processor: AMD Ryzen 3 1200
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Graphics Card: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
  • Storage Option: 128GB SSD
  • Accessories: N/A
  • Customizable Options: Yes
  • Price: $1,349

BEST HIGH-END:

MAINGEAR F131

  • Our Score: 4.5/5
  • Quality: Superior
  • VR Ready: Yes
  • Processor: Up to Intel Core i9 7980XE
  • RAM: Up to 64GB
  • Graphics Card: Up to Nvidia RTX 2080 Ti (2)
  • Storage Option: Up to 4TB SSD
  • Accessories: N/A
  • Customizable Options: Yes
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