Starting off our list is Origin’s latest flagship desktop, the Genesis. The full sized tower is capable of running up to four GPU’s of your choice, an octo-core Intel i7 processor, 128GB of RAM and almost any storage solution you can think of. The Origin Genesis starts at $2059 and even at this more basic build, will still be powerful enough to run a majority of the latest games.
The site has a ton of customization options to fine-tune your new rig to meet the specifications you’re after. Origin also has a ton of different systems available to check out for all different budgets, but the Genesis is its full-sized tower offering allowing for the most stuff to be rammed inside.
CYBERPOWER Luxe 4K
Cyberpower’s Luxe 4K is, as you may have guessed, 4K capable. Running an octo-core i7, 32GB RAM, and a massive 12GB GTX Titan, you won’t have any problems running the latest games. With the Oculus Rift asking for some pretty demanding PC specifications too, this would be a great way to future-proof your gaming habit for quite some time.
The only issue with Cyberpower’s Luxe 4K is the cost. This black and yellow beauty will set you back a smooth $6385. If you’ve got the spare cash and want a rig that’s going to turn heads, as well as keep you playing games in ultra settings for a pretty long time, then this may be the one for you. Again, Cyberpower has an absolute ton of systems available ranging from small-time gaming rigs perfect for playing indies, right up to this powerhouse.
Acer Predator G6
Acer’s Predator G6 is as mean on the inside as it looks on the outside. Running a 6th generation Intel i7, 64GB RAM, an NVIDIA GTX 980 Ti, the Predator G6 won’t run into many issues playing games anytime soon. The Predator G6 is once again customizable meaning you’ll be able to find a number of models that differ slightly in specifications.
One thing that remains the same across all of Acer’s Predator G6 models is the ‘Turbo’ button. Glowing just above your power button, the ‘Turbo’ button instantly puts your system into performance mode and overclocks all possible components. If you were having trouble running anything, give that a press and it’ll be smooth sailing from there on out.
The Acer Predator G6 can be grabbed from Acer’s website here starting at $1599, but as we said before, remember to check the specs before you buy.
PC Specialist Graphite Colossus
A little less powerful than some of the other builds on our list, the PC Specialist Graphite Colossus still offers a premium gaming PC for a more modest price. The Graphite Colossus runs an overclocked hecta-core Intel i7, 16GB RAM and a 6GB GTX 980 Ti graphics card. You’ll also get a 2TB storage drive and 500GB SSD for your money. You’re looking at $2698 for this machine which is still pretty costly, but in comparison to what you were paying for the Luxe 4K before, this a good price for a high-end rig.
Just like some of the other custom gaming PC companies listed here, PC Specialist also has a good variety of other rigs available at a wide range of different price points too.
MSI’s Nightblade may look a bit odd, but it packs a serious punch inside its small form box design. There are so many slight variations of the Nightblade that it’s easiest to just give you a brief overview of their flagship X2 model. If you like what you’re reading then you can check out the more in-depth details of each model over on its website.
The X2 runs, as per standard on this list now, an Intel i7 and GTX 980 Ti combo. You’ll also have 16GB of RAM to back this up and over 3TB of storage to keep all of your games, music and other files safe. Just like the Acer Predator G6, the MSI Nightblade X2 also dons a rather cool overclock button. In the Nightblade X2, MSI you’ll see about a 15% increase in performance when using the feature.
The MSI Nightblade X2 seems pretty difficult to find, but when you do find one expect to pay around $1599.
ASUS ROG G20AJ
Asus’ small-form ROG series makes an entry on our list offering powerful performance at a much more affordable price. The G20AJ runs an Intel i7 clocking 3.6GHz, 8GB RAM and an NVIDIA GTX 760. The graphics card may not be the most powerful but, with a bit of research it can always be upgraded. Just make sure that you measure up the inside of the case and double check the upgrade would fit in the case.
The ROG series is a great way to get into PC gaming at the high-end if you don’t have much room. You can currently get the model we mentioned over on Amazon for $999.99.
HP Envy Phoenix
HP’s Envy Phoenix is certainly a good looking PC and has some impressive specs inside to match. The Envy Phoenix comes in a number of different specifications with an Intel i7 present in most, if not all of the latest models.
They’re also fully customizable meaning you can always change out one specific component for something a little more upper end if one of the presets doesn’t exactly match what you’re looking for. If you’re interested in fancy lights the light on the front can be configured to show processor temp or CPU usage.
The HP Envy Phoenix starts at $999.99 with the most expensive model costing $1399.99. You can check out the full selection on HP’s site here.
Alienware Area 51 R2
Alienware consistently has an outlandish design with their hardware and the Area 51 R2 was no different. Sporting a strange pyramid-shaped chassis, the Area 51 is a powerhouse and a 2015 honoree of the CES Innovation Awards.
Starting at $1699.99 the Area 51 all run an Intel i7 4th generation processor, although the clock speed depends on which configuration you go for. The base model of the Area 51 also comes with 8GB RAM, a 2TB hard drive and an AMD R9 370.
The odd shape of the chassis isn’t just to stand out either. Alienware claims that the angled vents at the back allow for a larger amount of room for hot air to escape the chassis. You can fiddle around with all of the customization options here.
Digital Storm Avendum 3
Digital Storm has gone all out with its Avendum 3. Considering the base model starts off at $5806 and their ultimate model sits pretty at $10520, if you’re after a machine that will dominate gaming and you have a ton of cash, this may be the right choice for you.
Each of the models can be configured to suit your needs, but as standard, the base model runs an Intel i7, 32GB RAM, 2 GTX 980 Ti’s, 400GB SSD and a 2TB storage drive. If you want to check out the dizzying specs of the ultimate machine that reps three (yes, three) GTX Titan X’s, you can check out their page here.
The Ironside Conqueror has a number of different configurations just like many of the entries that have come before it. We’re going to take a look at the base model for the sake of this list which comes in at $2049. The Conqueror runs a six-core Intel i7 clocking 3.7GHz, 16GB RAM, GTX 980, 1TB hard drive and 120GB SSD, perfect for running your operating system and key programs.
Every aspect of the Conqueror is customizable, right down the color of the wiring you have in your system. As we’ve mentioned, there are also more expensive and more powerful models of the Conqueror available on their website here. You can also find the wide range of systems on there that are suitable for all budgets too.
That’s it! Our list of 10 of the best gaming PCs money can buy. If you’re not into buying a pre-build and prefer to build your own, check out our guides on the best components to buy, and how to build a PC.