When it comes to gaming, sometimes it’s easy to forget about the P.C. With the PS4 and the Xbox One both providing dedicated gaming platforms with 4K and virtual reality headsets, the P.C is often unfairly overlooked. In fact, gaming computers can provide you with much more bang-for-your-buck when it comes to graphics and processing power.
With the next generation of games consoles like the PS5 still a year away, the PC is still the best machine for playing games. But just what makes a good gaming PC?
If you want to take your gaming to the next level here is our list of the top ten ultimate gaming computers.
1.Dell XPS Tower Special Edition
Many people dislike this computer because it doesn’t look like the tower of your usual gaming computer nor does it have a name that instantly speaks of the power inside it. But this incredibly understated machine has a lot going for it underneath the hood.
This machine has an impressive Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti or Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 graphics cards. It also has an Intel Core i5-8400 (8th generation) processor which can be upgraded to the Core i7-8700K for super-fast gaming. Furthermore, it comes with 8GB – 16GB of ram.
2. Alienware Area 51 Threadripper Edition
Alienware is a leading brand in the gaming computer industry. They are well known for their impressive specs and other-worldly looking towers and the Area 51 Threadripper edition is no exception.
It’s weirdly triangular shape makes it look as if you are really gaming on a machine from another planet and this would not be an unreasonable assumption to make given how much power this machine has compared to its rivals.
Graphics-wise it features a Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 – 1080 Ti.
An AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X CPU as standard combined with 8-32GB of ram packs a solid punch ensuring you can play the most graphics-intensive games without your machine slowing down.
3. MSI Trident X
Not lacking in processing power, this machine boasts an amazing Intel Core i7-9700K, beating the i5 processors in a lot of the other gaming computers. With 32GB of ram as standard and 2TB HDD storage, it’s no wonder the MSI Trident X is named after the weapon of choice of Neptune – almighty God of the sea.
It comes with ports such as HDMI and USB-C for both the integrated graphics and the dedicated Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 graphics card. This means you can harness the incredible depth of quality on the big screen or a connected monitor.
4. MSI Trident 3
The Trident X’s younger, slightly less powerful sibling, the Trident 3 looks a lot like a games console. But don’t underestimate this computer, for it has more power than a PS4.
Spec wise the Trident 3 comes with an Intel Core i5-7400 or i7-7700, ram of 8GB – 32GB DDR4 and, for that all-important graphics card, it packs a Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050Ti – 1060.
One of the ugliest features of the Trident 3 is its power brick, an unwelcome throwback to the late 90s, early 00s, that the designers could have thought up a better solution for.
5.iBuyPower RDY ELIBG205
The major selling point of the iBuyPower is the Intel i9 9900K processor (9th generation), almost unbeatable in terms of processing power and easily the most powerful of all the models we have reviewed here.
Combine this with a Gigabyte Gaming OC GeForce RTX 2080 Ti – 11GB GDDR6 that is virtual reality ready as well as 16 GB of Ram and 1TB of storage on a Western Digital Blue SSD and you’re all set.
This computer also includes the added bonus of a specialized gaming keyboard and mouse. The keyboard has shortcuts for media controls and is ergonomically designed for those of you who like to game for hours at a time.
6. HP Omen Obelisk
One of the key features of the Obelisk is how easy it is to upgrade. Perfect if you are on a budget as it means you can opt for a lower spec version to begin with, adding upgrades as and when you need to.
Remember though, upgrading when you don’t know enough about computers can be a bit of a risky strategy so you might want to think about buying a machine that is tailor-made to the games you want to play. Be sure to find out more here.
You have a choice between an Intel i7 processor (8th generation) or an AMD Ryzen 7 processor, depending on your preference. There is a lot of competition between the two processing brands and it can sometimes be difficult even for experts to distinguish which one performs better.
The Obelisk also comes with 32G of Ram but is made with thermal engineering to make sure the machine always stays cool, even during intensive gaming sessions.
7. Acer Aspire Gaming Desktop GX-281-UR18
Promising a smoother feel with no lagging during gameplay, the Acer Aspire Gaming Desktop is a mid-level machine. It features 16GB of ram, not the 32GB that some of the other computers feature. It also packs a GeForce GTX 1060 graphics card backed up with an AMD Ryzen 1700 processor.
It supports 4K and also boasts the ability to allow your screen to be split across 4 monitors at the same time. Impressive if you want to immerse yourself in the gaming experience.
8. Corsair One i160
Boasting the Intel i9 processor and the NVIDIA GeFORCE RTX 2080 graphics card, this is a high-end machine at the top of its game and one of the best PC build 2019. Perfect for those who want to stream their games in better than 4K resolution and to experience stunning virtual reality gameplay.
Although this is one of the most powerful gaming machines out there, it doesn’t come with a chunky tower. The average games console is around 6 liters in terms of space whilst the average computer tower is 35 liters or more: the Corsair One i160 comes in at 12 liters, a handy half-way-house between the two that can still sit comfortably on your desk.
Ultimate Gaming Computers Are About Personal Choice
When it comes to picking between the best ultimate gaming computers, it is easy to go straight for the machine with the best specs – those with the Intel i9 processors or the most powerful graphics but actually, when you’re spending this amount of money on a machine it comes down to personal choice.
High-end gaming PC builds in 2019 all reach a very high standard. However, it is important to remember that no machine is going to be 100% perfect in every aspect. Every machine is going to have things it does exceedingly well and other things at an average standard.
To make the right choice you need to decide what features most appeal to you and that will depend on the type of games you like to play.
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