So you want to play video games on your PC, huh? Well, you essentially have two basic choices. Build it yourself or buy a gaming PC. Personally, I’m in the build-your-own crowd, but it’s not always that easy. For one thing, building your own PC takes a lot of research to know what parts go with what and where and how to buy them. Then you have to build the thing, which takes a whole different level of understanding. And this day and age with all the bots snatching up the latest graphics cards and crypto miners buying them in bulk, a lot of prices have been artificially inflated.
The prevailing notion has always been that building your own PC is cheaper than a prebuilt, but that’s just not always the case anymore especially since 2020 wreaked havoc on supply lines. Plus sometimes buying a prebuilt is the best way to get access to the graphics cards you can’t find in stock, and the convenience of having someone else do the work can justify a few more bucks on occasion. Whatever your reason for needing a prebuilt gaming PC, we’ve got your back. These are the best deals available right now.
Best gaming PC deals:
Dell XPS special edition desktop
Includes an Intel Core i5 10400 processor, a Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 6GB graphics card, 16GB RAM, a 256GB NVMe M.2 SSD, and a 1TB 7200rpm hard drive. It also comes with Windows 10 Home and is ready for virtual reality if that’s something you want to explore.
HP Pavilion TG01-2176z gaming desktop | $100 off
CyberPowerPC Syber M Extreme 400 gaming PC | $215 off
ABS Gladiator gaming PC | $400 off
Alienware Aurora R10 gaming desktop
Allied Gaming Patriot Liquid Cooled desktop PC | $200 off
CyberPowerPC Gamer Master 9500 desktop | $257 off
If you want to build your own PC, go right ahead. Just be aware of some of the difficulties with the process. If you can’t be bothered with all the research and connecting of dots and just want something to game on right away, then maybe a prebuilt is more your style. Heck, if you want to play with the latest graphics you almost have to go prebuilt just to avoid how expensive modern cards are getting.
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