Are you looking to get into PC gaming and thinking, what gaming PC should I buy?
Then you’ve come to the right place because that’s exactly what we’ll be going over in this post.
What kind of games do you play?
The PC you decide to go with depends on the games you play…
If you only play MOBA games like League of Legends and Dota, you don’t need a very powerful system. You could get away with a PC that costs $400.
If you like to play competitive shooters like CS Go, Fortnite, Overwatch, Rainbow Six Siege, etc. It doesn’t take a very powerful rig to run these games. You’re looking at a PC around the $600 mark.
If you want to play games maxed out at 1080p and constantly hit above 40fps. You’ll be looking to spend around $700 and $800 mark.
Do you want to go all out and go for a 1440p and 4K rig? You’ll be looking to spend a couple of thousand bucks.
Skytech Archangel (Best Overall)
This is the best overall gaming computer in this entire guide. It can play games maxed out at 1080p at 60fps. And even plays the latest and greatest titles at 1440p with a smooth frame rate.
GTX 1660 6G
You’ll be pleased to know this has a GTX 1660 as the graphics card. It’s one of those cards that output a lot of performance for what you pay.
The Division 2 on ultra settings, 1080p, gets an average of 60 fps. On 1440p, it gets an average of 46fps.
Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey on max settings, 1080p gets an average of 64fps. At 1440p it averages 47fps.
The Witcher 3 on ultra settings, 1080p gets an average of 57fps. At 144op it gets an average of 42fps. SOURCE
As you can see, with the most demanding games out there on max settings, this card can hold its own. Even at 1440p, this card averages well above 30fps. Allowing this card to last for years at 1080p with settings cranked up.
Ryzen 5 3600
It has 6 solid cores, allowing it to handle any game out there. Even when you throw other intense computing tasks at it such as video editing and rendering. It will handle them without an issue. It’s reliable and will last you for many years to come.
8GB DDR4 RAM
Games are using up to 16GB of RAM. But the 8GB of RAM on this will get you by. When you feel like you need an upgrade, you can easily slot another stick in. It doesn’t even take a minute to do.
This has a 500GB SSD, allowing for super fast speeds and incredibly low loading times. You’ll be able to install multiple games on here and not have to sit around waiting for games to load. Doing basic computing tasks will feel a lot snappier and streamline.
There are multiple fans inside of this rig. Pulling air in and cooling down your components, that now hot air is pulled by the rear fan to be expelled outside of the PC. The cables are neatly tied inside the case and hidden. Making it easier for air to travel throughout the PC.
80 Plus Certified 500 Watt
Powering this computer is an 80 plus certified 500 watt power supply. Allowing your components to be powered with clean energy and never shorting-out.
This computer looks stunning. It has a nice, clean, and modern look. There’s a multi colored LED light at the front of the case and the fans also light up multi colored. You get a side window to admire your components. It’ll definitely be the talking point of your setup.
1 Year Warranty
This has a 1 year warranty. So if anything goes wrong, you can easily get it fixed.
Are you ready for the best gaming computer?
Omen (4K Gaming)
GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB
The 2080 Ti is an absolute monster. One of the most powerful graphics cards on the market today.
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey on ultra settings at 4K gets an average of 65fps.
Crysis 3 in max settings at 4K gets an average of 73fps.
Rise of the Tomb Raider on max settings at 4K gets an average of 98fps.
The Witcher 3 on ultra settings with No Hairworks gets an average of 76fps. SOURCE
As you can see, even in the most demanding titles at 4K, this GPU will keep you above 60fps.
I could have asked for anything else.
Intel Core i7-9700K
The Intel i7-9700K is an 8 core processor. Giving it plenty of processing power to destroy any game and tasks you throw at it. It doesn’t matter if you’re streaming and gaming at the same time, this CPU will handle it all. Just called it ‘The Hulk’.
16 GB RAM
16GB of RAM is plenty. Games don’t use any more than that. So you can play games and do a bunch of other tasks without an issue. If you want to upgrade, you can easily just slot another stick in.
2 TB hard drive, 512 GB SSD
The Windows 10 operating system is stored on a 512GB SSD. Allowing for lightning fast speeds. When gaming and doing general computer tasks, everything feels much smoother and easier.
There’s also a 2 TB hard drive for you to store lots of your games on. It runs at 7200rpm which is faster than the average hard drive.
Your processor is cooled via liquid. Making things like overclocking much easier. So if you ever feel like overclocking is something you’d like to do. It will be a breeze using this liquid cooler.
Clear side panel
There’s a clear side panel for you to admire your components. I don’t why but there’s just something amazing about looking at the guts of your PC. Not like human guts which are disgusting.
Are you ready for pure eye candy in your games?
Gaming PC for casuals
If you’re not looking to max every game out but still play at high settings, you’ll definitely want to check out this PC. It’s great for people that don’t game a lot but still get a true PC gaming experience.
GTX 1050 Ti, 4GB
This is a solid graphics card for 1080p gaming. It’s not maxing out every game but will definitely allow you to go for high settings…
The Witcher 3 on high settings at 1080p gets an average of 48fps.
Fortnite on high settings at 1080p gets an average of 102fps.
PUBG on max settings at 1080p gets an average of 46fps.
Overwatch on max settings at 1080p gets an average of 75fps.
Assassins Creed Odyssey on high settings at 1080p gets an average of 42fps. SOURCE
As you can see, this little graphics card can hold its own at 1080p and still get away with high settings at a playable frame rate.
The Ryzen 1200 is a quad core processor. Sure, games can use a lot more cores but nevertheless, it still packs a punch. When you play games, it won’t be a bottleneck on this graphics card. AMD is known for creating affordable processors that pack a punch.
8GB DDR4 RAM
Sure, games can use up to 16GB of RAM. However, you can still use 8GB. Your games won’t lag with 8GB in the most intense games. And when you decide to upgrade, you can easily put another 8GB stick in here. Easy and simple to do. You don’t have to spend lots of money on RAM at the moment. And can hold off for a future date. Perhaps when 8GB is not enough.
This has a 1TB hard drive. Sure, it’s not a superfast SSD but what did you expect from a computer at this price? This is a 7200rpm hard, so it’s faster than the average hard drive. You won’t be waiting all day for games to load. There’s enough space on here for you to store lots of games.
There are 2 big fans at the front of the case, pulling cool air in. And a rear fan pulling air out of the case. The processor is being cooled by a standard CPU fan. So you won’t be doing any overclocking with this.
80 Plus Certified 500 Watt Power Supply
This system is powered by a 500 watt, 80 plus certified power supply. So you know your components are safe and they won’t short out.
Free Gaming Keyboard & Mouse
You even get a free gaming mouse and keyboard. So you can get up and running very easily.
This PC has a white and blue build. The fans at the front and rear light up blue. Giving you a cooling gaming look.
1 year warranty
If anything goes wrong, you have a 1 year warranty. And a lifetime free customer support.
Are you ready for an affordable yet powerful gaming rig?
HP Pavilion (1080p rig)
This gaming PC will be able to max games out at 1080p and give you a smooth frame rate. 30fps and above.
GTX 1650 4 GB
This card will be able to handle any game at 1080p without an issue…
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey on ultra settings at 1080p gets an average of 37fps.
Crysis 3 maxed out runs at an average of 52fps.
The Witcher 3 on ultra settings with Hair Works off gets an average of 48fps.
Shadow of the Tomb Raider on the highest settings gets an average of 42fps. SOURCE
As you can see, even the hardest hitting titles of all time doesn’t bring this GPU down to its knees. It’s able to give you a smooth frame rate whilst maxing out games.
AMD Ryzen 5 3500 Processor
The Ryzen 5 3500 processor is a 6 core CPU. It does great at handling any game out there. When it comes to other intense tasks such as video editing and rendering, this processor can still keep up.
8 GB RAM
This has 8GB of RAM. It’s able to allow you to play games without lag. And there’s space for you to upgrade your RAM without an issue.
512 GB SSD
The Windows 10 operating system is stored on a 512GB SSD. Allowing for super fast loading times and making general computer tasks super snappy.
This has plenty of ports so you don’t need to worry about running out. The ports it does include is a USB C and even a media card reader.
This has stunning green and black design. It kinda reminds me of a mint ice cream. Ah, they’re delicious. It also lights up.
Are you ready for the best gaming experience of your life?
MOBA and lite FPS rig
If you like playing MOBAs and lite first person shooters, this is the PC for you.
GTX 650 1GB
I remember when I built my first gaming PC, it had a GTX 650 Ti in it. It wasn’t a super powerful card but could still hold its own. This graphics card is great for lighter titles…
League of Legends at max settings, 1080p gets an average FPS of 96.
Dota 2 on medium settings, 1080p gets an average of 61fps.
Fortnite on medium settings, 1080p gets an average of 52fps.
PUBG on medium settings, 1080p gets an average of 41fps.
Overwatch on high settings gets an average of 45fps. SOURCE
CS Go on max settings, 1080p gets an average of 81fps.
As you can see, this graphics card is great for MOBA titles and first person shooters.
Intel i5 2400
The Intel i5 2400 used to be one of the most popular gaming processors out there. It has 4 cores and can run at a maximum frequency of 3.40GHz. Handling any MOBA without an issue and does well when running competitive shooters. You can even use this to do more intense tasks such as rendering videos. You won’t be disappointed. It’s an old model processor but still performs well.
8GB of RAM is more than enough for the titles you can play with this system. You’ll be able to multitask without any lag whatsoever.
1TB Hard Drive
1TB is plenty to install lots of games. It runs at 7200rpm which is faster than the average hard drive. It’s not an SSD but still gives respectable speeds.
3 RGB Fans with Remote
This computer is surprisingly good looking. The components don’t blow you away and the price is pretty cheap. Yet it looks beautiful. There are 3 RGB fans that you can control with the included controller. There’s even a light strip at the front of the computer, making it POP even more. There’s also a side window for you to admire all of the components.
There are lots of fans in this case, so your components will stay cool. And it’s built well, so the cables aren’t in the way, restricting airflow.
1 year warranty
You’ll be pleased to know there’s a 1 year warranty. So you can easily get an issue fixed without causing yourself a headache.
Are you ready for the ultimate MOBA machine?
What should I look for in a gaming PC?
The graphics card is the heart of your computer. It will play the most important role when it comes to gaming. The majority of your budget and research should be allocated towards the GPU. The graphics card can boast about its clock speed and go into all sorts of technical details on how great it is. That’s great marketing. But what really matters is how well it does in games. A lot of people like to use benchmarking tools that give it a score but these aren’t a great way to determine how good the GPU is. So make sure to go online and check out the graphics card in games. How well does it perform? What frame rate is it producing, at what setting, and resolution? That’s what matters.
You need to figure out what kind of games you play. If it’s only lite games such as LOL and CS Go, you don’t need a strong graphics card.
How much RAM do I need?
For 1080p gaming, 6GB will be the most you’ll need right now. Unless you plan on installing lots of texture mods. If you’re going above the 1080p resolution such as 1440p and 4K, you’ll need more RAM. At least 8GB.
The processor doesn’t matter as much as the GPU but it’s still critical. If you go with a really powerful graphics card and a low-end CPU…
…you’ve wasted a lot of money because that powerful graphics card won’t be able to perform at its max power. Since the processor will be holding it back.
So make sure the processor can keep up. The prebuilt computers mentioned above are a great match.
When you read things like a processor having this many cores and gigahertz, it’s not all that important. For example, AMD has processors that have 8 cores but some 4 core Intel processors can perform at a similar level. Cores and gigahertz work together in a computer chip. Just because you stuff a bunch in there, doesn’t mean it’s better. So make sure you pay attention to what matters. Which is how well it performs in actual games. So make sure you’re looking at benchmarks.
RAM is another important factor. 4GB of RAM is not enough for gaming, you will experience lag. Even for basic computing tasks like browsing the web, 4GB is that much. You will need at least 8GB of RAM as a minimum. But if you want a boost in performance, we’d highly recommend 16GB. If you can’t afford 16GB, settle for 8GB and upgrade at a later date.
If you’re anything like me, you want a great looking gaming PC. Something that will really compliment your setup. So make sure the PC you get looks nice. And if you’ve got a theme going, a PC that suits it can go a long way. A lot of the time, a good looking PC is the heart and joy of a setup.
We hope we answered your question, “Which gaming PC should I buy?”.
We made sure to include a variety of computers that will suit different needs. There’s something here for everyone.