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Best Gaming PC This 2021 – From Asus, MSI, Alienware and More

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Not all of us has the time, knowledge and “courage” to build a gaming PC. Sometimes we just want something that works right out of the box, preconfigured and prebuilt for us. Getting a prebuilt system from a reputable company is basically the fastest and easiest way to own a gaming PC. So, in this article we’ll show you some of the best gaming PCs built by Asus, (Dell) Alienware, Lenovo, MSI, and Omen. Go ahead and check them out below.

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Best (Prebuilt) Gaming PC In The Market – Ready To Use Out Of the Box

Time is precious, so let’s get straight to the point. Below is the summary list of the “best” gaming PCs in the market. These are from OEMs like Dell/Alienware, Asus, MSI and etc. If you are looking for gaming PCs that are from System Integrators, you can check it out here. The gaming PCs listed here are top of the line specs, featuring the latest 10th Gen Intel Core or AMD Ryzen 5000 (Zen3) processors and NVIDIA’s RTX 30 series Ampere GPUs.

These gaming PCs are for those who are looking for a fast and responsive system. Be it for gaming, streaming, or content creation; also great for users who plan to work and play on the same system. These PCs are capable of handling such demanding workload.

After the summary list, I’ll answer some frequently asked questions regarding prebuilt systems. After that, I’ll discuss more of the gaming PCs we have listed down below.

TL; DR – Best Gaming PC Prebuilt By Top Brands

ModelAvailabilityCPUGPURAMDRIVE(s)
Alienware Aurora R11Check hereIntel Core i9 10900F - 10 cores / 20 threadsRTX 309064GB DDR4-32001TB M.2 NVMe SSD + 3TB HDD
Check hereIntel Core i9 10900F - 10 cores / 20 threadsRTX 308064GB DDR4-29331TB M.2 NVMe SSD + 3TB HDD
Check hereIntel Core i7-10700KF - 8 cores / 16 threadsRTX 308016GB DDR4-3200512GB M.2 NVMe SSD + 1TB HDD
Check hereIntel Core i7-10700KF - 8 cores / 16 threadsRTX 308032GB DDR4-32001TB M.2 NVMe SSD
Check hereIntel Core i9 10900F - 10 cores / 20 threadsRTX 307064GB DDR4-29331TB M.2 NVMe SSD + 3TB HDD
Check hereIntel Core i9 10900F - 10 cores / 20 threadsRTX 3060 Ti32GB DDR4-3200512GB M.2 NVMe SSD + 2TB HDD
ASUS ROG Strix G35CZCheck hereIntel Core i9-10900KF - 10 cores / 20 threadsRTX 308032GB DDR4-32001TB M.2 NVMe SSD + 1TB HDD
Lenovo Legion T5 TowerCheck hereIntel Core i9-10900F - 10 cores / 20 threadsRTX 308064GB DDR4-2933512GB M.2 NVMe SSD + 2TB HDD
Check hereIntel Core i9-10900F - 10 cores / 20 threadsRTX 307064GB DDR4-2933512GB M.2 NVMe SSD + 2TB HDD
Check hereIntel Core i9-10900F - 10 cores / 20 threadsRTX 3060 Ti32GB DDR4-2933512GB M.2 NVMe SSD + 1TB HDD
MSI MEG Trident XCheck hereIntel Core i9-10900KF - 10 cores / 20 threadsRTX 309064GB DDR4-29331TB M.2 NVMe SSD + 2TB HDD
Check hereIntel Core i9-10900KF - 10 cores / 20 threadsRTX 308064GB DDR4-29331TB M.2 NVMe SSD + 2TB HDD
Check hereIntel Core i9-10900KF - 10 cores / 20 threadsRTX 307032GB DDR4-29331TB M.2 NVMe SSD + 2TB HDD
MSI Aegis RSCheck hereAMD Ryzen 7 5800X - 8 cores / 16 threadsRTX 309064GB DDR4-32001TB M.2 NVMe SSD + 3TB HDD
Check hereAMD Ryzen 7 5800X - 8 cores / 16 threadsRTX 308032GB DDR4-3200512GB M.2 NVMe SSD + 2TB HDD
Check hereAMD Ryzen 7 5800X - 8 cores / 16 threadsRTX 307032GB DDR4-3200512GB M.2 NVMe SSD + 2TB HDD
Check hereAMD Ryzen 7 5800X - 8 cores / 16 threadsRTX 3060 Ti32GB DDR4-3200512GB M.2 NVMe SSD + 2TB HDD
Check hereIntel Core i9-10900KF - 10 cores / 20 threadsRTX 307032GB DDR4-3000512GB M.2 NVMe SSD + 2TB HDD
MSI Aegis RS 10THCheck hereIntel Core i7-10700K - 8 cores / 16 threadsRTX 309016GB-64GB DDR4-29331TB-2TB M.2 NVMe SSD + 2TB HDD
Check hereIntel Core i9-10900KF - 10 cores / 20 threadsRTX 3060 Ti32GB DDR4-30001TB M.2 NVMe SSD + 2TB HDD
MSI Aegis R 10SECheck hereIntel Core i9-10900F - 10 cores / 20 threadsRTX 307032GB DDR4-30001TB M.2 NVMe SSD + 2TB HDD
Check hereIntel Core i9-10900F - 10 cores / 20 threadsRTX 3060 Ti32GB DDR4-30001TB M.2 NVMe SSD + 2TB HDD
OMEN 30L GT13Check hereIntel Core i9-10850K - 10 cores / 20 threadsRTX 309032GB DDR4-32001TB M.2 NVMe SSD
Check hereIntel Core i9-10900K - 10 cores / 20 threadsRTX 308032GB DDR4-32001TB M.2 NVMe SSD + 2TB HDD
Check hereIntel Core i9-10850K - 10 cores / 20 threadsRTX 308032GB DDR4-32001TB M.2 NVMe SSD + 2TB HDD
Check hereIntel Core i7-10700KF - 8 cores / 16 threadsRTX 307016GB DDR4-32001TB M.2 NVMe SSD

FAQs with Prebuilt Gaming PCs

What are the Pros of Prebuilt Gaming PC?

One advantage of a prebuilt gaming PC is… it’s pre-built. It is convenient, time-saving and it’s one option if you don’t know how to build one. It’s also expected to work out of the box. Not unless you get a defective unit, that’s another story. You can simply return or exchange it for a new one if that’s the case.

Some of these gaming PC has a unique body design and chassis that are not available in the DIY market. Aside from the operating system, most already include a matching keyboard and mouse as well.

If ever something does go wrong or you encounter a problem, you only need to contact the manufacturer’s customer support. No need to contact several manufacturers trying to figure out what’s the problem or what component is causing the problem.

What are the Cons of Prebuilt Gaming PC?

The most obvious disadvantage of getting a prebuilt gaming PC is that it is expensive. Some are even really expensive. Also, you can’t choose what specific component or brand gets installed inside the system. Depending on the type of prebuilt system you choose, you may or may not be able to upgrade or add additional components inside the system.

Why are prebuilt gaming PC (so) expensive?

Whether it’s from an OEM or System Integrator, prebuilt systems are usually expensive since you’ll have to pay for the time and convenience of building the system for you. On top of that, some of the parts, chassis, or components are proprietary or not available in the DIY market; and those may also add to the cost. These are some of the unique selling points that you cannot get or buy from your favorite retailers.

Let’s not forget, these companies also pay for advertising, allocated funds for warranty and after-sales support, and other related expenses that were incurred. Also, these systems do come with Windows OS out of the box and other peripherals. They are expected to work out of the box in the first place.

The only thing you probably need is a (gaming) monitor since some of the gaming PCs listed already come with a matching mouse and keyboard.

What’s the latest and fastest CPU today?

To date, the latest CPU from Intel is the 10th Gen Intel Core processor. Meanwhile, AMD’s latest CPUs are the Zen 3 based Ryzen 5000. With the new Ryzen 5000 processors, AMD was (finally) able to compete with Intel CPUs, neck and neck, when it comes to single-threaded performance or gaming. But AMD still holds the fastest overall, especially for the productivity-related workload.

The fastest and latest CPU from Intel is the Core i9-10900K, a 10-core 20-thread CPU with a maximum boost clock speed of 5.2GHz. It is followed by the Core i7-10700K(F), with 8 cores and 16 threads. The 10700K is similar to last gen’s i9-9900K in terms of the number of cores/threads. But it slightly performs better due to the slightly higher clock speed, thermal design, and architectural improvements.

As for AMD, their flagship CPU is the Ryzen 9 5950X, a monstrous 16-core / 32-thread CPU. That is followed by the popular Ryzen 9 5900X, a 12-core / 24-thread CPU. AMD has the advantage when it comes to core count. Unfortunately, AMD’s Ryzen 5000 CPUs are very rare these days.

What’s the latest and fastest graphics card today?

As of writing, the fastest graphics card is the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, followed by the RTX 3080.

What’s the best gaming PC today?

To answer that question, below are several gaming PCs that we believe are the best, if not one of the best, from top brands that are currently on the market.

ASUS ROG Strix G35CZ Gaming Desktop PC

  • CPU: Intel Core i9-10900KF – 10 cores, 20 threads, up to 5.3GHz boost
  • CPU Cooler: AIO Liquid CPU Cooler
  • GPU: GeForce RTX 3080
  • Memory: 32GB DDR4-3200MHz
  • Storage: 1TB M.2 NVMe SSD + 1TB HDD

Pricing and Availability
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The Asus ROG Strix G35CZ, is a beast of a gaming PC. It features Intel’s flagship Core i9-10900KF with 10 cores and 20 threads. The “KF” is an unlock CPU, meaning you can overclock it. But it does not have an iGPU. This system is ideal for multitasking, streaming, heavy content and productivity workloads and many more.

Since the design of this system is similar to a DIY rig, you can easily upgrade the components inside. I’m just not sure what specific motherboard was used and if can support the upcoming 11th gen CPU. Speaking of swapping, there are SSD hot-swap bays on the front portion. In addition to those, there are also extra PCIe expansion slots available if you plan to add more components.

MSI MEG Trident X

Best Gaming PC with Intel’s Flagship 10th Gen CPU

  • CPU: Intel Core i9-10900KF – 10 cores, 20 threads, up to 5.3GHz boost
  • CPU Cooler: Air Cooler
  • GPU: GeForce RTX 3090/3080/3070
  • Memory: 32GB-64GB DDR4
  • Storage: 1TB M.2 NVMe SSD + 2TB HDD

Pricing and Availability
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The MSI MEG Trident X is the company’s best small form factor gaming PC currently available; powered by Intel’s latest Core i9-10900KF. It features a “console-size” body and striking aesthetics. It’s not bulky and can be placed on a desktop without taking a lot of space. However, due to its slim and compact size, the components inside the Trident X are air-cooled. On the positive side, there is sufficient ventilation to keep the CPU and GPU’s temperatures at bay.

Alienware Aurora R11

Best Gaming PC with “Out Of This World” Design

  • CPU: Intel Core i7-10700KF to Core i9-10900F
  • GPU: GeForce RTX 3090/3080/3070/3060 Ti
  • CPU and GPU Cooler: AIO Liquid Cooler
  • Memory: 16GB DDR4
  • Storage: 512GB M.2 SSD, 1TB HDD
  • OS: Windows 10 Home
  • Dimensions: 17.39”-18.9” x 8.77” x 17” / 33.8 L

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If you want a futuristic and “out-of-this-world” looking gaming PC, then Alienware got you covered. Dell’s Alienware Aurora R11 gaming PC is one of their latest desktop machines. It is powered with the latest 10th Gen Intel Core i7 or i9 CPU and NVIDIA’s latest GeForce RTX 30 series Ampere graphics card.

One unique feature of the Aurora R11, aside from its futuristic design and aesthetics, both the CPU and GPU are water cooled. With the GPU being water-cooled by Asetek’s latest PCIe-mounted cooling solution, a.k.a. Asetek Rad Card GPU Cooler.

The lighting on the Aurora R11 can be customized and I think the storage and memory can be upgrade if you wish to do so in the future. The inside doesn’t look as good compared to Asus’ offering. But I really like the external design and look of the R11. It’s available in “Dark of the Moon” and “Lunar Light” color theme.

Note: article in progress, but the table above is updated.

There you have it! Again, these gaming PCs are not cheap, but they are definitely top of the line when it comes to performance. Which gaming PC do you like most from the list above? Or would you buy a gaming PC from a system integrator instead? Or perhaps, you’d rather build your own gaming PC?

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I love computers since I was a kid. I’m always fascinated with new technology, especially in the PC world. Many years ago, I was curious if the reviews I read were true and real. So, why not test them myself and share my first-hand experience? And thus, here we are. Thanks for reading!

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