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Choosing the Right HP Gaming PC For You

If you’re on the hunt for a gaming PC this 2020, HP might be able to help you. HP has just recently become a name in gaming computers ever since the PC manufacturer launched its gaming division called Omen in 2016. In fact, the tech giant is battling it out with other big and established companies in the eSports arena – sponsoring the Overwatch League for three years in a row. The division is also doubling down on the push for cloud gaming and, more recently, the competitive arena of high-end VR gaming.

And with this gigantic shift towards gaming, HP’s PCs are seeing remarkable hardware and software improvements. This is not to say that the manufacturer has found the holy grail of gaming PCs, as looking for gaming hardware is all about compromise. As many gamers know, trade-offs are important, as the best processor, graphics card, memory, and storage boil down to the type of game you will be playing on the PC and, of course, your budget. In this article, we’ll look at HP’s gaming PCs and pick the best in every category.

Best HP Gaming Desktop

Best HP Gaming Desktop PC

Best Overall: HP OMEN Obelisk

HP Omen Obelisk gaming desktop PC
While most would sneer at pre-built laptops, Omen Obelisk might be able to change your mind. Powered with up to a 9th Generation Intel Core™ i9-9900K processor or a 2nd Generation AMD Ryzen 7 2700, it’s fast and powerful. Equipped with liquid cooling and a memory capacity of up to 64GB of HyperX DDR4-2666 SDRAM, it can handle every resource-intensive game you can throw at it. Yes, even games with heavy graphics like Battlefield V for DXR. Plus, with a price tag that starts with just over a thousand dollars, it can give you amazing value for the cost.

The Stylish Beast: The HP OMEN X

The HP OMEN X gaming desktop pc
If money is not a problem and you want a stylish and overly powerful PC, HP’s top of the line HP Omen X is your best bet. With an eccentric cube-like design, this gaming PC will surely turn heads when you show it off. Under the hood, you have a 12-core, 24-thread Intel Core i9-7920X processor and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 2080 Ti 11GB graphics to complement its whopping 12TB of potential storage. It also features a unique tri-chamber thermal design, which HP notes is able to separate hot internal components including GPU, HDDs, and power supply into their own thermal zones. That’s not all, the HP Omen X is also highly customizable and is designed to be safely overclocked.

Most Affordable: HP Pavilion Gaming Desktop

HP Pavilion Gaming Desktop
If you’re on a budget but still want the best out of the box experience from HP, it has another line called HP Pavilion Gaming desktops. For a starting price of less than $699, you can have a powerful PC that can be upgraded to RTX 2070 or even an RTX 2060 Super GPU. With a processor of 9th generation Intel Core i7-9700 and storage up to 1TB SSD, you won’t feel shortchanged with this PC.

What’s great about this line is its modularity. With a PCI-Ex16 slot, one PCI-Ex1 slot and two M.2 slots, you can easily upgrade the PC when you have the budget for it – making it the best long-term investment.

Depending on your budget and gaming requirements, these gaming PCs are some of the best in the market today and will take your gaming experience to the next level.

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