So your interested in buying new Gaming PC. Well first up, lets be honest, buying or building a new gaming rig is a mine field. There are so many companies. So many components and options. You could spend a years trying to learn about all the frightening technical terms of the PC world and still be no closer to understanding it all.
Sadly for a first time builder, its all to easy to get it all wrong.
All these components you find inside a PC are incredibly delicate. One tiny bit of static, and bam, your GFX card is fried.
A very expensive, $800 Door stop.
Don’t you just want to play games?
Do you want all that worry? All the hassle that comes from having to build your own computer?
Of course not!
And I don’t blame you.
What you need is a pre-built machine. One that works strait out of the box.
Fortunately, there are many great companies that take all the pain, all the worry out of buying a PC.
Companies that build some of the very best PCs money can buy. And they are delivered right to your front door.
No messing around with fan destroying screws or super sensitive components.
Just beautiful HD, PC gaming.
But which one should you buy?
Not exactly an easy decision. With many company looking to make a quick buck from the unaware, your hard earned money wasted on an out of date, piece of trash.
You Don’t want that and nor do I.
So to save you the anguish of loosing your money on a gaming dud, I have put together a short list of what I consider the very best Pre-build Gaming PC’s $2000 can buy you.
Every PC on this list has been checked and tested to help dissolve your worries. Let this list guide you to the gaming Rig of your dreams. The gaming machine that is going to give you thousands of hours of gaming pleasure.
You deserve it.
So, What are you waiting for? Read on, right now, to find your new gaming PC.
CybertronPC Titanium–1080X VR Ready Gaming Desktop – Intel Core i7–6700K 4GHz Quad-Core Processor, 16GB DDR4 Memory, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (8GB GDDR5X) Graphics, 1TB HDD, Windows 10 Home 64-Bitds 1
Name – Cybertron Titanium 1080x
Make – Cybertron
Tower Type – Mid Tower
OS – Windows 10 Home 64 bit
Motherboard chipset – Intel Z170
CPU – Intel Core i7 6700k
GPU – Nvidia GTX 1080 8gb
RAM – 16GB DDR4
HDD / SSD – 2TB HDD
PSU / Power – 600 watt
Extras – 24x DVD drive, 7.1 Sound, USB keyboard + mouse included.
Warranty – 1 years parts and labor
Lifetime tech support.
What I Think
Like most gaming systems, the Cybertron is designed to look bold and in your face. And it succeeds in ticking all those boxes with is bold, sharp edged white body. On the front of the machine there is plastic white door that, once opened, black metal and a blue fascia hiding the dual fan setup greets you.
I found this a little unfortunate as I quite liked the all white looks. It does look good, if not exactly spectacular.
To the side of the machine we have your typical, look at all my hardware, plastic window that looks in at all the machines bits. And, as they whir along, there is a understated blue led lighting system to accentuate everything.
To the front, in addition to the standard headphone and mic jack you get 2 front USB 3.0 ports. Unfortunately, you get nothing else apart from a DVD drive.
The machine comes with a generous 6 USB 3.1 ports to the rear along with one HDMI port and 3 Display Port Connections. This makes it ideal for a multi monitor setup if that the way you want to go.
When it comes to upgrades, the Titanium is one of the few machines that has room for second GFX card. It would be a tight fit, but it will squeeze in, just. The motherboard fully supports a second PCI-E x16 slot. However, the PSU does not output enough power so if you do want 2 graphics card running together you will need to upgrade the power.
Additionally, the RAM can can easily be upgraded with 2 slots left free by the manufacturer. But given the 16GB all ready available there would be little benefit to upgrading in the near future.
On top of this the motherboard is capable of overclocking the CPU. However, the current cooling solution may struggle with the addition voltage needed and heat generated with an overclock.
The best upgrade that this PC would benefit from is the installation of a new SSD hard drive. Out of the box, the Cybertron only comes with a laboring old hard disk drive. Though this offers ample space for games, it will be slow. Windows will boot slowly and games will load as if each bite is being hand picked and packed into the RAM. So a SSD would be my top priority. To save my sanity.
The included Intel i7 6700k is a processing beast that offers up 4 cores and 8 threads of modern CPU awesomeness. You can literally throw anything at this (not bricks or other silly stuff) and it will compute right through it.
However, no PC game is CPU bound any more, apart from the largest scale battles in RTS games Therefor, this CPU is not an area you are going to to need to worry about or replace for a long time.
GTX 1080 is One of the most powerful cards on the market outside of the ludicrous GTX titan and will destroy any game you play at 1080p 60fps. Additionally, if you are a 4k gamer, you can achieve respectable frame rates of 30 fps with all the usual graphic niceties turned on. However, if you turn some of them off even the smooth holy grail of 60fps is attainable.
The GFX card is always the main bottleneck in a PC. But, in this case, the 1080 GTX isn’t it.
THe 1080 is a stunning graphics card that you won’t have to upgrade for a couple of years if not longer.
16GB of ram offers a huge and ample amount of space. No game currently uses more than this, so having any more is just showing off. And being DDR 4 means that not only do you have a lot of it but it’s cutting edge and quick to.
As for the hard drive, we have a 1TB traditional, insert your own word for old, hard drive. It’s quite large but not overly so and it is slow. I’m not going to lie to you. The first thing you would want to do is get an SSD to compliment it. An SSD would offer a huge boost to performance. But if you can put up with long loading times, then this area is a small price to pay for the inclusion of the GTX 1080.
Bringing it All Together.
When you bring all the hardware together you have a monster PC that is let down slightly by a slower hard drive. But if you can get past the slower loading times, and you really should, you are looking at a PC that is going to easily punch out 2017 games at 1080p at 100 fps plus.
It’s Vr ready and some with GTX1080 any VR game being easy work.
If you are a 4k gamer, at the less than $2000 price point, you are going to have to settle for 30 fps with all graphics turned up. The technology just isn’t there at the moment to push 8 million pixel 60 times a second.
But if you can sacrifice some graphical niceties, e.g. Have high settings instead of very high,
you should regularly hit 60fps.
A stunning PC with plenty of room to upgrade and more performance than you will need this year. The Cybertron is built for the future in mind and for the price on offer, is a must have.
Go check it out right now.
CYBERPOWERPC Gamer Xtreme VR GXiVR8040A2 Desktop Gaming PC (Intel i7–7700K 4.2GHz, AMD RX 480 4GB, 8GB DDR4 RAM, 2TB 7200RPM HDD, 128GB NVMe PCIe SSD, Win 10 Home), Black
Name – Cyberpower GXiVR8040A2
Make – Cyberpower
Tower type – Mid Tower
OS Windows 10 Professional 64bit
Motherboard – Intel B250 Chipset
CPU – Intel Core i7 7700k
GPU – AMD Radeon RX 480 4GB
RAM – 8GB DDR4
HDD / SSD – 128GB NVMe M.2 SSD, 2TB HDD
PSU / Power – 600watt
Extras – Keyboard + mouse, DVD drive
Warranty – 1 year parts and labor, lifetime tech support.
What I Think
At first site, the GXi is a very impressive looking gaming PC. The case, made from painted black steel,looks like a beast and really stands out. on the front,the chassis has 2 red fans sucking in cool air that have red led lights running around them. To the side of the chassis is a window to look in at all the glorious hardware housed inside the Cyberpower.
Punctuating these strong, black cat like looks is a red led lighting theme that illuminates the insides of the case making it look more like a mini rave than a collection of PC components.
Your getting a PC that is going to not only perform admirably, but sit at your gaming desk demanding attention for is aesthetic qualities too.
The GXi has a numvber of usability tweak but as with most PC’s at this price, the GXi keeps them basic and to the minimum.
On the font you get your standard 2 USB 3.0 ports coupled with a basic power button and headphone and microphone jack.
On the back you get 6 USB ports 4 of which are USB 3.0 and 2 are USB 2.0.
You also get 1 HDMI port and one display port. Making this PC limited for multi-screen setups.
The PC does come with Wi-Fi card as standard. Making connecting it to your network very easy.
One area that every PC has to support is the ability to upgrade the components. It’s what really separates the console and PC world. At any time, you can take out your old graphics card and slap a new one in for an instant boost in power. And we all like more power, don’t we?
The CPU inside the GXi is an extremely capable Core i7 7700k. Should you feel the need, the i7 can easily be overlooked to achieve even higher rates than the base 4.2GHZ is ships with. However, there is one problem in achieving these overclocking efforts. The fan and cooling system on offer is, at best, very basic and, at worst, utterly terrible. You would be hard pushed to keep the CPU at a reasonable temperature if you increased the clock speed. Doing so would probably result in a small silicon melt down on your motherboard. And nobody wants that.
So keeping the CPU as is, is the the order of the day.
As fro the ram, only coming with 8GB of the stuff means that this is the area that you are most likely to upgrade first. 16GB is very quickly going to become the norm for games. Fortunately, Ram is cheap to buy than McDonald’s meal. Well, nearly. To aid in your future Ram adding efforts the motherboard and handily comes with 2 free slots, so it would simply be case of buy 2 more 4GB sticks inserting them. An instant boost to performance for less than $40.
And on to the GPU, as with every PC, the GPU can be easily lifted out and replaced with a more powerful one. However, due to space concerns and the shocking lack of power from the PSU, installing another graphics card to run in tandem with the current one would likely lead to black outs and smoke billowing out of your PC. So unless you wish to avoid such an unfortunate event, upgrading the PSU would be my first advice before sorting out a new GPU.
The Intel i7 7700k is a magnificent CPU but doesn’t really offer a lot over a typical 6600k yes it has high clock frequency but that really adds a very minimum boost to performance.
It is still however a welcome CPU that will rip though any application put before it. And will be overkill for most games that it is used for.
And now we have a change, as this PC offers the first and only AMD graphics card featured on this list. The Radeon 480 comes packing 4GB of ram and is a card that was designed to be a winner for people gaming on 1080p TV screens. Offering up about 1 half the power of a GTX 1080, the AMD card is can still be considered a contender. Why? Because at less than 1 quarter the price of a Nvidea GTX 1080 there is probably not a better card for price vs performance on the market if you game on a 1080p screen and want 60fps.
Unlike other computers on offer here, the GXi only offers 8GB of ram. But if all you ever need to do is play games, 8GB is going to be more than enough when compared to consoles. Plus, RAM is cheap and easily upgradeable.
The Cyberpower splits away from computers we have looked at so far by including a 128GB NVMe solid state drive. For those not clued in, an NVMe SSD is similar to an SD card. A little bigger in size, it slips into a slot directly on the motherboard, usually next to the graphics card. Using the PCI bus, the same type that the GPU uses, the SSD can achieve speeds that are usually at least double if not triple what what a normal SSD offers. This means I can be anything up to 15 times faster than a conventional Hard disk drive.
It may not offer a huge amount of space, but it does let windows boot in nearly 5 seconds. Something a normal SSD can only dream of.
On top of this you get an extra magnetic drive that can hold up to 2TB. Great for holding all your extra data.
Bring it All Together.
If you have a 4k tv this pc is not going to do it for you. The Radeon card doesn’t have the muscle to push through that many pixels, even at 30 fps. Additionally, due to the extreme frame rates needed for VR, the GPU will not have the muscle to make an Oculus or Vive setup viable..
However, for a primarily 1080p gamer, this PC is a price Vs performance behemoth. The GXi is packed with technology that makes it 1080p 60fps gaming a reality at an affordable price.
If you primarily game on a 1080p screen, your search for a gaming rig is at an end. This Radeon 480 powered gaming PC will let you enjoy all your games at the highest settings and blow your console playing friends away. And you get all this for half the price of what a GTX 1080 PC would cost. Unless you want the bleeding edge technology for its own sake, why pay more?
This is a killer PC at a game changing price. So check it out now while they are still available.
CYBERPOWERPC Gamer Supreme Liquid Cool SLC8440A Desktop Gaming PC (Intel i7–7700K 4.2GHz, NVIDIA GTX 1070 8GB, 32GB DDR4 RAM, 3TB 7200RPM HDD, 256 NVMe SSD, WiFi, Win 10 Home), Black
Name – Cyberpower SLC8440A
Make – Cyberpower
Tower type – Mid Tower
OS – Windows 10 home 64bit
Motherboard – Z270 Intel chipset
CPU – Intel Core i7 7700k
GPU – Nvidia GTX 1070 8GB
RAM – 32GB DDR4
HDD / SSD – 256GB NVMe SSD, 3TB HDD
PSU / Power – 600 watt
LIquid Cooling – Yes, Custom
Extras – RGB LED internal Lighting, Keyboard + mouse, Internal Wi-Fi
Warranty – 1 years parts and labor, Lifetime tech support.
What I Think
The Cyberpower SLC is a looker, I will give it that. It’s chassis is painted all black steel and It just looks classy and in person. Like the sort of computer games bond would game on. To the front you have unbroken lines with all the connections you would expect situated on the top with a wide fan exhaust for hot air to escape.
To the side. We have a large plastic covered window for you and your friends to peer through, so you can drink in all the details of your super cool components. And if that isn’t enough, you have a full RBG lighting system set inside the machine. Soft colored light pulsating in any desired color is just a button press away with the SLC. It’s all hugely impressive.
The Cyberpower SLC is the first computer on this list that offers comprehensive options for making your life easier. Especially if you are a VR gamer.
On the front of the machine we have 4 USB slots 2 USB 3.0 and 2 USB 2.0. Great for extra peripherals, connecting headsets or wireless dongles for your controllers.
A huge plus, being VR ready, is the inclusion of a HDMI port on the front of the machine. This makes hooking up your Oculus or Vive much easier and is a welcome addition.
On the inside, for vanity sake, we have a full RGB LED lighting setup that can be controlled with a remote. You can set the lighting to nearly any color you desire. You can even have some basic animation on the go. Overall its a great little addition that you can really show off to your friends.
Continuing on the inside we also have a basic Wi-Fi card built in. No need to fiddle around with leads or dongles. Your PC is Internet ready from the moment you turn it on.
The CPU snuggled inside this computer is extremely competent. So much so that in all likely hood, with games becoming more GPU bound by the day, this CPU, with a little overclocking, could easily last you 5 years. As it’s a ‘k’ series i7, it is easily overclocked and the motherboard allows for it too.
Additional, the GPU can be easily upgraded as with any other machine. But the GTX 1070 should last you a few years. A downside to this PC is the Lower power output of the PSU. At 600 watts adding a more power GPU or a second GPU is not going to be an option. Do so will likely lead to something blowing up. Never a good thing when your PC sits so close to your face.
As for RAM, the SLC offers a huge 32GB of DDR4 ram. You will not have to to upgrade this for years. So don’t let it even enter your head.
And finally, the computer comes with a very large 256GB NVMe hard drive strait out of the box. This will offer performance that is way beyond a normal SSD, never mind an old school magnetic drive. Throw into the bargain the presence of an extra 3TB standard heard drive and this becomes an area that is unlikely to need an upgrade for along time.
Packed with Intels latest Core i7 7700k, the cyberpower SLC has one of the best CPUs on the market. With 4 cores and 8 threads, this CPU is going to last you for years to come. It will tear through every task, every game with reckless abandon. It offers some of the best price Vs performance I have ever seen making it a fantastic choice.
Kitted out with an Nvidia GTX 1070, the SLC is a graphics power house. Though the 1070 only offer 80% of the power of its big brother the GTX 1080, you are getting a card for nearly half the price that will send Frame rates through the gaming roof at 1080p resolution. To give you some perspective, it is a huge 6 teraflop monster that is 3 times as powerful as the 2 teraflop original Playstation 4. For the money you cant get a better GPU.
For your money you get an insane 32GB or ram. You don’t need more. You will never use more than half that amount for gaming. But it is great to have. For bragging sake of course.
The SLC comes with 2 hard drives. The first, a traditional and massive 3TB magnetic HDD. Its slow, but it could fit within its cavernous magnetic strips the collective works of man kind. Working in tandem to this slow giant, is the cheetah of gaming hard drives.
For inserted into the mother board, you have a 256GB NVMe SSD drive. This drives offers up good capacity but, more importantly, astonishing loading speed. This drive is up to 20 times faster than the 3TB hard drive lumbering next to it and can load windows in under 5 seconds. Madness when you consider that as little as 5 years ago a computer could take over 1 minute to boot.
Suffice to say, all the loading times of games installed on this SSD will benefit hugely from the extreme speed.
Bringing it All Together.
With all it’s top end hardware this PC is going to power through any game you throw at it when played at 1080p. You will be able to have all the fancy effects turned on to Suntan your retinas. But if you are looking to game on a 4k tv, then the PC may not be the choice for you unless you are happy to play your games on medium settings.
On very high or high, you will struggle to stay above 30 frames per second, on the latest games.
A stunning PC that offers a huge amount of performance and looks fantastic to boot.
If you are a primarily a 1080p gamer you are not going to find a better PC than this at this price point.
Stop looking now and check out this fantastic PC.