You need a new PC to increase your gaming power, but how do you choose from so many options?
Don’t waste time looking—we did the research for you! You’ll find your perfect match in this list of the seven best new 2017 gaming PCs. There are options whether you need something budget-friendly, compact, or great for graphics.
Let’s start with the fantasy gaming PC, the one we’d buy on a Vegas-level budget…
1. CUK Terion Custom Gaming PC, voted BestInShow!
This king of PCs will last minimum five years of gaming evolution. It costs over three grand for good reason.
The CUK Trion Custom Gaming PC weighs in at 30 pounds and 8.7 x 20.4 x 18.7 inches. It’s VR-ready for Oculus Rift. This uber-powerful the machine comes with many goodies: two 11GB GTX 1090 TI graphics cards; 4TB of storage; solid-state 512GB PCIe drive; Intel Core i7-7700K Quad Core Processor; 32GB of DDR4-2400 RAM; and Windows 10 conveniently pre-installed! Five fans keep this goliath gaming PC cool, so you can play games until it makes you sick. Made in America. Go, USA!
2. Alienware Aurora R5, because size isn’t everything.
Bigger isn’t always better! The Aurora R5 is our favorite new compact gaming PC. It’s half the cost of the CUK Terion at a “mere” $1,450.
With this model, Alienware’s Aurora line becomes VR-friendly (for Oculus or HTC Vive VR), and it allows for easy upgrades (up to 5 SSDs). The compact design is small enough to carry to game-night not super lightweight but very slim. Inside, there’s power for every demanding game, thanks to an Intel Core i7-6700 processor, 16GB DDR4 RAM, 2TB 7200RPM SATA storage, and a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 GPU. This PC is small but mighty!
3. ASUS GR8 II-TO45Z Mini PC (ROG Titan), the good-lookingone.
If you ask, “How cool will I look using it?” you need the ASUS GR8 II-TO45Z Mini PC. It’ll set you back over a thousand, but isn’t that worth it when it looks so good?
This bantamweight PC is under nine pounds, 11.1 x 3.5 x 11.8 inches, and optimizing coolers keep it quiet. Inside that gorgeous exterior, it hides lots of power: a 4.2 GHz Intel Core i7-77700 processor with 16GB DDR4 memory and NVIDIA VR-ready ASUS GeForce GTX 1060. You’ll love toying with customizable lighting, which syncs to any RGB colors you want.
4. CyberPowerPCGamer Panzer PVP3020LQ, the graphics guru.
This gaming PC doesn’t look like a tank, but it has artillery inside. With NVIDIA GTX 1080 – 8GB graphics cards, you can play the most demanding games to your little heart’s content.
There’s free lifetime support, but parts are guaranteed only one year (so don’t spill soda on it). The tempered glass paneling (1) looks awesome and (2) prevents overheating. Inside are an Intel i7-770K 4.2 Ghz quad-core processor and 32GB of DDR4 RAM. Customize your hook-up with an RJ-45 Network Ethernet and eight USB ports. For two grand, your graphics will be flawless even if your game is not.
Now let’s look at gaming PCs for a realistic budget, okay?
5. CyberpowerPCGamer Ultra 3400A, a cheap date.
At $560, you can afford this PC without dipping into the rent-money. New gamers converting from the “console lifestyle” will appreciate the accessible price.
There’s plenty of power, with a 2.6 GHz AMD FX-6300 processor, 8 GB RAM, 7200 RPM, and 1 TB SATA III hard-drive. It doesn’t have stunning features like some gaming PCs listed above, but it’s fast and affordable.
6. SkyTechArchAngel, the penny-pincher.
You get lots of bang for six hundred bucks! SkyTech packs a lot in this budget-friendly PC.
Run AAA titles on medium settings, but other popular games can go full speed, running on the 3.5 GHz FX-6120 processor, 8GB RAM,1 TB 7200 RPM hard-drive, and GTX750 TI 2GB video card. As a bonus, it looks great—the white frame with blue LED accents could be a sci-fi prop from the early �00s.
7. Lenovo Y900, Miss Congeniality.
Lenovo makes gaming PCs, you ask? We were surprised, too. Lenovo deserves honorable mention because it’s good all around— not great, not bad either.
It has a ton of power in a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 graphics coprocessor, 2TB hard-drive, 7200 RPM, and Intel Core i7 with 8 GB RAM (16 GB RAM for extra dinero). There are 10 USB ports, and it’s VR ready for the next generation of games. Starting around $1,400, it’s designed for upgrades.
So are you ready to swipe right? Which great gaming PC is your perfect match?