The Best Prebuilt Gaming PCs?

By that, I mean the prebuilt Gaming PCs that offer the best performance at prices from $425 to $720.

Why write this article?

How much time do you have to research the best computer?

Many of us don’t have much time to read, or the knowledge to understand, detailed computer specifications nor reviews and just want to know:
What’s the best budget gaming PC for my needs?

I’m here to help you with this article. I believe that you deserve the computer that is the best for your needs. That way, your computer is working for you and not the other way around. This allows you to focus your full potential on realizing what you want, without being limited by your computer.

With 16 years of experience with computer hardware, researching, always up-to-date research with the newest parts, performance and prices, I know what matters in a computer.
See my About page for more information on me, Mathieu Bourgie, and this website, Hardware Revolution

I recommend the computers that offer the best performance at a given price, without sacrificing reliability of course.

Alternatives recommendations:

I also suggest alternative recommendations, with clear explanations as to why they are interesting alternatives.

Want to build your Budget Gaming PC?

Visit the DIY Budget Gaming PC article instead.

This is an Worldwide Guide!

Do you live in the USA?

Use Amazon, B&H and Newegg for your purchase.

Do you live outside of the USA?

No problem. B&H offers worldwide shipping.

Prices for B&H and Newegg as of January 20th 2017. Put your mouse on or click on Amazon links to see prices.

Summary

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The Best Budget Prebuilt Gaming PC:

  1. The most affordable Prebuilt Gaming PC
  2. Least expensive with a modern CPU and a good dedicated video card
  3. Good value: Geforce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB
  4. Outstanding value: Intel Core i5 + Radeon RX 480

Upgrade your PC:

  1. Upgrade the RAM
  2. Upgrade the hard drive to a larger/faster model or to a SSD
  3. The Best WiFi Routers, WiFi Adapters and Bluetooth Adapters

The Most Affordable Prebuilt Gaming PC

Acer Aspire ATC-280-UR11

Click here to see price on Amazon

About the Acer Aspire ATX-280-UR11

Ideal for gaming at 1366 x 768 or on a 720p HDTV.

Pros:

  1. Outstanding low cost for prebuilt Gaming PC.
  2. Fairly compact and light for a Gaming PC.
  3. Decent CPU: AMD A10-7800 3.5-3.9GHz, 2 modules, 4 cores (4 threads)
  4. Decent video card: AMD Radeon R7 512 Shader cores
  5. 12GB of RAM
  6. 2TB hard drive storage capacity
  7. Wireless adapter: 802.11ac Dual Band 2.4/5GHz
  8. Bluetooth 4.0
  9. Optical drive
  10. SD card reader
  11. 4 USB 3.0 ports: 2 on the front, 2 in the back
  12. 4 USB 2.0 ports: 4 in the back
  13. VGA and HDMI video outputs
  14. Windows 10
  15. Keyboard and mouse are included

Cons:

  1. Integrated video card: While it’s one of the best integrated video card, it’s still not as powerful as a decent dedicated video card.
  2. Hard drive is a slower 5,400rpm model.

Alternative

Lenovo H50-50 Desktop Computer

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– $469.99 at B&H (Worldwide Shipping)

Do you live outside the USA and can’t order from amazon.com nor newegg.com?

Would you prefer a model with a faster 7200rpm hard drive?

In those cases, the Lenovo H50-50 is a great alternative that’s available from B&H, who ship worldwide.

It offers very similar features and performance to the HP above.

Least expensive with a modern CPU and a good dedicated video card

CybertronPC Rhodium

$599.99 at Newegg

About the CyberpowerPCRhodium

Ideal for gaming at 1440 x 900 or 1600 x 900 or on a 720p HDTV.

Pros:

  1. Lowest cost for a prebuilt Gaming PC with a decent dedicated video card and a good CPU.
  2. Decent dedicated video card: Geforce GTX 1050 2GB
  3. Modern CPU: Intel 7th gen Core i3-7100 Dual-Core + Hyper-Threading 3.9GHz
  4. 8GB of RAM
  5. 1TB storage capacity
  6. Optical drive
  7. Windows 10
  8. Keyboard and mouse are included
  9. Blue LEDs, if you’re into that.

Cons:

  1. No WiFi.
  2. No card reader

Good value: Radeon RX 470 4GB

About the CybertronPC Rhodium RX-470M

Click here to get the price on Amazon

Ideal for gaming with newer games at 1600 x 900 smoothly with high frame rates.
Also good for gameing at 1920 x 1080, but you may have to turn down visual quality for more demanding games and frame rates will be lower.

Pros:

  1. Low cost for a prebuilt Gaming PC with a Radeon RX 470 4GB video card
  2. AMD FX-6350 6-core 3.9-4.2GHz CPU
  3. 8GB of RAM DDR3
  4. 1TB hard drive
  5. WiFI
  6. Optical drive
  7. 3 USB 3.0 ports
  8. 5 USB 2.0 ports
  9. 3x Displayport and HDMI video outputs
  10. Windows 10
  11. Keyboard and mouse are included
  12. Nice red and black design.

Cons:

  1. No card reader

Outstanding value: Intel Core i5 + Radeon RX 480

CYBERPOWERPC Gamer Xtreme VR GXiVR8020A

– Click here to price on Amazon

About the CYBERPOWERPC Gamer Xtreme VR GXiVR8020A

Ideal for gaming at 1920 x 1080 or on a 1080p HDTV with higher frame rates.

Pros:

  1. Outstanding value, with a great CPU and video card at this price
  2. Great CPU: Intel i5-6402P 6th generation Haswell Quad-Core 2.8-3.4GHz
  3. Great video card: AMD Radeon RX 480 4GB
  4. 8GB of DDR4 RAM
  5. 1TB storage capacity
  6. Included USB Wireless adapter
  7. Optical drive
  8. 6 USB 3.0 ports: 2 on the top, 4 in the back
  9. 4 USB 2.0 ports: 4 in the back
  10. Displayport and HDMI video outputs
  11. Windows 10
  12. Keyboard and mouse are included

Cons:

  1. No card reader

Alternative:

CyberpowerPC Gamer Xtreme GXi880

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$799.99 at B&H (Worldwide Shipping)

Do you live outside the USA and can’t order from amazon.com nor newegg.com?

The CyberpowerPC Gamer Ultra GUA4400BH is an alternative available from B&H, who ship worldwide.

Compared to the main recommendation above, you get an higher performance CPU (Intel Core i5-6500 Quad-Core, 3.2-3.6GHz) but a slightly slower (~10%) video card, with the RX 470 instead of the RX 480

With the higher CPU performance, gaming performance will hardly suffer and other tasks will benefit from the higher performance CPU.

This is still the best option available from B&H, with worldwide shipping, at this price range.

Upgrades

Want to upgrade the memory (RAM)?

Visit The Best Computer Memory (RAM) For Your Money article

Want to upgrade your hard drive to a larger capacity or to a SSD?

Visit the Best Internal 2.5″ and 3.5″ Hard Drives article and or The Best SSDs (Solid State Drives) For Your Money article.

Want a WiFi adapter or router?

Visit The Best WiFi Routers and Adapters article.

Conclusion

I hope that you’ve enjoyed this article on the best prebuilt Gaming PCs.

Do you have any feedback or any questions? Are you unsure which one is the best one for you?

Please leave a comment below and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can.