The Best Prebuilt Gaming PCs?

By that, I mean the prebuilt Gaming PCs that offer the best performance at prices from $449 to $830.

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 17 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 sometimes 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 September 22nd 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 decent CPU and a decent dedicated video card
  3. Good for 1080p: Ryzen 5 1400 + Radeon RX 570 4GB
  4. Better 1080p: Intel Core i5-7400 + Radeon RX 580 4GB
  5. Worldwide Shipping alternative: Ryzen 5 1400 + Geforce GTX 1060 6GB

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

DTA Computers Fusion Gamer DGX7000

Click here to see the price on Amazon

About the Acer Aspire ATC

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

You’ll need something more powerful for 1080p Full HD gaming, see my recommendations below.

4K? Wrong article, see the Best Prebuilt Extreme PCs for Gaming and Creative Pros instead.

Pros:

  1. Outstanding low cost for prebuilt Gaming PC.
  2. Fairly compact for a gaming PC.
  3. Decent CPU: AMD A10-9700 3.5-3.8GHz, 2 modules, 4 cores (4 threads)
  4. Decent video card: AMD Radeon R7
  5. 8GB of RAM DDR4 2133MHz
  6. High performance SSD storage
  7. Wireless adapter: 802.11ac
  8. Bluetooth 4.0
  9. SD card reader
  10. 3 USB 2.0 ports
  11. 5 USB 3.0 ports
  12. VGA, DVI and HDMI video outputs
  13. Windows 10
  14. Keyboard and mouse are included

Cons:

  1. Integrated video card: While it’s one of the best integrated video card, it’s still no where as powerful as a decent dedicated video card.
  2. No optical drive
  3. Limited storage capacity, consider adding an hard drive.

Least expensive with a decent CPU and a decent dedicated video card

Dell Inspiron 5675 I5675-A268BLU

 

– Click here to see the price on Amazon
$549.00 at B&H (Worldwide Shipping)

About the Dell Inspiron 5675 I5675-A268BLU

Ideal for gaming at 1440 x 900 or 1600 x 900 or on a 720p HDTV. Gaming at 1920 x 1080 (1080p/Full HD) is possible with less demanding/older video games and with lower graphic settings.

Pros:

  1. Lowest cost for a prebuilt Gaming PC with a decent dedicated video card and a good CPU.
  2. Decent dedicated video card: Radeon RX 560 2GB
  3. Good CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 1400 Quad-Core / 8 threads 3.2-3.4GHz
  4. 8GB of DDR4 RAM
  5. RAM can be upgraded to 32GB (2x16GB)
  6. 1TB 7200rpm hard drive storage capacity
  7. 802.11ac WiFi
  8. Bluetooth 4.1
  9. Optical drive
  10. SDXC Card reader
  11. One USB 3.0 Type-C port, six USB 3.0 Type-A ports, four USB 2.0 Type-A ports
  12. Windows 10
  13. Keyboard and mouse are included
  14. Blue LEDs, if you’re into that.

Cons:

  1. For the price, I don’t see anything to complain about.

Good for 1080p: Core i7-4790 + Geforce GTX 970 4GB

Dell Inspiron 5675 I5675-A933BLU

 

– Click here to see the price on Amazon
$626.95 at B&H (Worldwide Shipping)

About the Dell Inspiron 5675 I5675-A933BLU

Similar to the model recommended above, except for a much more powerful graphic card, allowing you to play at 1920 x 1080 (1080p or Full HD) with a smoother gaming experience.

Pros:

  1. Decent mid-range dedicated video card: Radeon RX 570 4GB
  2. Good CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 1400 Quad-Core / 8 threads 3.2-3.4GHz
  3. 8GB of DDR4 RAM
  4. 1TB 7200rpm hard drive
  5. Optical drive
  6. 802.11ac WiFi
  7. Bluetooth 4.1
  8. SDXC card reader
  9. Keyboard and mouse are included
  10. One USB 3.0 Type-C port, six USB 3.0 Type-A ports, four USB 2.0 Type-A ports
  11. Blue LEDs, if you’re into that

Cons:

  1. For the price, I don’t see anything to complain about.

Better 1080p: Intel Core i5-7400 + Radeon RX 580 4GB

CYBERPOWERPC Gamer Xtreme GXIVR8020A4

– Click here to see the price on Amazon

About the CYBERPOWERPC Gamer Xtreme GXIVR8020A4

Ideal for gaming at 1920 x 1080 or on a 1080p HDTV with higher frame rates, the AMD Radeon RX 580 4GB offers better gaming performance than the Radeon RX 570 found in the recommendation above, or the Nvidia 1060 3GB (which is slower than the GTX 1060 6GB). Having more VRAM(4GB vs 3GB) will often help maintain performance with newer games using more memory.

You also get a good Intel Core i5 Quad-Core CPU, 8GB of RAM and a 1TB hard drive.

Pros:

  1. Outstanding value, with a great CPU and video card at this price
  2. Great CPU: Intel Core i5-7400 Quad-Core 3-3.5GHz
  3. Great video card: AMD Radeon RX 580 4GB
  4. 8GB of DDR4 RAM
  5. 1TB storage capacity
  6. 7200rpm hard drive
  7. Optical drive
  8. 6 USB 3.0 ports
  9. 2 USB 2.0 ports
  10. Displayport and HDMI video outputs
  11. 802.11ac WiFI USB Adapter
  12. Windows 10
  13. Keyboard and mouse are included
  14. Lifetime tech support with CYBERPOWERPC

Cons:

  1. No card reader

Worldwide Shipping alternatives: Geforce GTX 1060 6GB

ASUS G11DF

– $949.00 at B&H (Worldwide shipping)

About the ASUS G11DF

Compared to the model above, you get a slightly better performance graphic card, with the Geforce GTX 1060 6GB, while being available from B&H, who offers worldwide shipping.

You also get a 256GB SSD high performance storage, for a Gaming PC that’s more responsive, boots faster, etc. You also get a 1TB 7200rpm hard drive, in order to have more storage for your video games.

It’s also a fairly quiet gaming PC.

With the Geforce GTX 1060 6GB graphic card, this model is ideal for gaming at 1920 x 1080 or on a 1080p HDTV with high frame rates.

Pros:

  1. Great CPU: Intel Core i7-6700 Quad-Core + Hyper-Threading 3.4-4.0GHz
  2. Great video card: Geforce GTX 1060 6GB
  3. 8GB of DDR4 RAM
  4. 1TB 7200RPM hard drive for storage.
  5. Optical drive
  6. 2 x USB 3.1 Type-A, 4 x USB 3.0 Type-A, 1 x USB 3.0 Type-C, 4 x USB 2.0 Type-A
  7. 802.11ac WiFi
  8. Bluetooth 4.1
  9. Displayport, DVI and HDMI video outputs
  10. Windows 10
  11. SDXC card reader
  12. Keyboard and mouse are included

Cons:

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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.