The Best Prebuilt Gaming PCs?

By that, I mean the prebuilt Gaming PCs that offer the best performance at prices from $499 to $800.

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 May 16th 2018. 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 dedicated video card
  3. Good for 1080p: Ryzen 5 1400 + Radeon RX 580 4GB
  4. Better 1080p: Intel Core i5-8400 + Radeon RX 580 4GB
  5. Worldwide Shipping alternative: Ryzen 5 1500X + Radeon RX 580 4GB

The Most Affordable Prebuilt Gaming PC

CUK Axiom TS Tiny Gamer

About the CUK Axiom TS Tiny Gamer

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

1080p Full HD gaming is possible, but with lower settings and may still be unplayable for the most demanding games, see my recommendations below for more powerful Gaming PCs.

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

Pros:

  1. Small form factor, can be setup vertically or horizontally, fairly compact and lightweight compared to bigger Gaming PCs.
  2. Outstanding low cost for prebuilt Gaming PC.
  3. Fairly compact for a gaming PC.
  4. Good CPU: AMD Ryzen 3 2200G 3.5-3.7GHz, 4 cores
  5. Decent video card: AMD Radeon Vega 8 512 GPU Cores, 1100MHz
  6. 8GB of RAM DDR4 3000MHz
  7. High performance SSD storage
  8. Wireless adapter: 802.11ac
  9. 1x USB 3.0 port
  10. 4x USB 3.1 (Gen 1)
  11. 3x USB 2.0 port
  12. VGA, DVI and HDMI video outputs
  13. Windows 10

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. Keyboard and mouse
  4. Limited storage capacity (250GB), consider adding an hard drive.

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

CUK Dell XPS

– Click here to see the price on Amazon

About the CUK Dell XPS

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 CPU.
  2. Decent dedicated video card: Geforce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB
  3. Decent CPU: Intel Pentium G4560 Dual-Core / 4 threads 3.5GHz
  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. Windows 10
  9. DVD drive

Cons:

  1. Refurbished: Very light scratching may be visible as well as remnants of prior use as this system was previously ordered new and then returned for refund.

Good for 1080p: AMD Ryzen 5 1400 + Radeon RX 580 4GB

HP Pavilion 580-130

– Click here to see the price on Amazon

About the HP Pavilion 580-130

Equipped with a more powerful CPU and a more powerful graphic card, allowing you to play at 1920 x 1080 (1080p or Full HD) with a smoother gaming experience.

Pros:

  1. Smaller than the average Gaming PC
  2. Good mid-range dedicated video card: Radeon RX 580 4GB
  3. Good CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 1400 Quad-Core / 8 threads 3.2-3.4GHz
  4. 8GB of DDR4 RAM
  5. 1TB 7200rpm hard drive
  6. Optical drive
  7. 802.11ac WiFi
  8. Bluetooth 4.2
  9. 7-in-1 card reader
  10. Keyboard and mouse are included
  11. One USB 3.0 Type-C port, three USB 3.0 Type-A ports, two USB 2.0 Type-A ports
  12. 1x HDMI, 3x Displayport

Cons:

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

Better 1080p: Intel Core i5-8400 + Radeon RX 580 4GB

 CYBERPOWERPC Gamer Xtreme GXIVR8020A5

– Click here to see the price on Amazon

About the CYBERPOWERPC Gamer Xtreme GXIVR8020A5

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 great Intel 8th generation of Core CPUs, the Core i5-8400 Six 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 i5-8400 Six Core 2.8-4.0GHz
  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 alternative

CyberPowerPC Gamer Master GMA430

– $959.99 at B&H (Worldwide shipping)

About the CyberPowerPC Gamer Master GMA430

Compared to the model above, you get a slightly slower CPU, with the AMD Ryzen 5 1500X, but triple the storage (3TB), while being available from B&H, who offers worldwide shipping.

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

Pros:

  1. Great CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 1500X Quad-Core + Hyper-Threading 3.5-3.7GHz
  2. Great video card: AMD Radeon RX 580 4GB
  3. 8GB of DDR4 RAM
  4. 3TB 7200RPM hard drive for storage.
  5. 2 x USB 3.1 Type-A, 3 x USB 3.0 Type-A,3 x USB 2.0 Type-A
  6. Displayport, DVI and HDMI video outputs
  7. Windows 10
  8. SDXC card reader
  9. Keyboard and mouse are included

Cons:

  1. No optical drive
  2. No WiFi

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.