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Best Gaming PC 2021: Best Prebuilt PCs for Gaming, Streaming and More!

Getting the best gaming PC can be tough unless you know what to look for and what type of PC would best fit your PC setup. 

Ensuring your gaming PC can fit into your gaming setup is paramount, if your setup relies on your PC being able to fit on your desk then getting a small form factor PC is ideal. 

While ensuring a Prebuilt PC can fit into your gaming setup is important, more importantly, is the performance provided by that PC. This performance is provided by the installed components which can range from Intel processors to AMD processors.

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So, whether you're looking for an AMD powerhouse like the VCI Vulcan 3090 Gaming Desktop, or a fantastic budget PC such as the HP Pavilion, we've got you covered.

Let's check out these gaming PCs! 

Best Gaming PC 2021

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Best High-End Gaming PC: Skytech Prism II Gaming PC Desktop

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If you're looking for a fantastic all-round premium gaming PC, the Skytech Prism II could be the choice for you.

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Under the hood, this PC boasts some seriously impressive power with not only a Ryzen 3900X processor but also an RTX 3090 24GB graphics card with 32 GB of DDR4 RAM.

The design of the case may seem very standard when compared to other gaming PCs on the market, but the tempered glass side and front panel ensure that anyone looking in your PC's direction can easily see the components! 

While the graphics card uses a standard air cooling shroud the Ryzen 3900X uses a 360 mm All-in-One liquid cooler. 

Best Gaming PC Under 600: HP Pavilion Gaming Desktop

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When it comes to finding a great gaming PC that doesn't break the bank it can be a little tricky, however, we think the HP Pavilion is a solid choice.

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In terms of performance, this PC utilizes a GeForce GTX 1650 SUPER graphics card and an Intel i3-10100. 

The installed graphics card features 4 GB GDDR6 dedicated memory that allows for real-time ray tracing and fast performance. 

It features a 256 GB PCIe NVMe SSD that offers quick data transfer speeds and allows fast boot times.

Best Gaming PC Alienware- Alienware Aurora R12

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There's no real denying that the eye-catching design of the Alienware Aurora R12 is enough to turn heads on its own, but this particular PC makes our list not just on that.

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For one thing, it's highly configurable with graphics card options ranging from a handy budget choice in the Nvidia GTX 1660 Super all the way up to an Ultra-settings powerhouse in the RTX 3090 meaning you're sure to find an option that suits your needs.

The one we've linked features an RTX 3080 which we think should provide ample power whether you're gaming, streaming or editing video.

As for a CPU, you'll find a host of 11th Gen Intel chips, with this particular config utilising an unlocked and overclockable i7-11700KF that features a base clock of 3.6GHz and can turbo up to 5GHz.

There's also optional RAM up to 64GB with the Aurora R12 and a rather unique design that should definitely appeal to some.

Best Gaming PC small-form-factor under 900: iBUYPOWER Revolt 2 9330 Desktop

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If you're looking for a fantastic PC with liquid cooling to maximise performance the iBUYPOWER Revolt 2 9330 Desktop may be what you're after.

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Having liquid-cooled components allows for maximum performance while not increasing the size of the PC, thanks to this PC is able to sit comfortably on the desk.

The liquid-cooled processor features an Intel i5-10600KF, which features a Turbo clock speed of 4.8 GHz and uses the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Super graphics card. 

The case offers four USB 3.0 ports, two USB 2.0 ports, and an ethernet port. 

Best Gaming PC small-form-factor: MSI MPG Trident AS 10SC-1208US Desktop

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If you're all about slick design and smaller form factor to slot nicely into your setup, we think MSI MPG Trident AS 10SC-1208US Desktop is an excellent place to start.

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This PC offers an Intel Core i7-10700F and a GeForce RTX 2060 Super Graphics card. These components are installed inside the tall, but thin, MSI trident PC case. 

The installed processor features eight cores and sixteen threads with a base clock speed of 2.90 GHz and a maximum turbo speed of 4.80 GHz. 

It features RGB lighting on the front panel, and on the included, 120 mm fan mounted to the CPU. This RGB lighting allows users to easily customize their PC to fit with their gaming setup. 

Best Intel Gaming PC: MSI CUK Aegis RS Desktop

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If you're looking for the best gaming PC with an Intel processor, the MSI CUK Aegis RS Desktop offers some very impressive specs.

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Offering a liquid-cooled Intel Core i9 and a GeForce RTX 3090 graphics card, this PC is one beast when gaming, rendering, or streaming! 

It offers a tempered glass side panel that allows for easy viewing of nearly all components installed inside the case, allowing you to show off your new PC. 

For total storage, it offers two different drives, the first drive is a 1 TB NVMe SSD that serves as the boot drive. This is the faster drive and allows for quick boot times. The second drive is a 3 TB HDD which is the main data storage drive for the PC. 

If you're after maximum performance and can stretch to the price, we think the MSI CUK Aegis RS Desktop could be the way to go.

Best AMD Gaming PC: VCI Vulcan 3090 Gaming Desktop

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If you're an AMD fan looking for high-end specs the VCI Vulcan 3090 Gaming Desktop packs a serious punch.

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Removing the RGB lighting may seem like a downgrade, but this allows Vision Computers to offer the highest performance possible. 

This performance is powered by a liquid-cooled Ryzen 9 3900X and an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, which offer the highest performance currently possible for a gaming PC. 

It also features 64 GB of DDR4 3200 MHz RAM, allowing for a large number of applications to run easily and efficiently. 

Those are some of the top picks for gaming PCs, in a variety of different form factors ranging from mid-tower to small-form-factor. 

While these are some fantastic options for gaming PCs, they do get fairly expensive if you're looking to stay under $1,000 then check out the Best Budget Gaming PC Under $1000 by our friends at StealthOptional!

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