Playing games has been my passion for about 18 years now. I started playing Roadrash when I was 3 and have now grown to play the current AAA titles like Rising of the Tomb Raider, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, Mafia III and more. I’ve also been helping people with PC configurations as well as building PCs for a variety of uses like gaming, basic home use, and multimedia.
Today, we’re going to check out the Top 5 Gaming PCs for Hardcore Gamers that are in the market today. Some of them are from lesser known brands, but they offer the best price-to-performance ratio.
If only looks could kill. The G50 from ArmYourDesk is a drool worthy PC that comes with some great hardware inside. This is more inclined to seasoned gamers on a budget of $1000 or less. The G50 comes with the latest 7th gen Core i7-7700 clocked at 3.6GHz. It supports Hyper-Threading, meaning that you get 4 cores and 8 threads for faster execution of processes.
The processor is aided by 8GB of DDR4 RAM at 2133MHz as well as the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050Ti graphics card for smooth gaming at 1080p. Most of the modern titles should give around 60fps at 1080p, but some games might need a bit of tuning down. ArmYourDesk G50 also has a 128GB M.2 SSD and 1TB of additional storage. The cabinet looks gorgeous with its honeycomb pattern all over it. The red LED and the transparent side panel compliments the look. It is definitely one of the Top 5 Gaming PCs for Hardcore Gamers under $1000. ArmYourDesk also offers free worldwide shipping and a 10-day money back guarantees for a hassle free purchase.
Lenovo IdeaCentre Y710 Cube
The Lenovo IdeaCentre Y710 Cube looks more like it is from the future. It is a portable, compact gaming PC coming at a price tag of $1,499. It also justifies this price tag with some top of the line specs. To be honest, it is a monster waiting to be unleashed. It comes with Intel Core i7-6700 processor with a clock speed of 3.4GHz. There is 16GB of DDR4 RAM which can be further expanded to 32GB. That is not all. There is a 128GB SSD along with 1TB of HDD storage, which too, can be upgraded. The system is Wi-Fi enabled for ease of connectivity. Lastly, we have the strongest selling point of this system and that is the GPU. It has one of the world’s most powerful GPUs and that is the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080. This comes with 8GB of GDDR5 VRAM and it’ll definitely easily demolish anything and everything that you throw at it.
ArmYourDesk G58 has an industrial design with transparent side panels and three beautiful red LED fans in the front. We all know that AMD kicked up a revolution with the release of their Ryzen CPUs. With the G58, you get the latest AMD Ryzen 7 1700 which is an 8-core, 16-thread processor clocked at 3.0GHz. It is also extremely power efficient with just a 65W TDP. Ryzen is aimed mainly at seasoned gamers and it offers stellar performance at 1080p and 4K.
But a gaming PC cannot perform well without a great graphics card. That department is taken care of by the latest AMD RX580 GPU with 8GB of GDDR5 memory. There is also 8GB of DDR4 memory clocked at 2133MHz. Like the ArmYourDesk G50, the G58 also has a 128GB M.2 SSD and an additional 1TB of HDD. This PC can handle all the games at 1080p and 1440p at 60fps without any hiccups. It is also VR Ready for all those VR lovers out there. At a price tag of $1,149, it is one of the Top 5 Gaming PCs for Hardcore Gamers in the market right now.
Corsair One PRO
This is the most powerful gaming PC on this list but it is also the most expensive. Not everyone would like to shell out over $2000 for a gaming PC. It has most of the world’s best components which make it extremely competitive when it comes to performance. At the heart of it is the Intel i7-7700K, the bestselling CPU from Intel. There is a massive 480GB SSD along with a whopping 2TB of HDD storage for storing all those large games, Blu-Ray content and more. Next, we have 16GB of DDR4 RAM that will be more than enough for the current AAA titles and switching between multiple applications as well as for other uses like content creation, encryption, extraction, etc. Lastly, we have a liquid cooled Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080. All this put inside a very compact case that has a really small footprint is every gamer’s dream.
Last, but not the least, we have the ArmYourDesk G60. Contrary to the name, the G60 is priced at $929 and is a step up from the G50 in terms of GPU, but a step down in terms of the processor. It looks exactly like the G58 with its industrial design and three front facing red LED fans. The G60 comes with the 7th gen Kaby Lake i5-7500 CPU along with 8 gigs of DDR4 RAM. The i5-7500 is clocked at 3.4GHz and is a quad-core processor.
The RAM is clocked at 2133MHz. The major selling point of this PC is the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 with 6GB of GDDR5 memory. It is one of the best graphics cards for smooth 1080p gaming and it also supports VR. Like all the other PCs from ArmYourDesk on this list, the G60 also comes with a 128GB M.2 SSD and 1TB of 7200RPM HDD.