5 Best Gaming PCs We Reviewed (2021): Dell, MSI, Origin, and More
Consoles like Nintendo Switch or PlayStation 5 maybe good for playing, but they are hard to reach. Fortunately, a good old fashioned gaming PC is always an option. If you want to access the many libraries of games in stores like Steam and Epic, we have some of the best PC gaming collected here.
Because game desktops can be upgraded more frequently than consoles, they can deliver high-fidelity visuals unmatched by most other systems. Paired with the right peripherals — a fast and responsive mouse, a mechanical keyboard, ug good headset—The gaming PC can easily become the place you spend most of your free time.
Choosing a gaming desktop can be more complicated, though. There are a number of specs and things to consider, including specs, what types of games you’ll be playing, and how many thousands of RGB lights you’ll want in it. Build your own PC also a good option if you want to do it yourself and upgrade it over time, but for everyone, these are the best gaming desktops we’ve tested on WIRED.
Updated November 2021: We removed the HP Omen and Dell G5 desktops because the models were discontinued. We also added the NZXT BLD custom build system.
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