There are a ton of different options in the market, but which gaming PC should you get? Despite craving new PCs, I get anxious when choosing even a single component for my computer, so I know how difficult it might be for you.

Don’t worry, though, because I have meticulously picked up the nine best prebuilt gaming PCs for you to enjoy. Today, we will go through their reviews and see which one is the best for you.  

Getting the wrong PC is no fun. Booting up the PC only to see it can’t run your favorite game is frustrating. However, the comprehensive buyer’s guide will ensure you don’t end up in the pile of disappointing games. 

For your ease and convenience, I have arranged my top PC picks into categories based on what they excel at – however, that does not necessarily mean the PCs are a one-trick pony.

For instance, my streaming PC pick – while excellent for streaming, also can be used for other tasks. With that out of the way, let’s dive straight into my top 9 picks.

In a Hurry? These are the Best Prebuilt Gaming PCs

You are excited to see the PCs I have selected for you, so I won’t keep you waiting. The following is a short glance at the gaming PCs which we will review. 

*For more info on the gaming PCs below, click the “Jump to review” button to go to our review of that PC.

Best Overall

Skytech Prism II

1. Skytech Prism II

  • Core i9-12900K
  • RTX 3090
  • 32GB DDR5 RAM
  • 1TB PCIe Gen 4 NVMe SSD
  • AIO Cooler

Best Performance

Lenovo Legion T5

2. Lenovo Legion T5

  • Core i9-12900F
  • RTX 3090 Ti
  • 64GB DDR5 RAM
  • 1TB NVMe SSD + 3TB HDD
  • Air Cooler

All-AMD Pick

Velztorm Lux Lyte

3. Velztorm Lux Lyte

  • Ryzen 9 5900X
  • RX 6900 XT
  • 16GB DDR4 RAM
  • 1TB PCIe NVMe SSD + 1TB HDD
  • AIO Cooler

Intel Pick

Velztorm Aciex

4. Velztorm Aciex

  • Core i9-12900K
  • RTX 3090
  • 32GB DDR5 RAM
  • 1TB PCIe NVMe SSD + 2TB HDD
  • AIO Cooler

Best for Streaming

CUK Continuum Micro

5. CUK Continuum Micro

  • Ryzen 9 5950X
  • RTX 3080 Ti
  • 64GB DDR4 RAM
  • 1TB NVMe SSD + 2TB HDD
  • Air Cooler

Best Aesthetics

CyberPowerPC Gamer Supreme Y60

6. CyberPowerPC Gamer Supreme Y60

  • Core i9-12900KF
  • RTX 3080 Ti
  • 32GB DDR5 RAM
  • 2TB PCIe Gen 4 NVMe SSD + 4TB HDD
  • AIO Cooler

Best Value

Skytech Chronos

7. Skytech Chronos

  • Ryzen 5 5600X
  • RTX 3070 Ti
  • 16GB DDR4 RAM
  • 1TB M.2 Gen4 NVMe SSD
  • AIO Cooler

Compact Pick

Zotac Zbox Magnus One

8. Zotac Zbox Magnus One

  • Core i7-10700
  • RTX 3070
  • 16GB DDR4 RAM
  • 512GB SSD + 1TB HDD
  • Air Cooler

Budget Pick

HP Victus 15L

9. HP Victus 15L

  • Core i7-12700
  • RTX 3060
  • 32GB DDR4 RAM
  • 1TB PCIe SSD + 2TB HDD
  • Air Cooler
The Gaming PC Buyer's Guide

The Gaming PC Buyer’s Guide

The buyer’s guide is a comprehensive and easy-to-understand guide making you aware of the different characteristics of a gaming PC. 

It would have been easy for me to simply list the PCs and make you choose one from the nine options. However, that does not provide you with any meaningful benefit. All gaming PCs are quite different.

Therefore, the number one rule for having a great gaming experience is to buy a PC that caters to your needs – this buying guide section will tell you exactly how you can do that in a simple and easy way.

Prebuilt Gaming PC vs. Custom Gaming PC

The first question gamers face is whether they should buy a prebuilt gaming PC or build their custom rig. 

I will always prefer a custom gaming PC because the satisfaction you get after completing your PC build is unmatched. 

However, contrary to what the PC pundits might have you believe, buying a prebuilt gaming PC is not as it sounds. Despite my love for custom gaming PCs – I have to admit these days you can get a really good prebuilt gaming PC for not a whole lot of money.

There are multiple advantages of buying a prebuilt gaming PC over a custom gaming PC. If you are not well versed in PC hardware and find it challenging to put together a PC, then you are better off with a prebuilt gaming PC. 

It comes pre-assembled with the right set of components, therefore, relieving you from the worry of compatibility. 

While this is an obvious advantage – however, you pay more for it. Manufacturers charge you extra for going through the step of assembling the PC and making sure everything works right out of the box. 

In hindsight, you could build a custom gaming PC with the same specs cheaper. Although you would be paying more upfront for a prebuilt gaming PC – the price is recuperated in the form of convenience.

Convenience

This brings us nicely to why you would want a prebuilt gaming PC. Let’s be honest, the term convenience is not really associated with prebuilt gaming PCs – rather consoles. However, you would be surprised to know how convenient prebuilt gaming PCs are. 

If I have to define the prebuilt gaming PC experience in one word it will be hassle-free because these PCs require the same minimal effort as their console counterpart. 

Not only are prebuilt PCs plug-and-play meaning that they come with all essentials like pre-installed Windows, software, drivers, etc – you are also covered with your purchase with a manufacturer’s warranty. So if anything goes wrong, you can simply send the PC back and get it fixed in no time. 

Another major aspect that often gets buried is how unlikely you are to get a prebuilt gaming PC that does not turn on on the first try. These computers are assembled by experts who look even at the slightest of details. 

If all this sounds convincing, then there isn’t any wrong in spending the extra money for a prebuilt gaming PC. At the end of the day, you are paying for your time and convenience – which is a tradeoff many of us are willing to make.

Future-Proofing and Upgradability

A PC is not something you can change every year, especially if it is a high-end machine costing a lot of money. The cost of the gaming PC has slowly trickled to unfathomable heights; hence it is better to get a PC that lasts for a while before getting obsolete.  

When it comes to future-proofing and upgradability, there is no denying that a custom gaming PC is better than a prebuilt gaming PC. 

It allows you to swap computer parts more easily and replace dated parts with newer ones. For example, replacing an Nvidia 3000 series GPU with the 4000 series when it launches. 

A prebuilt gaming PC often comes with contemporary parts, i.e., parts exclusive to the PC, which limits the upgrade of the PC. 

Therefore, it is better to get a high-end prebuilt gaming PC that can last a long time before giving any trouble in playing the latest games. 

A low-end gaming PC will hardly be able to play the latest released games, so how come you expect it to play games in the long run.

However, if you are willing to put in the effort and extra money you can also get that done in a prebuilt gaming PC. 

To do that you will need to send your PC over to the manufacturer and pay them to get the upgrade done. It is more costly than simply buying the new component and putting it in your PC, but still worth knowing.

Factors You Need to Know to Get an Ideal Gaming PC

Of course, you want the best gaming PC, but for that, you will need to know the following key factors. 

Gaming Experience Should be the First Priority 

The main thing that any gaming PC has going for it is the joy of using that machine. Nothing can be more disheartening for a gamer than spending his hard-earned money on a gaming PC – only to find his favorite game unplayable.

Therefore, I give the gaming experience the utmost priority in my reviews because if you like gaming on a PC then naturally you are not going to care about anything else.

Don’t get me wrong, looks and features are important – but the gaming experience takes the cake. In order to enjoy a good gaming experience, you need the right set of specs.

As a result, my PC reviews are more inclined towards how the PC feels to use. Therefore with each PC review, you will find the FPS figures of many popular games.

You Don’t Necessarily Need the PC With the Best Specs

You need to decide which PC works best for your needs – It may not necessarily be the one with the best specs that is on the first or the second spot. Allow me to explain!

In the previous section, I talked about how you need the right specs. While that is true to some extent, you all would agree that not every gamer plays the same type of game.

Some gamers feel the urge to play the latest games, while others play older titles. Some sink hours into story games, chasing full completion, while others live for the multiplayer experience. 

You see where I am getting at right – not everyone plays the latest, most demanding games. Therefore, you should get a gaming PC with the specs that work for your gaming needs. Here’s how you can do it. 

For example, let’s assume you want to play Red Dead Redemption 2 on your PC. It has the following recommended system requirements: Intel Core-i7 or Ryzen 5, 12GB RAM, Nvidia GTX 1060 or AMD RX 480, and 150GB free disk space. Get the PC that matches these system requirements.

The Ideal Specifications for the Best Gaming PC

I know you can’t wait to get your hands on your very own prebuilt gaming PC. However, If you don’t want to be disappointed, get a PC with the following ideal specs. 

Get a CPU With at Least 8 Cores and 16 Threads

When looking for a prebuilt gaming PC, you will encounter many different CPU options. If you want optimal performance, buy a computer with at least 8 cores and 16 threads.

The 8-core 16-thread benchmark is the lowest you should aim for. The more CPU cores a PC has, its performance will improve. 

Unlike a console, a PC is not explicitly used just for gaming. You should be able to do more than just play games on the PC. A good PC should be capable of rendering and compiling. It should also support VR applications.

An 8-core 16-thread CPU will give you the flexibility to run these applications hence most of the PCs I have picked with at least an 8-core CPU.

As far as choosing between Intel and AMD, both are quite good and offer highly competitive performance. 

The 12th generation Intel Core i7-12700F used in budget gaming PCs like the HP Victus 15L and the Intel Core i9-12900K used in high-end PCs like Velztorm Aciex are excellent options. 

Similarly, the AMD Ryzen 5 5600X is a great option for budget PCs like the Skytech Chronos. In contrast, the Ryzen 9 5900X is used in prebuilt gaming PCs like Velztorm Lux Lyte and is a fantastic high-performance option.

Get a PC With a High-End Nvidia RTX GPU.

The performance – in turn, the Frame Rate you get in games, is defined by the GPU. So if you want to play your favorite games without any frame drops or stuttering, choose a prebuilt gaming PC with a high-performing GPU.

If you are willing to spend a truckload of money on a gaming PC, it should have at least an Nvidia RTX 3080 graphics card. Of course, the higher, the better, but the Nvidia RTX 3080 is the minimum for playing games at 4K resolution.

In terms of whether you should get an Nvidia or AMD GPU, I would say go for the Nvidia. While both GPUs have the same performance, Nvidia wins out when it comes to features. 

Nvidia GPUs come with DLSS, an awesome sampling feature that allows users to play at an upscaled resolution without butchering the FPS. 

Their Ray tracing performance is also better compared to AMD Radeon GPUs. Since Ray Tracing is the future of gaming, an Nvidia GPU is ahead of AMD in the race for future supremacy. It will help to prolong the future-proof aspect of your gaming PC.  

Make Sure Your PC Has at Least 32GB of RAM

All modern games require at least 32GB RAM to run smoothly at 4K and 1440p resolution. Even a battle royal game like CoD Warzone takes over 20GB RAM; therefore, having 32GB RAM on your PC has become necessary. 

Also, consider getting RAM with faster clock speeds. PCs will come with either DDR4 RAM or DDR5. The ones with Intel 12th generation should come with DDR5 RAM, though DDR4 is also supported. In DDR5 RAM, look for the clock speed of 4800MHz.

Suppose you are buying a PC with an Intel 12th generation CPU that comes with DDR4 RAM instead of DDR5. In that case, it is a red flag signifying that the manufacturer has skimped on the RAM. 

AMD Ryzen CPUs don’t support DDR5 RAM and will come with DDR4 RAM. A 3200MHz clock speed for DDR4 RAM should suffice. 

Having a faster RAM allows the data to be transmitted faster, which results in slightly better FPS in games and a performance boost for multitasking. 

Be on the Lookout for a Quality Power Supply

Power Supply is the quintessential part of the gaming PC. It supplies voltage to all the components of the PC. 

Some PC components, like the motherboard and the CPU, are very sensitive, so any fluctuation in the voltage can cause permanent damage.

If you want your PC to last long, ensure it comes with a high-quality power supply with a minimum capacity of 750W. The quality of the power supply can be determined by its rating – which is as follows:

  • 80+ Platinum PSU (the best PSU with the highest efficiency)
  • 80+ Gold PSU (better than the rest but not as good as platinum)
  • 80+ Bronze PSU (the least good PSU)

There is nothing wrong with buying a higher-watt PSU, as it is not harmful to the PC. If anything, it provides more room for future upgrades, which is a nice plus. 

If a PC does not have a high-quality power supply, then faults can occur. Any fault can have a cascade effect that can damage the PSU and the rest of the PC components. 

Ensure the PC Has Ample Storage

As a gamer, I am guilty of storing a lot of games on my PC, along with the other crap. If you are anything like me, get a PC with higher storage space. 

To have the best experience, ensure the PC has at least 2TB of storage space. However, if you are planning on making content for YouTube or streaming games on Twitch, you would need upwards of 4TB of storage space. 

Also, try to get a PC with an NVMe M.2 SSD rather than the traditional HDD. NVMe SSDs are much faster than HDDs and provide better data transfer speeds. The result is a more refined and snappy user experience.

Get a PC With an AIO Liquid Cooler 

AIO coolers have been a part of history books, and every hardware nerd has an AIO liquid cooler because they look good with the RGB lighting. 

However, besides their obvious aesthetic advantage, the AIO liquid coolers also keep the temperatures lower than air coolers

AIO liquid coolers have a fluid that runs in the tubes, which takes the heat away from the CPU. This process is much more efficient and can remove a large amount of heat at a faster pace. 

The CPU generates the most amount of heat in a gaming PC. Therefore, having an AIO liquid cooler is quite helpful in reducing the heat output and keeping the CPU at its optimal performance for a long time.

Since an AIO is essential, most of the high-performing PCs I have chosen come with AIO liquid coolers.

In-Depth Review

Before reviewing each of my top picks, let me tell you how I test the different PCs.

Prior to the roundup, I stringently test each prebuilt gaming PC. Our testing methodology is quite different – we focus more on what the PC is like to use daily and really frown upon the initial impressions.

Then, only the gaming PCs that have reached the highest scores are picked as my top favorites. So, with that out of the way, let’s proceed to the reviews.

Best Overall

1. Skytech Prism II

Editor’s Rating: 4.7/5


Pros


  • Unique and beautiful case
  • Loads of bright RGB lighting
  • Excellent thermal performance
  • No fan noise even during gaming
  • 32GB DDR5 RAM is fast and plenty
  • Can easily play games at 4K resolution

Cons


  • 1TB storage space is not enough
  • Only two USB-A ports at the front are not ideal

Bottom Line:


The Skytech Prism II has it all – a beautiful case with plenty of RGB lighting, the latest hardware components, and 4K-ready gaming performance. Despite being close to perfect, this PC has a couple of shortcomings. However, they do not impact the overall experience all that much. If you are willing to spend extra for a premium gaming PC with all bells and whistles, look no further than the Skytech Prism II.

Gaming Experience

The Skytech Prism II delivers a sublime gaming experience and will never disappoint you at any step. 

This PC can play all the latest games at 4k resolution quite comprehensively. However, if you fancy some high refresh rate gaming, drop the resolution to 1440p to enjoy 200+ FPS for a smooth playthrough.

The best thing is that the Skytech Prism II does all that without having an excessively loud fan noise that gets in the way of gaming. Therefore, this PC is the ideal gaming companion for gaming at the limit.

During my testing, I played all sorts of games on this PC – which were thoroughly enjoyable. Be it a story game or a fast-paced FPS title; this PC handled them exactly as I wanted it to.

The average gaming frame rate on this PC is as follows.

  • FPS at 4K Resolution

52 FPS in Microsoft Flight Simulator, 66 FPS in Red Dead Redemption 2, 90 FPS in GTA V, 95 FPS in Forza Horizon 5, 120 FPS in CoD Warzone, 320 FPS in CS: GO, and 380 FPS in Valorant. 

Despite the 4K resolution being a challenge, I maintained ultra graphic settings in each game I played.

  • FPS at 1440p Resolution

85 FPS in Microsoft Flight Simulator, 94 FPS in Red Dead Redemption 2, 136 FPS in GTA V, 160 FPS in Forza Horizon 5, 177 FPS in CoD Warzone, 400 FPS in CS: GO, and 400 FPS in Valorant. 

All the games on 1440p resolution were played using the ultra graphic preset that each game had to offer. 

From the gaming result, you can observe that this PC is a great performer.

Specifications

The Skytech Prism II comes with the latest top-of-the-line specs that money buys.

Beating at the heart of this PC is an Intel Core-i9 12900K CPU. The Core-i9 12900K is the fastest and the most capable CPU Intel makes, and its gaming performance is exceptional. 

The Intel Core-i9 12900K has excellent gaming and streaming performance. Its 16 cores and 24 threads make it great for streaming games and doing other professional tasks like coding and rendering. 

The high performance of the Intel Core-i9 12900K comes at the expense of excessive heat. Heat is a big issue – but not on this PC because it comes with a 360mm AIO liquid cooler, which keeps the Intel Core-i9 12900K under 80°C when gaming.

The Core-i9 12900k deserves a powerful GPU, and what better than the Nvidia RTX 3090. The RTX 3090 is the highest-end GPU Nvidia offers and is a beast. The Intel Core-i9 12900K and the Nvidia RTX 3090 combination makes this PC a powerhouse. 

Other specs of this PC are top-notch to support the CPU and the GPU. It has 32GB DDR5 RAM, which is much faster than DDR4 RAM on other gaming PCs. 32GB capacity is more than enough to play the latest games and run multiple tasks simultaneously. 

This PC comes with a PCIe Gen 4 NVMe SSD with a storage capacity of 1TB. Gen 4 NVMe SSDs are significantly faster than other NVMe SSDs, resulting in a more snappy and fluid experience.

The power-hungry components of this PC require a good quality PSU. I am glad Skytech has not skimped on the PSU and installed an 850W 80+ gold PSU on this PC. 

Case Design and Connectivity 

The case on this PC is the Lian Li 011 Dynamic EVO. It is widely regarded as one of the best gaming computer cases.

The case design is vastly unique from all the other gaming PCs. As opposed to having a squarish shape, this PC case has a more rectangular shape. 

The wide design gives the PC a better stance on the desk. Apart from the unique shape, this PC case has transparent glass panels on the front and the side, which allow users to get a crystal clear view of the interior components. 

The feet integrated into the case provide grip and stop the case from wobbling all around the place.

Due to its premium metal construction, the build quality of this case is superb, and it feels very solid and robust.

A case is only as good as its connectivity. I am pleased to report that the Skytech Prism II has excellent front and rear connectivity. 

Due to its less height, reaching the front I/O front is quite convenient on this PC. You do not need to reach for them because they are literally at arm’s length. 

The front I/O consists of two USB-A 3.0 ports, a USB-C port, separate 3.5mm ports for mic and audio, a reset button, a LED button, and a power button. The LED button allows users to quickly toggle through the different colors for the RGB, which is quite handy.

I know only two USB-A ports won’t cut it for most gamers, so you will frequently need to use the additional USB-A ports on the back of the PC. On the topic of backports – this is where you will find most of the PC’s ports including Ethernet, HDMI, DisplayPort, USB-C, and 3.5mm audio ports.

Aesthetics and Salient Features

The Skytech Prism II looks stunning, especially when the PC is on. However, when not turned on, it seems like a box with a lot of clear glass through which the interior of the PC can be seen.

However, once the PC is turned on, the RGB lighting comes to life, and boy, does this PC have plenty of RGB lighting. Almost every PC component has some RGB lighting.

As a result, the bright RGB lights up the entirety of the PC. Since this PC has a clear interior view, it looks quite spectacular.

Hints of RGB lighting can also be found on the case of this PC, primarily in the form of a thin LED strip running down the front of the PC. 

All in all, the RGB lighting of this PC gives it a very flashy and aggressive look. I also have to give credit to Skytech for having excellent cable management. There are no loose or hanging cables which enhance the look of the PC and make it well put together.

As far as the salient features are concerned, this PC comes with many of them. It has Wi-Fi 6E support out of the box; hence you won’t need to buy a separate WiFi adapter with this PC. 

Since its Wi-Fi uses the latest technology, it runs quite well. The speed is excellent, and it remains consistent when downloading games. I also did not encounter a single disconnection which speaks volumes regarding the stability and reliability of the Wi-Fi.

To ensure the gamers’ peace of mind, Skytech provides a 1-year warranty for all the parts on this PC. Given the track record of Skytech, the chances of anything going wrong is quite low. Yet, it is reassuring knowing that your new gaming PC is covered by a 1-year warranty.

Best Performance

2. Lenovo Legion T5

Editor’s Rating: 4.6/5


Pros


  • Best-in-class gaming performance
  • Subtle and elegant design
  • Excellent airflow keeps thermals very low
  • 64GB DDR5 RAM is more than enough for playing games
  • Very good connectivity

Cons


  • The Dull RGB lighting is a letdown for such a high-price PC
  • The performance of the air cooler is not as good as an AIO liquid cooler

Bottom Line:


Lenovo makes not only killer laptops but also very good prebuilt gaming PCs. The Lenovo Legion T5 is an underrated gaming PC that comes with top-notch specs. It is also priced lower than other gaming PCs with the same specs. Due to top-notch specs, the Lenovo T5 provides excellent gaming performance with the highest FPS.

Gaming Experience 

If you just want the most FPS out of your gaming PC and don’t regard any of the other aspects like aesthetics, connectivity, and cooling as being important, then the Lenovo Legion T5 will provide you that. 

The Lenovo Legion T5 can play any game you throw at it. It will run all the latest AAA games on 4K resolution without breaking a sweat. This PC is your best bet if you need high FPS for high refresh rate gaming.

During my testing, I enjoyed gaming on this PC to a great extent. The following is the average framerate for the games I played. 

  • FPS at 4K resolution

63 FPS in Microsoft Flight Simulator, 115 FPS in GTA V, 103 FPS in Forza Horizon 5, 89 FPS in Red Dead Redemption 2, 144 FPS in CoD Warzone, 350 FPS in CS: GO, and 432 FPS in Valorant. 

  • FPS at 1440p Resolution

82 FPS in Microsoft Flight Simulator, 110 FPS in Red Dead Redemption 2, 138 FPS in GTA V, 151 FPS in Forza Horizon 5, 170 FPS in CoD Warzone, 400 FPS in CS: GO, and 455 FPS in Valorant. 

Based on the FPS benchmarks, you can see that this PC sails past the 60 FPS mark on 4K gaming resolution quite easily.

Some less demanding games will even cross the 100 FPS mark at 4K resolution, which is as good as it gets for a prebuilt gaming PC. Needless to say, the Lenovo Legion T5 provides a wonderful gaming experience. 

Specifications 

If we were to rank the different aspects of this PC, then the Lenovo T5 would be near the top of the list. This PC has the top-of-the-line hardware that is currently available in the market. 

Beating at the heart of the PC is the Intel Core i9-12900F processor. This 16-core 24-thread behemoth is the mainstream Intel CPU with the highest core count. Therefore, its performance is top-notch, and you can use it to great effect for both gaming and other tasks.

The Intel Core i9-12900F is indeed very powerful – but that performance comes at the expense of heat. However, Lenovo has managed to keep the temperatures of this PC in control, and it never throttles.

They have managed that by having robust airflow throughout the PC case. The abundance of air entering and leaving the PC keeps it well ventilated and free from excessive heat build-up.

Along with the high-end CPU, this PC has incorporated an Nvidia RTX 3090 Ti to join its ranks. The Nvidia RTX 3090 Ti is the most powerful GPU on sale currently. 

Having the best CPU and the best GPU makes for a PC that makes the best performance and gives the highest FPS in games.

As for the other specifications, this PC comes with 64GB DDR5 RAM running at 4800MHz. Not only is 64GB RAM capacity more than enough for gaming, but it will also allow you to run multiple applications in parallel without any slowdown.

If you are a heavy downloader and like having a lot of games, then you will enjoy the 4TB storage capacity of this PC. Out of the 4TB, 1TB is from a fast NVMe SSD drive, while the remaining 3TB is shared by the HDD.

Case Design and Connectivity

Admittedly, the all-black case of the Lenovo Legion T5 is quite boring compared to other gaming PCs. However, it is not all simple, and this PC has certain interesting design elements. 

For starters, the front panel of this PC is made from mesh. Mesh allows air to pass, and better airflow means lower temperatures which are vital in any gaming PC. I am glad Lenovo has gone down this route. 

The PC’s bottom and top chin are quite big, unlike other gaming PCs. This gives the PC a more tough stance, which is a distinct and unique design characteristic of this PC. 

There is a cutout for air ventilation at the top panel – which allows for very good airflow, hence resulting in a major temperature decrease.

This PC is taller than most gaming PCs. Therefore, it will take a significant portion of your desk space so keep that in mind.

I was not impressed by the connectivity of this PC because there is room for massive improvement.

For starters, this PC comes with two USB-A ports at the front, which is not ideal for connecting multiple USB pen drives and PC peripherals simultaneously.

The unreachable position of these two USB-A also does not help either. Due to the large size of the PC, the front I/O ports are not easy to reach. Talking about the front I/O, the only ports you will find besides two USB-A are the 3.5mm mic and audio ports.

One nice addition to the front I/O of the PC is the RGB button, which allows users to change the color of the RGB lighting and configure different effects.

The rest of the PC ports are located on the backside. To compensate for the lack of sufficient USB-A ports on the front I/O, there are six USB-A ports on the back of the PC.

Other ports include HDMI, DisplayPort, PS/2 connector, Gigabit Ethernet LAN, and audio ports for connecting speakers to the PC

Aesthetics and Salient Features

The design of the Lenovo Legion T5 steers more in the industrial direction with a hint of gamery touch – that keeps the design fresh. The right size accentuates the PC’s proportions making it sharper and eye-catching

Further adding to the looks of the PC is the RGB lighting, and I must say the lighting here on this PC is done rather wonderfully. 

The RGB lighting is not overly flashy and overwhelming. It has the right amount of throw and covers the entire front mesh. In dim lighting conditions, the front of the PC pop with bright lighting, which looks very appealing. 

Coming onto the salient features next and right off the bat, we notice that this PC comes with Windows 11. If you want the latest version of Windows – it is a plus point. However, since Windows 11 is still in its infancy, I don’t find it particularly good due to it being buggy and unstable.

Another nice feature that this PC boasts is the inclusion of dust filters on all case fans to prevent excessive dust from entering the PC’s internal housing.

In a more typical fashion, this PC also includes built-in Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5 as a feature the benefits of which cannot be undermined. Due to the latest Wi-Fi technology, the DATA speeds are very good throughout.

You are more than likely going to keep the PC for a long time, so having the Lenovo T5 backed up by a 3-year warranty brings peace of mind.

All-AMD Pick

3. Velztorm Lux Lyte

Editor’s Rating: 4.5/5


Pros


  • All-AMD gaming PC delivers excellent performance
  • The all-glass case looks quite nice
  • Good connectivity
  • Can play any game at 4K resolution
  • Supports Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5
  • 1000W PSU provides consistent power to the PC without any trouble

Cons


  • 16GB RAM is less than the competition

Bottom Line:


The Velztorm Lux Lyte is an all AMD-powered gaming PC with top-notch hardware. This PC showcases the true capability of AMD hardware, and its performance rivals the best that other brands offer. Additionally, the AMD CPU and GPU make this PC more efficient than other gaming PCs – producing less heat. All in all, it is a great overall package if you are in the red camp.

Gaming Experience

The Velztorm Lux Lyte is an all-AMD gaming PC that is here for a fight. It goes toe-to-toe with the best that Intel or Nvidia offers at a lower cost. 

Gaming on this PC is a joy; it can play all the latest games. Gone are the times when AMD hardware used to be the second tier. With such massive improvement in so little time, one wonders what the future holds for AMD gaming PCs. 

Anyhow, coming back to the PC at hand, the Velztorm Lux Lyte can do 4K gaming without breaking a sweat. This PC also generates less heat, meaning that it is quieter than similarly powerful PCs.

During my thorough testing, I test ran the same games on this PC that I played on the others. The average FPS which are as follows.

  • FPS at 4K resolution

46 FPS in Microsoft Flight Simulator, 78 FPS in Red Dead Redemption 2, 98 FPS in Forza Horizon 5, 108 FPS in GTA V, 118 FPS in CoD Warzone, 290 FPS in CS: GO, and 340 FPS in Valorant. 

  • FPS at 1440p Resolution

82 FPS in Microsoft Flight Simulator, 90 FPS in Red Dead Redemption 2, 138 FPS in GTA V, 151 FPS in Forza Horizon 5, 157 FPS in CoD Warzone, 400 FPS in CS: GO, and 455 FPS in Valorant. 

From the FPS figures, we can see that the performance of this PC is very close to the best that Intel has to offer. Not only that, but it also competes well with the Lenovo Legion T5, the PC with the highest FPS.

AMD is not holding back – they are definitely gunning for the No.1 spot, and this prebuilt gaming PC is proof of that. Due to its supreme capability, it provides an excellent gaming experience.

Specifications

The Velztorm Lux Lyte features an AMD CPU and GPU. This all AMD package is quite impressive and certainly the one that should be taken seriously. 

You are all too familiar with the Ryzen 9 5900X CPU at this point. It is one of the most powerful CPUs in the Ryzen lineup that competes with the Intel Core-i9 12900K and offers similar performance figures.

The Ryzen 9 5900X is much more efficient than its counterpart – despite that this PC comes with a 360mm RGB AIO liquid cooler. It seems that Velztorm does not want to take any risks, which is the correct approach.

This PC comes with one of the best AMD GPUs, i.e., the RX 6900 XT. The RX 6900 XT is a GPU made to compete with the RTX 3090, and compete it does. 

The performance of the Radeon RX 6900 XT is very close to the Nvidia RTX 3090 Ti, albeit the Nvidia still edges it out. However, the price difference between the two GPUs makes the Radeon RX 6900 XT a more compelling buy. 

As for the other specs, this PC comes with 16GB DDR4 RAM, running at the clock speed of 3200MHz. 16GB is plenty for gaming, and you will have no trouble running the latest games or multitasking software. 

Velztorm has given this PC quite a generous amount of storage. It comes with a 1TB PCIe NVMe SSD and a 1TB HDD, providing 2TB storage space. Use the PCIe NVMe SSD storage space for important files and games, while the HDD as your mass storage.

The generosity does not end there. This PC also comes with a 1000W power supply, which is overkill for this gaming PC.

Case Design and Connectivity 

This PC uses the same case as the Skytech Prism II, which is not bad. The Lian 011 dynamic case used here is widely considered one of the most popular PC cases available.

This case introduced the famous dual chamber design, meaning that the case is split into two different compartments. One is for the motherboard, CPU, GPU, and RAM, while the other is for the PSU, SSD, and hard drives. 

This dual chamber design allows for better airflow, reducing the PC’s thermals. Apart from its functional side, this case has many design characteristics making it unique from other PC cases.

It is wider than most other cases but also quite shorter in comparison making it boxy. The case also comes with a glass front and side panel.

The silver and the white color combination of the case looks stellar, especially the shimmering silver finish of the case is quite exquisite. 

Besides the great looks of this PC, it comes with excellent connectivity. Due to its short height reaching the front I/O ports is quite easy. You won’t need to stretch as much to press the power button as on other gaming PCs. 

Talking about the power button, next to the power button, you will find 2x USB-A ports, 1x USB-C port, and separate 3.5mm ports for mic and audio. 

For some gamers, only two USB-A ports will not be enough, but in that case, you can use the additional 6x USB-A ports provided on the back of the PC. 

Apart from the USB-A ports, you will also find Ethernet LAN, HDMI, DisplayPort, and additional audio ports. 

Aesthetics and Salient Features

This PC looks quite stunning with RGB lighting, and I am pleased that Velztorm has done justice to the PC and added a lot of RGB lighting. 

This PC is literally RGB heaven and is perfect for gamers that live in RGB lighting. Not only does it have 6x RGB fans, but the AIO liquid cooler also has RGB lighting. 

Apart from the RGB lighting, what I love about this PC is that Velztorm uses proper white color-matched power cables, which give the PC a neat and sophisticated appearance. 

Moving to the salient features, in typical Velztorm fashion, this PC does not come with many of them. The most important feature on board this PC is the Wi-Fi. 

The Wi-Fi 6 connectivity works well. The signal is stable, and the speed remains consistent throughout. Apart from the Wi-Fi, gamers can also choose Bluetooth 5 connection for connecting their favorite devices to this PC. 

Like every other Velztorm PC leaving the factory, this gaming PC is covered by a 1-year warranty for parts and labor. Having a warranty is quite reassuring because there are a lot of intricate parts on this PC that can malfunction.

Intel Pick

4. Velztorm Aciex

Editor’s Rating: 4.5/5


Pros


  • The front mesh panel provides great airflow
  • Good connectivity
  • Intel Core-i9 12900K CPU is the most powerful Intel CPU
  • The Nvidia RTX 3090 can play any game at 4K resolution
  • DDR5 RAM on this PC is faster than DDR4 RAM and gives better performance
  • 3TB storage space is more than enough for storing games and media
  • Has support for Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5

Cons


  • No USB-C port on the front

Bottom Line:


The Velztorm Aciex comes with the best hardware Intel has to offer, but this PC is not all about having the best Intel CPU. The other specs of this PC are also great, and it can easily run all the latest games at 4K resolution. The peculiar case of this PC is quite unique in a good way. This PC is not perfect, but it is a great option to consider if you want a gaming PC with the finest Intel CPU.

Gaming Experience

The Velztorm Aciex provides a very good gaming experience, and you won’t have a single complaint with this PC. 

It provides excellent gaming performance – showcasing the power of the best Intel CPU. This PC can easily play all the latest games at 4K resolution, but the FPS you will get will not be as good as the Lenovo Legion T5.

For high refresh rate competitive gaming you can drop the resolution to 1440p and get 100+ in most games. Don’t believe me – the following is the average frame rate I got when benchmarking.

  • FPS at 4K Resolution

49 FPS in Microsoft Flight Simulator, 65 FPS in Red Dead Redemption 2, 90 FPS in GTA V, 97 FPS in Forza Horizon 5, 120 FPS in CoD Warzone, 320 FPS in CS: GO, and 380 FPS in Valorant. 

This PC can game quite well on 4K, so I did not feel the urge to drop the graphic quality from ultra preset in any game. 

  • FPS at 1440p Resolution

80 FPS in Microsoft Flight Simulator, 92 FPS in Red Dead Redemption 2, 130 FPS in GTA V, 160 FPS in Forza Horizon 5, 177 FPS in CoD Warzone, 400 FPS in CS: GO, and 400 FPS in Valorant. 

1440p gaming was a breeze. This PC played all the above games at ultra graphic settings without any fret. 

The FPS of the Velztorm Aciex is very close to the Skytech Prism II, with the difference being very marginal in favor of the Skytech Prism II. However, Skytech is also more expensive, so it all boils down to what you are looking for. 

As far as the gaming experience is concerned, this PC will not leave you disappointed and will handle every game like a champ. 

Specifications

The Velztorm Aciex comes with top-notch specs. It has the ideal specs one would want in a high-end Intel gaming PC.

At the PC’s core is an Intel Core-i9 12900K CPU on a Z690 motherboard. The Intel Core-i9 12900K is a 16-core, 24-thread CPU and the best-performing option that Intel currently offers to mainstream consumers.

This PC is a beast. It breezes through games and other heavy CPU-intensive tasks with little to no worry. However, this performance comes at the expense of heat. The Intel Core-i9 12900K generates a lot of heat, leading to thermal throttling. 

Fortunately, Velztorm was well aware of the overheating problem. They have used a high-quality 360mm AIO liquid cooler to rectify it. This AIO liquid cooler is very effective, and with it, I never saw the CPU creeping past the 80°C when gaming. 

For the GPU, this PC has the Nvidia RTX 3090, which has 24GB VRAM. The Nvidia RTX 3090 is the top-tier GPU that Nvidia offers, and its performance tops the chart in games and other tasks. 

Besides offering great 4K gaming performance, the Nvidia RTX 3090 comes with the DLSS feature. The DLSS is a supersampling feature that allows users to upscale their resolution without taking a major hit on the frame rate.

Supporting the GPU and the CPU is 32GB DDR5 RAM. I am glad that Velztorm did not cut corners and went with DDR5 RAM because DDR5 is faster and better than DDR4 in terms of latency. It is the future of PCs – meaning you are set for quite a long time without needing a RAM upgrade

This PC also has massive storage reserves. It comes with not one but two storage drives. Firstly, you get a high-speed PCIe NVMe SSD with a capacity of 1TB. This 1TB storage space is used for OS and other important games and apps that benefit from higher-speed data transfer.

The second storage drive is the 2TB HDD, which is the mass storage of this PC. You can dump games in this drive without worrying about the SSD getting low on space. 

Case Design and Connectivity

I love what Velztorm has done with the case design of this PC. Rather than embracing the no airflow trend by having glass sandwiched cases, Velztorm has gone the other way around.

The case’s front panel is made from mesh and has small slits cut into it, which allow for the undisturbed flow of air into the case. Increased airflow means the PC can maintain much better temperatures when operating at the limit.

Besides the slits in the front panel, multiple other ventilation ports are scattered throughout the case for airflow. This attention to unrestricted airflow makes this PC one of the best thermally performing machines out of the lot.

I also have to give full credit to Velztorm for having top-notch cable management. In most prebuilt gaming PCs, I see cables dangling and unorganized, impacting the PC’s looks and causing electrical mishaps. Therefore, it is nice that Velztorm has paid attention to cable management.

Talking about cables, the connectivity of this PC is very well executed. All the ports that gamers may require daily are present here.

The only connectivity drawback of this PC is that it does not contain a USB-C port on the front; besides, there is not much to complain about.

As for the ports themselves, this PC contains 2x USB-A ports, separate 3.5mm ports for audio and mic, a button to change the color of RGB lighting, and a power button on the front of the case.

While on the back of the case, additional USB-A ports, USB-C port, HDMI, DisplayPort, ethernet jack, and audio interface ports for connecting surround sound speakers are located.

Aesthetics and Salient Features

The Velztorm Aciex looks fantastic with its gunmetal gray case. Few manufacturers get this color right, so kudos to Velztorm since they hit the target bang-on. 

The Velztorm is a treat for RGB lovers because it comes with a lot of RGB lighting, glowing brightly at every corner of this PC. 

The 6x RGB fans installed on this PC have a uniform and bright lighting across the board. The corsair RGB AIO cooler also looks great and adds a premium touch to the look of this PC – taking it to the next level.

The Velztorm Aciex is pretty dry when it comes to salient features. It contains only the basic features you expect a PC in this price range to have. 

The most notable feature of this PC is its support for WiFi 6 connectivity. Everything comes pre-configured out of the box without requiring you to do anything. 

The Wi-Fi works quite well. The signal strength is great, and I didn’t face a single signal drop when using it. The speed is also quite impressive, with the Wi-Fi constantly picking up triple-digit download speeds.

The purchase of this PC is covered by a 1-year warranty, which includes parts and labor. Velztorm also offers free lifetime technical support with their PC, which can come in handy.

Best for Streaming

5. CUK Continuum Micro

Editor’s Rating: 4.3/5


Pros


  • The 3D Matrix design looks cool and awesome
  • Small and compact case size
  • The Ryzen 5950x is AMD’s best-performing CPU
  • 64GB RAM is overkill for gaming and streaming
  • 3TB storage space is more than you will ever need
  • Good airflow and cooling
  • Has support for WiFi 6 and Bluetooth 5

Cons


  • Only 2x USB-A ports at the front are not ideal
  • The Air Cooler is noisy and lacks the cooling capability of an AIO liquid Cooler

Bottom Line:


The CUK Continuum Micro is a one-of-a-kind gaming PC. This PC offers the CPU with the highest core count, which makes it great for streaming. The other specs of this PC are also top-notch resulting in flawless 4k gaming. The CUK Continuum Micro has a stunning design, unlike anything you would find on a prebuilt gaming PC.

Gaming Experience

Don’t let the micro name fool you. The CUK Continuum Micro is a fully-fledged gaming PC that supports the best Ryzen CPU AMD currently offers – which also happens to be the mainstream CPU with the highest core count.

Streaming games is more difficult and requires a lot of CPU power – it is a lot more CPU intensive than just playing them. As a result, not every gaming PC can stream well – but this is an exception. CUK Continuum Micro offers excellent streaming capability.

But only that, with this PC, you can enjoy your games at 4K resolution and stream them at the same time – with a decent framerate.

Needless to say, gaming on this PC is very fun, especially when you get the following average frame rate. 

  • FPS on 4K Resolution

49 FPS in Microsoft Flight Simulator, 70 FPS in Red Dead Redemption 2, 86 FPS in Forza Horizon 5, 100 FPS in GTA V, 108 FPS in CoD Warzone, 190 FPS in CS: GO, and 220 FPS in Valorant. 

On the highest graphic preset, some games can’t reach 60FPS at 4K; therefore, you will not need to drop the graphic setting a notch below to get a smoother frame rate.

  • FPS on 1440p Resolution 

60 FPS in Microsoft Flight Simulator, 88 FPS in Red Dead Redemption 2, 115 FPS in Forza Horizon 5, 128 FPS in GTA V, 129 FPS in CoD Warzone, 280 FPS in CS: GO, and 310 FPS in Valorant. 

Gaming on 1440p was not an issue, and this PC screamed past every game at 1440p resolution on ultra graphic settings. 

Specifications

The CUK Continuum Micro has a top-of-the-line CPU and a lot of RAM, which will be quite helpful for streaming. 

At the core of this PC is the Ryzen 9 5950X processor. The Ryzen 9 5950x is a 16-core, 32-thread CPU with excellent performance. The high core count is especially great for streaming because streaming thrives on more cores. The higher the core count of the CPU – the better will be its streaming performance.

The high power of the Ryzen 9 5950x comes at the expense of heat. This CPU is not easy to keep cool; however, I am thoroughly pleased by the temperatures here. The air cooler this PC comes with manages to keep the Ryzen 9 5950X under the thermal limit.

The Ryzen 9 5950X is paired with the Nvidia RTX 3080 Ti – what a pairing it is. The Nvidia RTX 3080 Ti is a great GPU for quenching your thirst for playing games smoothly at high FPS. As the above benchmarks show, you can enjoy most games with this GPU at 60 FPS on 4k resolution.

The other specifications of this PC include 64GB DDR4 RAM, running at the clock speed of 3200MHz. You will need all the RAM you can get for streaming. Therefore, 64GB RAM is ideal as it ensures smooth streaming.

If you are streaming, you will be saving a lot of clips and gameplay videos, and for that, you need high storage space. The CUK Continuum Micro comes with a storage space of 3TB. 1TB is in the form of a fast NVMe SSD, while the remaining 2TB is through a traditional HDD.

To top everything off, this PC comes with an 850W power supply. 850W is more than enough power you need to run every component of this PC consistently without any issue. 

Case Design and Connectivity

The PC design market is quite the same – rarely do I get to see unique PC cases that blow me away. The CUK Continuum Micro is one rare PC because its case has a very distinct design that is difficult to forget once you see it.

Unlike other PC cases, the CUK Continuum Micro also comes with glass panels on both sides of the case. 

The case comes with a stacked configuration – meaning that the motherboard, CPU, and RAM are on one side of the case while the GPU is on the other. Between them is a divider that splits the case into two distinct – left and right sections.

The case has good airflow despite having glass on the front and side panels. Both the front corners have airflow cutouts, while the entire top of the case has a mesh grill to allow airflow. 

While it may look like a large case, it is quite small and compact. Being on the shorter side has its positives. It is easy to handle and can easily move from one location to another.

Due to the case’s short height, reaching the front I/O ports is not cumbersome like other gaming PCs and won’t need to stretch as much. On the topic of front I/O, it has 2x USB-A ports, separate 3.5mm jacks for mic and audio, a reset button, and a power button.

During my use, I found having only two USB-A ports to be quite limiting. I always had to plug out some devices to make room for other USB devices. Since you will be using this PC for gaming – it is a big issue, and eventually, you will need to resort to USB adapters.

These are not the only ports that this PC has. Turning to the back of the PC, we will find 6x additional USB-A ports, USB-C ports, Ethernet Lan, HDMI, and DisplayPort. 

Although the back of the PC has additional USB-A and USB-C ports, using them for devices with short cable lengths such as external hard drives is extremely annoying.

Aesthetics and Salient Features

The CUK Continuum Micro will leave you stunned with its looks. It’s one of those PCs you can’t take your eyes off because it looks so damn good. 

The front panel of this PC is where the magic lies. It has an unusual 3D matrix LED light display that looks very cool through the glass. 

The 3D matrix lighting on the front really sets it apart. Having reviewed multiple PCs, it is unlike anything I have seen.

Unfortunately, the color of the matrix LEDs cannot be customized. This is a missed opportunity; just imagine what users would have been able to do with these amazing LEDs if they were customizable. 

Apart from the matrix LEDs, this PC also has 3x RGB fans. These RGB fans not only help airflow but also make the interior of the PC look amazing.

As far as the salient features are concerned, there are not many in the CUK Continuum Micro.

It has the usual built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity. The Wi-Fi uses the latest Wi-Fi 6 technology, while the Bluetooth also comes with the latest Bluetooth 5.1 protocol, resulting in a stable and secure connection.

CUK Continuum Micro does not have the backing of any famous big name brand. However, don’t be hesitant because this PC comes with a 3-year warranty, which is quite reassuring.

Best Aesthetics

6. CyberPowerPC Gamer Supreme Y60

Editor’s Rating: 4.3/5


Pros


  • The best-looking prebuilt gaming PC
  • The unique case looks cool and awesome
  • The front ports and buttons are easy to reach
  • Intel Core-i9 12900KF offers great performance
  • 32GB DDR5 RAM is faster and provides better performance
  • 6TB storage capacity means that you will never run out of available space

Cons


  • Airflow is not very good
  • The combo 3.5mm jack is not user-friendly
  • Only two USB-A ports at the front are not ideal

Bottom Line:


The CyberPowerPC Gamer Supreme Y60 is a one-of-a-kind gaming PC with a unique case. You won’t see a gaming PC like the CyberPower Gamer Supreme Y60 out in the open because it is a hand-crafted PC made with meticulous care. Besides looking beautiful, this PC comes with great specs that are guaranteed to play any game at 4K resolution with ease.

Gaming Experience

While you will spend most of the time looking at the CyberPowerPC Gamer Supreme Y60 because of how good it looks, this PC is not meant to do that. 

This PC comes with top-notch hardware, allowing you to play any game you want at 4K resolution, resulting in a great gaming experience. 

This is not the only trick up its sleeve. This PC can also play games at high FPS, meaning that high refresh rate gaming is very much possible. 

If you are interested in VR gaming, you will be pleased to know that this PC also plays VR games extremely well. 

During my testing, I played different types of games on this PC to better understand its capability. I was thoroughly pleased by the FPS figures I got, which are as follows:

  • FPS on 4K Resolution

54 FPS in Microsoft Flight Simulator, 75 FPS in Red Dead Redemption 2, 92 FPS in Forza Horizon 5, 103 FPS in GTA V, 110 FPS in CoD Warzone, 212 FPS in CS: GO, and 225 FPS in Valorant. 

All the games on 4K resolution were played at ultra graphic settings without any trouble.

  • FPS on 1440p Resolution 

62 FPS in Microsoft Flight Simulator, 85 FPS in Red Dead Redemption 2, 118 FPS in Forza Horizon 5, 140 FPS in GTA V, 146 FPS in CoD Warzone, 242 FPS in CS: GO, and 285 FPS in Valorant. 

There is not much to say here; this PC played all the games on 1440p resolution at ultra graphic settings with ease. 

The FPS it delivers on the 4K and 1440p resolution are respectable, making it a great gaming PC. 

Specifications

Looks are not the only thing this PC is gunning for. It also comes with top-notch specs that can rival all other PCs available. 

Powering the PC is a 16-core 24-thread CPU Intel Core-i9 12900K – which offers the highest core count of any mainstream Intel CPU. Having such a high core count results in excellent performance both in games for performing very demanding tasks like rendering, video production, and compiling.

The only negative of the Intel Core i9-12900KF is that it produces too much heat, which results in this PC throttling under load. However, I am quite pleased by the cooling of the CyberPowerPC Gamer Supreme Y60 in this regard. 

Due to the 240mm AIO liquid cooler, it can keep the Intel Core i9-12900KF temperature under the thermal limit at most times. Despite that, some throttling can be experienced under a very heavy gaming workload.

For the GPU, this PC comes with the Nvidia RTX 3080 Ti. The 3080 Ti is a 4k-ready GPU from Nvidia that performs exceptionally well in all the latest games. 

Apart from the CPU and the GPU, the other specs of the PC are also quite good. This PC has 32GB DDR5 RAM, the newest standard of RAM technology. DDR5 is much superior to DDR4 and has faster speeds, which results in better performance. 

Storage is also in abundance in this PC. It comes with a 2TB PCIe Gen 4 NVMe SSD, providing excellent read and write speeds. It is combined with a 4TB HDD to deliver a maximum storage capacity of 6TB, which is the highest of any PC on this list. 

The icing on the cake is that this PC comes with Windows 11 out of the box. Therefore, you won’t have to go through the troublesome process of updating Windows – if you want the latest version, hence saving you a lot of time that can be better spent on gaming.

Case Design and Connectivity

The case of the CyberPowerPC Gamer Supreme Y60 is very uniquely designed. You will only find this case of custom-built gaming PCs, so kudos to CyberPowerPC for going out of the norm. 

This case has the front quarter chopped off in favor of a rounded design. Therefore, you get a 3-piece panoramic view of the interior.

While the 3D panoramic view takes all the attention, there is a lot more depth to this case. For example, the top panel, rather than having a simple cutout for a mesh panel, has a string of artistically cut lines that resemble the shape of the case.

The same pattern can also be found on the left side panel, and I have to say, this attention to detail aspect of the case makes it appear very premium and high-end. 

These cutouts are not just for looking fancy but also to provide airflow. Having a dual chamber design, this case is optimized for airflow and cooling. 

The white color scheme of the case also makes it stand out from the usual black and gray PC cases. 

While this PC may have a rad design, I am impressed more by the connectivity. The front ports typically located at the top on most PCs are shifted towards the bottom on this PC. 

This new location of the front ports is a game changer, and once you get used to it, you will find it hard to go back because of how convenient it is. 

As for the ports themself, this PC has 2x USB-A, 1x USB-C, a combo 3.5mm audio/mic jack, and a power button. 

The I/O is not the most versatile. Having just two USB-A ports on the front can be a deterrent when connecting multiple USB devices to the PC simultaneously. 

As for the other ports, those can be found on the back of the PC, including Ethernet, HDMI, DisplayPort, additional 5x USB-A ports, and 1x USB-C port. 

Aesthetics and Salient Features

This PC looks less like a gaming PC and more like a fancy aquarium that someone would display in his living room. I know I am singing praises of this PC, but I kid you not; this PC looks amazing in person. 

The 3D panoramic glass creates a unique design profile, and due to its chopped quarter panel – the case does not look like a slab-sided box.

The RGB lighting that is inside the PC enhances its look a lot. There are a total of six ring RGB fans lighting up the interior of this PC. The RGB from the fans is bright and has uniform colors. 

Talking about the interior, I should also mention how clean all the components look inside the PC. No clutter from loose cables and badly aligned components result in a neatly finished PC that oozes attention to detail from every corner. 

As for the salient features, you get Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5 with this PC. The Wi-Fi works very well and supports high download bandwidth. The same goes for Bluetooth, and I did not encounter a signal drop from the Wi-Fi or the Bluetooth.

Apart from that, with the purchase of this PC, you are eligible for a free gaming keyboard and mouse bundle. They are not of very high quality but will get the job done. 

CyberPowerPC offers a 1-year warranty with every PC, and this one is no exception. Besides the 1-year warranty, you also get free lifetime technical support for the PC, which can come in quite handy.

Best Value

7. Skytech Chronos

Editor’s Rating: 4/5


Pros


  • Excellent value for money
  • Best-in-class airflow
  • The unique case looks very intriguing
  • Good connectivity
  • Loads of RGB lighting

Cons


  • 1TB storage space is not enough

Bottom Line:


There is not a bargain quite like the Skytech Chronos. This PC has excellent specs, a good-looking case with great airflow, and even offers some neat features for the price. This PC is not perfect, and there are certain drawbacks that you will have to sacrifice. Overall, the Skytech Chronos is a great package and a value-to-money gaming PC.

Gaming Experience 

Despite not costing as much as other high-end gaming PCs, the gaming experience of the Skytech Chronos is not less than others in any way, shape, or form. 

The Skytech Chronos is an amazing value-to-money gaming PC. You will love owning this PC because while not costing a lot of money – it plays all the games you throw at it.

Whether you want to crank the graphic quality all the way up and enjoy crisp textures at 4k resolution or want to enjoy high refresh rate competitive gaming, the Skytech Chronos can do it all. Albeit not as well as some other high-end gaming PCs – as seen from the following FPS figures.

  • FPS on 4k Resolution

43 FPS in Microsoft Flight Simulator, 52 FPS in Red Dead Redemption 2, 62 FPS in Forza Horizon 5, 68 FPS in GTA V, 76 FPS in CoD Warzone, and 144 FPS in CS: GO and 170 in Valorant

  • FPS on 1440p Resolution 

55 FPS in Microsoft Flight Simulator, 65 FPS in Red Dead Redemption 2, 80 FPS in Forza Horizon 5, 86 FPS in GTA V, 108 FPS in CoD Warzone, and 178 FPS in CS: GO and 210 in Valorant. 

The FPS of the Skytech Chronos is not very far off from the high-end gaming PCs on this list. However, it costs far less than them, making it a great gaming companion which is lighter on the pocket. 

On this PC, you can play games at 1440p quite well. All the latest AAA games will run on it without any problem.

Specifications

The Skytech Chronos provides better specs than expected at its sub $2000 price making it a great value-to-money PC.

At its core is the AMD Ryzen 5 5600X processor. The Ryzen 5 5600X is a 6-core 12-thread CPU that provides power and efficiency in a single package. This CPU is great for gamers that do not want a high-core count CPU but wish to have excellent gaming performance. 

To keep the temperatures of the Ryzen 5 5600X in control, this PC comes with a 240mm AIO liquid cooler. The AIO does its job quite well and keeps the temperature of the Ryzen 5 5600X under 70°C when gaming which is quite impressive. 

Due to its efficiency, the Ryzen 5 5600X in Skytech Chronos sips power like a toddler compared to other prebuilt gaming PCs.

The combination of the Ryzen 5 5600X and Nvidia RTX 3070 Ti leads to excellent gaming performance – which is quite obvious from the above benchmarks.

The other specifications of this PC are similar to the other top gaming PCs on this list. This PC comes with 16GB DDR4 RAM, running at the clock speed of 3200MHz.

If 16GB is not enough for you, then you can easily upgrade the RAM because the motherboard on this PC has four total RAM slots, out of which two RAM slots are not populated.

The same is the case with the storage; the PC comes with a 1TB M.2 Gen4 NVMe SSD. Gen 4 NVMe SSD provides much faster speeds compared to other NVME SSDs.

However, 1TB storage space may feel a little constraint when storing a lot of games. The good thing is that adding another storage drive to this PC is relatively easy.

Case Design and Connectivity

The case’s design is mainly dictated by the large front mesh grill. This mesh grill allows for unrestricted airflow into the PC case. To increase airflow, Skytech has installed 3x RGB case fans on the front of the case.

I also like the fact that this grill has a dust filter behind it. The function of the grill is to stop any dust particles from clogging up the internals of the PC. Likewise, a similar dust filter is also installed on the top of the PC where the other case fan is positioned.

Moving back to the case’s design, the rest of the design is like you would expect from a gaming tower. A glass window at the side, a large case shroud, and feet to lift up the PC from the desk.

In terms of connectivity, I am pleased to report that this PC is giving you access to all the essential ports that are needed in this day and age. At the front of the PC, you will find 3x USB Type-A ports, a button to change the color of RGB lighting, separate 3.5mm jacks for audio and mic, and a power button.

Most connectivity ports are found at the back of the PC, including HDMI, DisplayPort, Ethernet, multiple 3.5mm audio ports for connecting surround sound speaker systems, additional USB-A ports, and a USB-C port.

While I like that all ports are included here, it would have been better if the USB-C ports were relocated at the front of the PC. Having only a single USB-C port at the back of the PC is not convenient.

Aesthetics and Salient Features

While the aesthetic is subjective, I believe the Skytech Chronos deserves full marks in this segment. This PC looks and feels very premium.

The mesh grill for the front of the PC adds a sense of uniqueness and gives the front a rustic, un-refined look. This look is much welcomed since most other manufacturers only play with glass front panels.

The mesh grill also dulls the RGB lighting. Don’t get me wrong, the RGB lighting is still the front and center of the aesthetics. However, its over-flashy and blingy edge is quite subdued. 

Therefore, the RGB lighting looks more toned down and less on your face, which is the look that works better for me.

Moving onto the salient features of the PC next, you are not getting many of them here. The PC includes the most essential ones, so it doesn’t fall behind the competition.

The PC comes with built-in Wi-Fi connectivity, but the Wi-Fi here is not running the latest 6E technology like other PCs on the list. That said, though, the Wi-Fi of this PC works great, but that specification difference cannot be ignored.

Similarly, on that topic, this PC comes with built-in Bluetooth connectivity. It works well, but the signal is not as stable over long distances as other gaming desktops on this list.

This pretty much wraps up the feature segment because there isn’t any other noteworthy feature worth highlighting. Overall, this PC has limited features.

Compact Pick

8. Zotac Zbox Magnus One

Editor’s Rating: 3.8/5


Pros


  • Small and portable size
  • The lightweight design makes it easy to handle
  • Excellent gaming performance
  • Does not get hot under load

Cons


  • The 512GB SSD lacks sufficient storage space
  • Only one USB-A port at the front is not ideal

Bottom Line:


The Zotac Zbox Magnus One is a 4k-ready gaming PC packed into a tiny enclosure – I don’t know if I should call it a PC case because of its sheer small size. To put it into perspective, the Zotac Zbox Magnus One is about the size of the latest consoles – an outstanding accomplishment. Despite that, it has the full versions of the Intel CPU and the Nvidia RTX GPU, delivering exceptional performance. The small size has its negatives, but on the flip side, you won’t get a PC as portable as this.

Gaming Experience

Not going to lie, I had very low expectations when testing the Zotac Zbox Magnus One, but this PC shocked me. It delivered such a great gaming experience that it made me wonder if this is the perfect mini prebuilt gaming PC. 

Despite being such a small package, this PC could play all the games I threw at it quite convincingly. Sure, the FPS was not as great as some full-size gaming PCs, but I cannot say the enjoyment was any less. 

I am comfortably gaming at 1440p with little to no trouble. However, for 4K resolution, you will need to compromise on the graphic quality. Still, getting such great results from a PC small enough to be taken to a friend’s house or a LAN party is indeed remarkable.

The unprecedented versatility this PC provides was unheard of before. Despite being very impressed by the PC, I didn’t let that skew my testing in any way. The same games were tested – that were played on the other PCs. The average frame rate of those games is as follows.

  • FPS on 4k Resolution

39 FPS in Microsoft Flight Simulator, 50 FPS in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, 62 FPS in Forza Horizon 5, 51 FPS in Fortnite, 76 FPS in CoD Warzone, and 160 FPS in CS: GO.

Gaming on 4K resolution was done with the highest graphic settings that each game had to offer. However, to achieve that 60 FPS sweet spot, you might need to look into using medium graphic settings in some games.

  • FPS on 1440p Resolution 

50 FPS in Microsoft Flight Simulator, 65 FPS in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, 91 FPS in Forza Horizon 5, 84 FPS in Fortnite, 108 FPS in CoD Warzone, and 240 FPS in CSGO.

All the games at 1440p were played at their highest graphic settings, and the FPS numbers look pretty ideal for such a small PC.

At first, you won’t be able to believe such great FPS figures are being generated by this tiny PC. It is quite incredible how small and powerful the Zotac Zbox Magnus One is. 

While not ideal for 4K gaming, this PC can game quite well at 1440p resolution. This PC comes into its own when you factor in that there is no other PC that is as portable and powerful as the Zotac Zbox Magnus One. It truly provides one of a kind gaming experience. 

Specifications

The specification is the area where this PC has impressed me the most. In such a small package, this PC comes with a fully-fledged Intel Core i7-10700 and an Nvidia RTX 3070. 

The Intel Core i7-10700 is two generations old but still packs a punch. The 8-cores and 16-threads this CPU has are fast and provide good performance. The only caveat of using the Intel Core i7-10700 is that it generates a lot of heat.

However, this PC has an answer to that. It comes with excellent airflow due to the honeycomb cutouts throughout the case. 

The installed CPU cooler is as big as the entire side panel. As a result, all the fans and the large CPU cooler keep the temperature of this CPU well maintained – which is a great feat of engineering.

However, the airflow comes at a cost. During load, the fans of this PC can get very loud, which is something to keep in mind. 

The cooling also extends to the GPU. As a result the Nvidia RTX 3070 GPU installed in this PC also does not get hot. The performance of the Nvidia RTX 3070 needs no introduction. It is the best mid-range GPU you can buy to play the latest AAA games.

The other specs of the Zotac Zbox Magnus One are not as good as the CPU and the GPU combo. It comes with 16GB DDR4 RAM, which is fine for gaming and multitasking but less than the competitors. 

The 512GB SSD on this PC is the regular SSD, not the NVMe one. Hence the transfer speed of this PC is much slower than other gaming PCs. 512GB storage space is also not that impressive, so the Zotac Zbox Magnus One comes with an additional 1TB HDD. 

While the specs of this PC are great – it is important to shed light on its user upgradeability, which if I am being honest is terrible.

For starters, getting into the PC is a bit of a chore, and even when you do get inside it, all you can upgrade is the RAM and the SSD. The motherboard of this PC is proprietary, meaning it is exclusive to it. 

Also, the power supply is not capable enough to support a higher-tier GPU; therefore, you will need to stick with the hardware that this PC comes with.

Case Design and Connectivity 

The case of the Zotac Zbox Magnus One is small, like really small. However, it is jam-packed with quirky details that you will find interesting. 

The front panel has a sheet or a plaque attached to it, which is an interesting design concept.

Next, I would like to divert your attention to the honeycomb pattern throughout the case. The honeycomb pattern not only looks cool but these small holes provide better airflow resulting in lower temperatures.

The integrated feet lift the PC a couple of inches up from the desk, resulting in good airflow. All things considered, the airflow of this PC is quite spectacular. 

The thing I am most impressed by is despite the small size, this PC provides all the ports you need. Although the quantity of the ports is quite less than a regular PC. For example, you get only a single USB-A on the front – but the essentials are covered.

You get a USB-A 3.0 port, USB-C port, a combo 3.5mm headphone out, an SD card reader, and a power button on the front. 

My only minor gripe is that most gaming headphones require a separate 3.5mm mic and audio port. However, you easily resolve that with a splitter cable. 

If you feel like one USB port is not enough, don’t worry because, on the back of the PC, you will find additional 6x USB-A ports and a single USB-C port. Besides that, you also have your dual Ethernet LAN, HDMI, and DisplayPort outputs at the back of the PC. 

Aesthetics and Salient Features 

The Zotac Zbox Magnus One is a good-looking gaming PC. Despite lacking RGB and seemingly small size, Zotac has carved out a unique and distinct aesthetic. 

The white LED ring around the power button also looks cool and gives this PC a unique look. 

The Zotac Zbox Magnus One looks premium and high-end. The brushed metal finish and glossy black plastic are something you will find on a much more expensive gaming PC.

The devil is in the details, which is where this PC has others beat. I was stunned when I saw the honeycomb pattern around the backports. This is how much Zotac has hammered down on the attention to detail of this PC. 

In terms of the salient features, this PC has all the standard features you would expect in a good prebuilt gaming PC. 

It comes with Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5 support out of the box. Luckily, the Wi-Fi and Bluetooth chip is integrated into the motherboard, resulting in a much more stable and reliable connection.

As the usual industry standard, the Zotac Zbox Magnus One comes with a 1-year warranty. Zotac is a big name in the PC industry, so any warranty claim will be dealt with smoothly, ensuring peace of mind.

Budget Pick

9. HP Victus 15L

Editor’s Rating: 3.5/5


Pros


  • Inexpensive
  • Good gaming performance
  • Clean and simple design
  • 32GB DDR4 is fast and plentiful
  • Can easily play games at 1440p resolution

Cons


  • Restricted airflow leads to high temperatures
  • Loud fan noise can be very annoying

Bottom Line:


The HP Victus 15L is a very underrated gaming PC and does not get the credit it deserves. This gaming PC comes with the latest specs and can play games at 1440p quite easily. The bright white PC case of the Victus 15L is a treat. This PC does many things right at an affordable price, making it a great option for budget-conscious gamers.

Gaming Experience

You wouldn’t be wrong if you have already written off this gaming PC as not being good since it is a budget option. 

Despite being lighter on the wallet, this gaming PC has decent hardware that punches above its weight. The HP Victus 15L can easily play modern games at 1440p resolution, which is great considering it costs less than $1500. 

4K gaming is a bit of a stretch for this PC. Therefore, for benchmarking, I ran all the games on 1440p and 1080. The FPS I got are as follows: 

  • FPS on 1080p resolution 

62 FPS in Microsoft Flight Simulator, 75 FPS in Red Dead Redemption 2, 85 FPS in Forza Horizon 5, 132 FPS in COD Warzone, 180 FPS in CS: GO, and 340 FPS in Valorant.

  • FPS on 1440p Resolution

34 FPS in Microsoft Flight Simulator, 56 FPS in Red Dead Redemption 2, 70 FPS in Forza Horizon 5, 88 in CoD Warzone, 170 FPS in CS: GO, and 260 FPS in Valorant.

Looking at the FPS, it is obvious that 4K gaming is not possible on this PC, and given the price of this PC, it was quite expected. 

However, I am pleasantly surprised by this PC’s amazing 1440p and 1080p gaming. It can play all games at 1440p resolution quite well. For under $1500, you cannot ask for much more than that.

Specification

The HP Victus 15 offers great specifications for the price. I was not expecting a prebuilt gaming PC under the $1500 price point to come with the latest 12th gen Intel CPU, and that too with an RTX GPU.

This PC is powered by the Intel Core i7-12700 processor. This 12-core, 20-thread CPU is quite a beast in gaming. Not only that, but it also offers very good performance for other tasks like rendering, video production, etc. 

The only downside of having the Intel Core i7-12700 is that it gets quite toasty, which the HP Victus 15L also suffers from. Due to the closed design, the airflow is not particularly good leading to high temperatures.

Another downside of the heat is that the fans have to kick in at very high speeds during load. This results in very loud fan noise, which is almost unbearable if you do not use noise-canceling headphones. 

However, overheating occurs when you push the CPU very hard. During gaming or under normal workloads, this PC behaves decently well. 

The Intel Core i7-12700 is paired with the Nvidia RTX 3060. The RTX 3060 is among the best GPUs for a budget gaming PC. It is the GPU I would personally use for my gaming PC if I was building one for under $1500.

The Nvidia RTX 3060 offers great gaming performance. Along with that it also has cutting-edge features like Ray Tracing and DLSS 2.0. DLSS 2.0 is a game changer because it allows gamers to play at a higher resolution without taking a massive hit on the framerate

Other specs of this PC include 32GB DDR4 RAM. While the RAM capacity is great, I wish HP had gone for DDR5 RAM.

Storage is also abundant in this gaming PC. It has a 1TB PCIe SSD with a 2TB HDD. Combined you get a 3TB storage space, which is sufficient for storing a lot of games and files.

Case Design and Connectivity 

The HP Victus 15L comes with a clean and understated case. The case of this PC prioritizes the function aspect over the form, therefore, sticking to a very traditional boxy design.

Unlike other gaming PCs on the list that contain rad design elements, this PC case comes relatively clean on all fronts.

Some gamers may question the simple and old-school case design of the HP Victus 15L. Still, there is no denying that this design leads to amazing connectivity.

Since the case has a traditional boxy design, all the front ports are located right in your peripheral vision, making them very easy to access. The same goes for all the other ports of the PC as well.

As for the actual ports themselves, this PC includes all the ports that you will need to satisfy your connectivity needs. Starting from the front, this PC has a 3.5mm combo headphone jack, SD card slot, USB-C port, and 4x USB-A ports.

While on the back of the PC, you get HDMI, DisplayPort, Ethernet port, and 5x additional USB-A ports.

Aesthetics and Salient Features

The HP Victus 15L leans more towards the industrial and minimal side. It has got a simple and clean-looking case. Unlike other gaming PCs on the list, the HP Victus 15L doesn’t contain any unnecessary fluff to spice up its looks.

That being said, the aesthetic is highly subjective, and some gamers might prefer the clean and serrated design of the HP Victus 15L.

The story of simple and minimal continues in the feature department as well. This PC is barebones and doesn’t contain notable features except built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity.

On that topic, I found the efficacy of the Wi-Fi and the Bluetooth to be very good as I never faced any abrupt disconnection or signal interruption.

Not that it will but if anything goes wrong, rest assured you are covered with a 1-year warranty. Having the warranty is beneficial because some parts of the PC are proprietary – exclusive to HP Victus 15L, Hence you will be unable to fix them on your own if anything goes wrong.

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Final Word

Our reviews for the 9 best-prebuilt gaming PCs are now complete. I hope you found the reviews helpful in deciding which prebuilt gaming PC you should buy.

Ensure that the PC you are about to buy is the right PC for your needs. The buyer’s guide section has this explained in detail.

Still, the gist is that if you want to play older games or esports titles that don’t require massive amounts of power, then it is okay to go with a lower-end gaming PC like the HP Victus 15L or the Skytech Chronos.

Price is not always representative of need. While these PCs are less costly, they provide an excellent gaming experience.

However, suppose you want to play the latest AAA titles. In that case, going with a Velztorm Aciex, Velztorm Lux Lyte, or the CyberPowerPC Gamer Supreme Y60 makes so much more sense. These PCs can play the latest games with ease.

If you are picky about the framerate – and want nothing but the best FPS possible. In that case, the Lenovo Legion T5 should fit the bill as it is the most powerful PC among the lot.

All this shows that you should buy a prebuilt gaming PC according to your needs to enjoy it fully.

This wraps up our article on the best prebuilt gaming PCs. Before signing off, let me know if I have missed a PC that you would want me to check out. Also, tell me which PC you opt for in the comment section below.

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