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With 2024 now well underway, both amateur and gaming enthusiasts alike will no doubt be searching for the best gaming PC with the specifications they need. While gaming consoles, phones and tablets offer simplicity, nothing beats the power and immersive experience that PC gaming consistently delivers. This article focuses on different gaming systems, considering different budgets and user needs.

Lenovo Legion Tower 5i

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For the price and based on performance overall, this is one of the best gaming computers currently on the market for handling midrange gaming. It’s powered by the Intel Core i7-13700 for maximum performance, and boasts 16GB DDR4 RAM, with graphics rendered by the Nvidia GeForce RTX 4070 Ti graphics card.

This machine performs superbly at 1080p, but will struggle to get up to 4k on high settings. There is plenty of venting to keep everything cool and performing optimally, ensuring an uninterrupted gaming experience. It’s a stylish looking unit and very modern.

✅ Affordable yet powerful

✅ Fantastic performance at 1080p

✅ Loads of venting to keep it cool

✅ Very competitive price for what you get

❌ Can’t handle ray tracing

❌ Port selection is average


NZXT Player: One

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This is another good pick because it’s a budget model that offers true value for money. There are cheaper gaming computers out there but the NZXT Player: One is certainly not the most expensive on the market either.

It boasts the kind of quality and design you would find in a custom built gaming PC, and the makers certainly haven’t compromised on design or quality. The Intel Core i5-12400F processor offers enough power to easily handle most modern games and when combined with the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 graphics processor, the NZXT Player: One becomes a very capable gaming PC for even the most discerning computer gamers.

✅ The price tag suits people with a midrange budget to spend on a gaming PC

✅ Custom built quality

✅ Includes Wi-Fi 6E

✅ Comes with a standard 2 year warranty

❌ Lacks front ports

❌ Not the cheapest model out there

❌ Limited storage space


HP Victus 15L

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Known as a very good choice for gamers on a budget, the HP Victus 15L certainly packs a punch for a cheaper computer. It may be less flashy and robust than the higher end PCs, but it’s budget-friendly, compact and can handle midrange gaming with no problem.

Performance is solid when playing at 1080p and you don’t need to fiddle around with the sliders in the graphics options to get great results. It also has the capacity for upgrades later on. The CPU is the Intel Core i7-13700 and graphics are powered by Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 3060.

If you’re looking for a half decent gaming PC for less money, this is a very good option.

✅ Solid gaming experience at 1080p

✅ Affordable at the cheapest configurations

✅ Loads of accessible ports

✅ Compact design saves on space

❌ The compact design may cause overheating on occasion

❌ Build quality is not very robust


Alienware Aurora R16

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If you’re a gamer looking for midrange 1440p game play, then the Alienware Aurora R16 might just be the gaming PC you’ve been hoping to find. It’s a slick looking unit that also offers immense value for money.

You can ramp up from a base model to this midrange beauty without having to part with a truckload of cash, and with the Intel Core i7-13700F processor and an Nvidia GeForce RTX 4070 GPU powering this baby, you can expect consistent performance. Both mainstream and hardcore players with a little more money to spend are going to love playing games on this one.

✅ Super quiet machine

✅ Great performance for the money

✅ Loads of connectivity options

✅ Sleek and pleasing design

✅ Capable of 1440p performance

❌ Pricier than many other gaming PCs

❌ Average mainboard and power supply


Acer Predator Orion 7000

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If you’re a PC gaming enthusiast and you need a lot of power to run your favourite games, then the Acer Predator Orion 7000 is a PC you’ll want to put a target on. 32GB RAM and 1TB of storage are impressive features, as too is the power of the 13th-gen Intel Core i7 – i9 processor. Add in the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 – 4090 graphics card and you’ve got all the power you could possibly need.

It’s known as the luxurious choice of desktop gaming, and has both performance and style in equal measure. It’s built for 4k gaming, so enthusiasts are likely to drool over this Acer model. With ray tracing on, it can even manage a staggering 256fps, which is almost unheard of.

✅ It’s a beast of a performer

✅ Lots of scope for upgrades

✅ Beautiful ARGB lighting

❌ It’s expensive

❌ Can be very noisy when the fans go into overdrive

❌ Big and heavy

iBuyPower Gaming RDY Y40BG202

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This is one of the best gaming PCs currently on the market for players looking to indulge in quality 1440p to 4k gaming. The iBuyPower Gaming RDY Y40BG202 strikes a nice balance between performance and value for money, which is important for enthusiasts with some budget constraints.

Encased in a modern and chic design, at first glance, this gaming PC looks like it should cost a lot more than it actually does. However, it’s still not cheap. Powered by the Intel Core i7-13700KF CPU and Nvidia GeForce RTX 4070 Ti GPU, you get a lot of bang for your buck with these two mid-range picks.

✅ The vertical mount GPU gives it an exotic look

✅ Built in Wi-Fi 6E

✅ Robust gaming performance at 4k

✅ Economical for what you get

❌ The fans are noisy

❌ Not much storage space


Asus ROG G22CH

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If you’re a gamer with space issues, then this Asus model could be the solution to your problems. It’s designed to be compact and not consume too much room. It also enters the market at an accessible price point, due to its entry-level components.

It performs very well at 1080p and even holds its own at 1440p. On the downside though, there really isn’t any scope for upgrading. Demanding games also make the cooling fans work overtime, causing a lot of noise.

✅ Superb performance for such a compact design

✅ Affordable starting price for those on a budget

✅ Handles both 1080p and 1440p with ease

❌ The cooling fans are noisy

❌ Virtually impossible to upgrade

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