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Get this RTX 3060-loaded gaming desktop for $799


Pre-built desktops are still the best way to find value for your gaming dollars, even as we slowly exit the graphics card pricing madness of the past few years. Right now, Walmart has a solid deal on a 1080p budget gaming rig. The online retailer is selling an HP Pavilion Gaming desktop with an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 for $799. The main feature of this gaming desktop is that you can expect no compromises 1080p gaming. That means this rig will consistently meet or exceed 60 frames-per-second on most AAA games with ultra graphics settings.



HP has unveiled its latest Omen desktop and laptop gaming PCs with a refreshed, "fighter-jet"-inspired design and VR-certification, along with an external graphics accelerator that doubles as a storage booster. The most notable of those is the Omen 15, HP's first gaming laptop that meets NVIDIA's new Max-Q specification, which is supposed to be reserved for devices that fit more performance in an Ultrabook-sized package. It includes an Intel Core i7-7700HQ CPU, with RAM from 8GB to 16GB, but has graphics choices all over the map. It's basically a gaming machine for folks who don't want to build their own, so again, you can customize it all the way up to at $3,000 or so configuration, with a quad-core Intel Core i7-7700K CPU and dual NVIDIA 1080Ti graphics cards.

Most expensive gaming computers: $20,000 is a small price to pay for victory


At ZDNet, we've covered the best and cheapest gaming laptops, so it only stands to reason that we should also talk about the most expensive gaming PCs you can buy. Most of the picks I have for this list were created specifically for gaming, though I did include a few workstations that could be converted to gaming machines by enterprising individuals. Whatever you think "expensive" means when it comes to gaming rigs, I assure you that you're going to have to raise your expectations significantly. Once you've recovered from seeing the, frankly, ridiculous sticker prices on some of these builds, I'll explain why someone would want to spend that much on a luxury gaming machine. Like ripping off a band-aid, let's dive right in and look at some of the most expensive gaming PCs available right now Let's kick things off with an appetizer: The OMEN 40L from HP. The base model features some solid components for a much more wallet-friendly price, but the top configuration will run you close to $5,000. That's a down payment on a car, but even if you aren't a pro streamer, eSports pro, or content creator, I can see it being a splurge build for particularly ambitious gamers. You can get up to an AMD Ryzen 5900X CPU, 64GB of RAM, and 4TB total storage, which is more than enough power and space to handle even the most technically demanding games with the largest download files.

HP gleams the gaming cube with powerful Omen X desktop


It's been nearly a decade since HP purchased VoodooPC as a way to bring a boutique touch to its desktop lineup. In the subsequent ten years, Voodoo's signature Omen brand, logo, and aesthetic have grace a number of systems, even going "Pro" in the form of a mobile workstation last year. After years of stagnation, there is finally a reason to upgrade your desktop, if VR and AR are your thing. The Omen has withstood a waning PC market and its company's rocky road, but HP has never completely abandoned the brand, which gets yet another reinvention with a new lineup of systems and accessories. It's highlighted by an aggressively designed desktop that does its Voodoo forefathers proud.

Dell's latest gaming PCs include large G7 laptops and a G5 desktop


Dell is ready to court gamers who want beefier options than its existing systems but aren't willing to venture into Alienware territory. It's introducing a trio of gaming PCs headlined by its new G7 series in 15- and (most notably) 17-inch sizes. The real allure, apart from the existence of a 17-inch model, is performance. You can opt for up to an eight-core Intel Core i9 processor, GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q graphics, 32GB of RAM, a 4K OLED screen and a 1TB PCIe SSD. The G series' signature Game Shift button lets you max out the fans to reduce any heat-related throttling. The 17-inch G7 is available today starting at $1,430, while the 15-inch edition will appear June 29th for the same starting price.