The Falcon Northwest Tiki can be configured with the AMD Ryzen 5800X3D and other powerful components, putting an expensive PC on your desk and a hole in your wallet.
The MSI Aegis ZS is an AMD-based gaming rig with decent performance at a reasonable price, and you can upgrade it down the line.
HP moves the CPU cooler outside the case and uses more standard name-brand parts. But its HP motherboard and BIOS limit performance.
The Corsair One i300 packs the Intel Core i9-12900K and an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 into a chassis that doesn't take up much space on your desk, but it has a hefty price tag.
The iBuypower Intel 12th Gen Z690 i7 DDR4 Gaming lets you build an Alder Lake machine to your liking, with a three-year warranty. But it may not have all the bells and whistles.
iBuypower's Revolt 3 i7BG is pretty, powerful, and easy luggable. If you don't like RGB or bulk, it's worth serious consideration.
The Zotac Mek Hero stands in stark contrast to the Mek Mini line, giving you plenty of space to upgrade it as you see fit.
Competently and cleanly assembled, with good parts for this price range, NZXT’s Streaming Plus PC is a solid option to get your PC gaming on.
The iBuyPower Element CL Pro is a hardline system that doesn't add a huge premium on parts, but isn't set up to take full advantage of the cooling straight out of the box.
With a Ryzen 9 5900X and an RTX 3080, both liquid-cooled for quiet operation in a compact case, Corsair’s One a200 is easy to recommend.
The MSI MEG Aegis Ti5 offers a vision of what PC cases can look like and offers powerful performance, but does so at the expense of upgradeability.
HP’s redesigned Omen 30L desktop is sleek, powerful and configurable just like a boutique PC with name-brand parts. But without better cooling, you should skip the Core i9-10900K.
The Alienware Aurora R11 with an RTX 3090 and 10th Gen Core i9 is a powerful gaming and productivity solution, but it needs better cooling.
Buypower’s Gaming RDY IWBG207 pairs a Core i9 with an RTX 3080 for stunning gaming performance that easily bests previous-gen rigs that cost more.
The MSI Trident X is a powerful, thin gaming PC that you can upgrade later with off-the-shelf parts.
The Maingear Turbo is the epitome of a compact luxury AMD Ryzen PC, with beautiful looks and powerful performance. But it can get very, very expensive.
Maingear’s Vybe with Apex Cooling manages to tame Intel’s Core i9-10900K for impressive, quiet performance with a polished, pretty presentation.
The Corsair Vengeance a4100 is a powerful Ryzen and Nvidia RTX-powered gaming rig with a capture card included.