CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 %600X | GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Ti | RAM: 8GB | Storage: 1TB HDD | Power supply: 850W | VR ready: Yes
Alienware is one of the biggest names in PC gaming, and you can get your hands on the Aurora R10 Ryzen Edition desktop for less than $1,200. It features 8GB of RAM, which you can expand later as your needs change, a 1TB HDD for plenty of storage space, and an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Ti GPU. And just because it's an older graphics card, that doesn't mean it can't keep up with the latest games, but you can upgrade to the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 for an extra $98.
If you've got a little wiggle room in your budget, you can configure the tower with a secondary, solid state drive for faster program launching and boot tomes for just $49 more, which puts the total price at just under $1,250. Or, if you prefer liquid cooling for your components, you can add it to your build for just $30. The base build offers Bluetooth 5.0 for connecting wireless peripherals like mice, keyboards, and headsets, as well as dual-band Wi-Fi for fast internet speeds during online gaming sessions.
- Great base build
- Configurations are affordable
- Wi-Fi 6 costs extra
- No keyboard or mouse included