Holiday Gift Guide 2016 - 2017: Top 10 Best Gaming PCs

For obvious reasons, shopping for gifts is usually a high priority for many people around this time of year, as the holidays are approaching and many people want to get things done early. If you're one of those people or if you're looking for some last minute gifts for the gamer in your life, say, a new gaming rig that can help them enhance their gaming experience. There are loads of different gaming PCs out there to serve their purpose, ranging from the super powerful to the more affordable yet still capable machines. We've rounded up ten gaming desktop PCs worth considering to help you narrow down your choices.

Lenovo Erazer

Lenovo may not typically be thought of in the PC gaming market, but they're just as equipped as most other OEMs to produce a really fine gaming desktop. With that said, kicking off this list is the Lenovo Erazer, a desktop which is powered by an Intel Core i7 4770K processor, which is paired with 16GB of RAM and a 1TB hard drive for storage space. It runs on Windows 8.1, and it's got an NVIDIA GTX760 GPU inside for the graphics processing.

CYBERPOWERPC GXi760

Those looking for a gaming desktop that won't cost a lot and will still offer up some decent hardware specs will want to check out the GXi760 from CYBERPOWERPC. It has an Intel Core i5 CPU inside which is paired with 8GB of RAM and a 1TB hard drive, and it's running on Windows 10. It has an NVIDIA GTX 950 GPU inside which also comes with 2GB of Video RAM, and it has quite a few ports for plugging in anything you could need.

Lenovo Y900

Another desktop from Lenovo has made its way onto this list and for good reason. It not only looks good but it also comes along with some decent hardware. It's powered by an Intel Core i7 CPU which is paired with 16GB of RAM and a 2TB hard drive for storage space. Running the graphics side of things is an NVIDIA GTX 980 graphics processor, so it's mostly up to date and will still be able to pump out some great graphics performance.

Alienware Area 51 a51R2

When it comes to computers dedicated entirely to gaming, almost none are as well-known as Alienware, and the Area 51 line of desktops from the company should definitely be considered for some of the best machines around. The Area 51 a51R2 model comes powered by an Intel Hexa-Core i7 processor which is paired with 16GB of RAM, a 2TB hard drive and a 128GB SSD for storage space, it runs on Windows 10 and it has an NVIDIA GTX 970 GPU inside for the graphics processing.

CybertronPC Shockwave X6-9600

Next up on the list is the CybertronPC Shockwave X6-9600, which comes powered by a liquid-cooled AMD FX-6300 processor with 16GB of RAM, a 1TB hard drive, and an 8GB SSHD for storage space. For graphics processing it's got an NVIDIA GTX 960 processor inside and it's got connection ports for HDMI out, USB 3.0 and more.

ASUS G11CD

ASUS is no stranger to gaming PCs, and this includes desktops. the G11CD model gaming desktop PC comes powered by an Intel Core i7 processor which is paired with 16GB of RAM, a 2TB hard drive, and an NVIDIA GTX 970 GPU for graphics processing.

ASUS G20BM

There are few desktop gaming PCs which  look as stylish as the ASUS G20BM series of computers. This particular variation comes powered by an AMD FX 770K processor clocked at 2.5GHz, and it comes paired with 8GB of RAM and a 2TB hard drive for storage space. It's using an AMD Radeon R9 270 GPU for the graphics processing, and it's running on Windows 8.

Acer Predator AG6-710

Over the past year Acer started introducing and releasing their Predator line of gaming hardware, and part of that lineup is the Predator AG6-710 gamin desktop PC. It comes powered by an Intel Core i7 processor with 16GB of RAM, a 2TB SATA drive, and 256GB Solid State drive for storage space. It's also equipped with an NVIDIA GTX 980 GPU for the graphics processing.

Alienware Alpha ASM100

This little console-sized box from Alienware is the perfect companion for those that want a gaming PC that they can hook up in their living room to a massive TV. While not the most powerful gaming PC out there, it's still more than quipped to handle most games. Its powered by an Intel Core i3 CPU, and is paired with 4GB of RAM, a 500GB hard drive, and it's using an NVIDIA Maxwell GTX GPU for the graphics processing. It also has 2 USB ports in front and two in back, it supports Bluetooth, and it comes running n Windows 8.

CYBERPOWERPC Gamer Xtreme VR GXiVR8020A

Rounding out this list is Gamer Xtreme VR GXVRi8020A, a desktop PC that is equipped with an Intel Core i5 CPU paired with 8GB of RAM, a 1TB hard drive storage space, and an AMD Radeon RX480 GPU for the graphics processing. It comes with a keyboard and mouse and it has 6 USB 3.0 ports and 4 USB 2.0 ports to make sure you can connect just about everything.

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