Here is a list of the top rated gaming computers for 2011 – 2012 which includes PCs from reputable brands like Alienware, CyberPowerPC, iBuyPower, and Titanium Gamer. Please note that PCs are listed by price point rather than order. See a more detailed analysis below.
|Gaming Computers||Price/ Customer Reviews||CPU / GPU||Ram/ Hard Drive||Other|
|Microtel Computer® TI9081 Liquid Cooling Gaming Desktop Computer||Intel Core i7 2600K Processor 3.4GHz, NVIDIA N550 GTX-TI||16GB DDR3 RAM/ 2TB Hard Drive||Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Full Version CD - 64 bit|
|iBUYPOWER Gamer Supreme Intel CrossFire A978SLCK Liquid Cooling Gaming Desktop||Intel i7-2600k, AMD Radeon HD 6870 1GB - CrossFire Mode (Dual Cards)||16GB (4GB x4) DDR3-1333 Memory/ 2TB 7200rpm Hard Drive/ NZXT Phantom Full Tower Gaming Case||Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium (64-Bit)|
|CyberpowerPC Gamer Xtreme GXi250 Gaming Desktop PC||Intel Core i3 2100 Processor 3.1GHz, NVIDIA GeForce GT520 Graphics||8GB DDR3 RAM/ 1TB Hard Drive||6 x USB 2.0 ports, 1 x RJ-45 Ethernet port, 1 x VGA port, 1 x DVI port, 1 x HDMI port, 1 x PS/2 port
2 x PCI slots, 1 x PCI Express (x1) slot, 1 x PCI Express (x16) slot, 3 x external 5.25" bays, 1 x external 3.5" bay, 5 x internal 3.5" bays
|Gateway FX6860-UR20P Gaming Desktop||Intel Core i7-2600 Processor/ ATI Radeon HD 6750 Graphics Card||8GB DDR3 Memory/ 1.5TB SATA Hard Drive||16X DVD±R/RW SuperMulti Drive/ Wireless 802.11 b/g/n/ 1 year parts and labor warranty|
|Alienware AX51-0066BK Desktop||3.0 GHz Intel Core i5-2320 quad-core processor, NVIDIA GeForce GT 545 graphics processors||8 GB of installed DDR3 RAM, 1 TB SATA hard drive (7200 RPM)/ 2 super-speed USB 3.0 ports/ 4 standard USB 2.0 ports||Windows 7 Home Premium|
|CyberpowerPC Gamer Xtreme GXi210 Desktop Computer||Intel Core i5 Processor 3.1GHz/ GeForce GTS 430||8GB DDR3 RAM/ 1TB Hard Drive||Windows 7 Home Premium|
|iBUYPOWER Gamer Chimera||Intel i7 2600K (3.4GHz) Graphics: NVIDIA GTX580 1536MB (HDMI), NVIDIA GTX580 1536MB dedicated||dual channel 8GB DDR3-1333MHz, Hard Disk Drive: 2TB Serial ATA-III Memory||Windows 7 Premium , Full refund within 30 days of purchase (at Amazon), Liquid Cooling|
|Microtel Computer® AMTI7002 Liquid Cooling Gaming Computer||3.4GHz Intel i7 2600K Processor with Liquid Cooling/ Radeon HD6870 1GB GDDR5 Video Card||12 GB 1333MHz DDR3 Memory/ 2TB Hard Drive||Blu-Ray combo drive/ 10/100/1000 Network LAN/ 6-channel 3D Premium Surround Sound/ Six USB 2.0 Ports (2 front-mounted)/ USB Keyboard/ USB Optical Mouse w/wheel/ 700 Watt PS|
|Microtel Computer® AMTI9020 Gaming Computer||MD Phenom II X4 925 Deneb 2.8GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Processor, ATI Radeon HD R5450 1GB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card||4 GB 1333MHz DDR3 Memory, 500GB Hard Drive (Serial ATA II, 3GB, 7200 RPM, 16M Cache)||Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Full Version CD - 64 bit, NVIDIA MCP68S Chipset Motherboard, 24x DVD/CD-Writer combo drive (DVD±RW/CD-RW), 6 Channel 3D Premium Surround Sound|
|AAC-X4S Gaming Computer||AMD Phenom II X4 955 3.2GHz 125W Quad-Core Processor/ ATI Radeon 5670 1GB Discrete DDR3 RAM||8GB DDR3 RAM/ (1TB) 7200RPM Hard Drive||Gigabit Lan 10/100/1000Mbps/ 3 year warranty|
|Acer Predator AG7750-U3222 Extreme Gaming Desktop||2.8 GHz Intel Core i7-930 processor (with Turbo Boost Technology up to 3.06 GHz), NVIDIA GeForce GTX470 graphics||12 GB of DDR3 RAM (1333 MHz; 2 GB in each of six slots), 1.5 TB installed hard drive (7200 RPM)||16x SuperMulti DVD±R/RW drive, High-definition 7.1-channel surround sound output, Windows 7 Home Premium , 1 year warranty, 11 USB 2.0 ports, and 1 FireWire port, 2 eSATA ports.|
|iBUYPOWER Gamer Extreme A958i Gaming Desktop Computer - White||Intel i7 950 (3.06GHz) / NVIDIA GTX460 1GB dedicated||6GB DDR3 Memory/ 1TB Serial ATA-II 7200 RPM||Windows 7 Premium. USB Ports: 6.|
|Acer Predator AG3600-U4082u Gaming Desktop||2nd generation Intel Core i5-2300 processor with Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 Technology, NVIDIA GeForce GT420 graphics with 1GB of discrete video memory||8 GB of DDR3 RAM (1333 MHz), 1.5TB HDD||12 USB 2.0 ports, HDMI high-definition audio/video output, Windows 7 Home Premium, USB keyboard and optical mouse included, 16x SuperMulti DVD±R/RW drive, NVIDIA 3D Vision ready.|
|iBUYPOWER Gamer Power AMD AM502D3 Gaming Desktop Computer - Black||AMD Phenom II x2 250 Processor 3.0GHz Graphics: ATI Radeon HD5450 -512MB of dedicated GAMING MEMORY||4GB DDR3 Memory / 500GB Serial ATA-II||Windows 7 Premium.|
|Dell Alienware Aurora R2 AAR2-1222CSB||Intel Core i5 760 (2.80GHz) / Dual ATI Radeon HD 5670||6GB DDR3/ 1TB Hard Drive 7200 RPM||McAfee SecurityCenter with anti-virus, anti-spyware, firewall, 6 Months, Windows 7 Premium/ 24x CD/DVD Burner (DVD±RW) with Double-Layer Write Capability|
|Titanium Gamer AMTI9020 Gaming Computer||3.0GHz AMD Athlon II X4 640 Quad-Core processor/ ATI Radeon HD R5450 1GB Video Card||4GB DDR3 - 1333MHZ / 500GB SATAII||24X DVD-RW / Windows 7 Home Premium Full Version|
|Titanium Gamer AM6020 Gaming Computer||3.0GHZ AMD Athlon II X4 640 / NVIDIA 450 GTS 1GB GDDR5 Video||4GB DDR3 1333MHZ, 500GB SATAII||24X DVD-RW/ Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Full Version/ 6-channel 3D Premium Surround Sound/ Optical Mouse w/ wheel-USB/ 1066MHz Frontside bus|
|iBUYPOWER Gamer Power A933SLC Liquid Cooling Gaming Desktop Computer - Black||Intel i3 2120 (3.3GHz)/ NVIDIA GT430 1GB dedicated||4GB DDR3 Memory/ 1TB Serial ATA-II||Windows 7 Premium.|
|iBUYPOWER Gamer Power AMD AM550D3 Gaming Desktop Computer - Black||AMD Phenom II x4 645 (3.1GHz) / ATI Radeon HD5670 1GB dedicated||4GB DDR3 Memory/ 1TB Serial ATA-II||Windows 7 Premium.|
|Titanium Gamer AMTI9025 Gaming Computer||3.2GHz AMD Phenom II x4 955 Quad-Core processor/ NVIDIA GeForce HD N450 GTS 1GB GDDR5 Video Card||4GB DDR3 1333/ 1TB SATAII||24X DVD-RW, Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Full Version/ 6 Channel 3D Premium Surround Sound/ Comes with Optical Mouse and Keyboard/ 880 chipset motherboard|
|iBUYPOWER Gamer Extreme AMD AM573D3 Gaming Desktop Computer - Black||AMD Phenom II x4 965 (3.4GHz)/ Graphics: ATI Radeon HD6850 1GB (HDMI)||4GB DDR3/ 1TB SATA III hard drive||Windows 7 Premium.|
|iBUYPOWER Gamer Supreme A946SLC Liquid Cooling Gaming Desktop Computer - Black||Intel i7 950 (3.06GHz)/ ATI Radeon HD6950 2GB (HDMI)||12GB DDR3 Memory / 2TB SATA II hard drive||Windows 7 Premium/ USB Ports: 6|
1.) iBUYPOWER Gamer Power AMD AM502D3 Gaming Desktop Computer – Black
This AM502D3 gaming desktop is an amazing deal. For the same price that you would purchase an office computer you get a PC that will play almost all of the most popular games in the market today (including WoW). For your $400 you get an AMD Phenom II X2 250 CPU, a dedicated Radeon HD5450 and 4GB of DDR 3 memory/ram.
2.) Titanium Gamer AMTI9020 Gaming Computer
For around $100 more you might want to consider the AMT9020 from Titanium Gamer which features a heftier 3.0GHz AMD Athlon II X4 650 Quad-Core processor along with a Radeon HD R5450 Video card with a full 1GB of dedicated memory. It also includes 4GB DDR3 1333MHZ and a 500GB SATAII HDD.
3.) Titanium Gamer AM6020 Gaming Computer
For your next $100 step up you should look at this awesome looking white PC from Titanium gamer. It comes with a similar processor in the AMD Athlon II X4 640 and a better GPU in the NVIDIA 450 GTS which has 1GB of GDDR5 video. It also comes with 4GB DDR3 1333MHZ and a 500GB SATAII hard drive.
4.) iBUYPOWER Gamer Power A933SLC Liquid Cooling Gaming Desktop Computer – Black
Another computer to consider in this same price range is the IBuyPower A933SLC. I prefer it over the AM6020 because it features the Sandy Bridge Intel i3 2120 (3.3GHz) CPU and because of that carries an 1155 motherboard which is perfect for future upgrades. It also comes with a NVIDIA GT430 1GB dedicated memory graphics card, 4GB DDR3 Memory, and a larger hard drive than its competitor with 1TB Serial ATA-II.
5.) iBUYPOWER Gamer Power AMD AM550D3
If you need more multitasking than the A933SLC can provide then consider the AM550D3 which differs from the A933SLC because it comes with an AMD Phenom II x4 645 (3.1GHz) CPU and ATI Radeon HD5670 1GB dedicated video card. It also has 4GB of DDR3 Memory and comes with a 1TB Serial ATA-II HDD.
6.) Titanium Gamer AMTI9025 Gaming Computer
The 9025 comes with a 3.2GHz AMD Phenom II x4 955 Quad-Core processor and a NVIDIA GeForce HD N450 GTS 1GB GDDR5 Video Card. It also features 4 GB 1333MHz DDR3 Memory and a 1.0TB (1 x 1TB) Hard Drive (Serial ATA II, 3GB, 7200 RPM, 32M Cache).
7.) iBUYPOWER Gamer Extreme AMD AM573D3 Gaming Desktop Computer – Black
In the $900 range you should consider the iBuyPower Gamer extreme AMD AM573D3 Gaming Desktop. It comes with a AMD Phenom II x4 965 (3.4GHz) CPU and for dedicated graphics comes with a ATI Radeon HD6850 1GB (HDMI) Video card. You also get a little nicer hard drive with a 1.0TB Sata III. 4 GB DDR3 Ram.
8.) iBUYPOWER Gamer Extreme A958i Gaming Desktop Computer – White
For around $1000 you should go with the iBuyPower Gamer Extreme A957i which includes two personal favorites of ours the Intel i7 950 3.06GHz and NVIDIA GTX460 1GB dedicated graphics card. The i7-950 was the bestselling CPU of 2010 and has performed flawlessly on my personal computer. You also get a step in ram 6GB DDR3 and a 1TB Hard Drive (7200 RPM). It also looks awesome.
9.) Dell Alienware Aurora R2 AAR2-1222CSB
Although you don’t seem to get as much bang for your buck, Alienware offers you true quality, durability, and an awesome look. Personally we’d have a hard time going with the AAR2-1222CSB over the A958i even at this price difference. It includes an Intel Core i5-760 (2.80 GHZ) processor and Dual ATI Radeon HD 5670 graphics cards as well as a 1 TB hard drive (7200 RPM).
10.) iBUYPOWER Gamer Supreme A946SLC Liquid Cooling Gaming Desktop Computer – Black
If you’re looking for a high-end gaming computer, then go with the Gamer Supreme A946SLC from iBuyPower which boasts the Intel i7-950 and the blazing Radeon HD6950 which can be simply upgraded (at your own risk) to an HD 6970 by flashing the bios. (See TechPowerUp). It also comes with a mind-numbing 12 GB DDR3 ram, and a 2TB Sata II Hard Drive.