The Top 5 Gaming Computers to Buy for Christmas

Do you have a gamer in your family? Or does one of your best friends love a good Saturday afternoon of RPGs? Whoever you have in mind, gaming computers make fantastic Christmas gifts. And, thanks to Black Friday sales and other holiday deals, you likely can get one for a significant discount!


Here are the top five gaming desktop computers you should consider buying for Christmas this year.

1. Lenovo Y900

Coming out of the box with an Intel Core i7 and 8GB of RAM, an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 graphics coprocessor and 2TB of hard drive storage, this computer is a powerhouse from a household brand name. It may not be the sleekest design on this list, but its strength and opportunities for upgrades make it a fantastic option!

2. Falcon Northwest Tiki

A system that is VR compatible and ready for your biggest demands! It may be pricier, but those who use it say the price tag is worth it. It’s compact and sleek, not taking up too much room on your desktop. 16GB RAM and 6TB (insane!) of hard drive storage make this an awesome gaming computer for the serious investor!

3. CyberpowerPC Gamer Ultra 3400A

Lifewire rated this one as their top budget pick – at less than $600, it’s a great option if you aren’t ready to splurge on some of the bigger-name computers. It boasts 1TB of hard drive storage, a 2.6 GHz AMD FX-6300 processor and 8GB of RAM. Reviewers also rave about the comfort of the keyboard and mouse.

4. Alienware Aurora R5

This computer is sleek, small and easy to upgrade – but you may not need to, once you see the specs! An Intel Core i7-6700 processor, 2TB of storage, and 16GB of RAM – not to mention the added bonus of being VR compatible and ready to configure with your Oculus!

5. Origin Neuron

Equipped with 2.5TB of storage, 16GB of RAM and Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti graphics, the Origin Neuron is a leader in the desktop gaming computer industry. Plus, it has a 5 GHz processor speed and excelled at 3D and other tests that PCMag put it through. Check out their review here.


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