Despite the lure of gaming consoles and smartphone games, PC gaming remains a gamers best option. And among PCs, desktops rule the gaming world. There are many reasons for this. We won’t be discussing that today. But we have to mention that the customizability of desktops is a major advantage over laptops.

On desktops, if the graphics card is showing signs of being stretched beyond its capacity, you can quickly purchase a new one, remove the old one, and insert the new card. Within a few minutes, you’ll be back tearing down walls and conquering cities. But on a laptop, if your graphics isn’t working to the level you want, the best way out is to get a new machine altogether.

Anyway, that’s for another day. Today, we want to highlight some of the best gaming desktops you can find in 2017. When compiling our list, we considered all the basic requirements including RAM, CPU, Graphics, and Storage, as well as other necessary features like VR-ready and Price. Here is the final list:

1. Best overall - Alienware Aurora ($799)

The Aurora is a VR ready desktop with 8GB or RAM, an Nvidia GeForce GTX 950 graphics card and a 1TB, 7,200rpm hard drive, powered by an Intel Core i3 6100 processor. Sleek and durable, the desktop is dummy proof as you can tell from the specs, but it’s also very reasonably priced. It’s also easy to upgrade. With the push of a button, you can pop it open to access the RAM, storage, and even the graphics card. It supports Core i7 processors so you can start by upgrading to that. It also supports the Nvidia GTX 1080 GPUs so you can also upgrade to that. But even without upgrading, the aurora won’t disappoint you as it comfortably supports 4K gaming in VR mode.

2. Best VR-Ready – The Asus ROG G20CB ($1,699)

Powered by an Intel Core i5 6400 processor and featuring 16GB or RAM, 512GB SSD storage, and an Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 graphics card, the Asus ROG G20CB is a monster by all accounts. Plenty of desktops can handle virtual reality gaming but this desktop delivers this aspect of gaming at its best. The desktop allows you to customize lighting that can sync up with your games and music to provide virtual reality at its best. Incredibly, the machine is small enough to sit on your desk next to your screen. For a better VR experience, you can upgrade on the GTX 970 graphics card to a GTX 980 card.

3. Best Gaming laptop under $1,000 – the Digital Storm Vanquish 5 ($878)

For those looking for a bargain but who aren’t ready to give up performance, the Vanquish 5 presents a great alternative. Priced at under $1,000, the desktop offers everything you may want in a gaming machine without leaving a hole in your pocket. It is VR ready, has 8GB or RAM, comes with an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050Ti graphics card, and has a 1TB hard drive. Its Intel Core i5 6500 processor is a 6th generation processor that can handle graphically rich games without showing signs of lag. And just like the others, if you feel the need for more powerful components, you can just pop open the Vanquish and swap the components.

4. Best compact gaming desktop – the MSI Trident

For a lot of gamers, size is also a factor you may want to consider. The smaller, the better. If the small size doesn’t take away the performance of the machine, that’s an even more welcome surprise. It is for these reasons that the MSI Trident has been receiving rave reviews. The sleek desktop gives the PS4 and Xbox One serious competition in the looks department. It’s also nearly the same size as those two meaning that you easily slip it in your backpack if you’re going away for the holidays. But it has powerful features that will leave you amazed. First, it is VR-ready. Secondly, it has 8GB or RAM. Then, it also has 1TB of storage and an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 graphics card and it’s powered by an Intel Core i7 processor.

There are definitely a few other desktops out there worth mentioning here including the Lenovo Idea Center Y710 Cube and even the Alienware Alpha which are some of the better gaming PCs to look at if you’re on a mean budget, But the four machines on this list are by far the best you can lay your hands on at the moment.

If we are talking about a genre that redefine PC as a gaming platform, then it indeed deserves to be called the best home for strategy games ever released to the market. Enjoy a game of complex arrangements need small units with a variety of command is indeed more each sampled with a keyboard and mouse. For the lovers of the universe from Relic Entertainment and SEGA, the thirst for quality strategy games are finally ready to be met for the latest product that has been confirmed for a long time - Dawn of War III. The question now is ready to greet your PC?

Epic war between races with a variety of special units of various sizes have finally set the date for the official release. Unlike PC games are usually released only in digital format just like most games of this kind, SEGA and Relic decided to release a physical version in a variety of bundle. There are Standard, Limited and Collector's Edition which of course, includes bonus content is different. Interested? You need to make sure in advance that you are providing the rigs are needed to handle it. Here it is the official PC specs for Dawn of War III:

Minimum Requirements

    OS: 64-bit Windows 7 with latest updates
    Processor: 3GHz i3 quad logical core or equivalent
    Memory: 4 GB of RAM, 1 GB of VRAM MB RAM
    Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 460 or AMD Radeon 6950 or equivalent DirectX 11-card
    DirectX: Version 11
    Network: Broadband Internet connection
    Storage: 50 GB available space
    Additional Notes: Quad physical core i5 or equivalent recommended for 3vs3 multiplayer. Game requires Internet connection for play and progression.

Recommended Requirements

    OS: 64-bit Windows 10 with latest updates
    Processor: 3GHz i5 quad core or equivalent
    Memory: 8 GB of RAM, 2 GB of VRAM MB RAM
    Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 770 or AMD Radeon 7970 or equivalent DirectX 11 card
    DirectX: Version 11
    Network: Broadband Internet connection
    Storage: 50 GB available space
    Additional Notes: Game requires Internet connection for play and progression.

Dawn of War III will be released on April 27, 2017, exclusively for PC.

Is the first-person approach is the right decision to "restore the" Resident Evil to the roots? For now, nobody knows. But for a franchise that has existed since the previous platform generations, it is a series that continues to evolve. Complaints about the taste of the action too obvious in several series before finally pushing Capcom to encourage the evolution of this franchise on the seventh series. Approach to gameplay that is closer to the classic series with the support of VR on it is just a flavor of the very thing that is being prepared. With the release time is getting closer, the new gameplay video finally surfaced!

Some media gaming are invited by Capcom directly to Japan to try out at least 4 hours of gameplay from Resident Evil 7, which is also accompanied by the release of a few minutes of new gameplay video. In the video duration 8-10 minutes, you can see a lot of places, the atmosphere, up to antagonists like what you can find. Resident Evil 7 itself makes the "ordinary man" named Ethan as the main character to make it stronger horror sensation, with flavors survival and tensions that arise from a variety of Baker family members who continue to pursue you.

Resident Evil 7 itself will be released on January 24, 2017 for the Playstation 4, Xbox One, and of course, PC.

Darksiders is one of the best hack and slash action game in the gaming industry, a claim that is not exaggerate. With character - Four cool Horsemen designed with post-apocalyptic world that is tempting, no wonder if the franchise that was once under the banner of THQ's got a large fan base. Unfortunately, it is now in a position to "fall asleep" regardless of ownership that has changed to new developers. Instead of announcing a third series whose existence was questionable, a product Remastered from the first version finally released to the market. The good news? You can have it with cheap price.

As one of the projects anticipated Remastered enough, THQ has finally released Darksiders Warmastered Nordic Edition to the market, including for PC. The good news? Gamers who have already purchased the original version will get a version of this Warmastered freely, without any additional cost. The promo was also held to celebrate this release, including discounts up to 80%. Absolutely, you can have Darksiders Warmastered Edition is priced at just around USD 3,99 - only via Steam. Not only that, you can also buy a franchise pack contains Darksiders II - Deathinivite Edition for USD 9,99.

This is certainly the best opportunity for PC gamers who never knew Darksiders franchise appeal to dive into this amazing world. Promo itself will expire on 3 December 2016.

Japanese game publisher seems indeed fall in love with the PC market, especially after the popularity of Steam that they could no longer be ruled out just like that. Not only the certainty of some of the franchise during this "exclusive" console that ended on this platform, but also a re-release variety of projects that are deliberately intended to hook the open market this. The good news for you gamers who love JRPG with PC as the main platform are always envious when console gamers can try the Atelier series, good news for you finally arrive! Absolutely, the series premiered on PC was finally announced!

The good news is slid along with the official announcement that the latest series - Firis Atelier: The Alchemist and the Mysterious Journey ascertained towards the Western market, which also means the process of translation. This series is claimed by Tecmo Koei will offer an environment and a location with a size 10 times larger than the Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book. Interestingly again? Not just another released for the Playstation 4 and PS Vita, this latest series is also likely to lead PC! Unfortunately, Tecmo Koei can not share any details at this time but promised more information in the future.

Atelier firis: The Alchemist and the Mysterious Journey itself is planned to be released in Spring 2017 for the PlayStation 4 and PS Vita.

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