If you’ve been meaning to get a gaming PC for a while but are waiting for a sale, you’re in luck. Best Buy is having a massive flash sale on gaming PCs so it’s the perfect time to check out everything on offer via the link below. We’ve also put together some excellent deals to help you with your choice.
MSI Aegis ZS Gaming Desktop – $1,200, was $1,500
While MSI is better known for motherboards and GPUs, they still make a pretty good pre-built PC and we don’t see them on sale often, which makes this particularly interesting. The first thing you’ll probably want to know is what GPU is in the box, and we’re happy to say it’s the RX 6700 XT, one of AMD’s best GPUs, roughly rivaling an Nvidia RTX 3070 equates to if you ‘ know it better. Given the powerful GPU, you can easily run games at 2K and a 144Hz refresh rate using something you’ll find in one of our gaming monitor deals. CPU-wise, it’s a mid- to high-end Ryzen 5 5600X, so it should handle CPU-intensive tasks like simulation and strategy games with ease. You also get 16GB of RAM, which is what we’d expect from a high-end gaming PC, and 500GB of SSD storage, which is a bit smaller but not too bad when managed well.
iBUYPOWER Trace MR Gaming Desktop – $1,300, was $1,500
Next up is iBUYPOWER, a company that focuses entirely on custom pre-built gaming PCs, which is pretty nice once you have an idea of what specs you want. Of course, this one comes with an already established spec in the form of the RTX 2060 GPU and an 11th Gen Intel i7-11700F, a great combo that should handle most games just fine, albeit at slightly lower graphics settings. It also has 16GB of RAM, which is great, and 1.48TB of total storage through a combination of a 1TB HDD and a 480GB SSD, meaning you’re unlikely to run out of space any time soon will go out.
HP OMEN 30L Gaming Desktop – $1,400 was $1,700
Another great deal is an HP OMEN 30L Gaming Desktop, one of the company’s mainstays along with its HP Pavilion lineup. This one comes with an RTX 3060, a reasonably good GPU that should handle most AAA games just fine, especially if you’re using a 2K monitor running at 144Hz or lower. The CPU is an AMD Ryzen 7 5800X, which is slightly more powerful than the GPU, meaning it’s great for productivity or editing work that requires a lot of CPU resources. As for RAM, you get 16GB, and storage is a reasonable 1TB SSD, making this a great deal overall for gaming PCs.