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[13] Most Expensive Gaming PCs (Prices Will SHOCK You!)

[13] Most Expensive Gaming PCs (Prices Will SHOCK You!)

State of the art gaming PCs can be very expensive. But just how expensive can they get? Let’s take a look at some of the most powerful PCs, built with nothing but the best components, and sold by the best brands. Of course, being the best also means costing an arm and a leg!

13. Alienware Aurora R10

Price$1,673
GPUNVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 LHR
CPUAMD Ryzen 7 5800
RAM16GB DDR4
Storage1TB SSD
CoolingLiquid

Alienware almost never disappoints. They have a mixed reputation in the PC community. Many casual PC gamers look at Alienware as the gods of gaming, while those “in the know” think their PCs are overpriced and overrated.

The truth, like most things, is probably somewhere in the middle. Alienware makes great PCs that any gamer would love to have. Sometimes their appearances will be hit or miss, but overall they’re usually very powerful and well made.

This PC is an absolute beast and, while expensive, is absolutely worth the price. First, if we take a look at the two stars of the show, this PC has a fantastic GPU and CPU combo.

The GPU is an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 LHR, which will run almost a grand by itself. The CPU pairs very well with the GPU, being an 8 core AMD Ryzen.

Now, onto the unsung hero of PC builds, the RAM. 16 GB feels a little lackluster, but keep in mind that it is DDR4 RAM. Not only that, but in all honesty, 16 GB will be plenty of RAM for the foreseeable future.

Many games use RAM as it is available. So, if you have 16 GB, a game will use 8, while if you have 32 it will use 16. I have 16 GB in my personal gaming PC and RAM has never been an issue.

Other than the RAM, this PC has a 1 TB SSD which I love with all my heart. 1 TB will store many games for many years.

Being an SSD means that this computer will load games and the OS extremely fast, so you’ll never have to sit around and wait on anything.

If you plan to take a lot of clips and videos, you may want an external hard drive, but honestly 1 TB will be more than enough for most gamers.

12. CYBERRPOWERPC Gamer Xtreme (GeForce RTX 3060 12GB)

Price$1,800
GPUNVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 12GB
CPUIntel Core i7-12700KF
RAM16GB DDR4
Storage500GB PCIe NVMe SSD; 2TB HDD
CoolingRGB Fans

CyberPowerPC is one of the most popular gaming PC manufacturers. They’re almost as popular as Alienware. The PC I use right now is a CyberPowerPC computer that I have upgraded a few times over the years. Most of the time their builds are well made, the wires are managed, and you get a decent bang for your buck.

This gaming PC has a GeForce RTX 3060 GPU with 12GB of memory. This GPU goes for a few hundred dollars on its own, probably around $500 – 600 depending on if you can find a deal or not.

That may sound cheap, but this is actually a really good graphics card, and I’m shocked it’s so cheap.

12 GB of memory in the card means it’ll be able to handle anything you throw at it and when you throw in the Intel Core i7 processor, you’re looking at an absolute animal of a PC.

This PC has 16 GB DDR4, which is great and the bare minimum that you will see on this list. 32 GB of RAM, of course, would be better but 16 GB of DDR4 will always get the job done and be the gold standard for a few more years at least.

Finally, the 500 GB PCI-E NVMe SSD is one of the best hard drives you can hope for. It is extremely fast. SSDs in general are very fast, but a PCI-E NVMe SSD is even faster.

500GB is enough for your OS and quite a few games. You can store clips, videos, extra games, etc on the 2 TB HDD.

11. Velztorm Gladio Custom Built Powerful Gaming Desktop PC

Price$1,889
GPUNVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB
CPUAMD Ryzen 9 5900X
RAM16GB DDR4
Storage1TB PCIe SSD; 1TB HDD
CoolingLiquid

This computer has that classic gaming PC design that you either love or you hate. Personally, I think the 3 RGB fans on the front looks pretty cool. I think it might distract me a little too much if I’m in game and my PC is at eye level, but still.

Even though this is far from one of the most expensive PCs on this list, it still has some pretty good components inside of it.

The GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB is pretty close to what I use in my gaming PC (1660 ti), and I feel like my PC can run any game I want.

Sometimes I do have to turn the graphics down a tad, with games like Red Dead 2 for example. Velztorm actually put a lot into the CPU here. The Ryzen 9 5900X has 12 cores, which is 4 more than I expected.

I’m not complaining though, as this pairs well with the GPU and makes this a solid high-end PC.

The RAM and storage are both exactly what I’d want them to be. 16 GB of RAM is great, and on par with the rest of the build, while a 1 TB SSD will be able to store a lot of your games.

Being a PCIe is also great, since these are faster than the standard SSD. Now, if you play a lot of games or save a lot of clips / videos, you may want a bit more storage than a 1 TB HDD but you can always get an external hard drive in the future.

10. Alienware Aurora R14

Price$2,800
GPUNVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 10GB GDDR6X
CPUAMD Ryzen 9 5900
RAM32GB
Storage1TB SSD; 2TB HDD
CoolingLiquid

Another Alienware makes this list. This Gaming PC has the classic Alienware look, which is immediately noticeable.

Granted, it may not be everyone’s cup of tea. This PC has a very sleek case, with liquid cooling, making the inside look like it’s powering an alien mothership.

Moving from its looks to its actual hardware, this PC has a pretty awesome GPU and CPU combo inside of it. The GeForce RTX 3080 is a very good card and likely a huge factor in the price of this PC.

This card is top-of-the-line and will cost a little over a grand by itself.

Paired with the AMD Ryzen 9 5900, this PC will be able to do anything and everything a gamer could dream of. Whether that be recording gameplay, streaming, editing, etc.

32 GB of RAM is more than enough and makes this PC extremely future resistant. 16 GB is fine and will last a few years, but 32 GB is likely to be enough RAM for the next decade plus.

This PC has the exact storage that I would want for my own computer. I like the idea of having an SSD large enough to use as a boot drive, with some more room for some of my favorite games.

A 1 TB SSD will have plenty of room for any game I want to download, and likely will want to download for the foreseeable future.

If you manage to burn through that 1 TB SSD, this PC also comes with a 2 TB HDD, which I would recommend for storing videos, clips, and non-game related files.

9. CORSAIR ONE a200

Price$3,667
GPUNVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
CPUAMD Ryzen 9 5900X
RAM32GB DDR4
Storage1TB SSD
CoolingLiquid

This is a pretty unique PC, at least on this list, because it is made by Corsair. I love Corsair products and have never had a problem with their peripherals.

Before making this list, I didn’t even know that they made pre-built PCs. The components are all very solid and make this a powerful computer, and I’m in love with the way that it looks.

It’s very subtle and clean looking, and knowing Corsair, the wire management and build quality are top notch.

This computer has an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080, which you’ll see a lot on this list because it’s one of the most powerful graphics cards available at the moment.

The CPU pairs very well with the RTX 3080 as the AMD Ryzen line never disappoints and the Ryzen 9 5900X is no exception.

32 GB of DDR4 RAM goes above and beyond what most people need and it almost brings a tear to my eye. The RAM will never be a bottleneck in this build, and Corsair definitely delivered with this choice.

The only thing that comes close to disappointing in this build is its storage. For me, personally, a 1 TB SSD will be plenty of space but I do not play a lot of different games at once.

I actually have 1 TB of space in my computer, split between 2 SSDs, and I often find myself needing to uninstall and reinstall games.

So, I would’ve loved if this PC added an extra HDD in for good measure, but you can always pick up an external drive if you need it.

8. CYBERPOWERPC Gamer Xtreme (GeForce RTX 3090 24GB)

Price$4,019
GPUNVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 24GB
CPUIntel Core i9-12900KF
RAM16GB DDR4
Storage1TB NVMe PCIe SSD
CoolingLiquid

When you’re paying this kind of premium, you know you’re getting a good PC (at least you’d hope so.) The CYBERPOWERPC pretty much never fails to deliver.

We looked at another CyberPower before and this Gamer Xtreme is basically that PC with everything upgraded.

The GeForce RTX 3090 24 GB pretty much speaks for itself. 24 GB is more than what most gamers have in RAM and this beast has it in VRAM.

This GPU will be able to play 99.99% of games on any settings you desire. What’s more, is that it will be able to do this for at least 5 years, if not a decade. This GPU is just insane and makes this computer the monster it is.

The CPU isn’t anything to scoff at as well. An i9-12900KF is top-of-the-line and the exact CPU that you’ll want to pair with the RTX 3090. They complement each other perfectly and make this PC a state-of-the-art build.

My only gripe is that this CPU doesn’t have integrated graphics, but those would only be necessary for troubleshooting down the line.

My one gripe with this build is that it only has 16 GBs of RAM. Don’t get me wrong, 16 GB will be plenty (that’s what I’m running on and have not had a problem yet), but it is far from future-proof.

The RAM is DDR4, so it’s plenty fast, but you may have to upgrade it after about 5 years because games are getting more and more demanding.

Overall, I wouldn’t expect the RAM to bottleneck the PC anytime soon and by going for 16GB, Cyberpower probably saved you some money, but if you experience some performance drops in a few years, that’s the first place I’d look.

7. MSI Aegis RS

Price$4,089
GPUNVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
CPUIntel Core i9-12900K
RAM32GB
Storage2TB NVMe SSD; 2TB HDD
CoolingLiquid

I’m not going to lie, this thing is fancy and I’m sure that its looks have a lot to do with the price. That and the fact that it is an MSI machine.

MSI is a very well known brand in the PC gaming world, and anything you grab from them is sure to be a quality product.

First off, the GeForce RTX 3090 is about $2,000 on its own, and is one monster of a GPU. This GPU will most likely last you a decade before you’ll need to upgrade. It’s the definition of state-of-the-art.

On top of the GPU, MSI decided to pair it with a 16 core Intel i9 processor which is insane. This is the PC that gamers see in their dreams.

32 GB of RAM is exactly what I expected when I saw the CPU and GPU. MSI did not miss a beat. 32 GB of RAM will be able to handle any game and any number of Chrome tabs that you throw at it.

NVMe SSDs are the fastest storage devices available at the moment and having 2 TB worth of NVMe is amazing. This will be able to store any and every game you need it to.

The 2 TB HDD will also be very handy for any excess files (videos, documents, etc) that you might need to save.

6. Adamant Custom Gaming Desktop Computer

Price$4,600
GPUNVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
CPUIntel i9 11-900K
RAM64GB DDR RAM
Storage1TB NVMe SSD; 10TB HDD
CoolingLiquid

If you like very minimal, simple designs, then this Adamant PC is for you. If I were in the market for a (very expensive) gaming PC, this is the one I would pick. I really enjoy its design.

There’s no flashy RGB, the front of the case is solid, and the side is just a nice, big glass plate. However, looks aren’t everything.

Despite how simple and “bland” this PC might look, it’s rocking some serious hardware. The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 is the best GPU on the market at the moment which is why it’s in so many of these expensive builds.

The Intel i9 11900K only has 8 cores, and I’m a bit worried that it wouldn’t be able to keep up with the 3090. Many games rely more on the GPU than the CPU, but this CPU will definitely bottleneck a game or two.

I’ve never had the pleasure of experiencing 64 GB of DDR4 RAM, but I suspect it is glorious. 16 GB would probably work just fine, 32 GB would future proof you PC, but 64 GB is going to turn your PC into a spaceship.

This PC has perfect storage, in my opinion. A nice, 1 TB SSD will be big enough for all of your favorite games, while you can store the rest on the 10 TB HDD.

Unless you’re a data hoarder, or take a LOT of videos, you won’t need more storage than this.

5. OMEN 30L NVIDIA RTX 3090

Price$5,000
GPUNVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 24GB
CPUIntel i9-10850K
RAM64GB RGB
Storage4TB NVMe SSD; 2TB HDD
CoolingLiquid (RGB)

This thing is RGB’d up, and I’m not complaining. I think this rig offers the best of both worlds, when it comes to including RGB without going over the top into “super gamer” territory.

There’s nothing wrong with that style, but it’s pretty hard on my eyes and my attention span can’t always handle it while I’m trying to game.

This rocks a GeForce 3090, like most of these expensive builds. The 3090 is a beast, and makes up about $2,000 of the cost of this build. It’s an incredible GPU and will be a beast for many years to come.

However, I will say this CPU is a little underwhelming. The i9-10850K only has 10 cores, which is widely disappointing and I would be surprised if it didn’t bottleneck the system a little bit.

64 GB of RAM is incredible. Add RGB to that RAM and you have the best RAM that money can buy. HyperX is also a very solid and trusted brand of RAM so I have absolutely nothing negative to say in this regard.

Most of these builds choose a small SSD with a large HDD, but the Omen decided to do the opposite. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with this, it just means you can have more games on your SSD.

However, one review mentioned that the OS was loaded up on the HDD instead of the SSD, so this may be something you want to check if you get this PC.

You’re pretty much always going to want your operating system to be running off of your SSD because it will be much faster.

4. 2022 MSI Aegis RS 12TF-253US Pro Extreme

Price$6,399
GPUNVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080Ti 12GB
CPUIntel i9-12900KF
RAM128GB
Storage6TB NVMe SSD; 2TB HDD
CoolingLiquid

This is a nice, clean build. It’s an MSI computer and MSI is known for its quality. They are a very trusted brand in the PC community, so I’d have no problem trusting them to build a computer for me.

The case is hit or miss, and I honestly can’t tell whether I like it or not. What I do like, though, is what’s on the inside.

This PC has an RTX 3080Ti, which is almost on par with the 3090. Coupled with this monster GPU is an Intel i9-12900KF.

This CPU has 16 cores and usually costs around $600 by itself. It’s well worth the money, however, because it is one of the best CPUs on the market.

My jaw almost hit the floor when I saw that this computer has 128 GB of RAM. To be completely honest, I had no idea that was even possible, and it makes me ashamed of my 16 GB.

128 GB of RAM will be enough RAM for gaming for the next 10+ years, making this PC pretty much future proof.

2 TB is kind of small for an HDD, but it’s okay because MSI opted for a 6 TB NVMe SSD. NVMe SSDs are incredibly fast and 6 TB gives you enough room to put your OS and all of your favorite games on there.

3. ASUS ROG Strix G35CZ

Price$6,421
GPUNVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
CPUFactory Overclocked Intel Core i9-10900KF
RAM32GB DDR4
Storage1TB PCIe SSD; 1TB HDD
CoolingLiquid

ASUS is a pretty solid brand and I’ve never had any problems with them in the past. However, this PC seems a bit overpriced from what I can see.

The looks are a bit hit or miss. It isn’t my style, and I think it looks a bit bulky, but some people like that bulky, textured look and there’s nothing wrong with that.

Now, as for the components, for $6,000 the RTX 3080 is a little lackluster. I’d much rather see an RTX 3090 in this PC. The Intel Core i9 has 10 cores, which is also quite low compared to some of the other computers you can find at this price.

An Intel i9-12900KF with 16 cores would be perfect, and I’m not sure why this PC doesn’t have something at least close to that.

The RAM is fine, even if it’s not the largest I’ve seen at this price. 32 GB will always get the job done and being DDR4 is a huge plus. Some people may want more RAM for an expensive pre-build, but I’m actually fine with the 32 GB.

The storage is also underwhelming here. You’re probably going to need to upgrade at some point, depending on how many games you play and whether you like to save clips and videos.

I have about 1 TB of memory in my computer, and it fills up pretty fast with games. I usually have to uninstall and reinstall games randomly when my friend group decides to play something new.

2. 2022 MSI Aegis RS 12TJ-282US

Price$6,989
GPUNVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 24GB
CPUIntel i9-12900KF
RAM128GB
Storage6TB NVMe SSD; 2TB HDD
CoolingLiquid

I took a look at a downgraded version of the MSI Aegis further up in the list, but this one truly is the king of gaming PCs. This PC is truly state-of-the-art.

It looks fine. Some people may want something flashier, but I like the subtlety of the case. I will say, this one is so subtle that it’s bordering on bland, but looks are far from everything.

This gaming PC has an RTX 3090 and an Intel i9-12900KF. This is the best GPU and CPU combo on the market at the moment and leaves absolutely nothing to be desired.

The i9-12900KF has 16 cores and is extremely fast, while the RTX 3090 is a $2,000 monster of a GPU. Together they form the ultimate gaming PC that will be able to run and stream any game that your heart desires.

128 GB of RAM is far beyond the gold standard and compliments the GPU and CPU very nicely. On top of the pure size, this RAM is DDR5 and has a speed of 4800MHz. This is as good as it gets.

Adding this RAM was pretty much MSI putting the icing on the cake when it comes to this rig.

6 TB is a lot of storage. MSI made the boot drive a 6 TB NVMe SSD because this is the fastest type of storage you can find nowadays.

So, not only do you have extremely fast storage, which means very fast load times, but you also get a lot of it. If you do need extra storage, they also added in a 2 TB HDD, which you can use to put videos and clips on.

1. MSI Aegis RS 12TG-261

Price$8,664
GPUNVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti
CPUIntel i7-12700KF 12-Core
RAM64GB DDR5 4800MHz
Storage2x8TB PCIe SSD RAID 1
CoolingRGB Fans

The MSI Aegis RS 12TG-261 invested a lot of its resources into its RAM and its storage, and it definitely shows. 64 GB of DDR5, 4800MHz RAM is pretty much unbelievable.

Most gamers are running around with 8 GB on the low side, 16 GB on average, and 32 GB at most, so having 64GB of DDR5 RAM will ensure you’ll never have to worry about your memory again (at least not for 15+ years.)

1 TB of storage is pretty average for a gaming PC. Games take up a ton of space, so having an SSD with enough room for all of them is convenient.

This PC has two 8 TB PCIe SSDs. PCIe SSDs are much faster than regular SSDs, and 8 TB is probably more data than I’ve used in my entire life as a gamer and developer, let alone 16 TB.

My main gripes with this computer come down to its GPU and CPU. Don’t get me wrong, both are very powerful and will be able to handle whatever you throw at them, it’s just that there are better options out there.

With that being said, it’s obvious that MSI wanted to create a PC with a ton of RAM and infinite storage, and they absolutely succeeded.

This PC is especially great if you plan to do anything beyond gaming, whether it be game development, animation, 3D modeling, etc. You’ll have a ton of space and a ton of RAM for multitasking and running whatever programs you need.

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