Top 5 PC Machine for Gaming 2017
Gaming machines are way better than gaming laptops as they can offer you Power which can run the heaviest game without a single sweat. However, Gaming laptops, on one hand, offer you the freedom to enjoy your games anywhere, they are limited by size and the number of components it can contain within itself without getting much heavy. But, there is no such restriction on CPU machines as one can include as many components as one wants without any kind of tension. Thus, you can always get a lot more from a PC machine when compared to a gaming laptop. Here in this article, we have brought to you the top 5 PC machines of 2017 that are present in the market and that you can buy right away.
Top 5 Gaming PC Machines of 2017
HP Pavilion Wave
Some of the PC manufacturers out there give a lot of attention to the design of the PC, which is why you will feel very good to see the HP Pavilion Wave. With its spherical body and B&O branding on the front, it looks a little like a high-end wireless speaker. Actually, it is.
A single driver at the top fires upwards into a parabolic reflector that shoots audio out at 360 degrees. The result is powerful audio with very little need to plug in external speakers.
There’s always a danger of form overtaking function, but that’s not the case here. You get a low-power quad-core Intel Core i5 processor which is only a little slower when compared to a full-fat desktop version. It is having a fast 128GB SSD and 1TB hard disk, there’s an excellent combination of performance and disk space. And the PC remains quiet in use.
The users also get an option to customize the chassis by connection their very own peripherals to the cabinet. It’s lucky, that the Pavilion Wave offers all this to us.
A better spec in a bigger case would cost a lot less, and the bundled mouse is very basic, but this is still a great machine.
- Quad-core, 2.2-2.8GHz Intel Core i5-6400T
- 8GB DDR4 RAM
- 128GB SSD + 1TB HDD
- 2x rear USB 3.0 ports, 1x rear USB 3.1 Type-C port, HDMI and Display Port outputs, headphone jack, 1x front USB 3.0 port
- Integrated 360-degree speaker
- Review Price: £730.00
The best big-brand gaming PC. The Alienware Aurora is the company’s mid-range gaming PC, but don’t expect mid-range performance, as the PC comes high-end components.
Every time we update this round-up, Dell seems to change the specifications available. Right now, our choice for best-value is the second-tier model that comes in at £979. That comes with a quad-core Core i5-6400 processor and a GTX 1070. However, using Dell’s online customisation options, we switched out the slow hard disk for a much faster, 256GB SSD and dropped the HDD to the secondary slot for an extra £140.
As a result, the spec listed above is the best value. It’s still a fast computer, too. The GeForce GTX 1070 graphics card is very fast and the word when it comes to 1440p gaming; it will even handle some titles in 4K.
If you fancy something faster, the £1499 model (at the time of writing) nets you a quad-core Core i7 6700, a GTX 1080 and a 512GB SSD.
- 2.7-3.3GHz Intel Core i5-6400
- 8GB DDR4 RAM
- 256GB M.2 SSD + 1TB hard disk
- 8GB Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070
- 4x front USB 3.0 ports, 4x rear USB 3.0 ports, 6x rear USB 2.0 ports, 1x USB 3.1 port
- AlienFX lighting
- Review Price: £1278
Asus ROG GR8 II
The ROG is a brilliant and packs loads of power into its super-compact chassis. The quad-core processor is a sprightly chip. It also will help with more than just gaming, video editing, and streaming. The GTX 1060 is nice and powerful for Full HD gaming.
You can grab one at Ebuyer with a load of accessories, which is a decent deal, although Asus is bringing an updated version of the ROG GR8 II with 6GB of graphics memory and an SSD to market later this year. However, if you are pretty serious about this machine, we would recommend you not to go for the current model in the market, and rather go for the 6GB version that comes along with SSD hard drive, which makes a lot more sense.
- Quad-core Intel Core i7-7700 processor
- 3GB Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060
- 8GB DDR4 RAM
- 1TB hard disk
- Compact case
- Three-year collect-and-return
- Review price: £947
The NZXT Gamma is one of the few cabinets to support a 240 or 280 mm radiator for enthusiast-class cooling in a low price. There is an another additional feature to this, you can install a 120 mm front intake fan and also two 120 mm intake fans on the side panel for cooling the graphics card. The only fan that comes pre-installed is a 120 mm rear fan. Installation aids include tool-free drive retention and cutouts on the motherboard tray for routing the cables from behind. A cutout for the CPU socket is also present so that you don’t need to unfasten the motherboard from the tray to install bracket-mounted coolers.
- Weight: 6Kg
- Drive bays: 4 x 5.25-inch and 7 x 3.5-inch
- Expansion slots: 7
- Included fans: 1 x 120mm rear
- Optional fans: 1 x 120mm front, 2 x 120mm side and 2 x 120/140mm top
- VGA card clearance: 10-inch
- I/O panel: 2 x USB 2.0, 1 x eSATA and audio jacks
The Antec X1 deserves serious consideration if you’re on a lookout for a mean looking cabinet to build a gaming PC on a tight budget. The chiseled design on the front bezel coupled with a 120 mm red LED fan that sits behind a mesh on the front panel lends a premium feel—it clearly looks more expensive than its asking price of Rs 2,500. The interior of the cabinet could have been designed better. What could have been better is the orientation of hard drive bays—side orientation would have eased installation and cable routing. Also, the I/O panel on the front bezel excludes USB 3.0 ports. If these small niggles don’t bother you, rest assured you won’t be disappointed.
- Weight: 5Kg
- Drive bays: 3 x 5.25-inch and 8 x 3.5-inch
- Expansion slots: 7
- Included fans: 1 x 120mm
- Optional fans: 1 x 120mm for rear, side, and front each
- VGA card clearance: 11-inch
- I/O panel: 2 x USB 2.0 and audio jacks