If 1000$ might seem a big sum for a gaming PC, especially if self-assembled, not all users are confident with the single components and their pairing. Fortunately, most companies have several pre-configured options for every range of budget and with remarkable performances.
The first model we’re going to analyze is the new CyberPower Gamer Dragon, a true beast that can race against way more renown brands. Coming on the market with a price tag of 919$, the Gamer Dragon doesn’t lie even with such name: an 8-core AMD FX8320 that runs at 4.0 GHz of clock speed you’ll never come up short of power. The integrated AMD R9 380 GPU delivers crisp graphics with its 4GB of dedicated memory, reaching the most desired 4k resolution without too much sweat. The 8GB of RAM and 1TB hard drive complete a fully customizable package, as it is tradition with CyberPower labs.
Staying with less known manufacturers, we take a look at the Syber Vapor One, probably the most interesting and cost-efficient Steam Machine of the ones featured by Valve. With just under 1000$ you get the perfect living room PC, designed to fit perfectly by the side of common gaming consoles. The main difference here is what’s inside: “ordinary” specs like an Intel Core i5 and an AMD R9 380 match perfectly with the onboard 7.1 audio decoder, aided by 8GB of RAM and 1TB of memory.
Last but not least we find a usual suspect: Alienware has been in the gaming department for years as the edgy department of Dell, always on par with its competitors when it comes to innovation and build quality. Aside from the great look, something that not all the companies can brag about, the X51 R3 is a fully customizable machine that can be tweaked from start to finish. The configuration we’re looking at delivers awesome performances with 4.0 GHz of CPU clock speed thanks to its Intel Core i7 processor, 8GB of RAM and 4B of VRAM for the integrated AMD R9 370. The higher price (just under 1000$) is compensated by the ridiculous solidity of the case, the stylistic appeal its design and the strong trustworthiness of the brand.