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Cheap gaming PCs at a glance: Here you get the most performance for your money

Cheap gaming PCs at a glance: Here you get the most performance for your money


Finished gaming PCs are ten cents a dozen. But which offerings offer the best value for money, and which are even cheaper than building your own? We have selected the best calculators for games.

In an age where retailers often charge double the RRP for a graphics card, off-the-shelf PCs are often the best alternative to a homemade gaming PC. It is not uncommon to find offers that are priced below the value of the individual components, for example at Aldi with an RTX 3070 Ti. We have selected for you the best suppliers and the best offers of the week.

Graphics card comparison 2022: GeForce RTX and Radeon RX GPUs in the test, ranked

Best Providers for Out-of-the-Box PCs

Manufacturers like Acer, HP or Lenovo offer gaming PCs with a wide variety of configurations, but they often no longer allow manual adjustments before ordering. In return, the buyer receives a complete worry-free package and does not have to deal with manual configuration during the ordering process. Good providers for such off-the-shelf PCs are:

On the other hand, there are system integrators who offer out-of-the-box configurations as recommendations, but which can still be manually adjusted, for example to increase RAM, upgrade an additional SSD, or decide on a different case for design reasons:

The best deals for the week of February 14

HP Pavilion Gaming with Ryzen 5 5600G, RTX 3060 and 16 GB of RAM for 949 euros in Cyberport

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Start with the well-appointed HP Pavilion Gaming TG01-2400ng in Shadow Black. The gaming PC contains an AMD Ryzen 5 5600G in combination with a

Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 (to test report)
and 16GB of RAM at 3200MHz. The motherboard is an OEM product with a B550A chipset that includes Wi-Fi 5 and Bluetooth 4.2 and two RAM slots, only one of which is occupied. Your data will find its place on a 512 GB PCIe SSD and a gold-certified 400-watt power supply is responsible for the power supply. The RTX 3060 and Ryzen 5 5600G combination alone costs €799, and all components should pay around €1,040. With the HP Pavilion Gaming you save 90 euros compared to mounting it yourself. However, due to OEM components such as motherboard, power supply, and case, it may be difficult to upgrade your PC.

HP Pavilion Gaming with Ryzen 7 5700G, RTX 3060 Ti and 16 GB of RAM for 1199 euros in Otto

There is another recommended model of the HP Pavilion Gaming. which is based on a combination of an AMD Ryzen 7 5700G, an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 Ti (according to the test report) and 16 GB of RAM with 3200 MHz. However, unlike the first PC, two bars of 8 GB in dual channel. Plus, with a 1TB SDD and 1TB HDD, there’s a lot more storage space available. The power supply offers a maximum of 500 watts due to the more powerful GPU and is again certified gold. Unlike the €899 PC, an operating system with Windows 10 also comes pre-installed. The individual components plus the operating system cost around €1,340, so you save €140. Here, too, an update from PC should be difficult. The distributor also sets a delivery time of four weeks.

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