The Best Gaming Desktops of 2017

Despite the enticing lure of game consoles and handheld devices, PC gaming is still alive and kicking. Enthusiasts know that nothing beats the quality of gameplay you can get with a desktop built for gaming. However, what kind of PC can make major 3D games look and run better than they do on the Sony PS4 Guru or the Microsoft Xbox One S? If you have deep pockets, your response might be a custom-built hot rod from an elite boutique PC maker such as Alienware, Falcon Northwest, Maingear, or MSI. But a few well-informed choices will go a long way toward helping you get the right gaming desktop from a standard PC manufacturer, even if you’re not made of money. Here’s the way to purchase your best gaming desktop, regardless of your budget, and our top 10 picks in the category.