Best gaming PC's under $1000 - January 2020

By Jake Adams. Last updated: January 20, 2020
Trying to level up your game and don't have the time or skill necessary to build your own rig? No worries, here is the list of the best deals we could find on pre-built gaming computers that are below $1000.

If you are reading this, high chances that you are not overflowing with those hundred dollar bills. But hey, we are here to help you! The list below contains the best deals that we could find on gaming PC's that do not exceed $1000 but still deliver the performance of a battlestation that will tackle any game that you'll throw at it. Here are our top 3:

CYBERPOWERPC GXiVR8500A

CYBERPOWERPC GXiVR8500A Gaming PC
  • CPU - Intel i5-9400F
  • GPU - Geforce GTX 1660 ti
  • R.A.M - 8GB
  • Storage - 120 SSD 1 TB HDD

Pros:

  • Great price per performance
  • Eye appealing
  • Keyboard and mouse included

Cons:

  • Only 8 GB of RAM
  • Only 120 GB SSD

Coming at number 3 is the CYBERPOWERPC's GXiVR8500 which sits at the perfect balance between the performance and the price. The combination of Intel's i5-9400F and Nvidia's Geforce GTX 1660 Ti will surely run any AAA titles with ease. This computer is visually appealing to the eye and also includes a keyboard and a mouse which might not be the best quality, but something is better than nothing.

ABS Mage E

ABS Mage E Gaming PC
  • CPU - AMD Ryzen 5 2600
  • GPU - GeForce GTX 1660
  • R.A.M - 16GB DDR4
  • Storage - 1TB SSD

Pros:

  • Great price per performance
  • 16 GB of RAM
  • 1TB SSD

Cons:

  • Boring design
  • Weakest GPU in this list

At number 2, we have ABS's Mage E which at the time of writing sits at $849. There's nothing too much special about this pc. It is not the most powerful computer from the list, but will still cut through any game that you will throw at it. The design seems rather boring, but that doesn't matter in terms of performance. It also has 16GB of RAM and 1TB SSD which are not very common at such low prices, which makes this a really good deal for the people who want to save that extra $150.

ABS Rogue E

ABS Rogue E Gaming PC
  • CPU - AMD Ryzen 5 3600
  • GPU - Geforce GTX 1660 Ti
  • R.A.M - 16GB
  • Storage - 1TB SSD

Pros:

  • Great price per performance
  • Powerful AMD 3rd Gen CPU
  • 1TB SSD

Cons:

  • Only 8 GB of RAM
  • Only 120 GB SSD

For our number 1, we came up with ABS's Mage E which at the time of writing holds a price tag of $999. This gaming computer is equipped with the newest 3rd generation processors from AMD which will allow you to cut through any game and are also very good for streaming. It also has 1TB SSD which will eliminate the long waiting times that HDD's are known for. It's also equipped with 16GB of RAM which is becoming more and more useful as internet browsers alone are starting to eat up high portions of RAM, not leaving enough for gaming.

Dell Inspiron - Ryzen 7 | RX 580

Dell Inspiron - Ryzen 7 | RX 580 Gaming PC
  • CPU - AMD Ryzen 7 2700
  • GPU - RX 580
  • R.A.M - 16GB
  • Storage - 1TB 7200RPM HDD

Pros:

  • Great price per performance
  • Reputable brand
  • On lower side of the budget

Cons:

  • Not the best graphics card
  • Old generation AMD processor

Another honorable mention is the Dell Inspiron with AMD Ryzen 7 2700 and RX 580. This gaming rig is very affordable and has a very good price per performance. It's from Dell, which is a very reputable brand that most people have heard of. The system itself is cheap mostly because it uses the older generation AMD processors, which nonetheless are still truly remarkable. It does not have an SSD, but no one should expect one at such a price. It has 16 GB of RAM, which is very good for this particular price range. Overall, this gaming PC is an amazing buy that you won't regret.

iBUYPOWER Element 9260

iBUYPOWER Element 9260 Gaming PC
  • CPU - Intel i7-9700F
  • GPU - Geforce GTX 1660 Ti
  • R.A.M - 16GB
  • Storage - 240GB SSD

Pros:

  • Great price per performance
  • Powerful Intel processor
  • Keyboard and mouse included

Cons:

  • On the expensive side of the budget
  • Only 240 GB SSD

The last gaming PC that is worth consideration is the iBUYPOWER Element 9260. It's another exceptional price per performance system that will not disappoint you with its capabilities. It comes with a powerful Intel I7-9700F processor and GTX 1660 Ti graphics card that will let you max out any settings that you wish. It only has 240GB SSD, which is quite small in such price range, but it does come with a keyboard and a mouse, which will probably save you some money. Overall, you will not be disappointed with this purchase.