The Best Pre-Built Office & Gaming Desktop PCs – Summer 2023

By Ari Altman | Published August 21, 2023 | Updated August 21, 2023

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Need a new desktop PC for family use, home or small office, or gaming? No problem – you’ve come to the right place! This guide profiles ten of the best PCs on the market, starting at under $400 and going all the way up to nearly $4,000. We’re positive you’ll find a system in this guide that will work for you!

The Best Deals on the Latest PCs, All Right Here!

For Summer 2023, the deals are better than ever, thanks to plummeting prices on just about all the components that makes up a PC. But you have to be a bit careful, as there are always many listings out there for older models at inflated prices, and sometimes it’s hard to know what the latest components are and what you should be paying for them.

That’s where TBG comes in! We know what’s worth buying today, so we list only the best PCs you can get for the money. They include four of the best  home office, small office, and professional PCs, along with gaming systems at every pricepoint, starting at ultra-budget and going up to ultra-premium. One thing they all have in common is that they use the latest components available, so you won’t feel left behind before you even open the box! That means the best Intel and AMD CPUs, great video cards, and fast solid-state drives.

Parting Thoughts

Need to accessorize your new desktop PC? Then definitely check out our Monitor Buyer’s Guide, Keyboard and Mouse Buyer’s Guide, and Speaker/Headset Buyer’s Guide. Please keep in mind that we limit advertising to give you the best browsing experience, so to support continued development of this guide, please use the links we provide if you decide to purchase one of the PCs we recommend.

Home/Small Office

  • The Budget Home Office PC

    MSI PRO DP21 12100

    Wow, just wow! Thanks to great specs at an amazing price, this desktop from MSI will no doubt be a PC you can use for years to come. It’s equipped with the Intel Core i3-12100 quad-core, 8-thread CPU, 8GB of RAM, a 250GB SSD, and WiFi 6 networking. Plus, it has Microsoft Windows 11 pre-installed. The one very inexpensive but significant upgrade we would suggest is to add a second 8GB SO-DIMM memory module to boost not only capacity but speed as well.

    The Guru’s Tip

    The price on this desktop is simply unbeatable!

  • The Ultra-Compact Small Office PC

    MinisForum UM773 Lite

    Take everything you want in a modern PC and then scale it down, and you get the UM773 Lite. Despite the slim profile (it’s 5″ square and just 2″ tall), it packs in a lot of power. It’s equipped with the AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS 8-core, 16-thread CPU, 32GB of DDR5 RAM, a 1TB PCIe Gen 4 solid-state drive, and built-in WiFi 6E. It has 6 USB ports in total (including a USB4 Type-C and a USB 3.2 Type-C), and it can simultaneously support three monitors with resolutions up to 4K using its dual HDMI 4K outputs, plus an 8K monitor on its USB4 output. Best of all: Windows 11 Pro is pre-installed and included in the price!

    The Guru’s Tip

    Anyone who has limited desk space will appreciate the small footprint of this PC!

  • The High-End Business Desktop

    Acer Aspire TC-1780-UR12 13700

    If you’re looking for a high-end office PC that’s all business, this is the one. Featuring the ultra-powerful Intel Core i7-13700 16-core, 24-thread processor using Intel’s advanced Raptor Lake design, it leapfrogs all previous-gen CPUs. The system also has 16GB of DDR4 RAM, a 512GB PCIe Gen 4 solid-state drive, a 1TB hard drive, built-in WiFi 6E, and Windows 11 Pro.

    The Guru’s Tip

    This PC has triple video outputs, including HDMI, DisplayPort, and a legacy DVI port.

  • The Workstation PC

    Empowered PC Sentinel 13900KF/RTX 3070

    This pre-built PC is packed with premium components that will get you gaming at warp speed! These include a liquid-cooled Intel Core i9-13900KF 24-core, 32-thread processor, an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 8GB video card for accelerating a wide range of applications, and 32GB of RAM. In terms of storage, you’ll get a 512GB NVMe solid-state drive plus a 2TB hard drive for file storage. The system is built in an ultra-professional case, and comes pre-loaded with Windows 11.

    The Guru’s Tip

    Yes, this PC is marketed for gaming, but the specific components it includes makes it adept at content creation, and the price is exceptional!

Gaming PCs

  • The Budget Gaming PC

    Lenovo IdeaCentre Gaming 5i 12400F/RTX 3050

    START GAMING TODAY! Lenovo is a master of offering value in all of its PCs, and this well-equipped gaming PC is no different. This system includes an Intel Core i5-12400 six-core, 12-thread processor, a GeForce RTX 3050 8GB video card, plus 8GB of RAM and a 512GB solid-state drive. It comes pre-loaded with Windows 11, and even has WiFi 6E build in! The one thing we strongly advise is to upgrade the RAM right away with a second 8GB stick of DDR4-3200 – it’s incredibly cheap and will deliver far greater performance across the board!

    The Guru’s Tip

    This PC will get you into gaming today, while offering opportunities for upgrades down the line.

  • The Mainstream Gaming Desktop

    Skytech Blaze 3.0 12400F/RTX 3060

    If you don’t want to build your own, Skytech has the answer in its Blac 3.0 gaming desktop! This tower comes equipped with the potent Intel Core i5-12400F 6-core, 12-thread CPU, the Nvidia GeForce GTX 3060 12GB video card, plus a 500GB PCIe solid-state drive and 16GB of DDR4-3200 RAM.

    The Guru’s Tip

    This is a great starting point for high-end gaming, and offers the opportunity to upgrade down the line as well.

  • The High-End Gaming PC

    Skytech Chronos 5600X/RTX 3070

    This system punches way above its price class thanks to the GeForce RTX 3070 8GB GPU is comes equipped with. Also on board is the potent AMD Ryzen 5 5600X 6-core, 12-thread CPU, 16GB of DDR4-3200 RAM, and a 1TB solid-state drive. It’s all wrapped up in the stylish high airflow chassis.

    The Guru’s Tip

    In terms of performance per dollar, the CPU and GPU in this system are impossible to beat!

  • The Premium Gaming PC

    Skytech Siege 12700F/RTX 4070 Ti Gaming PC

    Not ready to build your own? No problem! Skytech is offering up tremendous value as always with its latest Siege desktop. It’s equipped with the Intel Core i7-12700F 12-core, 20-thread CPU, a big 240mm AIO liquid cooler, and comes packing serious heat with a GeForce RTX 4070 Ti 12GB! Also on the build list is 16GB of DDR4-3200 RAM, a 1TB PCIe SSD, and an 850W Gold-rated PSU.

    The Guru’s Tip

    Seriously, if this is the level of gaming system you're looking for, run, don't walk, to grab this deal!

  • The Ultra-High-End Gaming PC

    Skytech Eclipse 13700K/RTX 4080

    Skytech is all about delivering incredible power and hand-crafted quality at every pricepoint, and the Eclipse is no different. You get a fantastic gaming chip, the Intel Core i7-13700K, a 16-core, 24-thread beast, along with the ultra-fast Nvidia GeForce RTX 4080 16GB video card. Also on this list are 32GB of DDR5 RAM, a 1TB PCIe Gen 4 solid-state drive, a massive 420mm AIO liquid cooler, a 1000W Gold-rated power supply, and Windows 11.

    The Guru’s Tip

    This system has power to spare, without going off the deep end. Then again, if you want it all, see below!

  • The Ultra-High-End Gaming PC

    Skytech Pro Eclipse 13900K/RTX 4090

    Want mind-blowing performance without having to build your own PC? Then go for the incredible Pro Eclipse by Skytech. This system features an Intel Core i9-13900K 24-core, 32-thread processor cooled by a massive 420mm liquid cooler, a GeForce RTX 4090 24GB video card, 32GB of DDR5 RAM, and a 1TB PCIe Gen 4 solid-state drive, a Phanteks P500A case, and a massive 1200W power supply. In other words, it’s locked, loaded, and ready to rock the latest games!

    The Guru’s Tip

    This is a simply mind-blowing deal in an ultra-high-end gaming desktop!

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