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Best gaming desktops of 2018

Discover the top 6 gaming desktops of 2018.

Serious about gaming? You should be serious about your kit too. To steam ahead of the competition and game beyond limits, you need the right desktop. One that can handle the latest titles, the greatest graphics and those all day gaming marathons. We’ve rounded up the best 6 gaming desktops of 2018, so you can find a machine that suits you.

HP Pavilion Power 580-100na

Working on a budget? This HP tower may be affordable, but its power and performance doesn't cut any corners. It's smooth and speedy thanks to the 8th gen Intel® Core™ i5 processor and you'll be thrown into the heart of the action with the impressive Nvidia GTX 1060 dedicated graphics card. You won't be hanging around waiting for the system to boot up or your latest game to load thanks to Intel's clever Optane memory technology that's designed to improve performance and give you a boost.

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Lenovo Legion C530-19ICB

If LAN parties and gaming with your mates is your thing, this is your desktop. While everyone else struggles with their hefty machines at the next meet-up, you'll effortlessly stroll in with your convenient carry handle and compactly designed Lenovo tower. Just another way to psyche out the competition. And, you’ve got enough spec to run all the latest titles with a dedicated GeForce GTX 1050 dedicated graphics card, a clever Intel® Core i5 processor and 8GB of RAM backed up with 16GB of performance-boosting Optane Memory.

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PC Specialist Velocity Prime

You’re stood at the PC pick ‘n’ mix. What do you go for? A helping of the best graphics around. Check. A huge dollop of space, a 2TB hard drive to be precise. That’ll go well with a speedy 500GB SSD. Throw that in too. Now, what about something that’ll make sure it all goes down smoothly? An 8th gen Intel® Core i7 processor and 16GB of RAM will do the trick. And for the cherry on top of the icing on top of the computing cake, let’s have some VR capability. Sounds too good to be true, doesn’t it? Well, believe it or not, all of that incredible power and performance is exactly what you get with the PC Specialist Velocity Prime. The best of the best, hand-picked and packaged up for you. Tuck in and enjoy.

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MSI Trident 3

There’s no need to choose between style and substance. Get the best of both worlds with this MSI Trident 3 tower. Its slim design makes it look more like a console than a traditional desktop. But, don’t judge a desktop by its slick appearance. What’s under the hood counts too. With both a hard drive and an SSD, you get the speed and space to load and save what you like, when you like. Chasing that high score? You might be overheating, but your desktop won’t thanks to the Silent Storm cooling technology that protects your precious hardware.

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What we really love about the 3XS HALO Core is the Virtual Setup. When this monster machine turns up on your doorstep, a dedicated 3XS engineer will be on the phone waiting to help you get set up straight away. With expert and personal fine tuning at hand, you can spend less time getting tangled up in cables and more time levelling up on your favourite game. Let’s not forget the powerhouse spec it packs in too. Eye-popping graphics from the GeForce GTX 1070 dedicated card and the ability to run the most demanding games and software thanks to the huge RAM and 8th gen Intel® Core i5 processor. Get going faster too thanks to the rapid 256GB SSD that’s backed up by a hard drive with a whopping 2TB of space.

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PC Specialist Velocity Zen

If you want it all in one box, you really want to get your hands on this beauty from PC Specialist. First of all there’s the tower with a spacious hard drive, the fast SSD and the impressive RAM for seamless switching between your gameplay and your day-to-day. You’re also treated to a monitor, keyboard and mouse. So, all that’s left for you to do is get your best game face on and let the competition know you’re ready to do battle.

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