5 Best and affordable gaming PC under $500

Gaming on PC is bliss. With so many console users making the transition to PC, the platform is now turning stronger than it ever was. Having a gaming PC has its own advantages. Not only can you use the extra power in day to day tasks, but you can also play some heavy games on your mean machine. PC also has Steam which is a game marketplace from Valve which represents PC gaming so well.

PC also has Steam which is a game marketplace from Valve which represents PC gaming so well.

This post is about some of the best gaming PC that you will find under the price tag of $500. Keep in mind that these are pre-assembled PCs so if you are looking for something that you can assemble yourself, we will be posting PC builds soon so stay tuned.

CyberpowerPC Gamer Ultra GUA3100A

CyberPowerPC is a known name in pre-built or assembled gaming PCs. This specific computer comes loaded with some really good specifications. It has an AMD FX-4300 Quad-Core 3.8GHz processor and 8GB DDR3 RAM.

You also get 1TB HDD for storage and, 24X DVD. It has an AMD R7 240 2GB graphics card which is a good GPU for the price, and the whole thing runs on Windows 10 Home. All this comes with a price tag between $450-$500 which is amazing.

CyberPower Z170 i3

This PC is also configurable, and you can choose to start with a Core i3 Processor, and you can go up to a Core i7. You can choose the case, the configuration along with RAM, GPU and what not.

In the basic model, you get Core i3 and 8GB RAM. You get to choose which GPU you want which is really cool. The price starts at $500 and can go higher depending on the parts.

Syber Vapor Core

The Syber Vapor Core is a mini gaming PC you can customize yourself and build your own using the CyberPowerPC’s website. The price will depend on the components that you choose. Depending on the chosen parts, the price starts at $500 and can go higher up.

Go to the website and configure what you want. You can choose the processor, CPU cooler, motherboard, memory, graphics. This is an AMD PC and would be loved by people who like to have AMD over Intel or Nvidia.

Alienware Alpha ASM100-300BLK Desktop

This is a powerful mini gaming PC from Alienware that sells between $480-$500 and comes with some great specifications. This mini gaming PC also performs really well and holds its own in some demanding games. It comes in two variants. One costs under $500 and the other one with better specifications cost much higher around $800. Take a look at the specifications below.

  • Intel Core i3-4170T 3.2GHz Processor
  • Nvidia GTX 860M
  • 500 GB HDD
  • Windows 10

Alienware X51 AX51R3-10BLK Desktop

The Alienware X51 AX51R3-10BLK is a newer model that comes with a variety of configurations. This specific config will cost you between $500-$550 depending on the availability. You get a Core i3 low-voltage processor along with the Nvidia GTX745 which is a fairly strong GPU. You can also choose to have newer GPUs, but that would cost you extra.

Processor: 2.1 GHz Core i3-5015U
Hard Drive: 1TB HDD
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 745 4GB DDR3 Ram
OS: Windows 8.1 (Free upgrade to Windows 10)

So these are some of the best and affordable gaming PC options that you can go for under $500. But since these are pre-built gaming PC you give a bit of extra money for the brand name. We will soon list a good build under $500 as well if you are looking for a PC you can build yourself.

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