The best desktop computers give you the power to complete resource-intensive tasks like 3D rendering, video editing, photo editing, CAD, overclocking, and gaming or streaming at 4K or even 8K resolution – and are commonly known as Gaming PCs.
However, the ongoing chip shortage means gaming PCs are scarce or on back-order, making it difficult to purchase one of these machines. Many companies are considering PC rentals to get them through this difficult time.
Furthermore, these high-powered machines often come at a significant price tag — so we’re making it easy for you to choose with our List of Best Desktops for 2022. Continue reading and we’ll help you select your next desktop to maximize your productivity at work.
Top Gaming PCs for Work
Alienware Aurora R12
CPU: Intel Core i9-11900K
GPU: Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090
RAM: 128GB HyperX Fury DDR4-3200MHz
Storage: 1 M.2 2230/2280 SSD, PCIe NVMe up to 32 Gbps up to 2 TB.
Until recently, the Alienware Aurora R11 was one of the best gaming desktops to buy. However, it has now been replaced by the Aurora R12 (and soon the Aurora 2021).
Currently shipping with both the RTX 3080 and RTX 3090, this top-of-the-line maxed out machine is one of our top choices because of its fairly compact design, strong performance with 10th Gen Core i9 and RTX 3090, and very little bloatware – meaning the included software doesn’t use up unnecessary space. This is a worthy upgrade to the R11 and features the same core system with a redesigned case and some under-the-hood upgrades.
HP Omen 30L
CPU: Intel Core i9-10900K
GPU: Custom HP GeForce RTX 3080 (10GB GDDR6X)
RAM: 32GB HyperX DDR4-3200
Storage: 2TB WD Black M.2 NVMe, 2TB Seagate 2.5-inch SATA HDD
This pre-built PC feels much like a custom-built PC with its attractive design. The latest iteration added an intake fan, glass front, and side panels, and an easy-access panel to add components. Not to mention the sleek RGB lighting that adds some aesthetics to the case.
The 10th Gen Intel Core i9 and RTX 3080 proved to be powerful in gaming and benchmark productivity tests. On top of that, HP has included some name-brand components in their micro-ATX motherboard, WD Black SSD, Seagate HDD, and 750W power supply. These additional components make this prebuilt feel more like an enthusiast machine than some of the alternative choices. On top of that, this machine is significantly quieter than most of its competition.
CPU: Intel Core i7-10700K
GPU: Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070
RAM: 12GB of 1600 MHz DDR3 RAM (Dual Channel)
Storage: 1TB 7200 RPM HDD
If you’re looking for a prebuilt PC that looks like it belongs in an office but still packs enough power to run strenuous applications, a Dell XPS may be for you. The XPS desktop was designed for professionals who require reliability and high performance. This system is built with the hardware capabilities for standard processing or specialized workloads, such as processing large data sets, running 3D rendering software, analyzing CAD models, or computing specific engineering applications. You’ll be able to run multiple applications simultaneously as this XPS is powered by a 3.6 GHz Intel Core i7-4790 Quad-Core processor. When more power is required, there is a burst speed of 4.0 GHz and the built-in 12GB of dual-channel 1600 MHz PC3-12800 DDR3 SDRAM, which is expandable to 32GB, allows the computer to quickly access frequently-used files and programs.
Although this is not the type of machine that lets you max out all of your settings to get the best possible graphics, this small, quiet Dell is perfect for the workplace.
MSI Aegis RS 11th Gen
CPU: Intel Core i7-11700K
GPU: MSU GeForce RTX 3080 Ventus 3X OC
RAM: 16GB Crucial Ballistix DDR4-300
Storage: 1TB XPG Gammix S70 PCIe Gen 4, 2TB Seagate Barracuda
The MSI Aegis RS is a top-of-the-line prebuilt desktop, with 11th Gen Intel Core CPU and options for an upgradeable graphics card that brings awesome performance that you can upgrade yourself in the future. All of the parts are standardized, meaning MSI builds the case, motherboard, CPU cooler, fans, GPU, and power supply in-house. This is the type of pre-built PC that you can tinker with and upgrade on your own over the next several years.
How to select the best gaming PC
Determine your budget – The best gaming PC on the market today can go for over $10,000, so deciding the specs that you can’t live without is the first step to determining your budget.
Decide on performance – Determining the applications or games you’re looking to run on your desktop is the first step to deciding what kind of baseline hardware you need. Look at the minimum system requirements on your favorite games and applications and determine the required hardware from there.
Determine Upgradability – PC components are constantly evolving, and the best PCs can be easily upgraded with new parts over time – even pre-built ones. Machines like the Alienware Aurora and MSI Aegis RS can be easily upgraded with new parts over time.
PC Advice from Computer Service Now
Are you looking for the best desktop upgrade for 2022? If you’re trying to find a desktop computer with the right specifications for your business applications, Computer Service Now can help you make your selection.
Contact us today, and one of our friendly rental representatives will walk you through every step of the process from picking which GPU, Motherboard, Memory, Storage, Video Card, Power Supply, and operating system you need to choose peripherals and a display–and everything in between.
Our experienced technicians can provide expert advice, product recommendations, installation, and support for any prebuilt PC. They will explain how our products work, and help decide what’s the right fit for your company. If you have any questions about getting a Custom PC from Computer Service Now — call us today at 800-440-1662 or contact us here and a representative will reply via email or your method of choice.