Best cheap gaming PC 2020

Best cheap gaming PC 2020: Our top picks for the best gaming desktops that don’t cost an arm and a leg!

Looking for a gaming PC, but heard all kinds of horror stories about their price? Fear not, we’re here to show you that you can get a very strong gaming desktop for no more than £1,000 all in.

Check out our top picks for the best cheap gaming PC 2020 and enjoy your favourites games!

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The best Intel gaming PC for £1,000: HP OMEN 25L

Elite-level specs, low price

If you can spend up to a grand on your gaming PC, check out the HP OMEN 25L.

You get a lot for your money here, including a 10th-gen Intel Core i5 processor capable of up to 4.3 GHz clock speed, as well as NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 graphics with 6 GB RAM.

Add to that 16 GB RAM, a 1 TB HDD and 256 GB SSD, and a premium feel thanks to its brushed-textured frame and tempered glass panels, you have a fantastic desktop.

The best AMD PC for £1,000: ASUS ROG STRIX GA15

Just slightly more power

If you prefer your desktop AMD-flavoured, ASUS has the ROG STRIX GA15 available for the same price as the HP OMEN 25L above.

Its AMD Ryzen 5 3600X can reach speeds up to 4.4 GHz and has a mammoth 32 MB cache. Plus, with 16 GB RAM (upgradeable to 32 GB), NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti graphics and 1 TB / 2 TB HDD + 256 GB SSD storage, this is not a machine to be messed with.

The best gaming PC for £750: MSI Infinite S

A great option if you're unsure

For just £750, the MSI Infinite S features a 9th-gen Intel Core i5 processor capable of up to 4.1 GHz speed, an NVIDIA GTX 1650 graphics unit with 6 GB memory, 8 GB RAM and plenty of connectivity.

If you’re in the market for something that can play all your favourite mid-range titles, this is a great shout. And with HDD and SDD storage, you’ll have plenty of space to keep them, too.

The best gaming PC under £500: HP Pavilion Ryzen 5

The super cheap option

If you really want to go cheap, have a look at the HP Pavilion Ryzen 5 gaming PC. At just £500, it’s pretty much the bottom end of what you can expect to pay for a gaming desktop which still delivers decent specs.

The AMD Ryzen 5 2400G processor delivers a base speed of 3.6 GHz and a turbo speed of 3.8 GHz, so it’s plenty to play most games released this year. 8 GB RAM, 1 TB HDD + 128 GB SSD storage and AMD Radeon Vega 11 can also handle the heat.

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André Pusey