Best God-Tier Gaming PCs in 2021

Best God-Tier Gaming PCs

Are you looking for the ULTIMATE gaming experience?

Let’s be real — we’ve all had our moments of frustration while gaming. Be it low framerates, freezes, or even full-on crashes, we’ve all been there — and it’s never any less annoying than it was the first time. All games look their best at max settings with high framerates. The problem? Not every PC can deliver that, especially not in AAA titles. The solution? Buying a high-end gaming PC.

If you’re a passionate gamer, there are some amazing pre-built PCs waiting for you out there. Powerful PCs with the best specs on the market. True gaming beasts capable of delivering top-notch performance. Sure, they don’t come cheap, but they will provide you with thousands of hours of fun before you ever need to think of upgrading them. 

I’m here to make sure your money doesn’t go to waste. I’ll guide you through all the best monster-level gaming computers out there and show you what to be mindful of. Are you ready to play your favorite games the way they were meant to be played? Let’s go and get you the best god-tier gaming PC!

An Overview of the Best High-End Gaming PCs

High-end PC — what does that really mean?

When you have the right budget, the sky is the limit as far as computers are concerned. However, there are things you need, things you could use, and things that are redundant. In addition to that, there are overpriced components and desktops that are just not worth the price.

In order to put your money to good use, check out my quick set of tips that will ensure you know what to look for.

Specifications

Having a generous budget means that you can get yourself all the latest specs. It’s easy to slip up and buy the wrong thing, though. For example, the previous generation of Nvidia graphics cards is currently overpriced into oblivion, meaning you’d be getting a low-quality PC for a lot of money! Sellers take advantage of these things and try to rip you off. I’m not gonna let that happen!

Long story short — here’s a list of things that a premium PC build should contain.

  • Processor (CPU): If money is of no concern, aim for a Ryzen 9, such as Ryzen 9 3900X, 5900X, or 5950X. Intel alternatives include the Intel Core i5 11600K or the Core i9 10900K (or somewhere in that ballpark). For something a bit cheaper, try Ryzen 7 or Intel Core i5 10400F.
  • Graphics card (GPU): This is when we all start drooling. Limitless budget equals amazing graphics card. You can get yourself the mind-blowing Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 or the more budget-friendly (but still amazing) RTX 3080. There are also AMD options such as the Radeon RX 6800XT or 6600XT, but Nvidia dominates the current market due to supply shortages.
  • Memory (RAM): A powerful PC needs to be supported by an appropriate amount of RAM. 16GB is the minimum, 24GB is okay, and 32GB is what you should aim for. Anything extra is mostly going to be helpful if you also intend to use your PC for things other than gaming, such as video editing, streaming, and more.
  • Storage (SSD/HDD): Definitely aim for a large SSD at this price point, with some extra storage in the form of an HDD being a welcome addition. The SSD should be 1TB at a minimum.

Cooling & power supply

Often overlooked in pre-built PCs, an extra cooler and a strong power supply (PSU) both go a long way. High-end components tend to consume massive amounts of power; they also tend to heat up quite a bit, although modern cooling systems prevent that. In my recommendations, I’ll be sure to tell you if any of the systems might benefit from buying an extra cooler or a stronger PSU. For your part, avoid listings where the manufacturer doesn’t mention cooling and the PSU at all.

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The most amazing god-tier gaming PCs on the market

You’re probably as impatient as I am to get to the fun part, which is to take a look at these brilliant PCs and pick one that suits you best. Let’s dive right in!

Omen 30L

For enthusiasts and professionals, Omen30L is a powerful PC that is still reasonably priced.

Omen 30L Gaming Computer

  • Processor: Intel Core i9-10850K
  • Graphics card: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
  • RAM: 32GB DDR4 3200MHz
  • Disk drive: 1TB PCIe NVMe SSD, 2TB HDD
  • Operating System: Windows 10 Home

Omen is one of my personal favorites. Plenty of reasons add up to that verdict. Let me cover some of them.

Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 3080 is a powerful card that you’d struggle to find if you were to buy it on its own. Up to 50% better than the RTX 3070, this GPU is perfect for 4K gaming on max settings. Don’t get me wrong, the RTX 3070 is still a very solid card — but this one is where you enter the big leagues. All of your favorite AAA games will be smooth as silk on max, even if you use a dual (or more) monitor setup with high resolutions.

The processor is one of the best Intel CPUs out there. It’s barely a year old and performs similarly in benchmarks to the Ryzen 9 5900X. Part of Intel’s 10th generation of processors, this CPU has a base clock of 3.60GHz. You can, however, overclock it up to a whopping 5.20GHz. If you’re not a fan of all these nerdy numbers, let me just say — it’s good. You’ll like it. It’s perfect not just for gaming, but also for resource-heavy tasks like streaming or 3D modeling.

I love the amount of storage this PC comes with. A huge PCIe NVMe SSD (1TB) is a given at this price point, but the 2TB HDD is a great bonus. You’re also getting 32GB of fast RAM by HyperX. Honestly, no complaints there. All of this is stuff I’d choose for my own PC if I were to build it from scratch.

My usual two complaints with pre-builts are either the cooling or the power supply. I have nothing bad to say about the PSU here — a 750W platinum one is great — but the cooling is tricky. Both the GPU and the CPU tend to run hot, and the case is not very roomy, so the airflow could use some work. Consider buying a new cooler somewhere down the line. I’d also prefer it if the BIOS wasn’t locked, but if you don’t tend to play with the BIOS settings, you shouldn’t mind this at all.

If you want to hit the perfect halfway point between not-so-great and overkill, Omen 30L just might hit the mark. This PC provides you with one of the best graphics cards available on today’s market, a powerful CPU, plenty of RAM, and ample storage — all at a reasonable price. Oh, and you can also get it in another configuration, including an RTX 3090, but of course, that costs more.

Pros

  • Great value for the money
  • Powerful graphics card
  • CPU for gaming and multitasking

Cons

  • Could use a roomier case and/or better fans
  • The BIOS is locked

Thermaltake LCGS Gaming PC

You’ll either love or hate the looks of this PC, but you’re bound to love the specs.

Thermaltake LCGS Gaming PC

  • Processor: AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
  • Graphics card: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
  • RAM: 16GB DDR4
  • Disk drive: 1TB NVMe SSD
  • Operating System: Windows 10 Home

I’ve seen this PC cause very polarizing reactions. One glance at it will tell you why — it has a unique design that screams “gamer” louder than an esports event. The case looks somewhat peculiar, but there’s a method to the madness — it’s spacious and offers great cooling.

Looks aside, what hides inside is a powerhouse of a PC. Thermaltake comes with an RTX 3090. This is it, my friend — the top of the line. It doesn’t get any better than this. You’re spending a lot of money, but the card alone currently sells for anywhere between 50 to 90 percent of the price of this PC. This card can handle anything, and I mean ANYTHING, you will want to throw at it within the next years. I already envy you for your max settings 4K gaming.

The processor is an 8-core, 16-thread Ryzen 7. You might think that it being a 7 instead of a 9 makes it outdated, but that’s not true. This CPU performs very similarly in benchmarks to Omen’s i9-10850K as well as the Ryzen 9 5900X. You can overclock it up to 4.7GHz and do anything you want at any given time. It does warm up quite a bit (up to 90 degrees Celsius), though, and that’s the sole thing I don’t love about it.

Speaking of warming up — this PC gets a gold star from me in terms of cooling. Not only is the case optimized for airflow, but the entire setup is also liquid-cooled. Water-cooling is a fantastic solution that keeps temps at bay, and trust me, it’s definitely needed in a rig this impressive. Two things I’m not that impressed by are the RAM and the storage. You’ll definitely want to buy more RAM at one point; the storage is a personal preference.

Thermaltake comes with a range of top-notch brand components. Starting with the big parts like the GPU and the CPU, and ending with the often-overlooked power supply, everything is of premium quality. It’s a gaming monster in every sense of the word.

Pros

  • Amazing graphics card
  • Top-notch CPU
  • Liquid cooling

Cons

  • Only 16GB RAM
  • No HDD

CUK MEG Trident X by MSI

If you’re a multitasker and a gamer all in one, you’re going to love this PC. Bonus points: it’s super sleek.

CUK MEG Trident X by MSI

  • Processor: Intel Core i9-10900KF
  • Graphics card: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
  • RAM: 64GB DDR4 2933MHz
  • Disk drive: 1TB NVMe SSD, 2TB HDD
  • Operating System: Windows 10 Home

While the Thermaltake PC I’ve recommended above is a bit of an acquired taste in terms of looks, no one’s going to bat an eye at the MSI Trident X. Super sleek and compact, this is a beautiful PC filled to the brim with premium hardware.

The processor in this desktop is pretty much equal to AMD’s Ryzen 9 5900X. You can boost it up to 5.30GHz, but the base clock is nothing to turn your nose up at either — 3.70GHz is great. It sports 10 cores and 20 threads, meaning that it has more than the standard Intel CPU. You’ll love that if you’re a multitasker. As a sidenote, Trident X is a multitasking beast. With 64GB of top-quality RAM, this PC is practically a dream for any streamer. (It’s also nice if you’re like me and you’re affected by the ever-so-popular “Doing fifty things at once” problem.)

I’ve already told you about the RTX 3080, which is what you get in this desktop. It’s an amazing card. Get yourself a good gaming monitor or two and enjoy the 4K gaming at ultra/max settings. And yes, I do mean the latest games, and not just now but also for the years to come.

The aforementioned pastel RGB case is beautiful but small (which is nice for some), measuring a little over 15 x 5 x 15 inches. Due to the limited space, you may find that the fans get a little noisy. Of course, the temperatures can be a problem too, although I haven’t run into any major issues. I do recommend getting yourself a nice Noctua fan instead of the one MSI installed though. Upgrading the Trident X is super easy, but I wouldn’t mind if the cable work was a little more consistent and tidy.

I love most things about this PC, honestly. The card, the CPU, the massive storage (not just an SSD but also an HDD — some builds should take notes), the enormous amount of RAM, and last but not least, the looks. It’s not cheap for an RTX 3080-based rig, but it fits a slightly different niche. I recommend it if you want a powerhouse for both work and play.

Pros

  • Insane amount of RAM
  • Powerful GPU & CPU
  • Adequate power supply

Cons

  • It can get noisy
  • The cable work is a little messy

Skytech Prism II Gaming PC

Do you want a monster PC? This is how you get a monster PC.

Skytech Prism II Gaming PC

  • Processor: AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
  • Graphics card: Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090
  • RAM: 32GB 3600MHz
  • Disk drive: 1TB Gen4 SSD
  • Operating System: Windows 10 Home

If a god-tier PC is what you’re really looking for, this is it. The best graphics card, a fantastic CPU, and a lot more all add up to what I can truly call a premium PC.

I’ve already spoken about the RTX 3090 above, so let me give you a quick rundown of what this card can do. In 4K or 1440p gaming on ultra, you can get over 100 FPS in games such as Shadow of the Tomb Raider. This GPU is anywhere between 20 and 50% better than the RTX 3080, and that card is already amazing. So… You know what I’m getting at. This card is honestly almost overkill at this point in time, but you’ll be so glad you picked it in a year or two when all the game developers catch up.

The processor included in Prism II is not the best one on this list, but that doesn’t make it bad. It’s a little worse than the Ryzen 9 5900X, sure, but not by a large margin. You don’t have to worry about bottlenecks at all. With 12 cores and 24 threads, this is a powerful CPU that you can overclock up to 4.60GHz from its native 3.8GHz clock.

Skytech’s Prism II is equipped with a massive case, and I honestly love the design. You’ve got your entire rig on display — both the side and the front are see-through — and it looks glorious. Prism has nine extra fans inside — yes, NINE! — and there’s plenty of airflow, so no complaints there. I have to say the PSU is a bit of a disappointment, though — you’d expect a platinum power supply, but all we get is gold. At least it’s 850W, which is enough to run this beast of a PC.

I’m not gonna lie to you and say that Prism II is cheap, but you’re not here for a cheap PC that will break in a week. You want a powerhouse that will keep up with you in every sense of the word. Well, this is it. I know Skytech can build a good PC, and this is the very top of their line. Get it if you want to game on max settings for years to come.

Pros

  • The best GPU on the market
  • Roomy case with 9 extra fans
  • Plenty of RAM and storage

Cons

  • The PSU should be better
  • It’s going to cost you a pretty penny

Your favorite games await!

You’re just a few short steps away from getting your hands on one of the best desktop PCs currently available. Going down the pre-built route is definitely a good choice. Component shortages make building a good PC harder than ever — it’s both more expensive and time-consuming than simply getting one that has already been built. Picking a PC from the list above will grant you the ability to play all of your favorite games at max settings, and with minimal hassle!

The PCs I’ve shown you are all my personal favorites. They offer the perfect blend of powerful specs, reliability, and upgradeability. The one question that remains is — which one of these is the best for you? Let’s take one final look at them before wrapping things up.

  • OMEN 30L is an extremely well-rounded PC. It delivers amazing performance without being over the top. Great value for the money!
  • Thermaltake LCGS AH-390 Gaming PC — Inside the large (admittedly somewhat strange-looking) case sits a very well-thought-out PC build. Powerful components that will last you for years are what you’re getting in this PC.
  • If you’re a notorious multitasker, you’re bound to love the CUK MEG Trident X by MSI. Fifty Chrome tabs, a game or two, Netflix, streaming, and Discord all at once? No problem!
  • Skytech Prism II Gaming PC Desktop is my favorite out of the four. This is the PC we all dream about when we think of our perfect builds. Powerful in every way, Prism is perfect for those who want to get the most out of their gaming rig.

In case none of the above really appeals to you, don’t worry — here are a few more premium gaming PCs that may do the trick.

Let me know if you need some help picking out that god-tier gaming pc of your dreams, and enjoy the jealous glances of your gaming buddies once your new rig arrives!

About dg

Dg is the founder and co-owner of Corrosion Hour, a niche gaming community established in 2016 focusing on the survival game RUST. He is an active and contributing member of numerous other RUST communities. As a community leader and server owner for over 15 years, he spends much of his time researching and writing guides about survival games, covering topics such as server administration, game mechanics, and community growth.

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