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The best gaming desktop under $1000 price are the power and premium desktops useful for high-end gaming. Some of these desktops for gaming are from Dell and Acer under the Alienware and Predator product lines.

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Asus M51AC

ASUS M51AC-US004S Desktop


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ASUS M51AC
Dell XPS 8700
Dell Alienware AX51
Lenovo IdeaCentre K430
Acer Predator AG3620
ASUS M51AC-US004S Desktop
Dell XPS X8700-2500BLK Desktop
Dell Alienware AX51-6711BK Desktop (Black)
Lenovo IdeaCentre K430 PC Desktop
Acer Predator AG3620-UR308 Gaming Desktop (Black)
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Release Date
Jun 2013
Jun 2013
Nov 2012
Jun 2012
Jun 2012
Installed RAM
16448.0 MB
12288.0 MB
8192.0 MB
12288.0 MB
12288.0 MB
HDD Size
1000.0 GB
2048.0 GB
1024.0 GB
1024.0 GB
2048.0 GB
Form Factor
Tower
Desktop
Desktop
Desktop
Installed Memory
16GB
8 GB (DDR3-SDRAM)
8GB DDR3
12 GB DDR3
12GB DDR3 SDRAM
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 8
Windows 8
Windows 7 Home Premium
Windows 8
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Processor
Intel Core i7
Core i7-4770 3.9 GHz
Intel Core i7
3.3 GHz
Intel Core i7 3770
Recommended Use
Business
Business, Home Use
Business, Home Use
Business, Home Use

  • The Asus M51AC-US015S desktop offers multimedia performance and even some gaming prowess a price the competition can't quite match, but the performance lags behind similarly equipped competition.


  • The Asus M51 isnâ??t going to bring desktops back into style, but if youâ??re looking for an old-fashioned tower with great bang-for-your-buck and a solid feature set, this could be the PC for you.


  • Aside from its mostly unnecessary abundance of RAM, the XPS 8700 Special Edition is a well-rounded performance desktop that's a good fit as a family PC or a dorm-room power tower. It's powerful enough to handle pretty much any task that you throw at it, from high-end media creation to high-resolution gaming. And its desktop form factor and upgradability mean it won't have to be replaced as soon as one of the components gets too slow or fails.


  • With its affordable price tag and good range of features, the Lenovo IdeaCentre K430 gaming desktop is a solid choice. But better options exist for gamers on a budget looking to play in high-quality settings.


  • The Lenovo IdeaCentre K430 is a solid general performance desktop system for those looking to do computing tasks such as CAD or desktop video that demand a lot of processing power and memory. The downside is that the system does not have much when it comes to the graphics system. This makes it a much more limited choice for those either looking to it for use as a gaming system or something that needs lots of acceleration from graphics processors.


  • In a move to gain some ground in the gaming PC market, the Lenovo IdeaCentre K430 brings some serious power and performance to the table. The K430 has an Intel Core i7 CPU, a whopping 12GB of RAM, a 2TB hard drive and discrete Nvidia Graphics. There's also a unique power mode switch to regulate computing power and an option for a Blu-ray drive.


  • The Acer Predator AG3620-UR21P looks like a gaming computer, but don't be fooled?it's better suited for more serious processing tasks.


  • Acerâ?? s Predator falls afoul of the same issues that have plagued every major manufacturerâ?? s attempt to enter the gaming space. Though competent, the systemâ?? s hardware is designed to serve up an impressive specification sheet instead of awesome gaming. So much more could have been offered if the powerful processor and gobs of RAM were exchanged for a quicker video card. Weâ?? re also disappointed to see upgradability spoiled by the fussy enclosure.


Top 5 gaming desktop under $1000:

  1. ASUS M51AC-US004S Desktop
  2. Dell XPS X8700-2500BLK Desktop
  3. Dell Alienware AX51-6711BK Desktop (Black)
  4. Lenovo IdeaCentre K430 PC Desktop
  5. Acer Predator AG3620-UR308 Gaming Desktop (Black)