Best Gaming Computers

THE HORNET $400 THE JACKAL $550 THE GRIZZLY $700
THE LION $850 THE MINOTAUR $1,000 THE DIRE WOLF $1,250
THE PHOENIX $1,500 THE KRAKEN $1,750 PEGASUS $2,000

THE HORNET ($400)

Let’s face it, The Hornet is not a creature that keeps you awake at night. However, when threatened, The Hornet goes into a ferocious frenzy and takes its anger out on its foes with a rapid succession of vicious stings. So even though The Hornet doesn’t look like much, you know it will be ready to attack when the time comes…

This gaming computer includes the following components:

  • CPU: AMD FX-6300 (View)
  • Motherboard: ASUS M5A78L-M LX PLUS (View)
  • Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7770 (View)
  • RAM:  Crucial Ballistix Sport 4GB (View)
  • HDD: Seagate Barracuda 500 GB (View)
  • Case:  Rosewill Dual Fans (View)
  • Power Supply: Antec VP-450 (View)
  • Optical Drive: Samsung 24x SATA DVD RW (View)

Grand Total: $380-$420
(Prices fluctuate on a daily basis, click here for current pricing)

Recommended Peripherals

  • Operating System: Windows 8.1 (View) – You’ll need an OS if you don’t have one.
  • Monitor: Acer S220HQL 21.5″ 1920×1080 (View)
  • Keyboard: Inland USB Gaming Keyboard (View)
  • Mouse: E-3lue Cobra II Gaming Mouse (View)
  • Headset: Creative Fatal1ty Gaming Headset (View)

THE JACKAL ($550)

Not the biggest or most powerful predator on the block, The Jackal must rely on its keen senses and incredible stamina in order to track down its prey. It won’t dominate in a traditional manner, but with persistence, The Jackal will find its opportunity to strike. When that time comes, the efficient nature of The Jackal will arise and we will see how fierce of a beast it really is.

This gaming computer includes the following components:

  • CPU: AMD FX-6300 (View)
  • Motherboard: ASUS M5A78L-M LX PLUS (View)
  • Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 270 (View)
  • RAM:  Kingston Hyper X Blu 8GB (View)
  • HDD: Seagate Barracuda 500 GB (View)
  • Case:  Gigabyte GZ-F3HEB (View)
  • Power Supply: Antec VP-450 (View)
  • Optical Drive: Samsung 24x SATA DVD RW (View)

Grand Total: $520-$570
(Prices fluctuate on a daily basis, click here for current pricing)

Recommended Peripherals

  • Operating System: Windows 8.1 (View) – You’ll need an OS if you don’t have one.
  • Monitor: Acer S220HQL 21.5″ 1920×1080 (View)
  • Keyboard: Azio KB505U Backlit Gaming Keyboard (View)
  • Mouse: Perixx MX-2000II Gaming Mouse (View)
  • Headset: Plantronics GameCom 367 Gaming Headset (View)

THE GRIZZLY ($700)

The Grizzly is not a beast you want to cross paths with…

Huge in size, with a ferocious temper, The Grizzly does’t like to be messed with. Should an enemy get too close, The Grizzly becomes extremely defensive, using its hulking paws and razor sharp claws to stand its ground and ensure victory… And victory is almost always certain, because on this mountain, the bigger the bear, the better!

This gaming computer includes the following components:

  • CPU: Intel Core i5-4430 3.0 GHz (View)
  • Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H81M-S2PH (View)
  • Video Card: Sapphire Radeon VAPOR-X R9 270X (View)
  • RAM:  Kingston Hyper X Blu 8GB (View)
  • HDD: Western Digital Blue 1TB (View)
  • Case:  Gigabyte GZ-F3HEB (View)
  • Power Supply: OCZ ZT 550W (View)
  • Optical Drive: Samsung 24x SATA DVD RW (View)

Grand Total: $680-$720
(Prices fluctuate on a daily basis, click here for current pricing)

Recommended Peripherals

  • Operating System: Windows 8.1 (View) – You’ll need an OS if you don’t have one.
  • Monitor: Acer S220HQL 21.5″ 1920×1080 (View)
  • Keyboard: Azio KB505U Backlit Gaming Keyboard (View)
  • Mouse: Perixx MX-2000II Gaming Mouse (View)
  • Headset: Plantronics GameCom 367 Gaming Headset (View)

THE LION ($850)

The most majestic beast in all the land, it stands above all others… With a deep roar and a body designed to destroy its prey, you will find no predator quite so intimidating as The Lion. And, it stands for certain that one thing has not changed in a long time… The Lion is STILL the King of the Jungle.

This gaming computer includes the following components:

  • CPU: Intel Core i5-4670k 3.4 GHz (View)
  • CPU Fan: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO (View)
  • Motherboard: MSI Z87-G41 (View)
  • Video Card: ASUS GeForce GTX 760 (View)
  • RAM:  Kingston Hyper X Blu 8GB (View)
  • HDD: Western Digital Blue 1TB (View)
  • Case:  Rosewill Challenger (View)
  • Power Supply: OCZ ZT 550W (View)
  • Optical Drive: Samsung 24x SATA DVD RW (View)

Grand Total: $830-$870
(Prices fluctuate on a daily basis, click here for current pricing)

Recommended Peripherals

  • Operating System: Windows 8.1 (View) – You’ll need an OS if you don’t have one.
  • Monitor: BenQ GW2450 24″ 1920×1080 (View)
  • Keyboard: SteelSeries Merc Stealth Gaming Keyboard (View)
  • Mouse: Anker 8200 DPI Gaming Mouse (View)
  • Headset: Logitech G430 Surround Sound Gaming Headset (View)

THE MINOTAUR ($1,000)

Half-man, half-bull… Half-computer, half-n00b-pwning-monster…

In our eyes, that’s the same thing. So, we named this gaming computer “The Minotaur.” Savage by nature, The Minotaur longs to devour other gamers who cross its path. Many of adventurers have come to slay The Minotaur, but in the depths of the catacombs, only one beast reigns supreme!

This gaming computer includes the following components:

  • CPU: Intel Core i5-4670k 3.4 GHz (View)
  • CPU Fan: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO (View)
  • Motherboard: ASUS Z87-A (View)
  • Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 770 (View)
  • RAM:  Kingston Hyper X Blu 8GB (View)
  • HDD: Western Digital Blue 1TB (View)
  • Case:  Rosewill Challenger (View)
  • Power Supply: OCZ ZT 550W (View)
  • Optical Drive: Samsung 24x SATA DVD RW (View)

Grand Total: $980-$1,020
(Prices fluctuate on a daily basis, click here for current pricing)

Recommended Peripherals

  • Operating System: Windows 8.1 (View) – You’ll need an OS if you don’t have one.
  • Monitor: BenQ GW2450 24″ 1920×1080 (View)
  • Keyboard: SteelSeries Merc Stealth Gaming Keyboard (View)
  • Mouse: Anker 8200 DPI Gaming Mouse (View)
  • Headset: Logitech G430 Surround Sound Gaming Headset (View)

THE DIRE WOLF ($1,250)

Larger, stronger, faster, and much more intelligent…

The Dire Wolf is not your ordinary predator. With steel-like fangs and quick wits, the monster wolf does more than just devour n00bs… it destroys towns and villages and leaves even the best of gamers shaking with fear–because when The Dire Wolf is on the prowl, there’s no safe place to hide…

This gaming computer includes the following components:

  • CPU: Intel Core i5-4670k 3.4 GHz (View)
  • CPU Fan: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO (View)
  • Motherboard: ASUS Z87-A (View)
  • Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 (View)
  • RAM:  Kingston Hyper X Blu 8GB (View)
  • SSD:  Crucial M500 120GB (View)
  • HDD: Western Digital Blue 1TB (View)
  • Case:  Corsair Carbide 300R (View)
  • Power Supply: OCZ ZT 550W (View)
  • Optical Drive: Samsung 24x SATA DVD RW (View)

Grand Total: $1,220-$1,280
(Prices fluctuate on a daily basis, click here for current pricing)

Recommended Peripherals

  • Operating System: Windows 8.1 (View) – You’ll need an OS if you don’t have one.
  • Monitor: BenQ GW2450 24″ 1920×1080 (View) or ASUS PB278Q 27″ 2560×1440 (View)
  • Keyboard: Razer DeathStalker Expert Gaming Keyboard (View)
  • Mouse: Razer DeathAdder Gaming Mouse (View)
  • Headset: Corsair Vengeance 2100 Gaming Headset (View)

THE PHOENIX ($1,500)

A mythical bird that lives for centuries at a time, The Phoenix is a visionary. The Bird of Fire is a creature of a higher moral conduct and displays itself with grace and power. Although not one to impose its will on other beasts, The Phoenix gains respect with its awe-inspiring and virtuous nature. The Phoenix isn’t for every gamer, but rather, for those who hold themselves to higher ethical standards regardless of the realm they may dwell in.

This gaming computer includes the following components:

  • CPU: Intel Core i5-4670k 3.4 GHz (View)
  • CPU Fan: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO (View)
  • Motherboard: ASUS Z87 PRO LGA 1150 (View)
  • Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti (View)
  • RAM:  Kingston Hyper X Blu 8GB (View)
  • SSD:  Crucial M500 120GB (View)
  • HDD: Western Digital Blue 1TB (View)
  • Case:  Corsair Carbide 300R (View)
  • Power Supply: OCZ ZT 550W (View)
  • Optical Drive: Samsung 24x SATA DVD RW (View)

Grand Total: $1,470-$1,530
(Prices fluctuate on a daily basis, click here for current pricing)

Recommended Peripherals

  • Operating System: Windows 8.1 (View) – You’ll need an OS if you don’t have one.
  • Monitor: ASUS PB278Q 27″ 2560×1440 (View)
  • Keyboard: Razer DeathStalker Expert Gaming Keyboard (View)
  • Mouse: Razer DeathAdder Gaming Mouse (View)
  • Headset: Corsair Vengeance 2100 Gaming Headset (View)

THE KRAKEN ($1,750)

From the depths of the sea emerges a truly terrifying beast–The Kraken. With it’s overwhelming size and countless number of monstrous tentacles, the deep-water dwelling creature rules the ocean. Threatened by none and feared by all, this creature of the sea only needs your signal to wreak havoc and bring chaos down upon your foes… So, what are you waiting for? It’s time to “Unleash The Kraken!”

This gaming computer includes the following components:

  • CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5 GHz (View)
  • CPU Fan: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO (View)
  • Motherboard: ASUS Z87 PRO LGA 1150 (View)
  • Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti (View)
  • RAM:  Kingston HyperX Blu 16GB (View)
  • SSD:  Crucial M500 240GB SSD (View)
  • HDD: Western Digital Blue 1TB (View)
  • Case:  Cooler Master HAF XB EVO (View)
  • Power Supply: XFX Core Edition PRO650W (View)
  • Optical Drive: Samsung 24x SATA DVD RW (View)

Grand Total: $1,720-$1,780
(Prices fluctuate on a daily basis, click here for current pricing)

Recommended Peripherals

  • Operating System: Windows 8.1 (View) – You’ll need an OS if you don’t have one.
  • Monitor: ASUS PB278Q 27″ 2560×1440 (View)
  • Keyboard: Razer BlackWidow Ultimate Gaming Keyboard (View)
  • Mouse: Logitech G700 Gaming Mouse (View)
  • Headset: Sennheiser PC 360 Gaming Headset (View)

PEGASUS ($2,000)

The most revered of all mythical creatures, the winged-horse, Pegasus, has been one of man’s most trusted allies against dark and evil forces for a long time. A divine being, fathered by Poseidon, and of the same blood as Medusa, Pegasus holds a high place amongst the Gods. And, if Zeus trusts the noblest of all horses with the burden of carrying his own thunderbolts, then imagine what you can do with Pegasus by your side!

This gaming computer includes the following components:

  • CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5 GHz (View)
  • CPU Fan: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO (View)
  • Motherboard: ASUS Z87 Sabertooth (View)
  • Video Card: EVGA GTX 780 Ti Classified (View)
  • RAM:  Kingston HyperX Blu 16GB (View)
  • SSD:  Crucial M500 240GB SSD (View)
  • HDD: Western Digital Blue 1TB (View)
  • Case:  CM Storm Stryker (View)
  • Power Supply: Seasonic M12II-850 (View)
  • Optical Drive: Samsung 24x SATA DVD RW (View)

Grand Total: $1,970-$2,030
(Prices fluctuate on a daily basis, click here for current pricing)

Recommended Peripherals

  • Operating System: Windows 8.1 (View) – You’ll need an OS if you don’t have one.
  • Monitor: ASUS PB278Q 27″ 2560×1440 (View)
  • Keyboard: Razer BlackWidow Ultimate Gaming Keyboard (View)
  • Mouse: Logitech G700 Gaming Mouse (View)
  • Headset: Sennheiser PC 360 Gaming Headset (View)