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Best gaming desktops of 2016

The high demands of virtual reality has made traditional gaming desktops hot aga...

  • $4,900.00 MSRP Not Available

    CNET's Rating

    • 8 Design
    • 8 Features
    • 9 Performance
    Falcon Northwest Tiki

    Best for building VR experiences

    Virtual reality developers, including Oculus, use fleets of Tiki desktops to build VR experiences. This flexible and powerful system is pricey, but doesn't take up a ton of room.

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  • Origin PC Chronos

    Best for living room VR

    With clever magnetic feet that move from the top to the side, you can position this VR-ready small desktop horizontally or vertically to fit anywhere.

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    Price Unavailable Not Available

    CNET's Rating

    • 9 Design
    • 8 Features
    • 8 Performance
  • $1,039.00 at Amazon.com See all prices

    CNET's Rating

    • 9 Design
    • 7 Features
    • 7 Performance
    Alienware Alpha

    Best PC to replace your console

    A gaming desktop that thinks it's an Xbox (or PlayStation). The Alpha costs only a little more than a living room console, but connects to your TV and plays essentially any PC game you can think of.

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  • A lot of VR-ready desktop in a small package
    Alienware Aurora
  • The most powerful stick PC yet
    Intel Compute Stick (Core m3)
  • VR chops in an aggressive design
    Acer Predator G6
  • A big, powerful VR desktop that puts the VR ports up front
    AVADirect Avatar VR desktop
  • This plain black box fades into the background, putting VR center stage
    Velocity Micro Raptor Z55
  • Hitting the virtual-reality sweet spot
    Lenovo Ideacentre Y900
  • An Oculus-approved, VR-ready desktop for less
    Dell XPS 8900 Special Edition