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KITGURU SHORTLISTS: THE BEST DESKTOP PC OF 2019

Almost every KitGuru reader still uses a desktop PC as their primary system – with more and more of you choosing to buy a pre-built unit every year. From snazzy gaming mini-towers through to huge beasts with a dozen drive bays, we have tested the PCs and evaluated the PC builders before creating out shortlist.

MSI Trident X - Compact Yet Incredibly Capable

MSI's Trident X is the latest in a long line of small form-factor PCs. That usually means some kind of compromise - but the Trident X uses the Intel i7-9700K and RTX 2080, and it is very fast, very cool and very quiet, while it also offers attractive RGB lighting. It may be small, but that doesn't stop it reaching our top spot for desktop PCs.

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Overclockers UK Gaming XVI Essential

The Gaming XVI Essential proves you don't have to spend thousands of pounds to play the latest games - in fact, for just £699, this is a well-balanced system with a Ryzen 5 2600 CPU and GTX 1660 graphics card. In a nutshell, it's a great option if you are looking for an affordable PC which will deliver excellent frame rates for 1080p gaming.

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AWD-IT CR8 NZXT PUBG H700

AWD-IT has created the dream system for PUBG aficionados, using a limited edition NZXT H700 case. It also sports the new 7nm Radeon VII graphics card, with a Ryzen 7 2700X processor - meaning it performs as well as it looks. With a very competitive price, this is a great all-round system.

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Cyberpower PC Hyper Liquid Threadripper RTX

Enthusiasts dream of owning a beautiful system with custom watercooling - and Cyberpower is offering just that with the Hyper Liquid Threadripper RTX. It's not just about the looks, though, as this uses a AMD Threadripper 2950X and RTX 2080 Ti - meaning it is perfect for work and play.

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ASUS Chromebox 3

It may not be a gaming machine, but for just £250 the ASUS Chromebox 3 is a tiny piece of kit that offers an excellent experience for anyone looking to browse the web or send some emails. You can also use it as a 4K streaming machine and completely hide it behind your monitor thanks to the included VESA mounting hardware.

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