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KITGURU SHORTLISTS: THE BEST DESKTOP PC OF 2020

Last updated on April 1st, 2020 at 12:55 pm

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.

PCSpecialist Ignite X1 Gaming PC w/ Ryzen 9 3900

Today I’m taking a look at a brand new pre-built gaming system from the folks over at PCSpecialist. The Ignite X1 adds another option to the already extensive range of gaming PCs available from them, this one is entirely based around an AMD platform, which means it is equipped with the latest AMD Ryzen 3000 processor, B450 motherboard platform and an AMD Radeon graphics card. For just £1350 this system offers exceptional value for money.

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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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Fierce PC Shuriken

Today we’re looking at a pre-built system from Fierce PC. Using some of the latest hardware from AMD, this PC is named the Shuriken “so the user can use the power of this PC to slice ‘n’ dice any obstacle in their path!”. This system features an 6-core Ryzen 5 3600 with a 4.2GHz overclock, a Radeon RX 5700 graphics card, 16GB high speed DDR4 memory and a 1TB NVMe M.2 SSD for storage.

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Corsair One i140 and i160

There is no doubt the Corsair One is targeting a very niche audience, but when the latest models were announced this year i was so interested in the system I asked Corsair if I could get a look at the systems on long term loan. To play with them for months and get a handle on all the strengths and weaknesses.

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