If you’re not deep into the gaming PC world, but still want to play on PC, then choosing which desktop might not be the easiest choice. Opting for the affordable $1000 system? Or go all-out and spend $4,000? Maybe somewhere in between? Well, Newegg has put many of its gaming desktops to the test in several of the most played games to help you make the right choice. The Newegg Gaming PC Finder tool is easy to use, offers easy-to-read information, and is completely free. Continue reading to learn more.
Newegg’s gaming PC finder helps you find the perfect desktop
Newegg has really done its part to push the gaming PC market forward amid industry turmoil from inventory shortages, price fluctuations and more. When it was almost impossible to get hold of a graphics card, the online store launched a build service costing just $99, where they would help you avoid shortages and scalpers. Now that inventory is returning to normal, Newegg wants to once again help you make the right choice for a prebuilt desktop, taking a lot of the guesswork out of choosing.
Deciding which processor, graphics card, or even how much RAM to put into a system to play your favorite games can be a daunting task. The Newegg Gaming PC Finder has picked out several of the best games right now, including titles like Apex Legends, War zone, CS: GO, Lost sheet, Fire Ring, Fortnite, Rainbow Six Siege, Overwatch, PUBG, Valorant, and many more. Essentially, you can choose up to four of these titles in the Newegg Gaming PC Finder, then a resolution of 1080p, 2K (1440p), and 4K, and then the tool recommends three different systems to buy.
For me, I chose Rainbow Six Siege and Forza Horizon 5 as the two games to play (although I wish No man’s heaven was on the list.) From there, I was given three systems to choose from, including Starter, Mainstream, and Enthusiast.
The starter system would play at “up to 265FPS” at 1440p, my desired resolution. This is because it has an RTX 2070 GPU and can handle Siege at that FPS, though Forza would be limited to 65FPS according to the tool. Not too bad for one $1300 system, although I wish Newegg would have looked for something that had a 30-series GPU. Regardless, it’s a solid system for the price.
Going up to the Mainstream election at $1950I found an RTX 3070 Ti capable of 85FPS in Forza and 360FPS in Siege, both of which are quite impressive. And then, goes all out at $3800 with the Enthusiast desktop, it was an RTX 3080 Ti desktop that could be run Horizon 5 at 105FPS and Siege at 455 FPS.
Newegg says the Gaming PC Finder gets “all scores” with “the highest in-game graphics quality enabled, ray tracing disabled.” We’re not entirely sure if the “scores” being referenced are the FPS for each game, or the Time Spy score, although Time Spy doesn’t necessarily have graphics quality presets and is instead different tests for different qualities, leaning towards this referencing FPS in the game.
The beauty of this tool is that the choices are constantly changing. Depending on the games you select, the tool selects different desktops to look at. And presumably, as more and more computers are added, or as sales occur, that will factor into the decision as well.
The Newegg Gaming PC Finder is free to use and can be accessed on this landing page.
Honestly, the Newegg Gaming PC Finder was easier to use than I expected and provides pretty detailed information about how games will perform. Normally, tools like this give rounded FPS numbers, like “60+ FPS” for Horizon 5 and “240+ FPS” for Siege on the Starter system, while Newegg got specific and said 65/265 for the games. It’s nice to see that they’re also including the Time Spy score, although it’s not quite as relevant as it used to be, at least in my opinion.
Either way, if you’re not sure where to start when it comes to choosing a gaming PC, the Newegg Gaming PC Finder tool is sure to make your search easy.
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