In terms of video games and productivity software, The best gaming PCs are the most powerful tool at your disposal. Blasting through hordes of foes at rapid frame rates and high resolutions is fun, but you can just as easily use a gaming rig for graphic design, animation or simply streaming movies and TV in beautiful 4K.
While the PS5 and Xbox Series X deliver plenty of power, they’re still no match for one of the best gaming PCs. If you want fast-loading SSDs, gorgeous ray tracing, massive quantities of RAM, 4K resolution and 60+ fps frame rate, you don’t have to wait until the consoles come back in stock; you can have them right now. And, unlike a console, you can upgrade PCs as better components becomes available.
MSI MEG Trident X
✓Gorgeous design and powerful performance
✓VR Ready: Yes | Processor: Up to Intel Core i9-10900K, 3.7-5.3 GHz | RAM: Up to 64 GB | Graphics Card: Up to Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Ti | Storage: Up to 1 TB SSD + 1 TB HDD | Accessories: MSI Clutch GM11 Mouse, MSI Vigor GK30 Keyboard
✓Smart, compact design
The first thing you’ll notice about the MSI MEG Trident X is that it’s absolutely gorgeous. This small, angular machine fits easily into just about any gaming nook, and is ideal for either desktop or living room setups. The second thing you’ll notice is that it runs games absolutely beautifully, whether you want to experience them at full HD, QHD or UHD settings. With a variety of processor, GPU and RAM options from which to choose, you’ll be able to customize a machine that works for your games, and for your monitor.
Just be aware that no matter how you design the MEG Trident X, it’s going to be expensive. Furthermore, the accessories it comes with — the MSI Clutch GM11 Mouse and MSI Vigor GK30 Keyboard — are mediocre at best, and disappointing at worst. Still, in terms of both physical design and raw performance, the MEG Trident X is one of the most gorgeous and functional gaming PCs on the market today.