Nvidia may get the most love when it comes to graphics cards, but AMD’s RDNA 2 architecture also gets plenty. The Radeon RX 6600 XT (opens in a new tab) you will find inside this machine iBuyPower is able to play at the best settings at 1440p. There is a good AMD Ryzen 5 5600X (opens in a new tab) CPU there too, for an overall up-to-date machine that will handle today’s games well. Not bad for just $1,050 (opens in a new tab).
If you’re looking for comparisons, the RX 6600 XT sits somewhere between the GeForce RTX 3060 (opens in a new tab) and the 3060Ti (opens in a new tab)making it an up-to-date graphics card that can handle just about anything you throw at it.
Well, almost anything. AMD’s current ray tracing chops leave a lot to be desired, and performance is phenomenal, especially at this end of AMD’s lineup. Luckily, modern games look great without physically perfect lighting.
This processor is also really impressive, sitting atop our best processor for gaming (opens in a new tab) list for the longest, until Intel actually released its Alder Lake chips. Intel’s best shouldn’t distract you from the fact that this is still a great chip, one that will handle modern games and more serious applications with ease.
You also get 16GB of DDR4-3000 for your money, plus a 480GB SSD and 1TB spinning hard drive for your bigger games. A decent spec that focuses on what matters most and doesn’t compromise unnecessarily to hit an unrealistic price point. It even comes with a keyboard and mouse.