AMD Custom Computers – Our Top 3 Ryzen Desktop Builds
A briefing about Custom Computers:
Custom Computers are built with the owners intentions for the PC. If the purpose of the computer is to play 4k movies, you can focus the majority of the budget on graphics to get the most out of your budget. Customizing your computers allows you to create a monstrous system that holds no bounds. You will have access to the best settings possible to take control of any game available in the market. Purchasing a custom computer is an investment towards the hours you’ll spend grinding on a game. The struggle of your computer being unable to keep up with your intense gaming sessions is all too real. Custom computers help in eliminating such futile problems making your gaming experience the best one!
Virtual Reality (VR) Gaming; What Does it take to run a VR game?
The top AMD custom computers fit for gaming and for Virtual Reality Gaming can be found on our AMD Builds page. Virtual Reality gaming allows you to function in a three-dimensional world and interact with the environment within that world. With virtual reality games gaining popularity, the demand for a platform powerful enough to use it increases significantly as well. Virtual Reality gaming is gaming taken to the next level as the graphics, animations and the interactive user interface makes it a one of a kind experience. Games that had VR compatibility were previously available on Xbox 360, Play Station 2, and Play Station 3. Unfortunately, the experience was a bit lacking to say the least. However, with a strong enough PC, one can truly immerse themselves in the visual aspects of the game. Virtual Reality Games are very demanding and they require your system to meet specific benchmarks, meeting the minimum specifications are crucial and many users would have to upgrade to a better graphics card or invest in a new PC or get a Customizable Gaming Desktop.
The Minimum Requirements for a PC to run a Virtual Reality Game are;
Nvidia GeForce GTX 970, AMD Radeon R9 290 or better
Intel Core i5 4590, AMD FX 8350 or a core greater than these
2 USB 3.0 ports
Windows 7 SP1 or a window having a newer version
8GB or more
Our Top 3 AMD Gaming PC Picks:
Since the basic benchmark for PCs in terms of their specifications is quite high, these specifications are to be met if you are even considering playing a virtual reality based game on your PC, the newer the version is, the greater the specifications are the better will be your virtual reality gaming experience. The best option is to invest in a Customizable Gaming Desktop that enables you to utilize it to its fullest potential and AMD is here to the rescue! Starting off with
Alienware Aurora R10 Liquid Cooled Gaming Desktop
The first AMD Custom Computer we added to our site, Alienware Aurora R10 Liquid Cooled Gaming Desktop, is one of a kind system built by Alienware. Alienware is the gaming sector of Dell giving it’s clients the confidence backed by their brand. This customized behemoth comes packed with a 12-core AMD Ryzen processor, 32GB 3466Mhz XMP overclockable DDR4 memory, and an AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT 16GB GDDR6 graphics card. This PC is a groundbreaking Virtual Reality beast. Its sleek build makes it the optimum choice for setting up anywhere.
First of all, this build comes equipped with an AMD Ryzen 9 5900 processor with a monstrous 12-core system that provides incredible power! It comes with an operating system of 64-bit Microsoft Windows 11 Home. Other specifications include; Wifi 6 ready, 2 internal hard drives, a 2TB SSD for the main storage and a 2TB regular HDD as its second storage. Not to mention CPU liquid cooling for optimal perfomance temperatures.
Overall, we believe the pricing does reflect the parts within this gaming desktop. It may be overkill for most games, however you can be confident that this computer will last you for years to come. Even as video game graphics improve over the years, gaming computers that utilize liquid cooling tend to still perform better than other air cooled top of the line computers. If 12k resolution monitors were to come out tomorrow, we’d be confident with the Alienware Aurora R10 to handle the upgrade!
iBUYPOWER SlateMR 215a Gaming Desktop
Second on our list is the iBUYPOWER SlateMR 215a Gaming Desktop, a customized gaming PC that’s easy on the wallet and provides an incredible VR experience. This monstrous PC comes equipped with an AMD Ryzen 5 5600G 3.9 GHz 6-Core Processor and a AMD Radeon RX 6600XT 8GB graphics card that turns this PC into a processing behemoth. Classified as a mid-tier gaming computer, this PC is jam-packed with power making it one of the best pre-build PCs out in the market.
Other features include 16 GB (2 x 8) DDR4 RAM 3000MHz Memory jammed into it, a 480 GB SATA SSD for storage, Wifi ready, a pre-installed copy of Windows 11 Home, and a convenient iBuyPower gaming keyboard and mouse. This PC gives a gamer the full experience and pairs well with RGB lighting on the case, fans, keyboard, and mouse.
Overall, this build has exactly what you need to run your games on high settings. It gives users the option to upgrade their storage and RAM over time with a Maximum Memory Supported of 128GB. It also has a total of 6 SATA slots giving you the option to add 5 additional hard drives (HDD) or solid state drives (SSD).
ASUS ROG Strix GL10 Gaming Desktop
We believe that our third pick is the best investment if you are looking for a virtual reality ready customized computer that isn’t expensive and doesn’t compromise on the power. It is the best choice for a Customizable Gaming Desktop that is within a budget, provided with the perfect trade-off between power and affordability. This beauty comes packed with an AMD Hexa-Core Ryzen 5 3600X Processor (3.8GHz Base Clock, Up to 4.4GHz Max Boost Clock, 6 Cores, 32MB L3 Cache, 12 Threads) and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660TI 6GB video graphics card, giving you the best of both worlds within an affordable price range.
The ASUS ROG Strix GL10 Gaming Desktop comes with specifications that are above the benchmark for a convenient virtual reality gaming experience. Equipped with a 512GB Solid State Drive and 8GB DDR4 RAM, this PC is capable of running games at low to high settings depending on the game requirements.
Overall, we added this PC to our list as the low-tier budget build. There is no shame in choosing affordability. After all, the large galore behind custom gaming PCs is that you can upgrade as you go! If you are in a position where you have budget constraints or maybe you don’t plan to use the VR headset for large periods of time, this might be the PC for you. This rugged machine provides an ideal platform to test out your virtual reality games, all within an affordable amount.
Which Ryzen Gaming Computer should you purchase to play Virtual Reality games?
Ultimately, your budget and your purpose are the big decision drivers here. If you know you will use your gaming pc more than occasionally, you should consider going with a high end PC. The better the parts your PC has, the less likely you will need to upgrade to a newer PC for a few years. However, if you’re not sure about a VR gaming PC, you could try the lower budget builds to try it out. You can always add more RAM, storage, or even swap the graphics card. Nothing is ever set in stone with custom gaming computers.
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Howdy ya'll. I'm a PC gaming enthusiast from Texas that loves discussing gaming and technology. I've been building computers for over 10 years and have learned much about custom PC gaming throughout that time. I hope that my experience and wisdom will guide young gamers to higher scores.