Seeking help with buying a RELIABLE pre-built gaming PC

Mar 15, 2022
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The requirements that I'd like to have:

- Budget $1,500~.

About $2,000 is my absolute limit. I am willing to pay more for quality though.

- Pre-built and preferably available on Amazon Prime so that I can get it in 2 days.

If I have to order it directly from a company and wait a couple of weeks, that's okay too. But Amazon is still greatly preferred due to their unbeatable delivery process and easy returns.


I can't emphasize that enough. This factor is BY FAR the most important factor for me, even more important than performance. I've dealt with unreliable pieces of crap from iBuyPower and CyberPower with my last 2 gaming PCs, and I don't want to have to go through that ever again.

I'm the type of person that leaves my PC on 24/7 365. I almost never turn it off, not even when I leave the house. I don't want any faulty parts, crashes, or fans that randomly start to make annoying sounds after a couple of years. I want all of the components to be quality and super long lasting. Basically, I want the Toyota of gaming PCs that will just last and last for 5+ years without issue.

- Whisper quiet.

Self-explanatory. I was going to shell out the extra cash for an Alienware PC since several articles that I read in Google's search results claimed that they're one of the more reliable PC manufacturers, but almost everyone said that they're loud. And so that prevented me from pulling the trigger.

- Windows 10/11 Home.

- At least 500 GB SSD hard drive.

I prefer to just rely on a stand alone 1 TB SSD since I've never really used a ton of storage on my PCs. And I like the faster boot times of an SSD and the added reliability since there's no spinning disk to worry about with a hard disk drive.

- At least 16 gigs of RAM.

I prefer 32 gigs for super smooth multi-tasking, but 16 is still fine.

- I hate hate hate RGB lighting.

I just find it to be super annoying. At the very least I want to be able to turn it off completely since I prefer my rig to be very basic visually and non-distracting. And I'd prefer if I could turn it off either with a physical switch attached to the PC itself, or via some sort of easy-to-use program on the PC. My last PC used a remote to adjust the RGB lights, and that became an issue because the remote stopped working, and so I had to buy a new one.

- Moderate gaming performance.

I don't really need a super beastly gaming rig since I mostly play League of Legends, World of Warships, Apex, Valorant, and Overwatch. But it would be nice if I could play the latest games on high settings. A mid-range graphics card and processor would be perfectly fine.

- At least 2 USB ports on the top or front of case.

Makes it easier for my mouse and keyboard to reach my somewhat far sitting location.

Other factors to consider:

- I already have an LG 27GL83A-B monitor with G-Sync.

- I prefer to lay my PC down on it's side (none of the fans are blocked) since I use a small computer desk. Will this affect reliability and quietness? Or do they design PCs to work the same regardless of their orientation? I can still put it on the floor upright next to my computer desk if I have to, but that's slightly annoying.

- Would it be okay to go with a gaming laptop instead? It would make it easier to ship if I ever needed to send it in for repairs (please God no). But I read that they're less reliable and noisier due to the reduced cooling. Is that true? Or are good gaming laptops just as reliable and quiet as desktop PCs now?

- I live in America. The Washington, D.C., area to be exact.

I'm super sorry if any of my questions came off as dumb or annoying. I really don't know anything about PCs. I just want to plug my rig in and not have any issues from it.

Thanks in advance for any helpful responses!
Another option is to order the parts and start calling around to local mom & pops PC/laptop repair shops and find out how much they charge to build it for you if you bring them down the components after they arrive. This way you know EXACTLY what is going inside your case. I live in Alaska and I can think of two such places off the top of my head that are within a twenty minute drive from me. I realize there's valid reasons for people wanting to purchase a pre-built but I can't stress enough on the hose job most if not all of them are. They're either screwing you on a case with poor airflow or a cheap motherboard with poor VRM's or even worse a cheap psu if not all of the above

The case in this build has a built in fan controller allowing you to control the fan speed and thus the noise level.

EVGA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti 8GB GDDR6X XC3 ULTRA GAMING LHR Graphic Card + EVGA SuperNOVA 850W GA 80+ Gold Modular Power Supply $879.98
MSI PRO B660M-A DDR4 $139.99
Intel Core i5-12400F $179.98
Thermalright Assassin Spirit 120 CPU Cooler $30.00
Thermalright LGA 1700-SS2 Mounting Kit $8.69
TEAMGROUP T-Force Vulcan Z DDR4 3200MHz 16GB (2x8GB) CL16 $56.99
PNY CS2130 1TB M.2 PCIe NVMe Gen3 x4 Internal SSD $104.99іndоws-English-License-Lifetime-WINDОWS/dp/B09TRT6NNQ/
Window 10 Home USB | 1 PC | Free Upgrade to Windоws 11 $99.00

Total: $1610
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 32GB (2X16GB) CL16 $124.99

PNY CS2130 2TB M.2 PCIe NVMe Gen3 x4 Internal SSD $187.99
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If I remember correctly your resolution is 1080P. You can take that build posted up above and switch out the gpu + psu bundle package with this.
EVGA GeForce RTX 3060 XC GAMING 12GB GDDR6 Graphic Card + EVGA SuperNOVA 650W 80+ Gold Modular Power Supply + EVGA Z12 RGB USB 2.0 Gaming Keyboard $599.97

Total: $1330

or this ...
EVGA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti XC GAMING 8GB GDDR6 LHR Graphic Card + EVGA SuperNOVA 650W 80+ Gold Modular Power Supply + EVGA X17 Wired Customizable Gaming Mouse $659.97

Total: $1390
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