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The term "gaming PC" can be misleading. These powerful computers are, indeed, optimized for gaming, but the demanding graphics and fast processing requirements typical of modern games have driven gaming computers to develop capabilities that easily transfer to other applications. Large active memory components and fast processors make this class of PCs a good choice for IT departments and general purpose home offices. Staples® carries a large selection of gaming PCs, laptops, and computer accessories for all your gaming and computing needs.

Media Editing On a Gaming PC
Audio and video production can be an important part of modern business presentations and multimedia marketing campaigns. Machines designed for gaming typically have dedicated graphics cards for accelerating video game visuals, and the extra processing power this provides allows smooth editing and film effects. Graphics cards typically have their own heat sinks, as well, which helps keep down the temperature inside the PC's housing and prevent burnout.

Memory-Intensive Applications On a Gaming PC
Gaming computers typically keep a large bank of RAM available to handle the processing demands of their CPUs. Entry-level PCs usually start with 8GB of RAM, which can expand out to 16GB as processing demands grow. Some professional models, used for simulation software and ethical hacking, need a lot more space to run memory-intensive brute force programs, and so some include multiple banks of RAM chips to create up to a 64GB cache. This can boost speeds on a slower, more affordable central processor, which can help lower the cost of the machine without sacrificing performance.

Gaming PC Accessories
The heart of a PC is in its memory and processing capacity, but all computers need accessories to function well. Gaming machines usually make use of high-resolution LED monitors and high-fidelity speakers that faithfully reproduce sounds with lifelike quality. Gaming keyboards typically have extra keys and dedicated one-touch function keys that can cut down the time needed to perform some routine functions. A gaming mouse fits comfortably in the user's hand and may have multiple keys for item selection, page scrolling, and copy or paste functions.

What Operating Systems do Gaming PCs Use?
Many gaming computers use the same Windows OS common in most office machines, though they have the hardware to run 64-bit versions of the software. Some gaming-optimized computers use Mac OS, while certain custom units use a specialized Unix or Linux operating system.

What Makes Gaming PCs Different From Other Computers?
Gaming computers differ from most other PCs by having an extra-fast processor and large supply of RAM. Gaming machines rarely use an integrated CPU, opting instead for a dedicated central processing and a separate gaming card. They commonly use extra cooling fans and may use special processor-resting software to maximize performance while keeping costs down.

What Can Gaming PCs Do?
In addition to the normal programs and apps used by regular computers, gaming machines are ideal for media editing and large program files that demand large hard drives for storage. They are also preferred by ethical hackers, who use memory-intensive cracking software to force open passwords and find security loopholes.
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HP® Pavilion 690-0020 Gaming Desktop PC, AMD Ryzen 5-2400G
Item: 24343669 / Model : 6900020
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  • Has AMD Ryzen 5-2400G quad core processor of 3.6 GHz with up to 3.8 GHz turbo speed and 4MB L3 cache memory
  • Has 8GB DDR4 SDRAM of 2666 MHz with DIMM 288-pin, which is expandable up to 32GB
  • Has 1TB SATA 7200 rpm HDD for storage
751.99 $751.99
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Acer® Aspire GX GX-785-UR17 Desktop Computer, Intel Core i7, 1TB HDD, 8GB RAM, WIN 10 Home, AMD Graphics
Item: 2669710 / Model : GX785UR17
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  • 7th gen Intel core i7-7700 quad core 3.6 GHz, 8MB L3 cache processor
  • 8GB DDR4 SDRAM 2400 MHz standard memory expandable to 64GB
  • 1TB 7200 RPM SATA-600 hard drive
1019.99 $1,019.99
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HP® Pavilion 790-0020 Gaming Desktop PC, Intel Core i5
Item: 24343671 / Model : 7900020
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  • Has 8th gen Intel Core i5-8400 hexa core processor of 2.8 GHz with up to 4 GHz turbo speed and 9MB cache memory
  • Has 8GB DDR4 SDRAM of 2666 MHz with DIMM 288-pin, which is expandable up to 32GB
  • Has 256GB TLC PCIe M.2 SSD for storage
849.99 $849.99
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Alienware Aurora R7 Desktop Computer, Intel® Core™ i7 8700, 1TB HDD + 256GB SSD, 16GB Memory, NVIDIA® GeForce® 1070, 460W
Item: 24380695 / Model : 4X0C9
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  • Intel® Core™ i7 8700 (6-Core, 12MB Cache, up to 4.6GHz with Intel® Turbo Boost Technology)
  • 16GB, 2666MHz, DDR4 up to 64GB (Additional memory sold separately)
  • 256GB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD (Boot) + 1TB 7200RPM SATA 6Gb/s (Storage)
1769.99 $1,769.99
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CYBERPOWERPC GXI1080 Gaming Computer
Item: 24337375 / Model : 5164089
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  • 8th Gen Intel Core i5-8400 processor
  • 8GB system memory for advanced multitasking
  • AMD Radeon R7 240 graphics
789.99 $789.99
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Alienware Aurora R7 Desktop Computer, Intel® Core™ i7 8700, 1TB 7200RPM HDD, 8GB Memory, NVIDIA® GeForce® 1060, 460W Air Cooled
Item: 24380694 / Model : AWAUR7-7906SLV
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  • 8th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 8700 (6-Core, 12MB Cache, up to 4.6GHz with Intel® Turbo Boost Technology)
  • 8GB DDR4 (1x 8GB)
  • 1TB (64MB Cache) 7200RPM Hard Drive
1399.99 $1,399.99
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HP® Pavilion 790-0010 Gaming Desktop PC, Intel Core i3
Item: 24343670 / Model : 7900010
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  • Has 8th gen Intel Core i3-8100 quad core processor of 3.6 GHz with 6MB cache memory
  • Has 8GB DDR4 SDRAM of 2666 MHz with DIMM 288-pin, which is expandable up to 32GB
  • Has 1TB SATA 7200 rpm HDD for storage
648.99 $648.99
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CyberpowerPC Gamer Xtreme GXi1090 Desktop (Intel Core i5-8400 processor, 8GB DDR4 RAM, 2TB, AMD Radeon RX 580)
Item: 24260049 / Model : 5028433
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  • 2.8 GHz Intel Core i5-8400 Six-Core
  • 8GB DDR4;2TB 7200 rpm HDD
  • AMD Radeon RX 560 (2GB GDDR5)
869.99 $869.99
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CyberpowerPC Gamer Xtreme GXI1130 Desktop (Intel i7-8700 processor, 16GB DDR4 SDRAM, 2TB, AMD Radeon RX 580)
Item: 24260057 / Model : 5028438
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  • Intel i7-8700 3.2GHz CPU
  • AMD Radeon RX 580
  • Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64-bit Edition
1229.99 $1,229.99
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HP® OMEN 880-000 880-040 AMD Ryzen 7 1800X 2TB HDD/512GB SSD 16GB RAM Windows 10 Home Desktop Computer
Item: 24205917 / Model : HP880040
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  • Features AMD Ryzen™ 7 1800X octa core 3.6 GHz speed with up to 4 GHz turbo boost processor
  • Comes with 16GB 2400 MHz DDR4 SDRAM, which is expandable up to 32GB
  • Comes with 2TB HDD of 7200 RPM/512GB SATA SSD
1949.99 $1,949.99
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HP® Omen 880-020 AMD Ryzen 5 1400, 1TB HDD, 256GB SSD, 8GB, WIN 10 Home, AMD Radeon RX 580 Gaming Desktop Computer
Item: 24076427 / Model : HP880020
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  • Features AMD Ryzen 5 1400 quad core 3.2 GHz, up to 3.4 GHz turbo boost speed processor with 8MB cache memory
  • Has 8GB UDIMM 288-pin 2400 MHz DDR4 SDRAM dual channel memory
  • Comes with 1TB 7200 rpm SATA HDD and 256GB M.2 SSD
1138.49 $1,138.49
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HP® Pavilion 690-0010 Gaming Desktop PC, AMD Ryzen 3-2200G
Item: 24343668 / Model : 6900010
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  • Has AMD Ryzen 3-2200G quad core processor of 3.5 GHz with up to 3.6 GHz turbo speed and 4MB L2 cache memory
  • Has 8GB DDR4 SDRAM of 2666 MHz with DIMM 288-pin, which is expandable up to 32GB
  • Has 1TB SATA 7200 rpm HDD for storage
549.99 $549.99
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CyberpowerPC Gamer Master GMA350 GamingDesktop (AMD Ryzen 5 1600, 1TB HDD, 8GB DDR4, Win 10, Radeon R7 240 Graphics)
Item: 24185031 / Model : 4856637
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  • AMD Ryzen 5 1600 3.6GHz
  • AMD Radeon R7 240 2GB
  • 1TB SATA III 7200 RPM HDD
709.99 $709.99
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Dell Alienware Area 51, Intel Core i7*7800c 16gb, 256 ssd,Win 10,Nvidia geforce GTC 1080 TI 11gb
Item: 24220359 / Model : STP-XK8RHFX
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  • 16GB Dual Channel DDR4 at 2400MHz; up to 64GB (additional memory sold separately)
  • 256GB M.2 PCIe SSD (Boot) + 2TB 7200RPM SATA 6Gb/s (Storage)
  • Comes with Windows 10 Home Edition 64 Bit in English
2799.99 $2,799.99
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Dell Alienware Aurora, Intel® Core™ i7-7700, 16GB 2400MHz DDR4, 256GB (SSD), NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1070
Item: 24220358 / Model : STP-2P65CFX
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  • 16GB 2400MHz DDR4
  • 256GB M.2 [PCIe] (SSD) + 2TB SATA 7200 RPM HDD
  • Comes with Windows 10 Home Edition 64 Bit in English
2149.99 $2,149.99
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CyberpowerPC Gamer Master GMA490 Desktop Computer, AMD Ryzen 5 2400G, 8GB DDR4 SDRAM, 2TB, AMD Radeon RX Vega 11
Item: 24310232 / Model : GMA490
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  • AMD Ryzen 5 2400G
  • Graphics Controller AMD Radeon RX Vega 11
  • Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64-bit Edition
679.99 $679.99
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CyberpowerPC GMA540 Gamer Master Desktop Computer (AMD Ryzen 3 2200G, 8GB DDR4 SDRAM, 1TB, AMD Radeon RX 550)
Item: 24310236 / Model : GMA540
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  • AMD Ryzen 3 2200G
  • Graphics Controller AMD Radeon RX 550
  • Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64-bit Edition
719.99 $719.99
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CyberpowerPC GMA550 Gamer Master Desktop Computer (AMD Ryzen 3 2200G, 8GB DDR4 SDRAM, 2TB, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060)
Item: 24310234 / Model : GMA550
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  • AMD Ryzen 3 2200G
  • Graphics Controller NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060
  • Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64-bit Edition
899.99 $899.99
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CyberpowerPC GMA510 Gamer Master Desktop Computer (AMD Ryzen 5 2400G, 8GB DDR4 SDRAM, 1TB, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti )
Item: 24310237 / Model : GMA510
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  • AMD Ryzen 5 2400G
  • Graphics Controller NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
  • Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64-bit Edition
939.99 $939.99
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CyberpowerPC GMA500 Gamer Master Desktop Computer (AMD Ryzen 3 2400G, 8GB DDR4 SDRAM, 1TB, AMD Radeon RX 560)
Item: 24310233 / Model : GMA500
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  • AMD Ryzen 5 2400G
  • Graphics Controller AMD Radeon RX 560
  • Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64-bit Edition
769.99 $769.99
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CyberpowerPC Gamer Master GMA430 Gaming Desktop (AMD Ryzen 5 2600, 3TB HDD, 8GB DDR4, Win 10, AMD RX 580 Graphics)
Item: 24185025 / Model : 4885829
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  • AMD Ryzen 2600 3.4GHz
  • AMD Radeon RX 580 4GB
  • 3TB SATA III 7200 RPM HDD
959.99 $959.99
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Samsung ArtPC Pulse DP700C6A-X01US Gaming Desktop Computer, Intel i5
Item: 2800324 / Model : DP700C6A-X01US
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  • Intel Core i5 processor for ultimate performance
  • With 8GB memory, you can multitask between various applications without issue
  • 256GB SSD hard drive enables you to store thousands of files
1199.99 $1,199.99
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CyberpowerPC GMA530 Gamer Master Desktop Computer (AMD Ryzen 3 2200G, 16GB DDR4 SDRAM, 2TB, AMD Radeon Vega 8)
Item: 24310235 / Model : GMA530
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  • AMD Ryzen 3 2200G
  • Graphics Controller AMD Radeon Vega 8
  • Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64-bit Edition
719.99 $719.99
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HP® Omen 880-010 AMD Ryzen 5 1400, 1TB HDD, 8GB, Windows 10 Home, NVIDIA GeForce GTX1060 Gaming Desktop Computer
Item: 24076426 / Model : HP880010
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  • Features AMD Ryzen 5 1400 quad core 3.2 GHz, up to 3.4 GHz turbo boost speed processor with 8MB cache memory
  • Has 8GB UDIMM 288-pin 2400 MHz DDR4 SDRAM dual channel memory
  • Comes with 1TB 7200 rpm SATA HDD
949.99 $949.99
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