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The Best Prebuilt High-Performance PCs for Gaming and Creative Pros?

By that, I mean the prebuilt PCs that offer the best performance from roughly $900 to $2100.

This is one of 3 articles dedicated to prebuilt PCs for Gaming and Creative Pros:

1. Budget prebuilt PCs for Gaming and Creative Pros
2. High Performance prebuilt PCs for Gaming and Creative Pros(this article)
3. Extreme prebuilt PCs for Gaming and Creative Pros

Want to build a Gaming PC instead?

Visit the DIY Budget Gaming PC or High-End Gaming PC?articles instead.

Why write this article?

How much time do you have to research the best computer?

Many of us don’t have much time to read, or the knowledge to understand, detailed computer specifications nor reviews and just want to know: “What’s the best PC for my needs?

I’m here to help you with this article. I believe that you deserve the computer that is the best for your needs. That way, your computer is working for you and not the other way around. This allows you to focus your full potential on realizing what you want, without being limited by your computer.

With 19 years of experience with computer hardware, researching, always up-to-date research with the newest parts, performance and prices, I know what matters in a computer. See my About page.

I recommend the computers that offer the best performance at a given price, without sacrificing reliability.

Alternatives recommendations:

I may also suggest alternative recommendations, with clear explanations as to why they may be interesting to you.

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Summary

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The Best High Performance Prebuilt PCs for Gaming and Creative Pros:

  1. Gamers: Core i7-9700F + Geforce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB
  2. Both: Ryzen 7 3700X + Radeon RX 5700 XT 8GB
  3. Both: Ryzen 7 3700X + RTX 2070 Super
  4. Gamers: Core i7-9700K + RTX 2070 Super
  5. Creative Pros: Ryzen 9 3900X + RTX 2070 Super
  6. Gamers: Compact Core i7-9700F + RTX 2070 Super
  7. Gamers: Core i7-9700K + RTX 2080 Super
  8. Gamers: Ryzen 7 3800X + RTX 2080 Super
  9. Gamers: Core i9-9900K + RTX 2080 Super
  10. Gamers: Compact Core i9-9900K + RTX 2080 Super
  11. Both: Ryzen 9 3900X 12-cores + RTX 2080 Super

Gamers: Core i7-9700F + Geforce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB

iBUYPOWER Element 9260

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About the iBUYPOWER Element 9260

Gamers:
Compared to the model above, you get a CPU that offers higher gaming performance, the Intel Core i7-9700F 8 cores 3.0-4.7GHz CPU.

You get the same Geforce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB graphic card.

You also get 16GB of RAM, as well as the combo of a 240GB SSD and 1TB hard drive.

Creative Pros:
See my recommendation above or below.

Pros:

  1. Equipped with an Intel Core i7-9700F, 8 Core 3.0-4.7GHz CPU
  2. Good dedicated video card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti GPU with 6GB of graphic memory
  3. 240GB SSD for a more responsive PC, faster boot-up.
  4. 1TB Hard drive for additional storage
  5. 16GB of DDR4 RAM
  6. 1x RJ-45 Network Ethernet 10/100/1000
  7. WiFi adapter included
  8. Windows 10 Home
  9. 1 year warranty
  10. Keyboard and mouse are included
  11. Assembled in the USA
  12. Magnetic fan filter

Cons:

  1. No optical drive
  2. No Card Reader

Both: Ryzen 7 3700X + Radeon RX 5700 XT

ASUS Republic of Gamers Strix GA15

– $1299.99 at B&H (Worldwide Shipping)

Gamers:
Compared to the model above, gaming performance goes up significantly, thanks to the higher performance Radeon RX 5700 XT 8GB graphic card.

You also get an higher performance CPU, the AMD Ryzen 7 3700X, as much RAM, 16GB, a larger capacity 512GB SSD, but a lower capacity 1TB hard drive.

Creative Pros:
You get a better CPU, that can handle 16 threads, a graphic card with 8GB of memory onboard and more high-performance storage, with a larger capacity 512GB SSD.

Do you want an even better CPU and or graphic card? See the options below.

Pros:

  1. Equipped with an AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 8 Cores, 16 threads 3.6-4.4GHz CPU
  2. AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT 8GB
  3. 16GB of DDR4 RAM
  4. 512GB SSD for a more responsive PC, faster boot-up.
  5. 1TB Hard drive
  6. Windows 10
  7. Keyboard and mouse are included
  8. 802.11ac WiFi
  9. Bluetooth 5.0

Cons:

  1. No optical drive
  2. No card reader

Both: Ryzen 7 3700X + GeForce RTX 2070 Super

iBUYPOWER TRACE 2 PRO113A

– $1449.99 at B&H (Worldwide Shipping)

Gamers:
Compared to the model above, gaming performance goes up slightly:
– GPU wise, you will get about 5% higher performance on average, because it’s equipped with a Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER instead of the AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT.

Creative Pros:
Compared to the recommended Creative Pro model above, you still get a graphic card with 8GB of memory onboard, but an higher-end Nvidia model.

Pros:

  1. Equipped with an AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 8 Cores, 16 threads 3.6-4.4GHz CPU
  2. GeForce RTX 2070 Super 8GB
  3. 16GB of DDR4 RAM
  4. 240GB SSD for a more responsive PC, faster boot-up.
  5. 1TB Hard drive
  6. Windows 10
  7. Keyboard and mouse are included
  8. 802.11ac WiFi

Cons:

  1. No optical drive
  2. No card reader
  3. No Bluetooth

Gamers: Core i7-9700K + Geforce RTX 2070 Super

iBUYPOWER CB 121A

– $1549.99 at B&H (Worldwide Shipping)

Gamers:
This is what I recommend if you only care about gaming performance:
Compared to the model above, gaming performance goes up slightly:
– CPU wise, you will get about 5% higher performance on average, because it’s equipped with an Intel Core i7-9700K CPU instead of the AMD Ryzen 7 3700X.

It’s also equipped with liquid CPU cooling, allowing you to overclock the Core i7-9700K in order to boost performance.

Creative Pros:
Either pick the model above for better performance at a slightly lower price or go with the model below for the next step up in performance.

Pros:

  1. Equipped with an Intel Core i7-9700K 8 Cores, 8 threads 3.6-4.9GHz CPU
  2. Nvidia Geforce RTX 2070 Super 8GB graphic card
  3. 16GB of DDR4 RAM
  4. 240GB SSD for a more responsive PC, faster boot-up.
  5. 1TB Hard drive
  6. CPU Liquid cooling
  7. Windows 10
  8. Keyboard and mouse are included
  9. 802.11ac WiFi

Cons:

  1. No optical drive
  2. No card reader
  3. No Bluetooth

Creative Pros: Ryzen 9 3900X + Geforce RTX 2070 Super

iBUYPOWER Trace Pro9230V2

– $1749.99 at B&H (Worldwide Shipping)

Gamers:
See the model above or below.

Creative Pros:
With a twelve-core CPU, this is the next step-up in CPU performance, ideal for heavy photo/video/3D projects.

Pros:

  1. Equipped with an AMD Ryzen 9 3900X 12 Cores, 24 threads 3.8-4.6GHz CPU
  2. Nvidia Geforce RTX 2070 Super 8GB graphic card
  3. 16GB of DDR4 RAM
  4. 480GB SSD for a more responsive PC, faster boot-up.
  5. 1TB Hard drive
  6. CPU Liquid cooling
  7. Windows 10
  8. Keyboard and mouse are included
  9. 802.11ac WiFi

Cons:

  1. No optical drive
  2. No card reader
  3. No Bluetooth

Gamers: Compact Core i7-9700F + Geforce RTX 2070 Super

MSI Trident A Plus

– $1599.00 at B&H (Worldwide Shipping)

Gamers:
Gaming performance wise, you get similar performance as the Core i7-9700K gamer model above, with the same graphic card and a very slightly slower variant CPU. You also get less storage, with only a 1TB SSD, no hard drive.

What you gain is an highly compact and portable Gaming PC.

Creative Pros:
See other models recommended for Creative Pros.

Pros:

  1. Equipped with an Intel Core i7-9700K 8 Cores, 8 threads 3.6-4.9GHz CPU
  2. Nvidia Geforce RTX 2070 Super 8GB graphic card
  3. 16GB of DDR4 2666MHz RAM
  4. 1TB SSD for a more responsive PC, faster boot-up.
  5. Windows 10
  6. Keyboard and mouse are included
  7. Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
  8. Bluetooth 5.0
  9. Highly compact and portable: 15.6 x 15.1 x 5.1″ and 14.4lbs

Cons:

  1. No optical drive
  2. No card reader

Gamers: Core i7-9700K + Geforce RTX 2080 Super

CYBERPOWER Xtreme Liquid Cool

– $1799.99 at B&H (Worldwide Shipping)

Gamers:
This is what I recommend if you only care about gaming performance.

Compared to the model above, gaming performance, thanks to the Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER.

It’s also equipped with liquid CPU cooling, allowing you to overclock the Core i7-9700K in order to boost performance.

Creative Pros:
See other models recommended for Creative Pros.

Pros:

  1. Equipped with an Intel Core i7-9700K 8 Cores, 8 threads 3.6-4.9GHz CPU
  2. Nvidia Geforce RTX 2080 Super 8GB graphic card
  3. 16GB of DDR4 RAM
  4. 240GB SSD for a more responsive PC, faster boot-up.
  5. 2TB Hard drive
  6. CPU Liquid cooling
  7. Windows 10
  8. Keyboard and mouse are included
  9. 802.11ac WiFi

Cons:

  1. No optical drive
  2. No card reader

Gamers: Ryzen 7 3800X + Geforce RTX 2080 Super

CyberPowerPC Gamer Supreme Liquid Cool

– $1899.99 at B&H (Worldwide Shipping)

Gamers:
Gaming performance wise, you get similar performance compared the model above.

What you gain is higher multi-threaded performance, if you want to multitask or stream your gaming performance.

You get a bit more storage space, with the combo of a 512GB SSD and a 2TB hard drive.

Creative Pros:
Either see the model above, with the twelve cores Ryzen 9 3900X and RTX 2070 Super or the model above if you want the Ryzen 9 3900X and RTZ 2080 Super.

Do you want an even better CPU? See the options below.

Pros:

  1. Equipped with an AMD Ryzen 7 3800X Eight-Core / 16 Threads 3.9-4.6GHz
  2. Nvidia Geforce RTX 2080 Super 8GB graphic card
  3. 16GB of DDR4 RAM
  4. 512GB SSD for a more responsive PC, faster boot-up.
  5. 2TB hard drive
  6. Windows 10
  7. Keyboard and mouse are included
  8. 802.11ac WiFi5

Cons:

  1. No optical drive
  2. No card reader
  3. No Bluetooth

Gamers: Core i9-9900K + Geforce RTX 2080 Super

CYBERPOWER Gamer Master

– $1989.99 at B&H (Worldwide Shipping)

Gamers:
Compared to the models above, gaming performance goes up slightly, thanks to the upgrade to the Intel Core i9-9900K CPU.

It’s also equipped with liquid CPU cooling, allowing you to overclock the Core i9-9900K in order to boost performance.

That said, if you prefer better all around performance and perfectly good gaming performance, go with the AMD Ryzen 3900X model recommended below.

Creative Pros:
See my recommendations for Creative Pros.

Pros:

  1. Equipped with an Intel Core i9-9900K 8 Cores, 16 threads 3.6-5.0GHz CPU
  2. Nvidia Geforce RTX 2080 Super 8GB graphic card
  3. 16GB of DDR4 RAM
  4. 512GB SSD for a more responsive PC, faster boot-up.
  5. 2TB Hard drive
  6. CPU Liquid Cooling
  7. Windows 10
  8. Keyboard and mouse are included
  9. 802.11ac WiFi

Cons:

  1. No optical drive
  2. No card reader

Gamers: Compact Core i9-9900K + Geforce RTX 2080 Super

MSI Prestige P100

– $2299.00 at B&H (Worldwide Shipping)

Gamers:
Gaming performance wise, you get the same performance as the model above, with the same CPU and GPU.

What you gain is an highly compact and portable Gaming PC.

You also get a 1TB SSD + a 2TB hard drive

Creative Pros:
See other models recommended for Creative Pros.

Pros:

  1. Equipped with an Intel Core i9-9900K 8 Cores, 16 threads 3.6-5.0GHz CPU
  2. Nvidia Geforce RTX 2080 Super 8GB graphic card
  3. 32GB of DDR4 2666MHz RAM
  4. 1TB SSD for a more responsive PC, faster boot-up.
  5. 2TB hard drive
  6. Windows 10
  7. Keyboard and mouse are included
  8. Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) 2×2 MU-MIMO
  9. Bluetooth 5.0
  10. Highly compact and portable: 15.9 x 14.65 x 5.19″ and 17lbs

Cons:

  1. No optical drive
  2. No card reader

Both: Ryzen 9 3900X 12 cores + Geforce RTX 2080 Super

CYBERPOWER Gamer Master SLC10460CPG

– $2099.99 at B&H (Worldwide Shipping)

Gamers:
I also recommend a gamer only alternative above. It’s equipped with an Intel Core i9-9900K CPU instead of the AMD Ryzen 9 3900X. If you only care about gaming performance, the Core i9-9900K offers slightly better gaming performance, about 5% more on average. That said, if you better all around performance and perfectly good gaming performance, this PC, with the AMD Ryzen 3900X, is what I recommend.

Simply put, the 8-cores Intel Core i9-9900K is no match for the 12 cores AMD Ryzen 9 3900X in multi-threaded performance.

It’s also equipped with liquid CPU cooling, allowing you to overclock the Ryzen 9 3900X in order to boost performance.

Creative Pros:
Equipped with a latest generation AMD twelve-cores CPU, 32GB of RAM, a 1TB NVMe PCIe SSD and a 8GB Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super, this PC can handle heavy workloads without a problem.

Pros:

  1. Equipped with an AMD Ryzen 9 3900X 12 Cores, 24 threads 3.8-4.6GHz CPU
  2. Nvidia Geforce RTX 2080 Super 8GB graphic card
  3. 32GB of DDR4 RAM
  4. 1TB SSD for a more responsive PC, faster boot-up.
  5. Windows 10
  6. Keyboard and mouse are included
  7. 802.11ac WiFi

Cons:

  1. No optical drive
  2. No card reader

Conclusion

I hope that you’ve enjoyed this article on the best prebuilt high-performance PCs for Gaming and Creative Pros.

Do you have any feedback or any questions? Are you unsure which one is the best one for you?

Please leave a comment below and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can.