Category Archives: Desktops

NZXT BLD Starter PC Plus Review & Rating

The BLD Starter PC Plus (starts at $899; $999 as tested) is a midtower gaming desktop from L.A.-based component maker NZXT. Sold under its BLD program as a preconfigured, quick-to-ship machine, it’s assembled from aftermarket components in one of NZXT’s well-designed cases. Nothing’s proprietary about it, and as we tested it (with AMD’s Ryzen 5 […]

Origin Millennium Hard Line Vice Edition Review & Rating

Ah, the 1980s—whether in fashion or music, or a pining for what seems like a pre-Internet “simpler time,” nostalgia is in nowadays. No surprise, then: Origin PC takes that to the limit with its one-of-a-kind Millennium Hard Line prebuilt gaming PC. It’s a mega-desktop that, in its “Vice Edition” outer shell we received, oozes 1980s […]

First Look: The 2019 Alienware Aurora R9 Is a Sci-Fi-Styled Powerhouse

Alienware’s completely redesigned gaming desktop looks like it comes from the future, and can pack the best parts available in the present. PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate commissions from buying links on this page. Terms of use. The Alienware Aurora R9 is the latest rev of the company’s premium gaming desktop […]