HP has been in the consumer PC desktop market for a long time. So, it’s no surprise that they have some of the best pre-built gaming desktops available. In this post, we’ve covered five of the best HP gaming PC desktops that you can get right now across a handful of categories and pricepoints.
While we’d typically recommend to build your own gaming PC, with the GPU market in dissaray for nearly a year now, it’s almost impossible to find a graphics card on its own for a decent price. However, pre-built computer suppliers are still able to get graphics cards at reasonable prices and, as such, a pre-built gaming PC actually offers better performance for the price right now when compared to building your own system (unless, of course, you’re lucky enough to snag a graphics card near its MSRP.)
And, of the pre-built PC suppliers out there, perhaps none have as long-standing of a reputation as HP. HP provides a range of computer system options, from their high-end gaming laptops, to their Omen-series desktops. We’ve already taken a look at HP’s best gaming laptop options, and, in this guide, we’ll take a look at their best gaming PC desktop options.
Our Picks for the Best HP Gaming PCs
Below, we’ve highlighted our picks for the best HP gaming desktops. We’ve made selections for the top extreme HP gaming PC, the best high-end option, the top value desktop, and the best budget-friendly gaming computer from HP, too.
OMEN 30L RTX 3090
OMEN 30L RTX 3070
OMEN 30L RTX 3060
*Read more about our picks for the best HP gaming desktops by clicking the “Read Review »” link.
1. HP OMEN 30L RTX 3090
Our pick for the best extreme HP gaming PC
- Intel Core i9-10850K
- NVIDIA RTX 3090
- 32GB of DDR4 RAM
- 1TB SSD/2TB HDD
Like with Acer’s Orion 3000 gaming PCs, HP has one dedicated series for gaming desktops: Omen 30L. However, there are a lot of different Omen 30L configurations. Among them, this Omen 30L RTX 3090 desktop is easily one of the most extreme options.
If you have a large budget (over $3,500), though, this desktop will be worth every penny. It comes with an Intel Core i9-10850K processor, an NVIDIA RTX 3090 graphics card, 32GB of RAM, a 1TB SSD, and a secondary 2TB hard drive.
That configuration is good enough to allow you to max out games on a 4K monitor, a 1440P 165Hz monitor, or a 1080P 360Hz monitor with ease.
Along with the core hardware, all of HP’s higher-end Omen 30L desktops come with RGB lighting, a tempered glass PC case, and an AIO CPU cooler (although, some of the lower-priced Omen 30L’s come with air coolers.)
Ultimately, whether you’re looking for a system that can easily handle 4K gaming, or you need a VR-ready gaming PC, or you’re a competitive gamer who is looking to get as much performance as possible, this RTX 3090 version of HP’s Omen 30L is worth checking out.
2. HP OMEN 30L RTX 3070
A high-end RTX 3070 gaming PC from HP
- Ryzen 7 5800X
- NVIDIA RTX 3070
- 16GB of DDR4 RAM
- 1TB SSD/1TB HDD
You don’t have to spend over $3,000 to get a high-end gaming desktop. This RTX 3070 version of HP’s Omen 30L is extremely powerful and will deliver more than enough in-game performance for the majority of gamers.
It comes with an AMD Ryzen 7 5800X processor, an NVIDIA RTX 3070 graphics card, 16GB of RAM, a 1TB SSD, and a secondary 1TB hard drive. And, as we mentioned above, like all Omen 30L series desktops, it comes with a tempered glass case, an AIO CPU cooler, and RGB lighting.
For gaming performance, you can expect the combination of the Ryzen 7 5800X and the RTX 3070 to allow you to max out any game on a 1080P or 1440P monitor. We’d recommend pairing this desktop with either a 1440P 144Hz+ display, or a 1080P 360Hz monitor.
And, while the RTX 3070 probably won’t be powerful enough to guarantee maxing-out any game on a 4K monitor, it is still powerful enough to where you will be able to play most games at 4K on at least medium settings.
All-in-all, while the RTX 3070 Omen 30L won’t quite match the RTX 3090 version in terms of in-game performance, the reality is that the RTX 3070 version will be powerful enough for any scenario despite coming in at over $1,000 cheaper.
3. HP OMEN 30L RTX 3060
A solid value HP Omen gaming desktop
- Ryzen 5 5600G
- NVIDIA RTX 3060
- 16GB of DDR4 RAM
- 1TB SSD
Perhaps an even better value option when compared to the RTX 3070 Omen 30L is the RTX 3060 Omen 30L. At just under ~$1,700, this Omen 30L configuration is over $700 cheaper than the option above and is still powerful enough to max out any game on a 1080P monitor.
It comes with an AMD Ryzen 5 5600G processor, an NVIDIA RTX 3060 graphics card, 16GB of RAM, and a 1TB SSD. It also comes with RGB lighting and a tempered glass PC case.
The Ryzen 5 5600G processor and the RTX 3060 graphics card are good enough to allow you to play games on a high refresh rate display at either 1080P resolution or 1440P resolution. This configuration won’t give you quite as much performance as the two options listed above, but it will still deliver well over 100 frames per second on average in even the most demanding games on a 1080P monitor.
So, the bottom line is that if you’re looking for a more affordable gaming desktop that will still deliver ideal in-game performance on a 1080P or 1440P display, this RTX 3060 Omen 30L is worth considering.
4. HP Pavilion TG01-0040
An excellent budget-friendly HP gaming desktop
- Ryzen 5 3500
- Radeon RX 5500
- 8GB of DDR4 RAM
- 512GB SSD
While none of HP’s Omen 30L configurations come in at under $1,000, HP does have Pavilion desktops that are suitable for 1080P gaming that do. This HP Pavilion model (TG01-0040) is one example that will deliver an optimal in-game experience for a very affordable price.
At just a little over $900, the HP Pavilion TG01-0040 comes with a Ryzen 5 3500 processor, an AMD Radeon RX 5500 graphics card, 8GB of RAM, and a 512GB solid state drive. That’s obviously not the most extreme hardware configuration—especially the 8GB of RAM. However, the Ryzen 5 3500 and the RX 5500 will be able to deliver an average framerate of over 60 FPS on a 1080P display in the vast majority of games.
And, if you’re playing competitive titles that aren’t too demanding (like Fortnite, Apex Legends, Rocket League, or League of Legends), you’d be smart to pair this desktop with an affordable 144Hz display for incredibly smooth gameplay.
Overall, you don’t have to spend thousands of dollars in order to get a solid gaming computer. This HP Pavilion gaming PC comes in at well under $1,000 and will be perfect for 1080P gaming.
Which HP Gaming PC is Right for You?
HP has a solid lineup of gaming desktops. If you’re strapped for cash and are looking for a pre-built gaming PC under $1,000 for 1080P gaming, the HP Pavilion model listed above is worth checking out. If you want something higher-end, either to game on a higher resolution display, or to take advantage of a faster 360Hz 1080P display, their Omen 30L desktops might be what you’re looking for.
Either way, HP is a brand that you’ll want to consider if you’re in the market for a new pre-built gaming desktop.