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October 13, 2023

Best Gaming Towers 2014

In this year of ultra-slim laptops, microtower PCs, and even some small-chassis desktops that resemble Mac Pros, the hulking Origin Millennium feels like a throwback to a time when a full-size computer was almost mandatory for gaming. The imposing chassis, nine inches wide, twenty-three inches deep and seventy-two inches tall, is technically a midtower, but its massive dimensions put it close in size to some full-tower cases.

With enough oomph to play games at 1080p medium or high (which is still better than most consoles in visual quality), this affordable option would also make a great HTPC, complete with Logitech's K400 or K800 keyboard and an optional TV stand that slots into the base. If you want to splurge a bit, however, the Alpha offers plenty of room for additional hardware such as SLI or multiple hard drives and SSDs.

Serious gamers should consider a system like the Lenovo Legion Tower 5 Gen 6 (AMD), which comes packed with Intel Core processors, NVIDIA GeForce graphics, and plenty of storage for all your favorite games. It's also ready for the future thanks to a tool-free upgrade path that makes it easy to swap out components whenever you see fit. And, of course, the curved Full HD display takes the immersion factor to new heights. This model also boasts customizable lighting that syncs with CPU temperatures and reflects the effects of your game's action in real-time. This is one of the most visually stunning gaming towers we've seen this year.