Gaming PCs aren't just getting more powerful; they have also managed to become crazier-looking by the day. PC makers are constantly pushing the limits of gaming rig aesthetics, from a powerful computer the size of a coffee pot to a massive custom build inspired by Star Wars spaceships. Some of these stunning desktops and laptops are available now, while others are concepts we can only dream of owning. One thing they all have in common? You'll want all of them in your command center by the time you're done reading this.
Plenty of gaming PCs have alluring glass panels, but the one on the iBuyPower Snowblind also doubles as a full-on LCD monitor. That's right -- you can set the see-through pane to show whatever content you like, whether you want to monitor your system's performance or just want to see a dazzling display of colors. The Snowblind gets big points for flat-out cool factor, but also has plenty of potential for practical uses.
Do not adjust your screen -- you are in fact looking at a laptop with three independent 4K displays. Razer's Project Valerie concept aims to provide the most immersive laptop experience ever, with two extra screens designed to pop out of the main display in order to give you a multi-monitor setup without a mess of wires. The rest of Project Valerie is based on the Razer Blade Pro design, which means desktop-grade power inside of a sleek chassis. We can only hope this concept becomes a reality someday.
CyberPower constantly pushes the limit of what a gaming PC can look like, and the company has outdone itself with the latest version of its Luxe machine. This desktop is immediately arresting, thanks to a metal, cage-like chassis that makes the PC look like it rolled out of a futuristic monster truck showcase. You can easily lift the Luxe's metal frame to access the many glowing components inside, making the design of Cyberpower's latest PC both smart and spectacular.
The Acer Predator 21X is about as absurd as it gets for gaming laptops. This 15-pound monstrosity features a 21-inch curved display, a built-in mechanical keyboard and dual Nvidia GTX 1080 graphics cards. The asking price? A modest $8,999.
The Hyperliquid is an evolution of CyberPower's Pro Streamer desktop, which houses two independent PCs within a single chassis to give game broadcasters maximum performance. This new machine retains the core concept, but is bigger, badder and a whole lot prettier. The Hyperliquid features a hypnotizing set of LED lights that can be toggled with a push of a button, and its front panel can be opened easily for maintenance.
Some will say it looks like a piece of alien technology; others might call it a monster truck tire. Either way, there's no denying that Acer's huge, scaly Predator G6 is one of the most stunningly designed gaming desktops available. Plus, with a handy headset stand, easy-access hard drive bays, and support for the most powerful CPUs and graphics cards, the Predator has plenty of substance to back up its distinct sense of style.
This is the gaming PC you're looking for. Sander van der Velden's staggering Star Destroyer case surrounds a fully functioning gaming PC, allowing you to play games while pretending to command one of the Empire's most deadly vehicles. The amount of attention to detail here is staggering, from the glowing lights on the side to the intricately cutout patterns on the top panel. You can't buy this wild PC, but you can find out exactly how it was built right here.