Best Intel 12th Gen Prebuilt Gaming PC – DDR5 & DDR4 options

We look at the best prebuilt gaming PCs with Alder Lake CPUs at the helm.

Best 12th Gen Prebuilt Gaming PC

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As many of our readers will know, we always recommend you build yourself a new gaming PC rather than buy a premade but we understand that just isn’t possible for everyone. Whether you are new to the gaming PC world or just haven’t the time to build your own, it’s ok, we’ve put a list together of the best Intel 12th gen DDR5 Prebuilt gaming PCs we can find.

Intel’s 12th gen launch coincided with the new Z690 chipset and DDR5 memory, giving gamers a new generation of performance. There are fewer things that excite the enthusiast more than a generational launch and we are already starting to see prebuilt computers with 12th gen CPUs going on sale.

We will be continuously updating this page to feature only the best, so as prebuilt manufacturers start to bring out more options, we’ll bring them to you. If you feel you are up to the challenge of building yourself a new Intel 12th gen gaming PC, we’ve already put a custom build together.

Our Top Picks

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The best Intel 12th Gen Prebuilt Gaming PC
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Core i7-12700KF Pick
The best Intel Core i7-12700KF Prebuilt Gaming PC
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i5-12600KF Pick
A more affordable Intel Core i5-12600KF Prebuilt Gaming PC

Best Intel 12th Gen Prebuilt Gaming PC: First Look

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The best Intel 12th Gen Prebuilt Gaming PC
YEYIAN Yari X21 Gaming PC Computer

YEYIAN Yari X21 Gaming PC Computer

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To kick start proceedings, we’ve got a prebuilt here with the new flagship Alder Lake CPU – The i9-12900KF.

This prebuilt not only features the best gaming CPU currently available but also comes with the RTX 3080 graphics card, 32GB of DDR5 RAM running at 4800MHz, and a whopping 2TB of fast NVMe SSD storage.

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Core i7-12700KF Pick
The best Intel Core i7-12700KF Prebuilt Gaming PC
CYBERPOWERPC Gamer Xtreme VR Gaming PC

CYBERPOWERPC Gamer Xtreme VR Gaming PC (12700KF)

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For those who can’t afford the luxuries of the top selection, this CyberpowerPC and its i7-12700KF could be a solid alternative.

This processor beats its AMD counterpart and when paired with the powerful components we see here, you’ve got the makings of a great prebuilt gaming PC.

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i5-12600KF Pick
A more affordable Intel Core i5-12600KF Prebuilt Gaming PC
iBUYPOWER Pro Gaming PC Computer Desktop SlateMono 238i

iBUYPOWER Pro SlateMono 238i Gaming PC

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We refrained from saying budget but this prebuilt is certainly more affordable. The iBUYPOWER SlateMono 238i packs quite the punch, with the 12600K combining majestically with RTX graphics for an all-round great gaming setup.

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Things to consider

Whether you’re building a PC or buying a prebuilt, there are a few things to go over before you make that all-important purchase. Of course, when buying a prebuilt you won’t have to worry about compatibility or anything like that as it is all taken care of for you but you do need to assess your individual requirements.

Why buy an Intel 12th Gen prebuilt gaming PC?

The main reason to go with an Intel 12th-gen prebuilt is simply down to the generational improvements we have seen over both 11th-gen Intel and current-gen AMD. As it stands, these processors are the best on the market, and when you tie that in with the new Z690 chipset and DDR5 memory, we have something very powerful on our hands.

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Whether you go for these prebuilt largely depends on your budget. As these feature some of the latest and greatest hardware, the price is going to be fairly high. For gamers looking for systems more affordable, Intel 12th gen prebuilt computers probably aren’t the way to go, with even the i5-12600K options still asking for a pretty penny.

Should I get a prebuilt computer with DDR5 memory?

The short answer, yes. Basically, the new chipset comes available for both DDR4 and DDR5. While there is absolutely nothing wrong with DDR4, DDR5 is just better. DDR5 is the next generation and you should absolutely save up for a model with this type of memory. The cost of an Intel 12th gen prebuilt that features DDR5 over DDR4 is obviously going to cost more, however, if you are in the market for one of these, you’ve clearly got a bit more money to spend than your average gamer.

The truth of the matter is that while you won’t see mega changes in your gaming performance with the two types of RAM, DDR5 is far better and can run at insane speeds in comparison.

Is it worth upgrading to Intel 12th gen?

If you are running on a system that is anything below current-gen AMD and you are unhappy with performance, you should absolutely consider an upgrade to Intel 12th gen. We expect AMD to come back hard with their next generation of hardware but for the time being, Intel is smashing it.

Intel Core i9 12900K vs 11900K vs 10900K

This is the first time in a long time Intel has been worth buying and these prebuilt systems are going to provide you more FPS than their AMD counterparts (game dependant). Furthermore, the new Intel processors are great for general workloads and heavy workloads, making your new PC somehow feel even snappier.

Intel 12th gen prebuilt gaming PC Vs Custom

We always recommend that you build your own computer here at WePC and that is for one simple reason – value.  It is no secret that you can squeeze in better hardware for your cash when building your own system, with the markup on prebuilt computers usually costing the same amount as an entire component ($100-$300).

Performance

While the performance of these Intel 12th gen prebuilt gaming PCs is great, when building your own you could in theory include a better CPU or GPU into your computer without spending more. This means you could get even better performance for your hard-earned cash, get better in-game results, and future-proof your investment for longer.

Convenience

The main selling point behind a prebuilt is it saves you the hassle. We understand that not everyone knows how to build a computer and may not even have the time to learn this new skill, so the convenience of a prebuilt makes a lot of sense. Of course, there are many more benefits to buying a prebuilt gaming PC from manufacturers, obviously, it takes the stress away from finding all the compatible components, while also preventing damage to said components when the time comes to build it.

With a prebuilt gaming PC, you are going to be able to send it back to the manufacturer if anything goes wrong. Furthermore, if you feel you need an upgrade, suppliers will often do this for you or at least insist you send it to them for an upgrade. Manufacturers will also dish out a warranty, usually covering parts and labor for around a year but some companies offer impressive warranties and you can always spend extra on insurance, giving you a lengthy/ lifetime warranty.

A prebuilt from the biggest manufacturers around the world aren’t just packaged nicely for you either, they normally stress test the system to ensure the components are working before shipping and that it performs as it should. You will also receive your system with software, usually with Windows and drivers pre-installed, so you can simply plug it in and start downloading games.

The best prebuilt Intel 12th gen gaming computers

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Core i7-12700KF Pick
CYBERPOWERPC Gamer Xtreme VR Gaming PC

CYBERPOWERPC Gamer Xtreme VR Gaming PC (12700KF)

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Intel Core i7-12700KF

GPU

RTX 3080

RAM

16GB DDR4

Storage

500GB NVMe SSD & 2TB HDD

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i5-12600KF Pick
iBUYPOWER Pro Gaming PC Computer Desktop SlateMono 238i

iBUYPOWER Pro SlateMono 238i Gaming PC

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Intel Core i5-12600KF

GPU

RTX 3060 Ti

RAM

16GB DDR4

Storage

500GB NVMe SSD & 1TB HDD

In-depth Review

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Pros

Top tier gaming performance

Next-gen components

DDR5 RAM

Cons

Big performance comes at a hefty price

The Yeyian Tari X21 may not be a household name but this is one of the best Intel 12th gen gaming PCs currently available. Inside we have the next generation of components, featuring the flagship Alder Lake CPU, Z690 chipset, and DDR5 memory.

Let’s talk specs. At the core of this rig, we have the Core i9-12900KF, a highly capable, powerful processor, that now appears to be the best CPU for gaming. Now on the LGA 1700 socket, this i9 comes with 16 cores and 24 threads on Intels new hybrid architecture, with eight of the cores taking care of performance, hitting up to 5.2GHz on max turbo, and the other 8 on top of efficiency.

Backing up the CPU, we have the fabled RTX 3080 graphics card, destroying the previous generation of cards in every way and allowing you to play any game, in any setting you desire.

Furthermore, this monster prebuilt features 32GB of 4800MHz DDR5 RAM, a 2TB NVMe SSD, a 2TB HDD, an AIO cooling solution, and Wi-Fi6.

 

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Core i7-12700KF Pick
CYBERPOWERPC Gamer Xtreme VR Gaming PC

CYBERPOWERPC Gamer Xtreme VR Gaming PC (12700KF)

CPU

Intel Core i7-12700KF

GPU

RTX 3080

RAM

16GB DDR4

Storage

500GB NVMe SSD & 2TB HDD

Pros

Strong gaming performance

Dual storage solution

Wi-Fi

Cons

Only 500GB SSD

So coming in at a more affordable price is the CyberpowerPC Gamer Xtreme VR. This line of prebuilt has been running for some time and has now been brought into the next generation. For gamers that want a fast, powerful gaming system that doesn’t break the bank, this is certainly a better option than above, however, it does come with a slightly less powerful CPU, older RAM, and less storage.

Inside we have the new Core i7-12700KF, one of Intel’s latest and greatest Alder Lake SKUs. This i7 offers the same number of performance cores as the competing Ryzen 7 5800X but also features an extra four efficiency cores, bringing the total numbers up to 12 cores and 20 threads. When boosted, the 12700KF runs at a clock speed of 5GHz on the p cores, which is faster than its AMD counterpart.

Alongside the CPU, we have the mighty RTX 3080, a fan favorite, and for good reason too. With this graphics card you can rest assured knowing that your PC will play any game you like, no matter the resolution or settings, it’s that good.

We have DDR4 RAM inside this machine but don’t worry, unless you are after the best PC money can buy, you aren’t going to notice too much of a difference between DDR4 and 5 when it comes to gaming. There is a dual storage solution with a 2TB HDD inside but it is worth noting you are only getting a 500GB SSD, the only real gripe with this model.

Windows 11 is pre-installed, the build features Wi-Fi, and you get a keyboard and mouse so you can plug and play.

 

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i5-12600KF Pick
iBUYPOWER Pro Gaming PC Computer Desktop SlateMono 238i

iBUYPOWER Pro SlateMono 238i Gaming PC

CPU

Intel Core i5-12600KF

GPU

RTX 3060 Ti

RAM

16GB DDR4

Storage

500GB NVMe SSD & 1TB HDD

Pros

Great CPU/ GPU combination for gaming

Dual storage solution

Cons

Less powerful GPU than the other models

The iBUYPOWER prebuilt comes with the i5 Alder Lake CPU and a few other handy components that make light work of 1080p gaming, with plenty of scope in 1440p too. This may not be as powerful as the two above but it certianly holds its weight and rightly deserves a spot in this list.

The i5 processor in question is the new 12600KF, another briliant SKU from Intels latest launch. This mid-range processor beats the AMD 5600X and comes equipped with a total of 10 cores and 16 threads (6 p cores & 4 e cores) running at a max speed of 4.9GHz. This CPU is already showing promising benchmarking results and when combined wiht the RTX 3060 Ti, you’ve got qutie the gaming machine.

Backing up the CPU/ GPU combo, we have 16GB of DDR4 RAM, and dual storage solution (500GB SSD & 1TB HDD). You also get a Wi-Fi ready system with Windows 11-pre installed and a mouse and keyboard so you can play right away.

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Final Word

The 12th generation of Intel processors is finally here, bringing us more FPS in the games we love. While we still recommend you build your own gaming PC, these are the best Intel 12th gen prebuilt options, and you can’t go wrong with any of these selections.

The Author Who Worked On This Article

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Shaun is a gaming enthusiast and computer science graduate who has been working with computers for the last 15 years. He took a shine to competitive FPS back in the mid-2000s and hasn’t looked back since.

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