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Which Gaming Computer Should You Rent?

If you’re a serious gamer and love computers then you’ll know that a regular one (as opposed to a gaming computer) just won’t cut it. Especially when playing games like World of Warcraft or Call of Duty.

Quite the opposite – It’ll be rather slow, sluggish, and simply doesn’t make for an enjoyable experience…

Rent to buy: desktop and monitor

You really need the display and processing power that only a gaming computer can provide.

Renting a PC with the option to own at the end of the contract is, therefore, a great choice if you’re cringing at the outright costs (you could end up paying well into the thousands for a good quality computer and monitor) yet need something suitable for gaming as soon as possible. Because if you’re like me then you just don’t have that kind of money sitting around to spend on tech items!

While you may know that you want a gaming computer, yet you may not know how much the different models can vary or exactly what specifications you require.

So, if you’re looking to rent a PC with the possibility of owning the device at the end of the term but are unsure of exactly what to apply for, we’ve simplified things below.



– this stands for Central Processing Unit, and basically what it does is process instructions from applications. Processors come in several different models ranging from dual core up to quad core and hexa core.


may also be referred to as the mainboard. This is where the CPU, memory, and graphics card sit. Another thing is, If you plan on installing multiple graphics cards, make sure you check that the motherboard can support multi-graphics card configurations.


also referred to as RAM (Random Access Memory). This provides data space for your PC, generally starting at 4GB and ranging all the way up to 48GB. Generally speaking the more memory you have the better.

Graphics Card

this is an absolutely vital part of any gaming computer! Without a decent graphics card, your visual experience will be lacking immensely. For beginners, at least GDDR3 video RAM is a great place to start, and you can invest in something better as time goes on.

Hard Drive

two terms you may have heard when it comes to PC hard drives is SSD and RPM. SSD stands for solid state drive – since this kind has no moving parts, therefore, is ideal for portable devices such as laptops. It also works well on desktops because it has faster boot times and transfers files faster. The downside is they are therefore quite expensive. RPM stands for rotations per minute – the faster the RPMs the better. 7200 RPM drives are pretty standard.


Gaming laptop

Acer laptopWhile powered by the 7th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-7700HQ (2.8GHz-3.8GHz) and NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1050M GDDR5 graphics card, this is rather far from an ordinary laptop. The memory (16GB DDR4 SDRAM, 2 slots (Max 32GB), amazing storage (128 GB SSD & 1TB HDD), and power it processes makes it ideal to meet all your computing and gaming needs on the go!

Being a laptop, this device obviously won’t have quite the manpower of its desktop counterparts but it comes damn close. Of course, it also has the amazing added bonus of portability, that just might tip the scales in its favor!

If you maybe live between houses or like having the option to play in any room of the house at any time then this is definitely something to consider when you’re looking at renting a computer and want to own it after the contract ends.

1060 Tesseract Gaming Computer

Tesseract 1060 Gaming ComputerA great mid-range option that will give you excellent performance for an affordable weekly price on a 12 or 24-month contract. The 1060 Gaming Computer is capable of running modern titles comfortably with its GeForce GTX 1060 graphics and both SSD and HDD storage. The ASUS 21.5 inch LED Monitor will take your gaming experience to the next level. It also contains a Corsair 8GB (2x4GB) 1600MHz DDR3 memory for your storage needs.

In conclusion, this is a fantastic choice if you’re after a gaming desktop that’s on the lower end of repayments yet has the power required to play advanced games.

1060 Redback Gaming Computer

Rent Redback 1060 Gaming ComputerIf you’re far from a beginner and are really serious about gaming, this may be the model for you. The core i5 1060 Gaming Computer is jam packed full of features such as an Intel Core i5 7500, 8G memory, SSD: Kingston V400 120GB and Gigabyte GA-H270-HD3 Motherboard. This computer offers an incredible visual experience powered by Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1060 Windforce OC, 3Gb graphics. To top things off it also comes with a 1920 x 1080 ASUS 21.5 inch LED Monitor.

Finally, remember that your first rental gaming computer doesn’t have to cost a fortune. Furthermore, renting means you avoid the crazy outright costs that are usually associated with buying these particular PCs that have to be custom built from scratch.

Apply to rent a computer online today with our popular RentPlus® program. You may even have the opportunity to own the device when the contract ends.

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