With a long, proud history of producing the very highest-performing gaming desktop PCs, the team at Allied brings unparalleled expertise to every single gaming PC we assemble. Our range of Allied Desktop PCs – the compact Stinger, the versatile Patriot, or the mighty M.O.A.B. – are designed with all PC gamers in mind, delivering outstanding power, performance, and value in each build. No matter your preferred platform, title, or budget, there’s an Allied gaming desktop build ready to outperform your needs.
Every Allied gaming desktop starts with the case and is available in two variants: -A for AMD Ryzen processors, and -I for Intel Core processors.
This compact powerhouse has the looks, features and space-saving size to fit in any gaming setup. Based on M-ATX (micro-ATX) motherboards on both AMD and Intel platforms, it features premium steel construction and tempered glass side panel, mesh-ventilated front panel, and synchronized RGB system cooling fans and case lighting accents.
The base specification is designed as an Entry Level Tier, built upon AMD Ryzen 3 or Intel Core i3 processors, NVIDIA GeForce GTX series graphics, AMD and Intel B-series chipsets, 16GB of fast DDR4 memory, and solid-state drive storage.
Medium and High-End Tier specifications options are then possible, by choosing upgrades into the AMD Ryzen 5 and 7, and Intel Core i5 and i7 series processors, NVIDIA RTX and AMD Radeon RX graphics, and selecting more memory and storage.
Starting out as a Medium Tier but scaling right into Ultra High-End tier with upgrade options made possible by the flexibility of the premium, ATX-sized case with full mesh front and 3 RGB 120mm intake fans, the Patriot is as versatile as it is stunning.
Along with a larger case with enhanced airflow and compatibility for up to 240mm all-in-one liquid coolers, the Patriot is capable of pairing AMD Ryzen/Intel Core R5/i5, R7/i7 and R9/i9 processors with NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3000 series and AMD RX 6000 series graphics. This kind of horsepower makes it an ideal gaming, workstation or productivity rig, where unmetered performance meets unrivalled design simplicity.
When nothing short of an outrageous statement will do, the Allied M.O.A.B. unleashes the full destructive power of the latest AMD Ryzen, Intel Core, AMD Radeon and NVIDIA RTX processors and graphics, on formidable AMD X570 and Intel Z490 chipsets.
A high-grade aluminium alloy chassis construction with cavernous 67L interior, dual toughened tempered glass side panels, and a total of 7 120mm RGB fans deliver the M.O.A.B.’s devastating payload, replete with AMD Ryzen 7 and 9 and Intel Core i7 and 9 processors and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3000 series and AMD RX 6000 series graphics. Paired with blazing-fast RAM, chipsets and m.2 NVME storage options, and CPU cooler options including 360mm and even Allied DeepFreeze processor cooling, from 8K resolution gaming and virtual reality gaming through to high-end workstation and productivity work, there’s literally no task the High- to Ultra High-End Tier M.O.A.B. can’t obliterate.
The eternal question: Intel or AMD?
AMD’s Ryzen processors have been transformative for the industry, bringing competition in performance and price, and therefore value for money, back to level pegging. While Intel’s 10th generation sees them still hold the title of the world’s fastest gaming processor with the 10 core/20 thread Intel Core i9 10900K processor, AMD’s monster 12 core/24 thread Ryzen 9 5900X is perhaps one of the best high-end desktop processors on the market in terms of pure output overall – a productivity powerhouse that just happens to smash out 4K gaming.
The Intel Core i7 10700K and AMD Ryzen 7 5700X slug it out in the 8-core arena, trading blows evenly across a range of AAA titles, with the Ryzen 7’s value for money probably giving it the slight upper hand. But it’s a close-run thing. Paired with a high-end GPU and gaming monitor, both are true 1440P and 4K gaming powerhouses in their own right. The Allied Patriot and M.O.A.B. sport these incredible processors.
The 6-core battle is even more intense – it’s here where AMD’s Ryzen 5 series has gained tremendous ground and generally holds sway in consumer sentiment because of their improved single-threaded performance, and value for money. The Ryzen 5 3600 is Australia’s number 1 gaming desktop processor, and with good reason. However, Intel’s Core i5 10600K CPU performs so well under boost at 4.8GHz that it rivals any other pure gaming processor’s performance…even the i9 10900K. It’s quite a chip. Look for these processors in the versatile Allied Stinger and Allied Patriot desktop PCs.
In the 4-core wars, AMD’s new Ryzen 3 3100 and 3300X processors have been hailed as the “new budget kings”, delivering gaming performance to equal or better than their hexa-core and even octa-core cousins from previous generations. The 10th generation Intel Core i3 now matches the Ryzen 3 range with 4 cores and 8 threads and a base clock speed of 3.6GHz. You’ll find these processors in the budget-friendly Allied Stinger desktop PCs.
There is serious competition for both gaming and productivity applications all the way through every operating system and processor tier, and there’s only one winner because of that: you. Whichever you choose, you can’t lose.
Our views on the best desktop gaming graphics cards are covered more broadly in this article, but generally speaking, NVIDIA’s range of GeForce RTX and GTX graphics cards provide extraordinary technology and performance throughout the range, from entry-level Esports and 1080P gaming at lower resolutions with GTX 1650, through the mid-tiers of 1080P gaming on high settings with GTX 1660 Ti and RTX 3060, into the upper echelons of 1440P, ultra settings graphics in Geforce RTX 3070 Ti, right up to the very pinnacle of performance in 4K resolution, ultra-settings gaming delivered by the monstrous RTX 3080, RTX 3080 Ti and RTX 3090 cards. RTX cards also offer Ray-Tracing support, providing lighting effects never before seen in consumer-level GPUs.
AMD’s Radeon RX range has also given HD-joy to gamers along the spectrum, particularly in the higher-end performance areas with their latest released RX 6700 XT, which pushes into 1440P resolutions and ultra settings on par with all but the most powerful of NVIDIA’s offerings. The RX 6800, RX 6800 XT and RX 6900 XT directly trade blows with NVIDIA’s higher-end range and are most likely seen as the value options due difference between them.
Just like in the processor market, with such fierce competition, it’s gamers who stand to benefit by getting more frames at lower dollars. And that’s the very definition of win-win-win.
There’s much more to a gaming PC than just the case, processor and graphics card. If you were building your own PC, you’d need to consider all the other critical hardware for the best gaming experience: memory, storage capacity/hard drives, power supply, processor cooling, networking, and the motherboard to bring it all together, plus case lighting and case cooling, all the while maintaining compatibility with your chosen chipset, eliminating hardware conflicts and extracting great performance. While there is no shortage of information online, the process of knowing where to start, understanding what you should be looking for, and deciding which information is credible, and then making a decision can be overwhelming, to put it mildly. Check out our thoughts on the best gaming desktop components here.
Decades of experience working with premium brands mean we know exactly what you need, and Allied’s range of power supplies, memory, storage, processor and system cooling options have been designed with the same dedication to reliability, performance and value for money we stand for across our entire product range. And where we don’t (yet) offer our own branded componentry, we’ve partnered with the industry’s biggest names, brands and manufacturers that meet those same standards.
When configuring your custom gaming desktop PC, we’ve taken the guesswork out of choosing the best gaming desktop components for your build. Simply choose the component you want in your build, line by line, and we’ll do the rest. You don’t have to worry about compatibility, you won’t face a mind-numbing list of brands, models and specifications, and when it arrives, everything will just work.
Our range of gaming desktop PCs is complemented by an equally impressive and ever-expanding range of gaming laptops. The Allied Tomcat is a 16” unit available in the AMD variant, featuring a powerful Ryzen 9 5900HX processor and two powerful, discrete NVIDIA GeForce RTX graphics cards, the RTX 3080 and the RTX 3070. We’ve discussed some of the pros and cons of whether a gaming desktop is better than a gaming laptop in this article.
Gaming laptops are incredibly attractive propositions given they blend near-desktop-level processing and graphical performance with the added benefit of portability, but nothing beats the brute grunt and unrestricted cooling options of a desktop gaming PC. So if customization, aesthetics, flexibility, and Palpatinesque-unlimited power are important to you, you can’t go past an Allied gaming desktop PC.
While high-tier components like NVIDIA’s RTX 3090 24GB graphics card, AMD’s Ryzen 9 5900X and Intel’s Core i9 10900K processors deliver the ultimate in graphical and processing performance, there’s no denying the fact that you pay a significant premium for that power. On the flip side, many PC gaming veterans rank the humble NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 4GB as the single-best graphics card in terms of frames delivered per dollar spent ever made. So it’s all about perspective, intended use, and of course, a realistic budget.
With such a diverse range of budget, middle and high-tier processor and graphics options available across the Allied Gaming Desktop PC range, the simple truth is that you don’t have to shell out an entire month’s salary or more to get considerable value for your hard-earned.
The fully customizable Allied Stinger start firmly in the budget territory, with AMD Ryzen 4 and Intel Core i3 processors and GTX 1650 4GB graphics options, but scale wonderfully well into medium and high-tier system specifications.
The versatile Allied Patriot configurations begin in the middle tier, with 1080P-friendly specifications based around AMD Ryzen 5 and Intel Core i5 processors and NVIDIA GTX 1660 Ti 6GB graphics, but can be souped-up to high-spec-heaven, capable of hosting AMD Ryzen 9 and Intel Core i9 processors and powerful NVIDIA RTX 4000 Series and AMD RX 6000 Series graphics cards.
The mighty Allied M.O.A.B desktop PCs leave no performance stone unturned, housing the most powerful consumer-grade desktop processors, computer accessories, and graphics cards available on the market.
And the best thing about all of these? They all come fully assembled and supported by industry experts, whose passion for PC gaming matches your own, at realistic prices. This really is game-changing for the custom-built PC industry.
So, what is the best gaming desktop? We’ve examined that in terms of our desktop lineup in this article. The M.O.A.B. is the clear leader in terms of the potential technology within, thanks largely to its size and compatibility with all leading consumer gaming desktop processors and graphics cards, plus 360mm radiators and our DeepFreeze custom liquid cooling solutions, to keep CPU and GPU temperatures bottomed-out while extracting their maximum possible performance.
The M.O.A.B. is not for everyone though, we get that – not everyone has the physical or pecuniary space for such a beast in their gaming setup. That’s why both the Stinger and Patriot desktop PCs have been specifically designed to cater to gamers of all types in their own rights, with a range of clever design choices to maximize aesthetics, performance and value for money.
That’s why, no matter your budget, platform preference or library of games you need to play through, there’s an Allied gaming desktop PC that will be the best gaming desktop for you.