Xidax is a company that sells prebuilt gaming PCs. They target first time users, and they seem to make the buying process quick and easy.
We’re going to be taking a look at the price of a Xidax prebuilt gaming PC as well as a custom rig.
Xidax Prebuilt Gaming PC Review
On Xidax’s landing page, you’re immediately prompted with the option to build your gaming PC.
After you follow the prompt, you’re taken to the ‘Xidax Lineup’ of gaming PCs.
From here, you can choose various PC builds. You’re able to either buy the base model or customize the PC to your liking.
We decided to take a look at their standard budget prebuilt gaming PC, the Xidax X-2.
This PC’s base price is $772, and here’s what you get for your money:
CPU: Intel Dual Core Pentium G4560
Motherboard: MSI B250M BAZOOKA
RAM: Xidax Extreme 8GB DDR4 2666 MHz
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200RPM
GPU: Radeon RX 550 2GB
Case: X-2 Outlaw
PSU: Corsair 550W Power Supply
The price of $772 is ridiculously high for this PC. You could build a gaming PC for $500 far superior to the X-2. We found all of the components on PCPartPicker for you to see:
We were able to find all of the parts in this build for less than $500. In fact, the build can be purchased for $440 after mail-in rebates.
Xidax is selling the same PC for an additional $300.
Build the PC yourself or check out one of these two viable prebuilt gaming PCs:
Viable Prebuilt Options
Though many prebuilt gaming PCs aren’t worth the time or the money, there are some viable prebuilt options on the market.
If you know what you’re looking for, you can find some great prebuilt alternatives.
The Cyberpower PC Gamer Xtreme is another great option.
This Cyberpower PC can be found on Amazon for the price of $720. This PC features:
- Intel i5-7400 3.0 GHz Quad Core CPU
- 8GB of DDR4 memory
- 1TB hard drive
- RX 580 4GB graphics card
The package also includes Windows 10, a wifi card, and a gaming mouse/keyboard. For this price, it’s an excellent deal.
If you’re on a lower budget, the Dell Inspiron i3650 is another great option.
The PC features:
- Intel Core i3-6100
- 8GB DDR3 Ram
- 1TB Hard Drive
This PC comes without a GPU. Don’t worry, this problem is easily solved.
After you purchase the prebuilt desktop and the GPU, you’re getting a very capable gaming machine for less than $600. This PC can easily game at 1080p.
Custom Xidax Gaming PC
We’ve concluded that Xidax’s prebuilt gaming PCs are far too expensive.
What about their custom gaming rigs?
I customized a gaming rig with the following specs:
CPU: Intel Quad Core i5-7400
Motherboard: ASRock Z270M
RAM: Xidax Extreme 8GB DDR4 2666 MHz
HDD: WD Caviar Blue 1TB 7200 RPM
GPU: Radeon RX 580 8GB
Case: White Turret
PSU: Corsair 450W
The grand total of the build was $1279. Once again, the price is absolutely ridiculous.
Take a look at the components in a PCPartPicker cart:
As you can see once again, Xidax’s PC is nearly $300 more expensive than the components.
Definitely not worth your money. If you’re looking for a high end gaming PC, check out this awesome $1000 gaming PC build.
Xidax advertises a quick and easy process in which you’ll end up with an awesome gaming PC.
After taking a look at their builds and prices, we’ve concluded not only are their PCs overpriced, they’re not as powerful as advertised.
Most of their base models are full of parts that wouldn’t perform very well anyway. You’re better off building the PC yourself or looking elsewhere.
Check out this awesome $500 gaming PC build:
|CPU||Ryzen 3 1200||$110|
|MOBO||ASRock - AB350M HDV||$65|
|RAM||Ballistix Sport LT 8GB DDR4-2400 MHz||$84|
|HDD||WD Caviar Blue 1TB 7200rpm||$50|
|GPU||Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB||$150|
|PSU||EVGA 400 W||$30|