PC Advisor reviews the best 5 desktop PCs between £601 and £1,000, on sale in the UK today.

5. CyberPower Apollo XT

CyberPower Apollo XT
  • Reviewed on: 6 January 11
  • RRP: £499 inc. VAT
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Looks can be deceptive, and the CyberPower Apollo XT budget desktop PC looks and sounds more powerful than it really is. Nonetheless, CyberPower’s good build quality, easy overclocking capability and long three-year limited warranty, combined with performance that should satisfy most users, make it an attractive proposition to budget buyers.

Read our CyberPower Apollo XT review.

4. Palicomp Core i3 Blast 540-22 USB3

Palicomp Core i3 Blast 540-22 USB3
  • Reviewed on: 9 September 10
  • RRP: £499 inc. VAT
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Combining a generous amount of storage with USB 3.0 technology, a discrete graphics card, a full-HD monitor and stereo speakers, the Palicomp Core i3 Blast 540-22 USB3 budget desktop PC offers great value for non-gamers who want a powerful, upgradable PC.

Read our Palicomp Core i3 Blast 540-22 USB3 review.

3. DinoPC Plutosaur 650

DinoPC Plutosaur 650
  • Reviewed on: 6 January 11
  • RRP: £499 inc. VAT
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If gaming isn’t your bag and you aren’t fussed about USB 3.0 support, DinoPC's Plutosaur 650 budget desktop PC offers a fantastic screen and very good Windows performance.

Read our DinoPC Plutosaur 650 review.

2. Arbico i3 5600 XL

Arbico i3 5600 XL
  • Reviewed on: 6 January 11
  • RRP: £500 inc. VAT
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The compact dimensions of the Arbico i3 5600 XL budget desktop PC may make it look timid, but its Windows performance is anything but.

Read our Arbico i3 5600 XL review.

1. Chillblast Fusion Raven

Chillblast Fusion Raven
  • Reviewed on: 7 January 11
  • RRP: £1000 inc. VAT
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Fastest across the board and providing a great selection of peripherals, Chillblast’s Fusion Raven power desktop PC is well deserving of first place.

Read our Chillblast Fusion Raven review.