Best pre-built PCs for playing Minecraft 2023

Minecraft Village and Pillage Update
Minecraft Village and Pillage Update (Image credit: Xbox Game Studios)

The best pre-built PCs for playing Minecraft don't need to be particularly powerful. However, having a PC with robust specs is only going to improve your experience with farther render distances, prettier animations, and smoother frame rates. Minecraft is available in two different PC versions: Java and Bedrock. If you're running the Java version of Minecraft, having a beefy PC means you'll also be able to test out some shaders and mods that significantly change the look of the game. And as for Bedrock, you can check out RTX enhancements with the right GPU. Don't want to build your own PC? We've put together this list of pre-built desktops that are ideal for Minecraft.

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Thanks to rather relaxed PC system requirements for both Bedrock and Java versions of Minecraft, any of the best pre-built PCs in this roundup are going to get the job done.

However, if you'd like to get in on Bedrock ray-tracing improvements or want the ability to add the best shaders and mods to Java, you'll need to take things up a notch. Despite Minecraft's initial simple look, it can quickly become a system hog.

For a pre-built PC that covers the entire gamut, there is the HP Omen 30L. Baseline options have the ability to easily run either version of Minecraft. You can scale hardware depending on budget to include up to an NVIDIA RTX 3070 GPU, 11th Gen Intel Core i9-11900K CPU, or AMD Ryzen 9 5900X CPU.

If you're looking for something that's a bit more over the top, there is the HP Omen 45L. It has a unique case with a patented "Cryo Chamber" on top that houses the CPU's radiator, effectively reducing internal temperatures for better sustained performance. You can get it with some ridiculous hardware options, but it's probably going to be overkill if you just want to play Minecraft.

And if you're looking for a gaming PC that doesn't cost a lot but still gets the job done with style, check out the ABS Master from Newegg. It's built with non-proprietary parts, meaning you won't run into any obstacles down the road when you want to upgrade. It's priced quite competitively, and it comes in a snazzy case.

If a desktop PC isn't the way you want to go, be sure to have a look at the best laptops for playing Minecraft.

Cale Hunt
Senior Editor, Laptop Reviews

Cale Hunt is formerly a Senior Editor at Windows Central. He focuses mainly on laptop reviews, news, and accessory coverage. He's been reviewing laptops and accessories full-time since 2016, with hundreds of reviews published for Windows Central. He is an avid PC gamer and multi-platform user, and spends most of his time either tinkering with or writing about tech.