are OMEN & Pavilion gaming computers worth it?

HP Game PC Series

HP is widely known for its electronics, providing consumers with laptops, desktops, monitors and accessories. The brand is without a doubt best known for its laptops, but they have two distinct gaming PC series available.

The main problem with a pre-built from an OEM like HP is that you get a system with proprietary parts. This means that sites like the HP Pavilion are a nightmare / impossible to upgrade. This is actually quite a waste, and you rely heavily on HP to fix your problems, which will probably make things more expensive in the long run.

However, pre-built gaming PCs from HP have improved, with the HP OMEN series being a bit closer to custom build systems. There are still some strange decisions that HP has made on these desktops, with the graphics cards using HP-designed cooling solutions that are substandard and really old chassis.


These systems have suitcases in regular size, which increase with the specifications. OMEN 25L corresponds to 25 liters, with reference to the space inside the box. The 25L and 30L prebuilds currently have up to an Intel 10th generation i9 processor and an RTX 3090 graphics card.

These look pretty good and are wired to a decent level, but there is not much ventilation for airflow, which is negative for gaming performance. Pay attention to the specifications you buy, since some come with a standard air cooler and the advanced systems have an AIO cooler.

These systems are more upgradeable than HP Pavilion desktops and should allow you to modify each component as long as it is compatible and appropriate.

HP Pavilion gaming desktop

The HP Pavilion is one of the brand’s older, more compact alternatives. These are reasonably priced so you can play AAA games at the higher end. These have everything from a GTX 1650 to an RTX 3060 Ti.

Pavilion gaming PC is very small and perfect for anyone who has little space or wants their system on the desktop. The main disadvantage of these is the proprietary design, you can not upgrade many of these and some of the components are not good. The chassis is dated and the airflow is almost non-existent. That said, you’ll still get a decent gaming experience out of one of these, and if you find one at the right price it’s not too bad.[grademuchoftheseandsomeofthecomponentsarenotgreatThechassisisdatedandtheairflowisnearlynon-existentAllthatbeingsaidyouarestillgoingtogetadecentgamingexperienceoutofoneoftheseandifyoufindonefortherightpriceitisn’tallbad[grademuchoftheseandsomeofthecomponentsarenotgreatThechassisisdatedandtheairflowisnearlynon-existentAllthatbeingsaidyouarestillgoingtogetadecentgamingexperienceoutofoneoftheseandifyoufindonefortherightpriceitisn’tallbad

We always recommend that you build your own gaming PC here, but if you are in the market for a pre-built, you can check out the other pre-built gaming PC options available to you.