You Can Buy A Gaming PC At Bunnings Now

You Can Buy A Gaming PC At Bunnings Now
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Did you know you can buy a prefab gaming PC at Bunnings now? Because I certainly didn’t.

Bunnings, national hardware megachain and favourite weekend destination of baby boomers cheaply outfitting their seventh home, now deals in gaming peripherals. And not just cheap stuff either, they’re into the high-end, fancy gear. $400 Cherry keyboards and $700 Twitch streamer desks. Seriously, take a look.

Desks. Gaming chairs. Headsets. Mice. Keyboards. Mousepads. Speakers. A kitschy lamp that projects the Call of Duty logo onto your desk? Even kitschier home decor, like signs that say Go Away, I’m Gaming. It’s like a Zing Pop Culture shop has taken root in the Bunnings brainstem and is rapidly spreading.

They’re also selling a foosball table. That’s not really capital-g Gamer related, but it is novel.

Anyway, I was today years old when I discovered the Bunnings range was far wider than I already thought it was. I was also today years old when I discovered that TEAC, a brand that was everywhere in my childhood, does in fact still exist.

When did this happen? Was it recent? Have these gaming peripherals been hanging out at Bunnings for a while and I just haven’t noticed? I have so many questions.

Anyway, there you go: Bunnings Warehouse does gamer gear now. Lowest latency is just the beginning.


Did you know that IKEA also has a range of gaming furniture, too? You may as well read about what’s on offer there next while you’re thinking about home improvement projects. From gaming chairs to neck pillows, everything has been thought of – and it looks pretty sweet if you ask us.

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  • Hmmmm, it looks like you left some asterisks and disclaimers out of your story, David.

    This “gaming PC” will be great for solitaire, but is abysmal in value and capability where modern gaming is concerned. An Intel i3 two generations old is entry level for word processing and a long way from a gaming CPU spec. The Radeon RX 550 2GB video card dates from early 2017 and rates at around 8% of the scores a class leader like the RTX 3090 might achieve. 8GB RAM will limit your options and 256GB of storage space might limit you to installing only one modern game title! Don’t count on upgrading either… the 420W PSU won’t be up to the power draw of upgraded components!

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