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How Much Does A PC Weigh? [Gaming PC Weight]

Learn about everything that contributes to the weight of your PC.

Gaming PCs weigh more than a usual PC due to the addition of multiple components suitable for high-end gaming, such as high-performance graphics cards, enhanced cooling systems, high-wattage power supply units, sturdy PC cases, and customizations like RGB in gaming.

Key Takeaways

  • Gaming PCs tend to weigh more than usual due to factors like their build, casing, GPUs, customization, and cooling system.
  • The PC components have different weights, including the motherboard, GPU, PSU, RAM, SSD, and hard drives.
  • A PC without a GPU is comparatively lighter than one with a GPU.

A gaming PC can be as heavy as 36 Kg (80 lbs.) or more. Of course, the weight of the PC varies from one to another. A normal daily-use PC is much lighter than a gaming PC. You can find PCs weighing as low as 9 Kg (20 lbs.). All that matters is the components placed inside the PC that determine the real weight of your PC. 

PC Tower

The weight of the computer case varies with the use it has been made for. If the case is designed for gaming, it may come with fans and have dual-chambers. Fancy PC cases may be made of tempered glass and have RGB lighting.

How much does a PC tower weigh?
PC Tower (Image By Tech4Gamers)

On the other hand, budget PC cases may be simple. If the purpose of the PC is to save power, then it may use lighter-weighing components. Here is the average weight of PC cases depending on their type.

  High-end PC Case Mid-End PC Case Budget PC Case
Weight in Pounds 35 lbs. 27 lbs. 20 lbs.
Weight in Kg 15.8 Kg 12.2 Kg 9 Kg

Motherboard

Motherboards may appear lightweight, but their weight can range from 0.45 Kg (1 lb.) to 1.5 Kg (3.3 lbs.). The weight of the motherboard has a lot to do with its features, how long it has been out, and its build.

How much does a motherboard weigh?
Motherboard (Image By Tech4Gamers)

The weight of a motherboard is influenced by the number of circuits, input/output sockets, and component slots it accommodates. A motherboard with more extensive connectivity options and component slots tends to be heavier. Check out this guide to learn the essentials for buying a motherboard.

Processor

CPUs do not contribute much to your PC’s weight. They only weigh a couple of grams, and modern CPUs have become lighter than before. On average, processors’ weight is usually from 42 grams (0.1 lbs.) to 85 grams (0.2 lbs.) Besides this, it is crucial to maintain CPU temperature while gaming to prevent overheating.

Weight of the processor
Processor (Image By Tech4Gamers)

GPU

While reviewing many graphics cards over the years, we reviewer found that the weight of the GPU varies from model to model. The manufacturing materials, fans, and manufacturer play a big role in deducing its weight. Plus, a better quality, high-end GPU will be built with the best materials, which may add to the weight, so buy a GPU that fulfills your requirements.

weight of the GPU
GPU (Image By Tech4Gamers)

On the other hand, a mid-end GPU and a budget GPU will be lighter. A high-end GPU can weigh as much as 1.5 Kg (3.3 lbs.), while a mid-end GPU may weigh around 0.6 Kg (1.3 lbs.). However, a budget GPU’s average weight can be as low as 0.18 Kg (0.4 lbs).

Do PCs Without GPU Weigh Considerably Less?

Many people may not put in an entirely other GPU and choose to use the integrated GPU with most PC processors. This is not a bad choice, but this surely raises the question of whether not having another GPU significantly affects the weight of the PC tower.

As mentioned above, the weight of the GPU lies somewhere around 1.5 Kg to 0.18 Kg. To answer the question, the PC’s weight may be around 4.5 Kg to 13.6 Kg (10 lbs. to 30 lbs.). Therefore, you may notice a significant weight reduction in your PC tower without a GPU.

Power Supply Unit

The main thing that generally determines the weight of a PSU is the amount of power it supplies. The better-built quality and high power supply, the heavier it is. The weight also varies with the size and the manufacturer of the PSU.

weight of the Power supply
Power Supply Unit (Image By Tech4Gamers)

Low power supply and budget PSU may weigh around 1.13 Kg (2.5 lbs.). As you go higher to a more intense power-supplying PSU, you’ll be able to find that it can weigh as much as 2 Kg (5 lbs.). So, know how much power a gaming PC uses to pick the right PSU for your setup. Also, find out how long do PSU lasts so you can replace it before it halts functioning.

PC Coolers

All the data processing requires intense power, causing the components to heat up. Therefore, gamers install several fans in their computer case to eliminate the risk of damaging their components through overheating. While normal PC coolers weigh around 0.45 Kg (1 lb.), more intensive ones can go up to about 2 Kg (4.4 lbs.).

Moreover, high-end builds often have a water-cooling system with multiple wires and pipes leading the water. These cooling systems add weight to your PC more than you think.

How much does a liquid cooler weigh?
Liquid Cooler (Image By Tech4Gamers)

RAM

RAM modules are generally lightweight, but the total weight increases with the number of sticks installed. You can find the newer RAM sticks with pre-installed RGB to enhance your build’s overall look. Depending on the type of RAM and factors mentioned above, the overall weight may range from 28 grams (0.06 lbs.) to 127 grams (0.28 lbs.).

weight of RAM
RAM (Image By Tech4Gamers)
Note: Modern RAM sticks may appear slightly heavier due to added features and advancements in design.

Hard Drive

A hard drive’s weight entirely depends on its storage capacity. A 4TB hard drive weighs around 0.69 Kg (1.53 lbs.). You can find higher storage capacity on external hard drives, which can be as high as 26 TB. However, as you go to lesser storage hard drives, a 500GB hard drive can weigh as low as 0.4 Kg (0.9 lbs.).

SSD

SSDs are the better option to increase your storage capacity. They weigh less than hard drives and can hold a higher storage capacity. The weight of an SSD varies with brand, build quality, and storage capacity. A 2.5 SSD weighs as low as 30 grams (0.06 lbs.) and goes up to 70 grams (0.15 lbs.).

weight of SSD
SSD (Image By Tech4Gamers)

Conclusively, as I mentioned, a PC’s weight depends on many factors and varies with the components installed in the case. If you are trying to look up accurate results on how much a particular component weighs, search it online, and you will most likely find it. You can also take a rough measure using the averages I have provided based on several factors.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Much Do Gaming Laptops Weigh?

Gaming laptops are lighter. Their weight lies around 2.5 Kg (5.5 lbs.) to 3 Kg (7 lbs.)

Should I Use SDD Or HDD?

An SSD is better because it has lesser weight and higher storage capacity. It is best to switch to SDD if you can.

Are Monitors Really Heavy?

Compared to other PC parts, monitors weigh the heaviest. They can weigh as much as 4.5 Kg (10 lbs.).


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