A big majority of people face the problem of not knowing how heavy their PC is when wanting to either sell it, place it on a desk, or somewhere where the weight of their PC is important.
Luckily, I researched this topic, and have results for both Americans and Europeans (pounds & kilograms)
Covered in this post:
- How Much Does a Gaming Pc weigh?
- How much does a Pc without GPU weigh?
- Helping you to calculate the weight of your own PC
- How much Does a Processor weigh?
- How much Does a Graphics card weigh?
- How much Does a Motherboard weigh?
- How much Does RAM weigh?
- How Much Does a Power supply weigh?
- How Much Does a Hard Drive weigh?
- How Much Does an SSD weigh?
- How Much Does a PC Case weigh?
1. How Much Does a Gaming Pc Weigh? – Pounds and Kilograms
The weight of a gaming computer can go from 20 – 40 pounds (9 kg – 18 kg). Although this depends on what case and components we use, in most cases the average gaming PC (with the graphics card) is around 31 pounds (14 kg).
As you can see in the table below, the PCs that weigh more are the ones that have the strongest components overall.
They have the heaviest graphics card, case, power supply, etc…
Although the Brand computers can be very good, they are made as low power consumption, light systems. This Brand Gaming Pc is only 21 pounds (9.5 kg) heavy although it has better parts than some of the computers above it on the list.
|Gaming PC:||Name||Components||Weight in pounds||Weight in kilograms|
|Skytech Shadow 3.0 Gaming PC Desktop||AMD Ryzen 5 3600, Nvidia RTX 3060 TI, 16GB DDR4 3200 MHz, 1TB NVME SSD, RGB Fans||35.2 pounds||15.9 kilograms|
|iBUYPOWER Pro Gaming PC Computer Desktop||Intel i7-11700F, NVIDIA RTX 2060 6GB, 16GB DDR4, 240GB SSD, 1TB HDD, 4 RGB Fans||31.7 pounds||14.3 kilograms|
|AVGPC Hellfire Gaming PC||AMD RYZEN 5 3600 6-Core, GT 1030 2GB, 500G SSD, 3 RGB Fans||26.5 pounds||12.02 kilograms|
|SkyTech Chronos Mini Gaming Computer||MD Ryzen 5 3600, GTX 1650 4G, 8GB ddr4 3000MHz,500G SSD, 3 RGB Fans||26.2 pounds||11.8 kilograms|
|Dell Flagship Gaming Desktop||i5-10400F,GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB, 16GB DDR4, 512GB SSD,||21 pounds||9.5 kilograms|
2. How Much Does A PC Without A Graphics Card Weigh? -Pounds and Kilograms
Desktop PC without GPU can weigh from 10 pounds to 30 pounds (4.5 kg – 13.6 kg) but that depends on what other components you have. On average that number is around 19 pounds (8.6 kilograms).
In the table below, you can see examples of PCs that don’t have a GPU and still weigh 30 pounds (13.6kg). On the other side, some brand models and PCs that have lighter cases and parts can weigh under 20 pounds (9 kg) easily.
|Desktop Pc without GPU||Name||Components||Weight in pounds||Weight in kilograms|
|CUK Mantis Custom Gamer PC||AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750G, 32GB 3200MHz DDR4, 512GB NVME SSD, 2TB HDD, 500W PSU, 3 RGB Fans||30 pounds||13.6 kilograms|
|SkyTech Chronos Mini Gaming Computer||AMD Ryzen 3 PRO 4350G, 16GB 3200MHz DDR4, 512GB NVME SSD, 500W PSU, 3 RGB Fans||19.2 pounds||8.7 kilograms|
|Continuum Micro Gaming PC||AMD Ryzen 3 3200G, 16GB RAM, 256GB NVME SSD, 300W PSU, 3 RGB Fans||19.1 pounds||8.6 kilograms|
|MXZ Desktop Entry Level Gaming PC||Ryzen 3 3200G, 8GB DDR4 3200, 256GB NVME M2 SSD, 6 RGB Fans||18 pounds||8.1 kilograms|
|HP Pavilion Desktop PC||AMD Ryzen 5 4600G, 2 GB DDR4-3200, 512 GB HD||13.14 pounds||6.07 kilograms|
3. Calculate The Weight Of Your PC
Considering that the weight of the computers can be different for everyone, we can’t tell the exact weight of your PC if we don’t know what components you have.
But don’t worry, you can calculate the weight based on the info below and get the close number you are looking for.
Have in mind that the calculated result cant be perfect if you actually don’t measure your PC by yourself.
How Much Does A Processor Weigh?
On Average, the processor weighs around 2.1 ounces or 59.5 grams, but the weight can range between 1.5 ounces – 3 ounces (42 grams – 85 grams). As time passes, newer processors are lighter than older ones but the difference isn’t that big.
To show you the best examples, I made a table that shows the weight of the newest processor and some older ones. As you can see, the older Intel processors are likely to be heavier than recent Ryzen and Intel CPUs.
|Processor||Name||Weight in ounces||Weight in grams|
|Intel Core i5-2500||3.04 ounces||85.04 grams|
|Intel Core I5 6600k||2.4 ounces||68.03 grams|
|AMD Ryzen 9 3900X||1.6 ounces||45.09 grams|
|Intel Core I7 9700k||1.59 ounces||45.07 grams|
How Much Does A Graphics Card Weigh?
Although the weight of a graphics card depends on the number of fans, manufacturer, material, etc, the average weight of a GPU can range from 7 ounces to 3.2 pounds (200 grams – 1.5 kilograms)
As I said, the weight of the GPU depends on a few aspects.
In most cases, the stronger GPU is heavier, because often it contains more Fans, better quality, and heavier material… But that isn’t always the case.
To get things easier I will make a table of a few recent and a few older graphics cards so you can compare them. You can see that lowe profile GPU like GT 1030 is much lighter than high-end GPUs. The RTX 2060 is the heavier one on this example list because it has 3 fans.
|Graphics Card||Name||Weight in pounds and ounces||Weight in grams and kilograms|
|GeForce RTX 2060 iCraft 6GB||3.16 pounds||1.4 kilograms|
|MSI Gaming Radeon RX 5500 XT||2.5 pounds||1.13 kilograms|
|ZOTAC Gaming GeForce RTX 3060 12GB||2.29 pounds||1.03 kilograms|
|ZOTAC Gaming GeForce GTX 1660 TI 6GB||1.54 pounds||698.53 grams|
|ASRock Radeon RX 570 4GB||1.32 pounds||598.74 grams|
|Gigabyte GeForce GT 1030 Low Profile||6.4 ounces||181.43 grams|
How Much Does A Motherboard Weigh?
Although motherboard weight depends on the manufacturer, on average motherboard weight ranges between 1 pound to 3 pounds (450 grams to 1.3 kg).
The weight of your Motherboard also depends on the features that your motherboard has, the release date of the motherboard, and much more.
I will list 5 popular motherboards and their weight, so you can have a clue how heavy your motherboard is.
|Motherboard||Name||Weight in pounds||Weight in kilograms and grams|
|ASRock B450M PRO4 AM4||2.6 pounds||1.17 kilograms|
|ASUS ROG Strix B550-F Gaming||2.38 pounds||1.07 kilograms|
|ASUS Micro ATX H110M-K||1.54 pounds||698.53 grams|
|MSI MPG Z390 Gaming Plus||1.52 pounds||689.46 grams|
|ASUS Prime Z390-P LGA1151||1.32 pounds||598.74 grams|
How Much Does RAM Weigh?
The weight of random access memory (RAM) can range from 1 ounce to 4.5 ounces (28.3 grams – 127.5 grams) and it mostly depends on the material, heatsink, and manufacturer.
In the table below, you can see the weight of a different brand’s memory.
The main reason why the difference is that big between newer – more expensive memory and older ddr3 memory is the RGB strip, heatsink, and material.
Back in the day, it didn’t matter if every component in the PC is Rgb, but luckily we have that luxury.
|RAM||Name||Weight in ounces||Weight in grams|
|Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro DDR4||4.3 ounces||121.90 grams|
|TEAMGROUP T-Force Vulcan Z DDR4||3.52 ounces||99.79 grams|
|Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4||3.2 ounces||90.71 grams|
|Patriot Viper Steel DDR4||1.69 ounces||47.91 grams|
|Crucial RAM DDR3||1.12 ounces||31.75 grams|
How Much Does A Power Supply Weigh?
The weight of the power supply depends on the size of the PSU, manufacturer, and quality. In most cases weight of the Power Supply ranges from 2.5 pounds to 5 pounds (from 1.13 kilograms – 2.26 kilograms).
When we talk about the weight of the Power Supply, the biggest difference between light and heavy power supplies is the quality and material that was used to produce them. As expected, the stronger power supplies are often heavier.
In the table below, I found the weight of 1200w, 850w, 600w, 500w, and 450w. The only one that stands out from my conclusion that the better PSU is heavier is one with 850W.
|Power Supply||Name||Weight in pounds||Weight in kilograms|
|Corsair HX Series 1200w 80+ Platinum Certified||5.07 pounds||2.29 kilograms|
|EVGA 600W 80+ Bronze||5 pounds||2.26 kilograms|
|EVGA 500W 80+ BRONZE||4.35 pounds||1.97 kilograms|
|Gigabyte 450w 80 Plus Bronze||3.83 pounds||1.73 kilograms|
|Corsair RMX 850w 80+ Gold Certified||3.52 pounds||1.59 kilograms|
How Much Does a Hard Drive Weigh?
The weight of a Hard Drive ranges from 1.6 pounds to 13.5 ounces (725 grams to 380 grams). In most cases the bigger the storage space on the HDD, the heavier the hard disk is.
For example, I took the most popular HD brands and compared them together. As I said, the heaviest one was the 4TB HD which was the one with the most storage space.
Take a look!
|Hard Drive||Name||Weight in pounds and ounces||Weight in grams|
|Toshiba X300 4TB Performance||1.53 pounds||693.99 grams|
|Western Digital 3TB||1.25 pounds||566.99 grams|
|Western Digital 1TB||15.5 ounces||439.41 grams|
|Seagate BarraCuda 2TB||14.7 ounces||416.73 grams|
|Seagate BarraCuda 500GB||14.1 ounces||399.72 grams|
How Much Does An SSD Weigh?
The weight of the vast majority of the 2.5-inch SSDs ranges from 2.5 ounces to 1 ounce (from 70 grams to 30 grams). The weight depends on the SSD brand, storage space, and quality.
I made a list of the SSDs of all sizes and brands, so you can compare them.
|SSD||Name||Weight in ounces||Weight in grams|
|ADATA SU655 120GB 3D NAND||2.4 ounces||68.03 grams|
|Western Digital 2TB WD Blue||2.1 ounces||59.53 grams|
|SAMSUNG 870 QVO SSD 1TB||1.6 ounces||45.35 grams|
|Kingston 240GB A400 SATA 3||1.4 ounces||39.69 grams|
|Western Digital 500GB WD Blue||1.3 ounces||36.85 grams|
How Much Does A PC Case Weigh?
The Computer Case often weighs from 10 pounds to 30 pounds. The weight also depends on the equipment that comes with the case. Every manufacturer designs their case for specific usage, so the weight may vary.
In the list below, I included some popular cases, the heavy ones and the ones that most people use since they are cheaper. As expected, the soundproof case is the heaviest on the list, followed by the case with 4 fans.
|PC Case||Name||Weight in pounds||Weight in kilograms|
|Phanteks Enthoo Pro 2 Full Tower||30.1 pounds||13.65 kilograms|
|MSI GUNGNIR Premium Mid-Tower Gaming Case||20.1 pounds||9.11 kilograms|
|NZXT H510 Gaming Case||17.6 pounds||7.98 kilograms|
|Cooler Master N400 Mid-Tower case||12.4 pounds||5.62 kilograms|
|Cooler Master MasterBox Mid-Tower||11.1 pounds||5.03 kilograms|
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