DIY gamers are having a devil of a time finding standalone Nvidia GeForce RTX 3000 series graphics cards in stock, but if you aren’t looking to build your own gaming PC, you can find some reasonably priced, off-the-shelf gaming desktops with Nvidia’s latest GPU.
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Amazon, Best Buy and Newegg have some inventory of RTX 3000 gaming desktops from vendors including ABS, Acer, Alienware, HP and SkyTech. After taking a look at the PCs that each site has in stock, here are the best deals I found, from relatively inexpensive desktops with RTX 3060 graphics to a fully loaded beast with an RTX 3090 GPU.
Check back — I’ll keep this list updated as I find new deals on RTX 3000 series gaming desktops.
HP Omen GT13-1074: $1,250
RTX 3060 graphics on the cheap
This is the least expensive PC I could find with Nvidia’s latest GPU. It features an unusual marriage between AMD and Nvidia, with an AMD Ryzen 5 CPU and an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 GPU. The imposing, jet-black tower also includes 16GB of RAM and a 1TB solid-state drive.
Acer Predator Orion 3000: $1,700
Affordable RTX 3070 graphics
This Acer model is the lowest-cost desktop I could find with RTX 3070 graphics. It also features an Intel Core i7 CPU, 16GB of RAM, a 512GB SSD and a 1TB hard drive.
SkyTech Archangel 3.0: $1,800
RTX 3060 GPU with 600-watt PSU
This SkyTech PC features the same Ryzen 5 3600 CPU and GeForce RTX 3060 as the above HP Omen model and also supplies 16GB of RAM and a 1TB SSD. What it adds to the mix is a beefier power supply (600 watts to the HP’s 500-watt PSU) and RGB lighting to add a bit of bling to your rig.
Alienware Aurora R12: $1,900
RTX 3070 power for less than $2,000
This funky, futuristic looking Alienware unit is one of the few systems that has the GeForce RTX 3070 GPU and costs less than $2,000. It features an Intel Core i7 CPU, 16GB of RAM, a 256GB SSD along with a 1TB hard drive. It’s available in-store only so you’ll need to check availability near you.
ABS Legend ALI511: $3,800
RTX 3090 graphics at a nonexorbitant cost
Ready to blow it out? When you consider that many gaming PCs with Nvidia’s latest GPUs cost $5,000 and up, this ABS monster at less than $4,000 starts to look reasonable. And it’s currently on sale with a $200 discount. It features the RTX 3090, the top GPU in Nvidia’s new lineup. It also boasts a 10-core Core i9 CPU, a bountiful 32GB of RAM, a 1TB SSD and an 850-watt power supply.
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