If you were to buy an RTX 30 series video card today, you’d still be paying way, way over MSRP. However, buying a pre-built RTX 30 series equipped gaming PC is another story; you might actually find one at a good discount. There are some new price drops today from Dell/Alienware. The Dell XPS is equipped with an RTX 3060 video card for under $1K and is powerful enough for most gamers. The Alienware PCs equipped with the RTX 3070 and 3080 video cards are for those who want to push 4K at 60fps or higher, or 1440p at 240fps or higher. Both options are on sale today. Other deals today include a rare 33% off the Calvin and Hobbes hardcover box set, a new SSD that’s perfect for your PS5 storage upgrade, a $260 price drop on a 17″ Lenovo Legion RTX 3070 equipped gaming laptop, and more.
The Complete Calvin and Hobbes Hardcover Box Set
Calvin and Hobbes is such a timeless cartoon classic and sometimes we see the paperback set go on sale but almost never the hardcover set. Today, that’s changed. There’s an instant $33 off discount that will automatically apply during checkout. That makes the hardcover edition cost less than the paperback edition. It’s already temporarily out of stock, but you can still order it to lock in the price. Hurry though, it will sell out soon.
Dell XPS Intel Core i5 RTX 3060 PC for $999.99
This is the lowest price we’ve found anywhere right now for an RTX 3060 equipped gaming PC. The RTX 3060 is no slouch; its performance is superior to the RTX 2060 SUPER and almost matches the RTX 2070 SUPER in some games. You couldn’t even find an RTX 2060 SUPER PC for under $1,000 at the moment. It’s paired with the latest 11th generation Intel Core i5 processor. The 8GB of RAM and 1TB hard drive is pretty basic, but since this is a desktop PC, it’s very easy to swap out those components yourself with better ones.
Alienware Aurora R12 RTX 3060 PC for $1299 (Upgrade to the RTX 3070 for $1599.99)
Select “RTX 3070” upgrade during the customization step
This is the best price right now for an Alienware RTX 30 series equipped gaming PC. The RTX 3060 is no slouch; its performance is superior to the RTX 2060 SUPER and almost matches the RTX 2070 SUPER in some games. It will easily handle all of your games at up to 1440p, and even 4K if your game isn’t too demanding. It’s paired with the latest 11th generation Intel Core i7 processor and 16GB of RAM. There’s only a 256GB SSD installed, but it’s a very simple task to add in your own second SSD or hard drive, and you won’t void your warranty.
There’s an option to upgrade to the RTX 3070 for an additional $300. The RTX 3070 is a substantial step up from the RTX 3060. It’s a bit more powerful that even the previous generation’s champ, the RTX 2080 SUPER.
Alienware Aurora R12 RTX 3080 PC for $2199.99
Do you need a rig that can run Battlefield 2042 in 4K? If you’ve been on the lookout for the extremely elusive RTX 3080 video card for your (up to 4K) gaming needs, then check out this ready-to-go prebuilt Alienware Aurora gaming PC from Dell. This PC comes equipped with an 11th gen Intel Core i7 processor, 16GB of memory, 512GB SSD, and a separate 1TB hard drive for storage. The RTX 3080 is way more powerful than the previous generation’s best video card, the RTX 2080 Ti, and is the best recommended video card for 4K gaming. The RTX 3080 is the card I’m currently using for the BF2042 open beta, and I can run the game at 4K resolution and over 60fps consistently at medium to high settings.
HP OMEN RTX 3080 Gaming PC for $1795.49
Select “RTX 3080” and “800W Power Supply” as upgrades
Here’s another RTX 3080 config that’s worth a look. Although its overall specs aren’t as good as the Alienware config listed above, you simply won’t find an RTX 3080 equipped pre-built PC for a cheaper price. In fact, the RTX 3080 by itself probably goes for a similar price on eBay. It’s paired with the latest AMD Ryzen 5 5600X processor (which can be upgraded). The 8GB of RAM and 256GB SSD is lean, but you can easily pick out and swap in your own components.