If you aren’t up for the challenge of assembling the parts and then building your own gaming rig, a quicker and easier route to a new gaming PC is a prebuilt system. You can find some reasonably priced, off-the-shelf gaming desktops right now with Nvidia’s latest GPUs. There are even a few discounts to be found.
PC gamers will find the lowest prices at Best Buy and Newegg right now. After taking a look at the gaming desktops on each site, here are the best deals I’ve found — from a desktop discounted to $900 with RTX 3050 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 30-series gaming desktops.
It’s rare to find a gaming desktop with RTX 30-series graphics of any ilk for less than $1,000. This Skytech PC features the entry-level GPU in Nvidia’s RTX 30-series lineup, the GeForce RTX 3050, and is only $900. The rest of the specs are fairly midrange, with a 10th-gen Core i5 processor and only 8GB of RAM. With a 600-watt power supply, however, you’ve got some room to grow with this budget gaming PC.
With its current $150 discount, this MSI system is one of the lowest-cost gaming PCs with a GPU from Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 30 series. It supplies the GeForce RTX 3060 GPU next to a 11th-gen Intel Core i7 CPU, along with 16GB of RAM, a 512GB solid-state drive and a 550-watt power supply.
This Skytech system pairs an 11th-gen Core i7 with RTX 3060 Ti graphics while also supplying 16GB of RAM, a 1TB SSD and a 600-watt power supply. It’s one of the lowest-cost PCs you’ll find with RTX 3060 Ti graphics.
This is one of the most affordable RTX 3070-based gaming PCs you’ll find, and it features a current 12th-gen Core i7 and not a previous-generation part. You also get 16GB of RAM, a roomy 1TB SSD and a beefy 800-watt PSU.
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Most RTX 3070-based gaming PCs cost $2,000 and up, but this ABS model is well below that number with its current $350 discount. It features RTX 3070 graphics along with a new 11th-gen Core i7 CPU, 16GB of RAM, a 1TB HDD and a 700-watt power supply.
This iBuyPower system boasts the top-end Intel i9-12900KF CPU and RTX 3070 Ti graphics and is on sale for less than $2,000. A spacious 1TB SSD is also on board along with 16GB of RAM and a 750-watt PSU.
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Here’s one of the first PCs with a CPU from Intel’s new 12th generation of Core chips. It features the Core i7-12700KF processor and GeForce RTX 3070 Ti graphics along with 16GB of RAM, a 1TB SSD and a 700-watt PSU. It’s currently a hefty $450 off at Newegg.
This ABS system is one of the more affordable RTX 3080-based gaming PCs you’ll find. It features an 11th-gen Core i7 CPU, 16GB of RAM and a pair of storage drives — a 512GB SSD and a massive 2TB hard drive. It also supplies a hefty 750-watt PSU.
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This ABS model pairs an 11th-gen, octa-core Core i9 CPU with GeForce RTX 3080 Ti graphics. You also get 16GB of RAM, a 1TB SSD and a 850-watt power supply. Those components usually would cost upwards of $4,000, but you can get them in this ABS package for the more reasonable sum of $2,300. That price reflects a massive $1,600 discount.
Ready to blow it out? When you consider that many gaming PCs with Nvidia’s latest GPUs cost $5,000 and up, this HP Omen looks reasonable for $4,000. It features the GeForce RTX 3090, the top GPU in Nvidia’s lineup. It also boasts an AMD Ryzen 9 5900X CPU, 16GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD, plus a 2TB hard drive. It also offers an 800-watt power supply and a liquid-cooling system.