Here's an Alienware PC with an Intel Rocket Lake CPU and RTX 3070 for $1,900

Here's an Alienware PC with an Intel Rocket Lake CPU and RTX 3070 for $1,900

It's not on sale, but it is in stock.


Here's an Alienware PC with an Intel Rocket Lake CPU and RTX 3070 for $1,900 - image2
It's not on sale, but it is in stock. (Image credit: Dell)

Graphics ᴄᴀʀds ᴀʀᴇ ʜᴀʀᴅ ᴛᴏ ᴄᴏᴍᴇ ʙʏ tʜᴇse ᴅᴀʏs, ᴛʜᴏᴜɢʜ ɪɴ ᴍʏ daily ʜᴜɴᴛ ꜰᴏʀ ᴅᴇᴀʟs, I'm sᴇᴇɪɴg sᴇᴠᴇʀal prebuilt deskᴛᴏps spᴏʀtɪɴg tʜᴇ lᴀᴛest generᴀᴛiᴏɴ GPUs ꜰʀᴏᴍ Nvidia (GeFᴏʀce RTX 30 series). Most ᴀʀᴇ grossly ᴏᴠᴇʀprɪᴄᴇd, sᴀᴠᴇ ꜰᴏʀ tʜɪs Aʟɪᴇnwᴀʀᴇ Aurᴏʀa R12—ɪᴛ's ɪɴ sᴛᴏck (ᴀᴛ tʜᴇ tiᴍᴇ ᴏꜰ tʜɪs wrɪᴛɪɴg) ᴀᴛ Best Buy ꜰᴏʀ $1,899.99.

It's not on sale, but it does have that elusive 'Add to Cart' button lit up, at least for now. Part for part (including the cost of Windows), you're looking at a markup of a few hundred bucks, at least in normal times—at the heart of this system is a GeForce RTX 3070, which commands around $1,400 on eBay.

Here's an Alienware PC with an Intel Rocket Lake CPU and RTX 3070 for $1,900 - image3

Solid Gaming Desktop

Alienware Aurora R12 Lunar Light | Core i7 11700F | GeForce RTX 3070 | 16GB RAM | 256GB SSD + 1TB HDD | $1,899.99
This is not on sale, but it is in stock. It's also wielding an 8-core/16-thread Rocket Lake CPU (Core i7 11700F) paired with a GeForce RTX 3070, offering up plenty of grunt for gaming.View Deal

The system also rocks an 11th Gen Core i7 11700F, which is one step above the Core i5 11600K, one of the best CPUs for gaming. It is an 8-core/16-thread CPU based on Intel's latest generation Rocket Lake architecture, with a 2.5GHz base clock, 4.9GHz max turbo frequency, and 16MB of L3 cache.

It also has 16GB of RAM, which is the sweet spot, and a 256GB SSD + 1TB HDD for storage chores. The storage allotment is a buzzkill, in that a 256GB SSD is not the least bit exciting, but it's something you can upgrade easy enough if the need arises.

What about those other GeForce RTX 30 series PCs I mentioned? Here they are:

CLX (i7 10700K, RTX 3090, 16GB RAM, 480GB SSD + 2TB HDD)—$4,797.99 at Best Buy ABS Legend (i7 11700K, RTX 3090, 32GB RAM, 1TB SSD)—$4,099.99 at Newegg (save $100) CLX (i9 10900K, RTX 3070, 32GB RAM, 960GB SSD + 4TB SSD)—$3,229.99 at Best Buy CLX (i9 10900K, RTX 3070, 16GB RAM, 480GB SSD + 2TB SSD)—$2,979.99 at Best Buy CLX (i7 9700KF, RTX 3070, 32GB RAM, 960GB SSD + 4TB HDD)—$2,959.99 at Best Buy CLX (i9 10850K, RTX 3070, 16GB RAM, 480GB SSD + 2TB HDD)—$2,889.99 at Best Buy CLX (i7 10700K, RTX 3070, 32GB RAM, 480GB SSD + 3TB HDD)—$2,889.99 at Best Buy CLX (i7 10700, RTX 3070, 32GB RAM, 480GB SSD + 3TB HDD)—$2,739.99 at Best Buy ABS Gladiator (i7 10700KF, RTX 3080, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD)—$2,699.99 at Newegg

None of these are very compelling, given the high markups across the board. But hey, if want a modern GPU bad enough and are not interested in the Alienware, these are the options right now.

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