The new RTX 3060 Ti, RTX 3070, and RTX 3080 video cards that were released late last year have been extremely popular, and justifiably so. They offer substantial performance increases over the RTX 20XX video cards without any price bump. Unfortunately, that means that demand has been extraordinary. For those of you who prefer to build your own PC, it’s nigh impossible to score any of these cards at MSRP. That doesn’t mean, however, that you can’t score these cards at all. PC manufacturers have first dibs on RTX 30XX inventory and thus they’re able to sell prebuilt computers equipped with these video cards. Below are all the configs we’ve found that are orderable. Some ship out within the week while others require a wait time. Check them out below.
Update: The bitcoin mining craze is making these video cards more expensive and harder to find.
New 2021 Alienware Intel Rocket Lake RTX 30 Series Gaming PCs
Dell has just launched its new lineup of 2021 Alienware Aurora gaming desktops. Dubbed the “R12”, this 12th generation series boasts the new Intel Rocket Lake desktop processors and RTX 30 series video cards. What’s amazing is the price; right now they are actually less expensive than the previous generation R11 and R10 models. We’re pretty sure the price will be marked back up very, very soon (or go out of stock very, very quickly) so put your order in now if you’re interested in grabbing one. The configurations below prioritize the video card and the price point, and so only the base CPU, RAM, and storage options are listed. However, you can upgrade to an Intel Core i7 processor with 16GB RAM and 512GB SSD and still pay a very reasonable price. In fact, at this time, it would be still be less expensive than buying a pre-built PC from any other vendor.
Note: These prices are cheaper than buying the video cards themselves on eBay right now
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ABS RTX 30 Series Gaming PCs
Much of what can be said about Skytech can be said about ABS. Whereas Amazon carries most of Skytech’s RTX 30XX inventory, Newegg is the premier purveyor of ABS computers.
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Skytech RTX 30 Series Gaming PCs
The Skytech brand isn’t that well known, but their prices and availability are what makes them stand out. You can potentially order an RTX 3060 Ti, RTX 3070, or RTX 3080 gaming PC from Amazon and receive it by the end of the month. Because Skytech sources its parts depending on what’s cheapest at the time, the brand and model of individual components can differ from system to system. This is a common practice among many boutique vendors and is what allows them to keep prices low. For a prospective buyer who is budget conscious, this is a great way to get a high-end system at a lower price.
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More RTX 30 Series Gaming PCs
A couple of boutique RTX 30XX equipped gaming PCs have come back in stock. Because there are one-off products, the inventory is limited and they will go out of stock more quickly than the other options.
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iBuyPower RTX 30 Series Gaming PCs
iBuyPower is a boutique vendor that caters almost exclusively to the gamer. You can pick out one of the preconfigured options like the ones below, but their claim to fame is the almost unlimited amount of customizability. Of course, that freedom comes at a price. The options below ship faster than customized configs and are discounted as well.
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CyberPowerPC RTX 30 Series Gaming PCs
CyberPowerPC is another boutique gaming PC vendor. The prices rival that of iBuyPowerPC, especially if you pick one of the preconfigured options.
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