If you, like us, are struggling to get your hands on that coveted RTX 3080 graphics card, consider checking out Dell's early Black Friday gaming PC deals this weekend.
In particular, take a look at this Alienware Aurora R12 for $2,155.99 (was $2,489.98). A tasty $334 price cut has made this easily one of the best value RTX 3080 pre-builts out there, and the combination of an Intel Core i7-11700F, 16GB of RAM, and 512GB simply can't be ignored at this price.
Pre-builts have had a bit of a 'reputation' among hard-core PC gamers over the past few years for being a bad value – something that's unwarranted now, in our opinion. Considering you'd pay, on average, around $1,500 for the card itself on eBay right now, it's actually not a bad idea to go all-in on a pre-built – especially when you're securing top-shelf specs on the other components.
It's also better than similar early Black Friday gaming PC deals right now – such as this RTX 3080-equipped HP Omen for $2,169.99. Not only is this HP slightly more expensive, but its measly Core i5 processor and 256GB SSD can't hold a candle next to the Alienware's specs.
And I mean, do you really need an excuse not to buy an Alienware machine if you have the cash? Just look at them. These machines have some of the nicest, most unique cases on the market right now – plus, you'll get excellent cable management and an easy to upgrade tool-less form factor too.
If this one's a little bit out of your budget (…understandable), we've also rounded up a few more early Black Friday gaming PC deals just below. If you're outside the US, you'll also find a few great deals in your region too.
Black Friday PC deal with an RTX 3080
Alienware Aurora R12 gaming PC:
$2,489.98 $2,155.99 at Dell
Save $334 – If you’re struggling to get your hands on that coveted RTX 3080 graphics card we’d absolutely recommend this great early Black Friday PC gaming deal from Dell. A huge price cut makes this pre-built one of the cheapest on the market right now and its 16GB of RAM, 512GB SSD (+1TB HD), and Intel Core i7-11700F means Alienware haven’t cheaped out on any of the other components.
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More gaming PC deals this weekend
ABS Master gaming PC (RTX 3060 Ti):
$1,499.99 $1,299.99 at Newegg
Save $200 – Looking for something cheaper? Here’s an RTX 3060 Ti equipped ABS gaming PC that’s currently on sale over at Newegg. You’ll get a great price for that GPU, alongside an Intel Core Intel i5 10400F, 16GB of RAM, and a 512GB SSD. The CPU is a little weak on this machine but everything else is fantastic – and it’s all wrapped up in a premium Rosewill case too.
Alienware Aurora R12 gaming PC (RTX 3070):
$2,139 $1,861 at Dell
Save $278 – Dell’s got the best prices for RTX 3070 pre-builts this week too with this fantastic price cut on a mid-range Aurora R12. Other specs include an Intel Core i7 11700F, 16GB of RAM, and the combination of a 256GB SSD and 1TB HDD. The SSD is a little on the small side here, but it’s a very easy upgrade and well worth it considering how competitive the overall price of this build is.
- Read about the upcoming Black Friday deals and Cyber Monday deals events
Check out our guide to the upcoming Black Friday PC gaming deals if you'd like to know what's in store over the next month. Also, check out this week's best Alienware Aurora prices for deals on other premium gaming PCs.