Prebuilt PCs are not always the way to go. The enthusiasts out there are scoffing at “not always,” but the truth is it’s not so bad these days to go that direction. Graphics cards have been in a rut for a couple years now. Supply and demand just isn’t catching up, and other prices are suffering as a result as well. Where once it was a no-brainer building your own PC because the individual parts were so much cheaper, that’s not always the case now.
That’s especially true if you want one of the newest cards. Many retailers reserve new cards like the Nvidia 30xx series for prebuilds, which means it’s often one of the few ways you can guarantee you even get one of those cards without showing up at the store at 6 a.m. or scouring Twitter for the next shipment or setting up some alerts on your phone or whatever.
Plus, let’s face it. A prebuilt PC is easier. Even if there’s a surcharge for the labor of putting it together, you’re saving yourself a lot of hassle. You can often get a system that is modifiable and customizable. On top of that, you can shop on Prime Day for some great prices. Don’t forget that other retailers offer good deals on Prime Day, too, like Best Buy’s ongoing ‘Bigger Deal’ sales event that includes some computer deals.
Best Prebuild Deals:
CyberPowerPC Gamer Master gaming PC | $108 off
The specifications include an AMD Ryzen 3 3100 3.6GHz processor, 8GB DDR4 RAM, a 240GB solid state drive for quick loading, and a 2TB hard drive for long term storage. It’s also powered by an AMD Radeon RX 550 2GB graphics card. Connectivity options include one HDMI, one DisplayPort, six USB 3.1 ports, two USB 2.0 ports, Ethernet, Wi-Fi, and 7.1-channel audio. It also comes with RGB lighting in the case and a keyboard and mouse to work with.
iBuyPower Pro gaming PC computer desktop | $90 off
You get an AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6GHz processor, 8GB DDR4 RAM, and a 240GB solid state drive. It also has a Nvidia GeForce GT 710 graphics card. The connectivity options include HDMI, DVI, and VGA. The computer has four USB 3.0 ports, two USB 2.0 ports, Ethernet, and 7.1-channel audio. The gaming case has RGB lighting. Comes with keyboard and mouse.
iBuyPower Arc gaming desktop | $80 off
This PC includes an Intel i3-10105F processor, 8GB DDR4 RAM, and a 480GB solid state drive. It also has a Nvidia GeForce GT 710 graphics card for some quality gaming. The SSD is a decent size for both storing some of your favorite games and as space for other things. Comes with a keyboard and mouse.
Dell Inspiron 3880 desktop computer | $110 off
Powered by a 10th-generation Intel Core i5 processor, 12GB DDR4 RAM, and a 512GB solid state drive. Uses integrated graphics, but at this price you could probably upgrade that functionality. Includes a keyboard and mouse and two years of onsite service.
CLX SET Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 gaming desktop | $700
Hard to call a PC a deal when it costs more than my car, but this is a desktop powered by an RTX 3090. Those are hard to find and cover half the cost anyway. Then add on an AMD Ryzen 7 3800X processor, 32GB DDR4 RAM, a 480GB SSD, and a 3TB hard drive and you’re just looking at a beast of a machine. A beast that’s also $700 off its normal price.