When it comes to prebuilt desktop PCs, you have to judge them within context of the GPU market and how hard it is to find the good ones. For example, this ABS Master Gaming PC prebuilt desktop gaming PC has dropped in price at Newegg to just $1,349.99 (opens in new tab). That's $250 off what it normally goes for. Given all the parts in this PC, and the bloated prices of the RTX 3060 Ti graphics card, you're basically looking at around $650 or so for the GPU, which is pretty close to its list price compared to what its going for on eBay and other places. This is a solid deal if you're looking for a new graphics card, and you get a PC built all around it at the same time.
ABS Master Gaming PC with RTX 3060 Ti GPU | $250 off (opens in new tab)
The specifications for this PC include an Intel Core i5 processor, 16GB RAM, a 1TB NVMe M.2 SSD, and more. It has decent cooling, great lighting, and more. You'll be able to play the latest games at high FPS and feel good doing it.
The internals of this PC include an Intel Core i5-10400F processor with up to 4.3GHz speeds on Turbo, 16GB DDR4 RAM, and a 1TB M.2 solid state drive with NVMe tech so you get the great capacity for storage along with some excellent read and write speeds. It also has a Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 Ti graphics card, which gives you the power you need to play games at high resolutions and high refresh rates.
You'll also get a 650W power supply, the Deepcool Matrexx 50 case, a CPU cooler with RGB lighting, and more. It has Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and it's ready for virtual reality. It even comes with a keyboard and mouse combo so you can get up and running pretty quickly. You'll just need a monitor, and you'll probably want to focus on a 1080p monitor with a high refresh rate (144Hz+) for the best results with this PC.
The PC comes with Windows 10, but you'll be able to upgrade to Windows 11 for free if you want.
J.D. Levite has been in the deals game since 2012. He has posted daily deals at Gizmodo, The Wirecutter, The Sweethome, and now covers deals for Android Central, iMore, and Windows Central. He was there for the first Prime Day and has braved the full force of Black Friday. If you cut him, he bleeds savings. But don't try it for real. That's a metaphor.
it looks like the rest of the components are trash, and even with all this fancy stuff it looks bad.
*Please note the Intel 10th Gen Processors in the system does not allow for the PCIe 4.0x4 mode, the M.2_1 Slot will be disabled.
Is in the listing also, even for an ad this is really really poor.
the design actually looks ugly, the ram is low considering it's DDR4
and the 1tb nvme is not listed as any brand which makes me deeply concerned. But then again, the 3060ti is scalped for 800-1000$ :/
Definite Deal-Breaker right there.
This stuff isn't great, but it's not TOO bad. That note should mean that the SECOND M.2 slot is disabled, and M.2_0 is fine for boot. That's sufficient for the majority of users, who will use SATA for their secondary drives. Not ideal, but I assume that ALSO means the board is upgradeable to 11th gen to add that support (and a better CPU) in the future. Not a platform I would want to get into, but it'd be fine for most anyone willing to buy it in the first place. Regarding the RAM, it's honestly fine (at least it's dual channel). Intel's platform isn't as reliant on speedy RAM to scale its performance up, when compared to Ryzen's Infinity Fabric. The "no-name" SSD issue is more of a non-issue. Plenty of companies will use self-branded drives or lower-tier ones, but tghat's more to say they're not the best options, not that they're bad. Using an Inland or Kingston isn't going to do much beyond being a bit slower than a WD Black or Samsung Pro. I don't think much of anyone is even going to publish their parts brands on Newegg listings in the first place. I do agree that the build itself looks pretty ugly, but the only thing that would make sense as a real concern is that the front panel has bad space for air intake. That machine probably isn't capable of running hot enough for it to be a real issue, but it's definitely an aesthetics-first design. That it isn't even that attractive while giving up better functionality (like a mesh front panel or, at least, a better design for intake) is kind of sad, but many people use stuff with such cases without any meaningful issues. This is the kind of thing I'd scoff at, if it were at Best Buy. Given some of the other garbage that's being overpriced (some of which was even promoted here, like that Lenovo Legion a week or two back), it's not the worst. The market's just terrible these days, so this stumbles into being not THAT bad.
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