You can continue to save through Dell's website thanks to the code SAVE17 that's taking 17% off nearly everything at Dell. That's really important here because it means you can use the code on a prebuilt desktop like the Alienware Aurora R10 (opens in new tab) and save big even when you upgrade some important components.
For example, if you've struggled to find an RTX graphics card out there in the wild, you can upgrade to one here and still save 17% off the total. Assuming you go for the RTX 3080, which is a great card for mining or gaming or whatever you want to do, and then upgrade the power supply (which is a requirement for the card), and then remove generic mouse and keyboard to save a few bucks, your final total will be $2008.99. With the coupon code, that drops down to just $1,667.46.
You can choose the configuration you want for this R10 gaming desktop. We recommend upgrading to an RTX 3000 series graphics card because they are so rare and so overpriced when you do find them. At least with this deal you get the price down and get a great machine around it.
In a perfect world where things sold at or below MSRP, an RTX 3080 graphics card would cost about $700. Even at that price this is a pretty good deal if you consider the CPU, the AMD Ryzen 5 5600X, is a $300 processor as well. That's $1,000 of the cost of this computer right there. These days the RTX 3080 is sold out everywhere, though, and the lowest price for any version of it on eBay is most likely going to set you back at least $1,400 (and that's being generous to eBay scalpers). At least this way you get a full computer for the same price.
In addition to the AMD Ryzen 5 5600X processor with a max clock speed of 4.6GHz, what else do you get with this computer? The base configuration includes 8GB DDR4 RAM and a 1TB 7200RPM hard drive. You can double the RAM for $98 or upgrade from a hard drive to a 256GB M.2 NVMe solid state drive for less than $30. The computer also has Wi-Fi and Bluetooth built in, but you can upgrade to Killer Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.1 (from 5.0) for less than $20.
The choices are yours, but no matter what you choose to upgrade or not be sure to use that SAVE17 code and get it all at a really good value.
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.
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