DIY gamers are still having a devil of a time finding standalone, but if you aren't looking to build your own gaming PC, you can find some reasonably priced, off-the-shelf gaming desktops with Nvidia's latest GPU.
Amazon, Best Buy and Newegg have some inventory of RTX 3000 gaming desktops from vendors including ABS, Alienware, CyberPower, HP and Skytech. After taking a look at the PCs that each site has in stock, here are the best deals I found -- from relatively inexpensive desktops with RTX 3060 graphics to a fully loaded beast with an RTX 3090 GPU.
Check back -- I'll keep this list updated as I find new deals on RTX 3000 series gaming desktops.
This Skytech PC features an unusual marriage between AMD and Nvidia, with an AMD Ryzen 5 CPU and an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 GPU. It also supplies 16GB of RAM and a 1TB solid-state drive. What it adds to the mix is a beefier power supply (600 watts to the HP's 500-watt PSU) and RGB lighting to add a bit of bling to your rig. The system is currently out of stock with an expected ship date in mid-September.
This HP Omen features the same Ryzen 5 3600 CPU and GeForce RTX 3060 as the above Skytech system. The imposing, jet-black tower also includes 16GB of RAM, a 1TB SSD and a 500-watt PSU.
This CyberPower tower is one of the more affordable RTX 3070 options. It's able to hit a relatively low price because it uses an older AMD Ryzen 7 3700X CPU. It doesn't skimp on memory or solid-state storage space, however, and provides 16GB of RAM and a 1TB SSD. It also features liquid cooling and customized lighting.
This funky, futuristic-looking Alienware unit is one of the few systems that has the GeForce RTX 3070 GPU and costs less than $2,000. It features an Intel Core i7 CPU, 16GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD along with a 1TB hard drive. It's available in-store only so you'll need to check availability near you.
You can save $200 on this already reasonably priced RTX 3070 Ti-based gaming PC. In addition to GeForce RTX 3070 Ti graphics, it also features a 10th-gen Intel Core i7 CPU, 32GB of RAM, a 1TB SSD and a 750-watt power supply.
Ready to blow it out? When you consider that many gaming PCs with Nvidia's latest GPUs cost $5,000 and up, this HP Omen looks very reasonable at its price of $4,000. It features the GeForce RTX 3090, the top GPU in Nvidia's new lineup. It also boasts an AMD Ryzen 9 5900X CPU, 16GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD, plus a 2TB hard drive. It also offers an 800-watt power supply and a liquid-cooling system.