We’re months into 2022 and the RTX 30 series video card stock situation hasn’t really improved for DIY PC builders. You have to be extremely lucky to score a standalone RTX 3060, 3070, or 3080 video card for your own custom PC. On the other hand, if you opt for the prebuilt PC route, it’s considerably easier to secure yourself one of these graphics cards. Retail merchants like Best Buy are starting to more consistently stock RTX 30 series PCs, and manufacturers like Dell, HP, and Lenovo are starting to ship out their PCs earlier. If you go this route, you’re much more likely to receive your PC within the month. Also, whereas there’s still a hefty price markup for standalone RTX 30 series video cards, you can actually score some decent discounts when you buy a prebuilt PC. We’ve listed the best prices we’ve found so far here, and will keep this page updated with more deals.
Alienware Gaming PCs
Alienware has been around for well over 20 years as a premier boutique gaming PC manufacturer. Dell acquired the company back in 2006 and continued evolving the gaming lineup into what we see today. Most people generally assume that Alienware gaming PCs come with a hefty price tag, but that is not always the case. The deals today actually make these rigs very competitive with the prebuilt options you’ll find elsewhere, and, given the price of RTX 30 series video cards, cheaper than building one of these yourself.
HP Victus and Omen Gaming PCs
For 2022, HP has updated its gaming lineup with two new models. The HP Victus is a budget oriented gaming PC that offers RTX 30 series power at a fantastic price point, The HP OMEN 40L and 45L are updates over the previous generation’s 25L and 30L. The new models have a larger chassis volume and twin (40L) or triple (45L) intake fans for better airflow. The 45L goes even further by placing a 360mm liquid cooling system externally above the case dubbed the “Cryo Chamber”. That allows for cooling that rivals enthusiast DIY systems. Components wise, both the 40L and 45L are equipped with the newest Intel Alder Lake processor, Z690 motherboard and RTX 30 series video card.
Customizable up to RTX 3090
HP OMEN 45L Liquid Cooled Intel Core i7-12700K RTX 3060 Gaming PC with 8GB DDR4 RAM, 256GB SSD
HP OMEN 45L Liquid Cooled Intel Core i7-12700K RTX 3080 Gaming PC with 16GB DDR4 RAM, 512GB SSD, 1TB HDD
Customizable up to RTX 3090
HP OMEN 40L Liquid Cooled Intel Core i7-12700K RTX 3060 Gaming PC with 8GB DDR4 RAM, 512GB SSD
Lenovo Legion Gaming PCs
The Lenovo Legion gaming desktops are often very highly rated for their build quality. People generally like the fact that Lenovo does not use proprietary components in their rigs, so future upgradeability is much easier done here than in other prebuilt PCs. Lenovo gaming rigs generally also utilize solid cooling, especially for the CPU, even if you opt for the base models. Lenovo gaming PCs are usually very expensive, although seasonal discounts signficantly drop the price. Because of their popularity, they’re also usually very difficult to find in stock.
Amazon RTX 30 Series Gaming PCs In Stock
The following gaming PCs are sold and shipped by Amazon or directly from the manufacturer. Most of these configs ship by the end of the month. Score an RTX 3060 Ti gaming rig for under $1400 or an RTX 3080 gaming rig for under $2500. The stock on these items refresh constantly, so some of the PCs may go out of stock quickly.
RTX 3060 Ti
MSI Codex R Intel Core i5-11400F RTX 3060 Ti Gaming PC with 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, 1TB HDD
Best Buy RTX 30 Series Gaming PCs In Stock
Best Buy has refreshed its inventory of RTX 30 series gaming PCs from ASUS, HP, CyberpowerPC, and more. These gaming PCs have been out of stock most of the time, only coming back periodically. The prices are very competitive with anything you’ll find online, but best of all, shipping times are reasonable (usually within the week). It’s doubtful Best Buy has a ton of inventory on these models, so pick one up quickly if you’re still looking.
RTX 3060 Ti
CyberPowerPC Intel Core i7-11700F RTX 3060 Ti Gaming PC with 16GB RAM, 500GB SSD, 1TB HDD
New 2021/2022 Alienware Aurora R13 Gaming PC
Unceremoniously dubbed the “R13”, Dell’s new flagship gaming PC sports a number of aesthetic, quality of life, and performance improvements over its predecessors. In terms of future proofing, the Alienware Aurora R13 is the first Alienware PC to come equipped with the newest 12th gen Intel Alder Lake processors. That’s paired with a Z690 based motherboard that accepts DDR5 RAM. This proves that DDR5 RAM actually exists in the wild. Your video card options are great as well; pick your choice of RTX 30 series video card, from the RTX 3060 Ti all the way to the RTX 3090, at your expense of course. Perhaps the best news? According to Dell’s website, these configs ship out in March.
New 2021/2022 Dell XPS Gaming PC
Until recently, Dell’s only PC option that offered an Intel Alder Lake CPU, DDR5 RAM, and RTX 30 series video cards was in the form of the Alienware Aurora R13 gaming PC listed above. At a cost of about $2900 for an Intel Core i7 RTX 3080 combo, it’s out of reach for many people. Now, Dell has extended similar buildout options to its new 2021-2022 Dell XPS gaming PC. Compared to the previous model, the new Dell XPS chassis is larger in volume (27L vs 19L) and provides more clearance for the CPU and GPU area for much better airflow. That’s important because the new Alder Lake processors can run hot under intense loads. Like the Alienware Aurora R13, the new Dell XPS PC features a Z690 motherboard that supports the newest 12th gen Intel Alder Lake processors, DDR5 RAM, and RTX 30 series video cards over PCI-E 5.0. These configs should also ship in March.
New Dell XPS Liquid Cooled Intel Core i5-12600K Alder Lake RTX 3060 Ti Gaming PC with 16GB DDR5 RAM, 512GB SSD, 750W PSU
New Dell XPS Liquid Cooled Intel Core i5-12600K Alder Lake RTX 3070 Gaming PC with 16GB DDR5 RAM, 512GB SSD, 750W PSU
New Dell XPS Liquid Cooled Intel Core i5-12600K Alder Lake RTX 3080 Gaming PC with 16GB DDR5 RAM, 512GB SSD, 750W PSU
New Dell XPS Liquid Cooled Intel Core i7-12700K Alder Lake RTX 3060 Ti Gaming PC with 16GB DDR5 RAM, 512GB SSD, 750W PSU
New Dell XPS Liquid Cooled Intel Core i7-12700K Alder Lake RTX 3070 Gaming PC with 16GB DDR5 RAM, 512GB SSD, 750W PSU
Gundam-Themed RTX 3080 STRIX Gaming PC in Stock
For all you Gundam fans, this is your gaming PC dream come true. This ABS gaming PC features a Gundam Limited Edition ASUS ROG STRIX case and 850W power supply, Gundam Limited Edition ASUS Z590 motherboard, and Gundam Limited Edition ASUS ROG Strix RTX 3080 video card. Of course, there’s plenty of power and ample cooling under the hood. The Intel Core i7-11700K processor is cooled by an Asus ROG Strix LC 360mm RGB liquid cooler. The RTX 3080 card is substantially outperforms the previous generation’s RTX 2080 SUPER. It is the card to get for 4K and VR gaming. The STRIX model is often considered the best of the 3rd party RTX 3080 cards because of the beefy overclock and the overbuilt yet quiet cooling. You also get 32GB of G.Skill DDR4-3200MHz RAM and a 1TB M.2 SSD. The rest of the case, including the cables and tubing, is color-coded to match the Gundam theme.