Presidents' Day gaming sale: Dell XPS with an RTX 3060 Ti is the same price as the graphics card itself

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While graphics card prices remain absurd, this weekend's Presidents' Day gaming sales look to offer a few good options... if you're willing to go for a pre-built gaming machine that is.

We've just spotted this Dell XPS Special Edition desktop for $1,299.99 (was $1,879.99) (opens in new tab) over at the official Dell store's Presidents' Day sale and we reckon it's quite possibly the best value option for upgraders right now. A combination of an RTX 3060 Ti, 16GB of RAM, Intel Core i7-10700, and a duo of a 512GB SSD and 1TB HDD make it a real performer for the money and a machine that'll last you for a good few years.

For a little context, this Dell XPS desktop is only $100 more expensive than this Alienware Aurora R11 for $1,199 (opens in new tab) with a GTX 1660 Ti, and err, well about the same price as the card by itself right now on eBay (opens in new tab). Ok, so it's not really fair to compare it to the latest graphics card prices (opens in new tab) because, as we know, demand is absolutely bonkers right now, but, if you were looking to upgrade in the next few months, this is an actually good value investment that won't see you being ripped off.

By our books, this is currently the cheapest RTX 3000 series pre-built gaming PC we've seen so far and since it's also got a decent processor and spacious set of drives, you're getting plenty bang for the buck here. 

If you'd like to see what else is discounted this weekend, head on over to our main Presidents' Day sale page. If you're visiting us from outside the US, you can also see the best gaming PC deals near you just down below.

Presidents' Day gaming sale: Dell XPS

$1,879.99 (opens in new tab)

Dell XPS desktop special edition: $1,879.99 $1,299.99 at Dell (opens in new tab)
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Ok, so it's not a fancy pants Alienware machine, but this Dell XPS desktop is still a premium pre-build, and, it's rocking just about the cheapest price you'll find with an RTX 3060 Ti right now. That graphics card, plus the Intel Core i7-10700, 16GB of RAM, and 512GB SSD mean you're getting a machine that'll handle great frame rates for many years to come.

Want to go mobile? See the best cheap gaming laptop deals (opens in new tab) this week. If you want to stock up on your library in this week's Presidents' Day gaming sales, check out our best cheap game deals (opens in new tab) article.

Alex Whitelock
Deals Editor

Alex is deals editor at Future PLC and an all-around expert at one thing - saving readers as much cash as possible while scoring them the best products for their needs. With content that's always packed full of helpful information, no-nonsense expertise, and of course deals, Alex has also written for other leading sites such as T3 and GamesRadar. At work, you'll find him mostly covering computing, gaming, and advising people on how to save on their cell phone plans. Outside of work, you'll find him playing guitar, indulging his love for music, or down at the local climbing gym mostly hanging off boulders far too difficult for his abilities.