If this Prime Day was like any other year, our advice to anyone looking to get a new gaming PC would be to scoop up deals on components like CPUs and RAM to be able to put more cash towards your graphics card. But because this isn't like normal years, the Alienware Aurora R12, equipped with an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 might be your best best if you want a high-end gaming rig right now.
You can pick up the R12 over at Dell's website for "just" $2,199, down from $2,489. That's a $290 savings, which is nothing to shake a stick at, but it isn't as steep as what we'd see in previous years.
Alienware Aurora R12 | Intel Core i7, 16GB RAM, RTX 3080 |
$2,489 $2,199 at Dell
The Alienware Aurora R12 is a luxurious gaming PC that will deliver excellent performance, and has an easy-to-open chassis that makes it simple to upgrade it later. And, on Prime Day, you can save $290 on this epic gaming rig.
That $2,199 will get you the Alienware Aurora R12, with an Intel Core i7-11700F, 16GB of RAM, an RTX 3080 and a 512GB SSD. For most people that want to play the best PC games at 4K, this is an awesome configuration, and you shouldn't need to ever really dial down the quality settings.
You also get a pretty attractive and unique chassis. We're big fans of Alienware's legend design that it brought to market starting in 2019, and this is no different. It is a prebuilt PC, but it's still something that's going to look amazing on your desk, if that's at all important to you.
And given that an RTX 3080 on StockX is still going for a ridiculous $1,627 at the time of writing, just buying this PC just makes sense, especially if you were going to be building a new PC for Prime Day anyways.
More Alienware Aurora R12 deals
If you're not in the US, we've included our price comparison tool down below, so you can still find an excellent deal no matter where you are.
More Amazon Prime Day deals
- Amazon devices: up to 50% off for Prime Day
- Amazon Fire tablets: record low prices now starting at $44.99
- Amazon Fire TV stick: half price 4K streaming
- Amazon Echo (4th Gen):
$99.99$59.99 at Amazon
- Amazon Echo Dot (4th generation):
$49.99$24.99 at Amazon
- Adidas: up to 45% off footwear and apparel
- Audible Premium Plus: save 53% on your first 4 months
- AirPods: now starting at just $99
- Apple Watch Series 6 (40mm, GPS):
$399$329 at Amazon
- Calvin Klein: up to 45% off CK underwear and bras
- Camping: Zippo, Coleman and Sabre under $10
- Card and board games: Up to 30% off games for all ages
- Chromebooks: up to 25% off Lenovo, HP and Samsung
- Deals under $25: save on games, smart home, fashion and more
- Fashion: big name brands from $14
- Fitbit: up to 30% off Fitbit Sense, Inspire and more
- Fitness: workout gear from $6
- Garmin: save up to 30% on smartwatches
- Headphones: Sony, Beats, Bose and more starting at $10
- iPad (8th generation): was $329 now $299
- Keurig: up to 35% off K-Slim pod coffee maker
- Kitchen: save up to 42% on Cusimax, Cosori, Instant Pot and more
- Laptops: Chromebooks, MacBooks and gaming laptops discounted
- Lego Super Mario: sets from $11
- Levi's: up to 40% off Levi's jeans, shorts and jackets
- New Balance: up to 30% off shoes and sneakers
- Nike: save on NBA jerseys, sneakers, and more
- Monitors: displays from LG, Asus, and Alienware up to 38% off
- Nintendo Switch: save $10 on Pro Controller and select games
- Oral care: up to 50% off Oral B, Crest, Glide and more
- PS5: games now starting at $29.88
- Ray-Ban: up to 25% off adults and kids sunglasses
- Razer: PC gaming accessories up to 50% off
- Roomba: save up to $300 on robot vacuum cleaners
- Sony WH-1000XM4 headphones:
$348$248 at Amazon
- Smartwatches: Samsung Galaxy Watch from $159
- Subscription boxes: 65% off for Prime members
- Tommy Hilfiger: up to 50% off designer clothes and accessories
- TVs: Fire-enabled smart TVs starting at just $99.99
- Under Armour: up to 30% off sportswear, shoes and gym accessories
- Xbox Game Pass Ultimate: get three months for $29.99
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