We recently covered a deal for an HP Omen 30L with an Intel processor and an RTX 3080 card, but what if you prefer AMD? Now Alienware has you covered. It's hard to buy an RTX 3070 standalone right now, but if you're willing to go pre-built, now you can snag an Alienware Aurora Ryzen R10 desktop with a Ryzen 7 3700X and an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 8GB for just $1,499 (down from $1,889).
Alienware Aurora R10: was $1,889 now $1,499 at Dell
The Alienware Aurora R10 is a great Ampere/Ryzen pre-built that has the advantage of coming from a known brand, which isn't guaranteed given the still starved market. It has a Ryzen 7 3700 X CPU, an RTX 3070 GPU, 16GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD.
The RTX 3070 might not be the best graphics card Ampere has to offer, but it's still plenty powerful, and just as hard to find at a reasonable price, outside of deals like this, as a 3080. And for your purchase, you'll also get a whole Alienware computer alongside it, complete with 16GB of DDR4-2933 memory and a 512GB SSD.
The case design here is also slick, taking what worked for the Intel/RTX 3090 focused Alienware R11 and giving it a black coat of paint. And the Ryzen 7 3700X CPU powering this computer is still plenty relevant, with PCIe 4.0 support and boost clock speeds up to 4.4 GHz.
The real problem with the new ones is that the cooling leaves a lot to be desired.
Looking for minimum 650W with this GPU.
That RAM. "XMP at 2933MHz". Does that mean the system comes with 2400/2666MHz RAM? Weird and useless when 3200MHz RAM is the same price.
For the RTX 3070 if they got it at MSRP that system is around 1250 dollars USD using the cheapest part possible on PCPartPicker.
512GB of storage total? That's like 45 dollars of storage that will get destroyed by the OS + games and the rest.
So they literally cheap out on everything but the CPU and GPU.
That PSU is beyond adequate.
Uh no? At 1440p that CPU might outperform a 5600. It will at the very least be identical in performance. You can easily verify this by checking one of many Youtube videos. Even the 3600 is alomst literally exactly the same at 1440p.
The wattages might be ok but I would not plug a RTX 3070 on a low quality PSU. Since they don't say which model it is expect it to be crappy.