If you’re after the best Cyber Monday deal around on a gaming PC, you might be tempted to build your own. But we as we recently discussed, that’s not always the case. While pre-built budget rigs often carry a hefty premium, after a $150 price drop, this $599.99 CyberPower rig at Best Buy (opens in new tab) is cheaper than it would cost to build it yourself.
You get a current-generation six-core AMD Ryzen 5 3600 CPU, an aging-but-capable AMD Radeon RX 580 graphics card, 8GB of RAM, and a storage combo of a 240GB SSD and a 2TB hard drive. Parting out a similar system, we edged over the $700 mark, although nearly $100 of that budget goes to Windows 10, which you can get for under $30 or even free if you truly want to be frugal.
CyberPowerPC Desktop (3600/ RX 580): was $749, now $599 (opens in new tab)
The CPU here is powerful and with the RX 580 you should easily be able to game at 1080p. At this price, with an SSD and a hard drive, you couldn’t build it any cheaper on your own.
Other niceties with this rig include what looks to be a case with a tempered-glass side panel (although it could be plastic, since the listing doesn’t specify) and a pair of peripherals. Wi-Fi is also included, which you won’t find on most budget-priced motherboards you’d be likely to wind up with if building a budget PC on your own.