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Grab an RTX 3060-Powered Dell XPS Desktop for Just $999

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If you really want an Nvidia RTX 3060 graphics card, the good news is that you can find one right online at Amazon . . . for around $900. Considering that the original Founder's Edition of the card carries an MSRP of $329, that's nearly three times what it should cost. But the good news is that, if you buy a prebuilt desktop with an RTX 3060 inside, you don't have to pay that kind of markup.

Right now, Dell has an XPS Desktop with RTX 3060 inside on sale for just $999 when you use code DBXPS18AFF at checkout. When you get past the graphics card, this desktop has modest specs, including a Core i5-11400 CPU, 8GB of RAM and a 1TB hard drive. Most people would prefer an SSD for storage and at least 16GB of RAM, but it should be inexpensive enough to add those pieces after purchase.

Dell XPS Desktop with RTX 3060:  was $1369, now $999 at Dell

Dell XPS Desktop with RTX 3060: was $1369, now $999 at Dell
This desktop comes equipped with an RTX 3060 card, a Core i5-11400 CPU, 8GB of RAM and a 1TB hard drive. Use coupon code DBXPS18AFF to get it at this price.

Another possibility: you could buy this desktop, pull out the graphics card to use in another computer and then use the desktop, which also has integrated graphics, without it. Considering that the graphics card alone would go for $900, you could think of it as getting a Core i5 productivity desktop for just $100. Perhaps you have someone in your family who doesn't game but does need a new PC that would appreciate getting the shucked computer as a gift.

You can find even more savings at our best Black Friday PC gaming deals page. We're also tracking the best Black Friday monitor deals, best Black Friday CPU deals, best Black Friday SSD deals, best Black Friday gaming laptop deals, best Black Friday 3D printer deals, best Black Friday Raspberry Pi deals and the Best Black Friday PC hardware deals overall.

Avram Piltch
Avram Piltch is Tom's Hardware's editor-in-chief. When he's not playing with the latest gadgets at work or putting on VR helmets at trade shows, you'll find him rooting his phone, taking apart his PC or coding plugins. With his technical knowledge and passion for testing, Avram developed many real-world benchmarks, including our laptop battery test.
  • Charly Bros
    Annnd who's gonna spend a grand on crappy specs and ancient storage hdd technology? This is so random walmart stuff.
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  • mdd1963
    It might be some folk's only chance to actually get ahold of an RTX3060...; the 11400 could be given/sold off with an SSD and an extra RAM stick installed as a decent surfer/e-mail system without it's GPU.
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  • Charly Bros
    First off 6GB video memory is already old for newer games and below minimum specs, so not only future proof but not even present proof and if you have a 1000 dollars to burn you can save up a little more and get a 8gb 3060 ti or for a little more a 3070. A 3060 6 gb with a spinning stone age hard drive!?? For a 1000!?? No monitor included. Nah. Not a good deal.
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  • JarredWaltonGPU
    Charly Bros said:
    First off 6GB video memory is already old for newer games and below minimum specs, so not only future proof but not even present proof and if you have a 1000 dollars to burn you can save up a little more and get a 8gb 3060 ti or for a little more a 3070. A 3060 6 gb with a spinning stone age hard drive!?? For a 1000!?? No monitor included. Nah. Not a good deal.
    RTX 3060 is a 12GB card. In many ways, it's actually a better choice than the RTX 3060 Ti. eBay prices on 3060 are around $720 right now (average of all cards sold in the past two weeks), so Buying this PC you could get the card, then sell the remaining PC (which has integrated graphics and thus still works just fine as an office PC) for maybe $500. Or give it to a family member that doesn't play games and just needs a PC? Anyway, that's still $500 for a GPU that nominally costs $330, but no one will sell you a 3060 for less than $500 right now.
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  • Firefox991
    I tried the coupon code and the dell website said it was invalid. I am not able to purchase at the stated $999 price. When does this deal go live?
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  • JarredWaltonGPU
    Firefox991 said:
    I tried the coupon code and the dell website said it was invalid. I am not able to purchase at the stated $999 price. When does this deal go live?
    This deal was live on Sunday and is currently sold out, but it might reappear.
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