If you're looking for a sub-$1,000 gaming PC this Cyber Monday tech deals season, this desktop is currently your best choice. Available from Best Buy for $999 (reduced from $1,299), this iBuyPower-brand PC combines an Nvidia RTX 2060 Super card with an Intel Core i9-9700F CPU.
iBuyPower hasn't skimped on the memory and storage, either. This desktop comes with a full 16GB of RAM, a 480GB SSD and 1TB hard drive. It also has some nice-looking RGB fans on the front.
iBuyPower Desktop (RTX 2060 Super, Core i7): was $1,299 now $999 (opens in new tab) @Best Buy
It's unheard of to get a gaming desktop this loaded for under $1,000. It comes with a Core i7-9700F CPU, an RTX 2060 Super GPU, 16GB of RAM and a 480GB SSD.
We've never seen a desktop with both a Core i7 and RTX 2060 Super selling for under $1,000. That means you'll get fantastic 2K gaming performance and even some ray-tracing. In our tests, an RTX 2060 Super was even able to play demanding games such as Battlefield V at 4K and Ultra settings, though frame rates hovered around 30 fps for that kind of load.
This is such a good deal that you'd be unlikely to beat it by purchasing the components and building a similarly-configured PC on your own. An RTX 2060 Super card costs around $400. A locked Core i7 CPU like the Core i7-9700F in this goes for around $335. A 16GB DDR4-2666 RAM kit is about $60, a 480GB SSD can be had for around $50 while a 1TB hard drive sells for at least $30.
So that's about $865 before you buy the motherboard, CPU cooler, power supply, case and case fans. It's almost certain you'd be spending at least $1,100. Deciding whether to build or buy a gaming PC is a very personal decision, but in this case, the cost definitely favors buying.
If you're looking for another gaming desktop or the parts to build your own, check out our Cyber Monday tech deals page.
$1100 for buying and building my own, vs $1000 for an iBuyPower from BestBuy?
That's a no brainer, and a hard pass on the iBuyPower.