Newegg Slaps $520 Upcharge on RTX 4090-Equipped Pre-Built Gaming PC

Newegg ABS RTX 4090 Pre-Built Gaming PC
(Image credit: Newegg)

Nvidia's GeForce RTX 4090 is already very expensive, but Newegg doesn't seem to think so. The retailer has a brand new Raptor Lake pre-built (opens in new tab) gaming system arriving in 10 days that features an RTX 4090 and a whopping $3,949.99 MSRP to go with it. 

According to current component prices we found for the same system configuration, Newegg is upcharging gamers by up to $520 so that they don't have to build the system themselves.

The system is the ABS Legend Gaming PC, with ABS being Newegg's pre-built PC sub-brand. The gaming rig features an Intel Core i9-13900KF, Deepcool RGB 360mm AIO CPU cooler, Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090, an Intel Z690 motherboard (ROG Strix pictured), 32GB of Corsair DDR5 5200MHz RAM with RGB lighting, a 2TB M.2 NVME SSD, 1200W 80 Plus Gold PSU, and a DeepCool KF560 White chassis.

Newegg also supplies a few peripherals with the system, including an MSI GK20 gaming keyboard and GM08 gaming mouse.

To compare Newegg's specifications, we parted out a system with components as close to Newegg's listed specifications as possible. Including the following:

Intel Core i9-13900KF = $550
ASUS ROG Strix Z690-F Gaming WiFi 6E = $330
GeForce RTX 4090 = $1,600
Corsair Vengeance RGB 32GB DDR5-5200 = $160
2TB NVMe SSD = priced at $230
Deepcool 360mm CPU cooler = $150
Rosewill SMG 1200W 80 Plus Gold PSU = $150
Deepcool CK560 White case = $96
MSI GK20 Gaming Keyboard = $25
MSI GM08 Gaming Mouse = $17
Windows 11 Home = $120

Total Price = $3,428

Of course, pre-built systems need to accommodate labor costs for building the system. However, Newegg is charging well above other non-boutique system builders, which is usually around $100 to $200 at most.

If you are a potential pre-built buyer who wants Nvidia's new GeForce RTX 4090, we recommend researching before purchasing a pre-built machine. Newegg's ABS system is the perfect example of a highly-overpriced system and is just one of many companies that does this today in the PC market. It's well worth considering building your PC yourself instead. 

Make sure to check our list of Newegg promo codes for savings.

Aaron Klotz
Freelance News Writer

Aaron Klotz is a freelance writer for Tom’s Hardware US, covering news topics related to computer hardware such as CPUs, and graphics cards.

  • HideOut
    Another example of newegg gone to trash.
    I shopped for a 4090 opening day. All sold with garbage you didnt need still in "bundles" of trash.
    they are also posting this with a 13th gen intel which is probably a good combo, but with the old 690 board, instead of the newer 790 board with updated features. Another way to get rid of old stuff.
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  • Co BIY
    That is not what I would consider an upcharge.

    Although it is not cheap it there is value to it.

    My headline - "Build it yourself or have Newegg do it for you for only $500?"
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  • TechieTwo
    It's simple, people get to vote with their wallet. If they are happy with the price then they will buy it. If not then Newegg will be forced to lower the price to get rid of these systems because they are worthless if they can't sell them.
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  • cknobman
    While tempting to get angry at, and blame, NewEgg for this; your anger would be misdirected.
    Get angry with, and blame, all the idiots paying these prices.
    Reply
  • ohio_buckeye
    Doesn't look like a terribly bad system. Hopefully the power supply they put in there is at least decent.
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  • husker
    If the exact same system is ordered with a 3080Ti instead of a 4090 then the cost would be lower, but would the upcharge be the same? If so then this has nothing to do with there being an RTX 4090 in the system.
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  • Warrior24_7
    Admin said:
    Newegg is upcharging its own pre-built RTX 4090 gaming machine by over $500, compared to building an equivalent gaming PC yourself.

    Newegg Slaps $520 Upcharge on RTX 4090-Equipped Pre-Built Gaming PC : Read more
    Admin said:
    Newegg is upcharging its own pre-built RTX 4090 gaming machine by over $500, compared to building an equivalent gaming PC yourself.

    Newegg Slaps $520 Upcharge on RTX 4090-Equipped Pre-Built Gaming PC : Read more
    I’m kind of shocked that someone who shops on Newegg would go for something like this in the first place.
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  • RichardtST
    Seems fair to me. If you've got over $1500 to throw away at an absolutely unnecessary power-hungry ridiculous Goliath of a video card, then you can certainly afford the extra $500. The people that buy these things are called "whales". There are not a lot of them, but the profit margin is high. Personally, I'd crank it up a bit more. $500 is too low.
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  • Math Geek
    it's not like newegg is the only one who will do it. pretty much every builder marks it up well past cost of the parts. the difference here is that the build is likely not as good as many of the top custom builders who readily charge more than $500 over part costs.

    yah it seems uncool and all but supply and demand, fool and his money and all that.......
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  • Alvar "Miles" Udell
    The question is how many RTX 4090 are they effectively removing from sale and placing into these machines in order to make a $500 markup, much akin to how they lock so many things into bundle "deals".
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