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Nvidia's RTX 3060 Ti Founders Edition Is in Stock for $399: Real Deals

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We've been used to Founders Edition cards going out of stock and then basically only showing up on sites like eBay in the past. But these days it's becoming more common to see GPUs and the occasional Founders Edition card back in stock online and on shelves as they should be. You can get your hands on an Nvidia RTX 3060 Ti FE at Best Buy for $399 (opens in new tab), making it one of the cheapest 3060 Ti's on the market currently. See our GPU Hierarchy (opens in new tab) and review of the RTX 3060 Ti (opens in new tab)for more details on the card.  

If you're in the market for a CPU instead (or as well) this the cheapest we've seen the Ryzen 5 5600G processor, at only $127 (opens in new tab) on Amazon. That's a fantastic price for a great-performing CPU. See our list of the best CPUs for gaming (opens in new tab) and review of the 5600G (opens in new tab) for more information.  

You can also grab an EVGA Z15 RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard for only $39 (opens in new tab), which is an absolute steal seeing as you get a hot-swappable board that comes with quality Kaihl switches and per-key RGB. 

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Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 Ti 8GB Founders Edition: now $399 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)
The Founders Edition of Nvidia's RTX 3060 Ti comes stocked with 8GB of GDDR6 VRAM and core clock speeds of 1.41MHz that can boost to 1.67Mhz. The card follows the design of previous FE cards, with its dual-fan and steel/black aesthetic. 

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AMD Ryzen 5 5600G: was $259, now $127 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
The Ryzen 5 5600G is a six-core 12-thread APU with a 16MB L3 cache and a base clock of 3.9GHz able to boost to 4.4GHz. This chip contains integrated Radeon graphics with a TDP of 65W. The Wraith Stealth cooler is also included in this retail box. $14 shipping brings this up to $166.

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EVGA Z15 RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard: was $129, now $39 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
A lot of keyboard for the money, this EVGA Z15 RGB comes with quality Kaihl Speed Bronze (clicky) Switches on a hot-swappable board, with full per-key RGB lighting when using the software to configure. Extra's include multimedia keys, a scroll wheel, and a handy detachable magnetic palm rest.

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EVGA SuperNOVA 80 Plus Gold 1300W G2: was $309, now $159 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
This high-end 1300W PSU from EVGA comes with an 80-Plus Gold certification and a 140mm heavy-duty fan. For extra peace of mind, this power supply has a 10-year guarantee. 

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Netgear Nighthawk AX3000 WiFi 6: was $109, now $49 at Walmart (opens in new tab)
The Nighthawk AX3000 uses beamforming to improve the wireless signal in your property and help provide WiFi 6 speeds of up to 3 Gbps for streaming video, gaming, and online meetings/schooling.

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Stewart Bendle
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Stewart Bendle is a deals writer at Tom's Hardware. A firm believer in “Bang for the buck” Stewart likes to research the best prices for hardware and build PCs that have a great price for performance ratio.

  • Alvar "Miles" Udell
    You mean the 3060 Ti selling for MSRP is a deal?
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  • LolaGT
    That isn't a deal for this gpu on its way out, not even close.
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  • logainofhades
    LolaGT said:
    That isn't a deal for this gpu on its way out, not even close.

    We won't be seeing a 4060/ti class card till sometime next year. It is not on its way out yet. That said, I would still spend a little more, and get the 6700xt instead. Better long term card, with the extra vram, and faster.
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  • cryoburner
    logainofhades said:
    We won't be seeing a 4060/ti class card till sometime next year. It is not on its way out yet. That said, I would still spend a little more, and get the 6700xt instead. Better long term card, with the extra vram, and faster.
    While I agree that we probably won't see a new ~$400 card from Nvidia until after the new year, I wouldn't be surprised if one were to launch by January, which is just 5 months away. And while Intel's upcoming cards might not have the best driver situation at launch, if their performance fares well relative to the 3060 and 3060 Ti, that will put more pressure on Nvidia and AMD to lower prices. Nvidia undoubtedly wants to do as much as they can to keep Intel from stealing market share in the graphics card space over the coming years, and Intel will likely be pricing their cards competitively to help them make a good first impression.

    As for the 6700 XT, it's certainly an option, but performance tends to be rather similar to the 3060 TI in most of today's games, and it's generally priced higher than this. And while the additional VRAM might be beneficial in future titles, the same could be said for Nvidia's faster raytracing implementation, which already allows the 3060 Ti to pull ahead in most of the titles currently supporting it. And as RT effects become standard for "Ultra" graphics settings, that's likely to become more relevant.

    The 6700 XT's additional VRAM will likely eventually help too, though lowering textures a notch is often enough to make up for VRAM deficiencies. And if features like DirectStorage reduce the need to keep unused texture data stored in VRAM in future titles, there might not be as much of an impact from having less, provided the system is fitted with a fast enough SSD to load textures on an as-needed basis. And we don't yet know how well either of these cards will perform with DirectStorage games.

    Each card has things it does better than the other, so I wouldn't say the 6700 XT's VRAM makes it better. Its typically lower pricing may help sway the value proposition in its favor, but that doesn't work in cases like this where the 3060 is priced lower. Really though, both cards should be priced lower than they typically are at this point.
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