Newegg's Selling an RTX 3070 Desktop for $1,550

ABD Gladiator
(Image credit: Newegg)

Update 11/29/2020 07:04 PT:

This deal has now ended but there are more Gaming PC deals on offer.

Original article:

When it comes to Ampere graphics cards, the best deal you can find right now is one that’s available. As of writing, it’s almost impossible to buy a standalone RTX 30-series graphics card, and pre-builts with RTX largely require you buy directly from the manufacturer. This can be a good option, unless you find during customization that some parts are backordered or priced too high. But this latest offer from Newegg for a pre-built with a GeForce RTX 3070 and Ryzen 7 3700X is only $1,549 right now, making it a good way to get your hands on an Ampere card, plus a whole computer while you’re at it.

We’ve been recommending the ABS Gladiator with a 2070 Super and i7-9700K on our Best Gaming PC Deals page for a while now, but this latest model makes stark improvements for only a couple hundred dollars more. While it does have a last-gen Ryzen 7 3700X CPU, it makes up for it with a GeForce RTX 3070, 16GB of DDR4-3000 RAM and a 1TB Intel NVMe M.2 SSD. Oh, and an RGB case with a transparent side panel, because of course.

ABS Gladiator Gaming PC: was $1,599, now $1,550 @ Newegg

ABS Gladiator Gaming PC: was $1,599, now $1,550 @ Newegg
This model of the ABS Gladiator gaming desktop comes with the rare RTX 3070. It also has a Ryzen 7 3700X, 16GB of RAM and a 1TB M.2 SSD, making it plenty capable for VR too. 

The key selling point here is the RTX 3070, which normally goes for $500 but is impossible to find except on the gray market right now, where auctions are ending at up to double that price. The RTX 3070 offers performance slightly ahead of the RTX 2080 Ti for less than half the price. For instance, in Shadow of the Tomb Raider at 1080p resolution at Ultra settings, the RTX 3070's framerates were 1 fps higher than the RTX 2080 Ti. So while there's a performance advantage, the new card isn't worth paying inflated prices.

But at $1,549 and including plenty of other parts, the ABS Gladiator is a strong option. The Ryzen 7 3700X currently sells for about $305, while a 1TB Intel M.2 SSD will run you about $115. Add in fans, memory, a case, motherboard and the labor needed to build a PC, and the price here starts to feel pretty reasonable.

Even pre-builts with RTX cards tend to sell out fast, and this deal’s only active for the next 15 hours. So hurry if you're interested, and also be sure to check out our best Cyber Monday deals as we head into Thanksgiving week.

For more savings, check our list of best Cyber Monday deals overall, best Cyber Monday monitor deals, best Cyber Monday SSD deals, best Cyber Monday CPU deals, best Cyber Monday graphics card deals, best Cyber Monday laptop deals, best Cyber Monday gaming PC deals and best Cyber Monday Raspberry Pi deals.

Michelle Ehrhardt

Michelle Ehrhardt is an editor at Tom's Hardware. She's been following tech since her family got a Gateway running Windows 95, and is now on her third custom-built system. Her work has been published in publications like Paste, The Atlantic, and Kill Screen, just to name a few. She also holds a master's degree in game design from NYU.

  • Math Geek
    i see this as buy the system if you can get one and then sell the gpu for $1000 and get the rest of the system for only $500. now that's a good deal.......
  • MoxNix
    I see it as I could build a comparable system minus the GPU myself for 6-700 with better parts. That's 8-900 difference before tax, with tax included you'd HAVE to sell the GPU for 900 or more just to break even and I wouldn't count on that.
  • spongiemaster
    Math Geek said:
    i see this as buy the system if you can get one and then sell the gpu for $1000 and get the rest of the system for only $500. now that's a good deal.......
    If you look at completed sales on ebay, you can land one pretty easily for under $800. There are few that have even sold in the $500's. Under $800 and you're only looking at about $100 profit after fee's.
  • pixelpusher220
    Is ABS reliable? some horror stories in various reviews about quality and durability...
  • Nemesia
    Don't get fooled by that system. I just took a good look at the parts and the pictures to figures out what's inside.

    That motherboard is a B450M DS3H. That is the cheapest B450 board at 62 dollars.

    Stock cooler.

    Look at the RAM. The heatsink on them look so cheap. Couldn't even find them on PCPartPicker.

    They took the cheapest parts and built a system. System below minus the GPU. I had to take a PSU bronze because it only says 650 bronze PSU. So I could have taken a cheaper PSU than a CX but I didn't wanted to go to the VS series.

    They only say "Intel NVMe SSD". Could be any of the Intel SSD.

    The system below could have a better board. A B550 board for 40 more dollars. 3600MHz RAM for 20 more dollars, gold PSU for 10 more dollars and I would have taken a 90 dollars Crucial P2 NVMe instead cutting the price of 20 dollars. So ~ 50 dollars more for better parts.

    So 858 dollars + RTX 3070 that you wait for restock to buy one at ~ 550 dollars and you just saved 150 dollars and you have better parts.

    It's not that the system is not at a good price considering the price of the 3070. It's just that apart from the CPU and GPU I don't like the parts in it.

    PCPartPicker Part List
    CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor ($304.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte B450M DS3H Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($62.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Team T-FORCE VULCAN Z 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 CL16 Memory ($51.98 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Intel 660p Series 1.02 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($109.99 @ B&H)
    Case: Rosewill PRISM S500 ATX Mid Tower Case ($74.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair CXM 650 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($94.99 @ Best Buy)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($108.78 @ Other World Computing)
    Total: $808.71
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-11-21 01:19 EST-0500
  • Phaaze88
    *Looks at OP of 'great gaming desktop deal'
    *Looks at Nemesia's breakdown of the PC

    *Looks back at the OP