With GPU Prices Soaring, Here's A (Relatively) Cheap Gaming PC With A GTX 1080
One way to get a PC with a GPU without breaking the bank.
If you've been paying attention to news around PC hardware, then you're well aware of how cryptocurrency mining is drastically affecting the price of video cards. Individual GPUs are currently priced upwards of 2.5 times their original MSRP, which makes building a gaming PC much more costly. However, pre-built PCs are largely unaffected by the price hikes and are the most cost-effective option for getting a gaming PC, as a consequence.
Right now, Dell's Alienware Aurora PC can be snagged for 10% off with the coupon code "TENOFF" regardless of the configuration you choose. Its base price is $1200 USD and comes with an Intel Core i5-8400 six-core CPU, 16GB 2666MHz DDR4 RAM, a 1TB 7200 RPM hard drive, and an Nvidia GTX 1060 GPU. With the discount, the system comes out to $1080 before tax. If you upgrade to a GTX 1080 GPU, the system's price jumps up to $1400, but the coupon will bring it down to $1260. All systems come with the Windows 10 Home 64-bit operating system installed. Other components are customizable as well, but these options will change the price of a system.
To put this deal into perspective, an EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 video card is currently going for $950 on Newegg, which is the cheapest option for Nvidia's high-end card on the site. For reference, the GTX 1080 has an MSRP of $550.
For more on how these video cards perform, check out our reviews of the GTX 1060, GTX 1070, and GTX 1080 GPUs. If you're curious as to why video cards are so expensive, check out our look into price fluctuations and how cryptocurrency factors into this phenomenon.
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