We may be on the cusp of the stupid Black Friday season, but that hasn’t stopped Dell from drastically cutting the price of one of the best gaming PCs you can buy. For a long time, the Intel-powered Aurora R12 has been the mainstay of our best gaming PC guide, and now you can save $239 at the regular price.
You will still see a lot of cash of $1,899, but this does bring you the gaming PC of your dreams. You know, there are actually graphics cards. In fact, it has one of the best discrete graphics cards, namely Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070. It is very suitable for playing at 1080p, 1440p, and you can even play some 4K games by slightly adjusting the settings.
Aurora R12 is also the location of Intel’s latest desktop CPU, the 11th generation Rocket Lake Core i7 11700F. Intel’s 12th-generation Alder Lake chip is coming soon, but this is still an excellent 8-core 16-thread processor, suitable for gaming and more serious exploits.
The rest of the specifications are almost what you hope to get from the new PC in 2021. You are looking for 16GB DDR4, 256GB NVMe SSD and 1TB hard drive for your game. For this kind of money, a 1TB NVMe SSD would be preferable as a boot drive, but if you want, it will be an easy upgrade process.
Upgrading this machine is not a big problem, because the Legend case is easy to open and there is enough space around the core components. You can also use the lighting on the front bezel to make this excellent machine really shine.
If this is beyond what your budget allows, then this RTX 3060-based machine is likely to arouse your interest, as it currently sells for $1299.99, which is $549.99 cheaper than the regular price.
Alienware Aurora R12 is equipped with Microsoft’s latest operating system, Windows 11. This means that your machine is up-to-date and ready to meet Microsoft’s promises for future games, such as AutoHDR and DirectStorage.