Prebuilt PCs are not always the way to go. The enthusiasts out there are scoffing at “not always,” but the truth is it’s not so bad these days to go that direction. Graphics cards have been in a rut for a couple years now. Supply and demand just isn’t catching up, and other prices are suffering as a result as well. Where once it was a no-brainer building your own PC because the individual parts were so much cheaper, that’s not always the case now.
That’s especially true if you want one of the newest cards. Many retailers reserve new cards like the Nvidia 30xx series for prebuilds, which means it’s often one of the few ways you can guarantee you even get one of those cards without showing up at the store at 6 a.m. or scouring Twitter for the next shipment or setting up some alerts on your phone or whatever.
Plus, let’s face it. A prebuilt PC is easier. Even if there’s a surcharge for the labor of putting it together, you’re saving yourself a lot of hassle. You can often get a system that is modifiable and customizable. On top of that, you can shop on Prime Day for some great prices. Don’t forget that other retailers offer good deals on Prime Day, too, like Best Buy’s ongoing ‘Bigger Deal’ sales event that includes some computer deals.
Best Prebuild Deals:
CyberPowerPC Gamer Master gaming PC | $108 off
iBuyPower Pro gaming PC computer desktop | $90 off
iBuyPower Arc gaming desktop | $80 off
Dell Inspiron 3880 desktop computer | $110 off
CLX SET Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 gaming desktop | $700
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