Buy a Whole PC With an RTX 3070 Built-in for Around the Same Price as an RTX 3070 by Itself

HP Omen 25L | $1,341 | HP | 10GAMER2021

HP Omen 25L | $1,341 | HP | 10GAMER2021
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HP Omen 25L | $1,341 | HP | Promo Code 10GAMER2021

When new product stock is so barren that a company has to dig through its archives to go back and play the hits, you know things are dire. But when that same product can be purchased as part of another product for the same price as the first product on its own, it starts to raise some serious questions. Concerns around Nvidia’s ongoing GPU scarcity freakout is, at least to some extent, legitimate. Building chip hardware on new process tech is expensive, and cryptocoin mining has breathed new life into the company’s consumer market, driving up the cost of the latest RTX 3070 to anywhere between $1,000 and $1,400 on eBay.

That said, for the chronically impatient, you could always buy a pre-build. After years spent toiling away on upgrades and RMAs, all while working 10- to 12-hour days, I had to cut out either work or PC building to afford the time to actually play games. So I chose the one that didn’t pay my bills. While my own pre-built PC is getting a bit long in the tooth now, the HP Omen 25L packs an Intel Core i5 processor, 16GB of DDR4-2666 RAM, 512GB of NVMe SSD storage, and a Wi-Fi 6 card into one 6.5″ x 15.5″ x 17″ box for less than the aforementioned RTX 2070 graphics card-only price ceiling you’ll find from resellers online. If you were planning to build from scratch anyway, here’s an alternative that will save you money while sparing you some extra work as well.

All you have to do is configure the desktop on this page like so, and enter the promo code 10GAMER2021 for the discount to appear:

  • Operating System: Windows 10 Home 64 (default)
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 (default)
  • Memory: HyperX 16GB DDR4-2666 XMP SDRAM (2 x 8 GB)
  • Storage: WD Black 512GB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD
  • Graphics Card: Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 8GB GDDR6
  • Networking: Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX 201 (2×2) and Bluetooth 5 combo (default)

Note that you can always upgrade individual components later, either by yourself or with the help of a friend you should most definitely pay or buy beer for their services.

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