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I'd rather get this RTX 3060 Alienware pre-built deal than wait to build a new rig

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Dell's 'Black Friday in July' sale has continued to provide some great offers on high-end Alienware and Dell gaming hardware equipped with the fabled RTX 3060 GPUs. 

You can take a look at the full range here, but a particular standout would be the Alienware Aurora R10 Ryzen Edition, complete with one of the best CPUs for gaming that you can buy this year. What's more, especially with over $100 off the asking price, it's not a bad buy when you consider the average going rate of the RTX 3060 Ti on its own, and that's if you can find one. 

If you're not up to speed on what the RTX 3060 can do, I'll give you a quick crash course. Essentially, it's an entry-level GPU that outperforms the high-end RTX 2080 from just two years ago. In a world as fast-moving as PC gaming hardware, that's impressive. Given this card's price and lack of availability (not to mention the impact of the pandemic on production) getting a pre-built rig or gaming laptop like the ones listed here is the way to go. 

If you want to get technical for a moment, the RTX 3060 is currently available in two variants depending on the size of the machine it's been inserted into. Typically, a gaming desktop such as the Alienware Aurora R12 will be rocking a full-size 8GB or 12GB model (depending on the manufacturer), and gaming laptops, such as the Alienware m15 R6, will feature a lower power-consumption version with 6GB VRAM instead

It should be noted that, given just how in-demand the RTX 30-series of cards are, these aren't going to be the deepest discounts in town. But if you've held off on getting a rig or laptop until now, you'll seldom find better price-for-performance than this. Want one of the best gaming laptops or the best gaming PC around to game in radiant splendor? These fit the bill nicely.

The best RTX 3060 Alienware PC gaming deals

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Your journey into PC gaming has just begun. After all, what good is one of these stellar gaming PCs without the best gaming monitors to pair them up to? On that wavelength, you're going to need peripherals, and there's no reason why you should settle for anything less than the best gaming keyboard or best gaming mouse

Aleksha McLoughlin

I’ve recently graduated with a BA Hons degree in Journalism after what feels like an eternity. In that time, roughly seven years, I’ve written for the likes of Expert Reviews and Tech Spark, with my passion for all things tech and gaming related leading me here as Hardware Editor of GamesRadar+. This past year alone I’ve helped produce a documentary series for the BBC, and been active in the field of music journalism through my escapades seen in No Clean Singing and Vinyl Chapters.