Amazon is offering a ready-to-go ASUS ROG Strix RTX 3060 gaming PC for only $739.99 shipped. Right now that's the lowest price we're seeing for an RTX 3060 equipped gaming PC. If you've been looking for a PC that can run the latest games at 1080p and your budget is under $1K, then there's no need to look elsewhere.
ASUS ROG STRIX RTX 3060 Gaming PC for $740
This ASUS gaming PC comes equipped with an RTX 3060 GPU. The low price tag might imply that the RTX 3060 is not up to snuff, but nothing could be further from the truth. The RTX 3060 is about 20% faster than the RTX 2060 SUPER and is on par with the RTX 2070, but with the advantage of better DLSS and Ray Tracing compatibility. That means it handles 1080p gaming beautifully and has the chops to take on 1440p and VR gaming as well.
Right now if you were to upgrade to a prebuilt gaming PC equipped with an RTX 3060 Ti GPU, you'ld have to pay well over $1000. Some examples include this Dell XPS RTX 3060 Ti gaming PC for $1250 or an HP OMEN 25L RTX 3060 Ti gaming PC for about $1035. If you're playing older or non-demanding games like League of Legends, Fortnite, Genshin Impact, PUBG, or Overwatch 2 on a 1080p display, that money would be better spent elsewhere.
The RTX 3060 is paired with an 11th gen Intel Core i5-11400F 2.6GHz (4.4GHz Turbo) 6-core CPU. This is a solid CPU that won't be the limiting factor for gaming. There's also a generous 16GB of DDR4-3200MHz RAM and a 512GB SSD, a good size for your boot drive and your primary apps. The case is easy to get into to install your own drives for storage expansion.
The PC is sold by Amazondirectly, not a 3rd party vendor. This is an important note. Many of the seemingly great PC deals you'll find on Amazon are actually from 3rd party marketplace vendors and you always have to be careful buying from them for various reasons. Since it's from Amazon direct, you get a manufacturer's warranty and Amazon's 30-day return policy.