Gamers with ravenous RAM appetites rejoice, this RTX 4070 gaming PC with 32GB of DDR5 is under $1,200

ABS gaming PC with 32GB DDR5 from TeamGroup
(Image credit: ABS | TeamGroup)
ABS Sratos Aqua | Core i5 13400F | RTX 4070 | 32GB DDR5-6000 | 1TB SSD | $1,399 $1,199 at Newegg (save $200)

ABS Sratos Aqua | Core i5 13400F | RTX 4070 | 32GB DDR5-6000 | 1TB SSD | $1,399 $1,199 at Newegg (save $200)
The RTX 4070 makes a great 1440p gaming GPU, especially with DLSS 3 and all the benefits Frame Generation can bring, and here it's paired with a solid i5 13400F and 32GB of high speed DDR5. A lot of prebuilt machines at this price skimp on the RAM and the SSD, but you also get a 1TB NVMe drive for storage, making this a superb all round package for a mid-range gaming rig at a very reasonable price.

We hate it when good value gaming PCs are ruined with meagre RAM offererings like 8GB. It happens more than we would like, for sure. Generally a decent 16GB dual-channel setup is perfectly adequate for all your PC gaming needs and is thankfully now pretty common. But what isn't is something like this ABS Stratos Aqua coming packed with a full 32GB of DDR5 memory in its simple chassis for just $1,199 at Newegg. That's a $200 saving on its list price, and I reckon you can possibly thank the release of the new RTX 4070 Super for some of that discount.

For this is a gaming PC sporting the original non-Super RTX 4070, which was still one of my favorite GPUs from the Ada generation. It offers RTX 3080-beating gaming performance for a good chunk less cash, and when dropped into an affordable gaming PC—such as this one from ABS—it forms the basis for an excellent 1440p machine.

The RTX 4070 Super is moderately faster, and has come in at the same original price as the old RTX 4070, but that has in turn seen a drop in price. It is that which is likely contributing to system builders wanting to get shot of their older machines with a bit of a discount to entice people.

But it's not just the GPU that stands out here, because that 32GB of DDR5 is pretty unprecedented at this price point, and really makes this a welcome sight. It's not some entry level memory, either, this is speedy TeamGroup RGB DDR5-6000 RAM and our only real issue with it when we reviewed the DDR-6400 kit was the then prohibitive price and lack of supply when DDR5 first launched. 

ABS isn't skimping on the SSD storage, either, which is another spec we often despair at when checking out otherwise reasonably priced gaming PC deals. Right now prices are starting to creep up for SSDs, but it's still unreasonable to have less than a 1TB drive in anything but the most budget of sub-$1,000 systems.

The final part of the component picture is the CPU and, while it is now technically last-gen, the excellent Core i5 13400F is a dead-ringer for the Core i5 14400F of the latest generation bar a teeny weeny clock speed bump. They're both Raptor Lake chips, though, and that means great gaming performance when sat alongside a quality GPU like the RTX 4070.

In all, then, this is a very well-specced gaming PC for not a ludicrous amount of money.

Dave James
Managing Editor, Hardware

Dave has been gaming since the days of Zaxxon and Lady Bug on the Colecovision, and code books for the Commodore Vic 20 (Death Race 2000!). He built his first gaming PC at the tender age of 16, and finally finished bug-fixing the Cyrix-based system around a year later. When he dropped it out of the window. He first started writing for Official PlayStation Magazine and Xbox World many decades ago, then moved onto PC Format full-time, then PC Gamer, TechRadar, and T3 among others. Now he's back, writing about the nightmarish graphics card market, CPUs with more cores than sense, gaming laptops hotter than the sun, and SSDs more capacious than a Cybertruck.