Get a Dell XPS desktop with 6-core Intel CPU and GeForce GTX 1070 for $1,000

With any luck, prices on RAM and GPUs will normalize soon, making building your own gaming PC a more cost-friendly option. In the meantime, we've been keeping our eyes peeled for gaming desktop deals. We found one at Dell.

You can grab a reasonably well-equipped XPS Tower for $1,000 after using promo code 100OFF999 (be sure to use all caps). For this particularly setup, you get a 6-core Intel 8th generation Core i5-8400 processor, 8GB of DDR4-2666 RAM, 1TB hard drive (7,200 RPM), and a GeForce GTX 1070 Ti graphics card.

Depending on your budget, you can upgrade various parts for a burlier build. It costs $50 more to bump up to a GeForce GTX 1070 Ti, or $150 to outfit this desktop with a GeForce GTX 1080.

If you're looking for a balanced setup, start with the above and upgrade the storage to 256GB NVMe SSD + 1TB HDD for $100, double the RAM to 16GB for another $100, and plunk down $50 for the GeForce GTX 1070 Ti. That brings the tally (after coupon code) to $1,250—that's pretty good for this level of hardware.

It's not entirely clear if Dell is using a silver or black chassis for these setups. The product page shows a silver case, but when you add it to your cart, the thumbnail image shows a black case. Either way, the hardware inside is solid.

Go here to take advantage of this deal.

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Paul Lilly

Paul has been playing PC games and raking his knuckles on computer hardware since the Commodore 64. He does not have any tattoos, but thinks it would be cool to get one that reads LOAD"*",8,1. In his off time, he rides motorcycles and wrestles alligators (only one of those is true).