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Get an Alienware Aurora desktop with a GeForce GTX 1080 for $1,127

Dell is running a President's Day sale with markdowns on a variety of desktops, laptops, and accessories. One item that caught our eye is the Alienware Aurora, which can be had for less than a grand.

The baseline configuration is on sale for $931 and comes with an Intel Core i5-8400 processor, 16GB of DDR4-2666 memory, GeForce GTX 1060 graphics cards with 6GB of GDDR5 memory, and a 1TB hard drive.

That's a decent deal for the money, and there are upgrades available. Notably, you can bump up the graphics card to a GeForce GTX 1070 for $98 more, or to a GeForce GTX 1080 for $196.

The only real bummer is that Dell is not offering any solid state drive options on this setup, just a 1TB HDD. However, you can add a 16GB Intel Optane memory module to the mix for $49, or a 32GB module for $98. Or better yet, buy an SSD separately and install it yourself. That's a bit of hassle, of course, but potentially worth it to score a decent deal on a gaming desktop.

You can find the Alienware Aurora here.

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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).