We will always prefer to roll our own rigs, but if time constraints or other factors have you shopping for pre-built systems, you can get a pretty good deal on relatively powerful Asus desktop at Best Buy.
The Asus G11CD is on sale for $830, compared to its normal selling price of $1,100. And if you're willing to run with an open box model, you can pick one up for just $747.
Either way, you're getting a setup that includes the following:
- Intel Core i5-6400
- 16GB DDR4-2133 RAM
- GeForce GTX 1060 w/ 6GB of GDDR5 memory
- 512GB SSD + 1TB HDD
- CD/DVD burner
- 500W power supply
- Windows 10 Home 64-bit
- Keyboard and mouse
We wouldn't recommend buying an entire system to avoid paying an inflated price tag on a GeForce GTX 1060, but consider it a bonus if buying this system.
As is usually the case, you can build a comparable system for around the same price, especially if shopping sales and taking advantage of mail-in-rebates. Even so, this is still a pretty good deal. We priced out the same (or similar, where applicable) components on Newegg and came to a little over $820. That did not include a case or Windows 10. This system also comes with a keyboard and mouse. Add those in and you start approaching $1,000, which is close to the MSRP on this system.
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