This RTX 3060 Ti Alienware gaming PC is back in stock with a chonky $628 discount

Dell Alienware Aurora R12 gaming pc on a blue background with black friday deals label in top corner
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The Alienware Aurora R12 is back on the menu, boys! Yes, I've been watching Lord of the Rings again, what of it? Anyways, this excellent deal on one of our favourite gaming PCs is back in stock. Whether it actually went out of stock we're not sure, because Dell keeps shuffling its offers around onto different URLs so they look out of stock until you do some diggging. Weird or sneaky, we're still not sure.

Whatever, this Aurora R12 packs not only an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 Ti, but also an 11th gen, Rocket Lake S chip—the Core i7 11700F—for taking on intense computational tasks. All this is coming in at an incredible $1,371.99 on the Dell site right now, for a massive $628 saving.

The config boasts 16GB RAM, which really is plenty, and a 512GB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD for speedy boot and load times, which is probably not quite what you'd call plenty, but still decent. 

That comes with almost $300 worth of CPU, plus an RTX 3060 Ti, worth... well, whatever ridiculous price people are trying to sell RTX 30-series GPUs for right now. And that's the real win here—sure you're probably going to want to grab some more storage for it, maybe a little RAM depending on your intended workload, but at least you'll actually get your hands on a current-gen GPU.

Alienware Aurora R12

Alienware Aurora R12 | Core i7 11700F | RTX 3060 Ti | 16GB RAM | 512GB NVMe SSD | $1,999.99 $1,371.99 at Dell (save $628)
One of our favourite Alienware models, with a very juicy config, is now just $1,371.99 at Dell. It won't be around for long, but while it's here you can get an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 Ti and 11th gen, Intel Core i7 CPU for a massive saving.

Aside from a great combo of components, you're getting a PC from a trusted manufacturer who will be there with warranties and professional support, if and when things go wrong. And because it's Alienware, you get the fancy sci-fi case which you wouldn't be able to purchase separately.

What's truly spectacular about all this, aside from the fact you're getting $2k worth of PC for under $1.4k, is that Dell is promising to deliver by Friday 17 December—so just in time for wrapping.

If this one's not cutting it, feel free to check out our other Black Friday gaming PC deals. Or if you're feeling like going portable, our Black Friday gaming laptop deals page.

Katie Wickens
Hardware Writer

Screw sports, Katie would rather watch Intel, AMD and Nvidia go at it. Having been obsessed with computers and graphics for three long decades, she took Game Art and Design up to Masters level at uni, and has been demystifying tech and science—rather sarcastically—for three years since. She can be found admiring AI advancements, scrambling for scintillating Raspberry Pi projects, preaching cybersecurity awareness, sighing over semiconductors, and gawping at the latest GPU upgrades. She's been heading the PCG Steam Deck content hike, while waiting patiently for her chance to upload her consciousness into the cloud.