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This is one of the cheapest ways of getting an RTX 3080 around Black Friday

iBuyPower Trace MR
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If you're keen to jump into the Nvidia 30-series club but have been frustrated by the GPU stock shortages of the past year, this RTX 3080-powered gaming PC might be your answer. The iBuyPower Trace MR desktop is priced at $2,399.99 on Best Buy and while it isn't boasting any discounts as we head towards Black Friday, it's still a good price for what's inside.

The big selling point, of course, is the RTX 3080 10GB graphics card, but the Rocket Lake CPU—the i7 11700KF—isn't too shabby either. The whole setup is rounded out by the 16GB of DDR4 RAM, a 500GB NVMe SSD for speedy start times, and an additional 1TB hard drive for extra space to store your games. 

This gaming PC maybe isn't the most powerful machine out there, but you shouldn't have any issues running most games on ultra settings while maintaining high frame rates. If you're only tempted by the GPU, there are probably cheaper gaming PC deals out there right now. But if you're due an upgrade, this is absolutely a machine worth considering.

iBuyPower Trace MR | Nvidia RTX 3080 | Intel Core i7 11700KF |16GB RAM | 500GB NVMe SSD + 1TB HDD | $2,399.99 at Best Buy

iBuyPower Trace MR | Nvidia RTX 3080 | Intel Core i7 11700KF |16GB RAM | 500GB NVMe SSD + 1TB HDD | $2,399.99 at Best Buy
At a decent price, you're getting a solid computer draped around a powerful (and elusive) graphics card. With a strong Rocket Lake CPU and a super-speedy NVMe SSD this machine will be a nice upgrade for most. At the very least you're getting a new GPU, and in the last 12 months, that's a win.

If you decide to take the plunge, you might want to consider one of these gaming monitor deals to get the most of this machine's performance. An additional SSD might not go amiss either, especially if you're planning on downloading bigger games, such as the latest Forza instalment.

Sarah's earliest gaming memories involve playing Jet Set Willy on the ZX Spectrum at a friend's house. These days, and when not writing guides, most of her spare time goes into MMOs—though she's quite partial to JRPGs too. She has spent much of the last decade playing the likes of Star Wars: The Old Republic, TERA, Final Fantasy 14, and World of Warcraft. Sarah has been writing about games for several years and, before joining PC Gamer, freelanced for the likes of TechRadar, GamingBible, and Rock Paper Shotgun. One of her fondest hopes is to one day play through the ending of Final Fantasy X without breaking down into a sobbing heap. She probably has more wolves in Valheim than you.