This RTX 3060 Ti-powered rig for $300 off is the best gaming PC deal to start the week

Katana X10 sitting in front of a green back drop.
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Yeyian Katana X10 | Core i5 11400F | Nvidia RTX 3060 Ti | 16GB RAM | 500GB SSD | $1,399 $1,082.99 at Newegg (save $316)

Yeyian Katana X10 | Core i5 11400F | Nvidia RTX 3060 Ti | 16GB RAM | 500GB SSD | $1,399 $1,082.99 at Newegg (save $316)
This is a great deal for a mid-tier gaming PC, especially when many rigs around this price are delivering you an RTX 3060. The Core i5 is still a solid CPU today, and the RTX 3060 Ti is probably the best mainstream GPU of Nvidia's last generation of cards. You also get a full 16GB RAM and a 500GB NVMe SSD... which you'll probably want to give a little more storage down the line.

It's been a while since we spotted some really good cheap gaming PC deals. Just when I was getting worried, this Katana X10 gaming desktop deal for $1082 on Newegg, as if it heard my cries, popped up out of nowhere. PC gaming deals are back, baby. 

An Intel Core i5 CPU and an RTX 3060 Ti GPU combo keep the Katana sharp (hah), along with 16GB of DDR4 RAM. This team-up delivers excellent 1080p performance on high settings and beyond. DLSS will be your best friend, as it will squeeze out a couple of extra frames from games that support it. 

The Intel Core i5 11400F is one of the best 11th gen desktop CPUs for gaming. It punches above its weight class in terms of performance and is priced well at the moment.  

The RTX 3060 TI is the most underrated of the RTX 30-series GPUs. Frankly, it's surprising seeing prebuilt with this GPU since they were hard to get at launch. On top of it being the best value of the RTX 30-series cards, you can also get away with some 4K gaming on it, putting it leagues ahead of the RTX 3060. 

That said, gaming at 1080p on the  RTX 3060 Ti should provide a surprisingly solid frame rate, especially if upgrading from an RTX 20-series card. You could probably get decent performance at 1440p on older titles if you want. 

And to sweeten the pot, Newegg is even throwing in a free copy of Marvel's Midnight Suns with every purchase, our 2022 game of the year runner-up.

The only downside is the storage. It might not be a big deal if you can cram your favorite game (and that's about it) on the 500GB SSD, but you'll probably need more storage at some point. Cheap SSDs are all over the place, so your next planned upgrade should be this down the road. 

Jorge Jimenez
Hardware writer, Human Pop-Tart

Jorge is a hardware writer from the enchanted lands of New Jersey. When he's not filling the office with the smell of Pop-Tarts, he's reviewing all sorts of gaming hardware, from laptops with the latest mobile GPUs to gaming chairs with built-in back massagers. He's been covering games and tech for over ten years and has written for Dualshockers, WCCFtech, Tom's Guide, and a bunch of other places on the world wide web.