Waiting for new toys sucks, which is why a gaming PC that will ship out to you in two days is always worth a look. More so when it's rocking a $300 discount and ships with one of our favorite ever gaming processors. The Core i5 12600KF is the GPU-less sibling of the mighty Intel Core i5 12600K (opens in new tab), bringing 16 threads of Alder Lake CPU power to the party.
And don't worry about it not packing any graphics silicon because this iBuyPower RDY rig also comes with an Nvidia RTX 3060, too.
Coming in at a rather tasty $1,499 (opens in new tab), this is a stellar little gaming PC. I comes complete with an AIO liquid cooler, a good amount of RAM and storage, and some peripherals to boot. So it's certainly worth a look for $300 less than expected. Though really, that discount mostly just puts it at a price we'd be okay with paying for an RTX 3060 machine.
Ibuypower Gaming RDY SLHBG207 | Nvidia RTX 3060 | Core i5 12600KF | 16GB RAM | 1TB NVMe SSD |
$1,799 $1,499 at Ibuypower (save $300) (opens in new tab)
It's gaming ready for sure, and although it may not be the fastest PC in the west, it will get the job done at up to 1440p, and will absolutely nail 1080p. It comes with a one of our favorite 12th Gen Intel i5 CPU, one that will beat plenty of the top performers in previous CPU generations. Oh, but there's no integrated graphics, so don't sell the GPU off on ebay when you get it home or it wont work at all.
Intel Core i5 12600KF in this gaming PC is a supreme chip, and is essentially the same CPU as the Core i5 12600K we recently tested, only it has no integrated graphics. That means the Nvidia RTX 3060 jammed in there will come in handy, not just for gaming but in order to check the BIOS. Without it, you'd be essentially screwed.
With it, you should be able to take on most modern games today at 90fps or higher, especially if you're going for a 1080p monitor. That's not to say this machine couldn't take on a higher resolution, but you'll likely have to sacrifice some graphic fidelity in more graphic-heavy games.
To top it off, you get 16GB of RAM, and 1TB NVMe SSD storage to play with. And if that's not quite cutting it, you can always jam another PCIe-based storage device into the Z690 motherboard's spare M.2 slot. You could even take advantage of the breakneck speeds of a PCIe 5.0 SSD with a setup like this, so there's some future proofing in a purchase like this.
Oh, and in case you're lacking, this one comes with a mouse and keyboard, though you might want to take a look at our best gaming keyboard (opens in new tab) and best gaming mouse (opens in new tab) guides once your budget has recovered.