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Buy a Whole PC With an RTX 3070 Built-in for Around the Same Price as an RTX 3070 by Itself

HP Omen 25L (Ryzen 5, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD) | $1,197 | HP | Promo Code 10PDS2021
HP Omen 25L (Core i5, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD) | $1,215 | HP | Promo Code 10PDS2021
HP Omen 25L (Core i5, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD)| $1,341 | HP | Promo Code 10GAMER2021
HP Omen 25L (Ryzen 5, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD) | $1,197 | HP | Promo Code 10PDS2021
HP Omen 25L (Core i5, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD) | $1,215 | HP | Promo Code 10PDS2021
HP Omen 25L (Core i5, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD)| $1,341 | HP | Promo Code 10GAMER2021
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HP Omen 25L (Ryzen 5, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD) | $1,197 | HP | Promo Code 10PDS2021
HP Omen 25L (Core i5, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD) | $1,215 | HP | Promo Code 10PDS2021
HP Omen 25L (Core i5, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD)| $1,341 | HP | Promo Code 10GAMER2021

When new product stock is so barren that a company has to dig through its archives to go back and play the hits, you know things are dire. But when that same product can be purchased as part of another product for the same price as the first product on its own, it starts to raise some serious questions. Concerns around Nvidia’s ongoing GPU scarcity freakout is, at least to some extent, legitimate. Building chip hardware on new process tech is expensive, and cryptocoin mining has breathed new life into the company’s consumer market, driving up the cost of the latest RTX 3070 to anywhere between $1,000 and $1,400 on eBay.

That said, for the chronically impatient, you could always buy a pre-build. After years spent toiling away on upgrades and RMAs, all while working 10- to 12-hour days, I had to cut out either work or PC building to afford the time to actually play games. So I chose the one that didn’t pay my bills. While my own pre-built PC is getting a bit long in the tooth now, the HP Omen 25L comes in a variety of serviceable configurations, a few of which are on sale for hundreds of dollars off the sticker price.

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To start, you can get an AMD Ryzen 5 processor with 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD for just under $1,200 by the promo code 10PDS2021 at checkout. An Intel version with a higher thread count is also marked down to $1,215 using the same coupon. While you might regret not opting for more RAM and storage in the future, you can either replace it yourself when shit hits the fan or shell out an extra $120 or so for double the memory and space. All three models, of course, feature the Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 3070 GPU for less than the aforementioned card-only price ceiling you’ll find from resellers online.

If you were planning to build from scratch anyway, here’s an alternative that will save you money while sparing you some extra work as well.

All you have to do is configure the desktop on this page for Intel or this one for AMD before entering their respective offer codes to take advantage of the discounts. Leave anything not mentioned below as it is.

HP Omen 25L (Ryzen 5, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD) | $1,197 | HP | Promo Code 10PDS2021

  • Operating System: Windows 10 Home 64
  • Processor: AMD Ryzen 5 3500 (default)
  • Memory: HyperX 8GB DDR4-3200 XMP SDRAM (1 x 8 GB; default)
  • Storage: WD Black 256GB NVMe M.2 SSD (default)
  • Graphics Card: Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 (8GB GDDR6)
  • Networking: Realtek Wi-Fi 5 (2x2) and Bluetooth 5 combo (default)

HP Omen 25L (Core i5, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD) | $1,215 | HP | Promo Code 10PDS2021

  • Operating System: Windows 10 Home 64
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 (default)
  • Memory: HyperX 8 GB DDR4-2666 XMP SDRAM (1 x 8 GB; default)
  • Storage: WD Black 256GB NVMe M.2 SSD
  • Graphics Card: Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 (8GB GDDR6 dedicated)
  • Networking: Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX 201 (2x2) and Bluetooth 5 combo (default)

HP Omen 25L (Core i5, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD)| $1,341 | HP | Promo Code 10GAMER2021

  • Operating System: Windows 10 Home 64 (default)
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 (default)
  • Memory: HyperX 16GB DDR4-2666 XMP SDRAM (2 x 8 GB)
  • Storage: WD Black 512GB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD
  • Graphics Card: Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 8GB GDDR6
  • Networking: Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX 201 (2x2) and Bluetooth 5 combo (default)
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This story was originally published by Gabe Carey on 02/17/2021 and updated with new information on 02/19/2021.


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