NVIDIA graphics cards at MSRP are more or less like unicorns these days, considering how impossible they are to get at reasonable prices. But if you're absolutely desperate to have the latest GPUs from Team Green, then maybe these Razer prebuilt PCs are your best options.
VideoCardz reports that Razer, a big name in the gaming industry, is now accepting preorders for their gaming prebuilts, which feature two of the most recent Ampere cards from NVIDIA: the RTX 3080 Ti and the RTX 3070 Ti.
The information comes from the official Razer store page on the Chinese online retailer TMall.
Each Razer prebuilt comes with a very beefy spec sheet; at least according to images posted in the VideoCardz article. There are four configurations available for preorder, but they feature mostly the same hardware.
The higher-end one apparently has a top-of-the-line Ryzen 9 5900X and the aforementioned RTX 3080 Ti, which is slated to hit retail shelves (and be out of stock in seconds, probably) on June 3. The lower-end ones will have either a Ryzen 5 5600X, or a Ryzen 7 5800X, and the 3080 Ti's little brother, the RTX 3070 Ti.
Pricing for these Razer prebuilt systems range from over USD $3800 on the top end with the NVIDIA RTX 3080 Ti and the Ryzen 9 5900X, to just over USD $2000 with the RTX 3070 Ti and Ryzen 5 5600X.
Razer Prebuilts With An RTX 3080 Ti? Is This Even Real?
Boutique system builders like Razer aren't strangers to getting early GPU stocks from NVIDIA because it's an accepted business model. But the fact that this is still not posted on the official Razer website is raising some eyebrows.
One glaring mistake in the spec sheet is the erroneous claim that NVIDIA equipped the 3080 Ti with 10GB of VRAM, when it's supposed to be 12GB. But, this is also a common error that system builders make in their product descriptions. So even a Razer prebuilt is likely to have wrong details listed one way or another.
Maybe A Prebuilt Gaming PC Is A Good Idea Right Now
There is an ongoing GPU shortage. All PC enthusiasts nowadays know that. Graphics cards from NVIDIA and AMD are almost impossible to get, and if stocks do pop up, prices are marked up to the high heavens.
But since you can't get GPUs on your own without paying an insane amount of money, maybe a Razer prebuilt like these makes more sense than building your own system.
Prebuilt systems have always had a bad reputation in the PC gaming community. And they're right to be suspicious, because system builders are known to cut corners where they're not supposed to. This is why a lot of prebuilt computers come with extremely imbalanced specs (i.e. it has an NVIDIA RTX graphics card, a dual core CPU, and a single stick of 8GB of RAM).
But with the situation right now, the only way to not spend too much money on a gaming PC is buying a prebuilt. That's it.
Boutique system builders like Razer always get graphics cards at MSRP or close to it. That's how the system works. So, if you absolutely need something to game on these days, you'll actually save way more money than you think going for a prebuilt than building your own computer in an era of chip shortages.
Plus, it's always cool to get a single, unified warranty policy in the event that your new gaming PC breaks down for some reason. With that, you don't have to worry about dealing with individual, vastly different warranty coverages for each part.
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Written by RJ Pierce