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(Best) 12th Gen Intel Gaming PC with GeForce RTX 30 Series Graphics Card 2022 Update

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Intel has released its 12th gen Alder Lake processors; and with its release, we have seen substantial performance gains from the previous generations. Thanks to its unique CPU design and architecture, the new 12th gen CPUs are not only great for productivity but they are great for gaming as well. In this article, we listed some of what we think are the best-prebuilt gaming PCs available in the market that are powered with the latest 12th gen Intel CPU and GeForce RTX 30 series graphics card. Go ahead and check them below.

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(Best) Prebuilt Gaming Desktop PCs with RTX 30 Series GPUs

If you don’t want to build your own gaming PC due to various reasons, then the best way is to buy a prebuilt system. Not only that you don’t have to worry about getting the parts, but it should work right out of the box. All you need to do is set up the PC, download some games and start playing.

Now, most of the gaming PCs I listed here are from System Integrators or SI. SI doesn’t manufacture any of the parts; instead, they assemble and build gaming PCs using different components from different brands. OEMs on the other hand are large companies like Asus, Alienware, HP, or MSI. They use their components for their PC. I have listed some below as well, but are sold through the system integrators.

Also, notice that I put the word “best” inside a parenthesis. While some of these prebuilt gaming PCs look nice and seem well-spec; they may not be the “best” depending on the criteria. Some of these gaming PCs are built with the best components; while others aren’t really “best”, but I can consider it as a “better” or “good” option.

I also updated this list with prebuilt systems that are powered by the latest 12th gen Intel processor. Based on the reviews we have seen, Intel has proven itself that its new Alder Lake CPUs are currently the best for gaming and productivity. Now pair that with a good to an excellent graphics card and you get a kickass gaming PC. Of course, the other components are important and need to be considered as well.

Note: Newegg has several prebuilt gaming PC listed on their site. And the good thing is that we can easily filter which gaming PC has this kind of CPU and graphics card installed. Just a reminder, be sure to read buyers’ feedback as much as possible if available.

Prebuilt 12th Gen Intel Gaming PC with RTX 30 GPU at Newegg are listed here.

CUK Aegis R by MSI Gaming Desktop
With 3080 here
With 3080 Ti here
RTX 3080, RTX 3080 TiIntel Core i9 12900KF
(16 Cores, 24 Threads)
64GB RAM1TB NVMe SSD + 3TB HDDZ690850W Gold
CUK MSI Aegis RS Gaming Desktop
CUK Aegis RS by MSI Gaming Desktop
Amazon HereRTX 3070Intel Core i9-12900KF
(16 Cores, 24 Threads)
32GB DDR4512GB NVMe SSD + 2TB HDDZ690750W Gold
Amazon HereRTX 3090Intel Core i9-12900KF
(16 Cores, 24 Threads)
64GB DDR41TB NVMe SSD + 3TB HDDZ690850W Gold
CUK Continuum Micro Gamer PCAvailable hereRTX 3080 TiCore i9-12900KF
(16 Cores, 24 Threads)
64GB DDR41TB NVMe + 3TB HDDZ690850W Gold
CUK Empowered PC Sentinel Gamer PCWith 3070 HereRTX 3070Intel Core i9-12900KF
(16 Cores, 24 Threads)
32GB DDR4512GB NVMe SSD + 2TB HDDZ690750W Gold
CUK Mantis Gamer PC
CUK Mantis Gamer PC Intel
With 3070 HereRTX 3070 TiIntel Core i9-12900KF
(16 Cores, 24 Threads)
32GB DDR4512GB NVMe SSD + 2TB HDDZ690850W Gold
CUK Mantis Gamer PCWith 3070 HereRTX 3070Intel Core i9 12900KF
(16 Cores, 24 Threads)
32GB DDR4512GB NVMe SSD + 2TB HDD Z690750W Gold
CUK Stratos Micro Gaming DesktopAvailable hereRTX 3090Core i9-12900KF
(16 Cores, 24 Threads)
128GB DDR42TB NVMe SSD + 4TB HDDZ690M850W Gold
CUK Stratos Mini Gaming PCAvailable hereRTX 3070 TiCore i9-12900KF
(16 Cores, 24 Threads)
32GB DDR4512GB NVMe + 1TB HDDZ690I750W Gold
Available hereRTX 3080 TiCore i9-12900KF
(16 Cores, 24 Threads)
64GB DDR41TB NVMe + 2TB HDDZ690I 850W Gold
Empowered PC Sentinel Gamer PCWith 3080 Ti Here
With 3090 Here
RTX 3080 Ti, RTX 3090Intel Core i9 12900KF
(16 Cores, 24 Threads)
64GB DDR41TB NVMe SSD + 2TB HDDZ690850W Gold
iBUYPOWER SlateMono 238i Pro Gaming PCAvailable hereRTX 3060 TiCore i5-12600KF
(10 Cores, 16 Threads)
16GB DDR4500GB NVMe + 1TB HDDZ690600W
YEYIAN Katana X21 Gaming PC
YEYIAN Katana X21 12th gen Intel Gaming PC
Available hereRTX 3070Core i7-12700KF
(12 Cores, 20 Threads)
16GB DDR41TB NVMe Gen4Z690650W Gold
YEYIAN Kunai X21 Gaming PC
YEYIAN Kunai X21 12th gen Intel Gaming PC
Available hereRTX 3060Core i5-12600K
(10 Cores, 16 Threads)
16GB DDR41TB NVMe Gen4Z690650W Gold
YEYIAN Yari X21 Gaming PC
YEYIAN Yari X21 12th gen Intel Gaming PC
Available hereRTX 3080Core i9-12900KF
(16 Cores, 24 Threads)
32GB DDR52TB NVMe Gen 4 + 2TB HDDZ690850W Gold

Note: The specifications listed above are subject to changes. They were correct at the time the data was collected. Sometimes the seller changes the specs on the product page or updates it with another product/system. Kindly double-check the system specs.

Heads Up: I noticed that some of the pictures posted do not match the specifications listed. This could mean that the actual gaming PC and its internal components may be (slightly) different from the one you see on the product page.

FAQ Regarding Prebuilt Gaming PCs

Pros of prebuilt gaming PCs?

One of the most obvious advantages of a prebuilt gaming PC is that it’s already assembled and is expected to work out of the box. You only need to take it out of the box; plug the monitor, keyboard, mouse, and power and you are good to go. Some system integrators may have additional instructions or reminders, so be sure to check out any reading materials they provide.

Another advantage is when you encounter a problem or something isn’t working properly, you only need to contact the SI’s customer support. Unlike building the system by yourself, you’ll have to figure out which component(s) is causing the issue. And you’ll have to contact the manufacturer of that particular component. Same with a warranty, if you need to claim a warranty, just contact the SI and not the individual or specific manufacturer.

Most of the system integrators mentioned above seem reputable and have been in the business for quite some time. There are also some new SI. But based on customers’ feedback, they seem to offer good service or support.

Some System Integrators include freebies; usually a mouse and a keyboard. So that’s a bit of a plus, I guess. These gaming PCs also include the Windows operating system. They are, after all, expected to work out of the box. So, you only need to download and install the games and other apps that you need.

Cons of prebuilt gaming PCs?

Prebuilt gaming PCs are usually more expensive compared to building the system by yourself. Note that these companies don’t charge the same rate. Some SI charges are higher compared to others. That is why most people are saying that you should just build it yourself if you want to save some cash.

Also, be sure to check and compare the specs. A $2,000 gaming PC may not have the same specs inside as another $2,000 gaming PC from a different SI.

Another disadvantage of buying a prebuilt gaming PC from an SI is that you don’t know what specific component are they going to use. You know the CPU since it’s very specific. But most of them do not disclose what brand and specific model of motherboard, graphics card, SSD/HDD or the power supply they use; and so on. While some do disclose what component they use, most are still unclear.

Which GeForce Graphics Card Should I Choose?

If you plan to game on 1440p or 4K UHD, I would suggest the RTX 3080 (Ti) or RTX 3090. But between the RTX 3090 and 3080, the RTX 3080 is the better deal. There is only around 15% (give or take) performance improvement from 3080 to 3090. You can check out our GeForce RTX 3080 review here if you want to see some numbers. Although, the RTX 3080 Ti seems to be the more popular graphics card for high-end gaming.

The RTX 3070 (Ti) is suitable for a 1080p high refresh rate to 1440p resolution, especially for demanding titles. You can check out our MSI RTX 3070 review here and GALAX RTX 3070 Ti review here. But the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti is not bad either. You can check out how an RTX 3060 Ti performs here.

Unfortunately, due to global shortage and silicone shortage, we didn’t see any graphics card touching their MSRPs. Most GPUs nowadays are sold twice or even three times from the MSRP. That’s why getting a pre-built system may be a good alternative.

Should I get an Intel-powered gaming PC or an AMD-powered gaming PC?

This is basically up to you. AMD’s latest Ryzen 5000 CPUs are not only great for gaming but productivity as well. That’s why it’s very popular. However, with the release of the 12th Gen Alder Lake processors, I think Intel has reclaimed its throne when it comes to the best CPU for gaming. Not only that, reviews of the Core i9-12900K, Core i7-12700K, and Core i5-12600K got a highly positive recommendation from the community.

The Core i5-12600K is the sweet spot for gaming. But I think the Core i7-12700K is the best all-around, both gaming and productivity. However, if you simply what the best and the fastest, the Core i9-12900K is the way to go.

Should I Get The DDR4 or DDR5?

Currently, DDR5 memory kits are more expensive compared to DDR4. This would result in a more expensive total system cost. And not many SIs seem to integrate DDR5-based system on their inventory yet. However, I don’t think that it is worth it to jump to DDR5 at this point. Not unless you have a specific application that requires a fast DDR5 memory.

When I reviewed the Asus ROG Maximus Z690 Hero, I found that there is very little difference between a DDR4 and a DDR5 system. Although, I was only able to compare a DDR4-4000 kit vs DDR5-4800 and DDR5-5200.

Just remember, you can’t upgrade from a DDR4 to DDR5. No motherboard supports both DDR4 and DDR5 memory. It is either DDR4 or DDR5. If you have a DDR4-based motherboard and want to upgrade to a DDR5, you will have to change to a motherboard that supports DDR5 memory.

Any Good 4K Gaming Monitor?

If you decided to get a high-end gaming PC with a fast graphics card, like the RTX 3080 (Ti) or RTX 3090, I think it is best to pair that system with a 4K gaming monitor in my opinion. I listed some of the best high refresh rate 4K gaming monitors here.

By the way, some people are (still) contented with a 1080p monitor. Although, you can pair the RTX 3080 or RTX 3090 with a 1080p high refresh rate monitor; you may experience a CPU bottleneck depending on the CPU or game. And based on our review, there’s some performance left on the table if you pair an RTX 3080/90 with a 1080p monitor.

I hope this article helped you one way or another. Please share this with your friends if you find it useful.

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I love computers since I was a kid. I’m always fascinated with new technology, especially in the PC world. Many years ago, I was curious if the reviews I read were true and real. So, why not test them myself and share my first-hand experience? And thus, here we are. Thanks for reading!

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