Quick! Alienware Aurora with Nvidia RTX 3080 slashed more than $1,000 at Dell

Alienware Aurora R12 desktop PC with a Tom's Guide deal tag
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If you’re struggling to find where to buy the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080, you’re not the only one. Tracking down the coveted graphics card hasn’t got much easier in 2022. Over the past few months restocks have continue to limited. However, you can still score a GeForce RTX 3080 via a pre-built PC desktop, and Dell has you covered with an epic deal. 

Right now you can get an Alienware Aurora R12 Desktop with Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 for $2,155 at Dell. That’s a massive $1,044 off its regular retail price of $3,199 and one of the biggest savings we’ve seen on a configuration of this quality. Previous deals on PCs with similar specs have sold out pretty quickly, so we recommend taking a look quickly before the same happens here. 

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A discount of more than $1,000 on an Alienware rig is pretty rare, and even more uncommon when its powered by a Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 graphics card. This configuration also sports an 11th Gen Intel Core i9 CPU, 32GB of RAM and a 1TB SSD. These specs can be further boosted for an additional cost. 

Underneath the striking Lunar Light chassis, you’ll also find an 11th Gen Intel Core i9 CPU, 32GB of RAM and a 1TB SSD. A drive of that size is more than capable of storing dozens of the best PC games.

If you want even better performance, or perhaps plan on gaming and streaming at the same time, you can upgrade to 64GB of RAM for an extra $294. Although, 32GB of RAM is already more than enough and this upgrade borders on overkill. 

You can also double your storage capacity to 2TB for an additional $225. The game file sizes of major AAA games are getting bigger and bigger, so this is definitely an upgrade worth considering if you can’t stand deleting and redownloading games regularly. However, as noted 1TB of SSD storage is still plenty to start with and you always have the option to upgrade at a later date. 

Almost the entire PC can be upgraded, you can even swap out the Nvidia RTX 3080 graphics card. For an additional $323 you can get the Alienware Aurora R12 with a Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Ti GPU. This supped up version of the RTX 3080 is a seriously impressive graphics card. It's ideal for gamers who want to play on high settings without compromise. Granted, it's a pretty pricey investment at an extra $300, but it really will take your gaming to the next level.  

Even if you opt for the standard Nvidia RTX 3080 card, the Alienware Aurora R12 is more than capable of running all the latest games at high settings, and it’s powerful enough that it should keep pace with new releases for years to come. If you’re looking to overhaul your existing gaming PC, or are completely new to desktop gaming, this is a deal that should be on your radar. 

Rory Mellon
Entertainment Editor (UK)

Rory is an Entertainment Editor at Tom’s Guide based in the UK. He covers a wide range of topics but with a particular focus on gaming and streaming. When he’s not reviewing the latest games, searching for hidden gems on Netflix, or writing hot takes on new gaming hardware, TV shows and movies, he can be found attending music festivals and getting far too emotionally invested in his favorite football team.