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HP’s Pavilion desktop with i5 and RTX 3060 is perfect for PC gaming at a new low of $699

Walmart offers the HP Pavilion Gaming Desktop with i5/8GB/256GB/RTX 3060 for $699 shipped. For comparison, this model has an MSRP of $900 at Walmart, although similarly equipped desktops fetch around $1,200 at Amazon. Today’s deal also marks the lowest price we’ve seen for a pre-built RTX 3060 computer. It packs Intel’s 10th Gen i5 processor, 8GB of RAM, and a 256GB PCIe M.2 NVMe SSD, which is quite remarkable at this price point. The RTX 3060 is honestly one of the best entry-level graphics cards you can get today. I’ve been using one for quite some time and it handles almost every game I play at 1080p on Ultra settings and can even push most titles at 1440p Ultra, although at the higher resolution it doesn’t always hit a solid 60fps over the limit . However, as a budget-friendly starter desktop, you really can’t go wrong here. Check out our review of the RTX 3060 for a closer look at what it offers, then scroll down for more.

Wondering what other gaming computers you can get in this price range? Well, not many. A desktop on Amazon with worse specs is currently $900, and there aren’t many reputable gaming computers for less. However at $699, you could pick up the GIGABYTE G5 GD laptop with RTX 3050 and i5 processor instead. Despite having a built-in 144Hz display, you get less performance with this laptop compared to the desktop above while spending the same amount of money.

Don’t forget the wide ranging GPU sell we found earlier today. If you already have a desktop, getting a new GPU is a great way to breathe new life into an aging system. With everything from the RTX 3060 Ti onwards $600 up to the RTX 3090 Ti $1,670 on sale, you’ll be enjoying new all-time lows everywhere as we head towards Prime Day, which is now a great time to upgrade your computer.

HP Pavilion Gaming Desktop Features:

Powerful Graphics: Support the latest games with smooth and responsive graphics. Discreet graphics ensure this machine runs your favorite game titles with ease. High-speed performance: Play, create and multitask with a powerful processor. An improved thermal solution keeps your tower cool and quiet, even when running demanding games and apps. Adjustable and compact design: This slim, space-saving tower allows you to expand and upgrade with adjustable LED lights

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