We’re in the Black Friday season and the prebuilt gaming PC deals keep on dropping. Equipped with an Intel Core i7 11700F, 16GB of RAM, and an RTX 3060 Ti, this CyberPowerPC is $200 less than its usual price at Best Buy. This is a strong deal if you’re hungry for a 30-series Nvidia card, but it comes with a special caveat.
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For $1,399.99, you can get this prebuilt CyberPowerPC. This price is in comparison to some of the other Black Friday gaming PC deals we’ve seen so far. This PC packs in the right specs to get you started with PC gaming as long as you are aware of its lack of CPU cooler.
Let’s start with its Intel Core i7 11700F. It’s not an Elder Lake CPU, but I also don’t think it’s a reasonable expectation given the rare availability of Intel’s latest processors — which we absolutely love. It’s a step down in performance, but not huge, especially if you’re not trying to push 4K resolution. The 11700F’s 8 cores/16 threads with a 2.5GHz core clock and 4.9GHz boost clock are still capable of multiple games and applications.
The problem with this prebuilt i7 11700F is the amount of reports in user reviews about the CPU cooler failing with the processor overheating. Many users report gaming CPU temps at 70C to 90C, which is too hot for sustained periods. If you pick up this PC, you should consider one of our recommended CPU coolers to keep your processor healthy for longer.
CyberPowerPC Gamer Extreme Desktop | i7 11700F | 16GB RAM | RTX 3060 Ti | 1TB HDD, 500GB SSD.
This prebuilt PC packs in a lot of great specs for the price, like its i7 11700F and its 3060 Ti. Many users report high temperature with its bad CPU cooler, so you may need to upgrade it. If it’s a hard drive and SSD storage is enough, it’s a solid build.
This PC also comes with a 1TB hard drive and 500GB SSD. That might not be quite enough storage if you plan on using it for a lot of gaming and other tasks. Games take up a lot of space and there are plenty of titles that benefit from being stored on an SSD. A 500GB SSD is a small amount of space when you factor in a Windows install and any other applications you use frequently. If it bothers you, you can pick up a good SSD for the cheap, or stick with it.
If you’re diligent about what you install, this PC is a great deal. In this the 3060 Ti will run a ton of modern games at 1080p and 1440p at higher settings. It’s not quite a 3070, but it’s the closest thing. Given the lack of a GPU, it’s a solid choice.
Best Buy offers an extended holiday return period if you buy before January 2. You can return it at any time through January 16. Otherwise, this PC comes with a one-year warranty.