It’s a great time to buy a desktop gaming PC thanks to discounted graphics cards and the best French Days deals
In recent months, the price of graphics cards has dropped in part due to the disinterest of cryptocurrency miners. And besides, until Monday, September 26th is France Day! The stores offer plenty of deals for PC gamers nonetheless, to find your way through this price jungle, JVTech’s editorial staff offers you a non-beetle-stung option.
Finding a good fixed gaming PC can quickly turn into a real torment. Among the many offers and components that change from configuration to configuration, you should be careful to find the PC that suits you best.
During France Day, the shops engage in a merciless duel to decide between them. In the parking lot we find Fnac, Rue du Commerce or even Cybertek. The aim here is to introduce you to the lowest priced PC configuration, with attractive features.
For gaming, it’s important to look at the graphics cards available in these various configurations. Also, if you are the type of person who streams games, or does video editing, you should check your computer’s processor as well as RAM.
Appearance is as important as anything else if you don’t want to end up with a gaming PC that completely defines your bedroom or living room. There’s something for everyone, from the least extravagant to the most eccentric.
The JVTech team offers a fixed list of gaming PCs from cheapest to most expensive. The goal here is to get you to find PC configurations at very good prices. Except for the first 2 PCs offered, we chose configurations based on the latest (and powerful) 12th gen Intel Core because if you want to upgrade them in the future, the motherboard will be compatible with the next 13th gen Intel Core.
- HP Pavilion TG01: i5-10400F, 8GB RAM, RTX 3060, 256GB SSD
- Cybertek Rebel: Ryzen 5 5500, 16GB RAM, RTX 3060, 500GB SSD
- MSI PC kit to install: i5-12400F, 16GB RAM, RTX 3060, 500GB SSD
- HP Omen GT14: i7-12700, 16GB RAM, RTX 3070, 512GB SSD
- MSI Eltharion: i5-12600K, 32GB RAM, RTX 3080 Ti, 1TB SSD
- Cybertek Robber: i7-12700K, 32GB RAM, RTX 3080, 2TB SSD
HP Pavilion TG01: i5-10400F, 8GB RAM, RTX 3060, 256GB SSD
With the acclaimed RTX 3060 12GB GDDR6, this HP brand’s stay-at-home PC can easily please many gamers who don’t have a big budget.
However, we regret that the monster only has 8 GB of RAM as we think it is not enough. As always with JVTech, we recommend that you choose a computer with at least 16GB of RAM.
In this case, this handicap can be overcome quite simply because you have the possibility for it
add an 8GB RAM stick
extra for this computer.
On the storage side, it’s a 256 GB SSD that lets you organize all your multimedia files.
This machine comes with Windows 10 Home 65-bit preinstalled, so it’s ready to go upon receipt.
In terms of connectivity, you have 3 DisplayPorts, 1 Ethernet port, 9 USB inputs including 1 type C port and 1 HDMI.
For French Days, the HP Pavilion TG01 gaming PC retails for €829 at Fnac.
Buy Pavilion TG01 for €829 on Fnac
Cybertek Rebel: Ryzen 5 5500, 16GB RAM, RTX 3060, 500GB SSD
This gaming PC has a Ryzen 5 5500 processor clocked at 3.6 GHz. Coupled with 16 GB of DDR4 RAM, this PC is a real powerhouse that allows you to multitask with great ease.
For gaming, there’s the RTX 3060 which allows you to discover Ray-Tracing, a technology that greatly enhances the lighting effects of all compatible games (Cyberpuynk 2077, Marvel’s Spider-Man, etc.) In addition, this graphics card allows you to enjoy all your game at optimal fluidity (60 fps in 1080p in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, or Cyberpunk 2077).
To store all your games and software, this Cybertek Insurgent PC offers a 500 GB SSD. If you don’t know what an SSD is, this is the best way to store data, as it is much faster than a conventional hard disk drive (HDD). You can say goodbye to long loading times in all your games.
Initially offered at €1249, the Cybertek Insurgent has become €1079 at Cybertek.
Buy Insurgent installed by Cybertek for 1079€ on Cybertek
MSI PC kit to install: i5-12400F, 16GB RAM, RTX 3060, 500GB SSD
Please note, this is not a real build PC, but a kit of components that will allow you to assemble your own gaming machine… The advantage is that we only have good MSI parts sold separately. Obviously, this will prevent you from ending up with nameless components, as is often found in fully assembled PCs from certain brands.
Therefore, it is important to know how to assemble a PC, but also to install the operating system itself, because the hard disk is not formatted. Still, the technical sheet is interesting for those looking to set up a good gaming engine for 1080p. We take advantage of the new Intel Core i5-12400F which is cooled by the nifty MSI Coreliquid 240R V2 AIO water cooling system. The chip is backed by 16GB Corsair Vengence LPX 3200Mhz DDR4 RAM, with MSI Spatium M390 SSD for storage, knowing that it’s all installed on MSI Pro B660-A motherboard.
Graphics is entrusted to Nvidia graphics card: MSI GeForce RTX 3060 Ventus 2X. It’s a beautiful baby whose generous heatsink will even overclock frequencies. To ensure perfect stability, everything is powered by an 80+ Bronze certified MSI MAG A650BN block. Everything will be installed in the MSI Mag Forge 111R case.
Icing on the cake, all this comes with a complete peripherals package which includes MSI Vigor GK30 keyboard, MSI Immerse GH20 headset/microphone, Msi Clutch GM08 mouse, and MSI Agility GD20 mouse pad.
This MSI kit currently costs € 1119 on Rue du Commerce.
Buy MSI – PC kit to install – PC AIR Powered by MSI at €1199 on Rue du Commerce
HP Omen GT14: i7-12700, 16GB RAM, RTX 3070, 512GB SSD
In the bowels of the monster is an Intel i7-12700 processor with 12 cores, 20 threads and a clock frequency of 2.1 GHz to 4.9 GHz in boost mode. But that’s not all, we also find 16 GB of RAM, which makes it an ideal machine for multitasking. If you are the type of person who opens multiple software and games at once, for video editing or streaming, you will be pleased with the performance of this processor.
For gaming, this HP Omen is equipped with Nvidia RTX 3070 with 8 GB of dedicated video memory. In general, the latest games only need 6GB to be pushed to max capacity.
In terms of performance, the RTX 3070 can skyrocket Red Dead Redemption II to 70 fps at 1440p, even with the Ultra graphics option. In other genres, you can play Metro Exodus in 4K 60 fps, optimal resolution and equally good fluidity.
Initially priced at €1649, the HP Omen GT14 gaming PC comes to €1499 on Rue du Commerce.
Buy Omen GT14-0017nf for €1499 on Rue du Commerce
MSI Eltharion: i5-12600K, 32GB RAM, RTX 3080 Ti, 1TB SSD
As a side note, know that Eltharion is the name of one of the most important and powerful Elven princes in the Warhammer Fantasy universe.
And this PC gives it good credit considering its power and characteristics.
With a 12GB Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Ti MSI VENTUS 3X, there’s nothing this PC can’t do.
- Ray Tracing, 4K, Game ultra, very voracious software, no one can resist it.
And that’s not including other components that are also not left behind!
Processors, for example, are also monsters. Intel CORE i5-12600K 4.9GHz belongs to the latest generation released by Intel and competes with many i7s of lower generations, and even i9s like the 9900K!
For RAM, Cdiscount and MSI no doubt. They put 32 GB in DDR5 at 4800 MHz. That way, you’re safe for years of playing.
Not even the motherboard and storage are left out, with the MSI B660 Tomahawk Wifi and MSI Spatium M480 SSD 1 TB in NVMe.
In short, this is the best fixed onboard PC for gaming.
Originally offered for €2999, the Eltharion gaming PC retails for €2549 on Rue du Commerce.
Buy Eltharion for €2549 on Rue du Commerce
Cybertek Robber: i7-12700K, 32GB RAM, RTX 3080, 2TB SSD
Here it is no longer PCs from assemblers, but PCs assembled by distributors. In this case it is Cybertek, a well-known supplier for computer hardware enthusiasts. However, this PC will be delivered turnkey, assembled, tested, and with Windows 10 installed on the SSD.
Configuration level, we’re going here heavily, with enough to play at 1440p without making any concessions. It’s even possible to play in 4K provided you make some concessions in the graphics options, or in frame rates. This also explains the price.
Marauder embedded in the NZXT chassis the SMI B550 Gaming Edge motherboard which houses the AMD Ryzen 7 5800X processor, one of the current benchmarks for gaming. The chip is cooled by a Dark Rock 4 air cooler marked BeQuiet!, a mark of quality, silence, or possible overclocking. RAM consists of 16GB DDR4 3600Mhz from Crucial (Ballistix range). The Micron brand also takes care of storage with a 1TB M.2 Crucial P2 SSD.
To run your games, Cybertek has opted for Nvidia MSI GeForce RTX 3080 graphics card in 10GB GDDR6X version. Lastly, to get things moving we deserve a great classic with the Corsair RM850x block which is 80+ Gold certified.
Initially offered at €3199, the Cybertek Marauder gaming PC goes to €2699 at Cybertek.
Buy PC GAMER CYBERTEK MARAUDER for €2699 at Cybertek
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