The Intel Gamer Days Event happens once a year, coinciding with the back to school season. This year, Dell is offering several newer models with Intel Alder Lake CPUs and RTX 30 series GPUs. These include Dell’s G-series gaming laptops, XPS gaming PCs, and of course the Alienware lineup as well. Also on sale are several gaming monitors and peripherals. They aren’t necessarily part of the “Intel” Gamer Days Event, but they are excellent deals that would pair well with your new gaming rig.
Dell has also discounted a couple of AMD Ryzen equipped gaming PCs so that they are competitive in pricing with their Intel counterparts. We’ve included them here.
Xbox Series X Gaming Console + Elite Series 2 Controller Bundle for $629.99
Dell has the current gen Xbox Series X gaming console bundled with the Elite Series 2 wireless controller for only $629.99. The Xbox Series X retails for $500 and the Elite Series 2 retails for $180, so you’re effectively saving $50 if you buy both together. The Xbox Series X does come with a standard wireless controller as well, of course, so you’re getting two controllers in total. Hardcore Xbox players will want the Elite Series 2 controller. It comes equipped with four paddles, six different thumbsticks, and customizable button mapping. Controllers like this help serious players compete in twitchy games like Apex Legends, Fortnite, Call of Duty, and more. And, it has a rechargeable bettery that can give you up to 40 hours of battery life. And, it is fully compatible with PC via USB C.
New Alienware Aurora R13 Intel Core i7-12700 Alder Lake RTX 3060 Ti Gaming PC for $1699.99
This particular config comes equipped with a new 12th gen Intel Core i7-12700F Alder-Lake 12-core processor, 16GB of DDR5-4400MHz RAM, a generously sized 1TB SSD, and the RTX 3060 Ti GPU. The RTX 3060 Ti is about as powerful as the previous generation’s RTX 2080 SUPER; it’s more than powerful enough to handle any game at up to 1440p.
The latest Intel Core i7 Alder Lake CPU is currently the king of gaming processors; it is significantly more powerful than any of the previous Intel CPUs before it. It’s also much faster than the newest AMD Ryzen 6000 series processors. One of the disadvantages of jumping on the Intel Alder Lake platform is that you will need a new motherboard and RAM. Fortunately, if you go the prebuilt route, all of that is taken care of for you. The Dell XPS boasts an Intel Z960 chipset motherboard that supports the Alder Lake CPU as well as PCI-E 5.0 for your RTX 30 series video card and beyond, plus you get 16GB of the new DDR5-4400MHz RAM.
New Dell XPS Intel Core i7-12700 Alder Lake RTX 3060 Ti Gaming PC for $1399.99
Here’s a way to get a Dell gaming PC with very similar specs to the Alienware PC above but for a lower price. This particular config also comes equipped with the new Intel Core i7-12700 Alder Lake CPU, 16GB of DDR5-4400MHz RAM, dual storage drives (512GB SSD and 1TB HDD), and an RTX 3060 Ti GPU. This is the newest Dell XPS chassis. Compared to the previous iteration, the XPS 8950 is larger in volume (27L vs 19L) and provides more clearance for the CPU and GPU area for much better airflow. That’s important because the new 12th generation Alder Lake processors as well as the RTX 30 series video card can run hot.
New Dell XPS Intel Core i7-12700 Alder Lake RTX 3080 Gaming PC for $1929.99
This Dell XPS model has been upgraded with an RTX 3080 GPU, 32GB of DDR5-4400MHz RAM, and a generous 1TB SSD. The RTX 3080 is the GPU we recommend for gaming at 1440p at max settings and ultra high refresh rates, or 4K gaming. When paired with the new Alder Lake i7 CPU, this rig is going to be more powerful than 90% of gaming rigs out there. You’ll never have memory bandwidth problems with 32GB installed, and the 1TB SSD is the perfect size for your main partition and boot drive.
Alienware x15 R1 15″ Intel Core i7-11800H RTX 3080 Gaming Laptop for $2149.99
The Alienware x15 is a newer, thinner, and lighter redesign of the m15. In fact, it’s the thinnest Alienware laptop ever and competes in build quality, dimensions, and performance to other high-end ultra-thin laptops like the Razer Blade. This particular config comes well equipped with an 11th gen Intel Core i7-11800H CPU, RTX 3080 GPU with a TDP rating of 110W, 32GB of RAM, and a 1TB SSD. The RTX 3080 is the most powerful GPU you’ll find in a laptop and is fully capable of powering through pretty much any game at 60+fps on the laptop’s 1080p display. That’s very impressive considering the x15’s 0.63″ thickness.
Alienware x15 R1 15″ Intel Core i7-11800H RTX 3070 Gaming Laptop for $1699.99
This particular config comes well equipped with an 11th gen Intel Core i7-11800H CPU, RTX 3070 GPU with a TDP rating of 110W, 16GB of RAM, and a 512GB SSD. The GeForce RTX 3070 has a lower TDP rating that that found on the thicker and heavier Alienware m15 in order to keep thermals manageable but it should still perform about as well as the previous generation’s RTX 2080 Max-Q GPU.
Alienware x15 R1 15″ Intel Core i7-11800H RTX 3060 Gaming Laptop for $1499.99
This particular config comes well equipped with an 11th gen Intel Core i7-11800H CPU, RTX 3070 GPU with a TDP rating of 90W, 16GB of RAM, and a 512GB SSD.
New Alienware Aurora R14 AMD Ryzen 7 5800 RTX 3060 Ti Gaming PC for $1499.99
This particular config comes equipped with a an AMD Ryzen 7 5800 8-core processor, 16GB of DDR4-3200MHz RAM, 512GB SSD, and the RTX 3060 Ti GPU.
Alienware Aurora R10 AMD Ryzen 7 5800 RTX 3060 Ti Gaming PC for $1399.99
This particular config is equipped with an AMD Ryzen 7 5800 8-core CPU, GeForce RTX 3060 Ti GPU, 16GB of DDR4-3200MHz RAM, dual storage (512GB SSD and 1TB HDD), and a 1000W power supply. The RTX 3060 Ti GPU is on par with the previous generation’s RTX 2080 SUPER; it is the ideal card for 1080p gaming and has plenty of power to handle 1440p gaming as well. The liquid cooled AMD Ryzen 7 5800 CPU is a great all-around processor and won’t bottleneck your gaming.
Dell S2721DGF 27″ 1440p GSYNC Gaming Monitor
The Dell S2721DGF is one of the best 27″ gaming monitors under $500, and it’s heavily discounted today. The S2721DGF boasts a QHD (2560×1440) resolution, a high quality IPS panel with wide viewing angles and excellent color rendition including 98% DCI-P3 color coverage, a super fast 1ms response time and up to 165Hz refresh rate through the DisplayPort. It’s also FreeSync Premium Pro and G-SYNC compatible.
Arcade1Up Terminator “T2” Cabinet
The Terminator “T2” arcade cabinet is a more recent Arcade1Up release and carries a heftier $699.99 price tag even though it doesn’t include a stool (it does, however, include the light-up marquee and themed riser). Fortunately, Dell is knocking off $300, lowering it to $399.99. This replica of the original 1991 arcade was released simultaneously with the Terminator 2 film release. Utilizing sleek light guns for one or two players to play the roles of T-800 cyborgs, the game features Arnold Schwarzenegger, Robert Patrick, and Eddie Furlong reprising their respective roles in digitized footage.
Arcade1Up The Simpsons Arcade Cabinet
Arcade1Up released its popular The Simpsons arcade cabinet in November of last year complete with light-up marquee, themed riser, and themed stool for $699.99. Today Dell has it for $300 off, bringing the price down to only $399.99 with free shipping. Up to 4 players can join in on the classic Simpsons side-scrolling arcade game as Homer, Marge, Bart, and Lisa. In addition to the core The Simpsons game, The Simpsons Bowling is also preloaded.
Originally released in 1991, the Simpsons arcade game is a tribute to the show’s first season, making it a beloved artifact among fans. It’s also quite enjoyable to play, with the personality of each Simpsons family member being evident in their fighting style. It received a re-release on PSN and Xbox Live back in 2012, but was removed the following year, and has been tough to find ever since. Here’s your chance to own a piece of history for a really good price.
Arcade1Up Street Fighter II Big Blue Cabinet
This Arcade1Up Streetfighter II “Big Blue” Arcade Cabinet normally sells for $599.99, but Dell currently has it on sale for only $399.99 with free shipping. This bundle also includes the matching stool as well as a light-up marquee and themed riser. 12 games are pre-loaded including: Street Fighter II: Championship Edition, Street Fighter II Hyper Fighting, Super Street Fighter II Turbo, Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo, Darkstalkers, Night Warriors: Darkstalkers’ Revenge, Darkstalkers 3, Saturday Night Slam Masters, Knights of the Round , Eco Fighters, Capcom Sports Club, and Muscle Bomber Duo are ALL packed inside.
Thrustmaster TCA Yoke Boeing Edition for Xbox, PC with $50 Dell eGift Card for $299.99
If you’re looking for a quality yoke instead of a joystick to fly civilian aircraft in games like Microsoft Flight Simulator, Thrustmaster has got you covered again. Officially licensed by Boeing, the Thrustmaster TCA Yoke is a 1:1 replica yoke system that replicates the Boeing 787 Airliner. Features include a full metal frame, simulated pendular mechanism, adjustable springs, swappable levers, magnetic controls, and more. It’s not cheap at $399.99 MSRP, but Dell is offering a $100 instant discount as well as a bonus $50 Dell promo gift card.