At $550 off, this could be the best 1440p gaming PC out there right now


Skytech’s pre-built gaming PCs often land exactly where we want them to: in the low-cost, low-cost segment of the market for average PC gamers. None of that “spend an extra $500 for more RGB” nonsense. Just solid, budget, mid-range builds.

This RTX 4070 Super card Skytech Shadow Gaming Computer is one of such compilations. Currently, it is $1350 on Neweggthat’s $550 (28%) off. And make no mistake, this computer’s RTX 4070 Super is definitely its main selling point at this price.

The RTX 4070 was already a decent graphics card for 1440p gaming and even 4K gaming, but the RTX 4070 Super solidified its position in the mid- to high-end GPU market. This graphics card had the largest enhance in CUDA cores of any Super card released this year, from 5888 to 7168.

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It beats AMD’s main offering, the RX 7800 XT, hands down in this price range, and of course you get a whole bunch of Nvidia perks like DLSS 3.5 and better ray tracing performance. Its 12GB of VRAM is a bit less than AMD’s 16GB of VRAM, but 12GB should be more than enough for most games these days at max settings.

This Skytech Shadow gaming PC doesn’t skimp on the rest of the specs either. For $1,350, you get an Intel Core i5 14400F, 32GB of 3200MHz DRR4 RAM, and a 1TB SSD.

The Core i5 13400F is on our list of the best CPUs for gaming , and the Core i5 14400F is basically just a 13400F with a higher (albeit mostly pointless) boost clock. It has six Performance cores that can boost to 4.6GHz, which is plenty of power for gamers on a budget. It can certainly keep up with the 4070 Super in contemporary games, and it has four additional Efficient cores for extra multi-threading capabilities.

32GB (2x16GB) of RAM should be more than enough for almost any contemporary game, although it’s DDR4 RAM, so you won’t get the blazing speeds of the latest and greatest RAM sticks. I personally run 32GB of DDR4 RAM in my rig (at about the same speed as the 3200MHz sticks in this machine), and I can confirm that DDR4 is still perfectly capable of running contemporary games.

All of that is a side note, as any sacrifices on the memory front are more than made up for by the sheer power of the RTX 4070 Super, delivering performance on par with the top-of-the-line RTX 3080 Ti card from the previous generation. For well under $1,500, Skytech is offering a solid offering here. That should be enough for any PC gamer to dig into.

Of course, you can also check out the range of deals in the upcoming Amazon Prime Day deals on gaming PCs. Amazon isn’t the strongest when it comes to entire PC builds, but other retailers will join in on the fun and offer discounts as well.

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