Acer Predator Orion 3000 Gaming PC (Intel Ci7-11700F/1TB SSD/16GB RAM/Nvidia RTX 3060Ti/Windows 10)

Model Number: PO3-630-EB11
Web Code: 15459252

Acer Predator Orion 3000 Gaming PC

Overview

Enjoy running the latest games and software in amazing graphic quality with the Acer Predator Orion 3000 gaming PC. Embedded with an Intel Core i7 CPU, 16GB of RAM and an NVIDIA RTX GPU, this gaming beast delivers mind-blowing performance in every task. It also includes 1TB of SSD storage, efficient thermal regulation, and RGB lighting effects.

Overview

Enjoy running the latest games and software in amazing graphic quality with the Acer Predator Orion 3000 gaming PC. Embedded with an Intel Core i7 CPU, 16GB of RAM and an NVIDIA RTX GPU, this gaming beast delivers mind-blowing performance in every task. It also includes 1TB of SSD storage, efficient thermal regulation, and RGB lighting effects.

  • 3.60GHz Intel Core i7-11700F CPU with 16GB of DDR4 3200MHz UDIMM RAM for acing every task in no time
  • 1TB solid state drive offers reliable and secure storage for all your essential data and files
  • 8GB NVIDIA RTX 3060Ti graphics card can produce smooth framerates, realistic images, and smooth textures without any lags or screen tearing
  • Integrated 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet port and 802.11ax/ac/a/b/g/n Wi-Fi 6 for connecting to high speed wired and wireless networks
  • Integrated Bluetooth 5.2 facilitates connections to compatible devices for file sharing, audio streaming, and more
  • One USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A port, one USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C port, two USB 2.0 Type-A ports, two USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A ports, one USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C port, three DP ports, and one HDMI port for connecting multiple monitor displays, external storage, input devices, and other peripherals
  • VR Ready configuration is powerful enough to run virtual reality games that take you to the next level of immersive gaming
  • Integrated 5.1 channel HD surround audio output for rich and deep sound that matches the stunning visuals
  • Dual FrostBlade fans are custom-engineered to control heat levels so that the hardware always offers top-notch performance
  • RGB lighting effects for a groovy and futuristic look
  • Preinstalled with a bilingual Windows 10 operating system that comes with improved UI and robust security features
  • EMI tempered glass side panel, power cord, keyboard and mouse included

Base Features

Pre-loaded Operating System
Windows 10
Operating System Language
Bilingual
Processor Type
Intel Ci7-11700F
Processor Speed
3.60 GHz
Processor Cores
8
Processor Cache
16 MB
RAM Size
16 GB
RAM Type
16 GB DDR4-3200MHz UDIMM
Solid-State Drive Capacity
1 TB
Optical Drive
No
Graphics Card
Nvidia RTX 3060Ti
Dedicated Graphic Card
Yes
Video Memory
8 GB
Audio Output
Integrated high-definition, 5.1-channel surround sound
Cooling System
Air Cooling
Power Supply
500 W
ENERGY STAR Qualified
Yes

Display

Built-in Monitor
No
HDCP Compliant
Yes
Screen Size/Type
Not Applicable
Native Screen Resolution
Not Applicable
Touchscreen Display
No
VR Ready
Yes

Networking

Ethernet Port
10/100/1000 Gigabit
Integrated Wi-Fi
802.11ax/ac/a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi 6
Integrated Bluetooth
Bluetooth 5.2

Inputs & Outputs

Card Reader
No
USB Ports
USB 3.2 Gen2 Type A port, USB 3.2 Gen2 Type C, 2 x USB 2.0 Type A port(s), 2 x USB 3.2 Gen1 Type A port(s),USB 3.2 Gen2x2 Type C port
I/O Ports - Front
2 x Audio jack(s); USB 3.2 Gen2 Type A port; USB 3.2 Gen2 Type C port
I/O Ports - Back
LAN port; 3 x Audio jack(s); 2 x USB 2.0 Type A port(s); 2 x USB 3.2 Gen1 Type A port(s); USB 3.2 Gen2x2 Type C port; 3 x DP port(s); HDMI port
Expansion Slots
1 x PCIe x16, 0 available. 2 x M.2 2280, 0 available. 1 x M.2 2232, 0 available. 2 x 3.25" bay, 2 available.

Product Features

Webcam
No
Colour
Black
Dimensions (cm)
17.5 (W) x 39.2 (H) x 38.6 (D) cm
Dimensions (in)
6.89 (W) x 15.43 (H) x 15.2 (D) in
Weight
10.5 kg
Weight (lbs)
23.15 lb
  • Power Cord
  • Keyboard
  • Mouse
  • EMI Tempered Glass Side Panel

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Reviewer Recommendation

76%

Of the 37 reviewers who responded, 28 would recommend this product.

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  • Listed specs are misleading!
    Reviewed by Dan - April 13, 2022

    The processors base speed is 2.5ghz not 3.6ghz as well as the 3060 TI is actually a micro version which has less fans so it may not last as long due to higher temps and less cooling. This computer seems good but I do not like being misled when you look at detailed specs page. I had a senior advisor helping me choose the product and he even admitted he didn't know much about the products and would just read the specs off the website, they are at least misleading or inaccurate. The advisor nor the website lists brands of anything except the processor or Gpu (which does not say its the micro version anywhere) so they are just cheap generic versions.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend.

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  • Amazing computer
    Reviewed by Luca - August 30, 2021

    This pc runs amazingly well i can run every game 100+ frames on 1920x1080 on high settings even ultra and when i say 100 frames + i mean from the range of 100-200 depending on the game your playing. Also when you put the clear case on this computer the lights and the inside are so gorgeous. for the price this computer is 5 out of 5 stars

    Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

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  • Great Build
    Reviewed by Eric Yung - October 18, 2021

    -I received my predator rig in just 24 hours (i.e., Saturday Oct 16th, 2021) after I ordered it the day before (props to Best Buy's speedy deliveries). I will try my best to reveal as much detail as I can to help you with your choice :) Benchmarks: (1920x1080p, 24' 75Hz ASUS monitor) -Everyone has their own benchmarks. My preferred setup is high/very high and 60 fps caps on single player games that do not need insane frames compared to COD Warzone etc. (Again, why play single player games on ultra which will subsequently lower the life expectancy of your CPU/GPU?) However, for a reference here's what I saw: -Shadow of Tomb Raider: >150 fps on very high settings -Resident evil 2 Remake: >200 fps on very high settings The quick benchmarks pretty much show that the RTX 3060 Ti absolutely destroys at 1080p gaming and will be a top tier GPU for years to come. As of right now, I believe it's more feasible to get a pre-built rig if you're in dire need of an upgrade because scalpers are selling RTX 3060 Ti cards for over 1000$ (>double price of MRSP) Motherboard: Acer Predator PO3-630 (U3E1) - A customized motherboard for ACER predator specific rigs Storage: -The case is quite small and compact (especially relative to older rigs). In addition, for those worried that a 1 TB SSD drive might be too little space, there are 2 extra slots for external hard drives (should you choose to buy some) in the rig as well in case you didn't know! Benchmarks: (1920x1080p, 24' 75Hz ASUS monitor) -Everyone has their own benchmarks. My preferred setup is high/very high and 60 fps caps on single player games that do not need insane frames compared to COD Warzone etc. (Again, why play single player games on ultra which will subsequently lower the life expectancy of your CPU/GPU?) However, for a reference here's what I saw: -Shadow of Tomb Raider: >150 fps on very high settings -Resident evil 2 Remake: >200 fps on very high settings The quick benchmarks pretty much show that the RTX 3060 Ti absolutely destroys at 1080p gaming and will be a top tier GPU for years to come. Graphics Card: -As mentioned above, I can confirm that the card is indeed an RTX 3060 Ti. The brand appears to be a customized ACER predator card (based on the well known acer predator symbol being on the card). Speccy (third party component identifier) ID'ed the card as "4095MB NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti (Sapphire)," but Sapphire only produces AMD cards so take their Brand ID with a grain of salt. PSU: -Unfortunately there were no model labels/wordings on the PSU other than the labeled 500 W on the specs list. There is a small QR code hidden in the corner of the PSU, but I couldn't scan it. Temperatures/Heating: -The Predator orion rig provides an app called "PredatorSense" that allows you to adjust fan speed, RGB lighting, and most importantly, monitor GPU and CPU temperatures. -At the above benchmarks with no fps limit and very high settings, CPU temps were 44C and GPU temps were 75C, which was well within ideal temperature limits. -Unfortunately, like the PSU, I could not identify the PC cooling unit. But based on stress tests, and how this unit has the more recent i7-11700F processor compared to the 2020 counterparts, the cooling fan performs great if you're not an "ultra settings" only gamer. Notes: -When running on no fps cap, the rig can be quite noisy, but I personally cancel this issue by wearing a headset while gaming. On an fps cap of 60, the rig is quite silent :) -You can upgrade to windows 11 straight away, but be wary that windows 11 has only been out for >2 weeks. Take note that windows 11 has already shown to bottleneck the fps of AMD processors by 15%. Fortunately, this rig uses intel so it's your call to upgrade or not! -Hopefully this helps anyone whose trying to decide if this rig is good for you!

    Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

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  • Amazing.
    Reviewed by Michael - December 5, 2021

    Purchase this computer over a week ago and half ago. First, packaging/boxing of the computer was neatly done and all was secured including the tempered glass. Comes with mouse & keyboard, mouse is cheap and small would recommend buying a better one, keyboard is nice but small but overall saves you money if your not looking to buy those separately or right away. The computer itself was usual, easy step with windows. Computer is quiet and neatly built. I wouldn't recommend using the tempered glass as it does take away airflow and this is a small case. I would recommend upgrading to 32gb of ram at some point motherboard does allow four slots of ram. Cpu doesn't over heat, gpu is amazing for the price you pay for the pc. If you were to build your own right now, you'd be spending alot more. Only problem I've discovered but easily fixed the predator sensing app. If you wanna change the fan speeds, by all means. However close the application immediately, there's a few threads online about this so if anyone is running into freezing/stuttering close that application down and you'll be back to normal

    Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

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  • Heating Issues solved, now it runs amazingly.
    Reviewed by JunkBondTrader - October 30, 2021

    Overall I am very happy with it. First of all, the cooling out of the box wasn't great. The pc comes with an app called Predator Sense. You can use it to control the fans (auto, gaming, manual), the lights, and it also gives a CPU and GPU temperature reading - The problem is, that the CPU temperature reading, I am quite certain, was reading lower than the actual temperature. I literallly tried 4 or 5 of the top temperature monitoring freeware, and they all gave me readings that were significantly hotter than the Acer Predator Sense program had shown - It was showing idle around 35C, and under heady loads while rendering, and gaming, it would top out at 55C - pff, I wish. The 3rd party apps all showed about 55c idle, and up to 95c on some cores, when playing Cyberpunk! I was able to get these numbers down though. Also, I think both the Predator Sense, and 3rd party readings were both wrong. Perhaps I have a misplaced, or faulty sensor... Another problem... My fans, when put on "auto" mode, would never throttle up under heavy loads, they just stayed at under 1000 rpm, nearly silent, even when I booted up a game. That, I assume, is because it is going off of the faulty readings being fed to it by the Predator Sense app. If it was showing max temps 55c, its no wonder my fans wouldn't kick in. I was disappointed up to this point... But the program MSI Afterburner actually solved a lot of problems. Afterburner allows you to set a fan curve however you like. And so I set it very aggressively, hitting 80% fan power by 60 degrees, and by 75 dergrees, I have the fans throttle to 100%. Having the fan rise with the temps, via afterburner, helped with the temperatures a lot. I know the glass looks cool, but the metal side plate is vented, and I believe knocks off a few more degrees. And then finally, the thing that made a big difference, was unscrewing the case fan to the rear of the tower, carefully flipping it over, without detaching, or damaging any of the wires soldered to it, and screwing it back in the same holes, same spot. Just flipped. Gently. So instead of venting hot air out of the case, it now draws cool air in. I left the CPU fan, and the front case fan alone. Now, in my mind, cool air is drawn in through the back, fed to the CPU fan, cooling it with cooler air, and then the front case fan vents that now hot air out the front. I'm not sure if that's actually what's happening, but makes sense on paper, and my temperatures now, on the third party apps is reading 35 degrees on idle! 55-70 degrees playing CyberPunk on high settings, vsynced to 60fps, though it barely htis 70 with the CPU turboboost off and Raytracing settings turned on. Why go higher than 60 fps outside of competetive games? It just wastes resources and shortens CPU life quicker. All this with OBS on and recording, as a test for streaming and gaming simultaneously, which takes up about the same resources as recording and gaming. My pc is next to a cool Canadian window, and I like it cool in my room, keep in mind. All that said, my heating worries have been resolved! :D Now this PC performs just as you'd expect an i7-11 and RTX3060ti to perform. The GPU is only slightly bottlenecked, so its a great pairing. Hardly any bloatware. You know the routine, uninstall Norton and everything else you don't need. There wasn't much though. PC starts up, to the desktop, ready to go in about 15 seconds. Is it loud? Well, I'm used to hearing an R7 being cooled in a laptop, so for me this isn't too loud lol. The fan sound is actually pretty low frequency, and a pretty tolerable, deep whitenoise, as opposed to the high pitched whirring fans in my ASUS laptop. Recorded music in Reaper. Latency was so minimal, which is nice. No more syncing audio in video recordings. Set my audio buffer to 256, at 48khz with about 6 miliseconds of latency, which a latency offset can easily take care of. The case is relatively small, and compact, and lighter than I thought. There is a carrying handle. I'm not a hardware guy, at all, so do what I did, at your own risk. Also, on the MSI program it also lets you over/underclock. I didn't touch that sinse the 10700f, I do not believe is designed for undervolting, and I didn't have to resort to this anyway. But be warned - do not overclock it because I heard that this instantly voids the warranty. Another thing I did, in power plan options, I set the maximum processor state to 99% rather than 100%. I am told that only when the CPU hits 100%, does Intel Turbo Boost kick in... And that apparently generates lots of heat. I haven't noticed any significant loss in processing power so far, and I think this also contributed to my new, low temps. It's hard to say how much each step played a role in reducing the temps, if at all. I was ready to take this thing back though. Glad I tinkered around a bit. I think just "breaking in" the system a bit has also helped stabilize things since day 1. GPU temp rarely goes above 65. If curious, Predator Sense now shows CPU temp at 45 while playing CyberPunk - so that's definitely still wrong. If your temps seem out of whack, high or low, check out a few other programs like MSI Afterburner, Core Temp, and Speccy to get different readings. Careful opening these apps at the same time. It can cause conflicts that can crash your pc. 3060ti works great. 8gb seemed low for a 30 series, but as I understand, it has excellent bandwidth that makes up for this. Coming from a 1650, I am very pleased with it. This whole system cost $2300 CAD, which seems like a good deal, relative to other prebuilts. Video editing in Resolve, using fusion effects, heavy colour grading, I edited a 1hr long video. A few moments here and there, it froze up for 2 or 3 seconds, late into the project when the project memory was high... Just to give you an idea where the limits are. Overall, an extremely pleasing video editing experience, especially coming from my r7/1650 combo that would crash every 30 minutes with the preview quality turned way down and live save off. Now I can edit with full quality previews, instant playback, and with effects on, nearly instant playback. If you use Resolve proper and turn off the colour grading and fusion effects previews till you render, you're golden. Video editing, at a certain point, will best any system. Haven't tried Premier yet. I gotta say, I wasn't stoked on paying over 2 grand for something that had fan software issues, a self sabotaging fan setup, and a possible faulty temp sensors... But now that the temps are down I forgot all about that. Considering the GPU shortage, this is good purchase if you need a GPU upgrade now. Was wary of the only 4 reviews, but they turned out to be accurate.

    Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

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Product Category
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Return/Exchange Period
30 days
Condition
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