If you want a new graphics card, and a beefy desktop one, not a weaker mobile version, then you’re going to need to grab yourself a pre-built gaming PC. System builders have a direct line to the much sought after GPU commodity, and that makes them a better source for new cards than the likes of Amazon, Best Buy, and Newegg.
There’s a chance that Amazon may still have some pre-built systems on offer this year, but realistically you’re likely to get a better deal on going straight to builders’ sites themselves. Alienware regularly runs deals on its
Aurora machines during big sales events, and iBuyPower might well have some of its ready-built systems on sale and available to ship at the drop of a hat. Amazon Prime Day Gaming Monitor deals
Gaming monitors is another space we expect to see filled with new deals on existing screens. There are new HDMI 2.1 monitors on the way later this year, but for us PC gamers we’re all about DisplayPort and so the current generation of panels are pretty darned good. And if we can get a high refresh rate gaming monitor for a good price we’re going to be happy.
Prices for 4K panels, and even ultrawides, have dropped in recent times, and we expect to see some shiny 120Hz or 144Hz gaming monitors getting the discount treatment around the web this Prime Day, whether that’s at Amazon direct or as a result of the sales event elsewhere.
Amazon Prime Day TV deals
Prime Day always seems to mean TV deals, and with HDMI 2.1 already filtering into the specs list of existing TVs that means we’re getting a whole load more gaming capable big screen panels. Historically the issue was that a 4K TV was often limited to 60Hz over HDMI, but the latest screens have taken the shackles off and you will often find a 120Hz 4K TV for a great price.
And a good, high refresh rate TV can be your cheapest ticket to big-screen PC gaming, and we’re confident there will be deals about to tempt us away from gaming monitors this year.
Amazon Prime Day storage deals
Storage is another traditional Prime Day deals hot spot. The biggest discounts will often be on eternal drives, but you’ll also likely see some decent deals on internal components too. Whether that’s an NVMe SSD to speed up boot times and game loads, or a SATA SSD for big data storage, Amazon Prime Days PC deals are likely to throw up some solid state storage bargains.
There’s also a good chance you’ll see unfeasibly large hard drives on offer too, with healthy discounts on some 10TB spinning platter for you archivists out there.
Amazon Prime Day Component deals
Components are potentially where we’ll see some weakness when it comes to actual deals. As we said at the start, there aren’t going to be any GPU deals as there simply aren’t any graphics to buy at MSRP, but there is a chance you might find some discounts on processors.
The CPU wars between Intel and AMD have lead to some excellent budget chips, and if stock allows there might be some deep discounts to heat things up. But, as ever when it comes to PC components in 2021, it really is all about stock levels.
System memory is another place where we might see some components deals hitting these pages, so if you’re in the need for a couple new sticks of RAM keep us bookmarked.
Amazon Prime Day Peripherals deals
I can almost guarantee that headsets, keyboards, and mice are going to offer up some of the best Amazon Prime Day PC gaming deals this year. And are likely to be the most affordable too.
If the price is right you could kit yourself out with a whole new gaming setup, even if you can’t spend big and get a whole new gaming PC.