Historically Amazon Prime Day gaming PC deals have been few and far between, and with the graphics card market in serious turmoil right now you can expect that to be true this year. But terminology around gaming hardware has changed recently; where ‘deal’ once meant a significant saving on MSRP, it’s now come to mean ‘any gaming PC that’s in stock at a not unreasonable price.’
And there ought to be a fair few of those, as retailers look to arrest the seasonal sales slump—originally the whole reason for Prime Day to fall in June—we should see either some slight discounts or extra bundles getting rolled out for the summer retail event.
There may be some Cyberpower or Skytech systems offering some discounts on older tech on Amazon but we’d bet on some tasty Dell/Alienware deals hitting the virtual shelves too this year. You might have to move quickly in order to grab them, as the best deals will shift quickly, but there will be some gaming PC deals to fill that missing graphics card hole in your heart.
We’re also rounding up all the best
Amazon Prime Day PC gaming deals as usual, with specific focus on Prime Day gaming laptop deals and Prime Day gaming monitor deals for those with a penchant for mobile or big screen playtime. The best Amazon Prime Day gaming PC deals iBuyPower Same Day RDY gaming PCs | Delivery 3 days Gaming PCs are you best bet for getting your hands on the latest hardware, but that can still lead to month-long waits for your rig to arrive. iBuyPower’s Same Day RDY gaming PCs, however, are pre-configured, pre-built machines that it can ship out normally within three days. These gaming PCs—from GTX 1660 Super systems to RX 6900 XT and RTX 3090 machines—represent the absolute fastest way of getting a brand new rig right now.
View Deal ABS Master Gaming PC | Intel i5 10400F | RTX 3060 | 512GB SSD | $1,299.99 $1,199.99 at Newegg (save $100) Sadly it feels like any gaming PC that hasn’t taken a massive jump in price because of the GPU shortage is kind of a win. This ABS Master machine pairs one of Intel’s best six-core budget CPUs with the Nvidia RTX 3060, 16GB DDR4-3000, and a half terabyte SSD. The RTX 3060 is a decent mainstream card, and in the current climate that makes it rare as hens’ teeth. The GPU itself is doing the rounds on ebay for near $800.
View Deal Alienware Aurora R10 | Ryzen 7 5800 | RX 5600 | $1,409.99 $1,199.99 at Dell (save $210) The Ryzen-based Alienware Aurora machines use the same stylish chassis as their Intel cousins, but come filled with AMD goodness. This PC in particular is an all-AMD system, with the eight-core, 16-thread 5800 and 6GB RX 5600 graphics card backing it up. That’s good for 1080p gaming and the 16GB dual channel DDR4-3200 RAM helps make it a decent workstation too. Though that 1TB HDD is going to need a serious update, and soon.
View Deal Alienware Aurora R10 | Ryzen 7 5800 | RTX 2060 Super | $1,869.99 $1,499.99 at Dell (save $370) Were graphics cards more plentiful it would be tough to recommend a $1,500 gaming PC with just an RTX 2060 Super inside it, but that is the only weak point in this otherwise excellent setup. The eight-core, 16-thread Ryzen is a great chip, and the 32GB DDR4-3200 RAM, paired with the 1TB NVMe SSD, makes this a quality productivity machine. You’ll want a new GPU sooner rather than later, but everything else is good for a long while.
View Deal Dell G5 gaming desktop | Core i5 10400F | GTX 1660 Super | $929,99 $779.99 at Dell (save $150) First up, this machine is going to need some work doing to make it a great rig, but it’s not a bad base to build from. The Intel 10400F is a decent budget six-core, 12-thread CPU, and the GTX 1660 Super is a good 1080p GPU from the last generation. What’s not so great is the single stick of 8GB RAM and the miserly 256GB SSD. Both those will need replacing.