With Amazon Prime day upon us, we wanted to throw out some of the best deals we’ve found on Amazon for PC hardware components as well as laptops and desktops.
You can find all of our recommended deals below, sorted by hardware categories:
Best Prime Day Laptop Deals
The MSI GV62 model here specifically uses a quad core 8 threaded part, the i5 8300H paired with the NVIDIA GTX 1050Ti 4GB on a 1080P IPS monitor which should be enough to play most triple A titles and do quite well with esports games as well as most of the Japanese RPG ports that have been getting pushed to PC the past few years. 8GB of RAM and a 256GB NVMe SSD drive as well as room for a 2.5inch HDD or SSD to expand if need be in the future. This is a pretty good value if you don’t need a ton of horsepower or do anything super demanding
The laptop packs a higher end i7 8750H CPU which adds 2 more cores and 4 more threads into the mix which will allow more future proofing as newer games come out, better multitasking and better performance in other heavy tasks. It packs the same 1050Ti 4GB GPU as well as similar RAM and storage specs. This one does weigh in at just over 5 pounds and is ultra thin.
Our first 144Hz display comes in the Acer Helios 300. 144Hz displays basically allow the monitor to refresh up to 144 times a second making frame rates up to that point visible to the human eye. Instead of just trying to get 60FPS you can now try to get 144FPS. On to the other specs it includes the same CPU as the model above from ASUS, though packs a GTX 1060 6GB GPU which is quite a bit beefier and 16GB of RAM which for some people could be considered a “desktop replacement” frankly if you’re willing to take the step up I would strongly consider this laptop if you plan on gaming heavily on it.
Best Prime Day Desktop Deals
The HP Pavilion tower comes with a Ryzen 5 2400G which is a quad core part with 8 threads and is a decent processor for gaming and with the included AMD RX 580 should be enough to drive most 1080P gaming experiences on high to ultra settings. In includes 8GB of RAM but only a 1TB HDD, if I were buying this PC I would pick up an SSD for faster loading and boot times. This might not be the most powerful PC here on the list but it definitely isn’t terrible for those who really don’t want to build their own.
This one includes Intels i5 9400F CPU that is a six core part that lacks hyper threading, it is paired with a much more powerful GTX 1660 6GB, has a 120GB SSD and a 1TB HDD as well as a better case and much better case fans for superior airflow. Also since CyberpowerPC generally uses “off the shelf” components unlike HP upgradability should be easier on this PC. Overall if you have the extra money to spend this would be a better value for the money, though even better still you can build your own!
Finally for the last PC we have an AMD Ryzen 7 2700 an Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 with 16GB of RAM a 240GB SSD and 2TB of HDD capacity. Both CyberpowerPCs will feature WiFi in the form of Wireless AC. This system will be more geared to 1440P/4K gaming or 1080P with Ray Tracing on all the time, this build cost quite a bit more than the previous builds but will be about the same as the cheaper CyberpowerPC in esports games though in Triple-A titles will get a significant boost with its higher core count and faster GPU. If you’re willing to build your own there are better options but this isn’t too terrible for someone who couldn’t be bothered.
Best Prime Day Monitor Deals
The MSI model here is a good base gaming monitor and is a pretty decent deal for someone looking for a solid curved gaming monitor.
This specific Acer monitor features a 1080P, 144Hz 1ms response time panel that features FreeSync, not much to say here except it will pair well with most of the systems recommended above.
Curved Gaming monitors that push out a 144Hz refresh rate at 144Hz, typically aren’t seen this cheap and this monitor is only down $40 but is a solid deal compared to other panels with similar specs.
This is a curved “Double Full HD” Monitor which is like taking two 1080P displays and putting them together, this is more geared for productivity but can be using in gaming.
Best Prime Day GPUs
Frankly this isn’t the best deal but the veteran RX 570 will still provide solid performance for every day gaming and is better than Nvidias GTX 1650 at a similar price.
Best Prime Day Mice
One of the most well received mice of the past few years is over half off, it features up to 11 programmable buttons as well as 5 weights and most of the features you would expect out of a $80+ mouse just at a much more reasonable price tag.
A cut down less featured G602 which lacks RGB and uses a bit worse sensor and is wireless is available for a few bucks cheaper.
The Naga is one of the most well known mice in existence and has a price cut this week. For those of you who are looking for a mouse that is as customizable as the Naga can find it for a pretty good deal at nearly half off.
Best Prime Day Headsets
For Gaming headsets we have the HyperX Cloud Stinger which is has taken a $10 discount but is a solid entry level headset
One of the most well reviewed headsets on the PC market from last year now has a price drop of around $30 it’s a solid headset to switch from PC to Console and has a good discount.
Best Prime Day Keyboards
Using Opto-Mechanical Switches for instant actuation Razer has gone for a unique keyboard design. Its $50 off regular price and is a solid option for those who mostly game.
This is Corsair’s flagship keyboard and is almost half off. I would seriously recommend this keyboard for anyone who plans on gaming and working from the same PC.