Last updated: October 6, 2017
Each week, we trawl through the deepest, darkest corners of the world wide web in order to unearth some of the best PC gaming deals in Australia. This story will largely focus on highlighting PC hardware and peripherals discounts, but if there are any appealing AU-exclusive games bargains, we'll include them too.
Without further ado, here's our current selection of deals — as always, if you spot anything else good, let us know in the comments section below. This round-up will be updated weekly... or just whenever there's an especially good bargain to be had. As bargains expire, we'll remove them from the page.
added October 6, 2017
AMD Ryzen 7 1700X Processor - $298.99 @ Amazon (usually $399)
Get into AMD's new generation of processors for significantly less than before.
added September 8, 2017
Alienware Area-51 - $3,998.99 @ Dell (usually $4,998.99)
A whooping grand off a ready-to-go desktop gaming PC which is all you'll need and more if VR is your bag.
added September 1, 2017
New Inspiron Gaming Desktop (AMD) - $1,443.99 @ Dell (usually 1,698.99)
A neat and hefty desktop PC with no fiddling required. Good if you want to get straight into games without a fuss.
Inspiron 15 Gaming Laptop - $1,699 @ Dell (usually $1,999)
...and here's the laptop Inspirons, with a more dramatic price drop, if you're in the market for powerful portable gaming.
added August 24, 2017
ASUS ROG Strix GL502VS-GZ365T Gaming Laptop - $2,499 @ Microsoft (usually $2,999)
This unit has the distinction of being among our picks for the best gaming laptops, and if you’re in the market for a rig you can carry around, $500 off is nothing to be sniffed at. Availalble until September 3 or when stock runs out.
ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1070 AMP! Edition, 8GB - $589 @ Scorptec (usually $699)
A decent discount if you’re in the market and want some money left over to flood your Steam library with more games.
added August 14, 2017
AMD Radeon Vega Frontier Edition, 16GB - $1799 @ Scorptec (usually $1899)
$100 off doesn’t seem like a big deal at the price range but if you’re in the market, it’s better than nothing. There’s an in-depth look at this card over here if you’re tempted. Available until August 21 or when stock runs out.
added August 8, 2017
In Win 901 Mini-ITX Chassis (Aluminium) - $149 @ PC Case Gear (usually $239)
A sleek, minimal and far from ostentatious PC case. Great for those who detest flashing lights and sci-fi bling. Available while stock lasts.
ASUS S1151 EATX Maximus VIII Extreme DDR4 Motherboard with Wireless-AC - $495 @ Computer Alliance (usually $735)
It’s a couple of years old now, but this super-premium Z170 board scored rather highly back in 2015, will support Intel’s 7-series Core i (aka Kaby Lake) processors and the discount is quite dramatic, if it fits your needs. Available while stock lasts.
ASUS ROG GT51CH Core i7 Geforce GTX1080 Gaming PC - $3399 @ Scorptec (usually $3999)
A nice, $600 discount on a standalone gaming PC. If you’ve got the money, this will sort you out for both desktop gaming and VR for at least a few years. Available until August 31 or while stock lasts.
added August 14, 2017
This widescreen monitor is pretty much , but it’s usually very expensive. An $80 discount hardly makes it more affordable, but if you’re in the market for one now might be the time to snap. Available while stock lasts.
While the ASUS widescreen monitor above is our pick as far as the best in this category, this LG effort is pretty good too – and comparatively cheap. Available until August 18 or while stock lasts.
added August 7, 2017
Samsung 850 EVO 500GB SSD (MZ-75E500) - $219 @ Dick Smith (reduced from $279)
A pretty decent price for an external SSD, though keep in mind there are no SATA cables included, though this deal will chuck in a micro-USB to USB cable for an extra $3. Available while stock lasts.
Dell UltraSharp 34 Curved Monitor - $899 @ Microsoft (usually $999)
This usually costs upwards of a grand, but on the Microsoft store you can get it for more than $250 off. Good if you want to get involved in aspect ratio arguments in the comments section. Available while stock lasts.
Update: While this deal was originally $725 at time of publication, as of Monday, August 14 the price is now $899 – still a $100 discount, but not quite as much a steal.
Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum Professional Grade Gaming Mouse - $152 @ Kogan (usually $269.95)
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