The second day of Amazon Prime Day (opens in new tab) gaming PC deals is here and, incredibly, there are still a host of great machines available at discounted prices. We probably won't see many more get added here, so if one's sitting in your basket right now, we suggest hitting buy before the deals disappear for the summer.
Consider, however, that the next wave of AMD, Intel, and Nvidia CPUs and GPUs is on the horizon, which means retailers are trying to sell off gaming PCs with older components before they're overshadowed. Don't get me wrong, the components will stay relevant for some time, you'll just have to make peace with the fact you're a generation behind. For the price some of these are going at, you can probably put that fact behind you, rather than splash out on the next generation immediately, right?
First off, the GPU shortage is finally subsiding. While we're not quite in MSRP territory, plenty of graphics cards are damn close. That means system builders should be able to drop prices even more. Not just $100 here and there, but real significant savings.
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The other factor is the upcoming next generation of graphics cards. With those landing before the year's over, retailers are trying to get the current gen machines out the door. Pre-built machines with high-end GPUs like the RTX 3080, RTX 3080 Ti, Radeon RX 6900XT, etc. are most likely to see discounts, as they'll be replaced first. The next generation offering is looking to be a significant performance increase over the current standard, so expect high-end machines to boast bigger savings.
Of course, the GPU makes up a huge portion of a gaming system's prowess, but that's not the only component firing the sales furnace. New CPUs from AMD are coming by the end of the year, too, and there is plenty of Intel's 11th Gen CPU stock out there. On top of that, SSD prices continue to tumble, and RAM has never been cheaper. Expect plenty of deals, indeed.
We're still sending out our finest scouting bots to track down the best deals, and updating this page with the gaming PCs that appeal to us. So keep checking back to see what we've unearthed. Alternatively, if you're in the market for a laptop, then check out the best Amazon Prime Day laptop deals (opens in new tab).
When does Amazon Prime Day 2022 end?
The official answer is that Prime Day 2022 ends at 11.59pm on Wednesday July 13. But the more complicated answer is that it depends on your time zone. In the US, Amazon Prime Day ends at 11.59pm PDT Wednesday July 13, but that's actually 2.59am EDT Thursday July 14.
In the UK it's a more straightforward cut off at 11.59pm BST Wednesday July 13.
But that's all for Amazon's own specific deals, and we would expect to see deals from the likes of Newegg and Best Buy hanging around just that little bit longer.
Where are the best Prime Day gaming PC deals?
- Amazon - Save up to $460 on RTX 3070 gaming PCs already (opens in new tab)
- PC Gamer's favorite desktop - Alienware Aurora PCs from $1,176 (opens in new tab)
- RTX 3080 - iBuyPower Gaming RDY S6MBG201|
$2,399$1,899 at iBuyPower (save $400) (opens in new tab)
- RTX 3070 - Skytech Shiva | $
1,899.99$1,439.99 at Amazon (save $460) (opens in new tab)
- RX 6700 XT - Alienware Aurora R10 |
$1,699.99$1,175.99 at Dell (save $524) (opens in new tab)
- RTX 3060 Ti - ABS Master Gaming PC |
$1,699.99$1,399.99 at Newegg (save $300) (opens in new tab)
- RTX 3060 - HP Pavilion |
$899.99$699 at Walmart (save $200) (opens in new tab)
- iBuyPower - Fast shipping on machines with up to $360 off (opens in new tab)
- Best Buy - Save up to $300 on gaming desktops (opens in new tab)
- Lenovo - Legion Tower 7i with RTX 3070
$2,239.99$1,599.99 (opens in new tab)
- Newegg - ABS Gaming PCs starting at $1,250 (opens in new tab)
- Microsoft - Save up to $500 on desktop and laptops (opens in new tab)
- Dell - Save up to $690 on Alienware PCs (opens in new tab)
- HP - Gaming PCs from $550 (opens in new tab)
- Corsair - Up to $800 off Corsair's gaming PCs (opens in new tab)
- NZXT - Affordable gaming PCs starting at just $799 (opens in new tab)
- Walmart - Plenty of RTX 3060 gaming PCs here starting from $699 (opens in new tab)
- B&H Photo - Gaming machines starting at $799 (opens in new tab)
Amazon Prime Day gaming PC deals
iBuyPower Same Day RDY gaming PCs | Delivery 2 days (opens in new tab)
Gaming PCs are your 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.
Up to $476 off Alienware gaming PCs | Delivery within 5 days (opens in new tab)
We've had to put up with long lead times on a lot of systems over the past few years, but Alienware is ready to ship out a host of discounted Aurora PCs in 5 days or under. They include AMD Ryzen 5000-series and Intel 12th Gen CPUs and budget and high-end Nvidia and AMD graphics cards. Unlike iBuyPower they're also customizable before they ship.
Save $400 on NZXT Gaming PCs | Delivery within 6 days (opens in new tab)
There's still time to bag a $400 discount on NZXT's prebuilt gaming PCs. The build quality is always excellent and they are great-looking, reliable machines. There are also a selection of bundles, with NZXT keyboards and mice, too.
HP Pavilion | RTX 3060 | Core i5 10400F |
$899.99 $699 at Walmart (save $200.99) (opens in new tab)
This is an incredible price for an RTX 3060 PC. It really is that simple. The CPU is a bit old now, but still fine for 1080p gaming, and the 8GB RAM and 512GB storage could do with a boost, but that's easy to do after the fact. And when you're saving this much money, you'll still end up with a great value PC.
NZXT Dreamer Plus | RTX 3060 | Core i5 10400F | 16GB RAM | 500GB SSD |
$1,399.99 $999.99 at NZXT (save $400) (opens in new tab)
It's hard to beat the $700 HP machine, and in real terms all the NZXT has to offer over it in terms of spec is the increased 16GB of dual channel memory which will make it a slicker-running system as a whole. The other benefits are less tangible; such as the Z590 motherboard that offers a lot of upgrade choices for 10th and 11th Gen CPUs, as well as a 360mm all-in-one cooler. But it is still the next cheapest RTX 3060 rig you'll find this Prime Day.
iBuyPower Gaming RDY S6MBG201 | RTX 3080 10GB | Core i7 12700K | 16GB RAM | 1TB SSD |
$2,399 $1,899 at iBuyPower (save $400) (opens in new tab)
This RTX 3080-powered gaming rig will ship, and be on your desktop in two days. In a world where sometimes buying a new gaming PC would take months, that's a refreshing and reassuring buying experience. The rest of the spec is solid, too, with a decent Alder Lake CPU and the 16GB RAM/1TB SSD you'd expect for a modern rig.
iBuyPower SlateMR 244i | RX 6600 XT | Core i7 11700F | 16GB RAM | 480GB SSD |
$1,349.99 $1,080.94 at Amazon (Save $269.05) (opens in new tab)
The AMD RX 6600 XT is a more powerful gaming GPU than the Nvidia RTX 3060 you might normally see at this sort of price point, which should mean you'll see higher gaming frame rates, too. There have been some compromises made to hit that dollar figure, however, as the 480GB SSD is likely a SATA drive, and pretty low capacity considering the size of modern games. The CPU is also only sporting the reference cooler from Intel, which might it gets a little toasty in there.
Skytech Shiva | Core i5 11400F | RTX 3060 | 16GB RAM | 1TB SSD |
$1,399.99 $1,099.99 at Amazon (save $300) (opens in new tab)
Knocking $300 off the price of this rig has made it far more relevant. It ticks all the budget boxes, with an 11th Gen six-core, 12-thread CPU, an RTX 3060, 16GB RAM, and a 1TB SSD. That makes it a gaming PC which will run happily out of the box without any consideration needing to be given to future upgrades.
Alienware Aurora R10 | RX 6700 XT | Ryzen 5 5600X | 8GB RAM | 256GB SSD |
$1,699.99 $1,175.99 at Dell (save $524) (opens in new tab)
The first thing to say about this Alienware machine is that the SSD and memory combo sucks. Single channel memory is slow, and a 256GB SSD makes a poor boot drive. But they're both easily, and relatively cheaply upgradeable, and the rest of the spec will deliver an outstanding gaming PC with greater performance than an RTX 3060 Ti rig.
ABS Master Gaming PC | RTX 3060 Ti | Core i5 12400F |
$1,699.99 $1,299.99 at Newegg (save $400) (opens in new tab)
The GeForce RTX 3060 Ti is a surprisingly powerful card that can handle 1440p with ease and even tackle some 4K gaming. Paired with an Alder Lake CPU, 16GB of DDR4 RAM, and 1TB of storage, there's plenty to love about this machine. It even looks pretty good, with its top-mounted PSU enclosure offering something a bit different.
Skytech Shiva | RTX 3070 | Ryzen 5 5600X |
$1,899.99 $1,599.99 at Amazon (save $300) (opens in new tab)
This is a healthy saving on a healthy gaming PC. The GeForce RTX 3070 is a powerful card that can manage 4K in plenty of cutting-edge titles and the Ryzen 5 5600X was our top CPU until Intel Alder Lake appeared. Throw in 16GB of DDR4 RAM, 1TB NVMe SSD, and a sweet-looking InWin case, and you're good to game.
Acer Predator Orion 3000 | RTX 3070 | Core i7 11700F | 16GB RAM | 512GB SSD + 1TB HDD |
$1,699.99 $1,444.99 at Amazon (save $255) (opens in new tab)
The CPU may be last-gen, but it's still an 8-core, 16-thread beast that will more than handle your gaming needs. Importantly, it won't bottleneck that RTX 3070, meaning you'll get to enjoy 1440p and even 4K gaming without worry. The rest of the spec is solid, with plenty of RAM, and a decent storage combo of 512GB SSD and 1TB HDD. A decent amount of PC for the money basically.
Amazon Prime Day Office PC deals
Dell Inspiron | Core i3 12100 |
$469.99 $382.19 at Dell (save $87.80) (opens in new tab)
That's really not much cash for such a capable PC. The 4-core, 8-thread Core i3 is an Intel 12th-Gen Alder Lake chip too, so it's bang up to date. You do only get a single 8GB stick of DDR4 RAM, and you're in spinning hard drive territory here, but it's hard to be too down on a system that's so cheap. You even get a copy of Windows thrown in.
HP Envy TE01-2250xt | Core i5 11400 |
$599.99 $479.99 at HP (save $120) (opens in new tab)
This HP box is a bit more expensive than Dell's offering, but that extra money does net you a more capable CPU. It may be last-gen, but the Core i5 11400 is a powerful 6-core, 12-thread CPU all the same. HP has gone for a 2x 4GB memory configuration for optimal performance too. Shame you only get a single 256GB SSD. Still, this is good value for more serious work.
IdeaCentre AIO 5 AMD | Ryzen 7 5700U | 24-inch | 1080p |
$989.99 $959.99 at Lenovo (save $30) (opens in new tab)
This 24-inch all-in-one is surprisingly good-looking for what is essentially a boring office machine. At its heart, you'll find an AMD Ryzen 7 5700U, which is an 8-core, 16-thread beast that can turbo up to 4.3GHz. You get 16GB of RAM for your money too, although the 256GB SSD is a bit on the small side, at least there's a 1TB HDD as well.
Amazon Prime Day UK gaming PCs
CCL Horizon 5M | RTX 3060 Ti | Ryzen 5 4500 | 16GB RAM | 1TB SSD | £1,006.99 at CCL (opens in new tab)
It's worth stating up front that this machine is only this price because you can choose to have it ship without a Windows 11 installation. That will save you £65 off the standard price and you can install your own OS, whether that's Linux or Windows, when you get your system home. That will gain you an RTX 3060 Ti system for a decent price. The only let-down is maybe that odd Ryzen 4000-series CPU. It's a Zen 2 based chip, but still a six-core, 12-thread option.
Acer Predator Orion 3000 | RTX 3060 Ti | Core i5 12400 | 16GB RAM | 1TB HDD + 256GB SSD |
£1,299 £1,099 at Currys (save £200) (opens in new tab)
Right, the first thing to say is, yes, that SSD is miserly beyond all degrees. Just 256GB of speedy storage just isn't enough in 2022. But this is PC gaming and sometimes compromises have to be made, and there is still plenty of sloooooow storage to help. And a larger SSD is just a cheap upgrade down the line. The rest of the spec is fine, though, with one of our favourite Intel budget chips, and the excellent RTX 3060 Ti helping you plough through games.
HP Omen 25L | RX 6600 XT | Ryzen 7 5700G | 16GB RAM | 1TB SSD |
£1,349 £1,099 at Currys (save £250) (opens in new tab)
The RX 6600 XT will deliver a slightly higher level of gaming performance than the RTX 3060. I mean, it's close, but on average across our benchmarking suite the AMD card has the edge at 1440p gaming by a few frames per second. And this rig will deliver a great 1440p gaming experience, with an eight-core, 16-thread CPU, and plenty of storage and memory to back it all up.
HP Omen | RTX 3090 | Core i9 11900K | 32GB RAM | 1TB SSD + 1TB HDD x2 |
£2,799 £2,199 at Amazon (save £600) (opens in new tab)
This gaming PC is for those that don't mind spending some extra cash for a higher-end rig. With an RTX 3090, an 11th Gen processor, and 32GB of RAM, you won't struggle to run any game on max settings. This PC boasts a lot of storage too, giving you a total of 3TB to house even the beefiest AAA games without breaking a sweat. The current price is also the cheapest we've seen this particular machine.