Best Amazon Prime Day PC gaming deals

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Bye bye Big Deal Days, we hardly knew you. And honestly I'm still trying to figure out exactly why Jeff Amazon thought sticking another sales event in before Black Friday was a good idea. But maybe that's why I'm not a multi-billionaire and he's got space rockets in his backyard.

But, even as October's Prime Days fade into the distance, there are still a host of deals still live if you're in the market for an upgrade for your own setup, or looking for a gift for a friend or family member. And just know that we've got you covered with the best PC deals we've found from Amazon and further afield below.

With prices likely to rise after this sales event it's going to be even harder to shake the feeling that, with Black Friday on the very near horizon, you might be better off waiting until November to make a key purchase. But it's worth noting that every retailer is fighting for attention, so you might still see some folks go live early this year with new, tasty deals.

We're going to keep curating the best discounts on our favorite products all the up to Black Friday and beyond, and those pages are where we're going to focus our efforts now. So, keep an eye on the best Black Friday PC gaming deals pages for our most up to date, curated lists.

Our standard advice remains, however. It's only ever a deal if you were looking at buying that gaming laptop, monitor, PC, or graphics card in the first place. So have an idea of the sort of thing you're looking to buy first, and that way you won't get your head turned as easily by seemingly hefty discounts on things you don't need, or even really want. 

We'll be carefully avoiding the terrible deals with fake sale prices designed to tempt people to spend on obsolete hardware; we are making it our focus to only show you the kit you should really consider buying for your own PC gaming setup. 

What are the best Amazon Prime deals?

Where are the best Amazon Prime Day PC gaming deals?

Other retailers are likely to take advantage of Amazon's own sale to get their own summer sales events kickstarted.

Amazon Prime Day top deals

1. Lenovo Legion Pro 7i | Nvidia RTX 4080 | Intel Core i9 13900HX | 16-inch | 1600p | 240Hz | 32GB DDR5-5600 | 1TB NVMe SSD | $2,749.99 $2,149 at B&H Photo (save $650)

1. Lenovo Legion Pro 7i | Nvidia RTX 4080 | Intel Core i9 13900HX | 16-inch | 1600p | 240Hz | 32GB DDR5-5600 | 1TB NVMe SSD | $2,749.99 $2,149 at B&H Photo (save $650)
This is a surprise: a discount on the best RTX 4080 laptop I've tested. It's a fantastic notebook, offering performance that can often match and sometimes beat an RTX 4090-based system (see our review). There's a high-performance CPU to back it up, a decent, bright 1600p screen, and a fair amount of storage. All with a discount.

Price check: Lenovo $2,564.99 

2. Meta Quest 3 Bundle | VR Headset | 128 GB | $725 $599.99 at Costco (save $125)

2. Meta Quest 3 Bundle | VR Headset | 128 GB | $725 $599.99 at Costco (save $125)
The Meta Quest 3 is everything we wanted in a Quest 2 (see our review): more power, better resolution, and increased comfort. This bundle at Costco is tossing a carrying case, an elite strap, a free copy of Asgard's Wrath 2, and a $25 Meta Quest Store digital gift card for just $600. It's a great deal to give you everything you need to start playing. 

3. Alienware 34 AW3423DWF | 34-inch | 165Hz | QD-OLED | $1,099.99 $799.99 at Dell (save $250)

3. Alienware 34 AW3423DWF | 34-inch | 165Hz | QD-OLED | $1,099.99 $799.99 at Dell (save $250)
Alienware's fancy QD-OLED panel just got that little bit cheaper. It's still not exactly entry-level at $800, but think of it as a long term investment that will make every single gaming session pop. Once you've experienced per-pixel OLED-style lighting, you won't want to go back to LCD tech. You can read our Alienware QD-OLED review for more.

Price check: Best Buy $799.99

4. WD Black SN850X | 1TB | NVMe | PCIe 4.0 | 7,300MB/s read | 6,300MB/s write | $159.99 $59 at Amazon (save $100.99)

4. WD Black SN850X | 1TB | NVMe | PCIe 4.0 | 7,300MB/s read | 6,300MB/s write | $159.99 $59 at Amazon (save $100.99)
This is our favorite SSD for gaming right now. Unlike the cheaper SN770, the SN850X encapsulates the best PCIe 4.0 offers in terms of performance (check out our review). That makes it a great fit for a boot drive with space to spare for your game library, and at this price, we're happy to pay the premium for its higher speed.

Price check: Best Buy $59.99 | Newegg $71.55

5. AOC G2 Series C27G2 | 27-inch | 1080p | 165Hz | VA | FreeSync | $259.99 $199.99 at Best Buy (save $60)

5. AOC G2 Series C27G2 | 27-inch | 1080p | 165Hz | VA | FreeSync | $259.99 $199.99 at Best Buy (save $60)
Not the cheapest, but made by a very trusted panel maker who we really rate for their monitors, AOC. This panel features FreeSync and a 165Hz refresh rate, which most modern graphics cards should be able to max out in competitive titles, at the very least.

6. Asus TUF Gaming VG27AQA1A | 27-inch | 1440p | 170Hz | VA | $249.99 $199.99 at Newegg (save $50)

6. Asus TUF Gaming VG27AQA1A | 27-inch | 1440p | 170Hz | VA | $249.99 $199.99 at Newegg (save $50)
For the budget-conscious gamer, Asus makes a mean gaming monitor. This screen may be on the cheaper side, even costing less than some 1080p panels, yet it delivers 1440p res gaming with a 170Hz refresh rate (overclocked). Not too shabby.

Price check: Amazon $249.99

7. Gigabyte M28U | 28-inch | 4K | 144Hz | IPS | $599.99 $499.99 at Newegg (save $100)

7. Gigabyte M28U | 28-inch | 4K | 144Hz | IPS | $599.99 $499.99 at Newegg (save $100)
Here's a monitor we really rate from our Gigabyte M28U review. We actually loved this package for its blend of speed and resolution, even at its $650 price tag. At this tantalizingly cheap price, it's that much better.

Price check: Amazon $499.99

8. Gigabyte G5 KF | Nvidia RTX 4060 | Intel Core i5 12500H | 15.6-inch | 1080p | 144Hz | 8GB DDR4 | 512GB SSD | $1,099 $859.99 at Newegg (save $239.01)

8. Gigabyte G5 KF | Nvidia RTX 4060 | Intel Core i5 12500H | 15.6-inch | 1080p | 144Hz | 8GB DDR4 | 512GB SSD | $1,099 $859.99 at Newegg (save $239.01)
The Gigabyte G5 (see our review) is our favorite affordable gaming laptop, packing the RTX 4060 GPU for some serious 1080p gaming performance in a budget package. It's a smart spec that essentially uses an otherwise older specification with the simple addition of just the new Nvidia RTX 40-series graphics chip. The 512GB SSD is a bit miserly, but that is upgradeable. The 8GB of DDR4 memory is also upgradeable, and you'll want to bump it to 16GB, so this is a bit of a project buy.

Price check: Best Buy $919.99 | Amazon $879.99

9. Yeyian Yumi | Core i5 12400F | Nvidia RTX 4060 | 16GB DDR4-3200 | 1TB SSD | $1,199.99 $869.99 at Newegg (save $330)

9. Yeyian Yumi | Core i5 12400F | Nvidia RTX 4060 | 16GB DDR4-3200 | 1TB SSD | $1,199.99 $869.99 at Newegg (save $330)
This is a good deal for a mid-tier gaming PC, especially when many rigs around this price are delivering you an RTX 3060 or RTX 3060 Ti. The Core i5 is still a solid CPU today, and RTX 4060 is probably the mainstream GPU of Nvidia's current generation of cards you'd expect in a budget build, comfortably beating both those RTX 30-series mainstays, and with the added panacea of DLSS 3.5 and Frame Generation. You also get a full 16GB RAM and a full 1TB NVMe SSD..

10. Lenovo Legion Slim 5 | RTX 4060 | AMD Ryzen 7 7640HS | 16-inch | 144Hz | 1200p | 16GB DDR5 | 512GB SSD | $1,349.99 $1,029.99 at Best Buy (save $320)

10. Lenovo Legion Slim 5 | RTX 4060 | AMD Ryzen 7 7640HS | 16-inch | 144Hz | 1200p | 16GB DDR5 | 512GB SSD | $1,349.99 $1,029.99 at Best Buy (save $320)
Lenovo has been doing great things with laptops lately. We really rate  Our pick as the best gaming laptop is a Lenovo, in fact. This isn't that laptop, but it's a slim version with a cut-down spec that will appeal to anyone actually looking to carry this around day-to-day. The only downside here is the slim SSD storage, but otherwise the spec looks great.

11. Nextorage Japan | 2TB | NVMe | PCIe 4.0 | 7,300MB/s read | 6900MB/s write | $249.99 $99.99 at Newegg (save $150)

11. Nextorage Japan | 2TB | NVMe | PCIe 4.0 | 7,300MB/s read | 6900MB/s write | $249.99 $99.99 at Newegg (save $150)
This is a high-end PCIe 4.0 drive for a little over the price of much more mainstream drives. The read/write speeds here are rather phenomenal: the Nextorage can reach the upper echelons of PCIe 4.0 bandwidth at 7,300MB/s read and 6,900MB/s write. If you can spare the cash, I'd make the leap to the Nextorage.

Price check: Amazon $106.99

Amazon Prime Day gaming laptop deals

Gigabyte G5 KF | Nvidia RTX 4060 | Intel Core i5 12500H | 15.6-inch | 1080p | 144Hz | 8GB DDR4 | 512GB SSD | $1,099 $859.99 at Newegg (save $239.01)

Gigabyte G5 KF | Nvidia RTX 4060 | Intel Core i5 12500H | 15.6-inch | 1080p | 144Hz | 8GB DDR4 | 512GB SSD | $1,099 $859.99 at Newegg (save $239.01)
The Gigabyte G5 (see our review) is our favorite affordable gaming laptop, packing the RTX 4060 GPU for some serious 1080p gaming performance in a budget package. It's a smart spec that essentially uses an otherwise older specification with the simple addition of just the new Nvidia RTX 40-series graphics chip. The 512GB SSD is a bit miserly, but that is upgradeable. The 8GB of DDR4 memory is also upgradeable, and you'll want to bump it to 16GB, so this is a bit of a project buy.

Price check: Best Buy $919.99 | Amazon $879.99

MSI Katana 15 | 15-inch | RTX 4060 | Intel Core i5 12450H | 16GB DDR5 | 1TB SSD | $1,199$949 at Newegg (save $250)

MSI Katana 15 | 15-inch | RTX 4060 | Intel Core i5 12450H | 16GB DDR5 | 1TB SSD | $1,199 $949 at Newegg (save $250)
This is the RTX 4060 laptop to buy right now. For a little under $1,000, you can score a brand new RTX 4060 in a laptop that's not massively underpowered in some other way. Usually, we'd see manufacturers skimp on the SSD or RAM to get the cost down to this level, but here you're looking at a healthy 16GB of DDR5 and a 1TB NVMe drive. Lovely.

Price check: Amazon $1,399.99

Lenovo Legion Slim 5 | RTX 4060 | AMD Ryzen 5 7640HS | 16-inch | 144Hz | 1200p | 16GB DDR5 | 512GB SSD | $1,349.99 $1,029.99 at Best Buy (save $320)

Lenovo Legion Slim 5 | RTX 4060 | AMD Ryzen 5 7640HS | 16-inch | 144Hz | 1200p | 16GB DDR5 | 512GB SSD | $1,349.99 $1,029.99 at Best Buy (save $320)
Lenovo has been doing great things with laptops lately. Our pick as the best gaming laptop is a Lenovo, in fact. This isn't that laptop, but it's a slim version with a cut-down spec that will appeal to anyone actually looking to carry this around day-to-day. The only downside here is the slim SSD storage, but otherwise the spec looks great. It was cheaper over the recent Prime Day, so I'd expect it to drop below $1,000 again closer to Black Friday.

MSI Crosshair 15 | RTX 4070 | Intel Core i7 13620H | 16-inch | 144Hz | 1200p | 16GB DDR5 | 1TB SSD | $1,699.99 $1,389.90 Amazon (save $310.09)

MSI Crosshair 15 | RTX 4070 | Intel Core i7 13620H | 16-inch | 144Hz | 1200p | 16GB DDR5 | 1TB SSD | $1,699.99 $1,389.90 Amazon (save $310.09)
We were surprised to see a new 16-inch RTX 4070-powered laptop for only $1,400. This Crosshair has a current-gen Intel CPU, so it's great for working and gaming. Also, the display has a 16:10 aspect ratio, so you get more field of view which is super useful in first-person shooters. 

Price check: Best Buy $1,399.99 

Asus TUF A17 | Nvidia RTX 4070 | AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS | 17.3-inch | 144Hz | 1080p | 16GB DDR5 | 1TB SSD | $1,799.99 $1,369 at Amazon (save $430.99)

Asus TUF A17 | Nvidia RTX 4070 | AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS | 17.3-inch | 144Hz | 1080p | 16GB DDR5 | 1TB SSD | $1,799.99 $1,369 at Amazon (save $430.99)
If you're after a large-screen laptop for school with a little Triple-A gaming on the side, the TUF A17 will certainly deliver. It is only a 1080p panel, which is a bit of a shame, but its RTX 4070 will run pretty much everything at that resolution. It also has an 8-core, 16-thread Ryzen CPU that sports the 780M integrated graphics. That's the same as in all the latest handhelds so it can give decent gaming performance on the go and should offer more gaming battery life than running on the RTX 4070 when away from a plug socket.

Price check: Newegg $1,399.99