Best cheap gaming PC deals today

Gaming PC deals

If you're seeking the ultimate PC gaming experience without breaking the bank, these cheap gaming PC deals could be precisely what you need. They balance performance and affordability perfectly, ensuring you can enjoy immersive gameplay no matter the budget.

PC gaming can become quite costly and that's where the guidance of experts proves invaluable. That's precisely where we come into play—we've scrutinized the newest systems on sale this week, allowing you to make informed decisions about where to invest your hard-earned money.

Our gaming setups are categorized into three clear tiers: entry-level, sweet spot, and luxury. The sweet spot, nestled within the $1,000 to $2,000 price range, is where you'll encounter numerous gaming systems that deliver exceptional value. However, regardless of your budget, we aim to ensure you get the most bang for your buck. 

Today, we're seeing frequent deals on systems using the Nvidia's RTX 40-series cards, and there's also some great discounts on PCs making use of the Super variants. But if you want more guidance, check out our picks for the best gaming PCs. It'll give you a good idea of how the rigs we've spotted on sale stack up in terms of performance.

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Nvidia GeForce-powered gaming PCs

AMD Radeon-powered gaming PCs

Under $1000

NXS gaming desktop | AMD Ryzen 5 5600G | 16 GB DDR4-3600 | 512 GB NVMe SSD | $489 at Newegg

NXS gaming desktop | AMD Ryzen 5 5600G | 16 GB DDR4-3600 | 512 GB NVMe SSD | $489 at Newegg
You can game on this machine to a certain extent—the integrated Vega GPU on the Ryzen chip will certainly support 720p gaming at lower settings. But we're listing it here as a good base from which to add your own graphics card for a quick new gaming PC on a tight budget. The AMD CPU is a good six-core, 12-thread job, and the 16 GB RAM will run everything you need.

Geekom A7 Mini PC | Ryzen 9 7940HS | Radeon 780M | 32 GB DDR5-5600 | 2 TB SSD | $799 $679 at Amazon (save $120 with the PCGGA715 code)
Use promo code PCGGA715 to get the full discount.

Geekom A7 Mini PC | Ryzen 9 7940HS | Radeon 780M | 32 GB DDR5-5600 | 2 TB SSD | $799 $679 at Amazon (save $120 with the PCGGA715 code)
There's a ton of tech inside the A7—this is no mere barebones system, coming with 32 GB of dual-channel DDR5-5600 and a 2 TB Gen4 SSD, as well as a copy of Windows 11 Pro pre-installed. The AMD core at its heart is great, too, with eight Zen 4 cores and the finest Radeon iGPU we'll see until Strix Point finally launches. Use promo code PCGGA715 to get the full discount.

iBuyPower TraceMesh | RTX 4060 | Ryzen 7 5700 | 16 GB DDR4-3200 | 1 TB SSD | $999 $699 at Walmart (save $300)

iBuyPower TraceMesh | RTX 4060 | Ryzen 7 5700 | 16 GB DDR4-3200 | 1 TB SSD | $999 $699 at Walmart (save $300)
Walmart's got some tasty Prime-y deals going down right now, and this iBuyPower rig is certainly one of them. We've been into the Yeyian Yumi for its CPU/GPU combo, but this ups the ante with a full eight-core/16-thread chip at its heart to complement the RTX 4060 GPU. The mix of RAM and SSD are what you want, even at this sub-$700 price point, too.

Yeyian Yumi  | Ryzen 5 5600X | Nvidia RTX 4060 | 16 GB DDR4-3200 | 1 TB SSD |$1,199 $799 at Newegg (save $400)

Yeyian Yumi  | Ryzen 5 5600X | Nvidia RTX 4060 | 16 GB DDR4-3200 | 1 TB SSD | $1,199 $799 at Newegg (save $400)
The Yumi is a bit of a classic when it comes to gaming PC deals, as it's always there or thereabouts. At the moment this is the cheapest RTX 4060-based PC we've found, and comes with a supporting spec that is absolutely solid, even if it's not the latest and greatest. The combination of DDR4 RAM and a previous gen Ryzen 5 might not be top-end, but this machine will still deliver great performance for under a grand.

Ipason gaming desktop | Ryzen 5 5600 | Radeon RX 7600 | 16 GB DDR4-3200 | 1 TB SSD | $849 at Newegg

Ipason gaming desktop | Ryzen 5 5600 | Radeon RX 7600 | 16 GB DDR4-3200 | 1 TB SSD | $849 at Newegg
If you don't want to get busy with a screwdriver, Ipason has a budget offering with a built-in upgrade over its $489 5600G-sporting PC, this time with an RX 7600 GPU at its heart. That offers sometimes better than RTX 4060 gaming performance, and the full system comes with a solid back-up spec, too. The Ryzen 5 5600 might not be the latest and greatest but it's still very capable as a gaming CPU, and that 1 TB SSD gives you a decent amount of space for a few big games and all your files.

ABS Cyclone Aqua | Core i5 13400F | GeForce RTX 4060 Ti | 32 GB DDR4-3200 | 1 TB SSD | $1,099.99$929.99 at Newegg (save $170)

ABS Cyclone Aqua | Core i5 13400F | GeForce RTX 4060 Ti | 32 GB DDR4-3200 | 1 TB SSD | $1,099.99 $929.99 at Newegg (save $170)
It's a last-gen Intel CPU but the 13400F is the best budget gaming processor you can get. It's an ideal match for the RTX 4060 Ti, and the rest of the specs are nicely balanced, too. Sure it would be nice to have DDR5 system memory, but 32 GB will ensure no game is going to be left wanting more. For the price, there's very little to complain about.

$1,000 - $2,000

Yeiyan Tanto | Intel Core i5 13400F | RTX 4070 | 16 GB DDR5-5600 | 1 TB SSD | $1,599 $1,139.99 at Newegg (save $459.01)

Yeiyan Tanto | Intel Core i5 13400F | RTX 4070 | 16 GB DDR5-5600 | 1 TB SSD | $1,599 $1,139.99 at Newegg (save $459.01)
RTX 4070 machines can vary in price and specification quite significantly, but here you're getting that great 1440p GPU (with even some 4K credentials thanks to DLSS 3), a nice and speedy Core i5 paired with some good DDR5 RAM, and a 1 TB SSD. For close to a thousand bucks, that's a really great selection of hardware that makes it a great gaming rig for more like budget prices.

Yeyian Tanto | Intel Core i5 13400F | RTX 4070 Super | 16 GB DDR5-5600 | 1 TB SSD | $1,599.99 $1,279.99 at Newegg (save $320)

Yeyian Tanto | Intel Core i5 13400F | RTX 4070 Super | 16 GB DDR5-5600 | 1 TB SSD | $1,599.99 $1,279.99 at Newegg (save $320)
Yeyian has a stellar deal on an RTX 4070 Super machine here. That's the cheapest we've seen a PC with this card go for in, well, in as far as I can remember. Maybe ever. It does make a bit of an odd combo with the Core i5 here, though for straightforward gaming performance it shouldn't prove any issue and deliver high frame rates.

MSI Aegis Z | Ryzen 7 7700 | RTX 4070 Super | 16 GB DDR5-5600 | 1 TB SSD | $1,549.99 $1,449.99 at Best Buy (save $100)

MSI Aegis Z | Ryzen 7 7700 | RTX 4070 Super | 16 GB DDR5-5600 | 1 TB SSD | $1,549.99 $1,449.99 at Best Buy (save $100)
The Ryzen 7700 is a speedy gaming chip, and the RTX 4070 Super is a decent upgrade over the standard RTX 4070. 16 GB of DDR5 and a 1 TB SSD is enough for the meantime, and both are easy enough to upgrade on the cheap later down the line. A very nice mid-range gaming PC, at a price that makes a lot of sense.

Yeyian Phoenix Glass | Core i7 14700F | RTX 4070 Super | 32 GB DDR5-5600 | 1 TB SSD | $2,099.99 $1,579.99 at Newegg (save $520)

Yeyian Phoenix Glass | Core i7 14700F | RTX 4070 Super | 32 GB DDR5-5600 | 1 TB SSD | $2,099.99 $1,579.99 at Newegg (save $520)
Like the gaming PC above, but want a CPU with more and more RAM for productivity and content creation? Well for $150 extra cash you can have exactly that with this Yeyian model. Unlike the Ryzen chip, you won't be able to overclock this Intel one, but it'll be fast enough for most PC gamer's needs.

ABS Kaze Aqua | Core i7 14700KF | Nvidia RTX 4070 Ti Super | 32GB DDR5-6000 | 1TB SSD | $2,299.99 $1,899.99 at Newegg (save $400)

ABS Kaze Aqua | Core i7 14700KF | Nvidia RTX 4070 Ti Super | 32GB DDR5-6000 | 1TB SSD | $2,299.99 $1,899.99 at Newegg (save $400)
The RTX 4070 Ti Super is a very powerful GPU, especially when you match it up with a Core i7 14700KF and 32 GB of DDR5-6000 RAM. That makes for a machine with serious grunt, and something that'll power through demanding games with relative ease. Shame about only 1TB of storage, but cheap SSD deals can still be found to buy you a bit more breathing room.

ABS Vortex-X Ruby | Ryzen 7 7700X | RTX 4080 Super | 32 GB DDR5-6000 | 1 TB SSD | $2,399 $1,999.99 at Newegg (save $400)

ABS Vortex-X Ruby | Ryzen 7 7700X | RTX 4080 Super | 32 GB DDR5-6000 | 1 TB SSD | $2,399 $1,999.99 at Newegg (save $400)
It's been a little while since we've seen an RTX 4080 Super-equipped machine at $2,000, but this system strikes as a very well-balanced and powerful set of components. The 7700X is a very speedy gaming CPU, and combined with 32 GB of fast DDR5 and that beastly GPU this PC should fly through even the most demanding of games. As is often the case, however, you'll probably want to add in some sizeable storage when you get the chance.

$2,000+

Cooler Master TD5 Pro | Core i7 14700KF |RX 7900 XTX| 32 GB DDR5-6000 | 1TB SSD | $2,299.99 $2,099.99 at Newegg (save $200)

Cooler Master TD5 Pro | Core i7 14700KF | RX 7900 XTX| 32 GB DDR5-6000 | 1TB SSD | $2,299.99 $2,099.99 at Newegg (save $200)
The case might look a bit old-school from the front but it's what's inside that matters. Fortunately, it's all good, with a fast 20 core, 28 thread CPU, AMD's best gaming GPU with 24 GB of VRAM, plenty of fast DDR5 RAM, and a decent-sized SSD (though, you'll soon want to stick a larger drive in). The motherboard supports overclocking and all of the cooling stuff is Cooler Master's own gear, so you'll know it will be up to the job.

Yeyian Odachi | Core i9 14900KF | RTX 4090 | 32 GB DDR5-6000 | 2 TB SSD | $3,699 $2,999 at Newegg (save $700)

Yeyian Odachi | Core i9 14900KF | RTX 4090 | 32 GB DDR5-6000 | 2 TB SSD | $3,699 $2,999 at Newegg (save $700)
When the price of an RTX 4090 bought on its own these days is getting on for the same price as this entire rig, it's maybe worth taking a look at these high-end PCs as a value proposition after all. Coupled with the latest and greatest Intel CPU, 32GB of fast DDR5, and a healthy dollop (technical term) of SSD storage, this is a huge amount of gaming PC at a very good price.

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ADMI Gaming PC| Core i5 12400F | RTX 4060 | 16 GB DDR4-3200 | 1 TB SSD | £749.95 £729.99 at Amazon

ADMI Gaming PC| Core i5 12400F | RTX 4060 | 16 GB DDR4-3200 | 1 TB SSD | £749.95 £729.99 at Amazon
Yes, this six-core, 12-thread CPU is now two generations old but for the money, you really can't complain. Well, a bit more RAM would have been nice, but you're not going to get many gaming PCs with an RTX 4060 graphics card for just £730. The PSU is only rated to 500W so if you're planning on using this as a base to upgrade in the future, you might need a better supply unit for a top-end GPU.

Scan Gamer RTX Gaming PC| Ryzen 5 5500 | RTX 4070 | 16 GB DDR4-3600 | 1 TB SSD | £1,099.99 at Scan

Scan Gamer RTX Gaming PC| Ryzen 5 5500 | RTX 4070 | 16 GB DDR4-3600 | 1 TB SSD | £1,099.99 at Scan
The six-core, 12-thread CPU may be last-gen, and not the fastest one that AMD ever made, but this is still a very good deal for a powerful RTX 4070 machine. It sports dual channel DDR4-3600, which is rare to see in a simple pre-built, and you get a 1 TB SSD to load up with games. 

ADMI Gaming PC| Ryzen 5 7600X | RTX 4070 Super | 32 GB DDR5-5600 | 1 TB SSD | £1,529.95 at Amazon

ADMI Gaming PC| Ryzen 5 7600X | RTX 4070 Super | 32 GB DDR5-5600 | 1 TB SSD | £1,529.95 at Amazon
For those looking to jump on the AM5 platform with a great GPU/CPU combo, this machine is well worth a look. The 7600X is a very capable chip, and the RTX 4070 Super has a decent performance uplift over the regular RTX 4070. 32 GB of decently fast DDR5 is also pleasing to see, making this an upper-midrange gaming machine with plenty going for it.

AlphaSync | Core i5 14600KF | RTX 4070 Ti Super | 32 GB DDR5-6000 | 1 TB SSD | £1,999.97 $1799.99 at Ebuyer (save £199.98)

AlphaSync | Core i5 14600KF | RTX 4070 Ti Super | 32 GB DDR5-6000 | 1 TB SSD | £1,999.97 $1799.99 at Ebuyer (save £199.98)
Yes, it's a Core i5 processor is a gaming PC just under £1,800 and it uses a B760M motherboard, so you can't overclock it. Don't worry about that because the CPU is better than the best all-rounder you can get, the Core i5 13600K. You're also getting a really good GPU with 16 GB of VRAM, bags of fast DDR5 RAM, and a reasonably sized SSD. 

Cyberpower Luxe Core i9 12900KF RTX 4080 Super| 1 TB SSD | 32 GB DDR5-5200 | $2,019.60 at Amazon

Cyberpower Luxe | Core i9 12900KF | RTX 4080 Super | 1 TB SSD | 32 GB DDR5-5200 | $2,019.60 at Amazon
This Cyberpower Luxe comes equipped with the fantastic Core i9 12900KF, in combination with an RTX 4080 that still kicks out a huge amount of graphics horsepower even compared to the newer Super model. You also get a very fancy corner window case to show off those RGB-lit fans, making this PC a stunning looker with a serious gaming grunt to match.

3XS Gamer RTX | Core i7 14700K | RTX 4090 | 32 GB DDR5-5600 | 2 TB PCIe 4.0 SSD | £3,099.98 at Scan

3XS Gamer RTX | Core i7 14700K | RTX 4090 | 32 GB DDR5-5600 | 2 TB PCIe 4.0 SSD | £3,099.98 at Scan
You're probably thinking that this isn't much of a good deal but when RTX 4090 cards cost £2,000 on average, it looks a whole lot better. You're getting a very solid gaming CPU, the best gaming GPU, lots of speedy dual-channel RAM, and plenty of NVMe storage. This is about as fast a gaming machine as you can get your hands on, and even at £3,100, this is still a monster of a PC at a good price.

Graphics card hierarchy

The most important component for any gaming PC build will always be the graphics card. That will give you the best idea about how one machine matches up with another just in terms of raw gaming performance.

Below, we've listed the slew of GPUs we've had over the past couple of years listed in terms of their Time Spy Extreme index score as a way to put them in some consistent hierarchy.

Should I build my own gaming PC or buy a prebuilt?

One of the biggest advantages of putting together your own budget gaming PC build is the ability to choose every single component in the system. This allows you to shop around for deals and find the perfect combination of parts to fit your budget and performance needs. The downside for most inexperienced builders is that this whole process can take some time and has the potential to cause quite a headache if something goes wrong. This is where prebuilt gaming PCs really shine.

When you pay the premium to configure or purchase a prebuilt PC, you pay for more than just the parts. You are paying for warranty service, support, and the peace of mind that professionals put your system together. These are some of the things we value highly when considering the best budget gaming PCs. We also look at other unique selling points like design, upgradability, and anything you couldn't do when building it yourself.

Now that graphics cards are regularly available and the silicon shortage is starting to clear up, building your own PC is much easier than it was before. A prebuilt rig is still a reliable way to get your desired graphics card.

For most users who don't have the luxury of spending over $1000 on a prebuilt gaming PC, upgradability and performance per dollar are paramount. When we decided to choose our top choices for budget prebuilt gaming PCs, we looked at almost every major manufacturer and system integrator to find the best combination of value, reliability, customer feedback, design, and performance under $500 and under $1,000. 

We still highly recommend the experience of building it yourself, but if you can't do that, one of the systems above will have you gaming in short order.

What is a decent price for a gaming PC?

The $1,000 - $1,500 mark is probably around the sweet spot for a new gaming PC. That will get you a graphics card that can nail 1440p at solid frame rates and a really good supporting spec. That should mean a relatively sizeable NVMe SSD, around 500GB, as well as 16GB of speedy memory and a modern CPU.

Is PC gaming better than console?

Unquestionably. In real terms, it's more expensive in terms of hardware, but there is a games library stretching back decades that no other gaming platform can possibly match. Games are also regularly cheaper or free on PC, too.

The PC is also more capable of doing more things than a games console, too. Try browsing the web on your PlayStation, and you'll know what we mean. It can also be portable, in either laptop or Steam Deck style.

What PC is equivalent to a PS5?

We suggest that the AMD RX 6700 GPU will deliver around the same level of raw graphics performance as Sony's PS5. That's an OEM part, so you'll only find it in a prebuilt gaming PC, but it's an 11.3 TFLOP GPU versus the 10.3 TFLOP of the PS5.

Those numbers aren't wholly comparative, but you would also need an 8-core CPU, 16GB of memory (though the PS5's is spread between GPU and system), and a 500GB+ SSD.

Dave James
Managing Editor, Hardware

Dave has been gaming since the days of Zaxxon and Lady Bug on the Colecovision, and code books for the Commodore Vic 20 (Death Race 2000!). He built his first gaming PC at the tender age of 16, and finally finished bug-fixing the Cyrix-based system around a year later. When he dropped it out of the window. He first started writing for Official PlayStation Magazine and Xbox World many decades ago, then moved onto PC Format full-time, then PC Gamer, TechRadar, and T3 among others. Now he's back, writing about the nightmarish graphics card market, CPUs with more cores than sense, gaming laptops hotter than the sun, and SSDs more capacious than a Cybertruck.