EOFY sales 2023: the discounts are already rolling in on PC gaming gear

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Once upon a time in Australia there were only two times of the year when you could count on buying stuff cheap: Boxing Day, and in June, during the End of Financial Year sales. In 2023, these sales events don't quite have the headline appeal that the likes of Black Friday and Amazon Prime Day attract nowadays, but EOFY is actually likely to shape up better for PC gamers, because a bunch of PC-centric retailers tend to get involved. As you can see below, that's already proving to be the case.

Expect the likes of Amazon and eBay to roll out some decent discounts on gaming monitors and peripherals in the coming weeks, but also be keep your eye on specialist retailers like MWave, not to mention the storefronts of various brands like Secretlab, Lenovo, HP and Microsoft.

Or you could just keep an eye on this page, where we'll be compiling the best PC gaming gear we come across until July. What follows is but a fraction of what we'll see over the coming weeks; keep checking back to see what else we've found.

EOFY sales 2023: the best retailers to watch

EOFY 2023 gaming monitor deals

Asus ROG Strix XG32VQR 31 inch WQHD gaming monitor

Asus ROG Strix XG32VQR 31 inch WQHD gaming monitor | AU$629.95 AU$529 at MWave
A neat hundred bucks off this big curved gaming monitor,  which boasts a WQHD (2560x1440) display and a very respectable 144Hz refresh rate. In addition to HDR, you're getting FreeSync 2 tech and support for Asus's own shadow boost tech, which makes darknesses deeper and prevents brighter areas from bleeding.

Gigabyte M32U 31 inch 4K monitor

Gigabyte M32U 31 inch 4K monitor | AU$1,199 AU$999 at MWave
This is fairly similar to our favourite budget 4K monitor, the Gigabyte M32UC, though there are some minor differences in specs. Mostly, this one boasts a 144Hz refresh rate (versus the 160Hz of the more modern panel). This is an IPS affair with HDR10, a 1ms response time, and FreeSync Premium Pro.

Samsung Odyssey OLED G8 34 inch gaming monitor

Samsung Odyssey OLED G8 34 inch gaming monitor | AU$1,599 AU$1,999 at MWave
A tempting AU$400 off this premium ultrawide QHD monitor. It's a huge 34 inch affair with a 175Hz refresh rate, a curve, and most attractively, a stunning OLED display. If it matters to you, it also has built-in smart TV functionality.

Acer Nitro XZ396QUP 38 inch gaming monitor

Acer Nitro XZ396QUP 38 inch gaming monitor | AU$749 AU$599 at MWave
With the discount, this is a good price for a rather huge 38 inch WQHD gaming monitor, albeit one we haven't tested (nor many other outlets, after a cursory search). That said, the specs are great: 1ms response time, 175Hz refresh rate, FreeSync Premium and VESA DisplayHDR 400.

EOFY 2023 gaming peripheral deals

DualSense wireless controllers

DualSense wireless controllers | AU$109.95 starting from AU$69 at Amazon
For some reason, Amazon has a substantial discount on some DualSense controller colour variants, and a less substantial discount on others. Why? Whether the reason is bland or conspiratorial, it's good news for people who prefer certain coloured controllers, I guess. This is on our list of the best controllers for PC gaming, mostly thanks to its adaptive triggers and haptic rumble.

Razer DeathAdder V2 wired gaming mouse

Razer DeathAdder V2 wired gaming mouse | AU$139.95 AU$48 at Amazon
The discount on this one is giving us whiplash: a full 66% off the best gaming mouse, dropping it emphatically into impulse territory. If you've been pondering grabbing one, all the better. We love its sensors, ergonomics and adaptability to different hand sizes. The V3 is out now, but this still slays.

Razer Naga Pro wireless gaming mouse

Razer Naga Pro wireless gaming mouse | AU$269.95 AU$131.25 at Amazon
Whether you're an MMO player or just like a heck of a lot of buttons, the Razer Naga Pro is the best mouse if you want a lot of customisation. It's the best gaming mouse for MMOs, according to our experts, and while it may be too chunky and heavy if you basically just main Fortnite, this is a beast for more complicated games. The lights are fancy, too.

Logitech G203 Lightsync gaming mouse

Logitech G203 Lightsync gaming mouse | AU$69.95 AU$25 at Amazon
Ermahgerd! AU$25 for our favourite budget gaming mouse? There's a catch: only the weird blue model is AU$25 at the moment. If you care what colour your gaming mouse is (and many do!) then you're going to be paying AU$39 for either the purple or black one. That's still a decent 44% discount, though. Alas, the white one is currently out of stock.

Logitech G915 Lightspeed Wireless mechanical keyboard

Logitech G915 Lightspeed Wireless mechanical keyboard | AU$399 AU$249 at Amazon
Not many people need a wireless gaming keyboard, but if you do, and you want a fancy one to boot, there is simply nothing better on the market than the G915. It ranks as the best wireless slab on our list of the best gaming keyboards, with its lag-free wireless, brilliant battery life, and low-profile mechanical switches. Want the tenkeyless version? That's AU$239, down from AU$379.

Razer Kiyo Pro Full HD Webcam

Razer Kiyo Pro Full HD Webcam | AU$329 AU$159 at Amazon
This unit was hugely popular during the 2022 Prime Day deal extravaganza, and for good reason: the discount is enormous, albeit one that several other retailers are also
currently running. In our review, we highlighted its exceptional light sensor and great 1080p / 60fps support, while bemoaning its somewhat imperfect autofocus and poor HDR. Still, it's a top unit, and this price is great.

AU$109.72 at Amazon

Razer BlackShark V2 Pro gaming headset | AU$239 AU$109.72 at Amazon
This closed-back wireless affair is the "Pro" version of our favourite PC gaming headset, and honestly, while it goes on sale fairly often, this 54% discount makes it a steal if you're looking in the premium space. Boasts Razer's "HyperSpeed" wireless tech (which ensures extremely little latency) as well as a supercardioid mic. 

SteelSeries Arctis 7+ wireless gaming headset

SteelSeries Arctis 7+ wireless gaming headset | AU$299 AU$224 at Amazon
These premium cans still go for up to AU$400 via some retailers, so this discount is steeper than it looks. It's a USB-C affair with an advertised 30 hour battery life, 7.1 surround spatial audio, and a "ClearCast" bidirectional noise cancelling mic. 

Corsair HS80 RGB Wireless gaming headset

Corsair HS80 RGB Wireless gaming headset | AU$249 AU$159 at Amazon
If spatial audio is what you're after, this is the best wireless gaming headset according to our experts. We loved its hi-res audio and Dolby Atmos output, as well as its floating headband and very nifty mic (which isn't detachable, if that matters to you). There's no 3.5mm or Bluetooth here, so it may not be as versatile as some of the competition, but it's a wireless gaming audiophile's dream.

Razer Hammerhead wireless gaming earbuds

Razer Hammerhead wireless gaming earbuds | AU$179 AU$39 at Amazon
You're right to practice caution when it comes to gaming earbuds: our review of these Razer buds wasn't particularly glowing, though we did find they have great sound and battery life. For some, earbuds aren't the right fit (literally), but if you've wanted a pair of these, AU$39 is an absolute steal, peeling 78% off the RRP.

EOFY 2023 gaming chair deals

Up to AU$330 off Secretlab chairs during EOFY

Up to AU$330 off Secretlab chairs during EOFY
It's near unanimous that Secretlab build the best gaming chairs on the market (they're at the top of our best gaming chairs list), and now is a better time than ever to nab yourself a premium throne. Overall, Secretlab is offering up to AU$150 off its Titan Evo models, up to AU$330 off its Classics models, and if you're in the market for one of Secretlab's premium Magnus desks, those are going for up to AU$71 off.

Secretlab Titan Evo | AU$799 AU$764
Secretlab Titan 2020 (Horde) | AU$759 AU$609
Secretlab Omega 2020 (Horde) | AU$699 AU$549

EOFY 2023 gaming laptop deals

Lenovo Legion Pro 7i (Gen 8) | i9 / RTX 4070 / 32GB RAM | 1TB SSD |

Lenovo Legion Pro 7i (Gen 8) | i9 / RTX 4070 / 32GB RAM | 1TB SSD | AU$4,599 AU$3,099 at Lenovo
A 40 series powered gaming laptop with a suave AU$1,500 discount. This 16-inch affair has the latest 13th-gen i9 processor inside, and the cream on top is the RTX 4070 GPU. A 1TB SSD means you can install Warzone and other stuff. You'll need to use the coupon code EOFY23 at checkout to get this price.

HP Omen 16 (16-k0078TX)

HP Omen 16 (16-k0078TX) | i7 / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD / RTX 3060 | AU$2,799 AU$1,791 at HP
A tidy AU$1,008 discount on this girthful 16 inch gaming laptop. The specs are mid-range, but at this price you could feasibly use it as a productivity machine that can also play games at medium settings. The 16 inch screen is a FHD affair with a 144Hz refresh rate, and the 2.36kg weight will likely not break your back in transit.

HP Victus 15-fb0072AX

HP Victus 15-fb0072AX | Ryzen 7 / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD / RX 6500M | AU$2,299 AU$1,471
Enjoy a AU$828 discount on this AMD powered gaming laptop with a 15 inch, 144Hz 1080p display. It's powered by an AMD Ryzen 7 processor, a AMD Radeon RX 6500M GPU, and 16GB of RAM and 512GB of storage.

Razer Blade 14 gaming laptop (Ryzen 9 6900HX, RTX 3070Ti, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD)

Razer Blade 14 gaming laptop (Ryzen 9 6900HX, RTX 3070Ti, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD) | AU$3,399 AU$2,999 at MWave
The price on this tends to vary a bit: we've seen it go as low as AU$2,699, but this is still a good price for a model that hasn't been available for that low for a month or so. The specs are great, but the form factor and portability—the general vibe—is what you want a Blade for.

EOFY networking deals

ASUS Rog Rapture GT-AC2900 dual band wi-fi gaming router

ASUS Rog Rapture GT-AC2900 dual band wi-fi gaming router | AU$429 AU$179 at Amazon
More than 50% off this premium gaming router, which stands as one of the more expensive among Asus's voluminous list of routers. It claims to offer "wired performance for wi-fi devices, and comes with Trend Micro-powered network security to boot. Oh, and because it's premium gaming kit, it's also decked out in RGB lights, because of course it is.

ASUS TUF Gaming AX5400 gaming router

ASUS TUF Gaming AX5400 gaming router | AU$399 AU$269 at Amazon
No, it isn't a pissed off, spike-wielding robovac—it's a gaming router! And for that matter, one that our colleagues at Techradar rated very highly, describing it as "a competitively priced Wi-Fi 6 router for gamers, with strong wi-fi performance and high-speed wired connections". It boasts Wi-Fi 6, which can hit speeds of up to 5400 MBps, and is all about creating utmost stability in a gaming situation.

When will EOFY sales start in 2023?

Logic would suggest that the sales should begin at the end of the financial year, but if there's one thing we've learned about sales events over the years, it's that logic is a precious and rare commodity! So you can expect Australia's EOFY sales to kick off in the weeks before June 30 (the official "last day" of the financial year) and then keep running for most of July.

Compared to the likes of Amazon Prime Day and Black Friday, the EOFY sales period is amorphous: it kinda just runs for as long as every individual retailer wants, and that can often be upwards of a month. So yes, it's probably worth waiting until June, at the very earliest, to make any non-essential purchases.

Are EOFY sales good for PC gaming products?

Actually, yes! Chiefly because the likes of MWave get involved, so there's every chance you'll find a good discount on big ticket items like gaming monitors or gaming laptops. But you can also expect to pick up some great deals on keyboards, mice, and headsets from the likes of Amazon, eBay and more. 

In many ways, EOFY (and Black Friday) are the best times to pick up PC gaming gear—more so than Prime Day for example. It's because a range of specialist merchants get involved, ranging the aforementioned MWave, through to PC brands themselves, including Lenovo, HP and Dell.

EOFY sales 2023: what we saw discounted last year

Here are some selections from last year's EOFY sales. As is normally the case, it's very heavy on peripherals, and while these prices were good at the time, it's possible they'll go even lower in 2023.


Secretlab Titan Evo 2022 Series gaming chair | AU$759 AU$724 at Secretlab
This luxurious Secretlab seat is our pick for the best gaming chair, so a AU$34 discount is definitely worth paying attention to. Secretlab is running discounts across most of its range for EOFY, so if you're after another Secretlab model, such as the OMEGA (our second favourite chair), now's a good time to look.


PlayStation DualSense controller | AU$109.95 AU$69
The DualSense is the most technologically impressive controller out there, but its support on PC is patchy at best. Still, it's a great controller, and at AU$69, remarkably cheap at the moment. It's a tidy AU$40.95 discount on a piece of kit that will only get more worthwhile as more Sony games come to PC.


Razer Basilisk X HyperSpeed | AU$99 AU$52 at Amazon
This wireless gaming mouse offers "near-zero latency" and an impressively long battery life (450 hours is what's advertised). It's usually an affordable affair, as far as good wireless mice go, but with this current Amazon discount it's over 50% off. If you need convincing read our original review.


Razer DeathAdder V2 gaming mouse | AU$139.95 AU$49 at Amazon
Earlier this week we had this model for a nice AU$85, but now Amazon has gone and shaved an extra AU$16 off. For our money it's the best gaming mouse, with an amazing sensor, perfect form factor, and classy RGB stylings.


Razer BlackShark V2 X | Wired | Closed-back | AU$104.95 AU$58 at Amazon
With a spectacular range of sound and impeccable comfort, this is already a great headset, and that's without considering its understated look with sharp, distinctive Razer green accent. Along with 7.1 surround sound, all this makes for a cracking deal.


Logitech C922 Pro HD Stream Webcam | AU$199 AU$99 on Amazon
A nice AU$100 off this Logitech webcam, which ranks third on our list of the best webcams for 2022. It supports 1080p (at 30fps) and 720p (at 60fps) and comes with a tabletop tripod. 


BenQ EX3415 Mobiuz 34 inch gaming monitor | AU$1,399 AU$899 at MWave
Here's a hectic AU$500 off this ultrawide IPS QHD gaming monitor with a whopping 34 inch screen real estate. Not only that, you're getting a nice 144Hz refresh rate, 1ms response time, FreeSync and HDR. Given MWave's EOFY offer, you're getting free shipping on this, too.

Shaun Prescott

Shaun Prescott is the Australian editor of PC Gamer. With over ten years experience covering the games industry, his work has appeared on GamesRadar+, TechRadar, The Guardian, PLAY Magazine, the Sydney Morning Herald, and more. Specific interests include indie games, obscure Metroidvanias, speedrunning, experimental games and FPSs. He thinks Lulu by Metallica and Lou Reed is an all-time classic that will receive its due critical reappraisal one day. 

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