Best UK Amazon October Prime Day PC gaming deals

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October Prime Day deals 2023

Here we are, shuffling into the second of Amazon's Big Deal Days. I know, the name is rubbish, but it's proving a good time to find PC hardware on the cheap ahead of Black Friday. Even as we move into day two 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.

Sure, it's going to be difficult to shake the feeling that, with Black Friday PC gaming deals on the very near horizon, you might be better off waiting until November to make a key purchase. But it's worth noting that this isn't just a case of Amazon going it alone, because the likes of Newegg and Best Buy, among others, are going early with October deals, too.

That doesn't mean everyone's going to blow through their deals stock now, leaving nothing to Black Friday, but it probably means you'll see similar prices to the big November sales this week, with prices inevitably, and kinda artificially rising in between these Big Deals Days. Pfft. What a silly name...

Our standard advice remains, however. It's only 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 make it our focus to only show you the kit you should really consider buying for your own PC gaming setup. 

When will Amazon's October Prime Day event end?

Amazon's Big Deal Days event runs through until midnight tonight, October 11. But it's worth noting that other retailers piggy-backing on Amazon's event will still be continuing the deals throughout the rest of the week, too.

Where are the best October 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. WD Black SN850X | 1TB | NVMe | PCIe 4.0 | 7,300MB/s read | 6,300MB/s write| £66.90 £62.99 at Amazon (save £3.91)

1. WD Black SN850X | 1TB | NVMe | PCIe 4.0 | 7,300MB/s read | 6,300MB/s write | £66.90 £62.99 at Amazon (save £3.91)
Hallelujah, our favourite SSD can now be had very reasonable money in decent 1TB capacity. There's no heatsink, but then this updated SN850X runs nice and cool. Performance wise, it's about as good as premium PCIe Gen 4 drives get.

2. Samsung T7 Shield | 1TB | USB 3.2 Gen2 | 1,050 MB/s read | 1,000 MB/s write | £97.29 £71.12 at Amazon (save £26.17)

2. Samsung T7 Shield | 1TB | USB 3.2 Gen2 | 1,050 MB/s read | 1,000 MB/s write | £97.29 £71.12 at Amazon (save £26.17)
Samsung's external drives have a better recent history than its internal SSDs, so we've no hesitation in recommending the T7 for any professional looking for a large amount of storage that can be safely taken from place to place. They're designed to be rugged and fast, a potent combo. Oh, and they are available in three colors.

3. ASRock Phantom Gaming | 27-inch | 1080p | IPS | 165Hz | £178.99 £169.99 at Scan (save £9)

3. ASRock Phantom Gaming | 27-inch | 1080p | IPS | 165Hz | £178.99 £169.99 at Scan (save £9)
It's pretty wild what you can get these days for a relatively small sum of money. This is a 27-inch monitor for roughly the same price as some of the smaller 24-inch panels below, and it still rocks an IPS display, 1ms response time, and a 165Hz refresh rate. Fantastic for gaming on a budget.

4. MSI RTX 3060 Ventus 2X | 12GB | 3,584 shaders | 1,807MHz | £267.99 at Amazon

4. MSI RTX 3060 Ventus 2X | 12GB | 3,584 shaders | 1,807MHz | £267.99 at Amazon
This is the cheapest real RTX 3060 we've found today. There are cheaper 8GB versions, so make sure to keep your eyes out for that. They have the same core spec, memory aside, but that means far lower memory bandwidth. 

RTX 3060 price check: £269.99 Ebuyer | £269.99 Scan

5. Sapphire Radeon RX 7900 XT | 20GB GDDR6 | 5,376 shaders | 2,400MHz Boost | £789.98 at Scan

5. Sapphire Radeon RX 7900 XT | 20GB GDDR6 | 5,376 shaders | 2,400MHz Boost | £789.98 at Scan
At launch the RX 7900 XT was far too close to the RX 7900 XTX in price, and not close enough in terms of performance. Thankfully, the pricing has dropped dramatically for this second-tier RDNA 3 card, making it a far more tantalising prospect than before.

Price check: Overclockers £799.99 | Ebuyer £809.99

6. AlphaSync Sapphire | AMD Ryzen 5 5600X | Nvidia RTX 4060 | 32GB DDR4-3200 | 1TB SSD | £999.99 £899.99 at Ebuyer (save £100)

6. AlphaSync Sapphire | AMD Ryzen 5 5600X | Nvidia RTX 4060 | 32GB DDR4-3200 | 1TB SSD | £999.99 £899.99 at Ebuyer (save £100)
At under £900 there is a lot of PC here for the money. The RTX 4060 is the budget boi of Nvidia's RTX 40-series, and is actually a bit behind the RTX 3060 Ti in straight raster gaming performance, but does have some Frame Generation to lean on for help. It's that super-healthy backup spec that calls to me, though, with 32GB RAM and a full 1TB drive, this is a serious PC.

7. Gigabyte G5 | Intel Core i5 12500H | Nvidia RTX 4060 | 15.6-inch | 1080p | 144Hz | 16GB DDR4-3200 | 512GB SSD | £1,198.97 £897.97 at Laptops Direct (save £201)

7. Gigabyte G5 | Intel Core i5 12500H | Nvidia RTX 4060 | 15.6-inch | 1080p | 144Hz | 16GB DDR4-3200 | 512GB SSD | £1,198.97 £897.97 at Laptops Direct (save £201)
We're big fans of this little budget gaming laptop, and our Jacob loved its "great gaming performance" (check out our review). With over £200 off the original price, this powerful notebook is a great deal today.

8. MSI Katana 15 | Intel Core i5 12650H | Nvidia RTX 4070 | 15.6-inch | 1080p | 144Hz | 16GB DDR5-4000 | 1TB SSD | £1,649 £1,099 at Amazon (save £550 Prime Exclusive)

8. MSI Katana 15 | Intel Core i5 12650H | Nvidia RTX 4070 | 15.6-inch | 1080p | 144Hz | 16GB DDR5-4000 | 1TB SSD | £1,649 £1,099 at Amazon (save £550 Prime Exclusive)
The Katana range is MSI's more affordable set of gaming laptops. But while the look and feel of the machines are less premium than their other MSI stablemates, the internal components make up for it. And at this price, it's the cheapest RTX 4070 system we've found today. You get 1TB of storage, 16GB of middling DDR5 memory, and a 10-core CPU. The 144Hz screen is a little dim, and the chassis rather plasticky, but it's a good price for what's inside.

Amazon Prime Day gaming laptop deals

Medion Erazer Deputy P25 | AMD Ryzen 5 5600H | Nvidia RTX 3060 | 15.6-inch | 1080p | 144Hz | 16GB RAM | 512GB SSD | £969.97 £749.97 at Laptops Direct (save £220)

Medion Erazer Deputy P25 | AMD Ryzen 5 5600H | Nvidia RTX 3060 | 15.6-inch | 1080p | 144Hz | 16GB RAM | 512GB SSD | £969.97 £749.97 at Laptops Direct (save £220)
It can be a little tougher to recommend a last-gen gaming laptop at this level, because the RTX 4060 machines are pretty good value right now. But if you really can't stretch to that, this affordable RTX 3060 machine will deliver a decent level of 1080p gaming performance with a pretty healthy back up specs list to boot. 

Gigabyte G5 | Intel Core i5 12500H | Nvidia RTX 4060 | 15.6-inch | 1080p | 144Hz | 16GB DDR4-3200 | 512GB SSD | £1,198.97 £897.97 at Laptops Direct (save £215)

Gigabyte G5 | Intel Core i5 12500H | Nvidia RTX 4060 | 15.6-inch | 1080p | 144Hz | 16GB DDR4-3200 | 512GB SSD | £1,198.97 £897.97 at Laptops Direct (save £215)
We're big fans of this little budget gaming laptop, and our Jacob loved its "great gaming performance" (check out our review). With over £200 off the original price, this powerful notebook is a great deal today.

Asus ROG Strix A15 | AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX | AMD Radeon RX 6800M | 15.6-inch | 1080p | 300Hz | 16GB DDR4-3200 | 1TB SSD | £1,949.99 £999.99 at Box (save £950)

Asus ROG Strix A15 | AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX | AMD Radeon RX 6800M | 15.6-inch | 1080p | 300Hz | 16GB DDR4-3200 | 1TB SSD | £1,949.99 £999.99 at Box (save £950)
This is proof that sometimes it's still possible to recommend a last-gen system over a current-gen option. The RX 6800M is almost the best mobile GPU AMD released in the previous generation and it handily beats the RTX 4060 in most benchmarks. That 8-core Ryzen chip is still a very effective processor, and that 300Hz IPS screen will be a looker, too.

Asus ROG Strix G16 | Intel Core i7 13650H | Nvidia RTX 4080 | 16-inch | 1200p | 165Hz | 16GB DDR5 | 1TB SSD | £2,249.99 £2,099.99 at Amazon (save £150)

Asus ROG Strix G16 | Intel Core i7 13650H | Nvidia RTX 4080 | 16-inch | 1200p | 165Hz | 16GB DDR5 | 1TB SSD | £2,249.99 £2,099.99 at Amazon (save £150)
The G16 is a more value-focused gaming laptop from the ROG stable, and as such doesn't have the sparkly Nebula display of something like the Zephyrus M16. But the Strix G16 still has an impressively punchy 1920 x 1200 panel, and the RTX 4080 at its heart will power any game at peak settings on that display beautifully.

Amazon Prime Day gaming PC deals

Ultra 55 | Nvidia RTX 3060 Ti | AMD Ryzen 5 5500 | 16GB RAM | 1TB SSD | £1,249£707.50 at Cyberpower PC (save £550)

Ultra 55 | Nvidia RTX 3060 Ti | AMD Ryzen 5 5500 | 16GB RAM | 1TB SSD | £1,249 £707.50 at Cyberpower PC (save £550)
Combine MSI's RTX 3060 Ti with the Ryzen 5 5500, and while you may struggle at 4K, you can bet this is a great config for gaming at 1440p. It also comes with a 1TB Solidigm P41 Plus NVMe SSD, so there is lots of storage to play around with, though it's not the speediest. 16GB of DDR4 RAM never goes amiss, either. 

AlphaSync Sapphire | AMD Ryzen 5 5600X | Nvidia RTX 4060 | 32GB DDR4-3200 | 1TB SSD | £999.99 £899.99 at Ebuyer (save £100)

AlphaSync Sapphire | AMD Ryzen 5 5600X | Nvidia RTX 4060 | 32GB DDR4-3200 | 1TB SSD | £999.99 £899.99 at Ebuyer (save £100)
At under £900 there is a lot of PC here for the money. The RTX 4060 is the budget boi of Nvidia's RTX 40-series, and is actually a bit behind the RTX 3060 Ti in straight raster gaming performance, but does have some Frame Generation to lean on for help. It's that super-healthy backup spec that calls to me, though, with 32GB RAM and a full 1TB drive, this is a serious PC.

3XS SP4070TIR5 | RTX 4070 Ti | Ryzen 5 5600 | 16GB RAM | 1TB SSD | £1,479.98 at Scan

3XS SP4070TIR5 | RTX 4070 Ti | Ryzen 5 5600 | 16GB RAM | 1TB SSD | £1,479.98 at Scan
Stretching your budget a little can get you a PC with a current-gen graphics card, and while you'll have to compromise a little with an older CPU and DDR4 RAM, this is still a great high-end machine for the price. That's a 1TB Samsung 980 in there, too, which is still one of our favourite SSDs for gaming. 

Alienware Aurora R15 | AMD Ryzen 7 7700X | Nvidia RTX 4080 | 16GB DDR5-4800 | 1TB SSD | £2,298.99 £2,098.99 at Dell (save £200)

Alienware Aurora R15 | AMD Ryzen 7 7700X | Nvidia RTX 4080 | 16GB DDR5-4800 | 1TB SSD | £2,298.99 £2,098.99 at Dell (save £200)
We would never recommend buying a full price Alienware gaming PC because the price premium isn't justified given the proprietary nature of its components. But they're so regularly on sale that they do become relevant. The 8-core, 16-thread Ryzen chip is a quality Zen 4 processor, and that RTX 4080 is a monster of a graphics card. You're also getting decent DDR5 memory and a full 1TB SSD.

Amazon Prime Day graphics card deals

PowerColor RX 6600 Figher | 8GB  | 1,792 shaders | 2,491MHz | £199.99 at Overclockers

PowerColor RX 6600 Figher | 8GB  | 1,792 shaders | 2,491MHz | £199.99 at Overclockers
The RX 6600 is a quality 1080p GPU and great value for money at the £200 point. You're getting a budget graphics card that delivers high frame rates in the latest games at top 1080p graphics presets. At least AMD and Intel are bringing GPU pricing down.

RX 6600 price check: £199.98 at Ebuyer | £211.48 Amazon

ASRock Arc A750 | 8GB | 3,584 shaders | 2,200MHz | £229.99 at Overclockers

ASRock Arc A750 | 8GB | 3,584 shaders | 2,200MHz | £229.99 at Overclockers
The Intel discrete graphics cards have only gotten more relevant since their inauspicious launch. With successive driver releases increasing performance and now a significant price drop, the A750 is now one of the most tempting budget GPUs around. It's a bit more power hungry than AMD's RX 6600 but is a super capable 1080p card knocking both RTX 3050 and RTX 3060 out of the value GPU stakes.

Arc A750 price check: £239.99 at Ebuyer | £239.99 at Amazon

MSI RTX 3060 Ventus 2X | 12GB | 3,584 shaders | 1,807MHz | £267.99 at Amazon

MSI RTX 3060 Ventus 2X | 12GB | 3,584 shaders | 1,807MHz | £267.99 at Amazon
This is the cheapest real RTX 3060 we've found today. There are cheaper 8GB versions, so make sure to keep your eyes out for that. They have the same core spec, memory aside, but that means far lower memory bandwidth. 

RTX 3060 price check: £269.99 Ebuyer | £269.99 Scan

PowerColor RX 6700 XT STD Edition | 12GB | 2,560 shaders | 2,581MHz | £329.63 £309.68 at Amazon (save £19.95, exclusive to Prime members)

PowerColor RX 6700 XT STD Edition | 12GB | 2,560 shaders | 2,581MHz | £329.63 £309.68 at Amazon (save £19.95, exclusive to Prime members)
AMD rules the graphics card market's mainstream and budget ends, and the RX 6700 XT is the best GPU at this price point. The RTX 3060 Ti is still nearly £50 more expensive than the RX 6700 XT and is a little bit slower in many games. Its popularity means supply is somewhat limited so you might need to wait a bit until its back in stock.

Price check: £329.99 Scan | £338.99 Overclockers | £329.99 Ebuyer

MSI RTX 4070 | 12GB | 5,888 shaders | 2,520MHz | £589.00£529.98 at Amazon (save £59)

MSI RTX 4070 | 12GB | 5,888 shaders | 2,520MHz | £589.00 £529.98 at Amazon (save £59)
Ignore the inflated pre-discount selling price, the fact that this is an RTX 4070 retailing for below the standard Nvidia MSRP for the card is the thing to really pay attention too. This is an RTX 3080 with benefits. It's mostly quicker than the previous-gen card, and comes with the excellent Frame Generation tech, too.

Price check: Ebuyer £539.99

5. Sapphire Radeon RX 7900 XT | 20GB GDDR6 | 5,376 shaders | 2,400MHz Boost | £789.98 at Scan

5. Sapphire Radeon RX 7900 XT | 20GB GDDR6 | 5,376 shaders | 2,400MHz Boost | £789.98 at Scan
At launch the RX 7900 XT was far too close to the RX 7900 XTX in price, and not close enough in terms of performance. Thankfully, the pricing has dropped dramatically for this second-tier RDNA 3 card, making it a far more tantalising prospect than before.

Price check: Overclockers £799.99 | Ebuyer £809.99

Zotac RTX 4090 Trinity | 24GB | 16,384 shaders | 2,520MHz | £1649.90£1519.00 at Amazon (save £130.90, exclusive to Amazon Prime members)

Zotac RTX 4090 Trinity | 24GB | 16,384 shaders | 2,520MHz | £1649.90 £1519.00 at Amazon (save £130.90, exclusive to Amazon Prime members)
I know, I know, cheap graphics card deals, lol. But if you want to grab a third-party RTX 4090 for near the base MSRP of the card here, you go. And the Zotac cards are gorgeous versions of the most powerful graphics card available today. If you can afford it, this is the card to buy right now.

Price check: £1589.99 Overclockers | £1569.99 Ebuyer

Amazon Prime Day gaming monitor deals

ASRock Phantom Gaming | 27-inch | 1080p | IPS | 165Hz | £178.99 £169.99 at Scan (save £9)

ASRock Phantom Gaming | 27-inch | 1080p | IPS | 165Hz |