If you’re building a new PC, you’re going to want to check out all the best CPU deals out there right now. Building a PC isn’t cheap and, especially at the moment, you want to make sure to get the most bang for your buck. With a new game console generation looming, you can bet that the games of 2020 and beyond will tax your CPU more than ever. Plus, it’s your CPU, it’s the crown jewel, the center square, the “central” component in your whole system.
So while I’d argue you shouldn’t skimp on a CPU, that doesn’t mean you can’t save on one. The best CPU for gaming is always changing, so processor deals are rising and falling—mostly falling—so you can grab a CPU that will you gaming well for at least a few years.
If you have the cash—just under £500—the Intel Core i9-9900K is best of the best right now. That may eat up too much budget, though, so there are plenty of other viable options. If you aren’t that concerned about futureproofing, the 2018 AMD Ryzen CPUs continue to be a huge value, as they’ve been for the past few months. Once you pick out a CPU, you check out our guides to the best graphics cards and the best PC cases to round out your build.
Intel Core i7-8700K | 6 Cores | 12 Threads | £345 (£125 off)
This eight-generation Core i7 processor has 27% off the usual price right now. (Posted: 24/6/19)View Deal
Intel Core i9-9900K | 8 cores | 16 threads | £470 (save £54)
A decent deal on the best commercial gaming CPU you can buy right now. If you have the money, save £55 on this beast. (Posted: 24/6/19)View Deal
Intel i5-8400 | 6 cores | 6 threads | £177 (save £123)
The ideal CPU for anyone to build a mid-range gaming PC. This is a whopping 41% saving too. (Posted: 24/6/19)View Deal
AMD Ryzen 5 2600 + Wraith Stealth Cooler | 6 Cores | 12 Threads | £134 (save 24%)
This is a last-gen Ryzen processor, but it just dropped by £41 and has a Wraith Stealth Cooler. (Posted: 24/6/19)View Deal
AMD Ryzen 5 1600X + Wraith Spire Cooler | 6 Cores | 12 Threads | £120 (£130 off)
This is a last-gen Ryzen processor, but it just dropped a staggering 52%. (Posted: 24/6/19)View Deal
AMD Ryzen 7 1700 | 8 Cores | 16 Threads | £140 (£152 off)
The Ryzen 5 2600 beats this in gaming performance, but it's great for workloads that utilize all 16 threads. (Posted: 24/6/19)View Deal
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