The best Amazon Prime Day gaming PC deals – PC Gamer

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By 22 June 2021
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Historically Amazon Prime Day gaming PC deals have been few and far between, and with the graphics card market in serious turmoil right now you can expect that to be true this year. But as we move into the second of this year’s two Prime Days, there are actually some RTX 3080 PC deals cropping up at Alienware. They’re still pricey, and terminology around gaming hardware has changed recently; where ‘deal’ once meant a significant saving on MSRP, it’s now come to mean ‘any gaming PC that’s in stock at a not unreasonable price.’
And there ought to be a fair few of those, as retailers look to arrest the seasonal sales slump—originally the whole reason for Prime Day to fall in June—we should see either some slight discounts or extra bundles getting rolled out for the summer retail event. 
There may be some Cyberpower or Skytech systems offering some discounts on older tech on Amazon but we’d bet on some tasty Dell/Alienware deals hitting the virtual shelves too this year. You might have to move quickly in order to grab them, as the best deals will shift quickly, but there will be some gaming PC deals to fill that missing graphics card hole in your heart.
We’re also rounding up all the best Amazon Prime Day PC gaming deals as usual, with specific focus on Prime Day gaming laptop deals and Prime Day gaming monitor deals for those with a penchant for mobile or big screen playtime.

iBuyPower Same Day RDY gaming PCs | Delivery 3 days
Gaming PCs are you best bet for getting your hands on the latest hardware, but that can still lead to month-long waits for your rig to arrive. iBuyPower’s Same Day RDY gaming PCs, however, are pre-configured, pre-built machines that it can ship out normally within three days. These gaming PCs—from GTX 1660 Super systems to RX 6900 XT and RTX 3090 machines—represent the absolute fastest way of getting a brand new rig right now.View Deal

ABS Challenger | Ryzen 5 3600 | GTX 1660 Super | $1,099 $999.99 at Newegg (save $100)
This is a balanced mid-range gaming PC, with a 6-core/12-thread Ryzen processor, an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Super graphics card, 16GB of RAM, and a 512GB SSD. There really aren’t any major catches here, though you might need a larger SSD if you plan on keeping many larger games installed.
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ABS Gladiator | Ryzen 7 3700X | RTX 3070 | $1,899.99 $1,799.99 (save $100)
Yes, $100 off an almost $2,000 computer isn’t much of a savings, but this is still one of the lowest prices right now for a PC with Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 3070 graphics cards and a high-end Ryzen CPU.
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IPASON Desktop | Ryzen 7 3700X | Radeon RX 5500 XT | $1,699.99 $1,499.99 at Newegg (save $200)
Here’s another high-end desktop PC with a Ryzen 3700X processor and Radeon RX 5500 XT graphics card. You also get 16GB RAM, a 500GB SSD, and Windows 10 Home pre-installed.
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iBuyPower Gaming RDY EMRRR206 | Ryzen 7 3700X | Radeon RX 6700 XT | $2,039 $1,899 at iBuyPower (save $140)
This system is built around an AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT and an 8-core, 16-thread AMD Ryzen 7 3700X. Not the most recent chip in AMD’s CPU arsenal, but still a powerful offering all the same and here it’s cooled by a 120mm AIO. The rest of the specification is solid too, with 16GB of RAM and the killer combo of a 512GB SSD drive for the OS being joined by a 1TB hard drive for that ever-growing Steam library. View Deal

iBuyPower Creator RDY LCIIBR203 | Intel Core i9 | Radeon RX 6900 XT | $3,799 $3,599 at iBuyPower (save $200)
The second system is the stuff of dreams, with the AMD Radeon TX 6900 XT being paired alongside Intel’s latest Core i9 11900KF. That chip is kept chilled by a 240mm ARGB liquid cooler and is held in a Lian Li Lancool One RGB chassis. You’re looking at 32GB of DDR-3200MHz RAM and a 1TB M.2 NVMe SSD in that system too. This as the name suggests, this is aimed more at creators, but even so, we gamers can dream too.View Deal

Alienware Aurora R10 | Ryzen 9 5900 | RTX 3080 | $2,919.99 $2,689.99 at Dell (save $230)
This machine is pretty much the best of the best. The 12-core Ryzen 9 5900 is only slightly lower clocked than our absolute favorite CPU, the 5900X, and the Nvidia RTX 3080 is definitely our favorite graphics card. It’s just all but impossible to find right now. Except if you buy a pre-built machine, like this one from Alienware. With $230 off the sticker price, it’s also kind of a deal.View Deal

Alienware Aurora R10 | Ryzen 7 5800 | RX 5600 | $1,409.99 $1,199.99 at Dell (save $210)
The Ryzen-based Alienware Aurora machines use the same stylish chassis as their Intel cousins, but come filled with AMD goodness. This PC in particular is an all-AMD system, with the eight-core, 16-thread 5800 and 6GB RX 5600 graphics card backing it up. That’s good for 1080p gaming and the 16GB dual channel DDR4-3200 RAM helps make it a decent workstation too. Though that 1TB HDD is going to need a serious update, and soon.View Deal

Alienware Aurora R10 | Ryzen 7 5800 | RTX 3060 Ti | $1,889.99 $1,659.99 at Dell (save $230)
This RTX 3060 Ti-toting gaming PC actually isn’t a bad price with this discount. We’ve seen RTX 2060 Super machines retailing for close to this, which would be materially worse for gaming. The eight-core, 16-thread Ryzen is a great chip, and the 16GB DDR4-3200 RAM, paired with the 1TB NVMe SSD, makes this a quality productivity machine too.View Deal

Dell G5 gaming desktop | Core i5 10400F | GTX 1660 Super | $929,99 $779.99 at Dell (save $150)
First up, this machine is going to need some work doing to make it a great rig, but it’s not a bad base to build from. The Intel 10400F is a decent budget six-core, 12-thread CPU, and the GTX 1660 Super is a good 1080p GPU from the last generation. What’s not so great is the single stick of 8GB RAM and the miserly 256GB SSD. Both those will need replacing.View Deal
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.
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