Best Prime Day 2021 deals for upgrading your PC

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The Verge 22 June, 2021 - 10:48am 31 views

What is Prime Day 2021?

When is Amazon Prime Day 2021? Prime Day 2021 will run through today, June 22. USA TODAYPrime Day 2021: All the best deals you can still shop from Amazon's huge 2-day event

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Prime Day is a now-annual savings bonanza available to members of Amazon's Prime service. PCMag.comAmazon Prime Day 2021: Everything We Know

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Whether you’re building an all-new PC piece by piece (for gaming or general use), upgrading one or two parts this year, or hoping to grab some discounted accessories, we’ve got a few categories below containing the best deals we’ve found.

LG’s 27-inch UltraGear gaming monitor is a fantastic value. This particular model features a QHD IPS panel with HDMI and DisplayPort to let you hook up a PC and a gaming console. It also touts a 144Hz refresh rate, 1ms response time, and G-Sync compatibility.

This 750W fully modular power supply has an 80+ Gold rating for efficiency, so it should be a good companion for a powerful gaming PC or workstation that has a recent power-hungry graphics card.

Razer’s latest Basilisk is a solid option if you like the fit of Logitech’s G502 series mice but want something that looks a little more slick. Ergonomically, they’re very similar, and this model even has a scroll wheel with adjustable tension.

A great Xbox-specific wireless gaming headset. It’s compatible natively with the Xbox Series X / S and Xbox One. Its Bluetooth function makes it easy to connect to your phone, tablet, or PC.

The Apex Pro full-sized RGB-backlit gaming keyboard features an OLED screen and a volume wheel.

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This has been the worst Amazon Prime Day for PC gaming in years

TechRadar 22 June, 2021 - 09:13pm

Opinion: it's not really even Amazon's fault

That wasn't exactly possible this year. 

Not that I was surprised. It doesn't exactly require a constant vigil over the graphics card market to see that prices are still incredibly inflated and availability isn't going to be fixed any time soon – even if we've heard some rumors that suggest some relief may be coming. I'll believe it when I see it at this point. 

But while I wasn't expecting gamers to be able to buy an RTX 3080, it seemed like an easy choice to me for PC manufacturers to throw some of their best gaming PCs on sale. And, we did see some of that – the Alienware Aurora R12, strapped with an RTX 3080, saw a pretty deep discount, but that wasn't even on Amazon. 

On the first day of Amazon Prime Day, my first goal was to find gaming PCs on sale. Mostly because that's, like, my job, but also because I have friends who have been on the market for a new gaming rig for months, and they need something. And, wow was Prime Day a disappointment for that. 

In the US at least, there weren't any gaming PCs on sale at Amazon, and the only ones I could find at a major retailer were at Best Buy, and those were so bad. One of the top deals at Best Buy was this iBuyPower Arc gaming PC (it's not on sale any more). Best Buy cut the price down to about $500, but it's equipped with an Nvidia GeForce GT 710. 

That graphics card was trash when it came out in 2014, and by today's standards, the integrated graphics in most processors are actually better. But, because it's paired with the Intel Core i3-10105F, you can't just pull that graphics card out and throw it in the dumpster where it belongs. 

It wasn't really until I looked at Dell's website and saw the excellent Aurora R12 with a $290 discount that I found something I could easily recommend to friends on the market for a new gaming PC. And even then, that's not a PC I would recommend to an enthusiast, as it's not the easiest to tear down and scavenge for parts if you want to build something on your own. 

However, while you were probably left disappointed if you were on the market for a gaming PC, there were actually a pretty good amount of gaming laptop Prime Day deals out there. A lot of these seemed to be the gaming laptops equipped with last-generation Nvidia Turing graphics like the RTX 2070 and RTX 2080, but those GPUs are still more than good enough to power through most modern games. 

There were even a pretty good amount of gaming laptops out there with current-generation RTX 3000 series GPUs, which is what I would go with if I had to settle for a gaming laptop right now. 

And hey, maybe a gaming laptop is your preferred way to do some PC gaming, in which case this Prime Day offered, and is still offering a pretty good choice of gaming laptops on sale. Though, it seems like the best ones, like the Razer Blade 15 and the Alienware m15 are starting to sell out, and that really just makes sense. 

If you're one of the lucky few that's just totally happy with their existing gaming PC itself, then there are still quite a few peripheral deals out there that are pretty great. Corsair, Razer and other manufacturers put a ton of gaming mice, headsets and keyboards on sale, so if your setup is getting a little stale, or if you want to graduate to a mechanical keyboard – and you totally should – you can still do that. 

Even if you were just looking for a cheap mouse and keyboard that'll just let you play games, there were a lot of savings to be had. The Razer Deathadder Essential, for instance, got its price cut all the way down to $19 at Amazon, and that's an excellent little mouse. 

So, if you just needed to upgrade your peripheral game, there were some pretty good deals out there.

Until the global silicon shortage ends, it's unlikely that big sales like Amazon Prime Day are going to be fruitful for PC gamers looking to build their next best gaming PC. And with the way Prime Day went this year, I'm not really expecting Black Friday to be much different. 

Things could change, of course. Prices for the best graphics cards have started to come down, but they're still nowhere near their actual launch prices. It's still an awful time to build a new gaming PC, and it doesn't look like it's going to change any time soon. Sorry, gamers. 

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Get started as a Twitch streamer with these Amazon Prime Day deals on microphones, cameras, and gear

PC Gamer 22 June, 2021 - 05:14pm

We've tracked down a ton of deals that'll have you streaming in no time.

Below, we've put together a list of the best Amazon Prime Day deals on everything you need to start streaming to your dozens or thousands of adoring viewers. If you're looking to build or upgrade the rest of your PC gaming setup, head over to our list of the best Amazon Prime Day PC gaming deals, where we've curated all the best current deals on prebuilt PCs, monitors, and other PC gaming hardware. 

The theme for this list is plug-and-play. The items listed here don't require much technical knowledge. Just plug them into your PC, and you're ready to start your podcast, makeup tutorials, or Dark Souls lore videos. 

A good microphone such as the Blue Yeti Nano or Razer Seiren Mini is a strong place to start because getting a stream to sound good is the most annoying thing to work out, even for veteran streamers. Next, consider some of the 1080p webcam options we've found. Finally, if you're looking to up the quality of your broadcast, add lights, use a green screen, and grab a capture card if you want to stream gameplay from your PS5 or Xbox Series X. You don't have to spend a fortune to put on a good show.

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The best Prime Day deals for PCs and accessories according to Daniel Rubino

Windows Central 22 June, 2021 - 03:00pm

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Prime Day is coming to a close, but that doesn't mean there still aren't great deals to be found. When it comes to laptops, PCs, and general computing, these are the things I would personally buy if I were in the market for something new. These are items I have personally used, and I highly recommend making this post a wee bit extra special if you trust my opinions.

While there are a lot of deals on laptops, including our best 13-inch, best Windows laptops, best overall laptop deals, and best 15-inch deals, these are the ones I would get. There are also a few accessories in there too that I personally enjoy.

While HP's premium Spectre line of laptops gets a lot of love, I prefer Envy. Classic all-metal silver chassis, edge-to-edge keyboard, thin bezels, giant trackpad, and Bang & Olufsen audio make this laptop easy to recommend. The 13-inch size is perfect for portability, there's a webcam kill switch for privacy, and you get the latest Intel 11th Gen Evo certified processor ensuring instant on and long battery life. There's also Wi-Fi 6, a 256GB SSD, 8GB of DDR4 RAM, and a color-accurate full HD touch display. It all weighs just 2.88 pounds. It's awesome.

Arguably the best deal of all Amazon Prime Day. The Razer Blade 15 gaming laptop has plenty going for it, including an Intel Core i7 CPU, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti GPU, and a 120Hz 15.6-inch Full HD display. This deal is the one to get if you are hunting for a portable gaming workstation. This deal seems to fluctuate, but we see it right now for $950, which is a whopping $550 savings off the regular price. You are getting not only serious gaming hardware but one of the best-built, most popular laptops around. If you want a gaming laptop, this is the one to buy. Don't sleep on this one!

The HyperX Cloud Alpha S is an incredible PC gaming headset with a great mic, elevated audio, and a robust design. HyperX is just one of those companies you trust as it has a very long history in this field and makes some of the best-sounding and most comfortable headsets around for hardcore PC users. Its dual-chamber design, 7.1 software, bass, and overall soundstage are some of the best we have heard on gaming-focused headphones. With a 30% saving, this might be the best Prime Day deal on a gaming headset.

If you have an Android phone and you like to game on it, then the Razer Kishi is your answer. In our review, we said, "no other mobile-gaming controller even comes close," and we mean it. Slap your phone in and hit up Microsoft's cloud gaming, and you're good to go. And fret not if you have an iPhone, as there is a version for that one too. With excellent build quality, well-done buttons, and the ability to fit even the largest smartphones, the Kishi is a must-have for 2021.

When it comes to keyboards, the 60% size is the ultimate in minimalism. Perfect for gamers who push the keyboard at an angle to use the mouse more aggressively or for typists who want a clean space without the number pad. In my review, I found it to be one of the best keyboards around thanks to the optical switches (clicky or linear), options for black or white colorway, replaceable Doubleshot PBT keycaps, and a removable Type-C cable. Just a pure joy to use and perfect for the modern PC gamer or writer.

One of the coolest mice I own and use every day at my desk: the Razer Basilisk Ultimate + charging dock. This mouse features a 20,000 DPI optical sensor, has an ergonomic design with a thumb-wing, onboard profiles, is completely wireless, and has adjustable scroll resistance. Even if you don't play games, this is just a great, high-precision, super-comfortable mouse with awesome RGB lighting. The charging stand mount ensures that after each day of usage, you'll never have to worry about the batteries dying — and it looks super rad. Our biggest complaint? It's too expensive. But it being 45% off right now fixes that problem.

There are gaming monitors, and then there is the Sceptre Curved 49. With a 49-inch wingspan, QHD (5120x1440) resolution, and 120Hz refresh, you're getting the equivalent of two 27-inch QHD displays in one. You get custom settings for gaming, built-in speakers, and 120Hz refresh making this one fun desktop monitor that won't set you back thousands. My only recommendation? Make sure you have enough desk space!

If I had to pick one from this list, it would be the Razer Blade 15. That price for that hardware is just unmatched right now. Razer is known to be top-tier designers of premium hardware and awfully expensive compared to the competition. It is often worth it because they eschew the cheap, plastic, corny gamer look with flared vents and weird designs. But at $550 off for a 2020 laptop coming in under $1,000, it's too good to pass up today.

Be sure to keep an eye on our other Amazon Prime Day roundups, and let me know if you grab anything.

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Best Amazon Prime Day Laptop Deals: Razer Blade 15 for $949, and More - IGN

IGN 22 June, 2021 - 01:36pm

The Razer Blade 15 deal is the most popular Amazon Prime Day gaming laptop deal, and for good reason. First, it's hard to find any Razer laptop for under $1000, so the deal is notable, but it's also one of the slimmest gaming laptops on the market, and it only weighs 4.5 pounds. Its Intel Core i7 processor and GTX 1660 Ti graphics also ensure it's no slouch in the performance department, creating a perfect storm portable gamers won't want to miss.

EVO laptops are few and far between, because they have to meet rigorous standards, like being able to charge 4 hours of battery life in 30 minutes, being able to awake from sleep in less than 1 second, WiFi 6, Thunderbolt 4, USB Type-C charging port, and be able to run for 9 hours of "strong" use and 16 hours of video playback. With all that in mind, the above selection represents some of these exceptional laptops that are on sale as part of Prime Day 2021.

If you love the Apple ecosystem, there is really no option better than a MacBook. If portability, seamless integration with other Apple devices, and stellar security are the most important things to you, look no further than these deals.

If you want to pick up a new laptop, you should be aware of a few things. If you want to do any serious gaming on it, you'll want to check the refresh rate, response time, and resolution of the screen, as well as the graphics card and processor speeds, to make sure it has the horsepower for your favorite games. If all you need to do is check email, work remotely, and watch Netflix and YouTube, any of these will work wonders for you.

If you want to know about every major deal available, check out our massive guide to all the best Amazon Prime Day deals, or just get your gaming habit off the ground with the Amazon Prime Day video game deals.

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If you're a PC gamer, you need to shop these Razer deals before Amazon Prime Day ends tonight

EW.com 22 June, 2021 - 01:25pm

Besides high-performance functions, Razer also delivers stunning visual designs. Courtesy of Razer's Chroma RGB lighting system that's incorporated into most of the brand's products, Razer gaming gear colorfully lights up in a way that's customizable and visually pleasing. Amazon is offering Razer mechanical keyboards backlit by the brand's hallmark Chroma RGB at a discounted price - including a space-saving tenkeyless design and an ergonomic option with a wrist rest.

There's also an impressive selection of Razer's epically responsive, low-latency mouses on sale. You can snag the Basilisk or Viper with a charging dock, which is a game-changer if you find battery replacements to be a nuisance or tend to forget to plug your devices into charge. The Naga Pro is on sale too, and it comes with three different side plates that allow you to choose between a two-button, a six-button, or a 12-button thumb grid. The 12-button side grid is especially well-suited for MMO gaming. 

You might think Razer gaming mice can't get better, but they become part of an unbeatable duo when paired with a Razer gaming mousepad, which optimizes any mouse's performance. Many of the mousepads also incorporate Chroma RGB, so they can light up your desk when you game in dimmer settings. As for the more central hardware, the Razer Blade 15 (2020) is marked down, as is the 27-inch Razer Raptor gaming monitor

Whether you're looking for headsets or streaming equipment, we've rounded up the best deals to help you shop for Razer products this Amazon Prime Day.

Get up to 50% off Razer mice, headsets, keyboards and laptops before Prime Day ends at midnight

Rock Paper Shotgun 22 June, 2021 - 01:21pm

As we enter the final hours of Amazon Prime Day 2021, Amazon have discounted a selection of Razer laptops and peripherals to unseen levels, making the deals of yesterday seem like correspondingly less exciting bargains. Amongst the dozens of mice, keyboards, headsets and more, we've spotted a number of RPS-recommended items, which we'll share with you now.

There are a couple of pages of Razer deals, so let's get organised - we'll cover peripherals first, then go over the laptops on offer - sound fair? We'll make some headings to make navigating to what you're interested in easy, starting with:

Highlights here - the Razer BlackShark V2, which is phenomenal and available in cheap, mid-range and wireless variants. The Krakens are also solid enough, and available in a wide range of price points to suit any need.

Razer Kraken X Ultralight - light, comfy headset with surround sound, works via 3.5mm. $31, was $50.

Razer BlackShark V2 X - super comfy gaming headset that sounds way better than other sub-$50 headsets. $44, was $60.

Razer Kraken- pink version of Razer's classic headset. Looks nice, comfy, sounds decent. $47, down from $80. Also available as the Kraken Tournament Edition in boring black for $47, down from $100.

Razer Kraken Ultimate - THX surround sound gaming headset, delivers a pleasantly v-shaped sound and good build quality. $63, was $130.

Razer Kraken BT Kitty Edition - pink with light-up ears. You know you want to. $80, was $100.

Razer Kraken USB Kitty Edition - black with light-up green ears. USB-powered, for low-latency gaming. $114, was $150.

Razer BlackShark V2 Pro Wireless - super comfy wireless headset with good audio quality and easy controls. $133, down from $180.

Razer Kaira Pro Wireless Xbox headset - works with PC as well if you have an Xbox Wireless Adapter. Also has Bluetooth for mobile devices. $120, was $150.

I'm a big fan of the new Viper, which again is available in small/cheap (Mini), mid-range (Viper) and high-end wireless (Viper Ultimate) guises. Great lightweight mouse, highly recommended. The Naga appears here, a great MMO mouse, as well as the Basilisk and DeathAdder which I get along with just fine.

Razer Viper Mini - incredibly good mouse at its $40 RRP that becomes insane at this discounted price. Lightweight, comfortable symmetric shape, flexible cable, good for small to medium-sized hands, optical sensor. $19 at Amazon, down from $40.

Razer DeathAdder Essential - classic DeathAdder ergonomic right-handed shape, good optical sensor. $20, was $50.

Razer Basilisk X HyperSpeed Wireless - cheap wireless mouse, big and comfortable. $33, was $60.

Razer Viper Ultralight mouse - a slightly larger Viper Mini with the same top-notch components (flexible cable, great optical sensor) plus optical switches. Still super light, highly recommended for competitive FPS. $38, down from $80 in black or $40 in white.

Razer DeathAdder V2 - upgraded DeathAdder with better sensor and eight buttons (up from five). $38, was $70.

Razer Basilisk V2 - a uniquely shaped Razer mouse with a lip on the left side for your thumb to rest. Adherents love it. $38, down from $80.

Razer Mamba Elite - an older Razer design, but a nice ergonomic right-handed one if you're into that. $43, was $90.

Razer Naga X - wired MMO mouse, with a programmable twelve button side panel. Very useful for macro fiends and games with plenty of hotkeys! $57, down from $80.

Razer Basilisk Ultimate - huge comfy mouse with low-latency wireless. $93, down from $170.

Razer Naga Pro - wireless MMO mouse, with a choice of three swappable side panels: two buttons (standard mouse), six buttons (MMO-lite) or twelve buttons (MMO-max). $95, down from $150.

Razer Viper Ultimate - larger and wireless version of the Viper Mini, with optical switches and the other great features (cable, sensor, lightweight). One of my favourite mice of all time. Available as the mouse only for $71, down from $130 -or- mouse plus dock for $85, down from $150. I'd personally spring for the dock!

Razer Basilisk Ultimate - wireless version of the Basilisk V2, with tons of buttons and a low-latency 2.4GHz connection. $76, down from $130.

The Huntsman Mini and BlackWidow V3 are my standout picks here, but plenty of good options including some unusual ones - like a wireless keyboard and mouse combo and compact keypads. Enjoy!

Razer Cynosa Chroma- likeable membrane keyboard with individual RGB backlighting. $38, down from $60.

Razer Tartarus V2 Keypad- a sliver of a hybrid membrane-mechanical keyboard with wrist rest, pointer, scroll wheel. I've not tried it but similar gamepads are pretty fun for FPS games! $50, down from $80.

Razer Ornata Chroma - full-size hybrid membrane-mechanical switches, in the middle when it comes to tactile response and noise. Good shout if you hate mechanical but want something solid. $57, down from $100.

Razer Huntsman TE TKL - well-built and nice feeling compact keyboard that omits the numpad. $76, down from $130.

Razer BlackWidow V3 -wired mechanical keyboard with wrist rest, volume roller and full-size layout for $85, down from $140. Way cheaper than the wireless version (below).

Razer Huntsman Mini- 60% size mechanical keyboard - so just the essentials that you need for gaming, no arrow keys, numpad, function row and so on. Feels great with linear optical mechanical switches, well built and lovely, if expensive - $95, was $130 in black but $90 in white.

Razer Tartarus Pro - mechanical version of the cheaper Tartarus, this time in white. $100, was $130.

Razer BlackWidow V3 Pro - wireless mechanical keyboard with all the keys, including a volume wheel and media controls. Also comes with a wrist rest! $180, was $230.

Razer Turret Wireless - combo mechanical keyboard and mouse for Xbox Series X, Series S, One, One X and PC. Works well for couch gaming of all kinds. $190, down from $250.

There are a couple of Blade laptops discounted today, and I reckon the entry-level model is well worth a look at less than $1000.

Razer Blade 15 Base - 10th-gen Core i7, GTX 1660 Ti, 1080p 120Hz screen, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD. Good spec for the price, although just missing out on RTX and DLSS features does sting a bit. Still, for a laptop of this size and quality, good price: $950, down from $1500.

Razer Blade 15 Advanced - 10th-gen Core i7, RTX 2070 Super, 1080p 300Hz screen, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD. Great spec, but you might opt for an RTX 30-series laptop at this price: $2000, down from $2106.

Phew, I think that's about it for now. Thanks for joining us and hit up the links below to find more Prime Day 2021 bargains before the shopping holiday ends tonight at midnight!

For more Amazon Prime Day and non-Amazon Prime Day PC gaming deals, be sure to keep an eye on our hardware deals homepage, as well as our Amazon Prime Day deals hub for all the latest prices and discounts.

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Amazon Prime Day Gaming Mouse Deals: Highlights

VG247 22 June, 2021 - 01:00pm

With Amazon Prime Day officially over, we hope you managed to pick up a brand new gaming mouse as part of the sale. There were some fantastic deals this year. Here’s a reminder of what you may have missed.

You were absolutely spoilt for choice in this year’s Prime Day sale, especially when it comes to Razer gaming mice. There was a great selection of budget, mid-level and top-tier options to choose from.

When it comes to speed and precision, Razer’s Basilisk and Viper Ultimate wireless gaming mice are near unbeatable. Let’s start with the Basilisk, featuring a 20k DPI optical sensor, Chroma RGB lighting and 11 programmable buttons including a tilt-scroll wheel and multi-function paddle.

With a 100-hour battery life, it’s perfect for extended gaming sessions, and its ergonomic design which includes a thumb rest means it feels just as comfortable as it looks. It can be charged with a micro USB cable or you can purchase it bundled in with a charging dock.

The Basilisk Ultimate wireless gaming mouse was $75.99 for customers in the US, or $93.09 with a charging dock.

The Razer Viper Ultimate is another quality gaming mouse, boasting near-identical specs to the Basilisk Ultimate but with a different design. The Viper Ultimate is best suited for gamers who prefer a lighter gaming mouse. It’s smaller than the Basilisk Ultimate, and if you’ve got large hands, it may feel a little uncomfortable.

In this year’s sale, you could grab the Viper Ultimate wireless gaming mouse with a charging dock for $85.99 (black), or $99.99 (white) in the US. If you lived in the UK, the price for the black gaming mouse was reduced to £86.99.

The DeathAdder V2 featured in this year’s Prime Day sale too.

It’s a decent mid-level gaming mouse with eight programmable buttons and five onboard memory profiles. It features the same 20K DPI optical sensor as a lot of other Razer mice and includes rubberized side grips for added comfort.

The only downside is it’s not wireless, but if that doesn’t bother you, we hope you managed to pick one up for cheap. It was $37.99 in the US and £39.59 in the UK. It’s still on sale at the time of writing, so we’ve left the links below.

Widely regarded as one of the best wireless gaming mice on the market, the Logitech G502 features superfast, lightspeed 1ms wireless connectivity thanks to its HERO 25K sensor. It’s the gaming mouse of choice for most pro gamers, has 11 programmable buttons to support keybinds and macros, and has an adjustable DPI range of 100–25,000.

It’s still on sale at the time of writing and you can grab it from the links below.

The Razer DeathAdder essential gaming mouse is available in black and white and was heavily discounted by over 50% in this year’s Prime Day sale.

With a high-precision 6400 DPI optical sensor and 5 programmable buttons, there’s a lot more on offer here than your standard gaming mouse, which makes the Razer DeathAdder one of our top picks for a budget gaming mouse. It was less than $20 in this year’s sale!

As well as everything we’ve mentioned above, we’d also recommend checking out the Logitech G703 wireless gaming mouse (still available at its Prime Day price) the Corsair Scimitar Pro RGB gaming mouse, and the Razer Naga Pro wireless gaming mouse.

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The best anti-Prime Day deals that are just as good as Amazon

Rock Paper Shotgun 22 June, 2021 - 05:53am

Amazon Prime Day may be soaking up all the deals limelight this week, but there are still plenty of great PC gaming deals taking place at other retailers around the web if you want to avoid the big Bezos machine. To help you get the best prices without all the hassle of searching for them yourself, we've rounded up all the best PC gaming deals that are either just as good as Amazon or, in some cases, actually a little bit better in both the UK and US. Whether you're after a new monitor or fancy getting a new replacement mouse, keyboard or headset, we've got you covered.

To help you find the best anti-Prime Day PC gaming deals, I've rounded them up into their respective product categories below. You can either click the links to go straight to the component in question, or just carry on reading the whole thing.

The only real good SSD deals going on outside of Prime Day are Ebuyer's WD Blue SN550 discounts, which are either on par with Amazon or a smidge cheaper. Otherwise, most SSDs are just a lot more expensive - so much so that they're probably not worth buying right now. That said, I've also included a Samsung 980 Pro deal from Scan here, as that's only another £8 on top of what you'd pay at Amazon right now, and isn't too much of an extra leap compared to other SSDs out there at the moment.

Once again, it's the WD Blue SN550 to the rescue here, with Newegg offering the 500GB model for a good price that's completely out of stock over on Amazon, and the same price on the 1TB version. Best Buy also match Amazon on the 1TB model of WD's more upmarket PCIe 4.0 SSD, the Black SN850, too, and their 500GB version isn't far behind either. Otherwise, though, it's pretty slim pickings.

Alas, nowhere else has the excellent Samsung Odyssey G7 for as low as Amazon, but Ebuyer matches Amazon on a couple of other great gaming monitors, including the 240Hz AOC C27G2ZU. They've also got a load of different monitors on sale as well, the best of which I've picked out below.

Amazon still has the edge on a lot of the best gaming monitor deals out there, but Newegg matches Amazon on at least one, the Asus TUF VG27AQ, an excellent 2560x1440 monitor with a 144Hz refresh rate that's also one of Nvidia's officially certified G-Sync Compatible screens. Just make sure you use the promo code to get it for the same price. Newegg also have a bunch of other monitors on sale that aren't on Amazon, the best of which I've highlighted below.

If it's great gaming mouse deals you're after, then Currys PC World is your best bet. While they don't have quite as wide a selection as Amazon, they've price-matched all the important ones, such as Logitech's super cheap G203 Lightsync, and the superb Logitech G Pro Wireless.

Between Best Buy and Newegg, we've got a pretty good spread of matching Prime Day deals here. Alas, neither quite match Amazon's best gaming mouse deal on the Logitech G502 Hero - both Newegg and Best Buy come in $2 higher - but the rest are pretty stellar.

Once again, Currys PC World matches Amazon on a couple of good keyboard deals here, but it's still a bit on the slim side in terms of variety. Luckily, as above, Currys have matched arguably the best keyboard deal of the lot here, Logitech's G815 Lightsync, which is the wired sibling of my current best wireless keyboard recommendation, the Logitech G915 Lightspeed Wireless.

As with the best gaming mouse deals, Best Buy have price-matched Amazon on a fair number of keyboards here, including the excellent Logitech G815 Lightsync. Beyond that, though, there aren't as many belters as the gaming mice deals around today, but I've rounded up the best I've been able to find below.

At the risk of sounding like a broken record, Currys PC World have once again price-matched Amazon on a select number of gaming headsets today, and they've really got the cream of the crop here, including our best gaming headset champions, the Logitech G432 and the budget-friendly Roccat Elo X Stereo. For more details on why it's our top headset recommendation, have a read of my Logitech G432 review and Roccat Elo X Stereo review.

You know the score by now. Best Buy have price-matched Amazon on a bunch of headsets, but not all of them. They're still $2 more than Amazon on the excellent Logitech G432, but that's still a great price for the headset if you want to avoid Amazon. As for the others, I've highlighted the best ones below.

For more Amazon Prime Day and non-Amazon Prime Day PC gaming deals, be sure to keep an eye on our hardware deals homepage, as well as our Amazon Prime Day deals hub for all the latest prices and discounts.

Katharine writes about all the bits that go inside your PC so you can carry on playing all those lovely games we like talking about so much. Very partial to JRPGs and the fetching of quests. She's also RPS' resident deals herald.

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