PC components can usually be found at a discount throughout the year, but Amazon Prime Day, Black Friday, and other promotional events can see pricing drop considerably. If you’re wanting to upgrade your current PC with a new graphics card or to build an entirely new rig from scratch, now’s as good a time as any to browse around for some deals.
Whether you’re in the market for a new motherboard, some storage, or everything in between, we’ve rounded up some killer deals right here for you to consider. As always, it’s best to decide on what to upgrade inside your PC and what will be the best upgrade to go for.
Choosing the right PC components doesn’t just depend on the price. For motherboards, you’ll need to make sure it’ll work with your CPU, likewise with a CPU deal to your existing motherboard. If you’re building a new PC from scratch, you have a little more space to play with, allowing you to put together a few different build ideas.
As well as rounding up some of the best deals spotted today, we’ve also compiled a list for cases, motherboards, CPUs, GPUs, RAM, storage, and power supplies to help you get started on the right track.
Best case deals
In order to have a PC put together, you’ll need a chassis to install all the components inside. Depending on what motherboard you have already or plan on buying, the mid-tower size is best suited for most PC builds. ITX cases require mini-TIX motherboards, which are usually more expensive, while full-tower covers your large behemoth cases.
Best motherboard deals
The motherboard is the heart of your PC, connecting everything together. This is one of the most important parts of the PC building puzzle and it’s easy to mess things up if you choose the wrong one. If you already have a CPU at the ready, choose a motherboard that supports it. If not, go with whichever supports the CPU you plan on purchasing.
Gigabyte B550 AORUS Elite | $170 at Amazon
The B550 chipset may not be as fancy as the X570 for the latest Ryzen processors, but it’ll support the same CPUs and provide a stable platform for a solid PC build. This Gigabyte board comes rocking a 14 phase power delivery design, enlarged heatsinks for all the important components, and dual M.2 slots.
MSI Z390-A PRO | $137 at Amazon
The Z390 may be a chipset for 8th and 9th Gen Intel processors, but you can find some good deals here if you don’t mind using an older CPU (or already have one at hand). The Z390-A PRO from MSI is a solid motherboard with plenty of useful features, so long as you don’t need PCIe 4.0.
Best CPU deals
The CPU is what handles all the processing your operating system tasks the PC with. It’s what determines whether you’ll be able to run games and more demanding software smoothly. The older or less capable the CPU, the more performance restrictions will be put on your PC. It’s best to spend as much as you can here to save upgrading sooner rather than later.
Intel Core i7-9700K | $318 at Newegg
Intel’s Core i7-9700K may be from a previous generation, but it’s still worth considering if you don’t need the best performance available from Intel. It’s a great little chip for gaming and would work just fine with our MSI Z390-A PRO highlight motherboard above. Eight cores with hyperthreading make this a beastly processor with clock speeds of up to 4.9GHz.
Best GPU deals
The GPU is the most important component of PC gaming. Without one, you’re left with whatever comes with the CPU — and not every CPU comes with integrated graphics processing. Like the CPU, spend what you can here to make sure you have the best available to your budget. And be sure to have a look at our dedicated roundup of the best Prime Day graphics card deals for more options.
EVGA B Stock graphics cards
There aren’t always graphics cards available on EVGA’s B-Stock page, but when there are they offer some of the best value around. B-Stock is EVGA’s way of saying “Refurbished,” so this section features cards that have cosmetic damage or have been used before. They usually come with a 90-day warranty instead of a full warranty. Plus, while already being offered at reduced cost they sometimes come with even better deals.
Best RAM deals
RAM is what’s used by the system to store data for quicker access. Even the fastest SSDs aren’t as speedy as RAM modules, which are positioned right next to the CPU and have amazing levels of bandwidth. 8GB is recommended as the minimum for Windows 10 and Linux, though we’d recommend 16GB if you plan to play games. Your CPU will have the maximum speed it can support. Most modern CPUs work well with 3200MHz DDR4 modules.
CORSAIR Vengeance LPX 16GB | $13 off at Newegg
The Crucial Vengeance LPX series of RAM is about as good as you can get for value desktop memory. This 16GB kit (formed of two 8GB modules) is rated at 3,200MHz and has a speed score of CL16. Not bad for the price. This kit will work well with modern Intel or AMD processors.
Best storage deals
Whether you need a mechanical spinning hard drive for impressive capacity or a solid-state drive (SSD) for loading your favorite games and the OS, we’ve got you covered here with a roundup of the best storage deals around. M.2 NVMe SSDs require specific slots on your motherboard, so be sure to check your board manual before buying.
Kingston A400 SATA SSD (240GB) | $35 at Amazon
Kingston’s A400 range of SATA SSDs is great for increasing the capacity of your PC or replacing a HDD inside your laptop. This 240GB drive is on sale and rather affordable for storing some games and documents.
Western Digital WD BLACK SN750 NVMe M.2 SSD | From $70 at Newegg
These are rapid fast SSDs that really should be used in an M.2 slot with full access to the CPU to enjoy up to 3,470MB/s transfer speeds. If you need a speedy drive for your Windows OS install, these are your new best friends.
Best PSU deals
The power supply unit (or PSU for short) is the most important part of the PC. It’s what delivers stable power to all your components, converting alternating current (AC) to regulated direct current (DC) in the process. If you buy a cheap PSU from an unknown brand, you run the risk of damaging your components.
EVGA SuperNOVA 550 | $45 at Amazon
EVGA’s SuperNOVA 550 PSU is a budget-friendly power supply with an efficiency rating of 80 Plus Gold. This means it’s fairly efficient, reliable, and can even provide power to your PC without the fan spinning until sufficient load is demanded.
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