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Best gaming PC deals for May 2022

You know one of the great things about a prebuilt gaming PC? Someone else did all the work for you. It's nice to be able to just click a button and have the perfect machine with all of your favorite settings already in place. Sure you might pay a little extra for that service, but then again with how hard it is to find advanced parts like graphics cards you actually might be getting a bargain. The key, of course, is to find the best gaming PC deals. Not only can you find gaming PCs that offer you advanced graphics without overcharging you, but you can actually save on the total of all those pieces together. It is essentially a discount on the cost of putting in a case for you.

Most major retailers have great deals on gaming PCs, including Amazon, Best Buy, Newegg, and others. A lot of companies that make custom PCs also sell prebuilt options through those retailers, and that includes a few big names you might recognize like iBuyPower or CyberPower PC. We'll always have an eye out for great savings from any of those locations, and whatever we find that's worth sharing will end up right here.

Best gaming PC deals:

Alarco gaming PC $550 $499.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

Already a great value at its regular price, this discount definitely makes it a solid budget deal. The internals include an Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB RAM, a 1TB hard drive, and a Nvidia GeForce GTX 650 graphics card. It's not a high-end PC but you could definitely get up to 60 fps on medium settings for some games.

HP Pavilion 2021 gaming desktop $785 $665.56 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

A great budget option if you're looking for a gaming PC. This system includes an AMD Ryzen 5 5600G processor, 8GB RAM, and a 256GB NVMe solid state drive. It's powered by an AMD Radeon RX 5500 graphics card, includes a mouse and keyboard, and has plenty of other features.

CyberPowerPC Gamer Xtreme gaming PC $1300 $1,149.99 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)

This one comes with an Intel Core i5-11400F processor, 8GB RAM, a 500GB SSD, and a Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 graphics card. You'll get eight USB ports to connect peripherals to, multi-display support, 7.1 surround sound, Wi-Fi, and so much more.

Skytech Shadow 3.0 gaming PC $1400 $1,199.99 at best Buy (opens in new tab)

A great prebuilt desktop with some added value thanks to its $200 discount. The PC includes an Intel Core i3-10100F processor, 16GB RAM, a 500GB solid state drive, and a Nvidia GeForce RTX 1650 graphics card. The prebuilt is discounted through Best Buy and comes with an AMD Ryzen 5 3600 processor, a 1TB solid state drive, 16GB RAM, and a Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 graphics card.

iBuyPower Slate MR gaming desktop $2350 $2,049.99 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)

The nice thing about iBuyPower prebuilts is that they come with a keyboard and mouse, so all you need is a monitor to get gaming as soon as your computer arrives. This one in particular includes an Intel Core i7-12700F processor, 16GB RAM, a 1TB solid state drive for speed and storage, and a Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 Ti graphics card for gaming.

Alienware Aurora Ryzen R10 gaming desktop $1,750 $1,299.99 at Dell (opens in new tab)

This powerful gaming PC includes an AMD Ryzen 7 5800 processor with a Max Boost Clock of 4.6GHz, a 1TB hard drive, 16GB RAM, and a Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 graphics card. It uses Alienware's Dark Side of the Moon chassis that includes liquid cooling and a 1000W power supply. Some features include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, and multiple USB-C ports.

Alienware Aurora Ryzen Edition R10 gaming desktop $2,520 $1,763.99 at Dell (opens in new tab)

This is a very, very limited deal from Dell that will expire soon enough. It comes with an AMD Ryzen 7 5800X processor with up to 4.70GHz speeds at Max Boost Clock, a 1TB M.2 SSD with NVMe technology, and 16GB DDR4 RAM. The graphics card is a Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 GPU so you can do some gaming, too. Throw in Killer Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth, USB-C ports, and more features.

If you want to build your own PC, go right ahead. Just be aware of some of the difficulties with the process. If you can't be bothered with all the research and connecting of dots and just want something to game on right away, then maybe a prebuilt is more your style. Heck, if you want to play with the latest graphics you almost have to go prebuilt just to avoid how expensive modern cards are getting.

John Levite
John Levite

J.D. Levite has been in the deals game since 2012. He has posted daily deals at Gizmodo, The Wirecutter, The Sweethome, and now covers deals for Android Central, iMore, and Windows Central. He was there for the first Prime Day and has braved the full force of Black Friday. If you cut him, he bleeds savings. But don't try it for real. That's a metaphor.