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Best gaming PC deals for September 2022

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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:

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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.

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HP Pavilion gaming desktop $740 $613.95 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

A great budget option if you're looking for a gaming PC. This system includes an Intel Core i3 processor, 8GB RAM, and a 256GB NVMe solid state drive. It's powered by a Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 Super graphics card, includes a mouse and keyboard, and has plenty of other features.

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CyberPowerPC Gamer Xtreme VR gaming PC $1,130 $929.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

This computer comes with an Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB RAM, a 500GB SSD with NVMe for fast read/write times, and a Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 graphics card. It also has six USB 3.1 ports, custom RGB lighting in the case, and includes a keyboard and mouse.

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iBuyPower SlateMR gaming PC $1,400 $1,099.99 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)

So iBuyPower is one of the bigger names in prebuilt desktops, and you'll regularly find sales at Best Buy. This machine includes an Intel i7-11700F processor, 16GB RAM, a 480GB SSD for speed, and a 1TB hard drive for storage. It's also powered by a Nvidia GeForce 1660 Ti graphics card.

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CyberPowerPC Gamer Master PC $1,300 $1,149.99 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)

This one comes with an AMD Ryzen 5 5600X processor, 16GB RAM, a 500GB solid state drive, and an extra 1TB hard drive for storage. It has a Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 graphics card as well. You'll get eight USB ports to connect peripherals to, multi-display support, 7.1 surround sound, Wi-Fi, and so much more.

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Skytech Shiva gaming PC $1,500 $1,399.99 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)

A great prebuilt desktop with some added value thanks to its $100 discount. The PC includes an Intel Core i7-11700F processor, 16GB RAM, a 1TB solid state drive, and a Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 graphics card. 

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Alienware Aurora R14 gaming desktop $1,900 $1,499.99 at Dell (opens in new tab)

This is a very powerful prebuilt PC and one of the newest models from Alienware. It comes with an AMD Ryzen 7 5800 processor with up to 4.60GHz Max Boost Clock speeds, 16GB DDR4 RAM, and a 512GB SSD with NVMe. There is also a Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 Ti graphics card in there.

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iBuyPower Trace MR gaming desktop $1,650 $1,549.99 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 comes with an Intel Core i7-12700F processor, 16GB RAM, and a 1TB SSD. It also has a Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 graphics card for gaming.

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Alienware Aurora Ryzen R10 gaming desktop $2,490 $1,599.99 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 solid state drive with fast read and write speeds, an extra 1TB 7200 RPM hard drive for storage, 16GB RAM, and an AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT graphics card. It uses Alienware's Dark Side of the Moon chassis that includes liquid cooling and a 1000W power supply. Some features include Killer Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.1, and multiple USB-C ports.

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MSI Aegis RS 12TG-261US desktop PC $2,000 $1,789 at Newegg (opens in new tab)

Get the latest gen parts with a 12th-gen Intel Core i7 processor, 16GB DDR5 RAM, and a 1TB M.2 NVMe SSD. It also has a Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 Ti graphics card for gaming.

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iBuyPower Trace MR gaming desktop $3,000 $2,249.99 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)

While more expensive than the usual fanfare, this gaming PC also offers some of the biggest value right now in terms of deal price. It's a huge discount, and the machine includes an Intel Core i7-12700KF processor, 16GB RAM, a 1TB SSD, and a Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Ti GPU for gaming.

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Alienware Aurora Ryzen Edition R14 desktop $3,280 $2,799.99 at Dell (opens in new tab)

This gaming PC includes an AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D processor with up to 4.50GHz speeds, a 1TB solid state drive with NVMe tech for crazy read/write speeds, 32GB RAM, and an AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT graphics card. Includes Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.2, and USB-C ports.

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
Deals Editor

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.