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 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 they'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 of cases, motherboards, CPUs, GPUs, RAM, storage, and power supplies to help you get started on the right track.
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Best Amazon Prime Day 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.
CYBERWOOD wooden mATX PC case |
$90 $64 (opens in new tab)
So this case is made from wood ... I don't think there's much else to say really. It looks awesome and we're definitely going to get one in for review. It has full radiator support and can fit up to a Micro ATX motherboard.
Thermaltake Core V21 |
$80 $72 (opens in new tab)
Thermaltake's Core V21 is a brilliant SFF PC case that's designed for those who want something a little more compact. Supporting motherboards up to Micro ATX, you'll need to be wary of installing larger components, but this is one sleek chassis.
Thermaltake Tower 100 |
$110 $75 (opens in new tab)
If you want to showcase your components and a small custom water-cooling loop, Thermaltake's Tower 100 is a brilliant platform to do so. Caution: This case will introduce you to the modding scene, so prepare thy wallet.
Best Amazon Prime Day 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.
ASUS Prime Z590-P LGA |
$160 $140 (opens in new tab)
The ASUS Prime Z590-P LGA may support 10th and 11th Gen Intel processors, but this will mean you can also save on the CPU if you're starting from scratch, or save in the process of upgrading your existing Intel PC.
ASUS TUF Gaming Z590-Plus WiFi |
$205 $180 (opens in new tab)
The TUF range of Intel motherboards from ASUS is a solid foundation for a PC. If you're still using 10th or 11th Gen Intel processors (or found an Amazon deal on one), this is a solid place to start. The 14+2 power stage design also supports decent overclocking results.
ASUS ROG Strix Z590-E Gaming WiFi |
$280 $208 (opens in new tab)
The older ROG Strix Z590-E from ASUS is for 10th and 11th Gen Intel processors. If you're planning to stick with that generation and upgrade the motherboard or build a cheaper PC, this is a great value board with plenty of premium features.
Best Amazon Prime Day 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 i5-12600KF |
$312 $229 (opens in new tab)
I'm a huge fan of the Core i5-12600 series. It's what I use inside my main gaming rig (replacing an AMD Ryzen 9 5950X) and I don't see that changing anytime soon. It's a perfect mix of power and value.
Intel Core i9-11900K |
$390 $302 (opens in new tab)
If you're still using a 500-series motherboard, you can stick with it and upgrade the processor you're using. The Intel Core i9-11900K is one of the best processors from that generation and it's still a decent chip in 2022.
Intel Core i3-10300 |
$122 $96 (opens in new tab)
Want to build your own NAS? Intel's Core i3 processors are fantastic little chips that offer some impressive performance. The i3-10300 may be a few generations old at this point, but it's ridiculously good for a home media server with Plex.
Intel Core i7-10700K |
$387 $260 (opens in new tab)
The Intel Core i7-10700K is an older processor but still manages to pack a punch thanks to the 8 cores and 16 threads of power. While not quite as efficient as newer Intel chips, this is still a solid choice for those wanting to save money.
Best Amazon Prime Day 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.
PNY GeForce RTX 3060 Ti XLR8 |
$720 $500 (opens in new tab)
Locating any GPU deal is going to be tricky. Prices are still above MSRP across the board, but there are some better prices on certain cards as demand winds down. The RTX 3060 Ti is a sweet spot for 1080p and 1440p gaming and this price isn't terrible. ($720 was ridiculous.)
ZOTAC Gaming RTX 3060 Twin Edge OC |
$550 $380 (opens in new tab)
The RTX 3060 is the best value GPU from NVIDIA for this generation. It supports solid 1080p and 1440p gaming performance without destroying your bank account. It's also pretty efficient and doesn't add too much to overall internal temperatures.
XFX Speedster QICK308 RX 6650XT Ultra Gaming |
$400 $370 (opens in new tab)
The RX 6650XT from AMD is a weird mid-range GPU that can easily tackle 1440p gaming but happens to be a little faster than the existing RX 6600XT. This XFX aftermarket card is stunning, however, and is perfect for a sleek gaming rig.
PowerColor RX 6400 |
$180 $150 (opens in new tab)
This PowerColor RX 6400 is a low-profile GPU. That means it's small enough that it shouldn't have any problem fitting inside any PC chassis. This allows one to add video output to a small form factor PC on a budget.
Best Amazon Prime Day 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.
Kingston Fury Beast 16GB DDR5-5200 |
$145 $95 (opens in new tab)
If you're rocking the latest 12th Gen Intel processors, you'll have the opportunity to roll out DDR5 RAM. Kingston makes excellent memory for computers, and this 16GB kit will be a great upgrade for those coming from slow DDR4 RAM.
Best Amazon Prime Day 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.
SanDisk Ultra 3D NAND 500GB |
$70 $55 (opens in new tab)
SanDisk's Ultra 3D NAND 500GB may not be the fastest kid on the SSD block. But this 500GB drive would happily store all those games you may have on an old HDD and provide much-needed better load times.
Best Amazon Prime Day 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.
Corsair RM850 |
$140 $117 (opens in new tab)
This 850W power supply from Corsair is one reliable unit. Not only does it look great on the outside, it's got the internals to match the good looks. There's also 80 Plus Gold certification for better efficiency.
ASUS ROG Thor 850 |
$250 $170 (opens in new tab)
The ASUS ROG Thor range of power supplies is the company's more premium offering with an 80 Plus Platinum rating for efficiency. They also ship with an OLED status panel, which is great unless you have it hidden away inside a PSU shroud. This 850W modular PSU is great for most PC builds.
G.SKILL 850 |
$110 $81 (opens in new tab)
All you really need is a 700W power supply for a PC build such as this, providing enough headroom for overclocking. We're going with a G.SKILL 80 Plus Gold 850W PSU, which allows us to upgrade the GPU and/or CPU down the road.
Best Amazon Prime Day cooler deals
Things can heat up quickly inside the PC, especially if you're sporting some serious equipment. This is where cooling comes into play and we're going to round up the best deals on fans, AIO coolers, and more.
Razer Kunai | Up to 27% off (opens in new tab)
Razer makes some killer-looking case fans. They're currently on sale now with the 120mm (opens in new tab), 140mm (opens in new tab), 120mm 3-pack (opens in new tab), and 140mm 3-pack (opens in new tab) all being discounted for Prime Day.
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Black Edition |
$55 $44 (opens in new tab)
The Cooler Master Hyper 212 is one of the best CPU coolers that don't rely on liquid. It's ridiculous. You could even get away with using it on an AMD Ryzen 9 or Intel Core i9 CPU it's that good (though overclocking could introduce problems).
Corsair iCUE H100i RGB Pro XT |
$120 $110 (opens in new tab)
Need CPU cooling with a little more headroom? Go with an AIO liquid cooler. This AIO from Corsair is all you really need to make the most of your CPU. It'll easily take on an Intel Core i9 or AMD Ryzen 9.
Rich Edmonds is Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him over on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.
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