When and What is Prime Day?
It’s not long now until the shopping behemoth that is Amazon Prime Day is upon us once again. Starting this Tuesday, July 12th, and lasting 48 hours until the end of Wednesday, July 13th, this is one of the biggest sales events in the calendar year, and a great time to find savings on popular items that you’ve had your eye on. For Amazon, Prime Day is the biggest sales event of the year, even eclipsing the sales from the Black Friday Juggernaut.
With Prime Day launching soon, what do you need to know beforehand? To begin with, you need to be a Prime Member to make the most of the Prime Day deals, although you can still shop on Prime Day without an active membership, you will miss out on some of the exclusive deals. To get an Amazon Prime Membership, you must sign up for either a free trial (if you don’t already have a Prime Membership) or pay a monthly subscription fee of £7.99 or £79 annually.
Prime Day originally came about in 2015 as an event to mark the 20th anniversary of Amazon and has ballooned in size over the years, also giving Amazon a mid-year sales event outside of Black Friday and the Holiday season.
More than Prime Day
Don't forget, it's not just about Amazon Prime Day! Competitors of Amazon will all be taking the opportunity to jump on this faux holiday sales extravaganza and promote their sales. Companies like Dell, Lenovo, Overclockers, CCL, and Ebuyer have their own sales events that coincide with Prime Day.
We will be researching great deals and bargains to help you save a few pounds (or a few hundred) on PC hardware and peripherals. So If you're looking for a new or second monitor, or those old gaming headphones are looking a little worse for wear then hopefully we've got you covered.
This page will be updated continuously during the Amazon Prime Day sales event, so if any new deals pop up they will be listed here. Be sure to check back for any updates.
Important Prime Day Links for Other Retailers
- Lenovo: Up to 46% off of computers and laptops in this summer sale (opens in new tab)
- Dell: Black Friday in July with savings of up to £600 on gaming PCs (opens in new tab)
- Overclockers UK: Save big on computer components in the Summer Sale (opens in new tab)
- CCL Computers: Save £400 on laptops in the Grand Slam Sale (opens in new tab)
- Ebuyer: Grab 40% off in the Ebuyer Summer Savings Sale (opens in new tab)
Make Sure You’re a Prime Member
To make the most of the Prime Day deals, you have to have an Amazon Prime Membership and you can go about this in two ways:
1. Sign up for a free 30-day trial of Prime (opens in new tab)
As long as you're not already a member of Amazon Prime you can try out Prime free for 30-days, but you do have to remember to cancel if you don't want to be charged a reoccurring subscription fee after that period.
2. Monthly/Annual Subscription
Currently, a monthly subscription is £7.99 and an annual subscription is £79 for the year. You do get other perks with membership like Prime Video and Prime Music and of course delivery perks.
Best Amazon Prime Day Gaming Laptop deals
Dell G15 Gaming Laptop (New 2022 Model): was £899, now £749 at Dell (opens in new tab)
With graphics powered by an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 and an AMD Ryzen 5 6600H CPU, this laptop comes with a 15.6-inch 1920x1080 resolution screen with a refresh rate of 120Hz. To keep the price low, compromises have been made on the size of the SSD (512GB) and RAM (8GB).
MSI Katana RTX 3060 Gaming Laptop: was £1,199, now £849 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
This MSI Katana model contains an Intel Core i7-11800H processor and an Nvidia RTX 3060 GPU. This gaming laptop also comes with a 15-inch FHD 144Hz screen with 16GB of RAM and a 512GB NVMe SSD.
Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3 15.6-inch gaming laptop: was £849, now £699 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Lenovo manages to squeeze some gaming components into this Ideapad and create a budget version of the Legion series of laptops. With an AMD Ryzen 5 5600H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti, 8GB of RAM, and a 512GB SSD inside, this laptop is more than capable of playing the latest games.
Best Amazon Prime Day Monitor deals
Dell S2721DGF 27-inch 144 Hz Monitor: was £378, now £299 at Dell (opens in new tab)
Available on sale right now, the S2721DGFA is one of our favourite monitors and sports a 2560 x 1440 resolution. Operating at a speedy 165Hz refresh rate in FreeSync or G-Sync, this well-built display returns a contrast ratio over 3700 and covers 120 percent of the sRGB gamut.
AOC U28G2XU/BK 4K Ultra HD 28-Inch IPS WLED Gaming Monitor: was £569, now £399 at Curry's (opens in new tab)
This high-resolution 3840 x 2160p 4K gaming monitor from AOC measures 28-inches and has a refresh rate of 144Hz and a 1ms response time. The panel is IPS, and the monitor's stand is height and tilt adjustable.
Samsung Odyssey G7 32-Inch Curved 240Hz Gaming Monitor: was £599, now £499 at Curry's (opens in new tab)
This rather large 32-inch curved gaming monitor from Samsung has a QHD 2560 x 1440p resolution on its QLED panel, with an impressive 240Hz refresh rate. You will need a powerful graphics card to max out the FPS on this monitor.
Best Amazon Prime Day CPU deals
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D: was £449, now £429 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
The fastest CPU for gaming - the Ryzen 7 5800X3D has a few pounds knocked off of its retail price at the moment if you're looking to save some money on this high-end CPU. With 8 cores and boost clocks of up to 4.5GHz, combined with a massive 96MB of L3 cache, this CPU powers high frame rates in gaming applications.
Intel Core i5-12400F CPU: was £178, now £169 with at Overclockers (opens in new tab)
This mid-tier powerhouse CPU has six P-cores that support hyper-threading and operates at a 2.5GHz base clock with the ability to boost to 4.4GHz. Check out our review of the Intel Core i5-12400F (opens in new tab) for more information, and see why it's our favourite CPU.
Intel Core i7-12700K: was £344, now £323 at CCL Computers
(opens in new tab)The Core i7-12700K (opens in new tab) wields Intel's latest hybrid microarchitecture with a combination of eight performance cores and four efficiency cores. The Alder Lake chip flaunts boost clocks of up to 5 GHz and nearly match the gaming prowess of the 12900K (opens in new tab).
Best Amazon Prime Day SSD Deals
Western Digital Black SN850 1TB NVMe M.2 SSD: was £153, now £85 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
The WD Black SN850 Gen 4 SSD has speeds up to 7000 MB/s read and 5300 MB/s write. This 1TB NVMe M.2 SSD is a great compact storage solution with all the durability you know and love from Western Digital storage products.
Seagate FireCuda 530 NVMe M.2 1TB SSD (+Heatsink): was £229, now £149 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
The FireCuda 530 from Seagate is a superfast Gen4 SSD. with read speeds of up to 7,300MB/s, this drive is fantastic for gaming. This particular model also comes in a fitted heatsink for extra cooling and is compatible with Sony's PlayStation 5 console for extra storage.
2TB WD Blue SN550: was £170, now £142 at Scan (opens in new tab)
This PCIe 3.0 drive provides 2,600MB/s read and 1800MB/s write speeds, alongside a large 2TB capacity. Although this is not the fastest drive around, it's a great price for such a large capacity M.2 SSD.
Best Amazon Prime Day GPU Deals
Zotac Gaming GeForce RTX 3070 Twin Edge OC LHR: was £609, now £519 at Ebuyer (opens in new tab)
This Zotac RTX 3070 has a boost clock of 1755MHz, and 8GB of GDDR6 memory with a 256-bit bus running at speeds of 14Gbps.
MSI GeForce RTX 3060 Ti 8GB Ventus LHR: was £549, now £469 at Ebuyer (opens in new tab)
The MSI RTX 3060 Ti Ventus uses a dual-fan cooling solution to keep cool when under load. With core clocks able to boost to 1665MHz and 8GB of GDDR6 VRAM, this card is a powerful mid-tier gaming GPU capable of running all of the latest games and making use of ray-tracing if available in-game.
Gigabyte Radeon RX 6800 XT Gaming OC: was £818, now £649 at Overclockers (opens in new tab)
This powerful GPU comes with a core clock of 2045 MHz, that's able to boost to 2285 MHz thanks to its 4608 stream processors. It also supports 16GB of GDDR6 memory, so this card has more than enough VRAM for all of the latest games, and some future-proofing.
Best Amazon Prime Day Gaming PC deals
Acer Predator Orion 3000 Gaming PC: was £1,154, now £1,099 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
If you're after a pre-built gaming PC rather than constructing your own, then the Acer Predator Orion 3000 is worth considering. With an Nvidia RTX 3060 GPU, Intel 12th Gen Core i5-12400 CPU, 16GB of DDR4 RAM and a 256GB SSD + 1TB HDD.
Best Amazon Prime Day Keyboards, Mice, and Headset deals
HyperX Cloud II Virtual 7.1 Surround Sound Gaming Headset: was £74, now £49 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
A comfortable gaming headset is a must, no matter your chosen gaming platform and this headset from HyperX offers a comfortable ergonomic design with fantastic 7.1 virtual surround sound, impressive bass, and large 53mm drivers, with a removable mic. These headphones have great sound for such a low Prime Day price.
Corsair HS60 Pro Virtual 7.1 Surround Sound Gaming Headset: was £64, now £19 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
The Corsair HS60 PRO has 7.1 virtual surround sound when used with Corsair's iCUE software, as well as featuring large speakers with 50mm neodymium drivers, and plush memory foam cushions on the ear-cups. The HS60 Pro is compatible with PC, PS5, PS4, Xbox, and Nintendo Switch via a 3.5mm connector. This is also an extremely low price for these cans and the Prime Day deal won't last for much longer.
JBL Quantum One Gaming Headset: was £229, now £99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
The Quantum One is JBL's foray into the gaming headset sphere and they are going in guns blazing with a unique look and massive amounts of RGB. JBL has added plenty of tech to these cans, in the form of their QuantumSPHERE 360 head tracking technology which they hope will improve the way you receive in-game audio cues from sounds like footsteps and bullets. Spec-wise the speakers are 50mm neodymium drivers, with an impedance of 32 Ohms, a frequency response of 20 Hz - 40 kHz, and large leather-covered memory foam ear cushions.
We reviewed the JBL Quantum One (opens in new tab) and gave it 3.5 stars, mainly because they were pretty expensive, but at this deal price, the headset is a lot more attractive.
Razer Kraken X Gaming Headset: was £49, now £21 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Need a new headset for your kids that like to break everything? How about a Razer Kraken X for only £21. With soft comfortable cushioning for your head, 40mm drivers, a bendy microphone and virtual 7.1 surround sound - you can't go wrong at the Prime Day offer price.
Logitech G432 Wired Gaming Headset: was £69, now £25 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Logitech's G432 comes with big 50mm drivers and soft leatherette ear cushions., a flip-up-to-mute microphone boom arm and subdued Logitech colouring. Compatible with almost all devices, this gaming headset is great value at only £25.
Razer Seiren Mini Microphone - Black: was £59, now £26 at Curry's (opens in new tab)
The Razer Seiren Mini is an ultra-compact microphone that does the job but doesn't take up too much room on your desk. This cardioid mic has a frequency response of 20 - 20,000 Hz and a built-in shock mount to avoid unintentional vibration pickup. Connecting via USB, this microphone is compatible with PC, Mac, and various consoles.
HyperX Pulsefire Haste Wireless Gaming Mouse: was £74, now £32 at Curry's (opens in new tab)
Ultra-light and wire-free, the Pulsfire Haste from HyperX is an attractive-looking mouse for use in FPS gaming. With a long battery life of 100 hours and a 16K DPI sensor - this mouse should serve you well in the most hectic of gaming situations.
Razer Huntsman V2 Analog Gaming Keyboard: was £249, now £142 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
The Razer Huntsman mechanical keyboard is a unique keyboard that uses light to actuate its switches. When you press a key down on the Huntsman, it obscures an optical beam, which lets the keyboard know to enter your input. You can even set the desired actuation point for your key presses to suit your playstyle.
Best Amazon Prime Day 3D Printers
Creality Ender-3 S1 3D Printer: was £409, now £339 at Box (opens in new tab)
The Creality Ender 3 S1 is a step up from the base Ender 3. Featuring a hassle-free bed leveling process thanks to the included CR Touch sensor which checks 16 points on the build plate. The kit comes mostly assembled, and you can be printing with an hour. The direct drive Creality Sprite extruder is easily mounted to the gantry, and can be removed for use with an optional laser engraving kit. This package comes with 5Kg of Black Sunlu PLA filament, giving you a great saving and enough filament for your first batch of prints.
Elegoo Mars 2 Pro 3D Printer: was £250, now £199 at Box (opens in new tab)
The Mars 2 Pro, released in May of 2021 uses a 2K Mono LCD panel with a touchscreen interface. Users have a build volume of 5.1in x 3.1in x 6.3in to work with.