Whether you’re looking for a productivity desktop, gaming PC powerhouse, or a sleek all-in-one Windows machine, we’ve got you covered. We at PCWorld sort through all the daily PC sales and put together a curated list of the best deals available. But not all deals are really deals, so we only pick those offered by reputable companies and include great hardware to make sure you get the best value for your money.
Currently, we’re seeing great deals on gaming PCs from the likes of ABS, iBuyPower and CyberpowerPC. Dell and Lenovo also feature all-in-one offerings. We’ve also included some helpful answers to frequently asked questions about buying a computer at the bottom of this article. If you’re considering a laptop instead, be sure to check out our best laptop deals, updated daily.
Note: Tech deals come and go quickly, so it’s possible some of these PC discounts will expire before the next update of this article.
CyberpowerPC Gamer Master
It was: $1,749.99
Now is apparently the time to grab a CyberpowerPC as there are some great options on sale. This CyberpowerPC Gamer Master is one of the better deals we’ve come across recently.
It comes loaded with Ryzen 7 5700G, GeForce RTX 3060 Ti, 16GB RAM and 1TB PCIe SSD. Just to sweeten the deal, they’re also throwing in a CyberpowerPC gaming mouse and keyboard.
It was: $1,499.99
The XPS might not win any design awards, but it’s what’s inside that matters, right? This budget gaming machine posing as a cubic relic has a surprising amount of game-ready hardware. It comes stacked with a Core i7-12700, Radeon RX 6700, 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD. This deal is well worth your time convincing your boss to upgrade your workstation.
Skytech Blaze 3.0
It was: $2,399.99
Excellent overall hardware makes this Skytech deal an absolute must for those looking to snag a solid mid-range gaming PC.
The Blaze 3.0 has a Ryzen 7 5800X, an RTX 3080, 16GB RAM and a 1TB PCIe SSD. Getting this kind of performance in a gaming desktop earlier this year would have cost a considerable amount more than this.
Dell Inspiron 27 7000 Touch
It was: $1,199.99
Dell has updated its new line of Inspiron all-in-ones to include touchscreens. This 27-inch model comes with Core i7-1255U, Intel UHD integrated graphics, 8GB RAM, 256GB PCIe SSD and 1TB 5400RPM HDD. The older version of Intel’s integrated graphics and the slow HDD are a bit of a disadvantage. But the price is not bad for a large touchscreen AiO. If you’re looking for a solid AiO and don’t need it for demanding tasks, this is a good choice.
iBuyPower PC SlateMR 281a
It was: $1,299.99
This iBuyPower PC SlateMR 281a is offered at a pretty killer deal. It comes with Ryzen 5 5600G, GeForce RTX 3060, 16GB RAM and 500GB SSD. It’s rare to find PCs packing an RTX 3060 for less than $1,000, even with the recent drop in GPU prices. The specs are pretty standard, but enough to do ray tracing and get you 60fps on most AAA titles. It’s a solid budget gaming PC for an even lower price.
HP Pavilion Gaming PC
It was: $1,299.99
HP has its own line of less flashy gaming PCs in addition to its premium Omen line of gaming PCs. While they may not have all the RGB and style of their more expensive brethren, they still pack great components and make solid options – especially when they’re on sale.
This model comes with Ryzen 7 5700G, GeForce RTX 3060, 16GB RAM, 512GB PCIe SSD and 1TB 7200 RPM HDD.
It was: $1,299.99
Do you want a good looking home office or family computer? This HP Envy desktop PC comes with everything you need to be productive and still has the chops for light gaming too. It comes with Core i5-12400, GeForce RTX 3050, 8GB RAM and 256GB PCIe SSD. The onboard storage is pretty low, but luckily external hard drives are cheap enough that this still represents a good deal.
CyberPowerPC Gamer Supreme
It was: $2,749.99
CyberPowerPC’s Gamer Supreme model is stacked with great mid-range performance potential. It comes with Ryzen 9 5950X, GeForce RTX 3070, 16GB RAM, 1TB PCIe SSD. Although the design is quite minimalistic, it promises to provide all the flash while you play. It’s not cheap, but considering the solid specs, you’re getting a bargain here.
Lenovo IdeaCentre AiO 5i 27-inch
It was: $1,149.99
Lenovo’s all-in-ones rarely go on sale, so if you’re looking for a reliable, well-designed AiO desktop PC, then now’s your chance.
It comes with Core i5-10400T, Intel UHD integrated graphics, 12GB RAM and 512GB SSD. The screen is 27-inches with an impressive 1440p resolution. Also included are a built-in webcam and speakers.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are good sites to find computer deals?
There are tons of websites that sell computers, and going through them all would take a lot of your time—that’s why we do it for you here and highlight the best deals we find. However, to save yourself some time and frustration, you need to be smart about where you look at any time of the year.
If you’re in the market for a new computer during the holidays or around popular sales periods like Black Friday or back-to-school, then you’re likely to find great deals directly through first-party seller sites. These include the retail storefronts of popular computer manufacturers such as HP, Dell, and Lenovo.
However, if you’re looking between sales periods, it’s generally a good idea to search through big third-party retailers like Amazon, Adorama, Walmart, BestBuy, and Newegg. Often these sites will offer limited sales of the Deal of the Day type in hopes of clearing excess stock. On the upside, you can still score decent computers at a steep discount.
When are the best times to find computer deals?
Generally, the best deals are offered during the big sales events every year. These include Prime Day, Black Friday, Cyber Monday and the school term, among others. You’ll usually see the lowest prices of the year for PCs during these events.
That said, there are opportunities to find one-off sales on PCs throughout the year from both first- and third-party vendors. These sales are much more difficult to predict and usually have a time limit, such as one day or one week. Realistically, the only way to find these sales is by checking vendor websites every day.
What specs should I look for in a good gaming PC?
Since desktop computers don’t have the same restrictions on component size or portability as laptops, the price-to-component ratios are fortunately cheaper than they are in gaming notebooks. This means you can get more gaming bang for your buck in a desktop gaming PC.
When it comes to gaming, the two most important pieces of hardware you want to focus on are the CPU and GPU. Think of the CPU as the heart of your computer, ultimately determining how your system will perform when running software. When looking at a computer’s CPU, you should pay attention to the processor core count, which usually ranges from two to 16 cores. At a minimum, you’ll want four cores, but you may be able to get up to eight cores without stretching your budget too much. For high-end systems, you should be looking at between eight and 16 cores. Although even for high-end gaming, having more than eight cores won’t add much benefit.
A good GPU is essential for gaming and it will be the component you will want to splurge on the most. For budget gamers, a card that offers affordability and radio tracking is the sweet spot. These include the Nvidia RTX 3060 or AMD RX 6600 or 6600 XT. If you want to game in 4K, it’s probably best to go with Nvidia’s RTX 3080 or AMD’s RX 6800 XT.
Beyond the CPU and GPU, the other hardware components are less crucial. As for RAM, you should choose a minimum of 8GB, but ideally 16GB is better – anything over 16GB is mostly unnecessary for gaming. RAM is also relatively cheap and easy to upgrade if you need more in the future.
For your hard drive, you want to have at least one SSD, preferably an M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD if you can afford it. SSDs are faster than their spinning disk predecessors and will boot your games faster and provide improved load times. Storage size is more of a personal preference. You should consider the types of games you want to play and how much you intend to download. If you plan to store a lot of games on your computer, then you’ll most likely want a 1TB or larger drive. Note that it’s not uncommon for modern games to have file sizes over 100GB.
What makes a good home computer?
A home office computer should meet all the needs you have for your work. If you work with spreadsheets and multiple programs, you’ll want a good processor. If you are a content creator, then you will need a lot of RAM and a very fast hard drive.
You should also consider other points such as available space and portability. If you’re limited on space, you may want to consider an all-in-one that combines the computer component and monitor into one compact unit. If you don’t want to be fixed to one place, then you might consider buying a laptop over a desktop. If so, check out our best laptops section.
What are the advantages of buying a desktop computer over a laptop?
The main advantage is the cost-to-component ratio. Due to the nature of their use, laptops have design limitations that desktops simply don’t have. This means that you can generally find better hardware in a desktop for cheaper than you can in a laptop.
Desktops also have the unique advantage of being able to pack in better cooling systems. These dissipate more heat and allow your hardware to run more efficiently. Desktops are also easier to upgrade and expand if you choose to do so.
For a more in-depth analysis you can read our 5 reasons to buy a desktop instead of a laptop.