Home > Best Deals
Last Updated: June 18, 2019
Here we'll list the current best PC hardware deals for gamers to help you potentially cut costs when building or upgrading your next gaming computer. While the best deals on PC components and accessories are typically in November and December each year, good deals on gaming hardware and computers do indeed pop up from time to time throughout the year if you know what to look for.
In our ongoing market research to continually keep BGC running long and strong as a decoder of the PC hardware market for any gamer to understand, we stumble upon good PC building deals from time to time and we'll compile the best that we find here in the one place.
But not all deals make the cut here; there are always plenty of discounts on all-things PC and gaming no matter what time of year it is, but here we'll only list the very best PC hardware deals that standout among the rest. We'll also only include gaming PC deals on good-quality products from reputable manufacturers/brands, or in other words, we'll only list products we would feel comfortable actually buying ourselves.
As a specific example, we would never include a deal on a gaming monitor that's got a response time of over 5ms (important when choosing the best gaming monitor). Let's cut the small talk and get into the current best deals on custom PC parts as of mid 2019, where there are some light but decent deals on various components.
If you find this service helpful don't forget to bookmark this page and check back at a later date (or subscriber to our email list at the bottom of the page for deal notifications) as we'll be continually updating this page throughout 2019, finishing with a bang in November and December with frequent updates of the best holiday deals we find.
Prices quoted below were only correct at the time and day of the latest update to this page, and the prices we list may become incorrect or change at any time.
MSRP Cheatsheet: (Launch Prices in USD)
Right now in mid June there are tons of price cuts pretty much across the board of current (and previous) gen AMD processors, and anybody who's clued into the world of hardware knows exactly why; third gen Ryzen CPUs (confusingly called Zen 2) are just around the corner. This doesn't make current/previous gen AMD processors obsolete or bad buys though, and at their good prices right now they're worth considering even with new CPUs about to be released. It just depends on how patient you are and whether you're willing to wait it out a little bit longer to see how the new Ryzen lineup fairs in terms of performance (ie once reviews and benchmarks have been done by the big boys in tech review land).
Not everyone has the time to plan their own custom build, order each part and wait for them to arrive, and then have to put all the parts together; if you're the impatient type and you just want a new system right now to start gaming as quickly as possible, buying a premade gaming PC is an option to consider so long as you understand the potential drawbacks such as typically lower overall component quality and reliability for the money (compared to building your own), typically less upgrade flexibility, etc. If you do decide to buy a premade system, getting one that's currently discounted such as the ones we've picked below may potentially save you hundreds of dollars on a new system.
Sometimes, you just gotta game on the go, and just like with planning a new gaming desktop there are some important considerations to keep in mind when buying a good laptop to get the best performance for your money. See our Gaming Laptop Buyer's Guide for full details, but the below laptops are all currently discounted (at the time of writing) and worthy options to consider for good gaming performance at various price levels:
A good router or modem-router can get a little pricey, especially if you want a top of the range model with all the best speed features, so finding a good quality model from a trusted manufacturer that's currently discounted is a nice little win. We'll only list models on sale here that we either have included or would consider including in our periodically-updated best router series (and read that guide if you need to know what specs to look for in a good router for gaming).
How Often Are These Deals Updated?
Short answer? As often as we possibly can. This usually amounts to at least 2-3 updates a month, and closer to 5-10 updates a month during holiday season sales in November and December.
Are Refurbished Parts Okay to Buy?
We wrote an in-depth guide to refurbished PC parts here - to summarize, yes they can be worth buying in some instances, but there's a couple things to keep in mind and some parts are safer to buy refurbished than others (see that guide for all details).
Should I Wait for Black Friday or Cyber Monday?
It's no secret that the best tech deals are on these dates in November, so if you're building a PC a month or two before November then you may want to hold off and wait a little longer. But if it's in the middle of the year and you want to build or upgrade a PC soon, unless you're a Zen master with patience levels beyond Master Yoda these dates will be too long of a wait for most people; not to worry though as you can still find good deals throughout the year.
Although it would be worth keeping an eye on Black Friday/Cyber Monday anyway even if you build a PC mid-year, as you might find a great upgrade/add-on on a heavy sale that you can add to your rig. Subscribe to our email list below to get notified first when we release our top hand-picked Black Friday hardware deals when the time comes.
You Left Out a Good Deal You Peasant
Please forgive us, for we are mere mortal Humans, but please do let us know if you find a good PC building (or prebuilt/laptop) deal of a quality product, and we will add it here for other gamers to benefit from if it is indeed a worth contribution from a reputable, reliable brand. Thanks in advance guys.
Enjoyed the article? Give it a thumbs up above to let us know, share it with a buddy, or leave a comment below.
Need help? Post a question below and we'll do our best to help you out with your build.
Any other feedback or constructive criticism (eg how you think the article could be improved or any relevant info you believe we missed) is also always more than welcome, so let us know below or feel free to email us here.
Hope the guide helped and good luck with your build.