Amazon Prime Day is an opportunity to find discounts on graphics cards (something that’s finally possible again!) and other expensive PC gaming stuff, but when I’m not looking to make any big purchases, I poke around sales for less expensive items I’ve been meaning to buy but putting off, or that I know I’m going to need in the future. I’m not nearly organized enough to track all my purchases, but I’d like to think that taking advantage of lots of small discounts has added up to a decent remainder over time.
Below are some of the interesting items under $100 I’ve spied in Amazon’s PC and gaming section (opens in new tab) and elsewhere, including other retailers, so even if you don’t have a Prime membership there are discounts you can take advantage of.
We’re collecting all of the best deals in our Amazon Prime Day PC gaming deals hub, including deals on full gaming PCs, laptops, graphics cards, and monitors. We also collected some sub-$200 monitor deals, if you’re looking to upgrade an old display or add a second one.
(For a budget option, the HyperX SoloCast is $34.99 on Amazon (opens in new tab) right now.)
Tyler grew up in Silicon Valley alongside Apple and Microsoft, playing games like Zork and Arkanoid on the early personal computers his parents brought home. He was later captivated by Myst, SimCity, Civilization, Command & Conquer, Bushido Blade (yeah, he had Bleem!), and all the shooters they call “boomer shooters” now. In 2006, Tyler wrote his first professional review of a videogame: Super Dragon Ball Z for the PS2. He thought it was OK. In 2011, he joined PC Gamer, and today he’s focused on the site’s news coverage. After work, he practices boxing and adds to his 1,200 hours in Rocket League.