Amazon Prime Day 2018: Best deals on PC games and hardware

Amazon Prime Day 2018

This year’s Amazon Prime Day is almost at an end. At midnight tonight, Amazon’s big day o’ deals will be over for another year (or, you know, until Black Friday in November), so if you had a look at the deals yesterday and thought, ‘Hmm… I could do with a new SSD or graphics card’, then you’ve still got time to pick one up.

I know Amazon is evil etc, but just in case you do fancy picking up a bargain, I’ve put together a list of all the best of the best PC Prime Day deals right here, covering hardware and games alike. Happy hunting.

When is Amazon Prime Day 2018?

Starting at 12pm midday on July 16 until 11.59pm July 17, this year’s Amazon Prime Day will feature 36 hours of DEALS DEALS DEALS.

It should be noted you do need to be an Amazon Prime member in order to take advantage of all these shiny discounts. It’s pretty easy to sign up – click here if you’re in the UK, or here if you’re in the US – and you can always use the 30-day free trial to take advantage of the deals if you don’t fancy stumping up a full year’s membership in one go. Just remember to cancel it before you get charged an entire year’s membership.

You may, of course, wish to boycott this year’s Prime Day in order to support the Spanish Amazon workers who are on strike today protesting Amazon’s efforts to reduce workers’ rights.

Best PC Prime Day game deals:

As an Amazon Prime member, you also get access to Twitch Prime, which nets you some free games each month – a bit like PlayStation Plus or Xbox Live Gold. You’ll need to have a Twitch account and play them through Twitch’s own client to take advantage of it, but hey, free games! In addition to the usual free games, however, this year’s Amazon Prime Day will see Twitch Prime members get a massive 21 free games this month, and you’ll find the entire schedule of when they’re arriving over here.

Titanfall 2 (Origin code) – 75% off at checkout
Need for Speed Payback (Origin code) – 75% off at checkout
Battlefield 1 Revolution edition (Origin code) – 75% off at checkout
The Sims 4 (Origin code) – 50% off at checkout

Star Wars Battlefront II (Origin code) – £18.15 at checkout
Starcraft II Battle Chest 2.0 – £20 at checkout
Diablo III Battle Chest – £15 at checkout

Assassin’s Creed Origins (UPlay code) – £27.60 at checkout
Assassin’s Creed Origins season pass (UPlay code) – 50% off at checkout

For Honor Gold edition (UPlay code) – 75% off at checkout
For Honor Gold edition (PC code) – 75% off at checkout
Watch Dogs 2 (UPlay code) – 75% off at checkout
Steep (UPlay code) – 66% off at checkout
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands (UPlay code) – 67% off at checkout
South Park: The Fractured But Whole (UPlay code) – 66% off at checkout
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege (UPlay code) – 50% off at checkout
Far Cry 5 (UPlay code) – 30% off at checkout

Best PC Prime Day hardware deals (UK):

As you can see below, there’s a load of laptops, graphics cards, monitors, SSDs, mice, keyboards and other bits and pieces up for grabs today – handy if, say, you’ve just read our How to build a PC guide and now feel the urge to splurge hundreds of pounds / dollars on a bucket load of new PC components.

If you’re in need of some inspiration, be sure to check out our best graphics card list, along with our best gaming monitor, best gaming SSD, best gaming headset and best gaming keyboard articles to help you decide what to buy. Don’t forget that Dell are also having their own Black Friday in July deals this week, so make sure you check out those as well.

Lightning Deals:

Crucial MX500 SSD (500GB) £75 (down from £375) ENDS AT 6.30PM 

Laptops:

Microsoft Surface Pro (12.3in, Core i5-7300U, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD) – £750 (down from £1129)
Dell XPS 15 (15.6in, Core i5-7300U, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD / 1TB HDD, Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050) – £960 (down from £1179)
Asus FX503VM (15.6in, Core i5-7300HQ, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060) – £700 (down from £900)
Razer Blade Pro (17in, Core i7-7700HQ, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD / 2TB HDD, Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060, 120Hz) – £1600 (down from £2200)

Monitors:

Samsung C49HG90 (49in, 3840×1080, 144Hz, AMD FreeSync 2, HDR, curved) – £750 (down from £960)
BenQ EW277HDR (27in, 1920×1080, HDR) – £150 (down from £181)
AOC G2590VXQ (24in, 1920×1080, TN, 75Hz, AMD FreeSync) – £95 (down from £144)
Samsung C24F390 (24in, 1920×1080, VA, curved) – £100 (down from £130)
Samsung C27F390 (27in, 1920×1080, VA, curved) – £136 (down from £175)
Samsung C34F791 (34in, 3440×1440, 100Hz, VA, curved) – £585 (down from £730)
Samsung U28E590D (28in, 4K, TN, AMD FreeSync) – £210 (down from £290)
Samsung U32H850 (32in, 4K, VA, AMD FreeSync) – £400 (down from £500)
LG 25UM58 (25in, 2560×1080, IPS) – £125 (down from £158)
LG 27UK650 (27in, 4K, IPS, HDR 10, AMD FreeSync) – £360 (down from £450)
LG 29WK500 (29in, 2560×1080, IPS, AMD FreeSync) – £200 (down from £247)
Dell SE2417HG (24in, 1920×1080, TN) – £95 (down from £130)
HP 3899618 (24in, 1920×1080, IPS) – £95 (down from £130)
Acer Predator XB271HUA (27in, 2560×1440, TN, Nvidia G-Sync, 144Hz) – £330 (down from £460)
Acer XG270HUA (27in, 2560×1440, TN, 144Hz, AMD FreeSync) – £280 (down from £330)
Acer KG271U (27in, 2560×1440, TN, AMD FreeSync) – £184 (down from £240)
Acer R271 (27in, 1920×1080, IPS) – £125 (down from £160)
HP Omen 32 Display (32in, 2560×1440, 75Hz, WVA, AMD FreeSync) – £260 (down from £350)
HP Omen 25 Display (24in, 1920×1080, TN, 144Hz, AMD FreeSync) – £200 (down from £270)

SSD / HDDs:

Samsung 860 Evo (500GB) – £85 (down from £89)
Samsung T5 (1TB) – £230 (down from £275)
Crucial MX500 (250GB) – £48 (down from £57)
Crucial MX500 (500GB) – £75 (down from £88)
Seagate STEB6000402 (6TB, USB3) – £90 (down from £130)
Seagate STEL8000200 (8TB, USB3)- £140 (down from £170)

RAM:

Ballistix Sport (4GB x 2) – £70 (down from £80)

Mice:

Corsair Scimitar Pro RGB£50 (down from £69)
Corsair M65 Pro RGB£37 (down from £47)
Corsair Glaive RGB£41 (down from £59)
Corsair Sabre RGB£30 (down from £45)
Logitech G402 Hyperion Fury£18 (down from £38)
Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum RGB£35 (down from £50)
Razer DeathAdder Elite£46 (down from £50)
Logitech MX Master AMZ Wireless£38 (down from £80)
Logitech MX Anywhere 2 AMZ Wireless£28 (down from £55)
Logitech MK850 Wireless mouse and keyboard combo£60 (down from £78)
Razer Lancehead£82 (down from £99)
Razer Mamba Wireless£115 (down from £135)

Keyboards:

Corsair K95 Platinum RGB£124 (down from £170)
Corsair K68 RGB£90 (down from £120)
Corsair K70 Rapidfire£75 (down from £100)
Corsair K65 Lux RGB£78 (down from £109)
Corsair Strafe RGB£86 (down from £115)
Logitech G910 Orion Spectrum RGB£75 (down from £127)
Logitech K400 Plus Wireless£18 (down from £22)
Razer Blackwidow Chroma£118 (down from £165)

Audio:

Corsair HS60£52 (down from £66)
Corsair Void Pro RGB£72 (down from £85)
Logitech G430 headset£28 (down from £52)
Logitech Z906 stereo speakers£130 (down from £213)
Logitech Z623 2.1 speakers£75 (down from £123)

VR:

Oculus Rift and Touch controllers bundle£350 (down from £400)

Misc:

Nvidia Shield TV (16GB, controller and remote) – £150 (down from £190)
Nvidia Shield TV (16GB, just remote) – £135 (down from £180)
Elgato HD60£120 (down from £150)
Elgato 4K60£288 (down from £360)

Best PC Prime Day hardware deals (US):

Graphics cards:

EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB$180 (down from $230)
EVGA GeForce GTX 1070Ti$450 (down from $520)
EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 FTW Gaming ACX$500 (down from $570)
Gigabyte Aorus Radeon RX 580 8GB$270 (down from $300)

CPUs:

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1900X$300 (down from $450)
AMD Ryzen 7 2700$225 (down from $300)

Motherboards:

Asus Prime Z370-A (Intel Coffee Lake) – $122 (down from $170)
Asus ROG Strix Z370-E Gaming (Intel Coffee Lake) – $150 (down from $210)
Gigabyte Aorus X470 Gaming 7 WiFi (AMD Ryzen) – $175 (down from $230)

Laptops:

Asus FX503VD (15.6in, Core i7-7700HQ, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD / 1TB HDD, Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050) – $730 (down from $926)
MSI GL62M 7REX (15.6in, Core i7-7700HQ, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD / 1TB HDD, NVidia GeForce GTX 1050Ti) – $800 (down from $1000)
Acer Predator Helios 300 (15.6in, Core i7-7700HQ, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD, Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 6GB) – $900 (down from $1100)

VR:

HTC Vive Pro$799 (plus a $50 VivePort digital code and a $50 Amazon Giftcard)
Oculus Rift and Touch bundle$399 (down from $449)
Samsung Gear VR$90 (down from $103)

Monitors:

LG 34UC79G-B (34in, 2560×1080, IPS, 144Hz, AMD FreeSync) – $385 (down from $509)
LG 27UD68 (27in, 4K, IPS, AMD FreeSync) – $343 (down from $460)

Audio:

Steelseries Arctis Pro + GameDAC & Rival 600 mouse – $250 (down from $320)
Corsair Void Surround$50 (down from $75)
Corsair Void Pro RGB$50 (down from $78)
HyperX Cloud Pro (with carry case) – $50 (down from $95)
HyperX Cloud II Gaming$70 (down from $99)
Corsair HS70 Wireless$70 (down from $99)

Mice:

Razer Lancehead Tournament Edition$48 (down from $55)
Razer DeathAdder Elite Chroma$47 (down from $50)
HyperX Pulsefire FPS & Fury S Medium mouse pad – $30 (down from $40)
Corsair M65 Pro RGB$60
Corsair Glaive RGB$45 (down from $50)
Corsair MM800 Polaris RGB mouse pad – $38 (down from $60)

Keyboards:

Corsair K95 RGB Platinum$135 (down from $200)
Corsair K70 Lux RGB$100 (down from $130)
Corsair K65 Lux RGB$85 (down from $130)
Corsair Strafe RGB$75 (down from $118)
HyperX Alloy FPS Pro$50 (down from $80)
HyperX Alloy Elite RGB$130 (down from $167)
Hyper X Alloy Elite$88 (down from $110)
G.Skill Ripjaw KM780R$90 (down from $126)
Logitech G610 Orion Brown$60 (down from $76)
Logitech G910 Orion Spark RGB$90 (down from $114)

SSD / HDDs:

Samsung 960 Evo (500GB) – $160 (down from $250)
Samsung 960 Evo (1TB) – $330 (down from $480)
Samsung T5 (1TB) – $270 (down from $330)
Crucial MX500 (2TB) – $319 (down from $433)
WD My Passport (4TB) – $86 (down from $110)
WD My Passport (2TB) – $59 (down from $90)
Seagate 4TB external HDD$120 (down from $150)
Seagate 2TB external HDD$80 (down from $110)
Seagate 1TB external HDD$65 (down from $100)
Seagate Barracude 1TB SSD$230 (down from $250)
Seagate Barracuda 500GB SSD$120 (down from $130)
Seagate Barracude 250GB SSD$75 (down from $80)

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  1. Premium User Badge

    Graham Smith says:

    Hey everyone!

    Thanks for your feedback in this comment thread. I wanted to respond to some of the general themes people have mentioned.

    1) The previous comments under the article disappeared because we updated the contents of the article and the URL along with it. Unfortunately we don't have the ability to transfer the comments across posts when we do that. We have deleted some other comments on purpose, but only for the usual moderation reasons.

    2) Yes, this article does contain affiliate links. Every single post on RPS contains a disclaimer at the bottom that the article might contain affiliate links. Only about 0.01% of our posts actually /do/ contain affiliate links, but the disclaimer is always there. Both of these things have been true since long before the Gamer Network acquisition, too.

    3) It is clear that I have not properly considered these articles, which we've been running for a few years now, in light of the strikes happening at various Amazon facilities around the world. That's on me and not on Katharine, whose work across the site is excellent and unimpeachable. I will reconsider how and when we cover these things in future.
  1. BobbyDylan says:

    Deja Vu.

  2. Kollega says:

    For reasons pretty much entirely unrelated to the Amazon strike, I was listening to – and considering – an old labour union song today, with a thought-provoking title of “Which Side Are You On?” But this is not something I should be asking others from where I am, RPS included. Rather, this is something that each and every one of us has to ask themselves, at least occassionally. And I mean all of us. I ask that myself rather often.

    I think that if more people thought to themselves “Whose side am I on?”, the world would be a place… well, less ravaged by uncontrolled capitalism, at least. Because no matter whoever you are and however you spin it, said uncontrolled capitalism is definitely getting out of hand, and there are ways to handle it. But this is really the question that everyone makes up their own answer to, in the end of things.

    Also, it’s a pretty decent song even if you ignore the politics (though why would you ever do that here is another pressing question).

  3. Josh W says:

    Yeah, amazon are awful, especially considering how easy it would be for them to not be awful; they’ve got a great recommendation engine, they’ve got good logistic skills, they just need to work with unions and apply those skills on making an actually humane labour system, with shorter shifts, better pay, proper equipment. Oh, and pay their taxes!

    Using their negotiating power to demand better conditions for writers from publishers wouldn’t go a miss either.

    Would this slow their path to world domination? Probably, but it’d also make them someone that people are more willing to see do well.

    • aircool says:

      Probably not as awful as those tech companies that employ Chinese slave labour. More than likely, you’re reading this on a device that was cobbled together by wage slaves who fall asleep on the job and may as well be living in a prison camp.

      However, bringing attention to that would put RPS right out of business.

      Everyone should just boycott the fuck out of themselves for being consumers in the first place, with your sweat shop trainers, clothes and coffee.

      And why should Spanish workers be singled out for special treatment from RPS? Why do RPS get to pick and choose what to pontificate about, whilst living their comfortable lifestyles; with their easily available drinking water, sewage treatment, electricity and roofs over their heads? Pity them as they get cheap medical treatment, free education and access to the internet. And let’s not forget our volunteer armed forces ready to make the ultimate sacrifice so you don’t have to. You never saw us bitching about working conditions, complaining to our union reps about fezzing in the desert with melting boots and having to dig our own toilets. And just to add insult to injury, you lot all get off on playing war games and debating how realistic they are compared to whatever your idea of realism is…

      • Josh W says:

        Personally I would totally buy some fair trade electronics if I could get it!

        You might want to reflect on how little you know about me, and what I buy, before you start inventing hypothetical hypocrisies.

        And for anyone really, making some choices better than others doesn’t mean you should dumb down your most conscientious ones to your least. I mean, with the amount of time I spend playing games, I should probably start smoking.

        As to the answer of why it’s a good idea to do what you can to support concrete programs for improvements of people’s lives, directed by those affected by them, when it will cause minimal inconvenience to you.. that is something I think I should be able to leave to your imagination.

  4. Corporate Dog says:

    The Amazon deals are honestly a bit underwhelming anyway.

    I was overdue to update my graphics card (a Radeon HD7870), and unless I wanted to lock myself into a GTX 1060 with 3GB for the next couple of years, Amazon wasn’t offering anything in my price range that I couldn’t get at Newegg for about $10 cheaper.

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      Drib says:

      That’s kinda my take too. Even aside from labor politics and all, uh, it’s just nothing interesting on sale.

      I had a short list of a few things I wanted, and even just searching categorically, the deals aren’t exactly grabbing me.

  5. kameradoktorn says:

    So the other article is gone? Because of the negative comments only, or is this one updated or something?

  6. Zorgulon says:

    You probably already know, but information about the strike is here, should you wish to know more: link to reuters.com

    • Biggus_Dikkus says:

      not much concrete info there just same press release copy/ paste

      • Zorgulon says:

        Yeah, unfortunately it was the best I could find. I haven’t seen a definitive statement from the union(s) posted anywhere, which is a little frustrating as I’d like to know more about the exact demands/if any progress has been made. I just though I’d link the news article in case anyone stumbled into the comment section oblivious, since the article doesn’t provide any more info on the strike.

        • Biggus_Dikkus says:

          thing is its exactly same info across at least 4 others news sites. so i have 0 opinion if Amazon is evil if the strike is justified

          • Landiss says:

            Have you really read nothing about working conditions in Amazon before? It seems like there were hundreds of articles about that.

            See some randomly selected examples from The Guardian:

            link to theguardian.com

            link to theguardian.com

            Both are opinion pieces with lots of linked articles from various sources.

  7. Biggus_Dikkus says:

    regarding Amazon strike i found zero info regarding working conditions or salaries more like press releases from both sides

  8. aircool says:

    Meanwhile, in other gaming news. H.P. Lovecraft was a xenophobe and racist.

  9. Premium User Badge

    Graham Smith says:

    Hey everyone!

    Thanks for your feedback in this comment thread. I wanted to respond to some of the general themes people have mentioned.

    1) The previous comments under the article disappeared because we updated the contents of the article and the URL along with it. Unfortunately we don’t have the ability to transfer the comments across posts when we do that. We have deleted some other comments on purpose, but only for the usual moderation reasons.

    2) Yes, this article does contain affiliate links. Every single post on RPS contains a disclaimer at the bottom that the article might contain affiliate links. Only about 0.01% of our posts actually /do/ contain affiliate links, but the disclaimer is always there. Both of these things have been true since long before the Gamer Network acquisition, too.

    3) It is clear that I have not properly considered these articles, which we’ve been running for a few years now, in light of the strikes happening at various Amazon facilities around the world. That’s on me and not on Katharine, whose work across the site is excellent and unimpeachable. I will reconsider how and when we cover these things in future.

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      Drib says:

      While I feel people were overreacting to start, it’s good to see a clarifying post to hopefully calm people down a bit. So thanks for the post!

  10. aircool says:

    Thanks for the comment Graham. I figured that this post was just an update. But please, in future, keep one’s personal opinions within the scope of the website.

    RPS is the best site for gaming and gaming hardware, with the occasional relating article (such as the debacle of Bluehole attempting to sue the Fortnite creators).

    As for opinions outside the scope of gaming, I’m a grown up and have been making my own decisions about the world based on my own experiences for at least 45 years. Whether or not anyone agrees with me is their decision, not mine, such as it should be. I expect the same from others.

    Stick to what you do best, reporting on video games and the world of video games. Let people make their own moral judgements. Report on what’s going on in the gaming world, and then give us a link. Let us decide whether we should click it or not.

    • Lowbrow says:

      I just don’t understand how people feel so entitled to insulate themselves from other people’s opinions. Are people really so mentally fragile that their psyche can’t handle such minute exposure to outside opinions?

      I think comments on a boycott of Amazon products on Prime Day are well within the scope of an article on Prime Day. If people don’t want to engage with Graham’s opinion, skip over it. 45 years should be enough time to have learned how to deal with things you don’t like without throwing a fit and demanding their removal.

  11. Stellar Duck says:

    And all the comments were wiped again? L O fucking L.

    This is all rather pathetic.

    As for how to cover Amazon sales, how about you don’t?

    They spam us with mails about it anyway and it leaves you free on having to take a position of workers rights, which you clearly are not interested in doing, aside from some meek musings on developers. Not so keen on it when it’s just regulars it seems.

    So yea, my suggestion would be to just not do it.

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      Graham Smith says:

      Not all the comments were wiped, just those making baseless accusations about corruption across the entire site, or which were being otherwise rude. There is still plenty of criticism remaining.

      And the reason for the previous comments disappearing was mentioned above: we redirected the old post to this new article and have no method of porting the comments across.

  12. Carr0t says:

    Dammit, pretty much every Corsair keyboard apart from the one I actually *want* is on offer…

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