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Best Amazon Prime Early Access Sale PC gaming deals - day 2

All of the best UK and US hardware deals in the Prime-exclusive sale

An open cardboard box containing a variety of gaming PC components and peripherals.
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Welcome, prospective hardware acquirers, to the second and final day of the Amazon Prime Early Access Sale. Like Prime Day, this sale requires a Prime membership to access all the best deals, but so far those have included some tempting savings on some quality PC gaming kit. It therefore marks a good chance to replace any worn-out peripherals or make a component upgrade, especially if it can't wait until Black Friday 2022. I’ve rounded up a few dozen of the choicest deals, from Amazon UK and Amazon US, below.

If you don't have an Amazon Prime membership, you can also sneak in by signing up for Prime’s 30-day free trial - but be quick, as the Early Access Sale ends at midnight tonight. There’s more on this workaround and everything else you need to know in our Prime Early Access Sale FAQ, and if you’d like some tips on how to get the best Prime Early Access deals, there’s some o’ those further down as well.

Of course, that’s what this list of deals is for: filtering out the rubbish and highlighting only the genuinely good-value offers on PC gaming hardware that doesn’t suck. Since this is a new shindig for Amazon and therefore not yet as big a deal as Prime Day, don’t expect any directly competing sales from rival retailers, but if you’re fine to stick with Amazon then there are some very decent deals up for grabs. Such as…

Today’s best early Prime Early Access Sale PC deals

WD Blue SN570 1TB - £65 (was £93)

SanDisk Ultra 1TB microSD - £95 (was £218)

LG 32GP750-B - $300 (was $500)

32in, 2560x1440, 165Hz, IPS panel, AMD Freesync Premium

Razer DeathAdder V2 - £34 (was £70)

Razer Naga Trinity - $52 (was $100)

Logitech G915 Lightspeed Wireless TKL - £107 (was £220)

Logitech G432 - £29 (was £80)

SteelSeries Arctis 7 - £100 (was £150)

Zotac Gaming GeForce RTX 3060 Ti Twin Edge OC - $400 (was $530)

Razer Blade 14 - £1649 (was £2200)

14in, 2560x1440, 165Hz, IPS display, AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, RTX 3070, 1TB SSD

If you already have a Prime account, you don’t need to do anything else; any Prime-exclusive deals will be automatically available to you. Anyone else, you can browse the the Prime Early Access Sale, but a membership is required to actually get the discounts. Luckily, a free trial membershipp will do the trick, and you can sign up here:

You can always cancel this once you’re checked out and your goods are on their way, though you could also keep all the full benefits of a Prime membership for that 30 day period. Once that’s complete, it will cost £9 / $15 per month to continue with Prime.

For the full list of all the best Prime Early Access PC deals, scroll on, or use these links to jump to the section you want.

The WD Blue SN570 SSD being pinched between a thumb and finger.

Best SSD and storage deals

Some of the best SSDs for gaming are going cheap in this sale, as are a few of the best microSD cards for the Steam Deck. The WD Blue SN570 remains a stalwart low-budget option, while PCIe 4.0 drives like the WD Black SN850 drastically ramp up the read and write speeds. If you’re adding capacity to your rig rather than replacing an existing drive, make sure you’ve got room for it, either in a spare M.2 slot or though empty SATA ports and 2.5in drive mounts.

UK deals:

WD Blue SN570 1TB - £65 (was £93)

WD Blue SN570 2TB - £128 (was £190)

WD Black SN850 500GB - £59 (was £130)

WD Black SN850x 1TB - £103 (was £158)

Crucial P5 Plus 1TB - £82 (was £127)

Crucial BX500 1TB - £54 (was £71)

Crucial BX500 2TB - £111 (was £184)

Samsung Pro Plus 256GB microSD - £24 (was £47)

SanDisk Ultra 256GB microSD - £17 (was £49)

SanDisk Ultra 400GB microSD - £40 (was £77)

SanDisk Ultra 1TB microSD - £95 (was £218)

US deals:

WD Black SN770 1TB - $80 (was $130)

WD Black SN850x 1TB - $110 (was $160)

WD Black SN850x 2TB - $200 (was $290)

Samsung 870 Evo 500GB - $47 (was $95)

Samsung 870 Evo 1TB - $85 (was $150)

SanDisk Ultra 400GB microSD - $32 (was $70)

SanDisk Ultra 512GB microSD - $44 (was $100)

The BenQ Mobiuz EX3210U 4K gaming monitor, showing a scene from Team Fortress 2.

Best gaming monitor deals

The Asus ROG Swift PG259QN deal from yesterday has gone to Ecommerce Heaven, so stepping in are a few quality Samsung Odyssey monitors and the unexpectedly capable MateView monitors from Huawei.I haven’t seen as many of the absolute best gaming monitors as I did on Prime Day, but there are plenty of good displays here.

UK deals:

Acer Nitro XV270P - £160 (was £260)

27in, 1920x1080, 165Hz, IPS panel, AMD Freesync

BenQ Mobiuz EX2710Q - £290 (was £420)

27in, 2560x1440, 165Hz, IPS panel, AMD Freesync Premium

Huawei MateView GT 27 - £190 (was £350)

27in, 2560x1440, 165Hz, VA panel, AMD Freesync Premium

Huawei MateView GT 34 - £399 (was £500)

34in, 3440x1440, 165Hz, VA panel, AMD Freesync Premium

Samung Odyssey G7 - £420 (was £550)

32in, 2560x1440, 240Hz, QLED panel, AMD Freesync Premium Pro

Samung Odyssey G9 - £969 (was £1149)

32in, 5120x1440, 240Hz, VA panel, AMD Freesync Premium Pro

US deals:

LG 27GL83A-B - $237 (was $300)

27in, 2560x1440, 144Hz, IPS panel, AMD Freesync

Samsung Odyssey G5 - $248 (was $320)

27in, 2560x1440, 144Hz, VA panel, AMD Freesync Premium

LG 32GP750-B - $300 (was $500)

32in, 2560x1440, 165Hz, IPS panel, AMD Freesync Premium

A photo of the Razer Basilisk V3 gaming mouse.

Best gaming mouse deals

Other than some nicely cheap Logitech deals in the UK, this Prime Early Access Sale is something of a Razer-fest. Over in the US, that includes the Basilisk V3 - a brilliant all-rounder - and the Naga Trinity, one of the best gaming mice for MMOs.

UK deals:

Logitech G203 Lightsync - £14 (was £40)

Logitech G Pro Wireless - £55 (was £120)

Razer DeathAdder V2 - £34 (was £70)

Razer Basilisk X Hyperspeed - £35 (was £60)

US deals:

Razer Basilisk V3 - $47 (was $70)

Razer Naga Trinity - $52 (was $100)

Razer DeathAdder V2 - $28 (was $70)

Razer DeathAdder V2 Pro - $60 (was $130)

Best gaming keyboard deals

A few months on from its Prime Day appearance, the excellent Logitech G915 Lightspeed Wireless TKL keyboard is back down to a far more affordable £107. If you still can’t stretch to that one, there are a couple of quality membrane keyboards on discounts, including the comfy and spill-resistant SteelSeries Apex 3 TKL.

UK deals:

Logitech G915 Lightspeed Wireless TKL - £107 (was £220)

Logitech G213 Prodigy - £25 (was £60)

SteelSeries Apex 3 TKL - £35 (was £50)

Corsair K70 RGB MK.2 - £105 (was £150)

US deals:

Logitech G915 Lightspeed Wireless TKL - $150 (was £230)

Roccat Vulcan 121 - $80 (was $160)

Logitech G213 Prodigy - $40 (was $70)

SteelSeries Apex 3 - $35 (was $50)

Razer Cynosa V2 - $34 (was $60)

The Corsair HS65 Stereo gaming headset, hanging on monitor's pop-up headset hook.

Best gaming headset deals

The Logitech G432 has been our overall best gaming headset choice for ages, and it’s dropped to an even more appealing £29 in the Prime Early Access Sale. There’s also the HyperX Cloud II Wireless, an oldie but a goodie, and the ever-reliable SteelSeries Arctis 7.

UK deals:

Logitech G432 - £29 (was £80)

Logitech G335 - £30 (was £60)

HyperX Cloud II Wireless - £110 (was £150)

SteelSeries Arctis 7 - £100 (was £150)

US deals:

Corsair HS55 Stereo - $48 (was $60)

Corsair HS65 Surround - $65 (was $80)

Razer Kraken Ultimate - $57 (was $130)

Razer BlackShark V2 Pro - $114 (was $180)

A photo of Nvidia's GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Founders Edition graphics card

Best graphics card deals

Even with the Nvidia RTX 40 series and AMD RDNA 3 GPUs approaching, most of today’s best graphics cards are still RTX 30 series models, and some of the higher-end models are seeing decent discounts in Amazon’s sale. I’ve also found a cheap RTX 2060, which might suit you if you don’t need the latest and greatest 1440p/4K performance but do want affordable access to DLSS and ray tracing.

UK deals:

EVGA Geforce RTX 3090 XC3 Ultra Gaming - £1150 (was £1922)

Gigabyte GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Gaming OC - £659 (was £725)

EVGA GeForce RTX 2060 SC Gaming - £212 (was £440)

US deals:

Zotac Gaming GeForce RTX 3090 Trinity OC - $870 (was $1184)

Zotac Gaming GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Trinity OC - $578 (was $700)

Zotac Gaming GeForce RTX 3060 Ti Twin Edge OC - $400 (was $530)

Two sticks of Geil RGB DDR5 RAM installed in a motherboard.
Image credit: Rock Paper Shotgun

Best RAM deals

Truth be told, I was hoping for a more diverse spread of memory deals in this sale. But it’s not a bust either: if you don’t mind going without a fancy looking heat spreader, Crucial’s simply-branded DDR5 memory could be an ideal pick for Intel 12th Gen or Ryzen 7000 PC builds. Especially the latter AMD CPUs, which are only compatible with DDR5, not DDR4.

UK deals:

Kingston Fury Beast RGB DDR4 16GB (2x8GB) - £70 (was £107)

Kingston Fury Beast RGB DDR4 32GB (2x16GB) - £117 (was £134)

Crucial DDR5 16GB - £64 (was £87)

US deals:

Kingston Fury Beast RGB DDR4 32GB (2x16GB) - $108 (was $127)

The MSI Raider GE76 (2022) gaming laptop running Final Fantasy XV.

Best gaming laptop deals

There are a few entry-level gaming laptops on sale right now, some costing less than a single mid-range graphics card, and you have some choices available if you'd prefer something faster too. The Razer Blade 14, for instance, is a particularly well-realised combo of power and portability, and the MSI Raider GE66 - with its RTX 3070 Ti - is £100 less than it was on the first day of the sale.

UK deals:

Dell G15 5510 - £549 (was £749)

15.6in, 1920x1080, 120Hz, IPS display, Intel Core i5-10200H, GTX 1650, 256GB SSD

Asus TUF Gaming FA506IC - £650 (was £800)

15.6in, 1920x1080, 144Hz, IPS display, AMD Ryzen 7 4800H, RTX 3050, 512GB SSD

MSI Raider GE66 - £1599 (was £2000)

15.6in, 1920x1080, 360Hz, IPS display, Intel Core i7-12700H, RTX 3070 Ti, 1TB SSD

Razer Blade 14 - £1649 (was £2200)

14in, 2560x1440, 165Hz, IPS display, AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, RTX 3070, 1TB SSD

US deals:

Asus TUF Gaming F15 - $590 (was $650)

15.6in, 1920x1080, 144Hz, IPS display, Intel Core i5-10300H, GTX 1650, 512GB SSD

Acer Nitro 5 - $940 (was $1050)

17.3in, 1920x1080, 144Hz, IPS display, Intel Core i7-11800H, RTX 3050 Ti, 1TB SSD

MSI Pulse GL66 - $1310 (was $1600)

15.6in, 1920x1080, 144Hz, IPS display, Intel Core i7-12700H, RTX 3070, 512GB SSD

Razer Blade 14 - $1900 (was $2800)

14in, 2560x1440, 165Hz, IPS display, AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, RTX 3080, 1TB SSD

Alienware m15 R7 - $2167 (was $2550)

15.6in, 2560x1440, 240Hz, IPS display, AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX, RTX 3070 Ti, 1TB SSD

Prime Early Access Sale FAQ

What is the Prime Early Access Sale?

Mini Prime Day, basically. Amazon is running money-off deals on thousands of products, including some tasty PC gaming hardware, but the only way to get these lower prices is with a Prime membership.

How long does the Prime Early Access Sale last?

Amazon is advertising the Prime Early Access Sale as a 48-hour event across October 11th and 12th, and technically that’s accurate, though when precisely the event begins and ends will vary by timezone. In the UK, then, the sale kicked off at 12am BST on the 11th, whereas in the States, it began at 12am PDT – eight hours later.

That means wherever you are, the Prime Early Access Sale will end at 11:59pm on October 12th. Well, maybe not wherever, as it’s only taking place in 15 countries: the UK, US, Austria, Canada, China, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, and Turkey.

Do I really need a Prime account for this sale?

Yep, no way around it unfortunately. There will almost definitely be other discounts available on PC gaming hardware during the course of the Prime Early Access Sale, but these will be the ho-hum offers that hover around Amazon normally. Just as with Prime Day, the deepest price cuts will be for Prime members only.

Now you cooooould be cheeky and sign up for Prime’s 30-day free trial; this will temporarily net you all the benefits of a full membership, including access to the Prime Early Access Sale. And there’s no real catch to cancelling after you’ve had your fill – provided you do so before those 30 free days are up. If you end up wanting to stick with your membership, it will then cost £9 / $15 per month.

Something I want is on sale. Should I buy now or wait for Black Friday?

Good question - Black Friday will involve far more retailers, so in theory, you'll have a better chance of finding what you want at an even lower price than during the Prime Early Access Sale. Then again, you're still taking a chance that a specific item will be on sale during Black Friday at all, never mind it being cheaper. Do you play it safe and buy it now instead?

I say: it depends on the size of the discount. If you want a £100 headset that’s only £5 off during Prime Early Access, then yeah, it’s probably better to wait and try your luck on Black Friday. But if it’s, say, £50 off right now, the strength of that deal arguably outweighs the risk that it might get slightly cheaper again in November.

Prime Early Access Sale: how to get the best deals

Keep checking this guide

You've already made a good start by consulting this guide; only the finest deals around here, mmm, yes. I'll also be updating it across both days of the sale, so if there's nothing you like the look of right now, there could well be something more to your tastes appearing later. All without you needing to go trawling through pages of Amazon listings yourself.

Keep track of prices

I know I’ve recommended this three sales events in a row but honestly, the Keepa browser extension is excellent at saving you from potential rip-offs on Amazon. Some sellers will raise their prices before a big sale, then drop them back down to create the illusion of a good saving; Keepa lets you avoid this trap by adding a price tracking graph to every single Amazon listing you read. This will tell you if the sale price is the real deal, or if it’s only returning to ‘normal’ pricing after a little induced inflation.

A screenshot of an Amazon price tracking graph as it appears with the Keepa Chrome extension.
Here, Keepa shows the product was cheaper for a while, but is back up to its normal pricing.

Set a budget

Remember that these kinds of sales are ideally just opportunities to save money of stuff you’d want to buy anyway – don’t get carried away blowing cash on hardware you won’t make the most of. Always keep in mind what you need, and how much you're willing to spend.

Use item filters

Amazon’s Prime-exclusive sales cover all manner of products, but that’s not always helpful if you’re trying to find something specific. On the main Prime Early Access deals page, look for and make good use of the filters on the left-hand side; these will get rid of the many, many listings you're not interested in and let you focus on more relevant deals.

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