Build a proper gaming PC for under $900 with these Prime Day deals

Building your own PC from scratch isn’t cheap, but it doesn’t have to be expensive, especially when we’re looking at PC components discounted with Prime Day deals. We’ve put together a gaming PC build that costs less than $900. It’s a capable build too, rocking a quad-core processor and enough graphics performance for solid 1080p and even some 1440p gaming.

While this is a more budget-focused build, there are deals that allow you to put together a more powerful PC for less, but with Black Friday just around the corner, it may be worth holding out on a component or two if you really want a specific part.

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ASUS Prime Z490-A | $50 off at Amazon



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The Z490 chipset may be the leading chipset for Intel’s 10th Gen processors, but the Prime Z490-A from ASUS isn’t terribly expensive. For the money, you’re getting a well-constructed motherboard with solid BIOS support, M.2 slots, a good power delivery design, and even support for overclocking.

$180 at Amazon

Budget Quad-core

Intel Core i3-10100 | $15 off at Amazon



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The Core i3-10100 won’t win any awards, but you will be able to game and work on a PC with this CPU without issue. It has four physical cores without hyperthreading, allowing for apps and games to take full advantage of multi-core support.

$100 at Amazon

AMD Graphics

MSI Gaming Radeon RX 5500 XT | $30 off at Amazon



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AMD may be behind the game when it comes to GPUs, but the RX 5500 XT is a rock-solid GPU for 1080p and even some 1440p gaming. It’s a great budget graphics card and one that will not fail to put a smile on your face.

$220 at Amazon

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Amazon Prime Day is live and with it are thousands of deals on thousands of items, prominent among them tech devices across the spectrum Amazon devices to laptops and computers and smart home essentials — and while the first day of deals is winding down, the savings aren’t. The sale, which runs throughWednesday, Oct. 14 (as far as we know right now), offers up massive sales on significant items like TVs and mattresses, as well as noteworthy savings on distinct and lower-priced items like gifts, apparel, simple home electronics and even groceries. Though Amazon started this sale in 2015, it has since grown so much that other retailers offer similarly large-scale sales during Prime Day, meaning you have more ways to save. Some of those sales are running at Shopping reader favorite retailers like Wayfair, Walmart and Target. In our coverage of Prime Day sales at Amazon, we’ll be noting top deals and highlighting comparable savings at other retailers to give you an idea of how each sale holds up against the competition. We’re going to be keeping this page updated from right now and through the end of the very last tech sale during Amazon Prime Day. Below, we’ll give you a bird’s eye view of all the best sales on tech and deals within those sales so

Give PC gaming a classic flavour with these retro controller Prime Day Lightning Deals

Nintendo has some of the biggest mascots in videogames, from classics like Mario and The Legend of Zelda’s Link to new ones like the Octolings from Splatoon, but the real characters have always been the company’s signature controllers. As PC gamers, we often forget about controllers unless they’re a flight stick to complete our Star Wars: Squadrons loadouts or fighting sticks to dominate the best fighting games out there, but nostalgia can be a powerful thing.

Whether you switched from consoles and want a blast from the past or simply want the authenticity of retro gaming, you can now get miadore’s N64 controller and iNNEXT’s SNES gamepads cheaper than ever in the UK. Both are USB-based and will work with emulators on various Windows, Raspberry Pis, and even Mac OS X. You don’t even need to bother with downloading a driver, as they’re entirely plug-and-play.

Since these are Lightning Deals, they won’t last as long as the other discounts Amazon Prime Day has to offer and are limited in stock, so you’ll want to be quick.

Those of you that aren’t old enough to remember the absurdity of the N64 controller might struggle to figure out the logistics of its three-pronged approach, and we want you to know that you’re not alone. It took a lot of juggling to get things just right and we’ve never seen anything like it since.

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If you want to try your hand at it, miadore’s N64 controller is 33% off right now, dropping the price from £17.99 to just £11.99 until 20:50 BST or stock runs out. Even the lettering on the buttons resembles Nintendo’s official pad from back in the day.

The SNES is even older, predating analogue joysticks making it to home consoles, but just look at the colourful buttons!

2020 Amazon Prime Day best gaming deals: Nintendo Switch games reduced to under $40

This story is part of Amazon Prime Day, CNET’s guide on everything you need to know and how to make sure you get the best deal.

Amazon Prime Day is here and although the new Xbox Series X and Sony PlayStation 5 are coming soon, there’s zero chance we’re seeing any discounts on these consoles. Luckily, there are still a ton of deals on games, gaming gear and accessories available over the next two days that are worth a look, including top Switch games marked down to $40 on Amazon.

There are also some great offers from Target, Best Buy and Newegg when it comes to Amazon Prime Day for gamers. We’re keeping an eye out for the best deals on all things gaming and will keep this list up to date with offers as soon as they arrive. Check out the latest below.

Discounted Nintendo Switch games

Several popular Switch games are on sale via Amazon right now. Here’s the best we’ve seen.

Lots of Razer gaming gear is on sale at Amazon right now, and this is a great price for a very high-end mechanical gaming keyboard. Green, yellow and orange switch versions are available at different levels of discount — basically defining how “clicky” you want the keys to be. 

Dell

Here’s your Prime Day splurge. Alienware’s massive 21:9 (really, really widescreen) curved screen display, with a 3,440×1,440 resolution is down to $850. Original price was $1,200, and you can usually find it for around $1,050 or so. 

Corsair

One of the best all-around gaming keyboards, with per-key RGB backlighting and Cherry MX Silver mechanical key switches.

Ubisoft

The next Assassin’s Creed game isn’t even out yet, but you can already knock $10 off for current-gen consoles.

Best Camera Deals for Amazon Prime Day 2020



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Get great photos for less with the best Amazon Prime Day camera deals

If you’re looking to upgrade from the camera on your smartphone and want an entry-level DSLR or mirrorless camera, you may well be able to snap one up at a great price on Amazon Prime Day. There will be two days of savings on a wide range of items, just for Amazon Prime members.

Even if you don’t have Prime, you can sign up for a free trial just to take advantage of the deals. If you cancel before the trial period is up, you won’t be charged at all.

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Best camera deals for Amazon Prime Day 2020

While we’re rounding up our pick of the best deals from the top brands so you can buy the best camera gear at reduced prices on Amazon Prime Day.

Best mirrorless camera deals



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Fujifilm X-T200 Mirrorless Digital Camera Vlogger Kit, Dark Silver with Fujinon XC15-45mm F3.5-5.6 Optical Image stabilisation Power Zoom Lens, Joby Gorilla Pod 1K, RODE VideoMic Go & 16GB SD Card

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Sony RX100 III Advanced Premium Compact Camera with 24-70 mm F1.8-2.8 Zeiss Lens and Flip Screen

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Seagate Portable 1 TB External Hard Drive HDD – USB 3.0 for PC Laptop and Mac (STGX1000400) – Amazon Exclusive

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