Amazon Prime Day is in full swing, offering deals of all shapes and sizes until 23:59 tonight, 22 June 2021, exclusively for Amazon Prime members. While there are plenty of discounts on Amazon’s own Alexa-powered devices, you’ll also find great deals on PC gaming accessories like displays, keyboards, mice and headsets. The problem is that with so many deals live right now, it’s hard to find the best among the bunch.
That’s where we at Tech Advisor come in; we’ve selected the best PC gaming-related Amazon Prime Day deals right here, enabling you to upgrade your PC setup on the cheap.
It’s worth pointing out that the deals are exclusive to Prime members, but if you’re not a member, you can sign up for the free Prime trial and take advantage of the limited-time discounts. Take a look at our Amazon Prime explainer for more information on the subscription.
Let’s start with the display, the heart of any PC gaming setup. While 4K gaming is still a bit of a stretch given the extreme storage of GPUs in 2021, 1440p can offer a noticeable visual upgrade with lower graphical requirements.
With that in mind, Asus’ TUF VG27AQ is a 1440p 27in display with an impressive 165Hz refresh rate, which should make gameplay both buttery-smooth and detailed, and it’s available for £323.75 right now, offering a saving of £125.25.
Your gameplay performance can vary greatly depending on the keyboard you use, with dedicated gaming keyboards often offering improved switch performance, a better feel and programmable macro keys compared to standard PC keyboards.
Logitech’s G815 LightSync is one of the most popular around, also featured in our selection of the best gaming keyboards, with 5 programmable keys and low-profile GL tactile keys that make it perfect for both work and play. It’s built from premium materials, offering a more solid build quality than most plastic alternatives. It’s still a premium keyboard, but it’s down to £97.99, offering a saving of £72.
There was a time where PC gamers were limited to wired gaming mice, as wireless technology traditionally came at a sacrifice to response time, but that’s no longer the case with many making the switch to 2.4GHz Wi-Fi.
So, if you’ve been holding off on making the switch, now is a great time – and Razer’s Basilisk X HyperSpeed is the perfect starting point. It’s a wireless gaming mouse with mechanical switches for satisfying click feedback, and there are programmable buttons that can be mapped to specific in-game actions for easy access. There’s also no need to worry about battery life, with up to 450 hours on a single charge.
It’s not expensive either, available for just £33.99 as part of the Prime Day sales.
Gaming headsets can make a big difference to overall gaming performance, with 7.1 surround sound offering a more immersive experience than stereo speakers. The main draw is the ability to hear directional sound, allowing you to pick up on the footsteps of an approaching enemy or the roar of a helicopter overhead.
There’s also the benefit of having a boom mic attached to the gaming headset, offering crystal clear comms with teammates in online games.
If you’re yet to invest in a dedicated gaming headset, the Logitech G432 is the perfect Prime Day choice at just £34.99. It’s a 7.1 surround sound-enabled gaming headset powered by large 50mm drivers, and the 3.5mm jack means it’s compatible not only with PC and Mac but most consoles too.
Though not as crucial as the rest of a PC gaming setup, it’s nice to be comfortable if you’re gaming for a solid few hours a day. While gaming chairs can cost hundreds of pounds depending on the size, material and features you opt for, you can get a decent chair without breaking the bank.
Our Prime Day choice is the Trust Gaming GTX 707 Resto, offering the classic bucket chair design with adjustable back and wrist rests for just £124.99. But, if you're looking for something a little more refined and breathable, there's always the Amazon-owned Umi ergonomic chair, available for £132.99.