Amazon Prime Day is abiding to Australia in October

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Amazon is demography two abysmal draughts from the deals beaker this year, with a additional Amazon Prime Day appointed for October 2023. This follows the July instalment, which accepted appealing appropriate for PC gaming gear, for those amid us advantageous abundant to allow to buy stuff.

As usual, the October accident is mainly aimed at those who subscribe to Amazon Prime, with some of the best Amazon deals alone accessible to members. It's a abundant package, to be fair, with chargeless commitment and chargeless Prime Video to name aloof a few of the perks. And if you don't already accept Prime yourself, there's consistently the 30-day chargeless trial which you can alpha today to awning yourself for Prime Day this year.

Amazon isn't consistently the best abode for accepting the best new PC gaming accouterments at the best prices, however, and you may able-bodied acquisition bigger gaming PC, laptop, monitor, and basic deals at the added retailers. We'll be highlighting the best deals no amount area they're from, so you can be abiding that if you're afterwards a acceptable PC gaming accord this Prime Day we've got you covered.

We won't highlight every discounted product, because there are abiding to be some abhorrent tech accustomed auction prices to allure bodies to absorb on anachronistic hardware; we accomplish it our focus to alone appearance you the kit you should absolutely accede affairs for your own PC gaming setup. And we'll be consistently afterlight this folio all the way up to, and during, Amazon Prime Day 2023. 

In the meantime, beneath are the best deals advanced of Amazon Prime Day, powered by our own near-magical accord hunting tech.

Where are the best Amazon Prime Day PC gaming deals in Australia?

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MSI GF63 Thin 11UC-848AU Gaming Laptop (15.6-in, i7-11800H, RTX 3050, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD ) | AU$1,699 AU$799 (save AU$900)

This MSI carries a spec that's been superseded, but it's still a powerful and capable offering for gaming or work. Did we say it's just $799? This is a cheap laptop but without a cheap spec. At 1.86KG its surprisingly light too. 

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MSI Sword 15 A12VF-014AU Gaming Laptop (15.6-in, i7-12650H, RTX 4060, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD ) | AU$2,799 AU$2,229 (save AU$570)

This MSI is a quality offering for a gamer looking for value for money and a good spec. A good quality 144Hz IPS screen and RTX 4060 graphics is a great place to start. Then there's 16GB of DDR5 memory, a 1TB SSD and a classy looking white finish. At 2.25KG it's light enough to carry around the campus too.

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Razer Blade 15 Advanced Model (15.6 inch QHD, i7-12800H, RTX 3070, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD) | AU$5,250 AU$2,799 (save AU$2,451)

Here's a generous 47% off a well-endowed Razer Blade 15 Advanced, which will definitely play blockbuster games, while enjoying a form factor that makes it portable, slim, and most importantly: slick. That gorgeous QHD screen boasts a 144Hz refresh rate at UHD, but get this: 360Hz in HD. Madness.

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Alienware 38-inch 144 Hz WQHD+ Curved Gaming Monitor | AU$2,299 AU$1,535 at Amazon (save AU$764)

Though it's not an OLED, this ultrawide Alienware is an awesome monitor at this price. Specs include a 38-inch 3840x1600 Nano IPS WQHD+ panel, a refresh rate of 144Hz with a 1ms response time and G-Sync Ultimate support. it earned 90/100 in PC Gamer's review

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Corsair Xeneon Flex 45 inch WQHD gaming monitor | AU$3,299 AU$2,199 (save AU$1,100)

If "cossie living" is no concern to you, then maybe you'd like to indulge in this large 45 inch ultrawide monitor. Chief among its novelties is its bendable display, but the WQHD affair also has a blistering 240Hz refresh rate, 0.03ms GtG response time, AMD FreeSync Premium, and G-Sync compatibility. 

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PRISM+ XQ340 Pro 34-inch QLED gaming monitor | AU$1,099 AU$579 at Amazon (save AU$520)

This Prism+ XQ340 Pro QLED 34-inch Ultrawide features a 165Hz refresh rate and 1ms response time meaning it's very much gamer friendly. $579 is a good price for a panel that's a step above the more basic ultrawide options. It's got 4 display inputs and a high quality adjustable stand too.

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Lenovo Legion Y27gq-20 gaming monitor | AU$499 AU$299 (save AU$200)
It may be getting a bit long in the tooth, but this legion monitor has some decent specs for AU$299 (don't pay full price for it). The LCD affair has a 165Hz refresh rate, 1ms response time, G-Sync, and a 2560x1440 resolution.

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Lenovo G27-30 27 inch HD gaming monitor | AU$317.95 AU$229 (save AU$88.95)

This is a brilliant candidate if you're looking for a cheap second monitor with gaming credentials. This 27 inch HD affair has a 165Hz refresh rate, 1ms response time, AMD FreeSync Premium, and while not the sexiest feature, the in-built speakers are convenient.

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Sabrent Rocket Q 8TB NVMe M.2 SSD | AU$897.46 at Amazon

Nearly $900 for an SSD you say? True, it's pricey, but you can pretty much count on one hand the number of 8TB NVMe SSDs that are on the market. If you need the capacity to store huge amounts of media, games or whatever else you can think of onto a single M.2 SSD, this Sabrent is excellent value.

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Samsung 980 Pro 1TB NVMe M.2 SSD | AU$99.58 AU$87.90 (save AU$11.66)

This is a cracking price for a high quality 1TB SSD. You'll get up to 7000/5000MB/s read and write speeds making this a cost effective and speedy upgrade for a system or laptop with a full SSD. Do note that this is an Amazon US import so you'll have to wait a bit for it to be delivered. Still, delivery is free for Prime members.

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Intel Core i5-12600K CPU | AU$389 AU$299.08 (Save AU$89.92)

In 2021, this was our favorite gaming CPU, and it remains an excellent CPU today (see our review). Paired with the right GPU, it'll deliver a great gaming experience and it doesn't require excessive cooling either.

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Samsung 980 Pro 2TB M.2 SSD with Heatsink | AU226.66 | AU$167.07

The Samsung 980 Pro 1TB is great value this Prime day, but if you need even more capacity, the 2TB Samsung 980 Pro delivers even more storage per dollar. This is a heatsink equipped model, so it's perfect for holding an ever expanding PS5 library. And like the 1TB model, it's performance is up with the best PCIe 4.0 SSDs.

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Samsung 870 Evo 4TB SATA SSD | AU356.19 | AU$284.03 (save AU$72.16)

Add some bulk storage to your PC with this Samsung 870 Evo 4TB SATA SSD. Though it won't deliver the read and write speeds of NVMe drives, this Samsung is still far superior to a hard drive, and it's silent and more reliable. It's a fantastic drive for storing files, media or a game library. At well under AU$300 for one of the best SATA drives, this one's a steal.

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Western Digital Black SN850X 4TB PCIe 4.0 M.2 SSD | AU$473.67 AU$383.27(save AU$90.40)

Even though PCIe 5.0 SSDs are trickling into the market, the WD SN850X remains one of the very best SSDs you can buy. For AU$383.27, this 4TB version is a real bargain. If you're building a high spec system, this is the kind of drive you'll want to include.

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Corsair Vengeance LPX 32GB (2x16GB) DDR4 3600MHz C18 memory | AU$106 

If your rig struggles when you have loads of browser tabs open, it stutters, or lags when you alt-tab between apps, adding some extra memory will definitely help. At $106, this Corsair DDR4-3600 kit will suit any DDR4 compatible system from the last few years, whether its AMD or Intel. Its got a low profile too, so it won't interfere with large air coolers.

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Samsung 980 1TB NVMe M.2 SSD | AU$80.70 AU$60.38 (save AU$20.35)

$60 would be a good price for even the most basic 1TB SATA SSD, but this is a Samsung NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 drive with 3500/3000MB/s read speeds. It would happy as your main Windows drive but also as a secondary drive for media or a game library. It'd be a decent upgrade from a smaller laptop SSD too.

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ErgoTune Supreme V3 | AU$749 AU$524 (save AU$225)

We're fans of the ErgoTune Supreme V3. It’s not your typical gaming throne, but then does a chair need to look like one?  If you favor ergonomics, excellent build quality and adjustability over flashy gaming looks. it's a great option. It's even got a 12-year warranty. The coral color might not be to everyone's taste, but at $225 off, I wouldn't care if its brown with yellow polka dots.

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Asus ROG Strix Impact II Electro Punk Gaming Mouse | AU$77 AU$40(Save AU$37)

This affordable Asus mouse sticks to the basics. It's got a lightweight, ambidextrous design and a 6,200 dpi optical sensor with four-level DPI switch. Oh, and it's got RGB Lighting for that bit of bling too. You can't go wrong at 40 bucks.

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Logitech G G512 Carbon Lightsync RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard | AU$199.95 AU$88 (Save AU$111.95)

Top shelf mechanical keyboards cost a pretty penny, though not all do. This Logitech G512 is a very good keyboard for the money, particularly if you're a fan of Brown switches this version has. But its rich on features too, with full RGB lighting, customisable profiles, USB passthrough, and a strong aluminium alloy construction.

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Corsair K70 Mk.2 mechanical keyboard | AU$249 AU$132  (save AU$117)

This near 50% discount is a bargain for this upper mid-range Cherry MX mechanical keyboard. It's got what you want: USB passthrough, dedicated media controls, anti-ghosting, full-key rollover, and yeah: plenty of fancy colourful lights to keep your serotonin levels high. 

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Logitech G203 Lightsync | AU$69.95 AU$25 (save AU$44.95)

The best budget gaming mouse just got even more... budgeter. We list it among our favourite gaming mice, pointing to its affordability (natch), great shape and three-zone RGB lighting. It doesn't come packed with features, but if you need something simple and cheap, it's the go-to.

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Logitech MX Master 3S wireless mouse | AU$169.95 AU$99.17 (save AU$70.78)

This is one of the best mice on the market, and at under AU$100 for Prime Day it's even better. The MX Master 3S is right at home as a gaming mouse, while its comfortable and ergonomic design is well suited to long hours at your work desk. Get in quick, because this deal's only available for 24 hours, ending at 11:59pm on Tuesday, July 11.

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Razer DeathAdder V2 Pro wireless gaming mouse | AU$224.95 AU$62 at Amazon (save AU$162.95)

The mighty Deathadder V2 Pro has been around for a while but it's still a top class wireless gaming mouse by any standard. It can provide up to 170 hours of battery life via Bluetooth and a decent 70 hours over WiFi. It's customizable, comfortable and it's a whopping 72% off for Prime Day.

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Razer Naga Pro wireless gaming mouse | AU$269.95 AU$120 (save AU$149.95)

Here's a mouse fit for the dedicated MMO player, but it'll hold you in good stead if you just love buttons and the assigning of functions to them. It's the best gaming mouse for MMOs, according to our experts, and while it may be too unwieldy if you basically just main CS:GO, this is a godsend for gamers used to juggling dozens of commands. 

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Razer Kiyo Pro Full HD Webcam | AU$329 AU$165 (save AU$164)

This unit was actually a full AU$10 cheaper during EOFY, but if you missed out and really want this kit, a 50% discount is just as enticing. In our review, we highlighted its exceptional light sensor and great 1080p / 60fps support, while bemoaning its somewhat imperfect autofocus and poor HDR. Still, it's a top unit, and this price is great.

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Razer DeathAdder V2 Mini Gaming Mouse | AU$37.63 AU$19.53 (Save AU$18.10)
Razer make some great kit, and many of its mice can be found at a discount around sale time. This mouse still packs in a 8500K DPI optical sensor, it weighs just 62g and it even has Razer Chroma RGB Lighting. It's a steal at under 20 bucks.

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Razer BlackShark V2 X wired gaming headset | AU$104 AU$46 (save AU$58)

This BlackShark V2 X shouldn't be confused with the BlackShark V2, which is our pick for the best gaming headset. Still, the X is a brilliant budget affair that makes a few compromises—the mic isn't detachable, and audio options are slimmer. Still, if you don't want to fork out a heap of cash for a very functional-verging-great headset, AU$46 is definitely better than the right price.

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SteelSeries Arctis Pro gaming headset | AU$375 AU$199 (Save AU$176)

Though not the newest model around, good sounding cans are good sounding cans. PC Gamer loved the Arctis Pro, giving it 90/100, with particular praise for its excellent sound quality.

The Arctis Pro will happily double up as a set of music headphones, and do it well, with bass, treble and mids all handled with aplomb. It's one of the best gaming headsets you can get, and at under $200 it's even better.

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SteelSeries Arctis 1 multi platform gaming headset | AU$119 AU$59 (Save AU$60)
It's not easy to find a genuinely good quality headset for under $100, let alone under $60. The SteelSeries Arctis 1 ticks most of the boxes with its good sound quality, classy look and detachable mic. And its widely compatible with just about every platform and device out there.

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Razer Barracuda X Wireless Gaming Headset | AU$149.95 AU$56.95 (Save AU$81.95)
This is the equal cheapest price we've seen for the Barracuda X, though for now, only the pink version is available at this awesome price. The Barracuda X delivers everything you'd expect from a good wireless headset, which is decent sound quality, comfort and a long life battery with USB-C support. It's got a removable mic too so it'll happily pop out some tunes too.

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Sony Pulse 3D Wireless headset for PS5 | AU$159.95 AU$109.95
Available in both white and black models, the Sony Pulse 3D Wireless headset released alongside the PS5, and takes full advantage of the console's 3D audio. And yes, they're compatible with PC, though we haven't tested them ourselves. Perhaps a good option if you've got a PS5 and want to use the same headset across console and PC? They definitely look nice.

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Corsair HS75 XB wireless headset | AU$259 AU$85 (save AU$174)

Marketed as an Xbox piece of kit, this requires an Xbox Wireless Adapter. We'd give it a miss but the discount is too good, so this might be worthwhile if you've also got a Series X | S in the house. It has Dolby Atmos, noise-cancelling mic, and it looks pretty nice too.

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Elgato Stream Deck Mk.2 15 Key controller | AU$239 AU$185.65 (Save AU$53.38)

This is a smart little device that's useful whether you're a streamer or not. An attractive and sleek design combined with excellent software makes the Stream Deck a highly functional bit of kit, and it'll look great sitting on your desk too.

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DualSense Edge controller for PS5 | AU$327.99 AU$237.30

While appallingly expensive at RRP, this is a decent enough price for the DualSense Edge, which is compatible with PC, albeit only wired. It features replaceable sticks (the vanilla DualSense is super prone to drift) back buttons, and a lot of other fancy features. We haven't reviewed it ourselves, but other outlets praise its functionality while criticising the price.

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Xbox Series X|S controller| AU$89.95 AU$69 (save AU$20.95)

The Xbox controller is among our favourite gaming controllers for PC gaming, thanks to its comfort, affordability, widespread support and workhorse simplicity. Nowadays they come with Bluetooth compatibility straight out of the box, so it's well worth having one in the house. Most colour options are offered at this price.

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PS5 Dualsense Wireless Controller | AU$109.95 AU$79 at Amazon
Get AU$20.95 off the DualSense controller, which at the time of writing applies to the controller in Black, Pink, Grey Camo, and White. We have seen these go marginally cheaper in the past (in the range of AU$69) but if you need one now and don't want to take a risk, this is a good price.

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Asus RT-AX55 Wi-Fi 6 router | AU$229 AU$95 (save AU$134)

This Asus Wi-Fi 6 router supports combined speeds up to 3000Mbps and is a massive 58% off for today only. It's not loaded with all the features or speeds of routers at 5x the price, but it will be a great step up from the basic routers supplied by ISPs.

If you need a Wi-Fi 6 wireless adapter for your PC, Asus is also serving up big discounts on compatible USB and PCI-E models.

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Asus TUF Gaming AX5400 Dual Band WiFi 6 (802.11ax) Router | AU$399 AU$229 at Amazon (save $AU170)

Ditch your cheapie ISP router and upgrade to something better! If you've noticed your Wi-Fi lagging or dropping out in your home, especially when many devices are connected, the chances are it's because of an old or under spec router. This Asus will help with that.

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When is Amazon Prime Day 2023?

Amazon Prime Day is abiding to Australia in October 2023, afterwards a apparently acknowledged July stint. This is the aboriginal time the aggregation has conducted two Prime Day contest in Australia in a distinct year. The specific canicule in October accept yet to be specified, but you can apprehend 48 hours of abeyant PC gaming deals. Don't balloon that every added banker is acceptable to piggy-back the timing to absolution their own discounts and get a allotment of the summer deals pie for themselves.

Dave James
Managing Editor, Hardware

Dave has been gaming aback the canicule of Zaxxon and Adult Bug on the Colecovision, and cipher books for the Commodore Vic 20 (Death Chase 2000!). He congenital his aboriginal gaming PC at the breakable age of 16, and assuredly accomplished bug-fixing the Cyrix-based arrangement about a year later. Aback he alone it out of the window. He aboriginal started autograph for Official PlayStation Annual and Xbox Apple abounding decades ago, again confused assimilate PC Format full-time, again PC Gamer, TechRadar, and T3 amid others. Now he's back, autograph about the awful cartoon agenda market, CPUs with added cores than sense, gaming laptops hotter than the sun, and SSDs added abundant than a Cybertruck.

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