Update 9 Apr, 2016: Amazon’s big PC gaming week sale continues, with new daily deals on hardware. Once again, we’ve picked out the best.
Deals! Deals are happening. Deals flowing out of our mouths and ears like so much goo. With so many, you need to know which are the best and which are not. Therefore, here’s some recommendations from this big blowout that Amazon have running.
Want to know what you need to build a VR-ready PC? Here’s the rundown of components you can get on a budget. See if they get a discount.
A 7.1 surround sound USB hook-up with 50mm drivers for Bass Vibration on heavy explosions. There’s a mic and in-line volume control on the lead so you don’t have to alt-tab to mess with levels.
With detailed 7.1 surround sound, a noise-cancelling mic and a comfortable, lightweight design, the Logitech G430 cans are perfect if you’re looking for high quality sounds at entry-level prices.
The Windows 10MSI GE62 6QLcomes with a monstrous Skylake i7 6700HQ processor, 8GB of RAM, 1TB of storage, and powers your graphics with aGTX 950M. While it might only run on a 2GB GPU, it makes up for it with that super fast processor.
For the price, this is an absolute beast. It might not be as ridiculous as the Titan, but considering the price difference, Asus equips overclockers with the means to bridge – and even overtake – the gap to NVIDIA’s Titan reference cards.
That’s a remarkable price for almost an entire terabyte of solid state storage, and with540 / 490 MB/s read/write speeds Crucial’s BX200 is actually no slouch either. Smaller capacity models are also available, with the 480GB variant selling with 15% off and the 240GB model 22% cheaper than usual.
The wired VOID headset is a great midrange model from Corsair that boasts hefty bass, a sturdy design and perfectly functional mic. There’s also customisable RGB lighting on the logos of each ear cup, if that’s your thing. Frankly, even if it isn’t, £39.99 is a legitimate bargain.
What it lacks in a punchy name, the BenQ XL2730Z makes up for in Freesync compatibility, a lightning 144Hz refresh rate and 27 inches of screen space. It might not quite sparkle like an IPS panel, but for the money it’s a great option if you care more about smooth frame rates than inky blacks and pristine whites.
A fairly hefty laptop on a fairly hefty discount. The ASUS GL752VWcomes with a meaty GTX960M, 16 gigs of RAM and a pair of hard drive: 1TB for storage and 128GB SSD. There’s various upgrade options ranging towards £2000 for massively more powerful bits and pieces. They’re all running a discount, though the percentage varies.
A massive, 1440p monitor at £88 off, with just a few left in stock at time of writing. The Asus PG279Qis definitely highend, with a 1ms response time and a highly modifiable stand, allowing for vertical page viewing, comic reading or the oddest FPS experience of your life. Plus, G-Sync support along with all the standard features you would expect. A cheaper varient, the PG278Q, is also available at £514.08, 23% off.
Dropping £63, this is one of the best bang-for-your-buck cards available today. Doesn’t quite have the absolute nuclear power of a 980 TI, but the GTX 980 will keep you more than happy with framerates and graphical options at any reasonable resolution. Remember if you’re upgrading to make sure you’ve got the requisite space in your case, motherboard slot and spare power. This EVGA GTX970 also offers a great deal at half the price (£268.98), with an 18% discount off its regular cost, and will probably run just as well as a 980 in the majority of situations.
It’s difficult to go wrong with RAM these days, but at half-price, you’re definitely making the right call. This pack of HyperX FURYcomes as the standard two sticks of 4GB each, with a clock speed of 1600 MHz. Quick, easy and cheap way to upgrade, which will generally be plug and go on any motherboard. There’s also a 16GB (2x8GB) option, but it isn’t on any sort of discount currently.
Original story 3 Apr, 2016:Amazonare launching a special PC gaming store on April 4 and to celebrate, the whole week will consist of hot deals on components and gear.
The Amazon PC Gaming Week begins at 16:00 PDT on April 4, or midnight BST, and lasts (unsurprisingly given the name) throughout the week.
There are specific sections to help you build a new PC and, in particular, get a VR-Ready GeForce video card for the Rift/Vive you’ve got waiting for you in a packing factory somewhere.
There are some deals showing right now, including up to $150 off some GTX 980 cards, and half price HyperX 8GB RAM modules, but expect to see some heavier discounts once the week goes live tomorrow.
Here’s the link to the PC Gaming Week store page so you can check, about 34 hours from this post.