Digital Trends may earn a commission when you buy through links on our site.

Best Prime Day PC deals 2021: What to expect

Prime Day 2021 is tomorrow as the Prime Day 2021 dates have been confirmed for June 21 and June 22. And we’re expecting plenty of great Prime Day deals — including some hot Prime Day PC deals — if last year is anything to go by. Whether it’s a new system for your work from home setup, a custom PC build you’re working on, or some upgraded components for your gaming battle station, there are sure to be some juicy bargains to be found both during Prime Day weekend and when the official sales begin tomorrow. Read on as we look at what you can expect from the Prime Day PC deals (including some you can grab right now) and whether or not you should buy a PC on Prime Day.

Today’s best Prime Day PC deals

With code 'YRCAZ2597'
This PC gaming case comes with a tempered glass panel so everyone can see your awesome build. Two Aer F120mm fans are included as well. more
Pre-built gaming PCs are a good way to save money if you can't build, especially when you get a powerful AMD processor, 8GB of RAM, and an Nvidia GeForce graphics card. more
Discount at checkout
Apple's new M1 chip is a powerhouse that gives the top chips from AMD and Intel a run for their money, and it's now available on the pint-sized Mac Mini desktop computer. more
With mail-in rebate
The Corsair 4000D is a no-frills traditional computer case with a tempered-glass window so you can see the inside of your PC. Comes with two 120mm fans. more
With mail-in rebate
You can't go wrong with these basic cooling fans. These keep your CPU cool to ensure that your PC isn't running at its maximum temperatures for hours on end. more
Not only are these colorful fans attractive, they also allow you to completely customize the RGB lighting with the included Corsair Lighting Node Pro. more
Power up your battle station with one of the best keyboards out there -- the Das Keyboard X50Q. Customizable RGB lighting and programmable mechanical Gamma Zulu tactile switches enhance your gaming. more
What are the perks of upgrading to a Ryzen 7 processor? Your PC's max turbo frequency goes up to 4.6GHz, which can handle more software for work and play, and better graphics for a hi-res display. more
Give your PC hardware the home it deserves with this stylish H510 Elite mid-tower ATX case from NZXT, which boasts a dual-tempered glass panel and integrated RGB lighting. Includes two 140mm fans. more
Asus always delivers a lot of value, and this ROG Strix GL10 gaming desktop PC is priced well and nicely equipped to handle modern 1080p gaming. more
Doing a compact build? The Lian Li Mini-X case is an excellent ATX Mini tower with tempered glass front and side panels. more
Designed for gamers who always need more muscle, this Corsair memory adds 32GB of RAM to your build. It's also specially designed for high-performance overclocking. more
Built with serious workloads in mind, this desktop provides fast, reliable performance allowing you to run multiple programs at once thanks to that beefy CPU and boosted RAM. more
A cost-efficient and quiet power supply? It exists. Corsair's power supply delivers 80 plus gold efficient power to the PC, which saves you a lot of energy. more
After rebate
Make sure that your PC gets the best cooling system to prevent overheating. This one has Direct Contact Technology that provides excellent heat dissipation while the CPU is in use. more
This all-in-one PC packs all hardware into the 23.8-inch monitor, so there's no bulky tower. It even sports a touchscreen to go with that impressive hardware and sleek design. more
These no-nonsense memory panels deliver fast 3200MHz speeds and brand-name reliability. The perfect upgrade to your desktop build. more
This latest 12th Gen Intel chip boosts the performance of your PC with its 12 cores. It's perfect for a next-gen gaming PC build. more
The Chromebox automatically installs the latest updates and protects it from viruses and other security threats and even includes a mouse and keyboard right out of the box. more
Your PC needs a stable power supply. The EVGA 600 BR delivers 600W of power along with 85% efficiency (or better) under typical workloads. more
This memory gives your PC more juice and also add color to your custom CPU build. They have exposed light bars with RGB LEDs, giving them a rainbow effect. more
Boost your CPU's memory by installing this Western Digital 6TB hard drive. This is perfect if you work with heavy-duty software and save several projects at once. more

What Prime Day PC deals to expect

Technology is one of Prime Day’s strongest offerings, so we’re expecting to see pretty good Prime Day PC sales this year, and not just from Amazon. With more people than ever working from home and upgrading their computers, this is a great time to shop and save big. It’s likely that we’ll see a little bit of everything among this year’s Prime Day PC deals. What does that mean? We’re thinking some great gaming towers are likely to be on sale, as well as budget desktops for home office purposes as well as discounts on PC accessories and components.

While we don’t expect to see too many gaming towers involving anything GeForce RTX 30-series-flavored due to continuing shortages (although there may be some, so keep your eyes peeled), it does seem likely that we’ll see the RTX 20-series range included among the gaming towers that will be discounted during the Prime Day PC sales. When it comes to home office PCs, on the other hand, expect systems with solidly dependable Intel Core and Ryzen processors and boosted RAM that allow you to multitask productively.

What Prime Day PC deals we saw last year

Last year, we saw much of what we expect to see this year. That includes things like the ABS Master gaming tower, which paired an AMD Ryzen 7 3700X CPU with an RTX 2060 Super GPU and was discounted by $350. Other sales, including big discounts on home office setups, were also seen from top brands like Lenovo, HP, and Dell, so you could pick up a system to suit almost any need or budget.

Should you buy a PC on Prime Day?

If you need a new PC then the answer is clear — yes! However, if you’re a little unsure if you truly need to upgrade your system then you might be tempted to wait until Black Friday. Honestly, in many cases, the discounts are roughly the same so the main thing you need to decide is whether you can justify the cost right now or if you’re OK with waiting until late November.

Before making a purchase, determine what your budget is and stick with it. It’s tempting during sales season to go over budget, but it’s not usually smart to do so. Read up on our best desktop computers guide so you know what you’re looking for, and don’t be so easily persuaded by small discounts. Some Prime Day PC deals aren’t as sweet as others so check to see if the discount is truly substantial enough to be worth your time and money.

We strive to help our readers find the best deals on quality products and services, and we choose what we cover carefully and independently. The prices, details, and availability of the products and deals in this post may be subject to change at anytime. Be sure to check that they are still in effect before making a purchase.

Digital Trends may earn commission on products purchased through our links, which supports the work we do for our readers.

Editors' Recommendations