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Best Prime Day PC deals 2020: The best sales you can still shop

Amazon Prime Day may have officially finished, but that doesn’t mean it’s too late to hunt down a great Prime Day PC deal. Along with Black Friday, Prime Day is the best time to shop for pricey stuff like 4K TVs, gaming consoles, laptops, and desktop computers, but the best offers are drying up fast. You can still find some worthy discounts among these 2020 Prime Day deals, however, and with so many people now working and studying from home, there’s never been a better time to grab a new desktop PC.

One of the best deals we’ve seen during the sale (and it’s not limited to shoppers with a Prime membership) is this ABS Master gaming tower, which pairs an AMD Ryzen 7 3700X CPU with an RTX 2060 Super GPU — a great combo for high-end gaming in 2020. This solid desktop PC is on sale for just $1,100 after a very enticing $350 discount, but don’t dawdle, because with Prime Day over we don’t know how long it will last.

Today’s best Prime Day PC deals

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ABS Master Gaming PC (Intel Core i5, RTX 2060 GPU, 16GB DDR4, 512GB SSD)

$950 $1,100
Who doesn't want a powerful PC? This gaming PC is designed for serious gaming with a fast Core i5 processor and a great graphics card. You don't have to worry about lag ever again.
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Lenovo ThinkCentre M75n Nano Desktop: AMD Athlon 3050e, 4GB RAM, 256GB SSD

$179 $539
Enjoy desktop performance in a pint-sized package with the M75n Nano PC. It won't win any awards for things like gaming, but for a no-nonsense work PC, it's hard to beat for the price.
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Rosewill Zircon T ATX Mid Tower Case, 3 installed Fans, 450 Watt 80+ Bronze PSU

$50 $53
Take some of the headache out of your PC build with this handy kit from Rosewill which gets you a case, three pre-installed cooling fans, and a 450-watt 80+ Bronze-rated PSU for super cheap.
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HP Pavilion Desktop 1125xt + HP Monitor and Microsoft Office 365 Bundle

$760 $1,100
The HP Pavilion 1125xt has enough firepower to sail you through your multimedia, browsing, and productivity needs. It's bundled with a 27-inch monitor which offers a brilliant display.
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Dell G5 Gaming PC (Core i5, 8GB RAM, GTX 1650 SUPER GPU, 512GB SSD)

$600 $880
The Dell G5 is one of the best budget gaming PCs out there, and this is one of the best prices we've ever seen on a tower with this GPU and storage. This tower will easily handle new games at 1080p.
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HP Envy Desktop PC (Core i5 CPU, GTX 1650 GPU, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, 1TB HDD)

$700 $850
Built with a 10th-gen Intel Core processor and an Nvidia GPU, this desktop provides fast, reliable performance allowing you to run multiple apps and even do some gaming thanks to that discrete GPU.
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HP Slim S01-pF1016 Desktop PC

$380 $480
The HP Slim S01-pF1016 desktop computer is 20% right now, a full $100 off the sticker price. You can start building that office right with a fantastic computer for under $400.
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WD_Black SN750 1TB NVMe Internal Gaming SSD

$123 $250
Are you building a custom PC rig? Snag this 1TB internal SSD for better overall performance (especially for gaming) and industry-leading transfer speeds.
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Dell New XPS Tower (i7-10700 Processor, 16GB RAM, 1TB HDD)

$949 $1,060
Stay in the flow with a new 10th-Gen Intel Core Processor powered XPS Desktop. Handle creative projects with ease, immerse yourself in your favorite shows, latest games, or a new project.
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Dell Inspiron (Core i5 CPU, 12GB RAM, 512GB SSD)

$640 $680
The Dell Inspiron is a solid, no-frills, unpretentious workstation for professionals and anyone else who knows exactly what they need (and what they don't).
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MSI MAG CORELIQUID 360R AIO Liquid CPU Cooler

$120 $160
You can't go wrong with triple cooling fans. These keep your CPU cool to ensure that your PC is running at its best for hours. These are also distraction-free since they're quieter than other fans.
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HP Pavilion Gaming Desktop - TG01 - 0170m

$650 $800
This sleek, space saving tower provides an advanced power supply allowing for expanding component upgradability.

How to choose a PC

There are a couple of important things to establish: First, set a budget. This can be flexible, of course, but you don’t want to let yourself get carried away and overspend. Remember, you still need some cash left over to buy a monitor, speakers, or headphones (if you don’t already have them), and possibly some upgraded accessories if you want something better than the basic wired mouse and keyboard that most desktop towers come with.

Secondly, have some idea of what sort of PC you need — maybe even jot down a list of must-have and optional features to get you thinking — so you don’t end up with a computer that isn’t a good fit for your work and lifestyle. Do you need a gaming PC with a dedicated graphics card and boosted RAM, or is a relatively basic workstation good enough? Are you interested in dispensing with the PC tower altogether and opting for an all-in-one PC instead? Get an idea of what you want ahead of time to ensure you can zero in on the perfect deals for you.

Hardware is naturally the most important thing you need to consider when shopping these Prime Day PC deals. As mentioned earlier, last-gen stuff is often the most heavily discounted as retailers use sales like this to thin out old inventory, but be careful — you don’t want to get stuck with something that’s too long in the tooth by 2020 standards. This is especially vital if you need a computer for demanding tasks like gaming or rendering videos. Make sure you check reviews and ratings to see how well it holds up today.

Any good, modern computer should feature a ninth- or 10th-generation Intel Core or AMD Ryzen CPU, at least 8GB of DDR4 RAM, and a solid-state drive (we generally recommend 256GB or larger). If you’re going super-cheap, however, then an eighth-gen Core CPU, 4GB of RAM, and 128GB SSD aren’t exactly terrible specs for a budget workstation, but you’re going to wish you had more juice if you’re frequently multitasking or doing resource-heavy jobs like video editing. In the sub-$500 bracket, you can easily find PCs sporting Ryzen CPUs and 8GB of RAM that punch well above their weight.

One final consideration is your graphics card, which is a necessity for gaming PCs in particular. Again, don’t go too cheap here; there are still computers floating around with the old Nvidia 10-series cards and we don’t recommend them. Stick with the newer Nvidia GeForce GTX 16 series and RTX 20 series (or the new 30 series if you can find a deal on one this early) and AMD Radeon RX 500 and 5000 series cards. There are plenty of budget-friendly offerings with modern GPUs that can handle 1080p gaming at good settings, so you don’t have to break the bank to get a good option.

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