Holy cow! The Amazon Prime Early Access sale is a gamer’s paradise. They have a ton of PC hardware, laptops, peripherals, monitors, and other electronics on sale, some of it at pretty deep discounts. And unlike many Black Friday deals where a lot of the items are several years old, there are a lot of bargains on top-end stuff. The sale only runs on October 11th and 12th, so you don’t have long to snag the items you need. To help you get started, we’ve put together a list of some of the more gamer-centric things available. We’ve barely scratched the surface of the sale, so let us know in the comments below what other great deals you find.
Judging by our Nvidia RTX 4090 Founders Edition review, some gamers will be chomping at the bit to get the latest and greatest card on October 12th. You won’t find an RTX 4090 card in the Early Access Sale, but there are several great cards, ranging from a lowly GTX 1050Ti all the way up to an RTX 3090Ti, including a Zotac RTX 3090 (please insert your own Zotac meme here) for just $869.99! Remember when a 3090 would cost $2000 or more? I remember.
ASUS TUF Gaming RTX 3090Ti OC Edition - Sale Price: $1232.00, List: $1499.99
ZOTAC Gaming RTX 3090 Trinity OC - Sale Price: $869.99, List: $1182.88
Power Color Radeon RX6950 XT- Sale Price: $799.99, List: $1,199.99
ASUS ROG Strix RTX 3080 V2 OC Edition - Sale Price: $849.00, List: $999.99
ASUS ROG Strix RTX 3070Ti OC Edition - Sale Price: $679.99, List: $799.99
ZOTAC Gaming RTX 3070Ti Trinity OC - Sale Price: $577.99, List: $699.99
ASUS TUF Gaming RTX 3070 V2 OC - Sale Price: $560.99, List: $659.99
ZOTAC Gaming 3060Ti Twin Edge OC - Sale Price: $399.99, List: $529.99
ASUS Dual RTX 2060 RTX 2060 EVO OC Edition - Sale Price: $322.99, List: $379.99
ZOTAC Gaming RTX 3050 Twin Edge OC - Sale Price: $279.99, List: $329.99
ASUS TUF GTX 1660 Super OC - Sale Price: $280.00, List: $329.99
ZOTAC Gaming GTX 1660 Super - Sale Price: $199.99, List: $289.99
ASUS GTX 1050Ti Phoenix Fan Edition - Sale Price: $161.00, List: $399.99
Whether you root for Team Blue or Team Red, Amazon Early Access has plenty of CPUs at great prices. Just like with graphics cards, you won’t find any of the just-released models, but last-gen CPUs are still powerful enough for any gaming rig.
For the Intel CPUs, K processors are unlocked and have integrated graphics. If you plan on using a discreet graphics card, the KF version is still unlocked for overclocking but comes in a little cheaper than the K series due to its lack of integrated graphics.
Intel Core i7-12700KF - Sale Price: $302.38, List: $377.98
Intel Core i5-11600KF - Sale Price: $156.74, List: $277.50
Intel Core i7-10700K - Sale Price: $251.19, List: $387.00
Intel Core i5-10600K - Sale Price: $159.10, List: $263.00
The price cuts are even deeper for the AMD CPUs included in the sale and range from 41% to 50% off the list price. It should also be noted that out of the three CPUs, only the 5600G has integrated graphics, but the 5600X includes a Wraith Stealth cooler in the box.
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X - Sale Price: $334.99, List: $569.99
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X - Sale Price: $164.99, List: $309.00
AMD Ryzen 5 5600G - Sale Price: $129.99, List: $259.00
A shiny new CPU won’t do you much good without a motherboard to put it in, and Amazon has you covered with an assortment of ASUS and MSI boards. When it comes to the Intel motherboards, you’ll want to look for the features you want and that the socket type matches your CPU.
ASUS ROG Strix Z690-E (12th Gen) - Sale Price: $379.99, List: $429.99
ASUS TUF Gaming Z690 (12th Gen) - Sale Price: $229.99, List: $$259.99
MSI PRO Z690-A (12th Gen) - Sale Price: $169.99, List: $219.99
ASUS Prime B660M-A (12th Gen) - Sale Price: $127.99, List: $159.99
ASUS ROG Strix Z590-E (10th/11th Gen) - Sale Price: $199.99, List: $249.99
ASUS Prime B560M-A AC (10th/11th Gen) - Sale Price: $94.99, List: $119.99
MSI MPG Z590 (10th/11th Gen) - Sale Price: $199.99, List: $329.99
I only saw one AMD board with the Early Access tag, the ASUS Prime A320M-K. It’s an older board with limited features but at a rock-bottom price and will still work with all of the AMD CPUs listed above.
ASUS Prime A320M-K - Sale Price: $$51.99, List: $$64.99
There’s a wide range of SSD and NVMe drives included in the Early Access Sale, and it’s not all just a bunch of low-capacity yesteryear junk. In fact, some of the NMVe drives listed support PCIe 4.0 and up to 6600MB/s transfer speeds.
Samsung 980 Pro 2TB PCIe 4.0 NVMe - Sale Price: $189.99, List: $3779.99
Crucial P5 Plus 2TB PCIe 4.0 NVMe - Sale Price: $169.99, List: $319.99
Western Digital WD_Black 1TB SN770 PCIe 4.0 NVMe - Sale Price: $79.99, List: 129.99
Crucial BX500 2TB SATA SSD - Sale Price: $117.79, List: $179.99
Crucial MX500 2TB SATA SSD - Sale Price: $106.39, List: $199.99
While most of the RAM kits on sale are for notebooks, a couple of desktop DDR5 kits are listed. Please note that the link provided is for the largest, fastest kit available, and the product page will have additional options listed.
Kingston Fury Beast RGB 64GB (2x32GB) DDR5 5600MT/s - Sale Price: $383.46, List: $544.99
Crucial 64GB (2x32GB) DDR5 4800MHz - Sale Price: $256.49, List: $341.99
Cases And Other Accessories
If you’re going to upgrade your PC internals, you might as well pick up a new case while you’re at it, right? Here are just a few of the incredible deals Amazon has for Cases, power supplies, and other PC necessities (and a few that aren’t).
Corsair 4000D Tempered Glass Mid-Tower Case - Sale Price: $61.59, List: $104.99
MSI MPG GUNGNIR 120R Mid-Tower Case - Sale Price: $99.99, List: $119.99
Cooler Master MasterFan MF120 Halo ARGB (Black or White) - Sale Price: $17.99, List: $27.99
Antec Prizm Series 120mm ARGB Fan 5-Pack - Sale Price: $48.99, List: $79.99
ASUS ROG Thor 1200W Fully-Modular Power Supply - Sale Price: $279.99, List: $349.99
Corsair RM550x 80+ Gold Fully-Modular Power Supply - Sale Price: $63.99, List: $114.99
Prime Early Access is littered with mice, keyboards, headphones, streaming gear, and more, so you’re sure to find just what you need at up to 50% off. You’ll find Razer, HyperX, and SteelSeries here, and there are so many Logitech peripherals they have a separate page. Here are a few items that really caught my eye.
Logitech G G29 Force Feedback Racing Wheel - Sale Price: $199.99, List: $ 399.99
Razer BlackShark V2 Pro Wireless Headset - Sale Price: $113.99, List: $179.99
Elgato Stream Deck - Sale Price: $89.99, List: $149.99
Razer Kishi Mobile Game Controller - Sale Price: $42.49, List: $99.99
SteelSeries Arctis 3 Wired Headset- Sale Price: $33.98, List: $69.99
SteelSeries Aerox 3 Wireless Mouse - Sale Price: $49.99, List: $99.99
Laptops, Desktops, Monitors, And TVs
There are just too many to list all of these individually, so we’ll just showcase a few good deals.
MSI Optix G32CQ4 1440p 165Hz Refresh Rate Monitor - Sale Price: $259.99, List: $359.99
ASUS TUF F17 Gaming Laptop - Sale Price: $1194.99, List: $1399.99
HP Victus 15.6 Budget Gaming Laptop - Sale Price: $699.99, List: $1099.99
Razer Blade 14 Gaming Laptop - Sale Price: $1899.99, List: $2799.99
Samsung Monitors: 9% to 44% off
Acer, Dell, and Sceptre Monitors: 16% to 47% off