If you're looking for a new PC, upgrades to your existing rig, or just a few new accessories to complete your desk, there are plenty of great deals to be had.

Given they have a pretty high price in the first place, PCs tend to be a great bet for special offers, and with components constantly getting updated, there's always a steady stream of last-year's-models to pick up at discounted rates.

That's just as true for components like graphics cards and CPUs, and while you should expect smaller discounts on accessories like mice and keyboards, there are still savings to be had - especially in the run-up to Black Friday 2019.

Best PC deals right now

We've gathered up the best PC deals that are live right now - and you can head to our deals site to find more of our curated picks.

1. CCL Computers Gaming PC

From: eBay

Was: £1649.95

Now: £1179.99  (£469.96 off)

The CCL Computers desktop is a high-end gaming PC, complete with an Intel Core i5 9400F 4.1GHz Turbo CPU, Nvidia RTX 2080 Super GPU, 16GB of RAM and a 2TB HDD for little under £1200. That's serious value for money, and should provide a high-end gaming experience for years to come. 

2. ADMI Gaming PC

From: Amazon

Was: £899.95

Now: £639.95  (£260 off)

It doesn't feature the most powerful internals, but this ADMI gaming PC boasts an Intel i5 9400F 4.1Ghz alongside an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 (6GB) GPU, 8GB of RAM and a 1TB HDD. That's decent for the price, and should be able to provide 1080p-level gaming for quite some time. 

3. AMD Citizen Gaming PC

From: Overclockers

Was: £899.99

Now: £799.99  (£100 off)

The Citizen Gaming PC is powered by AMD hardware and is a great lower-priced option PC for gaming, although we have seen it at a slightly lower price in recent weeks.

Sporting a Ryzen 2600 CPU, 16GB of 3000Mhz memory and an RX 590 Graphics Card this build will punch well above its weight and is a fantastic deal.

Plus, you'll get three games - Resident Evil 2, The Division 2 and Devil May Cry 5.

4. AWD 2300X Desktop Gaming PC

From: AWD-IT

Was: £550

Now: £469.99  (£80.01 off)

It may not be the most powerful gaming PC on the market, but it's perfect for those wanting to make the jump from console to Windows. You'll still need to pick up a keyboard, mouse and display, but it's a good starting point! 

5. Razer BlackWidow Elite

From: Amazon

Was: £179.99

Now: £140  (£39.99 off)

Razer's high-end BlackWidow Elite sports Razer's own tactile and clicky Green switches, along with per-key RGB Chroma lighting and a magnetic wrist rest to keep you comfortable during long gaming sessions. 

6. Logitech MX Anywhere 2 Wireless Mouse

From: Amazon

Was: £69.99

Now: £41  (£28.99 off)

This mouse is ideal for desktops, or laptop and tablet users who want a portable mouse to travel with. Read our review of the newer Logitech MX Anywhere 2S here.

PC deals 2019: What to look for

The most important thing to remember is that you don't need the absolute latest processor and graphics card - even for a serious gaming rig - as manufacturers will do everything they can to convince you to upgrade every year. Instead, look out for PCs and components from a few months or even a year ago - they should still cope handily with even fairly demanding tasks.

More than with most things, it's worth making sure you know how much a given component or PC setup is worth - retailers love to advertise reductions that aren't quite as good as they appear, by quoting the initial RRP rather than a product's most recent price. Plan what components you want - and how much they cost normally - and you can make sure you don't get fooled by dodgy "discounts".

The biggest discounts are on pre-built desktops and all-in-one computers (think iMacs, where the computer and the screen are built into the same unit). If you're happy to build your own, or upgrade your existing setup, keep an eye on component sites though.

Since accessories like mice, keyboards and speakers tend to have lower RRPs, you can't expect discounts to be as steep, but you could still find a few good savings, especially on older stock - you don't mind having last year's mouse, right?

Where to find PC bargains

Where you want to go depends a lot on what you're looking for. If you want to buy a pre-built computer or just some simple accessories, then some of the standard electronics retailers are the best bet:

If you're looking to pick up components though, you'd be better off looking at the following (some of which sell pre-built PCs too, for what it's worth):

Amazon has some of the biggest bargains but other retailers offer tempting deals too, including Currys and Argos.

If you find that you’re missing out on Amazon’s Lightning deals, which run for just a few hours and offer limited stock, we'd recommend signing up for Amazon's 30-day free trial of Prime, which will get you access to deals 30 minutes before everyone else. Plus, you'll get free next-day delivery with the Prime trial, as well as access to Prime Instant Video and more.

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PC deals for students

Another great resource to help you snag deals is Tech Advisor's Student Beans page. The Tech and Mobile section can help you save up to 25% from big brands such as Apple (10% off for students), Asus, HP, Lenovo, Logitech and many more. See all tech student deals here.