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.

Best PC deals

We've gathered up the best PC deals that are live right now.

1. AWD Z1 Gaming PC

From: AWD-IT

Was: £649.95

Now: £529.95  (£120 off)

It doesn't feature the most powerful internals, but the Z1 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 impressive for the price, and should be able to provide [email protected] gaming for quite some time. 

2. AMD Citizen Gaming PC

From: Overclockers

Was: £799.99

Now: £679.99  (£120 off)

The Citizen Gaming PC is powered by AMD hardware and is a great lower-priced option PC for gaming, sporting a Ryzen 2600 CPU, 8GB of 3000Mhz memory and an RX 590 Graphics Card. This build will punch well above its weight and is a fantastic deal.

3. Germanium X Gaming PC

From: Overclockers UK

Was: £2,479.99

Now: £2,199.95  (£280.04 off)

While it's undeniably an expensive bit of kit, the Germanium X is about as future-proof as gaming PCs come. It boasts top-tier specs including an Intel Core i9 9900K CPU clocked at 4.8GHz, along with a Nvidia RTX 2070 SUPER (8GB) GPU, 16GB of RAM, a 500GB SSD and a 2TB HDD, and it currently has nearly £300 off at Overclockers UK. 

4. Logitech G402 Hyperion Fury

From: Amazon

Was: £49.99

Now: £36.48  (£13.51 off)

If you want to up your performance on PC, we recommend taking a look at a gaming mouse like the G402 Hyperion Fury - it offers accurate tracking with adjustable DPI, a 1ms report rate and a comfortable design with a 27% discount. It's not the cheapest we've ever seen, but it's still a decent discount on a capable mouse. 

5. Razer Nommo Chroma 2.0

From: Laptops Direct

Was: £139.97

Now: £129.97  (£10 off)

It might not be the best discount we've ever seen, but you can currently get £10 off Razer's gaming-focused desktop speakers. With a sleek design, great audio and Razer Chroma LEDs, it's the perfect audio setup for a gaming PC. 

PC deals 2020: 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.