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.
Best PC deals
We've gathered up the best PC deals that are available right now. Things are scarcer than usual with the coronavirus pandemic, but there are still great deals to be had from online retailers like Currys and Overclockers UK.
1. Hoplite Gaming PC
From: Overclockers UK
Now: £1099.99 (£199.96 off)
If you're more of an AMD fan, this AMD-infused Hoplite gaming PC is now available for less than £1100 after a £200 price drop. Sporting an AMD Ryzen 7 2700X, 16GB of RAM, a GTX 1650 OC and a 240GB SSD, there's more than enough here to power a great gaming experience.
2. Kinetic ZX Gaming PC
Now: £1,349.99 (£350 off)
If you want to splash out on a high-end gaming desktop with more room to upgrade in the future, the Kinetic ZX is a solid option. With £350 off, you’ll get an Intel Core i7 processor alongside 16GB of RAM, a GTX 1660 Super, a 250GB SSD and a 1TB HDD and more internal LEDs than you can shake a stick at.
3. Jigsaw4 Gaming PC
From: Overclockers UK
Now: £589.99 (£42 off)
It may not be a huge discount, but you can pick up an entry-level gaming PC with a 9th-gen i3 processor, GTX 1650 GPU and 8GB of RAM from Overclockers right now for less than £590.
4. Dell Inspiron 3470
From: Currys PC World
Now: £598 (£100.98 off)
If you’re looking to upgrade to something a little more modern but won’t be using it for photo editing and gaming, the Dell Inspiron 3470 is a solid choice. You’ll get an Intel Core i5 processor along with 8GB of RAM and a 1TB HDD, which should be more than enough for standard web browsing and word processing - just note that you’ll need to buy a display separately. You'll also get a year's subscription to Microsoft 365 Family and McAfee LiveSafe Premium, and 2TB of cloud storage to play with too.
5. HP Pavilion 27in All-in-One
From: Currys PC World
Now: £849 (£150 off)
Currys PC World has hacked £150 off the 27in HP Pavilion All-in-One computer – not bad for a computer with a ninth-gen Intel Core i5, 8GB of RAM, a 2TB HDD and a 256GB SSD.
6. Logitech G402 Hyperion Fury
Now: £39.99 (£10 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 and it's £10 off right now.
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):
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.
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.