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Cheap gaming PC deals: forge a battlestation for less

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Cheap gaming PC deals are the best way of breaking through the barriers of console gaming and experiencing the freedom and liberties of endless backward compatibility and superior visuals and performance overall. 

The best cheap gaming PC retailers: 

US: Best Buy | Dell | Amazon | Walmart | Newegg | Adorama
UK:
Amazon | Currys | Overclockers UK | LaptopsDirect | Argos

Unfortunately, for many PC builders and gamers (including ourselves), currently the best way to get your hands on any of the current RTX 30-series family of graphics card, such as RTX 3060 Ti or RTX 3080, is to buy a ready-made rig instead; far from ideal for everyone's tastes. 

As expected, no matter how cheap you go with gaming PCs, you aren't going to be able to build or buy a rig that can hold its own with the Xbox Series X or PS5 for the same price. That's not to say that you can't find an outstanding rig for well under $1,000/£1,000 though.

Given the serious impact on technology manufacturing due to the ongoing pandemic, many prebuilt gaming PCs are running the previous generation of RTX ray-tracing capable cards, such as the RTX 2070, as well as budget GPUs like the GTX 1650 and 1660 Super; cards you're sure to see often, but are more than competent for Full HD at moderate settings most of the time (depending on the game). 

We update this page often, so if there's something below that doesn't quite spark a fire in your heart, swing by again soon for a new host of stellar cheap gaming PC deals. Also, if you're looking for something in a smaller form factor, then our picks for some excellent cheap gaming laptop deals is bound to be for you. 

Cheap gaming PC deals under $1000 - US

Cheap gaming PC deals over $1,000 - US

Cheap gaming PC deals under £1,000 - UK

Cheap gaming PC deals over £1,000 - UK

For more, why settle for anything less than the best gaming PC you can buy at the moment? At the same time, step up your peripherals game with the best gaming mouse and best gaming keyboards out now. 

Aleksha McLoughlin

I’ve recently graduated with a BA Hons degree in Journalism after what feels like an eternity. In that time, roughly seven years, I’ve written for the likes of Expert Reviews and Tech Spark, with my passion for all things tech and gaming related leading me here as Hardware Editor of GamesRadar+. This past year alone I’ve helped produce a documentary series for the BBC, and been active in the field of music journalism through my escapades seen in No Clean Singing and Vinyl Chapters.