The best Presidents' Day gaming PC deals for 2023

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The best Presidents' Day gaming PC deals offer a fantastic chance to either purchase one of the top rigs at a cheap price, or the opportunity to upgrade for less. This is when all the big boys come out to play as well – Amazon, Best Buy, Newegg, Laptops Direct, Walmart, every retailer you can think about.

Now that the RTX 40 series is out, we're also seeing major discounts across the RTX 30 series range with many budget gaming PCs now coming in at under $1,000. The likes of Alienware, HP, Skytech and more are also celebrating the holiday season with deals that take the price down to more than half-price. These are the cream of the crop, deals that are limited and can disappear within minutes. So be quick! 

Simply put, there really is something for everyone's needs out there among the best Presidents' Day gaming PC deals. However, you'll also find top Presidents Day TV deals, as well as the latest Dell Presidents Day sales and Newegg Presidents day sale all across GamesRadar. If there's a deal you're after, we'll likely have it. 

Today's best Presidents Day Gaming PC deals

ASUS ROG gaming desktop | $1,099.99 (opens in new tab)

ASUS ROG gaming desktop | $1,099.99 $699.99 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Save $400 - Gaming PCs don't get cheaper than this. While the specs are now mostly last-gen, you will be able to play most games at a standard rate but might struggle a bit to get the most out of the latest blockbuster releases. Still, it's a damn good price for an entry-level PC. 

Alienware Aurora Ryzen R14 | $1,299.99 (opens in new tab)

Alienware Aurora Ryzen R14 | $1,299.99 $899.99 at Dell (opens in new tab)
Save $400 - We're big fans of this cheap Alienware model which has come down by $400. It comes with a solid CPU and GPU that great for entry to mid-level PC gaming. Great for when on a budget. Features: AMD Ryzen 5 5600x, AMD Radeon RX 5300, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD. 

HP Pavilion | $1018.88 at Walmart (opens in new tab)

HP Pavilion | $1018.88 at Walmart (opens in new tab)
While not a straight deal, this HP Pavilion has been reduced by almost $1,000 since it launched and is a great budget alternative to some of the pricier options out there. Features: 32GB RAM, 1TB SSD, 2TB HDD, I5-10400F processor, GeForce RTX 3060. 

Lenovo Legion Tower 5 | $1,399.99 (opens in new tab)

Lenovo Legion Tower 5 | $1,399.99 $1,099.99 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Save $300 - A $300 discount along with 3 months Xbox Game Pass and a free 6 months of security software makes this Lenovo Presidents' Day deal a winner. Features: AMD Ryzen 7-5800 processor, 16GB RAM, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060, 256GB SSD + 1TB HDD, Raven Black

Skytech Gaming Blaze 3.0 | $1,349.99 (opens in new tab)

Skytech Gaming Blaze 3.0 | $1,349.99 $1,199.99 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Save $150 - This limited-time discount brings a great mid-level gaming PC down to an entry-level price. Features: Intel i7-11700F processor, 16GB RAM, RTX 3060 Ti, 1TB NVMe, 240mm AIO, Windows 11 

HP OMEN| $1,349.99 (opens in new tab)

HP OMEN| $1,349.99 $1,214.99 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Save $135 - A decent saving on a decent PC from one of the best-known brands. This is as reliable as it gets and is now on clearance sale, so be quick if interested. Features: AMD Ryzen 5 5600G, AMD Radeon RX 6600XT, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD.

Skytech Shiva| $1,899.99 (opens in new tab)

Skytech Shiva| $1,899.99 $1,399.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $500 - This is the lowest-ever price we've ever seen for Skytech Shiva at the retailer – being slashed by another $100 just in the last month. It's getting so low it could start to compete with some of the more budget friendly options, so a top recommendation for sure. Features: AMD Ryzen 5 5600X, RTX 3070, 16GB RAM, 1TB NVMe SSD. 

Thermaltake Reactor 380 | $2,799.99 (opens in new tab)

Thermaltake Reactor 380 | $2,799.99 $1,899.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $900 - We're big fans of Thermaltake builds and considering this is now only $100 away from being its lowest ever price, this is proving to be a big winner for Presidents' Day. Features: AMD Ryzen 7 5800X, RTX 3080, 16GB RGB, 1TB SSD, Windows 10

Acer Predator Orion 5000 | $2,199.99 (opens in new tab)

Acer Predator Orion 5000 | $2,199.99 $1,899.99 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Save $300 - A decent 13% discount takes this Acer rig to below $1,900 with a great processor and equally great graphics card built in. Specs: Intel Core i7-12700F processor. 16GB DDR5 RAM, RTX 3080, 1TB SSD 

Skytech Prism II | $2,200 (opens in new tab)

Skytech Prism II | $2,200 $1,999.99 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Save $201 - This is a decent price on the Skytech Prism II, a PC that is running all the latest hardware inside a very gorgeous package for a very competitive rate. It's fallen by another $200 since January, so get on it. Features: AMD Ryzen 7 5800X, RTX 3080, 16GB RAM, 1TB NVMe SSD.

Continuum Micro Workstation | $3,800 (opens in new tab)

Continuum Micro Workstation | $3,800 $2,499.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $1,300 - This is an insane machine for your cash. It's rare to see RTX 3090 Ti rigs coming in at under $2,500 and those that do can't really compete with the ginormous specs found inside this build. Futureproofing at its finest. Features: Intel Core i9-12900KF, RTX 3090 Ti, 128GB RAM, 2TB NVMe SSD + 6TB HDD.

CLX SET gaming PC (RTX 3090) | $3,339.99 (opens in new tab)

CLX SET gaming PC (RTX 3090) | $3,339.99 $3,139.99 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Save $200 - RTX 3090 PCs have some power behind them, even still with 40 series range now on the market. This price tag has come down from $4,800 this time last year so that's a big saving. Features: Intel Core i9 10850K processor, 64GB RAM, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, 6TB HDD + 1TB NVMe SSD

When will the best Presidents' Day gaming PC sales start?

Presidents' Day 2023 is set to take place on Monday, February 20th, however, some deals start the week before. Many of which are now live. The majority will kick off on the Friday beforehand (February 17th) with more then rolled out Presidents' Day itself. 

Is it cheaper to build a gaming PC?

Typically, yes. By being able to buy all of the parts separately and find deals on each, you can save quite a bit of money while being able to customize the rig to your specific liking. It's not the most difficult of tasks, either, but does require some technical know-how. That said, pre-built PCs do save a lot of hassle, time, and potential aggregation. You will also find a lot more deals on the latter. 

Is $1,500 good for a gaming PC?

$1,500 is plenty of cash to get your hands on a top gaming PC with strong specs to match. Many brands, such as HP, Alienware, and Skytech offer a variety of different models at these prices. The biggest factor comes down to what graphics card you pick up. The RTX 30 series is now dropping due to the launch of the 40 series, so you can get something good there. Other factors to consider are the processor and storage, both of which can raise the overall cost but if you do your homework, you can easily take away a good gaming PC for $1,500. 

Are gaming PCs worth it?

If you enjoy experiencing the latest games with the top graphics and best performance then yes, a gaming PC is worth it. You don't need to break the bank, either. Many budget gaming PCs will still be able to offer you top gaming experiences and play the majority of video games on the market. The only thing to consider is that not all games come to PC with PlayStation, Xbox and Nintendo having their own console exclusives. Lots of these, especially Xbox, do come to PC eventually but it might not be at launch. 

You can be sure to find more of the best gaming keyboards, best gaming monitors, and best gaming mice during the Presidents Day sales.  

Matt Poskitt
Deals Editor

Matthew is the Deals Editor for GamesRadar, keeping up with everything in games and constantly searching the web for the best deals on offer. Prior to this, Matthew headed up the games and entertainment section at T3 with his work also found across TechRadar, IGN, Tom's Guide, Fandom, NME, and more. In his spare time, Matthew is an avid cinema-goer, keen runner and average golfer (at best). You can follow him @MattPoskitt64.