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Best PC gaming deals in December 2020

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No matter the time of year, there are always great PC gaming deals to be had — not just on gaming desktops, but on keyboards, headsets and gaming laptops as well.

But that doesn't mean you should hesitate when you find a good PC gaming deal. Terrific bargains on big brands such as ASUS, Dell, Alienware and others don't stick around for long before they're gone.

We here at Tom's Guide know a great PC gaming deal when we see one, and we've been reviewing the best gaming PCs and best gaming laptops to help you find the perfect PC for you. Read on to find the best deals on PC gaming.

Best PC gaming deals right now

PC gaming desktop deals

Cobratype BASILISK PC: was $1,779 now $1,499 @ Newegg
If you want a PC with a Ryzen 5 3600 and a GeForce RTX 2080, then check out this Cobratype BASILISK machine. It's got a powerful spec that'll chew through most games with all settings turned up. Going in and out of stock.
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Cobratype TITANOBOA PC: was $1,899 now $1,599 @ Newegg
Save a cool $300 on this Cobratype with a powerful spec. It comes with a Core i7-10700, 16GB of RAM, and an Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070. View Deal

Aurora R11 with GeForce RTX 3080: was $2,119 now $2,067 @ Dell
The ultimate gaming machine is on sale. This killer rig features a Core i7-10700F CPU, 8GB of RAM, 1TB HDD, and a GeForce RTX 3080 10GB GPU. View Deal

Alienware Aurora R10: was $2,889 now $2,822 @ Dell
Want an extreme gaming PC? Then the Alienware Aurora Ryzen Edition R10 is the machine for you. It comes with a mighty Ryzen 9 3900XT processor, 32GB of RAM, 1TB of speedy SSD storage, and the powerful Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070.  View Deal

PC gaming laptop deals

Acer Nitro 5 15.6-inch: from $619 @ Best Buy
It won't run games at screamingly fast frame rates, but for $700 the Acer Nitro 5's specs still make for a competent gaming machine. it comes with a solid Ryzen 5 processor, 8GB of RAM, and a GeForce GTX 1650.View Deal

Gigabyte Aero 15: was $1,899 now $1,346 @ Amazon
A big discount on a gaming laptop that packs in an awful lot, including a 15.6-inch UHD OLED display, a 512GB SSD, 16GB RAM, a GeForce GTX 1660 Ti, an Intel Core i7 processor, all packaged into a much thinner frame than you're probably used to. It's $540 off at Amazon.View Deal

MSI GL65 Leopard: was $1,399 now $1,321 @ Amazon
This gaming laptop packs a 15.6 inch FHD 144Hz display, a Core i7-10750H processor, 16GB of RAM, a RTX 2070 GPU, and a 512GB SSD.View Deal

Alienware M15 gaming laptop: was $1,899 now $1,519 @ Best Buy
A 15.6-inch gaming laptop with FHD resolution, 144Hz refresh rate, a Core i7 CPU, a GeForce RTX 2060 GPU, 256GB SSD, 16GB of RAM, and Tobii eye tracking. View Deal

Alienware M15 R3: was $1,849 now $1,795 @ Amazon
An impressive machine with a 15.6-inch FHD display with 144Hz refresh rate, a 10th gen i7 CPU, 16GB of RAM, a Nvidia Geforce RTX 2060 GPU, and a 512GB SSD. View Deal

MSI GS75 Stealth: was $2,099 now $1,799 @ Amazon
This 17.3-inch laptop is big, but it's also a big deal, selling for more than $200 off. The MSI GS75 Stealth comes with an Intel Core i7 processor, 32GB of DDR4 RAM, a 512GB SSD, a Nvidia RTX 2070 Max-Q, Windows 10 Pro, anti-ghosting keys, and a FHD display with a 240Hz refresh rate. It’s also VR ready.View Deal

PC gaming monitor deals

Acer Predator XB271HU: was $599 now $497 @ Amazon
This 27-inch Acer gaming monitor comes with a WQHD resolution and Nvidia G-Sync to help eliminate any frame tearing. It also comes with a fast 144Hz refresh rate and sports an IPS panel. View Deal

Alienware AW3420DW: was $1,199 now $1,029 @ Amazon
Want an expansive gaming monitor? Then this 34-inch Alienware curved monitor is the one for you. It sports a 1440p resolution and a fast 120Hz refresh rate — and it's nearly $200 off. View Deal

Other PC gaming deals

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate: was $15 now $1 @ MS Store
It might be an Xbox deal but Xbox Game Pass Ultimate gives you access to a whole load of PC games as well and cross-platform titles that'll sync across a Windows 10 machine and an Xbox One or Xbox Series X. For a limited time, it's price has been slashed down to just $1, making it a huge bargain. View Deal

Western Digital 1TB SSD: was $249 now $129 @ Amazon
This WD_Black model 1TB SDD offers a whole lot of storage space for nearly half off its original price. So if you're making a gaming PC and need a lot of fast SSD space, this is the internal storage upgrade to get.  View Deal

Samsung 970 EVO Plus 1TB SSD: was $249 now $149 @ Amazon
Not exactly the sexiest tech bargain out there, but an SSD upgrade can make a huge difference to how fast your PC can load games. And with a hefty $100 off the original price, this Samsung SSD is a bargain. View Deal

AKRacing Core Series EX Gaming Chair: was $349 now $299 @ Amazon
After a gaming chair to help support your back and posture during long gaming sessions? Then check out this AKRacing gaming chair, which is now more than $60 cheaper. View Deal