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Best PC gaming deals in July 2021

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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. And with summer sales underway, now is the best time to score a killer deal as a gift for your special someone or to simply treat yourself.  

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.

Back to school and PC gaming deals

Purchasing a new desktop or laptop for school doesn't mean settling for boring specs. There are plenty of back to school sales that focus on PC gaming deals. Whether you want a powerful desktop with an RTX 30-series GPU or a slim gaming laptop that can tackle games as effectively as your homework, make sure to follow our back to school coverage for the best PC gaming deals throughout the summer. 

PC gaming desktop deals

Aurora Ryzen R10: was $1,509 now $1,099 @ Alienware
The Aurora R10 is an excellent gaming PC. For a limited time, Dell is slashing over $400 off this premium desktop. It features an AMD Ryzen 5 5600X CPU, 16GB of RAM, 1TB 7,200 rpm HDD, and RTX 3060 12GB GPU. It's one of the best PC gaming deals we've seen. View Deal

MSI Aegis RS PC: was $2,099 now $1,799 @ Newegg
Save a good $100 on this powerful MSI gaming PC with impressive specs. It comes with a 10th Gen Intel i7-10700KF processor, 16GB of RAM, 1TB HDD + 1TB SSD, and an Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080.View Deal

PC gaming laptop deals

Acer Nitro 5 15.6-inch: from $719 @ Best Buy
It won't run games at screamingly fast frame rates, but the Acer Nitro 5's specs will still make for a competent gaming machine. It comes with a Ryzen 5 processor, 8GB of RAM, and a GeForce GTX 1650 GPU.View Deal

Gigabyte Aero 15: was $1,899 now $1,439 @ Amazon
Amazon is offering a big discount on a gaming laptop that packs in an awful lot. The Aero 15 includes 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.View Deal

MSI GL65 Leopard: was $1,399 now $1,389 @ Amazon
This powerful gaming laptop packs a punch with its 15.6 inch FHD 144Hz display, a Core i7-10750H processor, 16GB of RAM, a RTX 2070 GPU, and a 512GB SSD - all packed in a sleek chassis. With this machine, you'll enjoy all of the best games without sacrificing the quality. View Deal

Alienware M15 R3: was $1,833 now $1,609 @ Dell
The M15 R3 is an impressive gaming machine. It features a 15.6-inch FHD display with 144Hz refresh rate, a 10th gen Core i7 CPU, 16GB of RAM, a Geforce RTX 1660 Ti 6GB GDDR6 GPU, and a 512GB SSD. It's now $224 off, so grab yours while the sale is still active.
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MSI GS75 Stealth: starting at $1,649 @Best Buy
The MSI GS75 Stealth comes with an Intel Core i7 processor, 16GB of DDR4 RAM, a 512GB SSD, a Nvidia RTX 2060, Windows 10 Pro, anti-ghosting keys, and a FHD display with a 240Hz refresh rate. It’s also VR ready. And with the battery life of up to 7 hours, you'll get enough juice to get you through the day. View Deal

PC gaming monitor deals

Acer Predator XB271HU: was $599 now $459@ 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 $1,080 @ 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 $119 off. Going in and out of stockView Deal

PC gaming headset deals

Razer Kraken Tournament Edition: was $99 now $69 @ Amazon
Save $30 on this striking neon green gaming headset from Razer, one of the biggest names in gaming peripherals. It has THX 7.1 support and comes with a USB audio controller so you can switch your volume on the fly - ideal when you need to mute your team mates for that clutch 1 vs 5. 
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Corsair HS60 Pro Surround gaming headset: was $69 now $51 @ Best Buy
Get 26% off on the HS60 Pro surround-sound headset. Our colleagues at Tom's Hardware loved the Corsair HS60 for its solid construction and snug but comfortable fit. It boasts a crystal-clear mic and solid audio quality. A good deal at $69.99, and an absolute steal at $51.View Deal

Logitech G G432 Virtual 7.1-Channel Gaming Headset: was $79 now $49 @ B&H Photo
If you're looking for immersive surround sound without burning a hole in your pocket, Logitech G's G432 is perfect for you. It comes with not just 7.1 virtual surround sound, but also support for DTS Headphone:X. And now that it's $30 off, this is the best price we've seen since the Black Friday sales.
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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 $138 @ 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.  Going in and out of stockView Deal

Samsung 970 EVO Plus 1TB SSD: was $249 now $164 @ 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 $85 off the original price, this Samsung SSD is a bargain. View Deal

AKRacing Core Series EX Gaming Chair: was $349 now $327 @ 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 $22 off. View Deal

Denise Primbet

Denise is a news writer at Tom’s Guide covering consumer tech news, deals, streaming, gaming and more. When she’s not playing horror games, she’s a part-time piano enthusiast and experimenting in the kitchen. You can reach her at denise.primbet@futurenet.com.