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Starting on Sunday of this week, Best Buy launched an “All Gaming PCs on Sale” promotion with literally hundreds of gaming laptops, desktops, and peripherals at deep discounts. While not exactly a 4th of July sale, the timing is also no coincidence. The sale is almost overwhelming with the sheer list of deals to consider, but if you’re looking for the low-down on the absolute best deals in the sale, we’ve got you covered.
The sale has some really good deals and some really bad ones. Avoid anything that only has a $20-$50 discount, especially with laptops and desktops that cost over $500. Otherwise, there are some offers with hundreds off in savings, like a $500 discount on a CyberTronPC Hyper-2X960 desktop, or a $350 drop on a MSI Stealth Pro Laptop. There are also Logitech PC gaming peripherals with $40-$50 bonus Steam Wallet Cards, similar to what we saw around Black Friday 2014.
The most noteworthy deal of all includes Dell’s Alienware Alpha, the semi-but-not-really Steam Machine released late last year. Now priced at only $400 with free shipping, its an interesting compact desktop rig to consider for light/mid-range gaming on the big screen.
Below we’ve listed the best deals in the sale as we see them:
- Alienware Alpha, Core i3-4130T, GTX 860M — $399.99 (list $550)
- CyberPower Ultra Desktop, AMD FX-8320, 16GB, Radeon R7 250 — $649.99 (list $750)
- CyberTron Borg-709 Six-Core AMD FX-6300, GeForce GT 750 — $679.99 (list $800)
- iBuyPower AMD FX-6300, 8GB, GeForce GT 640 — $679.99 (list $730)
Logitech Peripherals + Steam Card Bundles
- Logitech G910 Orion Spark Keyboard + $50 Steam Wallet Card — $179.99
- Logitech G430 Gaming Headset + $40 Steam Wallet Cards — $79.99
- Logitech G502 Proteus Core Mouse + $40 Steam Wallet Cards — $79.99
- 17.3″ Lenovo Y70 i7-4720HQ, GTX 960M, 16GB — $1,149.99 (list $1,300)
- 15.6″ Lenovo Y50 i7-4720HQ, GTX 960M, 1080p, 8GB — $999.99 (list $1,150)
- 17.3″ MSI Apache i7-4720HQ, 12GB, GTX 965M — $1,049.99 (list $1,350)
- Seagate 4TB Hard Drive — $149.99 (list $175)
- Seagate 3TB Hard Drive — $104.99 (list $125)
- Seagate 2TB Hard Drive — $84.99 (list $100)
As you can see, there’s nothing uber cheap in Best Buy’s PC Gaming sale though there are some good pickings. If you need some time deciding if a deal is worth it, you’ve still got a few days. The sale is set to run through Saturday, July 4th.
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