June 17, 2024

Amazon Spring Sale 2023: all the best PC gaming deals

Since some people apparently can’t go a few months without some sort of mega money-off event, here’s a guide to all the best Amazon Spring Sale deals on PC gaming hardware. This doesn’t look to be as much of a wide-ranging sale as Prime Day or Amazon’s Black Friday dealings, but there are still some decent savings to be had on plenty of RPS-approved gear, from gaming mice and keyboards to SSDs and gaming monitors.

Unlike Prime Day, or the Prime Early Access thing they started doing last year (honestly, there’s just so many), Amazon’s Spring Sale doesn’t require a Prime membership to get all the good deals. However, it’s still a pretty short event, launching today (March 27th) and running until 11:59pm on Wednesday, March 29th. It also looks to be UK-only, for now – I can’t see anything about a Spring Sale on Amazon US.

Although Prime Day typically has the deepest price cuts among this myriad of sales, that doesn’t usually take place until the middle of Summer. The Amazon Spring Sale, which was clearly named by someone with little understanding of acronyms, could therefore be your best chance for a while to save on new computery bits. You’ll find my picks of the PC hardware bunch below, along with an Amazon Spring Sale FAQ, should you want some tips on getting a good deal.

Today’s best Amazon Spring Sale deals

Crucial P3 Plus 1TB – £61 (was £110)

Samsung 990 Pro 2TB – £174 (was £216)

SanDisk Extreme Pro 512GB – £69 (was £149)

LG UltraGear 27GL63T-B – £190 (was £250)

27in, 1920×1080, 144Hz, IPS panel, AMD Freesync

Logitech G502 Hero SE – £35 (was £80)

Razer Naga Trinity – £45 (was £100)

Razer BlackWidow V3 HyperSpeed – £100 (was £180)

Logitech G915 Lightspeed Wireless – £109 (was £230)

HyperX Cloud Alpha Wireless – £120 (was £190)

Acer Predator Helios 300 – £1200 (was £1500)

15.6in, 1920×1080, 165Hz, IPS display, Intel Core i7-12700H, RTX 3060, 1TB SSD

For the full list, scroll down to browse by hardware type, or just hit these links to skip to the section you want:

Various SSDs and microSD cards on a table.

Best SSD and storage deals

Several of the best gaming SSDs have been dealified, including the mega-fast Crucial P3 Plus and Samsung 990 Pro PCIe 4.0 drives and a honking great 4GB model of the excellent, PCIe 3.0-based Crucial P3. Also, good news for those who’d like to play PC games on a bus: sales on some of the best microSD cards for the Steam Deck have popped up too, namely the bargain SanDisk Ultra and the blazing quick SanDisk Extreme Pro.

UK deals:

The AOC CQ32G3SU/BK gaming monitor on a desk, running Tiny Tina's Wonderlands.

Best gaming monitor deals

1080p, 1440p, and 4K gaming monitors are all here. Native FreeSync support is common, but remember that you can still use the equivalent Nvidia G-Sync on FreeSync monitors, so these will reduce screen tearing even if you’re using a GeForce card. Also, for the more competitive among ya, note the extra-high 280Hzrefresh rate of the Acer Nitro VG270bmipfx, down to £200.

UK deals:

Acer Nitro VG270bmipfx – £120 (was £154)

27in, 1920×1080, 75Hz, IPS panel, AMD Freesync

LG UltraGear 27GL63T-B – £190 (was £250)

27in, 1920×1080, 144Hz, IPS panel, AMD Freesync

Acer Nitro XF273Zbmiiprx – £200 (was £350)

27in, 1920×1080, 280Hz, IPS panel, AMD Freesync Premium

MSI G322CQP – £279 (was £349)

31.5in, 2560×1440, 170Hz, IPS panel, AMD Freesync Premium

ASUS TUF Gaming VG289Q – £295 (was £359)

28in, 3840×2160, 60Hz, IPS panel, AMD Freesync

HP Omen 27i – £350 (was £450)

27in, 2560×1440, 165Hz, IPS panel, AMD Freesync

The Fnatic Bolt gaming mouse, propped up against a monitor stand.

Best gaming mouse deals

As is standard operating procedure for Amazon sales, a heap of Logitech and Razer mice are on discounts. That includes the seemingly immortal RPS reader favourite, the Logitech G520 Hero (available here in its white-striped Special Edition form), as well ass the Razer Naga Trinity: a highly customisable rodent that’s perfect for MMOs.

UK deals:

The Roccat Vulcan II Max gaming keyboard on a desk.

Best gaming keyboard deals

A few of our best gaming keyboard picks, past and present, are part of this Spring Sale. Including, funnily enough, both the full-size and tenkeyless versions of the Logitech G915 Lightspeed Wireless at the exact same price. Common sense suggests the former, in its greater key-richness, would be the better deal – though TKL keyboards are great for saving on desk space.

UK deals:

The Razer Kraken V3 Pro gaming headset propped up against a monitor.

Best gaming headset deals

From the sheer affordability of the Logitech G432 (our current top pick of the best PC gaming headsets) to the luxurious fit of the Razer BlackShark V2 Pro, all manner of mic’n’headphone combos are on sale.

UK deals:

The AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT and Radeon RX 7900 XTX graphics cards laid out in front of a much larger RTX 4080.

Best graphics card deals

Performance components, outside of a few speedy SSDs, are not the Spring Sale’s strong suit. A couple of discounted GPUs are up for grabs, though – £420 for an RTX 3060 Ti is particularly good value. Or, at least, good value by the standards of modern graphics card pricing.

UK deals:

An Intel Core i5-13600K CPU propped up on a shelf.

Best CPU deals

Lo and behold, some of the most recent Intel Core gaming CPUs are on sale as well. These are 12th and 13th gen chips, meaning they use Intel’s nifty Performance/Efficiency core hybrid architecture. Great for multitasking as well as running games.

UK deals:

Two sticks of newly installed RAM inside their motherboard slots.

Best RAM deals

DDR5 kits dominate the Amazon Spring Sale – though that’s no bad thing, as they tend to be much pricier than equivalent DDR4 sets, and are more likely what you’ll be looking at if you’re upgrading to a new CPU and motherboard. Here’s a few good options:

UK deals:

A photo of the MSI GE76 Raider gaming laptop on a desk.

Best gaming laptop deals

Just a couple of good gaming laptop deals have emerged thus far, both geared for not-too-expensive 1080p.

UK deals:

MSI Katana – £749 (was £1100)

17.3in, 1920×1080, 144Hz, IPS display, Intel Core i7-12700H, RTX 3050 Ti, 512GB SSD

Acer Predator Helios 300 – £1200 (was £1500)

15.6in, 1920×1080, 165Hz, IPS display, Intel Core i7-12700H, RTX 3060, 1TB SSD

Amazon Spring Sale FAQ

What is the Amazon Spring Sale?

The Spring Sale is Amazon’s annual… I can’t think of a different way of saying “spring sale”. But it is that. Uncountable products have had their prices slashes, across almost every type of Amazon-sellable good you can imagine, though naturally we’re most interested in the discounts on PC gaming hardware.

What are the Amazon Spring Sale dates?

The Amazon Spring Sale lasts from Monday, March 27th, to 11:59pm on Wednesday, March 29th. That means it’s already underway, so make your choices quickly (but still carefully) if you want to take the opportunity to upgrade your PC or peripherals.

Do I need a Prime account for the Amazon Spring Sale?

For once, no. Whereas similar short-term Amazon events like Prime Day and the Prime Early Access sale save all their best deals for Prime members, the Spring Sale is open to everyone. You’ll still need a basic Amazon account, of course, but you won’t be missing out on bigger savings if you’ve yet to subscribe to Prime.

How do I get the best deals during the Amazon Spring Sale?

You’ve already made a good start by checking this list; I’m only including products that are a) worth owning and b) are on sale at genuinely good, lowered prices. It would seem self-evident that products listed with a sale price are cheaper than usual, but sadly this isn’t always the case, as some sellers use their knowledge of upcoming sales to jack prices up before lowering them back down when the event begins. This can give the impression of the item getting a price cut, when really it’s just a bit of cheeky trickery.

I use the Keepa browser extension tool to make sure any deals I recommend actually are cheaper than usual: it shows any prior price movements on a handy graph, showing at a glance whether a discount is genuine. I strongly recommend installing this yourself, if you shop at Amazon, as it could help prevent you getting ripped off even where there’s a big sale event going on.

A screenshot of an Amazon price tracking graph as it appears with the Keepa Chrome extension.
Here, Keepa shows that the price dropped for a while, then returned to its original price.

Another suggestion I’d make is setting yourself a budget before you go diving into deals. And, y’know, sticking to it. Remember that you’re only saving money if you get a deal on something that you were probably going to buy anyway, so don’t be seduced into splashing out on a bunch of other PC components or peripherals that you don’t need.