Amazon Prime Day 2021 isn’t set to arrive until June, but that doesn’t mean we can’t start embracing what we expect to be the retailer’s most exciting event to date with a little bit of harmless speculation. For starters, it’s safe to assume that Prime Day 2021 will see more discounts than ever before. How do we know? Because each Prime Day is bigger and better than the last — duh! So, Prime Day 2021. What’s it about? Well, it’s far too early to say with absolute certainty what we’ll see. Heck, we don’t even know for certain when it will be (though we have a pretty good idea — more on that in a bit). One thing is almost for certain, though: While Amazon will be at the heart of Prime Day 2021, other retailers will also be throwing their hats into the ring. What happened on Prime Day 2020? Before we can look forward to Prime Day 2021, we first need to look back to Prime Day 2020 — an anomaly in the history of the event. Amazon was left with no choice but to reschedule the … [Read more...] about Prime Day Deals 2021: When is it, and what can we expect?
The Intel Core i5-11400 slots into the Rocket Lake family as a surprisingly well-priced and nimble chip with six cores and 12 threads for a mere $182, or you can opt for the graphics-less F-series model for as low as $157. Surprisingly, AMD doesn't have a modern chip to fend off the 11400, so it squares off with AMD's two-year-old $199 Ryzen 5 3600 that isn't competitive with the 11400 in gaming. That makes for a one-sided battle, leaving Intel to reign uncontested in the entry-level PC gaming market and earning the Core i5-11400 a spot on our list of Best CPUs . Ryzen-refresh XT series last year that didn't address the sub-$250 market. AMD followed with the Ryzen 5000 series with an incredibly steep $300 price of entry with the beastly Ryzen 5 5600X , again not refreshing its sub-$200 lineup. Ryzen 5 3600 is also hard to find anywhere near acceptable pricing. Rocket Lake Headliners Suggested Price Cores / Threads Base (GHz) Peak Boost (Dual/All … [Read more...] about Intel Core i5-11400 Review: Unseating Ryzen’s Budget Gaming Dominance
When it comes to PC gaming, buying a decent monitor should be just as important as upgrading your GPU. That only makes sense considering that the advanced graphics of your games are being rendered on the screen — and if you’re stuck with a crummy monitor that’s low-res, color-inaccurate, and/or has a sluggish refresh rate, your gaming session will turn into an ugly, laggy experience. If you’re building a PC , shopping for pre-built gaming computer deals , or just upgrading your existing setup with a new screen, we can help. Below, we’ve got all the best cheap gaming monitors available this month. If you don’t explicitly need a gaming display, however, then also take a look at these desktop monitor deals to see what else is on tap. Today’s best gaming monitor deals Acer Nitro 27-Inch 1080p 144Hz FreeSync Gaming Monitor — $210 , was $300 Gigabyte G27F 27-Inch 144Hz 1080p FreeSync Gaming Monitor — $220 , was $250 Dell Gaming 27-Inch Curved 1080p 144Hz … [Read more...] about Best cheap gaming monitor deals for May 2021
Every functioning computer has some sort of graphics processor, but the vast majority of them feature very simple integrated video processing built into the motherboard or the CPU. For things like gaming and rendering videos, though, integrated graphics aren’t nearly enough — you need a proper graphics card. The market is pretty scarce right now, unfortunately, but if you’re building or upgrading your PC, then perhaps this roundup of the best cheap GPU deals available right now can help you out a little. If you’re keeping your options open or simply can’t find a good deal on the GPU you want, then check out these gaming PC deals and gaming laptop deals which might have what you’re looking for. Today’s best GPU deals MSI Gaming Nvidia GeForce GT 710 1GB GDDR3 GPU — $40 VisionTek Radeon 5450 1GB DDR3 GPU — $55 , was $65 Nvidia GeForce GT 710 2GB GDDR3 GPU — $70 BTO GeForce GT 730 4GB GDDR3 GPU — $125 Biostar Radeon RX 550 4GB GDDR5 GPU — … [Read more...] about Best cheap GPU deals for May 2021
Alienware has been an icon in the world of PC gaming for decades now, and more than 20 years on, it’s still dropping some of the beefiest and most-cutting edge desktops, laptops, monitors, and accessories that money can buy. It doesn’t come cheap, though, but if your gaming battle station could use some new gear, then we can help lessen the hit to your wallet with this hand-picked selection of the best Alienware deals available this month. Want to see what else is up for grabs? Check out these gaming PC deals and gaming laptop deals , too. Today’s best Alienware deals Alienware AW310H Gaming Headset — $65, was $80 Alienware AW2720HF 27-Inch Gaming Monitor — $380 , was $450 Alienware AW3420DW 34-Inch Curved Ultrawide Gaming Monitor — $1,000, was $1,200 Alienware Aurora R12 Nvidia GTX 1650 Super Gaming PC — $1,088, was $1,100 Alienware m15 R3 Nvidia RTX 2060 Gaming Laptop — $1,315, was $1,650 Alienware m15 R4 Nvidia RTX 3060 Gaming Laptop — … [Read more...] about Best cheap Alienware deals for May 2021