See all the best Prime Day deals

Amazon's Prime Day is right around the corner. We expect it to happen around mid-July, and it's going to be another huge shopping event. Computer accessories are always going on sale, and the summer is a great time to shop because a lot of new models get announced.

Graphics Cards

Graphics Cards have fallen on hard times recently thanks to the growing popularity of cryptocurrency and crypto-miners looking to snatch up every graphics card they can find. That sucks for the average consumer, but the good news is it looks like the worst is behind us. We've already seen a lot of graphics cards come back in stock on Amazon, and we've even seen a few good deals on some recently as well. There have been a lot of enthusiast websites saying Nvidia plans to announce the next-gen versions of the GeForce series this summer, which will mean great prices on older, but currently best, generations like the GTX 1080TI.

AMD, on the other hand, just finished announcing plenty of new stuff, including new graphics cards. If you're interested in the best AMD has to offer, keep an eye on the Radeon RX Vega because it has been dropping in price a lot recently depending on the brand.

Hard Drives

There are so many different variations of hard drives that it's hard to narrow it down. Internal desktop hard drives, that you would put in a PC you're building or upgrading, usually run really cheap. You can get some ultra durable, ultra-fast drives like the Seagate IronWolf 2TB drive for as little as $70 when on sale. I expect that one might drop as low as $65 or $60 on Prime Day.

External hard drives that feature a lot of space but aren't designed for portability will go on sale as well. Western Digital and Seagate are the big names to look for here, as well. For example, the WD My Book is a very popular series and regularly sees deals during big shopping events like Prime Day. In the realm of portable external hard drives, look out for deals on popular devices like the Seagate Backup Plus 2TB and the WD My Passport.

Solid State Drives will also be worth keeping an eye on for Prime Day. The Samsung 860 EVO series launched just this year and has already seen big deals on the SATA and M.2 versions. Whether you just want 250GB to speed up your operating system's loading times, or a full 1TB to install all your games on, expect the 860 EVO to drop in price a lot.

External solid state drives are becoming more affordable each year, too. These have an advantage over regular portable hard drives because they last longer and still have the same super-fast speeds (if not faster). The best portable SSDs we've seen deals on include the Samsung T5 and the SanDisk Extreme.

Intel NUC

NUC stands for Next Unit of Computing, and it represents a small form factor computer created by Intel. These computers are tiny enough to fit in your hand but powerful enough to run modern games like Rocket League and Minecraft (on lower settings, but still). One of these would make a great alternative workstation for you or a budget system for someone whose work doesn't put a lot of stress on computers. They are small and portable, which means it would work for people on the go or people working in confined spaces. Plus, because the upgrades only need incremental updates, Intel has been releasing new ones every few months. This Intel NUC with a Celeron J4005 processor and this version with a Pentium Silver J5005 processor have both dropped in price by quite a lot recently. Keep an eye out on Prime Day for more deals.

Keep in mind that Intel NUC systems come with almost everything you need right out of the box to get your computer running. The only two components you'll have to add are an internal storage device, like the Samsung 860 EVO SSD, and RAM. The RAM maxes out at 8GB DDR4 memory, so add this GeIL EVO 2x4 set.


Mice is sort of a... large category. Ask yourself what you need a new mouse for. Is it for general use? Gaming? MMO gaming? Travel? Should it be wired or wireless? Generally, you'll get a more stable, responsive connection with a wired mouse, but wireless mice are so good these days the only way you'd notice the difference is if you're an extreme gamer. Plus, you could get a wireless gaming mouse built for gamers like the Logitech G703 Lightspeed or G903 and then get the awesome PowerPlay wireless mouse pad. On Prime Day, maybe the whole bundle will be on sale.

Two of the best mice around for general use and traveling are the Logitech Anywhere MX 2 and the MX Master 2S. These mice go on sale regularly, and if we weren't trying to save you money I'd bet you we'll see them go on sale for Prime Day.

Logitech is the king of wireless mice, but there are others you can turn to. The Razer DeathAdder is a very popular mouse, and it comes in several iterations we expect to see go on sale. Look at the DeathAdder Elite or the DeathAdder Chroma on Prime Day for almost certain price drops.

Laser Printer

Let's not beat around the bush about it: printers suck. There are so few printers out there that really make anyone think "Wow, this is awesome." If there's one brand that stands out for making reliable tech that won't break the bank with replacement toner, it's Brother. You can get a variety of excellent monochrome laser printers from Brother depending on the features you want. If all you want to do is print (and maybe print from your phone, too), the Brother HL-L2350DW printer has been seeing some price drops very recently and may go even lower than $80 on Prime Day. If you need more than that, like copying and scanning, go for the Brother HL-2390DW. It could drop $30 or more on the big day.

Inkjet Printer

Brother has some decent inkjet printers, too, like the MFC-J485DW all-in-one, which has dropped as low as $40 before. You could also look at the HP OfficeJet series, which has both budget options and more feature-rich printers. Inkjets tend to be very competitive on pricing, so keep an eye out for big drops of $30 or more.


Again, there are way too many monitors out there with way too many features to narrow down quickly. If all you want is great picture quality, and maybe an extra guarantee against dead pixels, go for Dell's UltraSharp U2415M 24-inch monitor. It regularly drops in price and while it isn't flashy, it's really solid and a favorite of many. While it regularly sells for around $220, it'll go down to at least $200 on Prime Day if not even lower.

If you want a 4K monitor with some extra width and features, go for LG's 27-inch 27UD68P-B 4K IPS monitor. Not only is it a fantastic screen, but we've actually seen it go on sale recently, too. Those sales initially dropped it to $380, but I wouldn't be surprised if it goes lower than that for this event.

USB-C monitors have only started seeing big sales recently, and if you're working with a new laptop that primarily uses USB-C it might be what you're looking for. Another LG 4K 27-inch monitor, the 27UD88-W, has USB-C and has dropped as low as $585 recently. You should be able to shave at least another $10 to $15 off that price on Prime Day. Another monitor in this category to keep an eye on is ViewSonic's 27-inch VP2785-4K Pro. We've seen it go as low as $700 and it might do that again.


If you struggle with your Internet either because it's too slow or the wireless signal is weak, a new router might be exactly the upgrade you need. This is especially true if you're using the router your ISP gave to you when you had your Internet installed. There are a lot of reasons you shouldn't be doing that, the least of which being that your ISP is charging you for it. That's why we always recommend switching out with your own because a budget, but still awesome, wireless router like the TP-Link Archer A7 will pay for itself within the year and perform better.

The other thing you should ask yourself is how many devices you have on your network. Is your family an Internet Family with iPads and smartphones and gaming consoles and smartwatches and computers and TVs with streaming services and... and... and... ? Then you might want a router that can handle all of that. The Netgear Nighthawk X6 has Tri-Band MU-MIMO technology that helps provide coverage for the dozen devices you have trying to connect. It also regularly goes on sale and should drop for Prime Day.

UPS Battery Backups

An uninterruptible power supply is essential to any major electronics setup in your home including home theaters, entertainment systems, or computer setups. A good UPS will protect your gear if the power surges for any reason, including serious lightning storms or outages. APC is a company that makes affordable UPS that also go on sale very frequently. Even the budget APC UPS comes with a battery backup and surge protector. The higher-end models go on sale all the time, too, and include a lot more features.

Computer Speakers

This is a category even I will be keeping an eye on this Prime Day. I need some good speakers for my setup. One thing with computer speakers is that I'm not nearly as sure any of these will drop in price specifically on Prime Day. The Mackie CR3 and CR4 with Bluetooth are monitors we have shared deals on before. While monitors and not full speakers, they are very popular and both look and sound great. Look for the CR3 to drop to around $80 on Prime Day if they go on sale, and we've seen the CR4 go as low as $100.

Audioengine and Edifier are two major brands in the computer speakers world, too. The Audioengine A2+ speakers have been praised for years for being both simple and powerful, and if you want a step-up pair go with the Audioengine A5+. Neither of these go on sale very often, but we might get lucky.

For Edifier, there are plenty of models to choose from. Get the Edifier Exclaim Bi-Amped system, the e25 Luna Eclipse, or the actually normal-looking R1280T bookshelf speakers. All of these have been highly praised and well-reviewed, and if any of them goes on sale it'll be a steal.

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