Australian PC Awards 2021 deals: discounts on PCs, laptops, peripherals & more!

Australian PC Awards deals
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It’s Australian PC Awards week, and to celebrate our big annual PC show we’ve teamed up with the Awards’ sponsors to offer you some extra-special deals. That means discounts for PC hardware and software, including new gear and a range or peripherals and accessories.

Whether it's laptops, gaming PCs, peripherals or PC components, there's something here for everyone. You'll even find routers going for less.

Don’t miss your chance to save money on some of the most desirable gear in tech, whether for work or play. You can watch all three episodes of the 2021 Australian PC Awards as the go live on June 23, 24 and 25 right here.

Laptops & PCs

Asus Aftershock pre-built gaming PC

Asus Aftershock pre-built gaming PC | Ryzen 9 5960X / 32GB RAM / 2TB SSD / RTX 3080 | AU$7,190 AU$6,490 on Aftershock (save AU$700)

Aftershock is currently offering 10% off all of its RTX 3080 pre-built gaming PCs, including the one linked above. This is a monstrously well-endowed gaming PC, with its 16 core AMD Ryzen CPU and Asus ROG Strix 240mm all-in-one cooler. This will do everything: 4K gaming, ray tracing, and VR. Or you could play Among Us on it –whatever you like.

Aftershock Zeal Air pre-built gaming PC

Aftershock Zeal Air pre-built gaming PC | i5 10600KF / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD / GTX 1660 Super | AU$2,124 AU$1,839 on Aftershock (save AU$285)

If you’re looking for a beginner’s gaming PC you couldn’t do much better than this Zeal Air pre-build, courtesy of Aftershock. You’ll be able to play most titles at 1080p, and it’s especially perfect for the likes of Fortnite, League of Legends, Valorant or Apex Legends. If you main those kinds of games, any more power than what this PC has to offer is overkill.

Aftershock Shadow pre-built gaming PC | Ryzen 5 5600X / 16GB RAM / 1TB SSD / RTX 3060

Aftershock Shadow pre-built gaming PC | Ryzen 5 5600X / 16GB RAM / 1TB SSD / RTX 3060 | AU$3,481 AU$2,799 on Aftershock (save AU$682)

This gaming PC will let you run pretty much any modern game at 1440p with super smooth 60 frames per-second gameplay, and not only that, it’s got all the internal RGB lights you could ever hope for. Comes with the Aftershock Spectra Glacier Mirror Edition 240mm cooler, and in addition to the 1TB SSD above, a 2TB HDD.

Aftershock Flow Fujin pre-built gaming PC

Aftershock Flow Fujin pre-built gaming PC | Ryzen 7 5800X / 16GB RAM / 1TB SSD / RTX 3070 Ti | AU$4,711 AU$3,769 on Aftershock (save AU$942)

This pre-build boasts the fancy Lian Li Lancool Mesh case, and in addition to the specs above you’re getting the Aftershock Spectra Glacier Mirror Edition 240mm cooler, as well as a 2TB HDD. A system like this will have you playing all modern games without a sweat, so nearly a grand off the usual price is very attractive indeed.

MSI MEG Trident X (10TD-1296AU)

MSI MEG Trident X (10TD-1296AU) | i7 / 32GB RAM / 1TB SSD / RTX 3070 | AU$3,999 AU$3,499 on MSI (save AU$500)

The pre-built MSI Trident X is a powerful gaming machine in a thin chassis. This comes equipped with a 10th-gen Intel Core i7 CPU and an Nvidia RTX 3070 GPU, plus a whole heap of RAM and storage. The rig is built to be easily upgradable though, all you’ll need is to get the parts and bust out the screwdriver. Check MSI’s website for availability.

MSI MPG Trident 3 (10TC-263AU)

MSI MPG Trident 3 (10TC-263AU) | i5 / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD + 1TB HDD / RTX 3060 | AU$2,199 AU$1,999 on Scorptec (save AU$200)

This gaming PC offers pretty great value if you’re looking for powerful components inside a small form factor. This model is outfitted with a 10th-gen Intel Core i5 chip and an RTX 3060 GPU, which should serve you well, particularly if you’d like to play esports. It’s only a small AU$200 saving, but if you’re keen on something small, this could fit the bill. Available at Scorptec.

Asus ZenBook Duo 14 (UX482)

Asus ZenBook Duo 14 (UX482) | i7 / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD | AU$2,799 AU$2,549 on Bing Lee (save AU$250)

The ZenBook Duo is a truly innovative laptop, with a dual-screen that proves to be useful as much as it is intriguing. This model comes with an 11th-gen Intel Core i7 processor and 16GB of RAM, giving it strong performance and a very good battery life. There’s some compromises to the keyboard and touchpad to fit in the extra screen, but overall, it’s a brilliant laptop. Now discounted at Bing Lee, but you’ll save extra by claiming cash back.

Asus TUF Dash F15 (FX516)

Asus TUF Dash F15 (FX516) | i7 / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD / RTX 3070 | AU$2,699 AU$2,249 on Bing Lee (save AU$450)

This Asus gaming laptop brings top-notch specs – including an RTX 3070 graphics card – to a lightweight and affordable package. This config is equipped with an 11th-gen Intel Core i7 processor and 16GB of RAM, which should work to get you excellent gaming performance from its Nvidia 3000-series counterpart. It’s down to AU$2,299 on Bing Lee, but you can get the price down to AU$2,249 by claiming cash back.

MSI Modern 15

MSI Modern 15 | i5 / 8GB RAM / 512GB SSD | AU$1,099 AU$999 at Scorptec (save AU$100)

This is a very good deal for a medium-spec laptop and would be ideal for a work or student machine. The Intel Core i5 CPU is plenty enough for most productivity tasks, while the included 512GB SSD is quick and responsive. Light gaming is a possibility, though the Intel graphics aren’t intended for max detail, it’ll still handle basic gaming.

MSI Creator 15

MSI Creator 15 | i7 / 16GB RAM / 1TB SSD / RTX 3060 | AU$3,499 AU$3,399 at Scorptec (save AU$100)

As the name implies, this one is designed for artists and creators: in addition to the specs above, you’re getting a 1080p IPS touch screen which can be laid flat to the tune of 180 degrees. Of course, if you’re looking to only game then the MSI Stealth is probably a safer bet, but this is a beast of a productivity machine.

MSI GF65 Thin (10UE-036AU)

MSI GF65 Thin (10UE-036AU) | i7 / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD / RTX 3060 | AU$2,199 AU$1,999 at Centre Com (save AU$200)

MSI has been making some seriously good looking and well-specced laptops lately, and the GF65 Thin 10UE is a real beauty. Now discounted to a dollar under two grand, this laptop is ideal for work and play with its i7 CPU and Nvidia RTX 3060 graphics able to handle games in reasonable detail. They’ll be especially smooth on the high refresh rate 144Hz screen.

MSI Stealth 15M

MSI Stealth 15M | i7 / 16GB RAM / 1TB SSD / RTX 3060 | AU$2,999 AU$2,799 at Scorptec (save AU$200)

If you're keen to rock a 30 series boasting, ray tracing capable lappy that has looks to boot, the MSI Stealth series will hold you in good stead. In addition to the specs above, you're getting a 15-inch 1080p display with a 144Hz refresh rate. All this packed within a slim 16.15mm unit that weighs 1.7kg.

Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 1 11-inch |

Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 1 11-inch | AU$349 AU$279 at Mwave (save AU$70)

If you're after an everyday companion for work, surfing the web and indulging in media, this IdeaPad Slim from Lenovo is compact and affordable. It has  an Intel Celeron N4020 CPU, 4GB of RAM and 64GB of on-board storage, so its better suited for more lightweight tasks, but its 11-inch display and 8-hour battery life make it a great choice for portability and on-the-go tasks. Take AU$70 off this ultra affordable laptop at Mwave and score free shipping as well.

Adata XPG Xenia Xe Ultrabook | i7 / 16GB / 1TB SSD |

Adata XPG Xenia Xe Ultrabook | i7 / 16GB / 1TB SSD | AU$2,763 AU$2,099 at Mwave (save AU$664)

This powerful Ultrabook sports one of the very latest Intel 11th Gen i7 CPUs, has an ample 16GB of RAM and a generous capacity ultra-fast 1TB NVMe SSD. It includes plenty of connectivity, including two Thunderbolt 4 ports and supports Wi-Fi 6. It’s plenty powerful for any work or productivity tasks, looks beautiful and can even handle light gaming. Usually AU$2,763, until the end of June it’s going for a friendlier AU$2,099.


Razer BlackWidow V3 Pro (Green Switch) |

Razer BlackWidow V3 Pro (Green Switch) | AU$299 AU$239.90 at JB Hi-Fi (save AU$59.80)

In need of a low-latency gaming keyboard? There's almost AU$60 to be saved on the BlackWidow V3 Pro at JB Hi-Fi right now. This mechanical RGB keyboard can work tethered via USB-C or you can get comfortable with a Bluetooth connection that lets you get set up with up to three devices. Get it for less before June 30.

Razer BlackWidow V3 Pro (Yellow Switch) |

Razer BlackWidow V3 Pro (Yellow Switch) | AU$394 AU$315.20 at JB Hi-Fi (save AU$78.80)

If your budgets extends a little further, you can get yourself the Yellow Switch edition of the BlackWidow V3 Pro instead, for those quiet, smooth keystrokes. Available now for a smidge over AU$315 at JB Hi-Fi.

Razer Hunstman Mini (Mercury edition) |

Razer Hunstman Mini (Mercury edition) | AU$169 AU$135.2 at JB Hi-Fi (save AU$33.80)

This RGB gaming keyboard lacks the function row and number pad, thus reducing its footprint on your desk without compromising on performance. You can save up to five keyboard profiles without additional software, and you get to save AU$33.80 when shopping at JB Hi-Fi.

Ducky One 2 SF RGB keyboards |

Ducky One 2 SF RGB keyboards | AU$159 AU$109 at PC Case Gear (save AU$50)

A good and affordable gaming keyboard, the Ducky One 2 SF boasts a sleek design and comes in four different options. They're all equipped with Cherry MX keys and are capable of sending input signals to your PC a thousand times a second. Save AU$50 now at PC Case Gear.


Asus RT-AX58U AX3000 router |

Asus RT-AX58U AX3000 router | AU$398 AU$238 at Harvey Norman (save AU$160)

Supporting the latest Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) standard, the RT-AX58U AX3000 router from Asus offers supreme performance for online gamers and power users alike. It's capable of speeds up to 574Mbps on the 2.4GHz band and 2,402Mbps on the 5GHz band, features four antenna, commercial grade security powered by Trend Micro, and  a host of gigabit ports.

Asus RT-AX56U AX1800 router |

Asus RT-AX56U AX1800 router | AU$279 AU$167 at Harvey Norman (save AU$112)

If you'd like the stability and speed offered by Wi-Fi 6 but aren't looking to spend as much as on the above Asus router, this RT-AX56U is worth a look in. It's capable of 574Mbps on the 2.4GHz band like its big sibling above, and 1,201Mbps on the 5GHz band.

TP-Link Archer AX6000 router |

TP-Link Archer AX6000 router | AU$499 AU$398 at Mwave (save AU$101)

For gamers or anyone else seeking a fast and stable Wi-Fi connection in their home, the TP-Link Archer AX6000 has a lot to offer. It boasts the latest Wi-Fi 6 protocal (AKA 802.11ax) and can maintain up to 1148Mbps on a 2.4GHz connection, or 4804Mbps on a 5GHz connection. Aside from its 2.5Gbps WAN port, it's also got eight Gigabit Ethernet ports, and two USB 3.0 ports (one Type A and the other Type C). Save just over a hundred bucks at Mwave with this EOFY offer and secure free shipping to boot.

PC components

Asus Rog Strix Z590-F Wi-Fi motherboard |

Asus Rog Strix Z590-F Wi-Fi motherboard | AU$429 AU$329 at PC Case Gear (save AU$100)

For a motherboard that offers as many options as this one, this AU$100 saving is a steal! With Wi-Fi 6 support and PCI-E 4.0 and PCI-E 3.0 expansion slots, four DDR4 memory slots, six SATA ports and all the USB ports you might need, there's a lot of bang for your buck right here.

Phanteks Glacier One liquid coolers | from AU$149 at PC Case Gear

Phanteks Glacier One liquid coolers | from AU$149 at PC Case Gear (25% off)

Keep your PC cool under pressure with one of these Phantek Glacier Ones. Depending on what size fan you're after, there are four options to choose from at PC Case Gear, all with a flat 25% off right now.

Lian-Li LianCool 215 Mid-Tower PC case |

Lian-Li LianCool 215 Mid-Tower PC case | AU$119 AU$69 at Mwave (save AU$50)

This mid-tower sized PC case from Lian-Li can support a total of seven fans and comes with three pre-installed – one 120mm fan at the rear, and two 200mm RGB fans at the front of the chassis. The side panels are made from tempered glass, and the front, top and rear feature honeycomb ventilation to keep your system cool. Use the code Lian50Off at checkout to score the discount, knocking a solid 42% off the original price at Mwave.

Adata XPG Spectrix D60G DDR4 memory (2x8GB) |

Adata XPG Spectrix D60G DDR4 memory (2x8GB) | AU$175 AU$139 at Mwave (save AU$36)

If your PC is bedazzled up the wazoo, but your memory sticks are a bit dull, switch on to the Adata XPG Spectrix D60G RGB kit. They have the largest RGB surface area of any memory module on the market, and that means absolute maximum bling. For less important matters like performance, the 2x8GB 3600MHz kit is the perfect sweet spot for any AMD Ryzen or high performance Intel build, and that kit has been reduced by 20% to just AU$139 until June 30.


WD/SanDisk external drives | redeem up to AU$30 gift card

WD/SanDisk external drives | redeem up to AU$30 gift card

If you've bought a Western Digital external drive (HDD or SSD) after May 26 or plan to get one before June 30, then you may be able to score yourself an electronic gift card worth up to AU$30. Select WD products are part of this EOFY offer, including the WD My Passport range, My Cloud Home and Sandisk Extreme portable SSDs. All you need to do is head to the WD website (by clicking on the green button) and follow the instructions. Be sure to hold on to your receipt. 


Razer BlackShark V2 wired headset |

Razer BlackShark V2 wired headset | AU$129 AU$103.20 at JB Hi-Fi (save AU$25.80)

The BlackShark V2 is one of the best wired gaming headsets. you can get, but you don't need to pay full price for it. Until June 30, it's available for a little over AU$100 at JB Hi-Fi – a great price on a gaming headset that features killer audio quality and easy to use software to go with those 50mm TriForce Titanium drivers.

Nitro Concepts E250 gaming chair |

Nitro Concepts E250 gaming chair | AU$249 AU$169 at PC Case Gear (save AU$80)

Need a new gaming chair that won't cost an arm and a leg and yet promises to offer that support and comfort you need to be on top of your game? This Nitro Concepts chair is down to just AU$169 at PC Case Gear, which is a pretty good deal for a seat with breathable foam padding and practically everything about it adjustable.

Aten CamLive+ HDMI to USB-C passthrough device |

Aten CamLive+ HDMI to USB-C passthrough device | AU$289 AU$231.20 at DigiDirect (save AU$57.80)

This is mobile streaming made easy, even if you're on the move. No drivers needed to make this work, but it is compatible with Android, Mac and Windows devices, so no iPhones please. You can livestream to Twitch, YouTube, Facebook and more, and use it to charge your device via USB-C. Now 20% off at DigiDirect until the end of the month.

Aten CamLive Pro |

Aten CamLive Pro | AU$629 AU$503.20 at DigiDirect (save AU$125.80)

With two HDMI ports at your disposal and a handy app to put all the controls you need at your fingertips, the Aten CamLive Pro can mix and capture two videos. You can switch between multiple sources or combine them, and the result is sent in 720p or 1080p to a computer or phone via USB. Sounds like something your streaming setup needs? Then it's discounted right now at DigiDirect.

Aten StreamLive HD all-in-one multi-channel mixer |

Aten StreamLive HD all-in-one multi-channel mixer | AU$1,488 AU$1,190.40 at DigiDirect (save AU$297.60)

This multitasker is a 1080p video capture device, a recorder, switcher, encoder, converter, splitter and audio mixer rolled into one. So if you're looking to livestream like a professional, you might want to take advantage of this EOFY offer from DigiDirect and save just under AU$300. And if it's work related, you can potentially pocket a bit more in savings in the form of your tax returns.


ESET Smart Security protection | APCA 2-for-1 offer

ESET Smart Security protection | APCA 2-for-1 offer

ESET security software is a popular and trusted suite of services that can protect your PC, Mac, Linux PC and Android device from viruses and malware. It's also effective against the rising scourge of ransomware, and also has secure online banking protection. Until July 1, the usual one user per subscription is doubled, giving two users full ESET protection. The standard cost for two users is AU$89.95, but for a limited time you can cover two users for $71.95 (saving $18).

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