Looking for a cheap gaming desktop? Prime Day's got you covered

HP Pavilion Gaming Desktop against a green background
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Raise your hand if, when you hear the phrase 'gaming PC', you picture some $1,000+ monstrosity with a glass side panel, liquid cooling, and a tonne of rainbow LEDs. HP is keen to remind us that PCs don't have to be that way, with the eminently affordable HP Pavilion Gaming Desktop – more than 20% off this Amazon Prime Day.

You can check out all the other Prime Day deals in our round-up, but if you're in the market for a budget home gaming PC, look no further. The HP Pavilion Gaming Desktop is just $580 right now, making this one of the best deals on a gaming PC we've seen all year.

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Today's best HP Pavilion Gaming Desktop Prime Day deal

HP Pavilion Gaming Desktop: $730 $580 at AmazonSave $150 -

HP Pavilion Gaming Desktop: $730 $580 at Amazon
Save $150 - A gaming desktop that eschews that rainbow-drenched 'gamer aesthetic' for a more refined look, the HP Pavilion Gaming Desktop comes in a wide variety of models, all sitting inside the same compact, opaque chassis with gentle LED lighting along the front edge.

This version of the HP Pavilion Gaming Desktop uses a GTX 1650 graphics card with a 10th-gen Intel Core i5 – these parts are a little older, sure, but still perfectly competent for gaming at 1080p resolution, and there's always the opportunity to upgrade your rig's individual components later on, which is one great advantage of gaming PCs.

This PC also comes with Windows 11 installed as standard, and a whole bunch of physical ports on the front and back, so you can plug in all the drives and peripherals you want. The reserved physical design means that the Pavilion can comfortably occupy a more professional space, too – if you want a PC for your home office that can also play games once the workday is over, this is the one for you.

More HP Pavilion Gaming Desktop deals

No matter where you live, you'll find all the lowest prices for the HP Pavilion Gaming Desktop – and HP's more powerful Omen gaming PCs – from around the web right here, with offers available in your region. 

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Christian Guyton
Editor, Computing

Christian is TechRadar’s UK-based Computing Editor. He came to us from Maximum PC magazine, where he fell in love with computer hardware and building PCs. He was a regular fixture amongst our freelance review team before making the jump to TechRadar, and can usually be found drooling over the latest high-end graphics card or gaming laptop before looking at his bank account balance and crying.

Christian is a keen campaigner for LGBTQ+ rights and the owner of a charming rescue dog named Lucy, having adopted her after he beat cancer in 2021. She keeps him fit and healthy through a combination of face-licking and long walks, and only occasionally barks at him to demand treats when he’s trying to work from home.