Online retailer Newegg is trying to clear its shelves of gaming gear right now, likely in anticipation of the next-gen components that will be arriving in the next few months. It’s been a while since any site offered steep discounts on formerly hard-to-find gear. That includes GPUs, gaming monitors, motherboards, AIO CPU coolers, and more. We have no affiliate links here — just a general report of some good deals.
The sale is part of a “bonanza” event that the company started a week ago. Newegg says since the first round went so well, it’s now adding more gear to the pile. It’s even got a name: Bonanza Sale Refueled, and it only includes gear made for gaming. It’s not clear how long the deals will be available.
The only information from Newegg is that you should buy now, of course. “Shop Newegg’s Bonanza sale today before these deals are gone,” the website reads. However, the company also touted that it will be offering the lowest prices on components all summer. In a press release it stated, “‘This summer, Newegg will have some of the lowest prices for gaming PC components on the market. We’re doing this with our customers in mind.” Whether they are doing it for customers, or to just clear out their “old” inventory, is a debate for the ages.
Naturally the severity of the discounts ranges quite a bit. On the low end it can be a measly seven or eight percent, which is nothing to write home about. However, two items are over 40 percent off; a motherboard and a 48″ 4K OLED gaming TV. It’s normally $1,499, now on-sale for just $799. The motherboard in question is a Gigabyte Z590 ATX board, which is 42 percent off now. What’s funny is there are also several GPUs that are being sold at MSRP. As you probably know, that didn’t use to happen. So for those they aren’t on-sale per se, just un-gouged, finally.
Overall this is just more proof that the PC component market is back to normal now. It’s been several long years in the wilderness for PC upgraders, and the long nightmare is finally over. It seems tied to the recent cryptocurrency bloodbaths, as the second it was no longer profitable to mine coins people began trying to offload their GPUs. It seems like a simple case of supply now exceeding demand, with the result being lower prices across the board.