Gaming can be a super expensive hobby at the best of times. The games cost a bomb and the hardware is even more expensive. This is largely due to the processing power required to seamlessly run those amazing graphics and sounds. In this article, we are going to explore some of the ways you can save money on your gaming processor set up and save dollars!
It sounds crazy, but I love a good coupon site! When I first noticed the little ‘promo code’ box at checkouts on 90% of online stores, I never acted upon them, but after a while, I began googling coupon codes for individual sites. Whilst some searches returned nothing, I have on many occasions saved myself 10-15% on a good day! So, it’s worth a quick search online to see what offers / coupon codes are flying around out there.
There are hundreds of coupon sites out there who do the work searching for offers for you, but if you’re really lazy like me, check out the Google chrome extension called ‘Coupon Birds’ which will automatically pop up on your chrome browser when coupon codes are available! Can’t ask for more than that!
Offers & Bundles
Sometimes checking out bundle offers will actually save you a lot of money, and the best part is, if you don’t need the items your gaming processor is bundled with, you can sell them which effectively gets you even more money off your PC!
Patience also pays when it comes to offers. For example, if you can wait that long, there are thousands of HUGE savings to be had on Black Friday, so it is always worth waiting until then if you can to see if you can grab a steal on your gaming processor.
Lenovo have some insane offers on right now, but if you check out their Black Friday deals you will be very pleased you had the patience to wait!
Buying Second Hand
A pre loved gaming system could be an option for you if you’re on a really tight budget; there are some great deals to be had out there. However, you should consider that these gaming processors will never come with aftercare, support or warranty, so if something goes wrong you have lost your money.
Wherever possible, it is worth purchasing a new gaming PC so you have the peace of mind that if it breaks you are covered. On top of this, you can usually take out extended warranty very cheaply, allowing you extra protection for an extended number of years.
The last option would be to upgrade your current system. Lenovo and other reputable retailers often sell components for you to easily upgrade your sound cards / graphics and memory. If you are on a budget and already have a half decent system to base your upgrade on, this could be a good option for you.
I hope this article has helped you gain some insight into how you can get a better deal on your gaming processor!