Skytech Archangel |
$1,399.99 $849.99 at Newegg (opens in new tab)
For $849.99 (opens in new tab), we’re looking at a very hefty discount on a well-rounded mid-range gaming PC here. This is one of Skytech’s Intel builds, with an i5 10400F at 2.9GHz paired with a 12GB RTX 3060 video card. It comes with a standard 500GB SSD, a comfy 16GB of DDR4 3200 RAM (which is very nice for this rig, honestly), and an ample 600W power supply.
Don’t be put off by the i5 CPU here; it’s a respectable processor which will handle most games just fine, especially if you boost it. However, if you do want to boost it, you’re going to want to upgrade the stock CPU cooler this build comes with. But that’s a small, easy, and cheap upgrade – one I’d probably recommend making anyway, as it can make a big difference for performance and longevity with pre-builds like this. If you do spring for a new one just to put a bow on this build, so to speak, I’d go with a low-profile air cooler, maybe a nice affordable one from Noctua, just from looking at this case. But double-check your motherboard setup before buying a new cooler.
There’s no real weak point on this build, for that matter. Everything is roughly in the same power-to-performance bracket. The result is inevitably going to be noticeably weaker compared to the most expensive components available, but for the money, this is a fabulous entry into PC gaming.
ICYMI: Skytech Prism II |
$4,699.95 $2,799.99 at Newegg
I’m about to clock off and hand over our live coverage to my US teammates. Before I do, I’ll give you a refresher on one of the highest of high-end deals I’ve come across this week. If you do have the budget for this, I can’t lie, this is insane value for money. The price reduction on this deal is a bigger total sum than the Black Friday cost of an RTX 3070 gaming PC – and that’s all I should need to tell you.
So, in this Skytech Prism II you’ll get a 12th Gen Intel Core i9, an RTX 3090, 1TB of SSD, and 32GB of DDR5 RAM. Since it’s a Newegg deal you’ll get free shipping and the option to spend a little more on the Allstate Protection plan and get free 3DMark 2022, Nord VPN, and ESET NOD32 Antivirus for a whole year.
The bad news? It’ll set you back a handsome $2,799.99. I say that – this price is actually good news for this build. If it’s in your budget, don’t wait around. I know I certainly wouldn’t.
And with that, I’ll hand over our live coverage. It’s been a pleasure bringing you the best Black Friday gaming PC deals this past week, and I hope I’ve been of some help to you. For now, I’ll say goodnight – I know my US teammates will do a fantastic job of bringing it home on the final stretch.
A NEW BATCH OF ALIENWARE DEALS FROM DELL:
Alienware Aurora R13 |
$1,871.99 $1,299.99 at Dell
We’ve entered the final hour of my live coverage before I hand over to my lovely US teammates – and I was going to remind you about our favourite gaming PC which is currently seeing a “limited-quantity deal” on Dell’s website. This configuration of the Aurora R13 uses some mid-range components, but it’s worth looking at since it doesn’t break the bank. For just $1,299.99 you get a 12th Gen Intel Core i7 CPU, an RTX 3060 Ti, 16GB of DDR5, and 512GB of SSD storage.
While reminding you about that deal was my original plan for this post, Dell have sneakily posted a new batch of R13 deals on their website. So here we go:
There’s an even cheaper configuration priced at $999.99 that’s powered by a 12th Gen Intel Core i5 CPU, AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT, 8GB of DDR5, and a lowly 256GB of SSD.
If you’re in the market for slightly higher-end specs, there’s another version priced at $1,499.99. This configuration brings together a 12th Gen Intel Core i7, an AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT, 16GB of DDR5, and a 512GB SSD.
And for a final step up, there’s a $1,799.99 version that will get you a 12th Gen intel Core i7 processor, an AMD RX 6800 XT GPU, 16GB of DDR5, and 1TB of SSD.
Acer Gaming Desktop Nitro 50 |
$1,199.99 $789.99 at Newegg
If you’ve been scraping the money together for your first proper gaming PC, this might just be my new front-runner for the best RTX 3050 build this Black Friday.
For just $789.99, you get a really futureproofed package to save you spending a fortune on upgrades down the line. Inside this Acer Nitro 50 case you’ll get a 12th Gen Intel Core i5 processor, 16GB of DDR4 RAM (hard to come by in budget gaming PC deals from what I’m seeing), 1TB of HDD backed by 512GB of SSD, and of course, the RTX 3050.
For an entry level, budget gaming PC, this is a really solid build for the price. There are a couple of other configurations that use the entry level 3050 GPU, but I’d say this is a really strong option.
If you’d like to have a look back at other 3050 GPU deals we’ve seen, try hitting “CTRL + F” and searching for 3050.
ICYMI: iBUYPOWER TraceMR Gaming Desktop |
$1,449.99 $1,149 at Best Buy
(One of the best deals this Black Friday)
In case you missed it from earlier today, this is hands down one of the best Black Friday gaming PC deals I’ve come across from the entire week – and I’ve looked at
far too many a lot of deals this week.
This iBUYPOWER TraceMR at Best Buy gets you an RTX 3070 build at the price of some RTX 3060 builds. If you were thinking about buying an RTX 3060 gaming PC, seriously consider this, because your budget could stretch to the bigger and better GPU.
For only $1,149.99 you get an 12th Gen Intel i7 processor, 16GB of DDR4 RAM, 1TB of SSD storage, and the aforementioned 3070 GPU.
Considering how elusive and expensive the 30 series GPUs have been over the last few years, it is absolutely nuts to think that you could get an RTX 3070 gaming PC for under $1,200. I’ve said countless times up and down this live blog that times are hard and you shouldn’t feel the pressure to buy a new gaming PC just because it’s Black Friday. But, if there was ever any gaming PC I’d recommend stretching your budget to, it’d probably be this one.
Lenovo Legion 5i Tower Gen 7 |
$1,779.99 $1,299.99 at Lenovo
If you’re a fan of Lenovo, I’ve got some offers for you here. This Legion 5i Tower houses a 12th Gen Intel Core i7 processor, an RTX 3060, 16GB of DDR5 RAM, and 1TB of SSD storage for $1,299.99 at Lenovo.
Now, I know, there are cheaper RTX 3060 builds out there at the moment. However, this offer has a nice bonus in that you get 3 months of Xbox GamePass for free. The retail page is saying this is in limited stock, so I wouldn’t wait around if this is the Black Friday gaming PC deal for you.
If $1,299 is a little much for your budget, or it runs out of stock before you get to it, there is a slightly cheaper version. This is almost just as powerful, but uses slightly older components. For $1,279.99 you can save a bit of money, still get 3 months of GamePass, and you get the following: an 11th Gen Intel Core i7 CPU, an RTX 3060, 16GB of DDR4, and 1TB of SSD.
Like I say, it’s almost the same gaming PC, it just uses a former generation CPU and DDR4.
Sony Inzone M9 Monitor |
$899.99 $799.99 at Best Buy
Alright – I’m back from a quick break and I’m ready to close out our Black Friday gaming PC deals live coverage. To kick the last session off, I wanna highlight a gaming monitor I honestly did not think would be discounted. It’s widely regarded as one of the best gaming monitors of the year, and it’s currently $100 / £100 cheaper in the US and UK.
Sony has made big moves into the PC market this year with its first-party game releases and the Inzone line of hardware. Despite the Inzone headsets and monitor getting high praise, people haven’t been too excited about the prices, and Black Friday is presenting a no-doubt rare opportunity to get them cheaper.
The Inzone M9 has a 144Hz refresh rate and supports full 4K resolution. It’s currently down from $899.99 to $799.99 at Best Buy and Amazon, so if you’ve been waiting for a discount, I’d make the most of it.
In the UK, this deal is available via Amazon. The M9 has dropped from £999 to £899.
If you’d like to read more about the Sony Inzone discounts, you can read this article about the Inzone H7 discount I wrote earlier this evening.
CyberpowerPC Gaming Desktop |
$1,749.99 $1,299.99 at Newegg
I’ve managed to find two great mid-range options so that UK and US readers can both benefit. As a side note, gaming PC deals are very hard to find UK/US equivalents for, because each build is slightly different, and almost never priced the same. For that, I apologise because I appreciate that I haven’t been simultaneously helpful to both continents with my coverage this week.
So, in the US, we have a CyberpowerPC from Newegg, and its lights are kept on by an AMD Ryzen 7 5000 series CPU, 16GB of DDR4 RAM, 1TB of SSD storage and an RTX 3060 Ti. Besides that you get a free Nvidia game with your purchase, and the usual free shipping and Allstate Protection plan perks, should you opt-in for them. All that will set you back $1,299.99.
In the UK, we have the beefed up version of the MEDION Erazer Engineer P10 I highlighted earlier. It will set you back £1,099.98 from Ebuyer and comes with a 12th Gen Intel Core i7, 16GB of DDR4, 1TB of SSD, and an RTX 3060 Ti. In terms of freebies you get a free code for COD: Modern Warfare II, and a free Norton 360 security plan.
Yeyian Gaming Desktop |
$1,699 $1,499 at Newegg
Here we have a great price on a very up-to-date configuration. For just $1,499 at Newegg you get a 13th Gen Intel Core i5 CPU, 16GB of DDR5, 1TB of SSD, and an RTX 3070 GPU. If nothing else, the 13th Gen CPU and DDR5 RAM gives you some futureproofing, more-so than in a lot of builds that are in this price range during Black Friday.
It’s a Newegg deal, which means you get free shipping and the offer to spend a little more on their Allstate protection plan and get a year of free Nord VPN, 3DMark 2022, and ESET NOD32 Antivirus.
I’m surprised this deal has flown under my radar until now – you could do a lot worse for your money with a lot of the “deals” I’m seeing.
ICYMI: Alienware Aurora R13 |
$1,871.99 $1,299.99 at Dell
I want to post this again because I’m just not sure how “limited” quantity is when Dell lists it as a “limited-quantity deal”. I wouldn’t want anyone missing out because they have to scroll down too far.
In this deal, you get our current top pick gaming PC powered by a 12th Gen Intel Core i7 processor, an RTX 3060 Ti, 512GB of SSD, and 16GB of DDR5 RAM. You also get a whole year of Dell’s premium support included in your purchase, free shipping, and a free copy of Warhammer: Darktide. All that, for the very reasonable price of $1,299.99.
The only real weakness in this build is the storage, but keep in mind that SSDs are currently at historically low prices thanks to Black Friday, so it wouldn’t take much more on top to give your storage an upgrade. For example, the Seagate FireCuda 530 2TB is currently on offer at Best Buy.
UK: Alienware Aurora M15 R7 |
£1,849 £1,579 at Very
ICYMI: iBUYPOWER Trace MR |
$1,849.99 $1,499.99 at Best Buy
We’ve been feeding you a lot of RTX 3060 and 3070 Black Friday gaming PC deals, but how about some higher-end configurations? This deal from Best Buy is worth considering, since you get a 12th Gen Intel Core i7 CPU, an RTX 3080, 1TB worth of SSD, and 16Gb of DDR4.
Settling up the bill won’t cause you too much stress either, since a $350 reduction brings it down to $1,499.99. Not bad at all for a high-end GPU that’s sure to see you through for years to come.
Razer DeathAdder Essential gaming mouse|
$49.99 $19.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Always good to think about peripherals, and this Razer gaming mouse is super cheap at the minute – only $19.99 (opens in new tab). With a substantial 60% saving to be made, It’s less than a dollar away from its cheapest-ever price at the retailer. Its simple design makes it ideal for whatever game you are playing.
XPS Desktop |
$1,649.99 $1,149.99 at Dell (opens in new tab)
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Lots of great Black Friday deals and this XPS Desktop from Dell caught our eye immediately. A terrific $500 discount brings it down to $1,149 (opens in new tab). With an I7-12700 processor, RTX 3060 Ti graphics card, and 512GB hard drive, it’s a great setup that gives you the freedom to build out your PC however you please. That’s a huge saving to be made too.
MEDION Erazer Engineer P10 |
£1,174.73 £999.99 at Ebuyer
I promised our UK readers a cheaper RTX 3060 build, and here we have it. Right now from Ebuyer you can pay just £999.99 and get a MEDION Erazer Engineer P10 that houses a 12th Gen Intel Core i7 CPU, 16GB of RAM, 512GB of SSD, and an RTX 3060 Ti.
In terms of added extras, you get great value for money with this deal. Firstly you get free Norton 360 security, and a free code to redeem for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II.
So to recap, you pay just under a grand, you get a 3060 Ti, a free Call of Duty game that just came out, free cyber security, and a PC case from MEDION (owned by Lenovo). Not bad at all in my opinion.
US: HP Omen 40L |
$1,449.99 $999.99 at Best Buy
ZOTAC Gaming GeForce RTX 3070 |
$529.99 $450.49 at Amazon
Speaking of RTX 3070s, here’s a great Black Friday deal on one that saves you over $50. It has 8GB of GDDR6 to play with, and is more than capable of high frame rates for your favourite games. For only $450, you’re getting it at its lowest ever Amazon price
Like I’ve said multiple times before during our live coverage. Times are hard – if you can’t quite stretch to the price of a whole gaming PC this Black Friday, why not make the most of smaller discounts and get your current rig a substantial upgrade instead.
As a side note, it’s nice to be writing about a famously elusive GPU now that stock shortages are only a potential issue because of Black Friday, not chip shortage plagues. Anyway, act fast if you’re interested.
Skytech Azure Gaming PC Desktop |
$1,449.99 $1,299.99 at Walmart
There are plenty of great RTX 3060 deals on the go at the moment, but if your budget can stretch even a little further, there are now a bunch of RTX 3070 builds that are at the prices of yesterday’s best RTX 3060 deals. Yes, I’m aware that was a mouthful.
To that end, this Skytech gaming PC at Walmart gives you a great entry point into higher-end machines. For just $1,299.99 you get an AMD Ryzen 5 3600 CPU, an RTX 3070, 16GB of DDR4, and 1TB of SSD storage.
Down below you can find some even cheaper RTX 3070 machines, but if stock becomes an issue, this is another one at a very reasonable price.
Alienware Aurora R13 |
$1,871.99 $1,299.99 at Dell
Alienware Aurora R13 reduction alert! – Dell currently has a “limited-quantity deal” running on a very reasonable R13 build for only $1,299.99. This is one of the most popular gaming PCs on the market so if I were you I’d act fast.
Inside we have a 12th Gen Intel Core i7 CPU, an RTX 3060 Ti, 16GB of DDR5, and 512GB of SSD storage. This might be one of the best value deals I’ve seen, and it’s undoubtedly the best R13 deal I’ve seen from Dell. Like I say, act quickly if you’re interested – it is Black Friday after all.
UK: Alienware Aurora R13 |
£2,219 £1,779 at Dell
I’m not seeing a direct equivalent on the UK store, but there is a solid RTX 3070 build worth checking out.
ICYMI: IPASON Gaming Desktop |
$1,899.99 $1,349 at Newegg
(My favourite deal so far)
While I have a second, I want to save you some scrolling and refresh you on my favourite Black Friday gaming PC deal so far. It’s an RTX 3070 build that’s a bit more expensive than the iBUYPOWER one I highlighted a few posts ago, but with the bonus freebies you get this still has insane value for money. I was hoping for a further price drop on this today to make it completely irresistible, but even without it, this is still probably top of my list.
For just $1,349, you get an IPASON machine with a 12th Gen Intel Core i5 12600KF CPU, an RTX 3070, 1TB of SSD, and 16GB of RAM. The build on its own is good, but here’s where the deal enters another league.
Along with your purchase, you get a $160 promotional gift card for Newegg, and of course free shipping. That $160 gift card could go a long way to getting you some extra bits of hardware, or even some upgrades for this rig. If you aren’t happy with 1TB of SSD, shoot for 2TB while prices are low. If you want more RAM, that gift card will more than cover it.
Of course, you also have the choice to opt-in to the Allstate protection plan and receive a year of free 3DMark 2022, Nord VPN, and ESET NOD32 Antivirus.
Acer Predator Orion 3000 |
£1,329.99 £1,269.99 at Box
UK deal hunters, fear not. This offer from Box is a nice equivalent to our previous RTX 3060 Ti build, although you aren’t getting quite the same saving. Either way, under the bonnet of this Acer Predator Orion 3000 is a 12th Gen Intel Core i5-12400 CPU, the RTX 3060 Ti I mentioned, 16GB of RAM, and 1TB of HDD storage that’s backed by 256GB of SSD.
Now, obviously, the storage is the biggest catch here. One of the criteria I’ve been using for a good deal this Black Friday is for a gaming PC to have at least 500+GB of SSD, or at least a decent size of HDD to back things up. Be that as it may, I’d still recommend this deal, and if you need to upgrade the SSD there are certainly loads of Black Friday storage deals out there. SSDs are at historically low prices at the moment, so it wouldn’t set you back much to get an upgrade.
Yeyian Katana X10 |
$1,399 $949 at Newegg
Here’s a deal from this week that’s worth reminding you about. From Newegg you can pay $949 and get a Yeyian Katana configuration that pulls together an 11th Gen Intel Core i5, 16GB of DDR4 RAM, a 500GB SSD, and an RTX 3060 Ti.
An RTX 3060 Ti build for under $1000? That’s a Black Friday gaming PC deal worth jumping on quick. It isn’t bad in terms of bonuses either, since you get free shipping, and a free Nvidia game with your purchase. You also have the standard Newegg Black Friday offer to pay a little more for the Allstate protection plan and get a free year of 3DMark 2022, Nord VPN, and ESET NOD32 Antivirus.
iBUYPOWER TraceMR Gaming Desktop |
$1,449.99 $1,149.99 at Best Buy
It’s hard to keep track because there are so many amazing iBUYPOWER deals to keep tabs of this Black Friday. I’m not entirely sure if this is a new deal from Best Buy or it’s a further reduction on one we’ve highlighted before. Either way, we have an RTX 3070 build here that’s under $1,200.
For only $1,149.99, you can get a 12th Gen Intel Core i7 processor, 16GB of DDR4 RAM, 1TB of SSD, and an RTX 3070. Unless I’m mistaken from a serious case of deals-ja-vu, this is definitely the cheapest RTX 3070 build we’ve seen so far.
Cable Management Organizer Kit |
$19.99 $12.29 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
If you’re creating a whole new setup you don’t want to get carried away and forget about cable management. Amazon his this bumper pack of cable ties, clips, and sticky grips available for just $12.27 right now (opens in new tab) – that means all your wires can be easily hidden and organized for just a little over $10. That’s a worthy investment in our books, and you’re unlikely to find better value elsewhere right now.
HP Victus Radeon RX 5500 gaming PC |
$949.99 $499.99 at HP (opens in new tab)
Looking to go even cheaper? We haven’t seen that $949.99 MSRP on this entry level Radeon RX 5500 gaming PC in a few months, sure, but you’re still picking up a rig packing an i5-12400 processor, 8GB RAM, and a 256GB SSD for under $500 (opens in new tab) here. That’s a great price for a basic setup, especially one that saves you a full $450 on the original launch price.
CyberPowerPC Radeon RX 6500 XT gaming PC |
$799.99 $699.99 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)
We’re sticking with Best Buy now, and going even cheaper. This CyberPowerPC entry level build is down to just $699.99 (opens in new tab) in today’s Black Friday gaming PC deals – all thanks to a $100 discount on the already affordable $799.99 MSRP. You’re still getting a solid spec for lighter play here as well, with a Ryzen 5 5500 processor, 8GB RAM, and a 500GB SSD complimenting that AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT graphics card.
HP Omen 40L RTX 3060 gaming PC |
$1,449.99 $999.99 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)
If you’re keeping things under $1,000 this Black Friday, we’d recommend checking out this $450 discount on the HP Omen 40L. You’ll find the $1,449.99 rig up for just $999.99 right now (opens in new tab), an excellent price considering the RTX 3060 GPU inside. Under the hood, you’ll also find an i5-12400F processor, 16GB RAM, and a 1TB SSD.
Kingston Fury Renegade SSD | 1TB |
$124.99 $99.99 at Amazon
We love this SSD so this is an easy recommendation to make. If you’re after some of the fastest memory that Gen 4 NVMes can offer then you’d be hard-pushed to find something that’ll beat the Kingston Renegade Fury SSD. Perfect for PCs, and handy as a PS5 SSD too, this 1TB drive can be yours for a lowest ever price too, with this neat $25 discount taking the drive down to below that magical three-figure mark.
Skytech Eclipse RTX 4090 PC |
$4,599.99 $3,999.99 at Newegg
Yup, why not. If you want to go big – perhaps the biggest you can actually go in PC gaming right now – then this RTX 4090 PC from Skytech could be of interest. You will have to splash out a bit, and have a healthy budget to absorb the cost, but if you’re aiming for the top and only the best in PC gaming then this RTX 4090-powered gaming beast is going to be right up your street. It even looks cool as heck too!
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X CPU |
$569.99 $341.48 at Amazon
Welcome. To the Black Friday Gaming PC deals. (Hasn’t quite got that Richard Attenborough ring to it, has it?)
That’s right. We’ve been feeding you the early offerings so far but now we can get into the real meat and potatoes of the Black Friday gaming PC deals live as we find them on the virtual shelves.
Starting us off today we’ve got this cracking deal on an AMD Ryzen 9 5900X processor that will be a belting upgrade for any machine. This is a 12-core, 24-thread CPU with gaming front and centre of its offerings. It can be boosted to 4.8GHz and has that AMD pedigree running through its veins (threads/cores). At this price, it is only about 40 cents off of its record-low price too! And you’ll get Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection thrown in too!
Microsoft Office Home & Student |
$149.99 $99.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
We’re getting grown up now – if you’re using your gaming PC for work or school at the same time, it’s worth taking advantage of this $50 discount on Microsoft Office Home & Student. Yes, it’s not the most exciting deal in the world but it is a super rare discount – we’ve only ever seen this $99.99 sale price (opens in new tab) twice before today and it’s a simple one time purchase.
Alienware Aurora R13 |
$1,979.01 $1,579.01 at Dell
As we get close to the official start of Black Friday itself, let’s have a look at the most affordable deals on offer for one of the most popular gaming PC ranges on the market, and our personal favourite. Right now at Dell, you can get the Alienware Aurora R13 for only $1,579 down from $1,979.01.
That particular configuration gets you the 12th Gen Intel Core i7-12700KF CPU and an RTX 3060 GPU. Besides that you’ll have 16GB of RAM to play with and a 512GB SSD. This is the most affordable R13 build we’re seeing at the moment, but hopefully prices will drop again when Friday properly arrives.
If you know you want an Aurora, but aren’t married to this build, there are some more options under $1,800 down below.
- Alienware Aurora R10: AMD Ryzen 7, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD, RX 6600XT |
$1,379.99$1054.54 at Amazon
- Alienware Aurora R13: Intel Core i7, 16GB RAM, RTX 3070, 1TB SSD |
$1,999.99$1,749 at Best Buy
We’ve listed some strong Alienware Aurora deals for UK buyers in our live coverage too. If you scroll down, or use “CTRL + F” and search for “UK” you’ll find them.
Sony Inzone H7 Wireless Gaming Headset |
$199 $148 at Amazon
A great gaming peripheral from Sony that I really didn’t expect to see reduced in price? It must be Black Friday or something.
The Inzone H7 and H9 headsets are fantastic for gaming on PC and PS5. I’m currently reviewing the H7 at the moment, and in particular the simultaneous Bluetooth is a outstanding feature that lets you connect to your phone at the same time as your console or PC. In all honesty, one of my only gripes about it is the high price, especially since it’s supposed to be the mid-range option between the H9 and H3, but is far closer to the H9 in terms of cost.
In this deal, however, you get it at a much more reasonable entry point. This is a premium gaming headset that will work with PC and PS5, and for $148, you’re getting a really good deal. It goes without saying since this headset only released this year, but this is its lowest ever price on Amazon. Who knows when we’ll see it come down this low again.
CyberPowerPC Gamer Xtreme |
$1,129.99 $669.99 at Amazon
Here’s something nice and affordable for anyone that’s scraped the budget together for their first gaming PC. In this deal from Amazon you get the build at its lowest ever price of $699.99, which is still some $300 cheaper than its average price on the retailer.
But what do you get for just under $700? An 11th Gen Intel Core i5-11400F CPU, an RTX 3050, 8GB of DDR4 RAM, and a 500GB SSD. Honestly, there’s definitely room for improvement here, but to bring it up to the standards we’ve seen in other budget pre-builds, you can always make use of Black Friday RAM deals. For anyone that’s looking for their first gaming PC, this will do the trick. Especially if you’re not looking for super-high frame rates just yet.
Although, for anyone considering this deal, it’s worth mentioning that there are some RTX 3060 configurations only a hundred or so more expensive than this. If your budget can stretch to the GPU up from this, you’ll be saving yourself some bother later on. Although, a few hundred might be tough to come by at the moment, in which case, this gaming PC will see you through.
HP Omen 40L |
$1,449.99 $999.99 at Best Buy
Even though this deal price-matches the majority of the RTX 3060 gaming PCs we’ve seen on offer so far this week, there’s a big difference with this offer. The HP Omen 40L is a big case, which means it’s futureproofed for when you eventually need to upgrade the mid-range components you get in the deal.
Speaking of which, for your $999.99 purchase you’ll get a 12th Gen Intel Core i5-12400F processor, an RTX 3060 GPU, 1TB of SSD storage, and 16GB of RAM.
As I mentioned, there isn’t a lot separating RTX 3060 builds in terms of price at the moment, but if you want more room for growth, this will have it in abundance.
Here are a couple of CPU deals as your every-so-often reminder that should an entire gaming PC be a bit out of your budget, a small component upgrade is a fantastic way to make the most of Black Friday gaming PC deals. I’ve said it every day so far, but times are hard. If you can’t quite stretch your budget to a pricey gaming PC, there are more affordable ways of refreshing your gaming set up.
Enter these offers from Newegg. Firstly, you can get a small saving on a 13th Gen Raptor Lake 16-Core i7 CPU, plus an additional $20 off if you use the promo code listed on the retail page. For $439.99, a 13th Gen Intel Core i7-13700K is not a bad offer at all.
Secondly, you can get a $159 saving on an AMD Ryzen 7 5700G processor, also at Newegg. Similarly, there’s the option for an additional $15 off when you use the promotional code on the retail page when you check out. Paying only $200 for a Ryzen 700 CPU with 8 cores is a heck of a deal, and a great away of upgrading your PC power for much less money.
Bifrost Gaming PC |
£1049 £849 at Very
As promised, here’s something a bit more affordable for our UK readers. Very is currently offering a Bifrost build comprising an AMD Ryzen 5 4500 CPU, an RTX 3060, 16GB of RAM, and 1TB of SSD storage. This is comparable to a lot of the RTX 3060 configurations we’re seeing in the US in terms of value for money. Annoyingly because of the state of the economy here, our prices are that little bit higher.
Either way, you’re getting a decent build here, and while it seems very low-end compared to the lofty heights of the previous deal, it’s still a respectable machine.
Skytech Prism II |
$4,699.95 $2,799.99 at Newegg
We must be getting close to Friday, because I finally have an RTX 3090 gaming PC worth showing you. It’s still high-budget, but this is an absolutely monumental saving, so if you’ve been holding out for the highest-end gaming PC possible, here we go.
Inside this Skytech Prism II from Newegg we have a 12th Gen Intel Core i9 12900K CPU, the aforementioned RTX 3090, 1TB of SSD storage, a beefy 32GB of DDR5 RAM and a deal price of $2,799.99.
Now, there are a few things to note here. Yes, it’s still over $2,500, but you’re getting a 40% saving of $1,899.96 – which is more than the price of some RTX 3070 builds at the moment.
Secondly, if this is way out of your budget, don’t panic. I’ll be back shortly with something a little more affordable. However, like I’ve been saying with the high-end deals this Black Friday; if they’re too expensive, use them as a point of reference for the types of gaming PCs you can afford.
Skytech Eclipse RTX 4080 gaming PC |
$3,499.99 $2,999.99 at Newegg (opens in new tab)
If you’re really looking to get ahead of the game, it’s worth checking out this $500 discount on the Skytech Eclipse RTX 4080 configuration. This is full of cutting edge components, with an i7-13700K processor, 32GB DDR5 RAM… and a 1TB SSD. Straight out the gate, you can pick up the $3,499.99 behemoth for $2,999.99 (opens in new tab). That’s an investment, sure, but one you’ll be riffing off for years to come.
CyberPowerPC RTX 3060 gaming desktop |
$1,149.99 $849.99 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)
You’re saving $300 on this CyberPowerPC RTX 3060 rig and securing yourself a nifty little Ryzen 5 5600X processor and 1TB HDD / 500GB SSD split storage system as well. That’s perfect if you’re after a mid-range build that won’t break the bank, with that RTX 3060 GPU pulling some serious weight in the price. All of that comes to $849.99 (opens in new tab) in Best Buy’s latest Black Friday gaming PC deals – a strong departure from the original $1,149.99 MSRP.
ICYMI: IPASON Gaming Desktop |
Time to refresh on one of my favourite Black Friday gaming PC deals from the week so far. Not only do you get a really solid build here, but you get insane value for money in terms of freebies.
For your $1,349 purchase you get a 12th Gen Intel Core i5 12600KF CPU (which trumps the 11th Gen i7 processors), an ASUS GeForce RTX 3070, 16GB of RAM, and 1TB of SSD storage.
The freebies, however, take things to another level. Included in your purchase you get a $160 promotional gift card for Newegg, free shipping, and, if you spend a little bit more money for the store’s Allstate protection plan, you get a year’s free 3DMark 2022, Nord VPN, and ESET NOD32 Antivirus.
I’m honestly a little bit shocked to see this deal still in stock today, so if I were you, I’d act quick.
Alienware Aurora R10 |
$1,379.99 $1,054 at Amazon
For those of you that have been waiting for one, here’s an Alienware Aurora R10 deal from Amazon. For just $1,054.54 you get an AMD Ryzen 7 5800 CPU, an AMD Radeon RX 6600XT, 16GB of DDR4 RAM, and 1TB of SSD.
One version of the R10 actually appears on our best gaming PC list as the best Ryzen gaming PC. Although that configuration housed a Ryzen 9 5950X, this one will definitely see you through. We also usually see the version on offer sit as high as $1,300 or so, so we’d say the discount you’re getting here is definitely legitimate.
Cyberpower Gamer Xtreme |
$1,199.99 $899 at Walmart
This deal from Walmart is great value for money. For only $899 you get a 12th Gen Intel Core i7-12700F CPU, 16GB of DDR4 RAM, 500GB of SSD storage, and an AMD Radeon 6700 XT GPU.
We’ve seen plenty of RTX 30 series gaming PCs go on offer throughout the week, but I’m now noticing more AMD builds that are going cheap. I noticed the same when rounding up the UK deals below, and it’s worth keeping in mind that they may even go for cheaper than RTX configurations since the demand for those cards is higher. The AMD cards are just as strong, and won’t mean you miss out.
For those who maybe aren’t as familiar with AMD’s GPU power rankings, here’s a general list below.
- RX 6400 (entry level)
- RX 6500 XT
- RX 6600
- RX 6600 XT
- RX 6700
- RX 6700 XT
- RX 6800
- RX 6800 XT
- RX 6900 (high-end)
And to answer the question that I’m sure is on your mind – no, there is no gaming hardware with an easy-to-remember naming convention.
The best UK Black Friday gaming PC deals so far
If you’re in the UK, don’t worry, I’ve got you covered. Although we’ve been focusing more on US deals because there are so many, I’ve been adding UK equivalents in when I’ve been able to. If you’re searching for them, hit CTRL + F and search “UK”.
Regardless, here are some collated UK deals to make your lives a little easier.
- HP Omen 25L: AMD Ryzen 5 5600G, RTX 3060, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD |
£1,150, £899.99 at HP
- Acer Predator Orion 3000: 12th Gen Intel Core i5, RTX 3060 Ti, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD + 1TB HDD |
£1,329.99£1,269.99 at Box
- Acer Predator Orion 3000 / Free Call of Duty Modern Warfare II: 12 Gen Intel Core i7, RTX 3070, 16GB RAM, 1TB HDD + 512 GB SSD |
£1,599£1,399 at Currys
- Chillblast Vanta Black: 12th Gen Intel Core i7, RTX 3070 Ti, 16GB DDR4 RAM, 1TB SSD |
£2,399.99£1,899.99 at Box
- OcUK Gaming Gallium: AMD Ryzen 5 5600X, RTX 3080, 16GB DDR4 RAM, 500GB SSD |
£2,499.95£1,799.99 at Overclockers UK
Black Friday Alienware Aurora deals UK:
- Alienware Aurora R13: 12th Gen Intel Core i7, RTX 3060, 16Gb DDR5 RAM, 512GB SSD |
£1,979.01£1,579.01 at Dell
- Alienware Aurora R14: AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT, 16GB DDR4 RAM, 1TB SSD |
£2,569,£1,929 at Dell
- Alienware Aurora R14: AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, RTX 3080 Ti, 32GB DDR4 RAM, 1TB SSD |
£3,299.01£2,479.01 at Dell
The best Black Friday gaming PC deals so far
Alright, now that we’re into Thanksgiving (Black Friday Eve), lets take stock and pull together some of the best Black Friday Gaming PC deals we’ve found so far that are still live and available.
This first group we’ll organise by GPU power. I’m hoping that in addition to saving you some scrolling, these lists will help to set expectations for prices and potential savings as we get into tomorrow.
- RTX 3050: IPASON Gaming PC, 12th Gen Intel Core i5, 16GB DDR4 RAM, 500GB SSD |
$1,199$889.99 at Newegg
- RTX 3060: iBUYPOWER Trace MR274i, 11th Gen Intel Core i5, 16GB DDR4 RAM, 1TB HDD + 500GB SSD |
$1,099$899.99 at Newegg
- RTX 3060 Ti: Skytech Gaming Archangel, AMD Ryzen 5 5600X, 16GB DDR4 RAM, 1TB SSD |
$1,699.99$1,299.99 at Amazon
- RTX 3070: IPASON Gaming Desktop, 12th Gen Intel Core i5, 16GB DDR4 RAM, 1TB SSD | Free Shipping + $160 Newegg gift card |
$1,899.99$1,349 at Newegg
- RTX 3080: iBUYPOWER Trace MR, 12th Gen Intel Core i7, 16GB DDR4 RAM, 1TB SSD |
$1,849.99$1,499.99 at Best Buy
If you need a little extra RAM for streaming, content creation, or good old futureproofing, here are two amazing deals we found. It should be said, while the ASUS ROG Strix below has gone up $100 since we listed it, it’s still a cracker.
Best deals for extra RAM:
- Corsair Vengeance i7200, 11th Gen Intel Core i7, 32GB DDR4, RTX 3070, 2TB HDD + 1TB SSD |
$2,249.99$1,849.99 at Best Buy
- ASUS ROG Strix Gaming Desktop, 11th Gen Intel Core i7, 32GB DDR4 RAM, RTX 3070, 1TB SSD + 2TB HDD | $1,899 $1,739 at Amazon
Alienware Aurora Deals:
- Alienware Aurora R13: 12th Gen Intel Core i7, AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT, 16GB DDR5, 512GB SSD |
$1,979.99$1,499.99 at Dell
- Alienware Aurora Ryzen Edition R14: AMD Ryzen 7 5800, AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT, 16GB DDr4, 512GB SSD |
$1,729$1,299.99 at Dell
- Alienware Aurora Ryzen Edition R14: AMD Ryzen 7 5800X, RTX 3080Ti, 16GB DDR4 RAM, 1TB SSD |
$2,779.99$2,099.99 at Dell
Sony INZONE M9 4K 27-inch Gaming Monitor |
$899.99 $799.99 at Best Buy
Another monitor on offer here from Best Buy. The Sony Inzone M9 Monitor has been one of the strongest gaming monitor releases of the year, and just as we hoped, Black Friday is presenting an opportunity to get it a little cheaper. It uses a 27-inch IPS panel that has a 144Hz refresh rate and is compatible with Nvidia G-Sync. It also happens to be fully 4K, with a max resolution of 1260p.
It’s safe to say that this is the strongest PC peripheral Sony has come out with so far, and although it might not be the biggest discount, I’m sure there are plenty of people who were waiting for a Black Friday deal for it. Now’s your chance to get it for only $799.99.
iBUYPOWER TraceMR RTX 3080 gaming PC |
$1,849.99 $1,499.99 at Best Buy
iBUYPOWER are a favourite brand of ours here at GamesRadar, and this very chunky discount on an RTX 3080 -powered machine is very tempting for those that want a great big powerful machine right now – even in the face of the 40-series graphics cards coming out this autumn/winter.
This will have all the chops and power you need to crank games up this holiday season – and with it being a pre-built you can always add those shiny new components down the line.
Xbox Wireless Controller |
£54.99 £34.99 at Amazon
PC gamers, don’t forget about your peripherals among the Black Friday gaming PC deals!
UK shoppers can currently get this wonderful discount on the solid and ever-excellent standard Xbox Controller which takes it down to a record-low price. This is stupendous value – and is mirrored in the USA for any early risers there (see the link below) – and makes it a no-brainer if you’ve been looking at stocking up on controllers, adding to your arsenal, or as a gift for another player.
HP Omen 25L gaming PC |
£1,150 £899.99 at HP
One for our UK readers here with HP slashing the price of their Omen 25L gaming PC. It’s sporting an RTX 3060 graphics card as well as a Ryzen 5 5600G, 16GB of RAM, and a 512GB SSD. It’s a neat machine, and as long as you’re not worried about having the beefiest of graphics cards or the most power in the face of the new generation of GPUs happening, then this is a smart purchase this winter. A great price for an RTX 3060 PC.
LG 48GQ900 |
$1,499.99 $999.99 at Best Buy
Just to take a momentary diversion from the actual machines that play the game – have you ever fancied a ridiculously massive LG OLED gaming monitor? Oh, you have?! Then ding dong, have we got the perfect deal for you here to go with your gaming PC.
This blends the best of both gaming monitor and TV worlds together offering a big-screen experience but one that offers loads of gaming chops too! Plus it’s OLED so you’re getting fast response times by default, and its an LG OLED so you’re getting that genuine quality too. A great deal if you have the budget and this is a record-low price.
Alienware Aurora R14 |
$1,729.99 $1,299.99 at Dell
Alienware and Dell deals are the Black Friday gaming PC deals that keep on giving, and today is no exception! And you’ll probably see us post about many of the iterations we’ll see and remind you of their availability too – the value for money and quality you get can’t be argued with.
Anyway, this one in particular is a banger. A quality Alienware PC with an RX 6600XT graphics card, 16GB of RAM, a 512GB SSD, and a Ryzen 7 5800 processor for $1,299.99 is excellent value. We know that a brand new generation of GPUs is basically here, but if you’re not worried about that, still want a great experience, and also are on the hunt for a bargain of a prebuilt, then this kind of deal – nay, this exact deal – is what should be one to consider right now.
(And, full disclosure, you only get one PC in the deal, not two as our picture shows!)
WD SN850X | 1TB |
$179.99 $109.99 at Amazon
Welcome to our live coverage of the Black Friday gaming PC deals! Now that we’re on what is essentially Black Friday Eve, it might become more tempting than ever to commit now and avoid any disappointment – and that’s probably a wise strategy as the prices we are seeing are pretty much all labeled as Black Friday ones so it seems unlikely (but not impossibly) that these will be beaten.
As a result, our first recommendation of the day is one of those that’s worth jumping on now if you need some speedy SSD storage for your PC (or PS5 for that matter). The WD BLACK SN850X – the successor and slight refresh of the brilliant non-X variant is down to a lowest ever price right now!
Acer Predator Orion 5000 |
$1,849.99 $1,449.99 at Best Buy
And to round out my live coverage for the day, here’s a Acer Predator Orion on offer in both the US and UK. For US folks, it’s an Orion 5000 that’s powered by an Intel Core i7-12700F CPU, 16GB of DDR5 RAM, 1TB of SSD, and an RTX 3070. It’s a little pricier than some of the other RTX 3070 builds we’ve seen today at $1,449.99, but if you’re married to the Orion range and you’ve been waiting for some Black Friday deals, opportunity has come knocking.
UK: Acer Predator Orion 3000 | FREE Call of Duty Modern Warfare II |
£1,599 £1,399 at Currys
For UK deal hunters, Currys is offering the Orion 3000 as well as a chance to get Call of Duty Modern Warfare II for free. For spending just £1,399 you get an Intel Core i7 – 12700 Processor, 16GB of RAM, 1TB of HDD storage that’s backed by 512 GB of SSD, and an RTX 3070 GPU. Not a bad deal at all.
With that, I’ll down tools for the day. We’ll be back again tomorrow morning (UK time) with more Black Friday gaming PC deals from the Thanksgiving trenches. Until then, feel free to look back at some of the amazing deals we came across today, and be sure to act quick if you see one you like. Stock levels from this point in the week onwards could get very competitive indeed.
IPASON Gaming PC |
$1,199 $889 at Newegg
While that last deal is utterly crazy, it’s still over $1000, and my goal since the start of our live coverage has been to find the beefiest PCs under a grand. This slightly downgraded version of the same IPASON PC comes it at only $889.99, and is still more than capable of being a reliable and futureproofed gaming PC.
For your money, you’ll get a slightly downgraded CPU; the 12th Gen Intel Core i5 12400F, a GeForce RTX 3050 8GB GPU, 16GB of DDR4 RAM, and 500GB of SSD storage. With a saving of $309, this is a fantastic deal as well. You’ll also get the same free shipping and 3DMark 2022, Nord VPN, and ESET NOD32 Antivirus bonuses, but sadly no Newegg gift card.
Depending on your budget, IPASON and Newegg has you covered with either one of these deals.
IPASON Gaming Desktop |
$1899.99 $1,349 at Newegg
Hold the phone – we have a new top RTX 3070 deal! From Newegg right now, you can pay only $1,349 and get an Intel i5 12600KF 10 Core CPU, an ASUS GeForce RTX 3070, 16GB of RAM, and 1TB of SSD storage. If you weren’t already sure, we’ve reached the day of the week when prices start to get monumentally cheaper.
Besides getting an RTX 3070 in a pre-built gaming PC for well under $1,500, this deal also has some bonuses. Firstly, you get Newegg’s free shipping. You also get a $160 promotional Newegg gift card – just think about the extra upgrades you could get with that. You also get the option to purchase the Allstate protection plan and get Free 3DMark 2022, NordVPN Internet Privacy, and ESET NOD32 Antivirus for a year. This deal is quite honestly nuts. If I were you, I wouldn’t wait around.
If this is still a little pricey for you, I’ll be back momentarily with an update that’s under $1000.
MSI Gaming GeForce RTX 3050 |
$389.99 $289.99 at Amazon
I haven’t found many, if any, Black Friday gaming PC deals that house the RTX 3050, and that’s not necessarily a bad thing. The 3050 is the entry level 30 series GPU, and if the 3060 or higher is going cheap, you might as well aim for one of those.
Having said that, this is your daily reminder that with living costs being as high as they are, you shouldn’t feel the pressure to by a whole PC just because it’s Black Friday. If you can afford smaller updates that will still make a difference to how your PC performs, that’s a perfectly valid tactic for Holiday sales. Have you, like many, struggled to find and afford a 30 series GPU? Now might finally be your chance.
In this deal at Amazon, you can get an MSI RTX 3050 with 8GB of GDRR6 VRAM under $300. Despite usually sitting at $389, it’s now only $289.99, which is still around $50 cheaper than its average price on Amazon. In fact, this is its lowest ever price on Amazon, so now is a fantastic time to buy.
UK: Gigabyte Eagle GeForce RTX 3050 |
£349.99 £319.99 at Amazon
Corsair Vengeance i7200 Gaming Desktop |
$2,249.99 $1,849.99 at Best Buy
It’s safe to say the common trend for the Black Friday gaming PC deals I’ve seen so far have all stayed in the safe region of 16GB of DDR4 RAM. While 16GB is enough for the majority of people, there are some exceptions. If you want 32GB of DDR4, this deal from Best Buy is pretty great. For $1,849.99, you can grab an Intel Core i7 – 11700K CPU, 2TB of HDD + 1TB of SSD, and an RTX 3070 GPU. Id have liked to have seen a 3080 in there for extra future-proofing, but we can’t be that fussy under $2,000.
This might be one for the content creators out there. Gaming, streaming, and video editing can benefit from having some extra RAM to play with, especially if you deal with a lot of 4K files. Either way, this is a solid gaming PC, and a $400 saving is nothing to turn your nose up at.
UK: Punch Technology Gemini | £1,599.97 at Laptops Direct
The closest I can find at the moment is this Punch Technology Gemini build from Laptops Direct. Besides a trade-off for HDD and SSD values, you’re getting essentially the same machine for around the same price.
Refract Jade Gaming PC Complete System Bundle |
£1,448,80 £1,317.84 at Overclockers UK
Ok, time for some UK love. I’m slightly in awe of this deal, just for how easy it makes buying an entire gaming PC set up, and for value for money. It’s a total gaming PC bundle from Overclockers UK – so the idea is it gives you everything you need to plug in and play straight out of the box. In the bundle you get:
- Refract Gaming Jade PC (Intel Core i5-12400F CPU, GeForce RTX 3060 GPU, 1TB SSD, 16GB of DDR4 RAM) | Worth £1,149.95 on its own
- ASUS TUF VG279Q1A Gaming Monitor (27-inch, 1080p, 165Hz, IPS, AMD FreeSync) | Worth ~£239 on its own
- ASUS TUF Gaming K1 Keyboard | Worth £45 on its own
- ASUS TUF Gaming M3 Mouse | Worth £24.95 on its own
Now, maths has never been my strong suit, but if you add the value of all of those components up, you’ll get pretty close to the original value Overclockers is listing for the bundle before the discount gets taken off. Either way you look at it, I’d say this bundle is strong, especially if you’re looking to totally overhaul your gaming PC loadout, or get your first ever gaming PC.
I can’t say if the mouse and keyboard are particularly great because we haven’t reviewed them. On the other hand, ASUS TUF is a very reputable brand, so I’d be shocked if they didn’t get you by for at least the foreseeable future.
The retail page has literally just (at time of posting) switched from having a “pre-order” button to an “add to basket” button too, so try to get in fast if you’re interested.
iBUYPOWER Trace MR274i |
$1,099.99 $899.99 at Newegg
Here’s a very hot deal from Newegg and iBUYPOWER, who, by the way, is definitely the leading brand in terms of budget gaming PC deals so far this Black Friday.
I digress, in this build you get an Intel Core i5 11th Gen CPU, 16GB of DDR4 RAM, 500GB of SSD storage with an additional 1TB of HDD to back it up, and an RTX 3060 GPU. All that, and Newegg is selling it for $899.99, around $100-$200 cheaper than we’ve seen a lot of RTX 3060 machines elsewhere.
In terms of extras you get free shipping and the chance to get an additional 11% off when you use the promo code found on the retail page. Don’t forget to add that when you checkout! As if that wasn’t enough, Newegg also says you can get free 3DMark 2022, NordVPN, and ESET NOD32 Antivirus for a whole year if you also opt-in for its Allstate protection plan.
Alienware Aurora R13 |
$1871.99 $1,299.99 at Dell
Good morning, and welcome back to our live coverage of Black Friday gaming PC deals. Lets get started with a further reduction on our favorite gaming PC. In this Black Friday deal from Dell (that they say is in limited quantity), you save $572 and get a 12th Gen Intel Core i7-12700F, 512GB of SSD storage, 16GB of DDR5 RAM, and an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 Ti GPU with 8GB of dedicated GDDR6 VRAM.
What a way to start the day! As is standard with the Dell deals we’ve seen so far, you get one year of its premium support included in your $1,299.99 purchase. Honestly, at this price, you’re getting a real steal.
To me, it seems as though there’s a clear choice when it comes to the Alienware Aurora R13 deals we’ve seen thus far. While prices continue to fall on these builds, and might continue to as we get closer to Friday, quantity of stock will start to become an issue. It’s up to you if you’d like to wait and see if the R13 builds get any cheaper, or pull the trigger before they get harder to find stock for.
iBUYPOWER SlateMESH |
$1,249.99 $974.99 at Best Buy
Rounding out our coverage today we have yet another excellent deal from iBUYPOWER and Best Buy, and yet another entry-to-mid-tier rig under $1000. Inside this aesthetically pleasing SlateMESH case is an Intel i7-12700F CPU, 1TB of HDD + 500GB of SSD storage, 16GB of DDR4 RAM, and an RTX 3060 graphics card.
All that will set you back $974.99 at Best Buy at the moment, which we’d say is another great option for first or second time gaming PC buyers. You don’t get much in the way of freebies with non-PC specific retailers, but you do get 6 months of free security software here.
And with that, I’ll put a pause on my coverage for the evening. Please do remember that I’ll be updating this page every day this week in the lead up to Black Friday itself, so if you want to catch more gaming PC deals, keep the tab open, or maybe bookmark it for later. Either way, I hope the Black Friday gaming PC deals I’ve highlighted today have been somewhat helpful. If not, I’ll be scouring the digital storefronts again tomorrow, so I’ll do my best to find you something then.
ROCCAT Syn Pro Air PC Gaming Headset |
$149.99 $74.99 at Best Buy
Gaming PCs aren’t the only thing on offer this Black Friday. If you’re struggling to afford an entire new console or PC, often I find that a few cheaper upgrades on smaller bits of gaming hardware can make the world of difference in how my gaming setup feels. Quality of life updates are as important as major platform leaps, at least in my opinion.
With that said, this is a great PC gaming headset, and it’s currently at its lowest ever price at Best Buy. We gave it three and a half stars in our review, and our biggest gripe? You guessed it – the high price. However, it went on offer last week, and has since dropped in price again to $74.99.
If you’re looking to refresh your gameplay experiences without splashing upwards of $500 on a brand new PC, why not think about upgrades like this? I keep saying it, but times are hard.
UK: Roccat Syn Pro Air |
£129.99 £89.99 at Amazon
ASUS ROG Strix Gaming Desktop |
$1,899 $1,639 at Amazon
I didn’t think we’d see as many RTX 3080s going cheap this early in the week, but here we are. From Amazon, we have an ASUS ROG Strix build that pulls together an Intel Core i7-11700KF Processor, a beefy 32GB of RAM, 1TB of SSD with an additional 2TB of HDD, and the RTX 3080 I alluded to.
Honestly, this might be one of the best configurations I’ve seen on offer so far this Black Friday, especially since it comes in under $1,700. In fact, for $1,639 I’d say this is a massive bargain. In a lot of ways, this is more futureproofed than the Aurora R14 I highlighted earlier on. As pricey as that was, it only had 16GB of RAM, 1TB of SSD, and the boosted Ti version of the same tier GPU. With this ROG rig (you’re welcome) you won’t need to think about upgrades for a good while.
UK: (The equivalent for UK buyers is a slight downgrade on a few components, but it’s still a solid build with a similar price reduction)
£1,599.99 £1,329 at Amazon
HP Pavilion TG01 Gaming Desktop |
$1,499 $999 at Walmart
If you missed out on the Acer Predator Deal from earlier today by virtue of living in the US, this deal ticks almost all the same boxes, with maybe a few added bonuses. From Walmart, you can get an HP Pavilion TG01 rig that’s powered by an Intel i7-10700 Processor and an RTX 3060 GPU. Besides that you get the same 16GB of RAM as the Predator 3000 in the UK, but in terms of storage you get a little more SSD to play with. A combined 512GB of SSD and 1TB of HDD ought to be enough to keep you going for now, and if you want to upgrade, there’s always that option later on.
The bad news is that’ll set you back $999, but in fairness, you’re getting a $500 saving, so it’s hard to be too mad.
Alienware Aurora Ryzen Edition R14 |
$1,779.99 $2,099.99 at Dell
I’ve been doing my best to cater to lower budgets so far – cost of living and what have you. But this deal from Dell is a good reference point, and very tempting if you have the expendable income for it. The Alienware Aurora R14 is the cream of the crop, and this build will tell you why. Inside we have an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Ti 12GB GPU, 1TB of SSD, 16GB of DDR4 RAM, and an AMD Ryzen 7 5800X CPU with 8 cores. You might be able to find better value for money in the lower-end deals we’ve highlighted so far, but for future-proofing, this does a pretty superb job.
It’s worth mentioning that you also have one year of premium support from Dell bundled in, so you know you’ve got some protection on your purchase. Like I say, this one is really for the higher budgets, but even if you can’t afford it, it’s good to see reductions on higher-end builds so you have a frame of reference for buying further down the price ladder.
Acer Predator Orion 3000 |
£1,149.99 £999.99 at eBuyer
Alright, here’s one for UK Black Friday gaming PC deal hunters, seeing as many of the US deals don’t have exact UK equivalents. The Acer Predator Orion 3000 is still one of our top gaming PC picks, and this build is a steal for just £999. Keeping the lights on in this rig is an Intel Core i5-12400 CPU, 16BG of RAM, and 1TB of HDD with an additional 256GB of SSD storage. In the graphics department, you get a solid RTX 3060 12GB.
If you’d rather have more SSD storage, there are plenty of amazing Black Friday SSD deals going on just now too. SSD has been getting cheaper and cheaper this year, so much so that we’re now seeing historically low prices. Other than that, this is a great mid-tier gaming PC that will definitely see you through.
CyberPowerPC Gamer Supreme |
$1,999.99 $1,679.99 at Best Buy
RTX 3080 alert! This configuration from CyberPowerPC at Best Buy saves you $320, and gets you some very beefy components. Inside we have a 12th Gen Intel Core i9-12900KF CPU, the aforementioned RTX 3080 GPU, 16GB of RAM and 1TB of SSD. For under $1,700, this is a really powerful build.
Despite a new 40 series of GPUs releasing, the RTX 3080 is one of the best cards on the market. Now that it’s readily available and chip shortages are a shudder-inducing memory we don’t have to worry about, its more than worth seeking out the famously elusive 30 series GPUs in pre-built gaming PCs. If you have the cash for this type of power, get it while you can – you don’t want to wait around for stock levels to dwindle as the week goes on.
iBUYPOWER Slate MR293i |
$1,799.99 $1,429.99 at Newegg
So far, I’ve been feeding you plenty of lower-end, budget-friendly picks, so here’s a deal from Newegg that will give you a little more bang for your buck. Under the hood of this iBUYPOWER Slate we have an Intel Core i9 11th Gen CPU, 16GB of DDR4 RAM, 1TB of SSD, and a lovely NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 GPU to top it all off.
With free shipping, Newegg’s price match guarantee, and the option to get an extra 11% off with a simple promo code you can find on the retail page, this is a pretty fantastic deal for the price of $1,429.99.
Lenovo Legion Tower 5 | 3 months of Xbox GamePass |
$989.99 $729.99 at Best Buy
This is a great entry-level offer from Best Buy on a Lenovo Legion Tower 5 build. For $729.99 you get: An AMD Ryzen 5-5800G CPU, an AMD Radeon RX 6500XT, 8GB of RAM and 512GB of SSD storage. RAM aside, this is a fairly capable build that will be able to see you through some light-to-mid in-game settings. Plus, if you need to upgrade the RAM, Black Friday RAM deals are on-going.
As I mentioned yesterday – I’m a fan of freebies with my deals. I’m happy to report that with this offer you get 3 months of Xbox GamePass thrown in, which, again, is a perfect bonus for a first-time gaming PC buyer. Don’t worry about building up your Steam library after splashing out on the hardware, let GamePass and its stellar library see you through for a few months.
UK: Lenovo Legion T5 |
£1,659.99 £1,569.99 at Box
Alienware Aurora R13 |
$1979.99 $1,499.99 at Dell
Good morning! Welcome back to our live coverage of 2022’s Black Friday gaming PC deals. We’ll kick things back off the way we got the ball rolling yesterday. The Alienware Aurora R13 is our current top pick for best gaming PC. In this deal from Dell (Alienware’s parent company) you get a 12th Gen Intel Core i7-12700F processor, 16GB of DDR5 RAM, 512GB of SSD storage, an AMD Radeon RX 6700XT GPU and a saving of $480 from its estimated value. Dell is also offering free shipping and one year of its Premium Support plan for the $1,499.99 purchase, so that’s worth noting.
If you’re looking for something more wallet-friendly, there’s also a second configuration on offer right now. In that version of the R13, Dell is offering a 12th Gen Intel Core i5-12400F CPU, an AMD Radeon RX6500 XT GPU, 8GB of DDR5 RAM, and 256GB of SSD storage, all for the low, low price of $899.99. If you’re struggling to afford higher-end specs, this build in particular is a great way to start a long term investment on a PC you can upgrade later on.
It’s also worth stating, we’ve experienced a few technical blips in the last few days when we’ve tried to link to Dell’s storefronts. If links take you to an outlet or refurbished Dell product website, try to redirect yourself to the official Dell retail site in your region.
Skytech Gaming Archangel | Free Uncharted Legacy of Thieves Collection |
$1,699.99 $1,269.99 at Amazon
One last deal before I down tools for the day, this time from Amazon. This PC has lots in the way of aesthetics with its icy-white chassis and RGB fans and lining. On the inside you get a Ryzen 5 5600X processor, an RTX 3060 Ti, 1TB of SSD storage, and 16 GB of DDR4 RAM. From the offers we’ve seen today, this isn’t the best of the best, but you do get a free game with your purchase, and some extra freebies are never a bad thing.
Along with your $1,269.99 purchase, you get Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection, so whether you’re a transitioning PlayStation gamer or someone that’s never experienced a Nathan Drake adventure, this might be the deal for you.
And with that, our coverage for today is done. I’ll be maintaining this page throughout the week, so if you didn’t quite get the deal you wanted today, check back tomorrow. I’ll be picking things up from 10am GMT each day and bringing you the best Black Friday gaming PC deals and offers I can find.
Yeyian Katana X10 | Free shipping | Free Nvidia Game
$1,399 $949 at Newegg
I told you I’d try to find viable gaming PCs under $1000, and I meant it. Even if you haven’t heard of Yeyian, you’ll have heard of the 11th Gen Intel Core i5 CPU that powers this build, and is one of the best all-rounders on the market. In this deal you get one of those, plus an RTX 3060 that’s more than capable of delivering lush environments and high frame rates. You also get 16GB of DDR4 RAM, and 500GB of SSD storage. All that can be yours for $949, plus you get Newegg’s free shipping and free Nvidia game offer thrown in.
Honestly, if I was looking for my first gaming PC, this is the sort of build I’d go for. It’s under $1000, and it’s respectable components are more than capable of delivering good-looking, silky smooth performance in some of my favourite games. What more can you ask for this Black Friday?
CyberPowerPC Gamer Supreme |
$1,449.99 $1,199.99 at Best Buy
We initially saw this deal last week, but since then it’s been reduced by another $100. So now, you’re getting even more bang for your buck. For only $1,199.99 you can have an AMD Ryzen 7 5700 CPU, 16GB of RAM, 1TB of SSD, and an RTX 3070. Yes – you read that correctly. This build has an RTX 3070 GPU, and it’s under $1,300.
With a price drop since we found it last week, it might even drop again before Friday, but if you’re at all worried about stock, now might be the time to jump on this deal.
Seagate FireCuda 530 2TB |
$459.99 $249.99 at Best Buy
Right, so it isn’t exactly a gaming PC, but if you’re looking for a way to upgrade your SSD like I suggested with the HP Omen 25L deal, this is definitely a way to do that. The Seagate FireCuda 530 is one of the best, and most popular SSDs on the market. Although the 1TB version is cheaper, it’s harder to get a hold of. This deal from Best Buy gets you 2TB for only $249.99. It’s also a PS5 ready drive, if that interests you at all.
MSI Aegis R | Free Shipping | Free Nvidia Game |
$1,899 $1,199 at Newegg
Another amazing Black Friday gaming PC deal here – and it’s only Monday. For only $1,199 (and at a $700 reduction, our biggest discount thus far), you get an Intel Core i7 12th gen processor, an RTX 3070 GPU, 16GB of DDR4 RAM, and 1TB of SSD storage.
As if the build wasn’t strong enough on its own, Newegg is also offering free shipping, a price match guarantee, and a free Nvidia game with your purchase. You have to love extra freebies, especially when you’re splashing out on an expensive piece of tech that you’ve likely worked hard to save for.
We don’t have a lot of price data for each of these particular builds, especially since many of them differ slightly with the retailers. For what it’s worth though, Newegg is saying this is its lowest price for 30 days.
HP Omen 25L |
£1,399.97 £999.97 at Box
That last deal didn’t have a UK equivalent, but this one is fairly close. In this offer from Box you can get an HP Omen 25L for only £999.97. Under the hood is a Ryzen 7 3700X Processor, an RTX 3060 Ti, and 16GB of HyperX FURY DDR4 RAM. The storage is the only thing potentially letting this build down, since it only has 256 GB of WD Black SSD and 2TB of HDD. However, given that SSDs are reaching historically low prices this Black Friday season, you could always spend a little more to upgrade it separately.
Regardless, this is a solid build for the money, especially since you’re getting a capable RTX 30 series GPU built-in for under a grand.
iBUYPOWER Trace MR258i |
$1,299 $1,099 at Best Buy
Alright, here’s one that’s a little more budget-friendly. I say a little, because it’s still just over $1,000. As I’m sure many of you are aware, it’s very hard to get a gaming PC that can keep up with the latest games and technology demands without spending more than $1000 – but that doesn’t mean I’m not going to try to find that for you. Times are hard, after all.
Either way, this deal from Walmart gets you an iBUYPOWER gaming PC for $1,099. If you haven’t heard of iBUYPOWER, we’d argue it’s one of the most reliable budget brands out there. Inside you’ll get a Ryzen 7 5700 processor, an RTX 3060 GPU, 16GB of RAM, and a 1TB SSD. In terms of power-per-dollars spent, this is a pretty great deal.
If I find something better under $1000, I’ll be giving you an update ASAP.
Alienware Aurora R13 |
$2,599.99 $2,199.99 at Best Buy
We’ll kick things off with our personal favorite – here’s the Alienware Aurora R13 on offer at Best Buy. There are two configurations listed on the store page; one costing $2,199.99 (saving you $400) which gives you an RTX 3080, Intel Core i7 CPU, 1TB of SSD, and 16GB of RAM.
Alternatively, if you’re willing to compromise on some higher-end specs in order to spend a little less, you can go with the configuration priced at $1,749.99 (saving you $250). This build gets you an RTX 3070, with the other specs virtually the same.
This is one of the best and most sought-after gaming PCs on the market right now, so we’d expect there will be plenty of discounts going this week. If I see any cheaper prices, I’ll be sure to give you an update. Either way, there’s no better way to start than by giving you a frame of reference for how much a top-tier PC will set you back this Black Friday.
£2,049 £1,649 at Amazon
Here we go! Welcome to our live coverage of 2022’s Black Friday gaming PC deals. My name’s Duncan and I’m the Hardware Editor here at GamesRadar. I’ll be doing my utmost to bring you the best gaming PC offers we come across as soon as they hit the shelves. It’s an exciting year to be looking for Black Friday gaming PC deals, and I hope I can help find you the perfect one for you. With chip shortages being a thing of the past, SSDs getting cheaper than ever, and the 40 series GPUs rolling out, I’m hoping we’ll get some big price cuts on pre-built machines and powerful components.
Strap in, and be prepared to act on a deal quickly – this might get competitive.