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.
UK: Save up to £1,2500 on Alienware Aurora R13 builds at Dell
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.
£165 £139 at Currys
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.
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