It is now Black Friday week and the sales event has become a truly global phenomenon. It’s a time of year when, just as the tinsel is starting to filter into the high streets, the big black signs are now so big that they have their own appeal. And it can be a fantastic time to save on that one thing you’ve been longing for all year, or wrap up all of your Christmas shopping into one bounty of gift spending.
But it could also be a time when some retailers are using their savviest tactics and their most effusive language to encourage people to part with their money for products they wouldn’t normally look twice at. That’s why we’re here every year, to act as your stool filters, filtering out the worst excesses of the November dealiogeddon and making sure you only see the kind of kit we’d recommend to our friends.
Because we’re all friends here, right?
We’ve also put together a Black Friday survival guide, to give you a little extra in your arsenal as the discounts keep coming. We have created some useful features to assure you don’t pay too much for a Black Friday gaming laptop (opens in new tab)you can spot a Black Friday gaming PC deal (opens in new tab)and help you find out how to land a Black Friday deal on gaming monitors (opens in new tab)at.
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But the general advice is about being prepared. Have an idea of what you want to buy, whether that’s a new TV, graphics card, headset, or gaming laptop, and set yourself a strict budget. And stick to it. And don’t drink.
It’s far too easy to get caught up in all the hype, with discount tickets flying around like an ultra-capitalist virtual ticker-tape parade. It’s no surprise that so many of us just feel like we need to scratch some nagging shopping jitters and just buy some. Resist that urge, ignore the calls of “what did you buy on Black Friday?” Thus lies the remorse of the eternal buyer.
So remember, you don’t to have to buy something on Black Friday, if you get a black hole in your bank account in early December and an unnecessary box of tat arrives at your door, you’ll regret it. It doesn’t matter how cheap something is if you still don’t want it when it arrives.
But if there’s anything you want or need this Black Friday, know that we’re doing everything we can to keep buyer’s remorse at bay for everyone this year.
Where are the best Black Friday PC gaming deals?
- Amazon – deals on everything from RTX 3060 gaming PCs to $260 4K displays (opens in new tab)
- Newegg – save up to 39% on Nvidia RTX powered laptops (opens in new tab)
- Dell – save over $500 on Alienware PCs (opens in new tab)
- iBuyPower – save up to $350 on gaming PCs with same day shipping (opens in new tab)
- walmart – save nearly $1,000 on RTX 3080 gaming laptops (opens in new tab)
- B&H’s photo – save over $400 on gaming laptops and more (opens in new tab)
- Best Buy – save a lot of money on gaming monitors, laptops and graphics cards (opens in new tab)
- Target – savings on low-end gaming laptops (opens in new tab)
- Staples – save on gaming chairs and peripherals (opens in new tab)
- Lenovo – savings of up to 35% on Legion gaming laptops and desktops (opens in new tab)
- Razer – save up to $25 on Razer Blade gaming laptops (opens in new tab)
- Microsoft – save $20 on an Xbox Wireless Controller and more (opens in new tab)
- gigabytes – save over $150 on Gigabyte gaming monitors at Newegg (opens in new tab)
- PK – save up to $400 on an Omen gaming laptop (opens in new tab)
- Corsair – save on PSUs, headsets, gaming chairs and more (opens in new tab)
- Secret lab – save up to $220 on the best gaming chair (opens in new tab)
Nvidia GeForce powered gaming PCs
- RTX 3060 – MSI Codex R|
$1,069$1,000 at Newegg (save $69) (opens in new tab)
- RTX 3060Ti – Dell XPS |
$1,649.99$1,149.99 at Dell (save $500) (opens in new tab)
- RTX 3070 – MSI Aegis|
$1,899$1,199 at Newegg (save $700) (opens in new tab)
- RTX 3080 – Skytech Shiva |
$2,399.99$1,699.99 at Amazon (save $700) (opens in new tab)
AMD Radeon powered gaming PCs
- RX6600XT – HP Pavilion |
$1,239.99$904 at Amazon (save $336) (opens in new tab)
- RX6700XT – CyberPower PC Gamer Xtreme |
$1,199.99$949 at Walmart (save $250.99) (opens in new tab)
- RX6800XT – Alienware Aurora R14 |
$2,399.99$1,799.99 at Dell (save $600) (opens in new tab)
- RTX 3060 – Gigabyte A5 K1 |
$1,199$729 at Newegg (save $470) (opens in new tab)
- RTX 3070 – MSI Reticle |
$1,899$1,349 at Newegg (save $550) (opens in new tab)
- RTX 3070 Ti – Gigabyte Aero 5 XE4 |
$2,199$1,249.99 at Newegg (save $949.01) (opens in new tab)
- RTX 3080 – Razer Blade 14 |
$2,799.99$1,999.99 at Amazon (save $800) (opens in new tab)