It’s now Black Friday week and the sales event has grown into a true global phenomenon. It’s a time of year when just as the tinsel seeps into the high street, now the big black for sale signs are big enough to have their own appeal. And it can be a fantastic time to save up for that one thing you’ve been looking forward to all year or to top off all your Christmas shopping in a flurry of free spending.
But it can also be a time when some retailers pull out their most underhanded tactics and effusive language to encourage people to part with their money on products they wouldn’t normally look twice at. That’s why we’re here every year to act as your fecal filters, weeding out the worst excesses of November Dealiogeddon and making sure you only see the kind of gear we’d recommend to our friends.
Because we’re all friends here, right?
We’ve also put together a Black Friday survival guide, just to give you a little something extra in your armory as the discounts keep coming. We’ve designed a number of handy features to ensure you don’t overpay for a Black Friday gaming laptop (opens in new tab)you can discover a Black Friday gaming PC deal (opens in new tab)and help you figure out how to snag a Black Friday gaming monitor deal (opens in new tab)to.
Our Black Friday graphics card deals (opens in new tab) The guide also highlights the relative performance and original MSRP of each GPU likely to be on sale during the sale period to give you the best idea of how the different cards stack up against each other.
However, the general advice is about being prepared. Have an idea of what you want to buy, whether it’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 when discount labels are flying around like an ultra-capitalist virtual parade of confetti. It’s no surprise that so many of us just feel like we need to eliminate a nagging retail itch and just buy something. Resist this urge, ignore the cries of “What did you buy on Black Friday?”. Such is the eternal regret of the buyer.
So remember, you don’t do it to have buying anything on Black Friday when you end up with a black hole in your bank account and a needless box of deeds at your door in early December, you will regret it. It doesn’t matter how cheap something is if you still don’t want it when it arrives.
But if you want or need something this Black Friday, just know that this year we’re committed to keeping shopper regret at bay for everyone.
Where are the best Black Friday deals on PC games?
- Amazon – Deals on everything from RTX 3060 gaming PCs to $260 4K displays (opens in new tab)
- new egg – Save up to 39% off laptops with Nvidia RTX (opens in new tab)
- Dell – Save over $500 on Alienware PCs (opens in new tab)
- iBuyPower – Save up to $350 on Same Day Shipping of Gaming PCs (opens in new tab)
- Walmart – Save almost $1,000 on RTX 3080 gaming laptops (opens in new tab)
- B&H photo – Save over $400 on gaming laptops and more (opens in new tab)
- best buy – Save big 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)
- razor – 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)
- hp – Save up to $400 on an Omen gaming laptop (opens in new tab)
- corsair – Save on power supplies, headsets, gaming chairs and more (opens in new tab)
- secret laboratory – Save up to $220 on the best gaming chair (opens in new tab)
Gaming PCs with Nvidia GeForce
- RTX3060 – 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)
- RTX3070 – MSI Aegis |
$1,899$1,199 at Newegg (save $700) (opens in new tab)
- RTX3080 – Skytech Shiva |
$2,399.99$1,699.99 at Amazon (save $700) (opens in new tab)
Gaming PCs with AMD Radeon technology
- 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 Crosshair |
$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)