The best deals on desktop gaming PCs for Black Friday 2022

Black Friday can be a great time to pick up cheap individual components for your gaming pc, but if you’d rather save the hassle and get a ready-made desktop gaming pc deal instead, we’re here to help . Below are all my top picks of the best pre-built gaming PC deals on sale this Black Friday in the UK and US.

That assumes you are firmly set on something finished; I’m required by hardware law to point out that building your own PC is usually cheaper, which I think poses a problem if you’re browsing Black Friday sales. That said, if you’re really not comfortable with the DIY approach, don’t let the likes of me pepper your treat. The systems listed below are all relatively inexpensive by pre-engineered standards and come out of the box.

Unfortunately, there’s a lot of crap out there in the pre-built market: Strange cases with compromised airflow, undersized components, and upgrade-hostile, proprietary motherboard designs are commonplace. I’d strongly recommend sticking with brands that build their PCs with stock, off-the-shelf components, like Scan and CCL in the UK, or CyberPowerPC and iBuyPower in the US. These are much more like a desktop that you might construct yourself, with modular pieces that work well and are much easier to update in the future.

If you still need something for your new PC setup, check out our main Black Friday PC deals hub, where we round up the best of the best discounts on almost every component/peripheral type you could name.

Black Friday desktop gaming PC deals

UK offers:

Horizon Stryker Gaming PC – £821 from CCL (was £976)

You need to add the code ‘BFW30’ at checkout to bring this RX 6600 desktop down to £821, but you get a newer AMD Ryzen 5600 processor compared to the Horizon 5 desktop below. A great price for a 1080p gaming PC.

Horizon 5 AMD RX 6600 Gaming PC – £874 from CCL (was £1164)

Only a Ryzen 5 4500 CPU here, but the Radeon RX 6600 easily handles smooth 1080p. This also has a great SSD – a 1TB Samsung 980 – and you can save an extra £30 off its retail price of £904 by entering the code ‘BFW30’ at checkout.

Scan Gamer RTX – £950 from Scan (was £1050)

A mid-range, mid-tower build with AMD’s zippy Ryzen 6 3600 and a 1080p-focused RTX 3060. The 450W PSU is its only weak point.

AlphaSync Onyx – £1000 from Scan (was £1150)

The most affordable RTX 3060 Ti prebuilt PC I’ve found so far. There’s no skimping on the other key components either: there’s a Ryzen 5 5600X, a 1TB NVMe SSD, and a 750W power supply.

Horizon 5M AMD RTX 3060 Ti Gaming PC – £1156 from CCL (was £1340)

Aside from the chassis and the much faster RTX 3060 Ti graphics card, this is pretty similar to the aforementioned Horizon 5 system – including that nice, big NVMe SSD. Be sure to enter the code ‘BFW30’ at checkout to bring the retail price down from £1186 to £1156.

Scan Performance RTX – £1380 from Scan (was £1430)

A low, low price for an RTX 3070 system with an Intel Core i5-12400F, one of the best gaming CPUs of the last generation. You also get a 1TB NVMe SSD for storage.

Scan 3XS Vengeance Ti – £3700 from Scan (was £4500)

With an RTX 3090 Ti, a water-cooled Intel Core i9-13900K, 32GB of DDR5 memory and a 2TB NVMe SSD, this 4K-ready desktop spares no expense. Except, you know, the £800 discount.

US Offers:

CyberPowerPC Gamer Master (RX 6600) – $800 from Best Buy (was $1200)

The 8GB of system RAM is just up to modern standards, but with the Radeon RX 6600 GPU, the Gamer Master is ready and willing for 1080p gaming.

iBuyPower SlateMesh Gaming Desktop – $975 from Best Buy (was $1250)

Save $275 on this gaming PC with RTX 3060 and Intel Core i7-12700F. You’ll also get a free copy of Warhammer 40K: Darktide’s Imperial Edition while supplies last.

iBuyPower Trace MR (RTX 3060) – $1100 from Best Buy (was $1200)

Not bad money for an RTX 3060, 16GB of RAM, and nearly 1.5TB of total storage.

CyberPowerPC Gamer Xtreme – $1200 from Best Buy (was $1530)

For $100 more than the Trace MR, you get a clean-looking pre-built model with a significantly faster RTX 3060 Ti and a newer Intel Core i5-12600KF processor. There’s only 500GB of storage, though, so you might need to add a second SSD in the future.

iBuyPower Trace MR (RTX 3070) – $1300 from Best Buy (was $1400)

This improves on the Trace MR above with a huge GPU upgrade, the RTX 3070, as well as a faster NVMe SSD.

CyberPowerPC Gamer Master (RTX 3070) – $1400 from Best Buy (was $1970)

Best Buy slashed this RTX 3070/Ryzen 7 5700G system by $570 — pretty nifty for something that runs most games well at 4K and eats 1440p vividly.

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