Home Features Black Friday Gaming PC deals (Image credit: DigitalStorm) Jump straight to the deals you want… 1. Gaming PCs 2. Office PCs Black Friday is going to be a bit different this year. The scarcity of graphics cards means gaming PCs are going to be in huge demand—as a whole PC can be the only way for upgraders to get the GPU they want. And that means the good ones are going to sell out quickly, so you’re going to need to move fast when you find a gaming PC deal that you want. Ideally, you either want an Nvidia RTX 30-series or an AMD Radeon RX 6000-series graphics card in any system you buy, as this will ensure that your investment will serve you well for years to come. The good news is we’re seeing plenty of pre-built gaming PCs shipping with RTX 3080s, RTX 3070s, and RTX 3060 Ti already, so there should be a system out there that matches your budget. If you don’t feel you need the very latest hardware, then there will be some great deals on last-gen hardware, too—PCs that can handle 1080p gaming at smooth frame rates, and won’t cost you an arm or a leg. And, unless you’ve already got a 1440p or 4K panel, or you’re planning on grabbing one in the sales, then such machines will serve you well for years to come. These old systems need to be bargains though, you definitely want to pay over the odds for old gear. All the best Black Friday PC deals you can grab today. While we’d normally recommend building your PC yourself to get the best value for your money and flexibility, pre-built machines have only gotten more affordable in recent years. With sale prices, they can even be cheaper than building your own. And there’s no better time than Black Friday weekend and Cyber Monday to score a deal on one. When will Black Friday gaming PC deals start to appear? Black Friday itself occurs on November 26 this year, but there are already a wide variety of retailers working in deals well ahead of time. Last year that might have just meant at the start of November, but sales this year kicked off around Halloween time. Who will have the best Black Friday Gaming PC deals? In the US: Amazon – Black Friday deals on gaming PCs and desktops iBuyPower – Pre-built gaming PCs that will ship in days Walmart – Deals on gaming desktops B&H Photo – Deals on gaming PCs Best Buy – The best deals on gaming desktops Target – Gaming desktops and laptops Staples – Discounts on gaming desktop computers Lenovo – Deals on Legion and IdeaCentre desktops Newegg – Black Friday deals on gaming desktop PCs Microsoft – Deals on gaming desktops Dell – Deals on Dell and Alienware desktop PCs HP – Deals on Omen gaming PCs Corsair – Deals on a range of gaming PCs In the UK: Amazon UK – Black Friday deals on gaming PCs and desktops Newegg – Black Friday deals on gaming desktop PCs Scan – Wealth of gaming desktop PCs Box – Wide range of gaming PC brands Ebuyer – A robust selection of smaller-brand gaming PCs Cyberpower – Variety of gaming PCs for a range of budgets Dell – Deals on Dell and Alienware desktop PCs Overclockers – Discounts on a huge selection of gaming PCs HP – Deals on Omen gaming PCs Corsair – Deals on Corsair One gaming PCs What should I look for in a Black Friday gaming PC deal? There is a chance we’ll see machines packing the very latest and greatest gear hit the bargain bins. The fact that every retailer appears to be selling every RTX 3070, RTX 3080, and RTX 3090 they get their hands on means that there’s no need for them to try and entice customers with Nvidia’s latest tech. The same is true for AMD’s Ryzen 5000 processors, and it’ll be a similar story with the Radeon RX 6000 graphics cards. The shortage of new hardware has had two effects on the pre-built system market. The first is that it has never been busier, so if you do want a cutting-edge system, you’re going to need to throw some money down with your system builder of choice if you want anything this side of Christmas (assuming it isn’t too late already). If you desperately want the likes of the RTX 3080 Ti, this is still probably the quickest way of getting one. System builders such as iBuypower also have their own pre-built systems that are ready to roll out of the shop quicker than custom designs. These iBuypower RDY systems can be with you in a matter of days, when other machines might take weeks, or even months. The second, and the one that’s potentially more interesting to anyone looking to grab a Black Friday gaming PC bargain, is that the last-gen machines just aren’t as tempting as they were. At least not for the same money. All this last-gen kit doesn’t just miraculously disappear though, retailers and system builders need to sell it to make some money back. Here’s the thing, there’s absolutely nothing wrong with machines built around Zen 2, Intel 10th-Gen CPUs, and Nvidia RTX 2080s if the price is right. If you’d bought such a machine six months ago you’d have enjoyed some great gaming with it, and that doesn’t change with the release of new hardware. Don’t be put off by the fact that such machines don’t use the very latest, greatest hardware basically. There are still some seriously good machines out there. As ever when hunting for bargains, focus on what you need, and don’t be swayed to grab a bargain just because it’s cheap. Black Friday gaming PC deals Our magic price searching bots are all over the web, tracking down the best prices all the time. That means this list will be regularly curated multiple times each day Back to top ^ Black Friday Office PC deals Our magic price searching bots are all over the web, tracking down the best prices all the time. That means this list will be regularly curated multiple times each day Back to top ^ Alan has been writing about PC tech since before 3D graphics cards existed, and still vividly recalls having to fight with MS-DOS just to get games to load. He fondly remembers the killer combo of a Matrox Millenium and 3dfx Voodoo, and seeing Lara Croft in 3D for the first time. He’s very glad hardware has advanced as much as it has though, and is particularly happy when putting the latest M.2 NVMe SSDs, AMD processors, and laptops through their paces. He has a long-lasting Magic: The Gathering obsession but limits this to MTG Arena these days.