The Best Black Friday deals

The time of discounts is upon us, and Black Friday PC gaming deals are already creeping their way onto our radar. With Amazon Prime Early Access having wetted our pallet, we’re now staring down deals from all over the web, not least some tasty PC gaming deals that’ll make you proud not to have splashed out the second some fancy new tech landed. 

We’ll most likely see the whole of November becoming a bit of a bonanza, with it all kicking off on the 25th of November with the more intense PC gaming deals. They’ll stick around through the weekend, into Cyber Monday and beyond. With so many deals coming out of the woodwork, being able to tell deal from dud isn’t always easy. That’s why we’re here—we’ll be heavily curating the deals on this page to make sure you can see where your hard-earned money should go.

And, at a time with an increased focus on the cost of living across the world, it makes sense to save any large purchase for an event such as Black Friday, where every retailer in every corner of the globe will be cutting prices to tempt you into spending your money with them. Whether you’re desperate for an upgrade to your PC setup, or a whole new machine, the Black Friday sales event is a great time to bag a bargain.

Just make sure to check below for the best of the deals PC gaming this sales season. We’re sending our deal bots, and deal humans, scouring from sunrise to sunset for the best deals this month, and using our years of combined expertise to determine how worthy they are of your wallet. This page will be curated throughout November, until the deals well finally dries up.

When is Black Friday 2022?

Black Friday 2022 is on the 25th of November this year and will effectively last through until Cyber Monday on the 28th of November. 

Though, in reality, Black Friday is now a month-long event running pretty much throughout the entirety of November. Indeed, since Amazon kicked things off with its Prime Early Access event in October, the deals have been rolling along since then.

Where are the best Black Friday PC gaming deals?

What deals can I expect on Black Friday 2022?

RTX 4090 and RTX 4080 cards launching ahead of Black Friday, there will still be a lot of old stock left on the shelves come the big day and into Cyber Monday.

But that doesn’t mean every GPU deal is going to be a good one. We’ve seen a bunch of discounted RTX 3090 Ti cards recently, but even with heavy discounted prices, they’re not cheap enough to make sense in a world where the RTX 4090 has made the ultra-enthusiast GPU market a one card deal.

Your best bet is in the mid-range or budget end of the graphics card spectrum. It’s going to be a long while before we see new, genuinely affordable GPUs arrive, so if you’re not in the market for some super-expensive slab of graphics silicon, there could well be some great deals. Honestly, the best deals are likely to be on AMD cards if past experience is anything to go by, but Nvidia will also be under some pressure to ship its more mainstream GPUs, too.

It’s also worth noting you will be able to find all these cards in either a pre-built gaming PC or last-gen GPUs in a new gaming laptop, and that’s arguably where the best deals for gaming upgrades will happen.

With the launch of new Intel and AMD processors, the last-gen chips could be cheaper too, in order to clear older stock from the inventory of retailers. That’s good news, because the Intel 12th Gen, and AMD Ryzen 5000-series chips are all still great gaming CPUs. With an imminent price correction on memory expected soon, we might see some other component deals, as well. 

DDR5 has also started dropping in price now that AMD is supporting it as well, and there seems to have been a glut of great SSDs deals. 

Screens are another regularly discounted commodity around Black Friday, and we doubt this year will be any different. This means both the best gaming monitors and the best TVs for gaming could get some tasty deals, too.

And there will always be gaming mice and keyboards on sale come Black Friday too, so they’re worth taking a look at. It’s a great time of year to treat your butt to a quality gaming chair as well, which tend to enjoy some healthy price cuts this time of year.

What should I avoid buying on Black Friday 2022?

Anything you don’t need. It’s distressingly easy to be duped into dropping cash on something just because there’s a hefty discount attached to it… even though you have absolutely no use for it. 

If you’re considering making a purchase around Black Friday, have a plan of attack. That probably sounds needlessly aggressive, but you need to know what you actually want to buy first or you’ll end up with no end of crap. Cheap crap, maybe, but crap nonetheless. 

Do some research on the products you’d like to pick up in the sales (we offer detailed hardware buying guides), and maybe some alternatives in case those don’t pop up. Set yourself a strict budget too. 

Products like graphics cards and processors have obvious tiers (though the different companies work damned hard to make product names as confusing as possible), and SSDs have rated speeds, but for peripherals, it’s tougher to tell from the specs whether they’re worth the money. Checking for reviews, from such luminaries as ourselves, should guide you on your way, and checking price trackers such as CamelCamelCamel will let you know if a deal’s more than just skin deep.

Are there any Black Friday tips and tricks?

free 30-day trial of Amazon Prime. That will get you early access to the Lightning Deals, and help you grab some of Jeff’s best deals of the day. It will also net you free shipping on a host of products and speedy delivery too, and at the very worst it’ll be handy when it comes to bagging some last-minute Christmas gifts for that aunt you always forget about.

Early Black Friday deals

Razer Blade 15 base | 15.6-inch | Intel Core i7 11800H | Nvidia RTX 3070 | 16GB RAM | 512GB SSD | 165Hz | 1440p | £2,149.99 £1,916.99 at Box (save £233)
The specs could be a little more generous in terms of storage space, but the Blade is one of our favourite portable gaming machines. This config comes with a great processor and capable Ampere GPU which should be able to make the most out of that tasty 1440p panel and it’s 165Hz refresh.View Deal

Razer Blade 14 | Nvidia RTX 3080 | Ryzen 9 5900HX | 14-inch | 1440p | 165Hz | 16GB RAM | 1TB SSD | £2,749.97 £1,947.97 at Laptops Direct (save £802)
The Blade 14 is absolutely one of my favourite ever gaming laptops. The 14-inch chassis is beautiful and the 1440p resolution screen matches perfectly with the RTX 3080 graphics card. The rest of the spec, with 16GB RAM and 1TB SSD, is pretty standard for the money, but won’t let you down, either.View Deal

Razer BlackShark V2 X | Wired | 240g | £59.99 £44.90 at Amazon (save £15.09)
This is the budget spin of one of our favourite gaming headsets with a pretty nifty discount. It may not have the freedom of a wireless headset but these are comfy, cans at a great price. And the sound will not disappoint, especially at that price.View Deal

Black Friday Gaming PC deals

Infinity X125 | Nvidia RTX 3060 Ti | Intel Core i5 12400F | 16GB RAM | 1TB WD Blue SSD | £1,241 at CyberPower
This one’s technically not on sale but it’s a killer config for the price. The RTX 3060 Ti gets you blistering frame rates at 1080p at the top settings, and can manage pretty darn well at 1440p, too. You get 16GB of RAM and it’s dual-channel, so more than enough for gaming. Plus it’s topped with a nice, high capacity WD Blue PCIe SSD.View Deal

Black Friday Gaming Laptop deals

Razer Blade 15 base | 15.6-inch | Intel Core i7 11800H | Nvidia RTX 3070 | 16GB RAM | 512GB SSD | 165Hz | 1440p | £2,149.99 £1,916.99 at Box (save £233)
The specs could be a little more generous in terms of storage space, but the Blade is one of our favourite portable gaming machines. This config comes with a great processor and capable Ampere GPU which should be able to make the most out of that tasty 1440p panel and it’s 165Hz refresh.View Deal

Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3 | Nvidia RTX 3060 | Ryzen 5 5600H | 15.6-inch | 1080p | 120Hz | 8GB RAM | 512GB SSD | £899.99 £789.98 at Amazon (save £110.01)
This is the cheapest RTX 3060 gaming laptop we’ve found so far. Granted there are some sacrifices made to deliver the GPU performance at this price. Notably, the RAM and SSD are pretty miserly, but compromises always have to be made when you’re on a tight budget, and the CPU and GPU combination will deliver great gaming performance on the 120Hz 1080p screen.View Deal

Medion Erazer Deputy P25 | Nvidia RTX 3060 | Ryzen 5 5600H | 15.6-inch | 1080p | 144Hz | 16GB RAM | 512GB SSD | £999.99 £799.98 at Ebuyer (save £200.01)
Okay, it’s not the cheapest RTX 3060 machine, but it’s only a tenner more than the Lenovo and that gives you a full 144Hz screen as well as a set of 16GB memory. Yeah, it’s a chunky chassis to be sure, but that will give it ample cooling, and this is a great spec for a great price.View Deal

MSI Katana GF66 | Nvidia RTX 3070 | Core i7 11800H | 15.6-inch | 1080p | 144Hz | 16GB RAM | 512GB SSD | £1,399 £949 at Very (save £450)
This machine has been discounted below £1,000 across all the retailers so far this sales season, but this is the cheapest we’ve seen it at. And to be able to get an RTX 3070 laptop for less than a grand makes this svelte MSI machine a great deal. The only issue I have with the spec is that 512GB SSD, and that there is only a single NVMe slot in which to upgrade your storage.View Deal

Razer Blade 14 | Nvidia RTX 3080 | Ryzen 9 5900HX | 14-inch | 1440p | 165Hz | 16GB RAM | 1TB SSD | £2,749.97 £1,947.97 at Laptops Direct (save £802)
The Blade 14 is absolutely one of my favourite ever gaming laptops. The 14-inch chassis is beautiful and the 1440p resolution screen matches perfectly with the RTX 3080 graphics card. The rest of the spec, with 16GB RAM and 1TB SSD, is pretty standard for the money, but won’t let you down, either.View Deal

Razer Blade Pro 17 | Nvidia RTX 3080 | Core i7 11900H | 17.3-inch | 1080p | 360Hz | 32GB RAM | 1TB SSD | £2,999.97 £1,899.97 at Laptops Direct (save £1,100)
It may be rocking an 11th Gen CPU, but if you’re after a big screen laptop, the Blade Pro 17 is one of the best 17-inch notebooks around. The only downer is that it’s only a 1080p screen, but damn, it will fly on an RTX 3080 and comes with a 360Hz panel. View Deal

Black Friday Gaming Chair deals

Noblechairs Epic | 4D armrests | 120kg | £329.99 £284.99 at Overclockers (save £45)
The snazzy, and asymmetric looking Copper Edition of this top-tier gaming chair is on offer right now. For that money you get  fantastic build quality in the form of a sturdy, understated gaming chair which we gave an… epic score of 91 in our review.View Deal

Razer Iskur | 4D armrests | built-in lumbar support | 136kg | £379.98 £279.99 at Ebuyer (save £99.99)
A premium chair from a trusted manufacturer, what more can you ask for. With built-in lumbar support, sturdy, adjustable armrests,  and a gorgeous snakey aesthetic, it’s worth a look for that price.View Deal

Black Friday Gaming Monitor deals

Acer Predator X35 | 35-inch | 3440 x 1440p | IPS | 180Hz | £2,083.99 £669.49 at Box (save £1,414)
Don’t pay too much mind to the inflated ‘was’ price (it’s down from more like £1,351.99), but do note this is one of our favourite gaming monitors ever. Not only do you get an extra-wide curved screen, but one that comes with a 180Hz refresh rate and G-Sync Ultra for smooth frames, too. And that’s topped with a 2ms response time, and it even sports built-in speakers.View Deal

LG 27GN800-B | 27-inch | 1440p | IPS | £519.97 £284.97 at Laptops Direct (save £114)
Given the name, Laptops Direct is probably not your first port of call for monitor deals, but this 27-inch LG is a great price right now. Even if the ‘saving’ looks a trifle generous compared to the level it’s been retailing for… But with a 144Hz refresh rate, a genuine LG IPS panel, and a 1ms response time, this will make for a great gaming monitor.View Deal

Black Friday SSD deals

WD_Black SN850 | 1TB | PCIe 4.0 | 7,000MB/s read | 5,300MB/s write| £153.99 £118.48 at Amazon (save £35.51)
The first-gen PCIe 4.0 drives are seeing some decent discounts now that faster drives, based on the Phison E18 controller, have been released. Just a few months ago this was the price of a 1TB PCIe 3.0 SSD, but now you can get twice the speed for the same price. Though do make sure you have a motherboard and CPU capable of running a PCIe 4.0 SSD first.View Deal

Samsung 970 EVO Plus | 2TB | PCIe 3.0 | 3,500MB/s read | 3,300MB/s write | £217.79 £189.88 at Amazon (save £27.91)
The Samsung vs. WD battle for SSD supremacy has one winner: us. The constant attempts to beat the other manufacturer has led to some outstanding drives, and the 970 EVO Plus is about as fast as PCIe 3.0 SSDs get.  And this is a great price for a speedy 2TB drive.View Deal

Samsung 870 QVO | 2TB | SATA | 560MB/s read | 530MB/s write | £176.99 £159.99 at Amazon (save £16.20)
A quick look at the read/write performance and it’s clear that SATA SSDs aren’t a patch on their PCIe-based brethren. But if you don’t have a spare socket for one on your motherboard, then that doesn’t matter a whole lot. In which case a SATA drive is a great option for offering a chunk of extra space. The 870 QVO has been cheaper than this, but it’s still one of the cheaper 2TB options out there.View Deal

Black Friday Gaming Headset deals

Razer BlackShark V2 X | Wired | 240g | £59.99 £44.90 at Amazon (save £15.09)
This is the budget spin of one of our favourite gaming headsets with a pretty nifty discount. It may not have the freedom of a wireless headset but these are comfy, cans at a great price. And the sound will not disappoint, especially at that price.View Deal

Razer Nari Ultimate | Wireless | 432g | £199.99 £93.50 at Amazon (save £106.49)
I’ll be honest, the haptic audio feedback built into the Nari does not float my boat, but that doesn’t mean this isn’t still a quality wireless gaming headset. And given that the wireless premium usually pushes headset prices well over £100, that makes the Nari Ultimate great value right now.View Deal

HyperX Cloud Alpha | Wired | 336g | £89.99 £64.31 at Amazon (save £25.68)
The venerable Cloud Alpha may be getting on a bit now, but that doesn’t stop it from being one of the best, and best-sounding gaming headsets of all time. The smart driver design has been recently aped by Razer’s impressive BlackShark V2 range, and sounds as close as you can get to an expansive open back design in noise-isolating closed back headset.View Deal

SteelSeries Arctis Pro | Wired | 426g | £179.99 £109.99 at Amazon (save £70)
The outstanding Arctis Pro briefly dropped lower than this, but this is still a solid deal on a set of seriously hi-res gaming headphones. The 10–40,000Hz response of these cans makes them ultra-clear for gaming, and deliver great depth for music too.View Deal

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