Black Friday gaming PC deals live: all the best discounts as they happen
Alienware Aurora R13 |
$1979.99 $1,499.99 at Dell
Good morning! Welcome back to our live coverage of 2022’s Black Friday gaming PC deals. We’ll kick things back off the way we got the ball rolling yesterday. The Alienware Aurora R13 is our current top pick for best gaming PC. In this deal from Dell (Alienware’s parent company) you get a 12th Gen Intel Core i7-12700F processor, 16GB of DDR5 RAM, 512GB of SSD storage, an AMD Radeon RX 6700XT GPU and a saving of $480 from its estimated value. Dell is also offering free shipping and one year of its Premium Support plan for the $1,499.99 purchase, so that’s worth noting.
If you’re looking for something more wallet-friendly, there’s also a second configuration on offer right now. In that version of the R13, Dell is offering a 12th Gen Intel Core i5-12400F CPU, an AMD Radeon RX6500 XT GPU, 8GB of DDR5 RAM, and 256GB of SSD storage, all for the low, low price of $899.99. If you’re struggling to afford higher-end specs, this build in particular is a great way to start a long term investment on a PC you can upgrade later on.
It’s also worth stating, we’ve experienced a few technical blips in the last few days when we’ve tried to link to Dell’s storefronts. If links take you to an outlet or refurbished Dell product website, try to redirect yourself to the official Dell retail site in your region.
UK: Save up to £1,2500 on Alienware Aurora R13 builds at Dell
Skytech Gaming Archangel | Free Uncharted Legacy of Thieves Collection |
$1,699.99 $1,269.99 at Amazon
One last deal before I down tools for the day, this time from Amazon. This PC has lots in the way of aesthetics with its icy-white chassis and RGB fans and lining. On the inside you get a Ryzen 5 5600X processor, an RTX 3060 Ti, 1TB of SSD storage, and 16 GB of DDR4 RAM. From the offers we’ve seen today, this isn’t the best of the best, but you do get a free game with your purchase, and some extra freebies are never a bad thing.
Along with your $1,269.99 purchase, you get Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection, so whether you’re a transitioning PlayStation gamer or someone that’s never experienced a Nathan Drake adventure, this might be the deal for you.
And with that, our coverage for today is done. I’ll be maintaining this page throughout the week, so if you didn’t quite get the deal you wanted today, check back tomorrow. I’ll be picking things up from 10am GMT each day and bringing you the best Black Friday gaming PC deals and offers I can find.
Yeyian Katana X10 | Freeshipping | Free Nvidia Game
$1,399 $949 at Newegg
I told you I’d try to find viable gaming PCs under $1000, and I meant it. Even if you haven’t heard of Yeyian, you’ll have heard of the 11th Gen Intel Core i5 CPU that powers this build, and is one of the best all-rounders on the market. In this deal you get one of those, plus an RTX 3060 that’s more than capable of delivering lush environments and high frame rates. You also get 16GB of DDR4 RAM, and 500GB of SSD storage. All that can be yours for $949, plus you get Newegg’s free shipping and free Nvidia game offer thrown in.
Honestly, if I was looking for my first gaming PC, this is the sort of build I’d go for. It’s under $1000, and it’s respectable components are more than capable of delivering good-looking, silky smooth performance in some of my favorite games. What more can you ask for this Black Friday?
CyberPowerPC Gamer Supreme |
$1,449.99 $1,199.99 at Best Buy
We initially saw this deal last week, but since then it’s been reduced by another $100. So now, you’re getting even more bang for your buck. For only $1,199.99 you can have an AMD Ryzen 7 5700 CPU, 16GB of RAM, 1TB of SSD, and an RTX 3070. Yes – you read that correctly. This build has an RTX 3070 GPU, and it’s under $1,300.
With a price drop since we found it last week, it might even drop again before Friday, but if you’re at all worried about stock, now might be the time to jump on this deal.
Seagate FireCuda 530 2TB |
$459.99 $249.99 at Best Buy
Right, so it isn’t exactly a gaming PC, but if you’re looking for a way to upgrade your SSD like I suggested with the HP Omen 25L deal, this is definitely a way to do that. The Seagate FireCuda 530 is one of the best, and most popular SSDs on the market. Although the 1TB version is cheaper, it’s harder to get a hold of. This deal from Best Buy gets you 2TB for only $249.99. It’s also a PS5 ready drive, if that interests you at all.
£165 £139 at Currys
MSI Aegis R | Free Shipping | Free Nvidia Game |
$1,899 $1,199 at Newegg
Another amazing Black Friday gaming PC deal here – and it’s only Monday. For only $1,199 (and at a $700 reduction, our biggest discount thus far), you get an Intel Core i7 12th gen processor, an RTX 3070 GPU, 16GB of DDR4 RAM, and 1TB of SSD storage.
As if the build wasn’t strong enough on its own, Newegg is also offering free shipping, a price match guarantee, and a free Nvidia game with your purchase. You have to love extra freebies, especially when you’re splashing out on an expensive piece of tech that you’ve likely worked hard to save for.
We don’t have a lot of price data for each of these particular builds, especially since many of them differ slightly with the retailers. For what it’s worth though, Newegg is saying this is its lowest price for 30 days.
HP Omen 25L |
£1,399.97 £999.97 at Box
That last deal didn’t have a UK equivalent, but this one is fairly close. In this offer from Box you can get an HP Omen 25L for only £999.97. Under the hood is a Ryzen 7 3700X Processor, an RTX 3060 Ti, and 16GB of HyperX FURY DDR4 RAM. The storage is the only thing potentially letting this build down, since it only has 256 GB of WD Black SSD and 2TB of HDD. However, given that SSDs are reaching historically low prices this Black Friday season, you could always spend a little more to upgrade it separately.
Regardless, this is a solid build for the money, especially since you’re getting a capable RTX 30 series GPU built-in for under a grand.
iBUYPOWER Trace MR258i |
$1,299 $1,099 at Best Buy
Alright, here’s one that’s a little more budget-friendly. I say a little, because it’s still just over $1,000. As I’m sure many of you are aware, it’s very hard to get a gaming PC that can keep up with the latest games and technology demands without spending more than $1000 – but that doesn’t mean I’m not going to try to find that for you. Times are hard, after all.
Either way, this deal from Walmart gets you an iBUYPOWER gaming PC for $1,099. If you haven’t heard of iBUYPOWER, we’d argue it’s one of the most reliable budget brands out there. Inside you’ll get a Ryzen 7 5700 processor, an RTX 3060 GPU, 16GB of RAM, and a 1TB SSD. In terms of power-per-dollars spent, this is a pretty great deal.
If I find something better under $1000, I’ll be giving you an update ASAP.
Alienware Aurora R13 |
$2,599.99 $2,199.99 at Best Buy
We’ll kick things off with our personal favorite – here’s the Alienware Aurora R13 on offer at Best Buy. There are two configurations listed on the store page; one costing $2,199.99 (saving you $400) which gives you an RTX 3080, Intel Core i7 CPU, 1TB of SSD, and 16GB of RAM.
Alternatively, if you’re willing to compromise on some higher-end specs in order to spend a little less, you can go with the configuration priced at $1,749.99 (saving you $250). This build gets you an RTX 3070, with the other specs virtually the same.
This is one of the best and most sought-after gaming PCs on the market right now, so we’d expect there will be plenty of discounts going this week. If I see any cheaper prices, I’ll be sure to give you an update. Either way, there’s no better way to start than by giving you a frame of reference for how much a top-tier PC will set you back this Black Friday.
£2,049 £1,649 at Amazon
Here we go! Welcome to our live coverage of 2022’s Black Friday gaming PC deals. My name’s Duncan and I’m the Hardware Editor here at GamesRadar. I’ll be doing my utmost to bring you the best gaming PC offers we come across as soon as they hit the shelves. It’s an exciting year to be looking for Black Friday gaming PC deals, and I hope I can help find you the perfect one for you. With chip shortages being a thing of the past, SSDs getting cheaper than ever, and the 40 series GPUs rolling out, I’m hoping we’ll get some big price cuts on pre-built machines and powerful components.
Strap in, and be prepared to act on a deal quickly – this might get competitive.