Alienware Aurora R13 |
$1979.99 $1,499.99 at Dell
Good morning! Welcome back to our live coverage of the 2022 Black Friday gaming PC deals. We’re kicking things off as we got the ball rolling yesterday. The Alienware Aurora R13 is our current top pick for the 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 $480 savings over the estimated value. Dell also offers free shipping and a year of its Premium Support plan for the $1,499.99 purchase, so that’s worth noting.
If you’re looking for something a little more wallet-friendly, there’s currently a second configuration on offer as well. In that version of the R13, Dell offers 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 specs, this build in particular is a great way to start a long-term investment in a PC that you can upgrade later.
It’s also worth mentioning that we’ve experienced a few tech blips over the past few days as we tried to link to Dell’s storefronts. If links take you to a retailer or refurbished Dell product website, try directing yourself to the official Dell retail site in your area.
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 stop the tools for today, this time from Amazon. This PC has a lot going for it in terms of aesthetics with its icy white chassis and RGB fans and liner. On the inside, you get a Ryzen 5 5600X processor, an RTX 3060 Ti, 1TB of SSD storage and 16GB of DDR4 RAM. Of 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 PlayStation gamer in transition or someone who’s never experienced a Nathan Drake adventure, this might be the deal for you.
And that concludes our coverage for today. 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 every day starting at 10am GMT and bringing you the best Black Friday gaming PC deals and offers I can find.
Yeyian Katana X10 | Free Shipping | Free Nvidia game
$1,399 $949 at Newegg
I told you I would try to find viable gaming PCs under $1000, and I meant it. Even if you’ve never heard of Yeyian, you’ve 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, plus an RTX 3060 that’s more than capable of delivering lush environments and high frame rates. You also get 16 GB of DDR4 RAM and 500 GB of SSD storage. All of that can be yours for $949, plus you get free shipping from Newegg and a free Nvidia game deal.
Honestly, if I was looking for my first gaming PC, I’d go for this kind of build. It costs less than $1000, and so are the respectable components Lake then able to deliver nice, silky-smooth performance in some of my favorite games. What more can you ask for this Black Friday?
CyberPower PC Gamer Supreme |
$1,449.99 $1,199.99 at Best Buy
We first saw this deal last week, but it’s since been reduced by another $100. So now you get even more bang for your buck. For just $1,199.99, you’ve got an AMD Ryzen 7 5700 CPU, 16 GB RAM, 1 TB SSD, and an RTX 3070. Yes, you read that right. This build has an RTX 3070 GPU and costs less than $1,300.
With a drop in price since we found it last week, it could even drop again before Friday, but if you’re 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’s not exactly a gaming PC, but if you’re looking for a way to upgrade your SSD, as I suggested with the HP Omen 25L deal, this is certainly one way to do it. The Seagate FireCuda 530 is one of the best and most popular SSDs on the market. While the 1TB version is cheaper, it’s harder to get hold of. This deal from Best Buy gets you 2 TB for just $249.99. It’s also a PS5-ready disc, if that interests you.
£165 £139 at Curry’s
MSI Aegis R| Free Shipping | Free Nvidia game |
$1,899 $1,199 at Newegg
Another great Black Friday deal for gaming PCs here – and it’s only Monday. For just $1,199 (and discounted by $700, our biggest discount yet), 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 also offers free shipping, a price guarantee, and a free Nvidia game with your purchase. You must love extra freebies, especially if you’re splurging on an expensive piece of tech that you’ve probably worked hard to save for.
We don’t have a lot of pricing data for each of these specific builds, mainly because many of them differ slightly from the retailers. However, for what it’s worth, Newegg says that’s the lowest price for 30 days.
HP Omen 25L |
£1,399.97 £999.97 at box
That last deal had no equivalent in the UK, but this one comes pretty close. In this offer from Box you get an HP Omen 25L for just £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 that might let this build down as it only has 256GB WD Black SSD and 2TB HDD. However, since SSDs are hitting historically low prices this Black Friday season, you can always spend a little more to upgrade them individually.
Either way, this is a solid build for the money, especially since you get a capable RTX 30-series GPU built in for less than a grand.
iBUYPOWER Trace MR258i |
$1,299 $1,099 at Best Buy
Okay, here’s one that’s a bit more budget-friendly. I say a little, because it’s quiet only over $1,000. As I’m sure many of you know, it’s very hard to get a gaming PC that can keep up with the latest games and technology demands without spending over $1000 – but that doesn’t mean I’m not going to try to find that for you. After all, times are tough.
Anyway, this deal from Walmart gets you an iBUYPOWER gaming PC for $1,099. If you’ve never heard of iBUYPOWER, we’d say it’s one of the most reliable budget brands out there. Inside you get a Ryzen 7 5700 processor, an RTX 3060 GPU, 16GB of RAM and a 1TB SSD. In terms of assets spent per dollar spent, this is a pretty good deal.
If I find something better under $1000 I’ll update you ASAP.
Alienware Aurora R13 |
$2,599.99 $2,199.99 at Best Buy
We’ll start 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 that costs $2,199.99 (saving you $400), which gets you an RTX 3080, Intel Core i7 CPU, 1TB SSD, and 16GB of RAM.
If you’re willing to compromise on some high-end specs to spend a little less, you can opt for the $1,749.99 configuration (saving you $250). With this build you get an RTX 3070, with the other specs pretty much the same.
This is one of the best and most sought-after gaming PCs on the market right now, so we expect to see a lot of discounts this week. If I see cheaper prices, I’ll be sure to update you. Either way, there’s no better way to start than by giving you a frame of reference for how much a top-of-the-line PC will cost you this Black Friday.
£2,049 £1,649 at Amazon
Here we go! Welcome to our live coverage of the 2022 Black Friday gaming PC deals. My name is Duncan and I’m the hardware editor here at GamesRadar. I’ll do my very best to bring you the best gaming PC deals we come across as soon as they hit the shelves. It’s an exciting year to look for Black Friday deals on gaming PCs, and I hope I can help you find the perfect one for you. With chip shortages a thing of the past, SSDs getting cheaper than ever, and the 40-series GPUs rolling out, I hope we’ll see big price cuts on pre-built machines and high-performance components.
Brace yourself and be prepared to act quickly on a deal – this can get competitive.