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These are the gaming PCs we'd buy with a $1,000 budget this Black Friday

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The best Black Friday gaming PC deals under $1,000 don't feature the latest RTX 30 series graphics cards at their heart, but you'll be able to game comfortably in both Full HD and 1440p for very aggressive price points today with most of these machines. If you've got less than $1,000 in your pocket, you can be safe in the knowledge that you're getting the best bang for your buck below. 

At the bare minimum, the best Black Friday gaming PC deals under $1,000 offer 60 FPS at Full HD in many of the most popular titles right now, such as Call of Duty Warzone,  Doom Eternal, and Control The SkyTech Chronos Mini has hit its historic lowest ever price today at only $759.99 (down from $950). The GTX 1650 has enough power to provide playable frame rates in the latest titles with only a few sliders considered. 

It's not all about Nvidia GPUs on the cheaper end of the scale, however, as we've also spotted the iBuyPower Slate MR, which features the RX 570 8GB graphics card, for only $849.99 (discounted from $1,000) at Best Buy. It's one of the punchier budget GPUs around, and wildly popular still to this day. We'd happily kick back for a Valorant session on this machine. 

If you're wanting a bit more power out of your system, though, we've also found options from both Team Green and Team Red. If we're really allowed to push that $1,000 budget in today's Black Friday gaming PC deals, though, the CyberPowerPC Gamer Master is hard to beat for $999.99 (down from its usual $1,150 MSRP) at Best Buy. You get the Ryzen 6600 XT which is a powerful performer at both 1080p and 1440p, too. 

You'll find all the gaming PC deals we'd be shopping for with $1,000 in our back pocket just below - or check out all the best Black Friday gaming laptop deals we've found today. 

Today's best Black Friday gaming PC deals under $1,000

SkyTech Chronos Mini | $950

SkyTech Chronos Mini | $950 $759.99 at Amazon
Save $190 - The Skytech Chronos Mini has hit its historic lowest-ever price today at Amazon and proves that capable PC gaming doesn't need to cost four figures. Features: Intel Core-i3 10100F, GTX 1650, 8GB RAM, 500GB SSD. 

iBuyPower Slate Mono | $900

iBuyPower Slate Mono | $900 $799.99 at Newegg
Save $100 - For under the $800 mark, you're getting a build utilizing a much more modern CPU than what we normally see in budget builds at this price range. Features: Intel Core i5-11400F, GTX 1050 Ti, 8GB RAM, 480GB SSD. 

Acer Predator Orion 3000 | $849 at Walmart

Acer Predator Orion 3000 | $849 at Walmart
Considering that the average going rate of a GTX 1660 Super right now is around $680, you're getting a capable gaming PC for Full HD and 1440p for a competitive rate. Features: Intel Core i5-11400F, GTX 1660 Super,  8GB RAM, 512GB SSD.

iBuyPower Slate MR | $1,000

iBuyPower Slate MR | $1,000 $849.99 at Best Buy
Save $150 - The iBuyPower Slate MR is one of the more highly reviewed prebuilts in recent memory for its aggressive price point especially. It's now $150 cheaper, so even better value for your money for what you get. Features: Intel Core i5-11400F, RX 570 8GB, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD

CyberPowerPC Gamer Xtreme | $1,030

CyberPowerPC Gamer Xtreme | $1,030 $875.99 at Amazon
Save $154 - It's the lowest price that we can verify on this RTX 2060 build, and exceptional value at a time where the standalone GPU will run you upwards of $650 right now. Features: Intel Core i5-11400F, RTX 2060, 8GB RAM, 500GB SSD. 

CyberPowerPC Gamer Master | $1,150

CyberPowerPC Gamer Master | $1,150 $999.99 at Best Buy
Save $150 - What makes the CyberPowerPC Gamer Master such a good deal is the fact that it's priced competitively against the current going rates for the RX 6600 XT on its own. We hardly ever see RX 6000 builds come in at under $1,000, so it won't be around long. Features: AMD Ryzen 5 3600, Radeon RX 6600 XT, 8GB RAM, 500GB SSD

More Black Friday gaming PC deals

Below you'll find even more great Black Friday gaming PC deals courtesy of our price comparison technology. 

Take the portable route for the latest GPUs for less today with the Black Friday gaming laptop deals, and ensure your peripherals are up to scratch at discounted rates in the Black Friday gaming keyboard and mouse deals

Aleksha McLoughlin

I’ve recently graduated with a BA Hons degree in Journalism after what feels like an eternity. In that time, roughly seven years, I’ve written for the likes of Expert Reviews and Tech Spark, with my passion for all things tech and gaming related leading me here as Hardware Editor of GamesRadar+. This past year alone I’ve helped produce a documentary series for the BBC, and been active in the field of music journalism through my escapades seen in No Clean Singing and Vinyl Chapters.