Black Friday gaming PC deals 2022: all the best offers now live!

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Black Friday gaming PC deals mean there are huge savings to had on range of rigs, whether you're looking for an entry-level option or a hefty upgrade to run the latest games. We've compiled some deals below covering everything from computing powerhouses with price tags in the thousands to sub-grand, 'get the job done' machines.

There are so many deals to keep track of, but hopefully our picks for the best deals across the US and UK should help you make sense of things and save some money. We're regularly looking over all the offerings from the biggest retailers - from Amazon, to Best Buy, to Currys - to see what they've got.

To help you further we've got our ever present list of best gaming PCs to lay out the best of what's out there across the full ranges of costs and set ups. We've also got a Black Friday gaming laptop deals we're updating as well if you're open to options on what you want. And, if you want a good look over everything our big Black Friday gaming deals guide covers just about every deal worth knowing about.

Black Friday gaming PC deals in the US

iBUYPOWER SlateMR247i Gaming Desktop | $999.99 (opens in new tab)

iBUYPOWER SlateMR247i Gaming Desktop | $999.99 $749 at Walmart (opens in new tab)
Save $250.99
- If 'under $1000' is your magic price point for a gaming PC then this iBUYPOWER is perfect. That price drop gets you an Intel i5 processor, RTX 3050 8GB GPU, a 480GB SSD and 8GB of DDR4. YOu also get Windows 11, a mouse and Keyboard to help you get set up.

Alienware Aurora Ryzen Edition R14 | + Warhammer 40,000 Darktide | $2,979.99 (opens in new tab)

Alienware Aurora Ryzen Edition R14 | + Warhammer 40,000 Darktide | $2,979.99 $2,299.99 at Dell (opens in new tab)
Save $680 - This is a brilliant deal that gets you right to the top of the totem pole in one fell swoop. An RTX 3080 Ti graphics card, 32GB of RAM, a Ryzen 9 5900 CPU, and a 512GB SSD + 1TB HDD storage combo will see you up and running and enjoying games on ultra in a snip.

CyberPowerPC Gamer Master Gaming Desktop |   (opens in new tab)

CyberPowerPC Gamer Master Gaming Desktop |  $1,149.99 $849.99 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Save $300
- The discount on this CyberPowerPC bring a ready-to-go gaming PC with a AMD Ryzen 5 5600X processor and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 in at under $850, which is great deal. There's also 16GB of DDR4 RAM, a 1TB SSD and custom RGB case lighting to show it all off.

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Lenovo Legion Tower 5 | $989.99 $729.99 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Save $260 - Here's a great entry-level offer from Best Buy on a Lenovo Legion Tower build. Inside is an AMD Ryzen 5-5800G CPU, an AMD Radeon RX 6500XT, 8GB of RAM, and 512GB of SSD storage. Not bad for under $750.

Lenovo IdeaCentre Gaming 5i RTX 3060 gaming PC | $899.99 (opens in new tab)

Lenovo IdeaCentre Gaming 5i RTX 3060 gaming PC | $899.99 $849.99 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Save $50 - This is a lesser-known model, but you're still getting a solid configuration for your cash here. Best Buy's early Black Friday gaming PC deals have the RTX 3060 Lenovo IdeaCentre Gaming 5i for just $849.99 right now - that's packing an i7-12700 processor, 16GB RAM, and 512GB SSD.

iBUYPOWER Trace MR258i | $1,299 (opens in new tab)

iBUYPOWER Trace MR258i | $1,299 $1,099 at Walmart (opens in new tab)
Save $200 -
As cheap gaming PCs go, iBUYPOWER is as reliable as they come. Under the hood here we have a Ryzen 7 5700 processor and an RTX 3060 GPU. Stealing the show though is the 1TB NVMe SSD which isn't usually seen in entry-level deals for gaming PCs like the early Black Friday ones we're seeing. Stock seems patchy at the moment,m but you can still use this link as a launch pad and to check local stores' stock levels.

CyberPowerPC RTX 3070 gaming PC | $1,449.99 (opens in new tab)

CyberPowerPC RTX 3070 gaming PC | $1,449.99 $1,199.99 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Save $150 - With a Ryzen 7 5700 processor and RTX 3070 GPU, this CyberPowerPC is sitting at a particularly strong price at Best Buy. It's also been reduced by $100 since we found it last week. You're also getting a 16GB RAM / 1TB SSD memory and storage combination here to boot.

Acer Nitro 50 N50-640-UA91 Gaming Desktop PC | $669.99 (opens in new tab)

Acer Nitro 50 N50-640-UA91 Gaming Desktop PC | $669.99 $599.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $70 - Save a bit on this entry-level gaming PC that's perfect for those on a lower budget. While it's hardware is hardly the best, it still packs a respectable Nividia GTX 1650 graphics card, 8GB of DDR4 RAM, and will store a fair amount of games on its 512GB SSD.

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Alienware Aurora R10 Gaming PC | $1849.99 $1249.99 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Save $600 - The Alienware Aurora R10 isn't a cheap gaming PC, but this deal from Best Buy takes off almost a third of it's price, taking it well below the $1500 price mark. With an AMD Radeon RX 6800XT, 16GB of RAM, and a 1TBB SSD and 1TB HDD on board, you'll have plenty of power and storage space to run and hold all your games and files too.

Early Black Friday gaming PC deals in the UK

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Lenovo Legion T5 | £1,659 £1,399.97 at Box (opens in new tab)
Save £260 - Here you have an AMD Ryzen 7 5800 Octa Core Processor, a Radeon RX 6800 XT GPU, and 16GB of RAM. That RAM is standard for Lenovo's Legion machines, and has to be one of their biggest strengths when it comes to their architecture.

Horizon Noir i3 RX 6600 Gaming PC | £880 (opens in new tab)

Horizon Noir i3 RX 6600 Gaming PC | £880 £679.99 at CCL (opens in new tab)
Save £200 - This is low-end gaming setup is perfect for some undemanding gaming with an Intel Core i3 and AMD Radeon RX 6600. So more for old games and the less demanding end of the spectrum. The RX 6000 does comes with a code to claim up to two games, though, to sweeten the deal even more.

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Acer Predator Orion 3000 | £1,329.99 £1,269.99 at Box (opens in new tab)
Save £60 - Another solid budget option here. For just over a grand, you get a GeForce RTX 3060 Ti, 16GB of RAM. This one won't blow your socks off since it's only got an Intel an i5 processor, but it's more than enough for a mix of work and play.

MSI Mag Infinite S3 RTX 3060 gaming PC | £1,299 (opens in new tab)

MSI Mag Infinite S3 RTX 3060 gaming PC | £1,299 £1,199 at Currys (opens in new tab)
Save £100 - There's an excellent 1TB SSD and RTX 3070 GPU inside this MSI Mag machine - great value considering you're saving £100 on that £1,299 at Currys. With an i7-12700F CPU and 16GB RAM, you're getting plenty of support under the hood as well.

PC Specialist Tornado R3 GTX 1650 gaming PC | £699 (opens in new tab)

PC Specialist Tornado R3 GTX 1650 gaming PC | £699 £599 at Currys (opens in new tab)
Save £100 - This is an entry level build, with a Ryzen 3 processor and GTX 1650 GPU. However, you're still getting a solid 512GB SSD in here, where we would usually only see 256GB. With a £100 saving you're grabbing the PC Specialist Tornado R3 in all its RGB glory for just £599.

Acer Predator Orion 3000 RTX 3070 gaming PC | £1,599 (opens in new tab)

Acer Predator Orion 3000 RTX 3070 gaming PC | £1,599 £1,399 at Currys (opens in new tab)
Save £200 - With £200 off the final price, you're picking up this RTX 3070 Acer Predator Orion PC for just £1,399. That's an excellent price considering the i7-12700 processor under the hood, as well as the split 512GB SSD and 1TB HDD storage system.

Chillblast Vanta gaming PC | £2,399.99 (opens in new tab)

Chillblast Vanta gaming PC | £2,399.99 £1,899.99 at Box (opens in new tab)
Save £500 - There's a massive £500 discount on this high-end RTX 3070 Ti rig in Box's early Black Friday gaming PC deals. That leaves us with a solid £1,899.99 sale price on the i7-12700F configuration, packing 16GB RAM and a 1TB SSD.

OcUK Gaming Germanium Z7 RTX 4090 Gaming PC | £4999.99 (opens in new tab)

OcUK Gaming Germanium Z7 RTX 4090 Gaming PC | £4999.99 £4499.99 at OverclockersUK (opens in new tab)
Save £500 - This is a fairly big saving for a truly mega PC. This build has the new Nvidia RTX 4090 GPU, 32GB of DDR5 RAM, and a combined 1.5TB of SSD storage across two drives. Do note, since the RTX 4090 is only available for pre-order, you can opt for the RTX 4080 instead, which is currently still in stock and will save you an additional £410.

Black Friday gaming PC deals: FAQs

When will Black Friday gaming PC deals start?

Black Friday 2022 officially starts on the 25th of November. However, as is often the case with large-scale peak trading events, some retailers get their noses out in front of the competition by starting certain offers in the days prior. Thanksgiving in the US is on the 24th, so anticipate some bargains going live in celebration. Deals can be found all weekend, and of course, all roads lead through Cyber Monday on the 28th. To stay in the loop with it all, keep your eyes peeled for our live coverage.

Black Friday gaming PC deals: What to expect

We expect that the biggest and most well-known brands will offer some of the biggest discounts for Black Friday gaming PCs. Based on last year, Dell had solid discounts, especially on their Alienware Aurora computers. For example, the Alienware Aurora R12, which is, in our opinion, the best value Alienware gaming PC, saw a $608 dollar saving in last year’s Black Friday event. And for those who don’t know, that’s a PC with an Intel Core i7 CPU and RTX 3060 Ti GPU. That type of machine selling for only $1,371 should tell you exactly what to expect for Black Friday gaming PC offers. To keep tabs on their great range of gaming PCs, monitors, and peripherals, check out our Black Friday Alienware deals page.

Like we mentioned up top, be prepared for some exciting bargain opportunities on GPUs as well. NVIDIA’s RTX 4090 released earlier in October, which kicks off the 40 series’ staggered release over the coming months. The RTX 4080, for example, will launch on the 16th of November, conveniently hitting shelves before Black Friday. For years, the 30 series has been almost impossible to get a hold of due to chip shortages and supply chain issues, and now that they’re finally beginning to meet the demand of the market, we’d expect to see some quite ridiculous price reductions over the next month. In short, it’s an exciting time to be a PC gamer.

What does this mean for pre-builds? Well, as the 40 series GPUs begin to roll out, so too will pre-built machines that include them. Just as the 30 series components will most likely reduce in price, and hopefully go on sale for Black Friday, we’d expect to see some exciting deals on some of our favourite gaming PCs from 2022. There’s good news for the budget buyer too, since events like Black Friday are great opportunities for less dominant brands to insert themselves into the conversation. 

 Is it cheaper to build a gaming PC or buy one in 2022? 

In the short term, buying a gaming PC will definitely work out cheaper - especially around Black Friday. PC components, especially ones that are geared at the gaming market, are undeniably expensive. For example, an RTX 3050 graphics card is on the entry level end of the 30 series. That component alone will set you back between $250 and $300 (£270-£300). It could even be more than that depending on when and where you buy. When you look at prebuilt gaming PCs, you can get pretty decent entry level options for between $550 and $750 (£700-£1000 in the UK). 

In the long run, building your PC can work out cheaper, but especially if you’re looking for your first gaming PC, we’d suggest paying more attention to the prebuilt market. If building is the road you choose to take, you can find great Black Friday CPU deals and amazing Black Friday SSD deals too.

Where to get the best Black Friday gaming PC deals?

When it comes to the best Black Friday gaming PC deals, generally, we have seen that Dell has some of the deepest discounts on high-end gaming rigs (namely the Alienware Aurora line), but the big retailers are always a safe bet. Amazon is a given, but Best Buy and Walmart have established more a presence with computer hardware over the past couple of years.

US: 

Amazon: Fair prices on boutique built and branded prebuilt gaming PCs (opens in new tab)
Dell: Regularly has some of the best-value deals on Alienware Aurora builds (opens in new tab)
Best Buy: Low starting prices on iBuyPower, HP, and Lenovo rigs (opens in new tab)
Walmart: Competitive prices on all the major brands with the newest GPUs (opens in new tab)
Newegg: Big savings on ABS Legend and Gladiator gaming PCs (opens in new tab)

UK: 

Amazon: savings on Admi, Vibox, CyberPowerPC, and more (opens in new tab)
Currys: Few deals but competitive prices on high-end gaming PC builds (opens in new tab)
Overclockers: Low starting prices for OcUK custom gaming PCs (opens in new tab)
eBuyer: Decent savings to be made on AlphaSync boutique builds (opens in new tab)
Very: Savings on PC Specialist, Zoostrom, and MSI gaming rigs (opens in new tab) 

Is it worth waiting until Black Friday to buy a gaming PC?

Given what we’ve seen in recent years, prebuilt gaming PCs see their biggest price reductions around Black Friday. According to the 2022 Adobe holiday shopping report (opens in new tab), computers saw up to a 15% reduction in across the board in the US between the end of October and end of November. By a fair margin, the lowest prices are seen in the last weeks of November, right when Black Friday always hits.

Unless it’s an absolute emergency, we’d strongly advise you wait to buy a gaming PC during Black Friday week. This is especially true if you’re looking at the higher end of the specs scale, or at PCs that include RTX 30 series GPUs.


If you're looking to upgrade your gaming set up in other ways this Black Friday, why not check out our Black Friday gaming chair deals page, or our Black Friday Secret Labs deals roundup.

You can also find all the best deals for these this sales season, in the Black Friday CPU deals, Black Friday graphics cards deals, and Black Friday SSD deals

Duncan Robertson
Hardware Editor

Ever since playing Journey at the age of 15, I’ve been desperate to cover video games for a living. After graduating from Edinburgh Napier University with a degree in Journalism, I contributed to the Scottish Games Network and completed an Editorial Internship over at Expert Reviews. Besides that, I’ve been managing my own YouTube channel and Podcast for the last 7 years. It’s been a long road, but all that experience somehow landed me a dream job covering gaming hardware. I’m a self-confessing PlayStation fanboy, but my experience covering the larger business and developer side of the whole industry has given me a strong knowledge of all platforms. When I’m not testing out every peripheral I can get my hands on, I’m probably either playing tennis or dissecting game design for an upcoming video essay. Now, I better stop myself here before I get talking about my favourite games like HUNT: Showdown, Dishonored, and Towerfall Ascension.
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