Cyber Monday has kicked off, so your best bet is to head to our Cyber Monday PC gaming hub (opens in new tab) to check out the best new deals. Check out some samples below:
Razer Blade 14 (opens in new tab) | Ryzen 9 5900HX | RTX 3070 | 16GB RAM | 1TB SSD |
AU$3,999 AU$2,749 (opens in new tab)
These Blades are always pricey affairs, especially so when they're rocking CPUs and GPUs like this. Still, over AU$1,000 off might push you over the edge, and while the 14 inch screen may be on the small side, it boasts a 165Hz refresh rate and is extremely portable. Via the Microsoft Store. [Update: eBay Plus members can get a further 5 percent discount on this price over on eBay, bringing it down to AU$2611.55 (opens in new tab)).
LG Ultragear 34 inch curved monitor (34GL750-B) (opens in new tab) |
AU$699 AU$524 (opens in new tab)
For those in the market for an ultrawide display, this AU$175 saving is worth investigation. It's a 34 inch WFHD affair with a 144Hz refresh rate, G-Sync compatibility, 1ms response time and IPS goodness. Via Amazon.
Secretlab Titan Evo (2022 series) |
AU$679 from AU$644 at Secretlab (opens in new tab) (save AU$35)
It may not be the most jaw dropping discount, but a nice AU$35 off the best gaming chair is much better than nothing. It sits right at the top of our best gaming chairs (opens in new tab)list for a reason: This thing is comfortable, stylish, and full of useful, innovative features.
Remember, Cyber Monday has kicked off! Check out the best Cyber Monday PC gaming deals in Australia (opens in new tab).
The discounts have rolled out all week, but now Black Friday is over and Cyber Monday has finally arrived. We've seen a lot of big deals from the likes of Amazon and Dell throughout last week and over the weekend, but today is the day when the smaller local retailers will have their time to shine. We'll be scouring their sites in order to collect all the best deals on this page.
There are seriously great deals out there. From SSDs to laptops, there's something for everyone and every budget, as long as you know where to look and what to look out for. And we're here to help.
One thing you're not going to see this Black Friday is any deals on graphics cards. While the likes of the RTX 3080 and RX 6800 XT are the best graphics cards upgrades we've seen in a long, long time, lack of availability means that these don't need price cuts to sell out. Plenty of gaming PCs built around such cards are out there though, particularly laptops, and there are some healthy deals to be had if you're quick.
So there are deals and plenty of them. Maybe not on graphics cards, but plenty of other components are enjoying large price drops. Without further ado:
Where will the best Black Friday PC gaming deals be?
- Amazon - Black Friday deals on anything and everything (opens in new tab)
- Microsoft - Laptops, peripherals and games (opens in new tab)
- Dell - Alienware and Dell PCs, monitors and laptops (opens in new tab)
- MWave - Laptops, peripherals, monitors, hardware... the lot (opens in new tab)
- eBay - Laptops, monitors and peripherals (opens in new tab)
- Scorptec - PC specialists with a bit of everything (opens in new tab)
When is Black Friday 2021?
Black Friday 2021 will be on November 26, one full day ahead of last year's date. That means Cyber Monday will fall on November 29 after a retail-heavy weekend.
Last year Black Friday almost lasted from the end of the delayed Prime Day in October. It will be a similar story this year, with everyone, from Amazon to MWave keen to lock in sales early to avoid shipping problems. So expect specific Black Friday deals and offers to start earlier than ever.
What deals can I expect on Black Friday 2021?
Obviously Black Friday graphics card deals are off the table for another year. I mean, being able to buy one for anything near RRP would be a start. But you will be able to find the latest GPU silicon in either a pre-built gaming PC (opens in new tab) or a new gaming laptop (opens in new tab), and we fully expect there to be deals on those, especially with newer Intel Alder Lake PCs potentially making last-gen models more ready for discounts.
Along with the news there will be new Ryzen CPUs early next year (opens in new tab), last-gen Intel and AMD processors could be cheaper too, in order to clear older stock from the inventory of retailers. With an imminent price correction on memory (opens in new tab) expected soon, we might see some other component deals, too.
The arrival of DDR5 might also make DDR4 kits more affordable, and there seems to have been a glut of great SSDs (opens in new tab) recently too.
Screens are another regularly discounted commodity around Black Friday, and we doubt this year will be any different. Which means both the best gaming monitors (opens in new tab) and the best TVs for gaming (opens in new tab) could get some tasty deals, too.
And there will always be gaming mice and keyboards on sale come Black Friday too.
What should I avoid buying on Black Friday 2021?
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 (opens in new tab)), and maybe some alternatives in case those don't pop up, and 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 comparison sites like our sibling site Getprice (opens in new tab) will let you know if a deal's more than just skin deep.
Are there any Black Friday tips and tricks?
If you haven't already used it up during a credit card splurge around Amazon Prime Day, then you ought to take the opportunity to sign up for a free 30-day trial of Amazon Prime (opens in new tab). 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.
But whatever happens around Black Friday 2021, we'll be on hand to see you through and make sure that you're told about the best PC gaming deals going down around the event, and hopefully put a stop to any potential buyer's remorse.
We're also deploying the full bot-powered might of our price comparison engine, to check for the best deals on the key PC gaming product categories every hour of every day.