Best Black Friday PC gaming deals in Australia for 2022: the day is over, but here's what's left

Black Friday deals

Black Friday is over, but Cyber Monday is keeping the deal train alive! Check out our hub for the best Cyber Monday PC gaming deals in Australia (opens in new tab) to see the best bargains going around right now.

While November 25 has officially passed, there's still a bunch of Black Friday PC gaming deals on offer across the web. You can still find discounts on graphics cards, CPUs, gaming headset, gaming keyboards, chairs and much more from a number of retailers. There's still time to pick up a gift for a PC gamer in your life ahead of the holidays or net yourself a well-earned reward for a hard year's work.

Whether you're looking for a loved one or to treat yourself, you don't want to waste your money on a trash product or an awful 'deal'. That's why we'll be heavily curating the deals on this page to make sure you can see where your hard-earned money should go.

Here at PC Gamer we spend our working week testing the latest products to see if they're worthy of our rigs. And the ones we think worthwhile, we tell you about. That's why we do it: you shouldn't have to waste a penny on poorly-made products. 

And, at a time with an increased focus on the cost of living in Australia and across the world, it makes sense to save any large purchase for an event such as Black Friday, where every retailer in every corner of the globe will be cutting prices to tempt you into spending your money with them. Whatever you're after, the Black Friday sales event is a great time to bag a bargain. We're making sure to channel our years of expertise into making sure you know what the best deals are and don't have to go trawling though pages of not-actually-deals on Amazon, eBay, MWave, and more.

Where are the best Black Friday PC gaming deals?

Black Friday PC games deals

Black Friday is over, but Cyber Monday is now. Check out our hub for the best Cyber Monday PC gaming deals in Australia to see the best prices; see below a few highlights:

Massive savings on PC games at Green Man Gaming (opens in new tab)

Massive savings on PC games at Green Man Gaming (opens in new tab)
PC games tend to get forgotten in the Black Friday rush for hardware and peripherals, but boy does Green Man Gaming have some humdingers. Here's a choice selection. Unless otherwise noted, these are all for standard editions.

Assassin's Creed Odyssey (opens in new tab) | AU$89.95 AU$19.79 (opens in new tab)
Assassin's Creed Valhalla (opens in new tab) | AU$89.95 AU$25.53 (opens in new tab)
Back 4 Blood (opens in new tab) | AU$89.95 AU$24.64 (opens in new tab)
Borderlands 3 (opens in new tab) | AU$89.95 AU$20.24 (opens in new tab)
Cities: Skylines Deluxe Edition (opens in new tab) | AU$56.95 AU$14.52 (opens in new tab)
Doom Eternal (opens in new tab) | AU$54.95 AU$11.81 (opens in new tab)
Grand Theft Auto V: Premium Edition (opens in new tab) | AU$47.17 AU$21.23 (opens in new tab)
The Quarry (opens in new tab) | AU$89.95 AU$40.48 (opens in new tab)
Red Dead Redemption 2 (opens in new tab) | AU$89.95 AU$26.72 (opens in new tab)
Riders Republic (opens in new tab) | AU$89.95 AU$26.12 (opens in new tab)
Tiny Tina's Wonderlands (opens in new tab) | AU$89.95 AU$40.03 (opens in new tab)
XCOM 2 (opens in new tab)  | AU$89.95 AU$4.05 (opens in new tab)
Watch Dogs Legion (opens in new tab) | AU$89.95 AU$19.79 (opens in new tab)
Resident Evil 7 (opens in new tab) | AU$28.49 AU$9.91 (opens in new tab)
Outlast Trinity (opens in new tab) | AU$84.85 AU$10.18 (opens in new tab)

Razer Blade 14 (opens in new tab)

Razer Blade 14 (6900HX, 16GB, 1TB, RTX 3070 Ti) (opens in new tab) AU$4,499 AU$2,999 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
The Razer Blade 14 remains one of the best lightweight gaming laptops. It comes with a fast CPU, GPU and a lovely screen. Blade laptops carry a premium price but when you knock AU$1,500 off the price, it becomes harder to resist.

AMD Ryzen 5 7600X 6 Core/12 Thread Socket AM5 processor - AU$399 (opens in new tab)

AMD Ryzen 5 7600X 6 Core/12 Thread Socket AM5 processor - AU$399 at Amazon (opens in new tab) 

AMD's Ryzen 5 7600X processor is a great option if you're looking for an affordable current generation CPU without spending big bucks. It's easy to cool, it's power thrifty and just $399, it's well over $100 cheaper than it was just a month back. It'll let you divert your gaming dollars towards a high end graphics card, which the 7600X will drive with ease.

PNY GeForce RTX 3060 VERTO Dual 12GB Graphics Card | (opens in new tab)

PNY GeForce RTX 3060 VERTO Dual 12GB Graphics Card | AU$579 AU$469 (opens in new tab) (save AU$110)

This PNY RTX 3060 at $469 delivers a lot of gaming performance for your buck. It's a good option for use with a high refresh rate 1080p screen, but it'll happily run games at higher resolutions too, especially if you enable DLSS.

LG 38WN95C 38in Ultrawide Curved Monitor | (opens in new tab)
Best Price

LG 38WN95C 38in Ultrawide Curved Monitor | AU$2,199 AU$1,499 at Amazon (opens in new tab) (Save AU$700)
Formerly AU$1,599 a few days ago, this increased "discount" is still an alright deal if you're in the market for this model in particular. It's a sizable 38 inch gaming monitor: a 3,840x1,600 ultrawide affair with a 144Hz refresh rate, 1ms response time, and HDR600 support. It's pitched to creators, but the specs will hold you in good stead in-game.

Western Digital Black SN850X 1TB NVMe SSD | AU$185.65 at Amazon  (opens in new tab)

Western Digital Black SN850X 1TB NVMe SSD | AU$185.65 at Amazon  (opens in new tab)

This is a great price for WD's excellent 1TB SN850X SSD (via Amazon US), even more so considering this is the version that includes a heatsink. It's PS5 compatible, and whether you use it with a PS5 or a PC, you'll be getting one of the fastest drives on the market.

Secretlab Titan Evo 2022 (opens in new tab)

Secretlab Titan Evo 2022 Classic | 4D armrests | $759 $724 at Secretlab
(opens in new tab)This is our pick for the best gaming chair (opens in new tab), and you'll know why once you sit in it. Or read our review (opens in new tab). As for this specific design, it's one of the more understated of the lot. It's not as sensual to the touch as the Softweave fabric choice, but still boasts immaculately upholstered, premium quality Neo Hybrid Leatherette, and of course fantastic ergonomics. The full price can be a bit deceiving on Secretlab chairs, as we rarely ever see it, but this is still a good deal on a great chair.

Razer DeathAdder V2 gaming mouse (opens in new tab)

Razer DeathAdder V2 gaming mouse (opens in new tab) | AU$139.95 AU$43 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Well well, if it isn't our very favourite gaming mouse with a 69% (nice) discount! We praise this unit for its superior sensor, brilliant shape, and support for all the many and various hand sizes out there. You're saving a huge AU$96.95 on this one, so if you're in the market for a mouse this is a brilliant steal.

Logitech G915 Lightspeed wireless mechanical keyboard (opens in new tab)

Logitech G915 Lightspeed wireless mechanical keyboard (opens in new tab)| AU$399 AU$251 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
This slab is our favourite wireless gaming keyboard, with its lag-free wireless, brilliant battery life, and low-profile mechanical switches. As per usual with Logitech gear it's a tastefully understated piece of gear, though that's not to say it can't be awash in hectic RGB stylings, if you want it to be. This AU$148 discount makes now an opportune time to grab one, though obviously it still ain't an impulse buy.

Meta Quest 2 | from AU$629.99 with AU$150-200 credit on Amazon (opens in new tab)

Meta Quest 2 | from AU$629.99 with AU$150-200 credit on Amazon (opens in new tab)
This isn't a discount per se, but for a limited time you can get some Amazon credit—and a substantial amount too—with every purchase of the Meta Quest 2. That means an additional credit of AU$150 on the 128GB Quest 2 (opens in new tab) and AU$200 on the 256GB Quest 2 (opens in new tab) for shopping on Amazon, which can be used to purchase products "sold by Amazon AU". 

Razer BlackShark V2 X (opens in new tab)

Razer BlackShark V2 X (opens in new tab) | AU$104 AU$47 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
While you'd be mad to buy this at RRP—it's been around the AU$65-$75 mark on Amazon for yonks—this is now a very impressive price for a very impressive wired headset. As far as the BlackShark range goes, this V2 X is on the cheap side: it's a wired over ear affair, and unlike its more expensive sibling, doesn't have its own USB sound card, nor is its mic detachable.  

When is Black Friday 2022 in Australia?

Black Friday 2022 is on November 25 this year and will effectively last through until Cyber Monday on November 28. 

Though, in reality, Black Friday is now a month-long event running pretty much throughout the entirety of November. 

What deals can I expect on Black Friday 2022?

If there's one thing we've learned from Amazon Prime Day this year, it's that it looks like graphics card deals are back on the menu, boys. Despite the RTX 4090 (opens in new tab) and RTX 4080 (opens in new tab) cards launching ahead of Black Friday, there will still be a lot of old stock left on the shelves come the big day and into Cyber Monday.

But that doesn't mean every GPU deal is going to be a good one. We've seen a bunch of discounted RTX 3090 Ti cards recently, but even with heavy discounted prices, they're not cheap enough to make sense in a world where the RTX 4090 has made the ultra-enthusiast GPU market a one card deal.

Your best bet is in the mid-range or budget end of the graphics card spectrum. It's going to be a long while before we see new, genuinely affordable GPUs arrive, so if you're not in the market for some super-expensive slab of graphics silicon, there could well be some great deals. Honestly, the best deals are likely to be on AMD cards if past experience is anything to go by, but Nvidia will also be under some pressure to ship its more mainstream GPUs, too.

It's also worth noting you will be able to find all these cards in either a pre-built gaming PC (opens in new tab) or last-gen GPUs in a new gaming laptop (opens in new tab), and that's arguably where the best deals for gaming upgrades will happen.

With the launch of new Intel and AMD processors, the last-gen chips could be cheaper too, in order to clear older stock from the inventory of retailers. That's good news, because the Intel 12th Gen, and AMD Ryzen 5000-series chips are all still great gaming CPUs. With an imminent price correction on memory (opens in new tab) expected soon, we might see some other component deals, as well. 

DDR5 has also started dropping in price now that AMD is supporting it as well, and there seems to have been a glut of great SSDs (opens in new tab) deals. 

Screens are another regularly discounted commodity around Black Friday, and we doubt this year will be any different. This 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 (opens in new tab) and keyboards (opens in new tab) on sale come Black Friday too, so they're worth taking a look at. It's a great time of year to treat your butt to a quality gaming chair (opens in new tab) as well, which tend to enjoy some healthy price cuts this time of year.

What should I avoid buying on Black Friday 2022?

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. 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.

What should I avoid buying on Black Friday 2022?

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. 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.

Dave has been gaming since the days of Zaxxon and Lady Bug on the Colecovision, and code books for the Commodore Vic 20 (Death Race 2000!). He built his first gaming PC at the tender age of 16, and finally finished bug-fixing the Cyrix-based system around a year later. When he dropped it out of the window. He first started writing for Official PlayStation Magazine and Xbox World many decades ago, then moved onto PC Format full-time, then PC Gamer, TechRadar, and T3 among others. Now he's back, writing about the nightmarish graphics card market, CPUs with more cores than sense, gaming laptops hotter than the sun, and SSDs more capacious than a Cybertruck.

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