Black Friday 2021 ended up being utterly massive: while the official day was November 26, the deals actually kicked off as early as Monday, November 21. So make no mistake, the Aussie online retail landscape is not letting up: Cyber Monday happened yesterday, but now that the big sale season is technically over, retailers are still offering big savings. If you don't want to spend, it may be time to log off.
But if you do want to spend, we've rounded up the best of what's on offer. As per usual, in the PC gaming space the likes of laptops, monitors and peripherals dominate: if you're looking for a top-of-the-line GPU then you're probably out of luck, unless you buy a laptop with one inside.
Without further ado, here's what we've found:
Where are the best Cyber Monday PC gaming deals?
- 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)
Alienware Aurora R12 desktop | i5 (opens in new tab)| (opens in new tab) 16GB RAM (opens in new tab)| (opens in new tab) 512GB SSD (opens in new tab)| (opens in new tab) RTX 3080 Ti (opens in new tab) |
AU$3,623 AU$2,899 on Dell eBay (opens in new tab)
Buying an RTX 3080 Ti is pretty dang hard in Australia at present, so a prebuild is the easiest way to buy a 30 series GPU at present. And the price is right, here: for these specs, that's a pretty powerful PC you're getting for under AU$3,000. This is an eBay deal, and you'll need the code PLSDELL to get the price listed above.
Cyber Monday Gaming Laptop deals in Australia
Alienware M15 R6 (opens in new tab) | i7 | RTX 3070 | 16GB RAM | 256GB SSD |
AU$3,099 AU$2,305.47 (opens in new tab)
Using the discount code META7, you can get a rather astonishing discount on this powerful Alienware which, in addition to the specs above, has a 15.6 inch FHD display with a 165Hz refresh rate. Via Dell.
Dell G15 (opens in new tab) | Ryzen 5 | RTX 3050 | 8GB RAM | 256GB SSD |
AU$1,499 AU$969 (opens in new tab)
A nice AU$520 off this RTX lappy, which comes with a 1080p 120Hz screen. If you want to play games on a work machine, this is an excellent option. You'll need to use the code PLSDELL to get this price. Via eBay.
Cyber Monday Gaming Monitor deals in Australia
HP Omen X 27 inch gaming monitor (opens in new tab) |
AU$849 AU$699 (opens in new tab)
If you're after a HDR monitor, this is worth a look: it's an LED QHD affair with a 240Hz refresh rate, 1ms response time and FreeSync 2 support. So it's an incredibly smooth operator, if you've got the rig to make the most of it. Via MWave.
ASUS ROG Strix PG279QM QHD gaming monitor (opens in new tab) |
AU$1,499 AU$1,399 (opens in new tab)
If you've got the hardware to make the most of it, a 240Hz 1440p IPS monitor will make your games sing. Or, at least, make them look real good. This one supports G-Sync and has a 1ms response time. Via MWave.
ASUS ROG Strix XG258Q gaming monitor (opens in new tab) |
AU$639 AU$589 (opens in new tab)
If you want super high refresh rates at a reasonable price, you'll probably seriously consider this 25 inch HD monitor. It has a 240Hz refresh rate, a 1ms response time, and is FreeSync and G-Sync compatible. Via MWave.
Cyber Monday storage deals in Australia
Samsung 970 EVO Plus 2TB NVMe SSD (opens in new tab) |
AU$349 AU$299 (opens in new tab)
For our money, this is the best NVMe SSD for PCIe 3.0 speed, and it has that dependable Samsung reliability too. This is the 2TB model and that amount of space for a touch under AU$300 is good stuff, especially from a prestigious brand. If you're after just 1TB, that's currently AU$155 (opens in new tab), down from AU$189. Via MWave.
Crucial P5 Plus 1TB NVMe SSD (opens in new tab) |
AU$259 AU$239 (opens in new tab)
When it comes to PCIe 4.0 NVMe storage, the Crucial P5 series is usually on the affordable side. This AU$20 discount doesn't seem to be a lot but it is, at least, a discount on some blisteringly fast storage. Via Scorptec.
Cyber Monday Gaming Chair deals in Australia
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.
Cyber Monday Gaming Mice deals in Australia
Razer DeathAdder V2 wired mouse (opens in new tab) |
AU$139.95 AU$66 (opens in new tab)
A very nice price on our favourite gaming mouse, which combines simplicity with ruggedness with the usual RGB adornments. This is a AU$73.95 saving on a mouse with one of the best sensors available, and will make the majority of gamers happy. Via Amazon.
Logitech G203 Hero Lightsync (opens in new tab) |
AU$69.95 AU$35 (opens in new tab)
This is our second favourite gaming mouse, chiefly for its balance of quality and affordability. Black Friday ain't going to make it a better mouse but it is going to make it even more affordable: it's now the cost of an extremely cheap night out. Via Amazon.
Razer Basilisk X Hyperspeed wireless mouse (opens in new tab) |
AU$109.95 AU$59 (opens in new tab)
More than half-price on this wireless ergonomic gaming mouse, which according to our review boasts a long battery life, "near-zero latency" and comfort. If you're after a no-compromise wireless affair this price is hard to beat. Via Amazon.
Cyber Monday Gaming Keyboard deals in Australia
Corsair K63 wireless TKL mechanical keyboard (opens in new tab)|
AU$179 AU$89.50 (opens in new tab)
If you're after a compact (read: tenkeyless) wireless mechanical keyboard, this Cherry MX Red affair is well worth a look, especially with this huge discount. Boasts USB 3.0 or 3.1 connectivity, Bluetooth 4.2, and the usual array of RGBs. Via Mwave.
Corsair K100 RGB mechanical keyboard (opens in new tab) |
AU$379 AU$305 (opens in new tab)
While the K100 RGB Optical is our fave gaming keyboard, this is where you should go if you prefer mechanical keys. Other than that they're the same: the usual RGB shenanigans are here, the build quality is astounding, and this one has a palm rest and Elgato integration too. Via Amazon.
HyperX Alloy Origins 60 (opens in new tab) |
AU$179 AU$124 (opens in new tab)
Maybe you not only love tenkeyless keyboards, but you actually hate the tenkeys. This mechanical red switch keyboard is incredibly small, but that doesn't mean it can't sparkle with the usual RGB niceties. One for the space poor or efficiency loving. Via Amazon.
Cyber Monday Gaming Headset deals in Australia
Razer Kraken X wired headset (opens in new tab) |
AU$89 AU$45 (opens in new tab)
This is our pick for the best cheap gaming headset, and that's before this huge AU$44 discount. It may be affordable, but it comes with 7.1 surround sound, the usual rugged Razer build quality, and its ultra lightweight to boot. Via Mwave.
Razer BlackShark V2 wired headset (opens in new tab) |
AU$174.95 AU$104 (opens in new tab)
This was AU$96 last week as part of Black Friday, but it's still cheaper than RRP if you're keen. It's our pick for the best gaming headset (opens in new tab) - a wired affair with 50mm drivers, cardioid mic, noise cancellation, and it's comfortable and sturdy to boot. Via Amazon.
HyperX Cloud II Pro wired gaming headset (opens in new tab)|
AU$159 AU$89 (opens in new tab)
One of these for less than AU$100 should not be ignored, particularly if you're after a no-fuss wired set of cans with great sound, virtual 7.1 surround sound, and reliable build quality. Via Amazon or alternatively, Mwave (opens in new tab).
Razer Kraken X wired headset (opens in new tab) |
AU$89 AU$45 (opens in new tab)
This is our pick for the best cheap gaming headset, and that's before this huge AU$44 discount. It may be affordable, but it comes with 7.1 surround sound, the usual rugged Razer build quality, and its ultra lightweight to boot. Via Amazon.
Cyber Monday hardware deals in Australia
Gigabyte Z590 Aorus Ultra ATX motherboard (opens in new tab) |
AU$359 AU$249 (opens in new tab)
A nice AU$110 off this ATX motherboard with support for both 11th and 10th gen Intel CPUs. This is the cheapest you can get this particular board for in Australia, and while it's no Aorus Tachyon (opens in new tab), it's a great deal more affordable. Via Amazon.
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X (opens in new tab)|
AU$799 AU$739 (opens in new tab)
12 cores, 15 threads... this red team beast got our Editor's Pick award (opens in new tab) for a reason. In fact, it's probably got more power than you need, but if you're after awesome performance, PCIe 4.0 support, and if you're building a new PC you're going to want to consider this as a priority. Via Amazon.
Asus RT-AX88U dual-band Wi-Fi 6 router (opens in new tab) |
AU$499 AU$409 (opens in new tab) (save AU$90)
Here's AU$90 off this typically stylish router, which offers absolutely crazy wireless speeds of up to 4,804Mbps on 802.11ax clients. Adaptive QoS and WTFast support are in, which will let you push priority to your gaming to eliminate lag. Via Computer Alliance.