Black Friday is nearly upon us, and deals are already showing up on tons of great PC gaming parts, accessories, and games. This is the best time of year to find sales on graphics cards, gaming monitors, mice, keyboards, and more. We know there will be great prices at major retailers like Amazon, Newegg, and Walmart, and we expect companies like Microsoft, Razer, and MSI to have fantastic sales of their own. 

Early Black Friday deals are already starting to trickle out, with even more set to go live early next week. Following that, deals will really kick into high gear on Thanksgiving day and, of course, Black Friday itself. But there's no reason to wait if you see a great price right now—there are many outstanding deals to be had already. 

So how should you prepare for Black Friday? The first thing is do your homework. Figure out what components you want to upgrade, and do your research to figure out which parts are best for you. (Our hardware buying guides are great for advice on that front.) Once you've figured out your target deals, check how much they're usually sold for using a tool like PCPartPicker or CamelCamelCamel. That way you can tell how much money (if any) you're actually saving.

Next it's a good idea to set a budget—there's a ton of stuff on sale, and it's easy to get carried away buying things you don't really need. Having said that, don't be afraid to splurge. The discounts are considerable—take advantage. 

Black Friday is officially the Friday following Thanksgiving in the US, which puts it on November 23, 2018 this year. Having said that, we're seeing plenty of early Black Friday deals going live already, so be sure to check back often as the PC Gamer team is working around the clock to find and surface the best PC gaming deals to be had. Stick with us, and you'll be sure to find some great PC gaming hardware on sale.

The Best Black Friday Deals

Gigabyte Aero 15X | i7-8750H | GTX 1070 | $1,799 (save $500)
One of our favorite gaming laptops, the light-and-thin 15.6" Aero 15X sports a Max-Q GTX 1070 and 144Hz screen, 16GB RAM, a 512GB SSD and fantastic battery life. Buy at Newegg (expires 11/17).

Samsung Q8FN 55" | 4K QLED| $1,497.99 ($1,102 off)
This is one of our best 4K TV for gaming picks. With QLED backlighting and a 2160P resolution, getting this at half the usual price is well worth the investment. Buy at Walmart.

Gaming PCs

What to expect from gaming PC deals on Black Friday and Cyber Monday

Intel just launched its first 9th-generation "Cannon Lake" Intel Core processors, including the i5-9600K, the i7-9600K, and i9-9900k. The chances of seeing a heavily-discounted gaming PC with one of these processors is slim. On the plus side, manufacturers will be eager to clear out their existing inventories of PCs with 7th-gen (Kaby Lake) and 8th-gen (Coffee Lake) Intel processors. These desktops will still handle modern AAA games just fine when paired with a higher-end graphics card.

AMD also released a new line of processors this year—the second-gen Ryzen CPUs. However, there aren't many PCs on the market with these new CPUs. It's possible we'll see a few models on sale, but expect to see steeper discounts on desktops using AMD's processors from last year—the 1600X, 1700X, and 1800X. For example, this iBUYPOWER PC with an 1800X and an RX 580 already dropped to $799 once.

As far as graphics cards go, Nvidia just released its first RTX GPUs, and there are already plenty of prebuilt PCs with them. However, most of these are already backordered or out of stock, so most the PCs that go on sale this Black Friday/Cyber Monday will use GTX 10-series cards.

Early Black Friday gaming PC deals

SkyTech Gaming ArchAngel Elite | Ryzen 2600 | GTX 1070 TI | $899.99 ($200 off)
This PC has an AMD Ryzen 5 2600 processor, a GTX 1070 Ti graphics card, an unspecified 500GB 3D NAND SSD, and 8GB of RAM. Buy at Walmart (Posted: 11/9)

Dell Inspiron Desktop | Ryzen 5 1400 | RX 570 4GB | $479.93 ($320 off)
This mid-range gaming PC has an AMD Ryzen 5 1400 CPU, a Radeon RX 470 graphics card, a 1TB hard drive, and 8GB RAM. Buy at Office Depot (Posted: 11/8)

Gaming Laptops

What to expect from gaming laptop deals on Black Friday and Cyber Monday

There haven't been any groundbreaking technological advancements in gaming laptops over the past year. There aren't any models with Nvidia's new RTX graphics cards yet. However, we have started to see plenty of laptops using Intel's eighth-generation Core processors, which include the usual performance and battery life improvements.

This Black Friday/Cyber Monday, you should expect to see the same $100-300 discounts as last year, depending on the original price. Nothing too exciting, but if you are in the market for a gaming laptop, the money saved can go towards a few Steam games or a nice headset.

Early Black Friday gaming laptop deals

 Gigabyte Aero 15X | i7-8750H | GTX 1070 | $1,799 (save $500) One of our favorite gaming laptops, the light-and-thin 15.6" Aero 15X sports a Max-Q GTX 1070 and 144Hz screen, 16GB RAM, a 512GB SSD and fantastic battery life. Buy at Newegg (expires 11/17). 

MSI 15.6" Gaming Laptop | Core i7-8750H | GTX 1060 | $999 ($250 off)
This gaming laptop normally goes for $1,249, but with promo code EMCEEPX33 and a $50 rebate, you can snag it for $999. That's a great price for the specs—Core i7-8750H, GeForce GTX 1060, 16GB RAM, and 128GB SSD + 1TB HDD. Buy at Newegg

Graphics Cards

What to expect from GPU deals on Black Friday and Cyber Monday

Graphics card prices have finally returned to normal, after the year-long cryptocurrency-induced shortage. Now that manufacturers have plenty of excess stock, you can expect to see some great deals this year.

Nvidia just launched its brand new RTX 2080 and 2080 Ti cards, finally bringing ray-tracing to mainstream hardware. Because these products are still new, don't expect to see major discounts. However, there will almost certainly be great deals on last-gen GTX 10-series cards, like the GTX 1080 and 1070. Companies like EVGA and Gigabyte have already been clearing out their inventories of old GPUs with recent sales.

AMD hasn't had any major graphics card launches this year, so you should expect the same $40-60 off discounts we saw during the last Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

Early Black Friday graphics card deals

ASRock Phantom RX 570 4GB | $149.99 (~$20 off)
This RX 570 model from ASRock is about $20 lower than most other 4GB models currently on sale. Buy at Newegg 

EVGA RTX 2070 XC GAMING + EVGA 650W PSU | $579.98 ($80 off)
If you're building a new PC from scratch, or overhauling an existing setup, this combo deal with an RTX 2070 GPU and 650W EVGA power supply is a good deal. Buy at Newegg

ASUS Radeon RX 580 4GB | $159.99 (~$70 off)
This 4GB RX 580 from ASUS is $70 below the typical price for other 4GB cards. Buy at Newegg 

EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti SC2 GAMING | $740 ($30 off)
During last year's Black Friday, this GTX 1080 Ti from EVGA could be had for $740 from Newegg. Now you can find 1080 Ti cards for $700, or occasionally as low as $620.

SAPPHIRE Radeon RX Vega 64 | $399.99 (~$50 off)
This is a blower-style card, but if you're going with water cooling (or you don't care much about thermal performance), this is one of the best prices we've ever seen for a Vega 64 card. Buy at eBay 

Gaming Monitors

What to expect from monitor deals on Black Friday and Cyber Monday 

Black Friday and Cyber Monday have sort of morphed into one long holiday shopping season, rather than wholly separate events. Some deals are specific to one or the other, but for the most part, there is a constant rotation of bargains starting before Thanksgiving and running through at least the following Monday, sometimes longer.

Vendors typically leverage the holiday shopping season to clear out older inventories. It's rare to see a brand new product go on sale, so we don't expect there to be any significant discounts on monitors like the Asus ROG Swift PG27UQ or Acer Predator X27, the pair of 4K 144Hz monitors with HDR and G-Sync support (everything but the kitchen sink, in other words). At around $2,000 a pop, there's a limited audience for those models anyway.

That said, we do expect to see deals on 4K monitors in general, and to some extent, HDR displays as well. We also anticipate deals on monitors supporting AMD's first generation Freesync technology. AMD has been pushing an updated 'Freesync 2 HDR' certification, so vendors will likely look to clear room for newer models.

One in particular to be on the lookout for is Asus's MG279Q. We consider this to be one of the best Freesync gaming monitors out there. It's a 27-inch monitor with a 2560x1440 resolution and 144Hz refresh rate.

Last year we saw discounts on a range of monitors, including a 7 percent savings on the Asus ROG Swift PG279Q, a 27-inch 1440p monitor with a 144MHz (overclocks to 165MHz) refresh rate and G-Sync support.

Early Black Friday 2018 monitor deals

Asus 21.5-Inch Monitor | IPS | Full HD 1080p| $69.99
This ultra-slim 21.5-inch monitor is built around an IPS panel with a 1920x1080 resolution. It features Asus EyeCare technology with flicker-free backlighting and a blue light filter to minimize eye fatigue. Use coupon code EMCEEPX22 at checkout. Newegg, $69.99 after coupon

Dell 27-Inch Monitor | IPS | Full HD 1080p| $119.99
Save a chunk of change on this Dell 27-inch monitor with an IPS panel. It's a Full HD 1080p display with a 75Hz refresh rate and AMD FreeSync support for smooth gameplay. No coupon required—just add it to your cart and go. Walmart, $119.99

SSDs and HDDs

What to expect from SSD deals on Black Friday and Cyber Monday

Solid state drives have been on a steady price decline over the past few years, thanks to lower manufacturing costs and greater competition. This has accelerated in the past few months, leaving SSD prices at an all-time low.

Most 500GB SATA drives are less than $100, and 1TB models are typically around $150. Faster M.2 disks are still more expensive than their SATA counterparts, but not by much; 500GB NVMe M.2 drives run for about $150.

This Black Friday, you can expect SSD prices to drop to absurdly-low prices. As seen in the list below, some drives were as much as 40-60% off last year.

Early Black Friday SSD and HDD deals

Samsung 500GB 970 EVO NVMe M.2 Internal SSD | $116.99 ($30.00 off)
This isn't a bad deal for one of the best M.2 SSDs on the market. Buy at B&H 

WD Blue 3D | 1TB | SATA M.2 | $139.99 ($10 off)
This SATA drive in an M.2 form factor just dropped another $10 on Amazon. Buy at Amazon 

WD Blue 3D S100 | 1TB | SATA M.2 | $139.99 ($10.00 off)
This 1TB SSD from Western Digital is $10 lower than the previous price. It's a SATA III drive in an M.2 form factor, so it will be slower than true NVMe M.2 disks, but the extra capacity might make up for it. Buy at Amazon 

Motherboards

What to expect from motherboard deals on Black Friday and Cyber Monday 

The Z390 boards are already stocked at online-retailers. They're not a total overhaul of the Z370s, but they've added a few extra features. Many Z370s also have updated BIOSes to accommodate the new 9th gen Cores. If you are thinking on splurging on one of Intel's new CPUs, but need a new motherboard to go with it, you don't need to rush to get the newest one. Expect to see some of the same discounts again as last year.

As for motherboards with AMD chipsets, there were a few deals last year on motherboards that supported both first gen and second gen Ryzen processors, like the ASUS ROG Strix X370-F, so it seems likely we'll see those deals again. A lot of AMD motherboards are currently $10 less than their usual price, so expect those savings to increase once Black Friday and Cyber Monday roll around.

Of course, if you aren't sure what to put on your shopping list when the time comes, you can always take a look at our recommendations for the best gaming motherboards.

Early Black Friday motherboard deals

Gigabyte Z370 AORUS Ultra Gaming WiFi | $144 ($26 off)
This ATX board normally sells for $175 or more and comes with all the bells and whistles. It's last year's model, but a BIOS update will let you run 9th Gen CPUs.

Gigabyte Z370P D3 | $94.99 ($20 off)
A basic Intel motherboard for non-overclocking CPUs doesn't mean you should opt for a B350 chipset. This Z370 board includes everything you need, as well as support for higher speed memory, for less than $100.

MSI X470 Gaming Pro Carbon | $139.99 ($40 off)
If you're planning an AMD Ryzen build, MSI's X470 board impressed at launch, and it's priced attractively. You get dual M.2 slots, RGB lighting, and even HDMI and DP ports (if you want to use an APU).

CPUs

What to expect from CPU deals on Black Friday and Cyber Monday

Intel just launched its first 9th-generation "Cannon Lake" Intel Core processors, including the i5-9600K, the i7-9600K, and i9-9900k. The chances of seeing these CPUs on sale are slim, since they're brand new. On the plus side, retailers might be more inclined to clear out their existing inventories of 7th-gen (Kaby Lake) and 8th-gen (Coffee Lake) Intel CPUs.

When it comes to AMD, it's likely that we'll see steep discounts on both first and second-generation Ryzen processors. For some perspective, the Ryzen 5 2600X only launched a few months ago, and it has already dropped in price from $230 to $210. That's not a massive price drop by any means, but it's indicative we might see great deals this Black Friday/Cyber Monday.

Early Black Friday CPU deals

Intel Core i7-8700K | 6 Cores | 12 Threads | $339.99 ($30 off)
This eight-generation Core i7 processor is $30 off the usual price right now. Buy at eBay 

AMD Ryzen 5 1600 | 6 Cores | 12 Threads | $129.99 ($25 off)
This is a last-gen Ryzen processor, but it just dropped another $25. Buy at Amazon 

Intel Core i3-8100 | 4 Cores | 4 Threads | $119.00 (~$10 off)
This lower-end Intel CPU is $10 off right now from Fry's. Buy at Fry's 

Mice, Keyboards, and Accessories

Early Black Friday gaming mouse deals

Roccat Kone Pure Owl Eye | 12,000 DPI | $40 (save $30)
An ideal mouse for a small hand, armed with a high-end sensor and a nice matte plastic finish. $39.99, Amazon

Corsair M65 Pro RGB | 12,000 DPI | $29.99
Armed with a 12,000 dpi sensor, this lightweight mouse is suitable for all types of play styles. It has a weight tuning system, extra large glide pads for smooth movements, and an "aircraft-grade" aluminum structure. $29.99, Amazon

Early Black Friday gaming keyboard deals

Cooler Master Masterkeys Pro L | Cherry MX Brown | $89.99 (Save $25)
Cooler Master makes reliable, no nonsense mechanical keyboards, and this is a full-size model with Cherry Brown switches, great for gaming and typing.

Early Black Friday webcam deals

Cases

What to expect from PC case deals on Black Friday and Cyber Monday

Last year's Black Friday was a great time to buy a PC case, as there were quite a few popular models on sale. Corsair, Thermaltake, Fractal Design, Rosewill, NZXT, Corsair, Bitfenix, and other companies all had discounted cases—even if the best deals required mail-in rebates.

This Black Friday/Cyber Monday, you can expect the same $30-60 off discounts we saw last year. Nothing too exciting, but the money you save by grabbing a cheaper case can go towards better internal hardware or a few games.

Early Black Friday PC case deals

Corsair Obsidian 500D |$139 (save $10)
One of our favorite mid-size tower PC cases. It's elegant and accessible with great support for liquid cooling and cable management. Buy at Amazon.

RAM

What to expect from RAM deals on Black Friday and Cyber Monday

Since last year's Black Friday and Cyber Monday occurred in the middle of global flash memory shortages, it's difficult to predict this year's sales based on the past. Prime Day 2018, which occurred several months after the decline began, gives us a better idea of what to expect. Corsair's Vengeance RGB Pro 16GB (2 x 8GB) RAM was $170 ($40 off), and G.SKILL's Ripjaws V 16GB (2 x 8GB) kit was $150 ($40 off).

Given that prices have continued to fall since Prime Day, it's probably safe to assume the discounts will be slightly better this year—perhaps $50-60 off for certain RAM kits.

Early Black Friday RAM deals

GeIL Evo Potenza 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4-2666 | $94.99 ($33 off)
This deal beats anything we saw last year by a wide margin. It's relatively tame specs of DDR42400 CL16, but it's the lowest price we've seen lately on a 16GB kit.

Team T-Force Vulcan 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4-2666 CL15 | $97.99 ($22 off)
Reasonable speeds and sub-$100 pricing make Team's Vulcan memory an easy value choice. It may lack the bling factor of RGB kits, but close up your case and you'll never know the difference.

G.Skill Ripjaws V 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 | $114.99 ($25 off)
The least expensive kit of DDR4-3200 memory we've seen so far, it's a slightly older model but still works well even on modern Coffee Lake and Ryzen builds.

Patriot Signature 8GB (2x4GB) DDR4-2400 CL17 | $54.99 ($10 off)
One of the least expensive dual-channel kits currently available. It's generic memory at an affordable price, if you can't quite spring for a 16GB kit.

Corsair Vengeance LPX 32GB (2x16GB) DDR4-2400 CL16 | $199.99 ($45 off)
Sometimes you want more memory rather than faster memory. This is currently the least expensive 32GB kit we can find. Want 64GB? Buy two!

Audio (Headsets and Speakers)

What to expect from headset deals this Black Friday and Cyber Monday

Last year there were a massive amount of gaming headsets on sale, from low-end models to premium variants. No matter what your budget, this year you can expect to get a gaming headset at a great price. We've listed some of the best deals from last year in the section below.

This Black Friday/Cyber Monday, you can expect to see plenty of headsets on sale for around 30-50% off, depending on the manufacturer and original price. Logitech, Razer, and SteelSeries had all their popular models discounted last Black Friday — there won't be any shortage of options.

Early Black Friday gaming headset deals

Logitech G430 Headset | $29.99 ($5 off)
This popular wired headset from Logitech is $5 off the usual price right now. Buy at Amazon

Logitech G633 Artemis Spectrum Gaming Headset | $100 (save $50)
A few Logitech headsets are discounted on Newegg ahead of Black Friday, but this represents the biggest saving, and matches its lowest price on Amazon. This headset features 7.1 surround sound. Buy at Newegg

Steelseries Arctis 7 Wireless Gaming Headset | $114.97 ($35 off)
This Legacy edition of one of our favorite gaming headsets has $30 knocked off at the moment, though it's been at a lower $100 price point on Amazon before. Buy at Amazon

Corsair Gaming VOID PRO Headset | $64.99 ($35 off)
This popular headset from Corsair features wireless connectivity, Dolby Headphone 7.1 surround-sound, and RGB lighting. Buy at Newegg (Starts: 11/22)

What to expect from PC speaker deals on Black Friday and Cyber Monday 

Computer speakers don't change much from year to year, but there have been a few interesting product launches since the last Black Friday and Cyber Monday. For example, Logitech released its G560 speakers with RGB lighting, which is now our top PC speaker recommendation. Razer also launched its new THX-certified Nommo Pro, which of course has RGB lighting.

Going by last year's deals, you can expect to see speakers for around 30-50 percent off this Black Friday/Cyber Monday. Most of the discounted PC audio products last year were for headsets, but there were still a few good deals on speakers, especially ones more oriented for home theater use.

Early Black Friday speaker deals

Klipsch R-15PM | $270 (Save $230)
We consider these the best high end computer speakers out there, and they'll usually run you $500. This sale is nearly half-off. Buy on Amazon.

Networking and Routers

What to expect from gaming router deals on Black Friday and Cyber Monday

This past Amazon Prime Day gives us a good idea of what to expect from this year's Black Friday/Cyber Monday. Linksys, Netgear, Asus, TP-Link, and Synology all had their higher-end routers on sale — typically around 30-50 percent off the original prices.

There haven't been any radical advances in Wi-Fi technology over the past year, so there isn't a specific feature you should be looking for in discounted routers. Mesh systems like the Google Wi-Fi and Netgear Orbi are becoming more and more popular, but recent improvements in that product category are mostly thanks to better software, not new hardware.

Early Black Friday gaming router deals

Linksys WRT Gaming Wifi Router | $187.75 ($62.24 off)
One of our favourite mid-range routers with great built-in networking optimization. This is almost as cheap as it has ever been, though it may receive heavier discounts on Black Friday.
Buy it from Amazon

TP-Link Archer C5400X | $368.11 ($31.88 off)
It's a relatively small shave off the full price, but this is one of our most user friendly picks for gaming routers at the best price it's ever been.
Buy it from Amazon

TP-Link AC5400 Tri-Band Wi-Fi Router | $200.00 ($124 off)
This high-end router from TP-Link was $100 off last year. It's still a popular model, so expect it to go on sale again this year.
Buy it from Amazon.

ASUS RT-N12/D1 Wireless-N300 | $10 ($30 off)
This budget router from ASUS was just $10 last year, after a mail-in rebate.
Buy it from Newegg.

4K TVs

What to expect from 4K TV deals on Black Friday and Cyber Monday

There haven't been any radical improvements in 4K TVs since last year, so there aren't any specific products or features you should keep an eye out for. Most smart TVs still run webOS, Roku OS, or Amazon's Fire TV OS.

4K TVs have only started to hit mainstream over the past year or two, and the manufacturing costs continue to decline. Because of these two factors, you can expect this year's 4K TV sales to be just as good as last year's, and perhaps even better.

Early Black Friday TV deals

Samsung Q8FN 55" | 4K QLED| $1,497.99 ($1,102 off)
This is one of our best 4K TV for gaming picks. With QLED backlighting and a 2160P resolution, getting this at half the usual price is well worth the investment. Buy at Walmart.

Samsung 55" 4K QLED Smart TV | $997.99 ($500 off)
Upgrading to a QLED screen is pricey, but big Black Friday deals like this one put the superior color range into a more manageable price range. Also available at Best Buy.

Samsung 55" 4K Smart TV | $397.99 ($302 off)
If you're on a budget, leaving the QLED line behind saves you a lot on a Samsung TV. If you want to go a bit bigger than the 43" below, this 55" 4K TV still comes to a reasonable price on sale from Walmart.

Sharp 55" 4K HDR LED Smart TV | $299.00 ($200 off)
On the budget end, Walmart has this Sharp screen for $300.

Samsung 43" 4K Smart TV | $277.99 ($222 off)
A good-looking 120 Hz TV with a processor that should be able to handle the Steam Link app well, and a nice way to supplement your monitor for under $300. Available at Walmart.

43-inch Toshiba 4K Amazon Fire Edition TV | $130 ($150 off)
This is an in-store only Best Buy deal that starts Thanksgiving Day at 5 pm. Certainly a budget option, but if you just want to add a cheap 4K TV to your life, it's an incredible price.

Controllers

What to expect from controller deals on Black Friday and Cyber Monday

Little has changed from last year’s options when it comes to the selection of great game pads and controllers available, and as far as we’re concerned, Sony’s DualShock 4 controller is still the height of performance for PC gaming, as well as our favorite to use. The addition of the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller to the mix as a viable option for PC gaming has altered the landscape a bit, but it’s considerably pricier than its console brethren for those looking for bargains for PC controllers. 

For 2018’s impending Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales, we’re likely to see the usual suspects, such as Sony's DualShock 4 controller and Microsoft's Xbox One controller going for decent prices, and occasionally the Xbox Elite Wireless Controller will be on offer. It's likely with the many Xbox One and PlayStation 4 bundles available this year, we'll see a similar swath of deals popping up for Black Friday and Cyber Monday to go along with the cheaper bundles that folks will be gifting and receiving throughout the holidays. 

Early Black Friday controller deals

DualShock 4 Wireless Controller | $47 (save $13.03)
The indomitable DualShock 4 for the PS4 is one of our all time favorites to use on PC. It's not discounted by much right now, but stay tuned for bigger sales nearer to Black Friday.

Microsoft Xbox One Controller | $46.75 (save $13.20)
A 2017 blanket deal knocked $20 off of Microsoft's flagship Xbox One controller across a wide spectrum of retailers, dropping the prices from $59.99 to $39.99, so you can expect to see a better deal on Black Friday.

Steam Controller | $35.97
There are no big sales yet, but GameStop ran a great deal on the Steam Controller last year, which went for $32.99 shipped. 

Gaming Chairs

What to expect from gaming chair deals on Black Friday and Cyber Monday

Chairs4Gaming held a decent Black Friday sale last year with 15 to 20 percent off of a selection of DXRacer models, and 10 percent off footrests. Meanwhile, Office Depot ran a sale on a $99 "gaming chair" of an undisclosed brand. For 2018, Staples has already revealed a $99 gaming chair (brand unknown), which is $100 down from its usual price. 

Unfortunately, gaming chairs aren't equipment that typically get that many decent sales around the holidays, due to their higher prices and quality. However, discounts that most retailers offer around this time will likely work on inventory they carry that's eligible for percentages off, even if there's not a sale on a gaming chair per se. 

Amazon offered a few gaming chairs for Prime Day recently as well, such as the Respawn 110 Racing Style Leather Gaming Chair for $139.99, down from its original price of $497, among a few other deals, so we could see similar set of deals take place for Black Friday or Cyber Monday. With gaming chairs more in demand than ever thanks to the growing number of streamers out there, it’s likely we’ll see a swath of additional sales this year.  

Early Black Friday and Cyber Monday gaming chair deals

Secretlab Omega | $329 (25% off)
Rated our best gaming chair of 2018, the Secretlab Omega is currently on sale for 25 percent off due to Veteran's Day. You can head on over to the Secretlab website to pick one up while the sale lasts.

Power Supplies

What to expect from power supply deals on Black Friday/Cyber Monday 

Last year, there was a veritable cornucopia of different deals on power supplies, centralized mainly at Newegg and Amazon. Both retailers offered a series of decent deals on brands ranging from Corsair to EVGA, with Thermaltake and Seasonic sprinkled in for good measure. Newegg's deals heavily relied on rebates, while Amazon's deals were simply percentages off the normal price. 

It's safe to say we'll likely see the same varied deals for 2018, as both retailers continue to offer similar prices year after year during their Black Friday and Cyber Monday promotions, as you can see from 2016 as well as 2017. There should be a decent selection of PSUs with varying wattage and modular and non-modular options that you can choose from depending on your prowess with putting together your own computer builds. No matter your preference, this year should be chock-full of similarly attractive offers as well.  

Early Black Friday PSU deals

Fans and CPU Coolers

What to expect from case fan and CPU cooler deals on Black Friday and Cyber Monday

There haven't been any radical advancements in fan technology or CPU coolers over the past year, so there aren't any specific products you should keep an eye out for. Case fans still pull air in and out of your computer, and CPU coolers still pull heat away from your processor.

This year, you can expect to see the same sorts of sales that occurred during last year's Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Corsair and Coolermaster had several of their popular fans and coolers on sale, typically around 20-50 percent off. You might also see a few discounted models from companies like EVGA, NZXT, Deepcool, and BeQuiet.

Early Black Friday fan and CPU cooler deals

When is Cyber Monday 2018?

Cyber Monday is the first Monday following Thanksgiving/Black Friday. This year Cyber Monday 2018 is Monday November 26.

What's the difference between Black Friday and Cyber Monday?

Black Friday began as a day of shopping sales at brick-and-mortar stores, with Cyber Monday later joining it as the day for finding online deals. But as online shopping has risen to stratospheric levels (have you seen how much Amazon is worth lately?), you can expect to see deals both in-store and online starting on Black Friday (and earlier), and continuing through the weekend. 

Some companies and retailers release all of their planned sales on Black Friday, while others divvy them up throughout the weekend, or hold some deals to push live on Cyber Monday. We'll have a team working around the clock combing through thousands of deals—both good and bad—to find sales on our favorite components and deep discounts on other great hardware. We'll let you know if a deal is worth considering, or if it's even a good deal in the first place.

To get the best deals, we recommend checking back often as new deals go live—and as we curate more and more of the best ones we can find. 

Stick with PC Gamer

Our team will be working around the clock through the holiday season scouring the digital store shelves for the best PC gaming deals to be found. Check back often as we track down the best pre-Black Friday deals, and of course visit us on Black Friday and Cyber Monday to see all the best PC gaming deals to be had.

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