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 | $1,749 (save $550)
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 11/25).

Samsung Q8FN 55" | 4K QLED| $1,497.99 (save $1,102)
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 "Coffee Lake refresh" 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 potentially 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.

Black Friday gaming PC deals

SkyTech Gaming ArchAngel Elite | Ryzen 2600 | GTX 1070 TI | $899.99 (save $200)
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 (save $320)
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)

NZXT BLD Service | 10% off any system
If you're looking to customize an entire system, but still want an expert to put it all together, NZXT's BLD service is 10 percent off, plus free shipping, with the code BLACKFRIDAY, for all of Black Friday. (Starts 11/22, 9pm PST, ends 11/23, 11:59pm PST)

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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.

Black Friday gaming laptop deals 

US deals

Gigabyte Aero 15X | 15.6" 144Hz | i7-8750H | GTX 1070 | $1,749 (save $550)
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. This is an incredible price for an outstanding laptop. Buy at Newegg (expires 11/25).

Gigabyte Aero 15W | 15.6" 144Hz | i7-8750H | GTX 1060 | $1,699 (save $300)
The Aero 15X's little brother, the Aero 15W is nearly identical except for a GTX 1060 instead of a GTX 1070. We recommend the 15X model above, but if you want to save a bit more cash, the 15W is $50 cheaper. Buy at Newegg (expires 11/24)

MSI GS65 Stealth | 15.6" 144Hz | i7-8750H | GTX 1060 | $1,724 (save $75)
The GS65 Stealth is our all-time favorite gaming laptop. It's light and thin, has solid construction, and blasts through games. The $75 discount here isn't much, but it's a rare price drop on one of the best gaming laptops around. Buy at Microsoft (this deal is not active yet)

MSI GL63 | 15.6" | i7-8750H | GTX 1060 | $929 (save $320)
This laptop normally goes for $1,249, but with a sale and $100 rebate, you can snag it for $929. That's a great price for the specs—Core i7-8750H, GeForce GTX 1060, 16GB RAM, and 128GB SSD + 1TB HDD. Buy at Newegg (expires 11/24)

Asus ROG Strix GL503GE | 15.6" 120Hz | Core i5-8300H | GTX 1050 Ti | $769 (save $270)
This Asus gaming laptop has some features not usually found on budget notebooks, like an SSD and a 120Hz screen. Buy at Walmart

MSI GT75 Titan | 17.3" 120Hz| i7-8750H | GTX 1080 | $1,899 (save $900)
MSI's Titan laptop is an absolute monster, packing many desktop-class features like a mechanical keyboard, 120Hz screen, and fully-powered GTX 1080 GPU. It's big and heavy, but will crush the latest games. Grab it here for a monstrous $900 off (after $300 rebate). Buy at Newegg

Acer Predator Helios 300 | 15.6" 144Hz | i7-8750H | GTX 1060 | $999 (save $300)
One of our favorite budget gaming laptops, Acer's Helios 300 packs in features usually reserved for laptops several hundred dollars more. This is the newest model, upgrading the CPU to an 8th-gen Coffee Lake chip, priced below what you'd typically pay for last generation's model. Buy at Amazon (This deal begins on 11/22)

HP OMEN 15t | 15.6" | i7-8750H | GTX 1050 | $829 (save $170)
HP's Omen line of gaming laptops offers excellent power in a solid body. The budget model here is $170 off, but you can customize it up to a GTX 1070 Max-Q and either a 1080p 144Hz or 4K screen, with additional savings. Buy at HP (expires 11/21)

HP Pavilion | 15.6" | i5-8300H | GTX 1050 Ti | $599 (save $200)
At the budget end of the spectrum, this HP Pavilion is one of the lowest prices we've seen for a GTX 1050 Ti-powered system. It's near-impossible to find a laptop with a dedicated GPU at this price, and even then it's usually a GTX 1050, not a 1050 Ti. Buy at Walmart  (This deal begins on 11/21 at 7pm PST) 

UK deals

Erazer 15.6" Gaming Laptop | Core i7-8550U | Geforce GTX 1050 | £799 (save £70)
You'd perhaps like a 1060 in there but this should confidently deliver solid 1080p performance at a discount, especially with 4GB on the card. Buy at Very

Erazer 15.6" Gaming Laptop | Core i5-7200U | GTX 950M | £599 (save £100)
This mid-range gaming laptop is enjoying a significant discount. The 950M and 8GB RAM should deliver reasonable performance for the price. Buy at Very

Australia deals

Alienware 13 | Core i7-7700HQ | GTX 1060 | $2,299 (save $500)
This lower spec flagship Alienware laptop is decent value too, if you must save $200. Buy at Dell.

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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's new RTX 2070, RTX 2080, and 2080 Ti cards bring 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, GTX 1070 Ti, and GTX 1070. Companies like EVGA and Gigabyte have already been clearing out their inventories of old GPUs with recent sales.

AMD recently launched Radeon RX 590 likely won't see major discounts, but the existing RX 570/580 and Vega 56/64 have been dropping in price, and we should see the same $40-60 off discounts we saw during the last Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

Black Friday graphics card deals

Gigabyte RTX 2080 Gaming OC | $749.99 (save $150)
Nvidia's RTX cards have been in high demand (or low supply), especially the 2080 and 2080 Ti. This is the cheapest we've seen a custom RTX 2080 card. Buy at Newegg 

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

Sapphire Radeon RX Vega 64 | $399.99 (save $50)
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 

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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.

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

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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.

Black Friday SSD and HDD deals

Samsung 970 Evo 500GB M.2 | $116.99 (save $33)
One of the fastest SSDs around, Samsung 970 Evo is now priced the same as last years 500GB SATA drives. It's also up to six times faster. Buy at Amazon

Samsung 500GB 970 EVO NVMe M.2 Internal SSD | $116.99 (save $30.00)
An alternative reseller for the above deal, this is one of the best M.2 SSDs on the market. Buy at B&H 

Samsung 860 Evo 500GB SATA | $72.99 (save $37)
A perennial favorite for SATA drives, the 860 Evo costs about half of what it did last Black Friday. It remains one of the best SATA SSDs around. Buy at Amazon

Samsung 860 Evo 1TB SATA | $127.98 (save $72)
SSD storage is awesome, but you know what's better? More SSD storage! Double the capacity of the above and an even lower price per GB make this a must-buy. Buy at Amazon

WD Blue 3D | 1TB | SATA M.2 | $139.99 (save $10)
This SATA drive in an M.2 form factor just dropped another $10 on Amazon. It won't be as fast as an NVMe model, but the added capacity may be more useful than pure speed. Buy at Amazon 

WD Blue 3D | 1TB | SATA | $134.99 (save $5)
The 1TB version of Western Digital's 3D NAND SSD just dropped another $5, this time in 2.5-inch form factor. Buy at Amazon

HP EX900 | 500GB | M.2 NVMe | $74.99 (save $22.00)
This is a great price for a 500GB NVMe drive, if you have an M.2 slot available on your motherboard. Not the fastest model, but still faster than SATA. Buy at eBay

Crucial MX500 | 1TB | M.2 SATA | $139.99 (save $15)
The 1TB M.2 version of the ever-popular Crucial MX500 SSD is $15 lower than the previous price. It's also cheaper than the 2.5-inch model below. Buy at Amazon

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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.

Black Friday motherboard deals

Gigabyte Z370 AORUS Ultra Gaming WiFi | $139 (save $30)
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 (save $20)
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 (save $40)
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).

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

Intel just launched its 9th-generation "Coffee Lake refresh" 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. Note that the 8th gen parts will work in the same 300-series motherboards as 9th gen CPUs, while 200-series boards only support 7th and 6th gen parts.

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.

Black Friday CPU deals

AMD Ryzen 7 1700X | 8 Cores | 16 Threads | $149.99 (save $35) The Ryzen 1700X is now less than half the original price, and it still performs well. Overclocking to 3.8-3.9GHz is typical. This CPU does not include a cooler, so plan on adding that. Buy at Newegg

Intel Core i7-8700K | 6 Cores | 12 Threads | $339.99 (save $30)
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 (save $25)
This is a last-gen Ryzen processor, but it just dropped another $25. More importantly, you still get six cores and it can overclock to 3.8-3.9GHz. Buy at Amazon 

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

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Mice, Keyboards, and Accessories

Black Friday gaming mouse deals

Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum | 12,000 DPI | $69.99 (Save $45)
Our favorite wireless gaming mouse and all-around best high-end gaming mouse, period, thanks to a great sensor and amazing-feeling click. This is the lowest price we've seen, down from its MSRP of $150 and typical Amazon price of $115. You can get it from Best Buy for only $69.99.

Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum | 12,000 DPI | $34.99 (Save $45)
Logitech's most popular gaming mouse, with removable weights, a reliably great sensor and the best metal scroll wheel in the business. It's a heavy palm grip mouse, and more comfortable than its angular design might look. It's on Best Buy for $34.99.

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

Logitech G Pro | 12,000 DPI | $29.99 (Save $40)
Logitech's no-nonsense, ambidextrously shaped G Pro has a great 12,000 DPI sensor and a simple lightweight shape designed in tandem with professional gamers. There's a pricier version with a newer sensor, but you'd likely never notice the difference. This one's a real steal at the price. $29.99, Amazon

Logitech G203 Prodigy | 6,000 DPI | $24.99 (Save $15)
Our budget pick for the best gaming mouse. The G203 Prodigy has Logitech's premium design and build quality at an entry level price. It doesn't have a top-end sensor, but is still leagues better than budget mice from no-name brands. $24.99, Amazon | $24.99, Walmart

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

Black Friday gaming keyboard deals

Logitech G910 Orion Spark | Romer-G | $89.99 (Save $25)
Logitech's homegrown Romer-G mechanical switch has its own unique feel, a bit softer and subtler than Cherry switches. If that sounds appealing, and you want a keyboard with keycaps that are sloped to keep your fingers in place, this is a good board. $89.99, Amazon, $89.99 on Walmart

Logitech G610 Orion | Cherry Red/Brown | $69.99 (Save $25)
The G610 Orion is a great no-nonsense mech keyboard, with simple white backlighting, a traditional layout, and great build quality. No flashy "gamer" features here: just a keyboard that's a pleasure to type on. You can get it with either Cherry MX Red or Cherry MX Brown switches on Amazon

G.Skill Ripjaws KM570 RGB | Cherry MX Brown | $69.99 (Save $20)
G.Skill is known for its RAM more than keyboards, but this is a well-reviewed RGB plank that sticks to the basics. No extraneous "gamer" features, just Cherry switches and a standard full-size layout. This is a great price for a mechanical keyboard. $69.99, Amazon

Black Friday webcam deals

Other accessory deals

AVerMedia Live Gamer HD 2 Capture Card |  $99.99 (save $70)
This PCIe card can record video from an HDMI port at 1080p/60FPS, and it works with OBS and XSplit. Buy at Amazon

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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.

Black Friday PC case deals

Corsair Crystal 570X RGB Mid-Tower | $119 (save $60)
Corsair’s flagship Crystal 570X includes three RGB led fans and an integrated LED controller. The 570X is wrapped with tempered glass panels, making it easy to show off your RGB lighting. Buy on Newegg.

Thermaltake View 71 | $99 (save $70)
Both tempered windows swing open to provide easy access in this full tower case. It's discounted $40 plus an additional $30 via rebate card until November 26. Buy on Newegg.

NZXT H700i Mid-Tower | $165 (save $35)
Its included smart hub makes it easy to control your fans and RGB, and the H700i comes with four installed fans and two RGB strips. Buy on Amazon.

NZXT H400i Micro-ATX | $110 (save $20)
A mini version of one of our favorite mid towers. Perfect for fitting a high-end gaming PC in a compact package. It includes three fans and two RGB LED strips. Buy on Amazon.

NZXT H200i ITX Tower | $100 (save $30)
Red and black go nicely together (at least we think so). This attractive mini-ITX tower is sleek and has a cable management system for easy expansion. Buy on Newegg.

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.

Thermaltake View 31 | $107 (save $22)
If you like to see inside your PC, this mid-size tower from Thermaltake has dual-tempered glass windows. Buy at Newegg.

NZXT H440 | $94 (save $45)
A great steel mid-size tower case from NZXT, perfect if you're on a budget. It's got two USB 3.0 ports and 11 internal 3.5" drive bays. Buy at Newegg.

Corsair Carbide 275R | $60 (save $10)
Compact, simple, an affordable. Corsair's Carbide is a great mid-tower with great cooling support. Buy at Amazon.

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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 (save $40), and G.SKILL's Ripjaws V 16GB (2 x 8GB) kit was $150 (save $40).

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.

Black Friday RAM deals

GeIL Evo Potenza 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4-2666 | $94.99 (save $33)
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 (save $22)
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 (save $25)
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 (save $10)
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 (save $45)
Sometimes you want more memory rather than faster memory. This is currently the least expensive 32GB kit we can find. Want 64GB? Buy two!

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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.

Black Friday gaming headset deals

US deals

Logitech G633 Artemis Spectrum Gaming Headset | $70 (save $80)
A few Logitech headsets are discounted on Newegg ahead of Black Friday, but this represents the biggest saving so far. This headset features 7.1 surround sound.
Buy at Newegg

SteelSeries Arctis 7 Wireless Gaming Headset | $114.97 (save $50)
One of our favorite gaming headsets for all players has $30 knocked off at the moment, though it'll be a deeper $50 off come Black Friday itself. Buy at Amazon (Starts: 11/23)

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

Razer Kraken Pro V2 Headset | $50 (save $30)
The V2 headset is among Razer's bigger discounts on Amazon this year. It briefly hit the $48 mark recently, but otherwise has hovered around $60 whenever it's been discounted. Buy at Amazon (Starts: 11/23)

SteelSeries Arctis Pro + GameDAC | $225 (save $25)
Our favorite high-end gaming headset gets a solid discount for Black Friday, though it has been $25 cheaper on Amazon before. Buy at Amazon (Starts: 11/23)

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

UK deals

SteelSeries Arctis 7 Wireless Gaming Headset | £100 (save £60)  
Available in both black and white variants, this is the lowest Amazon UK price yet on the 2019 version of the best wireless headset for most users. Buy it on Amazon 

Corsair VOID Pro Headset | £55 (save £20)
Among Ebuyer UK's early bird discounts ahead of Black Friday is this reasonably steep discount on the wired version of Corsair's popular VOID Pro headset. Buy it at Ebuyer

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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.

Black Friday speaker deals

Logitech Z906 500W 5.1 Dolby| $326 (save $272)
There's a pretty hefty discount on these admittedly pricey Logitech 500W speakers. You can connect up to six different audio sources and listen in 5.1 Dolby Digital. Buy on Newegg.

Logitech Z906 5.1 Surround | $300 (save $99)
If you want you neighbors to know you're kicking ass at Fortnite, they'll definitely hear it with these THX-certified theater speakers. Buy on Amazon.

Sound BlasterX Katana | $279 (save $20)
You need a little RGB in your speakers, right? The Katana soundbar is sleek and powerful and has a reactive lighting system. Buy on Amazon.

Creative GigaWorks T40 | $84 (save $45)
Great for both music and gaming with clear sound, plus they provide a distinctive look for your desktop. Buy on Newegg.

Genius SW-G2.1 2000 | $99 (save $20)
If you're looking for something with a different aesthetic but still gives you solid sounds, these Genius speakers are pretty slick. Buy on Amazon.

Logitech Z623 | $80 (save $70)
These mid-range speakers are an excellent buy at half-off. RCA and 3.5mm inputs means you can plug them into more than just your PC. Buy on Amazon.

Logitech Z625 | $100 (save $50)
These THX 2.1 200 watt speakers are 33% off, and have a headphone jack for when you want to keep listening with some privacy. Buy at Newegg.

Razer Leviathan | $170 (save $30)
This is the best sound bar speaker around, and perfect if you want to save some real estate on your desktop. Compact and produces great sound. Buy at Amazon.

Logitech Z506 System | $67 (save $33)
While it's branded as a home theater product, it works great for PC gaming, too, with deep bass and multiple inputs. Buy at Amazon.

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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.

Black Friday gaming router deals

Linksys WRT Gaming Wifi Router | $187.75 (save $62.24)
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 at Amazon

TP-Link Archer C5400X | $368.11 (save $31.88)
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 at Amazon

TP-Link AC5400 Tri-Band Wi-Fi Router | $200.00 (save $124)
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 at Amazon.

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

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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.

Black Friday TV deals

TOP DEAL: Samsung 55" 4K QLED Smart TV (Q8FN)| $1,497.99 (save $1,102) This is one of our best 4K TV for gaming picks. Getting this nearly top-of-the-line TV at half the usual price is well worth the investment. Buy at Walmart 

Samsung 55" 4K QLED Smart TV (Q6F) | $997.99 (save $500) Upgrading to a QLED screen is pricey, but Black Friday deals like this one put Samsung's superior color range into a more manageable price range. Not as good as the Q8FN, but still a good pick. 

Sony XBR55X900F 55-Inch 4K Smart LED TV | $1,098 (save $200)
This is the cheapest Sony's quantum dot TV has been on Amazon, and it'll give you picture quality comparable to Samsung's QLEDs.

Samsung 55" 4K Smart TV | $397.99 (save $302)
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. Not as fancy as one of Samsung's QLEDs, but the price shows it. 

Samsung 43" 4K Smart TV | $277.99 (save $222)
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. Buy at Walmart 

Sharp 55" 4K HDR LED Smart TV | $319.00 (save $191)
On the budget end, Walmart has this Sharp screen for $319 (it was $300, so it's gone up). Should give you decent quality for the price.

LG 70" 4K LED Smart TV | $896.99 (save $600)
Wanna go big? This huge LG screen is heavily discounted at B&H right now. (Currently back ordered)

Samsung 75" 4K QLED Smart TV (Q9FN) | $ 4,997.99 (save $500)
Wanna go all out? Amazon has knocked $500 off of Samsung's top-of-the-line TV. (Samsung's site says you're saving $1,000, but the TV hasn't been listed for $6,000 on Amazon since July.)

43-inch Toshiba 4K Amazon Fire Edition TV | $130 (save $150)
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.

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

There are few better times to snap up a new controller than Black Friday. Peripherals are popular gifts, and pretty much always go on sale. If you're looking to make a purchase, keep an eye on this section, because we'll update it with the best controller deals as they appear.

Little has changed from last year’s options, and as far as we’re concerned, Sony’s DualShock 4 controller and Microsoft's Xbox One controller are still great choices. 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. 

Black Friday controller deals

Microsoft Xbox One Controller | $40 (save $20) Now's a good time to grab an extra Xbone controller: Walmart has black and white Xbox One controllers on sale for $40, with free shipping.  

DualShock 4 Wireless Controller | $39 (save $21) The indomitable DualShock 4 for the PS4 is one of our all time favorites to use on PC. Available at Walmart and Amazon.

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.

Nintendo Switch Pro Controller | $60 (save $10)
We haven't reviewed Nintendo's controller yet, and it's pricey, but if you have a Switch and a PC, it can be dual-purpose, and Amazon has it for $10 off.

Logitech Gamepad F310 | $15 (Save $10)
Yeah, it's ugly as hell. It's also very cheap. I put about 300 hours into Rocket League with this blue hunk of plastic, and by God, it did the job. Available at Amazon.

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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.  

Black Friday 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.

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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.  

Black Friday PSU deals

EVGA SuperNOVA 750W - 80 Plus Gold | $70 (save $60): The SuperNOVA is fully modular and has enough juice to power most PC builds. Anyone looking for a quiet build will dig the SuperNOVA's intelligent fan control, too. Buy at Newegg.  

Thermaltake Toughpower Grand RGB 850W - 80 Plus Gold | $75 (save $30): For the RGB enthusiasts that must have absolutely everything RGB, Thermaltake has you covered. Buy at Newegg. 

Corsair HX Series fully modular 750W - 80 Plus Platinum | $100 (save $20) After rebate, you'll get this fully modular, reliable PSU for just $100. The 850W, 1000W, and 1200W carry the same rebate, so there's a wattage for every build. I'm guessing we'll see even deeper discounts before the weekend is up. Buy at Newegg.  

Corsair RMx Series fully modular - 80 Plus Gold | $60 (save $20) Consider this PSU a more affordable counterpart to the Corsair HX series. After a rebate, you'll save $20 bucks on the 550W, 650W, 750W, or 850W versions. Buy it at Newegg.  

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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.

Black Friday fan and CPU cooler deals

EVGA CLC 120mm Liquid CPU Cooler | $60.00 (save $30)
Not a bad cooler for first-timers that aren't trying to overclock their PC into the sun. $60 for good temps and quiet builds isn't bad. The price says goodbye on Saturday. Buy at Newegg. 

CORSAIR Hydro Series H55 Quiet Edition Liquid CPU Cooler 120mm | $50 (save $30)
Another reliable starter cooler, but from Corsair and for only $50 on Newegg. This deal ends on Saturday.  Buy at Newegg. 

Cooler Master MasterLiquid Maker 92 AIO Hybrid CPU Cooler | $45 (save $20) After rebate, $45 is a nice buy for this sucker that drags air if you don't need a liquid cooler, or you're trying to avoid crowding the case with cables and pipes. Buy at Newegg.

Zalman 135 mm long-life CPU cooler | $20 (save $12) It's not as advanced as a liquid cooler, but the Zalman will do for smaller builds that aren't kitted with the latest hardware. And it'll last a long, long time. Buy at Newegg.

Cooler Master MasterLiquid Maker 92 AIO Hybrid CPU Cooler | $45 (save $20)
After rebate, $45 is a nice buy for this sucker that drags air if you don't need a liquid cooler, or you're trying to avoid crowding the case with cables and pipes. Buy at Newegg. 

Rosewill Cullinan Red LED fan - 120mm | $9 (save $16) Now that's a deep red. Mmm. These Rosewills are very quiet, too, which will make your rig a silent, brooding monster. Buy at Newegg.

Rosewill RGB Case Fan 2-Pack - 120mm | $20 (save $30) These fans are fairly quiet, but extremely loud in terms of color (if you so choose). A hub is included too, because you can never have too many fans until you have too many and where do these wires go oh no oh no oh no— Buy at Newegg. 

RAIJINTEK IRIS 12 Addressable RGB 2-pack - 120mm | $18 (save $42) These do the trick too. They're fans and they're very cheap. An LED hub and controller comes in the box, so no worries there. Buy at Newegg.

CORSAIR HD140 RGB LED Case Fans (2-pack) | $72 (save $8)
These stylish RGB case fans are about $8 off and include a simple fan controller for proper LED customization. Buy at Newegg.

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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.

And if you're feeling burnt out on Black Friday, have some fun and blow off some steam by smashing lovely aisles of stocked shelves in Black Friday: The Ultimate Shopping Simulator.

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Expired deals

Black Friday week often has awesome deals that show up, get sold out and 'expire,' only to have more of the item come back in stock. As such, rather than simply removing old deals, we're leaving them here for reference. We'll do our best to keep checking these and reinstate any expired links as well.

Asus Radeon RX 580 4GB | $159.99 (save $70)
This 4GB RX 580 from ASUS is $70 below the typical price for other 4GB cards. Buy at Newegg (posted: 11/16)

EVGA RTX 2070 XC GAMING + 650W PSU | $579.98 (save $80)
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 (Posted: 11/16)

EVGA GTX 1060 6GB + EVGA 600W PSU | $199.99 (save $70)
This 6GB GTX 1060 card from EVGA is $30 lower than most other models on Newegg, and a $40 600W power supply is included! Buy at EVGA (Posted: 11/16)

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

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.

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Crucial MX500 | 1TB | M.2 SATA | $139.99 (save $15)
The 500GB M.2 version of the ever-popular Crucial MX500 SSD is $15 lower than the previous price. Buy at Amazon