Best Black Friday PC gaming deals 2023: the best discounts still available

Black Friday deals

Black Friday is over, long live Cyber Monday. The best deals on PC gaming hardware are now live over in our Cyber Monday PC gaming deals page, though we've given this Black Friday page one last update just to be sure. Don't worry, there are still plenty of worthwhile sales on top products we love.

Budget-conscious PC gamers can do themselves a favor by waiting for Black Friday and Cyber Monday PC gaming deals before grabbing a new SSD, replacing their mouse, or buying anything big, like a laptop or complete set of new PC components. This is the time of year when prices are at their lowest for all manner of component or peripheral.

The first rule of this list: no junk. We spend our weeks testing the latest products to see if they're worthy of our PC gaming setups, and we're putting all that knowledge to work during this Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales season to recommend the best stuff you can buy. If we don't think it's any good, we're not going to recommend it just because it's on sale.

The second rule: real deals only. It can be hard to sort out the deals from the "deals" during these big sale events, so we're checking price histories and selecting only genuinely decent—or exceptional, when we find them—discounts on PC gaming stuff. 

Our goal: Save you from having to trawl though pages of bad products and not-actually-deals on Amazon, Best Buy, and Newegg yourself.

If you do want to directly browse the stores with the biggest sales on PC gaming gear right now, check out the quick links below. Otherwise, keep scrolling for our top recommendations, or use the navigation links to jump to a category.

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Today's top Black Friday deals

1. Yeyian Tanto | Core i5 13400F | RTX 4070 | 16GB DDR5-5600 | 1TB SSD | $1,599 $1,199 at Newegg (save $400)

1. Yeyian Tanto | Core i5 13400F | RTX 4070 | 16GB DDR5-5600 | 1TB SSD | $1,599 $1,199 at Newegg (save $400)
Think of the RTX 4070 as an RTX 3080 with benefits and you'll start to see that this is a great price for a new gaming PC, that probably would have been closer to $2,000 this time last year. Thankfully it's not, and this is a great low-price, high-performance gaming PC. The only thing that might cause you pause is that you won't be doing any CPU overclocking, as the option is locked. But for a resolutely gaming machine, it's still packs plenty of punch.

2. Lenovo Legion Pro 7i | Nvidia RTX 4080 | Intel Core i9 13900HX | 16-inch | 1600p | 240Hz | 32GB DDR5-5600 | 1TB NVMe SSD | $2,749 $1,899 at B&H Photo (save $850)

2. Lenovo Legion Pro 7i | Nvidia RTX 4080 | Intel Core i9 13900HX | 16-inch | 1600p | 240Hz | 32GB DDR5-5600 | 1TB NVMe SSD | $2,749 $1,899 at B&H Photo (save $850)
This is a great discount on the best RTX 4080 laptop I've tested and is even cheaper than it was over Prime Day. It's a fantastic notebook, offering performance that can often match and sometimes beat an RTX 4090-based system (see our review). There's a high-performance CPU to back it up, a decent, bright 1600p screen, and a fair amount of storage. All with a discount.

Price check: Lenovo $2,359.79 | Amazon $2,398.64

3. Zotac RTX 4070 Ti | 12GB GDDR6X | 7,680 shaders | 2,655MHz boost | $879.99$749.99 at Amazon (save $130)

3. Zotac RTX 4070 Ti | 12GB GDDR6X | 7,680 shaders | 2,655MHz boost | $879.99 $749.99 at Amazon (save $130)
This is a straightforward card from Zotac, with a minor clock boost over the reference spec, but comes with a really neat looking cooler. The same design works well on the beefier chips, so I'm not concerned about how effective it'll be with an RTX 4070 Ti. It's only a minor saving over the base $799 reference price, but is still a great alternative if you couldn't pick up a Founders Edition card.

RTX 4070 Ti price check: Newegg $749.99 | Walmart $749.99

4. Skytech Siege | Core i5 12600K | Nvidia RTX 4070 Ti | 16GB DDR4-3200 | 1TB SSD | $2,099.99 $1,549.99 at Newegg (save $550)

4. Skytech Siege | Core i5 12600K | Nvidia RTX 4070 Ti | 16GB DDR4-3200 | 1TB SSD | $2,099.99 $1,549.99 at Newegg (save $550)
This is the most affordable RTX 4070 Ti gaming PC we've found this Black Friday week, and it comes with a really solid, if last-gen, backup spec. The Core i5 12600K was our favourite 12th Gen gaming PC, and it will still deliver the goods today. The DDR4 memory spec is the only bit that is a little bit of a concern, but it has very little bearing on gaming performance, and a DDR4 memory upgrade would be relatively inexpensive down the line if you did feel it was holding you back. 

5. Asus TUF Gaming VG27AQA1A | 27-inch | 1440p | VA | $169.99 at Newegg (save $80)

5. Asus TUF Gaming VG27AQA1A | 27-inch | 1440p | VA | $169.99 at Newegg (save $80)
For the budget-conscious gamer, Asus makes a mean gaming monitor. This screen may be on the cheaper side, even costing less than some 1080p panels, yet it delivers 1440p res gaming with a 170Hz refresh rate (overclocked). Not too shabby.

6. MSI Vector | RTX 4080 | Intel Core i9 12900HX | 16GB DDR5-4800 | 1TB SSD | 1200p | 144Hz | $2,099 $1,599 at Newegg (save $500)

6. MSI Vector | RTX 4080 | Intel Core i9 12900HX | 16GB DDR5-4800 | 1TB SSD | 1200p | 144Hz | $2,099 $1,599 at Newegg (save $500)
This is the most affordable RTX 4080-based gaming laptop I've found, possibly at any time this year. It's not some hobbled GPU implementation either, using a 175W design of the graphics card to give you the full gaming performance. It's certainly not the most beautiful laptop you will see, nor the slimmest (though that helps keep it cool), and I'd rather a higher refresh rate panel and a bit more RAM, but it's a great price for an otherwise high-spec gaming machine.

Price check: Amazon $2,091.05

7. Steam Deck (original) | 64GB SSD | $349 at Steam

7. Steam Deck (original) | 64GB SSD | $349 at Steam
The Steam Deck may have had an OLED refresh but the original version is still pretty much the archetype of what a handheld PC gaming device should be. It's just as powerful as the most recent model so all those Steam Deck compatible games should run well, and while the 64GB storage is rather small, SSD upgrades like the Sabrent 2230 512GB are at a great price for a straightforward upgrade. It's the OG PC gaming handheld, and it demands respect.

8. Alienware Aurora R16 | Core i7 13700F | RTX 4070 Ti | 16GB DDR5-5600 | 1TB SSD | $1,949.99 $1,749.99 at Dell (save $200)

8. Alienware Aurora R16 | Core i7 13700F | RTX 4070 Ti | 16GB DDR5-5600 | 1TB SSD | $1,949.99 $1,749.99 at Dell (save $200)
You can score an RTX 4070 Ti for less than this, though usually with an older CPU than this. This Alienware delivers a rather modern package, with a Raptor Lake processor (13th Gen, not 14th Gen, but that's fine), a big enough boot drive at 1TB, and a 1000W PSU. It's also liquid cooled and comes with two sticks of DDR5 memory.

9. Alienware 34 AW3423DWF | 34-inch | 165Hz | QD-OLED | $1,099.99 $799.99 at Dell (save $250)

9. Alienware 34 AW3423DWF | 34-inch | 165Hz | QD-OLED | $1,099.99 $799.99 at Dell (save $250)
Alienware's fancy QD-OLED panel just got that little bit cheaper. It's still not exactly entry-level at $800, but think of it as a long term investment that will make every single gaming session pop. Once you've experienced per-pixel OLED-style lighting, you won't want to go back to LCD tech. You can read our Alienware QD-OLED review for more.

Price check: Best Buy $799.99

10. Silicon Power XS70 | 2TB | NVMe | PCIe 4.0 | 7300  MB/s Read | 6800 MB/s Write | $124.99 $104.99 at Amazon (save $20)

10. Silicon Power XS70 | 2TB | NVMe | PCIe 4.0 | 7300  MB/s Read | 6800 MB/s Write | $124.99 $104.99 at Amazon (save $20)
The XS70 was going cheaper last month, but we've seen it pop back up in price recently. I'd perhaps wait a bit longer to see if the price dips again before picking one up. It packs rather a large bang for your buck with its fast read and write times, at least. While the software side of things may be a little lacking, we were impressed with the overall performance and value proposition of this drive. Read our review here.

Price check: Newegg $104.99

Black Friday gaming PC deals

Ipason gaming desktop | AMD Ryzen 5 5600G | 16GB DDR4-3200 | 1TB NVMe SSD | $849.99 $469 at Newegg (save $380.99)

Ipason gaming desktop | AMD Ryzen 5 5600G | 16GB DDR4-3200 | 1TB NVMe SSD | $849.99 $469 at Newegg (save $380.99)
You can game on this machine to a certain extent—the integrated Vega GPU on the Ryzen chip will certainly support 720p gaming at lower settings. But we're listing it here as a good base from which to add your own graphics card for a quick, powerful new gaming PC. The AMD CPU is a good six-core, 12-thread job, and the 16GB RAM will run everything you need.

MSI Aegis R | Core i5 12400F | Nvidia RTX 4060 | 16GB DDR5 | 1TB SSD | $949 $799.99 at Amazon (save $149.01)

MSI Aegis R | Core i5 12400F | Nvidia RTX 4060 | 16GB DDR5 | 1TB SSD | $949 $799.99 at Amazon (save $149.01)
This is the best-value RTX 4060 gaming PC we've found this Cyber Monday season, in fact it's the best we've found all year. And it's from MSI. Go figure. Not normally known for its budget systems, this Aegis R has got a lot of PC inside it. For a start you'd normally be looking at DDR4 memory at this price, but the MSI has gone for the most latest RAM technology and paired it with a 1TB SSD. That Core i5 CPU is still a good gaming chip, and will happily keep an RTX 4060 fed with data.

Price check: Newegg (Core i7) $999.99

Ipason gaming desktop | Ryzen 5 5600 | Radeon RX 7600 | 16GB DDR4-3200 | 1TB SSD | $1,399 $849 at Newegg (save $550)

Ipason gaming desktop | Ryzen 5 5600 | Radeon RX 7600 | 16GB DDR4-3200 | 1TB SSD | $1,399 $849 at Newegg (save $550)
If you don't want to get busy with a screwdriver, Ipason has another budget offering, this time with an RX 7600 GPU at its heart. That offers sometimes better than RTX 4060 gaming performance, and the full system comes with a solid back-up spec, too.

Yeyian Tanto | Core i5 13400F | RTX 4070 | 16GB DDR5-5600 | 1TB SSD | $1,599 $1,199 at Newegg (save $400)

Yeyian Tanto | Core i5 13400F | RTX 4070 | 16GB DDR5-5600 | 1TB SSD | $1,599 $1,199 at Newegg (save $400)
Think of the RTX 4070 as an RTX 3080 with benefits and you'll start to see that this is a great price for a new gaming PC, that probably would have been closer to $2,000 this time last year. Thankfully it's not, and this is a great low-price, high-performance gaming PC. The only thing that might cause you pause is that you won't be doing any CPU overclocking, as the option is locked. But for a resolutely gaming machine, it's still packs plenty of punch.

Lenovo Tower 5i | Core i7 13700F | RTX 4070 | 16GB DDR5 | 512GB SSD | $1,929.99 $1,389.99 at Lenovo (save $540)

Lenovo Tower 5i | Core i7 13700F | RTX 4070 | 16GB DDR5 | 512GB SSD | $1,929.99 $1,389.99 at Lenovo (save $540)
This PC is on the cheaper side for an RTX 4070 build, especially considering it also comes with a decent Core i7 CPU. Read our review for more info. This on-sale model does differ a little from the one we reviewed, however, in that it only comes with a 512GB SSD. That's pretty useless in 2023 and you'll need to buy a bigger capacity drive and add it in yourself almost immediately to properly gaming. Just note this deal is based on an 'estimated value' which is a bit high. Still a solid deal nonetheless.

Skytech Siege | Core i5 12600K | Nvidia RTX 4070 Ti | 16GB DDR4-3200 | 1TB SSD | $2,099.99 $1,549.99 at Newegg (save $550)

Skytech Siege | Core i5 12600K | Nvidia RTX 4070 Ti | 16GB DDR4-3200 | 1TB SSD | $2,099.99 $1,549.99 at Newegg (save $550)
This is the most affordable RTX 4070 Ti gaming PC we've found this Black Friday week, and it comes with a really solid, if last-gen, backup spec. The Core i5 12600K was our favourite 12th Gen gaming PC, and it will still deliver the goods today. The DDR4 memory spec is the only bit that is a little bit of a concern, but it has very little bearing on gaming performance, and a DDR4 memory upgrade would be relatively inexpensive down the line if you did feel it was holding you back. 

Alienware Aurora R16 | Core i7 13700F | RTX 4070 Ti | 16GB DDR5-5600 | 1TB SSD | $1,949.99 $1,749.99 at Dell (save $200)

Alienware Aurora R16 | Core i7 13700F | RTX 4070 Ti | 16GB DDR5-5600 | 1TB SSD | $1,949.99 $1,749.99 at Dell (save $200)
You can score an RTX 4070 Ti for less than this, though usually with an older CPU than this. This Alienware delivers a rather modern package, with a Raptor Lake processor (13th Gen, not 14th Gen, but that's fine), a big enough boot drive at 1TB, and a 1000W PSU. It's also liquid cooled and comes with two sticks of DDR5 memory.

Skytech Eclipse | Core i7 13700KF | RTX 4070 Ti | 1TB SSD | 32GB DDR5-5200 | $2,319.99 $1,799.99 at Newegg (save $520)

Skytech Eclipse | Core i7 13700KF | RTX 4070 Ti | 1TB SSD | 32GB DDR5-5200 | $2,319.99 $1,799.99 at Newegg (save $520)
This Skytech Eclipse has an impressive spec sheet, with a powerful Core i7 13700F, 32GB of DDR5 and an RTX 4070 Ti bringing up the rear. Given that the RTX 4070 Ti alone can retail north of the $800 mark it's impressive to see it paired with genuine pedigree gaming hardware at this price level, and that AIO cooler and chunky 850W PSU means that all that power and heat should be handled with aplomb.

Skytech Eclipse | Core i5 12700F | RTX 4080 | 16GB DDR4-3200 | 1TB NVMe SSD | $2,499.99 $1,999.99 at Newegg (save $500)

Skytech Eclipse | Core i5 12700F | RTX 4080 | 16GB DDR4-3200 | 1TB NVMe SSD | $2,499.99 $1,999.99 at Newegg (save $500)
Another banger for Skytech, with almost the cheapest RTX 4080 gaming PC that I've ever seen. It's only just a shade below the $2,000 threshold, and may well go up after Black Friday, but for now it's a great price for a really well-specced gaming rig.

Skytech Chronos | Core i7 12700F | RX 7900 XTX | 1TB NVMe SSD | 16GB RAM | $1,999.99 at WalmartPrice check:

Skytech Chronos | Core i7 12700F | RX 7900 XTX | 1TB NVMe SSD | 16GB RAM | $1,999.99 at Walmart
While this is has a two gen old Intel CPU here, that's AMD's most powerful gaming GPU in there. It may not be a consistent RTX 4080 competitor, but it'll get the job done at 4K. Pair that with a nice chunk of storage, and you've got a decent gaming PC for the price.

Price check: Newegg $2,099.99

Alienware Aurora R16 | Intel Core i9 13900F | Nvidia RTX 4080 | 1TB SSD | 32GB DDR5-5600 | $2,799.99 $2,399.99 at Dell (save $400)

Alienware Aurora R16 | Intel Core i9 13900F | Nvidia RTX 4080 | 1TB SSD | 32GB DDR5-5600 | $2,799.99 $2,399.99 at Dell (save $400)
Alienware has ditched its iconic rounded look and is going for a more, well, Dell approach to its gaming PCs. They're black rectangles in the classic Dell style, but this system still comes in at a decent price, with some good components backing up that RTX 4080 GPU. It's not as cheap as the original RTX 4080 Alienware we had on this page, but that sold out. This one does come with a more powerful CPU and double the RAM capacity, at least.

Skytech Azure | RTX 4080 | Core i9 13900K | 2TB SSD | 32GB DDR5 RAM | 1000W PSU | $2,999.99 $2,479.99 at Newegg (save $520)

Skytech Azure | RTX 4080 | Core i9 13900K | 2TB SSD | 32GB DDR5 RAM | 1000W PSU | $2,999.99 $2,479.99 at Newegg (save $520)
This isn't the cheapest RTX 4080 PC going, but it is the most well-rounded. Not only do you score a fantastic, if a little overpriced, graphics card here, you get Intel's superb high-end Core i9 13900K, tons of speedy RAM, and a chunky 2TB SSD. The 360mm all-in-one cooler and 1000W PSU mean this is also a very upgradeable machine down the line, too.

iBuyPower Creator RDY LCMRG210 | Ryzen 9 7950X3D | RX 7900 XTX | 32GB RAM | 2TB SSD | $2,999

iBuyPower Creator RDY LCMRG210 | Ryzen 9 7950X3D | RX 7900 XTX | 32GB RAM | 2TB SSD | $2,999 $2,699 at iBuyPower (save $200)
This all-powerful, all-AMD machine is monster build for under the $3,000 limit. That 16-core, 32-thread Ryzen chip is a serious productivity chip, and one of the fastest gaming CPUs thanks to its 3D V-Cache tech. Oh, and the RX 7900 XTX is the first chiplet GPU, and a genuine rival for the RTX 4080 outside of ray tracing. Though it will be worth checking with iBuyPower if/when you're buying to ensure you're not getting the AMD-built version of the RX 7900 XTX. They look good, but we've had bad experiences with hot spots.

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Black Friday gaming laptop deals

Steam Deck (original) | 64GB SSD | $349 at Steam

Steam Deck (original) | 64GB SSD | $349 at Steam
Okay, it's not a laptop, and the Steam Deck may have had an OLED refresh but the original version is still pretty much the archetype of what a mobile PC gaming device should be. It's just as powerful as the most recent model so all those Steam Deck compatible games should run well, and while the 64GB storage is rather small, SSD upgrades like the Sabrent 2230 512GB are at a great price for a straightforward upgrade. It's the OG PC gaming handheld, and it demands respect.

Asus ROG Ally | AMD Z1 Extreme | 16GB RAM | 512GB SSD | 7-inch 1080p | 120Hz | $699.99 $599.99 at Best Buy (save $100)

Asus ROG Ally | AMD Z1 Extreme | 16GB RAM | 512GB SSD | 7-inch 1080p | 120Hz | $699.99 $599.99 at Best Buy (save $100)
The most powerful version of once of the best PC gaming handhelds just got hit with the deal stick. The Asus Ally surprised us at launch with its relatively low price (for a premium Asus product). Now it's even cheaper. Has the time come for you to get in on some handheld gaming action?

Price check: Amazon $720

Gigabyte G5 | Core i7 12650H | RTX 4060 | 8GB DDR5-4800 | 512GB SSD | 15.6-inch | 1080p | 144Hz | $1,099.99$749.99 at Newegg (save $350)

Gigabyte G5 | Core i7 12650H | RTX 4060 | 8GB DDR5-4800 | 512GB SSD | 15.6-inch | 1080p | 144Hz | $1,099.99 $749.99 at Newegg (save $350)
This is a lot of laptop for not very much money. To start with, you're getting a 10-core, 16-thread CPU that will easily cope with pretty much any game you throw at it. There's an RTX 4060 Mobile graphics chip too, that supports DLSS upscaling and frame generation. The main caveats here are that storage is a bit disappointing, so you'll probably want to upgrade it at some point with a large SSD, and 8GB of RAM isn't enough for gaming these days. However, with 16GB of RAM available for under $30 this shouldn't be too much of an issue to upgrade. For portable gaming and school work, though, this Gigabyte G5 laptop will keep you and your wallet happy.

Price check: Best Buy $1099.99 (16GB version) | Amazon $1,149 (16GB version)

Lenovo Legion 5 | RTX 4060 | AMD Ryzen 7 7735H | 16GB DDR5 | 512GB SSD | 15-inch | 2160 x 1350 | 165Hz | $999.99 $869.99 at Walmart (save $130)

Lenovo Legion 5 | RTX 4060 | AMD Ryzen 7 7735H | 16GB DDR5 | 512GB SSD | 15-inch | 2160 x 1350 | 165Hz | $999.99 $869.99 at Walmart (save $130)
We've become big fans of Lenovo laptops here at PC Gamer this generation, and this particular budget machine is ticking a lot of boxes. For an RTX 4060 laptop it has to be under $1,000, and you also get a better than average screen, though I'm a little confused over Walmart's listing of it as 2160 x 1350 when Lenovo itself claims a 1440p panel. That 512GB SSD, however, is disappointing, even in a budget laptop, but is a cheap and easy issue to fix if it becomes annoying down the line.

Price check: Amazon $1,224.99 | Newegg $969.99

Asus TUF F15 | RTX 4070 | Intel Core i7 12700H | 15-inch | 144Hz | 1080p | 16GB DDR4-3200 | 1TB SSD | $1,399.99 $979.99 at Best Buy (save $420)

Asus TUF F15 | RTX 4070 | Intel Core i7 12700H | 15-inch | 144Hz | 1080p | 16GB DDR4-3200 | 1TB SSD | $1,399.99 $979.99 at Best Buy (save $420)
The sub $1,000 RTX 4070 laptop is back! The TUF range of laptops from Asus is its more value-oriented range, but they're still solid machines and when they're this price, with this level of spec, they're hard to ignore. This is the cheapest I've seen an RTX 4070 laptop on sale for, and your only real compromise is the last-gen CPU and memory combo... which isn't much of a compromise for a gaming laptop.

Price check: Amazon $1,228.90

MSI Katana 15 | RTX 4070 | Intel Core i7 13620H | 15-inch | 144Hz | 1080p | 16GB DDR5-4000 | 1TB SSD | $1,379.99 $1,199 at Newegg (save $179)

MSI Katana 15 | RTX 4070 | Intel Core i7 13620H | 15-inch | 144Hz | 1080p | 16GB DDR5-4000 | 1TB SSD | $1,379.99 $1,199 at Newegg (save $179)
It doesn't have the highest possible spec for an RTX 4070 GPU at 105W. But this is still a pretty appealing overall package for the money. It also sports the latest 13th Gen Intel CPUs, a 1TB PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSD and 16GB of RAM. A solid proposition for the money, then.

Price check: Amazon $1,199.99

MSI Katana 17 | RTX 4070 | Intel Core i7 13620H | 17.3-inch | 144Hz | 1080p | 32GB DDR5-4000 | 1TB SSD | $1,399 $1,199 at Newegg (save $200)

MSI Katana 17 | RTX 4070 | Intel Core i7 13620H | 17.3-inch | 144Hz | 1080p | 32GB DDR5-4000 | 1TB SSD | $1,399 $1,199 at Newegg (save $200)
The bigger 17-inch sibling to the Katana 15, you get a larger screen plus an upgrade to 32GB of RAM for exactly the same price, with a cracking RTX 4070/i7 combo just like its little brother. Not bad. OK, not everyone wants a 17-inch lump. But if you do prefer a bigger portable rig, this is quite the deal.

Price check: Amazon $1,649.99