Boxing Day 2022 PC gaming sales in Australia: All the best PC gaming deals

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If Black Friday and Cyber Monday are for picking up Christmas gifts on the cheap, Boxing Day is for pouring all your loose change into purchases that you want. Or, both are for that—either way, Boxing Day inevitably comes after Christmas on December 26, and as is a long-held tradition in Australia, that means retailers are keen to get rid of a whole bunch of inventory they've stocked up for the holiday rush.

Boxing Day sales in Australia have generally resulted in evening news bulletins showing a crush of people lining up at the major retail outlets. But with the power of the internet, there's no need to go out there. All the deals we'll collect on the day are online, though if we hear about a particularly noteworthy (and widely available) in-store deal, we'll make note of it here too. 

So instead of scouring the internet, lay back, enjoy some Christmas Day leftovers, and have a look at what Boxing Day deals we've found:

Where are the best Boxing Day PC gaming deals in Australia?

Boxing Day 2022 PC gaming deals

Boxing Day 2022 Laptops & PCs deals

Valve Steam Deck (256GB) (opens in new tab)

Valve Steam Deck (256GB) | AU$1,500 AU$1,055 at Kogan (opens in new tab) (save AU$445)

Look, it still ain't cheap, but if you're after a Steam Deck in Australia -- which Valve still hasn't deigned to release in this country -- then this is worth consideration. We prefer the 512GB model as far as value for money goes, but this discount somewhat tempts us. Do remember that while the Steam Deck isn't easily available in Australia just yet, when it does release it may be at more reasonable prices.  

Also available for AU$1,019 at Catch (opens in new tab).
512GB storage option available at a discounted price of AU$1,699 also at Kogan. (opens in new tab)

Razer Blade 14 (opens in new tab)

Razer Blade 14 | Ryzen 9 / 16GB RAM / 1TB SSD / RTX 3070 Ti | AU$4,499 AU$2,999 on Amazon (opens in new tab) (save AU$1,500)

The Razer Blade 14 is already a pretty shmexy bit of kit, even more so when you knock a third of the price off this Boxing Day. Its 14-inch screen with a 2560x1440 res and 165Hz refresh rate look great. Its innards are premium tier too, with a Ryzen 9 6900HX processor, RTX 3070 Ti, 16GB of RAM and a 1TB SSD. It's well built with good looks to match.

Alienware Aurora Ryzen Edition R14 (opens in new tab)

Alienware Aurora Ryzen Edition R14 | Ryzen 7 / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD / RTX 3070 | AU$3,799 from AU$2,370.15 on Dell eBay (opens in new tab) (save up to AU$1,428.85)

If you're after a good quality prebuilt gaming PC, this Alienware is well worth a look. It comes with an AMD Ryzen 7 5800X processor and an RTX 3070 GPU. eBay Plus members save 22% using the code DELLSAV22, while non-members save 20% using DELLSAV20.

Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i laptop (opens in new tab)

Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i laptop | i7 / 16GB RAM / 1TB SSD / RTX 3050 | AU$1,999 AU$1,399 at Amazon (opens in new tab) (save AU$500)

A laptop that offers versatility is well worth its weight in gold, and the Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i is a fine example. Offering an 11th-gen Intel Core i7 processor with a RTX 3050 graphics card and a 120Hz full HD IPS display, you can nab yourself one of these laptops for only AU$1,399 on Amazon. Plus with plenty of memory and storage, this laptop will not only be a portable gaming system, but it also makes for a dependable office option as well. 

HP Omen CK1005TX Gaming Laptop (17-in, Core i7 12700H, RTX 3080 Ti, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD) | (opens in new tab)

HP Omen CK1005TX Gaming Laptop (17-in, Core i7 12700H, RTX 3080 Ti, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD) | AU$4,899 AU$3,429 at HP (opens in new tab) (save AU$1,470)

Save well over a grand on this high spec HP Omen 17-in gaming laptop. It's got a powerful spec including an i7 processor and mighty RTX 3080 Ti graphics card. Add to that a 165Hz QHD screen, 1TB SSD and a not too backbreaking 2.78KG weight and you've got yourself a top shelf portable gaming machine.

Dell G15 5520 Gaming Laptop (opens in new tab)

Dell G15 5520 Gaming Laptop (15.6-in, i7-12700H, RTX 3070 Ti, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD ) | AU$3,299 from AU$2,573.15 at Dell eBay (opens in new tab)(save up to AU$725.85)

This Dell G15 offers a lot of gaming grunt for the money. A 12th-gen Intel Core i7 and RTX 3070 Ti is joined by 16GB of RAM, a 512GB SSD and 15.6-inch FHD display with a 165Hz refresh rate. eBay Plus members can save a total of AU$725.85 with the code DELLSAV22 while non-members can save AU$659.80 with the code DELLSAV20.

Dell G15 15.6-inch RTX 3050 Ti, 16GB RAM (opens in new tab)

Dell G15 15.6-inch RTX 3050 Ti, 16GB RAM | AU$2,299 AU$1,549 at The Good Guys (opens in new tab) (save AU$750)

For well below AU$2,000 this is a well-equipped mid-range gaming laptop. In addition to the specs above you're getting a FHD 120Hz with 250-nits display. It also features dual air-intake, copper pipes and four strategically-placed vents to keep your laptop cool during gaming sessions. 

Boxing Day 2022 monitor deals

Alienware 38-inch 144 Hz WQHD+ Curved Gaming Monitor (opens in new tab)

Alienware 38-inch 144 Hz WQHD+ Curved Gaming Monitor | AU$2,499 AU$1,874 at Amazon (opens in new tab) (save AU$625)

Though not the cheapest we've ever seen it, this Alienware is still an awesome monitor at this price. Specs include a 38-inch 3840x1600 Nano IPS panel, a refresh rate of 144Hz with a 1ms response time and G-Sync Ultimate support. it earned 90/100 in our review

If you're after something worldlier, there's also a 24.5-inch Alienware gaming monitor (opens in new tab) available at a 20% discount bringing its price down to AU$561.

Lenovo Legion Y25-30 24.5 inch 1080p gaming monitor (opens in new tab)

Lenovo Legion Y25-30 24.5 inch 1080p gaming monitor (opens in new tab) | AU$499 AU$399 at Amazon (opens in new tab) (save AU$100)

The real star of the show here is a blazing 240Hz refresh rate, which makes this smallish 1080p affair a monitor for the competitive gamer. This one also boasts 430 nits brightness and DisplayHDR 400, and with specs like those it promises a very vivid and colourful display indeed.

LG C2 42-inch OLED TV (opens in new tab)

LG C2 42-inch OLED TV | AU$2,295 AU$1,599 at Appliance Central (opens in new tab) (save AU$696)

Notwithstanding the fact that the LG C2 is one of the very best TVs full stop, it's also an excellent gaming screen. Of course it's got that awesome OLED picture quality, and adds a 120Hz variable refresh rate, low response time, and HDMI 2.1. At $1,599 this Boxing Day, this one really is worth considering if you've got the desk space for it. 

PRISM+ XQ340 Pro 34-inch QLED gaming monitor (opens in new tab)

PRISM+ XQ340 Pro 34-inch QLED gaming monitor | AU$1,099 AU$579 at Amazon (opens in new tab) (save AU$520)

The Prism+ XQ340 with its ultrawide 3440x1440 resolution, QLED backlighting, 165Hz refresh rate and 1ms response time is definitely gamer friendly. At $579 its a very fair price to pay for a monitor that's a step above the entry level ultrawide options. It's got 4 display inputs and HDR support too.

if you're after something different, there are plenty of Prism+ gaming monitors landing discounts for Boxing Day (opens in new tab).

LG UltraGear 34GN850 curved monitor (opens in new tab)

LG UltraGear 34GN850 curved monitor | AU$1,199 AU$909 at Amazon (opens in new tab) (save AU$290)

After a new monitor to immerse yourself in your favourite games? This LG UltraGear curved monitor is 34-inches of solid performance, with up to 160Hz (overclock) IPS visualsis just an all-round standout performer. It comes down under AU$1,000 this Boxing Day, but just note it doesn't have USB-C connectivity.

Gigabyte M28U 28 inch gaming monitor (opens in new tab)

Gigabyte M28U 28 inch gaming monitor (opens in new tab) | AU$959 AU$799 at MWave (opens in new tab) (save AU$160)
According to our guide to the best gaming monitors, this is the best affordable 4K gaming monitor on the market. Slash an extra AU$160, and it's even more affordable. The specs are great: 144Hz refresh rate, FreeSync Premium Pro, a 1ms response time and a precise 1ms response time.

Catch 25% off Lenovo and Dell monitors at The Good Guys (opens in new tab)

Catch 25% off Lenovo and Dell monitors at The Good Guys (opens in new tab)

The Good Guys is offering 25% off a range of Dell and Leonovo monitors—some of them good for gaming. We've listed the best among the bunch below:

Lenovo 27-inch G27q-30 QHD Gaming Monitor | AU$479 AU$359.25 (opens in new tab)
 Dell 24" FHD Curved Gaming Monitor | AU$429 AU$321.75 (opens in new tab)
Dell 32" QHD Curved Gaming Monitor | AU$699 AU$524.25 (opens in new tab)

Boxing Day 2022 keyboard deals

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

Logitech G915 Lightspeed wireless mechanical keyboard (opens in new tab)| AU$399 AU$250 at Amazon (opens in new tab) (save AU$149)

This is our favourite wireless gaming keyboard for numerous reasons: it boasts lag-free wireless, exceptional battery life, and low-profile mechanical switches. It's a tastefully pared back piece of gear, though that's not to say it can't be awash in RGB stylings, if you want it to be. This was down to AU$252 during Cyber Monday, so this is AU$2 better. What a time to be alive.

Big discounts on Razer keyboards (opens in new tab)

Big discounts on Razer keyboards (opens in new tab)

If verging-on-excessive RGB shenanigans are your cup of tea, Razer is your friend—you may have a tattoo of their logo. For most of recorded history, Razer has steeply discounted its wares during every sales event, and Boxing Day 2022 is no exception. Ergo:

Razer BlackWidow V3 (yellow switch) (opens in new tab) | AU$239.95 AU$139 (opens in new tab)
Razer BlackWidow V3 (green switch) (opens in new tab) | AU$239.95 AU$130.71 (opens in new tab)
Razer BlackWidow V3 Pro wireless (opens in new tab) | AU$394 AU$229 (opens in new tab)
Razer BlackWidow V3 Mini Hyperspeed (opens in new tab) |AU$299.95 AU$149 (opens in new tab)
Razer Huntsman Mini (opens in new tab) | AU$219.95 AU$93.64 (opens in new tab)

Boxing Day 2022 headset deals

Razer Barracuda X Wireless Gaming Headset | (opens in new tab)

Razer Barracuda X Wireless Gaming Headset | AU$149.95 AU$74 at Amazon (opens in new tab) (Save AU$75.95)
The Barracuda X drops the bling in favor of delivering what people want from a wireless headset, which is decent sound quality, comfort and a long life battery. It's got a removable mic and 7.1 support. At half price it's a score.

Razer BlackShark V2 X (opens in new tab)

Razer BlackShark V2 Pro | Wireless | Closed-back (opens in new tab) | AU$239 AU$169 at Amazon (opens in new tab) (save AU$70)

This is the "Pro" version of our favourite PC gaming headset. It's an over ear affair with "hyperspeed" wireless connectivity, advanced passive noise cancellation, and what Razer calls a HyperClear supercardioid mic. This deal isn't the best we've seen -- it was down to AU$150 during Cyber Monday -- but if you want one, it's still below RRP.

PS5 Pulse Wireless Headset (opens in new tab)

PS5 Pulse Wireless Headset | AU$159.95 AU$118 at Amazon (opens in new tab) (save AU$41.95)

This doesn't factor on our list of the best gaming headsets, but if you game on a PC and a PS5, it's probably a wise move to invest in a set of these. It makes the best of Sony's 3D audio tech, and as far as headsets go, looks pretty classy to boot. It's also available in both White (opens in new tab) and Black (opens in new tab).

JBL Quantum 300 gaming headset (opens in new tab)

JBL Quantum 300 gaming headset | AU$129 AU$41.50 at Amazon (opens in new tab) (save AU$87.50)

You can score this JBL Quantum 300 gaming headset for under AU$50 from Amazon's Boxing Day sales. With flexible connection options between both USB and a 3.5mm connection, this headset offers a comfortable design for longer sessions.

Razer Kraken BT Kitty Edition Headset (opens in new tab)

Razer Kraken BT Kitty Edition Headset | AU$169 AU$78.86 at Amazon (opens in new tab) (save AU$90.14)

It's pink, has kitty ears and boasts Razer's dependable quality – the Razer Kraken BT Kitty Edition headset is not only adorable to look at, but for under AU$80 will also give you up to 50 hours of battery life (20 hours with the lights on). With solid audio, you'll be able to enjoy extreme gaming sessions without a mess of cord thanks to this cute Bluetooth headset.

Boxing Day 2022 gaming mice deals

Razer DeathAdder V2 X Hyperspeed Wireless Gaming Mouse | (opens in new tab)

Razer DeathAdder V2 X Hyperspeed Wireless Gaming Mouse | AU$109 AU$49.15 at Amazon (opens in new tab) (Save AU$59.85)
Razer make some top quality kit, and you can usually grab it for a discount around sale time. This mouse doesn't have the RGB bling of the more expensive Razer mice but that might not be a bad thing for some. It's a good versatile and very affordable option for all users.

Razer Basilisk X Hyperspeed wireless gaming mouse | (opens in new tab)

Razer Basilisk X Hyperspeed wireless gaming mouse | AU$109.95 AU$42.37 at Amazon (opens in new tab) (Save AU$67.58)
42 bucks for a high quality Razer Wireless mouse is a steal. This wireless affair sold like hot cakes during Black Friday, so if you missed out then now's a brilliant time to secure a new mouse for the new year. Despite the small price you're getting long battery life, great performance and good comfort.

Razer Tartarus V2 gaming keypad (opens in new tab)

Razer Tartarus V2 gaming keypad | AU$129.95 AU$89.30 at Amazon (opens in new tab) (save AU$40.65)

Looking for an ergonomic option to enhance your gaming sessions? Look no further than the Razer Tartarus V2 gaming keypad, now on sale for only AU$89.30 in Amazon's Boxing Day sales. There's 32 fully programmable keys on this gadget, plus some stunning backlighting to add to your setup's atmosphere.

Boxing Day 2022 controller and other peripherals

Save on Xbox Series S/X controllers (opens in new tab)

Save on Xbox Series S/X controllers (opens in new tab) (save up to AU$26)
The Xbox Wireless controller is our third favourite controller for PC gaming, just edging out Sony's DualSense. It's beaten by the Xbox Elite Wireless controller, but that one's a very expensive affair. The controller at a discount is available in white (opens in new tab), red (opens in new tab), neon yellow (opens in new tab), black (opens in new tab) and blue (opens in new tab).

Save on PS5 Dualsense Controllers (opens in new tab)

Save on PS5 Dualsense Controllers (opens in new tab) (save up to AU$51)

The Xbox controller above is slightly better for PC gaming according to our experts, but if you love the Dualsense and want to make the most of its amazing tech in Sony first-party games, then yeah: nothing else is like it. The controller comes in a variety of colours: Grey Camo (opens in new tab), Black (opens in new tab), White (opens in new tab), Red (opens in new tab), Pink (opens in new tab), Purple (opens in new tab) and Blue (opens in new tab).

Logitech StreamCam (opens in new tab)

Logitech StreamCam (opens in new tab) | AU$179 AU$93 at Amazon (opens in new tab) (save AU$86)

For a 1080p / 60fps webcam, you won't do much better than the Logitech StreamCam. It's our second favourite webcam, with its great picture quality, brilliant face tracking and effective low-light camera all standing out as pros. This is a great saving on a great cam; it's easily available for less than the RRP, but this is lower than all of the competition at present.

Razer Kiyo X Full HD Webcam (opens in new tab)

Razer Kiyo X Full HD Webcam | AU$139 AU$59 on Amazon (opens in new tab) (save AU$80) 

The Razer Kiyo range is highly regarded: our favourite is the Kiyo Pro. This X variety is commendable too, though do be aware that you'll be capped at 30fps for a 1080p stream (for 60fps, you'll need to settle for 730p). Still, it's a feature rich cam and at this price, a brilliant budget option. 

Logitech Z150 Speakers| (opens in new tab)

Logitech Z150 Speakers| AU$49.95 AU$19 at Amazon (opens in new tab)(Save AU$30.95)
If you're after some speakers to, well, produce sound without spending big bucks, these Logitech Z150 speakers will do the job. It's hard to argue with a price of just 19 bucks. They'll do fine if you're just doing a bit of casual gaming or need something for a work from home setup.

Boxing Day 2022 gaming chair deals

Save on Secretlab Titan Evo 2022 Gaming Chairs (opens in new tab)

Save on Secretlab Titan Evo 2022 Gaming Chairs (opens in new tab) (save up to AU$150)

Secretlab’s Titan Evo gaming chairs are favorites of ours, and now are up to AU$150 off when you buy directly from the maker. They're highly adjustable, very well built and of course they're supremely comfortable. Your back (and butt) will thank you for upgrading to one of these great chairs.

ErgoTune Supreme V3 office chair (opens in new tab)

ErgoTune Supreme V3 office chair | AU$749 AU$562 at Amazon (opens in new tab) (save AU$187)

While it hardly has the brand awareness of a Secretlab, these ErgoTune chairs are a great hybrid for office and gaming. We rated it a respectable 80, praising its customisation, robust breathable mesh and neutral look.  Available in black (opens in new tab), red (opens in new tab) or blue (opens in new tab).

Boxing Day 2022 PC games deals

Save on PC games with Green Man Gaming's Boxing Day Sale (opens in new tab)

Save on PC games with Green Man Gaming's Boxing Day Sale (opens in new tab)

Green Man Gaming has kicked off it's Boxing Day sale early, just in time for some holiday break gaming sessions. Buying any of these titles will net you a Steam Key. Check out some of our picks of the sale below:

Neon White AU$35.95 AU$25.31 (opens in new tab)
Twelve Minutes AU$35.95 AU$18.55 (opens in new tab)
Gotham Knights AU$89.95 AU$38.68 (opens in new tab)
• Resident Evil 2 AU$54.95 AU$11.95 (opens in new tab)
• Outlast Trinity AU$84.85 AU$10.18 (opens in new tab)
Sid Meier’s Civilization VI Platinum Edition AU$112.95 AU$18.89 (opens in new tab)
Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate - Daemonhunters AU$64.95 AU$34.29 (opens in new tab)
XCOM: Ultimate Collection AU$220.95 AU$25.28 (opens in new tab)
Silent Hill Homecoming AU$42.95 AU$3.35 (opens in new tab)
F.E.A.R Pack AU$78.95 AU$8.88 (opens in new tab)
The Game Creators - Mega Makers Pack AU$648.30 AU$25.93 (opens in new tab)
• Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire Obsidian Edition AU$69.50 AU$13.90 (opens in new tab)
Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes AU$28.95 AU$2.26 (opens in new tab)
Kane and Lynch 2: Dog Days AU$15.39 AU$1.54 (opens in new tab)
Hard West AU$28.95 AU$2.90 (opens in new tab)

Boxing Day 2022 sales in Australia: when do they start?

Boxing Day is the day after Christmas, don't you know. That means, in theory, the Boxing Day sales in 2022 will kick off—yep—straight after Christmas, often on the midnight. 

But wait! Gone are the days when sales events with "day" in their name only last one day, because last year we saw Boxing Day sales start before Christmas. Call it turbo-consumerism or modern convenience, it's up to you. In some cases, retailers such as MWave have Christmas sales that last through Christmas and during Boxing Day, so there's no real reason to not check this page in the lead up to the big day.

In other words, if you're looking for a PC gaming-related deal, check back on Christmas Eve and keep doing so until Boxing Day. Don't be hard refreshing on Christmas Day, though: go eat some pudding, geez.

Shaun Prescott is the Australian editor of PC Gamer. With over ten years experience covering the games industry, his work has appeared on GamesRadar+, TechRadar, The Guardian, PLAY Magazine, the Sydney Morning Herald, and more. Specific interests include indie games, obscure Metroidvanias, speedrunning, experimental games and FPSs. He thinks Lulu by Metallica and Lou Reed is an all-time classic that will receive its due critical reappraisal one day. 

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