Getting $200 off a fancy display on Cyber Monday is nice if you're in the market for one, but today is also an excellent day to replace or upgrade the smaller stuff. I genuinely can't imagine playing Rainbow Six Siege with anything other than the Razer Deathadder Elite I've been using for years—which I'm pretty sure I bought at full price—and it's just $25 right now. If you're looking to ditch a cheap mouse or, heaven forbid, a membrane keyboard, you can upgrade for under $50 today.
It's normal for the price of peripherals like mice and controllers to fluctuate throughout the year, but Black Friday and Cyber Monday typically mark low points. Xbox One wireless controllers frequently sold for over $50 in 2019, for instance, and right now they're $40. We've seen them for slightly cheaper during brief flash sales, but only by a couple dollars.
We expect some of these deals to persist after Cyber Monday, but some have a hard stop at the end of the day, and stock may start to dwindle soon for others. Based on previous years, the prices on these peripherals probably aren't going to get any lower in 2019, though you may see the same discounts repeated later in December or early next year.
Razer DeathAdder Elite gaming mouse | $24.99 | (save $45)
This is one of our favorite gaming mice for shooters, and it's at its lowest price ever—even cheaper than it was during Black Friday.View Deal
Razer Blackwidow Ultimate | $49.99 (save $60)
The Blackwidow frequently goes on sale, but did sell for $93.40 on Amazon earlier this year, the typical low-end for reputable mechanical keyboards. At a cent under $50, this is a great price for a full-sized, water resistant mechanical keyboard.View Deal
SteelSeries Arctis 3 headset | $39.99 (save $30.00)
The fantastic Arctis line takes up three spots on our guide to the best gaming headsets. This one doesn't have all the bells and whistles of the Arctis Pro, but it's the same comfortable design and high-quality mic. Deal ends today.View Deal
Xbox One Wireless Bluetooth Controller | $39.99 (save $20)
A great Bluetooth controller for racing games, platformers, and Rocket League aerials. We're not sure how long this deal will last, but some color schemes are already low in stock.View Deal
Razer Base Station Chroma Headset Stand |$44.99 (save $15)
A headset stand with a few USB ports is a nice way to tidy up your desk. Does it need to also glow in sync with your games and other hardware? No, but it's a Razer product so it does. Deal ends today.View Deal
PC Gamer magazine subscription | $23.04 (save $93)
Hey, it's us! Get 13 issues of PC Gamer delivered to your door for under $30. Each issue is packed full of in-depth features, hardware advice, and reports from the world of PC gaming. Use the code EVERYTHING20 to get the listed price.View Deal
SSDs for under $60
These 500GB SSDs didn't quite make it under the $50 mark, but we've snuck them in rather than excluding them on a technicality. While we advise you to look for 1TB drives—games are big, and only getting bigger—500GB will be enough to store Windows and a bunch of smaller games. If you're installing behemoths like Red Dead Redemption 2, which asks for 150GB on its own, you may have to do some juggling between your SSD and a hard drive. On a budget, though, these make great, quick upgrades for any PC.
Crucial P1 500GB 3D NAND NVMe PCIe M.2 SSD| $53.35 (save $13.64)
Forgive the $3.50 leeway we're giving here, but this 500GB SSD is at its cheapest price ever. An SSD is a great way to speed up Windows and game load times.View Deal
Samsung 860 EVO 500GB SSD | $57.99 (save $52)
This is the lowest price we've seen for the popular 860 EVO SATA SSD. The sale is also live at Best Buy and Newegg, but it's a few dollars more. No idea how long this one lasts.View Deal
The best Cyber Monday deals right now
If you are in the market for a bigger item, here are some of the deals we think you should check out. A 165Hz monitor for $400 is a great deal, and a 2TB SSD for $188 will take you a lot further than the 500GB drives above. The Secretlab Omega chair for $324 is one of our favorites this year, too—you have to think about what's behind you now and then.
- Asus ROG Swift 165Hz gaming monitor | $399.99 with code (save $120)
- BenQ 27" 1440p 144Hz IPS monitor | $399.99 (Save $200)
- Adata Ultima SU800 2TB SSD | SATA | $188 (save $30)
- Intel Core i5-9400 | 6 Cores | 2.9GHz-4.1GHz | $129.99 (save $60)
- Secretlab Omega gaming chair | Prime 2.0 PU Leather | $324 (save $135)
For more, head to our list of the best Cyber Monday deals, which we'll be updating all week as deals expire and latecomers show up.