Black Friday 2020 deals: the place to go for the all the best Black Friday bargains.
Black Friday: it's finally here. We've been scouring the internet for the very best PC gaming deals and there are plenty of discounts on top-tier items, like 49-inch ultra-wide monitors that will let you finally see Big Geralt in all his glory or this $1,600 gaming PC packing a Ryzen 5600X and RTX 3070. But, there are also more than a few sales on budget items. Thankfully, you don't have to spend hundreds of dollars to save on items like SSDs, keyboards, mice, and so on.
And even though graphics cards are rare as a snowbird in hell right now, its still worth buying up other PC parts for your later upgrade, or even a full new-build for when graphics cards surface again, if you want a good chance of decent savings. If you're on a budget, here are some of the best Black Friday PC gaming deals we've seen for under $200.
Black Friday SSDs for under $200
Samsung 970 EVO Plus | 1TB | PCIe 3.0 |
$249.99 $149.99 at Amazon (save $100)
While we're still waiting for the newer PCIe 4.0 interface to become ubiquitous, speedy PCIe 3.0 SSDs, such as this excellent Samsung 970 EVO Plus, are still absolutely worth your money. For under $150 this is a good price for a 1TB NVMe SSD, though you may find lesser-known brands hitting $120-odd throughout Black Friday.
Samsung 980 Pro SSD| 500GB | PCIe 4.0 |
$149.99 $119.99 at Amazon (20% off)
This Samsung drive is just faster than the rest, and that's down to its support of the PCIe 4.0 interface. If you have an AMD Ryzen 3000 or Ryzen 5000 CPU, and a compatible B550 or X570 motherboard, you can make the most of the Samsung's speeds, up to 6,900MB/s seq. read. That's more than double the speed of even some the best PCIe 3.0 NVMe drives.
Samsung SSD 860 EVO | 1TB |
$199.99 $99.99 at Amazon (save $100)
If you are after some solid solid state storage options then the classic 860 EVO is one of the best SATA drives you can buy. Samsung is always reliable in the SSD world now, and at half price this 1TB SATA drive is outstanding value as either the base for your whole rig or just some speedy secondary Steam library storage.
Black Friday PC gaming monitors for under $200
Samsung 24-inch FreeSync Monitor | 1080p | 75Hz |
$149.99 $89.99 at Best Buy (save $60)
This 24-inch monitor carries a budget price tag, but wields an IPS screen, 75Hz refresh rate, and FreeSync support. It's a little small, but buyers who don't want to overspend on features they won't use (like HDR and built-in speakers) should give this one strong consideration. Pair with a budget gaming PC.
HP 27f | 27-inch | 1080p | 75Hz |
$249.99 $109.99 at Best Buy (save $140)
Some great savings on a quality panel. Not the highest refresh, but it comes with AMD FreeSync support. Already great value at full price, now with $140 savings, the super-slim 27F VGA monitor is worth a look if you just want to get some basic 1080p gaming underway—particularly for those packing an AMD GPU.
AOC 23.6-Inch Curved 1080p Gaming Monitor | 144Hz |
$229.99 $119.99 at Office Depot (save $110)
This monitor strikes a great balance between price and specs. It is one of the more affordable displays out there but still serves up a VA screen with a fast 144Hz refresh rate and FreeSync support. It's smallish, and you don't get HDR on this model, but most HDR implementations on cheaper displays don't get bright enough to do it justice anyway.
Black Friday 4K TVs for under $200
Insignia 50-inch Class 4K HDTV | 50-inch | Amazon Fire TV |
$349.99 $149.99 on Best Buy (save $200)
How is a 50-inch 4K TV even possible for $150? Don't ask and we won't tell. Because we simply don't know. The image quality won't be outstanding, but it includes Amazon Fire TV along with a remote sporting Alexa support, three HDMI inputs, and a slew of USB ports for playback from storage media.
Black Friday gaming chairs for under $200
Emerge Vartan |
$229.99 $149.99 at Staples (34% off)
This affordable gaming chair sports the now-classic racing aesthetic, and comes with removable and adjustable neck and lumbar support. The arm rests are also height-adjustable, and with a 7-year limited warranty it should last too.
Best Black Friday peripherals for under $200
Logitech G502 Lightspeed | Wireless | 25,600 DPI |
$149.99 $99.99 on Amazon (save $50)
I love this mouse so much. It boasts all the same fantastic features as its wired counterpart, but without the stiff wire to hold you back. This, along with the same incredible tracking and responsiveness, plus a nifty magnetic nook to store your dongle—for on-the-go gaming. And it's a third off right now.
Razer DeathAdder V2 | Wired | 20,000 DPI |
$69.99 $49.99 on Amazon (save $20)
Awarded "best gaming mouse for most gamers" in our list of best gaming mice, the DeathAdder has everything a gamer could need. Not only does it exhibit flawless tracking, it also boasts a simple, right-handed ergonomic shape, and a respectable 82g weight. The Razer Synapse software is improving, too. At 29% off, this is a great bargain.
Razer BlackWidow Elite | Razer Green switches | Wired | Full-sized |
$169.99 $84.99 at Amazon (save $85)
The BlackWidow Elite builds on the classic Razer keyboard design, adding the discrete media controls we've been craving. The clicky and tactile Razer Green mechanical switches are solid and reliable, and you get that ultra-plush spongy wrist rest which is worth the sticker price alone. Well, almost.
SteelSeries Arctis Pro + Gamedac | 10Hz - 40kHz |
$249.99 $159.99 at SteelSeries.com (save $90)
The Arctis Pro on its own is a great gaming headset, and with the added audio excellence of the GameDAC, it becomes one of the best-sounding gaming headsets around. The broad frequency response of the Arctis Pro means the glorious soundscapes of PC gaming will sound better than ever. SteelSeries sign-in required.
Instant Pot Aura |
What is an Instant Pot doing on this list? Well, have you tried one? Being a true PC gamer also means eating a balanced diet, and the Instant Pot takes a lot of the headache out of cooking—several of us at PC Gamer swear by them. They're fantastic.