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Best Black Friday Best Buy deals: the bargains worth looking at for PC gamers

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Below you'll find the best Best Buy deals we could find for PC gamers, and there's quite a few of them raring to go. Not only are there loads of deals already on the site and in-store, but it is adding to those with Flash Deals and its Wish List Event. These Flash Deals tend to feature deeper savings than the standard ones, but are only on limited stock quantities—basically, if you see something you like in a Flash Deal, you need to act on it quickly.

One important note: Some items listed below do not offer shipping. You'll need to find them at a specific Best Buy store and go there to pick them up. We've noted which items below (mostly laptops and desktops) need to be picked up in-person. Some items may not be available at a Best Buy near you, so use the "Find a Store" button to see where the closest store with that item is.

Like many other big resellers, Best Buy is offering price protection on deals. Essentially if you buy something at a deal price right now, but later on that price goes down, it'll refund the difference. You can find the full breakdown of how this works on the Black Friday FAQs page.

Keep an eye out for items that are marked as supporting this, as not everything is, although Best Buy is really clear about what is and isn't guaranteed—it's printed about the price of anything on sale. 

We've taken a look at the deals that are currently active on Best Buy and highlighted them below. These are items that we feel are worth buying, not just the ones with the biggest savings. So good components and PCs that just so happen to be cheaper than normal. Definitely worth checking out. 

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Best Buy gaming PCs & laptops deals

Asus ROG Zephyrus GA503 | 15.6-inch | Ryzen 9 5900HS | RTX 3070 | 1440p | 165Hz | 16GB RAM | 1TB SSD | $1,849.99

Asus ROG Zephyrus GA503 | 15.6-inch | Ryzen 9 5900HS | RTX 3070 | 1440p | 165Hz | 16GB RAM | 1TB SSD | $1,849.99 $1,549.99 at Best Buy (save $300)
Note: In-store pickup only.
This is probably the best-value RTX 3070-powered gaming laptop we've found this year. Not only do you get that high-performance GPU, but it packs in AMD's octacore Ryzen 9 5900HS processor, and a 1440p QHD screen running at 165Hz. 

MSI GF65

MSI GF65 | 15.6-inch | Intel Core i5 10500H | Nvidia RTX 3060 | 1080p | 144Hz | 8GB RAM | 512GB SSD | $1,099.99 $849.99 at Best Buy (save $250)
Note: In-store pickup only. This gaming laptop comes in a familiar chassis, one we've used a whole lot. It houses an RTX 3060 GPU, which will be plenty to run the laptops 144Hz panel at 1080p with high frame rates. A little more memory and storage would be nice, but this is a great budget machine. 

MSI Delta | 15.6-inch | Ryzen 7 5800H | Radeon RX 6700M | 1080p | 240Hz | 16GB RAM | 1TB SSD | $1,599.99

MSI Delta | 15.6-inch | Ryzen 7 5800H | Radeon RX 6700M | 1080p | 240Hz | 16GB RAM | 1TB SSD | $1,599.99 $1,299.99 at Best Buy (save $300)
This all-AMD gaming laptop is a great price right now, mixing the sort of spec you want from a modern notebook. That 240Hz refresh rate is mighty tasty, and the 16GB RAM/1TB SSD combo is quality too. Mix in the octacore Ryzen CPU and RDNA 2 GPU, and you've got a great recipe for mobile gaming.

iBuyPower Trace MR | Intel Core i7 11700KF | Nvidia RTX 3080 Ti |16GB RAM | 1TB NVMe SSD | $3,199.99

iBuyPower Trace MR | Intel Core i7 11700KF | Nvidia RTX 3080 Ti |16GB RAM | 1TB NVMe SSD | $3,199.99 $2,599.99 at Best Buy (save $600)
Note: In-store pickup only.
At a decent price, you're getting a solid computer draped around one of the most powerful (and elusive) graphics cards around. With a strong Rocket Lake CPU and a super-speedy NVMe SSD this machine will be a nice upgrade for most, and in all sorts of ways. At the very least you're getting a new GPU, and in the last 12 months, that's a win.

CyberPowerPC Gamer Master | Ryzen 5 3600 | RX 6600 XT | 8GB RAM | 500GB SSD | $1,149.99

CyberPowerPC Gamer Master | Ryzen 5 3600 | RX 6600 XT | 8GB RAM | 500GB SSD | $1,149.99 $999.99 at Best Buy (save $150)
Grabbing a gaming PC with a last-gen CPU can be a great way to bag a Black Friday PC deal this year, especially as they often come strapped to a current-gen GPU. This RX 6600 XT is a very capable 1080p graphics card, and the 500GB SSD will keep enough of your most oft-played games installed. The 8GB of memory is a little low these days, but serviceable, and easily upgraded, as is the Ryzen 5 3600 CPU.

MSI GF65

Asus ROG gaming desktop | AMD Ryzen 7 3700X | Nvidia RTX 3060 | 16GB RAM |  256GB SSD, 1TB HDD | $1,499.99 $1,249.99 at Best Buy (save $250)
This gaming laptop comes in a familiar chassis, one we've used a whole lot. It houses an RTX 3060 GPU, which will be plenty to run the laptops 144Hz panel at 1080p with high frame rates. A little more memory and storage would be nice, but this is a great budget machine. Some Best Buy members also get their money back if this deal goes down in price any further, so a little peace of mind for early shoppers.

Best Buy PC component deals

AMD Ryzen 7 5700G

AMD Ryzen 7 5700G | eight-Core, 16-thread | 65W | $359 $309.99 at Best Buy (save $49.01)
Note: In-store pickup only. This isn't a massive saving, to be fair, but given you don't need a graphics card with this capable APU for some light gaming, it's still a decent bargain. You get a full-fat eight-core, 16-thread chip that will handle serious tasks every bit as well as more expensive offerings. We liked this chip a lot when we reviewed it. It comes with a cooler too.

WD Black SN750 | 1TB | PCIe 3.0 | $259.99

WD Black SN750 | 1TB | PCIe 3.0 | $259.99 $109.99 at Best Buy (save $150)
That's a major saving on the original MSRP, and while this was originally released a while ago now, it's still a strong performing drive at a decent price. If you're in the market for a PCIe 3.0 drive, then this is a good drive backed up by a big-name manufacturer. Performance is strong, the bundled software is good, and you know it's going to be reliable. Not bad for just north of $100. 

Samsung 970 Evo Plus

Samsung 970 Evo Plus | 2TB | PCIe 3.0 | $329.99 $199.99 at Best Buy (save $130)
It wasn't that long ago that this was the overall best SSD you could get your hands on. While we've had faster PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSDs recently, this is still a decent buy, especially at this price. 2TB of speedy NVMe storage will cover you for a good chunk of your steam library, and it'll make Windows fly too.  

Samsung 870 QVO

Samsung 870 QVO | 2TB | SATA | $229.99 $179.99 at Best Buy (save $50)
This is a pretty good price for a big ol' chunk of SSD storage. If you're looking to boot the hard drives out of your rig, then this is one of the more affordable ways of doing so. Samsung's a good brand, and while the 870 QVO is nothing to get excited about in terms of performance, it'll serve you well. 

Samsung 870 Evo 1TB

Samsung 870 EVO | 1TB | SATA | $169.99 $109.99 at Best Buy (save $60)
 This is a pretty nippy little sata SSD, renowned for its consistency in 530MB/s read and around 510MB/s write speed averages. And there's enough space here to rid yourself of that pesky HDD for good—and it's especially worth is for that price.

Best Buy peripheral deals

Samsung Odyssey G7 | 28-inch | 4K | IPS | 144Hz $799.99

Samsung Odyssey G7 | 28-inch | 4K | IPS | 144Hz $799.99 $649.99 at Best Buy (save $150)
Samsung's G7 is a popular screen, and that's no doubt thanks to its great panel quality and high refresh rate. It's definitely not the cheapest 4K monitor going, but for that extra cash you get a great build quality and rapid speed, perfect for competitive gaming. It also supports both Nvidia and AMD variable refresh rate technologies, and comes with a flattering IPS panel.

LG OLED55C1

LG 55 Class C1 Series | 55-inch | OLED | 4K | $1,499.99 $1,299.99 at Best Buy (save $200)
LG makes some beautiful panels, and its TVs are some of the best for gaming, too. This particular screen is fit for 120Hz gaming and harnesses the full capability of OLED for wonderfully deep picture quality and contrast.

Vizio OLED 55-inch

Vizio OLED55-H1 | 55-inch | OLED | 4K | $1,299.99 $999.99 at Best Buy (save $300)
This 55-inch 4K television was a big hit in the sales last year, and it's already enjoying some money off right now. The 120Hz refresh rate and support for HDMI 2.1 mean you can plug your consoles into it as well as your PC and enjoy some big-screen gaming. 

Sony A80J OLED 65-inch

Sony Bravia XR A80J | 65-inch | OLED | 4K | $2,299.99 $1,799.99 at Best Buy (save $500)
This high-end TV from Sony uses OLED tech to produce one of the best experiences around. Near-infinite contrast, excellent color gamut, and a quick response time make it as great for gaming as it is for watching movies. 120Hz refresh rates and HDMI 2.1 round out its next-gen capabilities.

LG 65 Class C1 Series | 65-inch | OLED | 4K | $2,099.99

LG 65 Class C1 Series | 65-inch | OLED | 4K | $2,099.99 $1,799.99 at Best Buy (save $300)
Why settle for a 55-inch TV when you could go massive and grab this 65-inch bad boy instead. You still get support for 120Hz gaming via HDMI 2.1 and wonderful picture quality thanks to the OLED tech that makes this screen tick. A decent saving on a quality screen.

Razer Iskur | 299 lbs max | 4D armrests | $499.99

Razer Iskur | 299 lbs max | 4D armrests | $499.99 $349.99 at Best Buy (save $150)
Razer knows what it's doing when it comes to good quality peripherals, and its chairs are no different. With a loud green trim and subtle snakeskin design, the Iskur is a distinctive gaming chair, from a trusted brand.

AKRacing Core Series EX-Wide Gaming Chair

AKRacing Core Series EX | 330 lbs max | 3D armrests | $479 $311.99 at Best Buy (save $167.01)
Usually almost $500, this is a hulking saving. It's not the most well padded and in full recline apparently feels a little precarious, but it's comfortable, well built, and great for wider folks.

Blue Yeti X Professional WoW edition | USB | 48 kHZ/24-bit | $199.99

Blue Yeti X Professional WoW edition | USB | 48 kHZ/24-bit | $199.99 $99.99 at Best Buy (save $100)
You can ignore the World of Warcraft presets and runes and just focus on the fact that it's a great deal. The normal version has had a place on our best mic list for years, thanks to its excellent audio quality and sturdy build. The non-WoW version will cost you $60 more than this, making this one of the easiest quests you'll ever complete.

HyperX Streamer Starter Pack | SoloCast USB Microphone | Cloud Core Gaming Headset | $129.99

HyperX Streamer Starter Pack | SoloCast USB Microphone | Cloud Core Gaming Headset | $129.99 $79.99 at Best Buy (save $50)
HyperX knows what it's doing when it comes to audio, and its Cloud headsets and SoloCast microphones have done well in our guides for a while now. This is a great combo if you don't have either of these items. And while aimed at streamers, anyone that has to communicate while playing will benefit from the clarity these peripherals bring to your setup.

HyperX Cloud Alpha S

HyperX Cloud Alpha S | Wired | Closed-back | $129.99 $79.99 at Best Buy (Save $50)
Similar to the Cloud II, the Alpha S has great quality sound and reliable build quality behind it, with a little more frequency range. Its USB adapter also makes it more versatile for cross-platform usage. We gave it an 82 in our Cloud Alpha S review, so you can bet it's a cracking headset, but particularly so at this price.

Razer BlackShark V2 X

Razer BlackShark V2 X | Wired | Closed-back | $59.99 $34.99 at Best Buy (save $25)
With a spectacular range of sound, and impeccable comfort this is already a great headset, and that's without mentioning its understated look with sharp, distinctive Razer green accent. Along with 7.1 surround sound, all this makes for a cracking deal.

Razer Basilisk Ultimate

Razer Basilisk Ultimate | Wireless | Charging dock included | 20,000 DPI | $169.99 $99.99 at Best Buy (save $70)
If you want to go all out on your gaming mouse, the Razer Basilisk Ultimate is the way to go. It's a fan favourite, and we're big fans too, although clearly it's a lot pricier than your average gaming mouse, even a wireless one. With the included charging dock, though, you can take the hassle out of charging your battery.

Razer Basilisk X Hyperspeed

Razer Basilisk X Hyperspeed | Wireless | 16,000 DPI | Right-handed | $59.99 $34.99 at Best Buy (save $25)
Wireless shouldn't mean expensive, and in the case of the Razer Basilisk X Hyperspeed wireless mouse, it doesn't. Especially with this deal over at Best Buy. You can also rest assured this is a high quality mouse from a reputable brand with a great ergonomic shape.

Western Digital WD_Black P50

WD_Black P50 | 1TB | USB 3.2 | $249.99 $189.99 at Best Buy (save $50)
This speedy external SSD managed to grab the second-place slot in our external SSD guide recently, making it a quality offering. Great overall performance and a sleek, rugged casing make it a great performance drive for console and PC gamers alike.

Alan Dexter

Alan has been writing about PC tech since before 3D graphics cards existed, and still vividly recalls having to fight with MS-DOS just to get games to load. He fondly remembers the killer combo of a Matrox Millenium and 3dfx Voodoo, and seeing Lara Croft in 3D for the first time. He's very glad hardware has advanced as much as it has though, and is particularly happy when putting the latest M.2 NVMe SSDs, AMD processors, and laptops through their paces. He has a long-lasting Magic: The Gathering obsession but limits this to MTG Arena these days.