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Boxing Day Sales 2020: the best PC gaming deals available today

Boxing Day Sales

The Boxing Day sales are here to assuage that palpable sense of exhausted anti-climax which always follows Christmas Day. The run-up to Christmas itself is one of such extended build up that by the time Boxing Day rolls around all we want to do is lounge about on the sofa, consume leftovers and an assortment of booze and chocolate (sometimes mixed together), and nothing else.

But chances are you're so burned out by the constant quest for that perfect present for the awkward humans in your life that you need a little retail therapy just for yourself. Especially if it turns out that you are the awkward human in someone else's life and whatever they got you for Christmas just didn't hit the spot.

And Boxing Day deals represent a great opportunity to bag yourself exactly what you did want for Christmas and only 24 hours too late. Eager to get a jump on the January sales, retailers are increasingly dropped pants on price early to entice the shoppers in. That's especially true this year, where retail has been seriously struggling in many sectors, and the competition for your money is more hard-fought than ever before.

Which all ought to mean there will be some great Boxing Day deals going around today, and we'll be casting our eyes over the best Boxing Day PC deals to ensure you're getting eyes on the top offers around.

Boxing Day top deals today

£1,399

LG OLED CX 55-inch |  £1,399 £1,299 at John Lewis (save £100)
The CX-series OLEDs from LG are some of the best TVs around, but more than that they're among the best gaming TVs too. Plug your PC into an LG OLED and you'll be treated to the most beautiful panel, with refresh rates to make the most of your high-performance parts. The recent saving is £100, but not long ago this 55-inch version was around £1,800.

Razer Blade 15 Base Model | Intel i7 | GTX 1660 Ti | £1,599.99

Razer Blade 15 Base Model | Intel i7 | GTX 1660 Ti | £1,599.99 £1,099.98 at Amazon (save £500.01)
Razer makes some delightful laptops, and the Blade 15 is our favourite gaming laptop of any of them. This 2020 Base Model has had almost a third slashed from its price and is now down to a little over a grand. For that you get a lovely 1080p, 144Hz panel, a 6-c0re, 12-thread Intel i7 CPU, 16GB RAM, a 256GB SSD, and an Nvidia GTX 1660 Ti. Okay, Cyberpunk 2077 at 144fps might be out of reach, but that will still deliver decent mobile gaming frame rates.

Oculus Rift S VR headset with Touch Controllers | £398.99 £298.99 at Scan (save £100)

Oculus Rift S VR headset with Touch Controllers | £398.99 £298.99 at Scan (save £100)
The Oculus Quest Rift S is a great way to dip your toes into virtual reality. It's a new and improved version of the original Oculus Rift, and it supports a wide range of games, from the Oculus Store to SteamVR-compatible titles. You'll need a gaming PC with at least a GTX 1060 or equivalent to run the Rift S, but everything else you'll need to get up-and-running is included in the box.

Nintendo Switch Lite | Super Mario 3D All-Stars Bundle | £235.99

Nintendo Switch Lite | Super Mario 3D All-Stars Bundle | £235.99 £219 at Currys (save £16.99)
Let's be honest, there's no other games console that makes sense for a PC gamer to be rocking as their second machine. Sure, the PlayStation gets its exclusives, but the Switch, including the excellent Switch Lite, offers an entirely different, more versatile gaming experience on the go. And Nintendo's first-party games are some of the absolute best.

Samsung 4K Crystal UHD TV | 43-inch | HDR | £449

Samsung 4K Crystal UHD TV | 43-inch | HDR | £449 £319 at Very (save £130)
These days it feels like if you're not getting a 55-inch TV you're behind the times and so very 2010. But this 43-inch Samsung is fantastic value, even at its normal price, and for just over £300 the UE43TU7100 has genuinely impressive picture quality and interface for such an affordable 4K TV.

Corsair H100i | CPU cooler | £114.99

Corsair H100i | CPU cooler | £114.99 £97.74 at Amazon (save 15%)
If you want to get the most out of your CPU a quality chip chiller is a must. And if you want to keep noise to a minimum the same is true. And the Corsair H100i is one of the top all-in-one liquid CPU coolers around. It's simple to install, easy to manage, and, more importantly, does it all rather quietly. And it has RGB illumination on it so you can tell when it gets real hot.

Crucial X8 | USB-C | 2TB | Up to 1,050MB/s | £305.99

Crucial X8 | USB-C | 2TB | Up to 1,050MB/s | £305.99 £189.99 at Amazon (save £116)
External storage might not be a necessity on your average gaming desktop PC, but for laptops and the latest games consoles it can be vital. And having a speedy option such as the Crucial X8 means you can store and load your games from an attached drive, as well as shift around huge data sets from place to place in double quick time.

WD Black SN750 | 500GB | PCIe 3.0 | £115.99

WD Black SN750 | 500GB | PCIe 3.0 | £115.99 £74.99 at Amazon (save £41)
The WD Black SN750 was one of our favourite SSDs from the last generation of drives. It's an NVMe SSD that can give its Samsung equivalents a run for their money and often for a cheaper price too. This 500GB version comes with a heatsink to keep things running at top speed no matter how hard you push it, and contains enough speedy storage for at least your CoD install.

Sabrent RocketQ | 1TB | PCIe 3.0 | £129.99

Sabrent RocketQ | 1TB | PCIe 3.0 | £129.99 £99.99 at Amazon (save £30).
Sabrent has almost come out of nowhere this year to suddenly become one of the most competitive SSD brands outside of Samsung and WD. This RocketQ drive sports QLC memory, which is why you can get a 1TB SSD for less than £100, but at this sort of scale, on a PCIe 3.0 drive, you don't really suffer from the lower traditional performance of QLC. This really is a great, relatively speed, mainstream SSD for a great price.

ProperAV Sit or Stand Laptop Desk | £99.99

ProperAV Sit or Stand Laptop Desk | £99.99 £79.99 at Maplin (£20 off)
Working from home? Yeah, us too. While we're at our desks more than ever, it's important that we take care of our health. The ProperAV Sit or Stand Up laptop desk is one way to do just that for laptop users, offering an adjustable laptop desk able to shift into five height settings from sitting to standing.

Boxing Day Gaming PC deals

CyberPowerPC | AMD 3700X | RTX 3060 Ti | £1,329.60 at CyberPowerUK

CyberPowerPC | AMD 3700X | RTX 3060 Ti | £1,329.60 at CyberPowerUK
Want to get your hands on the latest Nvidia graphics card? Stock is still tight, so going for a pre-built system is still your best bet right now. This 8-core, 16-thread machine comes with 16GB RAM, SSD and HDD combo, and the Nvidia RTX 3060 Ti GPU. We're big fans of the green team's mainstream Ampere card as it offers performance on par with the RTX 2080 Super of that last gen. Damn.

OcUK Gaming FSG Essential | AMD 3600 | Nvidia GTX 1660 Super | £999

OcUK Gaming FSG Essential | AMD 3600 | Nvidia GTX 1660 Super | £999 £949 at Overclockers UK (save £50)
For well under a grand this is a quality pre-built system that will be in your hands in no time. The 6-core, 12-thread AMD CPU is from the last generation, but it's still an impressively powerful mainstream CPU, and the GTX 1660 Super is a great option to pair it with. At this level you're not going to get ray traced visuals, but straight 1080p gaming at Ultra settings is absolutely possible.

Boxing Day Gaming Laptop deals

Razer Blade 15 Base Model | Intel i7 | GTX 1660 Ti | £1,599.99
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Razer Blade 15 Base Model | Intel i7 | GTX 1660 Ti | £1,599.99 £1,099.98 at Amazon (save £500.01)
Razer makes some delightful laptops, and the Blade 15 is our favourite gaming laptop of any of them. This 2020 Base Model has had almost a third slashed from its price and is now down to a little over a grand. For that you get a lovely 1080p, 144Hz panel, a 6-c0re, 12-thread Intel i7 CPU, 16GB RAM, a 256GB SSD, and an Nvidia GTX 1660 Ti. Okay, Cyberpunk 2077 at 144fps might be out of reach, but that will still deliver decent mobile gaming frame rates.

Boxing Day Gaming Monitor deals

Boxing Day TV deals

£1,399
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LG OLED CX 55-inch |  £1,399 £1,299 at John Lewis (save £100)
The CX-series OLEDs from LG are some of the best TVs around, but more than that they're among the best gaming TVs too. Plug your PC into an LG OLED and you'll be treated to the most beautiful panel, with refresh rates to make the most of your high-performance parts. The recent saving is £100, but not long ago this 55-inch version was around £1,800.

Samsung 4K Crystal UHD TV | 43-inch | HDR | £449

Samsung 4K Crystal UHD TV | 43-inch | HDR | £449 £319 at Very (save £130)
These days it feels like if you're not getting a 55-inch TV you're behind the times and so very 2010. But this 43-inch Samsung is fantastic value, even at its normal price, and for just over £300 the UE43TU7100 has genuinely impressive picture quality and interface for such an affordable 4K TV.

Boxing Day NVMe SSD deals

WD Black SN750 | 500GB | PCIe 3.0 | £115.99

WD Black SN750 | 500GB | PCIe 3.0 | £115.99 £74.99 at Amazon (save £41)
The WD Black SN750 was one of our favourite SSDs from the last generation of drives. It's an NVMe SSD that can give its Samsung equivalents a run for their money and often for a cheaper price too. This 500GB version comes with a heatsink to keep things running at top speed no matter how hard you push it, and contains enough speedy storage for at least your CoD install.

Sabrent RocketQ | 1TB | PCIe 3.0 | £129.99

Sabrent RocketQ | 1TB | PCIe 3.0 | £129.99 £99.99 at Amazon (save £30).
Sabrent has almost come out of nowhere this year to suddenly become one of the most competitive SSD brands outside of Samsung and WD. This RocketQ drive sports QLC memory, which is why you can get a 1TB SSD for less than £100, but at this sort of scale, on a PCIe 3.0 drive, you don't really suffer from the lower traditional performance of QLC. This really is a great, relatively speed, mainstream SSD for a great price.

Boxing Day SATA SSD deals

Boxing Day External SSD deals

Crucial X8 | USB-C | 2TB | Up to 1,050MB/s | £305.99

Crucial X8 | USB-C | 2TB | Up to 1,050MB/s | £305.99 £189.99 at Amazon (save £116)
External storage might not be a necessity on your average gaming desktop PC, but for laptops and the latest games consoles it can be vital. And having a speedy option such as the Crucial X8 means you can store and load your games from an attached drive, as well as shift around huge data sets from place to place in double quick time.

Boxing Day Gaming Chair deals

Boxing Day Gaming Mice deals

Boxing Day Gaming Keyboard deals

Boxing Day Gaming Headset deals

Asus ROG Strix Fusion 700 | Wireless | Hi-Fi-grade DAC | £219.99

Asus ROG Strix Fusion 700 | Wireless | Hi-Fi-grade DAC | £219.99 £169.99 at Amazon (save £50)
Wireless headsets are where cable-free tech makes the most sense to me and the ROG Fusion 700 tries to give you the best of both worlds. It's sporting Bluetooth 4.2 connectivity for wireless communication and a wired connection with a Hi-Fi-Grade DAC and headphone amp for seriously high-end wired sound. That makes it easy to chat, and stellar for immersive gaming too.

Boxing Day Graphics Card deals

Boxing Day CPU deals

Dave James

Dave has been gaming since the days of Zaxxon and Lady Bug on the Colecovision, and code books for the Commodore Vic 20 (Death Race 2000!). He built his first gaming PC at the tender age of 16, and finally finished bug-fixing the Cyrix-based system around a year later. When he dropped it out of the window. He first started writing for Official PlayStation Magazine and Xbox World many decades ago, then moved onto PC Format full-time, then PC Gamer, TechRadar, and T3 among others. Now he's back, writing about the nightmarish graphics card market, CPUs with more cores than sense, gaming laptops hotter than the sun, and SSDs more capacious than a Cybertruck.