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Black Friday Gaming PC deals: the best prebuilt rigs on sale today

Black Friday gaming PC deals

Just like that, Black Friday has come and gone, and we're now posting all the freshest rig deals in our Cyber Monday gaming PC deals pages. Only a few original deals vanished as the day flipped to Saturday, and there are still bargains to be had on a range of prebuilt desktop, like a $320 discount on a gaming PC outfitted with a Core i7 10700 CPU and GeForce RTX 2070 GPU. And as we pivot into Cyber Monday, keep an eye on this section, because more discounted desktops will inevitably arrive. That includes ones with Ampere.

Sure, Nvidia's elusive Ampere powered RTX 30-series standalone GPUs may be notably absent from this year's Cyber Monday deals, but there's still one way you can get your hands on one of those hot commodities. Several pre-built gaming PCs are shipping with the hard-to-find RTX 3080 and RTX 3070 graphics cards—and better yet, the pricing is reasonable.  

If you aren't looking for those highly sought after (and pricey) GPUs, there are even better deals to be had on older 20-series machines that are still more than capable of meeting all of your PC gaming needs at 1080p and beyond. While we normally recommend building it yourself to get the best value for your money and flexibility, pre-built machines have only gotten more affordable in recent years. With sale prices, they can even be cheaper than building your own. And there's no better time than Black Friday weekend and Cyber Monday to score a deal on one.

The Best Black Friday Gaming PC deals

Black Friday Gaming PC

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Gaming PCs
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And, again, even though you can't easily get your hands on new GeForce 30-series graphics cards and Ryzen 5000 processors, system builders can, and they are busily grabbing stock to make sure orders go through. As a side effect, that means the last-gen gear is now ripe for price cuts.

We've split our recommendations up into two different categories: gaming PCs and cheaper office PCs, because there are times when you just need a dumb box to do more mundane tasks.

Black Friday Gaming PCs: RTX 3070 and 3080 models

Best gaming PC

Alienware Aurora R11 | i7 10700KF | RTX 3080 | $2,439.99 $2,391.19 at Dell (save $48)
This isn't exactly a big savings on the Aurora R11, but it's currently our favorite pre-built gaming PC, and you can actually get one with an RTX 3080. Save yourself the hassle of searching for cards in-stock on every store on the internet.View Deal

iBuyPower gaming PC | RTX 3070 | Intel i7 | $1,629 at iBuyPower (save $220)
You can bag an RTX 3070 this weekend it seems... you just have to buy a full system wrapped around it. That's some fancy wrapping paper, including 16GB RAM, 1TB NVMe SSD, and the 8-core, 16-thread 10th Gen Intel Core i7. The system is expected to be delivery by Christmas Day.View Deal

iBuyPower Ampere Gaming PC | RTX 3080 | Intel i9 | $2,299 at iBuyPower
Buying an RTX 3080 is nigh-on impossible right now, so a pre-built system is absolutely the way to go for that sweet, sweet Ampere graphics. This iBuyPower machine has also nets you a 10-core CPU, 32GB RAM, and a 1TB SSD. Delivered by 12/25.View Deal

Black Friday Gaming PC deals

Mid-range magic

Cobratype TITANOBOA | i7 10700 | RTX 2070 | $1,899.99 $1,579.99 at Newegg (save $320)
A decent saving here on a gaming PC with a very nice CPU, a 1TB SSD, and a GeForce RTX 2070. A 30-series card would make the deal sweeter, but this is still a quality rig.View Deal

1440P perfection

ASUS ROG Gaming Desktop | i7-9700K | RTX 2080 Super |  $1,799.99 $1,599.99 at Best Buy (save $200)
This is a tidy saving on a very strong gaming build. You're gonna be able to play new games on this at 1440p/max settings, and enjoy raytracing in games that support it. The 2TB HDD and 512GB SSD storage combo is nice too. You're gonna need that storage 'cause games just keep getting bigger and bigger.View Deal

Alienware Aurora R10 | RTX 2080 Super | Ryzen 7 | $2,039.99 $1,649.99 at Dell (save $390)
The Aurora machines are our favorite pre-built gaming PCs right now, and this is a mighty discount on a mighty rig. Sure, the Ampere cards might have superseded the older Turing architecture, but there is still a whole lot of performance on offer. As well as 16GB RAM, a 1TB SSD, and a fantastic AMD Ryzen 7 3700X CPU.View Deal

Dell XPS Desktop SE | RTX 2070 Super | Intel i7 | $1,829.99 $1,399.99 at Dell (save $430)
The new Dell gaming PCs are pretty little things, with a bit of the Mac desktop aesthetic. That's no bad thing, especially when it comes packing an RTX 2070 Super, a 512GB SSD, and an 8-core, 16-thread Intel i7. One thing to note, however, is that it's only sporting a single 16GB stick of RAM, which will halve its bandwidth. Though you could always buy another stick...View Deal

Origin PC deals | Pick up to 3 free gifts on select systems
Origin hasn't yet listed any specific system deals, but it has launched its Black Friday bundles. The bonuses take the form of either a $50 VISA card, a 500GB Seagate SSD, a Corsiar Void Pro wireless headset, a Corsair K55 and Harpoon keyboard/mouse setup, a Corsair Dark Core Pro mouse, or an Elgato Mini Dock.View Deal

Black Friday Office PC deals

HP Pavilion TP01-0145m | Ryzen 3 3200G | Radeon RTX 550| $549.99 $449.99 at Walmart
This unassuming box is a bit of an oddity for an office machine in that it pairs the Ryzen 3 3200G's integrated graphics with a Radeon RTX 550 graphics card. Beyond that you get 8GB of RAM, a 128GB boot SSD for the bundled copy of Windows 10 Home, and a 1TB HDD. A decent work system that could play the odd game at a push.View Deal

Lenovo IdeaCentre 3 | Ryzen 3 3250U | $419.99 $269.99 at Lenovo
AMD's recent successes aren't limited to gaming, as this Ryzen 3 3250U-powered office PC proves. This perfectly capable work machine is enjoying $150 off its normal price right now, and for that you get 4GB of RAM and a 1TB HDD. The 3250U is a dual-core, quad-thread CPU that tops out at 3.5GHz, and really not too shabby. You do get Windows 10 Home for your money as well.View Deal

What to look out for in a Black Friday gaming PC

There's only the slimmest of chances that we'll see machines packing the latest and greatest gear hit the bargain bins. The fact that every retailer appears to be selling every RTX 3070, RTX 3080, and RTX 3090 they get their hands on means that there's no need for them to try and entice customers with Nvidia's latest tech. The same is true for AMD's Ryzen 5000 processors, and I'm guessing it'll be a similar story with the Radeon RX 6000 graphics cards

The shortage of new hardware has had two effects on the pre-built system market. The first is that it has never been busier, so if you do want a cutting-edge system, you're going to need to throw some money down with your system builder of choice if you want anything this side of Christmas (assuming it isn't too late already). If you desperately want an RTX 3080, this is still probably the quickest way of getting one.

The second, and the one that's potentially more interesting to anyone looking to grab a Black Friday gaming PC bargain, is that the last-gen machines just aren't as tempting as they were before this autumn's tech bonanza. At least not for the same money. All this last-gen kit doesn't just miraculously disappear though, retailers and system builders need to sell it to make some money back.

Here's the thing, there's absolutely nothing wrong with machines built around Zen 2, Intel 10th-Gen CPUs, and Nvidia RTX 2080s if the price is right. If you'd bought such a machine six months ago you'd have enjoyed some great gaming with it, and that doesn't change with the release of new hardware. Don't be put off by the fact that such machines don't use the very latest, greatest hardware basically. There are still some seriously good machines out there.

As ever when hunting for bargains, focus on what you need and don't be swayed to grab a bargain just because it's cheap. 

Alan has spent far too much of his life in World of Warcraft and playing Magic the Gathering to be a normal human being, which is why he has retreated to the warm embrace of gaming hardware.