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Black Friday gaming PC deals UK: the best prebuilt systems on sale today

Black Friday gaming PC deals
Black Friday Gaming PC deals

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Black Friday is over, people, so all the best current discounts can be found in our constantly curated Cyber Monday gaming PC deals page

Thankfully there are some great deals on RTX 30-series GPUs and a host of different Intel and AMD processors in a selection of gaming rigs.

We're seeing plenty of pre-built gaming PCs shipping with RTX 3080s, RTX 3070s, and RTX 3060 Ti already, so there should be a system out there that matches your budget.

If you don't feel you need the very latest hardware, then there are some great deals to be had on last-gen hardware, too—PCs that can handle 1080p gaming at smooth frame rates, and won't cost you an arm or a leg. And, unless you've already got a 1440p or 4K panel, or you're planning on grabbing one in the sales, then such machines will serve you well for years to come. These old systems need to be bargains though, you definitely want to pay over the odds for old gear.

While we'd normally recommend building your PC 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.

Where are the best Black Friday Gaming PC deals?

Black Friday gaming PC deals

£1,600

Asus ROG Strix G15DK | RTX 3070 | Ryzen 7 5800X | 16GB RAM | 256GB SSSD + 2TB HDD | £1,600 £1,499 at Currys (save £101)
There haven't been many RTX 3070 gaming rigs hitting this price over this dealsy weekend, and those that have are generally wrapping older hardware around it. I'll grant you, the 256GB SSD boot drive is a pain, and will mean a vast majority of your gaming library would be shunted onto the 2TB HDD data drive, but everything else, from the 16-thread Ryzen 5800X, 16GB RAM, and RTX 3070 are top-quality. And hey, replacing the SSD is an easy upgrade down the line.

AlphaSync iCUE | Nvidia RTX 3080 | AMD Ryzen 9 5900X | 32GB RAM | 1TB SSD + 4TB HDD | £2,700.03

AlphaSync iCUE | Nvidia RTX 3080 | AMD Ryzen 9 5900X | 32GB RAM | 1TB SSD + 4TB HDD | £2,700.03 £2,499.94 at Ebuyer (save £200.09)
Combined with the immense power of the 12-core, 24-thread Ryzen 9 5900X, the RTX 3080 in this machine is sure to sing. You'll be blasting through the likes of even Metro Exodus at high resolutions, on ultra graphics settings. And if the 4TB hard drive doesn't cut it, you can always add another NVMe SSD; the motherboard has dual PCIe 4.0 compatible M.2 slots.

Infinity X125 | Nvidia RTX 3080 | Intel Core i5 12600KF | 16GB RAM | 1TB WD Blue SSD | £1,609.20 at CyberPower

Infinity X125 | Nvidia RTX 3080 | Intel Core i5 12600KF | 16GB RAM | 1TB WD Blue SSD | £1,609.20 at CyberPower
It's not on sale, but if you're looking ahead to the future with Intel Alder Lake, here's a PC with our current favourite chip for just over a grand and a half. With the RTX 3080 you'll get blistering frame rates at high res, whatever you throw at it. There is only 16GB of RAM, but it's dual channel so it's more than enough for gaming. Plus it's topped with a nice, high capacity WD Blue PCIe SSD.

Cypher GXR | Nvidia RTX 3060 | Intel Core i5 11400F | 16GB RAM | 512GB SSD + 1TB HDD | £1,449

Cypher GXR | Nvidia RTX 3060 | Intel Core i5 11400F | 16GB RAM | 512GB SSD + 1TB HDD | £1,449 £1,149 at Very (save £300)
A nice little gaming PC here. Not only do you get a current-generation Nvidia GPU with ray tracing capability, paired with a great 11th Gen Intel CPU, you've got a decent amount of deep storage to keep your games downloaded on too. It also hits the sweet spot for RAM and, of course, has a good deal of RGB to hypnotise you with.

PC Specialist Cypher GTi | Nvidia GTX 1660 Super | Intel Core i5 11400F | 1TB SSD | 16GB RAM | £1,199

PC Specialist Cypher GTi | Nvidia GTX 1660 Super | Intel Core i5 11400F | 1TB SSD | 16GB RAM | £1,199 £979 at Very (save £220)
Decent gaming PCs for under £1,000 are rare in these silicon-starved days, but this deal means that you get a well-thought-out system for exactly that. The 1660 Super may lack ray tracing and DLSS goodness, but it performs well at 1080p, and the 11th Gen Core i5 won't hold you back either. The rest of the spec is spot on, and it's all encased in an attractive chassis with room for further expansion.  

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Black Friday Office PC deals

Lenovo ThinkCentre M75s | AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 3400G | 16GB RAM | 512GB SSD | £709.99

Lenovo ThinkCentre M75s | AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 3400G | 16GB RAM | 512GB SSD | £709.99 £529 at Box (save £180)
This may be an office PC aimed at work, but the Ryzen 5 PRO 3400G at its heart is capable of surprisingly decent gaming performance at lower resolutions and settings. The rest of the spec is solid at this asking price too, with a healthy amount of RAM and SSD. And yes, that's a DVD±RW slot on the front. Reasons.

Lenovo ThinkCentre M70a | Intel Core i7 10700 | 8GB RAM | 512GB SSD | £1,354.99

Lenovo ThinkCentre M70a | Intel Core i7 10700 | 8GB RAM | 512GB SSD | £1,354.99 £1,024.99 at Box (save £330)
With a nice little eight-core, 16-thread CPU tucked away in this all-in-one machine, it wont let you down when it comes to productivity. Plus, you're getting a full setup for just over a grand. Not too shabby.

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What should I look for in a Black Friday gaming PC deal?

We are seeing gaming PCs packing the very 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 it's 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 the likes of the RTX 3080 Ti, 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. 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 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.