Black Friday PC gaming deals UK 2022: the best deals on PCs, components and peripherals

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The Best Black Friday deals

Black Friday proper may be over, but the Black Friday PC gaming deals are still going strong. While we may not see any new deals arrive—at least until Cyber Monday (opens in new tab)—many of the best savings will be sticking around throughout the weekend. There are some seriously tasty PC gaming deals that'll make you proud not to have splashed out the second the coveted, fancy new tech landed. 

With deals abound, it's not always easy to tell deal from dud. That's why we're here. We'll be heavily curating the deals on this page to make sure you can see where your hard-earned money should go.

And, at a time with an increased focus on the cost of living across the world, it makes sense to save any large purchase for an event such as Black Friday, where every retailer in every corner of the globe will be cutting prices to tempt you into spending your money with them. Whether you're desperate for an upgrade to your PC setup, or a whole new machine, the Black Friday sales event is a great time to bag a bargain.

Just make sure to check below for the best of the deals PC gaming this sales season. We're sending our deal bots, and deal humans, scouring from sunrise to sunset for the best deals this month, and using our years of combined expertise to determine how worthy they are of your wallet. This page will be curated throughout November, until the deals well finally dries up.

Where are the best Black Friday PC gaming deals?

Top products

Razer Blade 14 | NVIDIA RTX 3070 | R9-5900HX | 14-inch | 1440p | 165Hz | 16GB RAM | 1TB SSD | £2,199 (opens in new tab)

Razer Blade 14 | NVIDIA RTX 3070 | R9-5900HX | 14-inch | 1440p | 165Hz | 16GB RAM | 1TB SSD | £2,199 £1,549 at Amazon (save £600) (opens in new tab)
Is there a sweeter small form factor gaming lap[top than the Razer Blade 14? This one packs a serious punch thanks to RTX 3070 graphics and an eight-core AMD Ryzen 9 CPU. Add in 16GB of RAM and a 1TB SSD and you have a comprehensive package. 

HyperX Cloud Alpha | Wired | 336g | £89.99 (opens in new tab)

HyperX Cloud Alpha | Wired | 336g | £89.99 £39.99 at Amazon (save £50) (opens in new tab)
The venerable Cloud Alpha may be getting on a bit now, but that doesn't stop it from being one of the best, and best-sounding gaming headsets of all time. The smart driver design has been recently aped by Razer's impressive BlackShark V2 range, and sounds as close as you can get to an expansive open back design in noise-isolating closed back headset.

LG Ultragear 34GP950 | 34-inch | 3440 x 1440p | IPS | 180Hz (OC) | £1,196.98 (opens in new tab)

LG Ultragear 34GP950 | 34-inch | 3440 x 1440p | IPS | 180Hz (OC) | £1,196.98 £699.97 at Laptops Direct (save £497.01) (opens in new tab)
LG is the originator of the IPS panel technology and its 1ms response is about as fast as you're going to see this sort of screen get. And with a potential 180Hz overclock available on this beautifully curved monitor, the LG Ultragear has a lot to offer for the money, and it's only ever been cheaper than this once before.

MSI Katana GF66 | Nvidia RTX 3070 | Core i7 11800H | 15.6-inch | 1080p | 144Hz | 16GB RAM | 512GB SSD | £1,399 (opens in new tab)

MSI Katana GF66 | Nvidia RTX 3070 | Core i7 11800H | 15.6-inch | 1080p | 144Hz | 16GB RAM | 512GB SSD | £1,399 £949 at Very (save £450) (opens in new tab)
This machine has been discounted below £1,000 across all the retailers so far this sales season, but this is the cheapest we've seen it at. And to be able to get an RTX 3070 laptop for less than a grand makes this svelte MSI machine a great deal. The only issue I have with the spec is that 512GB SSD, and that there is only a single NVMe slot in which to upgrade your storage.

Acer Predator XB253QGX (opens in new tab)

Acer Predator X38S | 38-inch | Curved | 3840 x 1600p | IPS | 175Hz | £1,499 £1,049.98 at Box (save £449.01) (opens in new tab)
This beautiful ultrawide gaming monitor is one of our top picks. We scored it a 90 in our Acer Predator X38 review (opens in new tab), though this is the S model with a slightly tanked refresh rate. Still, both enjoy an expansive resolution, great responsiveness, and an all-over fantastic gaming experience. Topped with Gsync and a nice relaxed 2300R curve, it's certainly worth a look at that price.

£2,149.99 (opens in new tab)

Razer Blade 15 base | 15.6-inch | Intel Core i7 11800H | Nvidia RTX 3070 | 16GB RAM | 512GB SSD | 165Hz | 1440p | £2,149.99 £1,916.99 at Razer (save £233) (opens in new tab)
The specs could be a little more generous in terms of storage space, but the Blade is one of our favourite portable gaming machines. This config comes with a great processor and capable Ampere GPU which should be able to make the most out of that tasty 1440p panel and it's 165Hz refresh.

Black Friday Gaming PC deals

CyberpowerPC Ultra 55 | Nvidia RTX 3060 Ti | AMD Ryzen 5 5500 | 16GB RAM | 1TB NVMe SSD | £1,299 (opens in new tab)

CyberpowerPC Ultra 55 | Nvidia RTX 3060 Ti | AMD Ryzen 5 5500 | 16GB RAM | 1TB NVMe SSD | £1,299 £916 at CyberpowerPC (save £383) (opens in new tab)
Shipping the day after purchase, the Ultra 55 doesn't come with the most up to date CPU around, but this is still a great buy. An RTX 3060 Ti machine topped by 16GB of DDR4-3200 RAM, ain't bad and although the Kingston PCIe SSD isn't the speediest, 1TB is much appreciated. You even get Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection, and Warhammer 40k: Darktide Imperial Edition with it.

HP Omen 25L | Nvidia RTX 3060 | AMD Ryzen 5 5600G | 16GB RAM | 1TB NVMe SSD | £1,199.99 (opens in new tab)

HP Omen 25L | Nvidia RTX 3060 | AMD Ryzen 5 5600G | 16GB RAM | 1TB NVMe SSD | £1,199.99 £999.99 at Amazon (save £200) (opens in new tab)
The HP Omen here comes in at just under a grand for a still very relevant, entry-level CPU/GPU combo. With it you get the benefit of a nice chunky 1TB NVMe SSD and 16GB of RAM. And, boy oh boy, that's the cheapest we've ever seen it right now.

Acer Predator Orion 3000 | Nvidia RTX 3060 Ti | Intel Core i5 12400 | 16GB RAM | 1TB HDD | 256GB NVMe SSD | £1,179.99 (opens in new tab)

Acer Predator Orion 3000 | Nvidia RTX 3060 Ti | Intel Core i5 12400 | 16GB RAM | 1TB HDD | 256GB NVMe SSD | £1,179.99 £1,079.99 at Ebuyer (save £100) (opens in new tab)
Here we have a nice entry-level gaming PC, with a last gen CPU/GPU combo. It's not the greatest when it comes to storage, though if you only play a few, smaller games and aren't too worried about HDD speeds in 2022, this is still a fairly good shout.

Vortex | Nvidia RTX 3070 | Intel Core i7 12700KF | 16GB RAM | 1TB NVMe SSD | £1,722 (opens in new tab)

Vortex | Nvidia RTX 3070 | Intel Core i7 12700KF | 16GB RAM | 1TB NVMe SSD | £1,722 £1,499 at PC Specialist (save £223) (opens in new tab)
A very tasty CPU/GPU combo here, topped with some DDR4-3200, and some deep NVMe storage which isn't a bad addition on top of that. You get next day delivery, as well as Warhammer 40K: Darktide for free.

Black Friday Gaming Laptop deals

Medion Erazer Deputy P25 | Nvidia RTX 3060 | Ryzen 5 5600H | 15.6-inch | 1080p | 144Hz | 16GB RAM | 512GB SSD | £1099.98 (opens in new tab)

Medion Erazer Deputy P25 | Nvidia RTX 3060 | Ryzen 5 5600H | 15.6-inch | 1080p | 144Hz | 16GB RAM | 512GB SSD | £1099.98 £899.99 at Ebuyer (save £199.99) (opens in new tab)
Yeah, it's a chunky chassis to be sure, but this fairly generic gaming laptop does offer a great spec for this money. Its RTX 3060 will be able to drive its 144Hz display at 1080p, and with 16GB of RAM it's not lacking where it matters, either. 

Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i (opens in new tab)

Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3 | Nvidia RTX 3060 | Ryzen 5 5600H | 15.6-inch | 1080p | 120Hz | 8GB RAM | 512GB SSD | £899.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Technically not a deal, but one of the cheapest RTX 3060 gaming laptops we've seen so far. Granted there are some sacrifices made to deliver the GPU performance at this price. Notably, the RAM and SSD are pretty miserly, but compromises always have to be made when you're on a tight budget, and the CPU and GPU combination will deliver great gaming performance on the 120Hz 1080p screen.

MSI Katana GF66 | Nvidia RTX 3070 | Core i7 11800H | 15.6-inch | 1080p | 144Hz | 16GB RAM | 512GB SSD | £1,399 (opens in new tab)

MSI Katana GF66 | Nvidia RTX 3070 | Core i7 11800H | 15.6-inch | 1080p | 144Hz | 16GB RAM | 512GB SSD | £1,399 £949 at Very (save £450) (opens in new tab)
This machine has been discounted below £1,000 across all the retailers so far this sales season, but this is the cheapest we've seen it at. And to be able to get an RTX 3070 laptop for less than a grand makes this svelte MSI machine a great deal. The only issue I have with the spec is that 512GB SSD, and that there is only a single NVMe slot in which to upgrade your storage.

ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402RK | AMD RX 6800S | R7-6800HS | 14-inch | 1200p | 144Hz | 16GB RAM | 1TB SSD | £1,799.99 (opens in new tab)

ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 GA402RK | AMD RX 6800S | R7-6800HS | 14-inch | 1200p | 144Hz | 16GB RAM | 1TB SSD | £1,799.99 £1,499.99 at Amazon (save £300) (opens in new tab)
The pure AMD version of the delectable ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14. Compact 14-inch proportions, 144Hz 1200p panel, AMD Radeon RX 6800S graphics, 1TB SSD. What's not to like? OK, it's not 1440p, but 1,920 by 1,200 on a 14-inch panel is plenty.

Razer Blade 14 | NVIDIA RTX 3070 | R9-5900HX | 14-inch | 1440p | 165Hz | 16GB RAM | 1TB SSD | £2,199 (opens in new tab)

Razer Blade 14 | NVIDIA RTX 3070 | R9-5900HX | 14-inch | 1440p | 165Hz | 16GB RAM | 1TB SSD | £2,199 £1,549 at Amazon (save £600) (opens in new tab)
Is there a sweeter small form factor gaming lap[top than the Razer Blade 14? This one packs a serious punch thanks to RTX 3070 graphics and an eight-core AMD Ryzen 9 CPU. Add in 16GB of RAM and a 1TB SSD and you have a comprehensive package. 

| 17.3-inch | 1440p | 165Hz | 16GB RAM | 1TB SSD | £1,999.99 (opens in new tab)

HP Omen 17 | Nvidia RTX 3070 Ti | Core i7 12700H | 17.3-inch | 1440p | 165Hz | 16GB RAM | 1TB SSD | £1,999.99 £1,549.99 at HP (save £450) (opens in new tab)
Coming in with a powerful last gen CPU and GPU, this laptop should even be able to make the most of the 165Hz 1440p panel at mid-low settings. Otherwise it's a fantastic spec with a nice big SSD and, of course, some speedy DDR5-4800 RAM topping it off. Juicy.

Dell Alienware m15 R7 (opens in new tab)

Alienware M15 R7 | Nvidia RTX 3070 Ti | AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX | 15.6-inch | 1080p | 165Hz | 16GB RAM | 512GB SSD | £2,349 £1,879 at Dell (save £470) (opens in new tab)
A very nice machine here, with a powerful CPU/GPU combo that will eat through those frames at the laptop's native 1080p. That's a powerful CPU backing up a great last gen mobile GPU and it even comes topped with some tasty DDR5-4800 RAM. It's a little lacking on the storage side, but it could be worse, for sure.

£2,149.99 (opens in new tab)

Razer Blade 15 base | 15.6-inch | Intel Core i7 11800H | Nvidia RTX 3070 | 16GB RAM | 512GB SSD | 165Hz | 1440p | £2,149.99 £1,916.99 at Box (save £233) (opens in new tab)
The specs could be a little more generous in terms of storage space, but the Blade is one of our favourite portable gaming machines. This config comes with a great processor and capable Ampere GPU which should be able to make the most out of that tasty 1440p panel and it's 165Hz refresh.

Razer Blade 17 | Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 | Intel Core i7 11800H | 17.3-inch | 1080p | 360Hz | 32GB RAM | 1TB SSD | £2,999.98 (opens in new tab)

Razer Blade 17 | Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 | Intel Core i7 11800H | 17.3-inch | 1080p | 360Hz | 32GB RAM | 1TB SSD | £2,999.98 £1,999.97 at Laptops direct (save $1,000.01) (opens in new tab)
Sure, you're looking at two generations back on the CPU here, but the i7 11800H is still a very relevant processor today. Paired with a beastly RTX 3080 and 32GB of RAM you can bet it'll handle whatever you throw at it in it's native 1080p, and will even work with an external monitor up to 4K. That 1TB SSD wont go amiss either.

Black Friday Gaming Chair deals

Andaseat Jungle 2 (opens in new tab)

Anda Seat Pretty in Pink | 2D armrests | 160 degree recline | £299.99 £229.99 at Amazon (save £70) (opens in new tab)
Similar to the Anda Seat Jungle 2 (opens in new tab) we reviewed recently, this chair has the basics nailed. It includes plenty of cushions for comfort and just look at that colourway. If that doesn't put you off, this is a great price on a super cute gaming chair.

Anda Seat Kaiser 2 | 4D armrests | 160 degree recline | £349.99 (opens in new tab)

Anda Seat Kaiser 2 | 4D armrests | 160 degree recline | £349.99 £279.99 at Amazon (save £70) (opens in new tab)
We've rested our rump on the Kaiser 2 and found it perfectly suited to big and tall gamers. It's very well built, but beyond that it offers a lot of the features we'd expect from a high-end chair with a more moderate price tag today.

Noblechairs Epic (opens in new tab)

Noblechairs Epic | 4D armrests | 120kg | £329.99 £284.99 at Overclockers (save £45) (opens in new tab)
The snazzy, and asymmetric looking Copper Edition of this top-tier gaming chair is on offer right now. For that money you get  fantastic build quality in the form of a sturdy, understated gaming chair which we gave an... epic score of 91 in our review (opens in new tab).

Herman Miller Sayl | Plenty of colour options | £716 (opens in new tab)

Herman Miller Sayl | Plenty of colour options | £716 £572.80 at Herman Miller (save £143.20) (opens in new tab)
I've only had the pleasure of sitting in a Sayl chair in an actual office, but damn if it wasn't a step-up from the regular cheapo office chairs I was used to. It's not got a high back to it, which might make it less suitable for lounging around playing games, but it's a great, and very colourful, choice for a small at-home office. It's pretty compact and doesn't dominate a room.

Herman Miller Aeron (opens in new tab)

Herman Miller Aeron | Breathable fabric | Highly adjustable | ergonomic design | £1,312 £1,049.60 at Herman Miller (save £262.40) (opens in new tab)
There's no Embody deal in the Herman Miller UK sale, but the Aeron is available. Here's what we love about it:

Slightly cheaper than the Embody we love for gaming, the Aeron is much more of an office chair in its styling. That said, it offers a highly breathable design for long-term comfort, and that actually makes it pretty great for running raids. With straightforward ergonomics and a compact size, it's a great choice for anyone looking beyond the gaming chair aesthetic. Like the Embody, you can expect at least 12 years out of this chair under warranty.

Black Friday Gaming Monitor deals

AOC 24G2SPAE/BK | 24-inch | 1080p | IPS | 165Hz | £179.99 (opens in new tab)

AOC 24G2SPAE/BK | 24-inch | 1080p | IPS | 165Hz | £179.99 £144.95 at Overclockers (save £35.04) (opens in new tab)
For £5 less you can grab a very similar VA screen, but I'd happily pay that to get a 165Hz IPS panel instead. And with a 1ms response time, this 24-inch screen makes for a fantastic entry level gaming monitor.

LG 27GN800-B | 27-inch | 1440p | IPS | £519.97 (opens in new tab)

LG 27GN800-B | 27-inch | 1440p | IPS | £519.97 £284.97 at Laptops Direct (save £114) (opens in new tab)
Given the name, Laptops Direct is probably not your first port of call for monitor deals, but this 27-inch LG is a great price right now. Even if the 'saving' looks a trifle generous compared to the level it's been retailing for... But with a 144Hz refresh rate, a genuine LG IPS panel, and a 1ms response time, this will make for a great gaming monitor.

LG Ultragear 34GP950 | 34-inch | 3440 x 1440p | IPS | 180Hz (OC) | £1,196.98 (opens in new tab)

LG Ultragear 34GP950 | 34-inch | 3440 x 1440p | IPS | 180Hz (OC) | £1,196.98 £699.97 at Laptops Direct (save £497.01) (opens in new tab)
LG is the originator of the IPS panel technology and its 1ms response is about as fast as you're going to see this sort of screen get. And with a potential 180Hz overclock available on this beautifully curved monitor, the LG Ultragear has a lot to offer for the money, and it's only ever been cheaper than this once before.

Acer Predator XB253QGX (opens in new tab)

Acer Predator X38S | 38-inch | Curved | 3840 x 1600p | IPS | 175Hz | £1,499 £1,048.49 at Box (save £449.02) (opens in new tab)
This beautiful ultrawide gaming monitor is one of our top picks. We scored it a 90 in our Acer Predator X38 review (opens in new tab), though this is the S model with a slightly tanked refresh rate. Still, both enjoy an expansive resolution, great responsiveness, and an all-over fantastic gaming experience. Topped with Gsync and a nice relaxed 2300R curve, it's certainly worth a look at that price.

Black Friday SSD deals

Western Digital Black SN850 NVMe SSD (opens in new tab)

WD_Black SN850 | 1TB | PCIe 4.0 | 7,000MB/s read | 5,300MB/s write| £153.99 £118.48 at Amazon (save £35.51) (opens in new tab)
The first-gen PCIe 4.0 drives are seeing some decent discounts now that faster drives, based on the Phison E18 controller, have been released. Just a few months ago this was the price of a 1TB PCIe 3.0 SSD, but now you can get twice the speed for the same price. Though do make sure you have a motherboard and CPU capable of running a PCIe 4.0 SSD first.

Samsung 870 QVO (opens in new tab)

Samsung 870 QVO | 2TB | SATA | 560MB/s read | 530MB/s write | £176.99 £119.99 at Amazon (save £54) (opens in new tab)
A quick look at the read/write performance and it's clear that SATA SSDs aren't a patch on their PCIe-based brethren. But if you don't have a spare socket for one on your motherboard, then that doesn't matter a whole lot. In which case a SATA drive is a great option for offering a chunk of extra space. The 870 QVO has been cheaper than this, but it's still one of the cheaper 2TB options out there.

Samsung 870 QVO (opens in new tab)

Samsung 870 QVO | 4TB | SATA | 560MB/s read | 530MB/s write | £381.49 £259.99 at Amazon (save £121.50) (opens in new tab)
A quick look at the read/write performance and it's clear that SATA SSDs aren't a patch on their PCIe-based brethren. But if you don't have a spare socket for one on your motherboard, then that doesn't matter a whole lot. In which case a SATA drive is a great option for offering a chunk of extra space. The 870 QVO has been cheaper than this, but it's still one of the cheaper 2TB options out there.

Black Friday Gaming Headset deals

HyperX Cloud Alpha | Wired | 336g | £89.99 (opens in new tab)

HyperX Cloud Alpha | Wired | 336g | £89.99 £39.99 at Amazon (save £50) (opens in new tab)
The venerable Cloud Alpha may be getting on a bit now, but that doesn't stop it from being one of the best, and best-sounding gaming headsets of all time. The smart driver design has been recently aped by Razer's impressive BlackShark V2 range, and sounds as close as you can get to an expansive open back design in noise-isolating closed back headset.

Razer Nari Ultimate | Wireless | 432g | £199.99 (opens in new tab)

Razer Nari Ultimate | Wireless | 432g | £199.99 £99.99 at Amazon (save £100) (opens in new tab)
I'll be honest, the haptic audio feedback built into the Nari does not float my boat, but that doesn't mean this isn't still a quality wireless gaming headset. And given that the wireless premium usually pushes headset prices well over £100, that makes the Nari Ultimate great value right now.

SteelSeries Arctis Pro | Wired | 426g | £179.99 (opens in new tab)

SteelSeries Arctis Pro | Wired | 426g | £179.99 £109.99 at Amazon (save £70) (opens in new tab)
The outstanding Arctis Pro briefly dropped lower than this, but this is still a solid deal on a set of seriously hi-res gaming headphones. The 10–40,000Hz response of these cans makes them ultra-clear for gaming, and deliver great depth for music too.

Black Friday gaming keyboard deals

Logitech G915 TKL (opens in new tab)

Logitech G915 | Tenkeyless | Tactile | Wireless | £219.99 £124.99 at Amazon (save £95) (opens in new tab)
This is the tactile, tenkeyless version of a fantastic, low profile keyboard we've had on our best gaming keyboards list for a while now. It's not got any passthroughs, but it does come with dedicated media controls and a fantastic battery life. You would need Logitech's proprietary keycaps if you were going to switch any out or get an artisan keycap, but hey, it's still a damn nice board.

Mountain Everest Max (opens in new tab)

Mountain Everest Max Grey | Full Size | Cherry MX Red | Wired | £259.99 £219.98 at Scan (save £40.01) (opens in new tab)
Right now the second entry on our best gaming keyboard  is the Everest Max, and it really is a stellar contender for your wallet. We're not 100% on the software, but with dedicated media controls, USB 3.2 Gen1 passthroughs and a fully modular getup, this one's hard to pass up. Especially when you're staring down Cherry MX Red switches, too.

Black Friday gaming mouse deals

Logitech G203 | Wired | 8,000 DPI | Right-handed | £34.99 (opens in new tab)

Logitech G203 | Wired | 8,000 DPI | Right-handed | £34.99 £16.99 at Amazon (Save £18) (opens in new tab)
Already listed as the best cheap gaming mouse around on our best gaming mouse (opens in new tab) guide, this is a great choice for people just starting out, or who've already blown their budget on high-powered components, but who still want to go with a trusted brand. And at half price now, it's a no-brainer.

Logitech G502 Special Edition Hero (opens in new tab)

Logitech G502 HERO Special Edition | Wired | 25K DPI | 11 buttons | Right-handed | 121g + 18g | £79.99 £34.89 at Amazon (save £45.10) (opens in new tab)
One of our favourite gaming mice ever to grace the earth is currently going for pittance and I'm very tempted to get it myself. It's got Logitech's most up-to-date 25K sensor, and is perfect for those who can't decide what weight they want their mouse to be, as you can simply add or remove weight as you like. It's got a tonne of programmable buttons and right now the special edition is cheaper than the standard. Nice.

Razer Basilisk Ultimate (opens in new tab)

Razer Basilisk Ultimate + dock | Wireless | 20K DPI | 11 buttons | Right-handed | 101g | £169.99 £89.99 at Amazon (save £80) (opens in new tab)
A fantastic mouse here which, while it may have the older 20K sensor, will still keep your opponents on their toes. You get not only the benefit of wireless, but the added dock for easy charging. Not a bad price at all for something with 20 hours of battery life.

Black Friday TV deals

Hisense 55U7HQTUK | 55-inch | 4K | ULED | 120Hz | £849 (opens in new tab)

Hisense 55U7HQTUK | 55-inch | 4K | ULED | 120Hz | £849 £549 at Currys (save £300) (opens in new tab)
A gaming-ready 4K TV for under £600 isn't bad at all, especially at this size. This one comes with a 120Hz refresh for smooth gaming, some wide viewing angles, and HDR10+ for great colour. You even benefit from Game Mode Pro with FreeSync and ALLM (auto game mode).

LG A2 (opens in new tab)

LG OLED A2 | 48-inch | 4K | OLED | 60Hz | £1,299 £652.49 at Amazon (save £646) (opens in new tab)

This is a great price for a 4K OLED TV, and at 48 inches it's still viable as a very large PC monitor. A word of caution, though: It's limited to 60Hz, so if you've just got yourself a nice GPU and want to push games as far as you can, this will be a limiting factor. 

LG C2 OLED (opens in new tab)

LG C2 OLED | 48-inch | 4K | OLED | 120Hz | £1,399.99  £899 at Amazon (save £500) (opens in new tab)
Only the best gaming TV on the planet with a £500 saving right now. Oof. Yeah, this is the real LG OLED deal, and at the 48-inch scale actually makes for pretty great gaming monitor. The HDMI 2.1 makes 4K at 120Hz a reality on PC, and the lightning-fast response of OLED panels makes it glorious for gaming. Yum.

Sony Bravia XR55A80JU | 55-inch | 4K | OLED | 120Hz | £1,399 (opens in new tab)

Sony Bravia XR55A80JU | 55-inch | 4K | OLED | 120Hz | £1,399 £999 at Electric Shop (save £400) (opens in new tab)
4K 120Hz gaming is within reach here, and with a hefty discount to boot. There are even two HDMI ports that support it, so you can have a couple of things plugged in at once to switch between them easier. You get the benefit here of wide viewing angles, and OLED which means deep blacks. Of course, it's a smart TV, too. 

When is Black Friday 2022?

Black Friday 2022 is on the 25th of November this year and will effectively last through until Cyber Monday on the 28th of November. 

Though, in reality, Black Friday is now a month-long event running pretty much throughout the entirety of November. Indeed, since Amazon kicked things off with its Prime Early Access event in October, the deals have been rolling along since then.

What deals can I expect on Black Friday 2022?

If there's one thing we've learned from the two Amazon Prime Day events this year, it's that it looks like graphics card deals are back on the menu, boys. Despite the RTX 4090 (opens in new tab) and RTX 4080 (opens in new tab) cards launching ahead of Black Friday, there will still be a lot of old stock left on the shelves come the big day and into Cyber Monday.

But that doesn't mean every GPU deal is going to be a good one. We've seen a bunch of discounted RTX 3090 Ti cards recently, but even with heavy discounted prices, they're not cheap enough to make sense in a world where the RTX 4090 has made the ultra-enthusiast GPU market a one card deal.

Your best bet is in the mid-range or budget end of the graphics card spectrum. It's going to be a long while before we see new, genuinely affordable GPUs arrive, so if you're not in the market for some super-expensive slab of graphics silicon, there could well be some great deals. Honestly, the best deals are likely to be on AMD cards if past experience is anything to go by, but Nvidia will also be under some pressure to ship its more mainstream GPUs, too.

It's also worth noting you will be able to find all these cards in either a pre-built gaming PC (opens in new tab) or last-gen GPUs in a new gaming laptop (opens in new tab), and that's arguably where the best deals for gaming upgrades will happen.

With the launch of new Intel and AMD processors, the last-gen chips could be cheaper too, in order to clear older stock from the inventory of retailers. That's good news, because the Intel 12th Gen, and AMD Ryzen 5000-series chips are all still great gaming CPUs. With an imminent price correction on memory (opens in new tab) expected soon, we might see some other component deals, as well. 

DDR5 has also started dropping in price now that AMD is supporting it as well, and there seems to have been a glut of great SSDs (opens in new tab) deals. 

Screens are another regularly discounted commodity around Black Friday, and we doubt this year will be any different. This means both the best gaming monitors (opens in new tab) and the best TVs for gaming (opens in new tab) could get some tasty deals, too.

And there will always be gaming mice (opens in new tab) and keyboards (opens in new tab) on sale come Black Friday too, so they're worth taking a look at. It's a great time of year to treat your butt to a quality gaming chair (opens in new tab) as well, which tend to enjoy some healthy price cuts this time of year.

What should I avoid buying on Black Friday 2022?

Anything you don't need. It's distressingly easy to be duped into dropping cash on something just because there's a hefty discount attached to it… even though you have absolutely no use for it. 

If you're considering making a purchase around Black Friday, have a plan of attack. That probably sounds needlessly aggressive, but you need to know what you actually want to buy first or you'll end up with no end of crap. Cheap crap, maybe, but crap nonetheless. 

Do some research on the products you'd like to pick up in the sales (we offer detailed hardware buying guides (opens in new tab)), and maybe some alternatives in case those don't pop up. Set yourself a strict budget too. 

Products like graphics cards and processors have obvious tiers (though the different companies work damned hard to make product names as confusing as possible), and SSDs have rated speeds, but for peripherals, it's tougher to tell from the specs whether they're worth the money. Checking for reviews, from such luminaries as ourselves, should guide you on your way, and checking price trackers such as CamelCamelCamel (opens in new tab) will let you know if a deal's more than just skin deep.

Are there any Black Friday tips and tricks?

If you haven't already used it up during a credit card splurge around Amazon Prime Day, then you ought to take the opportunity to sign up for a free 30-day trial of Amazon Prime (opens in new tab). That will get you early access to the Lightning Deals, and help you grab some of Jeff's best deals of the day. It will also net you free shipping on a host of products and speedy delivery too, and at the very worst it'll be handy when it comes to bagging some last-minute Christmas gifts for that aunt you always forget about.