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Cyber Monday 2021: as tick follows tock, Cyber Monday deals will follow Black Friday

Cyber Monday deals

Okay, so Black Friday deals season is in full swing already, but have no fear, there will be Cyber Monday PC gaming deals ready to roll after the big weekend, too. Supply for the biggest tech might be tight, and shipping may not be as rapid  as we've been treated to over the past few years, but we're still sure that retailers will hold some goodies back for Cyber Monday and Cyber Week.

There may even be the smallest chance of getting your tech before Christmas... but we wouldn't bet on it. We know the combination of the ongoing chip shortage and supply chain crisis will materially affect shipping times—and we are absolutely recommending that if you're looking to pick up something specific you need to shop early—but if you're just looking for a little retail therapy this holiday season Cyber Monday could still deliver. Literally, maybe.

When we say 'something specific' we're absolutely not talking about graphics cards. Sorry. But there are ways to get your hands on new GPU tech even in a silicon shortage. There may be GPU restocks around the Black Friday/Cyber Monday weekend, though those will likely be in-store only. 

But there will still be full gaming PCs and gaming laptops around, we're sure, and that's still going to be your best option for new graphics silicon. Elsewhere, there will be a ton of peripherals on sale, from the likes of Razer, Logitech, and Corsair, and we're confident that you will absolutely see some gaming monitor deals too.

There will also be SSDs on sale and, with the latest generation of drives being better than we've ever seen, it's totally worth checking out which SSDs have the biggest discounts this year.

And chairs. Always gaming chairs. These are not the cheapest products at the best of times, so a quality place to park your posterior is worth looking out for around Cyber Monday and the whole Black Friday weekend.

The best discounts won't surface until Cyber Monday itself, but until then we've got our deals bots on the hunt across the internet, curating the best prices, on the top products every hour of every day.

When is Cyber Monday 2021?

Cyber Monday is set for November 29, 2021, trawling Black Friday like a lovesick puppy. The temptation is to look at Cyber Monday like the unwanted sibling of Black Friday, with just the dregs left on offer. But while it's still going to be tough to get the goods shipped ahead of Christmas, retailers will often have a stock of great deals set aside for Cyber Monday.

Cyber Monday also kicks off Cyber Week, where you may find a bunch of other deals on PC hardware to stretch out the sales season.

Where will the best Cyber Monday deals be?

In the US:

In the UK:

Early Cyber Monday Gaming PC deals

Gaming PC

iBuyPower Trace5MR | Core i9 11900KF | RX 6900 XT | 32GB RAM | 1TB SSD | $3499.99 $2,599.99 at Newegg (save $900)
This is a tasty pile of PC hardware for a great price. The RX 6900 XT is AMD's most powerful GPU to date, and easily a match for the RTX 3080 in standard gaming performance. It's also matched with a large chunk of memory, a high-end CPU, and a 1TB SSD.

Gaming PC

ABS Legend | Intel core i7 10700KF | Nvidia RTX 3080 Ti | 16GB RAM | 1TB SSD | $3,399.99 $2,699.99 at Newegg (save $700)
What ridiculousness is this? A gaming PC with an RTX 3080 Ti and 10th Gen Intel chip combo, with a good amount of storage and RAM... and it comes with two great peripherals, to boot. You just need to top it off with one of the best gaming monitors and you're sorted with a full, high-end setup.

iBuypower Gaming RDY SLHRG208 | Ryzen 7 5800X | RTX 3070 | $2,249

iBuypower Gaming RDY SLHRG208 | Ryzen 7 5800X | RTX 3070 | $2,249 $1,999 at iBuypower (save $250)
This iBuypower gaming PC manages to strike a great balance between performance and value. Packing an RTX 3070 and a Ryzen 7 5800X for under $2,000 is no easy feat, but iBuypower has managed it without cutting any corners. Windows 11, 16GB of RAM, and 1TB NVMe SSD are all present and correct. This is a great deal. 

HP Pavilion Gaming Desktop | Ryzen 3 5300G | RTX 3060 | $969.99

HP Pavilion Gaming Desktop | Ryzen 3 5300G | RTX 3060 | $969.99 $919.99 at HP (save $50)
Set the graphics card to an RTX 3060 in the configuration screen, and you can get a 30-series gaming PC for a mere $919.99—saving $50 on the normal price. You'd ideally want to up the CPU to a Ryzen 5 5600G, RAM to 16GB, and SSD to a 512GB model too, but you'll soon find yourself way over $1,000 if you do. 

CyberPowerPC Gamer Xtreme | Intel Core i5 11600KF | Nvidia RTX 3060 | 16GB RAM | 500GB SSD | $1,199.99 at Amazon

CyberPowerPC Gamer Xtreme | Intel Core i5 11600KF | Nvidia RTX 3060 | 16GB RAM | 500GB SSD | $1,199.99 at Amazon
This is a great PC for this price. With the fantastic RTX 3060 and a powerful 11th Gen Intel CPU, it really is an awesome price. It also now appears to be available for delivery in November, which makes a change from its previous delivery date of January. Make sure you check out Amazon's own price on this one, as it's cheaper by a country mile.

CyberPowerPC Gamer Xtreme | Core i5 11600KF | RTX 3060 | 16GB RAM | 1TB NVMe SSD | $1,469.99

CyberPowerPC Gamer Xtreme | Core i5 11600KF | RTX 3060 | 16GB RAM | 1TB NVMe SSD | $1,469.99 $1,229.99 at B&H Photo (save $240)
This is a tasty deal on a gaming PC that will gobble up your games and spit out a smooth frame rate at 1080p. The RTX 3080 is core to this deal, although the six-core, 12-thread Core i5 11600KF is worth highlighting too. The rest of the spec is on point, with a healthy amount of RAM and storage, and it's all contained in a vibrant, blinged-out chassis. You even get a keyboard and mouse while saving $240 off the normal price.

Early Cyber Monday Gaming Laptop deals

Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR

Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YD | Nvidia RTX 3080 | Intel Core i9 11980HK | 32GB RAM | 1TB + 512GB SSD | 4K IPS | $3,649.99 $2,749.99 after a rebate at Newegg (save $900)
This is worth making the most of considering it's a machine with an RTX 3080, and 11th Gen Core i9 chip. That's topped with a gorgeous 4K IPS screen, and boatloads of RAM—so great for multitasking any high-res antics. Plus lots of space to store all your games, and their high fidelity textures. This really is a steal for under $3,000, though.

$2,399

Gigabyte Aorus 15P YD | Nvidia RTX 3080 | Intel Core i7 11800H | 32GB RAM | 1TB SSD | $2,399 $1,949 at Newegg (save $450)
No immense 4K screen here, only 1080p, but who needs super high resolution when you can have speed? This RTX 3080 and Intel 11th Gen lappy is topped with a 300Hz panel and more ram than you could shake a... stick at. Right now, at under $2K, its worth a look.

MSI GP66 Leopard

MSI GP66 Leopard | Nvidia RTX 3080 | Intel Core i7 11800H | GB RAM | 1TB SSD | $2,299 $1,799 at Newegg (save $500)
For a laptop with an RTX 3080 and 11th Gen Intel CPU, this is an absolute steal. Not only do you get a smashing 240Hz screen to cater for the sky-high framerates it'll be pumping out, you also get a good amount of storage, too.

Alienware M15 R6

Alienware M15 R6 | i7 11800H | RTX 3080 | 1080p | 2TB SSD | 32GB RAM | $2,859.99 $2,508.79 at Dell (save $351.20)
Another Alienware M15 laptop, this time the R6 model. With an RTX 3080, and a 11th Gen Intel core i7 11800H you'll be flying through those frame rates. And that's topped with a super speedy 360Hz panel, with 1ms response and Nvidia G-Sync for a competitive edge, along with boatloads of RAM and 2TB of M.2 PCIe storage to keep it all chugging along nicely.

Razer Blade 14 | Ryzen 9 5900HX | RTX 3070 | 1440p | 1TB SSD | 16GB RAM | $2,199.99

Razer Blade 14 | Ryzen 9 5900HX | RTX 3070 | 1440p | 1TB SSD | 16GB RAM | $2,199.99 $2,000.99 (save $199) at Microsoft
Listed as the 'most desirable compact gaming laptop' in our guide, the Razer Blade 14 is a juicy gaming companion in any configuration. This one combines an AMD CPU and Nvidia GPU to take on todays top games even at 1440p, that's with a tasty 165Hz refresh rate, too.

MSI Pulse GL66

MSI GF65 Thin | 15.6-inch | Intel Core i7 10750H | Nvidia RTX 3060 | 1080p | 144Hz | 16GB RAM | 512GB NVMe SSD | $1,299 $1,099 after $100 rebate at Newegg (save $200)
A decent CPU combined with an RTX 3060 for just over a grand, you can't go wrong really. With a nippy 144Hz monitor, and 16GB of ram keeping it chugging along, you can bet it'll see you right for most gaming as it's been one of our favourites for a while.

Early Cyber Monday Gaming Monitor deals

Alienware AW2721D | 27-inch | 1440p | IPS | $1,109.99

Alienware AW2721D | 27-inch | 1440p | IPS | $1,109.99 $799.99 at Dell (save $310)
This Alienware monitor hits that 1440p sweet spot at an impressive 240Hz refresh rate and a 1ms (GtG) response time. This thing is fast. And at 450 cd/m2 it's pretty bright too. This would normally set you back $1,110, but right now you can pick it up for a penny under $800. That's a quality saving on a quality screen. 

Alienware AW3821DW

Alienware AW3821DW | 38-inch | 1600p | IPS | $1949.99 $1,299.99 at Dell (save $650)
From the 'go big or go home' school of monitor design, this curved monster is for anyone that wants to hit that truly immersive gaming experience. At 3840x1600 it has the same horizontal resolution as a 4K panel, but it isn't quite as tall—it'll still punish your graphics card though. The 144Hz refresh rate, 1ms response times, and VESA DisplayHDR 600 round out an impressive overall package. 

Acer Predator XB271HU | 27-inch | 1440p | TN | $469.99

Acer Predator XB271HU | 27-inch | 1440p | TN | $469.99 $379.99 at Amazon (save $90)
For Acer's flagship monitor this is a great deal. We hold a special place in our hearts for the Predator. The TN panel may not have the best colours and contrast around, but it's built for performance. With a 1ms response time and an overclockable 144Hz refresh, you'll be flying in competitive games.

LG UltraGear 32GN600 | 32-inch | 1440p | VA | $349

LG UltraGear 32GN600 | 32-inch | 1440p | VA | $349 $249 at Walmart (save $100)
As we said at the beginning, high-refresh 1440p monitors are where it's at right now, and this LG UltraGear screen is a great example of why that's the case. Big, bold, and bright, it'll make pretty much everything you play look great, and that 165Hz refresh rate will make it silky smooth too. This is a great deal.

Samsung Odyssey G7 C27G75T

Samsung Odyssey G7 | 27-inch | 1440p | 240Hz | 1ms response time | G-Sync | $699.99 $647.99 at Amazon (save $52)
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 1440p 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.

Samsung LS34 | 34-inch | 1440p | VA | $399.99

Samsung LS34 | 34-inch | 1440p | VA | $399.99 $249.00 at Walmart (save $150)
The refresh rate of this 3440x1440 panel may only top out at 75Hz, but this is still a lot of gaming monitor to throw your games to. The 21:9 aspect ratio lends a sense of the epic to everything you do, and with FreeSync support as standard, you'll enjoy a smooth experience in your games. That $120 saving is nothing to be sniffed at either.

Samsung LU28E570

Samsung UE57 | 28-inch | 4K | TN | $349.99 $259.99 at Amazon (save $90)
You know we said don't settle for a 60Hz or a TN panel? Well, here we are recommending both in just one panel, but this is a 4K monitor from a good brand at a really tempting price, so we'll make an exception. A 28-inch panel at 3840x2160 makes for a pleasing 157ppi and if you need to work as well as play, then 4K does make for a more productive time. 

Early Cyber Monday TV deals

Samsung QN65Q8FN QLED TV

Samsung 4K QLED (2021) | 65-inch | Quantum Dot | $1699.99 $1,197.99 at Newegg (save $502) Not to be confused with OLED, Samsung's Quantum dot displays may use the QLED label, but they're nothing like the self-emissive OLEDs that are all the rage at the moment. This Samsung TV is still an impressive panel though, backed up with plenty of the tech that's important for gaming, including HDMI 2.1 support and 120Hz refresh rate.

Vizio OLED 55-inch

Vizio OLED55-H1 | 55-inch | OLED | 4K | $1,299.99 $1,199.99 at Best Buy (save $100)
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. 

Early Cyber Monday NVMe SSD deals

Western Digital Black SN850 NVMe SSD

WD_Black SN850 | 1TB | PCIe 4.0 | $229.99 $164.99 at Newegg (save $25)
Out of all the next-gen PCIe 4.0 drives we've tested, this is the one that stands out as offering the absolute best performance around. It runs a bit on the toasty side, so you'll need good airflow in your system, but once you've got that sorted you'll enjoy incredible performance in your games. Newegg is offering this drive at the lowest price yet, just make sure to apply the promo code SSDEUT95 at checkout.

Samsung 980 Pro 1TB

Samsung 980 Pro | 1TB | PCIe 4.0 | $229.99 $184.99 at Amazon (save $45)
Samsung's premium next-gen internal SSD may not top the charts, but it's still a solid performer and has enjoyed some healthy price cuts since its launch. Strong 4K performance and solid real-world performance make for a quality option, particularly at this price. 

Seagate FireCuda 530

Seagate FireCuda 530 | 1TB | PCIe 4.0 | $249.99 $209.99 at Newegg (save $40)
The FireCuda 530 is one of the fastest drives around but is held back somewhat by its high price. With the SN850 and 980 Pro offering roughly the same performance but for a lot less, it's been hard to unreservedly recommend Seagate's drove. This $40 saving helps on that front, and if you're looking for some super speedy storage, this won't disappoint. 

Western Digital Black SN850 NVMe SSD

WD_Black SN850 | 2TB | PCIe 4.0 | $529.99 $339.99 at Amazon (save $190)
The fastest NVMe SSD you can buy today also happens to be a bit of a steal right now. With a massive 36% saving off its list price, you can enjoy speedy access not just for your OS, but for all of your games as well. This is the stuff dream machines are made of.

Samsung 970 Evo Plus

Samsung 970 Evo Plus | 2TB | PCIe 3.0 | $329.99 $229.99 at Best Buy (save $100)
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.  

WD_Black SN750 SE | 1TB | PCIe 4.0 | $139.99

WD_Black SN750 SE | 1TB | PCIe 4.0 | $139.99 $99.99 at Newegg (save $40)
This Special Edition take on the SN750 supports PCIe 4.0, although the throughput of 3,600MB/s is only just better than the best PCIe 3.0 drives. It is however a decent price for a 1TB SSD that offers decent 4K read and write performance. Not the fastest drive around, but at under $100, it's not a bad deal by any means.

Kingston NV1 | 2TB | PCIe 3.0 | $199.99

Kingston NV1 | 2TB | PCIe 3.0 | $199.99 $144.99 at Adorama (save $55)
This is absolutely a budget NVMe SSD, but one that rolls in at such a good price that it's almost impossible to ignore. The performance won't trouble other NVMe drives, but it'll still leave any SATA drive eating dust. It's DRAM-less and fairly barebones, but for the money, you can't really complain.

Early Cyber Monday SATA SSD deals

Samsung 870 QVO | 2TB | SATA | $229.99

Samsung 870 QVO | 2TB | SATA | $229.99 $184.99 at Best Buy (save $45)
Admittedly not a massive saving at just $45 off, but this is still a 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. 

WD Blue 1TB WDS100

Western Dgitial Blue | 1TB | SATA | $189.99 $89.99 at Best Buy (saving $100)
Best Buy may be pushing it a bit with that saving as this drive hasn't been that much for years, but this is still a 1TB SATA drive from a respected brand for under $90. It'll outperform a hard drive any day of the week, and it won't be as hot or noisy when doing so. Reads peak at 560MB/s with writes a little slow at 530MB/s, but both are close to the interface's maximum throughput. 

Early Cyber Monday External SSD deals

Adata SE800 Portable SSD 1TB

Adata SE800 | 1TB | USB 3.2 | $179.99 $99.99 at Amazon (save $80)
This is our fave external SSD even when it's selling at its normal price, so with this chunky 33% saving, it's a steal. Seriously speedy reads and writes, impervious to dust and water, and all for a bargain price. You'll do well to find anything better right now—you will need a speedy USB 3.2 port to get the very best from it mind.

Western Digital WD_Black P50

WD_Black P50 | 1TB | USB 3.2 | $249.99 $199.99 at Best Buy (saved $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. 

Early Cyber Monday Gaming Chair deals

Herman Miller x Logitech G Embody | 300lb max | 2D armrests | $1,595

Herman Miller x Logitech G Embody | 300lb max | 2D armrests | $1,595 $1,355.75 at Herman Miller (Save $240)
Herman Miller x Logitech G Embody is one of our favorite gaming chairs. It has incredible back support, cooling material for active gaming positions, and a 12-year warranty. It's pricey, but worth it.

4D armrests | $629.99

DXRacer Master | 353lbs max | 4D armrests | $629.99 $528.89 at Walmart (Save $101.1)
It's not the easiest thing to put together, but the DXRacer Master has earned a place among those on our best gaming chairs guide for a reason. It's not the cheapest option but its the most modular, highly ergonomic and we're totally convinced it could survive a nuclear blast.

Vertagear PL1000

Vertagear PL1000 | 2D armrests | head cushion | up to 330lbs | $329.99 $279.99 at Vertagear (save $50)
This chair is a fairly simple beast, but that means you get the basics done well and none of the fluff. Head cushion, back support, and a selection of nicely stitched finishes compliment the PL1000's price.

Vertagear SL5000

Vertagear SL5000| 4D armrests | head cushion | up to 330lbs | $459.99 $389.99 at Vertagear (save $70)
The Vertagear SL5000 offers all the features you'd expect from a gaming chair at this price, and that means plenty of adjustability and style. One thing it offers that others don't, however, and it is an expensive optional extra, is RGB LED lighting around the top of the chair. I mean if that's your style, it certainly has a unique selling point. It is $239.99 on sale, though. Ouch. 

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

Razer Iskur | 299lb max | 4D armrests | $499.99 $379.99 at Best Buy (Save $120)
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.

Anda Seat Kaiser 2 | 441lb max | 4D armrests | $499.99

Anda Seat Kaiser 2 | 441lb max | 4D armrests | $499.99 $349.99 at Amazon (Save $150.00)
The Kaiser 2 is one of the top dogs on our best gaming chairs guide. The main drawback is some minor armrest rattle, but otherwise it's a great, well-built chair, and perfect for the bigger-framed gamers among us.

Early Cyber Monday Gaming Mice deals

EVGA X17 gaming mouse | 16,000 DPI | 8K Hz polling rate | $79.99

EVGA X17 gaming mouse | 16,000 DPI | 8K Hz polling rate | $79.99 $39.99 at Newegg (save 40%)
EVGA recently decided to do away with the more traditional 1,000Hz polling rate in favour of an 8K one, which it says is that much faster for competitive gaming. The X17 is the wired mouse with said high polling rate, and it's a pretty nifty mouse besides that, too. 

| Wireless | 20,000 DPI | Right handed | $149.99

Razer Naga Pro | Wireless | 20,000 DPI | Right handed | $149.99 $109.99 at Amazon (Save $40)
Another of our favourites, this is a nice weighty option. One that comes with three interchangable side plates for a host of play-styles. Just make sure you don't lose the cable because nothing else fits.

Razer Basilisk X Hyperspeed

Razer Basilisk X Hyperspeed | Wireless | 16,000 DPI | Right-handed | $59.99 $36.99 at Best Buy (save $23)
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.

Razer Viper Ultimate

Razer Viper Ultimate | Wireless | with dock | 20,000 DPI | Ambidextrous | $149.99 $97.06 at Amazon (save $52.93)
With swathes of battery life, and a... razer sharp sensor (sorry) this super light mouse comes in at 74g and can be wielded in either hand. It's one for the competitive gamer's who like to fling their rodent about the place.

Logitech G203 LIGHTSYNC

Logitech G203 | Wired | 8,000 DPI | Right handed | $39.99 $31.50 at Amazon (21% off)
Already listed as the best cheap gaming mouse around on our best gaming mouse 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.

Razer DeathAdder V2 Mini

Razer DeathAdder V2 Mini gaming mouse | 8,500 DPI | 62g | $49.99 $44.99 at Razer (save $5)
A lightweight and compact mouse with a great sensor. Though it's not got the highest DPI in the business, it boasts great ergonomics and decent build quality, too—there's not much more you can ask for that price.

Razer Basilisk Ultimate

Razer Basilisk Ultimate | Wireless | Charging dock included | 20,000 DPI | $169.99 $131.99 at Best Buy (save $38)
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.

SteelSeries Prime Mini

SteelSeries Prime | 18,000 DPI | 80g | $129.99 $90.99 at Amazon (Save $39)
It's not a huge saving on this wireless rodent, but for the competitive prowess it exhibits, it's certainly worth a look. The TrueMove Pro sensor is great, and it's nice and light for FPS players looking to fling it around the mouse pad. 

Early Cyber Monday Gaming Keyboard deals

Corsair K100 RGB Optical

Corsair K100 | Optical Mechanical linear switch | 4K Hz polling rate | per-key RGB | $229.99 $189.99 at Amazon (save $40)
Top of our best gaming keyboards, this opto-mechanical wonder is super responsive, and nicely premium when it comes to build quality. For under $100 it's certainly worth a look, though you'll have to get both Elgato and iCue softwares to make it work. Still, the only other downside was the price. Not so much right now.

EVGA Z20 | Optical Mechanical linear switch | 4K Hz polling rate | per-key RGB lighting | $174.99

EVGA Z20 | Optical Mechanical linear switch | 4K Hz polling rate | per-key RGB lighting | $174.99 $74.99 at Newegg (save $100)
This EVGA keyboard is a bit of a steal at $74.99, as it's one of the more recent arrivals from the company and fully mechanical. That said, it has tracked at this price for a few months on Amazon, but that doesn't make it any less of a deal today if you're in the market.

SteelSeries apex pro

SteelSeries Apex Pro | Omnipoint adjustable | $199.99 $163.46 at Amazon (Save $36.53)
A full size Apex pro with omnipoint adjustable key switches will see you right at this price. We've singled it out as the 'best gaming keyboard for per-key actuation,' so it's for those who hold speed as a top priority.

Logitech G413

Logitech G413 | Mechanical Romer-G switch | USB Passthrough | $89.99 $59.99 at Amazon (save $30)
Logitech has put together a very safe keyboard in the G413, and one we've come to appreciate for its simplicity and function. It's mechanical, using Logitech's own Romer-G switches, and is built to last. Only thing is it's available with red lighting and not RGB. I know that'll be a dealbreaker for some, but for a mechanical keyboard it's great value.

Razer BlackWidow Tournament Edition Chroma V2

Razer BlackWidow Tournament Edition Chroma V2| Orange Switch (tactile) | $139.99 $125.99 at Razer (save $14)
The BlackWidow Tournament Edition offers a compact and plush board for when mouse maneuverability is key.

Havit RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

Havit mechanical keyboard | Red silent | $59.99 $42.99 at Amazon (save $17)
A 60% keyboard with boatloads of style, and PBT keycaps. We don't know these red key switches it's touting, but they're rated at 50 million keypresses. And silent ones too, so none of that clicky-clacky nonsense.

Early Cyber Monday Gaming Headset deals

Razer BlackShark V2 X

Razer BlackShark V2 X | 1228,000Hz | Closed | $59.99 $39.99 at Best Buy (save $20)
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 Kraken V3 X

Razer Kraken V3 X | 1228,000Hz | Open | $69.99 $49.99 at Amazon (save $20)
If you're after a lightweight, stylish headset for gaming, these will see you right. They can be a little inconsistent, but the mic top tier, you'll be gaming in incredible comfort with these babies strapped to your brainhole.

$179.99

Razer BlackShark V2 Pro | 12–28,000Hz | 24hr battery life | $179.99 $149.99 at Walmart (save $30)
The BlackShark V2 Pro is the pro version of the headset at the top of our list. With a banging frequency response and the added convenience of a wireless design, we cant recommend these enough.

Early Cyber Monday CPU deals

AMD Ryzen 7 5800X

AMD Ryzen 7 5800X | 3.8GHz | 8-Core| AM4| Cooler not included| $449.99 $329.99 at Micro Center (save $120)
$150 off makes this the cheapest we've ever spied the 8-core AMD Ryzen 7 5800X, so if you're in the market, definitely jump on this while you can. Even without such a hefty discount, this chip is a seriously good deal for gaming and content creation.

AMD Ryzen 9 5950X

AMD Ryzen 9 5950X | 16-core, 32-thread | 105W | $799.99 $745 at B&H Photo (save $54.99)
If you need true CPU power, then this is the processor you want. It's still a big pile of cash for a processor, but if you're a gamer that also has a creative bent, then this will pay for itself quickly enough. 3D rendering, video encoding, and raw number-crunching all benefit from the huge amount of cores on offer here. That it's an awesome gaming chip as well is just the icing on the cake.

AMD Ryzen 7 5700G

AMD Ryzen 7 5700G | eight-Core, 16-thread | 65W | $359 $329 at Best Buy (save $30)
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.

Intel Core i3-10100F

Intel Core i3 10100F | four-core, eight-thread | 65W | $129 $91.99 at Amazon (save $37.01)
There was once a time when a four-core/eight-thread CPU such as this would've ruled the lineup as the top Core i7. Those days are over, and have been for a while, and now you can find a chip that's equally as good for gaming under $100. Pick up a cheaper 400-series chipset and you'll be able to build a more than capable gaming PC with this at its heart. Just bear in mind you will need a discrete GPU for this, as there's no iGPU on the chip.

Intel Core i5-11600K

Intel Core i5 11600K | six-core, 12-thread | 125W | $268.99 $239.99 at Newegg (save $29 with promo code 93XSC87)
Of all the 11th Gen chips, it was the Core i5 11600K that stood out to us as a good deal for gamers. That said, it's recently been replaced by the more capable Core i5 12600K, though you can't find that for anywhere near as cheap. Bonus here is you can also save cash on a cheaper motherboard, so it's all-round a great pick for a budget PC.

Intel Core i9-10900K

Intel Core i9 10900K | 10-core, 20-thread | 125W TDP | $493.66 $484.17 at Newegg (save $9.49)
You might look at the 10900K and think it's getting on a bit with Intel's 12th Gen arriving on the scene, but it's a more than capable 10-core processor. It's actually our preferred choice compared to the 8-core i9 11900K, and the saving, however small, can go towards a compatible Z490 motherboard.

Early Cyber Monday RAM deals

Corsair Vengeance LPX (16GB)

Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB | 2x 8GB | 3200MT/s | C16 | $102.99 $67.99 at Amazon (save $35)
This is a great memory kit for both AMD and Intel-powered machines, with a decent speed and low latency. It's not quite the rapid pace of DDR5, which has now entered the scene, but it's a great kit nonetheless. The price of this kit fluctuates weekly, but this is a low asking price for this RAM over the past year.