The 42 best Black Friday 2017 deals for PC gamers

Best Black Friday deals

Well, that was fun, wasn’t it? Black Friday 2017 may have come and gone, but the deals just keep on coming. Many of them, in fact, are still running until Monday November 27th (the delightfully-named Cyber Monday for those fluent in Black Friday parlance), with many more carrying on until the end of the month.

We’ll be highlighting the best Cyber Monday deals at the beginning of next week, but before then we thought we’d gather together the very best Black Friday deals from the week all in one place, saving you the hassle of reading through our admittedly gigantic Black Friday hub list (sorry), or searching through our respective graphics cards, SSDs, monitors and mouse, keyboard and headset articles. With that in mind, then, let’s get straight to the best of the best of what Black Friday still has to offer.

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Best PC game deals

  • Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus – £16.49 from Amazon
  • Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds – £24.12 from Play-Asia
  • Battlefield 1 Premium Season Pass – £11.99 from Origin
  • Prey – £15.00 from Green Man Gaming (Apply code GMGBLACKFRIDAY to get a further 15% off)
  • The Evil Within II – £20.00 from Green Man Gaming (Apply code GMGBLACKFRIDAY to get a further 15% off)
  • Destiny 2: Standard Edition – £26.90 from Green Man Gaming 
  • Deus Ex Mankind Divided – £6.00 from Green Man Gaming
  • Middle-earth: Shadow of War – £26.99 from Green Man Gaming  (Apply code GMGBLACKFRIDAY to get a further 15% off)
  • Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice – £18.79 from GOG.com
  • The Witcher 3: Game of the Year Edition – £13.99 from GOG.com

Gigabyte GTX 1060

Best graphics card deals

  • Zotac GeForce GTX 1050Ti Mini – £125 from Amazon / $130 from Amazon

MSI’s full-sized £120 mega deal from Ebuyer quickly sold out when it first went live, leaving Zotac’s ‘mini’ version the next best for for those after a cheap GTX 1050Ti. Read our GTX 1050 Ti review to see how it fares.

After dropping from £195 to £170 in the same week, this 3GB GTX 1060 is a real bargain. A great pick for 1080p gaming, and even a bit of 1440p if you’re prepared to compromise a bit on settings. Read our GTX 1060 review for more info.

  • Zotac GeForce GTX 1060 Mini 6GB – $240 from Amazon

For a truly uncompromised GTX 1060 experience, then a 6GB card is very much the way to go. There weren’t many good UK deals for this card, but this ‘mini’ version from Zotac in the US was the cheapest we could find.

  • PowerColor Radeon RX 580 Red Dragon – £239 from Ebuyer / $250 from Newegg

Our favourite card for 1440p gaming, the RX 580 is much cheaper option than shelling out for the GTX 1070 – and in the UK at least, better value than a 6GB GTX 1060. Read our full RX 580 review right here.

  • Asus GeForce GTX 1070 Dual OC 8GB – £349 from Ebuyer (SOLD OUT) £359 from Overclockers

US prices for the GTX 1070 hardly dropped at all over Black Friday, but this UK deal was by far and away the best price we’ve seen in quite some time. Sadly, Ebuyer’s deal sold out pretty quickly, but Overclockers saved the day with its £359 discount. Read our GTX 1070 review to see how it fares compared to the GTX 1070Ti and GTX 1080.

  • Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 – $500 from Newegg

With US GTX 1070 prices still in the mid $400s, you’d be better of upgrading to this GTX 1080. Don’t forget to claim your free copy of Destiny 2, either.

  • EVGA Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB SC Black Edition iCX Cooling – £650 from Scan 

Our new favourite GTX 1080 Ti deal, this is much better than the £624 Zotac card we listed earlier in the week, if only because this one has a proper custom cooler. You also get a free EVGA Powerlink or FX Series Fan, too.

Samsungn 850 Evo

Best SSD deals

  • Kingston SSDNow UV400 2.5in – (120GB) £47 from Ebuyer / $89 from Newegg

A great SSD for installing Windows and a couple of productivity applications, you won’t find one much cheaper than Kingston’s SSDNow UV400, at least in the UK.

If you’re in the US, you’re much better of getting one of Crucial’s MX300 SSDs, as the 275GB version is much cheaper than the 120GB Kingston above. It’s not as fast as Samsung’s 850 EVO, but it’s still highly reliable and great value for money.

Black Friday has been a great time to pick up one of Samsung’s 850 EVO, as there have been a range of deals on. We’ve gathered the very best prices above, but UK shoppers might want to consider buying from Ebuyer to take advantage of its free Assassin’s Creed Origins deal. The best deal here is on the 250GB version, as this is the same price almost everywhere, but higher capacities will see you paying more at Ebuyer than other retailers, such as £149 for 500GB, £301 for 1TB and £593 for 2TB. In a way, this isn’t so bad, as you’re still getting £50 worth of free game with your SSD, but it’s just something to consider when making your purchase.

Dell's S2716DGR is a great monitor for the money

Best monitor deals

  • AOC E2470SWH – £107 from Amazon

A 24in Full HD monitor for just over £100, this is a sound choice for those after a cheap second TN screen.

  • Philips 273V5LHAB – £150 from Amazon

This wasn’t the cheapest Full HD 27in monitor we saw last week, but having tested it myself, I can say with certainty that this has excellent image quality.

  • Iiyama X2788QS – £224 from Scan

If you aren’t fussed about fancy gaming features and just want a 27in monitor with a 2560×1440 resolution, this IPS FreeSync display from Iiyama is a great deal.

You get a good range of ports on this 24in Full HD monitor (VGA, HDMI and DisplayPort), which is more than can be said for other discounted displays we’ve seen this week in the US.

  • Dell S2716DGR – $350 from Best Buy

You get a lot of features with this 27in TN monitor, including a 2560×1440 resolution, Nvidia G-Sync support and a high 144Hz refresh rate.

Best gaming mouse and keyboard deals

  • Corsair Glaive RGB – £45 from Scan

Normally £70, Corsair’s optical mouse has three interchangeable thumb grips and a three-zone dynamic RGB backlight.

  • Logitech G402 Hyperion Fury – $20 from Best Buy

At $40 off, this optical Logitech mouse is a real steal. You won’t find four on-the-fly DPI settings or eight programmable buttons for less.

I fell in love with the Claymore when I reviewed it earlier this month, and at £50 off its RRP, now’s a great time to jump on the mechanical keyboard wagon. Read our review to see more thoughts.

  • Corsair Gaming K63 Compact – £56 from Ebuyer

As much as I loved the Claymore, however, this one from Corsair is even cheaper. This also has red Cherry MX switches, but the keys only have red LEDS rather than a full RGB loadout.

Steelseries Arctis 7

Best gaming headset deals

  • Turtle Beach Recon 150 – £30 from Argos / $40 from Best Buy

I liked the Recon 150 headset when I tested it for review. The microphone left a little to be desired, but at just £30, it’s a flaw that’s easy to overlook. Read our Recon 150 review right here.

  • Steelseries Arctis 7 – £135 / $119 from Steelseries

Hands down the most comfortable headset I’ve ever used, the wireless Arctis 7 is incredible value for money, even if us UK buyers get a bit stiffed on the pricing compared to our US cousins. Buy it, love it, thank me later. You can also pick up a Steelseries Rival 500 mouse if you buy one from Overclockers.

  • Astro Gaming A40 + MIXAMP Pro – $187 from Best Buy

Currently $62.50 off in the US, Astro’s A40 is an excellent all-round gaming headset that’s pretty comfortable as well.

Oculus Rift

Best of the rest – VR, PCs, laptops, motherboards and CPUs

If you haven’t yet got a Vive, HTC’s Black Friday bundle is a real winner. For £599, you get Fallout 4 VR, Doom VFR, Google’s Tilt Brush, a free Deluxe Audio Strap and a month’s subscription to Viveport. There’s a similar US deal going on for $599, but this only gets you a Deluxe Audio Strap and a copy of Fallout 4 VR.

  • HP Omen 880-072na  – £1999 from HP

This top of the line gaming PC normally costs £2499, but with the offer code BLACK1 you can get this GTX 1080Ti-powered PC for £500 off over on the HP Store and a free copy of Destiny 2.

MSI GP62MVR 7RFX Leopard Pro – £999 from Amazon
Down from £1399, MSI’s Leopard Pro is a pretty tempting deal for a GTX 1060 laptop. With an Intel Core i7-7820HK processor, 8GB of RAM, a 15.6in Full HD display and a Steelseries keyboard, that’s a pretty decent set of components for the money.

Gigabyte Z370 Aorus Ultra Gaming – £140 from Overclockers
Looking to upgrade to Intel’s 8th Gen processors? This ATX Z370 is a great place to start. Normally £170, this board also comes with a £20 Steam voucher code.

Gigabyte Z370 Aorus Gaming 7 – £245 from Scan
This is more expensive than the 8th Gen board listed above, but Scan’s throwing in a free CoolerMaster MasterLiquid Lite 240 Hydro Cooler as well.

AMD Ryzen 5 1600 – £159 from Overclockers
AMD’s Ryzen 5 is a great mid-range processor, and this particular model is only £9 more than the next chip down in the Ryzen 5 series.

AMD Ryzen 7 1700X – £240 at Scan / Overclockers 
The middle sibling in AMD’s top-end Ryzen 7 line-up, the 1700X is an octa-core 3.8GHz processor that’s much cheaper than its Intel Core i7-equivalent.

Intel Core i5-8600K – £270 from Overclockers
We haven’t seen many sites discounting Intel’s new 8th Gen chips because they’re so new, but Overclockers is currently offering a string of reasonable savings on these processors, making it a good time to pick one up if you’re thinking about upgrading. Save even more with an OEM versions for just £250.

36 Comments

  1. Sakkura says:

    That Wolfenstein II deal – it’s currently showing up at £41.09 rather than £16.49?

    Also, I hope nobody gets a GTX 1060 3GB for 1440p. That is a 1080p card through and through.

  2. dangermouse76 says:

    No DDR4 black Friday deals. Dam!

  3. FelipeCC says:

    Where is the “What are we all playing in this weekend” for this weekend? Aww man I love reading through those….

  4. mattevansc3 says:

    Need a bit of advice, should I buy a 1050ti or a 3GB 1060?

    I’ve got an older 1080p LCD (not LED) screen hooked up to an i5 machine with 8GB of DDR3. I’m minus a GPU because AMD screwed up the Radeon 5700 driver.

    I mostly play 4X, RTS, isometric RPGs, and turn based strategies. I’ve also got some 3rd person action games on my Steam/GoG accounts but I’ve also got an Xbox for those. I don’t play FPS or online competitive games. I like playing with the graphical bells and whistles on.

    For the extra £50 am I going to see a huge difference between those two cards on the type of games listed above?

    • SquarePeg says:

      Honestly the 1050ti should fit your setup very nicely and at a price that’s hard to beat.

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        zinzan says:

        Glad to hear this, just getting a 1050Ti as part of major PC upgrade (incl 1st 1080 monitor).
        As an aside I tend to be 4-10 years behind the times gaming wise; looking forward to Skyrim, New Vegas, GTA V etc being run fast at v.high settings.

        • Kasjer says:

          Good choice! I have similar setup – i5 4460 to be specific, 8GB of DDR3 RAM and 1050Ti. While you won’t obviously be able to play in 4k or run VR, this setup is more than enough to have better than console (base ones, mind you) experience. With a bit of tweaking, you can get Doom 2016 running at 60fps and looking great with only very minor drops and super clean AA. I know you have mentioned interest in other genres, but Doom (once again!) serves as great benchmark to show what system is capable of. It’s even better as you’ll most likely won’t have to worry if your power supply have enough juice. 1050Ti, just like 750Ti before it (and rare editions of 950 that do not require additional power connector) is a small wonder – power efficient, quiet, plenty powerful to run latest games at 1080p with only minor compromises (if any).

    • Sakkura says:

      The 1060 3GB is tough to recommend because it’s crippled by the 3GB of VRAM. That means sometimes it will actually be much, much worse than the 1050 Ti (and its 4GB of VRAM), even though on average it’s decently faster.

      If you happen to find an RX 570 at a similar price to the 1060 3GB, then that would be a worthwhile step up from the 1050 Ti. But at the moment, the 570 is usually not available at that price (crypto miners buying them up).

    • mattevansc3 says:

      Thanks for the advice everyone. Just ordered it. It’s on back order until the 9th December with a delivery date of the 12th.

  5. yinch says:

    Hi
    The MSI Ghost Pro laptop link goes to an Amazon UK page that is for a Core i7-7700HQ rather than the i7-7820HK. The 7820 is more than 10% faster in benchmarks than the 7700. Could you clarify or edit the listing? THANKS!

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    Don Reba says:

    Kind of sad for VR. The price has come down to the point when I’d buy it if there were just a few very good games. But there are still none. Zero. Not a single RPS review that says: here, this is the game that will make you feel your Vive purchase was justified.

    • Sakkura says:

      There are more than zero good games, this myth really needs to stop.

      There isn’t a mile-long list of good games released this year/month/week as there is for monitors, but that doesn’t mean they don’t exist at all for VR.

    • Raoul Duke says:

      Agree, plus there are enough reviews that say “this is kinda cool, but clearly will be much better in another generation or two” that I think most people who are interested would hold off for a year or two and see where the tech is. Don’t want to spend hundreds of dollars today on first gen tech when I could spend it tomorrow on something with a wireless 4k headset (ok, I can dream).

  7. FogRender says:

    If they’d just find the bottom of the bitcoin mines so we can have video cards at a decent price …… sheesh ….

  8. malkav11 says:

    That Newegg GTX 1080 is sold out and has been since Friday morning. (I bought mine Thursday, though!)

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    Risingson says:

    I must say I got that logitech mouse when I moved to London. And though it got dirty, it still works flawlessly. Well, except for the wheel/middle button.

  10. vahnn says:

    Samsung 960 Pro m.2 512 GB are/were on sale for $279 in the US on Amazon, down from 545. I got two!

  11. Radiant says:

    You can get a Palit GeForce GTX 1060 StormX 6GB GDDR5 gfx card for £219.98

    From scan but is it a good card?
    link to scan.co.uk

  12. UKPartisan says:

    Us courier delivery drivers have over the last couple of years coined a new name for this nonsense…’Twat Friday’. Know the guy delivering your Black Friday deal already under ridiculous amounts of pressure in the run up to Xmas already, thinks your an idiot.

  13. racccoon says:

    I can not believe i’ve waited a year for a price drops to do up my pc, & yet the prices are not much different at all.
    From this list anyway, which is my preference. link to pcgamer.com

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