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Black Friday 2018: The best PC gaming deals on graphics cards, monitors, SSDs and more

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This year’s Black Friday jamboree is so close now that I can practically taste, smell, see and touch those delicious deals already – probably because some retailers have, in fact, started their Black Friday festivities already, those sillies. Didn’t they get the memo about it being in two and a bit weeks time on, err, a Friday? Honestly, guys, let’s get it together.

Still, with so many deals going on at the moment (regardless of whether they’re proper Black Friday ones or not), I thought I’d bundle up all the best Black Friday deals and non-Black Friday deals in one handy list. You know, so you don’t have to go trawling through the internet yourself. With the season of deals so very nearly upon us, why not prepare yourself with our jumbo Black Friday deals guide?

To help you make the most of this fabled ‘day o’ discounts’, which is more like a a week or month o’ discounts’ these days, you’ll find everything you need to know right here, including what deals to look out for, where to shop and whether that shiny new peripheral you’ve got your eye on is actually as much of a deal as it makes out to be. If you’ve been thinking about building a new gaming PC recently, now’s the time to bag yourself a sack load of deals and do it on the cheap.

You’ll find all the best Black Friday deals from around the web listed below, but if you’d rather skip to a particular component, then why not have a gander at our other Black Friday deals hubs right here? They’re all the same deals, so you might find it easier to browse via component than tackle the beast below. On the day itself, I’ll also be listing deals for other bits and bobs like gaming laptops, CPUs and motherboards, but for now, I’m concentrating on the following five categories:

When is Black Friday 2018?

This year, Black Friday falls on November 23, although you’ll likely start to see so-called Black Friday deals appearing a lot earlier than that. Traditionally, Black Friday is always the day after Thanksgiving in the US, but in recent years retailers (particularly online ones) have been starting earlier and earlier. If you’re a frequent Amazon shopper, it’s practically Black Fortnight.

And if that’s not enough, Black Friday is now almost always followed by Cyber Monday, which is a purely online affair bursting with even more last-minute discounts. This year, Cyber Monday is November 26.

What to expect from Black Friday 2018

If you’re brave enough to go into an actual shop, then you better be prepared to queue and fight your way through some very angry people. Instead, the best thing is to do everything online, as most of the best PC gaming deals can be found right from the comfort of your desktop – no elbow sharpening required. What’s more, I’m going to be doing most of the hard work for you, as I’ll be rounding up all the best deals from across dozens of websites in the weeks running up to the big day, bringing you the bestest best deals to save you from trawling through it all yourself.

Don’t expect to pick up an Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 for half price or anything, but big ticket items like monitors, graphics cards and SSDs can usually be found with some pretty juicy discounts. As well as PC hardware bargains, there will also be sales on games, too. Steam’s Thanksgiving sale usually coincides with Black Friday, and previous years have also seen huge discounts over on Green Man Gaming as well to name just a few.

As for precisely what kind of hardware bits you should be looking out for, then head over to our Bestest Best articles, which can all be found here in easy, clickable form:

How to get the best Black Friday deals

There are some excellent game deals to be had around Black Friday, but the prices are often comparable to sales at other points in the year, such as the Steam Summer Sale. If there’s a game that you really want, then it’s worth keeping an eye on Steam, GOG, and Green Man Gaming – but it’s in the hardware sales that you’ll find the real bargains.

Of course, as much as we all love a big juicy 25% or even 50% off sticker, it’s worth checking that the deal you’re looking at is actually a good one. If you’re shopping on Amazon, for instance, then have a gander at CamelCamelCamel. This keeps track of Amazon product prices all year round, making it easy to spot if a Black Friday deal is really a must-have discount, or whether it’s actually the same price it’s been for the last three months.

Unfortunately, other sites are a bit harder to track. If there’s something you’ve currently got your eye on, it might be worth doing things the old fashioned way and simply making note of how much they cost now and then compare it to any potential deal price.


Best UK graphics card deals:

Asus GeForce GTX 1050Ti Dual OC (4GB)£150 from Ebuyer (down from £160)

Zotac GeForce GTX 1060 Amp! Edition (6GB)£240 from Ebuyer (down from £282, also comes with a free copy of Monster Hunter: World)

MSI GeForce GTX 1070Ti Gaming£409 from Ebuyer (down from £480, also comes with free Monster Hunter: World)

MSI Radeon RX 570 Armor OC (8GB)£159 from Overclockers UK (down from £210)

*BLACK FRIDAY EARLY BIRD*
MSI Radeon RX 580 Armor OC (8GB)
£200 from Ebuyer (down from £310, price won’t fall on Black Friday)

Asus ROG Strix Radeon RX Vega 64 OC£500 from Overclockers UK (down from £630)


Best US graphics card deals:

*BLACK NOVEMBER DEAL*
Sapphire Radeon RX 580 Nitro+ (8GB)
$260 from Newegg

EVGA GeForce GTX 1050Ti (4GB)$172 from Newegg (down from $210)

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1060(6GB)$250 from Newegg (plus free copy of Monster Hunter: World)

Asus GeForce GTX 1070 Dual$360 from Newegg (also comes with a free copy of Monster Hunter: World)

PNY GeForce GTX 1070Ti$400 from Newegg (plus free Monster Hunter: World)

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 Turbo OC$450 from Newegg


Best UK monitor deals

Acer RG240Y£100 from Ebuyer (down from £140)

Acer Predator XB271HUA£440 from CCL (down from £610, see our Acer Predator XB241H review to see how its excellent smaller sibling fared)

Iiyama Black Hawk G-Master G2730HSU£157 from Box (down from £190)

Asus ROG MG279Q£429 from Box (down from £519, plus you get a free copy of Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII)

Acer Predator Z35£799 from Box (down from £995, read our Acer Predator Z35 review for more info)

AOC AGON AG352UCG6£735 from Box (down from £793, read our AOC AGON AG352UCG review for more info)

BenQ GW2270H£90 from Overclockers UK (down from £110)

Asus PB328Q£475 from Scan (down from £510)


Best US monitor deals

*BLACK NOVEMBER DEAL*
Acer XR342CK
$700 from Newegg (down from $800)

*BLACK NOVEMBER DEAL*
LG 38CB99-W
$1000 from Newegg (down from $1800, plus another $50 off with the promo code 116BNGS32)

Dell Alienware AW3418DW$900 from Newegg (down from $1500)

LG 34UB88-P$420 from Newegg (down from $800)

Acer XG270HU$320 from Newegg (down from $427)

Asus ROG Swift PG279Q$687 from Newegg (down from $700, plus a free copy of Blops 4)

Asus MG28UQ$380 from Newegg (down from $450, and comes with a free copy of Blops 4)


Best UK SSD deals:

*BLACK FRIDAY EARLY BIRD DEAL*
Samsung 860 Evo
(1TB) – £160 from Ebuyer (down from £242, price won’t change on Black Friday, plus you get a free copy of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey. Read our Samsung 860 Evo review for more info)

SanDisk SSD Plus (960GB) – £150 from Ebuyer (down from $192)

Kingston A400 (480GB) – £61 from Ebuyer (down from £98)

Samsung 970 Evo (500GB) – £130 from Ebuyer (down from £194 with a free copy of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, read our Samsung 970 Evo review for more info)

Crucial BX500 (240GB) – £39 from Ebuyer (down from £41, read our Crucial BX500 review for more info)

Crucial MX500 (2TB) – £300 from Ebuyer (down from £420, read our Crucial MX500 review for more info)

WD Blue 3D NAND (250GB) – £46 from Amazon (down from £68, read our WD Blue 3D NAND review for more info)


Best US SSD deals:

Samsung 860 Evo (500GB) – $88 from Newegg (down from $110)

Samsung 970 Evo (250GB) – $88 from Newegg (down from $100)

Samsung T5 (500GB) – $108 from Newegg (down from $130, read our Samsung T5 review for more info)

WD Blue 3D NAND (250GB, 2.5in) – $54 from Amazon (down from $69)

WD Blue 3D NAND (1TB, NVMe) – $135 from Newegg (down from $199, use promo code NEFPBF5)

WD Black NVMe SSD (500GB) – $138 from Amazon (down from $230, read our WD Black NVMe SSD review for more info)

Mushkin Enhanced Reactor (500GB) – $70 from Newegg (down from $143, today only, plus free game codes for Star Trek Online and Neverwinter)


Best UK gaming headset deals

Corsair Void Pro RGB£140 from Overclockers UK (down from £155, comes with free Corsair ST100 RGB headphone stand, see our Corsair Void Pro RGB review for more info)

Asus ROG Strix Fusion 500£125 from Overclockers UK (down from £155, see our Asus ROG Strix Fusion 500 review for more info)

Sennheiser GSP 600£300 from Overclockers UK (down from £410, comes with GSX 1000 Amplifier, see our Sennheiser GSP 600 review for more info)

Steelseries Arctis 3£45 from Box (down from £70)

Steelseries Arctis 7£120 from Amazon (down from £160, read our Steelseries Arctis 7 review for more info)

Steelseries Arctis Pro + GameDAC£210 from Box (down from £250, read our Steelseries Arctis Pro + GameDAC review for more info)

Roccat Khan Pro£80 from Box (down from £90, read our Roccat Khan Pro review for more info)

Razer Kraken 7.1 V2£93 from Box (down from £100)


Best US gaming headset deals

*BLACK NOVEMBER DEAL*
HyperX Cloud Flight
$160 from Newegg

Logitech G533 Wireless$90 from Newegg (down from $150)

Cougar Immersa$50 from Newegg (down from $60)

Logitech G533 Wireless$90 from Newegg (down from $150)

Steelseries Arctis 7$119 from Amazon (down from $150)

Sennheiser GSP 600$225 from Amazon (down from $250)


Best UK gaming mouse and keyboard deals

Corsair K70 RGB Rapidfire£120 from Overclockers UK (down from £140, see our Corsair K70 RGB review for more info)

Corsair K95 RGB Platinum£170 from Overclockers UK (down from £185)

Corsair Strafe RGB£115 from Overclockers UK (down from £150)

Steelseries Apex M750£125 from Overclockers UK (down from £150)

Roccat Isku+ Force FX£50 from Box (down from £100)

Roccat Sova MK£140 from Overclockers UK (down from £160)

Cooler Master MasterKeys Pro M£85 from Box (down from £110)

Razer Blackwidow X Chroma£110 from Box (down from £145)

Razer Blackwidow Chroma V2£125 from Overclockers UK (down from £160)

Razer Abyssys V2£28 from Overclockers UK (down from £50)

Steelseries Rival 110£25 from Overclockers UK (down from £35, see our Steelseries Rival 110 review for more info)

Steelseries Rival 310£45 from Overclockers UK (down from £55, read our Steelseries Rival 310 review for more info)

Steelseries Rival 600£68 from Overclockers UK (down from £80, see our Steelseries Rival 600 review for more info)

MSI Clutch GM60£69 from Box (down from £90, read our MSI Clutch GM60 review for more info)

Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum£48 from Box (down from £59, read our Logitech G502 Hero review for more info)

Logitech G903 Lightspeed Wireless£115 from Overclockers UK (down from £140, see our Logitech G903 review for more info)


Best US gaming mouse and keyboard deals

Corsair K95 RGB Platinum$160 from Newegg (down from $200)

Corsair K70 Lux$90 from Newegg (down from $120, today only October 31, read our Corsair K70 Lux review for more info)

Corsair K63 Wireless$100 from Newegg (down from $110)

Logitech G513 RGB$130 from Newegg (down from $150)

Logitech G Pro$109 from Amazon (down from $130)

Gigabyte Mechanical Cherry Red$39 from Newegg (down from $80)

Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum$50 from Newegg (down from $80)

Logitech G Pro Wireless$150 from Newegg (plus $20 off with combo purchase, read our Logitech G Pro Wireless review for more info)

Razer DeathAdder Elite$59 from Newegg (down from $90)

Steelseries Rival 310$55 from Amazon (down from $60)

Steelseries Sensei 310$48 from Amazon (down from $60, read our Steelseries Sensei 310 review for more info)

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