All of the best Cyber Monday deals on desktop gaming PCs are, quite simply, the same offers that were up for grabs on Black Friday. I suppose you could grumble that they weren’t eighty-sixed in favour of newer, better, Monday-er deals, but if you’ve been weighing up a new prebuilt PC, think of today as another chance to find a deal you missed.
Generally, I prefer to steer people towards building their own PC. It’s cheaper, only takes a few hours at most, and you’ll learn skills you can later put to use when upgrading individual components. However, if that’s genuinely not a viable option for you, you can at least make sure you’re getting a good deal on a prebuilt gaming PC – not just price-wise, but in terms of the hardware as well.
You basically want to avoid systems that use proprietary components, especially cases and motherboards. companies like Alienware and Acer sometimes produce desktop rigs with poor airflow or mobos that make it difficult or impossible to swap around parts in the future, which isn’t very in tune with the benefits of buying a gaming PC in the first place. For my Cyber Monday deals picks, I’ve therefore stuck to prebuilt PCs that use exclusively off-the-shelf components. These will still save you the time and labour of building one yourself, but maintain full customisation potential should you ever want to try tinkering later.
Need a monitor or some peripherals as well? There are many more sales highlights in our guide to the best Cyber Monday PC deals overall.
You'll need to add the code 'BFW30' at checkout to bring this RX 6600 desktop PC down to £821, but you get a newer AMD Ryzen 5600 processor compared to the Horizon 5 desktop listed below. A great price for a 1080p gaming PC.
Only a Ryzen 5 4500 CPU here, but the Radeon RX 6600 is easily handle smooth 1080p. This has a great SSD too - a 1TB Samsung 980 - and you can save an extra £30 off the £904 sale price by entering the code 'BFW30' at checkout.
Other than the case and the much zippier RTX 3060 Ti graphics card, this is pretty similar to the Horizon 5 system above - including that nice, big NVMe SSD. Be sure to enter the code the code 'BFW30' at checkout to trim the sale price down from £1186 to £1156.
For $100 more than the Trace MR, you can get a clean-looking prebuilt with a significantly faster RTX 3060 Ti and newer Intel Core i5-12600KF processor. There's only 500GB of storage, however, so you might need to add a second SSD in the future.